Period
to 18 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL Developer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 225 204 168
Rank change year-on-year -21 -36 -7
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 1,020 1,428 1,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.39% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.47% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 1,120 1,312
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £304 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £385 £363
% change year-on-year -2.60% +6.21% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £25.25 £30.45 £32.25
90th Percentile £41.00 £64.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -34.00% +11.11% +20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 78,327 97,069 96,974
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.07% 94.79% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,282 64,046 63,902
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +0.56% +5.29%
10th Percentile £255 £270 £260
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,914 3,017 2,902
UK median hourly rate £19.82 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.10% -3.74% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.62
% change year-on-year +2.86% -0.68% +0.69%

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured SQL Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Developer.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 960 £425 - 245
UK excluding London -15 541 £375 -2.60% 148
London +2 475 £500 - 109
South East +4 162 £400 -3.61% 39
North of England -35 142 £375 +3.45% 36
Midlands +55 83 £350 - 29
South West +8 83 £375 -9.09% 10
Yorkshire -1 81 £388 +6.16% 15
North West -35 57 £338 -6.90% 19
West Midlands +41 48 £350 -9.68% 22
Scotland +11 37 £380 -5.00% 4
East Midlands +25 35 £350 - 7
East of England -23 17 £364 -9.00% 22
Wales +20 14 £338 -15.63% 6
North East +4 4 £425 +21.43% 2
Northern Ireland +4 1 £250 -34.64% 2
Isle of Man +3 1 - -
Channel Islands -5 1 - -

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, SQL Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 957 (93.82%) SQL
2 549 (53.82%) SQL Server
3 387 (37.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 289 (28.33%) C#
5 280 (27.45%) ETL
6 279 (27.35%) Business Intelligence
7 273 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
8 269 (26.37%) .NET
9 250 (24.51%) T-SQL
10 231 (22.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 225 (22.06%) Microsoft
12 223 (21.86%) Data Warehouse
13 220 (21.57%) Finance
14 187 (18.33%) Azure
15 153 (15.00%) Oracle
16 142 (13.92%) Migration
17 136 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 130 (12.75%) Power BI
18 130 (12.75%) Power Platform
18 130 (12.75%) JavaScript
19 124 (12.16%) Banking
20 103 (10.10%) Python
21 101 (9.90%) PL/SQL
22 96 (9.41%) Data Modelling
23 93 (9.12%) Java
24 87 (8.53%) ASP.NET
25 85 (8.33%) Tableau
26 82 (8.04%) Analytics
27 81 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
27 81 (7.94%) Data Migration

SQL Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (2.06%) Confluence
2 18 (1.76%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.27%) IIS
4 11 (1.08%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (0.88%) Anypoint
6 7 (0.69%) CMS
7 6 (0.59%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.39%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.39%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.29%) SAS
10 2 (0.20%) Apache
10 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.20%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.098%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.098%) DNN
11 1 (0.098%) Kentico
11 1 (0.098%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.098%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 78 (7.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.39%) SPSS
6 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.20%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.20%) Sonata
4 1 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.098%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.098%) Kondor
4 1 (0.098%) Maximo
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.098%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.098%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.098%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 187 (18.33%) Azure
2 130 (12.75%) Power Platform
3 44 (4.31%) AWS
4 37 (3.63%) Azure Data Factory
5 25 (2.45%) GitHub
6 15 (1.47%) SaaS
7 12 (1.18%) Data Lake Analytics
7 12 (1.18%) Serverless
8 11 (1.08%) GCP
9 9 (0.88%) Azure Functions
10 8 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.49%) npm
11 5 (0.49%) Office 365
12 4 (0.39%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.29%) PaaS
14 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.20%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.98%) FTP
2 6 (0.59%) HTTP
3 4 (0.39%) Internet
4 3 (0.29%) Intranet
5 2 (0.20%) Modbus
5 2 (0.20%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.098%) Skype
6 1 (0.098%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 549 (53.82%) SQL Server
2 387 (37.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 231 (22.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 223 (21.86%) Data Warehouse
5 136 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 130 (12.75%) Power BI
7 61 (5.98%) SQL Server 2012
8 46 (4.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 45 (4.41%) Relational Database
10 43 (4.22%) Azure SQL Database
11 38 (3.73%) Oracle Database
12 32 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
13 30 (2.94%) Data Lake
14 29 (2.84%) SQL Server 2014
15 27 (2.65%) SQL Server 2017
16 22 (2.16%) Big Data
17 20 (1.96%) MySQL
18 19 (1.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 19 (1.86%) MS Access
18 19 (1.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 70 (6.86%) Git (software)
2 59 (5.78%) Visual Studio
3 47 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (4.31%) JIRA
5 22 (2.16%) Jenkins
5 22 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 18 (1.76%) TeamCity
7 15 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 14 (1.37%) Subversion
9 12 (1.18%) Selenium
10 10 (0.98%) Bitbucket
11 9 (0.88%) Rational Team Concert
12 7 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.59%) MSTest
13 6 (0.59%) NUnit
13 6 (0.59%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.59%) Sourcetree
13 6 (0.59%) Visual Studio Code
13 6 (0.59%) webpack
14 5 (0.49%) Pylint
General
1 220 (21.57%) Finance
2 124 (12.16%) Banking
3 42 (4.12%) Investment Banking
4 30 (2.94%) Retail
5 27 (2.65%) Back Office
6 20 (1.96%) Front Office
7 18 (1.76%) Legal
7 18 (1.76%) Public Sector
8 17 (1.67%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.08%) Law
10 11 (1.08%) Marketing
11 9 (0.88%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.49%) Electronics
13 3 (0.29%) Automotive
13 3 (0.29%) Billing
13 3 (0.29%) International Banking
13 3 (0.29%) Local Government
14 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.20%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (26.37%) .NET
2 87 (8.53%) ASP.NET
3 67 (6.57%) .NET Framework
4 65 (6.37%) AngularJS
5 59 (5.78%) HTML
5 59 (5.78%) XML
6 51 (5.00%) CSS
7 47 (4.61%) jQuery
8 41 (4.02%) JSON
8 41 (4.02%) Web Services
9 39 (3.82%) MDX
10 38 (3.73%) ASP.NET Web API
11 36 (3.53%) Spring
12 35 (3.43%) Entity Framework
12 35 (3.43%) WCF
13 34 (3.33%) React
14 33 (3.24%) ASP.NET MVC
15 32 (3.14%) REST
16 31 (3.04%) Hibernate
17 26 (2.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (3.14%) Fixed Income
4 29 (2.84%) Derivative
5 25 (2.45%) Virtual Team
6 23 (2.25%) Equity Derivative
7 17 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.57%) Data Structures
9 15 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.47%) NHS
10 12 (1.18%) Equities
10 12 (1.18%) Replication
11 7 (0.69%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.69%) Clustering
11 7 (0.69%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
12 6 (0.59%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.49%) User Experience
14 4 (0.39%) STB
Operating Systems
1 59 (5.78%) Windows
2 34 (3.33%) Linux
3 27 (2.65%) Unix
4 7 (0.69%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.59%) Android
6 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.39%) AIX
7 4 (0.39%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.20%) VMS
10 1 (0.098%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.098%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (27.45%) ETL
2 279 (27.35%) Business Intelligence
3 273 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
4 142 (13.92%) Migration
5 96 (9.41%) Data Modelling
6 82 (8.04%) Analytics
7 81 (7.94%) Data Migration
7 81 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
8 80 (7.84%) MVC
9 63 (6.18%) DevOps
10 62 (6.08%) TDD
11 58 (5.69%) Performance Tuning
12 57 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
12 57 (5.59%) Scrum
13 50 (4.90%) Visualisation
14 45 (4.41%) SDLC
14 45 (4.41%) Software Engineering
15 43 (4.22%) Data Analysis
16 33 (3.24%) Web Development
16 33 (3.24%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 957 (93.82%) SQL
2 289 (28.33%) C#
3 250 (24.51%) T-SQL
4 130 (12.75%) JavaScript
5 103 (10.10%) Python
6 101 (9.90%) PL/SQL
7 93 (9.12%) Java
8 60 (5.88%) PowerShell
9 51 (5.00%) VBA
10 35 (3.43%) VB.NET
11 31 (3.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 30 (2.94%) VB
13 17 (1.67%) C++
14 15 (1.47%) PHP
15 14 (1.37%) Shell Script
16 13 (1.27%) R
17 12 (1.18%) C
18 10 (0.98%) TypeScript
19 8 (0.78%) RPG
19 8 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 43 (4.22%) Security Cleared
2 39 (3.82%) SC Cleared
3 28 (2.75%) Degree
4 9 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.59%) CFA
6 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.29%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.29%) MCSE
8 2 (0.20%) MCDBA
8 2 (0.20%) MCITP
9 1 (0.098%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.098%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.098%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.098%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.098%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.73%) Data Quality
2 26 (2.55%) QA
3 9 (0.88%) MiFID
4 3 (0.29%) SLA
5 2 (0.20%) IFRS
5 2 (0.20%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.20%) PMO
5 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.098%) GDPR
6 1 (0.098%) SEPA
6 1 (0.098%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.69%) Docker
3 3 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.098%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.098%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.098%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (0.59%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.39%) MIIS
3 3 (0.29%) Control-M
3 3 (0.29%) Kibana
4 2 (0.20%) Ansible
4 2 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.20%) Puppet
5 1 (0.098%) Automic
5 1 (0.098%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.098%) SCOM
Vendors
1 225 (22.06%) Microsoft
2 153 (15.00%) Oracle
3 85 (8.33%) Tableau
4 13 (1.27%) Alteryx
4 13 (1.27%) Google
5 12 (1.18%) IBM
6 11 (1.08%) SAP
7 10 (0.98%) Informatica
8 9 (0.88%) MuleSoft
9 8 (0.78%) Talend
9 8 (0.78%) Telerik
10 7 (0.69%) Cognos
11 6 (0.59%) BT
11 6 (0.59%) Databricks
11 6 (0.59%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (0.59%) RedGate
11 6 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.59%) Teradata
12 5 (0.49%) Splunk
13 4 (0.39%) Twitter