The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Developer
UK
Rank 161 120 90
Rank change year-on-year -41 -30  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 732 1046 1160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.64% 1.97% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 2.06% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 798 835
Median daily rate £388 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +30.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £43.46 £25.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £60.62 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £51.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -21.56% +41.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured SQL Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -44 693 £388 -2.33% 272
London -35 343 £450 - 82
South East +16 148 £356 +1.78% 50
City of London +3 70 £450 +1.69% 19
Yorkshire -14 51 £328 -6.42% 18
South West -7 40 £350 -6.66% 18
North West +6 39 £320 -1.53% 43
West Yorkshire -7 34 £315 -10.00% 10
Kent +3 33 £338 -3.57% 5
Leeds -11 30 £315 -17.10% 5
West Midlands -17 30 £325 -7.14% 26
Surrey +17 29 £363 -6.45% 6
Berkshire +39 25 £415 +1.84% 6
East Midlands 0 24 £350 +27.27% 9
Manchester +21 23 £313 +4.16% 26
East of England -24 20 £325 -7.14% 24
Scotland +15 18 £388 +10.71% 6
Oxfordshire +4 18 £350 -20.00% 11
Reading +22 14 £433 +6.13%
Bristol -7 14 £369 -1.66% 8
Oxford - 13 £350 - 5
West Sussex +4 12 £335 +4.68% 2
Nottinghamshire +13 11 £300 +9.09% 4
Hampshire +7 11 £383 +2.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -13 11 £323 -16.77% 13
South Yorkshire +3 10 £338 +3.84% 2
Heathrow 0 10 £360 +2.85%
County Antrim -8 10 £413 +3.12%
Northern Ireland -11 10 £413 +3.12%
Birmingham -17 10 £350 -0.35% 10

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, SQL Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 1335 (90.82%) SQL
2 875 (59.52%) SQL Server
3 537 (36.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 506 (34.42%) C#
5 502 (34.15%) .NET
6 404 (27.48%) Finance
7 394 (26.80%) T-SQL
8 388 (26.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 369 (25.10%) Agile Software Development
10 368 (25.03%) Business Intelligence
11 366 (24.90%) Microsoft
12 299 (20.34%) Oracle
13 298 (20.27%) Data Warehouse
14 281 (19.12%) ETL
15 232 (15.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 206 (14.01%) JavaScript
17 199 (13.54%) ASP.NET
18 197 (13.40%) PL/SQL
19 196 (13.33%) MVC
20 189 (12.86%) Banking
21 188 (12.79%) SQL Server 2012
22 160 (10.88%) MS Excel
23 159 (10.82%) SQL Server 2008
24 142 (9.66%) Java
25 134 (9.12%) HTML
26 133 (9.05%) .NET Framework
27 121 (8.23%) TDD
27 121 (8.23%) Migration
28 118 (8.03%) Team Foundation Server
29 116 (7.89%) SQL Server 2014

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 46 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.31%) IIS
3 15 (1.02%) SAS
4 14 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
5 13 (0.88%) CMS
5 13 (0.88%) Confluence
6 10 (0.68%) WebSphere
7 9 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (0.48%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.34%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.27%) GeoServer
10 4 (0.27%) JBoss
10 4 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.27%) Tuxedo
10 4 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.20%) Apache
11 3 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 160 (10.88%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.77%) MS Office
3 11 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.20%) SPSS
6 2 (0.14%) LaTeX
6 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.14%) MS Project
7 1 (0.068%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.34%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.34%) Workday HCM
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.27%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.20%) FINCAD Analytics
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Utilities
7 3 (0.20%) Shopify
8 2 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.068%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.068%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.068%) Exstream
9 1 (0.068%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.068%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.068%) Oracle iStore
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.68%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.34%) GitHub
4 5 (0.34%) IaaS
4 5 (0.34%) PaaS
5 3 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.20%) SaaS
6 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.14%) Boomi
6 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.14%) Google Checkout
6 2 (0.14%) iTunes
6 2 (0.14%) Slack
6 2 (0.14%) Trello
7 1 (0.068%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.068%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 1 (0.068%) CallidusCloud
7 1 (0.068%) Office 365
7 1 (0.068%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.75%) Intranet
2 6 (0.41%) Internet
3 5 (0.34%) FTP
4 4 (0.27%) HTTP
5 3 (0.20%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.14%) DNS
6 2 (0.14%) Extranet
6 2 (0.14%) LDAP
6 2 (0.14%) SMS
6 2 (0.14%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.068%) DHCP
7 1 (0.068%) NFC
7 1 (0.068%) Profibus
7 1 (0.068%) Skype
7 1 (0.068%) SMPP
7 1 (0.068%) SMTP
7 1 (0.068%) SNMP
7 1 (0.068%) SSH
7 1 (0.068%) SSL
7 1 (0.068%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 875 (59.52%) SQL Server
2 537 (36.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 388 (26.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 298 (20.27%) Data Warehouse
5 232 (15.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 188 (12.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 159 (10.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 116 (7.89%) SQL Server 2014
9 113 (7.69%) Oracle Database
10 93 (6.33%) Relational Database
11 60 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
12 59 (4.01%) Power BI
13 48 (3.27%) QlikView
14 41 (2.79%) SQL Server 2016
15 40 (2.72%) Oracle Database 11g
16 38 (2.59%) RDBMS
17 35 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
17 35 (2.38%) OLAP
17 35 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
18 32 (2.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 118 (8.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 77 (5.24%) Visual Studio
3 59 (4.01%) Git (software)
4 49 (3.33%) Subversion
5 39 (2.65%) JIRA
6 31 (2.11%) NUnit
7 21 (1.43%) Moq
8 19 (1.29%) Jenkins
8 19 (1.29%) ReSharper
9 15 (1.02%) Maven
9 15 (1.02%) MSBuild
10 14 (0.95%) JUnit
10 14 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
11 12 (0.82%) Grunt
11 12 (0.82%) Toad
12 10 (0.68%) gulp
12 10 (0.68%) Jasmine
12 10 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
12 10 (0.68%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 404 (27.48%) Finance
2 189 (12.86%) Banking
3 59 (4.01%) Front Office
4 45 (3.06%) Investment Banking
5 35 (2.38%) Retail
6 31 (2.11%) Back Office
7 30 (2.04%) Marketing
8 29 (1.97%) Advertising
9 19 (1.29%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.22%) Legal
11 13 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.88%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.68%) Electronics
13 7 (0.48%) Games
14 5 (0.34%) Private Banking
15 4 (0.27%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.27%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.20%) Billing
16 3 (0.20%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 502 (34.15%) .NET
2 199 (13.54%) ASP.NET
3 134 (9.12%) HTML
4 133 (9.05%) .NET Framework
5 105 (7.14%) jQuery
6 104 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 99 (6.73%) Entity Framework
8 95 (6.46%) CSS
9 87 (5.92%) Web Services
10 84 (5.71%) XML
11 82 (5.58%) AngularJS
12 77 (5.24%) WCF
13 67 (4.56%) WPF
14 65 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
15 43 (2.93%) HTML5
15 43 (2.93%) LINQ
16 40 (2.72%) MDX
17 38 (2.59%) Ajax
18 37 (2.52%) WinForms
19 32 (2.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 82 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (2.86%) Fixed Income
3 32 (2.18%) Computer Science
4 25 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 24 (1.63%) Algorithms
5 24 (1.63%) NHS
6 22 (1.50%) Derivative
6 22 (1.50%) Equities
7 18 (1.22%) Data Structures
8 16 (1.09%) Fintech
9 14 (0.95%) Client/Server
9 14 (0.95%) Replication
10 13 (0.88%) Hedge funds
11 8 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.54%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.48%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.48%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.41%) FMCG
13 6 (0.41%) Market Risk
14 5 (0.34%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 96 (6.53%) Unix
2 89 (6.05%) Linux
2 89 (6.05%) Windows
3 17 (1.16%) Windows Server
4 12 (0.82%) Android
5 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.34%) AIX
6 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.20%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.14%) Solaris
8 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.068%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.068%) MVS
9 1 (0.068%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (25.10%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (25.03%) Business Intelligence
3 281 (19.12%) ETL
4 196 (13.33%) MVC
5 121 (8.23%) Migration
5 121 (8.23%) TDD
6 107 (7.28%) Data Modelling
7 89 (6.05%) SDLC
8 85 (5.78%) Unit Testing
9 82 (5.58%) Scrum
10 78 (5.31%) Performance Tuning
11 75 (5.10%) Analytics
12 64 (4.35%) Kimball Methodology
13 58 (3.95%) OO
14 54 (3.67%) Continuous Integration
15 53 (3.61%) Data Migration
16 48 (3.27%) Web Development
17 47 (3.20%) Software Engineering
18 46 (3.13%) Data Analysis
19 44 (2.99%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1335 (90.82%) SQL
2 506 (34.42%) C#
3 394 (26.80%) T-SQL
4 206 (14.01%) JavaScript
5 197 (13.40%) PL/SQL
6 142 (9.66%) Java
7 80 (5.44%) VBA
8 69 (4.69%) VB.NET
9 66 (4.49%) Python
10 58 (3.95%) Shell Script
11 49 (3.33%) C++
12 39 (2.65%) VB
13 32 (2.18%) C
14 27 (1.84%) PowerShell
15 26 (1.77%) Perl
16 19 (1.29%) PHP
17 14 (0.95%) R
18 11 (0.75%) Apex Code
19 10 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 10 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 62 (4.22%) Degree
2 53 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 37 (2.52%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.41%) MCITP
5 6 (0.41%) PhD
6 5 (0.34%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.34%) MCTS
7 3 (0.20%) MCAD
7 3 (0.20%) MCSD
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (0.20%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.14%) CFA
8 2 (0.14%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.068%) HND
9 1 (0.068%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.068%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.068%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.068%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.79%) QA
2 21 (1.43%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.48%) Basel III
4 6 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.41%) EMIR
5 5 (0.34%) CRD IV
5 5 (0.34%) MiFID
6 3 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.20%) HL7
6 3 (0.20%) SLA
7 2 (0.14%) IFRS
7 2 (0.14%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.068%) Basel II
8 1 (0.068%) COREP
8 1 (0.068%) DICOM
8 1 (0.068%) FINREP
8 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.068%) PMO
8 1 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.27%) Docker
3 1 (0.068%) Firmware
3 1 (0.068%) HDFS
3 1 (0.068%) NFS
3 1 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.068%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.068%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (0.61%) Control-M
2 3 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.068%) Ansible
4 1 (0.068%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.068%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.068%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.068%) Puppet
4 1 (0.068%) SCOM
4 1 (0.068%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.068%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 366 (24.90%) Microsoft
2 299 (20.34%) Oracle
3 42 (2.86%) Tableau
4 25 (1.70%) SAP
5 22 (1.50%) Sybase
6 21 (1.43%) Bloomberg
6 21 (1.43%) Teradata
7 19 (1.29%) Netezza
8 16 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (0.75%) Cognos
9 11 (0.75%) RedGate
9 11 (0.75%) Vertica
9 11 (0.75%) Xamarin
10 10 (0.68%) Google
10 10 (0.68%) Greenplum
10 10 (0.68%) Informatica
11 9 (0.61%) Talend
12 8 (0.54%) Ab Initio
12 8 (0.54%) IBM
13 7 (0.48%) Reuters
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
networx
Rate: From £46,250 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Vadis People
Rate: c£55,000 - £65,000 Pro Rota
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £450.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £125 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Tonbridge, Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £165 - £175 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Square One Resources
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market rates + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Rate: £Negotiable DOE
Posted: 10 days ago