Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 166 115
Rank change year-on-year +1 -51 0
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 1,554 1,597 2,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.65% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.75% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,273 1,222 1,669
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £269
90th Percentile £594 £519 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 9
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £36.75 £42.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.45% -12.54% +12.05%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.63 £30.42
90th Percentile £187.50 £53.75 £63.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +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 95,070 91,512 101,809
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.75% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,231 59,759 64,878
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,781 3,213 3,853
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.70% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.20% -2.97% +9.09%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Top 16 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 16 January 2018. 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 -3 1,456 £413 +10.00% 444
UK excluding London -21 775 £363 +3.57% 288
London +15 762 £475 +11.76% 174
South East +7 293 £363 -3.33% 68
North of England -37 173 £350 - 91
East of England +26 103 £357 -1.25% 23
Yorkshire -10 100 £343 -2.00% 36
Midlands -42 88 £325 - 56
North West -36 73 £350 +3.70% 50
South West -58 56 £375 +15.38% 32
Scotland -16 52 £373 +14.62% 8
West Midlands -29 50 £363 +14.90% 30
East Midlands -14 36 £315 -3.08% 26
Wales +12 26 £369 +22.71% 8
Northern Ireland -22 5 £400 +3.23% 2
North East +31 2 £425 +13.33% 5

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 1,395 (89.77%) SQL
2 990 (63.71%) SQL Server
3 594 (38.22%) .NET
4 580 (37.32%) C#
5 534 (34.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 497 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
7 437 (28.12%) Finance
8 392 (25.23%) T-SQL
9 376 (24.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 369 (23.75%) Microsoft
11 332 (21.36%) Business Intelligence
11 332 (21.36%) ETL
12 300 (19.31%) Data Warehouse
13 294 (18.92%) JavaScript
14 293 (18.85%) MVC
15 259 (16.67%) Oracle
16 257 (16.54%) ASP.NET
17 203 (13.06%) Java
18 194 (12.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 189 (12.16%) Banking
20 188 (12.10%) HTML
21 167 (10.75%) TDD
22 160 (10.30%) AngularJS
23 155 (9.97%) Data Modelling
24 153 (9.85%) Migration
25 151 (9.72%) SQL Server 2012
26 150 (9.65%) .NET Framework
27 149 (9.59%) PL/SQL
28 146 (9.40%) SQL Server 2008
29 140 (9.01%) Web Services

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 36 (2.32%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.48%) IIS
3 21 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (1.09%) Apache Spark
5 14 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (0.77%) Confluence
7 10 (0.64%) Apache
7 10 (0.64%) CMS
7 10 (0.64%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.58%) Umbraco
9 8 (0.51%) JBoss
9 8 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
9 8 (0.51%) SAS
10 7 (0.45%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.39%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.32%) Kentico
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.26%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.26%) WildFly
Applications
1 86 (5.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.35%) Markit EDM
2 10 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle TCA
6 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.13%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.13%) SunGard GMI
7 1 (0.064%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.064%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 85 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.97%) Serverless
4 14 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
5 11 (0.71%) Amazon S3
5 11 (0.71%) PaaS
6 9 (0.58%) IaaS
7 8 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
8 7 (0.45%) GitHub
9 5 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.32%) npm
10 4 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
10 4 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.26%) Office 365
11 3 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.19%) AWS Data Pipeline
11 3 (0.19%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (0.19%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.45%) SMS
2 6 (0.39%) AMQP
2 6 (0.39%) PPP
2 6 (0.39%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.32%) HTTP
3 5 (0.32%) Intranet
4 4 (0.26%) LDAP
5 3 (0.19%) CTI
5 3 (0.19%) Internet
5 3 (0.19%) Network Security
5 3 (0.19%) Skype
6 1 (0.064%) 4G
6 1 (0.064%) DSL
6 1 (0.064%) Extranet
6 1 (0.064%) Firewall
6 1 (0.064%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 990 (63.71%) SQL Server
2 534 (34.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 376 (24.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 300 (19.31%) Data Warehouse
5 194 (12.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 151 (9.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 146 (9.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 105 (6.76%) Relational Database
9 87 (5.60%) SQL Server 2014
9 87 (5.60%) SQL Server 2016
10 79 (5.08%) Power BI
11 65 (4.18%) Oracle Database
12 64 (4.12%) NoSQL
13 55 (3.54%) QlikView
14 54 (3.47%) RDBMS
15 51 (3.28%) OLAP
16 40 (2.57%) MongoDB
17 39 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
18 35 (2.25%) MySQL
18 35 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 113 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 74 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 74 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 55 (3.54%) JIRA
4 53 (3.41%) TeamCity
5 31 (1.99%) NUnit
6 27 (1.74%) Subversion
7 24 (1.54%) Jenkins
8 21 (1.35%) MSTest
9 20 (1.29%) Selenium
10 18 (1.16%) FitNesse
11 17 (1.09%) Maven
12 16 (1.03%) Mockito
12 16 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
13 14 (0.90%) JUnit
13 14 (0.90%) SpecFlow
14 11 (0.71%) Moq
15 10 (0.64%) Eclipse
15 10 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 9 (0.58%) ProC
General
1 437 (28.12%) Finance
2 189 (12.16%) Banking
3 83 (5.34%) Front Office
4 63 (4.05%) Investment Banking
5 40 (2.57%) Back Office
6 31 (1.99%) Retail
7 26 (1.67%) Marketing
8 14 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 13 (0.84%) Legal
10 11 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.71%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.51%) Law
12 6 (0.39%) Electronics
12 6 (0.39%) French Language
12 6 (0.39%) Publishing
13 4 (0.26%) Automotive
13 4 (0.26%) Local Government
13 4 (0.26%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.19%) Games
14 3 (0.19%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 594 (38.22%) .NET
2 257 (16.54%) ASP.NET
3 188 (12.10%) HTML
4 160 (10.30%) AngularJS
5 150 (9.65%) .NET Framework
6 140 (9.01%) Web Services
7 135 (8.69%) WCF
8 133 (8.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 130 (8.37%) CSS
10 129 (8.30%) jQuery
11 102 (6.56%) Entity Framework
12 97 (6.24%) WPF
13 83 (5.34%) ASP.NET Web API
13 83 (5.34%) REST
14 78 (5.02%) JSON
15 71 (4.57%) XML
16 67 (4.31%) Spring
17 52 (3.35%) HTML5
18 40 (2.57%) MDX
18 40 (2.57%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 99 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (4.89%) Greenfield Project
3 57 (3.67%) Fixed Income
4 40 (2.57%) Data Structures
4 40 (2.57%) Equities
5 39 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
6 38 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 37 (2.38%) Computer Science
8 33 (2.12%) N-Tier
9 31 (1.99%) Derivative
9 31 (1.99%) Hedge funds
10 26 (1.67%) Algorithms
10 26 (1.67%) Fintech
11 22 (1.42%) Credit Risk
12 21 (1.35%) NHS
13 17 (1.09%) Market Risk
14 16 (1.03%) User Experience
15 14 (0.90%) Management Information System
16 10 (0.64%) Reference Data
17 8 (0.51%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 97 (6.24%) Linux
2 84 (5.41%) Unix
3 56 (3.60%) Windows
4 10 (0.64%) AIX
5 5 (0.32%) Android
6 4 (0.26%) Debian
6 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.26%) Solaris
6 4 (0.26%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.19%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.19%) MVS
7 3 (0.19%) Nucleus RTOS
8 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.13%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.064%) HPUX
9 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.064%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (31.98%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (21.36%) Business Intelligence
2 332 (21.36%) ETL
3 293 (18.85%) MVC
4 167 (10.75%) TDD
5 155 (9.97%) Data Modelling
6 153 (9.85%) Migration
7 127 (8.17%) Continuous Integration
8 122 (7.85%) Scrum
9 112 (7.21%) Unit Testing
10 97 (6.24%) Performance Tuning
11 94 (6.05%) Web Development
12 87 (5.60%) Data Migration
13 83 (5.34%) Test Automation
14 80 (5.15%) SDLC
15 76 (4.89%) Analytics
16 69 (4.44%) Data Analysis
17 63 (4.05%) Asset Management
18 57 (3.67%) ETL Development
19 56 (3.60%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 1,395 (89.77%) SQL
2 580 (37.32%) C#
3 392 (25.23%) T-SQL
4 294 (18.92%) JavaScript
5 203 (13.06%) Java
6 149 (9.59%) PL/SQL
7 77 (4.95%) VB.NET
8 73 (4.70%) Python
9 69 (4.44%) VBA
10 50 (3.22%) C++
11 39 (2.51%) Shell Script
12 36 (2.32%) PowerShell
13 26 (1.67%) C
13 26 (1.67%) TypeScript
14 25 (1.61%) VB
15 17 (1.09%) Perl
16 16 (1.03%) Scala
17 15 (0.97%) R
17 15 (0.97%) Ruby
18 14 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 72 (4.63%) Degree
2 56 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 26 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 12 (0.77%) MCITP
7 10 (0.64%) MCSE
8 7 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
8 7 (0.45%) PhD
9 5 (0.32%) MCTS
9 5 (0.32%) PMP
10 3 (0.19%) MCAD
10 3 (0.19%) MCSD
11 2 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.064%) CFA
12 1 (0.064%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.064%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.064%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.02%) MiFID
2 45 (2.90%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.93%) QA
4 9 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.51%) EMIR
6 7 (0.45%) GDPR
7 6 (0.39%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.19%) GAAP
8 3 (0.19%) GCP
9 2 (0.13%) IFRS
9 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.064%) HL7
10 1 (0.064%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.064%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.064%) PMO
10 1 (0.064%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (1.03%) Docker
2 9 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.13%) Firmware
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.064%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (0.77%) Ansible
2 11 (0.71%) Puppet
3 7 (0.45%) Grafana
3 7 (0.45%) Kibana
3 7 (0.45%) logstash
4 6 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.32%) Control-M
6 2 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.13%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.064%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.064%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.064%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle Flashback
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.064%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 369 (23.75%) Microsoft
2 259 (16.67%) Oracle
3 89 (5.73%) Tableau
4 35 (2.25%) Sybase
5 22 (1.42%) IBM
6 21 (1.35%) RedGate
7 17 (1.09%) SAP
8 16 (1.03%) DevExpress
9 15 (0.97%) Informatica
10 14 (0.90%) TIBCO
11 12 (0.77%) Cognos
12 10 (0.64%) Teradata
13 9 (0.58%) Cloudera
13 9 (0.58%) Talend
13 9 (0.58%) Telerik
14 8 (0.51%) MapR
14 8 (0.51%) Solace
14 8 (0.51%) Splunk
14 8 (0.51%) Talarian
14 8 (0.51%) VMware