Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 169 161
Rank change year-on-year -27 -8 -65
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 1,424 1,558 1,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.57% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.65% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,130 1,231 1,388
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +12.41% -3.33%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +4.83% +3.57% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 15
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £43.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.83% +57.27% -21.43%
10th Percentile £29.05 £30.88 £17.85
90th Percentile £61.25 £49.13 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £43.25 £31.25
% change year-on-year +15.61% +38.40% -8.09%

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 97,664 94,376 100,916
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.92% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,189 61,985 65,717
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,134 2,810 3,301
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.44
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 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 -29 1,345 £425 +1.19% 420
UK excluding London -28 746 £380 +4.83% 276
London -30 666 £500 +5.26% 166
North of England +14 228 £355 +1.43% 98
South East -43 219 £413 +6.45% 60
North West +7 107 £363 +3.57% 45
Yorkshire -5 102 £355 +8.40% 47
Midlands -9 85 £350 +1.45% 39
East of England -16 79 £400 +10.34% 29
South West -18 70 £395 +1.94% 28
West Midlands -24 46 £350 - 24
East Midlands +7 39 £350 +2.56% 15
Scotland -52 39 £425 +10.39% 12
Wales -21 20 £400 +11.89% 8
North East +19 19 £350 -17.65% 6
Northern Ireland +37 8 £383 +3.38% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 1,305 (91.64%) SQL
2 898 (63.06%) SQL Server
3 592 (41.57%) C#
4 520 (36.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 492 (34.55%) .NET
6 423 (29.71%) T-SQL
7 374 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
8 371 (26.05%) Finance
9 333 (23.38%) ETL
10 322 (22.61%) Microsoft
11 316 (22.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 311 (21.84%) Data Warehouse
13 300 (21.07%) Business Intelligence
14 265 (18.61%) Oracle
15 194 (13.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 186 (13.06%) JavaScript
17 170 (11.94%) PL/SQL
18 167 (11.73%) ASP.NET
19 166 (11.66%) Microsoft Azure
20 165 (11.59%) MVC
21 162 (11.38%) Banking
22 152 (10.67%) Migration
23 144 (10.11%) HTML
24 131 (9.20%) .NET Framework
25 121 (8.50%) Java
26 120 (8.43%) Power BI
27 111 (7.79%) TDD
28 109 (7.65%) SQL Server 2008
29 106 (7.44%) Data Migration
30 105 (7.37%) SQL Server 2012

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 25 (1.76%) CMS
2 22 (1.54%) IIS
3 16 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 13 (0.91%) Confluence
4 13 (0.91%) Tomcat
5 12 (0.84%) Apache
5 12 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (0.77%) WebSphere
7 9 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (0.56%) NServiceBus
9 6 (0.42%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.35%) SAS
11 4 (0.28%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.28%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.14%) Drupal
12 2 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 93 (6.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.28%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 20 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.28%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.28%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.21%) FastStats
5 2 (0.14%) HFM
5 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.070%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.070%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.070%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.070%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.070%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 166 (11.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (1.26%) Office 365
5 17 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
5 17 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.35%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.35%) PaaS
8 4 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.28%) Boomi
8 4 (0.28%) GitHub
8 4 (0.28%) SaaS
8 4 (0.28%) Serverless
9 3 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon Glacier
10 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.14%) IaaS
10 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.91%) TCP/IP
2 9 (0.63%) Internet
3 6 (0.42%) HTTP
4 4 (0.28%) SSL
5 3 (0.21%) SMS
6 2 (0.14%) Intranet
6 2 (0.14%) Modbus
7 1 (0.070%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.070%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.070%) FTP
7 1 (0.070%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.070%) Junos
7 1 (0.070%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.070%) OpenFlow
7 1 (0.070%) VLAN
7 1 (0.070%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 898 (63.06%) SQL Server
2 520 (36.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 316 (22.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 311 (21.84%) Data Warehouse
5 194 (13.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 120 (8.43%) Power BI
7 109 (7.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 105 (7.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 102 (7.16%) SQL Server 2016
10 98 (6.88%) Oracle Database
10 98 (6.88%) Relational Database
11 71 (4.99%) SQL Server 2014
12 49 (3.44%) Azure SQL Database
13 46 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
14 45 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
15 43 (3.02%) RDBMS
16 41 (2.88%) MySQL
17 36 (2.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 35 (2.46%) MS Access
19 34 (2.39%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 101 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 84 (5.90%) Visual Studio
3 55 (3.86%) Subversion
4 54 (3.79%) JIRA
5 52 (3.65%) Git (software)
6 33 (2.32%) Jenkins
7 29 (2.04%) TeamCity
8 25 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
9 19 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
10 18 (1.26%) NUnit
11 17 (1.19%) Maven
12 16 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 15 (1.05%) MSTest
14 14 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 11 (0.77%) Eclipse
15 11 (0.77%) ProC
16 10 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
17 9 (0.63%) JUnit
17 9 (0.63%) PVCS
17 9 (0.63%) Toad
General
1 371 (26.05%) Finance
2 162 (11.38%) Banking
3 88 (6.18%) Front Office
4 66 (4.63%) Investment Banking
5 57 (4.00%) Retail
6 31 (2.18%) Financial Institution
7 20 (1.40%) Legal
8 19 (1.33%) Law
8 19 (1.33%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.12%) Marketing
10 11 (0.77%) Advertising
10 11 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.63%) Games
12 8 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
13 7 (0.49%) Electronics
14 6 (0.42%) Back Office
14 6 (0.42%) Prime Brokerage
15 3 (0.21%) Billing
16 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 492 (34.55%) .NET
2 167 (11.73%) ASP.NET
3 144 (10.11%) HTML
4 131 (9.20%) .NET Framework
5 103 (7.23%) XML
6 102 (7.16%) CSS
7 100 (7.02%) AngularJS
7 100 (7.02%) Web Services
8 86 (6.04%) Entity Framework
9 81 (5.69%) ASP.NET Web API
10 79 (5.55%) WCF
11 75 (5.27%) jQuery
11 75 (5.27%) WPF
12 61 (4.28%) ASP.NET MVC
13 46 (3.23%) HTML5
14 45 (3.16%) REST
15 40 (2.81%) JSON
15 40 (2.81%) WinForms
16 36 (2.53%) Spring
17 35 (2.46%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 103 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
3 51 (3.58%) Fixed Income
4 43 (3.02%) Derivative
5 37 (2.60%) Hedge funds
6 26 (1.83%) Computer Science
6 26 (1.83%) Data Structures
7 21 (1.47%) Credit Risk
8 20 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 19 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.26%) Reference Data
11 17 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
12 15 (1.05%) Algorithms
12 15 (1.05%) Market Risk
13 13 (0.91%) Equities
14 11 (0.77%) OTC Derivatives
15 10 (0.70%) Grid Computing
15 10 (0.70%) NHS
15 10 (0.70%) Reinsurance
16 9 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 84 (5.90%) Windows
2 68 (4.78%) Linux
3 36 (2.53%) Unix
4 15 (1.05%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.77%) OpenVMS
6 7 (0.49%) Android
6 7 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.42%) VMS
7 6 (0.42%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.35%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.28%) Solaris
9 4 (0.28%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.14%) AIX
10 2 (0.14%) MVS
10 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.070%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (26.26%) Agile Software Development
2 333 (23.38%) ETL
3 300 (21.07%) Business Intelligence
4 165 (11.59%) MVC
5 152 (10.67%) Migration
6 111 (7.79%) TDD
7 106 (7.44%) Data Migration
8 95 (6.67%) Analytics
9 93 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
10 91 (6.39%) Data Modelling
11 88 (6.18%) Scrum
12 84 (5.90%) Performance Tuning
13 83 (5.83%) Multithreading
14 77 (5.41%) Unit Testing
15 74 (5.20%) E-Commerce
16 73 (5.13%) SDLC
17 70 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
18 67 (4.71%) Test Automation
19 62 (4.35%) Kimball Methodology
19 62 (4.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1,305 (91.64%) SQL
2 592 (41.57%) C#
3 423 (29.71%) T-SQL
4 186 (13.06%) JavaScript
5 170 (11.94%) PL/SQL
6 121 (8.50%) Java
7 67 (4.71%) Python
8 64 (4.49%) VBA
9 51 (3.58%) PowerShell
10 35 (2.46%) VB.NET
11 30 (2.11%) Shell Script
12 25 (1.76%) C++
12 25 (1.76%) VB
13 22 (1.54%) R
14 21 (1.47%) C
14 21 (1.47%) PHP
15 18 (1.26%) Java 8
16 17 (1.19%) TypeScript
17 15 (1.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 11 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (4.63%) Security Cleared
2 57 (4.00%) Degree
3 49 (3.44%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.28%) MCSE
8 3 (0.21%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.21%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.14%) OCA
9 2 (0.14%) OCP
10 1 (0.070%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.070%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.070%) MCITP
10 1 (0.070%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.39%) Data Quality
2 21 (1.47%) QA
3 18 (1.26%) GDPR
4 8 (0.56%) MiFID
5 4 (0.28%) Basel III
5 4 (0.28%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.21%) PMO
7 2 (0.14%) COREP
7 2 (0.14%) EMIR
7 2 (0.14%) FINREP
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.14%) SLA
7 2 (0.14%) TickIT
8 1 (0.070%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.070%) HL7
8 1 (0.070%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.070%) IFRS
8 1 (0.070%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.070%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (1.40%) Docker
2 5 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.21%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.21%) SRDF
4 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.070%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (0.84%) Ansible
2 11 (0.77%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.56%) Control-M
4 4 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.28%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.14%) MOM
7 1 (0.070%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.070%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.070%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 322 (22.61%) Microsoft
2 265 (18.61%) Oracle
3 60 (4.21%) Tableau
4 30 (2.11%) Google
5 22 (1.54%) SAP
6 21 (1.47%) Talend
7 19 (1.33%) Sybase
8 18 (1.26%) IBM
9 16 (1.12%) Citrix
10 15 (1.05%) Informatica
10 15 (1.05%) RedGate
11 10 (0.70%) Charles River
11 10 (0.70%) MapR
12 8 (0.56%) DevExpress
12 8 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
13 6 (0.42%) Adobe
13 6 (0.42%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.42%) UiPath
13 6 (0.42%) Workday
14 5 (0.35%) Cognos