Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 165 160
Rank change year-on-year -28 -5 -45
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 1,454 1,620 1,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.58% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.67% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,152 1,294 1,340
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £619 £588 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 15
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +25.00% -5.26%
10th Percentile £32.45 £32.25 £21.10
90th Percentile £65.50 £51.00 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year +16.67% +22.45% -7.57%

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 98,876 97,253 98,078
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,458 64,424 63,970
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,055 2,850 3,319
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -31 1,359 £430 +2.38% 381
UK excluding London -16 807 £388 +6.90% 242
London -44 636 £500 +5.26% 156
North of England +34 257 £363 +5.69% 88
South East -52 224 £415 +10.67% 47
Yorkshire +6 123 £365 +8.96% 40
North West +31 115 £363 +3.57% 44
East of England -24 85 £400 +13.96% 20
Midlands -19 84 £350 - 42
South West -17 73 £413 +10.00% 28
Scotland -22 52 £375 -2.91% 7
West Midlands -24 48 £394 +5.70% 28
East Midlands +6 37 £350 +11.11% 14
Wales -24 25 £400 +8.84% 8
North East +7 19 £350 -17.65% 4
Northern Ireland +29 7 £383 -4.38% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 1,332 (91.61%) SQL
2 919 (63.20%) SQL Server
3 557 (38.31%) C#
4 553 (38.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 466 (32.05%) .NET
6 443 (30.47%) T-SQL
7 403 (27.72%) Finance
8 392 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
9 379 (26.07%) ETL
10 345 (23.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 333 (22.90%) Data Warehouse
12 326 (22.42%) Microsoft
13 317 (21.80%) Business Intelligence
14 258 (17.74%) Oracle
15 193 (13.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 188 (12.93%) JavaScript
17 182 (12.52%) ASP.NET
18 181 (12.45%) Migration
19 179 (12.31%) MVC
20 173 (11.90%) Banking
21 169 (11.62%) PL/SQL
22 162 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
23 154 (10.59%) Power BI
24 131 (9.01%) .NET Framework
24 131 (9.01%) Data Migration
25 124 (8.53%) HTML
26 122 (8.39%) SQL Server 2016
27 118 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
28 114 (7.84%) TDD
28 114 (7.84%) XML

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 (1.44%) CMS
1 21 (1.44%) IIS
2 15 (1.03%) SharePoint
3 13 (0.89%) Confluence
4 12 (0.83%) WebSphere
5 10 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (0.69%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.55%) Apache
8 7 (0.48%) SAS
9 6 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.41%) NServiceBus
10 5 (0.34%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.28%) Drupal
11 4 (0.28%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.21%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 111 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.34%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.28%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.21%) FastStats
4 3 (0.21%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.069%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.069%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.069%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.069%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.069%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.069%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.069%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.069%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.069%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.069%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 162 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (1.31%) Azure Data Factory
5 18 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (1.03%) Office 365
7 10 (0.69%) PaaS
8 7 (0.48%) IaaS
9 5 (0.34%) Apigee
9 5 (0.34%) Boomi
9 5 (0.34%) SaaS
10 4 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.28%) Serverless
11 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.14%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.89%) TCP/IP
2 8 (0.55%) SSL
3 6 (0.41%) Internet
4 5 (0.34%) Skype
5 3 (0.21%) HTTP
6 2 (0.14%) DMZ
6 2 (0.14%) Intranet
6 2 (0.14%) Modbus
6 2 (0.14%) SMS
6 2 (0.14%) SSH
7 1 (0.069%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.069%) Broadband
7 1 (0.069%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.069%) FTP
7 1 (0.069%) Junos
7 1 (0.069%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.069%) OpenFlow
7 1 (0.069%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 919 (63.20%) SQL Server
2 553 (38.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 345 (23.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 333 (22.90%) Data Warehouse
5 193 (13.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 154 (10.59%) Power BI
7 122 (8.39%) SQL Server 2016
8 108 (7.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 96 (6.60%) Relational Database
10 91 (6.26%) SQL Server 2012
11 80 (5.50%) SQL Server 2014
12 79 (5.43%) Oracle Database
13 49 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
14 48 (3.30%) RDBMS
15 44 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
16 36 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
17 35 (2.41%) Oracle Database 12c
18 34 (2.34%) Big Data
19 33 (2.27%) MS Access
20 32 (2.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 101 (6.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 91 (6.26%) Visual Studio
3 62 (4.26%) Subversion
4 55 (3.78%) JIRA
5 43 (2.96%) Git (software)
6 29 (1.99%) TeamCity
7 24 (1.65%) Jenkins
8 22 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
9 20 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
10 17 (1.17%) NUnit
10 17 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 16 (1.10%) MSTest
11 16 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
12 14 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 11 (0.76%) Maven
14 9 (0.62%) ProC
15 8 (0.55%) Eclipse
15 8 (0.55%) JUnit
15 8 (0.55%) ReSharper
15 8 (0.55%) Toad
General
1 403 (27.72%) Finance
2 173 (11.90%) Banking
3 70 (4.81%) Front Office
4 59 (4.06%) Investment Banking
5 46 (3.16%) Retail
6 34 (2.34%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.31%) Legal
7 19 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.10%) Law
8 16 (1.10%) Marketing
9 12 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
11 9 (0.62%) Electronics
12 8 (0.55%) Advertising
13 6 (0.41%) Games
14 4 (0.28%) Back Office
14 4 (0.28%) Publishing
15 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.14%) Automotive
16 2 (0.14%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 466 (32.05%) .NET
2 182 (12.52%) ASP.NET
3 131 (9.01%) .NET Framework
4 124 (8.53%) HTML
5 114 (7.84%) XML
6 106 (7.29%) AngularJS
7 105 (7.22%) Web Services
8 100 (6.88%) CSS
9 91 (6.26%) jQuery
10 88 (6.05%) Entity Framework
11 80 (5.50%) ASP.NET Web API
12 70 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 70 (4.81%) WCF
13 68 (4.68%) WPF
14 57 (3.92%) JSON
15 44 (3.03%) REST
16 43 (2.96%) React
16 43 (2.96%) RESTful
17 39 (2.68%) HTML5
18 38 (2.61%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 118 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
3 48 (3.30%) Fixed Income
4 39 (2.68%) Hedge funds
5 29 (1.99%) Data Structures
6 28 (1.93%) Derivative
7 23 (1.58%) Reference Data
8 22 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
9 21 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.24%) Credit Risk
11 17 (1.17%) NHS
12 16 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (0.96%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.89%) Equities
15 12 (0.83%) User Experience
16 11 (0.76%) Market Risk
17 10 (0.69%) Reinsurance
18 9 (0.62%) Device Driver
18 9 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
18 9 (0.62%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 67 (4.61%) Windows
2 63 (4.33%) Linux
3 34 (2.34%) Unix
4 12 (0.83%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.55%) OpenVMS
6 7 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.41%) Android
7 6 (0.41%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.34%) CentOS
8 5 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.34%) VMS
9 4 (0.28%) AIX
9 4 (0.28%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.21%) Solaris
10 3 (0.21%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.069%) Debian
12 1 (0.069%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (26.07%) ETL
3 317 (21.80%) Business Intelligence
4 181 (12.45%) Migration
5 179 (12.31%) MVC
6 131 (9.01%) Data Migration
7 114 (7.84%) TDD
8 109 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
9 108 (7.43%) Data Modelling
10 92 (6.33%) Analytics
11 88 (6.05%) Performance Tuning
12 81 (5.57%) SDLC
13 80 (5.50%) Scrum
14 76 (5.23%) Kimball Methodology
14 76 (5.23%) Test Automation
14 76 (5.23%) Unit Testing
15 75 (5.16%) Data Analysis
16 68 (4.68%) Multithreading
17 67 (4.61%) E-Commerce
18 65 (4.47%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,332 (91.61%) SQL
2 557 (38.31%) C#
3 443 (30.47%) T-SQL
4 188 (12.93%) JavaScript
5 169 (11.62%) PL/SQL
6 112 (7.70%) Java
7 74 (5.09%) VBA
8 73 (5.02%) Python
9 48 (3.30%) PowerShell
10 34 (2.34%) Shell Script
11 31 (2.13%) VB.NET
12 28 (1.93%) VB
13 22 (1.51%) PHP
14 20 (1.38%) C++
14 20 (1.38%) R
15 19 (1.31%) C
16 18 (1.24%) TypeScript
17 17 (1.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 14 (0.96%) Bash Shell
18 14 (0.96%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 84 (5.78%) Security Cleared
2 65 (4.47%) SC Cleared
3 60 (4.13%) Degree
4 18 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
6 7 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
7 6 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.41%) MCSE
8 4 (0.28%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.28%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.28%) OCA
9 3 (0.21%) MCITP
10 2 (0.14%) ACCA
10 2 (0.14%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.069%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.069%) MCSA
11 1 (0.069%) OCP
11 1 (0.069%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.09%) Data Quality
2 28 (1.93%) QA
3 15 (1.03%) GDPR
4 9 (0.62%) Basel III
5 6 (0.41%) IFRS
6 5 (0.34%) IFRS 9
7 4 (0.28%) PMO
8 3 (0.21%) COREP
8 3 (0.21%) FINREP
8 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.21%) SLA
8 3 (0.21%) TickIT
9 2 (0.14%) EMIR
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.069%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.069%) HL7
10 1 (0.069%) MiFID
10 1 (0.069%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (0.96%) Docker
2 6 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.21%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.21%) SRDF
4 2 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.069%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (0.89%) Ansible
2 10 (0.69%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.41%) Control-M
4 5 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (0.34%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.21%) MOM
6 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.069%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 326 (22.42%) Microsoft
2 258 (17.74%) Oracle
3 72 (4.95%) Tableau
4 28 (1.93%) Google
5 26 (1.79%) SAP
5 26 (1.79%) Talend
6 23 (1.58%) IBM
7 22 (1.51%) Informatica
8 20 (1.38%) Sybase
9 15 (1.03%) Citrix
10 11 (0.76%) RedGate
11 9 (0.62%) TIBCO
12 8 (0.55%) Charles River
13 7 (0.48%) Teradata
14 6 (0.41%) MicroStrategy
14 6 (0.41%) Sitecore
14 6 (0.41%) UiPath
14 6 (0.41%) Workday
15 5 (0.34%) CA
15 5 (0.34%) Dell