Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 168 148
Rank change year-on-year -41 -20 -60
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 1,366 1,508 1,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.57% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.66% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,086 1,172 1,440
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £312 £285 £263
90th Percentile £607 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 14
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £29.75 £43.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.61% -31.27% +20.24%
10th Percentile £27.10 £17.43 £24.38
90th Percentile £48.00 £41.88 £60.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £43.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -11.63% - +21.13%

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 98,820 91,098 104,627
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,745 59,055 68,056
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,198 2,930 3,131
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -42 1,285 £425 +6.25% 411
London -32 702 £475 +2.70% 165
UK excluding London -38 657 £375 +7.14% 264
South East -68 194 £400 +6.67% 71
North of England -8 182 £360 +10.77% 78
Midlands 0 99 £350 +7.69% 52
North West -12 85 £363 +11.54% 48
Yorkshire -12 83 £360 +9.92% 24
West Midlands -15 61 £360 +10.77% 23
East of England +1 60 £375 +15.38% 19
Scotland -31 60 £400 +6.67% 10
South West -32 53 £398 +6.00% 25
East Midlands +5 38 £350 +1.45% 29
North East +8 14 £340 -9.33% 6
Wales -18 11 £411 +15.03% 6
Northern Ireland +9 5 £350 -15.15% 2

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 1,251 (91.58%) SQL
2 817 (59.81%) SQL Server
3 534 (39.09%) C#
4 505 (36.97%) .NET
5 441 (32.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 382 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
7 352 (25.77%) T-SQL
8 338 (24.74%) Finance
9 299 (21.89%) Data Warehouse
10 298 (21.82%) Business Intelligence
11 296 (21.67%) Microsoft
12 287 (21.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 279 (20.42%) ETL
14 243 (17.79%) Oracle
15 217 (15.89%) JavaScript
16 181 (13.25%) MVC
17 173 (12.66%) ASP.NET
18 168 (12.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 166 (12.15%) HTML
20 158 (11.57%) PL/SQL
21 142 (10.40%) Banking
22 131 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
23 119 (8.71%) Java
24 116 (8.49%) Migration
25 112 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
26 111 (8.13%) .NET Framework
27 110 (8.05%) SQL Server 2012
27 110 (8.05%) AngularJS
28 106 (7.76%) TDD
29 105 (7.69%) Power BI

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 24 (1.76%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.39%) CMS
3 18 (1.32%) IIS
4 13 (0.95%) Apache
5 12 (0.88%) Confluence
5 12 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (0.81%) NServiceBus
7 10 (0.73%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (0.73%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.51%) SAS
10 6 (0.44%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.29%) K2 blackpearl
11 4 (0.29%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle Spatial
12 3 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 103 (7.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.22%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (0.66%) Markit EDM
2 7 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.22%) SAP R/3
4 3 (0.22%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.15%) HFM
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.15%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.073%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.073%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.073%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.073%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.073%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.073%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.073%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.073%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 131 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (1.24%) PaaS
5 14 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (0.81%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.59%) Office 365
7 8 (0.59%) SaaS
8 6 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
8 6 (0.44%) Serverless
9 5 (0.37%) GitHub
10 4 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.29%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.22%) Boomi
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.15%) Slack
13 1 (0.073%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.81%) Internet
2 7 (0.51%) HTTP
3 6 (0.44%) FTP
4 4 (0.29%) Intranet
4 4 (0.29%) SMS
4 4 (0.29%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.22%) SSL
6 2 (0.15%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.15%) Junos
6 2 (0.15%) OpenFlow
6 2 (0.15%) VLAN
7 1 (0.073%) DKIM
7 1 (0.073%) DMARC
7 1 (0.073%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.073%) RTP
7 1 (0.073%) Skype
7 1 (0.073%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 817 (59.81%) SQL Server
2 441 (32.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 299 (21.89%) Data Warehouse
4 287 (21.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 168 (12.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 110 (8.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 105 (7.69%) Power BI
8 101 (7.39%) Oracle Database
9 98 (7.17%) Relational Database
10 94 (6.88%) SQL Server 2008
11 89 (6.52%) SQL Server 2016
12 83 (6.08%) SQL Server 2014
13 49 (3.59%) Big Data
14 42 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
15 40 (2.93%) MySQL
16 37 (2.71%) NoSQL
16 37 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
17 34 (2.49%) RDBMS
18 32 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
19 30 (2.20%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 112 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 78 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 77 (5.64%) Git (software)
4 48 (3.51%) JIRA
5 37 (2.71%) Subversion
6 36 (2.64%) Jenkins
7 23 (1.68%) NUnit
8 21 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 19 (1.39%) TeamCity
10 18 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
11 14 (1.02%) Maven
11 14 (1.02%) MSTest
11 14 (1.02%) ProC
12 11 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 10 (0.73%) Bitbucket
13 10 (0.73%) Selenium
14 9 (0.66%) Mercurial
15 8 (0.59%) Eclipse
15 8 (0.59%) JIRA Agile
15 8 (0.59%) Moq
General
1 338 (24.74%) Finance
2 142 (10.40%) Banking
3 77 (5.64%) Front Office
4 53 (3.88%) Investment Banking
5 51 (3.73%) Retail
6 24 (1.76%) Legal
7 16 (1.17%) Back Office
7 16 (1.17%) Law
7 16 (1.17%) Marketing
8 11 (0.81%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.73%) Games
10 9 (0.66%) Advertising
11 8 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.44%) Prime Brokerage
13 5 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.15%) Digital Economy
15 2 (0.15%) Electronics
15 2 (0.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 505 (36.97%) .NET
2 173 (12.66%) ASP.NET
3 166 (12.15%) HTML
4 111 (8.13%) .NET Framework
5 110 (8.05%) AngularJS
6 101 (7.39%) CSS
7 93 (6.81%) jQuery
8 91 (6.66%) Web Services
9 88 (6.44%) WCF
10 84 (6.15%) Entity Framework
11 80 (5.86%) ASP.NET MVC
12 76 (5.56%) XML
13 75 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web API
14 66 (4.83%) WPF
15 57 (4.17%) REST
16 55 (4.03%) HTML5
17 44 (3.22%) WinForms
18 42 (3.07%) JSON
19 40 (2.93%) Spring
20 31 (2.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (3.07%) Fixed Income
4 37 (2.71%) Derivative
5 27 (1.98%) Algorithms
6 24 (1.76%) Data Structures
7 23 (1.68%) Hedge funds
8 22 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.39%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.32%) User Experience
11 17 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
12 16 (1.17%) OTC Derivatives
13 13 (0.95%) Replication
14 12 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (0.88%) Management Information System
15 11 (0.81%) Credit Risk
15 11 (0.81%) Reinsurance
16 10 (0.73%) Grid Computing
17 9 (0.66%) Client/Server
17 9 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 68 (4.98%) Windows
2 62 (4.54%) Linux
3 44 (3.22%) Unix
4 8 (0.59%) AIX
4 8 (0.59%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.51%) VMS
6 6 (0.44%) OpenVMS
7 4 (0.29%) Android
8 3 (0.22%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.22%) Debian
8 3 (0.22%) Solaris
8 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.22%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.15%) CentOS
9 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.073%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.073%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (21.82%) Business Intelligence
3 279 (20.42%) ETL
4 181 (13.25%) MVC
5 116 (8.49%) Migration
6 106 (7.76%) TDD
7 101 (7.39%) Analytics
8 98 (7.17%) Performance Tuning
9 90 (6.59%) Data Modelling
10 82 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
11 79 (5.78%) Scrum
12 73 (5.34%) Unit Testing
13 71 (5.20%) Kimball Methodology
14 69 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
14 69 (5.05%) OO
15 65 (4.76%) Multithreading
16 64 (4.69%) Data Migration
17 63 (4.61%) Web Development
18 57 (4.17%) SDLC
19 56 (4.10%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,251 (91.58%) SQL
2 534 (39.09%) C#
3 352 (25.77%) T-SQL
4 217 (15.89%) JavaScript
5 158 (11.57%) PL/SQL
6 119 (8.71%) Java
7 75 (5.49%) Python
7 75 (5.49%) VBA
8 65 (4.76%) VB.NET
9 37 (2.71%) PowerShell
10 35 (2.56%) VB
11 29 (2.12%) R
12 26 (1.90%) Shell Script
13 25 (1.83%) C
13 25 (1.83%) C++
13 25 (1.83%) PHP
14 19 (1.39%) TypeScript
15 15 (1.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 15 (1.10%) Java 8
16 11 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (3.73%) Degree
2 50 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 36 (2.64%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.44%) MCSE
7 4 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.29%) MCSA
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.15%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.15%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.15%) MCAD
9 2 (0.15%) MCSD
9 2 (0.15%) MCTS
9 2 (0.15%) OCP
10 1 (0.073%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.073%) HND
10 1 (0.073%) MCITP
10 1 (0.073%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (1.98%) Data Quality
1 27 (1.98%) QA
2 21 (1.54%) GDPR
3 9 (0.66%) MiFID
4 5 (0.37%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.22%) GCP
5 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.22%) SLA
6 2 (0.15%) Basel III
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.15%) PMO
7 1 (0.073%) EMIR
7 1 (0.073%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.073%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (1.32%) Docker
2 11 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.22%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.073%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.073%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (0.51%) Control-M
3 6 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.29%) Ansible
4 4 (0.29%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.15%) Puppet
5 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.073%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.073%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.073%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.073%) Kibana
6 1 (0.073%) MOM
6 1 (0.073%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.073%) Salt
6 1 (0.073%) Terraform
Vendors
1 296 (21.67%) Microsoft
2 243 (17.79%) Oracle
3 57 (4.17%) Tableau
4 22 (1.61%) RedGate
5 20 (1.46%) MapR
6 19 (1.39%) SAP
7 18 (1.32%) Google
7 18 (1.32%) Informatica
8 15 (1.10%) Capita
9 12 (0.88%) Sybase
10 11 (0.81%) Charles River
11 10 (0.73%) Talend
11 10 (0.73%) Telerik
12 9 (0.66%) Cognos
13 8 (0.59%) Citrix
13 8 (0.59%) DevExpress
14 7 (0.51%) MicroStrategy
15 6 (0.44%) Adobe
15 6 (0.44%) IBM
15 6 (0.44%) TIBCO