Period
to 5 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 234 229 206
Rank change year-on-year -5 -23 -30
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 379 1,118 1,369
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.23% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.30% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 905 1,093
Median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £343 £304 £306
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.91% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 9
Median hourly rate £11.89 £28.92 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.90% -11.03% -7.14%
10th Percentile £10.08 £22.77 £20.85
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.92 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.89 £22.83 £38.00
% change year-on-year -47.94% -39.92% +8.57%

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 33,172 85,960 97,440
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.15% 94.38% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,604 56,448 63,764
Median daily rate £475 £466 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.93% +3.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £270
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,374 2,916 3,106
Median hourly rate £26.00 £19.60 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.65% +8.89% -2.70%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.12 £52.50 £48.00
Median hourly rate £21.05 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.78% +5.71% -0.46%

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured SQL Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Developer.

Daily rate trend for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Developer over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Developer.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Developer in the UK

SQL Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL Developer over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020. 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 -10 345 £470 +10.59% 79
London +32 224 £525 +5.00% 28
UK excluding London -38 142 £423 +12.91% 56
North of England -10 36 £400 +6.67% 13
South West +68 33 £438 +25.00% 5
Work from Home -3 28 £475 -5.00% 20
South East +35 25 £450 +16.13% 13
North West +20 22 £400 +14.29% 5
Midlands +28 19 £400 +4.92% 15
West Midlands +53 15 £400 - 6
Yorkshire -2 14 £363 -7.05% 8
Scotland +27 10 £394 -1.56% 1
East of England +47 8 £413 +10.00% 5
Wales +38 7 £425 +11.48% 4
Northern Ireland +24 5 £431 +72.40%
East Midlands +13 4 £363 -2.68% 9

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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.

1 362 (95.51%) SQL
2 222 (58.58%) SQL Server
3 165 (43.54%) Finance
4 120 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
5 118 (31.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 114 (30.08%) .NET
7 111 (29.29%) C#
8 95 (25.07%) Azure
9 93 (24.54%) Business Intelligence
10 88 (23.22%) T-SQL
11 87 (22.96%) Data Warehouse
12 86 (22.69%) Microsoft
13 85 (22.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 83 (21.90%) Oracle
15 76 (20.05%) Java
15 76 (20.05%) ETL
16 74 (19.53%) DevOps
17 72 (19.00%) Banking
18 67 (17.68%) Python
19 64 (16.89%) JavaScript
20 62 (16.36%) Asset Management
21 60 (15.83%) AWS
22 59 (15.57%) ASP.NET
23 58 (15.30%) Microservices
24 57 (15.04%) Web Services
25 56 (14.78%) Software Engineering
26 52 (13.72%) Power BI
26 52 (13.72%) Power Platform
27 44 (11.61%) Data Modelling
27 44 (11.61%) SQL Server Analysis 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 31 (8.18%) Apache
2 11 (2.90%) NServiceBus
3 10 (2.64%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.11%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (1.85%) SAS
6 6 (1.58%) IIS
7 5 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.79%) Confluence
9 3 (0.79%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.53%) Moodle
11 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.26%) nginx
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.26%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.17%) Photoshop
3 10 (2.64%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.32%) Elite 3E
1 5 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.79%) Oracle iSupplier
2 3 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.79%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 95 (25.07%) Azure
2 60 (15.83%) AWS
3 52 (13.72%) Power Platform
4 34 (8.97%) Serverless
5 30 (7.92%) AWS Lambda
6 28 (7.39%) GCP
7 27 (7.12%) Amazon ECS
7 27 (7.12%) Apigee
8 13 (3.43%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (1.32%) SaaS
10 4 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (1.06%) Logic Apps
10 4 (1.06%) PaaS
11 3 (0.79%) Azure Functions
11 3 (0.79%) Slack
12 2 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.53%) AWS Step Functions
12 2 (0.53%) IaaS
12 2 (0.53%) Office 365
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.53%) HTTP
2 1 (0.26%) DNS
2 1 (0.26%) FTP
2 1 (0.26%) Intranet
2 1 (0.26%) Skype
2 1 (0.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (58.58%) SQL Server
2 118 (31.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 87 (22.96%) Data Warehouse
4 85 (22.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 52 (13.72%) Power BI
6 44 (11.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 41 (10.82%) Relational Database
8 37 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
9 36 (9.50%) MySQL
10 28 (7.39%) Amazon Redshift
11 25 (6.60%) RDBMS
12 17 (4.49%) Oracle Database
13 13 (3.43%) Amazon Aurora
13 13 (3.43%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (2.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 10 (2.64%) Azure SQL Database
15 10 (2.64%) Redis
16 9 (2.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 9 (2.37%) OLAP
17 8 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 35 (9.23%) Jenkins
2 33 (8.71%) Git (software)
3 31 (8.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (7.65%) GitLab
5 28 (7.39%) Artifactory
6 17 (4.49%) Octopus Deploy
7 14 (3.69%) Visual Studio
8 13 (3.43%) SpecFlow
8 13 (3.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (3.17%) Selenium
10 9 (2.37%) JIRA
10 9 (2.37%) Subversion
11 8 (2.11%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.58%) Bitbucket
13 4 (1.06%) webpack
14 3 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (0.79%) tSQLt
15 2 (0.53%) Eclipse
15 2 (0.53%) Maven
15 2 (0.53%) Toad
General
1 165 (43.54%) Finance
2 72 (19.00%) Banking
3 18 (4.75%) Front Office
4 15 (3.96%) Investment Banking
4 15 (3.96%) Public Sector
5 12 (3.17%) Law
6 9 (2.37%) Back Office
6 9 (2.37%) Retail
7 7 (1.85%) Legal
8 6 (1.58%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.32%) Local Government
9 5 (1.32%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.79%) Electronics
11 3 (0.79%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.79%) Marketing
11 3 (0.79%) Publishing
12 2 (0.53%) Billing
12 2 (0.53%) German Language
13 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (30.08%) .NET
2 59 (15.57%) ASP.NET
3 57 (15.04%) Web Services
4 41 (10.82%) .NET Framework
5 40 (10.55%) gRPC
6 34 (8.97%) CSS
7 32 (8.44%) HTML
8 28 (7.39%) Swagger
9 27 (7.12%) OAuth
10 25 (6.60%) Entity Framework
11 24 (6.33%) AngularJS
12 22 (5.80%) REST
13 19 (5.01%) jQuery
14 17 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (4.22%) WPF
16 14 (3.69%) SOAP
17 13 (3.43%) Protocol Buffers
18 12 (3.17%) React
19 11 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
19 11 (2.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (10.29%) Hedge funds
3 37 (9.76%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (5.01%) Fixed Income
5 18 (4.75%) Derivative
6 13 (3.43%) Reference Data
7 11 (2.90%) Equities
8 8 (2.11%) Reinsurance
9 7 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.85%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.32%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.32%) Credit Risk
12 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.06%) NHS
13 2 (0.53%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.53%) Equity Derivative
13 2 (0.53%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.53%) Replication
14 1 (0.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.07%) Windows
2 22 (5.80%) Linux
2 22 (5.80%) Unix
3 3 (0.79%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.53%) Android
4 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.53%) VME
5 1 (0.26%) CentOS
5 1 (0.26%) Debian
5 1 (0.26%) HPUX
5 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (24.54%) Business Intelligence
3 76 (20.05%) ETL
4 74 (19.53%) DevOps
5 62 (16.36%) Asset Management
6 58 (15.30%) Microservices
7 56 (14.78%) Software Engineering
8 44 (11.61%) Data Modelling
9 40 (10.55%) Migration
10 37 (9.76%) Investment Management
11 35 (9.23%) Analytics
12 33 (8.71%) Unit Testing
13 32 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (7.12%) Scrum
15 25 (6.60%) Web Development
16 24 (6.33%) MVC
17 21 (5.54%) Data Migration
18 20 (5.28%) SDLC
19 19 (5.01%) Performance Tuning
19 19 (5.01%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 362 (95.51%) SQL
2 111 (29.29%) C#
3 88 (23.22%) T-SQL
4 76 (20.05%) Java
5 67 (17.68%) Python
6 64 (16.89%) JavaScript
7 35 (9.23%) PL/SQL
7 35 (9.23%) PowerShell
8 22 (5.80%) VB
9 17 (4.49%) R
9 17 (4.49%) VBA
10 12 (3.17%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 7 (1.85%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.58%) C++
13 6 (1.58%) Perl
14 5 (1.32%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.06%) PHP
16 3 (0.79%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.17%) Degree
4 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.53%) MCSE
6 1 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.26%) MCAD
6 1 (0.26%) MCITP
6 1 (0.26%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.80%) Data Quality
2 14 (3.69%) QA
3 8 (2.11%) Solvency II
4 4 (1.06%) MiFID
5 1 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (9.50%) Docker
2 3 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (9.23%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.79%) Ansible
3 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.26%) Kibana
3 1 (0.26%) Puppet
3 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 86 (22.69%) Microsoft
2 83 (21.90%) Oracle
3 31 (8.18%) Google
4 18 (4.75%) Tableau
5 12 (3.17%) Adobe
6 9 (2.37%) Cognos
7 6 (1.58%) SAP
8 5 (1.32%) Ab Initio
8 5 (1.32%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.06%) RedGate
10 3 (0.79%) IBM
10 3 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.79%) Sybase
11 2 (0.53%) Confirmit
11 2 (0.53%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.53%) DocuSign
11 2 (0.53%) GrapeCity
11 2 (0.53%) Splunk
11 2 (0.53%) Talend
12 1 (0.26%) SnapLogic