Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 157 101
Rank change year-on-year -3 -56 +18
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 1655 1826 2503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.72% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.82% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 1389 1914
UK median daily rate £406 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £517 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £42.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.76% +12.05%
10th Percentile £32.25 £20.80 £26.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.90 £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £39.76
% change year-on-year +20.00% -5.68% +6.03%

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -1 1541 £416 +11.00% 185
UK excluding London -28 831 £363 +3.57% 135
London +19 808 £475 +11.76% 59
South East +15 293 £375 - 33
North of England -29 188 £350 +0.14% 51
Yorkshire +1 109 £343 -3.38% 28
East of England +8 107 £350 - 10
Midlands -45 90 £350 +7.69% 24
North West -42 77 £350 +6.06% 21
South West -58 70 £375 +15.38% 8
Scotland -5 65 £386 +18.85% 6
West Midlands -34 52 £363 +11.54% 15
East Midlands -27 37 £315 -4.91% 9
Wales +17 29 £368 +22.40% 3
Northern Ireland -39 6 £400 +3.90%
North East +40 4 £425 +18.47% 2

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 1491 (90.09%) SQL
2 1010 (61.03%) SQL Server
3 637 (38.49%) C#
4 613 (37.04%) .NET
5 568 (34.32%) Agile Software Development
6 525 (31.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 481 (29.06%) Finance
8 401 (24.23%) T-SQL
9 390 (23.56%) Microsoft
10 374 (22.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 357 (21.57%) Business Intelligence
12 341 (20.60%) ETL
13 317 (19.15%) Data Warehouse
14 297 (17.95%) JavaScript
15 287 (17.34%) MVC
16 276 (16.68%) ASP.NET
17 258 (15.59%) Oracle
18 245 (14.80%) Java
19 215 (12.99%) HTML
20 210 (12.69%) Banking
21 197 (11.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 171 (10.33%) TDD
23 169 (10.21%) SQL Server 2008
23 169 (10.21%) SQL Server 2012
24 166 (10.03%) Migration
25 161 (9.73%) Data Modelling
26 157 (9.49%) PL/SQL
27 155 (9.37%) CSS
27 155 (9.37%) AngularJS
28 151 (9.12%) 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 39 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.45%) IIS
3 21 (1.27%) Apache Spark
3 21 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (1.09%) CMS
5 16 (0.97%) Confluence
6 13 (0.79%) JBoss
6 13 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (0.79%) Umbraco
7 12 (0.73%) Apache
8 11 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (0.66%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.66%) WildFly
9 8 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
10 7 (0.42%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.42%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.42%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 83 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.18%) SPSS
5 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.060%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.060%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 20 (1.21%) Markit EDM
2 16 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.54%) ION MarketView
4 7 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle TCA
7 2 (0.12%) SunGard GMI
8 1 (0.060%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.060%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 90 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.73%) Serverless
4 11 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (0.60%) GitHub
5 10 (0.60%) PaaS
6 9 (0.54%) IaaS
7 7 (0.42%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
8 6 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.30%) npm
9 5 (0.30%) SaaS
10 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (0.18%) Yarn
11 2 (0.12%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.12%) Office 365
11 2 (0.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.42%) TCP/IP
2 5 (0.30%) AMQP
2 5 (0.30%) PPP
2 5 (0.30%) Skype
3 4 (0.24%) Intranet
4 3 (0.18%) CTI
4 3 (0.18%) Network Security
4 3 (0.18%) SMS
5 2 (0.12%) HTTP
5 2 (0.12%) Internet
6 1 (0.060%) 4G
6 1 (0.060%) DSL
6 1 (0.060%) Extranet
6 1 (0.060%) Firewall
6 1 (0.060%) LDAP
6 1 (0.060%) SSL
6 1 (0.060%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.060%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1010 (61.03%) SQL Server
2 525 (31.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 374 (22.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 317 (19.15%) Data Warehouse
5 197 (11.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 169 (10.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 169 (10.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 99 (5.98%) Relational Database
8 94 (5.68%) SQL Server 2016
9 93 (5.62%) SQL Server 2014
10 80 (4.83%) Oracle Database
11 72 (4.35%) Power BI
12 70 (4.23%) NoSQL
13 56 (3.38%) OLAP
14 55 (3.32%) QlikView
15 51 (3.08%) MongoDB
16 50 (3.02%) RDBMS
17 38 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
18 35 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
19 34 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 150 (9.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 98 (5.92%) Visual Studio
3 92 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 66 (3.99%) JIRA
5 52 (3.14%) TeamCity
6 35 (2.11%) Subversion
7 25 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
8 24 (1.45%) Jenkins
8 24 (1.45%) MSTest
9 23 (1.39%) NUnit
10 22 (1.33%) IntelliJ
11 21 (1.27%) Selenium
12 19 (1.15%) JIRA Agile
13 17 (1.03%) Maven
14 16 (0.97%) Talend Open Studio
15 15 (0.91%) SpecFlow
16 13 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
16 13 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 11 (0.66%) Eclipse
17 11 (0.66%) Mockito
General
1 481 (29.06%) Finance
2 210 (12.69%) Banking
3 106 (6.40%) Front Office
4 83 (5.02%) Investment Banking
5 42 (2.54%) Retail
6 30 (1.81%) Back Office
7 25 (1.51%) Marketing
8 16 (0.97%) Telecoms
9 15 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.66%) Legal
12 10 (0.60%) Electronics
12 10 (0.60%) French Language
13 8 (0.48%) Law
13 8 (0.48%) Publishing
14 6 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.24%) Local Government
16 3 (0.18%) Games
16 3 (0.18%) Private Banking
17 2 (0.12%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 613 (37.04%) .NET
2 276 (16.68%) ASP.NET
3 215 (12.99%) HTML
4 155 (9.37%) AngularJS
4 155 (9.37%) CSS
5 151 (9.12%) Web Services
6 149 (9.00%) WCF
7 144 (8.70%) jQuery
8 141 (8.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 136 (8.22%) .NET Framework
10 92 (5.56%) Entity Framework
11 87 (5.26%) JSON
12 85 (5.14%) WPF
13 81 (4.89%) Spring
14 77 (4.65%) REST
15 75 (4.53%) XML
16 74 (4.47%) ASP.NET Web API
17 58 (3.50%) HTML5
18 44 (2.66%) MDX
19 41 (2.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 98 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (5.14%) Fixed Income
3 70 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
4 51 (3.08%) Data Structures
5 44 (2.66%) Computer Science
5 44 (2.66%) Derivative
5 44 (2.66%) Equities
5 44 (2.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 40 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (1.81%) N-Tier
8 29 (1.75%) Hedge funds
9 27 (1.63%) Algorithms
10 22 (1.33%) Credit Risk
10 22 (1.33%) Fintech
11 21 (1.27%) Market Risk
11 21 (1.27%) NHS
12 14 (0.85%) User Experience
13 13 (0.79%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.54%) Reference Data
15 8 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 104 (6.28%) Linux
2 93 (5.62%) Unix
3 74 (4.47%) Windows
4 10 (0.60%) AIX
5 6 (0.36%) Solaris
6 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.18%) Android
7 3 (0.18%) Debian
7 3 (0.18%) MVS
7 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.18%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.060%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.060%) HPUX
9 1 (0.060%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.060%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (34.32%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (21.57%) Business Intelligence
3 341 (20.60%) ETL
4 287 (17.34%) MVC
5 171 (10.33%) TDD
6 166 (10.03%) Migration
7 161 (9.73%) Data Modelling
8 131 (7.92%) Scrum
9 128 (7.73%) Performance Tuning
10 112 (6.77%) SDLC
11 104 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
11 104 (6.28%) Unit Testing
12 98 (5.92%) Web Development
13 89 (5.38%) Asset Management
14 83 (5.02%) Data Migration
15 79 (4.77%) Test Automation
16 78 (4.71%) Analytics
17 77 (4.65%) Data Analysis
18 70 (4.23%) Kimball Methodology
19 69 (4.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1491 (90.09%) SQL
2 637 (38.49%) C#
3 401 (24.23%) T-SQL
4 297 (17.95%) JavaScript
5 245 (14.80%) Java
6 157 (9.49%) PL/SQL
7 80 (4.83%) Python
8 69 (4.17%) C++
9 66 (3.99%) VBA
10 65 (3.93%) VB.NET
11 41 (2.48%) PowerShell
12 40 (2.42%) Shell Script
13 25 (1.51%) TypeScript
14 23 (1.39%) PHP
15 22 (1.33%) C
16 21 (1.27%) Perl
17 20 (1.21%) Scala
17 20 (1.21%) VB
18 14 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 10 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 79 (4.77%) Degree
2 56 (3.38%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.05%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (1.39%) MCITP
7 18 (1.09%) MCSE
8 11 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.42%) CFA
9 7 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (0.42%) PhD
10 5 (0.30%) MCTS
10 5 (0.30%) PMP
11 4 (0.24%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.18%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.18%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.060%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.060%) Numerate Degree
14 1 (0.060%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.72%) Data Quality
2 41 (2.48%) MiFID
3 31 (1.87%) QA
4 9 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.48%) EMIR
6 6 (0.36%) Solvency II
7 5 (0.30%) GDPR
8 3 (0.18%) GAAP
9 2 (0.12%) GCP
9 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.12%) SLA
10 1 (0.060%) HL7
10 1 (0.060%) IFRS
10 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (0.66%) Docker
2 9 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.12%) Firmware
4 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.060%) HDFS
5 1 (0.060%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.060%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (0.60%) Ansible
2 8 (0.48%) Grafana
3 7 (0.42%) Kibana
3 7 (0.42%) logstash
3 7 (0.42%) Puppet
4 5 (0.30%) Control-M
5 2 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.060%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.060%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.060%) Graphite
6 1 (0.060%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.060%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.060%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 390 (23.56%) Microsoft
2 258 (15.59%) Oracle
3 83 (5.02%) Tableau
4 34 (2.05%) Sybase
5 32 (1.93%) RedGate
6 24 (1.45%) TIBCO
7 19 (1.15%) DevExpress
8 17 (1.03%) Bloomberg
8 17 (1.03%) IBM
9 16 (0.97%) SAP
9 16 (0.97%) Talend
10 15 (0.91%) Cognos
11 14 (0.85%) Informatica
12 13 (0.79%) Telerik
13 10 (0.60%) Google
13 10 (0.60%) Perforce
13 10 (0.60%) Solace
13 10 (0.60%) Talarian
14 9 (0.54%) ION Trading
14 9 (0.54%) Teradata