Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Programmer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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 Programmer
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 862 864 823
Rank change year-on-year +2 -41 +2
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Programmer 25 27 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.026% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.027% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 55
UK median daily rate £450 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +1.41%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £285
90th Percentile £881 £484 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -8.93% +3.70% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £44.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.74% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £44.50 -
% change year-on-year -6.74% - -

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +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% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
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 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

SQL Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Programmer in the UK

SQL Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Programmer.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Programmer in the UK

SQL Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Programmer over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Programmer in the UK

SQL Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Programmer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Programmer in the UK

SQL Programmer
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Programmer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 +15 24 £450 +22.45% 4
London -7 19 £475 +16.92%
UK excluding London +25 6 £319 -8.93% 4
East of England - 3 £319 - 1
North of England +57 2 £325 -6.14% 2
Yorkshire +21 1 £325 -7.14% 2
North West +18 1 - -
Scotland -2 1 £290 -17.14%

SQL Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, SQL Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 22 (88.00%) SQL
2 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (48.00%) Finance
4 10 (40.00%) C#
5 7 (28.00%) .NET
5 7 (28.00%) Banking
5 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (24.00%) T-SQL
7 5 (20.00%) Change Management
7 5 (20.00%) Financial Institution
7 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (20.00%) MiFID
8 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (16.00%) HTML
8 4 (16.00%) Java
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle
8 4 (16.00%) CSS
8 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
8 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.00%) .NET Core
9 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (12.00%) Data Structures
9 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (12.00%) Front Office
9 3 (12.00%) Ruby
10 2 (8.00%) JIRA
10 2 (8.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (8.00%) Derivative

SQL Programmer 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 2 (8.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (8.00%) SunGard GMI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.00%) Blockchain
5 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) AccuRev
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.00%) IntelliJ
3 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) Maven
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Banking
3 5 (20.00%) Financial Institution
4 3 (12.00%) Front Office
5 2 (8.00%) Back Office
6 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) .NET Core
2 4 (16.00%) CSS
2 4 (16.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) HTML5
3 2 (8.00%) jQuery
3 2 (8.00%) Middleware
4 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (4.00%) JNI
4 1 (4.00%) Silverlight
4 1 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (8.00%) Derivative
2 2 (8.00%) Equities
2 2 (8.00%) Fixed Income
2 2 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.00%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (4.00%) Fintech
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (20.00%) Change Management
2 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.00%) ETL
4 2 (8.00%) Investment Management
4 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (8.00%) TDD
4 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.00%) Data Entry
5 1 (4.00%) Data Transformation
5 1 (4.00%) MapReduce
5 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.00%) SDLC
5 1 (4.00%) Service Design
5 1 (4.00%) User Stories
5 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (88.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) C#
3 6 (24.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (16.00%) Java
5 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.00%) Ruby
6 2 (8.00%) C++
6 2 (8.00%) Delphi
6 2 (8.00%) PHP
6 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.00%) C
7 1 (4.00%) Python
7 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) MiFID
2 2 (8.00%) EMIR
2 2 (8.00%) QA
3 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Cognos
2 2 (8.00%) CQG
2 2 (8.00%) Fidessa
2 2 (8.00%) FIS
2 2 (8.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) IBM
2 2 (8.00%) SunGard
2 2 (8.00%) Tableau
2 2 (8.00%) Vertica
3 1 (4.00%) Borland
3 1 (4.00%) Charles River
3 1 (4.00%) DevExpress
3 1 (4.00%) Jaspersoft