The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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 Server Analyst
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 628 602
Rank change year-on-year +43 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Analyst 25 23 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.043% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.045% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 24
Median daily rate £325 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.83% -4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £323
% change year-on-year - +8.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98420 117801 120925
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4481 5171 7481
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

SQL Server Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Analyst in the UK

SQL Server Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Analyst in the UK

SQL Server Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Analyst over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server Analyst in the UK

SQL Server Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Analyst in the UK

SQL Server Analyst
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 Server Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 22 £350 +12.90% 10
London +17 16 £325 +16.07% 3
UK excluding London +35 9 £350 - 7
Scotland - 3 £263 -
North of England +58 2 £400 +14.28% 3
Midlands - 2 £325 -
South East +23 1 £375 +25.00% 1
East of England - 1 - - 1

SQL Server Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, SQL Server Analyst 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 Server Analyst in the job title.

1 52 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (51.92%) SQL
3 21 (40.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (30.77%) Front Office
5 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
6 13 (25.00%) Finance
7 11 (21.15%) C#
7 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Excel
7 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (17.31%) Line Management
9 9 (17.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (17.31%) Investment Management
10 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (13.46%) Business Analysis
11 7 (13.46%) Banking
11 7 (13.46%) Data Modelling
11 7 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (13.46%) VB
12 6 (11.54%) .NET
12 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
12 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (11.54%) Windows
12 6 (11.54%) Data Analysis
12 6 (11.54%) Degree
12 6 (11.54%) User Stories
13 5 (9.62%) Analytics
13 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (9.62%) Mathematics
13 5 (9.62%) Data Management

SQL Server Analyst 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 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) SAS
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.92%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Relativity
2 1 (1.92%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (40.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (17.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (7.69%) MS Access
6 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (5.77%) Power BI
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.92%) PowerPivot
8 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.92%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (30.77%) Front Office
2 13 (25.00%) Finance
3 7 (13.46%) Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) .NET
2 4 (7.69%) Hibernate
2 4 (7.69%) NHibernate
3 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.92%) HTML
3 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.85%) Equities
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Fintech
4 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (17.31%) Investment Management
2 9 (17.31%) Line Management
3 7 (13.46%) Business Analysis
3 7 (13.46%) Data Modelling
4 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (11.54%) Data Analysis
4 6 (11.54%) User Stories
5 5 (9.62%) Analytics
5 5 (9.62%) Asset Management
5 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (9.62%) Data Management
5 5 (9.62%) Mathematics
5 5 (9.62%) Migration
6 4 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Office Automation
6 4 (7.69%) Office Automation
7 3 (5.77%) CRM
7 3 (5.77%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.77%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (51.92%) SQL
2 11 (21.15%) C#
3 7 (13.46%) VB
4 5 (9.62%) Java
5 4 (7.69%) C
5 4 (7.69%) Ruby
5 4 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.69%) VBA
6 2 (3.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.92%) C++
7 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.92%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) Infragistics
2 4 (7.69%) Sybase
2 4 (7.69%) webMethods
3 2 (3.85%) Tableau
4 1 (1.92%) GoldenSource
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.92%) SAP
4 1 (1.92%) Twitter