The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Analyst was £396 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 610 589
Rank change year-on-year +29 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Analyst 27 29 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.054% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.057% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 41
Median daily rate £396 £348 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.95% -0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £381 £315
% change year-on-year -23.27% +21.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.57 -
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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

SQL Server Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured SQL Server Analyst in the job title.

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Analyst in the UK

SQL Server Analyst
Top 25 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 March 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 +28 26 £373 +7.33% 6
London +26 14 £430 +43.93% 4
City of London 0 10 £440 +17.33% 1
South West -1 3 £275 -35.29% 1
East Midlands - 3 £260 -
Yorkshire +15 2 £225 -43.75%
South East +12 2 £398 -6.35%
West Yorkshire +10 2 £225 -43.75%
Leeds +8 2 £225 -43.75%
North West +25 1 £213 -33.59%
West Midlands +13 1 - - 1
Manchester +12 1 £213 -41.37%
Birmingham -2 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 £396 -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 £200 -
Derbyshire - 1 £260 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £190 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £325 -
Reading - 1 £396 -
Northampton - 1 £325 -
Nottingham - 1 £190 -
Edinburgh - 1 £450 - 1
Scotland - 1 £450 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 55 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 35 (63.64%) SQL
3 26 (47.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (30.91%) T-SQL
4 17 (30.91%) C#
4 17 (30.91%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (27.27%) .NET
5 15 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
7 12 (21.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (21.82%) Finance
8 11 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (16.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (16.36%) Front Office
9 9 (16.36%) Data Analysis
10 8 (14.55%) Business Analysis
11 7 (12.73%) Data Management
11 7 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (10.91%) Analytics
12 6 (10.91%) VBA
12 6 (10.91%) Fixed Income
13 5 (9.09%) Oracle
13 5 (9.09%) Windows
13 5 (9.09%) Change Management
13 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
13 5 (9.09%) Line Management
14 4 (7.27%) Test Planning
14 4 (7.27%) SDLC

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 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.64%) SAS
3 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
1 4 (7.27%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.82%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.82%) Relativity
2 1 (1.82%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) GitHub
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.82%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (47.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (30.91%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (21.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (16.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (7.27%) Power BI
7 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (5.45%) Data Mining
8 3 (5.45%) SSDT
9 2 (3.64%) Data Lake
9 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (1.82%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (1.82%) PowerPivot
10 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Front Office
3 4 (7.27%) Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Marketing
4 3 (5.45%) Retail
4 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.64%) Electronics
5 2 (3.64%) Legal
5 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.82%) Games
6 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) .NET
2 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
2 3 (5.45%) Hibernate
2 3 (5.45%) NHibernate
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.82%) MDX
3 1 (1.82%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.91%) Fixed Income
3 3 (5.45%) Derivative
3 3 (5.45%) Equities
4 2 (3.64%) FMCG
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.64%) Replication
5 1 (1.82%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Licensing
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Windows
2 4 (7.27%) Unix
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (16.36%) Data Analysis
4 8 (14.55%) Business Analysis
5 7 (12.73%) Data Management
6 6 (10.91%) Analytics
7 5 (9.09%) Change Management
7 5 (9.09%) Line Management
8 4 (7.27%) Data Modelling
8 4 (7.27%) ETL
8 4 (7.27%) Investment Management
8 4 (7.27%) Manual Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Master Data Management
8 4 (7.27%) SDLC
8 4 (7.27%) Test Planning
8 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.45%) Mathematics
9 3 (5.45%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.45%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 35 (63.64%) SQL
2 17 (30.91%) C#
2 17 (30.91%) T-SQL
3 6 (10.91%) VBA
4 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.27%) Java
5 4 (7.27%) VB
6 3 (5.45%) C
6 3 (5.45%) Ruby
6 3 (5.45%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.82%) C++
8 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.82%) PHP
8 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.82%) Python
8 1 (1.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle
3 4 (7.27%) Sybase
4 3 (5.45%) Infragistics
4 3 (5.45%) SAP
4 3 (5.45%) webMethods
5 2 (3.64%) Tableau
5 2 (3.64%) Teradata
6 1 (1.82%) Google
6 1 (1.82%) Twitter
6 1 (1.82%) VMware