Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Analyst was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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 Server Analyst
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 828 800
Rank change year-on-year -18 -28 -22
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Analyst 43 58 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.055% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.058% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 63
UK median daily rate £413 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £204 £258 £220
90th Percentile £530 £516 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +17.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +57.89% +55.10%
10th Percentile £21.25 £27.50 £18.50
90th Percentile £23.75 £32.50 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +57.89% +55.10%

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
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 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
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 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

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 6 months to 18 November 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 13 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 6 months to 18 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 +27 39 £413 +14.58% 10
UK excluding London +30 27 £375 +7.14% 7
London -16 16 £500 +33.33% 3
North of England +56 6 £450 +28.57% 3
South East +14 6 £368 -10.37% 2
South West +14 6 £150 -50.00%
Midlands +26 4 £325 -25.71%
Scotland +2 4 £344 +74.71%
Yorkshire +22 3 £450 +26.76% 1
North West +18 3 £400 +14.29% 2
East Midlands - 3 - -
West Midlands +33 1 £325 -25.71%
East of England - 1 - - 2

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 43 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (62.79%) SQL
3 17 (39.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (30.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (27.91%) Data Analysis
6 11 (25.58%) .NET
6 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
7 10 (23.26%) Finance
8 9 (20.93%) Data Modelling
9 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (16.28%) Front Office
10 7 (16.28%) Migration
10 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Excel
11 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
11 6 (13.95%) C#
11 6 (13.95%) Data Migration
11 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (11.63%) User Stories
12 5 (11.63%) VBA
13 4 (9.30%) Banking
13 4 (9.30%) MS Access
13 4 (9.30%) Windows
13 4 (9.30%) Data Architecture
13 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (6.98%) Line 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 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) DHCP
1 1 (2.33%) DNS
1 1 (2.33%) Firewall
1 1 (2.33%) LAN
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.33%) VLAN
1 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (39.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (30.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (9.30%) MS Access
6 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (2.33%) Blockchain
9 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
9 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
9 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
9 1 (2.33%) Power BI
9 1 (2.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.33%) ERwin
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) Selenium
2 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Front Office
3 4 (9.30%) Banking
4 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.65%) Retail
6 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.33%) Marketing
6 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) Middleware
3 2 (4.65%) React
4 1 (2.33%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.33%) HTML
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) Equities
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) Reinsurance
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
3 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) HPUX
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Unix
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Data Analysis
2 9 (20.93%) Data Modelling
3 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (16.28%) Migration
4 6 (13.95%) Data Migration
5 5 (11.63%) User Stories
6 4 (9.30%) Data Architecture
7 3 (6.98%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.98%) CRM
7 3 (6.98%) Data Management
7 3 (6.98%) ETL
7 3 (6.98%) Investment Management
7 3 (6.98%) Line Management
7 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.65%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.65%) ERP
8 2 (4.65%) Scrum
8 2 (4.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 27 (62.79%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) C#
2 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
3 5 (11.63%) VBA
4 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.65%) VB
4 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.33%) Java
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.33%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.33%) ISA Server
1 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.33%) XenApp
1 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Apple
3 1 (2.33%) Charles River
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco
3 1 (2.33%) Citrix
3 1 (2.33%) Cognos
3 1 (2.33%) GoldenSource
3 1 (2.33%) HP
3 1 (2.33%) MobileIron
3 1 (2.33%) Polycom
3 1 (2.33%) Symantec
3 1 (2.33%) Tableau
3 1 (2.33%) VMware