Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Architect was £467 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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 Architect
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 836 835 826
Rank change year-on-year -1 -9 -2
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Architect 32 17 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.018% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.019% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 21
UK median daily rate £467 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.60% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £420 £420 £438
90th Percentile £675 £623 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 95,342 91,100 101,599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,328 59,471 64,808
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,819 3,215 3,851
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.74%

SQL Server Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Architect in the UK

SQL Server Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Architect in the UK

SQL Server Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Architect over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server Architect in the UK

SQL Server Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Architect in the UK

SQL Server Architect
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 Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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
UK excluding London +24 23 £450 -14.29% 3
England -18 19 £484 -0.77% 4
Wales +20 10 £420 -26.96%
London -33 8 £650 +30.00% 1
North of England - 6 £493 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £450 -
South West +10 2 £475 -24.00% 1
South East -20 2 £467 -19.48% 1
North West - 2 £625 - 1
Scotland - 2 - -
Midlands +5 1 £475 +11.76%
West Midlands - 1 £475 -
North East - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, SQL Server Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring SQL Server Architect in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (59.38%) SQL
3 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
4 14 (43.75%) Data Modelling
5 12 (37.50%) T-SQL
5 12 (37.50%) TOGAF
6 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (31.25%) .NET
6 10 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (28.13%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (28.13%) Degree
7 9 (28.13%) High Availability
8 8 (25.00%) XML
8 8 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (21.88%) SDLC
9 7 (21.88%) C#
9 7 (21.88%) Web Services
9 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (21.88%) RESTful
9 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (18.75%) HL7
10 6 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (18.75%) N-Tier
10 6 (18.75%) SOAP
10 6 (18.75%) RedGate

SQL Server Architect 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 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) Apache Solr
2 2 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.25%) PaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
7 2 (6.25%) Big Data
7 2 (6.25%) Power BI
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (3.13%) DTS
8 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (3.13%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (3.13%) GIS
8 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
8 1 (3.13%) MySQL
8 1 (3.13%) OLAP
8 1 (3.13%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) ERwin
General
1 2 (6.25%) Banking
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Publishing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) .NET
2 8 (25.00%) XML
3 7 (21.88%) RESTful
3 7 (21.88%) Web Services
4 6 (18.75%) SOAP
5 2 (6.25%) Middleware
5 2 (6.25%) REST
6 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.13%) jQuery
6 1 (3.13%) JSON
6 1 (3.13%) SAML
6 1 (3.13%) Spring
6 1 (3.13%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (18.75%) N-Tier
4 4 (12.50%) Reference Data
5 3 (9.38%) Data Structures
5 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
5 3 (9.38%) NHS
6 2 (6.25%) State Machine
7 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
7 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Data Modelling
2 12 (37.50%) TOGAF
3 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (28.13%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (28.13%) High Availability
5 7 (21.88%) SDLC
6 6 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (15.63%) Data Architecture
8 4 (12.50%) MVC
9 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis
9 3 (9.38%) Data Management
9 3 (9.38%) DevOps
9 3 (9.38%) Microservices
9 3 (9.38%) SOA
9 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.25%) Analytics
10 2 (6.25%) Master Data Management
10 2 (6.25%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) SQL
2 12 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 7 (21.88%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Degree
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (15.63%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) HL7
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.13%) GDPR
2 1 (3.13%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) RedGate
3 2 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.13%) Cloudera
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) VMware