The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 April 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 Architect
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 621 617
Rank change year-on-year +26 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Architect 8 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.043% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.045% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 19
Median daily rate £600 £425 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.17% -7.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £633 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.55%  
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 44592 53123 52813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.09% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28970 34603 31991
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1459 1537 2115
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

SQL Server Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 7 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 3 months to 28 April 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 +30 8 £600 +41.17% 4
London +25 5 £600 +6.66% 1
North West +34 2 - -
Manchester +14 2 - -
City of London -3 2 £594 +18.75%
South East +13 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, SQL Server Architect 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 Architect in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (42.86%) Data Architecture
4 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
4 5 (35.71%) ETL
4 5 (35.71%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Tableau
6 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (21.43%) Analytics
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (14.29%) Big Data
7 2 (14.29%) Data Analytics
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
7 2 (14.29%) Use Case
7 2 (14.29%) Data Integration
7 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (14.29%) Windows

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 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (14.29%) Big Data
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 1 (7.14%) HDInsight
4 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.14%) Power BI
4 1 (7.14%) PowerPivot
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) MDX
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Data Architecture
2 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
2 5 (35.71%) ETL
3 3 (21.43%) Analytics
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Data Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Data Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 2 (14.29%) Use Case
5 1 (7.14%) Data Management
5 1 (7.14%) Data Security
5 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) SOA
5 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Tableau
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Sage
4 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (7.14%) Zuora