Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Architect was £585 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 823 864 829
Rank change year-on-year +41 -35 -5
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Architect 19 37 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.034% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.035% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 27
UK median daily rate £585 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £436 £413 £373
90th Percentile £716 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £531 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 90957 104552 107129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58966 68005 66246
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3123 4144
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.47
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £44.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +3.03%

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 21 July 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 9 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 21 July 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 +45 19 £585 +35.65% 2
London +18 13 £600 -4.00% 1
UK excluding London +37 6 £531 +25.00% 1
North of England +62 3 £575 -
North West +30 2 - -
South East +20 2 - -
West Midlands +33 1 £488 -2.50%
Midlands +24 1 £488 -2.50%
Yorkshire - 1 £575 -

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (52.63%) Data Modelling
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 8 (42.11%) SQL
5 7 (36.84%) Data Analysis
5 7 (36.84%) Data Architecture
6 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (21.05%) Data Structures
8 4 (21.05%) ETL
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (15.79%) Data Management
9 3 (15.79%) .NET
9 3 (15.79%) C#
9 3 (15.79%) Logical Data Model
9 3 (15.79%) Master Data Management
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (15.79%) Reference Data
9 3 (15.79%) IT Strategy
10 2 (10.53%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (10.53%) Tableau
10 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
10 2 (10.53%) Data Integration
10 2 (10.53%) QA
10 2 (10.53%) Use Case

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 (5.26%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (10.53%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (10.53%) GIS
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (5.26%) DB2
6 1 (5.26%) DTS
6 1 (5.26%) HDInsight
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (5.26%) MOLAP
6 1 (5.26%) OLAP
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
6 1 (5.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) MDX
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Data Structures
3 3 (15.79%) Reference Data
4 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 1 (5.26%) Fintech
5 1 (5.26%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Data Modelling
2 7 (36.84%) Data Analysis
2 7 (36.84%) Data Architecture
3 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (21.05%) ETL
5 3 (15.79%) Data Management
5 3 (15.79%) IT Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) Logical Data Model
5 3 (15.79%) Master Data Management
6 2 (10.53%) Data Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
6 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
6 2 (10.53%) Use Case
7 1 (5.26%) Data Analytics
7 1 (5.26%) Data Entry
7 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (5.26%) Information Architecture
7 1 (5.26%) Open Source
7 1 (5.26%) Strategic Management
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) C
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
1 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) COBIT
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Tableau
3 1 (5.26%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Sage
3 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.26%) Zuora