The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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 Developer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 475 485 369
Rank change year-on-year +10 -116  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 135 171 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.32% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.33% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 129 235
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.00

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Developer in the UK

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Developer in the UK

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Developer over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server Developer in the UK

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Developer in the UK

SQL Server Developer
Top 30 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 Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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 -10 130 £400 +6.66% 55
London +6 58 £475 - 19
South East +8 33 £400 +6.66% 10
East of England +6 13 £306 -5.76% 2
City of London +7 12 £450 -30.76% 9
Oxford +4 10 £400 -11.11% 1
Oxfordshire -1 10 £400 -3.03% 2
Yorkshire +22 7 £375 - 5
Cambridgeshire +7 7 £300 -7.69%
Peterborough - 7 £300 -
Berkshire - 7 £363 - 1
Hampshire +6 6 £350 +3.70% 2
South West +1 6 £375 +10.70% 3
Reading - 6 £350 -
Scotland +35 5 £358 +2.14% 1
Leeds +18 5 £375 -11.76% 2
West Yorkshire +15 5 £375 -11.76% 2
North West +6 5 £350 +7.69% 13
East Midlands -9 4 £369 +183.65%
Buckinghamshire -13 4 £425 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 £340 - 1
Merseyside -5 3 £350 +7.69% 1
Milton Keynes -14 3 £425 -
Nottingham - 3 £338 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £338 -
North East +73 2 £375 +15.38% 1
West Sussex +14 2 £388 +6.16% 1
West Midlands +13 2 £238 -34.02% 2
York +12 2 £375 -
Middlesex +12 2 - -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, SQL Server Developer 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 Developer in the job title.

1 265 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 143 (53.96%) SQL
3 131 (49.43%) C#
4 116 (43.77%) .NET
5 111 (41.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 97 (36.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 96 (36.23%) Microsoft
8 71 (26.79%) Business Intelligence
9 68 (25.66%) T-SQL
9 68 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
10 62 (23.40%) ASP.NET
11 58 (21.89%) SQL Server 2012
12 57 (21.51%) Finance
13 55 (20.75%) ETL
14 53 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 49 (18.49%) Data Warehouse
16 47 (17.74%) JavaScript
17 39 (14.72%) SQL Server 2008
17 39 (14.72%) MVC
18 34 (12.83%) Team Foundation Server
19 32 (12.08%) Banking
20 31 (11.70%) SQL Server 2016
21 29 (10.94%) TDD
21 29 (10.94%) Front Office
22 28 (10.57%) Performance Tuning
23 27 (10.19%) SQL Server 2014
23 27 (10.19%) HTML
23 27 (10.19%) Oracle
24 25 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
24 25 (9.43%) AngularJS

SQL Server Developer 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 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.75%) GeoServer
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.38%) IIS
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.75%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.26%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.38%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.13%) SaaS
4 2 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.38%) IaaS
5 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.13%) IP Telephony
2 2 (0.75%) Extranet
2 2 (0.75%) Intranet
3 1 (0.38%) HTTP
3 1 (0.38%) NFC
3 1 (0.38%) SMPP
3 1 (0.38%) SMTP
3 1 (0.38%) SSH
3 1 (0.38%) SSL
3 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 111 (41.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 97 (36.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 58 (21.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 53 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 49 (18.49%) Data Warehouse
7 39 (14.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 31 (11.70%) SQL Server 2016
9 27 (10.19%) SQL Server 2014
10 13 (4.91%) Power BI
11 11 (4.15%) Relational Database
12 10 (3.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 10 (3.77%) QlikView
13 9 (3.40%) DTS
14 7 (2.64%) MS Access
14 7 (2.64%) MySQL
14 7 (2.64%) OLAP
14 7 (2.64%) Oracle Database
14 7 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (1.89%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 34 (12.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (9.06%) Visual Studio
3 14 (5.28%) Git (software)
4 11 (4.15%) Subversion
5 9 (3.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (2.64%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.75%) JIRA
8 2 (0.75%) WiX
9 1 (0.38%) Maven
9 1 (0.38%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.38%) MSTest
9 1 (0.38%) NUnit
9 1 (0.38%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 57 (21.51%) Finance
2 32 (12.08%) Banking
3 29 (10.94%) Front Office
4 12 (4.53%) Marketing
5 10 (3.77%) Back Office
5 10 (3.77%) Investment Banking
6 9 (3.40%) Retail
7 5 (1.89%) Legal
8 3 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.13%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.75%) Electronics
10 1 (0.38%) Billing
10 1 (0.38%) Law
10 1 (0.38%) Local Government
10 1 (0.38%) Publishing
10 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (43.77%) .NET
2 62 (23.40%) ASP.NET
3 27 (10.19%) HTML
4 25 (9.43%) AngularJS
5 24 (9.06%) CSS
5 24 (9.06%) WCF
6 20 (7.55%) jQuery
6 20 (7.55%) Web Services
7 18 (6.79%) .NET Framework
8 16 (6.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (5.66%) Ajax
10 13 (4.91%) WPF
11 10 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (3.77%) REST
12 9 (3.40%) Entity Framework
13 8 (3.02%) XML
14 7 (2.64%) MDX
14 7 (2.64%) NHibernate
15 6 (2.26%) Rendezvous
15 6 (2.26%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.28%) Fixed Income
3 12 (4.53%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.40%) Derivative
5 8 (3.02%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.64%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.89%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.89%) NHS
8 4 (1.51%) Equities
8 4 (1.51%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.13%) Clustering
9 3 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.13%) iPad
10 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.75%) Replication
11 1 (0.38%) AS400
11 1 (0.38%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.40%) Windows
2 3 (1.13%) Linux
3 2 (0.75%) Unix
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (26.79%) Business Intelligence
2 68 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (20.75%) ETL
4 39 (14.72%) MVC
5 29 (10.94%) TDD
6 28 (10.57%) Performance Tuning
7 23 (8.68%) SDLC
8 21 (7.92%) Asset Management
9 20 (7.55%) Scrum
10 17 (6.42%) Kimball Methodology
10 17 (6.42%) Migration
11 15 (5.66%) Analytics
11 15 (5.66%) Investment Management
11 15 (5.66%) Software Engineering
12 14 (5.28%) Web Development
13 12 (4.53%) Data Analysis
13 12 (4.53%) Data Modelling
14 11 (4.15%) Unit Testing
15 10 (3.77%) CRM
16 9 (3.40%) OO
Programming Languages
1 143 (53.96%) SQL
2 131 (49.43%) C#
3 68 (25.66%) T-SQL
4 47 (17.74%) JavaScript
5 23 (8.68%) VB.NET
6 17 (6.42%) PowerShell
7 16 (6.04%) Java
8 12 (4.53%) VBA
9 9 (3.40%) C++
10 8 (3.02%) Python
11 7 (2.64%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.26%) C
13 5 (1.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 4 (1.51%) VB
15 2 (0.75%) R
16 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.38%) Perl
16 1 (0.38%) Scala
16 1 (0.38%) VB6
16 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (3.02%) Degree
2 8 (3.02%) MCITP
3 6 (2.26%) MCSE
4 3 (1.13%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.13%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.75%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.75%) MCTS
5 2 (0.75%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.02%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.64%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) HL7
3 1 (0.38%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.38%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 2 (0.75%) Control-M
1 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 96 (36.23%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.19%) Oracle
3 15 (5.66%) Tableau
4 9 (3.40%) RedGate
4 9 (3.40%) Xamarin
5 8 (3.02%) Bloomberg
6 6 (2.26%) ION Trading
6 6 (2.26%) Perforce
6 6 (2.26%) TIBCO
6 6 (2.26%) Tradeweb
7 5 (1.89%) Sybase
8 4 (1.51%) SAP
9 3 (1.13%) Cognos
10 2 (0.75%) FactSet
10 2 (0.75%) Telerik
11 1 (0.38%) Alteryx
11 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.38%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.38%) IBM
11 1 (0.38%) ServiceNow
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