Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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 Developer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 530 564 424
Rank change year-on-year +34 -140 +43
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 365 339 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.33% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.34% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 262 455
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £307 £295 £270
90th Percentile £588 £506 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £32.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £32.26

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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
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 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Developer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server Developer in the UK

SQL Server Developer
Top 15 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 6 months to 20 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 +44 345 £400 +6.67% 56
UK excluding London +53 206 £363 +3.57% 46
London -7 154 £500 +11.11% 13
South East +43 96 £363 -3.33% 12
East of England +14 39 £335 -7.59% 5
North of England +44 32 £360 - 14
Midlands +3 23 £315 +6.78% 6
Yorkshire +18 20 £350 -7.89% 9
South West +9 17 £423 +26.12% 6
Scotland -13 13 £400 +29.03% 2
East Midlands -1 12 £315 -13.10% 3
West Midlands +10 11 £388 +31.36% 3
North West +4 10 £375 +11.11% 5
North East +61 2 £375 -12.28%
Wales +12 2 £450 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 365 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 200 (54.79%) SQL
3 177 (48.49%) C#
4 161 (44.11%) .NET
5 140 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
6 130 (35.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 126 (34.52%) Microsoft
8 101 (27.67%) Finance
9 100 (27.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 91 (24.93%) T-SQL
11 80 (21.92%) ASP.NET
11 80 (21.92%) MVC
12 77 (21.10%) ETL
13 73 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
14 72 (19.73%) Business Intelligence
15 64 (17.53%) SQL Server 2008
16 58 (15.89%) SQL Server 2012
17 57 (15.62%) WCF
18 54 (14.79%) SDLC
18 54 (14.79%) TDD
19 53 (14.52%) JavaScript
20 51 (13.97%) Performance Tuning
20 51 (13.97%) Oracle
21 50 (13.70%) Banking
22 45 (12.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 44 (12.05%) AngularJS
23 44 (12.05%) Web Services
24 43 (11.78%) Data Modelling
24 43 (11.78%) Team Foundation Server
25 41 (11.23%) SQL Server 2016

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 5 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.10%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.55%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.55%) JBoss
4 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.55%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.27%) Confluence
5 1 (0.27%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.27%) IIS
5 1 (0.27%) Mule
Applications
1 13 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.19%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.55%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.82%) SaaS
4 2 (0.55%) npm
4 2 (0.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.27%) G Suite
5 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.27%) IaaS
5 1 (0.27%) PaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.37%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.82%) CTI
2 3 (0.82%) Network Security
3 1 (0.27%) AMQP
3 1 (0.27%) Extranet
3 1 (0.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 365 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 130 (35.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 100 (27.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 73 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 64 (17.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 58 (15.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 45 (12.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 41 (11.23%) SQL Server 2016
9 27 (7.40%) SQL Server 2014
10 17 (4.66%) OLAP
10 17 (4.66%) QlikView
10 17 (4.66%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (4.11%) Relational Database
12 10 (2.74%) MySQL
12 10 (2.74%) OLTP
12 10 (2.74%) Power BI
13 9 (2.47%) MS Access
14 8 (2.19%) NoSQL
14 8 (2.19%) OLAP Cube
15 5 (1.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 43 (11.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (7.40%) Visual Studio
3 19 (5.21%) TeamCity
4 14 (3.84%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.74%) FitNesse
5 10 (2.74%) Subversion
6 9 (2.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (2.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (1.10%) JIRA
8 4 (1.10%) NUnit
9 3 (0.82%) Moq
9 3 (0.82%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.82%) WiX
10 2 (0.55%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.55%) Maven
10 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.55%) webpack
11 1 (0.27%) JUnit
11 1 (0.27%) Selenium
General
1 101 (27.67%) Finance
2 50 (13.70%) Banking
3 33 (9.04%) Investment Banking
4 25 (6.85%) Front Office
5 8 (2.19%) Retail
6 5 (1.37%) Back Office
6 5 (1.37%) Marketing
7 4 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.10%) Publishing
8 2 (0.55%) Legal
8 2 (0.55%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.27%) Automotive
9 1 (0.27%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (44.11%) .NET
2 80 (21.92%) ASP.NET
3 57 (15.62%) WCF
4 44 (12.05%) AngularJS
4 44 (12.05%) Web Services
5 41 (11.23%) HTML
6 38 (10.41%) jQuery
7 35 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 32 (8.77%) ASP.NET Web API
9 29 (7.95%) CSS
10 25 (6.85%) .NET Framework
11 24 (6.58%) Ajax
12 21 (5.75%) NHibernate
13 17 (4.66%) Entity Framework
13 17 (4.66%) REST
13 17 (4.66%) WPF
14 15 (4.11%) XML
15 13 (3.56%) MDX
16 11 (3.01%) HTML5
17 9 (2.47%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.77%) Fixed Income
2 29 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.95%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (4.93%) N-Tier
4 15 (4.11%) Hedge funds
5 12 (3.29%) Equities
6 11 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.01%) Fintech
7 9 (2.47%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.92%) Derivative
9 5 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.37%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.10%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.10%) Replication
11 2 (0.55%) iPad
11 2 (0.55%) Linked Data
11 2 (0.55%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.55%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.66%) Windows
2 5 (1.37%) Linux
3 4 (1.10%) Unix
4 1 (0.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (21.92%) MVC
3 77 (21.10%) ETL
4 72 (19.73%) Business Intelligence
5 54 (14.79%) SDLC
5 54 (14.79%) TDD
6 51 (13.97%) Performance Tuning
7 43 (11.78%) Data Modelling
8 37 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (9.32%) Asset Management
10 33 (9.04%) Scrum
11 32 (8.77%) Web Development
12 31 (8.49%) Migration
13 28 (7.67%) Unit Testing
14 27 (7.40%) SOLID
15 21 (5.75%) Kimball Methodology
16 20 (5.48%) Test Automation
17 19 (5.21%) Analytics
18 18 (4.93%) Data Migration
18 18 (4.93%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (54.79%) SQL
2 177 (48.49%) C#
3 91 (24.93%) T-SQL
4 53 (14.52%) JavaScript
5 29 (7.95%) VB.NET
6 22 (6.03%) Java
7 21 (5.75%) PowerShell
8 13 (3.56%) C++
8 13 (3.56%) VBA
9 7 (1.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (1.10%) VB
11 3 (0.82%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.82%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.82%) VB6
12 2 (0.55%) Python
13 1 (0.27%) C
13 1 (0.27%) Perl
13 1 (0.27%) PHP
13 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (3.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.47%) MCITP
2 9 (2.47%) MCSE
2 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.64%) Degree
5 4 (1.10%) PMP
6 3 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.19%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.64%) MiFID
3 5 (1.37%) QA
4 3 (0.82%) GAAP
5 2 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.27%) GCP
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.10%) Docker
2 2 (0.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.55%) Ansible
1 2 (0.55%) Control-M
2 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.27%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.27%) Puppet
2 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 126 (34.52%) Microsoft
2 51 (13.97%) Oracle
3 22 (6.03%) Tableau
4 13 (3.56%) Bloomberg
5 12 (3.29%) RedGate
6 10 (2.74%) TIBCO
7 8 (2.19%) ION Trading
7 8 (2.19%) Perforce
7 8 (2.19%) Tradeweb
8 7 (1.92%) DevExpress
9 6 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.37%) IBM
11 4 (1.10%) Charles River
11 4 (1.10%) Citrix
11 4 (1.10%) Fiserv
11 4 (1.10%) Reuters
12 3 (0.82%) Mercator
13 2 (0.55%) Lotus
13 2 (0.55%) SAP
13 2 (0.55%) Sybase