The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £361 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Developer
UK
Rank 453 389 372
Rank change year-on-year -64 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 130 268 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.50% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.53% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 201 198
Median daily rate £361 £380 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.93% +12.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £349 £325
% change year-on-year -6.87% +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £60.62 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.62 £47.75
% change year-on-year - +26.94%  

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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 -73 122 £361 -4.93% 58
London -25 61 £450 -5.26% 17
South East -14 22 £328 -2.60% 13
City of London +6 15 £450 -2.17% 4
Yorkshire +2 12 £315 -17.10% 3
Berkshire +35 8 £361 - 2
South West +3 8 £275 -21.42% 2
West Yorkshire +3 8 £315 -17.10% 1
Gloucestershire +12 7 £275 -31.25%
West Midlands +2 7 £325 - 4
Leeds 0 7 £315 -17.10% 1
Cirencester - 6 £275 -
Reading +25 5 £361 - 1
Scotland +22 5 £338 -5.59% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 5 £315 -30.95% 3
North West +15 4 £281 -12.79% 8
Nottinghamshire +9 4 £319 +15.90%
East Midlands -2 4 £319 +28.78% 4
East of England -9 4 £394 +26.00% 7
Edinburgh +19 3 £275 -23.07% 1
Kent +5 3 £325 -1.51%
Birmingham -11 3 £345 +6.15% 1
Cheshire +22 2 £281 -13.46% 1
Hampshire +13 2 £388 +24.00% 2
Manchester +10 2 - - 6
Hertfordshire +1 2 £431 +7.81% 3
South Yorkshire -2 2 £438 +45.83%
Kingston Upon Thames -7 2 £355 -
West End of London - 2 £98 - 1
Gerrards Cross - 2 £275 -

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 302 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 171 (56.62%) SQL
3 153 (50.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 145 (48.01%) .NET
5 127 (42.05%) C#
6 120 (39.74%) Microsoft
7 117 (38.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 103 (34.11%) T-SQL
9 85 (28.15%) Finance
10 83 (27.48%) Business Intelligence
10 83 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
11 71 (23.51%) Data Warehouse
11 71 (23.51%) SQL Server 2012
12 60 (19.87%) ETL
12 60 (19.87%) JavaScript
13 59 (19.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 56 (18.54%) ASP.NET
15 53 (17.55%) SQL Server 2008
16 43 (14.24%) Team Foundation Server
17 40 (13.25%) MS Excel
17 40 (13.25%) Banking
18 38 (12.58%) MVC
18 38 (12.58%) SQL Server 2014
19 37 (12.25%) Migration
20 31 (10.26%) Oracle
21 30 (9.93%) TDD
22 29 (9.60%) HTML
23 27 (8.94%) .NET Framework
24 25 (8.28%) Web Services
24 25 (8.28%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 16 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.66%) IIS
3 4 (1.32%) CMS
4 3 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.99%) GeoServer
4 3 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.66%) Confluence
5 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.33%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 40 (13.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.99%) MS Office
2 3 (0.99%) SPSS
3 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.33%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.32%) IaaS
3 4 (1.32%) PaaS
4 3 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.66%) GitHub
5 2 (0.66%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.33%) Boomi
6 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.99%) Intranet
1 3 (0.99%) IP Telephony
2 2 (0.66%) Extranet
3 1 (0.33%) HTTP
3 1 (0.33%) NFC
3 1 (0.33%) SMPP
3 1 (0.33%) SMTP
3 1 (0.33%) SSH
3 1 (0.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 153 (50.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 117 (38.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 71 (23.51%) Data Warehouse
4 71 (23.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 59 (19.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 53 (17.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 38 (12.58%) SQL Server 2014
8 24 (7.95%) SQL Server 2016
9 16 (5.30%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (4.64%) Power BI
11 12 (3.97%) DTS
12 11 (3.64%) MS Access
13 10 (3.31%) Data Mart
13 10 (3.31%) Relational Database
13 10 (3.31%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (2.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 7 (2.32%) Data Mining
15 7 (2.32%) Oracle Database
16 6 (1.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 43 (14.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (5.96%) Visual Studio
3 16 (5.30%) Subversion
4 11 (3.64%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.32%) JIRA
5 4 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.66%) NUnit
6 2 (0.66%) WiX
7 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.33%) Maven
7 1 (0.33%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.33%) MSTest
7 1 (0.33%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 85 (28.15%) Finance
2 40 (13.25%) Banking
3 16 (5.30%) Front Office
4 14 (4.64%) Marketing
5 11 (3.64%) Back Office
6 9 (2.98%) Retail
7 6 (1.99%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.99%) Legal
7 6 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.66%) Electronics
8 5 (1.66%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.32%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.99%) Advertising
10 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) Local Government
11 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (48.01%) .NET
2 56 (18.54%) ASP.NET
3 29 (9.60%) HTML
4 27 (8.94%) .NET Framework
5 25 (8.28%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (8.28%) Web Services
6 24 (7.95%) AngularJS
6 24 (7.95%) CSS
6 24 (7.95%) WCF
7 17 (5.63%) Entity Framework
7 17 (5.63%) jQuery
7 17 (5.63%) XML
8 14 (4.64%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (3.31%) Ajax
9 10 (3.31%) RESTful
9 10 (3.31%) WPF
10 7 (2.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 7 (2.32%) LINQ
10 7 (2.32%) MDX
10 7 (2.32%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.64%) Fixed Income
3 10 (3.31%) Derivative
4 8 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.65%) Equities
5 7 (2.32%) Replication
6 6 (1.99%) NHS
7 5 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.66%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.99%) Clustering
9 2 (0.66%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.66%) Fintech
9 2 (0.66%) FMCG
9 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.33%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.33%) iPad
10 1 (0.33%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.30%) Windows
2 4 (1.32%) Linux
3 2 (0.66%) Unix
3 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
1 83 (27.48%) Business Intelligence
2 60 (19.87%) ETL
3 38 (12.58%) MVC
4 37 (12.25%) Migration
5 30 (9.93%) TDD
6 24 (7.95%) Scrum
7 21 (6.95%) Kimball Methodology
8 20 (6.62%) Analytics
9 17 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (5.30%) Data Modelling
11 14 (4.64%) Data Analysis
11 14 (4.64%) SDLC
12 13 (4.30%) Web Development
13 12 (3.97%) Software Engineering
14 11 (3.64%) Asset Management
14 11 (3.64%) Workflow
15 10 (3.31%) CRM
15 10 (3.31%) Inversion of Control
15 10 (3.31%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (56.62%) SQL
2 127 (42.05%) C#
3 103 (34.11%) T-SQL
4 60 (19.87%) JavaScript
5 24 (7.95%) VB.NET
6 17 (5.63%) PowerShell
7 16 (5.30%) VBA
8 14 (4.64%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.65%) VB
10 7 (2.32%) Java
10 7 (2.32%) Python
11 5 (1.66%) C
11 5 (1.66%) VB6
12 4 (1.32%) R
13 3 (0.99%) C++
13 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.66%) Perl
14 2 (0.66%) PHP
14 2 (0.66%) VBScript
15 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (4.30%) Degree
2 8 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.99%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.66%) MCITP
5 4 (1.32%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.66%) MCTS
6 2 (0.66%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.98%) QA
2 5 (1.66%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.33%) Basel III
4 1 (0.33%) COREP
4 1 (0.33%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.33%) FINREP
4 1 (0.33%) HL7
4 1 (0.33%) IFRS
4 1 (0.33%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (0.66%) Control-M
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.33%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 120 (39.74%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.26%) Oracle
3 13 (4.30%) Tableau
4 10 (3.31%) Sybase
4 10 (3.31%) Xamarin
5 5 (1.66%) SAP
6 4 (1.32%) Bloomberg
7 3 (0.99%) Adobe
7 3 (0.99%) Cognos
7 3 (0.99%) RedGate
7 3 (0.99%) Symantec
8 2 (0.66%) Embarcadero
8 2 (0.66%) FactSet
8 2 (0.66%) Google
8 2 (0.66%) Teradata
9 1 (0.33%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.33%) Dell
9 1 (0.33%) ESRI
9 1 (0.33%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.33%) IBM
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