The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 28 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 138 201 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.25% 7.78% 8.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.67% 40.04% 54.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 97 103
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£365 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £28.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £133.15 £36.50 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
SQL Server
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
398 502 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.13% 19.42% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 257 184
Average daily rate £375 £373 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +10.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 8
Average hourly rate £35.50 £27.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.09% +7.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £17.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +3 69 £375 +7.14% 29
Slough -7 13 £313 -26.47% 7
Bracknell -11 8 £300 -6.97% 5
Newbury -3 4 £323 +17.27% 8
Maidenhead -8 4 £450 +7.78% 7
Wokingham +2 1 £355 - 5
Windsor - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - - 2
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 157 (50.65%) SQL
2 118 (38.06%) .NET
3 93 (30.00%) Windows
4 92 (29.68%) Microsoft
5 91 (29.35%) C#
6 79 (25.48%) JavaScript
7 72 (23.23%) ASP.NET
7 72 (23.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 69 (22.26%) HTML
9 62 (20.00%) CSS
10 54 (17.42%) MVC
11 52 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
12 49 (15.81%) Oracle
12 49 (15.81%) SharePoint
13 48 (15.48%) IIS
14 40 (12.90%) CRM
14 40 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 39 (12.58%) SQL Server 2005
15 39 (12.58%) Security Cleared
15 39 (12.58%) XML
16 38 (12.26%) jQuery
17 37 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
18 36 (11.61%) SQL Server 2012
19 34 (10.97%) Dynamics CRM
20 33 (10.65%) Data Modelling
20 33 (10.65%) Finance
21 31 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
22 30 (9.68%) T-SQL
23 29 (9.35%) MS Excel
23 29 (9.35%) DNS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 49 (15.81%) SharePoint
2 48 (15.48%) IIS
3 31 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (4.84%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (4.52%) CMS
6 12 (3.87%) MS Exchange
7 11 (3.55%) Apache
8 8 (2.58%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (2.26%) GlassFish
9 7 (2.26%) IBM Notes
9 7 (2.26%) Lotus Domino
10 6 (1.94%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.61%) Lync
12 4 (1.29%) Node.js
12 4 (1.29%) Sitefinity
12 4 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 3 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (9.35%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.55%) MS Office
3 3 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.65%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.65%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 34 (10.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.65%) Pivotal CRM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.32%) Tridion
4 1 (0.32%) Agresso
4 1 (0.32%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.32%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.97%) Office 365
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.35%) DNS
2 26 (8.39%) Internet
3 19 (6.13%) SAN
4 13 (4.19%) TCP/IP
4 13 (4.19%) Firewall
5 11 (3.55%) NetScaler
6 7 (2.26%) VPN
7 6 (1.94%) Intranet
7 6 (1.94%) Ethernet
7 6 (1.94%) Network Security
8 5 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.61%) VLAN
8 5 (1.61%) IPsec
8 5 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (1.61%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (1.61%) HTTP
8 5 (1.61%) BGP
9 4 (1.29%) WAN
9 4 (1.29%) DHCP
9 4 (1.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (23.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 40 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 39 (12.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 36 (11.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 26 (8.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (8.39%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (6.13%) SQL Server 2000
7 18 (5.81%) QlikView
7 18 (5.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (4.84%) MySQL
9 14 (4.52%) OLAP
10 13 (4.19%) DB2
11 10 (3.23%) Oracle Database
12 8 (2.58%) Relational Database
13 7 (2.26%) Star Schema
13 7 (2.26%) EDRMS
13 7 (2.26%) DataStage
14 5 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (1.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (8.71%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (3.23%) MSBuild
3 10 (3.23%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.61%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.97%) JUnit
6 3 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.97%) Subversion
7 2 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.65%) Selenium
7 2 (0.65%) LSMW
7 2 (0.65%) TestNG
7 2 (0.65%) TestLink
7 2 (0.65%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.65%) Moq
8 1 (0.32%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.32%) Firebug
8 1 (0.32%) Ant
8 1 (0.32%) Toad
General
1 33 (10.65%) Finance
2 16 (5.16%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.26%) Retail
4 6 (1.94%) Publishing
5 5 (1.61%) Banking
6 4 (1.29%) Front Office
7 3 (0.97%) Marketing
7 3 (0.97%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Legal
8 2 (0.65%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 143 (46.13%) Developer
2 49 (15.81%) Analyst
3 30 (9.68%) .NET Developer
4 25 (8.06%) Consultant
5 19 (6.13%) DBA
6 17 (5.48%) C# Developer
7 16 (5.16%) Microsoft Developer
8 14 (4.52%) CRM Developer
9 12 (3.87%) SQL DBA
9 12 (3.87%) Web Developer
10 11 (3.55%) SQL Developer
10 11 (3.55%) Designer
11 10 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (3.23%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.23%) Applications Support
11 10 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
12 9 (2.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 9 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (38.06%) .NET
2 72 (23.23%) ASP.NET
3 69 (22.26%) HTML
4 62 (20.00%) CSS
5 39 (12.58%) XML
6 38 (12.26%) jQuery
7 28 (9.03%) .NET Framework
8 27 (8.71%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (8.39%) WCF
9 26 (8.39%) Web Services
10 15 (4.84%) HTML5
11 13 (4.19%) AngularJS
12 10 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 10 (3.23%) SOAP
13 9 (2.90%) Ajax
13 9 (2.90%) CSS3
14 8 (2.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 8 (2.58%) WPF
14 8 (2.58%) DCOM
15 7 (2.26%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.19%) Data Structures
3 12 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.55%) Clustering
4 11 (3.55%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.58%) PKI
5 8 (2.58%) NHS
6 7 (2.26%) Replication
6 7 (2.26%) CLARiiON
7 5 (1.61%) Data Conversion
7 5 (1.61%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.61%) Open Source
7 5 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.29%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.97%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.97%) User Experience
10 2 (0.65%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.65%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 93 (30.00%) Windows
2 23 (7.42%) Linux
3 22 (7.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.23%) UNIX
6 7 (2.26%) AIX
7 6 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.61%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (1.61%) SUSE
9 3 (0.97%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.65%) Debian
11 1 (0.32%) Android
11 1 (0.32%) zOS
11 1 (0.32%) HPUX
11 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (17.42%) MVC
2 52 (16.77%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (12.90%) CRM
4 37 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
5 33 (10.65%) Data Modelling
6 25 (8.06%) ETL
7 24 (7.74%) Scrum
8 22 (7.10%) Migration
9 19 (6.13%) Change Management
9 19 (6.13%) Web Development
10 17 (5.48%) TDD
11 15 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (4.84%) Unit Testing
12 14 (4.52%) Analytics
13 12 (3.87%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (3.87%) Load Balancing
13 12 (3.87%) Data Analysis
14 11 (3.55%) System Testing
14 11 (3.55%) Workflow
14 11 (3.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 157 (50.65%) SQL
2 91 (29.35%) C#
3 79 (25.48%) JavaScript
4 30 (9.68%) T-SQL
5 24 (7.74%) Java
6 23 (7.42%) PowerShell
7 16 (5.16%) VBA
8 12 (3.87%) VBScript
9 7 (2.26%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.26%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.94%) PHP
10 6 (1.94%) VB
11 4 (1.29%) Python
11 4 (1.29%) Perl
11 4 (1.29%) C++
12 3 (0.97%) C
12 3 (0.97%) Ruby
13 2 (0.65%) PHP5
13 2 (0.65%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.32%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 39 (12.58%) Security Cleared
2 28 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.74%) Degree
4 17 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (5.16%) MCTS
6 6 (1.94%) MCITP
7 5 (1.61%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.29%) ISEB
9 3 (0.97%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.65%) MCSE
10 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.32%) GIAC
11 1 (0.32%) CISSP
11 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.13%) QA
2 8 (2.58%) SLA
3 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) GxP
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.16%) vSphere
3 6 (1.94%) XenApp
3 6 (1.94%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.61%) FreeRADIUS
4 5 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.29%) Firmware
5 4 (1.29%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (0.97%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.97%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.32%) Xen
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 15 (4.84%) SCCM
2 13 (4.19%) SCOM
3 10 (3.23%) NetBackup
4 8 (2.58%) WMI
5 5 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.61%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (0.97%) WSUS
7 2 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.32%) Control-M
8 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.32%) Nessus
8 1 (0.32%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 92 (29.68%) Microsoft
2 49 (15.81%) Oracle
3 22 (7.10%) VMware
4 16 (5.16%) Business Objects
5 14 (4.52%) IBM
6 13 (4.19%) Citrix
6 13 (4.19%) Symantec
6 13 (4.19%) Informatica
7 11 (3.55%) EMC
7 11 (3.55%) Cisco
7 11 (3.55%) SAP
8 10 (3.23%) Adobe
9 9 (2.90%) HP
10 8 (2.58%) CA
10 8 (2.58%) Cognos
10 8 (2.58%) Lotus
10 8 (2.58%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.94%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.61%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.61%) MicroStrategy
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