The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Berkshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 158 190 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.28% 7.90% 6.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.27% 46.34% 48.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 59 89
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 10
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
349 410 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.87% 17.05% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 165 204
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 13
Average hourly rate £187.50 £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+514.75% -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server
South East

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 71 £325 -11.56% 43
Maidenhead +1 14 £375 -16.66% 5
Slough -12 13 £350 +27.27% 9
Bracknell +1 10 £390 +4.00% 4
Newbury -4 3 £400 - 4
Windsor - 2 - - 1
Wokingham - 2 £220 - 8
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 176 (48.75%) SQL
2 135 (37.40%) .NET
3 133 (36.84%) C#
4 128 (35.46%) Microsoft
5 126 (34.90%) Windows
6 103 (28.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 88 (24.38%) ASP.NET
8 74 (20.50%) T-SQL
8 74 (20.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 70 (19.39%) Active Directory
10 67 (18.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 64 (17.73%) SQL Server 2005
12 59 (16.34%) Security Cleared
13 57 (15.79%) XML
14 55 (15.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 55 (15.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 52 (14.40%) MS Excel
16 49 (13.57%) Oracle
17 46 (12.74%) Visual Studio
18 44 (12.19%) SC Cleared
19 42 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
19 42 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
19 42 (11.63%) MVC
20 41 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
20 41 (11.36%) IIS
21 40 (11.08%) JavaScript
21 40 (11.08%) Finance
22 38 (10.53%) SharePoint
23 37 (10.25%) VMware
23 37 (10.25%) WCF

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 41 (11.36%) IIS
2 38 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 23 (6.37%) SharePoint Server
4 19 (5.26%) MS Exchange
5 17 (4.71%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.66%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.11%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.11%) CMS
8 4 (1.11%) Apache
9 3 (0.83%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.28%) Documentum
11 1 (0.28%) SAS
11 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 52 (14.40%) MS Excel
2 32 (8.86%) MS Office
3 5 (1.39%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.83%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.55%) MS Project
6 1 (0.28%) SPSS
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 14 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.55%) Agresso
3 2 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) Tridion
4 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.28%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.39%) Office 365
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.20%) LDAP
1 26 (7.20%) DNS
2 19 (5.26%) Firewall
3 18 (4.99%) Internet
4 14 (3.88%) TCP/IP
5 13 (3.60%) VoIP
5 13 (3.60%) SAN
6 10 (2.77%) LAN
6 10 (2.77%) DHCP
7 8 (2.22%) VPN
7 8 (2.22%) WAN
8 6 (1.66%) NetScaler
9 5 (1.39%) RTP
9 5 (1.39%) ISDN
10 4 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.28%) Network Security
11 1 (0.28%) HTTP
11 1 (0.28%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (28.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 74 (20.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 67 (18.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 64 (17.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 55 (15.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (7.20%) QlikView
8 23 (6.37%) OLAP
9 21 (5.82%) Oracle Database
10 18 (4.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (4.16%) DTS
12 13 (3.60%) SQL Server 2000
13 12 (3.32%) IDOL
14 11 (3.05%) MySQL
15 10 (2.77%) MS Access
15 10 (2.77%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (2.77%) BusinessObjects XI
16 9 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (2.49%) DB2
17 8 (2.22%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 46 (12.74%) Visual Studio
2 16 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.22%) Selenium
4 7 (1.94%) SoapUI
5 5 (1.39%) WebDriver
6 4 (1.11%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (1.11%) NUnit
6 4 (1.11%) JUnit
7 3 (0.83%) WinRunner
7 3 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.83%) TestNG
7 3 (0.83%) JIRA
7 3 (0.83%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.83%) Ranorex
8 2 (0.55%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (0.55%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.55%) Toad
General
1 40 (11.08%) Finance
2 11 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.39%) Marketing
4 3 (0.83%) Advertising
4 3 (0.83%) Publishing
5 2 (0.55%) Games
5 2 (0.55%) Electronics
5 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.55%) Retail
6 1 (0.28%) Billing
6 1 (0.28%) Law
6 1 (0.28%) Legal
6 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.28%) Front Office
6 1 (0.28%) Military
6 1 (0.28%) Banking
Job Titles
1 137 (37.95%) Developer
2 40 (11.08%) Analyst
3 34 (9.42%) DBA
3 34 (9.42%) .NET Developer
4 29 (8.03%) Consultant
5 26 (7.20%) SQL Developer
6 25 (6.93%) SharePoint Developer
7 23 (6.37%) SQL DBA
7 23 (6.37%) ASP.NET Developer
8 20 (5.54%) C# Developer
9 19 (5.26%) Support Engineer
10 16 (4.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 11 (3.05%) Administrator
11 11 (3.05%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (2.77%) SCCM Engineer
12 10 (2.77%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (2.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (2.77%) Information Manager
13 9 (2.49%) Architect
14 8 (2.22%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (37.40%) .NET
2 88 (24.38%) ASP.NET
3 57 (15.79%) XML
4 37 (10.25%) WCF
5 35 (9.70%) HTML
5 35 (9.70%) .NET Framework
6 28 (7.76%) CSS
7 26 (7.20%) Web Services
7 26 (7.20%) jQuery
7 26 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (4.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 15 (4.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 15 (4.16%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 13 (3.60%) Ajax
11 11 (3.05%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 10 (2.77%) DCOM
13 9 (2.49%) SOAP
14 8 (2.22%) WSDL
14 8 (2.22%) Razor View Engine
15 7 (1.94%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.43%) NHS
2 11 (3.05%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.77%) PKI
3 10 (2.77%) Replication
4 9 (2.49%) Clustering
5 6 (1.66%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.66%) Data Extraction
6 5 (1.39%) Open Source
7 4 (1.11%) Kindle
8 3 (0.83%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.83%) iSeries
8 3 (0.83%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.83%) EPoS
8 3 (0.83%) Statistics
9 2 (0.55%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.55%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.55%) DTV
9 2 (0.55%) CESG
9 2 (0.55%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 126 (34.90%) Windows
2 55 (15.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 42 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (9.42%) Linux
5 20 (5.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.49%) UNIX
6 9 (2.49%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.94%) Windows 8
7 7 (1.94%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.11%) zOS
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
10 1 (0.28%) SUSE
10 1 (0.28%) Debian
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.63%) MVC
2 32 (8.86%) Migration
3 28 (7.76%) ETL
3 28 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (6.65%) Web Development
5 23 (6.37%) Scrum
5 23 (6.37%) Performance Tuning
6 21 (5.82%) CRM
7 20 (5.54%) Workflow
8 18 (4.99%) TDD
9 16 (4.43%) Data Modelling
10 14 (3.88%) Test Scripting
11 13 (3.60%) Analytics
11 13 (3.60%) SOA
12 12 (3.32%) ITIL
12 12 (3.32%) Validation
13 11 (3.05%) Data Management
13 11 (3.05%) Document Management
14 10 (2.77%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 176 (48.75%) SQL
2 133 (36.84%) C#
3 74 (20.50%) T-SQL
4 40 (11.08%) JavaScript
5 17 (4.71%) PowerShell
6 16 (4.43%) Java
7 15 (4.16%) C++
8 13 (3.60%) C
9 12 (3.32%) VBScript
10 10 (2.77%) VB
11 9 (2.49%) VB.NET
12 8 (2.22%) VBA
13 5 (1.39%) Perl
14 4 (1.11%) Ruby
15 3 (0.83%) Python
16 2 (0.55%) RPG
16 2 (0.55%) VB6
16 2 (0.55%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.55%) RPG IV
17 1 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 59 (16.34%) Security Cleared
2 44 (12.19%) SC Cleared
3 29 (8.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (4.71%) Degree
5 14 (3.88%) MCTS
6 13 (3.60%) MCSE
7 11 (3.05%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.22%) CCNA
8 8 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.66%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.39%) CCVP
11 4 (1.11%) MCSD
11 4 (1.11%) ISEB
12 3 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.28%) CCIE
13 1 (0.28%) CNE
13 1 (0.28%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.26%) SLA
2 14 (3.88%) ISO 9001
3 11 (3.05%) QA
4 6 (1.66%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (19.39%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.49%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.66%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.39%) XenApp
7 4 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (1.11%) Xen
7 4 (1.11%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 21 (5.82%) SCCM
2 15 (4.16%) SCOM
2 15 (4.16%) WSUS
3 10 (2.77%) WMI
4 3 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.83%) Nessus
5 2 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.28%) Puppet
6 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.28%) Netcool/Webtop
6 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.28%) Netcool
6 1 (0.28%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 128 (35.46%) Microsoft
2 49 (13.57%) Oracle
3 37 (10.25%) VMware
4 24 (6.65%) Cisco
5 15 (4.16%) Business Objects
6 13 (3.60%) IBM
6 13 (3.60%) Citrix
7 12 (3.32%) Meridio
8 10 (2.77%) Informatica
9 7 (1.94%) HP
10 6 (1.66%) SAP
10 6 (1.66%) Cognos
11 5 (1.39%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.83%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.83%) Unica
12 3 (0.83%) CA
13 2 (0.55%) Lotus
13 2 (0.55%) JDA
13 2 (0.55%) Manugistics
13 2 (0.55%) Nintex
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