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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 28 30 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 133 126 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.23% 4.76% 9.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.05% 32.90% 46.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 70 136
Average daily rate £400 £338 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £454 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
Average hourly rate £14.15 £45.58 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.95% +119.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £31.25 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £55.65 £22.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
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
359 383 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.13% 14.47% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 212 273
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 9 11
Average hourly rate £12.50 £39.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.35% +125.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £30.00 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £55.65 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 57 £400 +16.36% 42
Bracknell +7 17 £346 +15.41% 9
Slough +10 9 £353 +8.46% 9
Newbury +8 4 £313 -3.10% 6
Wokingham -5 3 £325 -8.45% 2
Maidenhead +2 2 £485 +7.77% 5
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 151 (52.61%) SQL
2 133 (46.34%) Microsoft
3 89 (31.01%) .NET
4 71 (24.74%) C#
4 71 (24.74%) Business Intelligence
5 69 (24.04%) Windows
6 63 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 54 (18.82%) Oracle
8 53 (18.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 52 (18.12%) MS Excel
10 51 (17.77%) T-SQL
11 47 (16.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 39 (13.59%) Data Warehouse
12 39 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (13.24%) HTML
13 38 (13.24%) VMware
14 35 (12.20%) SharePoint
15 34 (11.85%) ETL
15 34 (11.85%) Windows Server
16 33 (11.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 32 (11.15%) JavaScript
18 31 (10.80%) Web Services
18 31 (10.80%) Active Directory
19 30 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
20 29 (10.10%) MVC
20 29 (10.10%) SDLC
20 29 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
21 28 (9.76%) Visual Studio
21 28 (9.76%) ASP.NET
22 27 (9.41%) Relational Database

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 35 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 26 (9.06%) IIS
3 19 (6.62%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.39%) Apache
7 4 (1.39%) Lync
8 3 (1.05%) CMS
8 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.05%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.05%) WordPress
9 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.35%) WildFly
Applications
1 52 (18.12%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.18%) MS Office
3 4 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) MS Project
4 1 (0.35%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 14 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.35%) Maximo
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.35%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.74%) Office 365
3 4 (1.39%) Scribe Online
4 3 (1.05%) SaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.01%) DNS
2 15 (5.23%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.88%) DHCP
4 13 (4.53%) SAN
5 11 (3.83%) iSCSI
5 11 (3.83%) LAN
6 9 (3.14%) Firewall
6 9 (3.14%) WAN
7 7 (2.44%) Intranet
8 5 (1.74%) MPLS
9 4 (1.39%) Network Security
10 3 (1.05%) VoIP
11 2 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.70%) HTTP
11 2 (0.70%) Internet
11 2 (0.70%) IPv6
11 2 (0.70%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.70%) NAS
11 2 (0.70%) VPN
11 2 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 53 (18.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (16.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (13.59%) Data Warehouse
5 33 (11.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (9.41%) Relational Database
7 25 (8.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (6.62%) Big Data
8 19 (6.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (6.27%) BusinessObjects
10 15 (5.23%) Hadoop
11 14 (4.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 12 (4.18%) MS Access
13 11 (3.83%) OLAP
13 11 (3.83%) Oracle Database
13 11 (3.83%) Power BI
13 11 (3.83%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (2.79%) DB2
14 8 (2.79%) QlikView
15 7 (2.44%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 30 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (9.76%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.74%) MSBuild
3 5 (1.74%) WiX
4 4 (1.39%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (1.39%) Subversion
5 2 (0.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.70%) Moq
5 2 (0.70%) NuGet
5 2 (0.70%) Selenium
5 2 (0.70%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.70%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.35%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.35%) PVCS
6 1 (0.35%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.35%) Toad
6 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (9.06%) Telecoms
2 17 (5.92%) Finance
3 14 (4.88%) Marketing
4 12 (4.18%) Automotive
4 12 (4.18%) Retail
5 6 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.39%) Banking
7 3 (1.05%) Advertising
7 3 (1.05%) Electronics
8 2 (0.70%) Back Office
8 2 (0.70%) Billing
8 2 (0.70%) Legal
8 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Law
9 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 111 (38.68%) Developer
2 46 (16.03%) Architect
2 46 (16.03%) SQL Developer
3 38 (13.24%) Analyst
4 30 (10.45%) .NET Developer
5 26 (9.06%) C# Developer
6 25 (8.71%) Consultant
7 24 (8.36%) Data Architect
8 22 (7.67%) SQL Server Developer
9 18 (6.27%) C# .NET Developer
9 18 (6.27%) Support Engineer
10 16 (5.57%) Administrator
11 13 (4.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (4.18%) Angular Developer
12 12 (4.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 12 (4.18%) Systems Developer
13 11 (3.83%) Applications Support
13 11 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 11 (3.83%) Data Analyst
13 11 (3.83%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (31.01%) .NET
2 38 (13.24%) HTML
3 31 (10.80%) Web Services
4 28 (9.76%) ASP.NET
5 24 (8.36%) CSS
6 23 (8.01%) XML
7 20 (6.97%) .NET Framework
7 20 (6.97%) AngularJS
7 20 (6.97%) jQuery
8 15 (5.23%) HTML5
9 13 (4.53%) Ajax
10 12 (4.18%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (3.48%) Entity Framework
11 10 (3.48%) WCF
12 9 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (3.14%) SOAP
12 9 (3.14%) XSL
13 7 (2.44%) REST
13 7 (2.44%) RESTful
13 7 (2.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.53%) Public Cloud
3 12 (4.18%) Visualisation
4 9 (3.14%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.14%) Data Integration
5 8 (2.79%) Clustering
5 8 (2.79%) NHS
6 7 (2.44%) Social Media
7 5 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.74%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (1.05%) Pricing Data
9 3 (1.05%) Statistics
10 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.70%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.70%) FMCG
10 2 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 69 (24.04%) Windows
2 34 (11.85%) Windows Server
3 23 (8.01%) Unix
4 17 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (5.23%) Linux
6 12 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.09%) Solaris
9 5 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.74%) zOS
10 4 (1.39%) AIX
11 3 (1.05%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.70%) SUSE
12 2 (0.70%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.70%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.70%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.70%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.35%) Android
13 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (24.74%) Business Intelligence
2 39 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (11.85%) ETL
4 29 (10.10%) MVC
4 29 (10.10%) SDLC
5 26 (9.06%) Migration
6 25 (8.71%) Performance Tuning
7 23 (8.01%) Data Management
8 22 (7.67%) Data Architecture
9 20 (6.97%) Translating Business Requirements
10 19 (6.62%) Analytics
11 17 (5.92%) CRM
11 17 (5.92%) ITIL
12 16 (5.57%) Project Management
12 16 (5.57%) Workflow
13 15 (5.23%) Data Modelling
14 13 (4.53%) Root Cause Analysis
14 13 (4.53%) Scrum
14 13 (4.53%) Technical Architecture
14 13 (4.53%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 151 (52.61%) SQL
2 71 (24.74%) C#
3 51 (17.77%) T-SQL
4 32 (11.15%) JavaScript
5 21 (7.32%) PowerShell
6 16 (5.57%) VB
7 12 (4.18%) VB.NET
8 10 (3.48%) Java
9 8 (2.79%) VBA
10 5 (1.74%) COBOL
11 4 (1.39%) C++
11 4 (1.39%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.39%) VB6
12 3 (1.05%) C
13 2 (0.70%) PHP
13 2 (0.70%) Ruby
13 2 (0.70%) VBScript
14 1 (0.35%) C-shell
14 1 (0.35%) Korn
14 1 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (5.57%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.23%) Degree
4 9 (3.14%) MCSE
4 9 (3.14%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.74%) MCSD
6 4 (1.39%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.05%) MCP
7 3 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.70%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.70%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.70%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.70%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (0.70%) VCP5
8 2 (0.70%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (1.74%) QA
2 5 (1.74%) SLA
3 3 (1.05%) TickIT
4 2 (0.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.35%) SDET
System Software
1 31 (10.80%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.23%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.79%) VMware ESX
5 7 (2.44%) vSphere
6 5 (1.74%) XenApp
7 3 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (1.05%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.05%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.35%) KVM
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.35%) NFS
9 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (1.74%) NetBackup
1 5 (1.74%) SCCM
2 4 (1.39%) Backup Exec
2 4 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (1.39%) WSUS
3 3 (1.05%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.70%) Perfmon
4 2 (0.70%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.70%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.70%) vMotion
5 1 (0.35%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.35%) Simpana
Vendors
1 133 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 54 (18.82%) Oracle
3 38 (13.24%) VMware
4 13 (4.53%) Citrix
4 13 (4.53%) SAP
5 11 (3.83%) Tableau
6 10 (3.48%) HP
7 9 (3.14%) Cisco
8 8 (2.79%) EMC
8 8 (2.79%) Teradata
9 6 (2.09%) Capita
9 6 (2.09%) IBM
9 6 (2.09%) NetApp
9 6 (2.09%) ServiceNow
9 6 (2.09%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.74%) Nintex
10 5 (1.74%) Sony
11 4 (1.39%) Cognos
11 4 (1.39%) Remedy
11 4 (1.39%) Veritas
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