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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 21 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 169 199 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.91% 7.87% 7.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.16% 42.16% 53.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 84 99
Average daily rate
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£365 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £483 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
Average hourly rate - £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
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
324 472 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.25% 18.66% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 222 181
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £239 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £545 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 10
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.03 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-3.20% -0.07%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -1 69 £375 +3.44% 34
Slough -5 26 £350 -17.64% 9
Maidenhead -6 12 £344 +5.76% 6
Bracknell -4 9 £300 -20.00% 5
Newbury -3 3 £400 +20.30% 2
Hungerford - 1 - - 4
Windsor - 1 £375 - 3
Wokingham - 1 - - 3
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 163 (46.18%) SQL
2 150 (42.49%) .NET
3 137 (38.81%) Windows
4 127 (35.98%) C#
5 116 (32.86%) Microsoft
6 92 (26.06%) ASP.NET
7 83 (23.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 61 (17.28%) Security Cleared
8 61 (17.28%) Active Directory
9 60 (17.00%) T-SQL
9 60 (17.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 59 (16.71%) Agile Software Development
11 58 (16.43%) JavaScript
12 57 (16.15%) XML
13 56 (15.86%) IIS
14 54 (15.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 54 (15.30%) SQL Server 2012
15 53 (15.01%) Windows Server 2003
16 48 (13.60%) SC Cleared
17 47 (13.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 47 (13.31%) Oracle
18 45 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
19 44 (12.46%) MS Excel
19 44 (12.46%) MVC
20 41 (11.61%) HTML
21 40 (11.33%) Visual Studio
22 39 (11.05%) Linux
22 39 (11.05%) WCF
22 39 (11.05%) VMware
23 38 (10.76%) .NET Framework

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 56 (15.86%) IIS
2 37 (10.48%) SharePoint
3 24 (6.80%) SharePoint Server
4 18 (5.10%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (4.25%) MS Exchange
6 10 (2.83%) Apache
7 8 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (1.98%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.70%) Lotus Domino
9 6 (1.70%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.70%) GlassFish
10 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.13%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.85%) CMS
12 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 44 (12.46%) MS Excel
2 31 (8.78%) MS Office
3 5 (1.42%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.57%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (6.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.57%) Agresso
2 2 (0.57%) Pivotal CRM
2 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.28%) Tridion
3 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.28%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.70%) Office 365
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.48%) DNS
2 27 (7.65%) LDAP
3 26 (7.37%) Internet
4 15 (4.25%) SAN
4 15 (4.25%) TCP/IP
5 14 (3.97%) Firewall
6 13 (3.68%) DHCP
7 8 (2.27%) VoIP
8 7 (1.98%) NetScaler
9 6 (1.70%) RTP
9 6 (1.70%) HTTP
10 5 (1.42%) ISDN
11 4 (1.13%) VPN
11 4 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.85%) FTP
12 3 (0.85%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.85%) SSL
12 3 (0.85%) LAN
12 3 (0.85%) WAN
13 2 (0.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (23.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 60 (17.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 54 (15.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 54 (15.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 47 (13.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (7.93%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (5.38%) OLAP
6 19 (5.38%) QlikView
7 17 (4.82%) MySQL
8 16 (4.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (4.25%) DTS
10 14 (3.97%) SQL Server 2000
10 14 (3.97%) Oracle Database
11 11 (3.12%) IDOL
11 11 (3.12%) DB2
12 10 (2.83%) Relational Database
13 8 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (1.70%) DataStage
14 6 (1.70%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 40 (11.33%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.83%) TeamCity
3 10 (2.83%) MSBuild
4 6 (1.70%) SoapUI
5 5 (1.42%) Selenium
6 4 (1.13%) JUnit
6 4 (1.13%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.13%) NUnit
7 3 (0.85%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.85%) TestNG
7 3 (0.85%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.57%) Ranorex
8 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.57%) LSMW
8 2 (0.57%) Subversion
8 2 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.57%) Toad
8 2 (0.57%) WinRunner
8 2 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 33 (9.35%) Finance
2 12 (3.40%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.70%) Publishing
4 4 (1.13%) Advertising
5 3 (0.85%) Marketing
6 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.28%) Legal
7 1 (0.28%) Military
7 1 (0.28%) Retail
7 1 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 137 (38.81%) Developer
2 38 (10.76%) Analyst
2 38 (10.76%) Consultant
3 35 (9.92%) .NET Developer
4 28 (7.93%) DBA
5 24 (6.80%) SharePoint Developer
6 19 (5.38%) SQL DBA
7 18 (5.10%) ASP.NET Developer
7 18 (5.10%) C# Developer
8 14 (3.97%) Support Engineer
9 12 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (3.40%) Administrator
9 12 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (3.40%) SQL Developer
10 10 (2.83%) CRM Consultant
10 10 (2.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 10 (2.83%) Support Analyst
10 10 (2.83%) Web Developer
10 10 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 10 (2.83%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (42.49%) .NET
2 92 (26.06%) ASP.NET
3 57 (16.15%) XML
4 41 (11.61%) HTML
5 39 (11.05%) WCF
6 38 (10.76%) .NET Framework
7 36 (10.20%) CSS
8 35 (9.92%) Web Services
9 27 (7.65%) jQuery
10 24 (6.80%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (4.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 15 (4.25%) Ajax
12 15 (4.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 13 (3.68%) SOAP
14 12 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 10 (2.83%) DCOM
16 9 (2.55%) Razor View Engine
16 9 (2.55%) LINQ
17 8 (2.27%) Silverlight
17 8 (2.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.82%) NHS
2 11 (3.12%) Clustering
2 11 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.83%) PKI
4 9 (2.55%) Replication
5 7 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.70%) CLARiiON
6 6 (1.70%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.70%) Open Source
7 5 (1.42%) Data Conversion
8 3 (0.85%) Data Extraction
8 3 (0.85%) EPoS
9 2 (0.57%) iSeries
9 2 (0.57%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.57%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.57%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.57%) DTV
10 1 (0.28%) Firmware
10 1 (0.28%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.28%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 137 (38.81%) Windows
2 53 (15.01%) Windows Server 2003
3 45 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (11.05%) Linux
5 27 (7.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.12%) UNIX
7 10 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.83%) Windows 7
8 8 (2.27%) Windows 8
9 7 (1.98%) Windows 2000 Server
9 7 (1.98%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.13%) zOS
11 3 (0.85%) AIX
11 3 (0.85%) Debian
12 2 (0.57%) SUSE
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.28%) HPUX
13 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (16.71%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (12.46%) MVC
3 36 (10.20%) Migration
4 29 (8.22%) Web Development
5 28 (7.93%) CRM
5 28 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (7.37%) Scrum
7 25 (7.08%) ETL
8 19 (5.38%) Workflow
8 19 (5.38%) TDD
9 16 (4.53%) SOA
9 16 (4.53%) Data Modelling
9 16 (4.53%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (4.25%) Change Management
11 13 (3.68%) Validation
11 13 (3.68%) Data Analysis
11 13 (3.68%) Kimball Methodology
12 12 (3.40%) OO
13 11 (3.12%) ITIL
13 11 (3.12%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 163 (46.18%) SQL
2 127 (35.98%) C#
3 60 (17.00%) T-SQL
4 58 (16.43%) JavaScript
5 27 (7.65%) PowerShell
6 25 (7.08%) Java
7 13 (3.68%) C++
7 13 (3.68%) VBScript
8 9 (2.55%) C
9 7 (1.98%) VB
9 7 (1.98%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.42%) PHP
11 4 (1.13%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.13%) Perl
12 3 (0.85%) VBA
12 3 (0.85%) Python
12 3 (0.85%) Ruby
13 2 (0.57%) PHP5
13 2 (0.57%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.57%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 61 (17.28%) Security Cleared
2 48 (13.60%) SC Cleared
3 30 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (4.82%) Degree
5 15 (4.25%) MCTS
6 11 (3.12%) DV Cleared
7 10 (2.83%) MCSE
8 7 (1.98%) CCNA
8 7 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.42%) CCVP
9 5 (1.42%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.42%) ISEB
10 3 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.57%) MCITP
12 1 (0.28%) MCSD
12 1 (0.28%) CCIE
12 1 (0.28%) CNE
12 1 (0.28%) Novell Certification
12 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.38%) QA
2 17 (4.82%) SLA
3 5 (1.42%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) GxP
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (17.28%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.55%) vSphere
3 8 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.42%) XenApp
5 5 (1.42%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.13%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.13%) Xen
6 4 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.57%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.28%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 22 (6.23%) SCCM
2 17 (4.82%) SCOM
3 16 (4.53%) WSUS
4 10 (2.83%) WMI
5 8 (2.27%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.85%) Nessus
6 3 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.28%) Netcool
8 1 (0.28%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.28%) Puppet
8 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.28%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.28%) Netcool/Webtop
8 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 116 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 47 (13.31%) Oracle
3 39 (11.05%) VMware
4 17 (4.82%) Cisco
4 17 (4.82%) IBM
5 13 (3.68%) Citrix
6 11 (3.12%) Meridio
7 10 (2.83%) Symantec
7 10 (2.83%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.55%) Lotus
8 9 (2.55%) Informatica
8 9 (2.55%) EMC
8 9 (2.55%) HP
8 9 (2.55%) SAP
9 7 (1.98%) Business Objects
10 6 (1.70%) Adobe
10 6 (1.70%) CA
11 5 (1.42%) Cognos
12 4 (1.13%) Teradata
13 3 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
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