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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 28 19 11
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 141 190 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.40% 7.68% 8.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.01% 36.82% 54.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 86 121
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£363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £260 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £175.00 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+438.46% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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
381 516 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.59% 20.86% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 264 195
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 6
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +7 63 £384 +9.64% 38
Slough -15 18 £300 -27.27% 12
Bracknell -7 13 £300 -20.00% 3
Maidenhead -14 6 £400 +30.08% 6
Newbury -1 2 £320 +17.97% 5
Wokingham +2 1 £355 - 4
Hungerford - 1 - - 1
Windsor - - - - 2
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 154 (50.99%) SQL
2 112 (37.09%) .NET
3 104 (34.44%) Windows
4 100 (33.11%) Microsoft
5 83 (27.48%) C#
6 72 (23.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 71 (23.51%) JavaScript
8 69 (22.85%) ASP.NET
9 59 (19.54%) HTML
10 56 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
11 55 (18.21%) CSS
12 50 (16.56%) IIS
13 48 (15.89%) Oracle
13 48 (15.89%) MVC
14 45 (14.90%) SharePoint
15 43 (14.24%) Security Cleared
16 42 (13.91%) SQL Server 2005
17 40 (13.25%) XML
18 38 (12.58%) T-SQL
18 38 (12.58%) CRM
19 35 (11.59%) MS Excel
19 35 (11.59%) SQL Server 2012
20 34 (11.26%) DNS
20 34 (11.26%) Dynamics CRM
20 34 (11.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 34 (11.26%) .NET Framework
21 32 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
21 32 (10.60%) Active Directory
21 32 (10.60%) BizTalk Server
21 32 (10.60%) Internet

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 50 (16.56%) IIS
2 45 (14.90%) SharePoint
3 32 (10.60%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (4.64%) Apache
5 13 (4.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (3.97%) MS Exchange
7 8 (2.65%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (2.32%) IBM Notes
8 7 (2.32%) Lotus Domino
8 7 (2.32%) GlassFish
9 6 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.66%) Lync
11 4 (1.32%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.32%) CMS
11 4 (1.32%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.32%) Node.js
12 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 3 (0.99%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 35 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.97%) MS Office
3 4 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.66%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.66%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.33%) SPSS
5 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 34 (11.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.66%) Pivotal CRM
3 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.33%) Tridion
4 1 (0.33%) Agresso
4 1 (0.33%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.33%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.66%) Office 365
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (11.26%) DNS
2 32 (10.60%) Internet
3 20 (6.62%) SAN
4 18 (5.96%) TCP/IP
5 13 (4.30%) Firewall
6 11 (3.64%) NetScaler
7 7 (2.32%) VPN
8 6 (1.99%) Network Security
8 6 (1.99%) Ethernet
8 6 (1.99%) LDAP
9 5 (1.66%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (1.66%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (1.66%) HTTP
9 5 (1.66%) BGP
9 5 (1.66%) IPsec
9 5 (1.66%) VLAN
9 5 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.32%) DHCP
10 4 (1.32%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (23.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 42 (13.91%) SQL Server 2005
3 35 (11.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 34 (11.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (8.61%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (7.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (5.96%) SQL Server 2000
8 16 (5.30%) QlikView
8 16 (5.30%) MySQL
9 14 (4.64%) DB2
10 13 (4.30%) Oracle Database
10 13 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (3.97%) OLAP
12 8 (2.65%) DataStage
12 8 (2.65%) Star Schema
13 7 (2.32%) Relational Database
13 7 (2.32%) EDRMS
14 6 (1.99%) DTS
15 5 (1.66%) MongoDB
15 5 (1.66%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 23 (7.62%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (3.31%) TeamCity
3 10 (3.31%) MSBuild
4 7 (2.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.66%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.32%) JUnit
7 3 (0.99%) TestLink
7 3 (0.99%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.99%) Subversion
7 3 (0.99%) TestNG
7 3 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.99%) Selenium
8 2 (0.66%) JIRA
8 2 (0.66%) LSMW
8 2 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.66%) Toad
9 1 (0.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (0.33%) Moq
9 1 (0.33%) Ant
General
1 31 (10.26%) Finance
2 15 (4.97%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.32%) Retail
4 6 (1.99%) Publishing
5 4 (1.32%) Marketing
5 4 (1.32%) Banking
6 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.66%) Electronics
6 2 (0.66%) Legal
6 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.66%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.33%) Front Office
7 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 134 (44.37%) Developer
2 43 (14.24%) Analyst
3 28 (9.27%) .NET Developer
4 27 (8.94%) Consultant
5 19 (6.29%) DBA
6 17 (5.63%) C# Developer
7 14 (4.64%) Microsoft Developer
7 14 (4.64%) CRM Developer
8 13 (4.30%) ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (3.97%) SQL DBA
9 12 (3.97%) Web Developer
9 12 (3.97%) SCCM Engineer
10 11 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (3.64%) SharePoint Developer
11 9 (2.98%) Designer
11 9 (2.98%) Field Engineer
11 9 (2.98%) Support Engineer
12 8 (2.65%) BizTalk Developer
12 8 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 8 (2.65%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (37.09%) .NET
2 69 (22.85%) ASP.NET
3 59 (19.54%) HTML
4 55 (18.21%) CSS
5 40 (13.25%) XML
6 34 (11.26%) .NET Framework
7 31 (10.26%) jQuery
8 28 (9.27%) Web Services
9 26 (8.61%) WCF
10 25 (8.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (4.30%) AngularJS
11 13 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 12 (3.97%) DCOM
12 12 (3.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 11 (3.64%) Ajax
14 10 (3.31%) SOAP
14 10 (3.31%) HTML5
15 9 (2.98%) JSON
16 7 (2.32%) AppFabric
16 7 (2.32%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (4.30%) Data Structures
2 12 (3.97%) PKI
3 11 (3.64%) Clustering
4 9 (2.98%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.98%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.32%) CLARiiON
5 7 (2.32%) Replication
6 6 (1.99%) NHS
6 6 (1.99%) Open Source
7 5 (1.66%) Data Conversion
8 3 (0.99%) User Experience
8 3 (0.99%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.99%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.66%) iSeries
9 2 (0.66%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.66%) VLE
9 2 (0.66%) DTV
9 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 104 (34.44%) Windows
2 28 (9.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (8.94%) Linux
4 26 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (5.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.64%) UNIX
7 10 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.32%) AIX
9 6 (1.99%) SUSE
9 6 (1.99%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.66%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (1.32%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.32%) zOS
12 3 (0.99%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.99%) Debian
12 3 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.33%) HPUX
13 1 (0.33%) Android
13 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (15.89%) MVC
3 38 (12.58%) CRM
4 32 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (9.27%) Data Modelling
6 26 (8.61%) ETL
7 25 (8.28%) Scrum
8 21 (6.95%) Migration
9 20 (6.62%) Change Management
10 19 (6.29%) TDD
11 18 (5.96%) Web Development
12 14 (4.64%) Unit Testing
13 13 (4.30%) ITIL
13 13 (4.30%) Data Analysis
14 12 (3.97%) Load Balancing
14 12 (3.97%) Workflow
14 12 (3.97%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (3.97%) Analytics
15 11 (3.64%) E-Commerce
15 11 (3.64%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 154 (50.99%) SQL
2 83 (27.48%) C#
3 71 (23.51%) JavaScript
4 38 (12.58%) T-SQL
5 27 (8.94%) PowerShell
6 25 (8.28%) Java
7 17 (5.63%) VBA
8 16 (5.30%) VBScript
9 8 (2.65%) VB
10 7 (2.32%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.99%) PHP
12 5 (1.66%) C
13 4 (1.32%) Ruby
13 4 (1.32%) Python
13 4 (1.32%) Perl
13 4 (1.32%) C++
14 2 (0.66%) PHP5
14 2 (0.66%) RPG
14 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.66%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 43 (14.24%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.95%) Degree
4 16 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (4.97%) MCTS
6 6 (1.99%) ISEB
7 5 (1.66%) MCITP
7 5 (1.66%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.32%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.33%) CISSP
10 1 (0.33%) MCSE
10 1 (0.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.96%) QA
2 10 (3.31%) SLA
3 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.33%) GxP
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (10.60%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.30%) vSphere
3 7 (2.32%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.99%) XenApp
4 6 (1.99%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.66%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (1.32%) Xen
6 4 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (1.32%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.32%) Firmware
7 3 (0.99%) DFS Replication
7 3 (0.99%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 19 (6.29%) SCCM
2 17 (5.63%) SCOM
3 12 (3.97%) WMI
4 10 (3.31%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.66%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (1.32%) WSUS
8 3 (0.99%) Nessus
9 2 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.33%) Control-M
10 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 100 (33.11%) Microsoft
2 48 (15.89%) Oracle
3 23 (7.62%) VMware
4 18 (5.96%) IBM
5 17 (5.63%) Citrix
6 14 (4.64%) Cisco
7 13 (4.30%) SAP
7 13 (4.30%) Symantec
8 11 (3.64%) HP
8 11 (3.64%) EMC
8 11 (3.64%) Informatica
8 11 (3.64%) Business Objects
9 10 (3.31%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.31%) Adobe
10 9 (2.98%) Cognos
11 8 (2.65%) Lotus
11 8 (2.65%) CA
12 5 (1.66%) Splunk
12 5 (1.66%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.66%) Meridio
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