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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 32 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 121 224 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.57% 8.61% 8.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.33% 46.67% 58.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 125 78
Average daily rate
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£338 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Average hourly rate £45.58 £20.75 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.63% -4.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £19.35 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £22.15 £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +9.34%
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
363 480 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.72% 18.45% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 251 137
Average daily rate £365 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 4
Average hourly rate £39.50 £19.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.89% -25.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £17.12 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.55 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -8 59 £344 -7.71% 35
Slough -13 10 £325 -15.85% 6
Bracknell -8 7 £300 -4.45% 7
Newbury -3 5 £323 +15.17% 4
Maidenhead 0 4 £450 +63.63% 12
Wokingham - 1 £355 - 2
Hungerford - - - - 3
Thatcham - - - - 2
Windsor - - - - 2
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 142 (49.48%) SQL
2 118 (41.11%) .NET
3 91 (31.71%) C#
4 86 (29.97%) JavaScript
5 82 (28.57%) Windows
6 78 (27.18%) Microsoft
7 74 (25.78%) ASP.NET
7 74 (25.78%) HTML
8 63 (21.95%) CSS
9 61 (21.25%) SharePoint
9 61 (21.25%) SQL Server 2008
10 46 (16.03%) MVC
10 46 (16.03%) Oracle
11 45 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (14.63%) CRM
13 39 (13.59%) IIS
13 39 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
13 39 (13.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 38 (13.24%) jQuery
15 36 (12.54%) Dynamics CRM
15 36 (12.54%) XML
16 34 (11.85%) Data Modelling
17 33 (11.50%) Security Cleared
18 32 (11.15%) BizTalk Server
19 31 (10.80%) Finance
19 31 (10.80%) .NET Framework
19 31 (10.80%) SQL Server 2012
20 28 (9.76%) Visual Studio
21 27 (9.41%) Web Services
21 27 (9.41%) SQL Server 2005

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 61 (21.25%) SharePoint
2 39 (13.59%) IIS
3 32 (11.15%) BizTalk Server
4 21 (7.32%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (6.27%) CMS
6 16 (5.57%) MS Exchange
7 11 (3.83%) SharePoint Server
8 10 (3.48%) Apache
8 10 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (3.14%) Lync
9 9 (3.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (3.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (2.44%) GlassFish
10 7 (2.44%) IBM Notes
10 7 (2.44%) Lotus Domino
11 5 (1.74%) Sitefinity
12 4 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.39%) Node.js
13 3 (1.05%) LiveCycle
13 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 24 (8.36%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.83%) MS Office
3 4 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 36 (12.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.70%) Pivotal CRM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.35%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.79%) Office 365
3 5 (1.74%) Yammer
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.32%) DNS
2 18 (6.27%) Internet
3 16 (5.57%) Firewall
4 15 (5.23%) SAN
5 9 (3.14%) Intranet
6 7 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.09%) VPN
7 6 (2.09%) Ethernet
7 6 (2.09%) Network Security
8 5 (1.74%) NetScaler
8 5 (1.74%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (1.74%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.74%) VLAN
8 5 (1.74%) IPsec
8 5 (1.74%) BGP
8 5 (1.74%) HTTP
9 4 (1.39%) DHCP
9 4 (1.39%) LDAP
10 3 (1.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (21.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 39 (13.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (10.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (9.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 25 (8.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (7.67%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (6.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (5.57%) QlikView
9 14 (4.88%) SQL Server 2000
10 13 (4.53%) OLAP
11 12 (4.18%) MySQL
12 10 (3.48%) DB2
13 8 (2.79%) Relational Database
14 7 (2.44%) Oracle Database
15 5 (1.74%) Cognos Query Studio
15 5 (1.74%) Cognos Analysis Studio
15 5 (1.74%) Cognos Report Studio
15 5 (1.74%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 5 (1.74%) Cognos Transformer
15 5 (1.74%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (9.76%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.14%) MSBuild
3 9 (3.14%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.44%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.05%) Subversion
7 2 (0.70%) LSMW
7 2 (0.70%) Moq
8 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.35%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.35%) Firebug
8 1 (0.35%) JIRA
8 1 (0.35%) ERwin
8 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (10.80%) Finance
2 20 (6.97%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.44%) Retail
4 5 (1.74%) Banking
5 4 (1.39%) Front Office
5 4 (1.39%) Marketing
6 3 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.05%) Publishing
7 2 (0.70%) Legal
7 2 (0.70%) Advertising
7 2 (0.70%) Billing
8 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 138 (48.08%) Developer
2 51 (17.77%) Analyst
3 27 (9.41%) .NET Developer
3 27 (9.41%) Consultant
4 18 (6.27%) C# Developer
5 16 (5.57%) Microsoft Developer
6 14 (4.88%) CRM Developer
7 12 (4.18%) Architect
7 12 (4.18%) SharePoint Developer
8 11 (3.83%) Web Developer
9 10 (3.48%) DBA
9 10 (3.48%) Support Analyst
9 10 (3.48%) Applications Support
9 10 (3.48%) SQL Developer
9 10 (3.48%) SQL DBA
10 9 (3.14%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 9 (3.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (2.79%) Business Analyst
11 8 (2.79%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (41.11%) .NET
2 74 (25.78%) ASP.NET
2 74 (25.78%) HTML
3 63 (21.95%) CSS
4 38 (13.24%) jQuery
5 36 (12.54%) XML
6 31 (10.80%) .NET Framework
7 27 (9.41%) Web Services
8 25 (8.71%) ASP.NET MVC
9 20 (6.97%) WCF
10 19 (6.62%) AngularJS
11 15 (5.23%) HTML5
12 12 (4.18%) WPF
12 12 (4.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 11 (3.83%) SOAP
14 10 (3.48%) CSS3
15 9 (3.14%) Ajax
16 8 (2.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 7 (2.44%) MDX
17 7 (2.44%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.48%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.14%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.44%) CLARiiON
4 7 (2.44%) NHS
5 6 (2.09%) Credit Risk
6 5 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.74%) Open Source
6 5 (1.74%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.74%) Data Conversion
6 5 (1.74%) Clustering
6 5 (1.74%) Replication
7 4 (1.39%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.39%) User Experience
8 3 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.05%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.70%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.70%) VLE
9 2 (0.70%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 82 (28.57%) Windows
2 21 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (6.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (5.57%) Linux
4 16 (5.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.48%) UNIX
6 7 (2.44%) AIX
7 5 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.74%) SUSE
8 4 (1.39%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.05%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.70%) Debian
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.35%) Android
11 1 (0.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (16.03%) MVC
2 45 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (14.63%) CRM
4 39 (13.59%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (11.85%) Data Modelling
6 24 (8.36%) Migration
7 23 (8.01%) ETL
8 18 (6.27%) Web Development
9 17 (5.92%) Change Management
10 15 (5.23%) Unit Testing
11 14 (4.88%) Scrum
11 14 (4.88%) TDD
12 13 (4.53%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (4.53%) ITIL
12 13 (4.53%) SOA
13 12 (4.18%) OO
13 12 (4.18%) Project Management
14 11 (3.83%) System Testing
15 10 (3.48%) E-Commerce
15 10 (3.48%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 142 (49.48%) SQL
2 91 (31.71%) C#
3 86 (29.97%) JavaScript
4 25 (8.71%) Java
4 25 (8.71%) T-SQL
5 14 (4.88%) VBA
5 14 (4.88%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.44%) PL/SQL
6 7 (2.44%) VB.NET
6 7 (2.44%) VBScript
7 6 (2.09%) PHP
8 3 (1.05%) C++
8 3 (1.05%) VB
9 2 (0.70%) Python
9 2 (0.70%) C
9 2 (0.70%) Perl
9 2 (0.70%) PHP5
10 1 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.35%) BeanShell
10 1 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (11.50%) Security Cleared
2 22 (7.67%) Degree
3 21 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (4.53%) MCTS
6 8 (2.79%) MCITP
7 6 (2.09%) MCSE
8 5 (1.74%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.05%) MCP
9 3 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.70%) ISEB
11 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.35%) GIAC
11 1 (0.35%) CISSP
11 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.23%) QA
2 5 (1.74%) SLA
3 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.35%) GxP
System Software
1 26 (9.06%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.57%) vSphere
3 5 (1.74%) FreeRADIUS
3 5 (1.74%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.39%) Firmware
5 3 (1.05%) DFS Replication
5 3 (1.05%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.35%) XenApp
6 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (3.48%) NetBackup
2 9 (3.14%) SCCM
3 8 (2.79%) SCOM
4 5 (1.74%) CA Spectrum
5 4 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.05%) WSUS
6 3 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.70%) WMI
8 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.35%) Puppet
8 1 (0.35%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.35%) MOM
8 1 (0.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 78 (27.18%) Microsoft
2 46 (16.03%) Oracle
3 20 (6.97%) VMware
4 17 (5.92%) Business Objects
5 14 (4.88%) EMC
6 13 (4.53%) Informatica
7 12 (4.18%) IBM
8 11 (3.83%) Symantec
8 11 (3.83%) SAP
9 10 (3.48%) Adobe
10 9 (3.14%) Sitecore
10 9 (3.14%) Cisco
10 9 (3.14%) Cognos
11 8 (2.79%) CA
11 8 (2.79%) Lotus
12 7 (2.44%) HP
13 6 (2.09%) Citrix
14 5 (1.74%) Splunk
14 5 (1.74%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.74%) CheckPoint
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