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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 161 190 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.63% 7.49% 7.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.79% 43.28% 51.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 65 88
Average daily rate
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£375 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 9
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +18.53%
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
330 439 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.60% 17.31% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 183 186
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 12
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +2 76 £365 +7.35% 28
Slough -4 19 £350 +27.27% 15
Maidenhead -2 11 £280 -35.63% 1
Bracknell -7 4 £308 -12.14% 3
Newbury +1 3 £400 +20.30% 4
Windsor - 1 £375 - 2
Wokingham - 1 - - 5
Hungerford - - - - 2
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 173 (47.27%) SQL
2 151 (41.26%) .NET
3 133 (36.34%) C#
4 128 (34.97%) Windows
5 125 (34.15%) Microsoft
6 96 (26.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 94 (25.68%) ASP.NET
8 67 (18.31%) Security Cleared
9 66 (18.03%) T-SQL
10 65 (17.76%) XML
10 65 (17.76%) SQL Server 2005
10 65 (17.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 64 (17.49%) Active Directory
12 63 (17.21%) SQL Server 2012
13 56 (15.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 53 (14.48%) JavaScript
15 52 (14.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 52 (14.21%) SC Cleared
16 50 (13.66%) Oracle
16 50 (13.66%) MS Excel
17 49 (13.39%) MVC
18 43 (11.75%) IIS
18 43 (11.75%) Visual Studio
19 42 (11.48%) .NET Framework
20 41 (11.20%) HTML
21 39 (10.66%) SharePoint
22 38 (10.38%) Finance
22 38 (10.38%) WCF
23 36 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
23 36 (9.84%) Migration

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 43 (11.75%) IIS
2 39 (10.66%) SharePoint
3 26 (7.10%) SharePoint Server
4 18 (4.92%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (4.37%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.91%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.37%) Apache
9 4 (1.09%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.09%) CMS
9 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.82%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.27%) Documentum
12 1 (0.27%) SAS
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 50 (13.66%) MS Excel
2 34 (9.29%) MS Office
3 5 (1.37%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.55%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (5.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) Agresso
2 2 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) Tridion
3 1 (0.27%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.27%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Pivotal CRM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.64%) Office 365
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.65%) LDAP
2 25 (6.83%) DNS
3 19 (5.19%) Internet
4 15 (4.10%) Firewall
5 13 (3.55%) SAN
6 12 (3.28%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.01%) DHCP
8 10 (2.73%) VoIP
9 6 (1.64%) RTP
9 6 (1.64%) LAN
9 6 (1.64%) NetScaler
10 5 (1.37%) WAN
10 5 (1.37%) ISDN
10 5 (1.37%) VPN
11 4 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.82%) HTTP
13 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.27%) Network Security
13 1 (0.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (26.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 65 (17.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 65 (17.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (17.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 56 (15.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (9.56%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (7.10%) QlikView
7 22 (6.01%) OLAP
8 21 (5.74%) Oracle Database
9 19 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (4.64%) DTS
11 14 (3.83%) SQL Server 2000
12 13 (3.55%) IDOL
13 11 (3.01%) MySQL
14 10 (2.73%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (2.73%) Relational Database
15 9 (2.46%) DB2
15 9 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
16 8 (2.19%) PowerCenter
16 8 (2.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 43 (11.75%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.19%) TeamCity
3 8 (2.19%) MSBuild
4 7 (1.91%) SoapUI
5 5 (1.37%) Selenium
6 4 (1.09%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.09%) JUnit
6 4 (1.09%) NUnit
7 3 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.82%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.82%) TestNG
7 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.82%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.55%) Ranorex
8 2 (0.55%) Toad
8 2 (0.55%) WinRunner
8 2 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.55%) LSMW
9 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 38 (10.38%) Finance
2 10 (2.73%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.37%) Publishing
4 4 (1.09%) Advertising
5 3 (0.82%) Marketing
6 2 (0.55%) Retail
6 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.55%) Electronics
7 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.27%) Legal
7 1 (0.27%) Military
7 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 148 (40.44%) Developer
2 36 (9.84%) Analyst
2 36 (9.84%) Consultant
2 36 (9.84%) .NET Developer
3 31 (8.47%) DBA
4 26 (7.10%) SharePoint Developer
5 22 (6.01%) C# Developer
6 20 (5.46%) ASP.NET Developer
6 20 (5.46%) SQL DBA
7 19 (5.19%) SQL Developer
8 15 (4.10%) Support Engineer
9 14 (3.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 11 (3.01%) Information Manager
10 11 (3.01%) Administrator
10 11 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (2.73%) SCCM Engineer
11 10 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
11 10 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (2.73%) CRM Consultant
12 9 (2.46%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (41.26%) .NET
2 94 (25.68%) ASP.NET
3 65 (17.76%) XML
4 42 (11.48%) .NET Framework
5 41 (11.20%) HTML
6 38 (10.38%) WCF
7 33 (9.02%) CSS
7 33 (9.02%) Web Services
8 30 (8.20%) jQuery
9 26 (7.10%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (5.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 17 (4.64%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 15 (4.10%) Ajax
13 14 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 11 (3.01%) SOAP
15 10 (2.73%) DCOM
16 9 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 9 (2.46%) Razor View Engine
16 9 (2.46%) HTML5
17 8 (2.19%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.92%) NHS
2 11 (3.01%) Clustering
3 10 (2.73%) Replication
3 10 (2.73%) PKI
4 7 (1.91%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.91%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.37%) Data Extraction
6 4 (1.09%) Open Source
7 3 (0.82%) Data Conversion
7 3 (0.82%) iSeries
7 3 (0.82%) EPoS
8 2 (0.55%) DTV
8 2 (0.55%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.55%) Kindle
8 2 (0.55%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.27%) CESG
9 1 (0.27%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 128 (34.97%) Windows
2 52 (14.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 36 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (9.02%) Linux
5 20 (5.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.19%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.19%) Windows 8
7 7 (1.91%) UNIX
7 7 (1.91%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (1.09%) zOS
11 2 (0.55%) Debian
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.27%) SUSE
12 1 (0.27%) AIX
12 1 (0.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (13.39%) MVC
2 36 (9.84%) Migration
2 36 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (7.65%) ETL
5 26 (7.10%) CRM
6 25 (6.83%) Scrum
6 25 (6.83%) Web Development
7 21 (5.74%) Workflow
8 19 (5.19%) TDD
8 19 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
9 15 (4.10%) SOA
9 15 (4.10%) Data Modelling
10 13 (3.55%) Validation
10 13 (3.55%) Data Cleansing
11 12 (3.28%) Document Management
11 12 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (3.01%) Data Analysis
12 11 (3.01%) OO
12 11 (3.01%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 173 (47.27%) SQL
2 133 (36.34%) C#
3 66 (18.03%) T-SQL
4 53 (14.48%) JavaScript
5 23 (6.28%) PowerShell
6 18 (4.92%) Java
7 13 (3.55%) C++
7 13 (3.55%) VBScript
8 10 (2.73%) C
9 8 (2.19%) VB
10 7 (1.91%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.37%) VBA
12 4 (1.09%) Perl
13 3 (0.82%) Python
13 3 (0.82%) Ruby
14 2 (0.55%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.55%) RPG IV
14 2 (0.55%) RPG
15 1 (0.27%) PHP5
15 1 (0.27%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 67 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 52 (14.21%) SC Cleared
3 30 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (4.10%) MCTS
4 15 (4.10%) Degree
5 12 (3.28%) DV Cleared
6 10 (2.73%) MCSE
7 7 (1.91%) CCNA
7 7 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.37%) CCVP
8 5 (1.37%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.09%) ISEB
10 3 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.55%) MCITP
12 1 (0.27%) CCIE
12 1 (0.27%) MCSD
12 1 (0.27%) CNE
12 1 (0.27%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.92%) SLA
1 18 (4.92%) QA
2 9 (2.46%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) GxP
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (17.49%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.64%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.37%) XenApp
6 4 (1.09%) Xen
6 4 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (1.09%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 25 (6.83%) SCCM
2 18 (4.92%) SCOM
3 15 (4.10%) WSUS
4 10 (2.73%) WMI
5 3 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.82%) Nessus
6 2 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.27%) Puppet
7 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.27%) Netcool/Webtop
7 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.27%) Netcool
7 1 (0.27%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 125 (34.15%) Microsoft
2 50 (13.66%) Oracle
3 31 (8.47%) VMware
4 20 (5.46%) Cisco
5 14 (3.83%) Business Objects
5 14 (3.83%) Informatica
6 13 (3.55%) Citrix
6 13 (3.55%) IBM
6 13 (3.55%) Meridio
7 8 (2.19%) SAP
8 7 (1.91%) HP
9 6 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.82%) Bloomberg
10 3 (0.82%) Cognos
10 3 (0.82%) CA
10 3 (0.82%) Unica
11 2 (0.55%) NetApp
11 2 (0.55%) Lotus
11 2 (0.55%) Symantec
11 2 (0.55%) BMC
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