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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 32 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 142 203 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.09% 7.54% 8.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.57% 46.24% 51.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 127 61
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£388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 31
Average hourly rate £78.75 £18.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+337.50% -47.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £14.40 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.75 £21.60 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.10 £31.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+1.10% +13.39%
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
350 439 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.54% 16.30% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 241 161
Average daily rate £400 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 34
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.67% -54.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £13.00 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £19.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -10 76 £400 +23.07% 37
Slough -5 12 £335 -10.66% 10
Bracknell -7 7 £250 -32.43% 4
Maidenhead -8 6 £375 +7.14% 6
Wokingham - 2 £388 - 1
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 121 (46.01%) SQL
2 111 (42.21%) .NET
3 102 (38.78%) C#
4 77 (29.28%) Microsoft
5 65 (24.71%) ASP.NET
6 61 (23.19%) Oracle
6 61 (23.19%) JavaScript
7 58 (22.05%) Windows
8 49 (18.63%) HTML
9 47 (17.87%) MS Excel
10 42 (15.97%) jQuery
11 41 (15.59%) Business Intelligence
12 40 (15.21%) SQL Server 2008
13 39 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (14.45%) MVC
14 38 (14.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 37 (14.07%) SharePoint
16 36 (13.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 36 (13.69%) SQL Server 2012
17 35 (13.31%) XML
18 33 (12.55%) CSS
19 31 (11.79%) Data Warehouse
20 30 (11.41%) Web Services
20 30 (11.41%) BizTalk Server
21 29 (11.03%) T-SQL
22 28 (10.65%) WCF
23 27 (10.27%) CRM
23 27 (10.27%) Active Directory
24 26 (9.89%) .NET Framework
25 25 (9.51%) Analytical Skills

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 37 (14.07%) SharePoint
2 30 (11.41%) BizTalk Server
3 22 (8.37%) CMS
4 20 (7.60%) MS Exchange
5 18 (6.84%) IIS
6 14 (5.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (4.56%) Sitecore CMS
8 11 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (3.80%) Lync
10 8 (3.04%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (2.28%) Apache
11 6 (2.28%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (2.28%) WebSphere
11 6 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (1.90%) Sitefinity
12 5 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (1.14%) Documentum
14 2 (0.76%) nginx
15 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
15 1 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 47 (17.87%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.42%) MS Office
3 3 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.38%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.38%) SPSS
4 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (6.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.66%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.14%) Maximo
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.42%) Office 365
2 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.22%) Firewall
2 16 (6.08%) SAN
3 11 (4.18%) Intranet
4 9 (3.42%) VPN
5 8 (3.04%) DNS
6 7 (2.66%) VLAN
6 7 (2.66%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (2.66%) LAN
6 7 (2.66%) WAN
7 5 (1.90%) Internet
7 5 (1.90%) Ethernet
7 5 (1.90%) SNMP
8 4 (1.52%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (1.52%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (1.52%) DHCP
8 4 (1.52%) BGP
8 4 (1.52%) IPsec
8 4 (1.52%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (1.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 38 (14.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (13.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (13.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (11.79%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (7.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (7.22%) MySQL
7 11 (4.18%) Relational Database
8 10 (3.80%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 10 (3.80%) QlikView
9 8 (3.04%) DB2
9 8 (3.04%) Informix
10 7 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.90%) OLAP
12 4 (1.52%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.52%) Star Schema
12 4 (1.52%) PerformancePoint
13 3 (1.14%) Big Data
13 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (1.14%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 22 (8.37%) Visual Studio
2 20 (7.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.04%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.66%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.28%) SoapUI
6 5 (1.90%) Fiddler
6 5 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (1.52%) Selenium
7 4 (1.52%) Subversion
8 3 (1.14%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.76%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.38%) Firebug
10 1 (0.38%) JIRA
10 1 (0.38%) Moq
10 1 (0.38%) NUnit
10 1 (0.38%) JMeter
General
1 21 (7.98%) Finance
2 17 (6.46%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.66%) Marketing
3 7 (2.66%) Retail
4 4 (1.52%) Front Office
5 3 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.14%) Banking
6 2 (0.76%) Back Office
6 2 (0.76%) Legal
6 2 (0.76%) Military
6 2 (0.76%) Billing
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 129 (49.05%) Developer
2 42 (15.97%) Analyst
3 27 (10.27%) .NET Developer
4 25 (9.51%) C# Developer
5 21 (7.98%) Architect
6 20 (7.60%) SQL Developer
7 15 (5.70%) Consultant
8 11 (4.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 11 (4.18%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (4.18%) Programmer
8 11 (4.18%) Test Analyst
9 10 (3.80%) Web Developer
9 10 (3.80%) Data Architect
10 8 (3.04%) DBA
10 8 (3.04%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.04%) SQL DBA
10 8 (3.04%) C# Programmer
10 8 (3.04%) Microsoft Developer
10 8 (3.04%) SharePoint Developer
11 7 (2.66%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (42.21%) .NET
2 65 (24.71%) ASP.NET
3 49 (18.63%) HTML
4 42 (15.97%) jQuery
5 35 (13.31%) XML
6 33 (12.55%) CSS
7 30 (11.41%) Web Services
8 28 (10.65%) WCF
9 26 (9.89%) .NET Framework
10 23 (8.75%) WPF
11 20 (7.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (6.08%) Ajax
13 14 (5.32%) SOAP
13 14 (5.32%) AngularJS
13 14 (5.32%) HTML5
14 13 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (4.56%) CSS3
16 11 (4.18%) RESTful
17 9 (3.42%) Entity Framework
18 8 (3.04%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.60%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.04%) Clustering
4 7 (2.66%) Replication
5 6 (2.28%) Mobile Computing
5 6 (2.28%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.28%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.90%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.52%) NHS
7 4 (1.52%) AS400
7 4 (1.52%) iSeries
7 4 (1.52%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.14%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.14%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.14%) User Experience
9 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.38%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.38%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 58 (22.05%) Windows
2 19 (7.22%) Linux
3 14 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.66%) AIX
7 5 (1.90%) UNIX
8 4 (1.52%) SUSE
8 4 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (1.14%) zOS
9 3 (1.14%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.76%) CentOS
10 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.38%) Android
11 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.59%) Business Intelligence
2 39 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (14.45%) MVC
4 27 (10.27%) CRM
5 24 (9.13%) Data Modelling
6 17 (6.46%) Migration
7 16 (6.08%) Scrum
7 16 (6.08%) SOA
8 15 (5.70%) ITIL
8 15 (5.70%) TDD
8 15 (5.70%) Project Management
9 12 (4.56%) System Testing
9 12 (4.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (4.18%) Unit Testing
10 11 (4.18%) OO
11 10 (3.80%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (3.80%) Mentoring
11 10 (3.80%) ETL
11 10 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (3.42%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 121 (46.01%) SQL
2 102 (38.78%) C#
3 61 (23.19%) JavaScript
4 29 (11.03%) T-SQL
5 24 (9.13%) Java
6 9 (3.42%) PHP
6 9 (3.42%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.66%) VB
7 7 (2.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 6 (2.28%) VBScript
9 5 (1.90%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.90%) Perl
9 5 (1.90%) C++
10 4 (1.52%) Python
11 3 (1.14%) C
12 2 (0.76%) Delphi
12 2 (0.76%) VBA
12 2 (0.76%) Ruby
13 1 (0.38%) VB6
13 1 (0.38%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 20 (7.60%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (4.56%) Degree
4 10 (3.80%) MCTS
5 9 (3.42%) MCITP
5 9 (3.42%) MCSE
6 7 (2.66%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.28%) MCP
8 3 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.14%) MCSA
9 2 (0.76%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.38%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.04%) QA
2 2 (0.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (0.76%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (10.27%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.94%) vSphere
3 7 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.28%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.90%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.52%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.52%) XenApp
7 3 (1.14%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.14%) Samba
7 3 (1.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.38%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (3.04%) SCCM
2 7 (2.66%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.52%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (1.52%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.14%) SCOM
4 3 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.76%) cPanel
5 2 (0.76%) Webmin
5 2 (0.76%) MOM
5 2 (0.76%) Plesk
6 1 (0.38%) Puppet
6 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.38%) Oozie
6 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 77 (29.28%) Microsoft
2 61 (23.19%) Oracle
3 24 (9.13%) VMware
4 23 (8.75%) Business Objects
5 12 (4.56%) Sitecore
5 12 (4.56%) Telerik
6 10 (3.80%) Citrix
7 8 (3.04%) Cisco
7 8 (3.04%) webMethods
8 7 (2.66%) Cognos
8 7 (2.66%) SAP
9 6 (2.28%) IBM
9 6 (2.28%) HP
9 6 (2.28%) Hyperion
9 6 (2.28%) Informatica
10 4 (1.52%) CA
10 4 (1.52%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.52%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.52%) Splunk
10 4 (1.52%) ProCurve
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