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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 31 26 14
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 124 140 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.02% 5.53% 8.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.01% 37.14% 46.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 99 121
Median daily rate £425 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 £32.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.30% +140.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+54.76% -27.58%
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
335 377 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.56% 14.90% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 229 239
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 10
Median hourly rate £11.25 £19.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.78% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £15.80 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £32.50 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £23.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+41.97% -26.98%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 64 £431 +15.00% 32
Bracknell 0 15 £247 -45.22% 9
Maidenhead +2 8 £400 +138.80% 7
Wokingham -3 5 £255 -34.19% 5
Slough -1 3 £250 -15.25% 5
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 143 (55.86%) SQL
2 133 (51.95%) Microsoft
3 79 (30.86%) Windows
4 65 (25.39%) .NET
5 61 (23.83%) Business Intelligence
6 60 (23.44%) C#
6 60 (23.44%) Oracle
7 54 (21.09%) Windows Server
8 52 (20.31%) MS Excel
9 50 (19.53%) SharePoint
9 50 (19.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 49 (19.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 49 (19.14%) T-SQL
11 43 (16.80%) Microsoft Azure
12 42 (16.41%) Active Directory
13 39 (15.23%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (14.84%) XML
15 37 (14.45%) Migration
16 33 (12.89%) Data Warehouse
16 33 (12.89%) PowerShell
17 32 (12.50%) Security Cleared
17 32 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 29 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
19 28 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
20 27 (10.55%) Finance
20 27 (10.55%) VMware
20 27 (10.55%) Performance Tuning
21 26 (10.16%) CRM
21 26 (10.16%) ITIL
21 26 (10.16%) ETL

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 50 (19.53%) SharePoint
2 25 (9.77%) MS Exchange
3 21 (8.20%) IIS
4 14 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (3.52%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.13%) Live Communications Server
6 8 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.95%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.17%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.78%) JBoss
11 2 (0.78%) K2 blackpearl
12 1 (0.39%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.39%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 52 (20.31%) MS Excel
2 22 (8.59%) MS Office
3 5 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (8.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.78%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.39%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.39%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 43 (16.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.52%) Office 365
4 7 (2.73%) IaaS
5 4 (1.56%) PaaS
5 4 (1.56%) Scribe Online
6 3 (1.17%) Boomi
6 3 (1.17%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.78%) SaaS
8 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.38%) SAN
2 19 (7.42%) DNS
3 15 (5.86%) DHCP
4 11 (4.30%) Firewall
5 10 (3.91%) VPN
6 8 (3.13%) Internet
6 8 (3.13%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.73%) LAN
7 7 (2.73%) WAN
8 4 (1.56%) Kerberos
8 4 (1.56%) MPLS
8 4 (1.56%) VoIP
9 3 (1.17%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (1.17%) HTTP
9 3 (1.17%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.17%) Intranet
9 3 (1.17%) Wireless
10 2 (0.78%) NAS
10 2 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (19.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 49 (19.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (12.89%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 28 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (7.03%) Big Data
8 17 (6.64%) Hadoop
8 17 (6.64%) Relational Database
9 16 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 16 (6.25%) MS Access
9 16 (6.25%) Oracle Database
9 16 (6.25%) Power BI
10 14 (5.47%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (3.52%) Datazen
12 8 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (3.13%) QlikView
13 7 (2.73%) RDBMS
13 7 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (2.34%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 20 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (7.03%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.17%) MSBuild
3 3 (1.17%) SoapUI
3 3 (1.17%) Subversion
4 2 (0.78%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.78%) WiX
5 1 (0.39%) Ant
5 1 (0.39%) AppScan
5 1 (0.39%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.39%) JIRA
5 1 (0.39%) Maven
5 1 (0.39%) Moq
5 1 (0.39%) MSTest
5 1 (0.39%) NUnit
5 1 (0.39%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.39%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 27 (10.55%) Finance
2 14 (5.47%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.91%) Marketing
4 8 (3.13%) Automotive
5 6 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.34%) Retail
6 4 (1.56%) Local Government
7 3 (1.17%) Billing
7 3 (1.17%) Electronics
8 2 (0.78%) Advertising
8 2 (0.78%) Back Office
8 2 (0.78%) Legal
8 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.39%) Law
9 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (29.69%) Developer
2 35 (13.67%) Architect
3 29 (11.33%) Support Engineer
4 25 (9.77%) Consultant
5 22 (8.59%) SQL Developer
6 20 (7.81%) Analyst
6 20 (7.81%) C# Developer
7 18 (7.03%) Data Architect
8 17 (6.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (6.25%) .NET Developer
9 16 (6.25%) Field Engineer
10 15 (5.86%) DBA
11 14 (5.47%) Administrator
12 11 (4.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 11 (4.30%) Data Analyst
13 10 (3.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 10 (3.91%) Applications Developer
13 10 (3.91%) Senior Developer
14 9 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
14 9 (3.52%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (25.39%) .NET
2 38 (14.84%) XML
3 21 (8.20%) .NET Framework
4 20 (7.81%) HTML
5 18 (7.03%) ASP.NET
5 18 (7.03%) CSS
5 18 (7.03%) Web Services
6 12 (4.69%) ADO.NET
6 12 (4.69%) Entity Framework
7 11 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (3.91%) jQuery
8 10 (3.91%) Unity DI Container
8 10 (3.91%) WCF
8 10 (3.91%) XML Schema
9 9 (3.52%) ADO
9 9 (3.52%) Autofac
9 9 (3.52%) Castle Windsor
9 9 (3.52%) ODBC
9 9 (3.52%) OLE
9 9 (3.52%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.08%) Clustering
3 10 (3.91%) Public Cloud
3 10 (3.91%) Statistics
3 10 (3.91%) Visualisation
4 9 (3.52%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.52%) Inversion of Control
5 8 (3.13%) Fat Client
5 8 (3.13%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.34%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (2.34%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.56%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.17%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.17%) PKI
8 3 (1.17%) Pricing Data
9 2 (0.78%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 79 (30.86%) Windows
2 54 (21.09%) Windows Server
3 29 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (6.64%) Linux
5 17 (6.64%) Unix
6 15 (5.86%) Windows 7
7 12 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (3.91%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.34%) Solaris
10 4 (1.56%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.17%) AIX
11 3 (1.17%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.17%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.39%) CentOS
13 1 (0.39%) HPUX
13 1 (0.39%) SUSE
13 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (23.83%) Business Intelligence
2 39 (15.23%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (14.45%) Migration
4 27 (10.55%) Performance Tuning
5 26 (10.16%) CRM
5 26 (10.16%) ETL
5 26 (10.16%) ITIL
6 23 (8.98%) MVC
7 20 (7.81%) SDLC
8 17 (6.64%) Data Architecture
9 15 (5.86%) Data Management
10 14 (5.47%) Data Modelling
10 14 (5.47%) Mentoring
10 14 (5.47%) Scrum
10 14 (5.47%) Translating Business Requirements
11 13 (5.08%) Data Protection
11 13 (5.08%) TOGAF
12 12 (4.69%) Problem Management
12 12 (4.69%) Service Management
13 11 (4.30%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (55.86%) SQL
2 60 (23.44%) C#
3 49 (19.14%) T-SQL
4 33 (12.89%) PowerShell
5 18 (7.03%) JavaScript
6 15 (5.86%) Java
7 10 (3.91%) C++
7 10 (3.91%) VB.NET
8 9 (3.52%) VB
9 8 (3.13%) C
9 8 (3.13%) VBScript
10 7 (2.73%) Python
11 6 (2.34%) R
12 5 (1.95%) PHP
12 5 (1.95%) Scala
12 5 (1.95%) VBA
13 3 (1.17%) Groovy
13 3 (1.17%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.78%) Korn
Qualifications
1 32 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (6.25%) Degree
3 16 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 12 (4.69%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.73%) MCITP
6 6 (2.34%) MCSE
6 6 (2.34%) MCTS
7 4 (1.56%) MCP
8 3 (1.17%) MCSD
8 3 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.78%) VCP5
9 2 (0.78%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.39%) CCNA
10 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.39%) OCP
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.52%) SLA
2 6 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.95%) QA
4 4 (1.56%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 42 (16.41%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 14 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.73%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.34%) vSphere
6 5 (1.95%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.56%) XenApp
8 3 (1.17%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.17%) ISA Server
8 3 (1.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.78%) KVM
9 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.78%) UAG
9 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.78%) XenServer
10 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.39%) Docker
10 1 (0.39%) NFS
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (4.30%) NetBackup
2 10 (3.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (3.52%) Netcool
4 8 (3.13%) Unicenter
4 8 (3.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 7 (2.73%) SCCM
6 4 (1.56%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.56%) WMI
6 4 (1.56%) WSUS
7 3 (1.17%) Perfmon
7 3 (1.17%) Puppet
7 3 (1.17%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.17%) vMotion
8 2 (0.78%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.78%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.78%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 133 (51.95%) Microsoft
2 60 (23.44%) Oracle
3 27 (10.55%) VMware
4 19 (7.42%) HP
5 17 (6.64%) Citrix
6 15 (5.86%) SAP
7 14 (5.47%) Veritas
8 12 (4.69%) EMC
8 12 (4.69%) Meridio
9 11 (4.30%) Remedy
10 9 (3.52%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (3.52%) Tableau
11 7 (2.73%) IBM
12 6 (2.34%) Cisco
12 6 (2.34%) Dell
12 6 (2.34%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.34%) Sitecore
13 5 (1.95%) NetApp
14 4 (1.56%) Infragistics
14 4 (1.56%) Teradata
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