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 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 29 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 136 211 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.38% 8.10% 8.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.86% 48.39% 52.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 119 60
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 17
Average hourly rate £32.50 £13.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.74% -59.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £28.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.21% +15.00%
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
350 436 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.86% 16.74% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 230 165
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £475 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 20
Average hourly rate £32.50 £13.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.74% -60.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +13.04%

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 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
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 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 -8 68 £375 +15.38% 31
Slough 0 11 £295 -21.33% 14
Bracknell -10 7 £313 -17.76% 1
Maidenhead -10 6 £168 -58.12% 8
Newbury +2 4 £300 -25.00% 4
Wokingham +2 2 £388 +76.13% 1
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 126 (47.73%) SQL
2 106 (40.15%) .NET
3 100 (37.88%) C#
4 92 (34.85%) Microsoft
5 61 (23.11%) ASP.NET
6 59 (22.35%) MS Excel
7 57 (21.59%) Oracle
8 56 (21.21%) JavaScript
9 50 (18.94%) Windows
9 50 (18.94%) Business Intelligence
10 49 (18.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 46 (17.42%) HTML
12 45 (17.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 44 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
14 42 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
15 39 (14.77%) SQL Server 2008
15 39 (14.77%) SQL Server 2012
16 38 (14.39%) jQuery
17 37 (14.02%) SharePoint
18 36 (13.64%) T-SQL
18 36 (13.64%) MVC
19 35 (13.26%) XML
20 33 (12.50%) WCF
21 31 (11.74%) Web Services
22 29 (10.98%) CSS
23 27 (10.23%) BizTalk Server
24 25 (9.47%) CRM
24 25 (9.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 25 (9.47%) Security Cleared
25 24 (9.09%) WPF

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (14.02%) SharePoint
2 27 (10.23%) BizTalk Server
3 21 (7.95%) CMS
4 17 (6.44%) MS Exchange
5 15 (5.68%) IIS
6 14 (5.30%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (3.41%) Lync
8 9 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.89%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.89%) Sitefinity
12 3 (1.14%) Documentum
13 2 (0.76%) Apache
13 2 (0.76%) nginx
14 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 59 (22.35%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.27%) MS Office
3 2 (0.76%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.14%) Maximo
4 2 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.41%) 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 13 (4.92%) Firewall
2 11 (4.17%) Intranet
3 8 (3.03%) SAN
4 6 (2.27%) LAN
4 6 (2.27%) WAN
5 5 (1.89%) SNMP
6 4 (1.52%) VPN
6 4 (1.52%) DHCP
6 4 (1.52%) DNS
7 3 (1.14%) VLAN
7 3 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.14%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.14%) WLAN
8 2 (0.76%) SSH
9 1 (0.38%) Wireless
9 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.38%) SSL
9 1 (0.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (18.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 45 (17.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (14.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (14.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (9.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 20 (7.58%) MySQL
7 11 (4.17%) Relational Database
8 9 (3.41%) QlikView
8 9 (3.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 8 (3.03%) Informix
10 7 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (2.65%) Big Data
11 5 (1.89%) Star Schema
11 5 (1.89%) OLAP
12 4 (1.52%) DB2
12 4 (1.52%) PerformancePoint
12 4 (1.52%) Oracle Database
13 3 (1.14%) MS Access
13 3 (1.14%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 24 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (7.95%) Visual Studio
3 9 (3.41%) SoapUI
3 9 (3.41%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.89%) Fiddler
5 5 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (1.52%) Selenium
7 3 (1.14%) Subversion
7 3 (1.14%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.76%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.38%) Moq
9 1 (0.38%) NUnit
9 1 (0.38%) JMeter
General
1 22 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 19 (7.20%) Finance
3 8 (3.03%) Marketing
4 4 (1.52%) Front Office
5 3 (1.14%) Retail
6 2 (0.76%) Back Office
6 2 (0.76%) Electronics
6 2 (0.76%) Military
6 2 (0.76%) Games
6 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.76%) Advertising
6 2 (0.76%) Billing
7 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 130 (49.24%) Developer
2 46 (17.42%) Analyst
3 28 (10.61%) .NET Developer
4 25 (9.47%) C# Developer
5 21 (7.95%) SQL Developer
5 21 (7.95%) Architect
6 13 (4.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 13 (4.92%) Test Analyst
6 13 (4.92%) Consultant
7 12 (4.55%) Data Architect
8 11 (4.17%) Programmer
9 10 (3.79%) Support Engineer
9 10 (3.79%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (3.41%) Microsoft Developer
10 9 (3.41%) C# Programmer
10 9 (3.41%) Web Developer
11 8 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
11 8 (3.03%) Applications Support
11 8 (3.03%) SharePoint Developer
12 7 (2.65%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (40.15%) .NET
2 61 (23.11%) ASP.NET
3 46 (17.42%) HTML
4 38 (14.39%) jQuery
5 35 (13.26%) XML
6 33 (12.50%) WCF
7 31 (11.74%) Web Services
8 29 (10.98%) CSS
9 24 (9.09%) WPF
10 20 (7.58%) .NET Framework
11 19 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (6.06%) SOAP
12 16 (6.06%) Ajax
13 15 (5.68%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (4.92%) RESTful
14 13 (4.92%) HTML5
14 13 (4.92%) AngularJS
15 11 (4.17%) CSS3
16 10 (3.79%) MDX
17 9 (3.41%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 23 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 8 (3.03%) Clustering
3 8 (3.03%) Mobile Computing
4 7 (2.65%) Data Integration
5 5 (1.89%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.52%) AS400
6 4 (1.52%) Replication
6 4 (1.52%) iSeries
6 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.52%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.14%) User Experience
7 3 (1.14%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.14%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.14%) NHS
8 2 (0.76%) DTV
8 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.76%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.76%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 50 (18.94%) Windows
2 15 (5.68%) Linux
3 14 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.27%) UNIX
7 4 (1.52%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.14%) zOS
8 3 (1.14%) AIX
9 2 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.76%) CentOS
9 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.38%) Android
10 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (18.94%) Business Intelligence
2 44 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (13.64%) MVC
4 25 (9.47%) CRM
5 24 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 18 (6.82%) SDLC
7 17 (6.44%) Scrum
7 17 (6.44%) Migration
7 17 (6.44%) Project Management
8 16 (6.06%) ETL
8 16 (6.06%) ITIL
9 15 (5.68%) SOA
10 14 (5.30%) TDD
10 14 (5.30%) System Testing
11 13 (4.92%) Unit Testing
11 13 (4.92%) Mentoring
12 12 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (4.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 126 (47.73%) SQL
2 100 (37.88%) C#
3 56 (21.21%) JavaScript
4 36 (13.64%) T-SQL
5 22 (8.33%) Java
6 9 (3.41%) VB.NET
7 8 (3.03%) PHP
8 7 (2.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 7 (2.65%) VB
9 6 (2.27%) VBScript
10 5 (1.89%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.89%) Perl
10 5 (1.89%) C++
11 4 (1.52%) Python
12 3 (1.14%) C
12 3 (1.14%) VBA
13 2 (0.76%) Delphi
13 2 (0.76%) Ruby
14 1 (0.38%) C-shell
14 1 (0.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 25 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.92%) SC Cleared
2 13 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.79%) MCSE
4 7 (2.65%) Degree
5 6 (2.27%) MCP
5 6 (2.27%) MCTS
5 6 (2.27%) MCITP
6 3 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.14%) MCSA
7 2 (0.76%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.65%) QA
2 2 (0.76%) SLA
2 2 (0.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 21 (7.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.03%) vSphere
3 7 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.52%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.14%) XenApp
5 3 (1.14%) Samba
5 3 (1.14%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.38%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (3.03%) SCCM
2 6 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.52%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (1.52%) SCOM
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%) Oozie
6 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.38%) Puppet
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 92 (34.85%) Microsoft
2 57 (21.59%) Oracle
3 20 (7.58%) Business Objects
4 19 (7.20%) VMware
5 14 (5.30%) Telerik
6 11 (4.17%) Sitecore
7 8 (3.03%) Citrix
7 8 (3.03%) webMethods
7 8 (3.03%) SAP
8 6 (2.27%) Cognos
9 5 (1.89%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.52%) HP
10 4 (1.52%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.52%) ProCurve
10 4 (1.52%) Capita
10 4 (1.52%) Brocade
11 3 (1.14%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.14%) EMC
11 3 (1.14%) Cisco
11 3 (1.14%) Informatica
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