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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 31 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 145 211 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.82% 7.21% 8.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.43% 45.09% 53.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 141 71
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£375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 28
Average hourly rate £55.65 £20.75 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+168.19% -40.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.76 £15.15 £28.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £97.26 £22.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+17.15% +6.69%
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
350 468 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.64% 15.98% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 263 156
Average daily rate £400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 29
Average hourly rate £55.65 £17.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+218.00% -48.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £14.30 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £22.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -6 87 £400 +14.28% 45
Slough -10 11 £325 +4.83% 15
Maidenhead +1 5 £438 +9.37% 13
Bracknell -13 4 £238 -24.36% 3
Wokingham - 1 £450 -
Ascot - - - -
Hungerford - - - - 2
Newbury - - - - 4
Thatcham - - - - 1
Windsor - - - - 5
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 132 (47.83%) SQL
2 116 (42.03%) .NET
3 101 (36.59%) C#
4 85 (30.80%) Microsoft
5 80 (28.99%) JavaScript
6 76 (27.54%) ASP.NET
7 65 (23.55%) HTML
8 63 (22.83%) Windows
9 62 (22.46%) Oracle
10 56 (20.29%) SharePoint
11 55 (19.93%) SQL Server 2008
12 52 (18.84%) CSS
13 46 (16.67%) jQuery
14 45 (16.30%) MVC
15 44 (15.94%) BizTalk Server
16 42 (15.22%) CRM
17 41 (14.86%) MS Excel
18 40 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
19 38 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
19 38 (13.77%) Dynamics CRM
19 38 (13.77%) SQL Server 2012
20 35 (12.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 35 (12.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 34 (12.32%) Data Modelling
22 32 (11.59%) XML
23 31 (11.23%) .NET Framework
24 30 (10.87%) Active Directory
25 28 (10.14%) Visual Studio
26 27 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
26 27 (9.78%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 56 (20.29%) SharePoint
2 44 (15.94%) BizTalk Server
3 22 (7.97%) CMS
4 21 (7.61%) IIS
5 19 (6.88%) SharePoint 2013
6 18 (6.52%) MS Exchange
7 12 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
8 11 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (3.62%) Lync
9 10 (3.62%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (2.17%) Apache
12 5 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (1.81%) Sitefinity
13 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (1.09%) WebSphere
14 3 (1.09%) LiveCycle
14 3 (1.09%) Documentum
15 2 (0.72%) nginx
16 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (14.86%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.90%) MS Office
3 3 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 38 (13.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.54%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.36%) Maximo
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.26%) Office 365
2 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.52%) Firewall
2 14 (5.07%) SAN
3 11 (3.99%) Intranet
4 9 (3.26%) DNS
4 9 (3.26%) Internet
5 8 (2.90%) VPN
6 7 (2.54%) VLAN
6 7 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.81%) Network Security
7 5 (1.81%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.81%) LAN
7 5 (1.81%) WAN
7 5 (1.81%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.45%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (1.45%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (1.45%) IPsec
8 4 (1.45%) BGP
8 4 (1.45%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (19.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 38 (13.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 35 (12.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (12.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (6.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 17 (6.16%) MySQL
6 16 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (3.99%) QlikView
7 11 (3.99%) Relational Database
8 10 (3.62%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 8 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (2.90%) Informix
10 7 (2.54%) DB2
10 7 (2.54%) Oracle Database
11 6 (2.17%) Star Schema
11 6 (2.17%) OLAP
12 4 (1.45%) PerformancePoint
13 3 (1.09%) Big Data
13 3 (1.09%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 28 (10.14%) Visual Studio
2 14 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.90%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.81%) Fiddler
4 5 (1.81%) SoapUI
4 5 (1.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (1.45%) Subversion
6 3 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.72%) Selenium
8 1 (0.36%) JIRA
8 1 (0.36%) Firebug
8 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.36%) Moq
8 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.36%) JMeter
General
1 25 (9.06%) Finance
2 15 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.17%) Retail
3 6 (2.17%) Marketing
4 5 (1.81%) Banking
5 4 (1.45%) Front Office
6 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.72%) Back Office
7 2 (0.72%) Legal
7 2 (0.72%) Billing
7 2 (0.72%) Military
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 144 (52.17%) Developer
2 46 (16.67%) Analyst
3 31 (11.23%) .NET Developer
4 20 (7.25%) SQL Developer
5 19 (6.88%) Architect
6 18 (6.52%) Consultant
7 16 (5.80%) C# Developer
8 15 (5.43%) Microsoft Developer
9 12 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
10 11 (3.99%) CRM Developer
10 11 (3.99%) Web Developer
11 10 (3.62%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (3.62%) Designer
11 10 (3.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 9 (3.26%) Systems Analyst
12 9 (3.26%) Business Analyst
12 9 (3.26%) Test Analyst
12 9 (3.26%) Data Architect
12 9 (3.26%) AWS Developer
13 8 (2.90%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (42.03%) .NET
2 76 (27.54%) ASP.NET
3 65 (23.55%) HTML
4 52 (18.84%) CSS
5 46 (16.67%) jQuery
6 32 (11.59%) XML
7 31 (11.23%) .NET Framework
8 27 (9.78%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (9.42%) Web Services
10 22 (7.97%) WCF
11 16 (5.80%) WPF
11 16 (5.80%) AngularJS
12 15 (5.43%) Ajax
13 13 (4.71%) HTML5
13 13 (4.71%) SOAP
14 12 (4.35%) Entity Framework
15 11 (3.99%) CSS3
16 8 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 8 (2.90%) LINQ
17 7 (2.54%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.97%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.62%) Clustering
4 9 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.54%) Replication
6 6 (2.17%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.81%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.81%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.45%) NHS
9 3 (1.09%) Open Source
9 3 (1.09%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.09%) User Experience
10 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.72%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.72%) PKI
11 1 (0.36%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.36%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.36%) Kindle
11 1 (0.36%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 63 (22.83%) Windows
2 15 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (4.71%) Linux
4 8 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.81%) AIX
6 4 (1.45%) SUSE
6 4 (1.45%) UNIX
6 4 (1.45%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.09%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.72%) CentOS
8 2 (0.72%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.36%) Android
9 1 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (16.30%) MVC
2 42 (15.22%) CRM
3 40 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (12.32%) Data Modelling
6 19 (6.88%) TDD
7 18 (6.52%) Unit Testing
8 17 (6.16%) SOA
9 16 (5.80%) System Testing
10 15 (5.43%) OO
11 14 (5.07%) Migration
11 14 (5.07%) Scrum
12 11 (3.99%) ITIL
12 11 (3.99%) Project Management
12 11 (3.99%) ETL
13 10 (3.62%) Mentoring
13 10 (3.62%) Web Development
14 9 (3.26%) Analytics
15 8 (2.90%) Performance Tuning
15 8 (2.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 132 (47.83%) SQL
2 101 (36.59%) C#
3 80 (28.99%) JavaScript
4 25 (9.06%) T-SQL
5 24 (8.70%) Java
6 16 (5.80%) VBA
7 10 (3.62%) VB.NET
8 8 (2.90%) VBScript
9 7 (2.54%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 6 (2.17%) PHP
11 5 (1.81%) C++
11 5 (1.81%) VB
12 4 (1.45%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.09%) Ruby
13 3 (1.09%) C
14 2 (0.72%) Perl
14 2 (0.72%) Delphi
14 2 (0.72%) Python
15 1 (0.36%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 24 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (6.16%) Degree
4 12 (4.35%) MCTS
5 9 (3.26%) MCITP
5 9 (3.26%) MCSE
6 7 (2.54%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.17%) MCP
8 3 (1.09%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.09%) MCSA
9 2 (0.72%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.36%) CISSP
10 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.36%) ISEB
10 1 (0.36%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.54%) QA
2 5 (1.81%) SLA
3 2 (0.72%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.36%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.35%) vSphere
3 6 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.45%) XenApp
4 4 (1.45%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.45%) FreeRADIUS
5 3 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.09%) Firmware
5 3 (1.09%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.09%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (3.26%) SCCM
2 7 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.81%) SCOM
4 4 (1.45%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.72%) cPanel
6 2 (0.72%) Webmin
6 2 (0.72%) MOM
6 2 (0.72%) Plesk
6 2 (0.72%) WMI
7 1 (0.36%) Puppet
7 1 (0.36%) Control-M
7 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.36%) Oozie
7 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 85 (30.80%) Microsoft
2 62 (22.46%) Oracle
3 24 (8.70%) Business Objects
4 20 (7.25%) VMware
5 12 (4.35%) Sitecore
6 9 (3.26%) Cisco
7 8 (2.90%) webMethods
8 7 (2.54%) Citrix
9 6 (2.17%) Telerik
9 6 (2.17%) Informatica
10 5 (1.81%) SAP
10 5 (1.81%) HP
11 4 (1.45%) IBM
11 4 (1.45%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.45%) CA
11 4 (1.45%) Cognos
11 4 (1.45%) Splunk
12 3 (1.09%) Brocade
12 3 (1.09%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.09%) SolarWinds
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