The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 19 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 84 121 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 7.91% 9.29% 8.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.44% 42.61% 47.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 66 59
Average daily rate £390 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.73% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £28.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.28% +93.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +3.17%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
237 284 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.32% 21.80% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 149 106
Average daily rate £400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £26.00 £79.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% -67.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £25.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £40.00 £145.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £32.30 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.39% -7.71%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Buckinghamshire region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Buckinghamshire region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Milton Keynes -5 73 £390 +20.00% 26
Aylesbury 0 2 - - 5
High Wycombe -3 2 £300 -12.72% 5
Amersham - 2 - -
Stoke Mandeville - 1 £288 -
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 93 (50.00%) SQL
2 86 (46.24%) .NET
3 82 (44.09%) C#
4 63 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (30.65%) Microsoft
6 46 (24.73%) Windows
7 45 (24.19%) Finance
8 43 (23.12%) Oracle
9 38 (20.43%) Active Directory
10 36 (19.35%) JavaScript
11 32 (17.20%) Project Management
12 30 (16.13%) TDD
13 29 (15.59%) HTML
13 29 (15.59%) Unix
14 28 (15.05%) SOAP
15 26 (13.98%) Java
15 26 (13.98%) MS Excel
15 26 (13.98%) jQuery
15 26 (13.98%) Security Cleared
16 25 (13.44%) WPF
16 25 (13.44%) Web Development
16 25 (13.44%) SMTP
17 24 (12.90%) Unit Testing
18 23 (12.37%) ASP.NET
18 23 (12.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 22 (11.83%) MVC
19 22 (11.83%) WCF
19 22 (11.83%) SQL Server 2008
20 21 (11.29%) MVVM
20 21 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 19 (10.22%) SharePoint
2 17 (9.14%) IIS
3 16 (8.60%) MS Exchange
4 12 (6.45%) Apache
4 12 (6.45%) WebSphere
5 7 (3.76%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (3.76%) Skype for Business
6 6 (3.23%) SAS
7 3 (1.61%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.08%) ArcGIS
8 2 (1.08%) ArcSDE
8 2 (1.08%) CMS
8 2 (1.08%) Mule
9 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (13.98%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.06%) MS Office
3 3 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.54%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.61%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.54%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.69%) SaaS
3 2 (1.08%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.44%) SMTP
2 16 (8.60%) SAN
3 14 (7.53%) LDAP
4 12 (6.45%) Internet
5 8 (4.30%) FTP
5 8 (4.30%) IPsec
5 8 (4.30%) SSH
6 6 (3.23%) NAS
7 5 (2.69%) Firewall
7 5 (2.69%) LAN
7 5 (2.69%) WAN
8 4 (2.15%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.61%) DNS
10 2 (1.08%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.54%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.54%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 22 (11.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (5.91%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (3.76%) DB2
7 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (3.76%) QlikView
8 5 (2.69%) DB2 UDB
8 5 (2.69%) PowerPivot
8 5 (2.69%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (2.15%) MS Access
10 2 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.08%) GIS
10 2 (1.08%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.08%) Power BI
11 1 (0.54%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 14 (7.53%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.76%) JUnit
2 7 (3.76%) Maven
2 7 (3.76%) Selenium
3 6 (3.23%) NUnit
4 5 (2.69%) Eclipse
4 5 (2.69%) Moq
4 5 (2.69%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (2.15%) MSTest
6 3 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.54%) ERwin
7 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 45 (24.19%) Finance
2 17 (9.14%) Banking
3 7 (3.76%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.23%) Marketing
4 6 (3.23%) Retail
5 5 (2.69%) Law
6 4 (2.15%) Electronics
6 4 (2.15%) Legal
6 4 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 86 (46.24%) Developer
2 38 (20.43%) .NET Developer
3 27 (14.52%) Analyst
4 26 (13.98%) C# Developer
5 20 (10.75%) C# .NET Developer
6 17 (9.14%) Architect
6 17 (9.14%) SQL Developer
7 14 (7.53%) DBA
8 13 (6.99%) SQL Analyst
9 10 (5.38%) ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (5.38%) C# WPF Developer
9 10 (5.38%) WPF Developer
10 9 (4.84%) SQL DBA
10 9 (4.84%) Team Leader
11 8 (4.30%) Java Developer
12 7 (3.76%) Business Analyst
12 7 (3.76%) J2EE Developer
12 7 (3.76%) Software Engineer
12 7 (3.76%) Wintel Server Specialist
12 7 (3.76%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (46.24%) .NET
2 29 (15.59%) HTML
3 28 (15.05%) SOAP
4 26 (13.98%) jQuery
5 25 (13.44%) WPF
6 23 (12.37%) ASP.NET
7 22 (11.83%) WCF
8 19 (10.22%) .NET Framework
9 17 (9.14%) CSS
9 17 (9.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 17 (9.14%) XML
10 15 (8.06%) AngularJS
11 14 (7.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (7.53%) HTML5
12 13 (6.99%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (6.99%) Laravel
13 10 (5.38%) Entity Framework
14 9 (4.84%) Middleware
15 8 (4.30%) Web Services
16 7 (3.76%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.91%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.38%) Cryptography
4 9 (4.84%) Clustering
4 9 (4.84%) Statistics
5 8 (4.30%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.76%) CESG
6 7 (3.76%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.69%) Visualisation
8 4 (2.15%) Data Extraction
8 4 (2.15%) Data Integration
8 4 (2.15%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.08%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.08%) Social Media
10 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.54%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.54%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.54%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 46 (24.73%) Windows
2 29 (15.59%) Unix
3 12 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.91%) zOS
5 8 (4.30%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.54%) Android
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (17.20%) Project Management
3 30 (16.13%) TDD
4 25 (13.44%) Web Development
5 24 (12.90%) Unit Testing
6 22 (11.83%) MVC
7 21 (11.29%) MVVM
8 18 (9.68%) DevOps
9 17 (9.14%) Data Analysis
9 17 (9.14%) Software Engineering
10 16 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (8.06%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (7.53%) Business Analysis
12 14 (7.53%) Multithreading
12 14 (7.53%) Scrum
13 13 (6.99%) Technical Analysis
14 12 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (6.45%) Security Operations
14 12 (6.45%) Workflow
15 11 (5.91%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 93 (50.00%) SQL
2 82 (44.09%) C#
3 36 (19.35%) JavaScript
4 26 (13.98%) Java
5 20 (10.75%) VB
6 16 (8.60%) T-SQL
7 15 (8.06%) PowerShell
8 14 (7.53%) PHP
9 6 (3.23%) VBA
10 4 (2.15%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.08%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.08%) XAML
12 1 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.54%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 26 (13.98%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.22%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.06%) DV Cleared
4 13 (6.99%) Degree
5 9 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.76%) MCSE
6 7 (3.76%) Sun Certification
7 6 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (3.23%) CISSP
7 6 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.61%) CEH
9 3 (1.61%) ISEB
10 2 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.08%) MCP
10 2 (1.08%) MCTS
10 2 (1.08%) OSCP
10 2 (1.08%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.15%) RMADS
2 3 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.08%) QA
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (20.43%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.30%) Sendmail
4 6 (3.23%) XenApp
5 5 (2.69%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.15%) OpenView
1 4 (2.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.61%) SCOM
2 3 (1.61%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.54%) Control-M
3 1 (0.54%) cPanel
3 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.54%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.54%) OVSD
Vendors
1 57 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 43 (23.12%) Oracle
3 17 (9.14%) Citrix
4 15 (8.06%) VMware
5 12 (6.45%) IBM
6 11 (5.91%) HP
6 11 (5.91%) Sun
7 8 (4.30%) CommVault
8 7 (3.76%) SAP
9 6 (3.23%) Tableau
9 6 (3.23%) Teradata
10 5 (2.69%) EMC
10 5 (2.69%) NetApp
10 5 (2.69%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.15%) Sitecore
11 4 (2.15%) StorageTek
12 3 (1.61%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.61%) Lotus
13 2 (1.08%) ESRI
13 2 (1.08%) webMethods
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