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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 24 8
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 92 78 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.59% 6.73% 12.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.80% 34.21% 58.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 51 75
Average daily rate £399 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £29.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.72% -1.66%
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
257 228 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 26.80% 19.67% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 125 110
Average daily rate £390 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 +13 73 £400 +15.10% 21
Aylesbury -2 2 £408 +8.66% 8
High Wycombe 0 1 £245 -27.40% 8
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 96 (48.24%) .NET
2 87 (43.72%) SQL
3 86 (43.22%) C#
4 64 (32.16%) Microsoft
5 60 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (28.64%) Finance
7 54 (27.14%) Windows
8 51 (25.63%) Oracle
9 35 (17.59%) JavaScript
10 30 (15.08%) MS Excel
11 28 (14.07%) Unix
11 28 (14.07%) TDD
11 28 (14.07%) WCF
12 27 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
12 27 (13.57%) HTML
12 27 (13.57%) ASP.NET
13 26 (13.07%) WPF
14 25 (12.56%) T-SQL
14 25 (12.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 24 (12.06%) MVC
16 22 (11.06%) Project Management
16 22 (11.06%) SOAP
16 22 (11.06%) Visual Studio
16 22 (11.06%) Unit Testing
16 22 (11.06%) Security Cleared
17 21 (10.55%) MS Office
17 21 (10.55%) XML
18 20 (10.05%) Data Analysis
18 20 (10.05%) SQL Server 2008
18 20 (10.05%) .NET Framework

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 16 (8.04%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.52%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (4.52%) IIS
2 9 (4.52%) SAS
3 7 (3.52%) Apache
3 7 (3.52%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.52%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.01%) CICS
5 3 (1.51%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.01%) CMS
7 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (15.08%) MS Excel
2 21 (10.55%) MS Office
3 3 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.51%) SaaS
2 2 (1.01%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.03%) ATM
2 11 (5.53%) SMTP
3 8 (4.02%) SAN
4 7 (3.52%) Firewall
5 6 (3.02%) Internet
5 6 (3.02%) LDAP
5 6 (3.02%) NAS
6 4 (2.01%) DNS
6 4 (2.01%) FTP
6 4 (2.01%) iSCSI
6 4 (2.01%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.01%) DHCP
7 2 (1.01%) IPsec
7 2 (1.01%) LAN
7 2 (1.01%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.01%) SSH
7 2 (1.01%) SSL
7 2 (1.01%) WAN
8 1 (0.50%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.50%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 20 (10.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (8.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (8.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (7.04%) DB2
5 11 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (5.03%) Oracle Database
6 10 (5.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (4.02%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (3.52%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (3.52%) BusinessObjects XI
8 7 (3.52%) MS Access
8 7 (3.52%) PowerCenter
9 5 (2.51%) DB2 UDB
10 4 (2.01%) Easytrieve
11 3 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.51%) Power BI
11 3 (1.51%) QlikView
11 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (1.01%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 22 (11.06%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.52%) NUnit
3 6 (3.02%) Moq
3 6 (3.02%) Rhino Mocks
4 5 (2.51%) Eclipse
4 5 (2.51%) JUnit
4 5 (2.51%) Maven
4 5 (2.51%) MSTest
4 5 (2.51%) Selenium
5 2 (1.01%) NMock
5 2 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.50%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.50%) JIRA
6 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.50%) Subversion
General
1 57 (28.64%) Finance
2 18 (9.05%) Banking
3 6 (3.02%) Retail
3 6 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.51%) Marketing
4 3 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.01%) Law
6 1 (0.50%) Electronics
6 1 (0.50%) Legal
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 79 (39.70%) Developer
2 42 (21.11%) Analyst
3 39 (19.60%) .NET Developer
4 33 (16.58%) C# Developer
5 25 (12.56%) Architect
5 25 (12.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 19 (9.55%) SQL Developer
7 15 (7.54%) Data Analyst
8 13 (6.53%) C# WPF Developer
8 13 (6.53%) WPF Developer
9 12 (6.03%) Administrator
10 11 (5.53%) DBA
11 9 (4.52%) ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (4.52%) Senior Developer
12 8 (4.02%) Process Analyst
12 8 (4.02%) SAS Administrator
12 8 (4.02%) Team Leader
13 7 (3.52%) BizTalk Developer
13 7 (3.52%) Senior C# Developer
13 7 (3.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (48.24%) .NET
2 28 (14.07%) WCF
3 27 (13.57%) ASP.NET
3 27 (13.57%) HTML
4 26 (13.07%) WPF
5 22 (11.06%) SOAP
6 21 (10.55%) XML
7 20 (10.05%) .NET Framework
8 17 (8.54%) jQuery
8 17 (8.54%) Web Services
9 13 (6.53%) CSS
10 12 (6.03%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (5.53%) Entity Framework
12 10 (5.03%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (4.52%) XSLT
14 8 (4.02%) AngularJS
14 8 (4.02%) Middleware
15 7 (3.52%) REST
15 7 (3.52%) SAP XI
16 6 (3.02%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.54%) Statistics
3 15 (7.54%) Data Extraction
4 13 (6.53%) Data Structures
5 9 (4.52%) Computer Science
6 8 (4.02%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.52%) Clustering
8 6 (3.02%) Visualisation
9 5 (2.51%) Mainframe
9 5 (2.51%) NHS
10 4 (2.01%) Cryptography
10 4 (2.01%) Data Integration
10 4 (2.01%) N-Tier
10 4 (2.01%) VSAM
11 3 (1.51%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (1.01%) Replication
12 2 (1.01%) SCADA
12 2 (1.01%) Social Media
12 2 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 54 (27.14%) Windows
2 28 (14.07%) Unix
3 13 (6.53%) Windows 7
4 11 (5.53%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.52%) Linux
5 7 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.51%) zOS
8 3 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.01%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.50%) Android
10 1 (0.50%) HPUX
10 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (14.07%) TDD
3 24 (12.06%) MVC
4 22 (11.06%) Project Management
4 22 (11.06%) Unit Testing
5 20 (10.05%) Data Analysis
5 20 (10.05%) MVVM
6 18 (9.05%) Business Analysis
6 18 (9.05%) Performance Tuning
6 18 (9.05%) Scrum
7 16 (8.04%) Analytics
7 16 (8.04%) Performance Monitoring
7 16 (8.04%) Software Engineering
8 12 (6.03%) Data Security
8 12 (6.03%) Multithreading
9 11 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (5.53%) Data Governance
9 11 (5.53%) DevOps
9 11 (5.53%) UML
10 10 (5.03%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 87 (43.72%) SQL
2 86 (43.22%) C#
3 35 (17.59%) JavaScript
4 25 (12.56%) T-SQL
5 14 (7.04%) Java
6 8 (4.02%) VB
7 7 (3.52%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.02%) PHP
8 6 (3.02%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.02%) VBA
9 4 (2.01%) Assembly Language
9 4 (2.01%) C++
9 4 (2.01%) CLIST
9 4 (2.01%) COBOL
9 4 (2.01%) JCL
9 4 (2.01%) Perl
9 4 (2.01%) REXX
10 3 (1.51%) XAML
11 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.04%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.53%) Degree
4 12 (6.03%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (2.51%) Sun Certification
7 3 (1.51%) MCSE
7 3 (1.51%) MCTS
8 2 (1.01%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.01%) Cyber Scheme
8 2 (1.01%) ISEB
8 2 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.01%) MCITP
8 2 (1.01%) MCP
8 2 (1.01%) MCSA
8 2 (1.01%) MCT
8 2 (1.01%) OSCP
8 2 (1.01%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.51%) HL7
2 4 (2.01%) ISO 8583
3 3 (1.51%) SLA
4 2 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.01%) QA
5 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (7.04%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.51%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.01%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.01%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.01%) Squid
7 1 (0.50%) vSphere
7 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (3.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (2.01%) OpenView
2 4 (2.01%) SCCM
2 4 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.51%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.01%) WSUS
5 1 (0.50%) cPanel
5 1 (0.50%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.50%) OVSD
5 1 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 64 (32.16%) Microsoft
2 51 (25.63%) Oracle
3 11 (5.53%) SAP
4 10 (5.03%) Sun
5 9 (4.52%) HP
5 9 (4.52%) VMware
6 8 (4.02%) Tableau
7 7 (3.52%) Informatica
8 5 (2.51%) IBM
8 5 (2.51%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.51%) Remedy
9 4 (2.01%) CA
9 4 (2.01%) Citrix
9 4 (2.01%) Google
9 4 (2.01%) Micro Focus
9 4 (2.01%) Sitecore
9 4 (2.01%) StorageTek
10 3 (1.51%) Adobe
10 3 (1.51%) Lotus
11 2 (1.01%) webMethods
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