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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 18 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 108 88 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 8.49% 7.36% 6.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.85% 48.09% 42.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 53 33
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£325 £313 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £239 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £400 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.86% -25.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+13.36% +10.26%
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
271 183 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.31% 15.31% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 97 77
Average daily rate £338 £330 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £79.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.84% +254.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 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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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 69 £325 +1.56% 28
High Wycombe -1 8 £344 +40.30% 9
Aylesbury +4 3 £313 - 1
Newport Pagnell - 1 - - 1
Olney - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - - 1
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 97 (51.60%) .NET
2 91 (48.40%) SQL
3 78 (41.49%) C#
4 52 (27.66%) Finance
5 49 (26.06%) Microsoft
6 45 (23.94%) MVC
7 44 (23.40%) WCF
8 42 (22.34%) ASP.NET
9 40 (21.28%) Oracle
9 40 (21.28%) HTML
10 37 (19.68%) JavaScript
11 35 (18.62%) Windows
11 35 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
11 35 (18.62%) jQuery
12 34 (18.09%) SQL Server 2008
13 33 (17.55%) Visual Studio
14 32 (17.02%) .NET Framework
15 31 (16.49%) SQL Server 2012
15 31 (16.49%) T-SQL
15 31 (16.49%) CSS
16 26 (13.83%) TDD
17 25 (13.30%) Web Services
17 25 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
18 24 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
18 24 (12.77%) Scrum
19 23 (12.23%) Business Intelligence
19 23 (12.23%) ASP.NET MVC
20 21 (11.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 21 (11.17%) Entity Framework
20 21 (11.17%) XML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (10.11%) SharePoint
2 15 (7.98%) Kentico
3 14 (7.45%) CMS
4 12 (6.38%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (3.72%) IIS
6 4 (2.13%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.13%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.60%) MS Project Server
8 2 (1.06%) JBoss
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.53%) Facebook Platform
9 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.53%) Node.js
9 1 (0.53%) MediaWiki
9 1 (0.53%) Apache
9 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (11.17%) MS Excel
2 18 (9.57%) MS Office
3 6 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Primavera
1 3 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.53%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.53%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) PaaS
2 1 (0.53%) Heroku
2 1 (0.53%) IaaS
2 1 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.79%) ATM
2 5 (2.66%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.66%) DWDM
2 5 (2.66%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (1.60%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.06%) DNS
4 2 (1.06%) Firewall
5 1 (0.53%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.53%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.53%) Network Security
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.53%) SAN
5 1 (0.53%) LAN
5 1 (0.53%) WAN
5 1 (0.53%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (18.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 31 (16.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (11.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (9.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (7.45%) Oracle Database
6 13 (6.91%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (6.91%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (5.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (4.26%) Relational Database
8 8 (4.26%) MySQL
9 5 (2.66%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (2.13%) OLTP
10 4 (2.13%) SSDT
10 4 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.13%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 3 (1.60%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (1.60%) QlikView
11 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (17.55%) Visual Studio
2 24 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (10.64%) NUnit
4 8 (4.26%) MSTest
4 8 (4.26%) JIRA
5 7 (3.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (2.66%) Selenium
7 4 (2.13%) Subversion
8 2 (1.06%) Toad
8 2 (1.06%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.53%) Moq
9 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.53%) ProC
9 1 (0.53%) JMeter
9 1 (0.53%) PVCS
9 1 (0.53%) Ant
9 1 (0.53%) JUnit
General
1 52 (27.66%) Finance
2 16 (8.51%) Banking
3 8 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.19%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.13%) Automotive
6 3 (1.60%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.06%) Marketing
7 2 (1.06%) Retail
8 1 (0.53%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
8 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.53%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 109 (57.98%) Developer
2 43 (22.87%) .NET Developer
3 24 (12.77%) Analyst
4 16 (8.51%) Architect
5 11 (5.85%) C# Developer
5 11 (5.85%) MI Analyst
6 10 (5.32%) SQL Developer
7 9 (4.79%) DBA
7 9 (4.79%) WPF Developer
8 8 (4.26%) BizTalk Developer
9 7 (3.72%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (3.72%) Web Developer
9 7 (3.72%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.72%) Consultant
9 7 (3.72%) SQL DBA
9 7 (3.72%) Data Analyst
9 7 (3.72%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (3.72%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (2.66%) Software Engineer
10 5 (2.66%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (51.60%) .NET
2 44 (23.40%) WCF
3 42 (22.34%) ASP.NET
4 40 (21.28%) HTML
5 35 (18.62%) jQuery
6 32 (17.02%) .NET Framework
7 31 (16.49%) CSS
8 25 (13.30%) Web Services
9 23 (12.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (11.17%) Entity Framework
10 21 (11.17%) XML
11 19 (10.11%) WPF
12 18 (9.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 14 (7.45%) SOAP
14 11 (5.85%) WinForms
15 10 (5.32%) Ajax
15 10 (5.32%) LINQ
15 10 (5.32%) AngularJS
16 9 (4.79%) HTML5
17 8 (4.26%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.38%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.72%) Statistics
5 6 (3.19%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.66%) Clustering
7 4 (2.13%) Social Media
7 4 (2.13%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.13%) PMI
8 3 (1.60%) NHS
8 3 (1.60%) SCADA
8 3 (1.60%) Blog
8 3 (1.60%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.60%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.53%) Open Source
9 1 (0.53%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.53%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.53%) FMCG
9 1 (0.53%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.62%) Windows
2 7 (3.72%) UNIX
3 6 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (3.19%) Linux
4 5 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.06%) Solaris
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (23.94%) MVC
2 35 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (13.83%) TDD
4 24 (12.77%) Scrum
5 23 (12.23%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (10.64%) SOA
7 18 (9.57%) Automated Testing
8 15 (7.98%) OOD
8 15 (7.98%) OO
9 14 (7.45%) Project Management
9 14 (7.45%) Software Engineering
9 14 (7.45%) MVVM
10 12 (6.38%) ETL
10 12 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (5.32%) Line Management
11 10 (5.32%) Change Management
11 10 (5.32%) Project Planning
11 10 (5.32%) Unit Testing
12 9 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (4.79%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 91 (48.40%) SQL
2 78 (41.49%) C#
3 37 (19.68%) JavaScript
4 31 (16.49%) T-SQL
5 21 (11.17%) VBA
6 10 (5.32%) Java
7 9 (4.79%) VB
7 9 (4.79%) VB.NET
7 9 (4.79%) XAML
8 8 (4.26%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.19%) C++
9 6 (3.19%) PHP
10 4 (2.13%) Bourne shell
10 4 (2.13%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.06%) XQuery
11 2 (1.06%) C
12 1 (0.53%) VBScript
12 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.53%) VB6
12 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.13%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.60%) CISM
3 3 (1.60%) CISSP
3 3 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.06%) APMP
4 2 (1.06%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.06%) CISMP
4 2 (1.06%) MCP
4 2 (1.06%) MCSE
4 2 (1.06%) MCSA
5 1 (0.53%) ISEB
5 1 (0.53%) HNC
5 1 (0.53%) HND
5 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.53%) Degree
5 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.66%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.53%) XenApp
4 1 (0.53%) vSphere
4 1 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (1.60%) SCCM
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (26.06%) Microsoft
2 40 (21.28%) Oracle
3 12 (6.38%) VMware
4 11 (5.85%) Remedy
5 7 (3.72%) Cisco
6 6 (3.19%) HP
7 5 (2.66%) TIBCO
7 5 (2.66%) Brocade
8 4 (2.13%) Akamai
8 4 (2.13%) Business Objects
8 4 (2.13%) Citrix
9 3 (1.60%) BMC
9 3 (1.60%) Intel
9 3 (1.60%) Tableau
10 2 (1.06%) NetSuite
10 2 (1.06%) Google
10 2 (1.06%) Xamarin
10 2 (1.06%) SAP
10 2 (1.06%) Cognos
11 1 (0.53%) EMC
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