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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 26 27 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 77 65 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 6.19% 5.01% 10.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.00% 28.26% 59.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 46 59
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£325 £300 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -16.36%
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
308 230 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 24.76% 17.72% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 142 95
Average daily rate £375 £313 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Milton Keynes -1 58 £375 +25.00% 21
Aylesbury 0 3 £313 +6.83% 4
Beaconsfield 0 2 £218 -22.32%
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 91 (48.15%) SQL
2 74 (39.15%) .NET
3 64 (33.86%) C#
4 55 (29.10%) Finance
5 47 (24.87%) Microsoft
6 44 (23.28%) Windows
6 44 (23.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 43 (22.75%) Oracle
8 40 (21.16%) ASP.NET
9 39 (20.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 34 (17.99%) MVC
11 31 (16.40%) Web Services
11 31 (16.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 30 (15.87%) HTML
13 28 (14.81%) JavaScript
13 28 (14.81%) .NET Framework
14 26 (13.76%) VMware
15 25 (13.23%) WCF
15 25 (13.23%) ASP.NET MVC
16 23 (12.17%) jQuery
16 23 (12.17%) T-SQL
17 22 (11.64%) MS Excel
18 21 (11.11%) SharePoint
18 21 (11.11%) Visual Studio
18 21 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
18 21 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
19 20 (10.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 20 (10.58%) CSS
20 19 (10.05%) Active Directory
20 19 (10.05%) Clustering

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 21 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.99%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (8.47%) IIS
4 10 (5.29%) Lync
5 8 (4.23%) Apache
5 8 (4.23%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.65%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.59%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.06%) CMS
8 2 (1.06%) MS Project Server
8 2 (1.06%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.53%) Mule
9 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.53%) Kentico
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.53%) Node.js
9 1 (0.53%) JBoss
Applications
1 22 (11.64%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.47%) MS Office
3 5 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.59%) MS Project
5 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.59%) Primavera
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.12%) Office 365
2 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.29%) DNS
2 8 (4.23%) TCP/IP
2 8 (4.23%) ATM
2 8 (4.23%) Firewall
2 8 (4.23%) Wireshark
3 6 (3.17%) SSL
3 6 (3.17%) SAN
3 6 (3.17%) VPN
3 6 (3.17%) DHCP
4 5 (2.65%) LAN
4 5 (2.65%) WAN
4 5 (2.65%) SMTP
4 5 (2.65%) DWDM
4 5 (2.65%) NetScaler
4 5 (2.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.59%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.53%) Network Security
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (23.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 39 (20.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 31 (16.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (10.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (8.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (6.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (4.76%) MySQL
8 9 (4.76%) DB2
9 8 (4.23%) Oracle Database
9 8 (4.23%) DB2 UDB
10 7 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (3.17%) Relational Database
12 5 (2.65%) SSDT
12 5 (2.65%) Hadoop
12 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (2.65%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 4 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (1.59%) MS Access
14 3 (1.59%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.23%) Subversion
2 8 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (3.17%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.65%) JIRA
5 4 (2.12%) NUnit
6 3 (1.59%) Fiddler
7 2 (1.06%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.53%) MSTest
8 1 (0.53%) Moq
General
1 55 (29.10%) Finance
2 12 (6.35%) Banking
3 11 (5.82%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.12%) Automotive
5 3 (1.59%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.59%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.06%) Retail
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 80 (42.33%) Developer
2 32 (16.93%) .NET Developer
3 31 (16.40%) Analyst
4 19 (10.05%) DBA
5 16 (8.47%) Architect
6 13 (6.88%) Consultant
7 12 (6.35%) Data Analyst
7 12 (6.35%) C# Developer
8 11 (5.82%) BizTalk Developer
9 10 (5.29%) ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (5.29%) SQL Developer
10 9 (4.76%) SQL DBA
10 9 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (3.70%) Web Developer
11 7 (3.70%) Administrator
11 7 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (3.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (3.17%) DB2 DBA
12 6 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (3.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (39.15%) .NET
2 40 (21.16%) ASP.NET
3 31 (16.40%) Web Services
4 30 (15.87%) HTML
5 28 (14.81%) .NET Framework
6 25 (13.23%) WCF
6 25 (13.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (12.17%) jQuery
8 20 (10.58%) CSS
9 14 (7.41%) XML
10 13 (6.88%) SOAP
11 12 (6.35%) Entity Framework
12 11 (5.82%) Razor View Engine
13 10 (5.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 9 (4.76%) AngularJS
14 9 (4.76%) HTML5
14 9 (4.76%) WPF
14 9 (4.76%) Ajax
15 8 (4.23%) REST
16 7 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.05%) Clustering
2 10 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.17%) Data Structures
4 6 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.17%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.65%) Data Extraction
6 4 (2.12%) Statistics
6 4 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.59%) NHS
7 3 (1.59%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.59%) SCADA
7 3 (1.59%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.59%) CMDB
7 3 (1.59%) Blog
7 3 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.59%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.06%) Social Media
8 2 (1.06%) Replication
9 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 44 (23.28%) Windows
2 15 (7.94%) UNIX
3 9 (4.76%) Linux
4 8 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.17%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (1.59%) Solaris
8 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.99%) MVC
2 21 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (10.05%) Performance Tuning
4 18 (9.52%) ITIL
5 17 (8.99%) ETL
6 15 (7.94%) Migration
7 14 (7.41%) Data Analysis
7 14 (7.41%) Software Engineering
8 13 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (6.35%) Project Management
9 12 (6.35%) CRM
9 12 (6.35%) Unit Testing
9 12 (6.35%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (5.29%) Data Modelling
11 8 (4.23%) OO
11 8 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.23%) Web Development
11 8 (4.23%) Problem Management
11 8 (4.23%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 91 (48.15%) SQL
2 64 (33.86%) C#
3 28 (14.81%) JavaScript
4 23 (12.17%) T-SQL
5 18 (9.52%) PowerShell
6 12 (6.35%) VBA
7 7 (3.70%) C++
7 7 (3.70%) Java
8 6 (3.17%) VB
8 6 (3.17%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.65%) Python
9 5 (2.65%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.65%) Perl
10 4 (2.12%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.12%) Bourne shell
11 2 (1.06%) VBScript
11 2 (1.06%) PHP
11 2 (1.06%) VB6
11 2 (1.06%) XQuery
11 2 (1.06%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (5.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.23%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.17%) Degree
5 5 (2.65%) MCSE
5 5 (2.65%) MCP
5 5 (2.65%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.12%) MCSA
7 3 (1.59%) CISSP
7 3 (1.59%) CISM
8 2 (1.06%) ISEB
8 2 (1.06%) CISMP
8 2 (1.06%) APMP
9 1 (0.53%) MCTS
9 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.53%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.12%) SLA
1 4 (2.12%) QA
2 3 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (10.05%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.88%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.17%) XenApp
5 5 (2.65%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.65%) HDFS
6 3 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.53%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (3.70%) Tivoli
1 7 (3.70%) SCOM
2 6 (3.17%) OVSD
3 5 (2.65%) Nagios
3 5 (2.65%) Zenoss
3 5 (2.65%) SCCM
3 5 (2.65%) EMC VPLEX
4 4 (2.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (1.59%) OpenView
5 3 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.53%) WSUS
7 1 (0.53%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 47 (24.87%) Microsoft
2 43 (22.75%) Oracle
3 26 (13.76%) VMware
4 16 (8.47%) Citrix
5 12 (6.35%) HP
6 11 (5.82%) Remedy
7 8 (4.23%) Cisco
8 5 (2.65%) AppSense
8 5 (2.65%) Brocade
8 5 (2.65%) Splunk
9 4 (2.12%) Akamai
9 4 (2.12%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.59%) NetApp
10 3 (1.59%) Tableau
10 3 (1.59%) Lumension
11 2 (1.06%) NetSuite
11 2 (1.06%) F5
11 2 (1.06%) Informatica
11 2 (1.06%) Intel
11 2 (1.06%) SAP
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