The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 31 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 39 71 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 4.57% 9.31% 10.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.10% 49.31% 44.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 47 36
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£313 £375 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.25 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +17.56%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
134 144 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 15.69% 18.87% 23.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 85 84
Average daily rate £325 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.30 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.63% +8.33%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 46 (46.46%) SQL
2 31 (31.31%) Microsoft
3 26 (26.26%) .NET
4 23 (23.23%) Windows
5 22 (22.22%) C#
6 20 (20.20%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (20.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (19.19%) Oracle
7 19 (19.19%) Finance
8 18 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 17 (17.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (17.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (17.17%) T-SQL
9 17 (17.17%) JavaScript
10 16 (16.16%) Web Services
10 16 (16.16%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (15.15%) SC Cleared
11 15 (15.15%) MVC
12 14 (14.14%) Java
12 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (13.13%) WCF
13 13 (13.13%) MS Excel
14 12 (12.12%) ASP.NET
14 12 (12.12%) Project Management
14 12 (12.12%) jQuery
14 12 (12.12%) .NET Framework
15 10 (10.10%) Scrum
15 10 (10.10%) XML
15 10 (10.10%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (10.10%) HTML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 9 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.06%) IIS
2 6 (6.06%) TIBCO EMS
3 4 (4.04%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.04%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.02%) Papyrus
4 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.02%) DNN
4 2 (2.02%) CMS
5 1 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.01%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (13.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.03%) MS Office
3 2 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (6.06%) BusinessWorks
1 6 (6.06%) Staffware
1 6 (6.06%) TIBCO iProcess
2 2 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.02%) Exstream
3 1 (1.01%) assyst
3 1 (1.01%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) SaaS
1 1 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) SAN
1 5 (5.05%) Internet
2 2 (2.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.01%) IPsec
3 1 (1.01%) WEP
3 1 (1.01%) Network Security
3 1 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.01%) NAS
3 1 (1.01%) Intranet
3 1 (1.01%) WAN
3 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.01%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.20%) Data Warehouse
1 20 (20.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 17 (17.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 17 (17.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (16.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (10.10%) Crystal Reports
5 8 (8.08%) DTS
6 7 (7.07%) DB2
7 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database
8 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (2.02%) MS Access
9 2 (2.02%) OLTP
9 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.01%) SSDT
10 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.01%) PowerCenter
10 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Visual Studio
1 7 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.06%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.05%) JUnit
4 4 (4.04%) Ant
5 2 (2.02%) NUnit
5 2 (2.02%) Maven
5 2 (2.02%) JIRA
5 2 (2.02%) Selenium
6 1 (1.01%) MyEclipse
6 1 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 19 (19.19%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Retail
3 2 (2.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.01%) Automotive
4 1 (1.01%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 44 (44.44%) Developer
2 25 (25.25%) Analyst
3 13 (13.13%) .NET Developer
4 12 (12.12%) SQL Developer
5 9 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 7 (7.07%) Database Developer
6 7 (7.07%) Java Developer
7 6 (6.06%) Data Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) Consultant
7 6 (6.06%) SQL Database Developer
8 5 (5.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 5 (5.05%) J2EE Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Administrator
9 4 (4.04%) DBA
9 4 (4.04%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.04%) MI Analyst
10 3 (3.03%) SQL DBA
10 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Development Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (26.26%) .NET
2 16 (16.16%) Web Services
3 13 (13.13%) WCF
4 12 (12.12%) .NET Framework
4 12 (12.12%) jQuery
4 12 (12.12%) ASP.NET
5 10 (10.10%) XML
5 10 (10.10%) HTML
6 9 (9.09%) J2EE
6 9 (9.09%) CSS
7 7 (7.07%) Servlets
7 7 (7.07%) Struts
7 7 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (6.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (6.06%) JSP
8 6 (6.06%) Spring
9 5 (5.05%) Hibernate
9 5 (5.05%) LINQ
10 4 (4.04%) WinForms
10 4 (4.04%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.05%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.04%) Statistics
3 3 (3.03%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.03%) CESG
3 3 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.02%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.01%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.23%) Windows
2 9 (9.09%) UNIX
3 4 (4.04%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.03%) Linux
4 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.01%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.01%) HPUX
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.15%) MVC
2 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.12%) Project Management
4 10 (10.10%) Scrum
5 9 (9.09%) TDD
5 9 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 9 (9.09%) Migration
6 8 (8.08%) ETL
7 7 (7.07%) Service Management
7 7 (7.07%) Unit Testing
8 6 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (6.06%) Workflow
8 6 (6.06%) Web Development
9 5 (5.05%) Data Analysis
9 5 (5.05%) Kimball Methodology
10 4 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (4.04%) Business Analysis
10 4 (4.04%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 46 (46.46%) SQL
2 22 (22.22%) C#
3 17 (17.17%) JavaScript
3 17 (17.17%) T-SQL
4 14 (14.14%) Java
5 10 (10.10%) VB
6 9 (9.09%) VBScript
7 4 (4.04%) VBA
7 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.03%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.01%) C
10 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.08%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.05%) Sun Certification
4 5 (5.05%) Degree
5 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) SLA
1 3 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.03%) vSphere
2 1 (1.01%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (6.06%) TIBCO Hawk
2 3 (3.03%) OpenView
3 1 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 31 (31.31%) Microsoft
2 19 (19.19%) Oracle
3 7 (7.07%) Business Objects
3 7 (7.07%) HP
3 7 (7.07%) VMware
4 6 (6.06%) TIBCO
5 5 (5.05%) Sun
6 4 (4.04%) Citrix
7 3 (3.03%) Dundas
8 1 (1.01%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.01%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.01%) Informatica
8 1 (1.01%) NetApp
8 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.01%) SumTotal
8 1 (1.01%) Saba
8 1 (1.01%) Wonderware
8 1 (1.01%) EMC
8 1 (1.01%) Intel
8 1 (1.01%) JBoss