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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 35 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 32 69 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.89% 9.24% 7.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.89% 41.32% 33.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 47 29
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£300 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +5.76%
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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
119 167 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.48% 22.36% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 94 83
Average daily rate £325 £370 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +12.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £313 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.05 £30.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -7.12%

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 23 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 23 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 38 (44.19%) SQL
2 27 (31.40%) .NET
3 24 (27.91%) Microsoft
4 20 (23.26%) C#
4 20 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (22.09%) Oracle
6 18 (20.93%) Windows
6 18 (20.93%) Finance
7 17 (19.77%) JavaScript
8 16 (18.60%) MVC
8 16 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (18.60%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (17.44%) T-SQL
9 15 (17.44%) Web Services
10 14 (16.28%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (16.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (15.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (13.95%) WCF
12 12 (13.95%) jQuery
12 12 (13.95%) ASP.NET
12 12 (13.95%) Project Management
13 10 (11.63%) Java
13 10 (11.63%) DTS
13 10 (11.63%) MS Excel
14 9 (10.47%) Data Modelling
14 9 (10.47%) UNIX
14 9 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (10.47%) ETL
14 9 (10.47%) HTML
14 9 (10.47%) J2EE

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 6 (6.98%) IIS
1 6 (6.98%) SharePoint
1 6 (6.98%) TIBCO EMS
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.33%) Papyrus
3 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.33%) DNN
3 2 (2.33%) CMS
4 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.16%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.16%) SAS
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (11.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.98%) BusinessWorks
1 6 (6.98%) Staffware
1 6 (6.98%) TIBCO iProcess
2 2 (2.33%) Exstream
3 1 (1.16%) assyst
3 1 (1.16%) ResourceLink
3 1 (1.16%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) SaaS
1 1 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) Internet
2 2 (2.33%) Firewall
2 2 (2.33%) SAN
3 1 (1.16%) Intranet
3 1 (1.16%) WAN
3 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.16%) VPN
3 1 (1.16%) IPsec
3 1 (1.16%) Network Security
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.16%) NAS
3 1 (1.16%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 16 (18.60%) SQL Server 2005
2 14 (16.28%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (16.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (15.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (11.63%) DTS
5 4 (4.65%) DB2
5 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.33%) OLTP
7 2 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.16%) SSDT
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.16%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.98%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.81%) JUnit
4 4 (4.65%) Ant
4 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.33%) NUnit
5 2 (2.33%) Maven
5 2 (2.33%) JIRA
5 2 (2.33%) Selenium
6 1 (1.16%) MyEclipse
6 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 18 (20.93%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Back Office
3 2 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 44 (51.16%) Developer
2 17 (19.77%) Analyst
3 13 (15.12%) .NET Developer
3 13 (15.12%) SQL Developer
4 9 (10.47%) Database Developer
4 9 (10.47%) Business Analyst
5 8 (9.30%) SQL Database Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.81%) J2EE Developer
7 5 (5.81%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.81%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Consultant
8 4 (4.65%) DBA
9 3 (3.49%) Business Process Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Administrator
9 3 (3.49%) Process Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (31.40%) .NET
2 15 (17.44%) Web Services
3 12 (13.95%) ASP.NET
3 12 (13.95%) WCF
3 12 (13.95%) jQuery
4 9 (10.47%) J2EE
4 9 (10.47%) HTML
5 8 (9.30%) .NET Framework
6 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (8.14%) Struts
6 7 (8.14%) CSS
7 6 (6.98%) JSP
7 6 (6.98%) Spring
8 5 (5.81%) Hibernate
8 5 (5.81%) Servlets
8 5 (5.81%) WPF
9 4 (4.65%) WinForms
9 4 (4.65%) XML
10 3 (3.49%) EJB
10 3 (3.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.81%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.49%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (3.49%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.49%) Statistics
4 2 (2.33%) Clustering
4 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.93%) Windows
2 9 (10.47%) UNIX
3 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.49%) Linux
4 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.16%) HPUX
5 1 (1.16%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.60%) MVC
3 12 (13.95%) Project Management
4 9 (10.47%) ETL
4 9 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (10.47%) Data Modelling
5 8 (9.30%) Scrum
6 7 (8.14%) TDD
6 7 (8.14%) Unit Testing
7 6 (6.98%) Workflow
7 6 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (5.81%) Kimball Methodology
8 5 (5.81%) System Testing
8 5 (5.81%) Migration
8 5 (5.81%) Data Analysis
8 5 (5.81%) Web Development
8 5 (5.81%) OO
8 5 (5.81%) Service Management
9 4 (4.65%) UML
9 4 (4.65%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 38 (44.19%) SQL
2 20 (23.26%) C#
3 17 (19.77%) JavaScript
4 15 (17.44%) T-SQL
5 10 (11.63%) Java
6 6 (6.98%) VB
7 4 (4.65%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.49%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.33%) VBA
9 2 (2.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.16%) VB6
10 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.16%) C
10 1 (1.16%) COBOL
10 1 (1.16%) VBScript
10 1 (1.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (6.98%) Degree
2 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.81%) Sun Certification
2 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.33%) XenApp
1 2 (2.33%) vSphere
2 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (1.16%) WSUS
2 1 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.16%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 24 (27.91%) Microsoft
2 19 (22.09%) Oracle
3 7 (8.14%) Business Objects
4 6 (6.98%) TIBCO
5 5 (5.81%) VMware
5 5 (5.81%) Sun
6 4 (4.65%) HP
7 2 (2.33%) Citrix
7 2 (2.33%) Dundas
8 1 (1.16%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.16%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.16%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.16%) Informatica
8 1 (1.16%) NetApp
8 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.16%) SumTotal
8 1 (1.16%) Saba
8 1 (1.16%) Northgate
8 1 (1.16%) Wonderware
8 1 (1.16%) EMC