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 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 16 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 69 60 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 7.73% 6.76% 6.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.50% 41.67% 42.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 39 19
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£325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £258 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+13.36% +10.26%
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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
184 144 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 20.60% 16.23% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 75 47
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £422 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £22.50
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 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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015, 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 61 (50.83%) SQL
2 56 (46.67%) .NET
3 42 (35.00%) C#
4 37 (30.83%) Microsoft
5 36 (30.00%) Finance
6 34 (28.33%) Oracle
7 29 (24.17%) WCF
8 27 (22.50%) MVC
9 24 (20.00%) Windows
10 22 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (17.50%) Visual Studio
12 19 (15.83%) jQuery
13 18 (15.00%) TDD
14 17 (14.17%) NUnit
14 17 (14.17%) .NET Framework
14 17 (14.17%) SOA
14 17 (14.17%) VBA
14 17 (14.17%) HTML
14 17 (14.17%) JavaScript
14 17 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (13.33%) ASP.NET
15 16 (13.33%) Web Services
15 16 (13.33%) Automated Testing
16 15 (12.50%) Scrum
16 15 (12.50%) MS Office
16 15 (12.50%) MS Excel
16 15 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
17 14 (11.67%) CSS
17 14 (11.67%) T-SQL
18 13 (10.83%) SharePoint

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 13 (10.83%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.17%) Kentico
3 10 (8.33%) CMS
4 7 (5.83%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (4.17%) IIS
6 4 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (2.50%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.50%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.67%) JBoss
8 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.83%) MediaWiki
9 1 (0.83%) Facebook Platform
9 1 (0.83%) Drupal
9 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.83%) Mule
9 1 (0.83%) WordPress
9 1 (0.83%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.83%) Apache
9 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (12.50%) MS Office
1 15 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Primavera
2 2 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.83%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.83%) PaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Heroku
2 1 (0.83%) IaaS
2 1 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.50%) ATM
2 4 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.50%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.67%) DNS
4 2 (1.67%) Firewall
5 1 (0.83%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.83%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.83%) Network Security
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.83%) SAN
5 1 (0.83%) DWDM
5 1 (0.83%) LAN
5 1 (0.83%) WAN
5 1 (0.83%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.83%) SQL Server 2008
1 13 (10.83%) Oracle Database
2 8 (6.67%) MySQL
2 8 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (5.83%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.33%) OLTP
6 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.67%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (1.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.67%) Data Mart
8 2 (1.67%) QlikView
9 1 (0.83%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.83%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 21 (17.50%) Visual Studio
2 17 (14.17%) NUnit
3 15 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (4.17%) MSTest
5 4 (3.33%) Selenium
6 3 (2.50%) Subversion
7 2 (1.67%) Toad
8 1 (0.83%) ProC
8 1 (0.83%) JMeter
8 1 (0.83%) JIRA
8 1 (0.83%) PVCS
8 1 (0.83%) Ant
8 1 (0.83%) JUnit
8 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.83%) Moq
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 36 (30.00%) Finance
2 11 (9.17%) Banking
3 4 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.67%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 61 (50.83%) Developer
2 28 (23.33%) .NET Developer
3 20 (16.67%) Analyst
4 12 (10.00%) Architect
5 11 (9.17%) MI Analyst
6 7 (5.83%) Data Analyst
6 7 (5.83%) WPF Developer
7 5 (4.17%) BizTalk Developer
7 5 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.17%) DBA
7 5 (4.17%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.33%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.33%) Systems Architect
8 4 (3.33%) Consultant
8 4 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (2.50%) Configuration Engineer
9 3 (2.50%) AWS Developer
9 3 (2.50%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.50%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (46.67%) .NET
2 29 (24.17%) WCF
3 19 (15.83%) jQuery
4 17 (14.17%) HTML
4 17 (14.17%) .NET Framework
5 16 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 16 (13.33%) Web Services
6 14 (11.67%) CSS
7 13 (10.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 12 (10.00%) Entity Framework
8 12 (10.00%) SOAP
8 12 (10.00%) WPF
9 10 (8.33%) XML
10 8 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (5.00%) HTML5
11 6 (5.00%) REST
11 6 (5.00%) Middleware
11 6 (5.00%) WinForms
12 5 (4.17%) Ajax
12 5 (4.17%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.83%) Statistics
4 5 (4.17%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.33%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.33%) Clustering
6 3 (2.50%) PMI
6 3 (2.50%) NHS
6 3 (2.50%) SCADA
7 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.83%) CMDB
8 1 (0.83%) FMCG
8 1 (0.83%) Telematics
8 1 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.83%) Social Media
8 1 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.83%) DTV
8 1 (0.83%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.83%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (4.17%) UNIX
3 4 (3.33%) Linux
3 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.67%) Solaris
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.50%) MVC
2 22 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (15.00%) TDD
4 17 (14.17%) SOA
5 16 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 15 (12.50%) Scrum
7 12 (10.00%) OO
7 12 (10.00%) MVVM
8 11 (9.17%) OOD
8 11 (9.17%) Software Engineering
9 10 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (7.50%) ITIL
10 9 (7.50%) Line Management
11 8 (6.67%) Project Management
11 8 (6.67%) Change Control
12 6 (5.00%) BDD
12 6 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (5.00%) PRINCE2
12 6 (5.00%) Migration
13 5 (4.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 61 (50.83%) SQL
2 42 (35.00%) C#
3 17 (14.17%) JavaScript
3 17 (14.17%) VBA
4 14 (11.67%) T-SQL
5 9 (7.50%) Java
6 7 (5.83%) XAML
7 6 (5.00%) PHP
7 6 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.17%) C++
8 5 (4.17%) VB
9 2 (1.67%) C
9 2 (1.67%) XQuery
9 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.83%) VBScript
10 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.83%) Python
10 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.50%) CISSP
2 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.50%) PMI Certification
2 3 (2.50%) CISM
3 2 (1.67%) CISMP
3 2 (1.67%) APMP
3 2 (1.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.83%) Degree
4 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) MCP
4 1 (0.83%) HNC
4 1 (0.83%) HND
4 1 (0.83%) MCSE
4 1 (0.83%) MCSA
4 1 (0.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.83%) XenApp
4 1 (0.83%) vSphere
4 1 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (1.67%) SCCM
2 1 (0.83%) SCOM
2 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (30.83%) Microsoft
2 34 (28.33%) Oracle
3 8 (6.67%) Remedy
3 8 (6.67%) VMware
4 5 (4.17%) TIBCO
5 4 (3.33%) Citrix
5 4 (3.33%) Akamai
6 3 (2.50%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.50%) Cisco
6 3 (2.50%) Intel
7 2 (1.67%) HP
7 2 (1.67%) Cognos
7 2 (1.67%) Google
7 2 (1.67%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.83%) Brocade
8 1 (0.83%) F5
8 1 (0.83%) Facebook
8 1 (0.83%) Twitter
8 1 (0.83%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.83%) SAP
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