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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 28 8
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -20
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 73 47 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.46% 5.98% 12.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.82% 29.94% 57.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 30 62
Average daily rate £400 £348 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% -10.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £29.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.72% -1.66%
SQL Server
Buckinghamshire

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
193 157 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 27.65% 19.97% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 94 86
Average daily rate £375 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £265 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 71 (47.33%) .NET
2 62 (41.33%) C#
3 61 (40.67%) SQL
4 52 (34.67%) Microsoft
5 51 (34.00%) Windows
6 48 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (31.33%) Finance
8 37 (24.67%) Oracle
9 29 (19.33%) MS Excel
10 27 (18.00%) TDD
11 25 (16.67%) Unix
12 24 (16.00%) JavaScript
12 24 (16.00%) WCF
12 24 (16.00%) WPF
13 21 (14.00%) MS Office
13 21 (14.00%) SOAP
13 21 (14.00%) Security Cleared
13 21 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (13.33%) Project Management
15 19 (12.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (12.00%) MVVM
17 17 (11.33%) .NET Framework
17 17 (11.33%) Unit Testing
17 17 (11.33%) Statistics
18 16 (10.67%) Business Analysis
18 16 (10.67%) Data Analysis
18 16 (10.67%) MVC
18 16 (10.67%) SharePoint
18 16 (10.67%) SC Cleared
19 15 (10.00%) Data Extraction

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (10.67%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.00%) IIS
3 7 (4.67%) Apache
3 7 (4.67%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.67%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.00%) SAS
5 5 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.00%) CICS
6 3 (2.00%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.67%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (19.33%) MS Excel
2 21 (14.00%) MS Office
3 2 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.00%) ATM
2 11 (7.33%) SMTP
3 8 (5.33%) SAN
4 7 (4.67%) Firewall
5 6 (4.00%) Internet
5 6 (4.00%) LDAP
5 6 (4.00%) NAS
6 4 (2.67%) DNS
6 4 (2.67%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.00%) FTP
8 2 (1.33%) DHCP
8 2 (1.33%) IPsec
8 2 (1.33%) LAN
8 2 (1.33%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.33%) SSH
8 2 (1.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.33%) WAN
9 1 (0.67%) HTTP
9 1 (0.67%) SSL
9 1 (0.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (8.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (8.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (7.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (6.00%) DB2
6 8 (5.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (4.00%) Oracle Database
8 5 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (2.67%) BusinessObjects XI
9 4 (2.67%) PowerCenter
10 3 (2.00%) DB2 UDB
10 3 (2.00%) Easytrieve
10 3 (2.00%) MS Access
10 3 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (2.00%) Power BI
10 3 (2.00%) QlikView
11 2 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (1.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (9.33%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.00%) NUnit
3 5 (3.33%) Eclipse
3 5 (3.33%) JUnit
3 5 (3.33%) Maven
3 5 (3.33%) Selenium
4 4 (2.67%) Moq
4 4 (2.67%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (2.00%) MSTest
6 2 (1.33%) NMock
7 1 (0.67%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.67%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.67%) Subversion
7 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (31.33%) Finance
2 15 (10.00%) Banking
3 6 (4.00%) Retail
4 5 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.33%) Law
6 1 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (34.00%) Developer
2 40 (26.67%) Analyst
3 28 (18.67%) .NET Developer
4 22 (14.67%) C# Developer
5 19 (12.67%) Architect
6 18 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (10.00%) Data Analyst
8 12 (8.00%) SQL Developer
9 11 (7.33%) C# WPF Developer
9 11 (7.33%) WPF Developer
10 8 (5.33%) Process Analyst
10 8 (5.33%) Team Leader
11 7 (4.67%) DBA
11 7 (4.67%) Senior Developer
12 6 (4.00%) Administrator
12 6 (4.00%) Java Developer
12 6 (4.00%) Senior C# Developer
12 6 (4.00%) Software Engineer
12 6 (4.00%) Support Analyst
13 5 (3.33%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (47.33%) .NET
2 24 (16.00%) WCF
2 24 (16.00%) WPF
3 21 (14.00%) SOAP
4 17 (11.33%) .NET Framework
5 15 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 15 (10.00%) HTML
6 13 (8.67%) jQuery
7 12 (8.00%) XML
8 9 (6.00%) Entity Framework
9 8 (5.33%) AngularJS
9 8 (5.33%) Middleware
9 8 (5.33%) Web Services
10 7 (4.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (4.00%) MSMQ
11 6 (4.00%) REST
12 5 (3.33%) CSS
12 5 (3.33%) Struts
12 5 (3.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (11.33%) Statistics
3 15 (10.00%) Data Extraction
4 13 (8.67%) Data Structures
5 8 (5.33%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.33%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.00%) Clustering
7 5 (3.33%) Visualisation
8 4 (2.67%) Cryptography
8 4 (2.67%) Mainframe
8 4 (2.67%) N-Tier
9 3 (2.00%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.00%) Data Integration
9 3 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.00%) VSAM
10 2 (1.33%) User Experience
11 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 51 (34.00%) Windows
2 25 (16.67%) Unix
3 13 (8.67%) Windows 7
4 9 (6.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.67%) Linux
6 5 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.33%) zOS
7 4 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.33%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.67%) Android
10 1 (0.67%) HPUX
10 1 (0.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (18.00%) TDD
3 20 (13.33%) Project Management
4 18 (12.00%) MVVM
5 17 (11.33%) Unit Testing
6 16 (10.67%) Business Analysis
6 16 (10.67%) Data Analysis
6 16 (10.67%) MVC
7 15 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 14 (9.33%) Analytics
9 12 (8.00%) Data Security
9 12 (8.00%) Scrum
10 11 (7.33%) Data Governance
10 11 (7.33%) DevOps
10 11 (7.33%) Multithreading
10 11 (7.33%) Performance Monitoring
10 11 (7.33%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (6.00%) BDD
11 9 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (6.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 62 (41.33%) C#
2 61 (40.67%) SQL
3 24 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (9.33%) Java
5 9 (6.00%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.67%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.67%) VB
7 6 (4.00%) PHP
7 6 (4.00%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.33%) VBA
9 3 (2.00%) Assembly Language
9 3 (2.00%) C++
9 3 (2.00%) CLIST
9 3 (2.00%) COBOL
9 3 (2.00%) JCL
9 3 (2.00%) Perl
9 3 (2.00%) REXX
9 3 (2.00%) XAML
10 2 (1.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.00%) DV Cleared
4 11 (7.33%) Degree
5 5 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (3.33%) Sun Certification
6 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.00%) MCSE
8 2 (1.33%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.33%) Cyber Scheme
8 2 (1.33%) ISEB
8 2 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.33%) MCP
8 2 (1.33%) MCT
8 2 (1.33%) OSCP
8 2 (1.33%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.67%) ISO 8583
2 2 (1.33%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (2.00%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (1.33%) Sendmail
5 2 (1.33%) Squid
6 1 (0.67%) vSphere
6 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.67%) OpenView
1 4 (2.67%) SCCM
1 4 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.33%) WSUS
4 1 (0.67%) cPanel
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.67%) OVSD
4 1 (0.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (34.67%) Microsoft
2 37 (24.67%) Oracle
3 10 (6.67%) Sun
4 9 (6.00%) HP
4 9 (6.00%) VMware
5 7 (4.67%) Tableau
6 5 (3.33%) IBM
6 5 (3.33%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.33%) Remedy
7 4 (2.67%) Citrix
7 4 (2.67%) Informatica
7 4 (2.67%) SAP
7 4 (2.67%) StorageTek
8 3 (2.00%) Adobe
8 3 (2.00%) CA
8 3 (2.00%) Lotus
8 3 (2.00%) Micro Focus
9 2 (1.33%) Cognos
9 2 (1.33%) Intel
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