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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 45 75 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 6.75% 8.87% 6.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.61% 30.00% 33.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 31 35
Median daily rate £406 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+41.97% -
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
147 250 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 22.04% 29.55% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 116 111
Median daily rate £381 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £302 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £352 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.53% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £28.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% +12.50%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 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 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 68 (54.84%) SQL
2 48 (38.71%) Microsoft
3 47 (37.90%) C#
4 44 (35.48%) Windows
5 39 (31.45%) .NET
6 37 (29.84%) Active Directory
7 36 (29.03%) Oracle
8 27 (21.77%) Unix
8 27 (21.77%) Finance
9 26 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (19.35%) SMTP
10 24 (19.35%) JavaScript
11 23 (18.55%) Citrix
11 23 (18.55%) Security Cleared
12 21 (16.94%) jQuery
13 20 (16.13%) HTML
13 20 (16.13%) MS Excel
14 19 (15.32%) Project Management
15 18 (14.52%) MS Exchange
15 18 (14.52%) Java
15 18 (14.52%) SQL Server 2008
16 17 (13.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 16 (12.90%) VB
17 16 (12.90%) SC Cleared
17 16 (12.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (12.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 15 (12.10%) Web Development
18 15 (12.10%) TDD
18 15 (12.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 15 (12.10%) IIS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (14.52%) MS Exchange
2 15 (12.10%) IIS
3 14 (11.29%) SharePoint
4 9 (7.26%) WebSphere
5 8 (6.45%) Apache
5 8 (6.45%) Skype for Business
6 6 (4.84%) SAS
7 5 (4.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.61%) CMS
9 2 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.61%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.68%) MS Office
3 3 (2.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) OpenText MBPM
1 3 (2.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.81%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.03%) Office 365
1 5 (4.03%) OneDrive
2 2 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.35%) SMTP
2 15 (12.10%) Internet
3 14 (11.29%) IPsec
4 13 (10.48%) FTP
5 12 (9.68%) SSH
6 10 (8.06%) LDAP
7 9 (7.26%) SAN
8 5 (4.03%) DNS
9 4 (3.23%) LAN
9 4 (3.23%) WAN
10 2 (1.61%) Wireless
11 1 (0.81%) SNMP
11 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (13.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (12.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 15 (12.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (11.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (4.84%) QlikView
9 5 (4.03%) PowerPivot
9 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (3.23%) MS Access
10 4 (3.23%) Oracle Database
11 3 (2.42%) DB2
12 2 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.81%) Essbase
13 1 (0.81%) PowerCenter
13 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) JUnit
1 4 (3.23%) Maven
1 4 (3.23%) Selenium
1 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.42%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.42%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.61%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.61%) NUnit
4 1 (0.81%) ERwin
4 1 (0.81%) JIRA
4 1 (0.81%) Moq
4 1 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 27 (21.77%) Finance
2 10 (8.06%) Banking
3 4 (3.23%) Legal
4 3 (2.42%) Electronics
4 3 (2.42%) Law
4 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.42%) Marketing
4 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.61%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 51 (41.13%) Developer
2 20 (16.13%) .NET Developer
3 18 (14.52%) C# Developer
4 17 (13.71%) Analyst
5 15 (12.10%) C# .NET Developer
6 14 (11.29%) DBA
6 14 (11.29%) SQL Analyst
6 14 (11.29%) SQL DBA
7 11 (8.87%) SQL Developer
8 9 (7.26%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (7.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (7.26%) Server Specialist
9 8 (6.45%) Security Advisor
9 8 (6.45%) Server Engineer
9 8 (6.45%) Wintel Server Specialist
9 8 (6.45%) Wintel Specialist
10 7 (5.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 7 (5.65%) SAN Specialist
10 7 (5.65%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (5.65%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (31.45%) .NET
2 21 (16.94%) jQuery
3 20 (16.13%) HTML
4 16 (12.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 14 (11.29%) AngularJS
5 14 (11.29%) ASP.NET
6 13 (10.48%) CSS
7 12 (9.68%) SOAP
7 12 (9.68%) XML
8 11 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (8.87%) HTML5
9 10 (8.06%) Laravel
10 9 (7.26%) WPF
11 8 (6.45%) .NET Framework
11 8 (6.45%) Web Services
12 7 (5.65%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (4.03%) WCF
14 4 (3.23%) Hibernate
14 4 (3.23%) J2EE
14 4 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.29%) CESG
1 14 (11.29%) Client/Server
1 14 (11.29%) Cryptography
2 10 (8.06%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.65%) Statistics
5 6 (4.84%) N-Tier
6 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.23%) PKI
8 3 (2.42%) Clustering
9 2 (1.61%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.61%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.81%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.81%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (35.48%) Windows
2 27 (21.77%) Unix
3 14 (11.29%) Windows Vista
4 12 (9.68%) Windows Server
5 8 (6.45%) zOS
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.32%) Project Management
3 15 (12.10%) MVC
3 15 (12.10%) TDD
3 15 (12.10%) Web Development
4 14 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (11.29%) Information Assurance
5 12 (9.68%) OWASP
5 12 (9.68%) Patch Management
5 12 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (8.87%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (8.87%) Data Analysis
6 11 (8.87%) DevOps
6 11 (8.87%) Fuzz Testing
6 11 (8.87%) ISMS
6 11 (8.87%) Risk Management
7 10 (8.06%) ETL
7 10 (8.06%) Technical Analysis
8 9 (7.26%) Ethical Hacking
8 9 (7.26%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 68 (54.84%) SQL
2 47 (37.90%) C#
3 24 (19.35%) JavaScript
4 18 (14.52%) Java
5 16 (12.90%) VB
6 11 (8.87%) PowerShell
6 11 (8.87%) T-SQL
7 10 (8.06%) PHP
8 5 (4.03%) VBA
9 4 (3.23%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.61%) VBScript
11 1 (0.81%) C++
11 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 23 (18.55%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.29%) CESG Certified Professional
3 14 (11.29%) CISSP
4 9 (7.26%) CEH
5 8 (6.45%) DV Cleared
6 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (4.84%) MCSE
7 6 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (4.03%) Degree
9 4 (3.23%) Sun Certification
10 3 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.81%) MCITP
11 1 (0.81%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.87%) RMADS
2 2 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (29.84%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.68%) Sendmail
3 9 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.65%) XenApp
5 6 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (4.84%) SCOM
2 1 (0.81%) Control-M
2 1 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.81%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 48 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 36 (29.03%) Oracle
3 23 (18.55%) Citrix
4 9 (7.26%) CommVault
4 9 (7.26%) IBM
4 9 (7.26%) VMware
5 8 (6.45%) EMC
6 7 (5.65%) NetApp
7 6 (4.84%) Teradata
8 5 (4.03%) HP
8 5 (4.03%) Tableau
9 4 (3.23%) 3PAR
9 4 (3.23%) Sun
10 3 (2.42%) SAP
11 2 (1.61%) Cognos
11 2 (1.61%) Ektron
11 2 (1.61%) EPiServer
11 2 (1.61%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.61%) Sitecore
11 2 (1.61%) Veeam