The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 27 15 8
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 53 69 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.38% 7.88% 11.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.34% 47.92% 57.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 64
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £457 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 £55.65 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
SQL Server
Berkshire

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 Reading region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
187 144 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.98% 16.44% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 80 96
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 3 1
Average hourly rate £9.50 £55.65 £9.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.92% +511.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Reading region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Reading region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 76 (64.41%) SQL
2 60 (50.85%) Microsoft
3 38 (32.20%) Windows
4 37 (31.36%) .NET
5 32 (27.12%) C#
6 29 (24.58%) Business Intelligence
7 27 (22.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 26 (22.03%) T-SQL
8 26 (22.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (19.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (18.64%) Windows Server
11 20 (16.95%) MVC
11 20 (16.95%) VMware
11 20 (16.95%) MS Excel
12 18 (15.25%) DNS
13 17 (14.41%) Web Services
13 17 (14.41%) Migration
13 17 (14.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (13.56%) IIS
14 16 (13.56%) HTML
14 16 (13.56%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (13.56%) Active Directory
15 14 (11.86%) JavaScript
15 14 (11.86%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 13 (11.02%) SharePoint
16 13 (11.02%) TCP/IP
17 12 (10.17%) Oracle

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (13.56%) IIS
2 13 (11.02%) SharePoint
3 10 (8.47%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.24%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.54%) CMS
7 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.85%) Mule
8 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (16.95%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.08%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.54%) SaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.85%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.25%) DNS
2 13 (11.02%) TCP/IP
3 11 (9.32%) iSCSI
4 10 (8.47%) SAN
5 9 (7.63%) DHCP
6 5 (4.24%) Firewall
6 5 (4.24%) LAN
7 4 (3.39%) MPLS
7 4 (3.39%) Network Security
8 3 (2.54%) VoIP
8 3 (2.54%) WAN
9 2 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.69%) HTTP
9 2 (1.69%) Internet
9 2 (1.69%) NAS
10 1 (0.85%) Intranet
10 1 (0.85%) IPv4
10 1 (0.85%) IPv6
10 1 (0.85%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 26 (22.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (19.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (14.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (13.56%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (11.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 11 (9.32%) Big Data
8 11 (9.32%) Hadoop
8 11 (9.32%) Relational Database
8 11 (9.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (6.78%) OLAP
10 6 (5.08%) PerformancePoint
10 6 (5.08%) QlikView
11 5 (4.24%) Power BI
12 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database
13 3 (2.54%) Cognos Report Studio
13 3 (2.54%) MySQL
13 3 (2.54%) OLAP Cube
13 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.69%) Subversion
4 2 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.85%) Moq
5 1 (0.85%) MSTest
5 1 (0.85%) NUnit
5 1 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 8 (6.78%) Finance
2 5 (4.24%) Retail
2 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.39%) Marketing
4 2 (1.69%) Back Office
4 2 (1.69%) Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Advertising
5 1 (0.85%) Billing
5 1 (0.85%) Electronics
5 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Law
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (35.59%) Developer
2 17 (14.41%) .NET Developer
2 17 (14.41%) SQL Developer
3 16 (13.56%) Consultant
4 12 (10.17%) Support Engineer
5 11 (9.32%) Administrator
5 11 (9.32%) Architect
6 10 (8.47%) C# Developer
7 9 (7.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 8 (6.78%) Analyst
8 8 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Applications Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (5.93%) DBA
9 7 (5.93%) SQL DBA
10 6 (5.08%) Applications Support
10 6 (5.08%) Applications Support Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Systems Developer
10 6 (5.08%) Windows Engineer
11 5 (4.24%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (31.36%) .NET
2 17 (14.41%) Web Services
3 16 (13.56%) HTML
4 12 (10.17%) ASP.NET
4 12 (10.17%) CSS
5 10 (8.47%) .NET Framework
5 10 (8.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (7.63%) AngularJS
6 9 (7.63%) jQuery
7 8 (6.78%) XML
8 6 (5.08%) CSS3
8 6 (5.08%) Entity Framework
8 6 (5.08%) HTML5
8 6 (5.08%) RESTful
9 5 (4.24%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (4.24%) Unity DI Container
9 5 (4.24%) WCF
10 4 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (2.54%) Ajax
12 2 (1.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.47%) Public Cloud
3 8 (6.78%) Visualisation
4 4 (3.39%) Clustering
4 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.54%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.54%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (2.54%) Statistics
6 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.69%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.69%) NHS
6 2 (1.69%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.69%) Social Media
6 2 (1.69%) User Experience
7 1 (0.85%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.85%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 38 (32.20%) Windows
2 22 (18.64%) Windows Server
3 10 (8.47%) Linux
3 10 (8.47%) Unix
3 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.39%) Solaris
7 3 (2.54%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.69%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.69%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.85%) AIX
9 1 (0.85%) SUSE
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.58%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (16.95%) MVC
3 17 (14.41%) Migration
4 16 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (10.17%) Analytics
6 10 (8.47%) CRM
6 10 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (7.63%) Data Cleansing
7 9 (7.63%) Data Protection
8 8 (6.78%) Use Case
9 7 (5.93%) SDLC
10 6 (5.08%) Data Migration
10 6 (5.08%) ETL
10 6 (5.08%) Workflow
11 5 (4.24%) Data Management
12 4 (3.39%) ITIL
12 4 (3.39%) Project Management
12 4 (3.39%) Scrum
12 4 (3.39%) Service Delivery
12 4 (3.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 76 (64.41%) SQL
2 32 (27.12%) C#
3 26 (22.03%) T-SQL
4 14 (11.86%) JavaScript
5 12 (10.17%) PowerShell
6 10 (8.47%) VB.NET
7 7 (5.93%) VBA
8 5 (4.24%) Java
9 2 (1.69%) C++
9 2 (1.69%) PHP
9 2 (1.69%) Ruby
9 2 (1.69%) VB
9 2 (1.69%) VBScript
10 1 (0.85%) C
10 1 (0.85%) Python
10 1 (0.85%) R
10 1 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.63%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.39%) Degree
5 2 (1.69%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.69%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (1.69%) MCP
5 2 (1.69%) MCSD
5 2 (1.69%) MCSE
5 2 (1.69%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (1.69%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (0.85%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.69%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.85%) SDET
System Software
1 16 (13.56%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.78%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.24%) VMware ESX
3 5 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.54%) vSphere
5 2 (1.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.69%) XenApp
6 1 (0.85%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.85%) KVM
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.85%) NFS
6 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) SCCM
2 2 (1.69%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.69%) Perfmon
2 2 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.69%) vMotion
3 1 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.85%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (0.85%) Simpana
3 1 (0.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (50.85%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.95%) VMware
3 12 (10.17%) Oracle
4 8 (6.78%) Citrix
5 7 (5.93%) Tableau
6 6 (5.08%) HP
7 5 (4.24%) Sony
8 4 (3.39%) EMC
8 4 (3.39%) Remedy
8 4 (3.39%) SAP
9 3 (2.54%) 3PAR
9 3 (2.54%) Cognos
10 2 (1.69%) Altiris
10 2 (1.69%) NetApp
10 2 (1.69%) Veritas
11 1 (0.85%) Cisco
11 1 (0.85%) Huawei
11 1 (0.85%) IBM
11 1 (0.85%) Intel Security
11 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
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