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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 19 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 67 90 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.34% 8.07% 9.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.18% 38.30% 54.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 48 63
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£375 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +11.00%
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
142 235 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.55% 21.08% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 123 101
Average daily rate £378 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £175.00 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+900.00% -31.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%

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 22 December 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 65 (47.45%) SQL
2 57 (41.61%) Microsoft
3 47 (34.31%) .NET
4 43 (31.39%) JavaScript
4 43 (31.39%) Windows
5 42 (30.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 35 (25.55%) HTML
7 33 (24.09%) C#
7 33 (24.09%) CSS
7 33 (24.09%) SharePoint
8 30 (21.90%) ASP.NET
8 30 (21.90%) Security Cleared
9 25 (18.25%) CRM
9 25 (18.25%) MVC
9 25 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (18.25%) Dynamics CRM
10 24 (17.52%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (16.06%) SQL Server 2005
12 20 (14.60%) jQuery
13 19 (13.87%) BizTalk Server
13 19 (13.87%) Finance
13 19 (13.87%) .NET Framework
13 19 (13.87%) SC Cleared
14 18 (13.14%) Visual Studio
14 18 (13.14%) Data Modelling
14 18 (13.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (12.41%) XML
16 16 (11.68%) T-SQL
16 16 (11.68%) Web Services
16 16 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 33 (24.09%) SharePoint
2 19 (13.87%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (10.95%) IIS
4 9 (6.57%) CMS
5 8 (5.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (4.38%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (4.38%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (4.38%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.19%) Apache
7 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.73%) Lync
9 1 (0.73%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.73%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.73%) DNN
9 1 (0.73%) Drupal
9 1 (0.73%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (10.95%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.11%) MS Office
3 2 (1.46%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 25 (18.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.73%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.76%) Internet
2 7 (5.11%) DNS
2 7 (5.11%) SAN
2 7 (5.11%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.38%) Firewall
4 5 (3.65%) NetScaler
5 4 (2.92%) WAN
5 4 (2.92%) LAN
6 3 (2.19%) LDAP
7 2 (1.46%) VoIP
7 2 (1.46%) VPN
7 2 (1.46%) Intranet
8 1 (0.73%) Wireless
8 1 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.73%) Network Security
8 1 (0.73%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.73%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (30.66%) SQL Server 2008
2 22 (16.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 18 (13.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (10.95%) QlikView
4 15 (10.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (10.95%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (10.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (9.49%) OLAP
6 12 (8.76%) SQL Server 2000
7 9 (6.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (4.38%) EDRMS
9 5 (3.65%) Cognos Query Studio
9 5 (3.65%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 5 (3.65%) Cognos Report Studio
9 5 (3.65%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 5 (3.65%) Cognos Transformer
10 4 (2.92%) PerformancePoint
11 3 (2.19%) Relational Database
11 3 (2.19%) OLAP Cube
11 3 (2.19%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 18 (13.14%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.19%) Subversion
5 2 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.73%) Moq
6 1 (0.73%) JIRA
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.73%) Firebug
6 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (13.87%) Finance
2 6 (4.38%) Publishing
3 4 (2.92%) Banking
4 3 (2.19%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.46%) Retail
5 2 (1.46%) Legal
5 2 (1.46%) Advertising
6 1 (0.73%) Back Office
6 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.73%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 70 (51.09%) Developer
2 14 (10.22%) Analyst
3 13 (9.49%) Consultant
4 12 (8.76%) .NET Developer
5 10 (7.30%) C# Developer
5 10 (7.30%) SharePoint Developer
5 10 (7.30%) CRM Developer
6 9 (6.57%) Microsoft Developer
7 8 (5.84%) QlikView Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (4.38%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (4.38%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 6 (4.38%) Designer
10 5 (3.65%) SCCM Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.65%) Field Engineer
11 4 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.92%) Support Engineer
11 4 (2.92%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (2.92%) Systems Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (34.31%) .NET
2 35 (25.55%) HTML
3 33 (24.09%) CSS
4 30 (21.90%) ASP.NET
5 20 (14.60%) jQuery
6 19 (13.87%) .NET Framework
7 17 (12.41%) XML
8 16 (11.68%) Web Services
9 12 (8.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (7.30%) HTML5
11 7 (5.11%) AngularJS
12 6 (4.38%) CSS3
12 6 (4.38%) WCF
13 5 (3.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 5 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 5 (3.65%) DCOM
13 5 (3.65%) MDX
14 4 (2.92%) Ajax
14 4 (2.92%) SOAP
14 4 (2.92%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.30%) Clustering
3 6 (4.38%) NHS
3 6 (4.38%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.65%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.65%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.65%) PKI
5 4 (2.92%) Replication
6 3 (2.19%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.46%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.46%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.73%) Open Source
8 1 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.73%) Kindle
8 1 (0.73%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 43 (31.39%) Windows
2 16 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.92%) Linux
6 3 (2.19%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.46%) Debian
8 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.73%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.25%) CRM
1 25 (18.25%) MVC
1 25 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (17.52%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (13.14%) Data Modelling
4 13 (9.49%) Scrum
5 11 (8.03%) Analytics
6 10 (7.30%) Unit Testing
7 9 (6.57%) Web Development
7 9 (6.57%) Data Analysis
7 9 (6.57%) Migration
7 9 (6.57%) Workflow
7 9 (6.57%) System Testing
8 8 (5.84%) Performance Management
8 8 (5.84%) ETL
9 7 (5.11%) TDD
9 7 (5.11%) Kanban
9 7 (5.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (4.38%) Load Balancing
10 6 (4.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 65 (47.45%) SQL
2 43 (31.39%) JavaScript
3 33 (24.09%) C#
4 16 (11.68%) T-SQL
5 12 (8.76%) VBA
6 7 (5.11%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.38%) Java
8 5 (3.65%) VBScript
9 2 (1.46%) PHP5
9 2 (1.46%) PHP
9 2 (1.46%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.73%) Python
10 1 (0.73%) Ruby
10 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.73%) C++
10 1 (0.73%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (21.90%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.87%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (9.49%) MCTS
4 13 (9.49%) Degree
5 5 (3.65%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.92%) MCITP
7 1 (0.73%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.73%) GIAC
7 1 (0.73%) MCSE
7 1 (0.73%) ISEB
7 1 (0.73%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.73%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.73%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (9.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.92%) XenApp
2 4 (2.92%) XenDesktop
3 3 (2.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (2.19%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.19%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.73%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (8.03%) SCCM
2 10 (7.30%) SCOM
3 5 (3.65%) WMI
4 2 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.73%) Nessus
Vendors
1 57 (41.61%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.95%) Oracle
3 6 (4.38%) Citrix
3 6 (4.38%) Sitecore
4 5 (3.65%) Business Objects
4 5 (3.65%) Cognos
4 5 (3.65%) Cisco
5 4 (2.92%) Informatica
5 4 (2.92%) VMware
6 3 (2.19%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.19%) Meridio
6 3 (2.19%) Unica
7 2 (1.46%) Zend
7 2 (1.46%) Symantec
7 2 (1.46%) HP
8 1 (0.73%) Dell
8 1 (0.73%) Adobe
8 1 (0.73%) IBM
8 1 (0.73%) Serena
8 1 (0.73%) AppSense
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