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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 29 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 51 76 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.08% 8.81% 9.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.31% 57.14% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 41 31
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£375 £365 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
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
174 133 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.33% 15.41% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 72 79
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £260 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 71 (59.66%) SQL
2 56 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 44 (36.97%) C#
4 40 (33.61%) MS Excel
5 36 (30.25%) T-SQL
6 35 (29.41%) .NET
7 34 (28.57%) Oracle
8 25 (21.01%) WCF
9 22 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (15.97%) Security Cleared
11 19 (15.97%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (15.13%) Data Warehouse
12 18 (15.13%) BizTalk Server
12 18 (15.13%) MVC
13 17 (14.29%) Web Services
13 17 (14.29%) HTML
13 17 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (13.45%) BusinessObjects
14 16 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (12.61%) XML
16 14 (11.76%) JavaScript
16 14 (11.76%) SC Cleared
17 13 (10.92%) RESTful
17 13 (10.92%) System Testing
17 13 (10.92%) Java
17 13 (10.92%) CRM
18 12 (10.08%) Windows
18 12 (10.08%) ASP.NET
18 12 (10.08%) Management Information System

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 18 (15.13%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (6.72%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.72%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.20%) IIS
3 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.36%) Lync
4 4 (3.36%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.68%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.84%) JBoss
6 1 (0.84%) Apache
6 1 (0.84%) CMS
6 1 (0.84%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 40 (33.61%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.84%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (10.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.68%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.68%) SaaS
2 1 (0.84%) Office 365
2 1 (0.84%) IaaS
2 1 (0.84%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.36%) LAN
1 4 (3.36%) DNS
2 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.52%) WLAN
2 3 (2.52%) WAN
3 2 (1.68%) DHCP
3 2 (1.68%) HTTP
3 2 (1.68%) SNMP
3 2 (1.68%) SAN
4 1 (0.84%) Internet
4 1 (0.84%) Firewall
4 1 (0.84%) Wireless
4 1 (0.84%) VLAN
4 1 (0.84%) VPN
4 1 (0.84%) IPv4
4 1 (0.84%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 18 (15.13%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (13.45%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (9.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (7.56%) MySQL
6 9 (7.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 6 (5.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (3.36%) Informix
8 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.52%) DB2
9 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.68%) MS Access
10 2 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.84%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.84%) SSDT
11 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (15.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (7.56%) SoapUI
3 8 (6.72%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.20%) Fiddler
5 4 (3.36%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.52%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.52%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.68%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.68%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.68%) Selenium
8 1 (0.84%) Subversion
8 1 (0.84%) JIRA
8 1 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (7.56%) Finance
2 4 (3.36%) Retail
3 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.52%) Legal
4 2 (1.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.84%) Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Back Office
5 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (53.78%) Developer
2 16 (13.45%) C# Developer
3 14 (11.76%) SQL Developer
3 14 (11.76%) Analyst
4 13 (10.92%) .NET Developer
5 11 (9.24%) Architect
6 10 (8.40%) Programmer
7 9 (7.56%) SQL DBA
7 9 (7.56%) Test Analyst
7 9 (7.56%) DBA
8 8 (6.72%) C# Programmer
9 7 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (5.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (5.04%) Data Architect
10 6 (5.04%) Administrator
11 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Developer
12 4 (3.36%) BizTalk Developer
12 4 (3.36%) AWS Developer
12 4 (3.36%) Consultant
12 4 (3.36%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (29.41%) .NET
2 25 (21.01%) WCF
3 17 (14.29%) HTML
3 17 (14.29%) Web Services
4 15 (12.61%) XML
5 13 (10.92%) RESTful
6 12 (10.08%) ASP.NET
6 12 (10.08%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (9.24%) CSS
8 10 (8.40%) SOAP
9 9 (7.56%) XSD
9 9 (7.56%) WPF
10 8 (6.72%) jQuery
10 8 (6.72%) Ajax
11 6 (5.04%) .NET Framework
11 6 (5.04%) HTML5
11 6 (5.04%) CSS3
11 6 (5.04%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (5.04%) AngularJS
12 5 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.08%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.56%) Client/Server
3 8 (6.72%) Mobile Computing
4 4 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.52%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.52%) iSeries
5 3 (2.52%) AS400
5 3 (2.52%) Clustering
5 3 (2.52%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.68%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.68%) Replication
7 1 (0.84%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.84%) FMCG
7 1 (0.84%) Statistics
7 1 (0.84%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.84%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.84%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.08%) Windows
2 8 (6.72%) Linux
3 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.36%) UNIX
4 2 (1.68%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.68%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.68%) zOS
4 2 (1.68%) AIX
5 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.84%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.13%) MVC
3 16 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (10.92%) CRM
4 13 (10.92%) System Testing
5 11 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (8.40%) Unit Testing
7 9 (7.56%) SDLC
8 8 (6.72%) Test Scripting
8 8 (6.72%) Data Modelling
8 8 (6.72%) RAD
8 8 (6.72%) ETL
8 8 (6.72%) Scrum
8 8 (6.72%) TDD
9 7 (5.88%) Migration
10 6 (5.04%) SOA
10 6 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (5.04%) Mentoring
11 5 (4.20%) Data Migration
12 4 (3.36%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (59.66%) SQL
2 44 (36.97%) C#
3 36 (30.25%) T-SQL
4 14 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 13 (10.92%) Java
6 6 (5.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 5 (4.20%) PHP
7 5 (4.20%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.20%) VB
8 3 (2.52%) VBA
8 3 (2.52%) Python
8 3 (2.52%) C++
8 3 (2.52%) Perl
9 2 (1.68%) Delphi
9 2 (1.68%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.84%) Ruby
10 1 (0.84%) C
10 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (15.97%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.36%) Degree
4 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.52%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.68%) MCTS
5 2 (1.68%) MCITP
5 2 (1.68%) MCP
5 2 (1.68%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.84%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.84%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 7 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.68%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.68%) XenApp
2 2 (1.68%) vSphere
3 1 (0.84%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) SCCM
1 5 (4.20%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.68%) SCOM
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.68%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.84%) WMI
3 1 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 34 (28.57%) Oracle
3 10 (8.40%) Citrix
4 9 (7.56%) VMware
5 8 (6.72%) Telerik
6 6 (5.04%) SAP
7 4 (3.36%) webMethods
8 1 (0.84%) Sony
8 1 (0.84%) Informatica
8 1 (0.84%) IBM
8 1 (0.84%) HP
8 1 (0.84%) EMC
8 1 (0.84%) Capita
8 1 (0.84%) Endeca
8 1 (0.84%) Google
8 1 (0.84%) Coremetrics
8 1 (0.84%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.84%) ProCurve
8 1 (0.84%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.84%) Tableau
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