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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 73 92 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.31% 9.20% 8.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 55.30% 46.23% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 47
Average daily rate
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£363 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.01% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 3
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.59%
SQL Server
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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
132 199 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.03% 19.90% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 81 62
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £218 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 3
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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 August 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 August 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 82 (46.07%) Microsoft
2 78 (43.82%) SQL
3 76 (42.70%) Windows
4 64 (35.96%) .NET
5 57 (32.02%) C#
6 46 (25.84%) T-SQL
7 45 (25.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 42 (23.60%) Active Directory
9 40 (22.47%) ASP.NET
10 39 (21.91%) MS Excel
10 39 (21.91%) Security Cleared
11 34 (19.10%) XML
12 33 (18.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 33 (18.54%) SQL Server 2005
13 32 (17.98%) SharePoint
14 31 (17.42%) .NET Framework
15 28 (15.73%) IIS
15 28 (15.73%) SC Cleared
16 27 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (15.17%) Visual Studio
17 25 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
17 25 (14.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 24 (13.48%) JavaScript
19 23 (12.92%) Web Services
20 22 (12.36%) Data Warehouse
20 22 (12.36%) LDAP
20 22 (12.36%) SharePoint Server
20 22 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 22 (12.36%) MVC
20 22 (12.36%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 32 (17.98%) SharePoint
2 28 (15.73%) IIS
3 22 (12.36%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (6.18%) MS Exchange
5 10 (5.62%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.81%) Apache
7 4 (2.25%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.56%) DNN
10 1 (0.56%) CMS
10 1 (0.56%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 39 (21.91%) MS Excel
2 20 (11.24%) MS Office
3 3 (1.69%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (4.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.56%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.36%) LDAP
2 16 (8.99%) Internet
3 13 (7.30%) DNS
4 11 (6.18%) Firewall
5 10 (5.62%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.93%) VPN
6 7 (3.93%) LAN
6 7 (3.93%) VoIP
6 7 (3.93%) WAN
7 5 (2.81%) NetScaler
8 4 (2.25%) SAN
8 4 (2.25%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (25.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 33 (18.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 25 (14.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (12.36%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (12.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (8.99%) OLAP
6 14 (7.87%) QlikView
7 13 (7.30%) DTS
8 12 (6.74%) IDOL
8 12 (6.74%) Oracle Database
9 8 (4.49%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (4.49%) BusinessObjects XI
10 7 (3.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (3.93%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (3.93%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (3.93%) PowerCenter
11 6 (3.37%) MS Access
12 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (15.17%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.37%) SoapUI
3 4 (2.25%) NUnit
3 4 (2.25%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 19 (10.67%) Finance
2 4 (2.25%) Publishing
3 3 (1.69%) Advertising
4 1 (0.56%) Retail
4 1 (0.56%) Marketing
4 1 (0.56%) Military
4 1 (0.56%) Legal
4 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (39.89%) Developer
2 22 (12.36%) SharePoint Developer
3 17 (9.55%) Analyst
4 16 (8.99%) Consultant
5 15 (8.43%) C# Developer
6 13 (7.30%) .NET Developer
7 11 (6.18%) ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (5.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (5.06%) SCCM Engineer
9 9 (5.06%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (3.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (3.93%) SQL Developer
10 7 (3.93%) SQL DBA
10 7 (3.93%) Information Manager
10 7 (3.93%) DBA
11 6 (3.37%) Administrator
11 6 (3.37%) Field Engineer
12 5 (2.81%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (35.96%) .NET
2 40 (22.47%) ASP.NET
3 34 (19.10%) XML
4 31 (17.42%) .NET Framework
5 23 (12.92%) Web Services
6 19 (10.67%) WCF
7 17 (9.55%) HTML
8 14 (7.87%) jQuery
9 13 (7.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 13 (7.30%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 13 (7.30%) CSS
10 10 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (5.06%) DCOM
12 8 (4.49%) SOAP
13 6 (3.37%) Ajax
13 6 (3.37%) HTML5
13 6 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 5 (2.81%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 5 (2.81%) XSLT
15 4 (2.25%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.62%) NHS
2 9 (5.06%) PKI
3 7 (3.93%) Clustering
4 6 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.81%) Replication
6 3 (1.69%) Kindle
6 3 (1.69%) Data Extraction
6 3 (1.69%) EPoS
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) Open Source
7 1 (0.56%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.56%) iSeries
7 1 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) Statistics
7 1 (0.56%) Derivative
7 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 76 (42.70%) Windows
2 33 (18.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (10.11%) Linux
5 11 (6.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.25%) UNIX
7 4 (2.25%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.25%) zOS
8 2 (1.12%) Debian
8 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.12%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (12.36%) MVC
3 20 (11.24%) Web Development
4 18 (10.11%) Workflow
5 15 (8.43%) ETL
5 15 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (7.30%) Migration
7 11 (6.18%) Data Cleansing
7 11 (6.18%) Document Management
8 9 (5.06%) Analytics
8 9 (5.06%) TDD
8 9 (5.06%) Data Modelling
8 9 (5.06%) CRM
9 8 (4.49%) OO
9 8 (4.49%) Scrum
9 8 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (3.93%) BDD
10 7 (3.93%) Software Engineering
10 7 (3.93%) UML
10 7 (3.93%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 78 (43.82%) SQL
2 57 (32.02%) C#
3 46 (25.84%) T-SQL
4 24 (13.48%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.18%) PowerShell
6 9 (5.06%) VBScript
7 6 (3.37%) C
8 4 (2.25%) Java
8 4 (2.25%) C++
9 3 (1.69%) VBA
10 2 (1.12%) VB
10 2 (1.12%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.56%) PHP5
11 1 (0.56%) VB6
11 1 (0.56%) Delphi
11 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (21.91%) Security Cleared
2 28 (15.73%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.62%) Degree
5 9 (5.06%) DV Cleared
6 8 (4.49%) MCTS
7 5 (2.81%) MCSE
8 3 (1.69%) CCNA
8 3 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.56%) MCITP
9 1 (0.56%) CCIE
9 1 (0.56%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.30%) SLA
2 6 (3.37%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.69%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 42 (23.60%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.25%) Xen
3 4 (2.25%) XenApp
3 4 (2.25%) XenDesktop
3 4 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (1.69%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (8.99%) SCCM
2 15 (8.43%) SCOM
3 9 (5.06%) WSUS
3 9 (5.06%) WMI
4 3 (1.69%) Nessus
5 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 82 (46.07%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.24%) Oracle
3 18 (10.11%) VMware
4 12 (6.74%) Cisco
4 12 (6.74%) Meridio
5 11 (6.18%) Business Objects
6 10 (5.62%) Citrix
7 8 (4.49%) Informatica
8 6 (3.37%) IBM
8 6 (3.37%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.69%) Unica
9 3 (1.69%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.12%) SAP
10 2 (1.12%) Symantec
11 1 (0.56%) Zend
11 1 (0.56%) Fujitsu
11 1 (0.56%) Coremetrics
11 1 (0.56%) Endeca
11 1 (0.56%) Google
11 1 (0.56%) ESRI
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