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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 26 12
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 75 77 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.25% 6.97% 10.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 57.25% 35.00% 60.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 31 66
Average daily rate
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£406 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £218 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +6.00%
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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
131 220 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.41% 19.91% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 106 92
Average daily rate £380 £349 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% -1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £490 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £175.00 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+900.00% -33.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -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 31 October 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 31 October 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 (44.52%) Microsoft
2 63 (43.15%) SQL
3 58 (39.73%) Windows
4 43 (29.45%) .NET
5 42 (28.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 40 (27.40%) JavaScript
7 35 (23.97%) C#
8 33 (22.60%) Security Cleared
9 32 (21.92%) SharePoint
10 30 (20.55%) ASP.NET
11 28 (19.18%) HTML
12 27 (18.49%) Active Directory
12 27 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (18.49%) SQL Server 2005
13 26 (17.81%) Dynamics CRM
13 26 (17.81%) CSS
13 26 (17.81%) CRM
14 25 (17.12%) IIS
15 24 (16.44%) T-SQL
16 23 (15.75%) MVC
17 22 (15.07%) Windows Server 2003
17 22 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
17 22 (15.07%) SC Cleared
18 20 (13.70%) Web Services
18 20 (13.70%) MS Excel
19 19 (13.01%) Linux
19 19 (13.01%) Business Intelligence
19 19 (13.01%) Internet
20 18 (12.33%) Finance
20 18 (12.33%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (21.92%) SharePoint
2 25 (17.12%) IIS
3 16 (10.96%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (7.53%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (4.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (4.11%) Apache
6 6 (4.11%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.74%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.37%) CMS
10 1 (0.68%) DNN
10 1 (0.68%) Drupal
10 1 (0.68%) WordPress
10 1 (0.68%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 20 (13.70%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.53%) MS Office
3 2 (1.37%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.68%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 26 (17.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.68%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.01%) Internet
2 15 (10.27%) LDAP
3 13 (8.90%) DNS
4 11 (7.53%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.11%) Firewall
6 5 (3.42%) NetScaler
6 5 (3.42%) SAN
7 4 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.05%) WAN
8 3 (2.05%) LAN
9 1 (0.68%) VoIP
9 1 (0.68%) ATM
9 1 (0.68%) VPN
9 1 (0.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (28.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 27 (18.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 18 (12.33%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (8.90%) QlikView
5 13 (8.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (8.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (8.22%) OLAP
7 10 (6.85%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (4.11%) DTS
8 6 (4.11%) Star Schema
8 6 (4.11%) IDOL
9 5 (3.42%) EDRMS
9 5 (3.42%) Oracle Database
9 5 (3.42%) Cognos Query Studio
9 5 (3.42%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 5 (3.42%) Cognos Report Studio
9 5 (3.42%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 5 (3.42%) Cognos Transformer
10 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (12.33%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.37%) Subversion
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.68%) Moq
General
1 18 (12.33%) Finance
2 6 (4.11%) Publishing
3 1 (0.68%) Banking
3 1 (0.68%) Retail
3 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.68%) Marketing
3 1 (0.68%) Legal
3 1 (0.68%) Advertising
3 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (48.63%) Developer
2 15 (10.27%) SharePoint Developer
3 14 (9.59%) Consultant
4 13 (8.90%) .NET Developer
5 12 (8.22%) Analyst
6 11 (7.53%) C# Developer
7 10 (6.85%) CRM Developer
8 9 (6.16%) SCCM Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Developer
9 8 (5.48%) QlikView Developer
10 7 (4.79%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (4.11%) Support Engineer
11 6 (4.11%) Field Engineer
11 6 (4.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 6 (4.11%) Designer
11 6 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 5 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (3.42%) SQL DBA
12 5 (3.42%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (29.45%) .NET
2 30 (20.55%) ASP.NET
3 28 (19.18%) HTML
4 26 (17.81%) CSS
5 20 (13.70%) Web Services
6 18 (12.33%) XML
6 18 (12.33%) .NET Framework
7 13 (8.90%) jQuery
8 10 (6.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (6.85%) WCF
9 9 (6.16%) DCOM
10 7 (4.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 7 (4.79%) AngularJS
11 6 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 6 (4.11%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 6 (4.11%) Ajax
12 5 (3.42%) HTML5
13 4 (2.74%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (2.74%) SOAP
14 3 (2.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.16%) Clustering
1 9 (6.16%) PKI
2 6 (4.11%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.11%) Data Structures
3 5 (3.42%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.74%) Replication
4 4 (2.74%) NHS
5 2 (1.37%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.37%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.37%) Open Source
6 1 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.68%) Derivative
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 58 (39.73%) Windows
2 22 (15.07%) Windows Server 2003
2 22 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (13.01%) Linux
4 7 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.74%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.74%) zOS
7 3 (2.05%) Debian
7 3 (2.05%) UNIX
8 2 (1.37%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.37%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.68%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.81%) CRM
3 23 (15.75%) MVC
4 19 (13.01%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (11.64%) Data Modelling
6 13 (8.90%) Workflow
7 12 (8.22%) Scrum
8 11 (7.53%) Web Development
8 11 (7.53%) ETL
8 11 (7.53%) Unit Testing
9 9 (6.16%) System Testing
9 9 (6.16%) Analytics
9 9 (6.16%) Data Analysis
10 8 (5.48%) Migration
10 8 (5.48%) Performance Management
11 7 (4.79%) Kanban
11 7 (4.79%) TDD
11 7 (4.79%) OO
12 6 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (4.11%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 63 (43.15%) SQL
2 40 (27.40%) JavaScript
3 35 (23.97%) C#
4 24 (16.44%) T-SQL
5 12 (8.22%) VBA
6 11 (7.53%) PowerShell
7 9 (6.16%) VBScript
8 5 (3.42%) Java
9 2 (1.37%) C
9 2 (1.37%) PHP
9 2 (1.37%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.37%) PHP5
10 1 (0.68%) Python
10 1 (0.68%) Ruby
10 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.68%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (22.60%) Security Cleared
2 22 (15.07%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.16%) MCTS
4 9 (6.16%) Degree
5 5 (3.42%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) MCITP
6 1 (0.68%) GIAC
6 1 (0.68%) MCSE
6 1 (0.68%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.16%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (18.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.42%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.74%) XenApp
3 4 (2.74%) XenDesktop
3 4 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.74%) Xen
4 3 (2.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (2.05%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (10.27%) SCCM
2 14 (9.59%) SCOM
3 9 (6.16%) WMI
3 9 (6.16%) WSUS
4 3 (2.05%) Nessus
5 2 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 65 (44.52%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.96%) Oracle
3 15 (10.27%) VMware
4 10 (6.85%) Citrix
5 7 (4.79%) Red Hat
5 7 (4.79%) Cisco
6 6 (4.11%) Meridio
7 5 (3.42%) Cognos
8 4 (2.74%) IBM
9 3 (2.05%) Business Objects
9 3 (2.05%) Unica
10 2 (1.37%) Zend
10 2 (1.37%) Symantec
11 1 (0.68%) Informatica
11 1 (0.68%) Serena
11 1 (0.68%) AppSense
11 1 (0.68%) Adobe
11 1 (0.68%) HP
11 1 (0.68%) Dell
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