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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 23 19 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 72 80 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.98% 8.06% 10.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.68% 45.20% 57.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 64 75
Average daily rate £415 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £306 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £517 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £349 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.28% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.10 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-9.65% +1.90%
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
177 177 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.17% 17.82% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 113 117
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £9.50 - £9.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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 1 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 80 (62.02%) SQL
2 70 (54.26%) Microsoft
3 47 (36.43%) .NET
4 42 (32.56%) Windows
4 42 (32.56%) Business Intelligence
5 37 (28.68%) C#
6 36 (27.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 29 (22.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (21.71%) T-SQL
8 28 (21.71%) MS Excel
8 28 (21.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 28 (21.71%) Microsoft Azure
9 24 (18.60%) Performance Tuning
9 24 (18.60%) Windows Server
9 24 (18.60%) SharePoint
10 23 (17.83%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (17.83%) Migration
10 23 (17.83%) Hadoop
10 23 (17.83%) Big Data
11 22 (17.05%) Oracle
12 19 (14.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 18 (13.95%) XML
14 17 (13.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (13.18%) Analytics
15 16 (12.40%) Public Cloud
15 16 (12.40%) Active Directory
16 15 (11.63%) ITIL
16 15 (11.63%) VB.NET
16 15 (11.63%) .NET Framework
16 15 (11.63%) Agile Software Development

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 24 (18.60%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.75%) IIS
3 9 (6.98%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.88%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.55%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.78%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.78%) JBoss
7 1 (0.78%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (21.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (10.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.55%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.78%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 28 (21.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.33%) IaaS
2 3 (2.33%) PaaS
2 3 (2.33%) SaaS
3 2 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.55%) Office 365
4 1 (0.78%) Boomi
4 1 (0.78%) Scribe Online
4 1 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.30%) SAN
2 11 (8.53%) DNS
3 6 (4.65%) DHCP
4 5 (3.88%) Firewall
5 4 (3.10%) Internet
5 4 (3.10%) Kerberos
5 4 (3.10%) MPLS
5 4 (3.10%) VoIP
6 3 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (2.33%) Network Security
6 3 (2.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.33%) VPN
7 2 (1.55%) LAN
7 2 (1.55%) NAS
8 1 (0.78%) HTTP
8 1 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.78%) IPsec
8 1 (0.78%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.78%) WAN
8 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (27.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 29 (22.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (21.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 23 (17.83%) Big Data
4 23 (17.83%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (17.83%) Hadoop
5 19 (14.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 14 (10.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (10.08%) Relational Database
8 11 (8.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (7.75%) Power BI
10 9 (6.98%) Datazen
11 7 (5.43%) OLAP
12 6 (4.65%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (4.65%) Oracle Database
12 6 (4.65%) QlikView
12 6 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (3.88%) NoSQL
13 5 (3.88%) PerformancePoint
14 2 (1.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.78%) AppScan
3 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.78%) Moq
3 1 (0.78%) MSTest
3 1 (0.78%) NUnit
3 1 (0.78%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 12 (9.30%) Finance
2 8 (6.20%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.43%) Retail
4 2 (1.55%) Back Office
4 2 (1.55%) Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Billing
4 2 (1.55%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Electronics
5 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Law
5 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (31.78%) Developer
2 24 (18.60%) Consultant
3 20 (15.50%) SQL Developer
4 19 (14.73%) Field Engineer
5 13 (10.08%) Support Engineer
6 12 (9.30%) Architect
6 12 (9.30%) C# Developer
7 11 (8.53%) .NET Developer
8 8 (6.20%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (5.43%) Development Engineer
9 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Consultant
9 7 (5.43%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Developer
10 6 (4.65%) Systems Developer
10 6 (4.65%) Technical Support
11 5 (3.88%) Data Analyst
11 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.88%) Senior Systems Developer
11 5 (3.88%) Server Engineer
11 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (36.43%) .NET
2 18 (13.95%) XML
3 15 (11.63%) .NET Framework
4 14 (10.85%) CSS
5 13 (10.08%) Web Services
6 12 (9.30%) HTML
7 11 (8.53%) Entity Framework
8 10 (7.75%) Unity DI Container
8 10 (7.75%) XML Schema
9 9 (6.98%) ADO
9 9 (6.98%) ADO.NET
9 9 (6.98%) ASP.NET
9 9 (6.98%) Autofac
9 9 (6.98%) Castle Windsor
9 9 (6.98%) ODBC
9 9 (6.98%) OLE
9 9 (6.98%) OLE DB
10 7 (5.43%) AngularJS
10 7 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (5.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.40%) Public Cloud
2 13 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.98%) Inversion of Control
4 8 (6.20%) Clustering
4 8 (6.20%) Visualisation
5 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.10%) Data Integration
5 4 (3.10%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.10%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.33%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.33%) PKI
6 3 (2.33%) Statistics
7 2 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.55%) NHS
7 2 (1.55%) Social Media
8 1 (0.78%) BYOD
8 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.78%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (32.56%) Windows
2 24 (18.60%) Windows Server
3 12 (9.30%) Unix
4 11 (8.53%) Linux
5 8 (6.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.88%) Solaris
8 4 (3.10%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.10%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.33%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.55%) AIX
10 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.78%) HPUX
11 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.78%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.56%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (18.60%) Performance Tuning
3 23 (17.83%) Migration
4 17 (13.18%) Analytics
5 15 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (11.63%) ITIL
6 14 (10.85%) CRM
7 12 (9.30%) Data Protection
7 12 (9.30%) Use Case
8 11 (8.53%) MVC
9 10 (7.75%) Customer Engagement
9 10 (7.75%) Open Source
10 9 (6.98%) Data Cleansing
10 9 (6.98%) High Availability
10 9 (6.98%) Mentoring
11 8 (6.20%) SDLC
11 8 (6.20%) Service Management
12 7 (5.43%) Data Migration
12 7 (5.43%) Data Modelling
13 6 (4.65%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 80 (62.02%) SQL
2 37 (28.68%) C#
3 28 (21.71%) T-SQL
4 15 (11.63%) VB.NET
5 10 (7.75%) PowerShell
6 9 (6.98%) Java
6 9 (6.98%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.65%) C
7 6 (4.65%) C++
7 6 (4.65%) Python
7 6 (4.65%) R
7 6 (4.65%) VBScript
8 5 (3.88%) Scala
8 5 (3.88%) VBA
9 2 (1.55%) VB
10 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.78%) Groovy
10 1 (0.78%) Korn
10 1 (0.78%) Perl
10 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (13.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.30%) Degree
3 10 (7.75%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.43%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.65%) MCITP
6 5 (3.88%) MCTS
7 4 (3.10%) MCSD
7 4 (3.10%) MCSE
8 3 (2.33%) MCP
9 1 (0.78%) CCNA
9 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.78%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.55%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (12.40%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.20%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.55%) KVM
5 2 (1.55%) vSphere
6 1 (0.78%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.78%) NFS
6 1 (0.78%) UAG
6 1 (0.78%) Xen
6 1 (0.78%) XenApp
6 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.88%) SCCM
2 4 (3.10%) WMI
3 3 (2.33%) vMotion
4 2 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.78%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.78%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.78%) Puppet
5 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.78%) Simpana
5 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.78%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (54.26%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.05%) Oracle
3 13 (10.08%) VMware
4 11 (8.53%) Remedy
5 6 (4.65%) HP
5 6 (4.65%) Tableau
6 4 (3.10%) 3PAR
6 4 (3.10%) EMC
7 3 (2.33%) SAP
7 3 (2.33%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.33%) Sony
7 3 (2.33%) Veritas
8 2 (1.55%) IBM
8 2 (1.55%) NetApp
8 2 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.55%) Siebel
9 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.78%) Citrix
9 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.78%) Symantec
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