The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Reading region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 13 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 74 80 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.22% 8.35% 7.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.81% 45.45% 66.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 38
Average daily rate
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£325 £368 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
135 176 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.00% 18.37% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 68 54
Average daily rate £350 £413 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £633 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 2
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.40
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.31%
SQL Server
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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 July 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 28 July 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 (45.05%) SQL
1 82 (45.05%) Microsoft
2 78 (42.86%) Windows
3 66 (36.26%) .NET
4 62 (34.07%) C#
5 53 (29.12%) T-SQL
5 53 (29.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 45 (24.73%) Active Directory
7 41 (22.53%) ASP.NET
8 40 (21.98%) MS Excel
9 37 (20.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (19.78%) SQL Server 2005
10 36 (19.78%) Security Cleared
11 33 (18.13%) XML
12 32 (17.58%) Business Intelligence
13 31 (17.03%) SharePoint
13 31 (17.03%) IIS
13 31 (17.03%) Visual Studio
13 31 (17.03%) Windows Server 2008
14 29 (15.93%) .NET Framework
15 28 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 27 (14.84%) Data Warehouse
17 25 (13.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 25 (13.74%) SC Cleared
17 25 (13.74%) SQL Server 2012
18 22 (12.09%) WCF
18 22 (12.09%) LDAP
18 22 (12.09%) Oracle
19 21 (11.54%) SharePoint Server
20 20 (10.99%) Web Development

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 31 (17.03%) SharePoint
1 31 (17.03%) IIS
2 21 (11.54%) SharePoint Server
3 13 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 13 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.20%) Apache
4 4 (2.20%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.55%) DNN
7 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.55%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 40 (21.98%) MS Excel
2 19 (10.44%) MS Office
3 3 (1.65%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.10%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.55%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.55%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.09%) LDAP
2 15 (8.24%) Internet
3 14 (7.69%) DNS
4 13 (7.14%) Firewall
5 10 (5.49%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.40%) VPN
6 8 (4.40%) LAN
6 8 (4.40%) VoIP
6 8 (4.40%) WAN
7 5 (2.75%) NetScaler
8 4 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (2.20%) SAN
9 1 (0.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (29.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 36 (19.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 28 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (14.84%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (13.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (13.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (10.99%) OLAP
7 13 (7.14%) DTS
7 13 (7.14%) QlikView
8 12 (6.59%) IDOL
8 12 (6.59%) Oracle Database
9 10 (5.49%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (5.49%) BusinessObjects XI
10 8 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (4.40%) MS Access
11 7 (3.85%) PowerCenter
11 7 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (2.75%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (2.75%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (2.20%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 31 (17.03%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.30%) SoapUI
3 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.20%) NUnit
3 4 (2.20%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.10%) ERwin
5 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (10.44%) Finance
2 3 (1.65%) Publishing
3 2 (1.10%) Games
3 2 (1.10%) Advertising
4 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.55%) Law
4 1 (0.55%) Military
4 1 (0.55%) Retail
4 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 70 (38.46%) Developer
2 22 (12.09%) SharePoint Developer
3 21 (11.54%) Analyst
4 15 (8.24%) .NET Developer
4 15 (8.24%) C# Developer
5 14 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 13 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 13 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 12 (6.59%) Consultant
8 9 (4.95%) Architect
8 9 (4.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (4.95%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (4.95%) SCCM Engineer
9 8 (4.40%) SQL Developer
10 7 (3.85%) Administrator
10 7 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (3.30%) Infrastructure Technician
11 6 (3.30%) Field Engineer
11 6 (3.30%) Analyst Developer
12 5 (2.75%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (36.26%) .NET
2 41 (22.53%) ASP.NET
3 33 (18.13%) XML
4 29 (15.93%) .NET Framework
5 22 (12.09%) WCF
6 19 (10.44%) Web Services
7 15 (8.24%) HTML
8 13 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 13 (7.14%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 11 (6.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (6.04%) jQuery
10 9 (4.95%) DCOM
10 9 (4.95%) CSS
11 8 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 7 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 6 (3.30%) SOAP
13 6 (3.30%) XSD
14 5 (2.75%) MDX
14 5 (2.75%) Ajax
15 4 (2.20%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.49%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.95%) PKI
3 7 (3.85%) NHS
4 4 (2.20%) EPoS
4 4 (2.20%) Clustering
4 4 (2.20%) Data Extraction
4 4 (2.20%) Kindle
5 3 (1.65%) Statistics
5 3 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.65%) Replication
6 2 (1.10%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.10%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.55%) CESG
7 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.55%) Derivative
7 1 (0.55%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.55%) iSeries
7 1 (0.55%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 78 (42.86%) Windows
2 37 (20.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (17.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (9.89%) Linux
5 12 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.75%) UNIX
6 5 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.20%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.20%) zOS
8 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.10%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.55%) SUSE
9 1 (0.55%) Debian
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.58%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (10.99%) Web Development
3 18 (9.89%) ETL
3 18 (9.89%) MVC
4 17 (9.34%) Workflow
5 16 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 12 (6.59%) Migration
7 12 (6.59%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (6.04%) Analytics
8 11 (6.04%) Document Management
9 9 (4.95%) Data Cleansing
10 8 (4.40%) TDD
11 7 (3.85%) Scrum
11 7 (3.85%) ITIL
11 7 (3.85%) UML
11 7 (3.85%) OO
11 7 (3.85%) Software Engineering
12 6 (3.30%) BDD
12 6 (3.30%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 82 (45.05%) SQL
2 62 (34.07%) C#
3 53 (29.12%) T-SQL
4 17 (9.34%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.04%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.49%) C
7 9 (4.95%) VBScript
8 7 (3.85%) C++
9 6 (3.30%) VBA
10 3 (1.65%) Java
10 3 (1.65%) VB
11 2 (1.10%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.10%) VB6
12 1 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.55%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 36 (19.78%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.74%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (7.69%) Degree
4 8 (4.40%) MCSE
5 7 (3.85%) MCTS
5 7 (3.85%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.20%) MCSD
7 3 (1.65%) CCNA
7 3 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.55%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.14%) SLA
2 6 (3.30%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 45 (24.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.30%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.20%) XenApp
3 4 (2.20%) XenDesktop
3 4 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.20%) Xen
4 3 (1.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (1.65%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (6.59%) SCCM
2 11 (6.04%) SCOM
3 9 (4.95%) WMI
3 9 (4.95%) WSUS
4 3 (1.65%) Nessus
5 2 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 82 (45.05%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.09%) Oracle
3 20 (10.99%) VMware
4 13 (7.14%) Business Objects
4 13 (7.14%) Cisco
5 12 (6.59%) Meridio
6 10 (5.49%) Citrix
7 8 (4.40%) Informatica
8 7 (3.85%) IBM
9 6 (3.30%) Cognos
10 5 (2.75%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.20%) SAP
12 3 (1.65%) Bloomberg
12 3 (1.65%) Unica
13 2 (1.10%) Symantec
14 1 (0.55%) ESRI
14 1 (0.55%) Sage
14 1 (0.55%) JDA
14 1 (0.55%) Manugistics
14 1 (0.55%) NetApp
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