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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 24 14
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 66 78 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.81% 7.12% 9.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 56.41% 36.28% 57.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 54
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £218 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.87%
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
117 215 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.85% 19.63% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 97 81
Average daily rate £380 £338 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £454 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £175.00 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+900.00% -30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.36 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +5.00%

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 20 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 20 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 62 (44.93%) Windows
2 59 (42.75%) Microsoft
3 53 (38.41%) SQL
4 48 (34.78%) .NET
5 42 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 40 (28.99%) C#
7 37 (26.81%) Security Cleared
8 34 (24.64%) ASP.NET
9 31 (22.46%) SQL Server 2005
10 30 (21.74%) JavaScript
11 28 (20.29%) T-SQL
12 27 (19.57%) Active Directory
12 27 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 27 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (18.84%) SC Cleared
14 25 (18.12%) Web Services
14 25 (18.12%) IIS
15 24 (17.39%) SharePoint
16 22 (15.94%) MS Excel
16 22 (15.94%) MVC
16 22 (15.94%) .NET Framework
16 22 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
17 21 (15.22%) XML
18 19 (13.77%) Visual Studio
18 19 (13.77%) Linux
18 19 (13.77%) Internet
19 18 (13.04%) LDAP
19 18 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
19 18 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
20 17 (12.32%) Workflow

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 25 (18.12%) IIS
2 24 (17.39%) SharePoint
3 17 (12.32%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (4.35%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.35%) Apache
5 4 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.90%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.45%) CMS
8 1 (0.72%) DNN
8 1 (0.72%) Drupal
8 1 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (15.94%) MS Excel
2 16 (11.59%) MS Office
3 3 (2.17%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.72%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.72%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.77%) Internet
2 18 (13.04%) LDAP
3 13 (9.42%) DNS
4 11 (7.97%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.35%) Firewall
6 5 (3.62%) NetScaler
6 5 (3.62%) SAN
7 4 (2.90%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.17%) WAN
8 3 (2.17%) LAN
9 1 (0.72%) VoIP
9 1 (0.72%) ATM
9 1 (0.72%) VPN
9 1 (0.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 31 (22.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 18 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (10.87%) OLAP
4 15 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (8.70%) QlikView
5 12 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (7.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (6.52%) DTS
7 9 (6.52%) SQL Server 2000
7 9 (6.52%) IDOL
8 6 (4.35%) Star Schema
9 5 (3.62%) EDRMS
9 5 (3.62%) Cognos Query Studio
9 5 (3.62%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 5 (3.62%) Cognos Report Studio
9 5 (3.62%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 5 (3.62%) Cognos Transformer
10 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (13.77%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.45%) Subversion
4 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.72%) NUnit
4 1 (0.72%) Moq
4 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (12.32%) Finance
2 6 (4.35%) Publishing
3 1 (0.72%) Banking
3 1 (0.72%) Retail
3 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.72%) Marketing
3 1 (0.72%) Legal
3 1 (0.72%) Advertising
3 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (47.10%) Developer
2 17 (12.32%) SharePoint Developer
3 14 (10.14%) Consultant
3 14 (10.14%) .NET Developer
4 11 (7.97%) C# Developer
5 9 (6.52%) Analyst
5 9 (6.52%) SCCM Engineer
6 7 (5.07%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (5.07%) QlikView Developer
6 7 (5.07%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.35%) Field Engineer
7 6 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (3.62%) SQL DBA
8 5 (3.62%) DBA
8 5 (3.62%) CRM Developer
8 5 (3.62%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (2.90%) Senior Developer
9 4 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (2.90%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (34.78%) .NET
2 34 (24.64%) ASP.NET
3 25 (18.12%) Web Services
4 22 (15.94%) .NET Framework
5 21 (15.22%) XML
6 16 (11.59%) HTML
7 15 (10.87%) CSS
8 13 (9.42%) jQuery
9 11 (7.97%) WCF
10 9 (6.52%) DCOM
10 9 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (6.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 8 (5.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 6 (4.35%) AngularJS
12 6 (4.35%) Ajax
13 5 (3.62%) SOAP
13 5 (3.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 5 (3.62%) HTML5
14 4 (2.90%) WF
14 4 (2.90%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.52%) Clustering
1 9 (6.52%) PKI
2 6 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 5 (3.62%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.90%) Replication
4 4 (2.90%) NHS
5 2 (1.45%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.45%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.72%) Open Source
6 1 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.72%) Derivative
6 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 62 (44.93%) Windows
2 27 (19.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (13.77%) Linux
5 7 (5.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.90%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.90%) zOS
8 3 (2.17%) Debian
8 3 (2.17%) UNIX
9 2 (1.45%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.45%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.72%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (15.94%) MVC
3 18 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (12.32%) Workflow
5 15 (10.87%) Data Modelling
5 15 (10.87%) Web Development
6 12 (8.70%) ETL
6 12 (8.70%) CRM
6 12 (8.70%) Scrum
7 10 (7.25%) Analytics
8 9 (6.52%) OO
9 8 (5.80%) Migration
9 8 (5.80%) Document Management
9 8 (5.80%) Data Analysis
9 8 (5.80%) Performance Management
10 7 (5.07%) Kanban
10 7 (5.07%) TDD
11 6 (4.35%) Kimball Methodology
11 6 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (3.62%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 53 (38.41%) SQL
2 40 (28.99%) C#
3 30 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 28 (20.29%) T-SQL
5 11 (7.97%) PowerShell
6 9 (6.52%) VBScript
7 4 (2.90%) Java
8 2 (1.45%) C
8 2 (1.45%) PHP
8 2 (1.45%) PHP5
9 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.72%) VBA
9 1 (0.72%) Python
9 1 (0.72%) Ruby
9 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.72%) Perl
9 1 (0.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 37 (26.81%) Security Cleared
2 26 (18.84%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.52%) MCTS
4 9 (6.52%) Degree
5 7 (5.07%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.72%) MCITP
6 1 (0.72%) GIAC
6 1 (0.72%) MCSE
6 1 (0.72%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.62%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.90%) XenApp
3 4 (2.90%) XenDesktop
3 4 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.90%) Xen
4 3 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (2.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (10.87%) SCCM
2 14 (10.14%) SCOM
3 9 (6.52%) WMI
3 9 (6.52%) WSUS
4 3 (2.17%) Nessus
5 2 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 59 (42.75%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.87%) VMware
2 15 (10.87%) Oracle
3 10 (7.25%) Citrix
4 9 (6.52%) Meridio
5 7 (5.07%) Red Hat
5 7 (5.07%) Cisco
6 6 (4.35%) Cognos
7 4 (2.90%) IBM
8 3 (2.17%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.17%) Unica
9 2 (1.45%) Zend
9 2 (1.45%) Symantec
10 1 (0.72%) HP
10 1 (0.72%) Dell
10 1 (0.72%) Serena
10 1 (0.72%) AppSense
10 1 (0.72%) Informatica
10 1 (0.72%) JDA
10 1 (0.72%) Manugistics
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