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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 21 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 57 103 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.84% 10.29% 9.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.60% 52.82% 56.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 58 50
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£350 £373 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +24.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £436 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £55.65 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.74% +7.27%
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
125 195 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.01% 19.48% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 98 77
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £512 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £55.65 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015, 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 59 (44.36%) SQL
2 55 (41.35%) .NET
3 51 (38.35%) JavaScript
4 46 (34.59%) Microsoft
5 42 (31.58%) C#
5 42 (31.58%) HTML
6 39 (29.32%) SharePoint
7 37 (27.82%) ASP.NET
8 36 (27.07%) Windows
9 35 (26.32%) CSS
10 34 (25.56%) SQL Server 2008
11 28 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (20.30%) Security Cleared
12 27 (20.30%) MVC
13 25 (18.80%) CRM
13 25 (18.80%) jQuery
13 25 (18.80%) Dynamics CRM
14 22 (16.54%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (16.54%) BizTalk Server
15 21 (15.79%) XML
16 20 (15.04%) Web Services
17 19 (14.29%) Data Modelling
18 18 (13.53%) Visual Studio
19 17 (12.78%) SQL Server 2005
19 17 (12.78%) .NET Framework
20 16 (12.03%) Finance
20 16 (12.03%) SQL Server 2012
21 15 (11.28%) ASP.NET MVC
21 15 (11.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 15 (11.28%) SC Cleared

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 39 (29.32%) SharePoint
2 22 (16.54%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (9.02%) CMS
4 11 (8.27%) SharePoint Server
5 10 (7.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (6.02%) MS Exchange
7 7 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (5.26%) IIS
8 5 (3.76%) Lync
9 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.26%) Documentum
10 2 (1.50%) Apache
11 1 (0.75%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.75%) LiveCycle
11 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.75%) WordPress
11 1 (0.75%) Drupal
Applications
1 11 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 25 (18.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.51%) Office 365
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.26%) Firewall
2 4 (3.01%) SAN
2 4 (3.01%) Internet
3 3 (2.26%) LAN
3 3 (2.26%) WAN
3 3 (2.26%) LDAP
3 3 (2.26%) Intranet
4 2 (1.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.75%) VPN
5 1 (0.75%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.75%) VoIP
5 1 (0.75%) ATM
5 1 (0.75%) Wireless
5 1 (0.75%) SSH
5 1 (0.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (25.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (12.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (12.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (11.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (9.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (9.02%) QlikView
6 12 (9.02%) OLAP
7 10 (7.52%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (6.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (3.76%) Cognos Query Studio
10 5 (3.76%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 5 (3.76%) Cognos Report Studio
10 5 (3.76%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 5 (3.76%) Cognos Transformer
10 5 (3.76%) MySQL
11 3 (2.26%) PerformancePoint
11 3 (2.26%) OLAP Cube
11 3 (2.26%) Star Schema
11 3 (2.26%) Informix
Development Applications
1 18 (13.53%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.26%) Subversion
4 2 (1.50%) Moq
5 1 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.75%) JIRA
5 1 (0.75%) Firebug
General
1 16 (12.03%) Finance
2 4 (3.01%) Banking
3 3 (2.26%) Publishing
3 3 (2.26%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.50%) Retail
4 2 (1.50%) Legal
4 2 (1.50%) Advertising
5 1 (0.75%) Back Office
5 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (54.89%) Developer
2 15 (11.28%) Consultant
3 13 (9.77%) Analyst
3 13 (9.77%) .NET Developer
4 12 (9.02%) C# Developer
5 11 (8.27%) SharePoint Developer
6 10 (7.52%) CRM Developer
7 9 (6.77%) Microsoft Developer
8 7 (5.26%) Architect
9 6 (4.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (4.51%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 5 (3.76%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Designer
10 5 (3.76%) QlikView Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Web Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Systems Designer
10 5 (3.76%) Support Engineer
11 4 (3.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (41.35%) .NET
2 42 (31.58%) HTML
3 37 (27.82%) ASP.NET
4 35 (26.32%) CSS
5 25 (18.80%) jQuery
6 21 (15.79%) XML
7 20 (15.04%) Web Services
8 17 (12.78%) .NET Framework
9 15 (11.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (7.52%) HTML5
10 10 (7.52%) AngularJS
11 8 (6.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 6 (4.51%) MDX
12 6 (4.51%) WCF
12 6 (4.51%) SOAP
12 6 (4.51%) CSS3
13 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 5 (3.76%) Ajax
13 5 (3.76%) WPF
14 4 (3.01%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.51%) Clustering
3 5 (3.76%) NHS
4 4 (3.01%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.01%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.01%) Replication
5 3 (2.26%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.50%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.50%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.50%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.50%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.75%) Open Source
7 1 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.75%) Kindle
7 1 (0.75%) User Experience
7 1 (0.75%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 36 (27.07%) Windows
2 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.26%) Linux
6 2 (1.50%) Debian
6 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (20.30%) MVC
3 25 (18.80%) CRM
4 22 (16.54%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 12 (9.02%) Scrum
7 11 (8.27%) Migration
7 11 (8.27%) TDD
8 10 (7.52%) Unit Testing
9 9 (6.77%) System Testing
10 8 (6.02%) Web Development
11 7 (5.26%) Analytics
11 7 (5.26%) SOA
11 7 (5.26%) OO
11 7 (5.26%) ETL
11 7 (5.26%) ITIL
11 7 (5.26%) Workflow
11 7 (5.26%) Performance Management
12 6 (4.51%) Data Analysis
12 6 (4.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 59 (44.36%) SQL
2 51 (38.35%) JavaScript
3 42 (31.58%) C#
4 11 (8.27%) VBA
5 9 (6.77%) T-SQL
5 9 (6.77%) Java
6 2 (1.50%) PHP5
6 2 (1.50%) PHP
6 2 (1.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.75%) Perl
7 1 (0.75%) C++
7 1 (0.75%) Python
7 1 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (20.30%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.28%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (9.02%) Degree
5 10 (7.52%) MCTS
6 6 (4.51%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.01%) MCITP
8 3 (2.26%) MCP
8 3 (2.26%) MCSE
9 1 (0.75%) ISEB
9 1 (0.75%) CISSP
9 1 (0.75%) GIAC
9 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 12 (9.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (5.26%) SCCM
1 7 (5.26%) SCOM
2 3 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.75%) MOM
Vendors
1 46 (34.59%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.53%) Oracle
3 7 (5.26%) Sitecore
4 6 (4.51%) Business Objects
5 5 (3.76%) Cognos
5 5 (3.76%) Informatica
6 3 (2.26%) Cisco
6 3 (2.26%) EMC
6 3 (2.26%) webMethods
6 3 (2.26%) Meridio
7 2 (1.50%) Zend
7 2 (1.50%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.50%) HP
8 1 (0.75%) Ektron
8 1 (0.75%) Adobe
8 1 (0.75%) VMware
8 1 (0.75%) Serena
8 1 (0.75%) Telerik
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