The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 28 14 25
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 7 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.29% 7.66% 3.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 16.28% 43.18% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 2
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£325 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £34.00 £22.50 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% -48.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
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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 Slough region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
43 44 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 14.05% 17.74% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 14
Average daily rate £400 £385 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £34.00 £22.50 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% -48.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Slough region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Slough

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Slough region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) IIS
3 8 (32.00%) Windows
3 8 (32.00%) .NET
4 7 (28.00%) C#
5 6 (24.00%) Java
5 6 (24.00%) IBM Notes
5 6 (24.00%) Lotus Domino
5 6 (24.00%) Flash
5 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (24.00%) Symantec
5 6 (24.00%) Change Management
5 6 (24.00%) DNS
5 6 (24.00%) Adobe
5 6 (24.00%) EMC
5 6 (24.00%) Lotus
5 6 (24.00%) MVC
5 6 (24.00%) VMware
5 6 (24.00%) CLARiiON
5 6 (24.00%) NetBackup
5 6 (24.00%) Web Development
5 6 (24.00%) Degree
5 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (24.00%) vSphere
5 6 (24.00%) GlassFish
5 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 10 (40.00%) IIS
2 6 (24.00%) IBM Notes
2 6 (24.00%) Lotus Domino
2 6 (24.00%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) Intranet
2 2 (8.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (8.00%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (8.00%) QlikView
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) SAP HANA
3 1 (4.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.00%) Data Mart
3 1 (4.00%) Xcelsius
3 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.00%) DB2
3 1 (4.00%) MS Access
3 1 (4.00%) DTS
3 1 (4.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.00%) ERwin
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Applications Support
3 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Web Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Web Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (8.00%) DBA
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Web Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Data Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Deployment Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) .NET
2 6 (24.00%) Flash
2 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (12.00%) WCF
4 3 (12.00%) WPF
4 3 (12.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (12.00%) J2EE
5 2 (8.00%) CSS
5 2 (8.00%) HTML
5 2 (8.00%) Ajax
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (8.00%) jQuery
5 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (4.00%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.00%) LINQ
6 1 (4.00%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) CLARiiON
2 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.00%) Replication
5 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Change Management
1 6 (24.00%) MVC
1 6 (24.00%) Web Development
2 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (16.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (12.00%) OO
4 3 (12.00%) ETL
5 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.00%) Data Management
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.00%) High Availability
5 2 (8.00%) Analytics
6 1 (4.00%) Master Data Management
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.00%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (4.00%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) C#
3 6 (24.00%) Java
4 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.00%) ABAP
6 1 (4.00%) VBA
6 1 (4.00%) VB
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) vSphere
2 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Symantec
1 6 (24.00%) Adobe
1 6 (24.00%) EMC
1 6 (24.00%) Lotus
1 6 (24.00%) VMware
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.00%) Cognos
4 1 (4.00%) IBM