Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 20 32
Rank change year-on-year -23 +12 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 157 280 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.04% 7.01% 5.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 22.36% 34.36% 32.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 188 126
Berkshire median daily rate £423 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +0.50% +6.13%
10th Percentile £303 £265 £264
90th Percentile £534 £500 £566
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% - +157.14%
10th Percentile £17.65 £17.78 £11.00
90th Percentile £55.35 £58.90 £47.25
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.90% +2.35% +46.55%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 702 815 724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.08% 20.42% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 473 396
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £403 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -2.42% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £587 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £446 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +11.08% +0.44% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 30 30
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.25 £10.75 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +227.91% +13.16% -49.33%
10th Percentile £10.93 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £59.13 £50.38 £19.13
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% -29.58% +42.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Berkshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Berkshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Berkshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Berkshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Berkshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -18 78 £425 +6.25% 43
Slough -4 19 £414 -8.06% 19
Bracknell -14 18 £363 +11.54% 12
Maidenhead +4 12 £408 -4.12% 18
Newbury -21 5 £245 -36.77% 12
Windsor +5 1 £300 -29.41% 1
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 71 (45.22%) SQL
2 64 (40.76%) .NET
3 57 (36.31%) Microsoft
4 56 (35.67%) C#
5 38 (24.20%) MVC
6 37 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (21.66%) Microsoft Azure
8 33 (21.02%) Windows
9 32 (20.38%) ASP.NET
9 32 (20.38%) Migration
10 30 (19.11%) JavaScript
11 24 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (15.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 23 (14.65%) Oracle
12 23 (14.65%) Linux
12 23 (14.65%) Data Modelling
13 21 (13.38%) HTML
13 21 (13.38%) T-SQL
14 20 (12.74%) jQuery
14 20 (12.74%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (12.10%) ASP.NET Web API
15 19 (12.10%) Amazon AWS
16 18 (11.46%) Big Data
16 18 (11.46%) Java
17 17 (10.83%) CSS
17 17 (10.83%) Finance
17 17 (10.83%) Data Migration
18 16 (10.19%) Analytics
18 16 (10.19%) Data Warehouse
18 16 (10.19%) Windows Server

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (7.01%) Apache Spark
2 8 (5.10%) Umbraco
3 6 (3.82%) IIS
4 5 (3.18%) CMS
4 5 (3.18%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.55%) Apache Solr
5 4 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.55%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.27%) Confluence
7 2 (1.27%) SAS
7 2 (1.27%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.27%) WordPress
8 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.64%) Drupal
8 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.64%) PowerExchange
8 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (7.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (5.10%) SAP APO
1 8 (5.10%) SAP ERP
1 8 (5.10%) SAP MM
2 6 (3.82%) SAP MDM
3 4 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.55%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.27%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 34 (21.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (12.10%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (8.28%) Office 365
4 6 (3.82%) SaaS
5 5 (3.18%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (2.55%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.55%) IaaS
6 4 (2.55%) PaaS
7 3 (1.91%) GitHub
7 3 (1.91%) NuGet
8 2 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.27%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.64%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.10%) Firewall
2 7 (4.46%) HTTP
3 5 (3.18%) DNS
3 5 (3.18%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.55%) DHCP
4 4 (2.55%) SAN
4 4 (2.55%) SMTP
5 2 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.27%) Internet
5 2 (1.27%) LAN
5 2 (1.27%) Network Security
5 2 (1.27%) Skype
5 2 (1.27%) VLAN
5 2 (1.27%) VPN
5 2 (1.27%) WAN
5 2 (1.27%) WLAN
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.64%) SSL
6 1 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 20 (12.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (11.46%) Big Data
4 16 (10.19%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (8.92%) NoSQL
5 14 (8.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (8.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (7.01%) Data Lake
8 10 (6.37%) Relational Database
8 10 (6.37%) SAP Data Services
8 10 (6.37%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (5.73%) MySQL
9 9 (5.73%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (5.10%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (5.10%) Power BI
10 8 (5.10%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (4.46%) SAP BW
11 7 (4.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (3.82%) Hadoop
12 6 (3.82%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 15 (9.55%) Visual Studio
2 13 (8.28%) JIRA
3 11 (7.01%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (6.37%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (3.82%) TeamCity
6 5 (3.18%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.55%) LSMW
8 3 (1.91%) Maven
8 3 (1.91%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.91%) Selenium
8 3 (1.91%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.27%) AnthillPro
9 2 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.27%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.27%) Hudson
9 2 (1.27%) JMeter
9 2 (1.27%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.27%) Toad
General
1 17 (10.83%) Finance
2 6 (3.82%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.18%) Back Office
4 4 (2.55%) Banking
4 4 (2.55%) Retail
5 3 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.27%) Advertising
6 2 (1.27%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) German Language
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 66 (42.04%) Developer
2 23 (14.65%) .NET Developer
3 15 (9.55%) C# Developer
4 14 (8.92%) Analyst
4 14 (8.92%) Architect
5 12 (7.64%) Consultant
6 11 (7.01%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (7.01%) DBA
7 10 (6.37%) SQL DBA
8 9 (5.73%) Data Analyst
8 9 (5.73%) SAP Analyst
8 9 (5.73%) SQL Developer
9 7 (4.46%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (4.46%) SAP Data Analyst
10 6 (3.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (3.82%) Data Consultant
10 6 (3.82%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.82%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.82%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (40.76%) .NET
2 32 (20.38%) ASP.NET
3 21 (13.38%) HTML
4 20 (12.74%) jQuery
5 19 (12.10%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (10.83%) CSS
7 13 (8.28%) .NET Framework
7 13 (8.28%) AngularJS
8 12 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (7.01%) Web Services
10 10 (6.37%) HTML5
11 9 (5.73%) Kafka
12 8 (5.10%) .NET Core
12 8 (5.10%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (5.10%) REST
13 7 (4.46%) Entity Framework
13 7 (4.46%) JSON
13 7 (4.46%) Node.js
13 7 (4.46%) WCF
14 6 (3.82%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.10%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.18%) Data Structures
3 5 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.18%) Replication
4 4 (2.55%) AS400
5 3 (1.91%) e-Health
5 3 (1.91%) User Experience
6 2 (1.27%) Clustering
6 2 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.64%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.64%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.64%) NHS
7 1 (0.64%) Social Media
7 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (21.02%) Windows
2 23 (14.65%) Linux
3 16 (10.19%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.82%) Windows 10
5 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.55%) Unix
6 4 (2.55%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.91%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.91%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.27%) AIX
8 2 (1.27%) Android
8 2 (1.27%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.27%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.64%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.20%) MVC
2 37 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (20.38%) Migration
4 24 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (14.65%) Data Modelling
6 17 (10.83%) Data Migration
7 16 (10.19%) Analytics
8 15 (9.55%) Web Development
9 14 (8.92%) ERP
10 13 (8.28%) Microservices
10 13 (8.28%) Scrum
11 11 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (7.01%) Data Cleansing
11 11 (7.01%) DevOps
11 11 (7.01%) OO
12 10 (6.37%) Data Mapping
12 10 (6.37%) ETL
12 10 (6.37%) ITIL
12 10 (6.37%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (5.73%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 71 (45.22%) SQL
2 56 (35.67%) C#
3 30 (19.11%) JavaScript
4 21 (13.38%) T-SQL
5 18 (11.46%) Java
6 13 (8.28%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.46%) C++
7 7 (4.46%) Python
8 6 (3.82%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.82%) TypeScript
9 5 (3.18%) PHP
9 5 (3.18%) R
10 4 (2.55%) Ruby
11 3 (1.91%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.91%) VBA
11 3 (1.91%) VBScript
12 2 (1.27%) CQL
12 2 (1.27%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.27%) VB
13 1 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 13 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.10%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.55%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.55%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (1.91%) Degree
4 3 (1.91%) MCSE
4 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.27%) ISEB
6 1 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.37%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.18%) QA
3 3 (1.91%) GDPR
4 2 (1.27%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.64%) COBIT
5 1 (0.64%) PMBOK
System Software
1 15 (9.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.10%) Docker
3 5 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.27%) XenApp
5 2 (1.27%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.64%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.64%) vCloud
6 1 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (4.46%) HP ALM
1 7 (4.46%) SCCM
2 6 (3.82%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.82%) Puppet
3 3 (1.91%) Capistrano
3 3 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.91%) SCOM
4 2 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.27%) Opsview
4 2 (1.27%) WSUS
5 1 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.64%) Netcool
5 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.64%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.64%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.64%) Terraform
5 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 57 (36.31%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.65%) Oracle
3 12 (7.64%) SAP
4 10 (6.37%) HP
5 7 (4.46%) Cisco
5 7 (4.46%) VMware
6 6 (3.82%) Capita
6 6 (3.82%) Cloudera
7 5 (3.18%) Dell
7 5 (3.18%) JD Edwards
8 4 (2.55%) Rackspace
8 4 (2.55%) Tableau
9 3 (1.91%) Amdocs
9 3 (1.91%) CA
9 3 (1.91%) McAfee
9 3 (1.91%) NetApp
9 3 (1.91%) Xamarin
10 2 (1.27%) Apple
10 2 (1.27%) EqualLogic
10 2 (1.27%) SonicWALL