Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 43 27
Rank change year-on-year +10 -16 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 164 186 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.32% 4.46% 6.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.20% 25.31% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 141 171
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £323 £300 £213
90th Percentile £525 £538 £588
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £386
% change year-on-year - +10.03% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.75 - £47.50
10th Percentile £18.25 - £42.50
90th Percentile £45.13 - £57.70
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £30.83 £45.00
% change year-on-year -2.68% -31.50% +5.88%

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 626 735 780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.32% 17.64% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 479 462
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £300
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 8 12
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £22.65 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.53% -49.67% +373.68%
10th Percentile £18.25 £17.48 £14.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £54.50
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% -22.22% +164.71%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 +2 94 £425 - 35
Slough +9 16 £401 -15.53% 13
Newbury 0 14 £373 -17.22% 5
Bracknell +28 12 £375 +3.45% 13
Maidenhead +10 6 £331 +10.42% 8
Windsor -1 2 £350 -30.00% 1
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 89 (54.27%) .NET
2 77 (46.95%) C#
3 74 (45.12%) SQL
4 52 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (31.71%) Azure
5 47 (28.66%) Microsoft
6 43 (26.22%) JavaScript
7 42 (25.61%) Windows
8 41 (25.00%) Oracle
9 35 (21.34%) MVC
10 34 (20.73%) Security Cleared
10 34 (20.73%) SQL Server 2016
11 32 (19.51%) ASP.NET
12 26 (15.85%) Migration
13 24 (14.63%) T-SQL
14 22 (13.41%) .NET Framework
14 22 (13.41%) SC Cleared
14 22 (13.41%) ASP.NET Web API
15 21 (12.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 19 (11.59%) AngularJS
16 19 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
17 18 (10.98%) HTML
17 18 (10.98%) Linux
18 17 (10.37%) SQL Server 2012
18 17 (10.37%) ASP.NET MVC
19 16 (9.76%) Relational Database
19 16 (9.76%) DevOps
19 16 (9.76%) .NET Core
19 16 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
19 16 (9.76%) CSS

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 14 (8.54%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.66%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (3.05%) IIS
3 5 (3.05%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.22%) OpenEdge
4 2 (1.22%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.61%) CMS
5 1 (0.61%) Confluence
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.61%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.05%) Scribe Insight
3 4 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 52 (31.71%) Azure
2 10 (6.10%) IaaS
3 9 (5.49%) AWS
4 8 (4.88%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (4.27%) Office 365
6 6 (3.66%) GCP
6 6 (3.66%) PaaS
6 6 (3.66%) Power Platform
7 5 (3.05%) GitHub
7 5 (3.05%) SaaS
8 2 (1.22%) Serverless
9 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.61%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.61%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Flow
9 1 (0.61%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.88%) DHCP
1 8 (4.88%) DNS
2 6 (3.66%) Skype
3 4 (2.44%) Network Security
3 4 (2.44%) SMTP
3 4 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.83%) SAN
5 2 (1.22%) Firewall
5 2 (1.22%) HTTP
5 2 (1.22%) Intranet
5 2 (1.22%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (1.22%) VPN
5 2 (1.22%) WAN
6 1 (0.61%) 4G
6 1 (0.61%) LAN
6 1 (0.61%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.61%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.73%) SQL Server 2016
2 21 (12.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (10.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (9.76%) Relational Database
5 14 (8.54%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (8.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (6.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (4.27%) Spatial Data
9 6 (3.66%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (3.66%) Power BI
9 6 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (2.44%) MySQL
10 4 (2.44%) NoSQL
10 4 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (2.44%) Qlik Sense
10 4 (2.44%) QlikView
10 4 (2.44%) SSDT
11 3 (1.83%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 14 (8.54%) Visual Studio
2 10 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.27%) JIRA
4 6 (3.66%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.22%) NUnit
5 2 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.22%) Selenium
5 2 (1.22%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (3.66%) German Language
2 5 (3.05%) Finance
2 5 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.44%) Italian Language
4 3 (1.83%) French Language
4 3 (1.83%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.61%) Automotive
5 1 (0.61%) Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 93 (56.71%) Developer
2 45 (27.44%) .NET Developer
3 21 (12.80%) SQL Developer
4 17 (10.37%) C# Developer
5 16 (9.76%) SQL Server Developer
6 12 (7.32%) Architect
7 11 (6.71%) Consultant
8 10 (6.10%) DBA
8 10 (6.10%) Support Engineer
9 9 (5.49%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 7 (4.27%) ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.27%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.27%) SQL DBA
12 6 (3.66%) Administrator
12 6 (3.66%) Data Consultant
12 6 (3.66%) Data Migration Consultant
12 6 (3.66%) Migration Consultant
12 6 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (54.27%) .NET
2 32 (19.51%) ASP.NET
3 22 (13.41%) .NET Framework
3 22 (13.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 19 (11.59%) AngularJS
5 18 (10.98%) HTML
6 17 (10.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (9.76%) .NET Core
7 16 (9.76%) CSS
8 13 (7.93%) Web Services
9 10 (6.10%) jQuery
9 10 (6.10%) SOAP
10 9 (5.49%) XML
11 8 (4.88%) JSON
12 7 (4.27%) ASP.NET Core
13 6 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (3.66%) CSS3
13 6 (3.66%) Middleware
13 6 (3.66%) Node.js
14 5 (3.05%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.49%) Data Structures
3 8 (4.88%) Clustering
4 5 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.44%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (2.44%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.44%) Mashup
5 4 (2.44%) PKI
5 4 (2.44%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.83%) CMDB
6 3 (1.83%) Replication
7 2 (1.22%) EPoS
7 2 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.61%) Blog
8 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.61%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (25.61%) Windows
2 18 (10.98%) Linux
3 15 (9.15%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.49%) Windows 7
5 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.05%) VMS
7 4 (2.44%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.44%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (21.34%) MVC
3 26 (15.85%) Migration
4 19 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (9.76%) DevOps
6 15 (9.15%) ETL
7 13 (7.93%) TDD
8 11 (6.71%) Unit Testing
9 10 (6.10%) High Availability
9 10 (6.10%) OO
9 10 (6.10%) OOD
10 9 (5.49%) Data Management
10 9 (5.49%) Data Migration
11 8 (4.88%) Data Integration
11 8 (4.88%) Memory Management
11 8 (4.88%) Software Engineering
12 7 (4.27%) Analytics
12 7 (4.27%) Microservices
12 7 (4.27%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 77 (46.95%) C#
2 74 (45.12%) SQL
3 43 (26.22%) JavaScript
4 24 (14.63%) T-SQL
5 10 (6.10%) PowerShell
6 9 (5.49%) Python
7 8 (4.88%) Java
8 7 (4.27%) PHP
9 6 (3.66%) R
10 4 (2.44%) Korn
10 4 (2.44%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.83%) VB
12 2 (1.22%) C++
13 1 (0.61%) ES6
13 1 (0.61%) OpenEdge ABL
13 1 (0.61%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (20.73%) Security Cleared
2 22 (13.41%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.71%) Degree
4 10 (6.10%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.44%) HNC
5 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.83%) MCDBA
6 3 (1.83%) MCITP
7 1 (0.61%) CCNA
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.61%) ISEB
7 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.61%) MCSE
7 1 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.61%) PhD
7 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.61%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.44%) GDPR
1 4 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.10%) Virtual Machines
1 10 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.49%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.05%) Docker
3 5 (3.05%) XenApp
4 4 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (2.44%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.22%) DFS Replication
5 2 (1.22%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (4.27%) SCOM
3 4 (2.44%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (2.44%) SCCM
4 2 (1.22%) Ansible
4 2 (1.22%) Grafana
4 2 (1.22%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.22%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.22%) Terraform
5 1 (0.61%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.61%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 47 (28.66%) Microsoft
2 41 (25.00%) Oracle
3 13 (7.93%) VMware
4 9 (5.49%) Citrix
5 7 (4.27%) Google
6 6 (3.66%) Tableau
7 5 (3.05%) Juniper
7 5 (3.05%) Sitecore
8 4 (2.44%) CA
8 4 (2.44%) Cisco
8 4 (2.44%) Clearswift
8 4 (2.44%) Dell
8 4 (2.44%) EMC
8 4 (2.44%) Marketo
8 4 (2.44%) Remedy
8 4 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.44%) SAP
8 4 (2.44%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.83%) BMC
10 2 (1.22%) HP