Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 35 30
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 177 187 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.25% 4.87% 5.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.27% 26.98% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 125 111
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £306 £302 £285
90th Percentile £550 £588 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £47.69 £44.50 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.17% -2.20% +271.43%
10th Percentile £34.63 £17.65 £18.60
90th Percentile £54.08 £55.35 £57.50
South East median hourly rate £49.00 £40.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +22.50% -6.98% +32.31%

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 626 693 612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 15.03% 18.03% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 395 319
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -
10th Percentile £300 £319 £299
90th Percentile £606 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £408
% change year-on-year +2.86% +7.23% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 36
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.64 £44.75 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.98% +371.05% -
10th Percentile £21.99 £11.45 £9.25
90th Percentile £63.20 £59.13 £47.75
South East median hourly rate £47.85 £40.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.14% +113.16% -42.42%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 -8 75 £431 +4.55% 17
Bracknell -16 14 £400 +19.40% 6
Windsor +5 12 £450 -21.74% 1
Newbury +9 10 £550 +84.87% 1
Slough -10 9 £400 -5.88% 9
Maidenhead 0 6 £388 -22.50% 6
Ascot - 2 £133 -
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 99 (55.93%) .NET
2 81 (45.76%) C#
3 75 (42.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 68 (38.42%) SQL
5 56 (31.64%) Microsoft
6 55 (31.07%) JavaScript
7 48 (27.12%) Windows
8 47 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (25.42%) Oracle
9 45 (25.42%) Security Cleared
10 43 (24.29%) ASP.NET
11 42 (23.73%) ASP.NET Web API
12 40 (22.60%) MVC
13 36 (20.34%) SC Cleared
14 31 (17.51%) T-SQL
14 31 (17.51%) HTML
15 30 (16.95%) .NET Core
16 29 (16.38%) CSS
17 28 (15.82%) SharePoint
17 28 (15.82%) .NET Framework
17 28 (15.82%) DevOps
18 27 (15.25%) TDD
19 23 (12.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 23 (12.99%) OO
20 21 (11.86%) Linux
20 21 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
20 21 (11.86%) Windows Server
20 21 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
21 20 (11.30%) AngularJS
21 20 (11.30%) Business Intelligence

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 28 (15.82%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.39%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.82%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (2.26%) Confluence
5 3 (1.69%) ArcGIS
5 3 (1.69%) IIS
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.13%) CMS
6 2 (1.13%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.56%) Apache
7 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.56%) SAS
7 1 (0.56%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.69%) Primavera
3 2 (1.13%) CODA-Financials
3 2 (1.13%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 75 (42.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.65%) Office 365
3 10 (5.65%) Power Platform
3 10 (5.65%) SaaS
4 8 (4.52%) IaaS
4 8 (4.52%) PaaS
5 6 (3.39%) Serverless
6 5 (2.82%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (2.82%) GitHub
7 4 (2.26%) Azure Functions
7 4 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.13%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.13%) CloudFront
8 2 (1.13%) Firebase
8 2 (1.13%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.52%) Network Security
1 8 (4.52%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.95%) Internet
3 5 (2.82%) Unified Communications
3 5 (2.82%) VLAN
4 4 (2.26%) DNS
4 4 (2.26%) SMTP
5 3 (1.69%) HTTP
6 2 (1.13%) LAN
6 2 (1.13%) SAN
6 2 (1.13%) VPN
6 2 (1.13%) WAN
7 1 (0.56%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.56%) DHCP
7 1 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.56%) Firewall
7 1 (0.56%) PBX
7 1 (0.56%) Skype
7 1 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (9.04%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (9.04%) Relational Database
3 15 (8.47%) Cosmos DB
4 14 (7.91%) Azure SQL Database
4 14 (7.91%) MySQL
5 12 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (6.78%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (5.65%) DB2
6 10 (5.65%) MongoDB
6 10 (5.65%) NoSQL
6 10 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (5.08%) RDBMS
8 8 (4.52%) Power BI
8 8 (4.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (2.82%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 15 (8.47%) Git (software)
1 15 (8.47%) Visual Studio
2 12 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (5.65%) Visual Studio Team System
4 8 (4.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (3.95%) JIRA
6 5 (2.82%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.26%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.26%) MSTest
7 4 (2.26%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.69%) NUnit
8 3 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (1.69%) ReSharper
8 3 (1.69%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.69%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.69%) tSQLt
8 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio Code
9 2 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.13%) Maven
General
1 17 (9.60%) Finance
2 9 (5.08%) Retail
2 9 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.39%) Legal
4 4 (2.26%) Banking
5 3 (1.69%) French Language
5 3 (1.69%) Games
5 3 (1.69%) German Language
5 3 (1.69%) Marketing
6 2 (1.13%) Military
7 1 (0.56%) Automotive
7 1 (0.56%) Back Office
7 1 (0.56%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.56%) Local Government
7 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 89 (50.28%) Developer
2 37 (20.90%) .NET Developer
3 21 (11.86%) Full Stack Developer
4 18 (10.17%) Architect
4 18 (10.17%) DBA
5 13 (7.34%) Project Manager
6 12 (6.78%) SQL Developer
7 10 (5.65%) C# Developer
7 10 (5.65%) SQL Server Developer
7 10 (5.65%) Technical Architect
8 9 (5.08%) Applications Manager
8 9 (5.08%) Applications Project Manager
8 9 (5.08%) Applications Support
8 9 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (4.52%) Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 7 (3.95%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 7 (3.95%) SQL DBA
11 6 (3.39%) SQL Analyst
11 6 (3.39%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (55.93%) .NET
2 43 (24.29%) ASP.NET
3 42 (23.73%) ASP.NET Web API
4 31 (17.51%) HTML
5 30 (16.95%) .NET Core
6 29 (16.38%) CSS
7 28 (15.82%) .NET Framework
8 20 (11.30%) AngularJS
9 18 (10.17%) jQuery
10 16 (9.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (9.04%) Web Services
10 16 (9.04%) XML
11 15 (8.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 14 (7.91%) SOAP
13 13 (7.34%) CSS3
14 12 (6.78%) Node.js
15 11 (6.21%) Entity Framework
16 10 (5.65%) RabbitMQ
17 9 (5.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 8 (4.52%) React
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.21%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (3.39%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.82%) BYOD
3 5 (2.82%) Clustering
4 4 (2.26%) iPad
4 4 (2.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.26%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.13%) Life Science
5 2 (1.13%) User Experience
6 1 (0.56%) AS400
6 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.56%) EMV
6 1 (0.56%) EPoS
6 1 (0.56%) iSeries
6 1 (0.56%) NHS
6 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 48 (27.12%) Windows
2 21 (11.86%) Linux
2 21 (11.86%) Windows Server
2 21 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (7.34%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.13%) Android
6 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.13%) Solaris
6 2 (1.13%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.56%) CentOS
7 1 (0.56%) Fedora
7 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.56%) Unix
7 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (22.60%) MVC
3 28 (15.82%) DevOps
4 27 (15.25%) TDD
5 23 (12.99%) OO
6 20 (11.30%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (10.73%) Unit Testing
8 18 (10.17%) Migration
9 15 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (8.47%) ETL
10 14 (7.91%) CRM
11 13 (7.34%) OOD
12 12 (6.78%) Customer-Centricity
13 11 (6.21%) Acceptance Criteria
13 11 (6.21%) Microservices
14 10 (5.65%) OOP
14 10 (5.65%) SOLID
14 10 (5.65%) Workflow
15 9 (5.08%) Database Security
15 9 (5.08%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 81 (45.76%) C#
2 68 (38.42%) SQL
3 55 (31.07%) JavaScript
4 31 (17.51%) T-SQL
5 16 (9.04%) Java
6 12 (6.78%) PowerShell
7 9 (5.08%) VB.NET
8 7 (3.95%) VBA
9 5 (2.82%) C++
9 5 (2.82%) Python
10 4 (2.26%) PHP
10 4 (2.26%) VB
11 3 (1.69%) C
11 3 (1.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 3 (1.69%) R
11 3 (1.69%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.13%) Java 8
12 2 (1.13%) Ruby
13 1 (0.56%) Perl
13 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (25.42%) Security Cleared
2 36 (20.34%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.21%) Degree
4 11 (6.21%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.82%) MCSA
5 5 (2.82%) MCSE
5 5 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.13%) ACCA
6 2 (1.13%) CIMA
6 2 (1.13%) HNC
6 2 (1.13%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.56%) CCDP
7 1 (0.56%) CCNA
7 1 (0.56%) CCNP
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.56%) ISEB
7 1 (0.56%) MCTS
7 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.13%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.13%) QA
System Software
1 18 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.78%) Docker
3 11 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.82%) vSphere
5 4 (2.26%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.56%) iptables
7 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (6.21%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.39%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.26%) HP ALM
4 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.13%) SCCM
5 2 (1.13%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.56%) Ansible
6 1 (0.56%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.56%) Mesos
6 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.56%) Puppet
6 1 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 56 (31.64%) Microsoft
2 45 (25.42%) Oracle
3 15 (8.47%) VMware
4 12 (6.78%) IBM
5 9 (5.08%) HP
6 7 (3.95%) NetApp
7 6 (3.39%) Google
8 5 (2.82%) EMC
9 4 (2.26%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.26%) Cisco
9 4 (2.26%) ESRI
9 4 (2.26%) Serena
9 4 (2.26%) Veeam
10 3 (1.69%) Autodesk
10 3 (1.69%) Infor
11 2 (1.13%) CA
11 2 (1.13%) CODA
11 2 (1.13%) Databricks
11 2 (1.13%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.13%) Sitecore