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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 35 33
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 93 115 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.08% 4.63% 4.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.82% 34.64% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 74 88
Median daily rate £408 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +10.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £252 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year - +2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £46.00 - £55.65
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 - £41.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.20 - £97.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 275 332 370
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.04% 13.36% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 215 213
Median daily rate £416 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 6
Median hourly rate £9.50 £11.56 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.83% -79.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 40 £388 -3.12% 19
Slough +10 8 £425 +41.07% 10
Maidenhead -1 5 £425 -12.37% 7
Bracknell -3 3 £500 +21.21% 4
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 107 (51.94%) SQL
2 96 (46.60%) Microsoft
3 73 (35.44%) .NET
4 71 (34.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 70 (33.98%) C#
6 59 (28.64%) CRM
7 51 (24.76%) Oracle
8 50 (24.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 48 (23.30%) Dynamics CRM
10 47 (22.82%) ETL
10 47 (22.82%) Business Intelligence
11 42 (20.39%) Windows
12 40 (19.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 38 (18.45%) ASP.NET
14 37 (17.96%) T-SQL
14 37 (17.96%) Finance
14 37 (17.96%) Microsoft Azure
15 34 (16.50%) MS Excel
16 31 (15.05%) Migration
17 30 (14.56%) SharePoint
17 30 (14.56%) Data Warehouse
17 30 (14.56%) JavaScript
18 28 (13.59%) ERP
19 27 (13.11%) Web Services
20 26 (12.62%) MVC
21 25 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
21 25 (12.14%) XML
21 25 (12.14%) Security Cleared
22 24 (11.65%) BizTalk Server
23 20 (9.71%) Data Modelling

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 30 (14.56%) SharePoint
2 24 (11.65%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (5.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.43%) CMS
5 4 (1.94%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.46%) Drupal
6 3 (1.46%) JBoss
6 3 (1.46%) SAS
6 3 (1.46%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.46%) WordPress
7 2 (0.97%) IIS
8 1 (0.49%) Confluence
8 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (16.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) MS Office
3 2 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 48 (23.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (4.85%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.43%) Dynamics GP
3 5 (2.43%) SAP BPC
4 4 (1.94%) HFM
4 4 (1.94%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (1.46%) NetSuite
5 3 (1.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.49%) Maximo
7 1 (0.49%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.49%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (8.74%) IaaS
2 18 (8.74%) PaaS
3 10 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.46%) Office 365
5 2 (0.97%) CallidusCloud
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.49%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.49%) G Suite
6 1 (0.49%) GitHub
6 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.88%) Firewall
2 6 (2.91%) SAN
3 4 (1.94%) DNS
3 4 (1.94%) NAS
4 3 (1.46%) Internet
4 3 (1.46%) LAN
4 3 (1.46%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.97%) DHCP
5 2 (0.97%) HTTP
5 2 (0.97%) Skype
5 2 (0.97%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.97%) VLAN
5 2 (0.97%) WAN
6 1 (0.49%) Extranet
6 1 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.49%) IPsec
6 1 (0.49%) SSL
6 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.49%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (34.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 50 (24.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 40 (19.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (14.56%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (8.74%) Relational Database
5 18 (8.74%) SQL Server 2014
6 17 (8.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (7.77%) Oracle Database
7 16 (7.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (4.85%) MySQL
8 10 (4.85%) Power BI
9 7 (3.40%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (3.40%) QlikView
10 6 (2.91%) MS Access
10 6 (2.91%) OLAP
11 5 (2.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.94%) OLTP
12 4 (1.94%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.94%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (7.77%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.40%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.40%) MSTest
3 6 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.94%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.94%) Toad
5 2 (0.97%) Bower
5 2 (0.97%) Grunt
5 2 (0.97%) JIRA
5 2 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.97%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.97%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.49%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.49%) Moq
6 1 (0.49%) NuGet
6 1 (0.49%) Selenium
6 1 (0.49%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.49%) Trac
General
1 37 (17.96%) Finance
2 10 (4.85%) Marketing
3 6 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.43%) Advertising
4 5 (2.43%) Retail
5 4 (1.94%) Electronics
5 4 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.46%) Banking
7 2 (0.97%) Legal
7 2 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 108 (52.43%) Developer
2 37 (17.96%) .NET Developer
3 34 (16.50%) SQL Developer
4 30 (14.56%) Analyst
5 24 (11.65%) C# Developer
6 19 (9.22%) Consultant
7 18 (8.74%) SQL Server Developer
8 17 (8.25%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (7.28%) Architect
10 14 (6.80%) ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (6.80%) BizTalk Developer
10 14 (6.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 14 (6.80%) SSIS Developer
11 12 (5.83%) DBA
11 12 (5.83%) Integration Developer
12 10 (4.85%) Data Analyst
12 10 (4.85%) Support Analyst
13 9 (4.37%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 9 (4.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 8 (3.88%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (35.44%) .NET
2 38 (18.45%) ASP.NET
3 27 (13.11%) Web Services
4 25 (12.14%) XML
5 18 (8.74%) CSS
5 18 (8.74%) WCF
6 16 (7.77%) HTML
7 15 (7.28%) AngularJS
8 14 (6.80%) .NET Framework
9 12 (5.83%) CSS3
10 10 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (4.37%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (4.37%) HTML5
12 8 (3.88%) WinForms
13 7 (3.40%) jQuery
13 7 (3.40%) REST
14 6 (2.91%) Entity Framework
14 6 (2.91%) LINQ
15 5 (2.43%) Ajax
15 5 (2.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.40%) Clustering
3 4 (1.94%) Replication
4 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.46%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.97%) AS400
5 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.97%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.49%) iPad
6 1 (0.49%) iSeries
6 1 (0.49%) IVR
6 1 (0.49%) NHS
6 1 (0.49%) PKI
6 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (20.39%) Windows
2 18 (8.74%) Windows Server
3 15 (7.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (5.34%) Linux
5 8 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.40%) Unix
7 5 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.46%) Solaris
8 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.46%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.49%) AIX
10 1 (0.49%) Android
10 1 (0.49%) Debian
10 1 (0.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (28.64%) CRM
2 47 (22.82%) Business Intelligence
2 47 (22.82%) ETL
3 31 (15.05%) Migration
4 28 (13.59%) ERP
5 26 (12.62%) MVC
6 25 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (9.71%) Data Modelling
8 19 (9.22%) Data Migration
9 18 (8.74%) SOA
10 15 (7.28%) Data Analysis
11 14 (6.80%) Multithreading
11 14 (6.80%) Visualisation
12 13 (6.31%) Complex ETL
13 12 (5.83%) Data Protection
13 12 (5.83%) Validation
14 11 (5.34%) Data Security
14 11 (5.34%) Security Management
14 11 (5.34%) Web Development
15 10 (4.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (51.94%) SQL
2 70 (33.98%) C#
3 37 (17.96%) T-SQL
4 30 (14.56%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.85%) C
6 7 (3.40%) PL/SQL
6 7 (3.40%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.91%) Java
8 5 (2.43%) C++
9 4 (1.94%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.94%) Python
9 4 (1.94%) VBA
10 3 (1.46%) VB
11 1 (0.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.49%) Delphi
11 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (12.14%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.25%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.88%) Degree
4 7 (3.40%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.46%) MCITP
6 2 (0.97%) HNC
6 2 (0.97%) MCSE
6 2 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.49%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.49%) CCNA
7 1 (0.49%) CCNP
7 1 (0.49%) CISA
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.49%) CISM
7 1 (0.49%) CISSP
7 1 (0.49%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.49%) MCP
7 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.85%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.94%) IFRS
2 4 (1.94%) IFRS 9
3 3 (1.46%) GDPR
3 3 (1.46%) QA
4 2 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (6.80%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.94%) vSphere
5 3 (1.46%) Docker
5 3 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.46%) XenApp
6 2 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.97%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.49%) Firmware
7 1 (0.49%) Squid
7 1 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (1.94%) Ansible
1 4 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.94%) Puppet
2 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (1.46%) vMotion
2 3 (1.46%) WMI
3 1 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.49%) Kibana
3 1 (0.49%) logstash
3 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.49%) Nagios
3 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.49%) Netcool
3 1 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.49%) Unicenter
3 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 96 (46.60%) Microsoft
2 51 (24.76%) Oracle
3 19 (9.22%) VMware
4 12 (5.83%) SAP
5 9 (4.37%) HP
6 7 (3.40%) EMC
6 7 (3.40%) Tableau
7 6 (2.91%) Cisco
7 6 (2.91%) Citrix
8 5 (2.43%) Teradata
9 4 (1.94%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.94%) Dell
9 4 (1.94%) Hyperion
9 4 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.46%) Callidus
10 3 (1.46%) Cognos
10 3 (1.46%) F5
10 3 (1.46%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.97%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (0.97%) Marketo
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