Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 24 28
Rank change year-on-year -19 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 175 268 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.23% 6.59% 5.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 23.40% 32.88% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 196 142
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.06% +0.06%
10th Percentile £294 £198 £273
90th Percentile £538 £588 £556
South East median daily rate £415 £375 £395
% change year-on-year +10.67% -5.06% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Berkshire median hourly rate - £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +190.32%
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -40.78% +5.88% +7.95%

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 748 815 665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.08% 20.05% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 497 381
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £298
90th Percentile £588 £588 £610
South East median daily rate £450 £420 £403
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.35% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 32
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.33 £43.25 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.38% +355.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £15.13 £14.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £29.00 £55.60 £36.94
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +164.71% -38.18%

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 22 January 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
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 22 January 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 -7 93 £425 +6.25% 30
Bracknell -30 21 £363 +11.54% 12
Newbury -6 13 £450 +21.62% 8
Slough -17 10 £438 -2.78% 8
Maidenhead -3 6 £300 -32.20% 10
Windsor +7 2 £500 +33.33% 1
Wokingham - 1 £725 - 11
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 79 (45.14%) C#
1 79 (45.14%) .NET
2 66 (37.71%) SQL
3 56 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 51 (29.14%) JavaScript
5 50 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 49 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (26.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 43 (24.57%) MVC
9 39 (22.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 37 (21.14%) Windows
11 31 (17.71%) CSS
12 30 (17.14%) Windows Server
13 29 (16.57%) Business Intelligence
14 25 (14.29%) HTML
15 24 (13.71%) .NET Framework
15 24 (13.71%) Security Cleared
16 22 (12.57%) AngularJS
16 22 (12.57%) Java
17 21 (12.00%) Oracle
18 20 (11.43%) Active Directory
18 20 (11.43%) Migration
19 19 (10.86%) VMware
19 19 (10.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 19 (10.86%) Web Services
20 18 (10.29%) MySQL
20 18 (10.29%) SharePoint
20 18 (10.29%) TDD
20 18 (10.29%) Finance
20 18 (10.29%) Docker

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 18 (10.29%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.86%) IIS
3 8 (4.57%) Umbraco
4 7 (4.00%) CMS
4 7 (4.00%) Confluence
5 6 (3.43%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.86%) Apache Spark
6 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.29%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.71%) SAS
9 1 (0.57%) Apache
9 1 (0.57%) Drupal
9 1 (0.57%) JBoss
9 1 (0.57%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.57%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 46 (26.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.14%) Office 365
4 7 (4.00%) IaaS
5 6 (3.43%) PaaS
6 4 (2.29%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (2.29%) SaaS
7 3 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.14%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.57%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.57%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.57%) GitHub
9 1 (0.57%) Serverless
9 1 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.71%) Firewall
2 9 (5.14%) DNS
3 7 (4.00%) DHCP
3 7 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (2.86%) LAN
4 5 (2.86%) SAN
5 4 (2.29%) Internet
5 4 (2.29%) Skype
6 2 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.14%) SSL
6 2 (1.14%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.14%) VLAN
6 2 (1.14%) VPN
6 2 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.57%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.57%) HTTP
7 1 (0.57%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.57%) MVNO
7 1 (0.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (10.29%) MySQL
3 17 (9.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 16 (9.14%) Azure SQL Database
5 15 (8.57%) Power BI
5 15 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (5.71%) Relational Database
7 10 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (5.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (4.57%) Big Data
9 8 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (4.00%) MongoDB
10 7 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (3.43%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (2.29%) Hadoop
13 4 (2.29%) HDInsight
13 4 (2.29%) Oracle Database
14 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 18 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (9.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 16 (9.14%) Visual Studio
4 12 (6.86%) Git (software)
5 9 (5.14%) Jenkins
5 9 (5.14%) JIRA
6 4 (2.29%) Maven
6 4 (2.29%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.71%) MSI
7 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.71%) Toad
7 3 (1.71%) webpack
8 2 (1.14%) AnthillPro
8 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.14%) Hudson
8 2 (1.14%) JUnit
8 2 (1.14%) NUnit
8 2 (1.14%) Selenium
8 2 (1.14%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.14%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (10.29%) Finance
2 12 (6.86%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.29%) Marketing
4 3 (1.71%) Billing
4 3 (1.71%) Retail
5 2 (1.14%) Banking
5 2 (1.14%) German Language
6 1 (0.57%) French Language
6 1 (0.57%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 85 (48.57%) Developer
2 22 (12.57%) .NET Developer
2 22 (12.57%) Full Stack Developer
3 19 (10.86%) Architect
4 17 (9.71%) SQL Developer
5 14 (8.00%) C# Developer
6 12 (6.86%) Analyst
6 12 (6.86%) Technical Architect
7 10 (5.71%) SQL Server Developer
8 9 (5.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 9 (5.14%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.57%) Consultant
9 8 (4.57%) Data Analyst
10 7 (4.00%) .NET Architect
11 6 (3.43%) .NET Technical Architect
11 6 (3.43%) DBA
11 6 (3.43%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.43%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.43%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (45.14%) .NET
2 50 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 39 (22.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 31 (17.71%) CSS
5 25 (14.29%) HTML
6 24 (13.71%) .NET Framework
7 22 (12.57%) AngularJS
8 19 (10.86%) Web Services
9 18 (10.29%) .NET Core
10 17 (9.71%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (9.71%) Node.js
11 14 (8.00%) Entity Framework
11 14 (8.00%) jQuery
11 14 (8.00%) REST
12 12 (6.86%) HTML5
13 9 (5.14%) WCF
14 8 (4.57%) React
14 8 (4.57%) Spring
14 8 (4.57%) XML
15 6 (3.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (4.57%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.43%) iPad
3 6 (3.43%) PKI
4 5 (2.86%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.71%) Clustering
5 3 (1.71%) Replication
5 3 (1.71%) Social Media
6 2 (1.14%) BYOD
6 2 (1.14%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.14%) User Experience
7 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.57%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.14%) Windows
2 30 (17.14%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.14%) Linux
3 9 (5.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (3.43%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.29%) Unix
6 4 (2.29%) Windows Vista
7 3 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.71%) VMS
7 3 (1.71%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.71%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.14%) AIX
8 2 (1.14%) Android
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.57%) HPUX
9 1 (0.57%) Solaris
9 1 (0.57%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (24.57%) MVC
3 29 (16.57%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (11.43%) Migration
5 18 (10.29%) TDD
6 17 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (9.14%) Data Modelling
7 16 (9.14%) DevOps
7 16 (9.14%) Web Development
8 15 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (7.43%) Microservices
9 13 (7.43%) OO
10 11 (6.29%) CRM
10 11 (6.29%) OOP
11 10 (5.71%) Analytics
11 10 (5.71%) Open Source
11 10 (5.71%) Test Automation
12 9 (5.14%) BDD
12 9 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 7 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (45.14%) C#
2 66 (37.71%) SQL
3 51 (29.14%) JavaScript
4 22 (12.57%) Java
5 15 (8.57%) PowerShell
6 14 (8.00%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.57%) Python
8 7 (4.00%) C++
9 5 (2.86%) R
10 4 (2.29%) Java 8
10 4 (2.29%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.71%) VB
11 3 (1.71%) VBA
12 2 (1.14%) Perl
13 1 (0.57%) C
13 1 (0.57%) F#
13 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.57%) Ruby
13 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (13.71%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.71%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.86%) Degree
5 3 (1.71%) MCSE
5 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.14%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.57%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.57%) ISEB
7 1 (0.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.57%) QA
2 3 (1.71%) SLA
3 2 (1.14%) COBIT
3 2 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.14%) GDPR
3 2 (1.14%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.29%) Docker
3 13 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.43%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.29%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.71%) XenApp
6 3 (1.71%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.14%) vSphere
8 1 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.57%) HDFS
8 1 (0.57%) iptables
8 1 (0.57%) vCloud
8 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (8.57%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.43%) SCOM
3 5 (2.86%) HP ALM
3 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (2.86%) Puppet
4 4 (2.29%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (2.29%) SCCM
5 3 (1.71%) Ansible
5 3 (1.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.71%) WSUS
6 2 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.14%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.57%) Ambari
7 1 (0.57%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.57%) Graylog
7 1 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.57%) Mesos
7 1 (0.57%) Oozie
7 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 56 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.00%) Oracle
3 19 (10.86%) VMware
4 10 (5.71%) HP
5 9 (5.14%) Dell
6 7 (4.00%) Atlassian
7 6 (3.43%) EMC
8 5 (2.86%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.86%) Tableau
8 5 (2.86%) Telerik
8 5 (2.86%) Veeam
9 4 (2.29%) Automation Anywhere
9 4 (2.29%) Google
9 4 (2.29%) UiPath
10 3 (1.71%) Amdocs
10 3 (1.71%) Cisco
10 3 (1.71%) Citrix
10 3 (1.71%) Juniper
10 3 (1.71%) McAfee
10 3 (1.71%) Serena