Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 28 28
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 187 208 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.73% 5.45% 5.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.02% 32.81% 37.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 123 147
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £319 £275 £238
90th Percentile £588 £488 £544
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £46.00 £12.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.91% +259.38% -71.91%
10th Percentile £11.50 £28.16 £11.48
90th Percentile £12.50 £57.50 £22.85
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -6.98% +45.76% -9.23%

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 692 634 681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.49% 16.62% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 328 429
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +0.61% +8.55%
10th Percentile £325 £284 £265
90th Percentile £588 £556 £538
South East median daily rate £438 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +9.24% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 35 33
Berkshire median hourly rate £39.50 £9.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +315.79% -17.39% -66.18%
10th Percentile £11.35 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £58.88 £47.80 £15.00
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £17.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +135.29% -26.09% -23.33%

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 26 May 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
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 26 May 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 -12 77 £400 +6.67% 36
Bracknell +10 17 £400 -1.23% 15
Slough -8 15 £438 +6.06% 22
Maidenhead -3 8 £500 +17.65% 9
Windsor +7 4 £575 +21.05% 5
Newbury -18 4 £375 - 12
Wokingham -3 1 £350 - 2
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 97 (51.87%) SQL
2 56 (29.95%) C#
3 55 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 53 (28.34%) .NET
5 49 (26.20%) Linux
6 44 (23.53%) Java
7 43 (22.99%) Windows
7 43 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (22.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 40 (21.39%) Business Intelligence
9 38 (20.32%) Microsoft Azure
10 36 (19.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 34 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
12 32 (17.11%) Analytics
13 31 (16.58%) MVC
14 30 (16.04%) Big Data
14 30 (16.04%) Security Cleared
15 29 (15.51%) SQL Server 2008
15 29 (15.51%) ASP.NET
16 28 (14.97%) Web Services
16 28 (14.97%) T-SQL
16 28 (14.97%) Migration
16 28 (14.97%) Hadoop
17 27 (14.44%) Multithreading
17 27 (14.44%) SC Cleared
17 27 (14.44%) JavaScript
17 27 (14.44%) Visual Studio
18 26 (13.90%) Data Warehouse
19 25 (13.37%) Oracle
19 25 (13.37%) Apache Flume

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 19 (10.16%) Apache Spark
2 15 (8.02%) IIS
3 12 (6.42%) Confluence
4 6 (3.21%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.67%) Apache Pig
5 5 (2.67%) SAS
6 2 (1.07%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.07%) WordPress
7 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.53%) CMS
7 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.53%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.53%) JBoss
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.53%) PowerExchange
7 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.60%) SPSS
4 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (3.74%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.07%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 38 (20.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (9.63%) Google Tag Manager
3 13 (6.95%) IaaS
3 13 (6.95%) PaaS
4 12 (6.42%) NuGet
5 7 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.60%) GitHub
6 3 (1.60%) Office 365
7 1 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.02%) Firewall
2 13 (6.95%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.21%) SMTP
4 5 (2.67%) HTTP
5 4 (2.14%) Internet
6 2 (1.07%) Network Security
6 2 (1.07%) SAN
6 2 (1.07%) VPN
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.53%) IPsec
7 1 (0.53%) LAN
7 1 (0.53%) SSL
7 1 (0.53%) VLAN
7 1 (0.53%) WAN
7 1 (0.53%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (22.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 36 (19.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (16.04%) Big Data
5 29 (15.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 28 (14.97%) Hadoop
7 26 (13.90%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (13.37%) Sqoop
9 24 (12.83%) Data Lake
10 22 (11.76%) Apache Hive
10 22 (11.76%) HBase
10 22 (11.76%) Power BI
11 19 (10.16%) SQL Server 2016
12 18 (9.63%) Impala
12 18 (9.63%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (9.09%) NoSQL
14 15 (8.02%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (4.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 8 (4.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 27 (14.44%) Visual Studio
2 19 (10.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (9.63%) Git (software)
3 18 (9.63%) JIRA
4 15 (8.02%) TeamCity
5 12 (6.42%) Eclipse
5 12 (6.42%) Maven
5 12 (6.42%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (2.67%) MorphX
6 5 (2.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (2.14%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.60%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.53%) ERwin
10 1 (0.53%) LSMW
General
1 19 (10.16%) Finance
2 13 (6.95%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.74%) Marketing
4 6 (3.21%) Banking
5 4 (2.14%) Back Office
6 3 (1.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Advertising
7 1 (0.53%) French Language
7 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 89 (47.59%) Developer
2 17 (9.09%) DBA
2 17 (9.09%) SQL Developer
3 16 (8.56%) .NET Developer
4 15 (8.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 15 (8.02%) Java Developer
4 15 (8.02%) SQL DBA
5 12 (6.42%) Consultant
6 11 (5.88%) Analyst
7 10 (5.35%) C# Developer
8 9 (4.81%) Administrator
9 8 (4.28%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.74%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (3.74%) C++ Developer
10 7 (3.74%) Data Consultant
10 7 (3.74%) SQL Analyst
10 7 (3.74%) SSIS Developer
11 6 (3.21%) Insight Consultant
11 6 (3.21%) Senior Software Developer
11 6 (3.21%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (28.34%) .NET
2 29 (15.51%) ASP.NET
3 28 (14.97%) Web Services
4 23 (12.30%) SOAP
5 21 (11.23%) Kafka
5 21 (11.23%) RESTful
6 17 (9.09%) .NET Core
7 16 (8.56%) REST
8 12 (6.42%) HTML
9 10 (5.35%) jQuery
10 8 (4.28%) .NET Framework
10 8 (4.28%) XML
11 7 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (3.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (3.74%) Entity Framework
12 6 (3.21%) CSS
12 6 (3.21%) WCF
13 5 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web API
14 3 (1.60%) AngularJS
14 3 (1.60%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.70%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.81%) Replication
4 6 (3.21%) Clustering
4 6 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.67%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.60%) e-Health
7 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.07%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.53%) Life Science
9 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 49 (26.20%) Linux
2 43 (22.99%) Windows
3 21 (11.23%) CentOS
4 7 (3.74%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.67%) Unix
6 5 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.53%) AIX
8 1 (0.53%) Android
8 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (21.39%) Business Intelligence
3 32 (17.11%) Analytics
4 31 (16.58%) MVC
5 28 (14.97%) Migration
6 27 (14.44%) Multithreading
7 22 (11.76%) Data Strategy
8 21 (11.23%) Microservices
9 18 (9.63%) DevOps
9 18 (9.63%) ETL
9 18 (9.63%) Tag Management
9 18 (9.63%) Web Analytics
10 16 (8.56%) Data Modelling
10 16 (8.56%) TDD
11 14 (7.49%) Low Latency
12 13 (6.95%) ERP
12 13 (6.95%) OO
13 12 (6.42%) Data Analysis
13 12 (6.42%) SDLC
13 12 (6.42%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 97 (51.87%) SQL
2 56 (29.95%) C#
3 44 (23.53%) Java
4 28 (14.97%) T-SQL
5 27 (14.44%) JavaScript
6 23 (12.30%) C++
7 21 (11.23%) Bash Shell
8 19 (10.16%) Scala
9 12 (6.42%) CQL
10 9 (4.81%) PHP
10 9 (4.81%) PowerShell
11 7 (3.74%) C
12 5 (2.67%) Python
12 5 (2.67%) R
12 5 (2.67%) VBA
13 4 (2.14%) F#
13 4 (2.14%) X++
14 3 (1.60%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (1.60%) Ruby
14 3 (1.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (16.04%) Security Cleared
2 27 (14.44%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.21%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.14%) Degree
4 4 (2.14%) MCSE
4 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.07%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.88%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.67%) GDPR
4 4 (2.14%) PMO
5 3 (1.60%) SLA
6 2 (1.07%) QA
7 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (13.37%) Apache Flume
2 22 (11.76%) HDFS
3 13 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.07%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.07%) vCloud
6 1 (0.53%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.53%) Docker
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (11.23%) Oozie
2 12 (6.42%) Opsview
3 6 (3.21%) Puppet
4 5 (2.67%) HP ALM
5 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.60%) Capistrano
6 3 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.60%) SCCM
6 3 (1.60%) SCOM
7 2 (1.07%) Ansible
7 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.07%) Netcool
7 2 (1.07%) Terraform
8 1 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.53%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 55 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 25 (13.37%) Oracle
3 22 (11.76%) Talend
4 21 (11.23%) Cloudera
4 21 (11.23%) Hortonworks
4 21 (11.23%) MapR
5 18 (9.63%) Google
5 18 (9.63%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (9.63%) Tealium
6 16 (8.56%) VMware
7 6 (3.21%) Capita
7 6 (3.21%) Cisco
7 6 (3.21%) HP
7 6 (3.21%) IFS
7 6 (3.21%) Tableau
8 5 (2.67%) Informatica
8 5 (2.67%) SAP
8 5 (2.67%) Serena
9 4 (2.14%) Teradata
10 3 (1.60%) NetApp