Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 40 17
Rank change year-on-year +9 -23 +20
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 214 174 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.51% 4.41% 7.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.97% 23.71% 36.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 121 205
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £184
90th Percentile £525 £531 £500
South East median daily rate £413 £403 £373
% change year-on-year +2.48% +8.05% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 7
Berkshire median hourly rate £48.75 £44.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -1.11% -
10th Percentile £33.13 £17.65 £17.78
90th Percentile £61.00 £55.35 £54.40
South East median hourly rate £43.50 £41.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% -8.33% +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 714 734 811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.38% 18.61% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 454 495
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £434 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +8.30% +0.13%
10th Percentile £305 £313 £289
90th Percentile £600 £579 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 8 24
Berkshire median hourly rate £72.50 £24.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +202.08% +62.71% +55.26%
10th Percentile £17.32 £10.78 £9.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £51.38 £49.25
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +27.27% -8.33%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +3 107 £425 - 49
Newbury +6 17 £500 +57.48% 10
Slough +9 15 £413 +3.13% 14
Bracknell -1 8 £200 -49.21% 9
Maidenhead +7 7 £313 -8.09% 15
Ascot - 4 £133 - 4
Windsor -1 3 £450 +50.00% 1
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 106 (49.53%) .NET
2 94 (43.93%) SQL
3 90 (42.06%) Microsoft
4 89 (41.59%) C#
5 86 (40.19%) Azure
6 70 (32.71%) Oracle
7 62 (28.97%) Security Cleared
8 59 (27.57%) Windows
9 56 (26.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 52 (24.30%) T-SQL
11 49 (22.90%) JavaScript
12 48 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
13 47 (21.96%) SC Cleared
14 44 (20.56%) SQL Server 2016
15 41 (19.16%) ASP.NET
16 37 (17.29%) MVC
17 36 (16.82%) .NET Core
18 34 (15.89%) .NET Framework
18 34 (15.89%) ASP.NET Web API
19 29 (13.55%) Relational Database
20 28 (13.08%) Migration
21 26 (12.15%) XML
21 26 (12.15%) PowerShell
21 26 (12.15%) Windows Server
22 25 (11.68%) DevOps
23 23 (10.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 23 (10.75%) ASP.NET MVC
24 21 (9.81%) TDD
24 21 (9.81%) Linux
24 21 (9.81%) AngularJS

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 12 (5.61%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.80%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.34%) IIS
3 5 (2.34%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.47%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.47%) Confluence
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.47%) nginx
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.40%) Primavera
2 2 (0.93%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.47%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.47%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 86 (40.19%) Azure
2 15 (7.01%) AWS
2 15 (7.01%) Office 365
3 11 (5.14%) IaaS
4 10 (4.67%) SaaS
5 7 (3.27%) GCP
5 7 (3.27%) GitHub
5 7 (3.27%) Power Platform
6 6 (2.80%) PaaS
7 4 (1.87%) Serverless
8 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.93%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.47%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.94%) SMTP
2 9 (4.21%) Network Security
3 7 (3.27%) Internet
4 5 (2.34%) DHCP
4 5 (2.34%) DNS
4 5 (2.34%) Skype
5 4 (1.87%) LAN
5 4 (1.87%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.87%) WAN
6 3 (1.40%) Firewall
6 3 (1.40%) SAN
7 2 (0.93%) Intranet
7 2 (0.93%) VPN
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.47%) NAS
8 1 (0.47%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.47%) PBX
8 1 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (26.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 44 (20.56%) SQL Server 2016
3 29 (13.55%) Relational Database
4 23 (10.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (8.88%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (7.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (7.48%) MySQL
7 16 (7.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (7.48%) SQL Server 2014
8 15 (7.01%) SSDT
9 14 (6.54%) Cosmos DB
9 14 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (6.07%) DB2
10 13 (6.07%) MongoDB
11 12 (5.61%) RDBMS
11 12 (5.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (5.14%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (4.21%) GIS
14 7 (3.27%) Power BI
15 6 (2.80%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (7.01%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.67%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.74%) JIRA
4 7 (3.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (2.80%) MSTest
5 6 (2.80%) SpecFlow
5 6 (2.80%) tSQLt
5 6 (2.80%) Visual Studio Code
6 5 (2.34%) SonarQube
6 5 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.87%) InstallShield
7 4 (1.87%) MSI
7 4 (1.87%) NUnit
7 4 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.40%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.40%) Selenium
8 3 (1.40%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.47%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.47%) LSMW
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
General
1 10 (4.67%) Finance
2 7 (3.27%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.80%) Retail
4 3 (1.40%) Automotive
4 3 (1.40%) French Language
4 3 (1.40%) German Language
5 2 (0.93%) Banking
5 2 (0.93%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.47%) Back Office
6 1 (0.47%) Billing
6 1 (0.47%) Games
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing
6 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 106 (49.53%) Developer
2 52 (24.30%) .NET Developer
3 24 (11.21%) Architect
3 24 (11.21%) SQL Developer
4 22 (10.28%) DBA
5 20 (9.35%) SQL Server Developer
6 16 (7.48%) C# Developer
7 15 (7.01%) Applications Architect
8 10 (4.67%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.21%) Administrator
9 9 (4.21%) Analyst
9 9 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (3.74%) Applications Developer
10 8 (3.74%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (3.74%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.74%) Integration Developer
10 8 (3.74%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 7 (3.27%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (49.53%) .NET
2 41 (19.16%) ASP.NET
3 36 (16.82%) .NET Core
4 34 (15.89%) .NET Framework
4 34 (15.89%) ASP.NET Web API
5 26 (12.15%) XML
6 23 (10.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (9.81%) AngularJS
8 17 (7.94%) JDBC
8 17 (7.94%) ODBC
9 16 (7.48%) HTML
10 15 (7.01%) CSS
10 15 (7.01%) jQuery
11 14 (6.54%) SOAP
12 12 (5.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 10 (4.67%) CSS3
14 9 (4.21%) Web Services
15 8 (3.74%) Entity Framework
15 8 (3.74%) Middleware
16 7 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.14%) Data Structures
2 10 (4.67%) Clustering
3 8 (3.74%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.27%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.87%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.40%) PKI
7 3 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.93%) iPad
8 2 (0.93%) Replication
9 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.47%) NHS
9 1 (0.47%) Robotics
9 1 (0.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (27.57%) Windows
2 26 (12.15%) Windows Server
3 21 (9.81%) Linux
4 19 (8.88%) Windows 7
5 14 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (4.21%) Windows XP
8 8 (3.74%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.27%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.40%) VMS
11 2 (0.93%) CentOS
11 2 (0.93%) Fedora
11 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.93%) Solaris
11 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.93%) Unix
12 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (17.29%) MVC
3 28 (13.08%) Migration
4 25 (11.68%) DevOps
5 21 (9.81%) TDD
6 20 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (8.88%) ETL
8 18 (8.41%) Unit Testing
9 14 (6.54%) OO
10 13 (6.07%) OOD
11 12 (5.61%) Project Delivery
12 10 (4.67%) Data Integration
12 10 (4.67%) Data Privacy
13 9 (4.21%) CRM
13 9 (4.21%) Dependency Injection
13 9 (4.21%) High Availability
13 9 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (4.21%) Workflow
14 8 (3.74%) ERP
14 8 (3.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 94 (43.93%) SQL
2 89 (41.59%) C#
3 52 (24.30%) T-SQL
4 49 (22.90%) JavaScript
5 26 (12.15%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.67%) Python
7 7 (3.27%) Java
7 7 (3.27%) PHP
8 6 (2.80%) Korn
8 6 (2.80%) R
8 6 (2.80%) VB
9 4 (1.87%) VBA
10 3 (1.40%) C++
10 3 (1.40%) VBScript
11 2 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.93%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.93%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.47%) ES6
12 1 (0.47%) ES7
12 1 (0.47%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 62 (28.97%) Security Cleared
2 47 (21.96%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.01%) Degree
4 9 (4.21%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.27%) HNC
7 4 (1.87%) MCTS
8 3 (1.40%) MCDBA
8 3 (1.40%) MCITP
9 2 (0.93%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.47%) CCDP
10 1 (0.47%) CCNA
10 1 (0.47%) CCNP
10 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.47%) MCP
10 1 (0.47%) MCSE
10 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.47%) PMP
10 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (2.34%) GDPR
3 4 (1.87%) QA
4 2 (0.93%) SLA
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (8.41%) Hyper-V
2 16 (7.48%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.34%) Docker
5 5 (2.34%) XenApp
6 4 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.40%) vSphere
7 3 (1.40%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.93%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (4.67%) SCCM
2 7 (3.27%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (2.80%) SCOM
4 3 (1.40%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.40%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.40%) ThinApp
5 2 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.93%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.47%) Ansible
6 1 (0.47%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.47%) Grafana
6 1 (0.47%) Kibana
6 1 (0.47%) logstash
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.47%) Nessus
6 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.47%) Terraform
6 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 90 (42.06%) Microsoft
2 70 (32.71%) Oracle
3 14 (6.54%) VMware
4 12 (5.61%) IBM
5 10 (4.67%) Citrix
6 9 (4.21%) Cisco
7 7 (3.27%) Google
7 7 (3.27%) Tableau
8 6 (2.80%) CA
9 5 (2.34%) Juniper
10 4 (1.87%) Sitecore
11 3 (1.40%) Clearswift
11 3 (1.40%) Dell
11 3 (1.40%) EMC
11 3 (1.40%) McAfee
11 3 (1.40%) Novell
12 2 (0.93%) Apple
12 2 (0.93%) ESRI
12 2 (0.93%) Ivanti
12 2 (0.93%) Red Hat