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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 28 32
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 101 123 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.53% 5.16% 4.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.86% 36.83% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 57 82
Median daily rate £375 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £19.66 £12.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.48% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.75
% change year-on-year +20.96% +37.49%  

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 350 334 367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.16% 14.02% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 194 219
Median daily rate £403 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £351
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 3
Median hourly rate £9.50 £9.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.27 £26.75
% change year-on-year +21.52% +16.89%  

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 22 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Berkshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 +14 57 £371 -17.61% 14
Slough +11 9 £400 +52.38% 7
Bracknell -6 6 £405 +64.30% 9
Newbury - 4 £350 - 3
Wokingham +2 2 £350 +52.17% 2
Maidenhead -6 2 £369 -7.81% 11
Windsor - 1 £475 -
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 93 (46.50%) SQL
1 93 (46.50%) Microsoft
2 69 (34.50%) .NET
3 56 (28.00%) C#
4 53 (26.50%) CRM
5 48 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 47 (23.50%) Windows
7 46 (23.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 44 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 41 (20.50%) SharePoint
10 38 (19.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 34 (17.00%) Web Services
11 34 (17.00%) Security Cleared
12 33 (16.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 32 (16.00%) JavaScript
14 31 (15.50%) ASP.NET
14 31 (15.50%) Finance
15 30 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (15.00%) ETL
16 28 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
17 27 (13.50%) PowerShell
18 26 (13.00%) SQL Server 2008
18 26 (13.00%) Data Warehouse
19 25 (12.50%) T-SQL
19 25 (12.50%) MVC
20 24 (12.00%) Oracle
20 24 (12.00%) Active Directory
21 23 (11.50%) Migration
21 23 (11.50%) Windows Server
22 20 (10.00%) Visual Studio

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 41 (20.50%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (4.50%) IIS
3 9 (4.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.00%) SAS
4 8 (4.00%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.50%) CMS
6 3 (1.50%) Drupal
6 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.50%) JBoss
6 3 (1.50%) WordPress
7 2 (1.00%) Apache
7 2 (1.00%) Confluence
7 2 (1.00%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 46 (23.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.50%) Dynamics GP
3 5 (2.50%) SAP BPC
4 3 (1.50%) HFM
4 3 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (1.00%) Changepoint
5 2 (1.00%) FRx
5 2 (1.00%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.50%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.50%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 44 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (7.50%) IaaS
2 15 (7.50%) PaaS
3 9 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.50%) Office 365
5 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.50%) CallidusCloud
6 1 (0.50%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.50%) G Suite
6 1 (0.50%) GitHub
6 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.50%) Firewall
2 9 (4.50%) Internet
3 7 (3.50%) DNS
4 6 (3.00%) Skype
5 5 (2.50%) DHCP
6 4 (2.00%) LAN
6 4 (2.00%) SAN
7 2 (1.00%) HTTP
7 2 (1.00%) SSL
8 1 (0.50%) Extranet
8 1 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.50%) FTP
8 1 (0.50%) Intranet
8 1 (0.50%) IPsec
8 1 (0.50%) LDAP
8 1 (0.50%) NAS
8 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.50%) VPN
8 1 (0.50%) WAN
8 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 38 (19.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 33 (16.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (13.00%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (13.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (6.50%) Relational Database
6 11 (5.50%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (5.00%) MySQL
7 10 (5.00%) Oracle Database
7 10 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (4.00%) Power BI
9 5 (2.50%) MS Access
9 5 (2.50%) QlikView
9 5 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.50%) Essbase
11 3 (1.50%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 20 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 16 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (6.50%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.00%) Subversion
5 7 (3.50%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (2.00%) Ant
7 4 (2.00%) JIRA
7 4 (2.00%) Maven
7 4 (2.00%) MSBuild
7 4 (2.00%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.50%) gulp
8 3 (1.50%) Protractor
8 3 (1.50%) webpack
9 2 (1.00%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.00%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.50%) Moq
10 1 (0.50%) MorphX
10 1 (0.50%) Selenium
General
1 31 (15.50%) Finance
2 9 (4.50%) Banking
3 8 (4.00%) Retail
4 7 (3.50%) Marketing
5 6 (3.00%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.00%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.50%) Advertising
7 4 (2.00%) Electronics
8 2 (1.00%) Legal
8 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.50%) Law
9 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 94 (47.00%) Developer
2 36 (18.00%) .NET Developer
3 33 (16.50%) Analyst
4 28 (14.00%) SQL Developer
5 19 (9.50%) C# Developer
6 15 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (7.50%) Consultant
6 15 (7.50%) SQL Server Developer
7 14 (7.00%) Support Analyst
8 13 (6.50%) Integration Developer
9 10 (5.00%) Architect
9 10 (5.00%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 9 (4.50%) DBA
10 9 (4.50%) SQL DBA
10 9 (4.50%) SSIS Developer
11 8 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (3.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.50%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (34.50%) .NET
2 34 (17.00%) Web Services
3 31 (15.50%) ASP.NET
4 17 (8.50%) WCF
5 16 (8.00%) HTML
5 16 (8.00%) XML
6 15 (7.50%) .NET Framework
7 13 (6.50%) AngularJS
8 12 (6.00%) CSS
9 8 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (4.00%) JSON
9 8 (4.00%) REST
9 8 (4.00%) RESTful
10 7 (3.50%) HTML5
11 6 (3.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (3.00%) CSS3
11 6 (3.00%) jQuery
12 5 (2.50%) Ajax
12 5 (2.50%) SOAP
13 4 (2.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.50%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.00%) Clustering
3 6 (3.00%) Credit Risk
4 5 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.50%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.00%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.00%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.50%) User Experience
7 2 (1.00%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.00%) iPad
7 2 (1.00%) NHS
8 1 (0.50%) AS400
8 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.50%) IVR
8 1 (0.50%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 47 (23.50%) Windows
2 23 (11.50%) Windows Server
3 13 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (6.00%) Linux
4 12 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.50%) Unix
7 3 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.00%) CentOS
8 2 (1.00%) Debian
8 2 (1.00%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.50%) Android
9 1 (0.50%) Solaris
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (26.50%) CRM
2 30 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (15.00%) ETL
3 28 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (12.50%) MVC
5 23 (11.50%) Migration
6 20 (10.00%) ERP
7 15 (7.50%) Data Modelling
8 14 (7.00%) Data Migration
9 13 (6.50%) Validation
10 12 (6.00%) SDLC
11 11 (5.50%) Mathematics
12 10 (5.00%) Data Protection
12 10 (5.00%) ITIL
12 10 (5.00%) Multithreading
12 10 (5.00%) Visualisation
13 9 (4.50%) Data Analysis
13 9 (4.50%) Data Security
13 9 (4.50%) Security Management
13 9 (4.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 93 (46.50%) SQL
2 56 (28.00%) C#
3 32 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 27 (13.50%) PowerShell
5 25 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 14 (7.00%) Java
7 12 (6.00%) C
8 7 (3.50%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.00%) VB
10 5 (2.50%) C++
10 5 (2.50%) Python
10 5 (2.50%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.50%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (1.00%) PHP
12 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.00%) Ruby
12 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.00%) VBA
13 1 (0.50%) X++
Qualifications
1 34 (17.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.00%) Degree
2 18 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.00%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.00%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (2.50%) HNC
6 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.00%) ISEB
8 2 (1.00%) VCP6
8 2 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.50%) CCNA
9 1 (0.50%) CCNP
9 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.50%) CISSP
9 1 (0.50%) HND
9 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.50%) MCP
9 1 (0.50%) MCSA
9 1 (0.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.50%) IFRS
1 9 (4.50%) IFRS 9
1 9 (4.50%) SLA
2 8 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 8 (4.00%) QA
3 6 (3.00%) Basel II
4 3 (1.50%) GDPR
5 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.50%) Xen
5 2 (1.00%) KVM
5 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.00%) XenApp
5 2 (1.00%) XenServer
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.50%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.00%) Ansible
2 6 (3.00%) Puppet
3 4 (2.00%) Netcool
3 4 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.50%) Nagios
4 3 (1.50%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.50%) SCCM
4 3 (1.50%) Unicenter
5 2 (1.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (1.00%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.50%) Kibana
6 1 (0.50%) logstash
6 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.50%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.50%) Netcool/Webtop
6 1 (0.50%) SCOM
6 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 93 (46.50%) Microsoft
2 24 (12.00%) Oracle
3 18 (9.00%) VMware
4 17 (8.50%) HP
5 10 (5.00%) SAP
6 8 (4.00%) Citrix
7 7 (3.50%) Tableau
8 6 (3.00%) Serena
9 4 (2.00%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.00%) EMC
9 4 (2.00%) Meridio
9 4 (2.00%) Veritas
10 3 (1.50%) Dell
10 3 (1.50%) Hyperion
10 3 (1.50%) Sitecore
11 2 (1.00%) Cognos
11 2 (1.00%) F5
11 2 (1.00%) McAfee
11 2 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.00%) Veeam
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