Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 33 24
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 296 214 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.19% 4.98% 5.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.71% 29.97% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 125 164
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £396 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +2.86% +6.21%
10th Percentile £184 £284 £263
90th Percentile £514 £592 £470
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £32.31 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.26% +84.64% -90.00%
10th Percentile £17.57 £11.63 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.50 £46.88 £18.75
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year +5.88% +38.21% +39.77%

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 829 714 792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.14% 16.61% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 388 460
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +9.97%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
90th Percentile £588 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 34 24
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £9.50 £13.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -31.32% -31.69%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £19.36 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £42.00 £27.38 £28.00
% change year-on-year +53.42% -2.23% +12.00%

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 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +23 118 £400 +0.50% 21
Bracknell +27 57 £325 -8.77% 8
Newbury +20 29 £370 -6.92% 3
Slough +11 21 £450 +28.57% 7
Maidenhead -8 11 £425 +13.33% 5
Windsor +3 2 £375 -18.92% 3
Wokingham -1 1 - - 4
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 153 (51.69%) SQL
2 94 (31.76%) Windows
3 93 (31.42%) Microsoft
4 91 (30.74%) .NET
5 75 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (22.97%) C#
7 61 (20.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 57 (19.26%) Business Intelligence
9 56 (18.92%) XML
10 55 (18.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 54 (18.24%) JavaScript
12 51 (17.23%) Data Warehouse
12 51 (17.23%) Microsoft Azure
13 50 (16.89%) Analytical Skills
14 48 (16.22%) Oracle
15 47 (15.88%) T-SQL
16 45 (15.20%) ETL
17 41 (13.85%) SQL Server 2008
18 40 (13.51%) Data Modelling
19 38 (12.84%) Finance
19 38 (12.84%) IIS
19 38 (12.84%) TDD
20 37 (12.50%) HTML
20 37 (12.50%) Web Services
20 37 (12.50%) ASP.NET
20 37 (12.50%) Linux
20 37 (12.50%) MVC
21 36 (12.16%) Scrum
22 33 (11.15%) VMware
22 33 (11.15%) SDLC

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 38 (12.84%) IIS
2 14 (4.73%) Apache Spark
3 11 (3.72%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (2.36%) SAS
5 7 (2.36%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.36%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.69%) Confluence
6 5 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.35%) Apache
7 4 (1.35%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.35%) NServiceBus
7 4 (1.35%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.35%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.01%) JBoss
9 2 (0.68%) Apache TomEE
9 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.68%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 30 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.05%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.35%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.36%) KANA IQ
1 7 (2.36%) SAP APO
1 7 (2.36%) SAP CRM
1 7 (2.36%) SAP MM
2 6 (2.03%) FastStats
3 5 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.69%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.34%) FRx
5 1 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 51 (17.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.72%) Google Analytics
4 7 (2.36%) SaaS
5 5 (1.69%) GitHub
6 3 (1.01%) IaaS
6 3 (1.01%) Office 365
7 2 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.68%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.68%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.68%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (0.68%) PaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.34%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.34%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.76%) TCP/IP
2 18 (6.08%) DNS
3 16 (5.41%) Firewall
4 11 (3.72%) DHCP
5 10 (3.38%) LAN
6 9 (3.04%) Internet
6 9 (3.04%) SAN
6 9 (3.04%) SMTP
7 8 (2.70%) WAN
8 4 (1.35%) FTP
8 4 (1.35%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.35%) Network Security
8 4 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (1.35%) Skype
9 3 (1.01%) HTTP
9 3 (1.01%) Intranet
9 3 (1.01%) NAS
9 3 (1.01%) VPN
10 2 (0.68%) VLAN
10 2 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (20.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 55 (18.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 51 (17.23%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (13.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 30 (10.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 28 (9.46%) MySQL
6 28 (9.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (6.76%) Relational Database
8 18 (6.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 17 (5.74%) NoSQL
10 15 (5.07%) Big Data
10 15 (5.07%) SQL Server 2014
10 15 (5.07%) SQL Server 2016
11 14 (4.73%) Apache Hive
11 14 (4.73%) Data Lake
11 14 (4.73%) Hadoop
11 14 (4.73%) Sqoop
12 13 (4.39%) HBase
12 13 (4.39%) Impala
12 13 (4.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 20 (6.76%) Visual Studio
2 17 (5.74%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.39%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.04%) Subversion
4 9 (3.04%) TeamCity
5 6 (2.03%) Grunt
5 6 (2.03%) JIRA
5 6 (2.03%) LSMW
6 5 (1.69%) gulp
7 4 (1.35%) Axure RP
7 4 (1.35%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (1.35%) JMeter
7 4 (1.35%) LoadRunner
7 4 (1.35%) Selenium
7 4 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (1.01%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.01%) Maven
8 3 (1.01%) MSBuild
8 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 38 (12.84%) Finance
2 21 (7.09%) Banking
3 11 (3.72%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.36%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.03%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.69%) Marketing
7 3 (1.01%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Back Office
8 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 122 (41.22%) Developer
2 39 (13.18%) SQL Developer
3 38 (12.84%) Analyst
4 37 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 28 (9.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 19 (6.42%) SQL Server Developer
7 18 (6.08%) C# Developer
7 18 (6.08%) SQL BI Developer
8 17 (5.74%) Consultant
8 17 (5.74%) Data Analyst
9 15 (5.07%) Architect
10 13 (4.39%) Administrator
10 13 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (4.39%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.72%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 11 (3.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 11 (3.72%) SQL Analyst
11 11 (3.72%) Windows Administrator
12 10 (3.38%) SQL Server BI Developer
13 9 (3.04%) Big Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (30.74%) .NET
2 56 (18.92%) XML
3 37 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 37 (12.50%) HTML
3 37 (12.50%) Web Services
4 31 (10.47%) CSS
5 28 (9.46%) SOAP
6 25 (8.45%) REST
7 20 (6.76%) jQuery
7 20 (6.76%) RESTful
8 19 (6.42%) .NET Framework
9 18 (6.08%) AngularJS
10 16 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (4.73%) HTML5
11 14 (4.73%) Kafka
11 14 (4.73%) WCF
12 12 (4.05%) MDX
13 11 (3.72%) JSON
14 9 (3.04%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (3.04%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 50 (16.89%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.42%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (3.04%) Data Structures
3 9 (3.04%) User Experience
4 8 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.36%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.03%) AS400
6 6 (2.03%) Credit Risk
6 6 (2.03%) Life Science
6 6 (2.03%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.69%) Replication
8 4 (1.35%) Animation
8 4 (1.35%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.01%) PKI
9 3 (1.01%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.68%) Derivative
10 2 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 94 (31.76%) Windows
2 37 (12.50%) Linux
3 29 (9.80%) Windows Server
4 26 (8.78%) Unix
5 25 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.36%) Windows 2000
9 5 (1.69%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.69%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.35%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.35%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.01%) HPUX
11 3 (1.01%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.68%) CentOS
12 2 (0.68%) Debian
12 2 (0.68%) SUSE
12 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (19.26%) Business Intelligence
3 45 (15.20%) ETL
4 40 (13.51%) Data Modelling
5 38 (12.84%) TDD
6 37 (12.50%) MVC
7 36 (12.16%) Scrum
8 33 (11.15%) SDLC
9 32 (10.81%) Analytics
10 29 (9.80%) Migration
10 29 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
11 26 (8.78%) DevOps
12 20 (6.76%) Data Migration
13 19 (6.42%) BDD
13 19 (6.42%) Data Management
14 18 (6.08%) Mentoring
15 17 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (5.74%) Project Management
15 17 (5.74%) Wealth Management
16 15 (5.07%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 153 (51.69%) SQL
2 68 (22.97%) C#
3 54 (18.24%) JavaScript
4 47 (15.88%) T-SQL
5 29 (9.80%) Java
6 25 (8.45%) PowerShell
7 13 (4.39%) Scala
8 12 (4.05%) PHP
8 12 (4.05%) VB.NET
9 10 (3.38%) VBScript
10 8 (2.70%) C
11 7 (2.36%) C++
12 5 (1.69%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.69%) XPath
13 4 (1.35%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.01%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (1.01%) VB
14 3 (1.01%) VBA
15 2 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (6.76%) Degree
2 15 (5.07%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.03%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.03%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.35%) A+ Certification
6 4 (1.35%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (1.35%) MCITP
6 4 (1.35%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (1.35%) Security+ Certification
6 4 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.68%) CCENT
7 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.68%) MCDBA
7 2 (0.68%) MCSA
7 2 (0.68%) MCSE
7 2 (0.68%) RHCE
7 2 (0.68%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.74%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.70%) QA
3 7 (2.36%) GxP
3 7 (2.36%) IFRS
3 7 (2.36%) IFRS 9
3 7 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (2.03%) Basel II
5 5 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.73%) Apache Flume
3 14 (4.73%) HDFS
4 12 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.04%) vSphere
6 5 (1.69%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.69%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.69%) XenServer
7 2 (0.68%) Docker
7 2 (0.68%) KVM
7 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.68%) Xen
7 2 (0.68%) XenApp
8 1 (0.34%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (4.73%) Oozie
2 7 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.36%) SCCM
3 5 (1.69%) SCOM
4 4 (1.35%) Ansible
4 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (1.35%) WSUS
5 3 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.01%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.01%) Puppet
6 2 (0.68%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.68%) Nagios
6 2 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.68%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.34%) Netcool
7 1 (0.34%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.34%) Netcool/Webtop
7 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 93 (31.42%) Microsoft
2 48 (16.22%) Oracle
3 33 (11.15%) VMware
4 31 (10.47%) Tableau
5 19 (6.42%) HP
5 19 (6.42%) SAP
6 16 (5.41%) Informatica
7 15 (5.07%) Google
7 15 (5.07%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (4.39%) Citrix
8 13 (4.39%) Cloudera
9 12 (4.05%) Cisco
10 8 (2.70%) IBM
10 8 (2.70%) Sybase
11 7 (2.36%) KANA
11 7 (2.36%) Siebel
12 6 (2.03%) Callidus
12 6 (2.03%) Dell
12 6 (2.03%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.69%) Symantec