Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 32 36
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 187 204 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.70% 5.45% 4.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.26% 32.38% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 128 127
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £309 £298 £214
90th Percentile £588 £488 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.50 £45.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.20% +271.43% -77.99%
10th Percentile £17.65 £18.60 £9.13
90th Percentile £55.35 £57.50 £15.58
South East median hourly rate £40.25 £43.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -6.40% +21.13% +18.33%

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 712 630 705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.88% 16.82% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 345 407
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +0.61% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £274
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +6.06% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 34 25
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.75 £9.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +371.05% - -62.00%
10th Percentile £11.05 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £57.00 £47.85 £14.55
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £19.66 £38.00
% change year-on-year +106.00% -48.26% +52.00%

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 16 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Berkshire over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 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 -14 78 £425 +11.84% 38
Bracknell +7 18 £335 -24.89% 9
Slough -5 17 £425 +6.25% 15
Maidenhead 0 15 £475 +18.75% 11
Newbury -14 5 £298 -25.63% 9
Windsor +3 4 £575 +21.05% 2
Wokingham -9 1 £350 - 7
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 106 (56.68%) SQL
2 64 (34.22%) Microsoft
2 64 (34.22%) .NET
3 62 (33.16%) C#
4 41 (21.93%) MVC
4 41 (21.93%) Migration
5 39 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (19.79%) Windows
7 35 (18.72%) Microsoft Azure
8 34 (18.18%) ASP.NET
8 34 (18.18%) T-SQL
9 33 (17.65%) JavaScript
10 32 (17.11%) Linux
10 32 (17.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 30 (16.04%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (15.51%) Security Cleared
13 27 (14.44%) SQL Server 2008
13 27 (14.44%) Big Data
13 27 (14.44%) SQL Server 2012
14 26 (13.90%) SC Cleared
14 26 (13.90%) Data Modelling
15 25 (13.37%) PostgreSQL
15 25 (13.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 25 (13.37%) Analytics
16 24 (12.83%) Oracle
17 23 (12.30%) Java
18 21 (11.23%) ERP
18 21 (11.23%) Data Migration
19 20 (10.70%) Data Lake
20 19 (10.16%) Power BI

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 (6.42%) Apache Spark
2 6 (3.21%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.67%) Apache Pig
3 5 (2.67%) IIS
3 5 (2.67%) SAS
4 4 (2.14%) Apache Solr
4 4 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.60%) Confluence
5 3 (1.60%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.60%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.07%) CMS
6 2 (1.07%) WordPress
7 1 (0.53%) Apache
7 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.53%) JBoss
7 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.60%) SPSS
4 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (4.28%) SAP APO
1 8 (4.28%) SAP ERP
1 8 (4.28%) SAP MM
2 6 (3.21%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.21%) SAP MDM
3 4 (2.14%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (1.07%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.74%) Office 365
4 6 (3.21%) Google Tag Manager
4 6 (3.21%) IaaS
4 6 (3.21%) PaaS
5 4 (2.14%) NuGet
5 4 (2.14%) SaaS
6 3 (1.60%) GitHub
7 2 (1.07%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.28%) HTTP
2 7 (3.74%) Firewall
2 7 (3.74%) SMTP
3 6 (3.21%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.67%) Internet
5 2 (1.07%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.07%) DHCP
5 2 (1.07%) DNS
5 2 (1.07%) LAN
5 2 (1.07%) Network Security
5 2 (1.07%) SAN
5 2 (1.07%) VLAN
5 2 (1.07%) VPN
5 2 (1.07%) WAN
5 2 (1.07%) WLAN
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.53%) IPsec
6 1 (0.53%) Skype
6 1 (0.53%) SSL
6 1 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 27 (14.44%) Big Data
2 27 (14.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 27 (14.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (13.37%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (13.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (10.70%) Data Lake
5 19 (10.16%) NoSQL
5 19 (10.16%) Power BI
6 18 (9.63%) Hadoop
7 17 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
8 14 (7.49%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (6.95%) Sqoop
10 10 (5.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (5.35%) Apache Hive
10 10 (5.35%) HBase
10 10 (5.35%) SAP Data Services
11 9 (4.81%) MongoDB
11 9 (4.81%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (8.56%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.95%) JIRA
3 11 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (5.35%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.74%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (2.14%) LSMW
7 4 (2.14%) Maven
7 4 (2.14%) MorphX
7 4 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.60%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.60%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.07%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.07%) JMeter
9 2 (1.07%) NUnit
9 2 (1.07%) Selenium
10 1 (0.53%) Introscope
General
1 19 (10.16%) Finance
2 13 (6.95%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.74%) Banking
4 5 (2.67%) Back Office
5 3 (1.60%) Advertising
5 3 (1.60%) Marketing
6 2 (1.07%) Legal
6 2 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.07%) Retail
7 1 (0.53%) French Language
Job Titles
1 76 (40.64%) Developer
2 26 (13.90%) .NET Developer
3 21 (11.23%) Analyst
4 17 (9.09%) DBA
5 15 (8.02%) C# Developer
5 15 (8.02%) Consultant
5 15 (8.02%) SQL DBA
6 13 (6.95%) SQL Developer
7 12 (6.42%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (5.88%) Architect
8 11 (5.88%) Data Analyst
9 9 (4.81%) Data Consultant
9 9 (4.81%) SAP Analyst
10 8 (4.28%) Administrator
11 7 (3.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 7 (3.74%) C++ Developer
11 7 (3.74%) SAP Data Analyst
11 7 (3.74%) SQL Analyst
12 6 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
12 6 (3.21%) Insight Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (34.22%) .NET
2 34 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 18 (9.63%) jQuery
4 16 (8.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (8.56%) Web Services
5 15 (8.02%) .NET Framework
6 14 (7.49%) HTML
6 14 (7.49%) Kafka
7 12 (6.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (5.88%) .NET Core
8 11 (5.88%) AngularJS
8 11 (5.88%) CSS
8 11 (5.88%) SOAP
9 10 (5.35%) Entity Framework
9 10 (5.35%) RESTful
10 9 (4.81%) WCF
11 8 (4.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (3.74%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (3.74%) REST
13 6 (3.21%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (4.81%) Replication
4 6 (3.21%) Clustering
4 6 (3.21%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.67%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.14%) AS400
6 4 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.60%) e-Health
8 2 (1.07%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (19.79%) Windows
2 32 (17.11%) Linux
3 10 (5.35%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.81%) CentOS
5 7 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.67%) Unix
8 4 (2.14%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.14%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.60%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.07%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.07%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.53%) AIX
11 1 (0.53%) Android
11 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.53%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.93%) Migration
1 41 (21.93%) MVC
2 39 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (16.04%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (13.90%) Data Modelling
5 25 (13.37%) Analytics
6 21 (11.23%) Data Migration
6 21 (11.23%) ERP
7 17 (9.09%) Multithreading
8 16 (8.56%) ETL
8 16 (8.56%) Microservices
9 15 (8.02%) OO
10 14 (7.49%) Data Analysis
11 13 (6.95%) Validation
12 12 (6.42%) Data Analytics
12 12 (6.42%) Data Cleansing
13 11 (5.88%) Scrum
13 11 (5.88%) Web Development
14 10 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (5.35%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 106 (56.68%) SQL
2 62 (33.16%) C#
3 34 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 33 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 23 (12.30%) Java
6 15 (8.02%) C++
7 12 (6.42%) PowerShell
8 9 (4.81%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.74%) C
9 7 (3.74%) PHP
9 7 (3.74%) Python
9 7 (3.74%) Scala
10 6 (3.21%) VBA
11 5 (2.67%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.67%) R
11 5 (2.67%) TypeScript
11 5 (2.67%) VB
12 4 (2.14%) F#
12 4 (2.14%) Ruby
12 4 (2.14%) X++
Qualifications
1 29 (15.51%) Security Cleared
2 26 (13.90%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.21%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.14%) Degree
5 3 (1.60%) MCSE
5 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.60%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.28%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.74%) GDPR
3 5 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.14%) PMO
5 3 (1.60%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.07%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (1.07%) QA
System Software
1 13 (6.95%) Apache Flume
2 10 (5.35%) HDFS
3 9 (4.81%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.21%) Docker
5 5 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.07%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.07%) vCloud
6 2 (1.07%) XenApp
6 2 (1.07%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.53%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (5.88%) HP ALM
2 9 (4.81%) Oozie
3 5 (2.67%) Puppet
3 5 (2.67%) SCCM
4 4 (2.14%) Kubernetes
4 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.60%) Capistrano
5 3 (1.60%) Opsview
5 3 (1.60%) SCOM
6 2 (1.07%) Ansible
6 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.07%) Netcool
6 2 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.07%) Terraform
7 1 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.53%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 64 (34.22%) Microsoft
2 24 (12.83%) Oracle
3 15 (8.02%) Cloudera
3 15 (8.02%) SAP
4 13 (6.95%) HP
5 10 (5.35%) MapR
5 10 (5.35%) Talend
6 9 (4.81%) Hortonworks
7 8 (4.28%) Capita
8 7 (3.74%) Cisco
8 7 (3.74%) VMware
9 6 (3.21%) Google
9 6 (3.21%) IFS
9 6 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (3.21%) Tealium
10 5 (2.67%) Informatica
10 5 (2.67%) JD Edwards
10 5 (2.67%) Serena
10 5 (2.67%) Tableau
11 4 (2.14%) Rackspace