Period
to 16 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 19 30
Rank change year-on-year -20 +11 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 182 298 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.41% 7.25% 5.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 23.61% 35.77% 30.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 210 128
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £392
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +2.11% +4.47%
10th Percentile £300 £184 £274
90th Percentile £538 £505 £590
South East median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £49.75 £45.00 £32.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.56% +39.26% +84.64%
10th Percentile £43.28 £17.57 £11.63
90th Percentile £56.43 £55.50 £46.88
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +59.06%

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 771 833 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.68% 20.26% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 506 394
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £588 £588 £594
South East median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 35
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.25 £16.24 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.74% +70.95% -41.54%
10th Percentile £10.63 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £53.13 £53.88 £18.91
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £27.38
% change year-on-year -17.65% +55.25% -1.35%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 -15 94 £425 +6.25% 35
Slough -10 18 £413 -8.33% 14
Bracknell -30 18 £394 +21.15% 22
Newbury -23 12 £390 +5.41% 13
Maidenhead +5 11 £340 -23.16% 16
Windsor +3 1 £300 -20.00% 2
Wokingham -13 1 £725 - 14
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 87 (47.80%) .NET
2 78 (42.86%) C#
3 72 (39.56%) SQL
4 67 (36.81%) Microsoft
5 50 (27.47%) ASP.NET
5 50 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (26.92%) MVC
7 46 (25.27%) JavaScript
8 45 (24.73%) Microsoft Azure
9 38 (20.88%) ASP.NET Web API
10 37 (20.33%) Migration
11 36 (19.78%) Windows
12 30 (16.48%) HTML
13 29 (15.93%) CSS
14 27 (14.84%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (14.29%) Java
15 26 (14.29%) Windows Server
16 24 (13.19%) Data Modelling
16 24 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
17 23 (12.64%) Web Development
17 23 (12.64%) Oracle
18 22 (12.09%) .NET Framework
19 21 (11.54%) AngularJS
20 20 (10.99%) jQuery
20 20 (10.99%) Active Directory
21 19 (10.44%) Visual Studio
21 19 (10.44%) Big Data
22 18 (9.89%) SQL Server 2012
22 18 (9.89%) Analytics
22 18 (9.89%) ASP.NET MVC

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 (6.59%) Apache Spark
2 11 (6.04%) Umbraco
3 9 (4.95%) IIS
4 8 (4.40%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (3.85%) CMS
5 7 (3.85%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.75%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.20%) Apache Solr
7 4 (2.20%) Confluence
7 4 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.10%) SAS
8 2 (1.10%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.55%) Apache
9 1 (0.55%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.40%) SAP APO
1 8 (4.40%) SAP ERP
1 8 (4.40%) SAP MM
2 6 (3.30%) SAP MDM
3 5 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (2.20%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.55%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 45 (24.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (6.59%) Office 365
4 9 (4.95%) SaaS
5 5 (2.75%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (2.20%) IaaS
7 3 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.65%) PaaS
8 2 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.10%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.55%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.55%) NuGet
9 1 (0.55%) Serverless
9 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.04%) Firewall
2 6 (3.30%) DNS
2 6 (3.30%) LAN
3 5 (2.75%) DHCP
3 5 (2.75%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (2.75%) SAN
4 3 (1.65%) HTTP
4 3 (1.65%) Internet
5 2 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.10%) Network Security
5 2 (1.10%) Skype
5 2 (1.10%) SMTP
5 2 (1.10%) SSL
5 2 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.10%) VPN
5 2 (1.10%) WAN
5 2 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.55%) MVNO
6 1 (0.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.44%) Big Data
2 18 (9.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (8.79%) MySQL
4 15 (8.24%) SQL Server 2016
5 13 (7.14%) Power BI
6 12 (6.59%) Data Lake
6 12 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (6.04%) MongoDB
8 10 (5.49%) Relational Database
8 10 (5.49%) SAP Data Services
8 10 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (4.95%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (4.40%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (4.40%) Hadoop
10 8 (4.40%) NoSQL
10 8 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (3.85%) SAP BW
12 6 (3.30%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (10.44%) Visual Studio
2 17 (9.34%) Visual Studio Team System
3 13 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (6.59%) JIRA
5 9 (4.95%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.75%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.75%) Maven
6 5 (2.75%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.20%) LSMW
7 4 (2.20%) NUnit
8 3 (1.65%) Selenium
8 3 (1.65%) Toad
8 3 (1.65%) webpack
9 2 (1.10%) AnthillPro
9 2 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.10%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.10%) Hudson
9 2 (1.10%) Mocha
9 2 (1.10%) Moq
9 2 (1.10%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (9.34%) Finance
2 11 (6.04%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.20%) Back Office
3 4 (2.20%) Banking
3 4 (2.20%) Retail
4 3 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.10%) Advertising
5 2 (1.10%) Billing
6 1 (0.55%) German Language
6 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 78 (42.86%) Developer
2 30 (16.48%) .NET Developer
3 24 (13.19%) Architect
4 17 (9.34%) C# Developer
5 16 (8.79%) Analyst
6 13 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (6.59%) Data Analyst
7 12 (6.59%) Technical Architect
8 11 (6.04%) Consultant
8 11 (6.04%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (4.95%) SAP Analyst
9 9 (4.95%) SQL Developer
10 8 (4.40%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.40%) Software Developer
10 8 (4.40%) Umbraco Developer
11 7 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (3.85%) SAP Data Analyst
11 7 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.85%) Web Developer
12 6 (3.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (47.80%) .NET
2 50 (27.47%) ASP.NET
3 38 (20.88%) ASP.NET Web API
4 30 (16.48%) HTML
5 29 (15.93%) CSS
6 22 (12.09%) .NET Framework
7 21 (11.54%) AngularJS
8 20 (10.99%) jQuery
9 18 (9.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (8.79%) Web Services
11 14 (7.69%) HTML5
12 13 (7.14%) Entity Framework
12 13 (7.14%) Node.js
13 12 (6.59%) .NET Core
14 11 (6.04%) Kafka
15 10 (5.49%) REST
16 9 (4.95%) WCF
17 8 (4.40%) Spring
18 7 (3.85%) CSS3
18 7 (3.85%) React
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.04%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (4.40%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.75%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.20%) AS400
6 4 (2.20%) iPad
7 3 (1.65%) Clustering
7 3 (1.65%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.65%) Replication
7 3 (1.65%) Social Media
7 3 (1.65%) User Experience
8 2 (1.10%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.55%) NHS
9 1 (0.55%) PKI
9 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.78%) Windows
2 26 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 15 (8.24%) Linux
4 7 (3.85%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.75%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.20%) Unix
7 4 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.65%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.65%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.10%) AIX
9 2 (1.10%) Android
9 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.10%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.55%) HPUX
10 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.55%) Solaris
10 1 (0.55%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (26.92%) MVC
3 37 (20.33%) Migration
4 27 (14.84%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (13.19%) Data Modelling
6 23 (12.64%) Web Development
7 18 (9.89%) Analytics
8 16 (8.79%) Data Migration
9 15 (8.24%) DevOps
10 14 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (7.14%) Microservices
12 12 (6.59%) OO
13 11 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (6.04%) ERP
13 11 (6.04%) ITIL
13 11 (6.04%) Open Source
13 11 (6.04%) Scrum
14 10 (5.49%) Data Cleansing
14 10 (5.49%) Data Mapping
14 10 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (42.86%) C#
2 72 (39.56%) SQL
3 46 (25.27%) JavaScript
4 26 (14.29%) Java
5 18 (9.89%) T-SQL
6 16 (8.79%) PowerShell
7 9 (4.95%) C++
7 9 (4.95%) Python
8 6 (3.30%) TypeScript
9 5 (2.75%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.75%) R
9 5 (2.75%) VB
10 4 (2.20%) Java 8
10 4 (2.20%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.20%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.65%) VBA
11 3 (1.65%) VBScript
12 1 (0.55%) C
12 1 (0.55%) Perl
12 1 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (9.34%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.75%) Degree
4 3 (1.65%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.65%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (1.10%) ISEB
5 2 (1.10%) MCSE
5 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.95%) Data Quality
1 9 (4.95%) QA
2 4 (2.20%) GDPR
3 3 (1.65%) SLA
4 2 (1.10%) COBIT
4 2 (1.10%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (1.10%) PMBOK
System Software
1 20 (10.99%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.69%) Docker
3 7 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.10%) vSphere
5 2 (1.10%) XenApp
5 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.55%) HDFS
6 1 (0.55%) vCloud
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (6.04%) Kubernetes
2 8 (4.40%) HP ALM
3 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.20%) Puppet
4 4 (2.20%) SCCM
5 2 (1.10%) Ansible
5 2 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.10%) WSUS
6 1 (0.55%) Ambari
6 1 (0.55%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.55%) Netcool
6 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.55%) Oozie
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 67 (36.81%) Microsoft
2 23 (12.64%) Oracle
3 13 (7.14%) VMware
4 12 (6.59%) SAP
5 11 (6.04%) HP
6 6 (3.30%) Cloudera
6 6 (3.30%) Dell
7 5 (2.75%) Tableau
7 5 (2.75%) Veeam
8 4 (2.20%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.20%) Automation Anywhere
8 4 (2.20%) Cisco
8 4 (2.20%) JD Edwards
8 4 (2.20%) Rackspace
8 4 (2.20%) Telerik
8 4 (2.20%) UiPath
9 3 (1.65%) Amdocs
9 3 (1.65%) Canon
9 3 (1.65%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.65%) Xamarin