Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 18 October 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 38 18
Rank change year-on-year +7 -20 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 115 117 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 6.36% 5.23% 8.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.00% 24.74% 35.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 94 115
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £240 £304 £269
90th Percentile £525 £484 £515
South East median daily rate £411 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +11.01% -1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £19.00 -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £44.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.95% +4.12% +77.08%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 371 473 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 20.51% 21.14% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 178 229
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £418 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.74% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £303 £263
90th Percentile £575 £496 £521
South East median daily rate £448 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +11.88% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £48.50 £19.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.26% -26.92% +15.56%
10th Percentile £34.25 £14.30 £25.30
90th Percentile £55.35 £49.60 £27.10
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% -8.33% +22.45%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Milton Keynes +8 90 £375 -1.32% 43
High Wycombe -3 8 £395 +8.97% 10
Aylesbury 0 6 £275 - 4
Marlow -2 3 £375 +150.00% 2
Chesham - 1 £250 - 2
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 59 (51.30%) SQL
2 48 (41.74%) Microsoft
3 44 (38.26%) .NET
4 42 (36.52%) C#
5 38 (33.04%) Windows
6 33 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (27.83%) Windows Server
8 30 (26.09%) ITIL
9 27 (23.48%) CRM
10 26 (22.61%) Security Cleared
11 25 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
11 25 (21.74%) JavaScript
12 22 (19.13%) ASP.NET
13 20 (17.39%) Oracle
13 20 (17.39%) SC Cleared
13 20 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (17.39%) AngularJS
14 19 (16.52%) Microsoft Office
14 19 (16.52%) MVC
15 18 (15.65%) Active Directory
15 18 (15.65%) MS Exchange
16 17 (14.78%) SQL Server 2008
17 16 (13.91%) PowerShell
17 16 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
18 15 (13.04%) HP
19 14 (12.17%) Service Management
20 13 (11.30%) Web Services
20 13 (11.30%) Critical Thinking
20 13 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
20 13 (11.30%) DV Cleared

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 18 (15.65%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 11 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 11 (9.57%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.96%) Apache
3 8 (6.96%) IIS
4 7 (6.09%) Umbraco
5 6 (5.22%) CMS
5 6 (5.22%) Skype for Business
6 5 (4.35%) EPiServer
6 5 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (4.35%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.61%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.74%) Confluence
10 1 (0.87%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.87%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.87%) Kentico
10 1 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (16.52%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.87%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 25 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (9.57%) Office 365
3 4 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.48%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (3.48%) Azure Data Factory
3 4 (3.48%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (3.48%) SaaS
4 2 (1.74%) GitHub
5 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.87%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) Firewall
1 3 (2.61%) HTTP
1 3 (2.61%) SAN
2 1 (0.87%) DNS
2 1 (0.87%) Internet
2 1 (0.87%) Intranet
2 1 (0.87%) MQTT
2 1 (0.87%) Network Security
2 1 (0.87%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (7.83%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (7.83%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (5.22%) Power BI
4 6 (5.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.35%) Big Data
5 5 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (4.35%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.48%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (2.61%) DB2
7 3 (2.61%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.61%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.61%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.74%) OLTP
8 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (7.83%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.96%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.35%) WebStorm
5 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.74%) JIRA
6 2 (1.74%) MSI
6 2 (1.74%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.87%) ERwin
7 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (5.22%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (1.74%) Advertising
4 1 (0.87%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (46.96%) Developer
2 21 (18.26%) .NET Developer
3 19 (16.52%) Analyst
4 12 (10.43%) SQL Developer
5 9 (7.83%) C# Developer
5 9 (7.83%) Service Analyst
5 9 (7.83%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (6.09%) DBA
6 7 (6.09%) SQL Server Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Angular Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Applications Support
7 6 (5.22%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Database Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (5.22%) PostgreSQL Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Architect
8 5 (4.35%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.35%) SQL DBA
8 5 (4.35%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (38.26%) .NET
2 22 (19.13%) ASP.NET
3 20 (17.39%) AngularJS
4 13 (11.30%) Web Services
5 11 (9.57%) HTML
6 10 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (8.70%) CSS
7 9 (7.83%) REST
8 8 (6.96%) .NET Framework
9 7 (6.09%) RESTful
10 6 (5.22%) Angular 2
10 6 (5.22%) Middleware
10 6 (5.22%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (5.22%) React
11 5 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (4.35%) Hibernate
11 5 (4.35%) JMS
11 5 (4.35%) LINQ
11 5 (4.35%) Spring
11 5 (4.35%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.96%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.61%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.74%) Clustering
4 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.74%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.74%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.74%) Fintech
4 2 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.74%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.87%) RIA
5 1 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (33.04%) Windows
2 32 (27.83%) Windows Server
3 20 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (6.96%) Linux
6 6 (5.22%) Unix
7 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (26.09%) ITIL
3 27 (23.48%) CRM
4 19 (16.52%) MVC
5 16 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (12.17%) Service Management
7 13 (11.30%) Critical Thinking
7 13 (11.30%) ITIL V3
8 12 (10.43%) Data Modelling
8 12 (10.43%) DevOps
9 11 (9.57%) ITSM
10 10 (8.70%) ETL
11 8 (6.96%) Waterfall
11 8 (6.96%) Web Development
12 7 (6.09%) Scrum
13 6 (5.22%) Change Control
13 6 (5.22%) Data Engineering
14 5 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (4.35%) Kimball Methodology
14 5 (4.35%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 59 (51.30%) SQL
2 42 (36.52%) C#
3 25 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 16 (13.91%) PowerShell
5 11 (9.57%) Java
5 11 (9.57%) Python
6 10 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.35%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.61%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.61%) Korn
8 3 (2.61%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.87%) Delphi
9 1 (0.87%) HiveQL
9 1 (0.87%) R
9 1 (0.87%) Scala
9 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.87%) VB
9 1 (0.87%) VBA
9 1 (0.87%) VBScript
9 1 (0.87%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (22.61%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.30%) DV Cleared
4 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (6.09%) MCP
5 7 (6.09%) MCSE
6 6 (5.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (3.48%) Degree
8 3 (2.61%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (2.61%) ISEB
8 3 (2.61%) ISTQB
8 3 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.61%) MCSA
9 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.74%) SAFe Agilist
10 1 (0.87%) CISSP
10 1 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.87%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.87%) MCITP
10 1 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) Data Quality
1 4 (3.48%) SLA
2 3 (2.61%) QA
3 2 (1.74%) GDPR
4 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (15.65%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.48%) Docker
4 3 (2.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.87%) XenApp
5 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (7.83%) OVSD
2 3 (2.61%) Ansible
2 3 (2.61%) HP ALM
2 3 (2.61%) SCOM
3 2 (1.74%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.74%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (1.74%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.74%) SCCM
4 1 (0.87%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.87%) Kibana
Vendors
1 48 (41.74%) Microsoft
2 20 (17.39%) Oracle
3 15 (13.04%) HP
4 9 (7.83%) VMware
5 6 (5.22%) IBM
5 6 (5.22%) MicroStrategy
5 6 (5.22%) NetApp
5 6 (5.22%) webMethods
6 4 (3.48%) Citrix
7 3 (2.61%) Lumension
7 3 (2.61%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.74%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.74%) SAP
8 2 (1.74%) Tableau
8 2 (1.74%) Talend
9 1 (0.87%) Altiris
9 1 (0.87%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.87%) Meridio
9 1 (0.87%) OpenText
9 1 (0.87%) Telerik