Period
to 22 July 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 22 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 45 17
Rank change year-on-year +24 -28 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 143 100 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 7.31% 4.66% 8.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.11% 25.38% 36.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 53 127
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +4.58% +12.09%
10th Percentile £300 £173 £291
90th Percentile £570 £485 £506
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -43.33%
South East median hourly rate £40.25 £42.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year -5.85% +20.42% +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 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 475 394 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 24.27% 18.37% 24.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 154 229
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £291 £274
90th Percentile £575 £500 £500
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +6.06% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £48.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.26% +11.76% -34.62%
10th Percentile £34.25 £14.90 £13.25
90th Percentile £55.35 £45.30 £30.10
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £19.66 £35.50
% change year-on-year +106.00% -44.62% +42.00%

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 22 July 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 22 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
Milton Keynes +31 117 £375 -8.54% 23
High Wycombe +1 8 £475 +28.38% 5
Aylesbury +3 2 £438 +7.36% 2
Amersham +2 2 £375 - 3
Buckingham -1 1 - -
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 63 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (34.97%) .NET
3 49 (34.27%) SQL
3 49 (34.27%) Microsoft
4 45 (31.47%) C#
5 41 (28.67%) Oracle
6 36 (25.17%) Microsoft Azure
7 32 (22.38%) ASP.NET
8 27 (18.88%) Finance
9 26 (18.18%) MVC
10 25 (17.48%) JavaScript
11 23 (16.08%) CRM
11 23 (16.08%) AngularJS
12 21 (14.69%) PostgreSQL
13 19 (13.29%) Python
13 19 (13.29%) Data Modelling
13 19 (13.29%) Java
14 18 (12.59%) IIS
14 18 (12.59%) ETL
14 18 (12.59%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (11.89%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (11.89%) DevOps
15 17 (11.89%) Apache
15 17 (11.89%) Unix
15 17 (11.89%) DB2
15 17 (11.89%) .NET Framework
16 16 (11.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (11.19%) Windows
16 16 (11.19%) SAP
16 16 (11.19%) ITIL

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 (12.59%) IIS
2 17 (11.89%) Apache
3 7 (4.90%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.20%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.50%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.50%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (3.50%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.50%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.10%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.10%) CMS
6 3 (2.10%) Confluence
7 2 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.40%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.40%) nginx
7 2 (1.40%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle BPEL
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (10.49%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (9.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (6.29%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (6.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.20%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.40%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.70%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.70%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 36 (25.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.90%) Azure Data Factory
3 6 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.20%) SaaS
4 5 (3.50%) Office 365
5 4 (2.80%) GitHub
5 4 (2.80%) IaaS
6 3 (2.10%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.40%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.10%) Firewall
1 3 (2.10%) HTTP
2 2 (1.40%) DNS
2 2 (1.40%) Intranet
2 2 (1.40%) NAS
2 2 (1.40%) Network Security
2 2 (1.40%) SSL
2 2 (1.40%) VLAN
3 1 (0.70%) FTP
3 1 (0.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.69%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (11.89%) DB2
3 16 (11.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (9.79%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (9.09%) MySQL
6 12 (8.39%) Big Data
6 12 (8.39%) Relational Database
7 11 (7.69%) Power BI
8 10 (6.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (6.29%) DB2 UDB
9 9 (6.29%) Hadoop
10 8 (5.59%) MongoDB
11 7 (4.90%) Oracle Database
12 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (3.50%) NoSQL
13 5 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (2.80%) Data Lake
14 4 (2.80%) RDBMS
15 3 (2.10%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 17 (11.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (9.79%) Git (software)
2 14 (9.79%) Visual Studio Team System
3 13 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 9 (6.29%) Moq
4 9 (6.29%) MSTest
5 7 (4.90%) JIRA
6 5 (3.50%) WebStorm
7 3 (2.10%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.10%) Mercurial
7 3 (2.10%) Subversion
7 3 (2.10%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.70%) ERwin
8 1 (0.70%) MSI
8 1 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 27 (18.88%) Finance
2 12 (8.39%) Banking
3 2 (1.40%) Advertising
3 2 (1.40%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.70%) Retail
4 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (47.55%) Developer
2 29 (20.28%) .NET Developer
3 17 (11.89%) SQL Developer
4 13 (9.09%) Analyst
5 12 (8.39%) DBA
6 11 (7.69%) Architect
7 10 (6.99%) SQL Server Developer
8 9 (6.29%) Administrator
8 9 (6.29%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.90%) Consultant
9 7 (4.90%) Database Developer
10 6 (4.20%) PostgreSQL Developer
10 6 (4.20%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.20%) Test Analyst
11 5 (3.50%) Azure Engineer
11 5 (3.50%) C# Developer
11 5 (3.50%) CRM Developer
11 5 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 5 (3.50%) SQL Database Developer
11 5 (3.50%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (34.97%) .NET
2 32 (22.38%) ASP.NET
3 23 (16.08%) AngularJS
4 18 (12.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 17 (11.89%) .NET Framework
6 13 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (8.39%) Angular 2
8 11 (7.69%) HTML
8 11 (7.69%) Web Services
9 10 (6.99%) REST
10 9 (6.29%) Spring
11 8 (5.59%) RESTful
12 7 (4.90%) CSS
12 7 (4.90%) Hibernate
12 7 (4.90%) LAMP
12 7 (4.90%) YAML
13 6 (4.20%) .NET Core
13 6 (4.20%) LINQ
13 6 (4.20%) Middleware
14 5 (3.50%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.99%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.50%) Clustering
3 5 (3.50%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.10%) User Experience
5 3 (2.10%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.40%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.40%) Fintech
7 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.70%) iSeries
7 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.70%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.89%) Unix
2 16 (11.19%) Windows
3 13 (9.09%) Linux
4 9 (6.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.40%) Android
5 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.40%) DC/OS
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.18%) MVC
3 23 (16.08%) CRM
4 19 (13.29%) Data Modelling
5 18 (12.59%) ETL
6 17 (11.89%) DevOps
7 16 (11.19%) ITIL
7 16 (11.19%) Waterfall
8 13 (9.09%) TDD
9 12 (8.39%) Kimball Methodology
9 12 (8.39%) Scrum
10 10 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (6.99%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (6.99%) Software Testing
11 9 (6.29%) Business Continuity
11 9 (6.29%) Scenario Testing
11 9 (6.29%) Unit Testing
12 8 (5.59%) Inmon Methodology
12 8 (5.59%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 49 (34.27%) SQL
2 45 (31.47%) C#
3 25 (17.48%) JavaScript
4 19 (13.29%) Java
4 19 (13.29%) Python
5 12 (8.39%) PowerShell
6 11 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 9 (6.29%) Bash Shell
7 9 (6.29%) Korn
8 7 (4.90%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.10%) HiveQL
9 3 (2.10%) Scala
9 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.10%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.40%) PHP
10 2 (1.40%) VBA
11 1 (0.70%) Delphi
11 1 (0.70%) R
11 1 (0.70%) VB
11 1 (0.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.99%) ISEB
2 10 (6.99%) ISTQB
3 9 (6.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (6.29%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.90%) MCP
6 6 (4.20%) Degree
7 4 (2.80%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.10%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.40%) MCSE
9 2 (1.40%) SAFe Agilist
10 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.70%) CISSP
10 1 (0.70%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.70%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) Data Quality
1 6 (4.20%) GDPR
2 3 (2.10%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.99%) Docker
3 6 (4.20%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.40%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (6.99%) Ansible
2 6 (4.20%) HP ALM
2 6 (4.20%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.80%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.80%) OVSD
3 4 (2.80%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.10%) Kibana
5 2 (1.40%) SCCM
5 2 (1.40%) SCOM
5 2 (1.40%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 49 (34.27%) Microsoft
2 41 (28.67%) Oracle
3 16 (11.19%) SAP
4 12 (8.39%) IBM
5 11 (7.69%) HP
6 7 (4.90%) Micro Focus
7 6 (4.20%) MicroStrategy
8 5 (3.50%) Talend
8 5 (3.50%) VMware
9 4 (2.80%) Citrix
9 4 (2.80%) NetApp
10 3 (2.10%) Cloudera
10 3 (2.10%) Lumension
10 3 (2.10%) Splunk
10 3 (2.10%) Tableau
11 2 (1.40%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.40%) Demandware
11 2 (1.40%) hybris
11 2 (1.40%) IFS
11 2 (1.40%) QNAP