Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 24 31
Rank change year-on-year +9 +7 -16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 143 148 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 9.66% 6.82% 5.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.00% 31.09% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 144 68
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £350 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -10.54% +4.33%
10th Percentile £232 £300 £263
90th Percentile £513 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £30.83 - £19.00
10th Percentile £26.65 - £18.50
90th Percentile £44.27 - £19.50
South East median hourly rate £46.60 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +3.56% +4.65% +22.86%

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 275 476 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 18.57% 21.95% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 221 142
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £425 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +10.75% -1.60%
10th Percentile £236 £300 £275
90th Percentile £546 £575 £536
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £30.83 - £26.50
10th Percentile £26.65 - £19.95
90th Percentile £44.27 - £47.45
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £17.20
% change year-on-year - +161.63% -33.77%

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 21 March 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 21 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 March 2019. 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 0 84 £450 +34.33% 53
Aylesbury - 15 £350 - 5
High Wycombe 0 10 £363 +8.21% 9
Marlow - 7 £425 -
Amersham +6 4 £225 -40.00% 1
Buckingham +3 3 £425 -10.53%
Newport Pagnell +1 2 £263 -59.62% 2
Beaconsfield - 2 £350 - 2
Gerrards Cross - 2 £300 - 4
Chesham - 1 - - 2
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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 75 (52.45%) SQL
2 67 (46.85%) Microsoft
3 65 (45.45%) Windows
4 58 (40.56%) .NET
5 44 (30.77%) C#
6 35 (24.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 35 (24.48%) Windows Server
7 30 (20.98%) Active Directory
8 29 (20.28%) MS Exchange
8 29 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (18.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (18.18%) Security Cleared
10 26 (18.18%) VMware
11 24 (16.78%) HTML
11 24 (16.78%) JavaScript
11 24 (16.78%) SC Cleared
12 23 (16.08%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (15.38%) CRM
13 22 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
14 21 (14.69%) Microsoft Office
14 21 (14.69%) ITIL
15 20 (13.99%) ASP.NET
15 20 (13.99%) Office 365
16 19 (13.29%) AngularJS
16 19 (13.29%) MVC
17 18 (12.59%) CSS
17 18 (12.59%) Citrix
18 17 (11.89%) Finance
18 17 (11.89%) Migration
18 17 (11.89%) Firewall

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 29 (20.28%) MS Exchange
2 16 (11.19%) SharePoint
3 15 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (9.79%) IIS
5 10 (6.99%) EPiServer
6 9 (6.29%) CMS
7 5 (3.50%) Umbraco
7 5 (3.50%) WebSphere
8 4 (2.80%) Apache
8 4 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (2.10%) Confluence
9 3 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.10%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.40%) IBM Domino
10 2 (1.40%) JBoss
10 2 (1.40%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.70%) Documentum
Applications
1 21 (14.69%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.50%) CATIA
2 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.50%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 8 (5.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.50%) Teamcenter
3 4 (2.80%) SAP BPC
3 4 (2.80%) SAP CRM
3 4 (2.80%) SAP Payroll
3 4 (2.80%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (2.10%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (2.10%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.70%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.70%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 35 (24.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (13.99%) Office 365
3 8 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (4.90%) SaaS
5 6 (4.20%) PaaS
6 5 (3.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.40%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.89%) Firewall
2 10 (6.99%) IP Telephony
3 9 (6.29%) SAN
4 7 (4.90%) VPN
5 6 (4.20%) WAN
6 4 (2.80%) DNS
6 4 (2.80%) LAN
6 4 (2.80%) Network Security
7 3 (2.10%) DHCP
8 2 (1.40%) HSRP
8 2 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.40%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.40%) VLAN
8 2 (1.40%) VRRP
8 2 (1.40%) Wireless
9 1 (0.70%) LTE
9 1 (0.70%) NAS
9 1 (0.70%) RS-232
9 1 (0.70%) RS-485
9 1 (0.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (11.89%) SQL Server 2016
3 15 (10.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (9.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (8.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (6.29%) MySQL
7 8 (5.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (3.50%) MS Access
9 5 (3.50%) Redis
10 4 (2.80%) MariaDB
10 4 (2.80%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (2.10%) Power BI
12 2 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (1.40%) Big Data
12 2 (1.40%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.20%) JIRA
2 6 (4.20%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.80%) Bitbucket
3 4 (2.80%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (2.80%) Subversion
3 4 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.10%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.10%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.10%) Maven
4 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.10%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.40%) FishEye
5 2 (1.40%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.70%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.70%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.70%) MSI
6 1 (0.70%) Selenium
General
1 17 (11.89%) Finance
2 10 (6.99%) Retail
3 5 (3.50%) Publishing
4 2 (1.40%) Banking
4 2 (1.40%) Games
4 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.70%) Automotive
5 1 (0.70%) Back Office
5 1 (0.70%) Electronics
5 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (34.27%) Developer
2 26 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 23 (16.08%) Analyst
4 17 (11.89%) Architect
5 12 (8.39%) Full Stack Developer
6 10 (6.99%) DBA
6 10 (6.99%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (6.99%) Service Analyst
6 10 (6.99%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (6.99%) SQL DBA
6 10 (6.99%) SQL Developer
6 10 (6.99%) Technical Architect
7 9 (6.29%) C# Developer
8 8 (5.59%) Applications Support
9 6 (4.20%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 6 (4.20%) Team Leader
9 6 (4.20%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.50%) HTML Developer
10 5 (3.50%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (40.56%) .NET
2 24 (16.78%) HTML
3 20 (13.99%) ASP.NET
4 19 (13.29%) AngularJS
5 18 (12.59%) CSS
6 14 (9.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (9.79%) ASP.NET Web API
6 14 (9.79%) HTML5
7 10 (6.99%) CSS3
8 9 (6.29%) .NET Core
8 9 (6.29%) .NET Framework
8 9 (6.29%) Web Services
9 8 (5.59%) XML
10 7 (4.90%) Angular 2
11 6 (4.20%) SOAP
12 5 (3.50%) Middleware
12 5 (3.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (2.80%) React
13 4 (2.80%) REST
13 4 (2.80%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.59%) Clustering
2 6 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.50%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.10%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.10%) Robotics
5 2 (1.40%) BYOD
5 2 (1.40%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.40%) Replication
6 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.70%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 65 (45.45%) Windows
2 35 (24.48%) Windows Server
3 27 (18.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (6.29%) Windows 10
6 8 (5.59%) Unix
7 7 (4.90%) Linux
8 6 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.80%) Android
9 4 (2.80%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.40%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.28%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (16.08%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (15.38%) CRM
4 21 (14.69%) ITIL
5 19 (13.29%) MVC
6 17 (11.89%) Migration
7 15 (10.49%) DevOps
8 13 (9.09%) ITIL V3
8 13 (9.09%) Service Management
9 12 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (7.69%) ITSM
11 9 (6.29%) Critical Thinking
11 9 (6.29%) ETL
12 8 (5.59%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (5.59%) Scrum
12 8 (5.59%) Workflow
13 7 (4.90%) Change Management
13 7 (4.90%) Data Migration
14 6 (4.20%) SDLC
14 6 (4.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 75 (52.45%) SQL
2 44 (30.77%) C#
3 24 (16.78%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.69%) Java
5 9 (6.29%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.90%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.20%) Python
8 4 (2.80%) XPath
9 3 (2.10%) Perl
9 3 (2.10%) PHP
10 2 (1.40%) C
10 2 (1.40%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.70%) C++
11 1 (0.70%) VB
11 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 24 (16.78%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.49%) DV Cleared
4 13 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (4.90%) MCSA
7 6 (4.20%) MCP
8 5 (3.50%) MCSE
9 4 (2.80%) MCDBA
9 4 (2.80%) MCITP
10 2 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.70%) AAT
11 1 (0.70%) ACCA
11 1 (0.70%) CCNA
11 1 (0.70%) CCSP
11 1 (0.70%) CIMA
11 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.70%) CISSP
11 1 (0.70%) MCTS
11 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) QA
2 3 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.10%) SLA
3 2 (1.40%) GDPR
4 1 (0.70%) GAAP
4 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (20.98%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.59%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (4.90%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.10%) Docker
5 3 (2.10%) XenApp
6 2 (1.40%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (9.09%) SCCM
2 8 (5.59%) OVSD
3 7 (4.90%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (4.20%) SCOM
5 3 (2.10%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (2.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.40%) Ansible
6 2 (1.40%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (1.40%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.40%) Nagios
6 2 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.40%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.70%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.70%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 67 (46.85%) Microsoft
2 26 (18.18%) VMware
3 18 (12.59%) Citrix
4 15 (10.49%) HP
5 10 (6.99%) SAP
6 8 (5.59%) NetApp
6 8 (5.59%) Oracle
7 7 (4.90%) Blue Coat
7 7 (4.90%) CheckPoint
7 7 (4.90%) Cisco
7 7 (4.90%) webMethods
8 6 (4.20%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.50%) ANSYS
9 5 (3.50%) Mentor Graphics
10 4 (2.80%) TIBCO
10 4 (2.80%) Xamarin
11 3 (2.10%) IBM
12 2 (1.40%) Micro Focus
12 2 (1.40%) Splunk
12 2 (1.40%) Telerik