Period
to 22 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 21 14
Rank change year-on-year -7 -7 +13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 149 116 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 6.55% 7.02% 8.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.16% 32.22% 33.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 87 100
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £363 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.69% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £285
90th Percentile £486 £525 £513
South East median daily rate £375 £395 £350
% change year-on-year -5.06% +12.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £20.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.95% +31.23%

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 494 360 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.72% 21.79% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 181 274
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
90th Percentile £525 £538 £546
South East median daily rate £420 £403 £388
% change year-on-year +4.35% +3.87% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £38.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +70.00% -75.59%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +164.71% -38.18% -8.33%

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 January 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 January 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 +3 124 £363 -9.38% 24
High Wycombe -4 10 £363 +25.00% 8
Aylesbury -9 5 - - 2
Newport Pagnell +4 1 £650 - 1
Buckingham -1 1 £475 +46.15%
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 77 (51.68%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (40.27%) SQL
3 46 (30.87%) CRM
4 45 (30.20%) C#
4 45 (30.20%) Microsoft
5 44 (29.53%) Java
6 41 (27.52%) .NET
7 37 (24.83%) Oracle
8 36 (24.16%) Finance
8 36 (24.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 32 (21.48%) ITIL
9 32 (21.48%) Windows
10 30 (20.13%) Performance Tuning
11 27 (18.12%) Web Services
12 25 (16.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 25 (16.78%) AngularJS
13 24 (16.11%) SQL Server 2012
13 24 (16.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 24 (16.11%) Apache
14 23 (15.44%) HTTP
14 23 (15.44%) Waterfall
15 22 (14.77%) Security Cleared
16 21 (14.09%) WebSphere
16 21 (14.09%) Hibernate
16 21 (14.09%) Spring
16 21 (14.09%) ETL
16 21 (14.09%) Tomcat
16 21 (14.09%) JDBC
16 21 (14.09%) J2EE
16 21 (14.09%) Active Directory

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 24 (16.11%) Apache
2 21 (14.09%) Tomcat
2 21 (14.09%) WebSphere
3 13 (8.72%) SharePoint
4 11 (7.38%) IIS
4 11 (7.38%) MS Exchange
5 9 (6.04%) Confluence
6 7 (4.70%) SAS
7 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.34%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.67%) Drupal
8 1 (0.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (12.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (9.40%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (4.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (4.70%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (8.05%) Office 365
3 10 (6.71%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.34%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.67%) GitHub
6 1 (0.67%) IaaS
6 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.44%) HTTP
2 7 (4.70%) Firewall
3 5 (3.36%) SAN
4 2 (1.34%) Intranet
4 2 (1.34%) NAS
4 2 (1.34%) Network Security
5 1 (0.67%) DNS
5 1 (0.67%) Internet
5 1 (0.67%) Skype
5 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (24.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 25 (16.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (16.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (12.08%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (9.40%) Relational Database
6 13 (8.72%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (8.05%) DB2
7 12 (8.05%) MySQL
8 11 (7.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (6.71%) RDBMS
9 10 (6.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (6.04%) MongoDB
11 8 (5.37%) DB2 UDB
11 8 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (5.37%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (4.70%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (4.70%) QlikView
13 6 (4.03%) Big Data
14 5 (3.36%) Hadoop
14 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (7.38%) JIRA
2 9 (6.04%) Eclipse
3 7 (4.70%) Maven
3 7 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.68%) Bitbucket
4 4 (2.68%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.01%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.01%) Selenium
5 3 (2.01%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.34%) Ant
6 2 (1.34%) Gradle
6 2 (1.34%) Hudson
6 2 (1.34%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.34%) MSI
6 2 (1.34%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.67%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.67%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (24.16%) Finance
2 9 (6.04%) Banking
3 6 (4.03%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.34%) International Banking
4 2 (1.34%) Marketing
4 2 (1.34%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.67%) Front Office
5 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 88 (59.06%) Developer
2 35 (23.49%) SQL Developer
3 29 (19.46%) C# Developer
4 24 (16.11%) .NET Developer
5 23 (15.44%) Java Developer
5 23 (15.44%) SQL Server Developer
6 22 (14.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (13.42%) Senior Developer
8 19 (12.75%) Senior Java Developer
9 14 (9.40%) Analyst
9 14 (9.40%) Database Developer
9 14 (9.40%) SQL Database Developer
10 13 (8.72%) J2EE Developer
10 13 (8.72%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 13 (8.72%) SSIS Developer
10 13 (8.72%) SSRS Developer
11 12 (8.05%) Architect
11 12 (8.05%) Lead Developer
11 12 (8.05%) Lead Java Developer
12 11 (7.38%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (27.52%) .NET
2 27 (18.12%) Web Services
3 25 (16.78%) AngularJS
4 24 (16.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 21 (14.09%) Apache CXF
5 21 (14.09%) Hibernate
5 21 (14.09%) J2EE
5 21 (14.09%) JDBC
5 21 (14.09%) Spring
6 16 (10.74%) ASP.NET
7 15 (10.07%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (8.05%) HTML
9 9 (6.04%) CSS
10 8 (5.37%) WCF
11 7 (4.70%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.70%) YAML
12 6 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (4.03%) jQuery
12 6 (4.03%) XML
13 5 (3.36%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (4.70%) N-Tier
2 6 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (4.03%) PKI
3 5 (3.36%) Clustering
3 5 (3.36%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.68%) Market Risk
5 3 (2.01%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.67%) CMDB
7 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.67%) Fintech
7 1 (0.67%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (21.48%) Windows
2 15 (10.07%) Linux
3 14 (9.40%) Windows Server
4 13 (8.72%) Unix
5 12 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.36%) Windows Vista
7 3 (2.01%) Solaris
8 2 (1.34%) Android
8 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (51.68%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (30.87%) CRM
3 32 (21.48%) ITIL
4 30 (20.13%) Performance Tuning
5 23 (15.44%) Waterfall
6 21 (14.09%) ETL
7 17 (11.41%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (11.41%) MVC
8 14 (9.40%) TDD
9 12 (8.05%) ITIL V3
9 12 (8.05%) Test Automation
10 11 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.71%) Performance Monitoring
11 10 (6.71%) SDLC
12 9 (6.04%) Risk Management
12 9 (6.04%) SOLID
12 9 (6.04%) Unit Testing
13 8 (5.37%) Data Integration
14 7 (4.70%) Data Management
14 7 (4.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 60 (40.27%) SQL
2 45 (30.20%) C#
3 44 (29.53%) Java
4 11 (7.38%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.38%) VBA
5 10 (6.71%) T-SQL
5 10 (6.71%) VB
6 9 (6.04%) Python
7 8 (5.37%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.70%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.70%) Korn
9 4 (2.68%) C
9 4 (2.68%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.34%) C++
10 2 (1.34%) Perl
10 2 (1.34%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.34%) VBScript
11 1 (0.67%) PHP
11 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (14.77%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.75%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.04%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.04%) MCSE
5 7 (4.70%) Degree
5 7 (4.70%) ISEB
5 7 (4.70%) ISTQB
5 7 (4.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (4.03%) MCSA
7 5 (3.36%) CCNA
7 5 (3.36%) CCSP
7 5 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.68%) MCITP
8 4 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.37%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.01%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (14.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.37%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.68%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.34%) XenApp
5 2 (1.34%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.67%) Docker
6 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.67%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (4.70%) SCOM
2 6 (4.03%) Ansible
3 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (3.36%) SCCM
4 4 (2.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.01%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (1.34%) EdgeSight
6 2 (1.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.67%) MOM
7 1 (0.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 45 (30.20%) Microsoft
2 37 (24.83%) Oracle
3 21 (14.09%) IBM
4 12 (8.05%) HP
5 9 (6.04%) VMware
6 8 (5.37%) Citrix
7 7 (4.70%) Teradata
8 4 (2.68%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.68%) Symantec
9 3 (2.01%) Sun
10 2 (1.34%) Altiris
10 2 (1.34%) Apple
10 2 (1.34%) Ivanti
10 2 (1.34%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.34%) StorageTek
11 1 (0.67%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.67%) EMC
11 1 (0.67%) Genesys
11 1 (0.67%) IFS
11 1 (0.67%) Talend