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 3 months to 23 April 2017 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 20 14
Rank change year-on-year -20 -6  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 46 91 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.28% 8.50% 9.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.49% 35.69% 41.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 57 67
Median daily rate £400 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year -2.77% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -43.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £23.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +63.04% -29.23%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 156 255 293
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.53% 23.81% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 114 157
Median daily rate £400 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -39.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.45% -15.38%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -25 27 £413 +3.12% 8
Aylesbury -14 9 £408 - 2
High Wycombe +8 4 - - 1
Marlow - 2 £150 - 3
Beaconsfield - 1 £323 -
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, 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 47 (48.96%) .NET
2 41 (42.71%) C#
3 40 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (36.46%) SQL
5 32 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 30 (31.25%) ASP.NET
7 28 (29.17%) HTML
8 25 (26.04%) MVC
9 23 (23.96%) JavaScript
9 23 (23.96%) Windows
10 22 (22.92%) jQuery
10 22 (22.92%) SQL Server 2008
11 21 (21.88%) CSS
11 21 (21.88%) Java
12 18 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (17.71%) Oracle
14 16 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (14.58%) HTML5
15 14 (14.58%) Scrum
15 14 (14.58%) TDD
15 14 (14.58%) Ajax
15 14 (14.58%) Web Development
15 14 (14.58%) XML
16 13 (13.54%) Finance
16 13 (13.54%) Active Directory
17 12 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 11 (11.46%) Marketing
18 11 (11.46%) Banking
18 11 (11.46%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 10 (10.42%) User Experience

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 10 (10.42%) CMS
1 10 (10.42%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.29%) EPiServer
4 4 (4.17%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.17%) Umbraco
5 3 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.08%) JBoss
6 2 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.04%) Confluence
7 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.04%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.04%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.04%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.04%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.04%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.08%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.04%) GitHub
4 1 (1.04%) Office 365
4 1 (1.04%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.33%) Intranet
1 8 (8.33%) SMTP
2 7 (7.29%) Internet
3 5 (5.21%) Extranet
3 5 (5.21%) IPsec
4 4 (4.17%) DNS
4 4 (4.17%) WAN
5 3 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (3.13%) DHCP
5 3 (3.13%) FTP
5 3 (3.13%) LAN
5 3 (3.13%) Skype
5 3 (3.13%) SSH
6 1 (1.04%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.04%) Firewall
6 1 (1.04%) LDAP
6 1 (1.04%) Network Security
6 1 (1.04%) SAN
6 1 (1.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 16 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (8.33%) DB2
4 8 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 8 (8.33%) MySQL
5 7 (7.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.17%) Hadoop
7 4 (4.17%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
8 3 (3.13%) Big Data
8 3 (3.13%) PowerPivot
8 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (2.08%) Data Mining
9 2 (2.08%) PowerCenter
9 2 (2.08%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 4 (4.17%) LoadRunner
1 4 (4.17%) Selenium
1 4 (4.17%) SoapUI
1 4 (4.17%) Subversion
1 4 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (4.17%) WebDriver
2 3 (3.13%) Ant
2 3 (3.13%) Eclipse
2 3 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.13%) Gradle
2 3 (3.13%) Hudson
3 1 (1.04%) GitLab
3 1 (1.04%) JIRA
3 1 (1.04%) MSI
3 1 (1.04%) NUnit
3 1 (1.04%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (13.54%) Finance
2 11 (11.46%) Banking
2 11 (11.46%) Marketing
3 4 (4.17%) Retail
4 3 (3.13%) Advertising
4 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.08%) Electronics
5 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.04%) Automotive
6 1 (1.04%) Law
6 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (53.13%) Developer
2 16 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 14 (14.58%) SQL Developer
4 13 (13.54%) .NET Developer
5 12 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 10 (10.42%) Web Developer
7 9 (9.38%) SQL Server Developer
8 8 (8.33%) Analyst
8 8 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (6.25%) Architect
9 6 (6.25%) C# Web Developer
9 6 (6.25%) EPiServer Developer
10 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (5.21%) C# Software Developer
10 5 (5.21%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (5.21%) Security Advisor
10 5 (5.21%) Software Developer
11 4 (4.17%) Consultant
11 4 (4.17%) QA Tester
11 4 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (48.96%) .NET
2 30 (31.25%) ASP.NET
3 28 (29.17%) HTML
4 22 (22.92%) jQuery
5 21 (21.88%) CSS
6 18 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (14.58%) Ajax
7 14 (14.58%) HTML5
7 14 (14.58%) XML
8 9 (9.38%) Spring
8 9 (9.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 8 (8.33%) CSS3
9 8 (8.33%) SOAP
10 7 (7.29%) .NET Framework
10 7 (7.29%) Spring Boot
10 7 (7.29%) Web Services
10 7 (7.29%) XHTML
10 7 (7.29%) XSLT
11 6 (6.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) User Experience
2 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.21%) CESG
3 5 (5.21%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.08%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.08%) iPad
5 2 (2.08%) iPhone
5 2 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Clustering
6 1 (1.04%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.04%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.04%) Replication
6 1 (1.04%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.96%) Windows
2 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.29%) Android
3 7 (7.29%) Linux
3 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (6.25%) Unix
5 5 (5.21%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.21%) Windows Vista
6 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.13%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.04%) MVC
3 14 (14.58%) Scrum
3 14 (14.58%) TDD
3 14 (14.58%) Web Development
4 11 (11.46%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 10 (10.42%) SOA
6 7 (7.29%) Data Modelling
7 6 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 6 (6.25%) ETL
7 6 (6.25%) Migration
8 5 (5.21%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.21%) Cryptography
8 5 (5.21%) Information Assurance
8 5 (5.21%) ISMS
8 5 (5.21%) ITIL
8 5 (5.21%) OO
9 4 (4.17%) ERP
9 4 (4.17%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 41 (42.71%) C#
2 35 (36.46%) SQL
3 23 (23.96%) JavaScript
4 21 (21.88%) Java
5 9 (9.38%) T-SQL
6 8 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.25%) VB.NET
8 4 (4.17%) Python
8 4 (4.17%) VB
9 3 (3.13%) Groovy
9 3 (3.13%) Perl
9 3 (3.13%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.13%) R
9 3 (3.13%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.13%) VBA
10 1 (1.04%) C
10 1 (1.04%) C++
10 1 (1.04%) F#
10 1 (1.04%) VBScript
10 1 (1.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.21%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (5.21%) CISSP
3 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.17%) Degree
4 4 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.17%) MCDBA
4 4 (4.17%) MCP
5 3 (3.13%) MCSA
6 2 (2.08%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.04%) CEH
7 1 (1.04%) MCSE
7 1 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) QA
2 3 (3.13%) RMADS
3 2 (2.08%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (13.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.13%) Sendmail
4 3 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.04%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.04%) XenApp
5 1 (1.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) AirWatch
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (3.13%) NetBackup
1 3 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (3.13%) OVSD
1 3 (3.13%) WSUS
2 1 (1.04%) EdgeSight
2 1 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.71%) Oracle
3 10 (10.42%) Citrix
4 9 (9.38%) VMware
5 7 (7.29%) HP
5 7 (7.29%) Symantec
6 4 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.13%) Cisco
7 3 (3.13%) MobileIron
7 3 (3.13%) SAP
8 2 (2.08%) Adobe
8 2 (2.08%) Cognos
8 2 (2.08%) DevExpress
8 2 (2.08%) Google
8 2 (2.08%) NetApp
8 2 (2.08%) Sitecore
8 2 (2.08%) Telerik
9 1 (1.04%) Apple
9 1 (1.04%) IBM
9 1 (1.04%) TIBCO