Period
to 10 July 2020

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 10 July 2020 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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 16 21
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 +25
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 56 137 149
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 8.25% 8.74% 7.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.36% 46.28% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 105 120
Median daily rate £410 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +8.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £300
90th Percentile £500 £529 £566
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £50.50 £46.67 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.21% - -
South East median hourly rate £67.50 £49.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year +37.76% +21.74% -6.40%

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 146 296 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.50% 18.88% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 168 250
Median daily rate £458 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.66% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £300
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Median hourly rate £39.00 £38.35 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% -20.93% +155.26%
10th Percentile £28.13 £18.18 £34.25
90th Percentile £54.00 £51.59 £55.35
Median hourly rate £42.00 £47.69 £40.50
% change year-on-year -11.93% +17.75% +106.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Buckinghamshire.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Buckinghamshire.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL Server in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

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 10 July 2020. 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 +1 38 £415 -5.14% 8
High Wycombe 0 4 £475 +18.75% 2
Marlow -1 2 - -
Aylesbury +1 1 £350 -6.67% 1
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 36 (64.29%) SQL
2 29 (51.79%) HTML
3 26 (46.43%) JavaScript
4 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (39.29%) Web Services
6 21 (37.50%) C#
6 21 (37.50%) .NET
6 21 (37.50%) Windows
7 18 (32.14%) Java
7 18 (32.14%) MVC
7 18 (32.14%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (28.57%) XML
9 15 (26.79%) Linux
9 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
10 14 (25.00%) CSS
10 14 (25.00%) T-SQL
10 14 (25.00%) Oracle
10 14 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
11 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
11 13 (23.21%) .NET Framework
11 13 (23.21%) MySQL
11 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Office
11 13 (23.21%) CRM
11 13 (23.21%) Scrum
11 13 (23.21%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (21.43%) SOAP
12 12 (21.43%) PowerShell
13 11 (19.64%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (19.64%) DevOps

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 9 (16.07%) IIS
1 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
1 9 (16.07%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.14%) Apache
2 4 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.57%) ArcGIS
3 2 (3.57%) CMS
3 2 (3.57%) EPiServer
3 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.57%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.79%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) AWS
1 7 (12.50%) Azure
2 4 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (5.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (5.36%) Amazon S3
3 3 (5.36%) npm
4 2 (3.57%) Office 365
4 2 (3.57%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) DNS
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) MySQL
1 13 (23.21%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (19.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (17.86%) DB2
4 9 (16.07%) DB2 UDB
4 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (10.71%) Relational Database
6 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2017
8 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (5.36%) MongoDB
9 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
9 3 (5.36%) RDBMS
10 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
10 2 (3.57%) PolyBase
10 2 (3.57%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 14 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.07%) Ant
2 9 (16.07%) Eclipse
2 9 (16.07%) JIRA
2 9 (16.07%) Selenium
3 6 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.93%) JUnit
5 3 (5.36%) Grunt
5 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.36%) Mocha
5 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.36%) webpack
6 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (17.86%) Banking
2 9 (16.07%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.79%) Law
5 1 (1.79%) Local Government
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (55.36%) Developer
2 12 (21.43%) Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) DBA
3 8 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 7 (12.50%) SQL DBA
5 6 (10.71%) .NET Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Applications Developer
6 5 (8.93%) CRM Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (5.36%) Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) J2EE Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared DBA
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Applications Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (51.79%) HTML
2 22 (39.29%) Web Services
3 21 (37.50%) .NET
4 16 (28.57%) XML
5 14 (25.00%) CSS
6 13 (23.21%) .NET Framework
7 12 (21.43%) SOAP
8 10 (17.86%) AngularJS
9 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
9 9 (16.07%) Entity Framework
9 9 (16.07%) JSP
9 9 (16.07%) LDAP
9 9 (16.07%) LINQ
9 9 (16.07%) SailPoint
9 9 (16.07%) Servlets
10 8 (14.29%) Node.js
11 7 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (10.71%) jQuery
12 6 (10.71%) Spring
12 6 (10.71%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Linux Command Line
1 9 (16.07%) Mainframe
2 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.36%) User Experience
4 2 (3.57%) Clustering
4 2 (3.57%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.79%) CESG
5 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (37.50%) Windows
2 15 (26.79%) Linux
3 9 (16.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (16.07%) Unix
4 3 (5.36%) Android
4 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.79%) AIX
5 1 (1.79%) HPUX
5 1 (1.79%) Solaris
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.14%) MVC
2 18 (32.14%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (23.21%) CRM
3 13 (23.21%) Scrum
4 11 (19.64%) DevOps
5 10 (17.86%) Web Development
6 8 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 7 (12.50%) High Availability
7 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 7 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
8 6 (10.71%) Data Migration
8 6 (10.71%) ITIL
8 6 (10.71%) Migration
8 6 (10.71%) Project Management
8 6 (10.71%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (64.29%) SQL
2 26 (46.43%) JavaScript
3 21 (37.50%) C#
4 18 (32.14%) Java
5 14 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 12 (21.43%) PowerShell
7 9 (16.07%) BeanShell
7 9 (16.07%) Bourne shell
7 9 (16.07%) C
7 9 (16.07%) Korn
7 9 (16.07%) Perl
7 9 (16.07%) Python
8 5 (8.93%) PHP
9 4 (7.14%) TypeScript
9 4 (7.14%) VB
10 3 (5.36%) Apple Swift
10 3 (5.36%) ES6
10 3 (5.36%) Kotlin
10 3 (5.36%) Objective-C
11 2 (3.57%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
1 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.71%) MCAD
2 6 (10.71%) MCITP
2 6 (10.71%) MCPD
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) Degree
4 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) GDPR
1 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.07%) RACF
3 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Control-M
1 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.00%) Oracle
3 9 (16.07%) Red Hat
4 6 (10.71%) IBM
5 3 (5.36%) OutSystems
5 3 (5.36%) Xamarin
6 2 (3.57%) Computacenter
6 2 (3.57%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (3.57%) Planview
6 2 (3.57%) VMware
7 1 (1.79%) Brocade
7 1 (1.79%) Capita
7 1 (1.79%) CommVault
7 1 (1.79%) Hitachi
7 1 (1.79%) McAfee
7 1 (1.79%) Nintex
7 1 (1.79%) SAP
7 1 (1.79%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.79%) Sybase
7 1 (1.79%) Veritas