Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 36 16
Rank change year-on-year +14 -20 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 155 97 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 7.19% 5.02% 9.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.57% 30.89% 35.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 66 133
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £385 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.88% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £289
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year +3.43% +3.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.58% -61.25%
South East median hourly rate £40.25 £43.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.40% +32.31% -10.96%

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 507 314 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 23.53% 16.26% 25.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 139 263
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £463 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £285
90th Percentile £575 £528 £538
South East median daily rate £438 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £34.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +122.58% -61.25%
South East median hourly rate £42.00 £16.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +162.50% -39.62% -18.46%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +31 124 £385 -9.53% 35
High Wycombe -1 9 £335 +6.35% 8
Buckingham -3 2 £475 +18.75%
Amersham - 2 £375 -
Newport Pagnell +6 1 £650 - 1
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 84 (54.19%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (36.13%) SQL
3 48 (30.97%) C#
3 48 (30.97%) Microsoft
4 47 (30.32%) Oracle
5 44 (28.39%) .NET
6 39 (25.16%) Java
6 39 (25.16%) CRM
7 38 (24.52%) Finance
8 35 (22.58%) AngularJS
9 33 (21.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 32 (20.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 29 (18.71%) Apache
12 26 (16.77%) ASP.NET
13 24 (15.48%) Spring
14 23 (14.84%) IBM
14 23 (14.84%) Waterfall
15 21 (13.55%) ETL
15 21 (13.55%) Performance Tuning
16 20 (12.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 20 (12.90%) MVC
16 20 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (12.90%) ITIL
17 19 (12.26%) Web Services
17 19 (12.26%) JavaScript
17 19 (12.26%) J2EE
17 19 (12.26%) Hibernate
17 19 (12.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 19 (12.26%) WebSphere

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 (18.71%) Apache
2 19 (12.26%) WebSphere
3 17 (10.97%) IIS
3 17 (10.97%) Tomcat
4 9 (5.81%) Confluence
5 7 (4.52%) SAS
6 5 (3.23%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.94%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.29%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.29%) CMS
8 2 (1.29%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.29%) nginx
8 2 (1.29%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.65%) Drupal
9 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (10.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.87%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.29%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.29%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.65%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 33 (21.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.52%) Office 365
4 5 (3.23%) IaaS
5 3 (1.94%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.94%) GitHub
5 3 (1.94%) PaaS
5 3 (1.94%) SaaS
6 2 (1.29%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.97%) HTTP
2 4 (2.58%) Firewall
3 3 (1.94%) NAS
4 2 (1.29%) DNS
4 2 (1.29%) Intranet
4 2 (1.29%) Network Security
4 2 (1.29%) SSL
4 2 (1.29%) VLAN
5 1 (0.65%) FTP
5 1 (0.65%) Internet
5 1 (0.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 20 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (12.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (11.61%) DB2
4 18 (11.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (10.97%) MySQL
6 16 (10.32%) Relational Database
7 13 (8.39%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (8.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (7.74%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (6.45%) Big Data
10 8 (5.16%) DB2 UDB
10 8 (5.16%) Hadoop
10 8 (5.16%) Power BI
10 8 (5.16%) QlikView
10 8 (5.16%) RDBMS
11 5 (3.23%) MongoDB
11 5 (3.23%) Oracle Database
11 5 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (2.58%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (8.39%) JIRA
1 13 (8.39%) Visual Studio
2 12 (7.74%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (5.81%) Moq
3 9 (5.81%) MSTest
4 8 (5.16%) Git (software)
5 7 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.87%) Eclipse
6 6 (3.87%) Maven
7 3 (1.94%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.94%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.94%) Subversion
8 2 (1.29%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.29%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.65%) Selenium
9 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (24.52%) Finance
2 11 (7.10%) Banking
3 6 (3.87%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.29%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.29%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 88 (56.77%) Developer
2 31 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 26 (16.77%) SQL Developer
4 22 (14.19%) Java Developer
5 21 (13.55%) Senior Developer
6 17 (10.97%) Senior Java Developer
7 16 (10.32%) C# Developer
7 16 (10.32%) SQL Server Developer
8 13 (8.39%) Analyst
8 13 (8.39%) Architect
9 11 (7.10%) DBA
9 11 (7.10%) J2EE Developer
9 11 (7.10%) J2EE Team Leader
9 11 (7.10%) Java Team Leader
9 11 (7.10%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 11 (7.10%) Lead Developer
9 11 (7.10%) Lead Java Developer
9 11 (7.10%) Senior J2EE Developer
9 11 (7.10%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
9 11 (7.10%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (28.39%) .NET
2 35 (22.58%) AngularJS
3 26 (16.77%) ASP.NET
4 24 (15.48%) Spring
5 20 (12.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 19 (12.26%) Hibernate
6 19 (12.26%) J2EE
6 19 (12.26%) Web Services
7 17 (10.97%) Apache CXF
7 17 (10.97%) JDBC
7 17 (10.97%) WebSphere MQ
8 16 (10.32%) .NET Framework
8 16 (10.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (10.32%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (9.03%) HTML
10 7 (4.52%) Angular 2
10 7 (4.52%) CSS
10 7 (4.52%) jQuery
11 5 (3.23%) Entity Framework
11 5 (3.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.03%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (5.16%) Clustering
3 6 (3.87%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.23%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.29%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.29%) User Experience
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.65%) iSeries
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.68%) Unix
1 15 (9.68%) Windows
2 8 (5.16%) Linux
3 6 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.94%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.29%) Android
6 2 (1.29%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.29%) DC/OS
7 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (54.19%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (25.16%) CRM
3 23 (14.84%) Waterfall
4 21 (13.55%) ETL
4 21 (13.55%) Performance Tuning
5 20 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (12.90%) ITIL
5 20 (12.90%) MVC
6 16 (10.32%) TDD
7 15 (9.68%) Unit Testing
8 14 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (9.03%) DevOps
9 12 (7.74%) Scrum
10 11 (7.10%) Data Integration
11 9 (5.81%) Data Governance
11 9 (5.81%) Test Automation
12 8 (5.16%) Data Analysis
12 8 (5.16%) Kimball Methodology
13 7 (4.52%) Software Testing
13 7 (4.52%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 56 (36.13%) SQL
2 48 (30.97%) C#
3 39 (25.16%) Java
4 19 (12.26%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.10%) T-SQL
6 8 (5.16%) Python
6 8 (5.16%) VBA
7 7 (4.52%) VB
8 6 (3.87%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.87%) Korn
9 5 (3.23%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.94%) PHP
10 3 (1.94%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.29%) C
11 2 (1.29%) HiveQL
11 2 (1.29%) Scala
12 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.52%) ISEB
2 7 (4.52%) ISTQB
2 7 (4.52%) MCP
2 7 (4.52%) SC Cleared
2 7 (4.52%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.87%) Degree
3 6 (3.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.23%) MCSE
5 3 (1.94%) CCNA
5 3 (1.94%) CCSP
5 3 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.94%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.94%) MCITP
5 3 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.65%) CISSP
6 1 (0.65%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.65%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.10%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.58%) GDPR
3 1 (0.65%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.16%) Docker
3 7 (4.52%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.29%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (4.52%) Ansible
2 6 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (3.23%) SCCM
4 4 (2.58%) SCOM
4 4 (2.58%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 3 (1.94%) HP ALM
5 3 (1.94%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.29%) Kibana
6 2 (1.29%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 48 (30.97%) Microsoft
2 47 (30.32%) Oracle
3 23 (14.84%) IBM
4 15 (9.68%) SAP
5 7 (4.52%) Micro Focus
5 7 (4.52%) Teradata
6 6 (3.87%) HP
7 5 (3.23%) VMware
8 3 (1.94%) Citrix
8 3 (1.94%) Talend
9 2 (1.29%) ATG
9 2 (1.29%) Cisco
9 2 (1.29%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.29%) Demandware
9 2 (1.29%) Google
9 2 (1.29%) hybris
9 2 (1.29%) IFS
9 2 (1.29%) QNAP
9 2 (1.29%) Splunk
9 2 (1.29%) Tableau