Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 31 16
Rank change year-on-year +6 -15 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 120 146 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 7.09% 6.14% 8.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.74% 28.91% 35.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 153 100
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £363 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -7.94% +8.25%
10th Percentile £228 £300 £270
90th Percentile £519 £475 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £26.65 £15.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.21% - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +60.38%

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 318 505 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 18.78% 21.25% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 207 201
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +5.07% -
10th Percentile £240 £302 £263
90th Percentile £575 £500 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.94% +6.19% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £26.65 £15.75 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.21% -40.57% +17.78%
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -11.76% +107.32% -22.64%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -9 79 £410 +13.10% 31
High Wycombe 0 11 £415 +14.48% 2
Aylesbury +3 7 £275 - 3
Marlow - 5 £375 - 2
Buckingham - 3 £425 - 1
Amersham - 2 £190 - 3
Beaconsfield -11 1 £388 - 4
Chesham - 1 £250 - 2
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 71 (59.17%) SQL
2 60 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 51 (42.50%) Windows
4 49 (40.83%) .NET
5 43 (35.83%) C#
6 38 (31.67%) Windows Server
7 31 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (23.33%) Active Directory
9 27 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 26 (21.67%) Security Cleared
10 26 (21.67%) MS Exchange
11 25 (20.83%) JavaScript
12 24 (20.00%) ITIL
12 24 (20.00%) ASP.NET
13 23 (19.17%) Microsoft Office
13 23 (19.17%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (17.50%) SQL Server 2008
14 21 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (17.50%) CRM
15 20 (16.67%) SC Cleared
15 20 (16.67%) PowerShell
16 18 (15.00%) AngularJS
17 17 (14.17%) HP
17 17 (14.17%) HTML
17 17 (14.17%) VMware
17 17 (14.17%) Office 365
18 16 (13.33%) Service Management
18 16 (13.33%) MVC
19 15 (12.50%) ITIL V3
19 15 (12.50%) DV Cleared

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 26 (21.67%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2003
2 13 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2007
2 13 (10.83%) SharePoint
3 11 (9.17%) IIS
4 6 (5.00%) CMS
4 6 (5.00%) EPiServer
4 6 (5.00%) Skype for Business
4 6 (5.00%) Umbraco
5 5 (4.17%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.33%) Apache
6 4 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.50%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.67%) Confluence
9 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.83%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.83%) Kentico
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (19.17%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.67%) CATIA
3 2 (1.67%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 10 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.50%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (2.50%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (1.67%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.67%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.67%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (1.67%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.67%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 27 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (14.17%) Office 365
3 5 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (3.33%) SaaS
5 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.67%) GitHub
6 1 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.83%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.67%) Firewall
2 6 (5.00%) IP Telephony
2 6 (5.00%) SAN
3 3 (2.50%) WAN
4 2 (1.67%) Network Security
5 1 (0.83%) DNS
5 1 (0.83%) Internet
5 1 (0.83%) Intranet
5 1 (0.83%) LAN
5 1 (0.83%) MQTT
5 1 (0.83%) Skype
5 1 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (10.83%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (3.33%) Power BI
9 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.67%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.67%) MS Access
10 2 (1.67%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.67%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.83%) DB2 UDB
11 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (9.17%) Visual Studio
2 9 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.17%) JIRA
4 4 (3.33%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.50%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.67%) MSI
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.83%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.83%) ERwin
7 1 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (7.50%) Finance
2 6 (5.00%) Retail
3 3 (2.50%) Banking
3 3 (2.50%) Publishing
4 2 (1.67%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 44 (36.67%) Developer
2 25 (20.83%) .NET Developer
3 18 (15.00%) Analyst
4 11 (9.17%) Architect
5 10 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 10 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (7.50%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.50%) DBA
6 9 (7.50%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (6.67%) SQL DBA
7 8 (6.67%) SQL Developer
8 7 (5.83%) Angular Developer
8 7 (5.83%) Applications Support
9 6 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (4.17%) Consultant
10 5 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
11 4 (3.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (3.33%) Workflow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (40.83%) .NET
2 24 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 18 (15.00%) AngularJS
4 17 (14.17%) HTML
5 13 (10.83%) CSS
6 12 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (9.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (8.33%) .NET Framework
9 8 (6.67%) .NET Core
9 8 (6.67%) Web Services
9 8 (6.67%) XML
10 7 (5.83%) Node.js
11 5 (4.17%) HTML5
11 5 (4.17%) React
11 5 (4.17%) SOAP
12 4 (3.33%) WCF
12 4 (3.33%) XSLT
13 3 (2.50%) JSON
13 3 (2.50%) LDAP
13 3 (2.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.50%) Clustering
3 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.50%) Robotics
3 3 (2.50%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.83%) Replication
5 1 (0.83%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 51 (42.50%) Windows
2 38 (31.67%) Windows Server
3 23 (19.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (10.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (7.50%) Linux
6 7 (5.83%) Unix
7 5 (4.17%) Android
8 4 (3.33%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.00%) ITIL
3 21 (17.50%) CRM
3 21 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (13.33%) MVC
4 16 (13.33%) Service Management
5 15 (12.50%) ITIL V3
6 14 (11.67%) Critical Thinking
7 13 (10.83%) DevOps
7 13 (10.83%) ITSM
8 12 (10.00%) Migration
9 9 (7.50%) Change Control
10 8 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (5.83%) ETL
11 7 (5.83%) SOA
11 7 (5.83%) Workflow
12 6 (5.00%) Analytics
12 6 (5.00%) Scrum
12 6 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 71 (59.17%) SQL
2 43 (35.83%) C#
3 25 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 20 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 12 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.00%) Java
6 6 (5.00%) Python
7 4 (3.33%) XPath
8 3 (2.50%) PHP
8 3 (2.50%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.67%) Perl
9 2 (1.67%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.83%) Delphi
10 1 (0.83%) Korn
10 1 (0.83%) R
10 1 (0.83%) VB
10 1 (0.83%) VBA
10 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (21.67%) Security Cleared
2 20 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 15 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 8 (6.67%) MCP
5 8 (6.67%) MCSE
6 4 (3.33%) MCSA
7 3 (2.50%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.67%) Degree
8 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.83%) CISSP
9 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.83%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.83%) MCITP
9 1 (0.83%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) SLA
2 3 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.50%) Docker
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.83%) XenApp
5 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (9.17%) OVSD
2 7 (5.83%) SCCM
3 3 (2.50%) AirWatch
3 3 (2.50%) SCOM
4 2 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.67%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.67%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.83%) Ansible
5 1 (0.83%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 60 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.17%) HP
2 17 (14.17%) VMware
3 12 (10.00%) Oracle
4 10 (8.33%) Citrix
5 9 (7.50%) NetApp
6 7 (5.83%) SAP
6 7 (5.83%) webMethods
7 5 (4.17%) Xamarin
8 4 (3.33%) Blue Coat
8 4 (3.33%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.33%) Cisco
8 4 (3.33%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.33%) TIBCO
9 3 (2.50%) Lumension
10 2 (1.67%) ANSYS
10 2 (1.67%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.67%) Mentor Graphics
10 2 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.83%) Sage