The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 48 16 20
Rank change year-on-year -32 +4  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 21 78 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.85% 10.37% 7.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.00% 40.00% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 54 39
Median daily rate £425 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 84 195 184
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 11.40% 25.93% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 101 110
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -66.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Milton Keynes

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Milton Keynes

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Milton Keynes

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 24 (44.44%) .NET
2 21 (38.89%) C#
2 21 (38.89%) Windows
3 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
4 19 (35.19%) SQL
5 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (27.78%) Oracle
7 14 (25.93%) ASP.NET
8 13 (24.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
9 11 (20.37%) Java
10 10 (18.52%) Active Directory
10 10 (18.52%) Scrum
10 10 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (18.52%) TDD
11 9 (16.67%) MVC
11 9 (16.67%) Citrix
11 9 (16.67%) Linux
11 9 (16.67%) HTML
11 9 (16.67%) XML
12 8 (14.81%) XSLT
12 8 (14.81%) CSS
12 8 (14.81%) Data Modelling
12 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
13 7 (12.96%) DV Cleared
13 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (12.96%) .NET Framework
13 7 (12.96%) Java EE
13 7 (12.96%) ETL
13 7 (12.96%) SharePoint

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.70%) JBoss
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.85%) Confluence
4 1 (1.85%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Internet
2 4 (7.41%) IPsec
2 4 (7.41%) SMTP
3 2 (3.70%) FTP
3 2 (3.70%) Intranet
3 2 (3.70%) SSH
4 1 (1.85%) DNS
4 1 (1.85%) Firewall
4 1 (1.85%) LDAP
4 1 (1.85%) Network Security
4 1 (1.85%) SAN
4 1 (1.85%) WAN
4 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (11.11%) Relational Database
5 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (9.26%) MongoDB
5 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (7.41%) Big Data
6 4 (7.41%) Hadoop
6 4 (7.41%) NoSQL
6 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (3.70%) MySQL
8 2 (3.70%) OLAP
8 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
8 2 (3.70%) SSDT
8 2 (3.70%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.41%) Ant
2 4 (7.41%) Eclipse
2 4 (7.41%) Gradle
2 4 (7.41%) Hudson
3 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.70%) Subversion
4 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.85%) GitLab
5 1 (1.85%) JIRA
5 1 (1.85%) Moq
5 1 (1.85%) MSI
5 1 (1.85%) NUnit
5 1 (1.85%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
1 6 (11.11%) Retail
2 3 (5.56%) Banking
2 3 (5.56%) Marketing
2 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.70%) Electronics
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Automotive
4 1 (1.85%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (48.15%) Developer
2 8 (14.81%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.96%) SQL Developer
4 6 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 6 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (11.11%) Architect
5 5 (9.26%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 4 (7.41%) Applications Support
6 4 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Security Advisor
6 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Support Specialist
7 3 (5.56%) Agile Scrum Master
7 3 (5.56%) Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) DBA
7 3 (5.56%) DV Cleared Java Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Software Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Workflow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (44.44%) .NET
2 14 (25.93%) ASP.NET
3 9 (16.67%) HTML
3 9 (16.67%) XML
4 8 (14.81%) CSS
4 8 (14.81%) XSLT
5 7 (12.96%) .NET Framework
5 7 (12.96%) Java EE
6 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (11.11%) Web Services
7 5 (9.26%) jQuery
8 4 (7.41%) EJB
8 4 (7.41%) JMS
8 4 (7.41%) REST
8 4 (7.41%) SOAP
9 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (5.56%) Hibernate
9 3 (5.56%) Spring
10 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
10 2 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.41%) CESG
1 4 (7.41%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.85%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Replication
4 1 (1.85%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.89%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Linux
3 7 (12.96%) Unix
4 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.41%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.52%) Scrum
2 10 (18.52%) TDD
3 9 (16.67%) MVC
4 8 (14.81%) Data Modelling
5 7 (12.96%) ETL
5 7 (12.96%) ITIL
6 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (11.11%) High Availability
6 6 (11.11%) OO
7 5 (9.26%) Open Source
8 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.41%) CRM
8 4 (7.41%) Cryptography
8 4 (7.41%) Information Assurance
8 4 (7.41%) ISMS
8 4 (7.41%) ITSM
8 4 (7.41%) MapReduce
8 4 (7.41%) UML
8 4 (7.41%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.89%) C#
2 19 (35.19%) SQL
3 11 (20.37%) Java
4 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 5 (9.26%) Python
6 4 (7.41%) Perl
6 4 (7.41%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.56%) Groovy
7 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.70%) C
8 2 (3.70%) C++
8 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.85%) F#
9 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.85%) VB
9 1 (1.85%) VBScript
9 1 (1.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.96%) DV Cleared
4 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (7.41%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (7.41%) CISSP
5 4 (7.41%) MCDBA
5 4 (7.41%) MCP
6 3 (5.56%) MCSA
7 2 (3.70%) Degree
7 2 (3.70%) Sun Certification
8 1 (1.85%) CEH
8 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.85%) MCITP
8 1 (1.85%) MCSE
8 1 (1.85%) MCTS
8 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) RMADS
2 2 (3.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.70%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.85%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.85%) XenApp
6 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) OVSD
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.85%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 15 (27.78%) Oracle
3 9 (16.67%) Citrix
4 6 (11.11%) HP
4 6 (11.11%) VMware
5 5 (9.26%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.41%) NetApp
6 4 (7.41%) Symantec
7 3 (5.56%) SAP
8 2 (3.70%) EMC
9 1 (1.85%) AppSense
9 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.85%) Cisco
9 1 (1.85%) CommVault
9 1 (1.85%) Dell
9 1 (1.85%) Genesys
9 1 (1.85%) IBM
9 1 (1.85%) Intel
9 1 (1.85%) Remedy
9 1 (1.85%) Sitecore
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