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 22 June 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 19 13
Rank change year-on-year -24 -6  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 36 53 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 4.90% 7.95% 9.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.00% 33.33% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 35 34
Median daily rate £410 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +1.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £304 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.75
% change year-on-year +20.96% +37.49%  

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 150 159 204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 20.41% 23.84% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 71 95
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £351
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.27 £26.75
% change year-on-year +21.52% +16.89%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 22 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) Windows
3 20 (35.71%) SQL
4 16 (28.57%) .NET
4 16 (28.57%) Oracle
4 16 (28.57%) Linux
4 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 15 (26.79%) Java
6 14 (25.00%) C#
6 14 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 13 (23.21%) MongoDB
8 12 (21.43%) Banking
8 12 (21.43%) MySQL
8 12 (21.43%) DB2
8 12 (21.43%) Citrix
9 11 (19.64%) VMware
9 11 (19.64%) Python
9 11 (19.64%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (17.86%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (17.86%) Shell Script
11 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
11 9 (16.07%) HTML
11 9 (16.07%) YAML
11 9 (16.07%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (16.07%) Task Automation
12 8 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016

SQL Server
Co-occurring 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 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 8 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.14%) Apache
2 4 (7.14%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) JBoss
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.79%) Confluence
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.79%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (8.93%) Office 365
4 3 (5.36%) SaaS
5 1 (1.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) Firewall
1 5 (8.93%) SAN
2 4 (7.14%) ATM
2 4 (7.14%) Internet
2 4 (7.14%) NAS
3 3 (5.36%) LDAP
4 2 (3.57%) Intranet
4 2 (3.57%) IPsec
4 2 (3.57%) SMTP
5 1 (1.79%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.79%) DNS
5 1 (1.79%) Network Security
5 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) MongoDB
2 12 (21.43%) DB2
2 12 (21.43%) MySQL
3 11 (19.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (17.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (12.50%) DB2 UDB
6 7 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (10.71%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (10.71%) Hadoop
7 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (8.93%) Big Data
9 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
10 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
10 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (1.79%) MS Access
11 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.57%) Ant
3 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.57%) Gradle
3 2 (3.57%) Hudson
3 2 (3.57%) Subversion
3 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.79%) GitLab
4 1 (1.79%) JIRA
4 1 (1.79%) MSI
4 1 (1.79%) NUnit
4 1 (1.79%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (21.43%) Banking
2 8 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Electronics
4 1 (1.79%) Law
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (48.21%) Developer
2 10 (17.86%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.07%) .NET Developer
4 7 (12.50%) SQL Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Architect
5 6 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (10.71%) C# Developer
5 6 (10.71%) DBA
6 4 (7.14%) DB2 DBA
6 4 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.57%) Administrator
8 2 (3.57%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) SQL Database Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) .NET
2 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
2 9 (16.07%) HTML
2 9 (16.07%) YAML
3 8 (14.29%) XML
4 7 (12.50%) Spring
5 6 (10.71%) CSS
5 6 (10.71%) Java EE
5 6 (10.71%) SOAP
5 6 (10.71%) Web Services
5 6 (10.71%) XSLT
6 5 (8.93%) HTML5
6 5 (8.93%) REST
6 5 (8.93%) Spring Boot
7 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
8 3 (5.36%) Hibernate
8 3 (5.36%) jQuery
8 3 (5.36%) Node.js
8 3 (5.36%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (10.71%) User Experience
2 5 (8.93%) Clustering
3 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.57%) CESG
4 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.57%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.79%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 21 (37.50%) Windows
2 16 (28.57%) Linux
3 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 6 (10.71%) Solaris
5 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.71%) Windows Vista
6 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.14%) Unix
7 3 (5.36%) Windows 10
7 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.57%) AIX
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.07%) Performance Monitoring
2 9 (16.07%) Task Automation
3 8 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (14.29%) Scrum
3 8 (14.29%) SOA
4 7 (12.50%) DevOps
4 7 (12.50%) ITIL
5 6 (10.71%) TDD
6 5 (8.93%) Capacity Management
6 5 (8.93%) ITIL V3
6 5 (8.93%) MVC
6 5 (8.93%) Open Source
6 5 (8.93%) Security Management
7 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.14%) OO
7 4 (7.14%) Project Management
7 4 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (5.36%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) SQL
2 15 (26.79%) Java
3 14 (25.00%) C#
4 11 (19.64%) Python
5 10 (17.86%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.36%) Groovy
7 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.57%) Perl
8 2 (3.57%) PHP
8 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.79%) Clojure
9 1 (1.79%) F#
9 1 (1.79%) Korn
9 1 (1.79%) VB
9 1 (1.79%) VBScript
9 1 (1.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.93%) MCSE
5 4 (7.14%) MCDBA
5 4 (7.14%) MCP
6 3 (5.36%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.36%) MCITP
6 3 (5.36%) MCSA
7 2 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (3.57%) CISSP
7 2 (3.57%) Sun Certification
7 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.79%) CCNA
8 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.79%) Degree
8 1 (1.79%) GSAE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) ISO 8583
2 2 (3.57%) RMADS
3 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.57%) XenApp
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.79%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) Ansible
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (8.93%) SCOM
3 4 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (7.14%) SCCM
4 3 (5.36%) OVSD
5 1 (1.79%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 16 (28.57%) Oracle
2 12 (21.43%) Citrix
3 11 (19.64%) VMware
4 8 (14.29%) HP
5 5 (8.93%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.14%) StorageTek
6 4 (7.14%) Sun
7 3 (5.36%) NetApp
8 1 (1.79%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.79%) AppSense
8 1 (1.79%) CommVault
8 1 (1.79%) EMC
8 1 (1.79%) F5
8 1 (1.79%) Genesys
8 1 (1.79%) SAP
8 1 (1.79%) Talend
8 1 (1.79%) TIBCO
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