The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Consultant was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

SQL Server Consultant
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 70 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Consultant 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.30% 0.20% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £575 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £413 £425
% change year-on-year -6.06% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 617 934 957
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.77% 91.93% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 510 520
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 25
Median hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.70% +102.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

SQL Server Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured SQL Server Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Consultant in Reading

SQL Server Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Consultant in Reading

SQL Server Consultant Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, SQL Server Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring SQL Server Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (50.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) CRM
3 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) PaaS
4 1 (25.00%) ERP
4 1 (25.00%) ETL
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Complex ETL
4 1 (25.00%) IaaS
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

SQL Server Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (25.00%) Complex ETL
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft