Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 24 June 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 19 25
Rank change year-on-year -11 +6 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 75 99 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.52% 7.96% 6.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.51% 40.91% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 59 71
Reading median daily rate £423 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £292 £275
90th Percentile £500 £475 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Reading median hourly rate £12.00 £46.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.91% +275.51% -77.99%
10th Percentile £11.50 £18.60 £9.13
90th Percentile £12.50 £57.50 £15.58
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.50 £45.50 £12.25
% change year-on-year -2.20% +271.43% -77.99%

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 Reading with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 238 242 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 17.51% 19.47% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 139 211
Reading median daily rate £431 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £300 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £416 £415
% change year-on-year +2.10% +0.30% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 31 21
Reading median hourly rate £12.00 £9.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.32% - -82.93%
10th Percentile £10.55 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £63.25 £48.00 £15.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.75 £9.50 £9.50
% change year-on-year +371.05% - -70.77%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Reading

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Reading

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Reading over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Reading

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Reading region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 38 (50.67%) .NET
2 37 (49.33%) C#
3 32 (42.67%) SQL
4 28 (37.33%) MVC
5 27 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (36.00%) Microsoft
6 23 (30.67%) ASP.NET
6 23 (30.67%) Windows
6 23 (30.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 20 (26.67%) Multithreading
7 20 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 19 (25.33%) SC Cleared
9 17 (22.67%) T-SQL
9 17 (22.67%) JavaScript
9 17 (22.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (21.33%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (21.33%) Microservices
11 15 (20.00%) C++
11 15 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (17.33%) .NET Core
13 12 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (16.00%) Oracle
13 12 (16.00%) Visual Studio
13 12 (16.00%) Data Modelling
14 11 (14.67%) Linux
14 11 (14.67%) Java
14 11 (14.67%) TDD
14 11 (14.67%) jQuery
14 11 (14.67%) NoSQL
14 11 (14.67%) Power BI

SQL Server
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 6 (8.00%) Confluence
1 6 (8.00%) IIS
2 2 (2.67%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.67%) SAS
2 2 (2.67%) WordPress
3 1 (1.33%) Apache
3 1 (1.33%) CMS
3 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.33%) PowerExchange
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.67%) SPSS
3 1 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (30.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.33%) NuGet
3 5 (6.67%) IaaS
3 5 (6.67%) PaaS
4 4 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.67%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) Firewall
1 7 (9.33%) SMTP
1 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.67%) SAN
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.33%) HTTP
3 1 (1.33%) IPsec
3 1 (1.33%) LAN
3 1 (1.33%) Network Security
3 1 (1.33%) SSL
3 1 (1.33%) VLAN
3 1 (1.33%) VPN
3 1 (1.33%) WAN
3 1 (1.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (14.67%) NoSQL
4 11 (14.67%) Power BI
5 9 (12.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (8.00%) Big Data
6 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (5.33%) MySQL
7 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (4.00%) MongoDB
8 3 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (4.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (16.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (10.67%) Git (software)
3 7 (9.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (9.33%) TeamCity
4 6 (8.00%) Eclipse
4 6 (8.00%) JIRA
4 6 (8.00%) Maven
4 6 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.67%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.33%) ERwin
6 1 (1.33%) JMeter
6 1 (1.33%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.33%) MSTest
6 1 (1.33%) NUnit
6 1 (1.33%) Selenium
6 1 (1.33%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (9.33%) Banking
2 3 (4.00%) Back Office
3 2 (2.67%) Advertising
3 2 (2.67%) Finance
4 1 (1.33%) French Language
4 1 (1.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (61.33%) Developer
2 18 (24.00%) .NET Developer
3 10 (13.33%) SQL Developer
4 9 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (12.00%) C# Developer
5 8 (10.67%) Java Developer
5 8 (10.67%) Senior Developer
6 7 (9.33%) Software Developer
7 6 (8.00%) C++ Developer
7 6 (8.00%) DBA
8 5 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Consultant
8 5 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
8 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
9 4 (5.33%) Data Consultant
9 4 (5.33%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (5.33%) Insight Consultant
9 4 (5.33%) SQL DBA
9 4 (5.33%) SQL Server DBA
10 3 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (50.67%) .NET
2 23 (30.67%) ASP.NET
3 13 (17.33%) .NET Core
4 11 (14.67%) jQuery
5 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 8 (10.67%) HTML
6 7 (9.33%) .NET Framework
6 7 (9.33%) Entity Framework
6 7 (9.33%) REST
7 6 (8.00%) WCF
7 6 (8.00%) XML
8 5 (6.67%) AngularJS
9 4 (5.33%) CSS
9 4 (5.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (2.67%) HTML5
10 2 (2.67%) Kendo UI
10 2 (2.67%) NHibernate
10 2 (2.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (9.33%) Replication
2 5 (6.67%) Clustering
2 5 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.67%) Windows
2 11 (14.67%) Linux
3 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.33%) Android
5 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.33%) MVC
2 27 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (26.67%) Multithreading
4 16 (21.33%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (21.33%) Microservices
5 12 (16.00%) Data Modelling
6 11 (14.67%) TDD
7 10 (13.33%) Migration
8 9 (12.00%) DevOps
9 7 (9.33%) Analytics
9 7 (9.33%) High Availability
9 7 (9.33%) Low Latency
9 7 (9.33%) OO
9 7 (9.33%) Performance Testing
9 7 (9.33%) SDLC
10 6 (8.00%) Change Control
11 5 (6.67%) BDD
11 5 (6.67%) Business Analysis
11 5 (6.67%) Data Analytics
11 5 (6.67%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 37 (49.33%) C#
2 32 (42.67%) SQL
3 17 (22.67%) JavaScript
3 17 (22.67%) T-SQL
4 15 (20.00%) C++
5 11 (14.67%) Java
6 6 (8.00%) C
6 6 (8.00%) CQL
7 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.33%) VBA
8 3 (4.00%) Objective-C
8 3 (4.00%) PHP
8 3 (4.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.00%) Python
9 2 (2.67%) F#
9 2 (2.67%) R
9 2 (2.67%) VB
10 1 (1.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 19 (25.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.00%) Degree
3 3 (4.00%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) MCSE
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) ISO 9001
1 6 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.33%) GDPR
3 1 (1.33%) QA
3 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.67%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.33%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) Opsview
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.67%) SCCM
3 2 (2.67%) SCOM
4 1 (1.33%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.33%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 27 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.00%) Oracle
3 8 (10.67%) Capita
4 7 (9.33%) VMware
5 3 (4.00%) Informatica
5 3 (4.00%) Teradata
5 3 (4.00%) Xamarin
6 2 (2.67%) Cisco
6 2 (2.67%) CyberArk
6 2 (2.67%) SAP
6 2 (2.67%) Talend
6 2 (2.67%) Vertica
7 1 (1.33%) Adobe
7 1 (1.33%) Cognos
7 1 (1.33%) HP
7 1 (1.33%) Lumension
7 1 (1.33%) McAfee
7 1 (1.33%) Netezza
7 1 (1.33%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.33%) WatchGuard