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 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)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 23 27 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 40 65 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.16% 6.44% 8.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.61% 34.03% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 42 54
Median daily rate £396 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +8.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £541 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £50.50 - £55.65
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 Reading with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 119 191 168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 18.34% 18.93% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 127 95
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 3
Median hourly rate £9.50 £9.50 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -82.92%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Reading

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 41 (45.56%) .NET
2 40 (44.44%) C#
2 40 (44.44%) SQL
2 40 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 25 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (25.56%) CRM
4 23 (25.56%) ASP.NET
4 23 (25.56%) Windows
4 23 (25.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 21 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (23.33%) Finance
6 18 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (20.00%) Oracle
6 18 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 16 (17.78%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (16.67%) ETL
8 15 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 14 (15.56%) MVC
9 14 (15.56%) T-SQL
10 13 (14.44%) CSS
10 13 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (14.44%) WCF
11 12 (13.33%) Data Protection
11 12 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
11 12 (13.33%) Migration
12 11 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (12.22%) AngularJS
12 11 (12.22%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (11.11%) Windows Server

SQL Server
Top Related 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 16 (17.78%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.33%) JBoss
3 3 (3.33%) SAS
4 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.11%) CMS
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (25.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.22%) SAP BPC
3 2 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.11%) Maximo
4 1 (1.11%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.00%) IaaS
2 9 (10.00%) PaaS
3 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) Firewall
1 3 (3.33%) Internet
2 2 (2.22%) SAN
3 1 (1.11%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
2 21 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (12.22%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (7.78%) Relational Database
6 5 (5.56%) Oracle Database
6 5 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (4.44%) OLAP
7 4 (4.44%) OLTP
8 3 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (3.33%) Power BI
9 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.11%) CloverETL
10 1 (1.11%) DB2
10 1 (1.11%) Pentaho
10 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.33%) MSTest
4 2 (2.22%) Bower
4 2 (2.22%) Grunt
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.11%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.11%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (23.33%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Electronics
2 4 (4.44%) Retail
2 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.33%) Banking
3 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.22%) Marketing
5 1 (1.11%) Advertising
5 1 (1.11%) Legal
5 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 57 (63.33%) Developer
2 25 (27.78%) .NET Developer
3 20 (22.22%) SQL Developer
4 15 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 14 (15.56%) SQL Server Developer
6 11 (12.22%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (10.00%) BizTalk Developer
9 8 (8.89%) DBA
10 6 (6.67%) Architect
10 6 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (6.67%) Consultant
10 6 (6.67%) Integration Developer
11 5 (5.56%) Analyst
11 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 5 (5.56%) Azure Developer
11 5 (5.56%) SQL DBA
11 5 (5.56%) WCF Developer
12 4 (4.44%) Data Architect
12 4 (4.44%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (45.56%) .NET
2 23 (25.56%) ASP.NET
3 13 (14.44%) CSS
3 13 (14.44%) WCF
4 11 (12.22%) AngularJS
5 10 (11.11%) HTML
6 9 (10.00%) CSS3
6 9 (10.00%) Web Services
7 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (5.56%) .NET Framework
9 5 (5.56%) HTML5
10 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 4 (4.44%) jQuery
10 4 (4.44%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (4.44%) WinForms
10 4 (4.44%) XML
11 3 (3.33%) Entity Framework
11 3 (3.33%) Java EE
11 3 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.33%) Replication
2 2 (2.22%) AS400
2 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.11%) Clustering
3 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.11%) iPad
3 1 (1.11%) iSeries
3 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.56%) Windows
2 10 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.22%) Linux
4 2 (2.22%) Unix
4 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.11%) AIX
5 1 (1.11%) Solaris
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) CRM
2 15 (16.67%) ETL
3 14 (15.56%) MVC
4 13 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (13.33%) Data Protection
5 12 (13.33%) Migration
6 10 (11.11%) ERP
7 9 (10.00%) Data Modelling
8 8 (8.89%) Data Analysis
8 8 (8.89%) Project Management
8 8 (8.89%) Web Development
9 7 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.67%) ITIL
10 6 (6.67%) Multithreading
11 5 (5.56%) Complex ETL
11 5 (5.56%) Data Migration
11 5 (5.56%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 40 (44.44%) C#
1 40 (44.44%) SQL
2 18 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (15.56%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.56%) C
5 4 (4.44%) C++
6 3 (3.33%) Java
6 3 (3.33%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.11%) Delphi
8 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (6.67%) Degree
1 6 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (3.33%) MCITP
4 2 (2.22%) HNC
4 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.44%) IFRS
2 4 (4.44%) IFRS 9
3 3 (3.33%) GDPR
4 2 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.11%) Docker
3 1 (1.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) WMI
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.11%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.11%) vMotion
Vendors
1 40 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.00%) Oracle
3 6 (6.67%) VMware
4 5 (5.56%) SAP
5 4 (4.44%) HP
6 3 (3.33%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.22%) Serena
8 1 (1.11%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.11%) Avaya
8 1 (1.11%) Citrix
8 1 (1.11%) Cognos
8 1 (1.11%) EMC
8 1 (1.11%) GENBAND
8 1 (1.11%) Sony
8 1 (1.11%) Tableau
8 1 (1.11%) Talend
8 1 (1.11%) Temenos
8 1 (1.11%) Teradata
8 1 (1.11%) Veeam
8 1 (1.11%) Veritas
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