Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 16 34
Rank change year-on-year -9 +18 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 98 109 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.25% 8.50% 4.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.77% 45.80% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 82 42
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £392
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.11% -2.06%
10th Percentile £316 £310 £302
90th Percentile £600 £500 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Reading median hourly rate - £45.00 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +129.30% +12.14%
Berkshire median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% - +190.32%

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 274 238 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 17.49% 18.55% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 156 110
Reading median daily rate £440 £411 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.99% -2.08% +1.82%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £312
90th Percentile £577 £550 £626
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £414
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.72% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 27
Reading median hourly rate £9.88 £15.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.17% +57.89% -
10th Percentile £9.35 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £10.20 £47.50 £9.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.33 £23.49 £9.50
% change year-on-year -4.96% +147.26% -25.78%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 54 (55.10%) .NET
2 50 (51.02%) C#
3 37 (37.76%) MVC
4 34 (34.69%) ASP.NET
5 33 (33.67%) JavaScript
6 26 (26.53%) SQL
6 26 (26.53%) Microsoft
6 26 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
7 25 (25.51%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (24.49%) ASP.NET Web API
9 23 (23.47%) HTML
9 23 (23.47%) CSS
10 21 (21.43%) Windows
11 19 (19.39%) Security Cleared
12 18 (18.37%) Windows Server
13 16 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (15.31%) SC Cleared
14 15 (15.31%) Migration
15 14 (14.29%) Active Directory
15 14 (14.29%) jQuery
15 14 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
16 13 (13.27%) .NET Framework
16 13 (13.27%) Web Development
16 13 (13.27%) HTML5
16 13 (13.27%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (12.24%) AngularJS
17 12 (12.24%) Visual Studio Team System
17 12 (12.24%) PowerShell
17 12 (12.24%) Java
17 12 (12.24%) Oracle

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 11 (11.22%) Umbraco
2 8 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.14%) IIS
4 6 (6.12%) CMS
5 3 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.04%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.04%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.02%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 26 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.16%) SaaS
3 6 (6.12%) Office 365
4 3 (3.06%) IaaS
4 3 (3.06%) PaaS
5 2 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.02%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.02%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (1.02%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.18%) Firewall
2 5 (5.10%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (4.08%) DNS
3 4 (4.08%) LAN
4 3 (3.06%) DHCP
5 2 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.04%) SAN
5 2 (2.04%) Skype
5 2 (2.04%) SSL
6 1 (1.02%) Internet
6 1 (1.02%) Network Security
6 1 (1.02%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
2 11 (11.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (9.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (6.12%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (5.10%) Power BI
8 4 (4.08%) Big Data
8 4 (4.08%) Oracle Database
8 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (3.06%) MongoDB
9 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (2.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (2.04%) HDInsight
10 2 (2.04%) MySQL
10 2 (2.04%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (13.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (12.24%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (9.18%) Visual Studio
4 7 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.06%) MSI
5 3 (3.06%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.06%) Toad
5 3 (3.06%) webpack
6 2 (2.04%) NUnit
7 1 (1.02%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.02%) JIRA
7 1 (1.02%) JMeter
7 1 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.02%) Selenium
7 1 (1.02%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.02%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.02%) WiX
General
1 11 (11.22%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Back Office
3 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (47.96%) Developer
2 21 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 14 (14.29%) Architect
4 11 (11.22%) SQL Developer
5 10 (10.20%) C# Developer
6 9 (9.18%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (8.16%) SQL Server Developer
7 8 (8.16%) Technical Architect
7 8 (8.16%) Umbraco Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Consultant
9 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Angular Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (4.08%) ETL Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 4 (4.08%) SQL BI Developer
10 4 (4.08%) SSIS Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (55.10%) .NET
2 34 (34.69%) ASP.NET
3 24 (24.49%) ASP.NET Web API
4 23 (23.47%) CSS
4 23 (23.47%) HTML
5 16 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (14.29%) jQuery
7 13 (13.27%) .NET Framework
7 13 (13.27%) HTML5
8 12 (12.24%) AngularJS
9 10 (10.20%) Entity Framework
10 8 (8.16%) WCF
10 8 (8.16%) Web Services
11 6 (6.12%) Node.js
12 5 (5.10%) Angular 2
13 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (4.08%) React
13 4 (4.08%) REST
14 3 (3.06%) CSS3
14 3 (3.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) Enterprise Software
1 9 (9.18%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.08%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.06%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.06%) Social Media
4 2 (2.04%) Clustering
4 2 (2.04%) HP Storage
4 2 (2.04%) PKI
4 2 (2.04%) Replication
5 1 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.02%) NHS
5 1 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.43%) Windows
2 18 (18.37%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.08%) Windows Vista
4 3 (3.06%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.04%) Linux
5 2 (2.04%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.02%) Android
6 1 (1.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.76%) MVC
2 25 (25.51%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (15.31%) Migration
4 13 (13.27%) Web Development
5 11 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (10.20%) User Stories
7 9 (9.18%) Data Modelling
7 9 (9.18%) TDD
8 6 (6.12%) OO
8 6 (6.12%) OOP
8 6 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (5.10%) Analytics
9 5 (5.10%) Data Protection
9 5 (5.10%) ETL
9 5 (5.10%) Microservices
9 5 (5.10%) Scrum
9 5 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.08%) Data Migration
10 4 (4.08%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 50 (51.02%) C#
2 33 (33.67%) JavaScript
3 26 (26.53%) SQL
4 12 (12.24%) Java
4 12 (12.24%) PowerShell
5 8 (8.16%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.08%) C++
6 4 (4.08%) Python
7 3 (3.06%) R
8 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.02%) F#
9 1 (1.02%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (19.39%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.31%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.08%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (2.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 14 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.04%) vSphere
4 1 (1.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.12%) SCCM
2 4 (4.08%) WSUS
3 3 (3.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.04%) SCOM
5 1 (1.02%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.02%) Puppet
5 1 (1.02%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 26 (26.53%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.24%) Oracle
3 8 (8.16%) VMware
4 5 (5.10%) Telerik
4 5 (5.10%) Veeam
5 3 (3.06%) HP
5 3 (3.06%) Lumension
5 3 (3.06%) McAfee
6 2 (2.04%) Cisco
6 2 (2.04%) Google
7 1 (1.02%) Automation Anywhere
7 1 (1.02%) Dell
7 1 (1.02%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.02%) Huawei
7 1 (1.02%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.02%) Snow
7 1 (1.02%) Tableau
7 1 (1.02%) UiPath
7 1 (1.02%) Xamarin