Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 20 20
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 92 100 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.62% 6.67% 7.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.67% 37.45% 40.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 85 69
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.97% -4.00%
10th Percentile £350 £358 £305
90th Percentile £543 £545 £505
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.47% +6.25% -4.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Reading median hourly rate £18.50 - £45.00
10th Percentile £18.25 - £42.50
90th Percentile £48.50 - £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.75 - £47.50

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 300 267 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 21.58% 17.81% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 195 160
Reading median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £339 £306
90th Percentile £589 £588 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 3 5
Reading median hourly rate £67.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% - +373.68%
10th Percentile £18.25 £15.90 £14.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £22.65 £45.00
% change year-on-year +54.53% -49.67% +373.68%

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 19 February 2020.

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

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Reading over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 56 (60.87%) .NET
2 49 (53.26%) C#
3 42 (45.65%) SQL
4 33 (35.87%) Azure
5 32 (34.78%) JavaScript
6 24 (26.09%) Windows
6 24 (26.09%) Microsoft
7 23 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 22 (23.91%) Security Cleared
9 20 (21.74%) MVC
10 18 (19.57%) Oracle
11 15 (16.30%) ASP.NET
11 15 (16.30%) Migration
11 15 (16.30%) SC Cleared
11 15 (16.30%) .NET Framework
11 15 (16.30%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (15.22%) Linux
13 13 (14.13%) T-SQL
13 13 (14.13%) DevOps
14 12 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (11.96%) Unit Testing
15 11 (11.96%) SharePoint
15 11 (11.96%) .NET Core
15 11 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
16 10 (10.87%) HTML
16 10 (10.87%) High Availability
17 9 (9.78%) jQuery
17 9 (9.78%) OO

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 (11.96%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.09%) CMS
3 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.09%) IIS
3 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.09%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (5.43%) Scribe Insight
2 3 (3.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (35.87%) Azure
2 8 (8.70%) AWS
3 7 (7.61%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (6.52%) GCP
4 6 (6.52%) IaaS
4 6 (6.52%) PaaS
5 5 (5.43%) GitHub
6 3 (3.26%) SaaS
7 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.09%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Flow
7 1 (1.09%) Office 365
7 1 (1.09%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.09%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) DHCP
1 4 (4.35%) DNS
1 4 (4.35%) Network Security
2 2 (2.17%) Intranet
2 2 (2.17%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (2.17%) Skype
2 2 (2.17%) VPN
3 1 (1.09%) Firewall
3 1 (1.09%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 12 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
2 12 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (9.78%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.52%) Spatial Data
4 6 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.35%) MySQL
7 3 (3.26%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (3.26%) SSDT
8 2 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (2.17%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.17%) DB2
8 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.09%) GIS
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.43%) JIRA
2 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.17%) NUnit
4 2 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.17%) Selenium
4 2 (2.17%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.09%) Bitbucket
General
1 6 (6.52%) German Language
2 4 (4.35%) Italian Language
3 3 (3.26%) Finance
3 3 (3.26%) French Language
4 2 (2.17%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.09%) Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (48.91%) Developer
2 23 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 12 (13.04%) SQL Developer
4 10 (10.87%) SQL Server Developer
5 9 (9.78%) Consultant
5 9 (9.78%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) C# Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Architect
7 6 (6.52%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Data Consultant
8 5 (5.43%) Data Migration Consultant
8 5 (5.43%) Migration Consultant
8 5 (5.43%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.35%) CRM Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (60.87%) .NET
2 15 (16.30%) .NET Framework
2 15 (16.30%) ASP.NET
2 15 (16.30%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (11.96%) .NET Core
4 10 (10.87%) HTML
5 9 (9.78%) CSS
5 9 (9.78%) jQuery
5 9 (9.78%) SOAP
5 9 (9.78%) Web Services
6 8 (8.70%) AngularJS
6 8 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 6 (6.52%) CSS3
8 5 (5.43%) Middleware
8 5 (5.43%) Node.js
9 4 (4.35%) Express
9 4 (4.35%) JSON
9 4 (4.35%) WCF
10 3 (3.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Clustering
1 8 (8.70%) Data Structures
2 5 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.35%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.26%) CMDB
4 3 (3.26%) Replication
5 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.17%) EPoS
5 2 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.09%) Blog
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.09%) PKI
6 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.09%) Windows
2 14 (15.22%) Linux
3 5 (5.43%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.09%) Unix
5 1 (1.09%) VMS
5 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.74%) MVC
3 15 (16.30%) Migration
4 13 (14.13%) DevOps
5 11 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (11.96%) Unit Testing
6 10 (10.87%) High Availability
7 9 (9.78%) OO
7 9 (9.78%) OOD
8 8 (8.70%) Data Migration
8 8 (8.70%) Memory Management
9 6 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (6.52%) TDD
10 5 (5.43%) CRM
10 5 (5.43%) Workflow
11 4 (4.35%) Data Management
11 4 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (4.35%) Service Management
11 4 (4.35%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 49 (53.26%) C#
2 42 (45.65%) SQL
3 32 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 13 (14.13%) T-SQL
5 8 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 7 (7.61%) Python
7 6 (6.52%) PHP
7 6 (6.52%) R
8 4 (4.35%) Java
9 3 (3.26%) Korn
9 3 (3.26%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.17%) C++
11 1 (1.09%) ES6
11 1 (1.09%) PHP 7
11 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (23.91%) Security Cleared
2 15 (16.30%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.43%) Degree
4 4 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.26%) HNC
6 1 (1.09%) CCNA
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.09%) MCSE
6 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) GDPR
1 3 (3.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (5.43%) Docker
3 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.17%) DFS Replication
4 2 (2.17%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.09%) XenApp
5 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (3.26%) SCOM
3 2 (2.17%) Ansible
3 2 (2.17%) Grafana
3 2 (2.17%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (2.17%) SCCM
3 2 (2.17%) SCDPM
3 2 (2.17%) Terraform
4 1 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 24 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 18 (19.57%) Oracle
3 7 (7.61%) Google
4 5 (5.43%) Sitecore
4 5 (5.43%) VMware
5 3 (3.26%) BMC
5 3 (3.26%) Cisco
5 3 (3.26%) Remedy
6 2 (2.17%) Juniper
6 2 (2.17%) Lumension
6 2 (2.17%) McAfee
6 2 (2.17%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.09%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.09%) CA
7 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.09%) Clearswift
7 1 (1.09%) Dell
7 1 (1.09%) F5
7 1 (1.09%) Tableau