Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 34 28
Rank change year-on-year +22 -6 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 118 70 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 9.42% 4.76% 5.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.97% 31.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 36 78
Reading median daily rate £400 £396 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +2.33% +1.84%
10th Percentile £310 £325 £271
90th Percentile £500 £500 £469
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £392 £380
% change year-on-year +2.11% +3.09% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Reading median hourly rate £32.33 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.58% -11.43% -90.00%
10th Percentile £17.16 £9.75 £16.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £19.80 £18.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £32.31 £17.50
% change year-on-year +39.26% +84.64% -90.00%

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 246 221 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.63% 15.03% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 102 230
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.06% -2.74% +9.67%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £281
90th Percentile £538 £613 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 15
Reading median hourly rate £12.25 £9.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.95% - -94.57%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.93 £9.75 £24.30
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £9.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year +57.89% -41.54% -83.35%

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 November 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 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 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 51 (43.22%) SQL
2 46 (38.98%) .NET
3 45 (38.14%) Microsoft
4 43 (36.44%) Windows
5 41 (34.75%) C#
6 27 (22.88%) Microsoft Azure
7 26 (22.03%) ASP.NET
8 25 (21.19%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (20.34%) MVC
9 24 (20.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (19.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (16.95%) IIS
12 19 (16.10%) Data Modelling
12 19 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (15.25%) Banking
13 18 (15.25%) Finance
13 18 (15.25%) VMware
13 18 (15.25%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (15.25%) Oracle
13 18 (15.25%) Active Directory
13 18 (15.25%) PowerShell
14 15 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (12.71%) JavaScript
14 15 (12.71%) TCP/IP
15 14 (11.86%) Linux
15 14 (11.86%) Web Services
16 13 (11.02%) XML
16 13 (11.02%) T-SQL
16 13 (11.02%) DNS
16 13 (11.02%) Project Management

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 20 (16.95%) IIS
2 8 (6.78%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.93%) SAS
4 4 (3.39%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.54%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.54%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.69%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.69%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.85%) Confluence
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (5.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.69%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (22.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.54%) IaaS
4 2 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.69%) PaaS
5 1 (0.85%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.85%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.71%) TCP/IP
2 13 (11.02%) DNS
3 7 (5.93%) LAN
3 7 (5.93%) SMTP
4 6 (5.08%) DHCP
5 5 (4.24%) Firewall
5 5 (4.24%) Internet
5 5 (4.24%) SAN
5 5 (4.24%) WAN
6 4 (3.39%) FTP
6 4 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (2.54%) HTTP
7 3 (2.54%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.54%) Network Security
7 3 (2.54%) Skype
8 2 (1.69%) NAS
9 1 (0.85%) SSL
9 1 (0.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 23 (19.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (15.25%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (10.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 12 (10.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (9.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (8.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 9 (7.63%) Power BI
8 8 (6.78%) NoSQL
8 8 (6.78%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (5.93%) MySQL
10 6 (5.08%) Relational Database
11 5 (4.24%) Datazen
11 5 (4.24%) OLAP
11 5 (4.24%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (4.24%) RDBMS
12 3 (2.54%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (1.69%) OLAP Cube
13 2 (1.69%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 11 (9.32%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.39%) JMeter
3 4 (3.39%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.54%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.69%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.69%) Selenium
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.85%) Ant
6 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.85%) JIRA
6 1 (0.85%) Maven
6 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.85%) PyCharm
6 1 (0.85%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.85%) Sahi
6 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (15.25%) Banking
1 18 (15.25%) Finance
2 6 (5.08%) Retail Banking
3 5 (4.24%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Advertising
4 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (44.92%) Developer
2 20 (16.95%) .NET Developer
2 20 (16.95%) SQL Developer
3 18 (15.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 13 (11.02%) Analyst
5 12 (10.17%) C# Developer
6 11 (9.32%) Senior Developer
6 11 (9.32%) SQL BI Developer
6 11 (9.32%) SQL Server Developer
7 10 (8.47%) Administrator
7 10 (8.47%) Windows Administrator
8 9 (7.63%) Architect
8 9 (7.63%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (6.78%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (5.93%) Consultant
11 6 (5.08%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (5.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (5.08%) Tester
11 6 (5.08%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (38.98%) .NET
2 26 (22.03%) ASP.NET
3 14 (11.86%) Web Services
4 13 (11.02%) XML
5 11 (9.32%) HTML
6 10 (8.47%) .NET Framework
7 9 (7.63%) .NET Core
8 8 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (6.78%) CSS
9 7 (5.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (5.93%) SOAP
10 6 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (4.24%) ADO
11 5 (4.24%) ADO.NET
11 5 (4.24%) AngularJS
11 5 (4.24%) ODBC
11 5 (4.24%) OLE
11 5 (4.24%) OLE DB
11 5 (4.24%) REST
12 4 (3.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.08%) Credit Risk
3 5 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (4.24%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.24%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.54%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.54%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.54%) PKI
4 3 (2.54%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.69%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.69%) Clustering
5 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.69%) Derivative
5 2 (1.69%) NHS
5 2 (1.69%) Replication
5 2 (1.69%) User Experience
6 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 43 (36.44%) Windows
2 14 (11.86%) Linux
3 13 (11.02%) Windows Server
3 13 (11.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.93%) Unix
6 4 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.69%) Debian
7 2 (1.69%) SUSE
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.19%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (20.34%) MVC
3 19 (16.10%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (16.10%) Data Modelling
4 13 (11.02%) Project Management
5 12 (10.17%) ETL
6 11 (9.32%) Migration
7 9 (7.63%) ITIL
7 9 (7.63%) Microservices
7 9 (7.63%) Test Scripting
8 8 (6.78%) DevOps
8 8 (6.78%) Mathematics
8 8 (6.78%) Mentoring
8 8 (6.78%) SDLC
8 8 (6.78%) TDD
9 7 (5.93%) BDD
10 6 (5.08%) Change Control
10 6 (5.08%) Credit Risk Modelling
10 6 (5.08%) Economics
10 6 (5.08%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 51 (43.22%) SQL
2 41 (34.75%) C#
3 18 (15.25%) PowerShell
4 15 (12.71%) JavaScript
5 13 (11.02%) T-SQL
6 9 (7.63%) VB.NET
7 8 (6.78%) C
8 6 (5.08%) C++
9 5 (4.24%) Java
10 3 (2.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (2.54%) VB
11 2 (1.69%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.69%) VBScript
12 1 (0.85%) Python
12 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.85%) U-SQL
12 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (8.47%) Degree
2 7 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.54%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.54%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (2.54%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.54%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (2.54%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (1.69%) MCITP
7 2 (1.69%) MCSE
7 2 (1.69%) RHCE
7 2 (1.69%) VCP6
8 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.85%) HNC
8 1 (0.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) IFRS
1 7 (5.93%) IFRS 9
2 6 (5.08%) Basel II
3 4 (3.39%) QA
4 2 (1.69%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.39%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.54%) vSphere
6 3 (2.54%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.54%) XenServer
7 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.85%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.85%) Docker
8 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) SCCM
2 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (2.54%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.54%) SCOM
2 3 (2.54%) WSUS
3 2 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.85%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 45 (38.14%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.25%) Oracle
2 18 (15.25%) VMware
3 10 (8.47%) Citrix
4 9 (7.63%) HP
5 8 (6.78%) Tableau
6 7 (5.93%) SAP
7 6 (5.08%) Cisco
8 5 (4.24%) Sybase
9 4 (3.39%) AppDynamics
9 4 (3.39%) Juniper
9 4 (3.39%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.54%) Brocade
10 3 (2.54%) Dell
10 3 (2.54%) EMC
10 3 (2.54%) IBM
10 3 (2.54%) Intel
10 3 (2.54%) NetApp
10 3 (2.54%) Sun
10 3 (2.54%) Symantec