Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 29 20
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 105 79 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 8.33% 5.57% 6.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.30% 35.59% 34.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 47 85
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £308 £311 £238
90th Percentile £503 £505 £478
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +129.30% +12.14% -84.83%
10th Percentile £42.50 £18.56 £13.05
90th Percentile £47.50 £20.69 £25.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +190.32% -56.34%

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 237 222 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.81% 15.66% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 112 254
Reading median daily rate £400 £431 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.25% +7.81% +3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £288
90th Percentile £550 £625 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 26 32
Reading median hourly rate £41.50 £9.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +336.84% - -91.76%
10th Percentile £14.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £9.75 £26.40
Berkshire median hourly rate £43.25 £9.50 £12.65
% change year-on-year +355.26% -24.90% -64.37%

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 17 January 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 17 January 2018, 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 49 (46.67%) .NET
2 46 (43.81%) C#
3 43 (40.95%) Windows
4 36 (34.29%) Microsoft
5 34 (32.38%) SQL
6 31 (29.52%) Microsoft Azure
7 29 (27.62%) ASP.NET
7 29 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (26.67%) MVC
9 26 (24.76%) IIS
10 23 (21.90%) TCP/IP
11 22 (20.95%) Linux
11 22 (20.95%) VMware
12 21 (20.00%) Microservices
13 20 (19.05%) Visual Studio
14 19 (18.10%) Oracle
15 18 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (17.14%) .NET Core
16 17 (16.19%) Java
16 17 (16.19%) TDD
16 17 (16.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 16 (15.24%) JavaScript
17 16 (15.24%) DevOps
17 16 (15.24%) SDLC
18 15 (14.29%) HTML
18 15 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
19 14 (13.33%) Multithreading
19 14 (13.33%) Banking
19 14 (13.33%) REST

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 26 (24.76%) IIS
2 9 (8.57%) Confluence
3 4 (3.81%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.86%) SAS
4 3 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.86%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.95%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (29.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (10.48%) IaaS
3 10 (9.52%) PaaS
4 8 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.95%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.90%) TCP/IP
2 13 (12.38%) Firewall
3 10 (9.52%) DNS
4 8 (7.62%) SMTP
5 5 (4.76%) LAN
5 5 (4.76%) WAN
6 4 (3.81%) FTP
6 4 (3.81%) SAN
7 3 (2.86%) DHCP
7 3 (2.86%) HTTP
7 3 (2.86%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.86%) Network Security
7 3 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.90%) Internet
8 2 (1.90%) Skype
9 1 (0.95%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 17 (16.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (11.43%) NoSQL
4 11 (10.48%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (7.62%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (7.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (6.67%) MySQL
8 6 (5.71%) Power BI
8 6 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (3.81%) Relational Database
11 3 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (2.86%) Datazen
11 3 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (2.86%) RDBMS
11 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (1.90%) OLAP
12 2 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 12 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (10.48%) Git (software)
4 10 (9.52%) Eclipse
5 9 (8.57%) JIRA
5 9 (8.57%) Maven
5 9 (8.57%) NuGet
5 9 (8.57%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (8.57%) TeamCity
6 4 (3.81%) JMeter
6 4 (3.81%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.90%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.95%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.95%) PyCharm
8 1 (0.95%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.95%) Sahi
8 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (13.33%) Banking
2 13 (12.38%) Finance
3 4 (3.81%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.90%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Advertising
5 1 (0.95%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 59 (56.19%) Developer
2 19 (18.10%) .NET Developer
3 14 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 13 (12.38%) Java Developer
5 12 (11.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 9 (8.57%) Administrator
6 9 (8.57%) SQL Developer
6 9 (8.57%) Windows Administrator
7 8 (7.62%) Architect
7 8 (7.62%) C# Developer
7 8 (7.62%) Senior .NET Developer
8 7 (6.67%) Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (5.71%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.71%) SQL BI Developer
10 5 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
10 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
10 5 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.76%) Tester
10 5 (4.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (46.67%) .NET
2 29 (27.62%) ASP.NET
3 18 (17.14%) .NET Core
4 15 (14.29%) HTML
5 14 (13.33%) REST
6 13 (12.38%) XML
7 11 (10.48%) Web Services
8 9 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (7.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 7 (6.67%) SOAP
11 6 (5.71%) .NET Framework
11 6 (5.71%) CSS
12 5 (4.76%) AngularJS
12 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (3.81%) IBM Integration Bus
13 4 (3.81%) WebSphere MQ
14 3 (2.86%) ADO
14 3 (2.86%) ODBC
14 3 (2.86%) OLE
14 3 (2.86%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.81%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.86%) PKI
4 3 (2.86%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.90%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.90%) Derivative
5 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.90%) User Experience
6 1 (0.95%) Clustering
6 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.95%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 43 (40.95%) Windows
2 22 (20.95%) Linux
3 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.62%) Windows Server
5 6 (5.71%) Unix
5 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.90%) Debian
7 2 (1.90%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.67%) MVC
3 21 (20.00%) Microservices
4 18 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (16.19%) TDD
6 16 (15.24%) DevOps
6 16 (15.24%) SDLC
7 14 (13.33%) Multithreading
8 13 (12.38%) Data Modelling
9 12 (11.43%) Change Control
10 11 (10.48%) Low Latency
11 9 (8.57%) BDD
12 8 (7.62%) ETL
13 7 (6.67%) Migration
14 6 (5.71%) Mentoring
14 6 (5.71%) Project Management
15 5 (4.76%) Data Migration
15 5 (4.76%) ITIL
15 5 (4.76%) Performance Testing
15 5 (4.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 46 (43.81%) C#
2 34 (32.38%) SQL
3 17 (16.19%) Java
4 16 (15.24%) JavaScript
5 13 (12.38%) C++
6 9 (8.57%) CQL
6 9 (8.57%) PowerShell
6 9 (8.57%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.71%) C
7 6 (5.71%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (1.90%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.90%) PHP
8 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.90%) VBScript
9 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.95%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.95%) U-SQL
9 1 (0.95%) VB
9 1 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (7.62%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.81%) Degree
3 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.86%) A+ Certification
4 3 (2.86%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (1.90%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.95%) MCITP
6 1 (0.95%) MCSE
6 1 (0.95%) RHCE
6 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) ISO 9001
1 8 (7.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.81%) QA
3 3 (2.86%) IFRS
3 3 (2.86%) IFRS 9
3 3 (2.86%) SLA
4 2 (1.90%) Basel II
4 2 (1.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.43%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.86%) vSphere
5 3 (2.86%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) Opsview
2 3 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.90%) SCCM
3 2 (1.90%) SCOM
3 2 (1.90%) WSUS
4 1 (0.95%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (34.29%) Microsoft
2 22 (20.95%) VMware
3 19 (18.10%) Oracle
4 7 (6.67%) Citrix
5 5 (4.76%) HP
5 5 (4.76%) Tableau
6 4 (3.81%) AppDynamics
6 4 (3.81%) Cisco
6 4 (3.81%) IBM
6 4 (3.81%) Juniper
6 4 (3.81%) SAP
7 3 (2.86%) Brocade
7 3 (2.86%) Dell
7 3 (2.86%) EMC
7 3 (2.86%) Intel
7 3 (2.86%) NetApp
7 3 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.86%) Sun
7 3 (2.86%) Sybase
7 3 (2.86%) Symantec