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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 22 27
Rank change year-on-year +14 +5  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 57 54 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 9.76% 6.13% 5.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.60% 39.71% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 38
Median daily rate £371 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.61% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £350 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £498 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £19.66 £12.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.48% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.75
% change year-on-year +20.96% +37.49%  

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 125 136 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.40% 15.44% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 84 100
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £351
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 0
Median hourly rate £9.50 £9.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.27 £26.75
% change year-on-year +21.52% +16.89%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 45 (45.92%) Microsoft
2 42 (42.86%) .NET
3 41 (41.84%) SQL
4 35 (35.71%) C#
5 27 (27.55%) Windows
6 25 (25.51%) SharePoint
7 24 (24.49%) Microsoft Azure
8 23 (23.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 23 (23.47%) Finance
9 22 (22.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 22 (22.45%) CRM
9 22 (22.45%) ASP.NET
10 19 (19.39%) Dynamics CRM
11 18 (18.37%) JavaScript
11 18 (18.37%) MVC
12 17 (17.35%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (16.33%) Web Services
13 16 (16.33%) PowerShell
14 15 (15.31%) Windows Server
15 13 (13.27%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (13.27%) ETL
16 12 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (12.24%) Visual Studio
16 12 (12.24%) Migration
16 12 (12.24%) Security Cleared
16 12 (12.24%) WCF
16 12 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (11.22%) Degree

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 25 (25.51%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.16%) SAS
3 7 (7.14%) Skype for Business
4 6 (6.12%) IIS
5 4 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.06%) JBoss
7 2 (2.04%) CMS
7 2 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.02%) EPiServer
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (6.12%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (19.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.04%) SAP BPC
2 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.02%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (24.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.16%) IaaS
2 8 (8.16%) PaaS
3 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.06%) Office 365
4 2 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.12%) Firewall
1 6 (6.12%) Internet
1 6 (6.12%) Skype
2 2 (2.04%) DHCP
2 2 (2.04%) DNS
2 2 (2.04%) HTTP
2 2 (2.04%) LAN
3 1 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.02%) FTP
3 1 (1.02%) SAN
3 1 (1.02%) SSL
3 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.47%) SQL Server 2012
2 22 (22.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (17.35%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (8.16%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (6.12%) Relational Database
8 4 (4.08%) Power BI
9 2 (2.04%) Big Data
9 2 (2.04%) Data Lake
9 2 (2.04%) OLTP
9 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (1.02%) OLAP
10 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.02%) PowerPivot
10 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (13.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (12.24%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (4.08%) Ant
4 4 (4.08%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.08%) Maven
4 4 (4.08%) MSBuild
4 4 (4.08%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.04%) Fiddler
5 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.02%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.02%) JIRA
6 1 (1.02%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.02%) MorphX
6 1 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.02%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 9 (9.18%) Banking
3 7 (7.14%) Retail
4 6 (6.12%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.08%) Electronics
5 4 (4.08%) Marketing
6 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.04%) Advertising
7 2 (2.04%) Legal
7 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.02%) Law
Job Titles
1 51 (52.04%) Developer
2 23 (23.47%) .NET Developer
3 18 (18.37%) SQL Developer
4 13 (13.27%) C# Developer
5 12 (12.24%) Analyst
5 12 (12.24%) SQL Server Developer
6 11 (11.22%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (6.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Integration Developer
9 5 (5.10%) Consultant
9 5 (5.10%) Test Analyst
10 4 (4.08%) Credit Analyst
10 4 (4.08%) Credit Risk Analyst
10 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Lead Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Risk Analyst
10 4 (4.08%) Software Designer
10 4 (4.08%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (42.86%) .NET
2 22 (22.45%) ASP.NET
3 16 (16.33%) Web Services
4 12 (12.24%) WCF
5 11 (11.22%) .NET Framework
6 10 (10.20%) HTML
7 9 (9.18%) AngularJS
8 8 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (7.14%) CSS
9 7 (7.14%) RESTful
10 5 (5.10%) JSON
10 5 (5.10%) REST
10 5 (5.10%) XML
11 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 3 (3.06%) CSS3
12 3 (3.06%) HTML5
12 3 (3.06%) Java EE
12 3 (3.06%) KnockoutJS
13 2 (2.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.12%) Credit Risk
2 6 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.06%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.04%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.04%) iPad
4 2 (2.04%) NHS
5 1 (1.02%) AS400
5 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.02%) Clustering
5 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.55%) Windows
2 15 (15.31%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.10%) Linux
5 2 (2.04%) CentOS
5 2 (2.04%) Debian
5 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.02%) Solaris
6 1 (1.02%) Unix
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.45%) CRM
2 18 (18.37%) MVC
3 13 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (13.27%) ETL
4 12 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (12.24%) Migration
5 11 (11.22%) Data Modelling
5 11 (11.22%) Mathematics
6 8 (8.16%) Data Analysis
6 8 (8.16%) ERP
6 8 (8.16%) Kimball Methodology
6 8 (8.16%) Project Management
7 7 (7.14%) Data Migration
7 7 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 7 (7.14%) ITIL
7 7 (7.14%) Scrum
7 7 (7.14%) Validation
8 6 (6.12%) Economics
8 6 (6.12%) Test Scripting
8 6 (6.12%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (41.84%) SQL
2 35 (35.71%) C#
3 18 (18.37%) JavaScript
4 16 (16.33%) PowerShell
5 11 (11.22%) C
6 8 (8.16%) Java
6 8 (8.16%) T-SQL
7 5 (5.10%) C++
8 3 (3.06%) VB
9 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.04%) Python
10 1 (1.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.02%) Delphi
10 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.02%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.22%) Degree
3 6 (6.12%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (4.08%) HNC
5 3 (3.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.04%) VCP6
6 2 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.02%) ISEB
7 1 (1.02%) MCSA
7 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.18%) IFRS
1 9 (9.18%) IFRS 9
2 6 (6.12%) Basel II
2 6 (6.12%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.06%) GDPR
4 2 (2.04%) QA
4 2 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (9.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.04%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.02%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) Puppet
1 2 (2.04%) SCCM
2 1 (1.02%) Kibana
2 1 (1.02%) logstash
2 1 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.02%) Packer
2 1 (1.02%) Terraform
2 1 (1.02%) vMotion
2 1 (1.02%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (45.92%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.20%) VMware
3 9 (9.18%) HP
4 6 (6.12%) Serena
5 5 (5.10%) SAP
6 3 (3.06%) Oracle
6 3 (3.06%) Tableau
7 2 (2.04%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.04%) Citrix
7 2 (2.04%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.04%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.04%) Veeam
8 1 (1.02%) Avaya
8 1 (1.02%) EMC
8 1 (1.02%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.02%) McAfee
8 1 (1.02%) Sage
8 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.02%) Sony
8 1 (1.02%) Veritas
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