Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 30 8
Rank change year-on-year +7 -22 +20
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 87 74 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.30% 5.01% 9.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.94% 29.96% 46.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 58 77
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £231 £317 £300
90th Percentile £530 £558 £475
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Reading median hourly rate £40.00 £12.00 £32.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% -63.45% +168.00%
10th Percentile £32.38 £11.50 £17.57
90th Percentile £59.00 £12.50 £57.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £47.69 £44.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +7.17% -1.11% +48.76%

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 249 247 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.03% 16.71% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 158 145
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £264 £324 £303
90th Percentile £609 £625 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% -4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 27
Reading median hourly rate £70.00 £11.88 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +489.47% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £18.86 £10.48 £9.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £55.38 £50.30
Berkshire median hourly rate £52.50 £44.50 £9.50
% change year-on-year +17.98% +368.42% -

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 49 (56.32%) .NET
2 41 (47.13%) C#
3 38 (43.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (39.08%) SQL
4 34 (39.08%) JavaScript
5 27 (31.03%) Windows
5 27 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (29.89%) ASP.NET
7 25 (28.74%) Microsoft
7 25 (28.74%) ASP.NET Web API
8 24 (27.59%) .NET Core
8 24 (27.59%) T-SQL
9 22 (25.29%) MVC
10 19 (21.84%) TDD
11 18 (20.69%) HTML
12 15 (17.24%) Oracle
12 15 (17.24%) CSS
12 15 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (17.24%) .NET Framework
12 15 (17.24%) Security Cleared
13 14 (16.09%) Windows Server
13 14 (16.09%) Relational Database
14 13 (14.94%) SC Cleared
14 13 (14.94%) jQuery
14 13 (14.94%) OO
14 13 (14.94%) SOAP
15 12 (13.79%) Linux
15 12 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 11 (12.64%) SQL Server 2016
16 11 (12.64%) Web Services

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 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.15%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.30%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (2.30%) Magento
2 2 (2.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 38 (43.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.90%) GitHub
3 6 (6.90%) IaaS
4 5 (5.75%) PaaS
5 3 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (3.45%) Office 365
5 3 (3.45%) Serverless
6 2 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.30%) Azure Functions
6 2 (2.30%) CloudFront
6 2 (2.30%) Route 53
6 2 (2.30%) SaaS
7 1 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.15%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.15%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) Network Security
2 6 (6.90%) Internet
3 4 (4.60%) SMTP
4 3 (3.45%) LAN
4 3 (3.45%) WAN
5 1 (1.15%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (16.09%) Relational Database
3 11 (12.64%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (9.20%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (8.05%) NoSQL
6 6 (6.90%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (3.45%) SSDT
10 2 (2.30%) Apache Ignite
10 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (2.30%) MySQL
10 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (1.15%) DB2
11 1 (1.15%) GIS
11 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.75%) SonarQube
2 5 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.60%) JIRA
3 4 (4.60%) TeamCity
3 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.30%) MSTest
5 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.15%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.15%) FishEye
6 1 (1.15%) LSMW
6 1 (1.15%) NUnit
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.15%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.15%) Subversion
6 1 (1.15%) tSQLt
General
1 5 (5.75%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Games
2 3 (3.45%) Retail
2 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) French Language
3 2 (2.30%) German Language
3 2 (2.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Back Office
4 1 (1.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (48.28%) Developer
2 26 (29.89%) .NET Developer
3 13 (14.94%) Applications Support
4 9 (10.34%) Architect
4 9 (10.34%) SQL Developer
5 8 (9.20%) SQL Server Developer
6 7 (8.05%) C# Developer
6 7 (8.05%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Software Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) SQL Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Applications Architect
9 4 (4.60%) Applications Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Applications Support Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) SQL Support Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) T-SQL Developer
10 3 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (56.32%) .NET
2 26 (29.89%) ASP.NET
3 25 (28.74%) ASP.NET Web API
4 24 (27.59%) .NET Core
5 18 (20.69%) HTML
6 15 (17.24%) .NET Framework
6 15 (17.24%) CSS
7 13 (14.94%) jQuery
7 13 (14.94%) SOAP
8 12 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 11 (12.64%) Web Services
9 11 (12.64%) XML
10 10 (11.49%) AngularJS
10 10 (11.49%) CSS3
11 9 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (4.60%) JDBC
12 4 (4.60%) ODBC
12 4 (4.60%) React
13 3 (3.45%) Node.js
13 3 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (5.75%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.60%) Clustering
4 3 (3.45%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.15%) AS400
6 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.15%) iSeries
6 1 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.03%) Windows
2 14 (16.09%) Windows Server
3 12 (13.79%) Linux
4 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.90%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.45%) CentOS
7 3 (3.45%) Fedora
7 3 (3.45%) Mac OS X
7 3 (3.45%) Solaris
7 3 (3.45%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.45%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.29%) MVC
3 19 (21.84%) TDD
4 13 (14.94%) OO
5 11 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (12.64%) Unit Testing
6 10 (11.49%) OOD
7 9 (10.34%) Migration
8 8 (9.20%) DevOps
9 7 (8.05%) Dependency Injection
10 6 (6.90%) Open Source
10 6 (6.90%) Software Engineering
11 5 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (5.75%) CRM
11 5 (5.75%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (5.75%) Workflow
12 4 (4.60%) High Availability
12 4 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
13 3 (3.45%) BDD
13 3 (3.45%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (47.13%) C#
2 34 (39.08%) JavaScript
2 34 (39.08%) SQL
3 24 (27.59%) T-SQL
4 9 (10.34%) Java
5 8 (9.20%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.45%) PHP
6 3 (3.45%) Python
6 3 (3.45%) R
7 2 (2.30%) C++
7 2 (2.30%) Korn
7 2 (2.30%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.30%) VB
8 1 (1.15%) ABAP
8 1 (1.15%) C
8 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.15%) Scala
8 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.94%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.34%) Degree
4 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.75%) MCSA
6 4 (4.60%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.45%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.30%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (1.15%) HNC
9 1 (1.15%) ISEB
9 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) GDPR
2 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.45%) vSphere
3 1 (1.15%) Docker
3 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (3.45%) SCCM
2 2 (2.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (28.74%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.24%) Oracle
3 4 (4.60%) Cisco
3 4 (4.60%) Google
4 3 (3.45%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.45%) Draytek
4 3 (3.45%) Extreme Networks
4 3 (3.45%) IBM
4 3 (3.45%) Juniper
4 3 (3.45%) SonicWALL
4 3 (3.45%) VMware
5 2 (2.30%) Sparx
5 2 (2.30%) Tableau
6 1 (1.15%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.15%) Cognos
6 1 (1.15%) Coremetrics
6 1 (1.15%) ESRI
6 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.15%) SAP
6 1 (1.15%) Xamarin