Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 8 34
Rank change year-on-year -23 +26 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 80 127 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.50% 10.12% 5.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.79% 46.86% 32.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 81 46
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £319 £310 £328
90th Percentile £550 £488 £519
Berkshire median daily rate £423 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +5.63% +0.50% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Reading median hourly rate £12.00 £19.66 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.96% +60.49% -30.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £17.37 £9.13
90th Percentile £12.50 £53.50 £15.58
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.11% - +157.14%

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 244 271 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 16.77% 21.59% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 152 141
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.18% -5.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £325
90th Percentile £588 £538 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £403 £415
% change year-on-year +5.59% -3.01% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 24 24
Reading median hourly rate £11.88 £9.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
10th Percentile £10.48 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £55.38 £45.93 £9.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.25 £10.75 £9.50
% change year-on-year +227.91% +13.16% -49.33%

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 20 September 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 20 September 2018, 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 44 (55.00%) .NET
2 38 (47.50%) C#
3 27 (33.75%) MVC
4 26 (32.50%) Microsoft
5 25 (31.25%) ASP.NET
6 22 (27.50%) SQL
7 21 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (26.25%) Microsoft Azure
8 20 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 19 (23.75%) Windows
10 16 (20.00%) HTML
11 15 (18.75%) Oracle
11 15 (18.75%) jQuery
11 15 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (17.50%) Migration
13 13 (16.25%) CSS
13 13 (16.25%) Microservices
14 12 (15.00%) Data Modelling
14 12 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
15 11 (13.75%) Java
15 11 (13.75%) T-SQL
16 10 (12.50%) Active Directory
16 10 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
16 10 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (12.50%) HTML5
17 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET MVC
17 9 (11.25%) Umbraco

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 9 (11.25%) Umbraco
2 6 (7.50%) IIS
3 5 (6.25%) CMS
4 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.50%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.50%) Confluence
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.50%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.25%) Apache
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.25%) PowerExchange
6 1 (1.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (26.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (7.50%) Office 365
3 6 (7.50%) SaaS
4 3 (3.75%) NuGet
5 2 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.50%) IaaS
5 2 (2.50%) PaaS
6 1 (1.25%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.25%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) Firewall
2 4 (5.00%) DNS
2 4 (5.00%) SMTP
3 3 (3.75%) DHCP
3 3 (3.75%) SAN
3 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.50%) Skype
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.25%) HTTP
5 1 (1.25%) Internet
5 1 (1.25%) IPsec
5 1 (1.25%) LAN
5 1 (1.25%) Network Security
5 1 (1.25%) SMS
5 1 (1.25%) SSL
5 1 (1.25%) VLAN
5 1 (1.25%) VPN
5 1 (1.25%) WAN
5 1 (1.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (11.25%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (7.50%) NoSQL
4 6 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (6.25%) Big Data
5 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (5.00%) MySQL
6 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (5.00%) Power BI
6 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (3.75%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (11.25%) Visual Studio
3 6 (7.50%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.75%) JIRA
5 3 (3.75%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (3.75%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.75%) Toad
6 2 (2.50%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.50%) Maven
6 2 (2.50%) MSI
6 2 (2.50%) NUnit
7 1 (1.25%) ERwin
7 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.25%) JMeter
7 1 (1.25%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.25%) MSTest
7 1 (1.25%) Selenium
7 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.25%) Subversion
General
1 7 (8.75%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Back Office
3 4 (5.00%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (51.25%) Developer
2 17 (21.25%) .NET Developer
3 10 (12.50%) Architect
4 9 (11.25%) C# Developer
5 8 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (7.50%) Senior Developer
6 6 (7.50%) SQL Developer
6 6 (7.50%) Umbraco Developer
7 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) DBA
7 5 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (55.00%) .NET
2 25 (31.25%) ASP.NET
3 16 (20.00%) HTML
4 15 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
4 15 (18.75%) jQuery
5 13 (16.25%) CSS
6 10 (12.50%) HTML5
7 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (10.00%) AngularJS
9 7 (8.75%) .NET Core
9 7 (8.75%) .NET Framework
10 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (6.25%) Entity Framework
10 5 (6.25%) REST
10 5 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (6.25%) WCF
11 4 (5.00%) Web Services
11 4 (5.00%) XML
12 3 (3.75%) JSON
12 3 (3.75%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.00%) Replication
4 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.75%) Clustering
5 2 (2.50%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.25%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) PKI
6 1 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.25%) Social Media
6 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.75%) Windows
2 8 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.75%) Linux
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.75%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.75%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.50%) Android
6 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.50%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.25%) Unix
7 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) MVC
2 21 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (17.50%) Migration
4 13 (16.25%) Microservices
5 12 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (15.00%) Data Modelling
6 9 (11.25%) User Stories
7 8 (10.00%) Web Development
8 7 (8.75%) TDD
9 6 (7.50%) Data Migration
9 6 (7.50%) Multithreading
9 6 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.25%) Analytics
10 5 (6.25%) DevOps
10 5 (6.25%) ITIL
10 5 (6.25%) Scrum
11 4 (5.00%) BDD
11 4 (5.00%) CRM
11 4 (5.00%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 38 (47.50%) C#
2 22 (27.50%) SQL
3 20 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.75%) Java
4 11 (13.75%) T-SQL
5 6 (7.50%) C++
5 6 (7.50%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.00%) Python
7 3 (3.75%) R
7 3 (3.75%) VBA
8 2 (2.50%) CQL
8 2 (2.50%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.50%) PHP
9 1 (1.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.25%) Ruby
9 1 (1.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.00%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.25%) MCSE
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.50%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (2.50%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.25%) GDPR
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 10 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.50%) vSphere
4 1 (1.25%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.25%) Docker
4 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) SCCM
2 3 (3.75%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.50%) Opsview
3 2 (2.50%) SCOM
3 2 (2.50%) WSUS
4 1 (1.25%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.25%) Puppet
4 1 (1.25%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 26 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.75%) Oracle
3 6 (7.50%) Capita
4 5 (6.25%) VMware
5 3 (3.75%) HP
5 3 (3.75%) Lumension
5 3 (3.75%) McAfee
5 3 (3.75%) Xamarin
6 2 (2.50%) Cisco
7 1 (1.25%) Adobe
7 1 (1.25%) Cognos
7 1 (1.25%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.25%) Dell
7 1 (1.25%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.25%) Informatica
7 1 (1.25%) Snow
7 1 (1.25%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.25%) Telerik
7 1 (1.25%) Teradata
7 1 (1.25%) WatchGuard