The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 28 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 / Slough
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 23 24
Rank change year-on-year +12 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 9 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 6.52% 2.52% 3.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.32% 11.43% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 14
Median daily rate £381 £263 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.23% -11.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £143 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £404 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.58 £23.25
% change year-on-year +21.24% +40.11%  

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 Slough with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 37 35 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 26.81% 22.01% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 59 73
Median daily rate £400 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £223 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £470 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Slough

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Slough.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Slough

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Slough over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Slough

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Slough

For the 6 months to 28 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 Slough region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Validation
4 4 (23.53%) Migration
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (23.53%) .NET
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) HFM
5 3 (17.65%) Information Management
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (17.65%) Marketing
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (17.65%) Visualisation
5 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 3 (17.65%) C#
5 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (17.65%) ETL
5 3 (17.65%) Hyperion
5 3 (17.65%) MVC
5 3 (17.65%) Essbase
6 2 (11.76%) Firewall
6 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
6 2 (11.76%) Nagios

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 2 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) Confluence
1 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) HFM
2 1 (5.88%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) CallidusCloud
2 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Extranet
2 1 (5.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (17.65%) Essbase
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (11.76%) MS Access
4 2 (11.76%) MySQL
4 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (11.76%) Power BI
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (5.88%) DataStage
5 1 (5.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Moq
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) OBIEE Developer
3 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Azure Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
3 2 (11.76%) ETL Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (11.76%) jQuery
3 2 (11.76%) LAMP
3 2 (11.76%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (11.76%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) Ajax
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (5.88%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (5.88%) RESTful
4 1 (5.88%) Velocity
4 1 (5.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Ubuntu
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (29.41%) Validation
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) ETL
4 3 (17.65%) Information Management
4 3 (17.65%) MVC
4 3 (17.65%) Visualisation
5 2 (11.76%) Campaign Management
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) CRM
5 2 (11.76%) Data Extraction
5 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
5 2 (11.76%) ERP
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) PHP
3 2 (11.76%) Ruby
3 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) KVM
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.76%) Xen
1 2 (11.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Ansible
1 2 (11.76%) Nagios
1 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (11.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) Hyperion
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Apple
4 1 (5.88%) Callidus
4 1 (5.88%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) Marketo
4 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.88%) Splunk