The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 9 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL 229 274 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.01% 10.35% 14.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.78% 38.43% 46.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 166 185
Average daily rate £402 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £272 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.56% +102.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £17.00 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £55.65 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.60 £27.20
% change year-on-year
-14.32% +5.12%
SQL
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
640 713 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.19% 26.94% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 420 417
Average daily rate £388 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £267 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 19
Average hourly rate £38.50 £36.00 £27.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £24.75 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £39.50 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Berkshire region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 88 £425 +6.25% 49
Bracknell +5 27 £290 -7.93% 6
Slough -8 15 £340 -9.33% 15
Maidenhead -2 14 £436 +58.63% 10
Newbury +8 10 £350 -12.50% 7
Wokingham -2 6 £275 -22.53% 2
Windsor +4 3 - - 2
Hungerford - 2 £325 -
SQL
South East

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL.

1 151 (35.53%) SQL Server
2 130 (30.59%) Microsoft
3 103 (24.24%) Oracle
4 82 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
5 77 (18.12%) Windows
6 68 (16.00%) Java
6 68 (16.00%) MS Excel
7 66 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (13.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 56 (13.18%) .NET
9 54 (12.71%) Data Warehouse
10 53 (12.47%) T-SQL
11 52 (12.24%) C#
11 52 (12.24%) Telecoms
12 49 (11.53%) Linux
12 49 (11.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 47 (11.06%) PL/SQL
14 46 (10.82%) Migration
15 45 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
16 43 (10.12%) Finance
16 43 (10.12%) Unix
17 42 (9.88%) Security Cleared
18 39 (9.18%) Windows Server
19 38 (8.94%) Analytics
19 38 (8.94%) ITIL
19 38 (8.94%) HTML
19 38 (8.94%) SharePoint
19 38 (8.94%) Active Directory
20 37 (8.71%) ETL
20 37 (8.71%) SC Cleared

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 38 (8.94%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.94%) IIS
3 17 (4.00%) SAS
4 10 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (2.12%) JBoss
6 7 (1.65%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.41%) Apache
8 5 (1.18%) CMS
8 5 (1.18%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.18%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.18%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.94%) Commerce Server
9 4 (0.94%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (0.94%) Jetty
9 4 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.71%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.47%) Drupal
11 2 (0.47%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 68 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 25 (5.88%) MS Office
3 5 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.71%) MS Project
5 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.65%) Unica
3 4 (0.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.94%) Fredhopper
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.24%) Line 500
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.24%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.18%) Office 365
3 5 (1.18%) OpenShift
3 5 (1.18%) Scribe Online
4 2 (0.47%) SaaS
5 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.00%) DNS
1 17 (4.00%) Firewall
1 17 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 17 (4.00%) WAN
2 15 (3.53%) LAN
3 10 (2.35%) iSCSI
4 7 (1.65%) SAN
5 6 (1.41%) DHCP
5 6 (1.41%) HTTP
5 6 (1.41%) Internet
5 6 (1.41%) Network Security
6 5 (1.18%) FTP
7 4 (0.94%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.47%) ASN.1
9 2 (0.47%) BGP
9 2 (0.47%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (0.47%) EIGRP
9 2 (0.47%) NAS
9 2 (0.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (35.53%) SQL Server
2 56 (13.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 54 (12.71%) Data Warehouse
4 49 (11.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (8.24%) Oracle Database
6 34 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 26 (6.12%) BusinessObjects
7 26 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 25 (5.88%) Relational Database
9 20 (4.71%) Big Data
10 18 (4.24%) DB2
11 17 (4.00%) Hadoop
12 15 (3.53%) MS Access
12 15 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (3.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 13 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (2.59%) OLAP
15 10 (2.35%) Data Mining
16 9 (2.12%) Oracle Database 10g
16 9 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (5.18%) Visual Studio
2 19 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (2.82%) Eclipse
4 11 (2.59%) Selenium
4 11 (2.59%) SoapUI
5 10 (2.35%) Jenkins
6 9 (2.12%) LoadRunner
6 9 (2.12%) Maven
6 9 (2.12%) Toad
7 8 (1.88%) Git (software)
8 7 (1.65%) JUnit
8 7 (1.65%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (1.41%) JIRA
9 6 (1.41%) Subversion
10 5 (1.18%) Introscope
10 5 (1.18%) JProfiler
10 5 (1.18%) MSBuild
10 5 (1.18%) WiX
11 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.71%) Liquibase
General
1 52 (12.24%) Telecoms
2 43 (10.12%) Finance
3 22 (5.18%) Marketing
4 16 (3.76%) Retail
5 8 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.18%) Banking
6 5 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.94%) French Language
7 4 (0.94%) German Language
7 4 (0.94%) Legal
8 3 (0.71%) Advertising
9 2 (0.47%) Back Office
9 2 (0.47%) Billing
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.24%) Law
10 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 144 (33.88%) Developer
2 105 (24.71%) Analyst
3 40 (9.41%) SQL Developer
4 37 (8.71%) Consultant
5 30 (7.06%) Architect
6 23 (5.41%) Data Analyst
7 22 (5.18%) .NET Developer
8 20 (4.71%) Administrator
9 17 (4.00%) Java Developer
10 16 (3.76%) SQL Analyst
11 15 (3.53%) Business Analyst
11 15 (3.53%) Support Engineer
11 15 (3.53%) Systems Developer
11 15 (3.53%) Test Analyst
11 15 (3.53%) Tester
12 12 (2.82%) C# Developer
12 12 (2.82%) DBA
12 12 (2.82%) Oracle Developer
12 12 (2.82%) Report Analyst
12 12 (2.82%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (13.18%) .NET
2 38 (8.94%) HTML
3 34 (8.00%) Web Services
4 33 (7.76%) XML
5 32 (7.53%) CSS
6 19 (4.47%) jQuery
6 19 (4.47%) Middleware
7 17 (4.00%) .NET Framework
7 17 (4.00%) ASP.NET
7 17 (4.00%) HTML5
8 15 (3.53%) SOAP
9 13 (3.06%) AngularJS
10 11 (2.59%) Java EE
11 10 (2.35%) REST
11 10 (2.35%) Spring
12 9 (2.12%) Entity Framework
13 8 (1.88%) Ajax
13 8 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (1.88%) JSON
14 7 (1.65%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.88%) Visualisation
3 12 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.59%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.35%) NHS
5 10 (2.35%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.65%) Data Extraction
7 7 (1.65%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.41%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.41%) Replication
9 5 (1.18%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.18%) Statistics
10 4 (0.94%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.71%) Clustering
11 3 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (0.71%) Pricing Data
12 2 (0.47%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 77 (18.12%) Windows
2 49 (11.53%) Linux
3 43 (10.12%) Unix
4 39 (9.18%) Windows Server
5 21 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.65%) Solaris
10 5 (1.18%) CentOS
11 4 (0.94%) AIX
12 2 (0.47%) NetWare
12 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.47%) zOS
13 1 (0.24%) Android
13 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.24%) HPUX
13 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
2 66 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (10.82%) Migration
4 38 (8.94%) Analytics
4 38 (8.94%) ITIL
5 37 (8.71%) ETL
6 32 (7.53%) CRM
7 29 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
8 28 (6.59%) Data Analysis
9 24 (5.65%) Data Migration
10 21 (4.94%) SDLC
11 20 (4.71%) MVC
12 19 (4.47%) Change Management
13 18 (4.24%) Data Management
14 16 (3.76%) Data Modelling
14 16 (3.76%) Workflow
15 15 (3.53%) Project Management
16 14 (3.29%) Business Analysis
16 14 (3.29%) Software Engineering
16 14 (3.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 68 (16.00%) Java
2 53 (12.47%) T-SQL
3 52 (12.24%) C#
4 47 (11.06%) PL/SQL
5 36 (8.47%) JavaScript
6 34 (8.00%) PowerShell
7 18 (4.24%) VB
8 15 (3.53%) Shell Script
9 14 (3.29%) Ruby
10 11 (2.59%) C++
10 11 (2.59%) Perl
10 11 (2.59%) PHP
10 11 (2.59%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.35%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.35%) C
11 10 (2.35%) VBA
12 6 (1.41%) Python
13 5 (1.18%) Groovy
14 2 (0.47%) COBOL
14 2 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (9.88%) Security Cleared
2 37 (8.71%) SC Cleared
3 24 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (4.24%) Degree
5 9 (2.12%) ISEB
6 7 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.65%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.41%) MCSE
8 5 (1.18%) MCSA
8 5 (1.18%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.94%) CCNA
9 4 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.71%) CCNP
10 3 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.71%) MCITP
10 3 (0.71%) MCSD
11 2 (0.47%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.47%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.06%) QA
2 12 (2.82%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.65%) SLA
4 3 (0.71%) GxP
5 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (8.94%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.00%) vSphere
4 16 (3.76%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.41%) Docker
6 5 (1.18%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.71%) XenApp
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.24%) KVM
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.24%) vCloud
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.24%) Xen
9 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (4.71%) SCCM
2 13 (3.06%) SCOM
3 12 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (2.59%) Puppet
4 11 (2.59%) SCVMM
4 11 (2.59%) Windows Intune
5 5 (1.18%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (1.18%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.18%) nmon
6 4 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.47%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.47%) Nessus
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.47%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.24%) Cacti
8 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 130 (30.59%) Microsoft
2 103 (24.24%) Oracle
3 33 (7.76%) VMware
4 28 (6.59%) SAP
5 16 (3.76%) HP
6 13 (3.06%) Citrix
7 11 (2.59%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.59%) RightScale
7 11 (2.59%) Tableau
8 10 (2.35%) IBM
8 10 (2.35%) Teradata
9 9 (2.12%) Ab Initio
9 9 (2.12%) Informatica
9 9 (2.12%) webMethods
10 8 (1.88%) Cognos
11 7 (1.65%) Cisco
11 7 (1.65%) Talend
12 6 (1.41%) CA
13 5 (1.18%) ATG
13 5 (1.18%) Sony
Berkshire
Qualserv
Rate: From £250 to £311 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £16.00 - £22.00 per day + Permanent Opportunity
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Capita plc
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London/Reading
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Highly Attractive
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
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Posted: 10 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
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Rate: £185 - £225 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
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Rate: Highly Attractive
Posted: 24 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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