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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 10 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL 244 230 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.30% 9.40% 14.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.83% 36.45% 43.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 121 144
Average daily rate
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£363 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +8.49%
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
681 631 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.95% 25.79% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 318 386
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £252 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% -34.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.25 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.89 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.10% +2.94%

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 2 September 2015.

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
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 2 September 2015. 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
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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 +3 96 £375 - 54
Slough +1 29 £313 -10.71% 17
Bracknell +2 16 £450 +63.63% 8
Newbury -3 15 £375 +22.44% 12
Maidenhead -3 9 £335 +24.07% 6
Windsor +2 3 - - 4
Wokingham -2 1 £200 - 2
Hungerford - 1 £320 -
SQL
South East

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 146 (31.00%) SQL Server
2 132 (28.03%) Microsoft
3 126 (26.75%) Oracle
4 98 (20.81%) UNIX
5 89 (18.90%) MS Excel
6 82 (17.41%) Windows
7 78 (16.56%) Java
8 75 (15.92%) Telecoms
9 73 (15.50%) .NET
9 73 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
10 71 (15.07%) Data Warehouse
11 70 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
12 69 (14.65%) C#
12 69 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
13 63 (13.38%) T-SQL
14 61 (12.95%) XML
15 58 (12.31%) JavaScript
15 58 (12.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 47 (9.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 46 (9.77%) Linux
18 45 (9.55%) DB2
18 45 (9.55%) Migration
19 43 (9.13%) HTML
19 43 (9.13%) ITIL
20 41 (8.70%) Finance
21 40 (8.49%) CSS
21 40 (8.49%) Perl
21 40 (8.49%) ETL
22 37 (7.86%) BusinessObjects
23 36 (7.64%) Security Cleared

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 26 (5.52%) WebSphere
2 20 (4.25%) IIS
3 18 (3.82%) SharePoint
4 15 (3.18%) MS Exchange
5 13 (2.76%) SAS
6 11 (2.34%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (2.34%) WebLogic
6 11 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.70%) Apache
8 7 (1.49%) Commerce Server
9 6 (1.27%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (1.27%) Oracle Application Server
9 6 (1.27%) MQSeries
9 6 (1.27%) Lync
10 5 (1.06%) CMS
11 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.64%) Jetty
11 3 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 89 (18.90%) MS Excel
2 33 (7.01%) MS Office
3 14 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.64%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.64%) SPSS
5 2 (0.42%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.27%) Unica
3 5 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.85%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 4 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.85%) Fredhopper
5 3 (0.64%) Oracle BRM
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.42%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.42%) Pivotal CRM
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.42%) assyst
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.21%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.06%) SaaS
4 2 (0.42%) PaaS
4 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.21%) Yammer
5 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.21%) Office 365
5 1 (0.21%) IaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.52%) Firewall
2 17 (3.61%) TCP/IP
2 17 (3.61%) DNS
3 12 (2.55%) 4G
3 12 (2.55%) Radio Access Network
3 12 (2.55%) LTE
4 11 (2.34%) 2G
4 11 (2.34%) 3G
5 9 (1.91%) VPN
6 8 (1.70%) HTTP
6 8 (1.70%) ATM
6 8 (1.70%) VoIP
7 7 (1.49%) DHCP
7 7 (1.49%) Ethernet
7 7 (1.49%) LDAP
8 6 (1.27%) DSLAM
8 6 (1.27%) FTP
8 6 (1.27%) Broadband
8 6 (1.27%) PPP
8 6 (1.27%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (31.00%) SQL Server
2 71 (15.07%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (12.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (9.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (9.55%) DB2
6 37 (7.86%) BusinessObjects
7 33 (7.01%) Relational Database
8 26 (5.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (4.25%) Oracle Database
10 17 (3.61%) OLAP
10 17 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (3.40%) MS Access
11 16 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (3.18%) RDBMS
13 12 (2.55%) OLTP
13 12 (2.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 10 (2.12%) Big Data
14 10 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (2.12%) Hadoop
15 9 (1.91%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (2.97%) Visual Studio
3 12 (2.55%) LoadRunner
3 12 (2.55%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.34%) Oracle Forms
4 11 (2.34%) Selenium
5 10 (2.12%) HP UFT
5 10 (2.12%) Git (software)
6 9 (1.91%) Toad
6 9 (1.91%) JIRA
7 8 (1.70%) SoapUI
8 6 (1.27%) WebDriver
8 6 (1.27%) MSBuild
9 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.85%) JUnit
9 4 (0.85%) Subversion
9 4 (0.85%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.64%) ClearQuest
10 3 (0.64%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.64%) JBehave
General
1 75 (15.92%) Telecoms
2 41 (8.70%) Finance
3 21 (4.46%) Retail
4 17 (3.61%) Marketing
5 6 (1.27%) Banking
6 5 (1.06%) Billing
7 4 (0.85%) Back Office
8 3 (0.64%) Electronics
8 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.64%) Legal
8 3 (0.64%) Advertising
9 2 (0.42%) Publishing
9 2 (0.42%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 146 (31.00%) Developer
2 123 (26.11%) Analyst
3 29 (6.16%) Data Analyst
4 28 (5.94%) Consultant
5 26 (5.52%) Architect
6 25 (5.31%) Business Analyst
7 24 (5.10%) Test Analyst
8 23 (4.88%) Support Engineer
9 22 (4.67%) Administrator
9 22 (4.67%) C# Developer
9 22 (4.67%) .NET Developer
9 22 (4.67%) SQL Developer
10 21 (4.46%) DBA
11 17 (3.61%) Tester
12 15 (3.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 14 (2.97%) C++ Developer
14 13 (2.76%) SQL DBA
15 12 (2.55%) Technical Analyst
16 11 (2.34%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 11 (2.34%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (15.50%) .NET
2 61 (12.95%) XML
3 43 (9.13%) HTML
4 40 (8.49%) CSS
5 28 (5.94%) Web Services
5 28 (5.94%) WCF
6 21 (4.46%) ASP.NET
7 16 (3.40%) RESTful
7 16 (3.40%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (3.18%) WPF
8 15 (3.18%) Spring
9 14 (2.97%) STL
10 13 (2.76%) J2EE
10 13 (2.76%) Ajax
11 12 (2.55%) Middleware
11 12 (2.55%) JSON
12 11 (2.34%) .NET Framework
13 10 (2.12%) JDBC
14 8 (1.70%) JSP
14 8 (1.70%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 73 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.73%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.25%) Client/Server
4 13 (2.76%) Data Centre
5 8 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.70%) Mobile Computing
6 7 (1.49%) NHS
6 7 (1.49%) Clustering
6 7 (1.49%) Statistics
7 6 (1.27%) Visualisation
7 6 (1.27%) Reference Data
8 5 (1.06%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.85%) Data Extraction
9 4 (0.85%) CMDB
9 4 (0.85%) Social Media
9 4 (0.85%) Replication
9 4 (0.85%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.64%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.64%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 98 (20.81%) UNIX
2 82 (17.41%) Windows
3 46 (9.77%) Linux
4 27 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (3.61%) AIX
7 15 (3.18%) Solaris
8 10 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (2.12%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.91%) Windows XP
10 6 (1.27%) Windows 2000
11 5 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.85%) Android
12 4 (0.85%) HPUX
13 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
2 69 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (9.55%) Migration
4 43 (9.13%) ITIL
5 40 (8.49%) ETL
6 30 (6.37%) E-Commerce
7 26 (5.52%) Project Management
8 25 (5.31%) CRM
9 24 (5.10%) MVC
9 24 (5.10%) Analytics
10 23 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
11 22 (4.67%) Automated Testing
12 21 (4.46%) Data Analysis
12 21 (4.46%) Service Management
12 21 (4.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (4.46%) Data Migration
13 20 (4.25%) SDLC
14 19 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (4.03%) System Testing
14 19 (4.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 78 (16.56%) Java
2 69 (14.65%) C#
3 63 (13.38%) T-SQL
4 58 (12.31%) JavaScript
5 40 (8.49%) Perl
6 28 (5.94%) Python
7 26 (5.52%) PL/SQL
8 25 (5.31%) C++
9 18 (3.82%) PowerShell
10 12 (2.55%) Shell Script
10 12 (2.55%) C
11 9 (1.91%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.70%) VB
12 8 (1.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 7 (1.49%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.27%) PHP
14 6 (1.27%) C-shell
14 6 (1.27%) Ruby
15 5 (1.06%) Groovy
15 5 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (7.64%) Security Cleared
2 30 (6.37%) Degree
3 19 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.40%) ISEB
5 14 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (2.97%) CCNP
6 13 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (2.76%) ISTQB
7 12 (2.55%) DV Cleared
7 12 (2.55%) CCNA
8 10 (2.12%) Sun Certification
8 10 (2.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (1.70%) MCTS
10 6 (1.27%) SCSA
10 6 (1.27%) HND
11 5 (1.06%) HNC
12 4 (0.85%) MCSE
13 3 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.64%) MCITP
14 2 (0.42%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.91%) QA
1 9 (1.91%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (0.85%) GxP
3 4 (0.85%) SLA
4 3 (0.64%) GAMP
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (6.16%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.06%) XenApp
5 4 (0.85%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.85%) NFS
5 4 (0.85%) vSphere
6 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.42%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.21%) NDS
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (3.40%) SCCM
3 7 (1.49%) SCOM
3 7 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.64%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.64%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (0.42%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.42%) nmon
6 2 (0.42%) Netcool
6 2 (0.42%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.42%) WSUS
6 2 (0.42%) BMC Performance Manager
6 2 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.21%) Puppet
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 132 (28.03%) Microsoft
2 126 (26.75%) Oracle
3 33 (7.01%) IBM
3 33 (7.01%) VMware
4 23 (4.88%) HP
5 14 (2.97%) SAP
6 12 (2.55%) Sybase
6 12 (2.55%) Citrix
7 11 (2.34%) Ab Initio
7 11 (2.34%) Capita
8 10 (2.12%) Teradata
8 10 (2.12%) webMethods
9 8 (1.70%) Sun
9 8 (1.70%) Veritas
9 8 (1.70%) Dell
9 8 (1.70%) CA
9 8 (1.70%) Informatica
9 8 (1.70%) Cognos
9 8 (1.70%) Cisco
9 8 (1.70%) Telerik
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