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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 11 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 220 268 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.67% 10.59% 13.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.93% 38.78% 43.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 133 131
Average daily rate
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£350 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 14
Average hourly rate £14.11 £12.38 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.02% -63.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £20.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.92 £23.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.68% +16.36%
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
668 691 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.33% 27.30% 30.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 350 301
Average daily rate £360 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 60
Average hourly rate £39.00 £19.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.26% -44.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.92 £11.25 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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 -4 98 £350 -6.66% 61
Bracknell +1 27 £413 +3.12% 10
Slough -3 15 £295 -21.33% 12
Maidenhead 0 7 £375 -6.25% 10
Newbury -3 5 £300 -20.00% 7
Wokingham +2 3 £388 - 3
Windsor -3 2 - - 1
Thatcham - 1 - -
SQL
South East

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 150 (31.06%) Oracle
2 145 (30.02%) Microsoft
3 130 (26.92%) SQL Server
4 87 (18.01%) Windows
5 78 (16.15%) MS Excel
6 76 (15.73%) Telecoms
7 75 (15.53%) C#
8 74 (15.32%) Java
8 74 (15.32%) UNIX
9 71 (14.70%) JavaScript
10 69 (14.29%) .NET
10 69 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
11 64 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
12 62 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
13 61 (12.63%) Data Warehouse
14 58 (12.01%) HTML
15 56 (11.59%) XML
16 52 (10.77%) T-SQL
17 49 (10.14%) VMware
18 48 (9.94%) Finance
19 46 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 45 (9.32%) Linux
20 45 (9.32%) Security Cleared
21 42 (8.70%) ITIL
21 42 (8.70%) PL/SQL
21 42 (8.70%) ETL
22 41 (8.49%) CSS
23 39 (8.07%) ASP.NET
23 39 (8.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 38 (7.87%) Degree

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.73%) WebSphere
3 15 (3.11%) SAS
4 13 (2.69%) CMS
5 12 (2.48%) IIS
5 12 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (2.28%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.45%) Apache
9 6 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.04%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (1.04%) Commerce Server
10 5 (1.04%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.04%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.83%) Lync
11 4 (0.83%) JBoss
11 4 (0.83%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.62%) Documentum
Applications
1 78 (16.15%) MS Excel
2 29 (6.00%) MS Office
3 10 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.04%) SPSS
5 3 (0.62%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.21%) MS Project
7 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.83%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.62%) Fredhopper
4 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.41%) Unica
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.41%) Agresso
5 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.41%) assyst
5 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.21%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.45%) SaaS
2 5 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.62%) PaaS
5 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.41%) GitHub
6 1 (0.21%) IaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.21%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.76%) Firewall
2 19 (3.93%) DNS
3 13 (2.69%) DHCP
4 12 (2.48%) NetScaler
5 9 (1.86%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (1.66%) 4G
6 8 (1.66%) LTE
6 8 (1.66%) VPN
6 8 (1.66%) LAN
6 8 (1.66%) WAN
7 7 (1.45%) 2G
7 7 (1.45%) 3G
8 6 (1.24%) Network Security
8 6 (1.24%) FTP
8 6 (1.24%) HTTP
8 6 (1.24%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.24%) SAN
9 5 (1.04%) Cisco ICM
9 5 (1.04%) SSL
9 5 (1.04%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 61 (12.63%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (8.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (7.45%) DB2
6 33 (6.83%) Relational Database
7 30 (6.21%) Oracle Database
8 26 (5.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (4.97%) RDBMS
10 18 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (3.31%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (3.31%) OLTP
13 14 (2.90%) QlikView
14 12 (2.48%) MySQL
15 10 (2.07%) MS Access
16 9 (1.86%) Oracle Database 10g
16 9 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (1.86%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
17 8 (1.66%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 22 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (3.73%) Git (software)
3 17 (3.52%) Visual Studio
4 15 (3.11%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.90%) Selenium
6 9 (1.86%) StarTeam
7 8 (1.66%) WebDriver
7 8 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (1.66%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (1.24%) SoapUI
8 6 (1.24%) JUnit
8 6 (1.24%) LoadRunner
8 6 (1.24%) Maven
8 6 (1.24%) Subversion
9 5 (1.04%) TestDirector
9 5 (1.04%) JIRA
10 4 (0.83%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.83%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.83%) Ant
General
1 76 (15.73%) Telecoms
2 48 (9.94%) Finance
3 15 (3.11%) Retail
4 14 (2.90%) Marketing
5 8 (1.66%) Banking
5 8 (1.66%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.04%) Back Office
6 5 (1.04%) Billing
7 3 (0.62%) Front Office
7 3 (0.62%) Advertising
7 3 (0.62%) Legal
7 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.41%) Military
8 2 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 180 (37.27%) Developer
2 106 (21.95%) Analyst
3 30 (6.21%) Consultant
4 25 (5.18%) Data Analyst
4 25 (5.18%) SQL Developer
5 23 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 21 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 21 (4.35%) Designer
7 19 (3.93%) Architect
8 18 (3.73%) Support Engineer
9 17 (3.52%) Test Analyst
10 16 (3.31%) C++ Developer
11 15 (3.11%) Business Analyst
12 14 (2.90%) Tester
12 14 (2.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 13 (2.69%) Applications Support
14 11 (2.28%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 10 (2.07%) Programmer
15 10 (2.07%) Web Developer
15 10 (2.07%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (14.29%) .NET
2 58 (12.01%) HTML
3 56 (11.59%) XML
4 41 (8.49%) CSS
5 39 (8.07%) ASP.NET
6 30 (6.21%) Web Services
7 26 (5.38%) jQuery
8 25 (5.18%) WCF
9 18 (3.73%) WPF
10 17 (3.52%) RESTful
10 17 (3.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (3.31%) Ajax
12 15 (3.11%) J2EE
13 14 (2.90%) AngularJS
13 14 (2.90%) .NET Framework
14 13 (2.69%) HTML5
14 13 (2.69%) ASP.NET Web API
15 11 (2.28%) STL
15 11 (2.28%) CSS3
16 9 (1.86%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.83%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.11%) PKI
4 14 (2.90%) Client/Server
5 12 (2.48%) Clustering
6 9 (1.86%) NHS
7 8 (1.66%) Data Integration
7 8 (1.66%) User Experience
7 8 (1.66%) Mobile Computing
8 7 (1.45%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.45%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.04%) GIS
9 5 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.83%) Social Media
10 4 (0.83%) Open Source
10 4 (0.83%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.83%) CMDB
10 4 (0.83%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.83%) iSeries
11 3 (0.62%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 87 (18.01%) Windows
2 74 (15.32%) UNIX
3 45 (9.32%) Linux
4 27 (5.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (4.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (3.52%) Windows 7
7 14 (2.90%) AIX
8 10 (2.07%) Windows XP
9 8 (1.66%) Android
10 7 (1.45%) Solaris
10 7 (1.45%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.41%) i5/OS
12 2 (0.41%) OS/400
13 1 (0.21%) Debian
13 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.21%) CentOS
13 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 62 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (8.70%) ITIL
3 42 (8.70%) ETL
4 33 (6.83%) Data Analysis
5 32 (6.63%) Migration
6 31 (6.42%) Scrum
7 30 (6.21%) CRM
8 28 (5.80%) MVC
9 27 (5.59%) Data Modelling
10 24 (4.97%) Project Management
11 23 (4.76%) E-Commerce
12 21 (4.35%) Service Management
13 20 (4.14%) OO
14 19 (3.93%) System Testing
14 19 (3.93%) Unit Testing
15 18 (3.73%) Multithreading
15 18 (3.73%) Performance Tuning
16 17 (3.52%) TDD
17 16 (3.31%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 75 (15.53%) C#
2 74 (15.32%) Java
3 71 (14.70%) JavaScript
4 52 (10.77%) T-SQL
5 42 (8.70%) PL/SQL
6 31 (6.42%) Perl
7 29 (6.00%) Python
8 24 (4.97%) PowerShell
8 24 (4.97%) VBScript
9 22 (4.55%) C++
10 20 (4.14%) PHP
11 15 (3.11%) VB
12 13 (2.69%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.48%) C
14 10 (2.07%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.45%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 5 (1.04%) Ruby
17 5 (1.04%) ABAP
17 5 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 38 (7.87%) Degree
3 26 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 23 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 17 (3.52%) ISEB
6 14 (2.90%) MCSE
6 14 (2.90%) MCTS
7 13 (2.69%) MCITP
8 11 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (2.07%) ISTQB
10 9 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.66%) CCNP
11 8 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (1.45%) Sun Certification
12 7 (1.45%) CCNA
12 7 (1.45%) HND
13 5 (1.04%) MCP
14 4 (0.83%) HNC
14 4 (0.83%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.73%) QA
2 4 (0.83%) SLA
3 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.21%) GCP
4 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 29 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.97%) Hyper-V
3 23 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.69%) XenApp
5 12 (2.48%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.62%) vSphere
7 2 (0.41%) PowerHA
7 2 (0.41%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.21%) Samba
8 1 (0.21%) NDS
8 1 (0.21%) Docker
8 1 (0.21%) iptables
8 1 (0.21%) XenServer
8 1 (0.21%) Postfix
8 1 (0.21%) UAG
8 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 23 (4.76%) SCCM
2 20 (4.14%) SCOM
3 12 (2.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 11 (2.28%) WMI
5 10 (2.07%) SCSM
6 9 (1.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (1.24%) MOM
9 5 (1.04%) Cisco IPCC
10 4 (0.83%) Cisco UCCE
10 4 (0.83%) Netcool
11 3 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.62%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.41%) Puppet
12 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.41%) Tivoli NetView
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.21%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 150 (31.06%) Oracle
2 145 (30.02%) Microsoft
3 49 (10.14%) VMware
4 34 (7.04%) Business Objects
5 31 (6.42%) IBM
6 24 (4.97%) HP
7 20 (4.14%) Citrix
8 17 (3.52%) Sybase
9 16 (3.31%) Dell
10 14 (2.90%) Informatica
11 12 (2.48%) Lumension
11 12 (2.48%) SAP
11 12 (2.48%) Wyse
11 12 (2.48%) AppSense
12 10 (2.07%) Cisco
12 10 (2.07%) Telerik
13 9 (1.86%) Borland
14 8 (1.66%) PeopleSoft
15 7 (1.45%) ComArch
15 7 (1.45%) BMC
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