The first table below looks at the demand for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Reading region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 13 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 80 130 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.88% 13.49% 11.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.37% 41.80% 47.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 53 47
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £204 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.41 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.79% +9.64%
Programming Languages Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
255 311 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.30% 32.26% 24.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 140 127
Average daily rate £375 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.07 £20.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £30.95 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
SQL
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SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Reading region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 83 (39.52%) SQL Server
2 79 (37.62%) Microsoft
3 68 (32.38%) Windows
4 60 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 52 (24.76%) C#
6 51 (24.29%) .NET
7 45 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 39 (18.57%) MS Excel
9 35 (16.67%) Oracle
9 35 (16.67%) Active Directory
10 31 (14.76%) SC Cleared
11 29 (13.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (13.81%) IIS
12 28 (13.33%) ASP.NET
12 28 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
13 27 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (12.38%) Finance
14 26 (12.38%) XML
14 26 (12.38%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (11.90%) Visual Studio
16 24 (11.43%) ETL
16 24 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
17 23 (10.95%) SQL Server 2005
17 23 (10.95%) SharePoint
18 22 (10.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 21 (10.00%) Degree
19 21 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
20 20 (9.52%) Data Modelling
20 20 (9.52%) IDOL
20 20 (9.52%) Meridio

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 29 (13.81%) IIS
2 28 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
3 23 (10.95%) SharePoint
4 15 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (4.76%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.38%) CMS
7 3 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.43%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.43%) Oracle Spatial
8 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.95%) Lync
8 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.48%) Moodle
9 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.48%) Apache
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 39 (18.57%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.62%) MS Office
3 2 (0.95%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) SPSS
4 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.48%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.48%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.48%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.95%) SaaS
3 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.62%) LDAP
2 14 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 14 (6.67%) DNS
3 13 (6.19%) VoIP
3 13 (6.19%) Internet
4 10 (4.76%) 3G
4 10 (4.76%) Firewall
5 8 (3.81%) WAN
5 8 (3.81%) LAN
5 8 (3.81%) SAN
5 8 (3.81%) VPN
6 7 (3.33%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (2.86%) LTE
8 5 (2.38%) DHCP
9 3 (1.43%) NAS
10 2 (0.95%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.95%) WinSCP
10 2 (0.95%) DMZ
11 1 (0.48%) SMTP
11 1 (0.48%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (39.52%) SQL Server
2 24 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (10.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (10.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (9.52%) IDOL
7 19 (9.05%) OLAP
8 14 (6.67%) DTS
8 14 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (5.24%) Data Mining
11 8 (3.81%) QlikView
11 8 (3.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (3.81%) Oracle Database
12 7 (3.33%) Relational Database
12 7 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (2.86%) MySQL
13 6 (2.86%) MS Access
13 6 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (1.90%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 25 (11.90%) Visual Studio
2 12 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.86%) StarTeam
4 5 (2.38%) SoapUI
4 5 (2.38%) Toad
4 5 (2.38%) WinRunner
4 5 (2.38%) TestDirector
4 5 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (1.90%) NUnit
5 4 (1.90%) Subversion
5 4 (1.90%) JIRA
5 4 (1.90%) Selenium
5 4 (1.90%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.43%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.48%) JMeter
General
1 26 (12.38%) Finance
2 11 (5.24%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.76%) Marketing
4 6 (2.86%) Games
4 6 (2.86%) Billing
5 4 (1.90%) Retail
6 2 (0.95%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.95%) Publishing
7 1 (0.48%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 72 (34.29%) Developer
2 53 (25.24%) Analyst
3 14 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 13 (6.19%) Test Analyst
4 13 (6.19%) Architect
4 13 (6.19%) Support Engineer
5 10 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 9 (4.29%) SCCM Engineer
6 9 (4.29%) Consultant
6 9 (4.29%) Data Analyst
6 9 (4.29%) Analyst Developer
7 8 (3.81%) SQL Developer
7 8 (3.81%) Designer
8 7 (3.33%) Administrator
8 7 (3.33%) Field Engineer
8 7 (3.33%) Network Analyst
9 6 (2.86%) .NET Developer
9 6 (2.86%) C# Developer
9 6 (2.86%) Software Developer
9 6 (2.86%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (24.29%) .NET
2 28 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 26 (12.38%) XML
4 15 (7.14%) WCF
5 14 (6.67%) Web Services
5 14 (6.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 13 (6.19%) .NET Framework
7 10 (4.76%) HTML
7 10 (4.76%) jQuery
8 9 (4.29%) Spring
8 9 (4.29%) DCOM
9 8 (3.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 6 (2.86%) SOAP
10 6 (2.86%) XSD
10 6 (2.86%) Hibernate
11 5 (2.38%) MDX
11 5 (2.38%) CSS
11 5 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (1.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.19%) Clustering
2 11 (5.24%) PKI
3 10 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.81%) Statistics
5 5 (2.38%) GIS
6 4 (1.90%) Kindle
6 4 (1.90%) Replication
6 4 (1.90%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.90%) EPoS
7 3 (1.43%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (1.43%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.95%) FMCG
8 2 (0.95%) Open Source
8 2 (0.95%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.95%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.95%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.48%) NHS
9 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 68 (32.38%) Windows
2 29 (13.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (4.76%) UNIX
5 6 (2.86%) AIX
5 6 (2.86%) Linux
6 4 (1.90%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.43%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.48%) Solaris
8 1 (0.48%) SUSE
8 1 (0.48%) Debian
8 1 (0.48%) Android
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (12.38%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (11.43%) ETL
4 20 (9.52%) Data Modelling
5 17 (8.10%) MVC
6 15 (7.14%) Migration
6 15 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 15 (7.14%) Web Development
6 15 (7.14%) Analytics
7 14 (6.67%) Validation
7 14 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 14 (6.67%) ITIL
8 13 (6.19%) Project Management
8 13 (6.19%) Workflow
8 13 (6.19%) Scrum
9 11 (5.24%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (4.29%) Unit Testing
10 9 (4.29%) Data Migration
10 9 (4.29%) PRINCE2
10 9 (4.29%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 60 (28.57%) T-SQL
2 52 (24.76%) C#
3 16 (7.62%) PowerShell
4 15 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 13 (6.19%) Java
6 12 (5.71%) VBScript
7 9 (4.29%) JavaScript
7 9 (4.29%) C
8 6 (2.86%) C++
9 5 (2.38%) Perl
9 5 (2.38%) VBA
10 4 (1.90%) R
11 3 (1.43%) Python
11 3 (1.43%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.43%) VB
12 2 (0.95%) VB6
13 1 (0.48%) X++
13 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.48%) PHP
13 1 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 45 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 31 (14.76%) SC Cleared
3 21 (10.00%) Degree
4 13 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (4.29%) MCSE
6 8 (3.81%) MCTS
7 6 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.38%) ISEB
8 5 (2.38%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.90%) MCSD
10 3 (1.43%) CCNA
11 1 (0.48%) MCITP
11 1 (0.48%) ACCA
11 1 (0.48%) CIMA
11 1 (0.48%) HND
11 1 (0.48%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.48%) PhD
11 1 (0.48%) CCIE
11 1 (0.48%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.14%) SLA
2 4 (1.90%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 35 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.90%) NLBS
3 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 18 (8.57%) WMI
2 13 (6.19%) SCOM
3 11 (5.24%) SCCM
4 7 (3.33%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (2.38%) Netcool
6 5 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.48%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.48%) SCSM
Vendors
1 79 (37.62%) Microsoft
2 35 (16.67%) Oracle
3 20 (9.52%) Meridio
4 13 (6.19%) SAP
5 11 (5.24%) Informatica
6 10 (4.76%) Cisco
7 9 (4.29%) Business Objects
7 9 (4.29%) HP
8 7 (3.33%) IBM
8 7 (3.33%) Serena
9 6 (2.86%) Veritas
9 6 (2.86%) Borland
10 5 (2.38%) Citrix
10 5 (2.38%) McAfee
10 5 (2.38%) VMware
11 4 (1.90%) ESRI
12 3 (1.43%) Open Text
12 3 (1.43%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.95%) hybris
13 2 (0.95%) Talend
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