The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 13 14 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2  
Contract jobs citing SQL 154 208 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.41% 8.50% 7.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.38% 35.74% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 138 124
Median daily rate £396 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.60% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £253 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 12
Median hourly rate £31.25 £16.50 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.39% -4.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £14.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.30 £18.50 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +70.21% -21.66%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 448 582 794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.47% 23.79% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 373 457
Median daily rate £425 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 22
Median hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +6.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £17.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.55 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Berkshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Berkshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Berkshire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Berkshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Berkshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Berkshire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Berkshire

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading 0 54 £392 -6.16% 30
Bracknell -8 14 £425 +66.66% 7
Slough +6 10 £425 +39.34% 10
Newbury -3 10 £320 -27.88% 8
Maidenhead -4 9 £325 -23.52% 5
Wokingham +4 7 £325 +30.00% 4
Thatcham - 4 - -
SQL
South East

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 107 (31.20%) SQL Server
2 91 (26.53%) Oracle
3 79 (23.03%) Microsoft
4 78 (22.74%) .NET
5 73 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (20.70%) C#
7 65 (18.95%) Java
8 62 (18.08%) Business Intelligence
9 60 (17.49%) Finance
10 56 (16.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 51 (14.87%) Security Cleared
12 50 (14.58%) ETL
13 48 (13.99%) MS Excel
14 47 (13.70%) XML
15 45 (13.12%) JavaScript
16 42 (12.24%) Migration
17 41 (11.95%) Web Services
17 41 (11.95%) Data Warehouse
18 39 (11.37%) SC Cleared
19 38 (11.08%) T-SQL
20 36 (10.50%) PL/SQL
21 35 (10.20%) CRM
22 34 (9.91%) Visual Studio
23 32 (9.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 30 (8.75%) Data Analysis
25 29 (8.45%) Windows
25 29 (8.45%) Data Modelling
25 29 (8.45%) SQL Server 2012
26 28 (8.16%) ERP
27 27 (7.87%) SAP

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 21 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.08%) SAS
3 13 (3.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (2.92%) Apache
6 8 (2.33%) JBoss
7 7 (2.04%) CMS
8 5 (1.46%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.46%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.46%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.17%) ColdFusion
9 4 (1.17%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.87%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.87%) Commerce Server
10 3 (0.87%) Confluence
10 3 (0.87%) Drupal
10 3 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.87%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.87%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (13.99%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.79%) MS Office
3 5 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.87%) SPSS
5 2 (0.58%) MS Project
6 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (5.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (2.04%) Maximo
4 6 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (1.46%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (1.46%) Remedy AR System
6 4 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (1.17%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.87%) Fredhopper
7 3 (0.87%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.58%) HFM
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.58%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.58%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.29%) Sonata
9 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.50%) IaaS
3 11 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.92%) PaaS
5 3 (0.87%) Office 365
6 2 (0.58%) CallidusCloud
6 2 (0.58%) GitHub
6 2 (0.58%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.58%) Veeva
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.29%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.29%) G Suite
7 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.29%) iTunes
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.79%) DNS
2 10 (2.92%) Firewall
3 7 (2.04%) LDAP
3 7 (2.04%) RFID
4 6 (1.75%) Internet
5 5 (1.46%) SAN
6 4 (1.17%) 2G
6 4 (1.17%) 3G
6 4 (1.17%) 4G
6 4 (1.17%) LTE
6 4 (1.17%) NAS
6 4 (1.17%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (1.17%) Unified Communications
6 4 (1.17%) VoIP
7 3 (0.87%) DHCP
7 3 (0.87%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.87%) Network Security
8 2 (0.58%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.58%) HTTP
8 2 (0.58%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (31.20%) SQL Server
2 56 (16.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (11.95%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (9.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (8.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (5.25%) Oracle Database
7 17 (4.96%) DB2
7 17 (4.96%) MS Access
7 17 (4.96%) Relational Database
7 17 (4.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (4.66%) BusinessObjects
9 13 (3.79%) Big Data
9 13 (3.79%) Hadoop
10 12 (3.50%) MySQL
11 11 (3.21%) NoSQL
12 9 (2.62%) Power BI
13 8 (2.33%) QlikView
13 8 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (1.75%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 34 (9.91%) Visual Studio
2 18 (5.25%) Jenkins
3 14 (4.08%) Selenium
3 14 (4.08%) SoapUI
4 12 (3.50%) Git (software)
4 12 (3.50%) JIRA
5 10 (2.92%) Maven
6 9 (2.62%) WebDriver
7 8 (2.33%) Eclipse
8 7 (2.04%) JMeter
8 7 (2.04%) JUnit
8 7 (2.04%) MSTest
8 7 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.46%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.46%) Toad
10 3 (0.87%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.58%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.58%) Bower
11 2 (0.58%) Grunt
11 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 60 (17.49%) Finance
2 27 (7.87%) Telecoms
3 21 (6.12%) Marketing
4 13 (3.79%) Retail
5 10 (2.92%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.46%) Electronics
6 5 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.17%) Legal
8 3 (0.87%) Advertising
9 2 (0.58%) Banking
9 2 (0.58%) Games
9 2 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 140 (40.82%) Developer
2 69 (20.12%) Analyst
3 46 (13.41%) SQL Developer
4 38 (11.08%) .NET Developer
5 31 (9.04%) C# Developer
6 26 (7.58%) C# .NET Developer
6 26 (7.58%) Data Analyst
7 23 (6.71%) Consultant
8 18 (5.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 15 (4.37%) Administrator
9 15 (4.37%) Support Engineer
10 14 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 14 (4.08%) Test Analyst
11 13 (3.79%) DBA
11 13 (3.79%) Java Developer
11 13 (3.79%) Senior Developer
11 13 (3.79%) SQL Analyst
12 12 (3.50%) SSIS Developer
12 12 (3.50%) Tester
13 11 (3.21%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (22.74%) .NET
2 47 (13.70%) XML
3 41 (11.95%) Web Services
4 24 (7.00%) HTML
5 22 (6.41%) ASP.NET
5 22 (6.41%) CSS
6 21 (6.12%) SOAP
7 16 (4.66%) jQuery
8 13 (3.79%) Spring
9 12 (3.50%) REST
10 11 (3.21%) JSON
10 11 (3.21%) WCF
11 10 (2.92%) .NET Framework
11 10 (2.92%) RESTful
12 9 (2.62%) J2EE
12 9 (2.62%) Java EE
13 8 (2.33%) AngularJS
13 8 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (2.04%) HTML5
14 7 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.62%) Data Structures
3 8 (2.33%) CMDB
4 6 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.46%) Clustering
6 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.17%) Replication
7 3 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (0.87%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.87%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.87%) Wiki
8 2 (0.58%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.58%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.58%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.58%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.45%) Windows
2 25 (7.29%) Unix
3 20 (5.83%) Linux
4 11 (3.21%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.92%) Solaris
5 10 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.75%) AIX
8 5 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.87%) Android
9 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.87%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.29%) Debian
11 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (18.08%) Business Intelligence
3 50 (14.58%) ETL
4 42 (12.24%) Migration
5 35 (10.20%) CRM
6 30 (8.75%) Data Analysis
7 29 (8.45%) Data Modelling
8 28 (8.16%) ERP
9 25 (7.29%) MVC
10 24 (7.00%) Data Migration
11 22 (6.41%) Scrum
11 22 (6.41%) SOA
12 19 (5.54%) Data Protection
13 18 (5.25%) ITIL
14 17 (4.96%) Analytics
14 17 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (4.96%) Unit Testing
15 16 (4.66%) E-Commerce
15 16 (4.66%) TDD
16 15 (4.37%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 71 (20.70%) C#
2 65 (18.95%) Java
3 45 (13.12%) JavaScript
4 38 (11.08%) T-SQL
5 36 (10.50%) PL/SQL
6 12 (3.50%) Python
7 11 (3.21%) Apex Code
7 11 (3.21%) C
7 11 (3.21%) Shell Script
8 9 (2.62%) VB
8 9 (2.62%) VBA
9 7 (2.04%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.75%) Perl
10 6 (1.75%) Scala
11 5 (1.46%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.17%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.87%) C++
13 3 (0.87%) Delphi
13 3 (0.87%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (14.87%) Security Cleared
2 39 (11.37%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.79%) Degree
4 7 (2.04%) CCNA
4 7 (2.04%) CCNP
4 7 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.04%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.75%) Sun Certification
6 5 (1.46%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.46%) ISEB
7 4 (1.17%) HNC
7 4 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.87%) MCITP
8 3 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.58%) CCVP
9 2 (0.58%) HND
9 2 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.58%) PMP
9 2 (0.58%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.83%) Data Quality
2 14 (4.08%) QA
3 8 (2.33%) GDPR
4 6 (1.75%) SLA
5 3 (0.87%) IFRS
5 3 (0.87%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.29%) GMP
7 1 (0.29%) GxP
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (3.50%) Active Directory
1 12 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.17%) XenApp
3 3 (0.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.87%) Docker
4 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.58%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.58%) vSphere
4 2 (0.58%) Xen
5 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.29%) Squid
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.46%) Ansible
2 5 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.46%) Puppet
3 3 (0.87%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.58%) Cisco CME
4 2 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.58%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (0.58%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.58%) MOM
4 2 (0.58%) Netcool
4 2 (0.58%) WSUS
5 1 (0.29%) Nagios
5 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.29%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.29%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 91 (26.53%) Oracle
2 79 (23.03%) Microsoft
3 27 (7.87%) SAP
4 22 (6.41%) VMware
5 15 (4.37%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (4.08%) HP
6 14 (4.08%) IBM
7 11 (3.21%) BMC
8 9 (2.62%) Remedy
9 8 (2.33%) Citrix
10 7 (2.04%) Tableau
10 7 (2.04%) Teradata
11 5 (1.46%) Ab Initio
11 5 (1.46%) Cisco
11 5 (1.46%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.17%) Cognos
13 3 (0.87%) CA
13 3 (0.87%) EMC
13 3 (0.87%) Intel Security
13 3 (0.87%) Nortel
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