Period
to 14 December 2018

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 6 months to 14 December 2018 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 471 445 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.93% 10.80% 10.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.02% 37.30% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 275 279
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
90th Percentile £563 £523 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £50.00 £17.48 £15.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +186.04% +14.16% +3.81%
10th Percentile £21.00 £8.45 £11.76
90th Percentile £57.00 £54.00 £19.72
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £22.31 £34.69
% change year-on-year +68.07% -35.67% +23.32%

SQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,345 1,193 1,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 31.21% 28.96% 28.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 704 700
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 29
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -5.71% -
10th Percentile £29.25 £10.75 £12.20
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £48.90
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +9.33%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Berkshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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 6 months to 14 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 161 £425 +6.25% 50
Bracknell -2 73 £325 +20.82% 21
Slough +3 53 £494 +23.44% 19
Maidenhead +5 36 £381 -15.28% 15
Newbury -6 30 £338 -10.00% 22
Wokingham +4 15 £400 - 9
Windsor +6 2 - - 2
Thatcham - 1 £525 -
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 131 (27.81%) Oracle
2 108 (22.93%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (19.75%) Microsoft
4 91 (19.32%) Java
5 87 (18.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 78 (16.56%) Windows
7 73 (15.50%) SQL Server
8 71 (15.07%) C#
9 69 (14.65%) PL/SQL
9 69 (14.65%) Analytics
10 66 (14.01%) XML
11 64 (13.59%) Python
12 63 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
13 61 (12.95%) Migration
14 60 (12.74%) .NET
15 55 (11.68%) Microsoft Excel
16 54 (11.46%) Test Automation
17 53 (11.25%) ETL
18 52 (11.04%) Telecoms
18 52 (11.04%) Security Cleared
19 50 (10.62%) PowerShell
20 49 (10.40%) JavaScript
21 48 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
22 46 (9.77%) Power BI
23 45 (9.55%) Finance
24 43 (9.13%) Scrum
24 43 (9.13%) Firewall
24 43 (9.13%) DevOps
25 42 (8.92%) Web Services
25 42 (8.92%) User Acceptance Testing

SQL
Co-occurring 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 29 (6.16%) Apache Spark
2 23 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.18%) CMS
4 11 (2.34%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.12%) SAS
6 9 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.06%) JBoss
8 5 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.06%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.85%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.85%) Liferay
9 4 (0.85%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.64%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.42%) Drupal
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle BPEL
11 2 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 55 (11.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.76%) Chatbot
3 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (4.25%) Oracle Receivables
2 17 (3.61%) Oracle EBS R12
2 17 (3.61%) Oracle Payables
3 14 (2.97%) CSG Singleview
4 12 (2.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (1.06%) SAP MM
7 4 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.85%) SAP MDM
7 4 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.64%) SAP APO
8 3 (0.64%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.64%) SAP GRC
8 3 (0.64%) Unica
9 2 (0.42%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 87 (18.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (7.01%) IaaS
3 29 (6.16%) PaaS
4 19 (4.03%) Office 365
5 18 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (1.91%) Apigee
8 8 (1.70%) SaaS
9 6 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.64%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
11 2 (0.42%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.42%) Firebase
11 2 (0.42%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.42%) Serverless
12 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 43 (9.13%) Firewall
2 31 (6.58%) Internet
3 30 (6.37%) TCP/IP
4 23 (4.88%) SSH
5 17 (3.61%) DNS
6 13 (2.76%) SAN
7 12 (2.55%) MPLS
8 11 (2.34%) SS7
9 10 (2.12%) Skype
9 10 (2.12%) VPN
10 9 (1.91%) Wireless
11 8 (1.70%) 3G
11 8 (1.70%) 4G
11 8 (1.70%) SMS
12 7 (1.49%) DHCP
12 7 (1.49%) HTTP
12 7 (1.49%) NAS
12 7 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (1.49%) SSL
12 7 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (15.50%) SQL Server
2 46 (9.77%) Power BI
3 41 (8.70%) Big Data
4 36 (7.64%) Oracle Database
5 32 (6.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (6.37%) Data Lake
6 30 (6.37%) Hadoop
7 27 (5.73%) Relational Database
8 25 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (4.88%) NoSQL
10 22 (4.67%) HDInsight
10 22 (4.67%) MySQL
11 21 (4.46%) Apache Hive
12 18 (3.82%) DB2
12 18 (3.82%) Flink
13 13 (2.76%) Oracle Database 12c
14 11 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (2.12%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (4.67%) Cucumber
2 21 (4.46%) Selenium
3 20 (4.25%) Visual Studio
4 19 (4.03%) Visual Studio Team System
5 15 (3.18%) JUnit
6 14 (2.97%) ProC
6 14 (2.97%) PVCS
7 13 (2.76%) JIRA
8 12 (2.55%) Git (software)
8 12 (2.55%) Jenkins
8 12 (2.55%) Toad
9 10 (2.12%) Gatling
9 10 (2.12%) Geb
10 9 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (1.49%) PowerBuilder
12 6 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (1.27%) SoapUI
13 5 (1.06%) webpack
14 4 (0.85%) Jasmine
14 4 (0.85%) Zephyr
General
1 52 (11.04%) Telecoms
2 45 (9.55%) Finance
3 27 (5.73%) Billing
4 19 (4.03%) Legal
5 16 (3.40%) Retail
6 11 (2.34%) Marketing
7 10 (2.12%) Back Office
7 10 (2.12%) Front Office
8 6 (1.27%) Banking
9 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.64%) German Language
11 2 (0.42%) Advertising
11 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 154 (32.70%) Developer
2 87 (18.47%) Analyst
3 52 (11.04%) Data Analyst
4 39 (8.28%) Consultant
5 34 (7.22%) SQL Developer
6 29 (6.16%) Architect
7 26 (5.52%) Software Developer
8 23 (4.88%) Java Developer
9 22 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (4.46%) Tester
11 20 (4.25%) .NET Developer
12 17 (3.61%) C# Developer
12 17 (3.61%) Financial Analyst
13 16 (3.40%) Data Migration Analyst
13 16 (3.40%) Migration Analyst
14 14 (2.97%) Analytics Developer
15 13 (2.76%) Big Data Developer
15 13 (2.76%) Data Engineer
15 13 (2.76%) Oracle Developer
15 13 (2.76%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (14.01%) XML
2 60 (12.74%) .NET
3 42 (8.92%) Web Services
4 35 (7.43%) HTML
5 30 (6.37%) JSON
6 25 (5.31%) AngularJS
7 24 (5.10%) J2EE
7 24 (5.10%) REST
7 24 (5.10%) SOAP
8 23 (4.88%) Node.js
9 21 (4.46%) Spring
10 20 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web API
10 20 (4.25%) CSS
11 18 (3.82%) Spark Streaming
12 16 (3.40%) ASP.NET
12 16 (3.40%) EDI
12 16 (3.40%) React
13 14 (2.97%) jQuery
14 12 (2.55%) RESTful
14 12 (2.55%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (2.97%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.97%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.55%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.12%) Robotics
6 9 (1.91%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.27%) Replication
7 6 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.85%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Licensing
9 4 (0.85%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.85%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.64%) AS400
10 3 (0.64%) RIA
10 3 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.64%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.42%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (16.56%) Windows
2 33 (7.01%) Linux
3 23 (4.88%) OpenVMS
4 20 (4.25%) Unix
4 20 (4.25%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.70%) CentOS
6 8 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.27%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.85%) Solaris
8 4 (0.85%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.42%) AIX
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.21%) Android
10 1 (0.21%) Debian
10 1 (0.21%) HPUX
10 1 (0.21%) SUSE
10 1 (0.21%) VMS
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (22.93%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (14.65%) Analytics
3 63 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
4 61 (12.95%) Migration
5 54 (11.46%) Test Automation
6 53 (11.25%) ETL
7 43 (9.13%) DevOps
7 43 (9.13%) Scrum
8 42 (8.92%) Data Migration
8 42 (8.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 35 (7.43%) Web Development
10 34 (7.22%) Data Analytics
11 33 (7.01%) Data Modelling
12 30 (6.37%) Workflow
13 29 (6.16%) Data Analysis
14 28 (5.94%) MVC
15 27 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (5.73%) Machine Learning
15 27 (5.73%) Open Source
16 25 (5.31%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 91 (19.32%) Java
2 71 (15.07%) C#
3 69 (14.65%) PL/SQL
4 64 (13.59%) Python
5 50 (10.62%) PowerShell
6 49 (10.40%) JavaScript
7 30 (6.37%) C++
8 27 (5.73%) C
8 27 (5.73%) T-SQL
9 19 (4.03%) VBA
10 15 (3.18%) VB
11 14 (2.97%) Bash Shell
11 14 (2.97%) Fortran
11 14 (2.97%) Groovy
12 13 (2.76%) Perl
13 12 (2.55%) R
14 10 (2.12%) Scala
14 10 (2.12%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.70%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (11.04%) Security Cleared
2 34 (7.22%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.25%) Degree
4 19 (4.03%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.49%) ISEB
5 7 (1.49%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.85%) CCNA
7 4 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.64%) ACCA
8 3 (0.64%) CIMA
8 3 (0.64%) MCSE
8 3 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.42%) CCIE
9 2 (0.42%) CCNP
10 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.21%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.25%) Data Quality
2 17 (3.61%) SLA
3 15 (3.18%) QA
4 7 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.42%) COBIT
6 2 (0.42%) GDPR
6 2 (0.42%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) GPG13
7 1 (0.21%) GxP
7 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (8.07%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.67%) Docker
3 18 (3.82%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.70%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.64%) HDFS
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.64%) Postfix
8 2 (0.42%) BIND 9
8 2 (0.42%) KVM
8 2 (0.42%) NFS
8 2 (0.42%) vSphere
9 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.21%) iptables
9 1 (0.21%) Squid
9 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.21%) vCloud
9 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (4.03%) SCCM
2 14 (2.97%) HP ALM
3 12 (2.55%) Amdocs OSS
4 11 (2.34%) SCOM
5 10 (2.12%) Cisco UCCE
6 9 (1.91%) Kubernetes
7 7 (1.49%) Ansible
7 7 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.85%) Puppet
10 3 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.64%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.42%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.42%) Netcool
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 131 (27.81%) Oracle
2 93 (19.75%) Microsoft
3 29 (6.16%) HP
4 25 (5.31%) SAP
4 25 (5.31%) VMware
5 22 (4.67%) Tableau
6 16 (3.40%) Cisco
7 15 (3.18%) TIBCO
8 13 (2.76%) Remedy
8 13 (2.76%) UiPath
9 12 (2.55%) BMC
9 12 (2.55%) Cramer
9 12 (2.55%) JD Edwards
10 11 (2.34%) EMC
10 11 (2.34%) MicroStrategy
10 11 (2.34%) Veeam
11 10 (2.12%) Amdocs
12 9 (1.91%) ComArch
12 9 (1.91%) Talend
13 8 (1.70%) ServiceNow