Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 440 452 443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.85% 10.54% 8.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.10% 37.42% 35.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 275 283
Berkshire median daily rate £389 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £235 £275 £261
90th Percentile £518 £500 £510
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.49 £11.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.00% -66.67% +112.90%
10th Percentile £10.30 £9.00 £31.40
90th Percentile £54.50 £18.75 £34.20
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £36.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year -31.03% +9.85% +32.00%

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 1155 1208 1244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.48% 28.16% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 702 758
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £250
90th Percentile £538 £538 £502
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 35 44
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -18.37% +13.08%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.10 £16.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £48.25 £54.34
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +7.14%

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 25 November 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 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 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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 +10 148 £400 +1.01% 32
Bracknell +8 82 £245 -36.90% 8
Newbury -6 41 £370 +34.55% 6
Slough -3 34 £400 +18.52% 9
Maidenhead -2 30 £450 +12.50% 3
Wokingham 0 2 - - 3
Windsor -1 2 £375 -6.25%
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 154 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 103 (23.41%) Oracle
3 96 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
4 89 (20.23%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (19.55%) JavaScript
6 80 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 72 (16.36%) HTML
8 70 (15.91%) .NET
8 70 (15.91%) Finance
9 68 (15.45%) Windows
10 66 (15.00%) C#
10 66 (15.00%) ETL
11 63 (14.32%) Unix
12 62 (14.09%) XML
13 61 (13.86%) Business Intelligence
14 60 (13.64%) Migration
15 59 (13.41%) Java
16 56 (12.73%) Linux
16 56 (12.73%) Data Warehouse
16 56 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 55 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 55 (12.50%) Data Modelling
18 52 (11.82%) CSS
19 51 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
20 47 (10.68%) MySQL
20 47 (10.68%) T-SQL
20 47 (10.68%) Data Analysis
21 44 (10.00%) PL/SQL
22 40 (9.09%) Scrum
22 40 (9.09%) Data Migration

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 25 (5.68%) IIS
2 21 (4.77%) Tomcat
3 20 (4.55%) Apache
4 9 (2.05%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.36%) SAS
5 6 (1.36%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.14%) JBoss
6 5 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.91%) Confluence
7 4 (0.91%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.91%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.45%) Apache TomEE
9 2 (0.45%) CMS
9 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.45%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.45%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.45%) nginx
9 2 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.45%) SPSS
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.73%) SAP MM
2 10 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (2.27%) Sonata
3 8 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (1.59%) SAP APO
4 7 (1.59%) SAP CRM
5 6 (1.36%) FastStats
5 6 (1.36%) Magento
6 5 (1.14%) SAP MDM
7 4 (0.91%) SAP MDG
7 4 (0.91%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.68%) Maximo
9 2 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.45%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
10 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 51 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.27%) IaaS
4 7 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (1.59%) Office 365
5 4 (0.91%) SaaS
6 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.45%) GitHub
7 2 (0.45%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.45%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.45%) PaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.23%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.91%) Firewall
2 13 (2.95%) DNS
3 10 (2.27%) Cisco ISE
3 10 (2.27%) DHCP
4 9 (2.05%) Internet
5 8 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.59%) LAN
7 6 (1.36%) SAN
7 6 (1.36%) VPN
8 5 (1.14%) Network Security
8 5 (1.14%) WAN
9 4 (0.91%) GSM
9 4 (0.91%) HSPA
9 4 (0.91%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.91%) LTE
9 4 (0.91%) WCDMA
10 3 (0.68%) 3GPP
10 3 (0.68%) Intranet
10 3 (0.68%) SIGTRAN
10 3 (0.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 56 (12.73%) Data Warehouse
2 56 (12.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (10.68%) MySQL
5 29 (6.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 25 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 23 (5.23%) Oracle Reports
8 22 (5.00%) Relational Database
9 21 (4.77%) NoSQL
10 20 (4.55%) DB2
11 19 (4.32%) Oracle Database
12 17 (3.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 17 (3.86%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (3.41%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (2.95%) SQL Server 2014
15 10 (2.27%) Data Mart
16 9 (2.05%) Data Mining
16 9 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 32 (7.27%) Jenkins
2 17 (3.86%) Maven
3 14 (3.18%) Git (software)
3 14 (3.18%) Subversion
4 13 (2.95%) JIRA
5 12 (2.73%) Selenium
6 11 (2.50%) Visual Studio
7 10 (2.27%) LSMW
7 10 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (2.05%) Eclipse
9 8 (1.82%) Cucumber
9 8 (1.82%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.68%) HP UFT
11 3 (0.68%) JUnit
11 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.68%) Toad
12 2 (0.45%) JMeter
12 2 (0.45%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.45%) ProC
General
1 70 (15.91%) Finance
2 26 (5.91%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.86%) Marketing
4 16 (3.64%) Retail
5 11 (2.50%) Publishing
6 8 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.14%) Billing
8 4 (0.91%) Banking
8 4 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.68%) Legal
10 2 (0.45%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Back Office
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 161 (36.59%) Developer
2 83 (18.86%) Analyst
3 65 (14.77%) SQL Developer
4 38 (8.64%) Data Analyst
5 35 (7.95%) Architect
6 28 (6.36%) Consultant
7 23 (5.23%) .NET Developer
8 22 (5.00%) Java Developer
9 21 (4.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 19 (4.32%) SQL Analyst
11 18 (4.09%) PL/SQL Developer
12 16 (3.64%) Oracle Developer
13 15 (3.41%) DBA
13 15 (3.41%) Support Engineer
14 14 (3.18%) Senior Developer
15 12 (2.73%) C# Developer
15 12 (2.73%) DevOps Engineer
15 12 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
16 11 (2.50%) Data Modeller
17 10 (2.27%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (16.36%) HTML
2 70 (15.91%) .NET
3 62 (14.09%) XML
4 52 (11.82%) CSS
5 27 (6.14%) ASP.NET
6 23 (5.23%) AngularJS
6 23 (5.23%) REST
7 20 (4.55%) HTML5
7 20 (4.55%) Web Services
8 18 (4.09%) jQuery
8 18 (4.09%) React
9 17 (3.86%) Spring
10 16 (3.64%) KnockoutJS
10 16 (3.64%) MDX
11 15 (3.41%) .NET Framework
11 15 (3.41%) J2EE
11 15 (3.41%) Java EE
12 14 (3.18%) Drools
12 14 (3.18%) EJB
13 13 (2.95%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 96 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.68%) Data Structures
3 17 (3.86%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.36%) AS400
7 6 (1.36%) Replication
7 6 (1.36%) Web 2.0
8 5 (1.14%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.91%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.91%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.68%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.68%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.68%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.68%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.68%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 68 (15.45%) Windows
2 63 (14.32%) Unix
3 56 (12.73%) Linux
4 24 (5.45%) Windows Server
5 18 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (2.27%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.82%) Debian
9 6 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.91%) AIX
11 4 (0.91%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.91%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.68%) HPUX
12 3 (0.68%) Solaris
13 2 (0.45%) CentOS
13 2 (0.45%) SUSE
13 2 (0.45%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (20.23%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (15.00%) ETL
3 61 (13.86%) Business Intelligence
4 60 (13.64%) Migration
5 55 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 47 (10.68%) Data Analysis
7 40 (9.09%) Data Migration
7 40 (9.09%) Scrum
8 34 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (7.73%) TDD
9 32 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
10 31 (7.05%) Project Management
11 30 (6.82%) Analytics
11 30 (6.82%) ITIL
12 29 (6.59%) SDLC
13 27 (6.14%) DevOps
13 27 (6.14%) MVC
13 27 (6.14%) Web Development
14 23 (5.23%) CRM
14 23 (5.23%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 86 (19.55%) JavaScript
2 66 (15.00%) C#
3 59 (13.41%) Java
4 47 (10.68%) T-SQL
5 44 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 32 (7.27%) PowerShell
7 31 (7.05%) PHP
8 24 (5.45%) Shell Script
9 12 (2.73%) C++
10 11 (2.50%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.27%) Python
12 7 (1.59%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.36%) VBScript
14 5 (1.14%) C
14 5 (1.14%) VBA
15 4 (0.91%) AWK
15 4 (0.91%) Perl
15 4 (0.91%) sed
16 3 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 3 (0.68%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 36 (8.18%) Degree
2 34 (7.73%) Security Cleared
3 25 (5.68%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.14%) Security+ Certification
7 4 (0.91%) A+ Certification
7 4 (0.91%) MCITP
7 4 (0.91%) MCTS
7 4 (0.91%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.68%) CISSP
9 2 (0.45%) GCIA
9 2 (0.45%) ISEB
9 2 (0.45%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.45%) MCSD
9 2 (0.45%) MCSE
9 2 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.95%) Data Quality
2 26 (5.91%) QA
3 21 (4.77%) SLA
4 14 (3.18%) GDPR
5 8 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.59%) GxP
7 2 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.23%) IFRS
8 1 (0.23%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.50%) Docker
4 8 (1.82%) BitLocker
4 8 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.14%) vSphere
6 3 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.45%) KVM
7 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.45%) vCloud
7 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.45%) Xen
7 2 (0.45%) XenApp
7 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.45%) XenServer
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.23%) SRDF
8 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (4.77%) SCOM
2 20 (4.55%) SCCM
3 13 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.27%) SCSM
5 9 (2.05%) Ansible
6 8 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (1.36%) Puppet
8 5 (1.14%) Galera Cluster
8 5 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (1.14%) OpenNebula
9 4 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.45%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.45%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (0.45%) Salt
10 2 (0.45%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.45%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.45%) Terraform
10 2 (0.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 103 (23.41%) Oracle
2 80 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 38 (8.64%) SAP
4 34 (7.73%) Tableau
5 27 (6.14%) VMware
6 24 (5.45%) HP
7 17 (3.86%) IBM
8 16 (3.64%) Cisco
9 14 (3.18%) SolarWinds
10 13 (2.95%) Informatica
11 11 (2.50%) JDA
12 8 (1.82%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.59%) Cognos
13 7 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.59%) Siebel
13 7 (1.59%) Sybase
14 6 (1.36%) ATG
14 6 (1.36%) Citrix
14 6 (1.36%) Intershop
14 6 (1.36%) McAfee