Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL 247 425 394
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.46% 10.39% 10.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.51% 36.20% 31.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 264 212
Median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +1.27%
10th Percentile £350 £300 £306
90th Percentile £675 £621 £550
South East median daily rate £463 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% +1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 11
Median hourly rate £18.50 £35.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.14% +337.50% -75.63%
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £35.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.09% +55.70% -47.67%

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 595 1,174 1,240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 30.02% 28.69% 31.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 697 694
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £313 £314 £306
90th Percentile £625 £613 £554
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 26
Median hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +63.64% +12.24%
10th Percentile £18.25 £35.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.50 £49.38
Median hourly rate £41.14 £46.84 £42.50
% change year-on-year -12.17% +10.20% -

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Berkshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for SQL in Berkshire

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in Berkshire over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in Berkshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for SQL in Berkshire

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL in Berkshire over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +3 146 £515 +14.44% 8
Newbury -15 20 £520 +30.00% 1
Maidenhead +5 10 £350 -17.65% 2
Slough -3 9 £438 +9.38% 1
Bracknell -3 6 £475 -13.64% 3
Thatcham - 5 £495 -
Wokingham -2 2 £325 -18.75% 2
Windsor +5 1 £425 -5.56% 3
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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.

1 124 (50.20%) Business Intelligence
2 111 (44.94%) Azure
3 108 (43.72%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (41.30%) DevOps
5 98 (39.68%) Analytics
6 97 (39.27%) Power Platform
7 96 (38.87%) Power BI
8 82 (33.20%) Data Lake
9 80 (32.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 76 (30.77%) Microsoft
11 66 (26.72%) Visual Studio
12 59 (23.89%) Oracle
13 54 (21.86%) Data Modelling
14 48 (19.43%) Data Management
15 47 (19.03%) Test Automation
16 46 (18.62%) Windows
17 45 (18.22%) Migration
18 44 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
18 44 (17.81%) PaaS
19 43 (17.41%) PowerShell
19 43 (17.41%) IaaS
19 43 (17.41%) HDInsight
19 43 (17.41%) SQL Server
20 42 (17.00%) Security Testing
21 41 (16.60%) Scrum
22 40 (16.19%) Continuous Delivery
22 40 (16.19%) Virtual Machines
23 39 (15.79%) PL/SQL
24 37 (14.98%) Data-Driven Testing
24 37 (14.98%) Infrastructure as Code

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 22 (8.91%) WebSphere
2 7 (2.83%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.21%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.21%) IIS
4 3 (1.21%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.40%) Apache
5 1 (0.40%) Confluence
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (6.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (8.91%) Maximo
2 13 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (1.62%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (1.21%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (1.21%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.40%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 111 (44.94%) Azure
2 97 (39.27%) Power Platform
3 44 (17.81%) PaaS
4 43 (17.41%) IaaS
5 12 (4.86%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (4.45%) Data Lake Analytics
7 6 (2.43%) PowerApps
8 5 (2.02%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (1.21%) AWS
10 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.81%) Office 365
10 2 (0.81%) SaaS
10 2 (0.81%) Serverless
11 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.40%) Apigee
11 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.40%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.40%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.62%) DNS
2 3 (1.21%) DHCP
2 3 (1.21%) Firewall
2 3 (1.21%) SAN
3 2 (0.81%) 5G
3 2 (0.81%) FTP
3 2 (0.81%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.40%) 2G
4 1 (0.40%) 3G
4 1 (0.40%) 4G
4 1 (0.40%) GSM
4 1 (0.40%) Internet
4 1 (0.40%) LTE
4 1 (0.40%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.40%) VPN
4 1 (0.40%) WAN
4 1 (0.40%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (38.87%) Power BI
2 82 (33.20%) Data Lake
3 80 (32.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (17.41%) HDInsight
4 43 (17.41%) SQL Server
5 36 (14.57%) Big Data
6 31 (12.55%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (6.07%) Oracle Database
8 14 (5.67%) Hadoop
9 12 (4.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (4.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (3.64%) Oracle BI EE
11 9 (3.64%) Relational Database
11 9 (3.64%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (3.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 8 (3.24%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (3.24%) Oracle ODI
12 8 (3.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (2.83%) Data Mining
13 7 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 66 (26.72%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.86%) Visual Studio Team System
3 10 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (3.64%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.24%) Selenium
6 4 (1.62%) JIRA
6 4 (1.62%) NUnit
7 2 (0.81%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.81%) Maven
7 2 (0.81%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (0.81%) ProC
7 2 (0.81%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.40%) Ant
8 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.40%) Checkstyle
8 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.40%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.40%) Subversion
8 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (6.88%) Telecoms
2 12 (4.86%) Finance
3 7 (2.83%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (2.02%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.62%) Law
6 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Back Office
7 2 (0.81%) Local Government
7 2 (0.81%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Automotive
8 1 (0.40%) Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 80 (32.39%) Developer
2 47 (19.03%) DevOps Engineer
3 38 (15.38%) Analyst
4 27 (10.93%) Architect
5 21 (8.50%) Data Analyst
5 21 (8.50%) Maximo Developer
6 20 (8.10%) Azure Engineer
6 20 (8.10%) Consultant
7 19 (7.69%) .NET Developer
8 18 (7.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 12 (4.86%) Azure DevOps
9 12 (4.86%) Data Engineer
10 11 (4.45%) DBA
10 11 (4.45%) Service Analyst
10 11 (4.45%) Service Transition Analyst
10 11 (4.45%) Transition Analyst
11 10 (4.05%) Data Analytics Architect
11 10 (4.05%) Data Architect
11 10 (4.05%) Senior Developer
11 10 (4.05%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.53%) .NET
2 17 (6.88%) ASP.NET
3 16 (6.48%) HTML
4 14 (5.67%) CSS
5 11 (4.45%) AngularJS
5 11 (4.45%) XML
6 9 (3.64%) .NET Framework
6 9 (3.64%) Web Services
7 8 (3.24%) .NET Core
7 8 (3.24%) ASP.NET Core
7 8 (3.24%) jQuery
7 8 (3.24%) REST
8 6 (2.43%) JSON
9 5 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (2.02%) HTML5
9 5 (2.02%) React
9 5 (2.02%) SOAP
9 5 (2.02%) Vue.js
10 3 (1.21%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 3 (1.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.62%) Analytical Mindset
2 4 (1.62%) CMDB
2 4 (1.62%) Data Centre
2 4 (1.62%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.21%) Replication
4 2 (0.81%) Fibre Optics
4 2 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.81%) Mashup
4 2 (0.81%) Robotics
4 2 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.40%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.40%) FMCG
5 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.40%) Industry 4.0
5 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (18.62%) Windows
2 17 (6.88%) VMS
3 15 (6.07%) Linux
4 6 (2.43%) Unix
5 2 (0.81%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) AIX
6 1 (0.40%) HPUX
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (50.20%) Business Intelligence
2 108 (43.72%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (41.30%) DevOps
4 98 (39.68%) Analytics
5 54 (21.86%) Data Modelling
6 48 (19.43%) Data Management
7 47 (19.03%) Test Automation
8 45 (18.22%) Migration
9 44 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (17.00%) Security Testing
11 41 (16.60%) Scrum
12 40 (16.19%) Continuous Delivery
13 37 (14.98%) Data-Driven Testing
13 37 (14.98%) Infrastructure as Code
14 27 (10.93%) Project Delivery
15 22 (8.91%) ETL
16 20 (8.10%) Data Analysis
16 20 (8.10%) Visualisation
17 19 (7.69%) Machine Learning
18 18 (7.29%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 43 (17.41%) PowerShell
2 39 (15.79%) PL/SQL
3 29 (11.74%) C#
4 26 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 22 (8.91%) JavaScript
6 21 (8.50%) Java
6 21 (8.50%) Python
7 17 (6.88%) Shell Script
8 8 (3.24%) TypeScript
9 7 (2.83%) R
10 5 (2.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 4 (1.62%) VBA
12 3 (1.21%) ABAP
12 3 (1.21%) C
12 3 (1.21%) Korn
12 3 (1.21%) VB
13 2 (0.81%) Fortran
13 2 (0.81%) Perl
14 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.40%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.88%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.64%) Degree
4 4 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.81%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.40%) Dell Certification
7 1 (0.40%) MCITP
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.40%) PhD
7 1 (0.40%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.45%) QA
2 3 (1.21%) IFRS
3 1 (0.40%) PMO
3 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (16.19%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (2.43%) Docker
3 4 (1.62%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.81%) vSphere
6 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (2.02%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.81%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (0.81%) SCCM
3 1 (0.40%) Ansible
3 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (0.40%) Istio
3 1 (0.40%) Kibana
3 1 (0.40%) Netcool
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 59 (23.89%) Oracle
3 28 (11.34%) Informatica
4 11 (4.45%) SAP
5 9 (3.64%) BMC
5 9 (3.64%) Hortonworks
6 8 (3.24%) Tableau
7 7 (2.83%) VMware
8 4 (1.62%) Databricks
8 4 (1.62%) Remedy
9 3 (1.21%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.21%) Talend
10 2 (0.81%) 3PAR
10 2 (0.81%) Juniper
10 2 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.81%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.81%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.81%) Teradata
10 2 (0.81%) Veeam
10 2 (0.81%) WSO2