Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 10 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 435 380 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.77% 9.56% 8.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.42% 34.64% 35.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 243 275
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £254
90th Percentile £525 £488 £513
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 12
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% +11.86% -40.40%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.85 £11.12
90th Percentile £55.60 £20.10 £32.43
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +27.27%

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 1,228 1,097 1,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 30.40% 27.60% 24.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 650 736
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +5.44%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £261
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 49
Berkshire median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.18% -31.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.85 £13.24
90th Percentile £49.00 £48.90 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +14.29%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +7 138 £400 - 57
Bracknell +9 70 £193 -54.71% 18
Newbury -3 41 £365 +32.73% 11
Maidenhead +3 34 £425 +14.86% 17
Slough +2 27 £400 +18.52% 18
Windsor -4 3 £375 -6.25% 11
Wokingham -9 2 £375 - 4
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 127 (29.20%) SQL Server
2 101 (23.22%) Oracle
3 86 (19.77%) JavaScript
3 86 (19.77%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (17.70%) Microsoft
6 71 (16.32%) Linux
7 68 (15.63%) .NET
8 67 (15.40%) C#
9 66 (15.17%) Unix
9 66 (15.17%) Windows
10 64 (14.71%) Finance
11 61 (14.02%) Java
12 58 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
13 56 (12.87%) HTML
14 55 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
15 52 (11.95%) PL/SQL
16 51 (11.72%) XML
17 48 (11.03%) Telecoms
18 47 (10.80%) Migration
19 46 (10.57%) ETL
20 44 (10.11%) CSS
20 44 (10.11%) Project Management
20 44 (10.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 40 (9.20%) Security Cleared
22 39 (8.97%) MySQL
22 39 (8.97%) Microsoft Excel
23 38 (8.74%) TDD
23 38 (8.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 38 (8.74%) Degree

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 16 (3.68%) IIS
2 13 (2.99%) Apache
2 13 (2.99%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.07%) SAS
4 8 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (1.38%) MS Project Server
6 6 (1.38%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.92%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.92%) CMS
8 4 (0.92%) JBoss
8 4 (0.92%) nginx
9 3 (0.69%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.69%) WordPress
10 2 (0.46%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.46%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.46%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
Applications
1 39 (8.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.69%) SPSS
6 2 (0.46%) Pipeline Pilot
7 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.53%) SAP MM
2 9 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.07%) Sonata
3 8 (1.84%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (1.61%) SAP APO
5 6 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (1.38%) FastStats
6 5 (1.15%) SAP MDM
7 4 (0.92%) SAP MDG
7 4 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.46%) Maximo
9 2 (0.46%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 55 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.22%) Office 365
4 8 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.61%) IaaS
6 6 (1.38%) SaaS
7 4 (0.92%) PaaS
8 3 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.46%) GitHub
9 2 (0.46%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.46%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (0.46%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.23%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.23%) Force.com
10 1 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.06%) Firewall
2 11 (2.53%) DNS
3 10 (2.30%) Internet
3 10 (2.30%) VoLTE
4 8 (1.84%) DHCP
4 8 (1.84%) GSM
4 8 (1.84%) HSPA
4 8 (1.84%) LTE
4 8 (1.84%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.84%) WCDMA
5 7 (1.61%) Network Security
6 6 (1.38%) 4G
6 6 (1.38%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (1.38%) VoWiFi
7 5 (1.15%) 3G
7 5 (1.15%) LAN
7 5 (1.15%) SAN
7 5 (1.15%) WAN
8 4 (0.92%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.69%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (29.20%) SQL Server
2 44 (10.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (8.97%) MySQL
4 38 (8.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (5.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (5.52%) Oracle Database
7 23 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (5.29%) Power BI
8 21 (4.83%) Relational Database
9 19 (4.37%) NoSQL
10 18 (4.14%) BusinessObjects
11 17 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (3.22%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (3.22%) SQL Server 2014
13 13 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (2.53%) SQL Server 2016
16 10 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 9 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
17 9 (2.07%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 24 (5.52%) Jenkins
2 17 (3.91%) Git (software)
3 14 (3.22%) JIRA
4 13 (2.99%) Maven
5 12 (2.76%) Subversion
5 12 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (2.53%) Selenium
7 10 (2.30%) LSMW
7 10 (2.30%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.61%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.61%) SoapUI
9 6 (1.38%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (1.38%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.15%) HP UFT
10 5 (1.15%) MorphX
11 3 (0.69%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.69%) MSI
11 3 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.46%) Artifactory
General
1 64 (14.71%) Finance
2 48 (11.03%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.60%) Marketing
4 9 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (1.38%) Retail
6 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.69%) Banking
7 3 (0.69%) French Language
8 2 (0.46%) Back Office
8 2 (0.46%) Czech Language
8 2 (0.46%) Games
8 2 (0.46%) German Language
8 2 (0.46%) Legal
9 1 (0.23%) Advertising
9 1 (0.23%) Billing
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 158 (36.32%) Developer
2 70 (16.09%) Analyst
3 53 (12.18%) SQL Developer
4 29 (6.67%) Consultant
5 25 (5.75%) Architect
5 25 (5.75%) Data Analyst
6 23 (5.29%) DBA
6 23 (5.29%) Java Developer
7 21 (4.83%) .NET Developer
8 19 (4.37%) Administrator
8 19 (4.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 18 (4.14%) PL/SQL Developer
10 14 (3.22%) SQL Analyst
11 13 (2.99%) SQL DBA
12 12 (2.76%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (2.53%) Oracle Developer
13 11 (2.53%) PHP Developer
13 11 (2.53%) Python Developer
13 11 (2.53%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (2.30%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (15.63%) .NET
2 56 (12.87%) HTML
3 51 (11.72%) XML
4 44 (10.11%) CSS
5 32 (7.36%) ASP.NET
6 30 (6.90%) AngularJS
7 27 (6.21%) Web Services
8 25 (5.75%) REST
9 24 (5.52%) jQuery
10 23 (5.29%) HTML5
11 19 (4.37%) React
12 14 (3.22%) .NET Framework
12 14 (3.22%) CSS3
12 14 (3.22%) Hibernate
13 13 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (2.99%) JSON
14 12 (2.76%) Java EE
14 12 (2.76%) Spring
15 11 (2.53%) KnockoutJS
16 10 (2.30%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 86 (19.77%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.91%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.68%) Data Structures
3 16 (3.68%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.22%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (2.30%) Replication
6 9 (2.07%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.84%) Smart Meter
8 7 (1.61%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.61%) Clustering
8 7 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.38%) AS400
9 6 (1.38%) Handset
9 6 (1.38%) PMI
9 6 (1.38%) User Experience
10 5 (1.15%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.15%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 71 (16.32%) Linux
2 66 (15.17%) Unix
2 66 (15.17%) Windows
3 18 (4.14%) Windows Server
3 18 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.30%) Ubuntu
6 9 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.84%) SUSE
8 7 (1.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.38%) Android
9 6 (1.38%) Debian
10 4 (0.92%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.92%) Solaris
11 3 (0.69%) HPUX
11 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.69%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.46%) OpenVMS
12 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 47 (10.80%) Migration
4 46 (10.57%) ETL
5 44 (10.11%) Project Management
6 38 (8.74%) TDD
7 36 (8.28%) Data Analysis
8 33 (7.59%) Data Migration
8 33 (7.59%) Scrum
9 32 (7.36%) DevOps
10 30 (6.90%) Data Modelling
11 29 (6.67%) ITIL
12 27 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
13 25 (5.75%) MVC
14 24 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (5.52%) Validation
15 23 (5.29%) Configuration Management
16 21 (4.83%) ERP
16 21 (4.83%) Test Automation
16 21 (4.83%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 86 (19.77%) JavaScript
2 67 (15.40%) C#
3 61 (14.02%) Java
4 52 (11.95%) PL/SQL
5 33 (7.59%) T-SQL
6 30 (6.90%) PowerShell
7 29 (6.67%) Python
8 24 (5.52%) PHP
9 22 (5.06%) Shell Script
10 16 (3.68%) C++
11 10 (2.30%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.07%) VBScript
13 8 (1.84%) C
13 8 (1.84%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.38%) Kotlin
14 6 (1.38%) Perl
14 6 (1.38%) VBA
15 5 (1.15%) R
15 5 (1.15%) VB
16 4 (0.92%) X++
Qualifications
1 40 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 38 (8.74%) Degree
3 25 (5.75%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.83%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.84%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (1.38%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.15%) MCITP
9 4 (0.92%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.92%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (0.92%) MCTS
9 4 (0.92%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.69%) MCSE
11 2 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.46%) CISSP
11 2 (0.46%) GCIA
11 2 (0.46%) GSEC
11 2 (0.46%) MCSD
12 1 (0.23%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.59%) QA
2 25 (5.75%) Data Quality
3 18 (4.14%) SLA
4 11 (2.53%) GDPR
5 7 (1.61%) GxP
5 7 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.15%) PMO
7 2 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.23%) IFRS
8 1 (0.23%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 31 (7.13%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.76%) Docker
3 11 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.15%) Apache Flume
6 5 (1.15%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.69%) HDFS
7 3 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.46%) vCloud
8 2 (0.46%) vSphere
8 2 (0.46%) XenApp
8 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.23%) Firmware
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.23%) SRDF
9 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (5.06%) SCCM
2 21 (4.83%) SCOM
3 12 (2.76%) Puppet
4 10 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 7 (1.61%) Ansible
7 6 (1.38%) SCSM
8 5 (1.15%) Galera Cluster
8 5 (1.15%) OpenNebula
8 5 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.92%) MOM
9 4 (0.92%) WSUS
10 3 (0.69%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.69%) Salt
10 3 (0.69%) Terraform
11 2 (0.46%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 101 (23.22%) Oracle
2 77 (17.70%) Microsoft
3 27 (6.21%) HP
4 26 (5.98%) SAP
4 26 (5.98%) VMware
5 16 (3.68%) Tableau
6 12 (2.76%) Cisco
7 10 (2.30%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.07%) SolarWinds
9 8 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.61%) Cognos
10 7 (1.61%) EMC
11 6 (1.38%) Capita
11 6 (1.38%) Citrix
11 6 (1.38%) IFS
11 6 (1.38%) Symantec
12 5 (1.15%) IBM
12 5 (1.15%) MicroStrategy
12 5 (1.15%) Teradata
12 5 (1.15%) Vertica