Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 9 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 422 385 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.20% 9.79% 8.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.23% 31.43% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 205 183
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £300 £303 £275
90th Percentile £623 £545 £488
South East median daily rate £427 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.81% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £8.00 £32.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +337.50% -75.63% +134.50%
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -47.67% +30.30%

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 1,198 1,225 924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.96% 31.16% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 686 534
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £318 £306 £298
90th Percentile £603 £563 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 31 22
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.64% +12.24% +75.00%
10th Percentile £34.63 £8.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.03 £48.75 £53.18
South East median hourly rate £45.85 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +7.88% - +6.25%

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 24 May 2019.

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
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 24 May 2019. 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 +3 147 £465 +16.25% 22
Bracknell +2 66 £413 -2.94% 6
Newbury +1 44 £400 +3.23% 9
Maidenhead +2 22 £438 +16.67% 4
Slough -1 22 £398 -6.47% 9
Wokingham +7 21 £400 +10.34% 3
Ascot - 5 £400 -
Windsor -1 4 £450 +10.77% 3
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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.

1 125 (29.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (28.44%) Oracle
3 111 (26.30%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (22.75%) Microsoft
5 91 (21.56%) Business Intelligence
5 91 (21.56%) Java
6 76 (18.01%) Power Platform
7 74 (17.54%) Power BI
7 74 (17.54%) Windows
8 72 (17.06%) Analytics
9 71 (16.82%) XML
10 68 (16.11%) DevOps
11 62 (14.69%) Telecoms
12 61 (14.45%) SQL Server
13 60 (14.22%) PL/SQL
14 58 (13.74%) PowerShell
15 56 (13.27%) C#
16 55 (13.03%) Web Services
17 54 (12.80%) PaaS
18 53 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
18 53 (12.56%) JavaScript
18 53 (12.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 50 (11.85%) .NET
20 49 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
21 48 (11.37%) Visual Studio Team System
22 47 (11.14%) Python
23 46 (10.90%) Data Lake
24 45 (10.66%) Oracle Database
24 45 (10.66%) Visual Studio
25 43 (10.19%) HTML

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 31 (7.35%) WebLogic
2 18 (4.27%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.32%) SAS
4 12 (2.84%) Apache Spark
4 12 (2.84%) CMS
5 11 (2.61%) Apache
6 10 (2.37%) Confluence
7 9 (2.13%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.42%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.95%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.95%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.71%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.71%) IIS
11 3 (0.71%) Liferay
12 2 (0.47%) JBoss
12 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.24%) CICS
13 1 (0.24%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 34 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.18%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.71%) SPSS
5 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (2.37%) Remedy ITSM
1 10 (2.37%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (1.90%) SAP MDG
3 7 (1.66%) BusinessWorks
3 7 (1.66%) SAP GRC
4 5 (1.18%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (1.18%) SAP MM
5 4 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.95%) Maximo
6 3 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.47%) assyst
7 2 (0.47%) BusinessWare
7 2 (0.47%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (0.47%) CSG Singleview
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.24%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 125 (29.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (18.01%) Power Platform
3 54 (12.80%) PaaS
4 40 (9.48%) IaaS
5 32 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
6 28 (6.64%) SaaS
7 14 (3.32%) Azure Data Factory
8 9 (2.13%) Apigee
8 9 (2.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 8 (1.90%) Office 365
10 7 (1.66%) Data Lake Analytics
10 7 (1.66%) IBM Blueworks
11 6 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (1.18%) Serverless
13 3 (0.71%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.71%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.47%) GitHub
14 2 (0.47%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.40%) Firewall
2 17 (4.03%) Internet
3 10 (2.37%) NAS
4 9 (2.13%) DNS
5 8 (1.90%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.66%) 4G
6 7 (1.66%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (1.66%) VPN
7 6 (1.42%) SAN
7 6 (1.42%) SSL
8 5 (1.18%) BGP
8 5 (1.18%) FTP
8 5 (1.18%) iSCSI
8 5 (1.18%) MPLS
8 5 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (1.18%) SNMP
8 5 (1.18%) VLAN
8 5 (1.18%) VXLAN
8 5 (1.18%) Wireless
9 4 (0.95%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (17.54%) Power BI
2 61 (14.45%) SQL Server
3 53 (12.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 46 (10.90%) Data Lake
5 45 (10.66%) Oracle Database
6 39 (9.24%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (8.06%) Azure SQL Database
8 31 (7.35%) HDInsight
9 20 (4.74%) DB2
10 19 (4.50%) Hadoop
11 17 (4.03%) Big Data
12 15 (3.55%) MySQL
12 15 (3.55%) Relational Database
13 14 (3.32%) MongoDB
13 14 (3.32%) Oracle Database 12c
13 14 (3.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (2.84%) NoSQL
15 11 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (2.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 9 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (11.37%) Visual Studio Team System
2 45 (10.66%) Visual Studio
3 32 (7.58%) Git (software)
4 30 (7.11%) JIRA
5 21 (4.98%) Cucumber
6 20 (4.74%) JUnit
7 19 (4.50%) Jenkins
8 18 (4.27%) Selenium
9 17 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (2.84%) Eclipse
10 12 (2.84%) PVCS
11 11 (2.61%) GitLab
11 11 (2.61%) ProC
12 10 (2.37%) JMeter
12 10 (2.37%) SonarQube
13 9 (2.13%) Maven
13 9 (2.13%) Subversion
14 8 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
15 7 (1.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 6 (1.42%) Toad
General
1 62 (14.69%) Telecoms
2 36 (8.53%) Finance
3 34 (8.06%) Retail
4 10 (2.37%) Marketing
5 9 (2.13%) Legal
6 6 (1.42%) Billing
7 4 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.71%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.71%) Automotive
9 2 (0.47%) Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 126 (29.86%) Developer
2 71 (16.82%) Analyst
3 62 (14.69%) Architect
4 49 (11.61%) Consultant
5 31 (7.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 29 (6.87%) Data Analyst
7 25 (5.92%) Azure Engineer
8 22 (5.21%) Azure DevOps
9 21 (4.98%) SQL Developer
10 18 (4.27%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 17 (4.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 14 (3.32%) .NET Developer
12 14 (3.32%) C# Developer
13 13 (3.08%) Azure Consultant
13 13 (3.08%) Software Developer
13 13 (3.08%) Test Analyst
14 12 (2.84%) Java Developer
14 12 (2.84%) Platform Engineer
14 12 (2.84%) SQL Analyst
15 11 (2.61%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (16.82%) XML
2 55 (13.03%) Web Services
3 50 (11.85%) .NET
4 43 (10.19%) HTML
5 27 (6.40%) CSS
6 25 (5.92%) JSON
6 25 (5.92%) REST
7 21 (4.98%) ASP.NET
7 21 (4.98%) Node.js
8 20 (4.74%) JMS
9 19 (4.50%) J2EE
10 18 (4.27%) SOAP
11 17 (4.03%) AngularJS
12 16 (3.79%) jQuery
13 15 (3.55%) .NET Framework
13 15 (3.55%) Middleware
14 14 (3.32%) Spring
15 13 (3.08%) React
15 13 (3.08%) RESTful
15 13 (3.08%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.32%) Private Cloud
3 13 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (2.61%) Public Cloud
4 11 (2.61%) TM Forum
5 10 (2.37%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.13%) DataPower
7 7 (1.66%) CMDB
7 7 (1.66%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.42%) Replication
9 5 (1.18%) Internet of Things
9 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Licensing
9 5 (1.18%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.95%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.71%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.71%) EPoS
11 3 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (17.54%) Windows
2 38 (9.00%) Linux
3 31 (7.35%) Unix
4 27 (6.40%) Windows Server
5 19 (4.50%) OpenVMS
6 14 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.13%) AIX
8 6 (1.42%) CentOS
8 6 (1.42%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.18%) Solaris
10 4 (0.95%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.47%) VMS
13 1 (0.24%) Debian
13 1 (0.24%) Fedora
13 1 (0.24%) HPUX
13 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.24%) MVS
13 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (26.30%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (21.56%) Business Intelligence
3 72 (17.06%) Analytics
4 68 (16.11%) DevOps
5 49 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (9.72%) Data Modelling
7 39 (9.24%) Migration
8 37 (8.77%) ETL
9 35 (8.29%) Test Automation
10 34 (8.06%) Infrastructure as Code
10 34 (8.06%) Scrum
11 33 (7.82%) ITIL
11 33 (7.82%) Service Management
12 32 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (6.40%) Data Science
14 26 (6.16%) Data Management
15 25 (5.92%) Data Migration
15 25 (5.92%) Performance Tuning
16 23 (5.45%) Data Protection
17 22 (5.21%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (21.56%) Java
2 60 (14.22%) PL/SQL
3 58 (13.74%) PowerShell
4 56 (13.27%) C#
5 53 (12.56%) JavaScript
6 47 (11.14%) Python
7 28 (6.64%) C
8 20 (4.74%) T-SQL
9 19 (4.50%) Shell Script
10 18 (4.27%) R
11 16 (3.79%) C++
12 11 (2.61%) Bash Shell
13 10 (2.37%) VBA
14 9 (2.13%) PHP
15 8 (1.90%) Fortran
16 7 (1.66%) XPath
16 7 (1.66%) XQuery
17 6 (1.42%) Groovy
17 6 (1.42%) Java 8
18 5 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.69%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.45%) Degree
4 13 (3.08%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.18%) MCSA
9 4 (0.95%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.95%) MCSE
10 3 (0.71%) ISEB
10 3 (0.71%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.47%) ACCA
11 2 (0.47%) CIMA
12 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.21%) QA
2 9 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.13%) SLA
3 6 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) GxP
5 1 (0.24%) PSD2
System Software
1 22 (5.21%) Docker
2 18 (4.27%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (2.84%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (2.13%) XenApp
7 5 (1.18%) BIND 9
7 5 (1.18%) KVM
7 5 (1.18%) NFS
7 5 (1.18%) Postfix
8 4 (0.95%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.71%) HDFS
9 3 (0.71%) vSphere
10 2 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.24%) Firmware
11 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (3.55%) Amdocs OSS
1 15 (3.55%) HP ALM
2 14 (3.32%) Ansible
3 9 (2.13%) Data Guard
3 9 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.66%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.42%) Puppet
6 5 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.18%) SCCM
7 4 (0.95%) SCOM
8 3 (0.71%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.71%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.71%) Netcool
8 3 (0.71%) Oozie
9 2 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.47%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.47%) Terraform
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 120 (28.44%) Oracle
2 96 (22.75%) Microsoft
3 24 (5.69%) IBM
4 21 (4.98%) HP
5 18 (4.27%) SAP
5 18 (4.27%) VMware
6 17 (4.03%) Tableau
7 15 (3.55%) Cramer
7 15 (3.55%) Red Hat
8 12 (2.84%) Google
9 10 (2.37%) Cisco
9 10 (2.37%) Citrix
9 10 (2.37%) MicroStrategy
9 10 (2.37%) Remedy
10 8 (1.90%) TIBCO
11 7 (1.66%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.66%) Dell
12 6 (1.42%) Talend
13 5 (1.18%) EMC
13 5 (1.18%) Mirantis