Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 116 387 450
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.46% 12.94% 10.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.87% 42.20% 36.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 286 255
Median daily rate £474 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.49% +8.82% +9.68%
10th Percentile £323 £325 £300
90th Percentile £625 £650 £616
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 1
Median hourly rate £55.63 £47.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.36% +213.33% +87.50%
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £26.91
% change year-on-year - +48.67% -32.74%

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 364 917 1,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.55% 30.67% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 572 768
Median daily rate £450 £448 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% -0.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £301 £304 £314
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 13
Median hourly rate £40.00 £72.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.83% +61.11% +26.76%
10th Percentile £25.50 £18.25 £36.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £82.50 £48.50
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%

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 7 March 2021.

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 7 March 2021.

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 7 March 2021. 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 -9 54 £458 -3.68% 40
Thatcham 0 11 £525 +6.06%
Bracknell +3 10 £350 -26.32% 9
Slough -11 6 £387 -7.58% 7
Maidenhead -5 3 £355 +1.50% 2
Wokingham -4 2 - - 2
Newbury +6 1 £525 +16.67% 4
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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 44 (37.93%) Migration
2 43 (37.07%) Oracle
3 34 (29.31%) Azure
4 30 (25.86%) PL/SQL
5 28 (24.14%) Microsoft Excel
6 23 (19.83%) C#
6 23 (19.83%) Microsoft
7 19 (16.38%) JavaScript
7 19 (16.38%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (16.38%) DevOps
8 17 (14.66%) Windows
9 16 (13.79%) Oracle EBS
9 16 (13.79%) Maximo
9 16 (13.79%) WebSphere
10 15 (12.93%) Finance
10 15 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (12.93%) Unix
11 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Office
11 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
11 13 (11.21%) .NET
11 13 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (10.34%) Data Structures
12 12 (10.34%) XML
12 12 (10.34%) Python
13 11 (9.48%) ERP
13 11 (9.48%) Project Management
13 11 (9.48%) Telecoms
13 11 (9.48%) Security Cleared
13 11 (9.48%) Project Delivery
14 10 (8.62%) Power Platform

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 (13.79%) WebSphere
2 9 (7.76%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.03%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (4.31%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.59%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.59%) CMS
6 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.72%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.86%) Apache
7 1 (0.86%) IIS
7 1 (0.86%) Live Communications Server
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.86%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (24.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (8.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.86%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 16 (13.79%) Maximo
1 16 (13.79%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (7.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (6.03%) Oracle Assets
3 7 (6.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (6.03%) Oracle General Ledger
3 7 (6.03%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.86%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.86%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.86%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 34 (29.31%) Azure
2 10 (8.62%) Power Platform
3 8 (6.90%) AWS
4 5 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (4.31%) GCP
4 5 (4.31%) Serverless
5 3 (2.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.59%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.59%) PaaS
6 2 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.86%) Firebase
7 1 (0.86%) GitHub
7 1 (0.86%) Logic Apps
7 1 (0.86%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.45%) SAN
1 4 (3.45%) SSH
2 3 (2.59%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.86%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (0.86%) DNS
3 1 (0.86%) Firewall
3 1 (0.86%) HTTP
3 1 (0.86%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.86%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.86%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.86%) SNMP
3 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.62%) Power BI
3 9 (7.76%) SQLPlus
4 8 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (6.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 7 (6.03%) Oracle Discoverer
5 7 (6.03%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (5.17%) Tableau
7 5 (4.31%) MySQL
7 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.45%) Big Data
8 4 (3.45%) Data Mining
8 4 (3.45%) MS Access
8 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.59%) Impala
9 3 (2.59%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.59%) Neo4j
9 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (8.62%) Visual Studio
2 9 (7.76%) JIRA
3 7 (6.03%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (5.17%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.31%) JMeter
6 4 (3.45%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.45%) LoadRunner
6 4 (3.45%) NeoLoad
6 4 (3.45%) Selenium
6 4 (3.45%) SilkPerformer
6 4 (3.45%) WebLOAD
7 2 (1.72%) PVCS
8 1 (0.86%) Appium
8 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.86%) MorphX
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.86%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.86%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (12.93%) Finance
2 11 (9.48%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.86%) Automotive
4 1 (0.86%) Banking
4 1 (0.86%) Billing
4 1 (0.86%) French Language
4 1 (0.86%) Games
4 1 (0.86%) Law
4 1 (0.86%) Legal
4 1 (0.86%) Publishing
4 1 (0.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (43.10%) Developer
2 16 (13.79%) Maximo Developer
3 13 (11.21%) Consultant
4 11 (9.48%) Analyst
5 9 (7.76%) CRM Developer
5 9 (7.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 8 (6.90%) Data Analyst
6 8 (6.90%) Data Manager
6 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Developer
7 7 (6.03%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Security Manager
8 6 (5.17%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Oracle Specialist
9 5 (4.31%) Azure Developer
9 5 (4.31%) Cloud Consultant
9 5 (4.31%) Technical Specialist
9 5 (4.31%) Tester
10 4 (3.45%) HR Specialist
10 4 (3.45%) Performance Tester
10 4 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.21%) .NET
2 12 (10.34%) XML
3 9 (7.76%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.17%) SOAP
4 6 (5.17%) Web Services
5 5 (4.31%) REST
6 4 (3.45%) .NET Core
6 4 (3.45%) CSS
6 4 (3.45%) HTML
7 3 (2.59%) JSON
7 3 (2.59%) Spring
7 3 (2.59%) YAML
8 2 (1.72%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET Core
8 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.72%) HTML5
8 2 (1.72%) STL
9 1 (0.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.86%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.86%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.34%) Data Structures
3 4 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.45%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.59%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.59%) Clustering
4 3 (2.59%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.59%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.72%) CMDB
5 2 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.72%) Robotics
6 1 (0.86%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.86%) IVR
6 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) NHS
6 1 (0.86%) PKI
6 1 (0.86%) Replication
6 1 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.66%) Windows
2 15 (12.93%) Unix
3 10 (8.62%) Linux
4 8 (6.90%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.72%) OpenVMS
5 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (37.93%) Migration
2 19 (16.38%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (16.38%) DevOps
3 15 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (9.48%) ERP
4 11 (9.48%) Project Delivery
4 11 (9.48%) Project Management
5 10 (8.62%) Data Migration
6 9 (7.76%) Analytics
6 9 (7.76%) CRM
7 8 (6.90%) Data Analysis
7 8 (6.90%) ETL
7 8 (6.90%) Test Scripting
7 8 (6.90%) Unit Testing
8 7 (6.03%) Artificial Intelligence
8 7 (6.03%) Data Modelling
8 7 (6.03%) Data Security
8 7 (6.03%) Functional Testing
8 7 (6.03%) Visualisation
8 7 (6.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.86%) PL/SQL
2 23 (19.83%) C#
3 19 (16.38%) JavaScript
4 12 (10.34%) Python
5 9 (7.76%) Java
5 9 (7.76%) VB
6 8 (6.90%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.31%) R
7 5 (4.31%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.45%) C
8 4 (3.45%) VBA
9 3 (2.59%) C++
9 3 (2.59%) Cypher
9 3 (2.59%) Go
9 3 (2.59%) Scala
9 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.59%) VBScript
10 2 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.72%) Perl
10 2 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (9.48%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.45%) Degree
2 4 (3.45%) ISEB
2 4 (3.45%) ISTQB
2 4 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.76%) GDPR
2 6 (5.17%) QA
3 5 (4.31%) SLA
4 1 (0.86%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (6.03%) Active Directory
1 7 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.86%) Docker
3 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (6.03%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.31%) Ansible
2 5 (4.31%) Terraform
3 4 (3.45%) HP ALM
3 4 (3.45%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.59%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.86%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.86%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.86%) Netcool
6 1 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.86%) SCCM
6 1 (0.86%) SCOM
6 1 (0.86%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (37.07%) Oracle
2 23 (19.83%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.62%) VMware
4 5 (4.31%) Google
4 5 (4.31%) HP
5 3 (2.59%) Citrix
5 3 (2.59%) Remedy
5 3 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.59%) Veritas
6 2 (1.72%) BeyondTrust
6 2 (1.72%) BMC
6 2 (1.72%) CyberArk
6 2 (1.72%) EMC
6 2 (1.72%) IBM
6 2 (1.72%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.72%) Splunk
7 1 (0.86%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.86%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.86%) Sparx
7 1 (0.86%) Vertica