Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 7 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 439 417 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.72% 10.99% 9.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.30% 34.43% 34.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 239 224
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £264
90th Percentile £609 £550 £511
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £386
% change year-on-year +1.19% +8.95% -0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 14
Berkshire median hourly rate £73.75 £8.00 £18.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +821.88% -56.94% +54.83%
10th Percentile £46.88 £8.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £55.50 £56.38
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £22.33
% change year-on-year +21.43% +56.74% -44.18%

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 1,177 1,211 1,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.74% 31.93% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 725 642
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £317 £313 £288
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 23
Berkshire median hourly rate £70.00 £30.00 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% +52.59% +42.98%
10th Percentile £42.30 £8.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £51.25 £53.00
South East median hourly rate £46.67 £44.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% -0.56% +12.50%

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 23 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 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 +1 178 £430 +1.18% 55
Newbury +8 57 £475 +26.67% 5
Bracknell -7 31 £550 +25.71% 22
Slough -4 30 £413 -13.16% 18
Wokingham +3 21 £375 -11.76% 3
Maidenhead -13 10 £350 -13.85% 16
Ascot - 5 £400 -
Windsor -4 2 £450 +38.46%
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 165 (37.59%) Oracle
2 149 (33.94%) Azure
3 131 (29.84%) Microsoft
4 115 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (22.78%) Java
6 97 (22.10%) DevOps
7 89 (20.27%) SQL Server
8 87 (19.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 86 (19.59%) Business Intelligence
10 81 (18.45%) Windows
11 80 (18.22%) Analytics
12 79 (18.00%) PowerShell
13 74 (16.86%) Telecoms
14 71 (16.17%) Visual Studio Team System
15 66 (15.03%) XML
15 66 (15.03%) Security Cleared
16 64 (14.58%) PL/SQL
16 64 (14.58%) Power BI
16 64 (14.58%) Power Platform
17 62 (14.12%) Web Services
18 60 (13.67%) SC Cleared
19 55 (12.53%) Visual Studio
20 53 (12.07%) .NET
21 51 (11.62%) Data Lake
22 50 (11.39%) PaaS
23 49 (11.16%) JavaScript
24 48 (10.93%) JIRA
24 48 (10.93%) Problem-Solving
25 45 (10.25%) T-SQL
25 45 (10.25%) C#

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 27 (6.15%) Confluence
2 23 (5.24%) WebLogic
3 22 (5.01%) Apache
3 22 (5.01%) CMS
4 16 (3.64%) SAS
5 13 (2.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (2.96%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.96%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.28%) iPlanet
7 8 (1.82%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.14%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.14%) CICS
9 4 (0.91%) Liferay
10 3 (0.68%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.46%) IIS
11 2 (0.46%) nginx
12 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 22 (5.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.87%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.05%) FileZilla
4 8 (1.82%) Notepad++
4 8 (1.82%) SPSS
5 5 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.73%) CSG Singleview
2 10 (2.28%) BusinessWorks
3 9 (2.05%) Sonata
4 7 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.91%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.68%) Maximo
6 3 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle iSupplier
8 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.23%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 149 (33.94%) Azure
2 64 (14.58%) Power Platform
3 50 (11.39%) PaaS
4 43 (9.79%) SaaS
5 38 (8.66%) IaaS
6 23 (5.24%) Office 365
7 18 (4.10%) AWS
8 16 (3.64%) Data Lake Analytics
9 15 (3.42%) GitHub
10 12 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
11 10 (2.28%) Azure Data Factory
11 10 (2.28%) IBM Blueworks
12 9 (2.05%) GCP
13 8 (1.82%) Apigee
13 8 (1.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 7 (1.59%) Serverless
15 5 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (0.91%) iPaaS
17 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
17 2 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.33%) Internet
2 18 (4.10%) DNS
2 18 (4.10%) Firewall
2 18 (4.10%) VPN
3 16 (3.64%) SAN
3 16 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 15 (3.42%) Reverse Proxy
5 14 (3.19%) NAS
6 8 (1.82%) 4G
6 8 (1.82%) PuTTY
6 8 (1.82%) WinSCP
7 7 (1.59%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (0.91%) 5G
8 4 (0.91%) FTP
9 3 (0.68%) LAN
9 3 (0.68%) WAN
10 2 (0.46%) HTTP
10 2 (0.46%) SMTP
11 1 (0.23%) SNMP
11 1 (0.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (20.27%) SQL Server
2 87 (19.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 64 (14.58%) Power BI
4 51 (11.62%) Data Lake
5 44 (10.02%) Azure SQL Database
6 43 (9.79%) Oracle Database
7 40 (9.11%) Relational Database
8 34 (7.74%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (6.15%) DB2
10 26 (5.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (5.69%) Big Data
12 24 (5.47%) MySQL
12 24 (5.47%) RDBMS
13 22 (5.01%) HDInsight
14 19 (4.33%) MongoDB
15 18 (4.10%) SSDT
16 17 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (3.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (3.64%) Cosmos DB
18 13 (2.96%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 71 (16.17%) Visual Studio Team System
2 55 (12.53%) Visual Studio
3 48 (10.93%) JIRA
4 38 (8.66%) Jenkins
5 30 (6.83%) Git (software)
6 23 (5.24%) Cucumber
6 23 (5.24%) Eclipse
6 23 (5.24%) PVCS
7 21 (4.78%) JUnit
7 21 (4.78%) Selenium
8 14 (3.19%) Maven
9 13 (2.96%) JMeter
10 12 (2.73%) Bitbucket
11 11 (2.51%) GitLab
11 11 (2.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 10 (2.28%) Ant
12 10 (2.28%) Subversion
12 10 (2.28%) Visual Studio Code
13 9 (2.05%) SonarQube
14 8 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 74 (16.86%) Telecoms
2 35 (7.97%) Retail
3 28 (6.38%) Finance
4 22 (5.01%) Billing
5 6 (1.37%) Public Sector
6 3 (0.68%) General Ledger
6 3 (0.68%) Marketing
7 2 (0.46%) French Language
7 2 (0.46%) German Language
7 2 (0.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.23%) Automotive
8 1 (0.23%) Back Office
8 1 (0.23%) Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Local Government
8 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 139 (31.66%) Developer
2 69 (15.72%) Analyst
3 60 (13.67%) Architect
4 37 (8.43%) Azure Engineer
5 29 (6.61%) Consultant
6 25 (5.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 22 (5.01%) Azure DevOps
8 21 (4.78%) DBA
9 20 (4.56%) SQL Analyst
10 19 (4.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 19 (4.33%) Data Analyst
11 18 (4.10%) .NET Developer
11 18 (4.10%) SQL Developer
12 15 (3.42%) Java Developer
13 13 (2.96%) Fortran Developer
13 13 (2.96%) Integration Developer
14 12 (2.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 12 (2.73%) Platform Engineer
14 12 (2.73%) Software Developer
15 11 (2.51%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (15.03%) XML
2 62 (14.12%) Web Services
3 53 (12.07%) .NET
4 29 (6.61%) REST
5 24 (5.47%) HTML
5 24 (5.47%) JSON
6 22 (5.01%) J2EE
7 19 (4.33%) SOAP
8 18 (4.10%) JMS
8 18 (4.10%) Oracle Fusion
9 17 (3.87%) .NET Framework
9 17 (3.87%) ASP.NET
10 16 (3.64%) AngularJS
10 16 (3.64%) STL
11 15 (3.42%) CSS
11 15 (3.42%) JDBC
11 15 (3.42%) Swagger
12 13 (2.96%) JSP
12 13 (2.96%) Middleware
12 13 (2.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.87%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (2.96%) Replication
5 12 (2.73%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (2.05%) TM Forum
7 7 (1.59%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.59%) CMDB
7 7 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.37%) Clustering
8 6 (1.37%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.14%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.14%) FMCG
9 5 (1.14%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Licensing
9 5 (1.14%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.14%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.14%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 81 (18.45%) Windows
2 40 (9.11%) Unix
3 36 (8.20%) Linux
4 30 (6.83%) Windows Server
5 25 (5.69%) OpenVMS
6 19 (4.33%) Windows 10
7 11 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (2.05%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.59%) VMS
9 7 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.14%) MVS
10 5 (1.14%) Solaris
10 5 (1.14%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.91%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.68%) CentOS
12 3 (0.68%) Fedora
12 3 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.46%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (22.10%) DevOps
3 86 (19.59%) Business Intelligence
4 80 (18.22%) Analytics
5 48 (10.93%) Problem-Solving
6 43 (9.79%) Data Modelling
7 41 (9.34%) Test Automation
8 40 (9.11%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (8.66%) Migration
10 37 (8.43%) Infrastructure as Code
11 34 (7.74%) ETL
11 34 (7.74%) ITIL
11 34 (7.74%) Scrum
12 30 (6.83%) Data Analysis
13 29 (6.61%) Performance Tuning
14 27 (6.15%) Computer Science
14 27 (6.15%) Data Management
15 24 (5.47%) SDLC
16 23 (5.24%) CRM
16 23 (5.24%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (22.78%) Java
2 79 (18.00%) PowerShell
3 64 (14.58%) PL/SQL
4 49 (11.16%) JavaScript
5 45 (10.25%) C#
5 45 (10.25%) T-SQL
6 36 (8.20%) Shell Script
7 33 (7.52%) Python
8 25 (5.69%) C
9 18 (4.10%) C++
9 18 (4.10%) Fortran
10 14 (3.19%) R
11 11 (2.51%) XQuery
12 10 (2.28%) VBA
12 10 (2.28%) XPath
13 9 (2.05%) PHP
14 7 (1.59%) Java 8
14 7 (1.59%) Korn
14 7 (1.59%) VB
15 6 (1.37%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 66 (15.03%) Security Cleared
2 60 (13.67%) SC Cleared
3 38 (8.66%) Degree
4 12 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.37%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.37%) ISEB
6 6 (1.37%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.91%) HNC
7 4 (0.91%) MCTS
8 3 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.68%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.68%) MCDBA
8 3 (0.68%) MCITP
9 1 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.06%) QA
2 10 (2.28%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.14%) SLA
5 4 (0.91%) GDPR
6 1 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.87%) Docker
3 14 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.46%) vSphere
6 1 (0.23%) BIND 9
6 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.23%) KVM
6 1 (0.23%) NFS
6 1 (0.23%) Postfix
6 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (3.42%) Amdocs OSS
2 13 (2.96%) Kubernetes
3 10 (2.28%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (2.05%) SCCM
5 5 (1.14%) Ansible
5 5 (1.14%) SCOM
5 5 (1.14%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.68%) Puppet
6 3 (0.68%) ThinApp
7 2 (0.46%) Kibana
7 2 (0.46%) Netcool
7 2 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.23%) Nagios
8 1 (0.23%) Nessus
8 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.23%) Salt
8 1 (0.23%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 165 (37.59%) Oracle
2 131 (29.84%) Microsoft
3 44 (10.02%) IBM
4 24 (5.47%) Tableau
5 20 (4.56%) VMware
6 15 (3.42%) Cramer
7 14 (3.19%) Atlassian
8 11 (2.51%) TIBCO
9 10 (2.28%) Google
9 10 (2.28%) Sun
10 9 (2.05%) MicroStrategy
11 8 (1.82%) Cisco
11 8 (1.82%) Citrix
11 8 (1.82%) Databricks
11 8 (1.82%) Okta
12 7 (1.59%) Remedy
13 5 (1.14%) Informatica
13 5 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.14%) SAP
13 5 (1.14%) Talend