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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -6 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL 140 234 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.63% 9.90% 8.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.25% 38.24% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 143 130
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 2
Median hourly rate £19.66 £12.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.83% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 448 612 594
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.43% 25.90% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 362 364
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 11
Median hourly rate £19.66 £12.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.28% -65.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £9.00 £29.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -4 49 £395 -10.22% 17
Bracknell -4 17 £405 -4.70% 8
Slough -6 13 £413 +4.43% 10
Newbury -8 9 £393 +42.72% 6
Maidenhead +2 8 £425 +14.09% 10
Wokingham +6 4 £350 +53.84% 1
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 95 (32.65%) SQL Server
2 74 (25.43%) Microsoft
3 64 (21.99%) Oracle
4 63 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (19.93%) Java
6 52 (17.87%) Business Intelligence
7 49 (16.84%) .NET
7 49 (16.84%) Finance
8 48 (16.49%) JavaScript
9 46 (15.81%) C#
10 45 (15.46%) Security Cleared
11 43 (14.78%) Data Warehouse
12 40 (13.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 38 (13.06%) ETL
14 36 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
15 33 (11.34%) Web Services
16 32 (11.00%) Windows
16 32 (11.00%) CRM
16 32 (11.00%) Telecoms
17 31 (10.65%) T-SQL
18 30 (10.31%) PL/SQL
18 30 (10.31%) Microsoft Excel
19 29 (9.97%) Migration
20 27 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
21 26 (8.93%) MVC
21 26 (8.93%) Linux
21 26 (8.93%) SC Cleared
22 25 (8.59%) HP
23 24 (8.25%) Data Modelling
23 24 (8.25%) Unix

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 18 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.12%) Apache
3 10 (3.44%) MS Project Server
3 10 (3.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (3.09%) SAS
4 9 (3.09%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.75%) CMS
5 8 (2.75%) JBoss
5 8 (2.75%) MS Exchange
6 7 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.06%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.03%) Confluence
8 3 (1.03%) Drupal
8 3 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.03%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.03%) WordPress
9 2 (0.69%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.69%) IIS
9 2 (0.69%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 30 (10.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (4.12%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (3.44%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.69%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (7.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.75%) Maximo
3 7 (2.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (1.72%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (1.72%) Remedy AR System
5 3 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.69%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.69%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.34%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.44%) IaaS
3 7 (2.41%) PaaS
4 5 (1.72%) Office 365
5 2 (0.69%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.34%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.34%) G Suite
6 1 (0.34%) GitHub
6 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.34%) iTunes
6 1 (0.34%) SaaS
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.15%) Firewall
2 11 (3.78%) DNS
3 9 (3.09%) DHCP
4 8 (2.75%) Internet
4 8 (2.75%) RFID
5 6 (2.06%) SAN
6 5 (1.72%) LAN
7 4 (1.37%) 2G
7 4 (1.37%) 3G
7 4 (1.37%) 4G
8 3 (1.03%) 3GPP
8 3 (1.03%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (1.03%) LTE
8 3 (1.03%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (1.03%) SIGTRAN
9 2 (0.69%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.69%) Network Security
9 2 (0.69%) SSL
9 2 (0.69%) VPN
9 2 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (32.65%) SQL Server
2 43 (14.78%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (13.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (7.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (7.56%) BusinessObjects
5 22 (7.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (6.19%) DB2
7 16 (5.50%) Oracle Database
7 16 (5.50%) Relational Database
8 14 (4.81%) MySQL
9 13 (4.47%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (3.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (3.44%) MS Access
12 9 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (2.75%) Power BI
14 7 (2.41%) Big Data
14 7 (2.41%) NoSQL
14 7 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
15 6 (2.06%) DB2 UDB
15 6 (2.06%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (7.22%) Jenkins
1 21 (7.22%) Visual Studio
2 13 (4.47%) Maven
3 12 (4.12%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (3.78%) Eclipse
5 10 (3.44%) JIRA
6 8 (2.75%) JMeter
7 7 (2.41%) LoadRunner
7 7 (2.41%) SoapUI
7 7 (2.41%) Subversion
8 6 (2.06%) Selenium
8 6 (2.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.37%) JUnit
10 3 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (0.69%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.69%) ProC
11 2 (0.69%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.34%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.34%) MSI
General
1 49 (16.84%) Finance
2 32 (11.00%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.81%) Marketing
4 9 (3.09%) Retail
5 5 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.37%) Billing
7 3 (1.03%) Advertising
7 3 (1.03%) Banking
7 3 (1.03%) Legal
7 3 (1.03%) Publishing
8 2 (0.69%) Electronics
8 2 (0.69%) Local Government
8 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 116 (39.86%) Developer
2 46 (15.81%) Analyst
3 35 (12.03%) SQL Developer
4 23 (7.90%) .NET Developer
4 23 (7.90%) Consultant
5 18 (6.19%) Java Developer
6 16 (5.50%) Senior Developer
7 15 (5.15%) C# Developer
8 14 (4.81%) DBA
9 13 (4.47%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (4.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 12 (4.12%) Support Engineer
11 11 (3.78%) Architect
11 11 (3.78%) Data Analyst
11 11 (3.78%) Software Developer
12 10 (3.44%) Technical Analyst
13 9 (3.09%) Administrator
13 9 (3.09%) Lead Developer
13 9 (3.09%) Tester
14 8 (2.75%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (16.84%) .NET
2 33 (11.34%) Web Services
3 24 (8.25%) HTML
4 22 (7.56%) CSS
4 22 (7.56%) XML
5 17 (5.84%) ASP.NET
6 15 (5.15%) Java EE
7 14 (4.81%) RESTful
8 13 (4.47%) jQuery
8 13 (4.47%) Spring
9 10 (3.44%) SOAP
10 8 (2.75%) HTML5
10 8 (2.75%) J2EE
11 7 (2.41%) Hibernate
11 7 (2.41%) JSON
11 7 (2.41%) REST
12 6 (2.06%) AngularJS
12 6 (2.06%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (2.06%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (1.72%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.44%) PMI
3 8 (2.75%) CMDB
4 7 (2.41%) Clustering
4 7 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.37%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.37%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.37%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.03%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.03%) User Experience
7 3 (1.03%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.69%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.69%) IVR
8 2 (0.69%) NHS
8 2 (0.69%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.00%) Windows
2 26 (8.93%) Linux
3 24 (8.25%) Unix
4 15 (5.15%) Windows Server
5 14 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.06%) AIX
9 5 (1.72%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.37%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.37%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.69%) Android
11 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.69%) Debian
11 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.69%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.34%) CentOS
12 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.34%) Solaris
12 1 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (17.87%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (13.06%) ETL
4 32 (11.00%) CRM
5 29 (9.97%) Migration
6 26 (8.93%) MVC
7 24 (8.25%) Data Modelling
8 20 (6.87%) Data Analysis
9 18 (6.19%) ERP
10 17 (5.84%) ITIL
10 17 (5.84%) Unit Testing
11 16 (5.50%) SOA
12 15 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (4.81%) Analytics
13 14 (4.81%) ITSM
13 14 (4.81%) Scrum
13 14 (4.81%) Workflow
14 13 (4.47%) SDLC
14 13 (4.47%) Test Automation
15 12 (4.12%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 58 (19.93%) Java
2 48 (16.49%) JavaScript
3 46 (15.81%) C#
4 31 (10.65%) T-SQL
5 30 (10.31%) PL/SQL
6 18 (6.19%) PowerShell
7 17 (5.84%) Shell Script
8 13 (4.47%) C
9 8 (2.75%) VB
10 7 (2.41%) Python
10 7 (2.41%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.06%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.06%) Scala
12 4 (1.37%) Apex Code
12 4 (1.37%) Perl
13 3 (1.03%) COBOL
14 2 (0.69%) C++
14 2 (0.69%) PHP
14 2 (0.69%) Ruby
14 2 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (15.46%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.93%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.87%) Degree
4 11 (3.78%) DV Cleared
5 10 (3.44%) PMI Certification
6 6 (2.06%) HNC
6 6 (2.06%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.03%) CCNA
7 3 (1.03%) CCNP
7 3 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.03%) ISEB
8 2 (0.69%) HND
8 2 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.69%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.69%) VCP6
8 2 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.34%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.09%) QA
2 7 (2.41%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.41%) PMO
3 6 (2.06%) SLA
4 3 (1.03%) GDPR
5 2 (0.69%) IFRS
5 2 (0.69%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.34%) FATCA
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (7.56%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.03%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.03%) Xen
3 3 (1.03%) XenApp
4 2 (0.69%) Docker
4 2 (0.69%) KVM
4 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.69%) XenServer
5 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.34%) vCloud
5 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (3.44%) SCCM
2 8 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.41%) Ansible
4 6 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.72%) Puppet
6 4 (1.37%) Netcool
6 4 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (1.37%) Unicenter
7 3 (1.03%) Nagios
7 3 (1.03%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.03%) SCOM
8 2 (0.69%) MOM
8 2 (0.69%) SCSM
8 2 (0.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.69%) WSUS
8 2 (0.69%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.34%) logstash
9 1 (0.34%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 74 (25.43%) Microsoft
2 64 (21.99%) Oracle
3 25 (8.59%) HP
4 24 (8.25%) SAP
5 18 (6.19%) VMware
6 16 (5.50%) IBM
7 10 (3.44%) BMC
7 10 (3.44%) Citrix
7 10 (3.44%) ServiceNow
8 8 (2.75%) McAfee
8 8 (2.75%) MicroStrategy
8 8 (2.75%) Remedy
8 8 (2.75%) Tableau
9 7 (2.41%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.41%) Teradata
10 6 (2.06%) Ab Initio
10 6 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (2.06%) Serena
11 5 (1.72%) Splunk
12 4 (1.37%) CA
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