Period
to 11 August 2020

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 11 August 2020 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
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 10 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 158 448 439
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.42% 10.60% 11.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.25% 37.62% 34.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 261 241
Median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £300 £313
90th Percentile £700 £600 £563
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 13
Median hourly rate £51.31 £68.75 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.36% +759.38% -54.29%
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £44.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +11.24% +97.78% -43.75%

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 383 1,191 1,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 27.69% 28.18% 32.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 677 729
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £302 £313 £312
90th Percentile £650 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 29
Median hourly rate £48.50 £47.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +58.33% +66.67%
10th Percentile £44.63 £38.50 £8.00
90th Percentile £88.45 £82.50 £53.00
Median hourly rate £45.46 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.31% +11.76% -1.16%

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 11 August 2020.

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
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 11 August 2020. 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 82 £525 +16.67% 12
Newbury -7 15 £450 +5.88% 3
Maidenhead +12 9 £350 -11.11% 6
Wokingham -2 9 - - 2
Bracknell +7 5 £388 -6.06% 7
Slough 0 5 £475 +16.92% 2
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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 76 (48.10%) Business Intelligence
2 67 (42.41%) Azure
3 64 (40.51%) Power Platform
4 63 (39.87%) Power BI
5 59 (37.34%) Analytics
5 59 (37.34%) DevOps
6 56 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (29.75%) Oracle
8 43 (27.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 43 (27.22%) Data Lake
9 39 (24.68%) Microsoft
10 38 (24.05%) Data Modelling
11 30 (18.99%) PL/SQL
12 29 (18.35%) Migration
13 26 (16.46%) Visual Studio
14 25 (15.82%) SQL Server
15 24 (15.19%) Big Data
16 23 (14.56%) IaaS
16 23 (14.56%) Test Automation
16 23 (14.56%) Windows
16 23 (14.56%) Data Warehouse
16 23 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (14.56%) Data Management
17 22 (13.92%) PaaS
18 20 (12.66%) Data Analysis
18 20 (12.66%) Security Testing
18 20 (12.66%) Microsoft Excel
18 20 (12.66%) Java
18 20 (12.66%) Shell Script
19 19 (12.03%) WebSphere

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 19 (12.03%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.43%) CMS
3 5 (3.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.27%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.63%) IIS
6 1 (0.63%) nginx
6 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (12.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.63%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 19 (12.03%) Maximo
2 8 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (1.90%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 67 (42.41%) Azure
2 64 (40.51%) Power Platform
3 23 (14.56%) IaaS
4 22 (13.92%) PaaS
5 7 (4.43%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (3.80%) PowerApps
7 4 (2.53%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.90%) Office 365
9 2 (1.27%) AWS
9 2 (1.27%) GitHub
9 2 (1.27%) Serverless
10 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.63%) Apigee
10 1 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.63%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.63%) GCP
10 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.80%) DNS
2 4 (2.53%) DHCP
2 4 (2.53%) Firewall
3 2 (1.27%) VPN
4 1 (0.63%) 5G
4 1 (0.63%) FTP
4 1 (0.63%) GSM
4 1 (0.63%) LTE
4 1 (0.63%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.63%) SAN
4 1 (0.63%) SSL
4 1 (0.63%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (39.87%) Power BI
2 43 (27.22%) Data Lake
2 43 (27.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (15.82%) SQL Server
4 24 (15.19%) Big Data
5 23 (14.56%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (12.03%) HDInsight
7 13 (8.23%) Hadoop
8 10 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (3.80%) Oracle Database
9 6 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (3.16%) Data Mining
11 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.90%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.90%) SAP HANA
12 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
13 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 26 (16.46%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.43%) PVCS
3 5 (3.16%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.16%) Selenium
4 4 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.90%) JIRA
6 2 (1.27%) JDeveloper
6 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.27%) Ranorex
6 2 (1.27%) Subversion
7 1 (0.63%) Ant
7 1 (0.63%) Balsamiq
7 1 (0.63%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.63%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.63%) Maven
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.63%) ProC
7 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (8.23%) Finance
2 10 (6.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.53%) Law
3 4 (2.53%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Back Office
6 1 (0.63%) Games
6 1 (0.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (29.75%) Developer
2 25 (15.82%) Architect
3 23 (14.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (12.03%) Analyst
5 18 (11.39%) Maximo Developer
6 15 (9.49%) Data Analyst
7 11 (6.96%) Consultant
8 10 (6.33%) Azure Engineer
8 10 (6.33%) Data Analytics Architect
8 10 (6.33%) Data Architect
9 9 (5.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (5.70%) Power BI Developer
10 8 (5.06%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.43%) DBA
12 6 (3.80%) .NET Developer
12 6 (3.80%) Azure DevOps
12 6 (3.80%) OpenVMS Engineer
12 6 (3.80%) Software Engineer
12 6 (3.80%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.23%) .NET
2 12 (7.59%) XML
3 7 (4.43%) HTML
3 7 (4.43%) REST
4 6 (3.80%) jQuery
4 6 (3.80%) SOAP
4 6 (3.80%) STL
5 5 (3.16%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.16%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.16%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.16%) CSS
5 5 (3.16%) React
5 5 (3.16%) Web Services
6 4 (2.53%) .NET Core
6 4 (2.53%) HTML5
6 4 (2.53%) OpenID
6 4 (2.53%) SAML
7 3 (1.90%) JSON
7 3 (1.90%) LDAP
7 3 (1.90%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.16%) CMDB
4 3 (1.90%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.27%) Life Science
5 2 (1.27%) Replication
5 2 (1.27%) Robotics
6 1 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.63%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.63%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (0.63%) FMCG
6 1 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.63%) Industry 4.0
6 1 (0.63%) PKI
6 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.63%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.56%) Windows
2 18 (11.39%) VMS
3 15 (9.49%) Linux
4 7 (4.43%) OpenVMS
4 7 (4.43%) Unix
5 1 (0.63%) AIX
5 1 (0.63%) HPUX
5 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (48.10%) Business Intelligence
2 59 (37.34%) Analytics
2 59 (37.34%) DevOps
3 56 (35.44%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (24.05%) Data Modelling
5 29 (18.35%) Migration
6 23 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (14.56%) Data Management
6 23 (14.56%) Test Automation
7 20 (12.66%) Data Analysis
7 20 (12.66%) Security Testing
8 19 (12.03%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (11.39%) Data Architecture
9 18 (11.39%) Machine Learning
9 18 (11.39%) Scrum
10 17 (10.76%) Data Security
10 17 (10.76%) Data-Driven Testing
11 16 (10.13%) Visualisation
12 14 (8.86%) Project Delivery
13 12 (7.59%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.99%) PL/SQL
2 20 (12.66%) Java
2 20 (12.66%) Shell Script
3 16 (10.13%) PowerShell
3 16 (10.13%) Python
4 15 (9.49%) C#
5 13 (8.23%) T-SQL
6 11 (6.96%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.06%) C
7 8 (5.06%) C++
8 7 (4.43%) R
9 6 (3.80%) Fortran
10 5 (3.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 4 (2.53%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.90%) ABAP
13 2 (1.27%) Korn
13 2 (1.27%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.27%) VB
13 2 (1.27%) VBA
13 2 (1.27%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 12 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.96%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.43%) Degree
4 2 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.63%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) MCITP
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.53%) QA
2 3 (1.90%) IFRS
3 2 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.63%) PMO
4 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (12.03%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.80%) Docker
3 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.63%) PowerDNS
3 1 (0.63%) vCloud
3 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.16%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.53%) SCCM
3 3 (1.90%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.63%) Ansible
4 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.63%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.63%) Istio
4 1 (0.63%) Nagios
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.63%) SCOM
4 1 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (29.75%) Oracle
2 39 (24.68%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.76%) Informatica
4 10 (6.33%) SAP
5 9 (5.70%) Hortonworks
6 7 (4.43%) Tableau
7 6 (3.80%) BMC
8 4 (2.53%) VMware
9 3 (1.90%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.90%) Snow
9 3 (1.90%) WSO2
10 2 (1.27%) Databricks
10 2 (1.27%) Teradata
11 1 (0.63%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.63%) Google
11 1 (0.63%) Huawei
11 1 (0.63%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.63%) NetApp
11 1 (0.63%) Remedy
11 1 (0.63%) Veeam