Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 10 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 424 386 472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.79% 9.68% 10.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.44% 35.38% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 238 282
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £300 £204 £275
90th Percentile £550 £515 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.86% -33.33% -
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.75 £9.63
90th Percentile £55.75 £53.00 £57.38
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £22.33 £40.00
% change year-on-year +79.13% -44.18% +55.25%

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 1,231 1,091 1,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 31.33% 27.37% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 656 709
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £275
90th Percentile £559 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 39
Berkshire median hourly rate £38.00 £19.66 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.29% -21.36% -32.89%
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.88 £49.00 £48.90
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 0 158 £411 +2.81% 67
Bracknell -5 49 £394 +53.36% 19
Slough -3 37 £513 +28.13% 30
Maidenhead +6 35 £406 -10.71% 17
Newbury -11 25 £365 -5.81% 19
Wokingham +4 22 £425 +21.43% 5
Windsor +5 3 £300 -20.00% 6
Thatcham - 1 £525 -
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 136 (32.08%) Oracle
2 91 (21.46%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (19.34%) Java
4 74 (17.45%) PL/SQL
4 74 (17.45%) Microsoft
5 73 (17.22%) C#
6 69 (16.27%) SQL Server
7 63 (14.86%) .NET
8 60 (14.15%) XML
9 59 (13.92%) Microsoft Azure
10 58 (13.68%) Migration
11 56 (13.21%) Microsoft Excel
12 53 (12.50%) Windows
13 51 (12.03%) JavaScript
14 48 (11.32%) ETL
14 48 (11.32%) Test Automation
15 46 (10.85%) Python
16 42 (9.91%) Analytics
17 41 (9.67%) Finance
18 40 (9.43%) Web Services
19 39 (9.20%) Telecoms
19 39 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
19 39 (9.20%) Data Migration
20 38 (8.96%) Data Modelling
20 38 (8.96%) Oracle Database
21 37 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
22 36 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
22 36 (8.49%) Security Cleared
23 35 (8.25%) Active Directory
23 35 (8.25%) 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 24 (5.66%) Apache Spark
2 23 (5.42%) CMS
3 12 (2.83%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.18%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.18%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.94%) JBoss
7 4 (0.94%) SAS
7 4 (0.94%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.71%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.71%) Liferay
8 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.71%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle BPEL
9 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 56 (13.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.42%) Chatbot
3 6 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.83%) Oracle Receivables
1 12 (2.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (2.59%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (2.59%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (2.12%) CSG Singleview
3 9 (2.12%) SAP ERP
4 7 (1.65%) SAP APO
4 7 (1.65%) SAP MDM
4 7 (1.65%) SAP MM
5 6 (1.42%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.71%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.71%) Sonata
8 2 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.47%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle BRM
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.47%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 59 (13.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.95%) Office 365
3 20 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (2.12%) IaaS
4 9 (2.12%) PaaS
5 6 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.18%) SaaS
7 4 (0.94%) BrowserStack
7 4 (0.94%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.47%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.47%) Firebase
8 2 (0.47%) GitHub
8 2 (0.47%) Serverless
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.24%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.02%) Firewall
2 23 (5.42%) Internet
3 19 (4.48%) TCP/IP
4 16 (3.77%) SSH
5 11 (2.59%) SAN
6 10 (2.36%) DNS
7 9 (2.12%) Wireless
8 7 (1.65%) Ethernet
8 7 (1.65%) MPLS
9 6 (1.42%) DHCP
9 6 (1.42%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (1.42%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (1.42%) VPN
10 5 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (1.18%) HTTP
11 4 (0.94%) 3G
11 4 (0.94%) 4G
11 4 (0.94%) SMS
12 3 (0.71%) LAN
12 3 (0.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (16.27%) SQL Server
2 38 (8.96%) Oracle Database
3 34 (8.02%) Big Data
4 24 (5.66%) Relational Database
5 20 (4.72%) Hadoop
6 19 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (4.01%) Apache Hive
7 17 (4.01%) NoSQL
7 17 (4.01%) Power BI
8 15 (3.54%) Flink
8 15 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (3.30%) Data Lake
9 14 (3.30%) MySQL
10 13 (3.07%) Oracle Database 12c
10 13 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (2.59%) DB2
12 10 (2.36%) MongoDB
12 10 (2.36%) SAP Data Services
13 9 (2.12%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 22 (5.19%) Cucumber
1 22 (5.19%) PVCS
1 22 (5.19%) Selenium
2 19 (4.48%) JIRA
2 19 (4.48%) ProC
3 14 (3.30%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.59%) SoapUI
4 11 (2.59%) Toad
5 9 (2.12%) Git (software)
6 8 (1.89%) JUnit
6 8 (1.89%) PowerBuilder
7 7 (1.65%) HP UFT
7 7 (1.65%) Zephyr
8 6 (1.42%) JMeter
8 6 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.18%) Gatling
9 5 (1.18%) Geb
9 5 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (1.18%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.94%) webpack
General
1 41 (9.67%) Finance
2 39 (9.20%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.54%) Legal
4 14 (3.30%) Billing
5 10 (2.36%) Back Office
5 10 (2.36%) Front Office
6 9 (2.12%) Retail
7 7 (1.65%) Marketing
8 6 (1.42%) Banking
9 5 (1.18%) German Language
9 5 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.94%) Advertising
11 2 (0.47%) French Language
11 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 152 (35.85%) Developer
2 82 (19.34%) Analyst
3 44 (10.38%) Data Analyst
4 33 (7.78%) Consultant
5 30 (7.08%) SQL Developer
6 24 (5.66%) .NET Developer
6 24 (5.66%) Architect
7 20 (4.72%) Java Developer
7 20 (4.72%) Oracle Developer
8 19 (4.48%) PL/SQL Developer
8 19 (4.48%) Tester
9 18 (4.25%) Test Analyst
10 14 (3.30%) C# Developer
11 13 (3.07%) Software Developer
12 12 (2.83%) Administrator
12 12 (2.83%) Data Migration Analyst
12 12 (2.83%) Migration Analyst
13 11 (2.59%) Analytics Developer
13 11 (2.59%) Automation Engineer
13 11 (2.59%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (14.86%) .NET
2 60 (14.15%) XML
3 40 (9.43%) Web Services
4 35 (8.25%) HTML
5 27 (6.37%) REST
6 26 (6.13%) J2EE
7 25 (5.90%) CSS
8 21 (4.95%) ASP.NET Web API
9 20 (4.72%) ASP.NET
10 19 (4.48%) AngularJS
11 18 (4.25%) Spring
12 17 (4.01%) SOAP
13 15 (3.54%) Spark Streaming
14 14 (3.30%) .NET Framework
14 14 (3.30%) JSON
14 14 (3.30%) STL
15 13 (3.07%) Node.js
16 12 (2.83%) Spring Boot
17 11 (2.59%) .NET Core
18 9 (2.12%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.95%) Computer Science
3 20 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.36%) Robotics
6 9 (2.12%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.89%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.42%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.42%) Replication
8 6 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.18%) AS400
10 4 (0.94%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.94%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.94%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.94%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Licensing
12 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.47%) TM Forum
12 2 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (12.50%) Windows
2 29 (6.84%) OpenVMS
3 28 (6.60%) Linux
4 24 (5.66%) Unix
5 19 (4.48%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.94%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.71%) Solaris
8 3 (0.71%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.47%) Android
9 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.47%) VMS
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) AIX
10 1 (0.24%) Debian
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.24%) SUSE
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (21.46%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (13.68%) Migration
3 48 (11.32%) ETL
3 48 (11.32%) Test Automation
4 42 (9.91%) Analytics
5 39 (9.20%) Data Migration
5 39 (9.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 38 (8.96%) Data Modelling
7 36 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (7.31%) Scrum
9 29 (6.84%) Data Analysis
10 28 (6.60%) Web Development
11 27 (6.37%) Project Management
12 26 (6.13%) Workflow
13 25 (5.90%) ERP
13 25 (5.90%) Microservices
13 25 (5.90%) MVC
13 25 (5.90%) OO
14 24 (5.66%) Data Analytics
15 23 (5.42%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 82 (19.34%) Java
2 74 (17.45%) PL/SQL
3 73 (17.22%) C#
4 51 (12.03%) JavaScript
5 46 (10.85%) Python
6 33 (7.78%) C
7 29 (6.84%) T-SQL
8 28 (6.60%) C++
9 20 (4.72%) PowerShell
10 18 (4.25%) VBA
11 17 (4.01%) VB
12 16 (3.77%) Fortran
13 13 (3.07%) VBScript
14 12 (2.83%) TypeScript
15 9 (2.12%) Groovy
15 9 (2.12%) Perl
16 6 (1.42%) PHP
16 6 (1.42%) R
17 5 (1.18%) Bash Shell
17 5 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (8.49%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.48%) Degree
4 15 (3.54%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.65%) ISEB
7 6 (1.42%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.18%) MCSE
9 4 (0.94%) CCNA
9 4 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.47%) ACCA
10 2 (0.47%) CCIE
10 2 (0.47%) CCNP
10 2 (0.47%) CIMA
10 2 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.24%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.42%) Data Quality
2 14 (3.30%) SLA
3 12 (2.83%) QA
4 4 (0.94%) GDPR
5 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.47%) COBIT
6 2 (0.47%) IFRS
6 2 (0.47%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.24%) GPG13
7 1 (0.24%) GxP
System Software
1 35 (8.25%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.95%) Docker
3 13 (3.07%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.47%) HDFS
7 2 (0.47%) vSphere
8 1 (0.24%) iptables
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.24%) Postfix
8 1 (0.24%) Squid
8 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.24%) vCloud
8 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (4.25%) SCCM
2 14 (3.30%) HP ALM
3 11 (2.59%) Amdocs OSS
4 9 (2.12%) Kubernetes
4 9 (2.12%) SCOM
5 7 (1.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.94%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.71%) Ansible
8 3 (0.71%) Puppet
9 2 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.47%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.24%) Automic
10 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 136 (32.08%) Oracle
2 74 (17.45%) Microsoft
3 31 (7.31%) HP
4 29 (6.84%) SAP
5 23 (5.42%) VMware
6 16 (3.77%) TIBCO
7 14 (3.30%) JD Edwards
8 13 (3.07%) Remedy
9 11 (2.59%) Citrix
9 11 (2.59%) Cramer
9 11 (2.59%) Veeam
10 10 (2.36%) Amdocs
10 10 (2.36%) BMC
10 10 (2.36%) Tableau
10 10 (2.36%) UiPath
11 9 (2.12%) ComArch
11 9 (2.12%) EMC
11 9 (2.12%) Talend
12 6 (1.42%) Cognos
12 6 (1.42%) Dell