Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 17 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 9 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL 159 131 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 10.99% 10.37% 8.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.19% 33.68% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 90 78
Reading median daily rate £419 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £311
90th Percentile £543 £514 £491
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £390 £373
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.70% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Reading median hourly rate £12.00 £14.49 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.18% -59.47% -
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.60 £13.78
90th Percentile £12.50 £30.63 £58.33
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -31.43% +45.83% -

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 Reading with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 494 389 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 34.14% 30.80% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 256 232
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £315 £306 £301
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 6
Reading median hourly rate £37.50 £19.66 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.74% -37.09% -30.56%
10th Percentile £17.90 £10.75 £11.75
90th Percentile £44.75 £47.50 £55.63
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 £19.66 £15.00
% change year-on-year +90.74% +31.07% -59.73%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Reading

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Reading

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Reading over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Reading

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 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 Reading region with a requirement for SQL.

1 63 (39.62%) Oracle
2 49 (30.82%) Java
2 49 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (24.53%) C#
4 33 (20.75%) .NET
4 33 (20.75%) Microsoft
5 31 (19.50%) Test Automation
6 29 (18.24%) Microsoft Azure
7 28 (17.61%) PL/SQL
8 25 (15.72%) Windows
9 24 (15.09%) SQL Server
10 22 (13.84%) JavaScript
10 22 (13.84%) Web Services
10 22 (13.84%) XML
11 20 (12.58%) J2EE
12 18 (11.32%) Scrum
13 17 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (10.06%) Active Directory
14 16 (10.06%) Selenium
15 15 (9.43%) Security Cleared
15 15 (9.43%) Cucumber
15 15 (9.43%) REST
15 15 (9.43%) SOAP
15 15 (9.43%) Telecoms
16 14 (8.81%) Finance
16 14 (8.81%) VMware
16 14 (8.81%) T-SQL
16 14 (8.81%) HP
17 13 (8.18%) Project Management
18 12 (7.55%) C++

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 6 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (3.14%) CMS
3 3 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.89%) JBoss
3 3 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.89%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.26%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.26%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (1.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.26%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.63%) IIS
5 1 (0.63%) SAS
5 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (5.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (3.14%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.89%) Sonata
4 2 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.26%) Infor M3
4 2 (1.26%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.63%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.66%) Office 365
3 7 (4.40%) PaaS
4 5 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.52%) BrowserStack
5 4 (2.52%) IaaS
5 4 (2.52%) Sauce Labs
6 3 (1.89%) SaaS
7 2 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.26%) GitHub
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.63%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.63%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.77%) Firewall
2 5 (3.14%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (3.14%) SAN
2 5 (3.14%) Wireless
3 4 (2.52%) Ethernet
3 4 (2.52%) MPLS
4 3 (1.89%) Internet
4 3 (1.89%) VPN
5 2 (1.26%) FTP
5 2 (1.26%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (1.26%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.26%) VoIP
6 1 (0.63%) DNS
6 1 (0.63%) NAS
6 1 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.63%) Skype
6 1 (0.63%) SMS
6 1 (0.63%) SNMP
6 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.92%) Oracle Database
3 9 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.03%) Power BI
5 7 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (3.14%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (3.14%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.52%) Big Data
8 4 (2.52%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.89%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.89%) MySQL
9 3 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.89%) PowerCenter
9 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.26%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 16 (10.06%) Selenium
2 15 (9.43%) Cucumber
3 10 (6.29%) SoapUI
4 9 (5.66%) JIRA
5 8 (5.03%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.77%) HP UFT
6 6 (3.77%) Zephyr
7 5 (3.14%) JMeter
7 5 (3.14%) PVCS
7 5 (3.14%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.52%) Gatling
8 4 (2.52%) Geb
8 4 (2.52%) JUnit
9 3 (1.89%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.26%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.26%) Hudson
10 2 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 15 (9.43%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.81%) Finance
3 7 (4.40%) Back Office
3 7 (4.40%) Front Office
4 3 (1.89%) Banking
5 2 (1.26%) Advertising
5 2 (1.26%) French Language
5 2 (1.26%) German Language
5 2 (1.26%) Marketing
5 2 (1.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (35.22%) Developer
2 24 (15.09%) Analyst
3 16 (10.06%) Test Analyst
4 15 (9.43%) .NET Developer
4 15 (9.43%) Java Developer
5 14 (8.81%) Consultant
6 13 (8.18%) Tester
7 11 (6.92%) Architect
8 10 (6.29%) SQL Developer
9 8 (5.03%) Administrator
10 7 (4.40%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Performance Tester
11 6 (3.77%) Angular Developer
11 6 (3.77%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (3.77%) C# Developer
11 6 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.14%) Oracle Developer
13 4 (2.52%) J2EE Developer
13 4 (2.52%) Manual Tester
13 4 (2.52%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (20.75%) .NET
2 22 (13.84%) Web Services
2 22 (13.84%) XML
3 20 (12.58%) J2EE
4 15 (9.43%) REST
4 15 (9.43%) SOAP
5 10 (6.29%) AngularJS
5 10 (6.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (5.66%) HTML
7 8 (5.03%) ASP.NET
8 7 (4.40%) .NET Core
8 7 (4.40%) Spring
9 6 (3.77%) .NET Framework
9 6 (3.77%) Angular 2
9 6 (3.77%) CSS
9 6 (3.77%) EDI
9 6 (3.77%) JSON
9 6 (3.77%) Spring Boot
10 4 (2.52%) STL
10 4 (2.52%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.03%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.40%) Robotics
5 5 (3.14%) Replication
6 4 (2.52%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.52%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.52%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.52%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.89%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.26%) CMDB
8 2 (1.26%) TM Forum
8 2 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.63%) RIA
9 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.63%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.72%) Windows
2 12 (7.55%) Unix
3 11 (6.92%) Linux
4 9 (5.66%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.14%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.63%) Android
6 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.63%) VMS
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (19.50%) Test Automation
3 18 (11.32%) Scrum
4 17 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (8.18%) Project Management
6 12 (7.55%) BDD
6 12 (7.55%) SDLC
6 12 (7.55%) SOA
6 12 (7.55%) TDD
6 12 (7.55%) Workflow
7 11 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (6.92%) DevOps
7 11 (6.92%) Microservices
7 11 (6.92%) Migration
7 11 (6.92%) OO
8 10 (6.29%) Service Management
8 10 (6.29%) Test Scripting
8 10 (6.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (5.66%) MVC
10 8 (5.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 49 (30.82%) Java
2 39 (24.53%) C#
3 28 (17.61%) PL/SQL
4 22 (13.84%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.81%) T-SQL
6 12 (7.55%) C++
6 12 (7.55%) PowerShell
7 10 (6.29%) Python
8 8 (5.03%) C
9 7 (4.40%) TypeScript
9 7 (4.40%) VBScript
10 6 (3.77%) Groovy
11 5 (3.14%) VB
12 4 (2.52%) Scala
13 3 (1.89%) Fortran
13 3 (1.89%) R
13 3 (1.89%) VBA
14 2 (1.26%) PHP
15 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.03%) Degree
4 5 (3.14%) ISEB
5 4 (2.52%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.89%) MCSE
7 2 (1.26%) CCIE
7 2 (1.26%) CCNA
7 2 (1.26%) CCNP
7 2 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.26%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.40%) SLA
2 2 (1.26%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.26%) GDPR
2 2 (1.26%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (10.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.14%) Docker
4 4 (2.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.29%) Amdocs OSS
2 8 (5.03%) SCCM
3 4 (2.52%) HP ALM
3 4 (2.52%) SCOM
4 2 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.26%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (1.26%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.63%) MOM
5 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 63 (39.62%) Oracle
2 33 (20.75%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.81%) HP
3 14 (8.81%) VMware
4 11 (6.92%) TIBCO
5 10 (6.29%) Amdocs
5 10 (6.29%) Cramer
6 9 (5.66%) Remedy
6 9 (5.66%) Veeam
7 7 (4.40%) BMC
7 7 (4.40%) ComArch
7 7 (4.40%) UiPath
8 5 (3.14%) Citrix
9 4 (2.52%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.89%) FNZ
10 3 (1.89%) Informatica
10 3 (1.89%) KANA
10 3 (1.89%) SAP
11 2 (1.26%) Cisco
11 2 (1.26%) Fiorano