Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 8 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 145 133 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 9.83% 10.72% 8.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.41% 33.42% 28.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 90 81
Reading median daily rate £451 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.81% +1.01% -6.82%
10th Percentile £308 £306 £275
90th Percentile £625 £550 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Reading median hourly rate - - £19.63
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.00 £8.00 £18.06
% change year-on-year +212.50% -55.71% +22.46%

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 529 398 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 35.86% 32.07% 29.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 267 240
Reading median daily rate £453 £390 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.03% -5.45% +3.13%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £300
90th Percentile £600 £550 £541
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 10
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £33.75 £17.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +94.95% -61.53%
10th Percentile £36.25 £17.76 £12.80
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.13 £48.95
Berkshire median hourly rate £42.50 £30.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year +40.50% +22.22% -35.71%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for SQL.

1 71 (48.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (38.62%) Microsoft
3 52 (35.86%) Business Intelligence
4 49 (33.79%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (30.34%) DevOps
6 43 (29.66%) Power BI
7 41 (28.28%) Analytics
7 41 (28.28%) PowerShell
8 40 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 40 (27.59%) Windows
9 39 (26.90%) Data Lake
10 36 (24.83%) PaaS
11 32 (22.07%) Visual Studio Team System
12 30 (20.69%) HDInsight
13 29 (20.00%) Test Automation
13 29 (20.00%) Visual Studio
14 28 (19.31%) IaaS
15 27 (18.62%) .NET
15 27 (18.62%) SQL Server
16 23 (15.86%) Data Science
17 22 (15.17%) Security Testing
17 22 (15.17%) Data Management
18 21 (14.48%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (14.48%) C#
19 20 (13.79%) Oracle
19 20 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery
20 17 (11.72%) Scrum
20 17 (11.72%) Java
20 17 (11.72%) Security Cleared
21 16 (11.03%) Windows Server

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 10 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.21%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.45%) Apache
3 5 (3.45%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.07%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.07%) Maximo
3 2 (1.38%) CODA-Financials
3 2 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.69%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 71 (48.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (24.83%) PaaS
3 28 (19.31%) IaaS
4 14 (9.66%) SaaS
5 11 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (3.45%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (3.45%) Data Lake Analytics
6 5 (3.45%) Office 365
7 3 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.38%) Boomi
9 1 (0.69%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.69%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.59%) Firewall
2 6 (4.14%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (3.45%) Cisco ICM
3 5 (3.45%) SIGTRAN
3 5 (3.45%) SS7
4 4 (2.76%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.07%) VoIP
6 2 (1.38%) DNS
6 2 (1.38%) Internet
6 2 (1.38%) NAS
6 2 (1.38%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (1.38%) SAN
6 2 (1.38%) SMPP
6 2 (1.38%) VPN
7 1 (0.69%) Network Security
7 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.69%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (29.66%) Power BI
2 40 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 39 (26.90%) Data Lake
4 30 (20.69%) HDInsight
5 27 (18.62%) SQL Server
6 13 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (8.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (8.28%) Oracle Database
8 10 (6.90%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (4.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (4.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 5 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (2.76%) Big Data
12 4 (2.76%) NoSQL
13 3 (2.07%) MySQL
13 3 (2.07%) PerformancePoint
13 3 (2.07%) QlikView
13 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (1.38%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (1.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 32 (22.07%) Visual Studio Team System
2 29 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 12 (8.28%) Git (software)
4 11 (7.59%) Selenium
5 9 (6.21%) Cucumber
5 9 (6.21%) Gatling
5 9 (6.21%) Geb
5 9 (6.21%) JUnit
6 8 (5.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (4.83%) Jenkins
8 6 (4.14%) JIRA
9 2 (1.38%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.38%) PhpStorm
9 2 (1.38%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.38%) Subversion
9 2 (1.38%) Toad
10 1 (0.69%) MSI
10 1 (0.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (8.28%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.59%) Finance
3 4 (2.76%) Legal
4 2 (1.38%) Automotive
5 1 (0.69%) Marketing
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (20.69%) Developer
2 27 (18.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (13.10%) Azure DevOps
4 18 (12.41%) Consultant
5 17 (11.72%) Azure Engineer
6 16 (11.03%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 13 (8.97%) Architect
8 11 (7.59%) Analyst
8 11 (7.59%) Tester
9 10 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 9 (6.21%) Senior Tester
10 9 (6.21%) SQL Developer
11 8 (5.52%) Azure Consultant
11 8 (5.52%) Technical Engineer
12 7 (4.83%) Oracle Architect
12 7 (4.83%) Performance Tester
12 7 (4.83%) Senior Performance Tester
13 6 (4.14%) .NET Developer
13 6 (4.14%) Azure Architect
13 6 (4.14%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.62%) .NET
2 14 (9.66%) Web Services
2 14 (9.66%) XML
3 12 (8.28%) JSON
4 9 (6.21%) EDI
4 9 (6.21%) Middleware
5 8 (5.52%) AngularJS
5 8 (5.52%) HTML
5 8 (5.52%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (4.83%) CSS
7 5 (3.45%) .NET Core
7 5 (3.45%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.45%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (3.45%) Entity Framework
7 5 (3.45%) VXML
8 4 (2.76%) REST
9 3 (2.07%) CSS3
9 3 (2.07%) HTML5
9 3 (2.07%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.21%) Public Cloud
2 8 (5.52%) DataPower
3 7 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.07%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.38%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (1.38%) Replication
6 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.69%) EPoS
6 1 (0.69%) IBM Storwize
6 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (27.59%) Windows
2 16 (11.03%) Windows Server
3 12 (8.28%) Linux
4 10 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (6.21%) Unix
6 8 (5.52%) AIX
6 8 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.69%) VMS
8 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (35.86%) Business Intelligence
2 49 (33.79%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (30.34%) DevOps
4 41 (28.28%) Analytics
5 29 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 23 (15.86%) Data Science
7 22 (15.17%) Data Management
7 22 (15.17%) Security Testing
8 21 (14.48%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery
10 17 (11.72%) Scrum
11 16 (11.03%) Data-Driven Testing
12 15 (10.34%) CRM
13 11 (7.59%) Migration
14 10 (6.90%) Data Modelling
15 9 (6.21%) ITIL
15 9 (6.21%) MVC
15 9 (6.21%) Procedural Programming
16 8 (5.52%) Data Analytics
16 8 (5.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (28.28%) PowerShell
2 21 (14.48%) C#
3 17 (11.72%) Java
4 10 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 9 (6.21%) C++
5 9 (6.21%) Groovy
5 9 (6.21%) Scala
6 6 (4.14%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.45%) Python
8 4 (2.76%) VBA
9 3 (2.07%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.07%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.38%) PHP
10 2 (1.38%) VB
11 1 (0.69%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (0.69%) C
11 1 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.69%) R
11 1 (0.69%) X++
Qualifications
1 17 (11.72%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.83%) Degree
3 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.76%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.07%) MCSA
6 2 (1.38%) ACCA
6 2 (1.38%) CIMA
7 1 (0.69%) CCIE
7 1 (0.69%) CCNA
7 1 (0.69%) CCNP
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (11.03%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (7.59%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (5.52%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (5.52%) XenApp
4 5 (3.45%) Docker
5 4 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.52%) Cisco UCCE
1 8 (5.52%) Data Guard
2 3 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.07%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (2.07%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.69%) Ansible
3 1 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.69%) SCCM
3 1 (0.69%) SCOM
3 1 (0.69%) Terraform
3 1 (0.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (38.62%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.79%) Oracle
3 8 (5.52%) Cisco
3 8 (5.52%) Citrix
3 8 (5.52%) IBM
3 8 (5.52%) Red Hat
3 8 (5.52%) VMware
4 7 (4.83%) Google
5 6 (4.14%) Veeam
6 5 (3.45%) Tableau
7 3 (2.07%) Acme Packet
7 3 (2.07%) Avaya
7 3 (2.07%) Sonus
7 3 (2.07%) Telerik
8 2 (1.38%) CODA
8 2 (1.38%) Dell
9 1 (0.69%) HP
9 1 (0.69%) Informatica
9 1 (0.69%) McAfee
9 1 (0.69%) Micro Focus