Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 19
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL 162 144 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 10.27% 11.31% 7.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.62% 35.12% 25.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 107 69
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +0.13%
10th Percentile £310 £304 £250
90th Percentile £575 £525 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Reading median hourly rate - £11.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% -66.67%
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.50 £17.48 £11.00
% change year-on-year +154.58% +58.91% -21.43%

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 547 410 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 34.66% 32.21% 28.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 292 212
Reading median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -1.23%
10th Percentile £325 £305 £300
90th Percentile £575 £550 £494
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 9
Reading median hourly rate £40.00 £18.11 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.93% -17.70% -49.43%
10th Percentile £33.63 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.88 £45.40 £40.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.50 £33.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +34.85% +2.33% -7.86%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 54 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (32.10%) Oracle
3 48 (29.63%) Java
4 41 (25.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 39 (24.07%) C#
5 39 (24.07%) Microsoft
6 37 (22.84%) .NET
7 34 (20.99%) Test Automation
8 31 (19.14%) Windows
9 28 (17.28%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (17.28%) SQL Server
10 25 (15.43%) PL/SQL
10 25 (15.43%) PowerShell
11 24 (14.81%) DevOps
11 24 (14.81%) XML
12 23 (14.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 22 (13.58%) Scrum
13 22 (13.58%) Web Services
13 22 (13.58%) Power BI
14 21 (12.96%) Analytics
15 20 (12.35%) Security Cleared
15 20 (12.35%) J2EE
15 20 (12.35%) Telecoms
16 16 (9.88%) SC Cleared
16 16 (9.88%) Data Lake
17 15 (9.26%) HDInsight
17 15 (9.26%) T-SQL
17 15 (9.26%) C++
17 15 (9.26%) CRM
18 14 (8.64%) Active Directory

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 7 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.47%) CMS
4 3 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.85%) JBoss
4 3 (1.85%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.23%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle BPEL
5 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.62%) IIS
6 1 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.62%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 41 (25.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.64%) PaaS
3 13 (8.02%) IaaS
4 4 (2.47%) Office 365
5 3 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.23%) BrowserStack
6 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.23%) Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (1.23%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.62%) Apigee
7 1 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.62%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.62%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.70%) Firewall
2 5 (3.09%) Cisco ICM
2 5 (3.09%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (3.09%) SAN
2 5 (3.09%) SIGTRAN
2 5 (3.09%) SS7
3 4 (2.47%) Ethernet
3 4 (2.47%) MPLS
3 4 (2.47%) Wireless
4 3 (1.85%) Internet
4 3 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.23%) FTP
5 2 (1.23%) SMPP
5 2 (1.23%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.23%) VoIP
6 1 (0.62%) DNS
6 1 (0.62%) NAS
6 1 (0.62%) Skype
6 1 (0.62%) SMS
6 1 (0.62%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 23 (14.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (13.58%) Power BI
4 16 (9.88%) Data Lake
5 15 (9.26%) HDInsight
6 10 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (4.94%) Oracle Database
8 7 (4.32%) NoSQL
8 7 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (3.09%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (2.47%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (1.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.85%) Big Data
12 3 (1.85%) MySQL
12 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.64%) Cucumber
1 14 (8.64%) Selenium
1 14 (8.64%) Visual Studio Team System
2 12 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 10 (6.17%) Gatling
3 10 (6.17%) Geb
3 10 (6.17%) JUnit
4 8 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.70%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.47%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.47%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.47%) JIRA
6 4 (2.47%) PVCS
7 3 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.85%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.85%) Zephyr
8 2 (1.23%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.23%) Toad
General
1 20 (12.35%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.17%) Finance
3 7 (4.32%) Back Office
3 7 (4.32%) Front Office
4 3 (1.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.62%) Advertising
5 1 (0.62%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (35.80%) Developer
2 17 (10.49%) Java Developer
3 16 (9.88%) Tester
4 14 (8.64%) .NET Developer
4 14 (8.64%) Analyst
4 14 (8.64%) SQL Developer
5 13 (8.02%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (7.41%) Consultant
7 11 (6.79%) Architect
8 10 (6.17%) Performance Tester
8 10 (6.17%) Senior Tester
9 9 (5.56%) Azure DevOps
9 9 (5.56%) Test Analyst
10 8 (4.94%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.94%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (4.94%) Senior Performance Tester
11 7 (4.32%) Automation Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) ETL Developer
12 6 (3.70%) C# Developer
13 5 (3.09%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (22.84%) .NET
2 24 (14.81%) XML
3 22 (13.58%) Web Services
4 20 (12.35%) J2EE
5 13 (8.02%) SOAP
6 12 (7.41%) EDI
6 12 (7.41%) JSON
6 12 (7.41%) REST
7 10 (6.17%) AngularJS
8 9 (5.56%) Spring
9 7 (4.32%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (3.70%) ASP.NET
10 6 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (3.70%) HTML
10 6 (3.70%) Spring Boot
11 5 (3.09%) VXML
12 4 (2.47%) .NET Core
12 4 (2.47%) CSS
12 4 (2.47%) WCF
12 4 (2.47%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.32%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (4.32%) Robotics
3 6 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.47%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.47%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.85%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.23%) Replication
6 2 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) RIA
7 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.62%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.14%) Windows
2 8 (4.94%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.70%) Linux
3 6 (3.70%) Unix
4 4 (2.47%) OpenVMS
5 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (20.99%) Test Automation
3 28 (17.28%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (14.81%) DevOps
5 22 (13.58%) Scrum
6 21 (12.96%) Analytics
7 15 (9.26%) CRM
8 14 (8.64%) MVC
9 13 (8.02%) Security Testing
10 12 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (6.79%) OO
11 11 (6.79%) TDD
12 10 (6.17%) BDD
12 10 (6.17%) Data Science
12 10 (6.17%) Migration
12 10 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (6.17%) Procedural Programming
12 10 (6.17%) SOA
12 10 (6.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 48 (29.63%) Java
2 39 (24.07%) C#
3 25 (15.43%) PL/SQL
3 25 (15.43%) PowerShell
4 15 (9.26%) C++
4 15 (9.26%) T-SQL
5 12 (7.41%) Groovy
5 12 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.17%) Scala
7 9 (5.56%) Python
8 6 (3.70%) C
8 6 (3.70%) VB
9 4 (2.47%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.85%) Fortran
10 3 (1.85%) R
10 3 (1.85%) VBScript
11 2 (1.23%) VBA
12 1 (0.62%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.62%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.62%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (12.35%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.88%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.09%) Degree
3 5 (3.09%) ISEB
4 4 (2.47%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.23%) CCIE
6 2 (1.23%) CCNA
6 2 (1.23%) CCNP
6 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.23%) MCSE
7 1 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.32%) SLA
2 3 (1.85%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.62%) GDPR
3 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.79%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (6.17%) Amdocs OSS
2 7 (4.32%) Cisco UCCE
2 7 (4.32%) SCCM
3 5 (3.09%) SCOM
4 4 (2.47%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.23%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.62%) Ansible
6 1 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.62%) Puppet
6 1 (0.62%) Terraform
6 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (32.10%) Oracle
2 39 (24.07%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.79%) HP
3 11 (6.79%) TIBCO
3 11 (6.79%) VMware
4 10 (6.17%) Amdocs
4 10 (6.17%) Cramer
5 9 (5.56%) Veeam
6 8 (4.94%) UiPath
7 7 (4.32%) BMC
7 7 (4.32%) Cisco
7 7 (4.32%) ComArch
7 7 (4.32%) Remedy
8 5 (3.09%) Tableau
9 3 (1.85%) Informatica
9 3 (1.85%) KANA
9 3 (1.85%) SAP
9 3 (1.85%) Telerik
10 2 (1.23%) Avaya
10 2 (1.23%) Fiorano