Period
to 17 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 11 13
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL 171 114 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 11.57% 9.05% 9.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.55% 30.98% 31.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 69 108
Reading median daily rate £400 £396 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% -6.82% +21.43%
10th Percentile £313 £258 £325
90th Percentile £550 £505 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £412 £396 £400
% change year-on-year +3.91% -1.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 2
Reading median hourly rate £12.00 £18.57 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.38% -48.06% -
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.75 £13.78
90th Percentile £12.50 £57.13 £58.33
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £17.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -54.29% +45.83% -30.31%

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 481 368 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 32.54% 29.23% 28.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 224 300
Reading median daily rate £423 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £325
90th Percentile £538 £544 £494
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 6
Reading median hourly rate £30.00 £19.66 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.59% -37.09% -21.88%
10th Percentile £18.03 £10.75 £8.75
90th Percentile £52.38 £54.88 £55.63
Berkshire median hourly rate £38.50 £17.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +120.00% +40.00% -65.28%

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 August 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 August 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 73 (42.69%) Oracle
2 59 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (28.65%) Java
4 40 (23.39%) C#
5 36 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 31 (18.13%) .NET
7 29 (16.96%) Test Automation
7 29 (16.96%) Microsoft Azure
8 27 (15.79%) Security Cleared
8 27 (15.79%) SQL Server
8 27 (15.79%) PL/SQL
9 23 (13.45%) Unix
9 23 (13.45%) Windows
9 23 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (12.87%) XML
10 22 (12.87%) Project Management
10 22 (12.87%) SC Cleared
11 21 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (11.70%) JavaScript
12 20 (11.70%) Scrum
13 19 (11.11%) T-SQL
14 18 (10.53%) J2EE
15 17 (9.94%) Workflow
15 17 (9.94%) TDD
16 16 (9.36%) Finance
16 16 (9.36%) Web Services
17 15 (8.77%) C
17 15 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (8.77%) HP
17 15 (8.77%) Telecoms

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 8 (4.68%) CMS
2 6 (3.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (2.92%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (2.34%) WordPress
5 3 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.75%) JBoss
6 2 (1.17%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.17%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.17%) Oracle BPEL
6 2 (1.17%) SAS
6 2 (1.17%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.17%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.58%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.58%) IIS
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.58%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (4.68%) Sonata
3 7 (4.09%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (2.34%) Infor M3
5 2 (1.17%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.58%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (16.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.09%) Office 365
2 7 (4.09%) PaaS
3 4 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.34%) IaaS
4 3 (1.75%) BrowserStack
4 3 (1.75%) GitHub
4 3 (1.75%) SaaS
4 3 (1.75%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (1.17%) Serverless
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.58%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.58%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.68%) Firewall
2 6 (3.51%) SAN
3 5 (2.92%) Wireless
4 4 (2.34%) Ethernet
4 4 (2.34%) MPLS
4 4 (2.34%) VPN
5 3 (1.75%) Internet
6 2 (1.17%) FTP
6 2 (1.17%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (1.17%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.58%) LAN
7 1 (0.58%) NAS
7 1 (0.58%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.58%) Skype
7 1 (0.58%) SMS
7 1 (0.58%) SNMP
7 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.58%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (7.02%) Oracle Database
3 10 (5.85%) Power BI
3 10 (5.85%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.51%) Big Data
5 6 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.92%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (2.34%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.34%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.75%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.75%) Pentaho
8 3 (1.75%) PowerCenter
8 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (7.60%) SoapUI
2 11 (6.43%) Selenium
3 10 (5.85%) Cucumber
3 10 (5.85%) JIRA
4 9 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.92%) HP UFT
5 5 (2.92%) JMeter
5 5 (2.92%) LoadRunner
5 5 (2.92%) PVCS
5 5 (2.92%) SpecFlow
5 5 (2.92%) Zephyr
6 4 (2.34%) Toad
7 3 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.17%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.17%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.17%) Hudson
8 2 (1.17%) NUnit
8 2 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (9.36%) Finance
2 15 (8.77%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.09%) Back Office
3 7 (4.09%) Front Office
4 5 (2.92%) Marketing
5 2 (1.17%) Advertising
5 2 (1.17%) French Language
5 2 (1.17%) German Language
5 2 (1.17%) Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (39.77%) Developer
2 30 (17.54%) Analyst
3 19 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 16 (9.36%) SQL Developer
5 14 (8.19%) .NET Developer
5 14 (8.19%) Architect
5 14 (8.19%) Java Developer
6 12 (7.02%) Consultant
7 9 (5.26%) C++ Developer
7 9 (5.26%) Tester
8 8 (4.68%) Integration Analyst
8 8 (4.68%) Integration Test Analyst
9 7 (4.09%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (4.09%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.92%) Administrator
11 5 (2.92%) Automation Test Analyst
11 5 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (2.92%) Performance Tester
11 5 (2.92%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.13%) .NET
2 22 (12.87%) XML
3 18 (10.53%) J2EE
4 16 (9.36%) Web Services
5 15 (8.77%) REST
6 14 (8.19%) SOAP
7 13 (7.60%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (7.02%) ASP.NET
9 10 (5.85%) AngularJS
10 8 (4.68%) .NET Core
10 8 (4.68%) Spring
11 6 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (3.51%) HTML
11 6 (3.51%) Spring Boot
12 5 (2.92%) .NET Framework
12 5 (2.92%) Angular 2
13 4 (2.34%) CSS
13 4 (2.34%) Hibernate
13 4 (2.34%) JSON
13 4 (2.34%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.43%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (5.85%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.68%) Smart Meter
6 7 (4.09%) Robotics
7 6 (3.51%) Replication
8 4 (2.34%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.75%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.75%) User Experience
10 2 (1.17%) Clustering
10 2 (1.17%) CMDB
10 2 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.17%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.17%) TM Forum
11 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Licensing
11 1 (0.58%) RIA
11 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.45%) Unix
1 23 (13.45%) Windows
2 10 (5.85%) Linux
3 5 (2.92%) OpenVMS
4 4 (2.34%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.75%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.58%) Android
6 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.58%) VMS
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (16.96%) Test Automation
3 23 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (12.87%) Project Management
5 20 (11.70%) Scrum
6 17 (9.94%) TDD
6 17 (9.94%) Workflow
7 15 (8.77%) BDD
7 15 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (8.77%) Microservices
7 15 (8.77%) Test Scripting
7 15 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (8.19%) OO
9 13 (7.60%) Data Analysis
9 13 (7.60%) Migration
9 13 (7.60%) SOA
10 12 (7.02%) DevOps
10 12 (7.02%) Integration Testing
11 11 (6.43%) Analytics
11 11 (6.43%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 49 (28.65%) Java
2 40 (23.39%) C#
3 27 (15.79%) PL/SQL
4 20 (11.70%) JavaScript
5 19 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 15 (8.77%) C
7 14 (8.19%) C++
8 12 (7.02%) Python
9 8 (4.68%) PowerShell
9 8 (4.68%) VBScript
10 6 (3.51%) TypeScript
10 6 (3.51%) VB
11 4 (2.34%) VBA
12 3 (1.75%) Fortran
12 3 (1.75%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.75%) R
13 2 (1.17%) Groovy
13 2 (1.17%) Java 8
13 2 (1.17%) PHP
13 2 (1.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.87%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.85%) Degree
4 5 (2.92%) ISEB
5 4 (2.34%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.34%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.58%) MCSE
8 1 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.09%) SLA
2 4 (2.34%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.75%) QA
4 2 (1.17%) GDPR
5 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.51%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.92%) Docker
5 2 (1.17%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.58%) HDFS
6 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.68%) SCCM
2 7 (4.09%) Amdocs OSS
3 5 (2.92%) SCOM
4 4 (2.34%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.58%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.58%) MOM
5 1 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 73 (42.69%) Oracle
2 36 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.77%) HP
4 12 (7.02%) VMware
5 11 (6.43%) TIBCO
6 9 (5.26%) Remedy
7 8 (4.68%) FNZ
8 7 (4.09%) Amdocs
8 7 (4.09%) AppDynamics
8 7 (4.09%) BMC
8 7 (4.09%) ComArch
8 7 (4.09%) Cramer
8 7 (4.09%) UiPath
9 5 (2.92%) Citrix
10 4 (2.34%) Informatica
10 4 (2.34%) SAP
10 4 (2.34%) Tableau
10 4 (2.34%) Veeam
11 3 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.75%) Xamarin