I have a good working knowledge of SQL and have worked with Oracle, SQL Server, Access/Jet and MySQL databases.
I was probably first introduced to relational databases and SQL at Polymer Laboratories when a database was introduced into the company for handling sales and orders, but really only started seriously programing using SQL when I joined Consort Securities Systems which used an Access/Jet database and later SQL Server to store data imported from the stock exchange's Crest system. I worked extensively with Oracle at Parallax and Keane.
When Triton Technology introduced the identiPol QA instrument my knowledge of database design and programming came in extremely useful. Previous instruments typically ran separate individual experiments each storing their data in a simple file. However the identiPol relies on comparing data from multiple experiments, and requires coordination and grouping of data according to various properties of the individual experiments and samples under test. This therefore lent itself to a database approach to data storage.
If you are wanting any programming work doing, either debugging and fixing old systems or developing new software, please do get in touch.