The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL 102 87 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.23% 10.77% 13.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 45.74% 38.16% 39.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 50 56
Average daily rate £363 £344 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £274 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £22.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £32.63
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -23.37%
SQL
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
223 228 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 28.92% 28.22% 35.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 157 143
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £22.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Birmingham region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL.

1 75 (40.98%) SQL Server
2 53 (28.96%) Oracle
3 49 (26.78%) Microsoft
4 44 (24.04%) Business Intelligence
5 42 (22.95%) .NET
6 41 (22.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (21.31%) Finance
8 38 (20.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 37 (20.22%) C#
10 36 (19.67%) Windows
11 35 (19.13%) T-SQL
12 27 (14.75%) JavaScript
13 26 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (13.66%) HTML
14 25 (13.66%) Unix
15 24 (13.11%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (13.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 22 (12.02%) Oracle Database
16 22 (12.02%) Relational Database
16 22 (12.02%) CSS
17 20 (10.93%) Performance Tuning
17 20 (10.93%) SQL Server 2008
18 19 (10.38%) jQuery
19 18 (9.84%) Java
20 17 (9.29%) Visual Studio
21 16 (8.74%) PL/SQL
21 16 (8.74%) MVC
21 16 (8.74%) Security Cleared
21 16 (8.74%) Windows Server
22 15 (8.20%) .NET Framework

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (8.20%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.46%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.73%) Captiva
3 5 (2.73%) Documentum
3 5 (2.73%) JBoss
3 5 (2.73%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.19%) IIS
5 3 (1.64%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.64%) SAS
5 3 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.09%) WordPress
7 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.55%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.28%) MS Office
3 3 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.55%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.55%) MS Project
4 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.73%) INSURE/90
2 4 (2.19%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.19%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.09%) HFM
4 2 (1.09%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.55%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.55%) Heroku
2 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.73%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.19%) Intranet
3 3 (1.64%) Extranet
4 2 (1.09%) DNS
4 2 (1.09%) Modbus
5 1 (0.55%) DHCP
5 1 (0.55%) Firewall
5 1 (0.55%) Internet
5 1 (0.55%) Network Security
5 1 (0.55%) SAN
5 1 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (40.98%) SQL Server
2 41 (22.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (20.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (13.11%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (13.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 22 (12.02%) Oracle Database
5 22 (12.02%) Relational Database
6 20 (10.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (7.10%) RDBMS
8 10 (5.46%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (4.92%) Oracle OWB
9 9 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (4.37%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (3.28%) QlikView
12 5 (2.73%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (2.73%) MySQL
12 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (2.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (9.29%) Visual Studio
2 10 (5.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (4.37%) Toad
4 7 (3.83%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (2.73%) ClearQuest
5 5 (2.73%) JIRA
5 5 (2.73%) PVCS
6 4 (2.19%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.19%) JUnit
7 3 (1.64%) Ant
7 3 (1.64%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.64%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.64%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.64%) Maven
7 3 (1.64%) Moq
7 3 (1.64%) Subversion
8 2 (1.09%) Selenium
9 1 (0.55%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.55%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 39 (21.31%) Finance
2 6 (3.28%) Banking
3 5 (2.73%) Front Office
3 5 (2.73%) Investment Banking
3 5 (2.73%) Legal
4 4 (2.19%) Advertising
4 4 (2.19%) Retail
5 3 (1.64%) Back Office
6 2 (1.09%) Billing
6 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.09%) Marketing
6 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.55%) Electronics
7 1 (0.55%) Games
7 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 91 (49.73%) Developer
2 35 (19.13%) Analyst
2 35 (19.13%) SQL Developer
3 22 (12.02%) .NET Developer
4 14 (7.65%) C# Developer
4 14 (7.65%) DBA
5 13 (7.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 11 (6.01%) Architect
6 11 (6.01%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (6.01%) SQL Server Developer
7 10 (5.46%) SQL DBA
8 9 (4.92%) Oracle Developer
8 9 (4.92%) SSIS Developer
9 8 (4.37%) Business Developer
9 8 (4.37%) Consultant
10 7 (3.83%) Administrator
10 7 (3.83%) SQL Analyst
10 7 (3.83%) SSRS Developer
10 7 (3.83%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.83%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (22.95%) .NET
2 25 (13.66%) HTML
3 22 (12.02%) CSS
4 19 (10.38%) jQuery
5 15 (8.20%) .NET Framework
6 13 (7.10%) ASP.NET
7 9 (4.92%) HTML5
7 9 (4.92%) MDX
7 9 (4.92%) Web Services
8 8 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (3.28%) Ajax
9 6 (3.28%) AngularJS
9 6 (3.28%) Entity Framework
9 6 (3.28%) XML
10 4 (2.19%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.19%) J2EE
10 4 (2.19%) JSP
10 4 (2.19%) Servlets
10 4 (2.19%) Spring
10 4 (2.19%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.92%) NHS
2 8 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.28%) Replication
4 5 (2.73%) AS400
4 5 (2.73%) Clustering
4 5 (2.73%) Derivative
4 5 (2.73%) iSeries
5 3 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.64%) Equities
5 3 (1.64%) Fintech
5 3 (1.64%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.64%) User Experience
6 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.09%) EPoS
6 2 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.09%) iPhone
6 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.67%) Windows
2 25 (13.66%) Unix
3 16 (8.74%) Windows Server
4 13 (7.10%) Linux
5 8 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.09%) AIX
6 2 (1.09%) HPUX
6 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.09%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (24.04%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (10.93%) Performance Tuning
4 16 (8.74%) MVC
5 14 (7.65%) ETL
6 13 (7.10%) Migration
7 11 (6.01%) ITIL
8 10 (5.46%) High Availability
9 9 (4.92%) Data Modelling
9 9 (4.92%) OO
10 8 (4.37%) Data Management
10 8 (4.37%) TDD
11 7 (3.83%) Logistics
12 6 (3.28%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (3.28%) Scrum
12 6 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (2.73%) Case Management
13 5 (2.73%) E-Commerce
13 5 (2.73%) ERP
13 5 (2.73%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.22%) C#
2 35 (19.13%) T-SQL
3 27 (14.75%) JavaScript
4 18 (9.84%) Java
5 16 (8.74%) PL/SQL
6 8 (4.37%) VB
7 7 (3.83%) VBA
8 6 (3.28%) Perl
8 6 (3.28%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.73%) C++
9 5 (2.73%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.73%) RPG
9 5 (2.73%) RPG IV
9 5 (2.73%) RPG/400
9 5 (2.73%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.73%) VBScript
10 4 (2.19%) Python
11 2 (1.09%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.09%) X++
12 1 (0.55%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.92%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.37%) Degree
4 6 (3.28%) ISEB
5 5 (2.73%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.64%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.09%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) LPIC
8 1 (0.55%) MCAD
8 1 (0.55%) MCITP
8 1 (0.55%) MCSD
8 1 (0.55%) MCSE
8 1 (0.55%) MCTS
8 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.73%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.09%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.64%) NFS
2 3 (1.64%) Samba
2 3 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.55%) Firmware
4 1 (0.55%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (1.09%) SCOM
2 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.55%) Control-M
2 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.55%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.55%) SCCM
2 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 53 (28.96%) Oracle
2 49 (26.78%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.92%) VMware
4 7 (3.83%) Pega
5 5 (2.73%) EMC
6 4 (2.19%) SAP
7 3 (1.64%) HP
7 3 (1.64%) JD Edwards
7 3 (1.64%) JDA
7 3 (1.64%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.09%) Citrix
8 2 (1.09%) Cognos
8 2 (1.09%) RedPrairie
8 2 (1.09%) Sage
8 2 (1.09%) Siemens
8 2 (1.09%) Zend
9 1 (0.55%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.55%) Infor
9 1 (0.55%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.55%) Rackspace
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