The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 10 6 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL 72 79 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.78% 12.74% 8.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.47% 39.50% 35.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 52 31
Median daily rate £340 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £270 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +9.09%

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
203 200 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.22% 32.26% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 128 95
Median daily rate £375 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £517 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £27.69 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.78% +7.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SQL.

1 94 (52.22%) SQL Server
2 69 (38.33%) Microsoft
3 57 (31.67%) .NET
4 55 (30.56%) C#
5 37 (20.56%) .NET Framework
6 34 (18.89%) Oracle
7 33 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
9 31 (17.22%) JavaScript
10 30 (16.67%) HTML
10 30 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 29 (16.11%) Visual Studio
12 28 (15.56%) ASP.NET
13 27 (15.00%) Web Services
13 27 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 26 (14.44%) Finance
14 26 (14.44%) T-SQL
14 26 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
15 25 (13.89%) MVC
16 24 (13.33%) Java
16 24 (13.33%) ETL
17 23 (12.78%) CSS
18 22 (12.22%) MS Excel
19 20 (11.11%) IBM
19 20 (11.11%) jQuery
20 19 (10.56%) Windows
20 19 (10.56%) Scrum
21 18 (10.00%) Web Development
21 18 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
21 18 (10.00%) XML

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 13 (7.22%) JBoss
1 13 (7.22%) Tomcat
2 12 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 11 (6.11%) WebLogic Portal
3 11 (6.11%) WebSphere
4 7 (3.89%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.33%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.78%) IIS
6 5 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.22%) Apache
7 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.22%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.22%) SAS
8 3 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.11%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.56%) CMS
10 1 (0.56%) Kentico
Applications
1 22 (12.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.11%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.11%) MS Office
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.56%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.56%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.00%) Office 365
3 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.33%) LDAP
1 6 (3.33%) Skype
1 6 (3.33%) Unified Communications
2 5 (2.78%) H.323
3 4 (2.22%) Network Security
4 2 (1.11%) HTTP
4 2 (1.11%) SAN
5 1 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (52.22%) SQL Server
2 30 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (9.44%) DB2
5 17 (9.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (7.78%) Relational Database
7 13 (7.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (6.11%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (2.78%) QlikView
12 4 (2.22%) IBM InfoSphere
13 3 (1.67%) DTS
13 3 (1.67%) Oracle Database
13 3 (1.67%) RDBMS
14 2 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (1.11%) DataStage
14 2 (1.11%) MySQL
14 2 (1.11%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 29 (16.11%) Visual Studio
2 11 (6.11%) Log4j
3 9 (5.00%) CruiseControl
3 9 (5.00%) Subversion
4 8 (4.44%) Moq
4 8 (4.44%) NUnit
5 7 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.67%) JIRA
7 2 (1.11%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.11%) Selenium
8 1 (0.56%) Ant
8 1 (0.56%) GCC
8 1 (0.56%) GDB
8 1 (0.56%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.56%) MyEclipse
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.56%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.56%) YouTrack
General
1 26 (14.44%) Finance
2 11 (6.11%) Back Office
3 10 (5.56%) Retail
4 9 (5.00%) Banking
5 8 (4.44%) Advertising
6 3 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.11%) Billing
7 2 (1.11%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.56%) Automotive
8 1 (0.56%) Electronics
8 1 (0.56%) Games
8 1 (0.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (40.00%) Developer
2 33 (18.33%) .NET Developer
3 30 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 27 (15.00%) Analyst
5 23 (12.78%) C# Developer
5 23 (12.78%) Consultant
6 20 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (8.33%) DBA
7 15 (8.33%) SQL DBA
8 12 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 12 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 12 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
9 11 (6.11%) ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
10 10 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
11 9 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
12 8 (4.44%) SQL Server DBA
13 7 (3.89%) C# Software Engineer
13 7 (3.89%) Report Analyst
13 7 (3.89%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (31.67%) .NET
2 37 (20.56%) .NET Framework
3 30 (16.67%) HTML
4 28 (15.56%) ASP.NET
5 27 (15.00%) Web Services
6 23 (12.78%) CSS
7 20 (11.11%) jQuery
8 18 (10.00%) Entity Framework
8 18 (10.00%) XML
9 17 (9.44%) WCF
10 16 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (6.67%) JMS
11 12 (6.67%) JSP
12 11 (6.11%) Java EE
13 9 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (2.78%) MDX
14 5 (2.78%) XMPP
15 4 (2.22%) AngularJS
15 4 (2.22%) J2EE
16 3 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.89%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.67%) Clustering
4 3 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.11%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.11%) HP Storage
5 2 (1.11%) iPad
5 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.11%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.11%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.11%) Statistics
5 2 (1.11%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.56%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.56%) Physics
6 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.56%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.56%) Windows
2 13 (7.22%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.44%) Linux
4 7 (3.89%) Unix
5 3 (1.67%) Android
6 2 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.56%) HPUX
7 1 (0.56%) VMS
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (13.89%) MVC
4 24 (13.33%) ETL
5 19 (10.56%) Scrum
6 18 (10.00%) Web Development
7 17 (9.44%) Data Modelling
8 16 (8.89%) Migration
9 12 (6.67%) TDD
10 11 (6.11%) Change Management
10 11 (6.11%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (5.00%) OOD
12 9 (5.00%) Software Engineering
13 8 (4.44%) Mentoring
13 8 (4.44%) OO
13 8 (4.44%) Service Management
13 8 (4.44%) UML
13 8 (4.44%) V-Model
13 8 (4.44%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 55 (30.56%) C#
2 31 (17.22%) JavaScript
3 26 (14.44%) T-SQL
4 24 (13.33%) Java
5 12 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.22%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.67%) Perl
7 3 (1.67%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.67%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.11%) PHP
8 2 (1.11%) Python
9 1 (0.56%) C
9 1 (0.56%) C++
9 1 (0.56%) COBOL
9 1 (0.56%) JCL
9 1 (0.56%) R
9 1 (0.56%) Ruby
9 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (7.78%) Degree
2 4 (2.22%) ISEB
2 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.11%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.11%) MCITP
4 2 (1.11%) MCSE
4 2 (1.11%) MCTS
5 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.56%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.56%) MCSA
5 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.67%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) Basel II
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.00%) VMware ESX
3 7 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.78%) XenApp
6 4 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.44%) SCOM
2 4 (2.22%) SCCM
3 1 (0.56%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.56%) Control-M
3 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (38.33%) Microsoft
2 34 (18.89%) Oracle
3 20 (11.11%) IBM
4 11 (6.11%) Misys
4 11 (6.11%) VMware
5 8 (4.44%) Cognos
6 7 (3.89%) Citrix
7 6 (3.33%) SAP
7 6 (3.33%) Teradata
7 6 (3.33%) Veeam
8 3 (1.67%) Dell
8 3 (1.67%) Informatica
9 2 (1.11%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.11%) EMC
9 2 (1.11%) HP
9 2 (1.11%) IDERA
9 2 (1.11%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.11%) RedGate
9 2 (1.11%) Tableau
10 1 (0.56%) Xamarin
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