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 15 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 90 72 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.66% 10.83% 13.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.75% 31.17% 34.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 62 54
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £252 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £511 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.88 £23.48 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+10.20% -8.74%
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
259 231 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.55% 34.74% 38.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 163 127
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 5
Average hourly rate £20.25 £37.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.27% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £25.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £175.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 15 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 74 (45.12%) SQL Server
2 51 (31.10%) .NET
3 50 (30.49%) Microsoft
4 47 (28.66%) C#
5 38 (23.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (20.73%) Oracle
7 33 (20.12%) JavaScript
7 33 (20.12%) Windows
7 33 (20.12%) WCF
8 31 (18.90%) ASP.NET
9 28 (17.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (15.85%) Finance
10 26 (15.85%) CSS
11 25 (15.24%) Visual Studio
11 25 (15.24%) MVC
11 25 (15.24%) jQuery
12 24 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (13.41%) T-SQL
14 21 (12.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (11.59%) Web Services
17 18 (10.98%) Logistics
17 18 (10.98%) LINQ
17 18 (10.98%) Web Development
17 18 (10.98%) .NET Framework
17 18 (10.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 17 (10.37%) VBA
18 17 (10.37%) ETL
19 15 (9.15%) MS Excel

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 12 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.66%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.05%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.22%) SAS
4 2 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.22%) CMS
4 2 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.22%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.22%) Node.js
5 1 (0.61%) WordPress
5 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (9.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.66%) MS Office
3 5 (3.05%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.22%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (6.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (5.49%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (2.44%) Agresso
3 4 (2.44%) Cognos Controller
4 3 (1.83%) Magento
5 2 (1.22%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.83%) Office 365
2 3 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.05%) SAN
2 3 (1.83%) LAN
2 3 (1.83%) VoIP
2 3 (1.83%) WAN
2 3 (1.83%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.22%) DNS
3 2 (1.22%) DHCP
4 1 (0.61%) Internet
4 1 (0.61%) RTCP
4 1 (0.61%) RTP
4 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.61%) LTE
4 1 (0.61%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (45.12%) SQL Server
2 38 (23.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (17.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (12.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 20 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (9.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (9.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (6.71%) Oracle Database
8 10 (6.10%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (5.49%) Relational Database
9 9 (5.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (4.88%) Data Mart
11 6 (3.66%) MySQL
12 5 (3.05%) Hadoop
13 4 (2.44%) Big Data
13 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (1.83%) Oracle Discoverer
14 3 (1.83%) RDBMS
14 3 (1.83%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 25 (15.24%) Visual Studio
2 9 (5.49%) Toad
2 9 (5.49%) JIRA
3 8 (4.88%) Subversion
4 2 (1.22%) Maven
4 2 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.22%) JMeter
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.61%) MSI
General
1 26 (15.85%) Finance
2 5 (3.05%) Banking
3 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.83%) Marketing
4 3 (1.83%) Retail
5 2 (1.22%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.22%) Front Office
6 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.61%) Automotive
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Advertising
6 1 (0.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 88 (53.66%) Developer
2 32 (19.51%) Analyst
3 23 (14.02%) .NET Developer
4 20 (12.20%) Web Developer
5 19 (11.59%) ASP.NET Developer
6 18 (10.98%) .NET Web Developer
7 12 (7.32%) DBA
8 11 (6.71%) SQL DBA
9 10 (6.10%) Oracle Developer
9 10 (6.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 9 (5.49%) Business Analyst
11 8 (4.88%) Consultant
11 8 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 8 (4.88%) Mobile Developer
11 8 (4.88%) CRM Developer
11 8 (4.88%) Windows Mobile Developer
12 6 (3.66%) Excel Developer
12 6 (3.66%) SQL Developer
12 6 (3.66%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (31.10%) .NET
2 33 (20.12%) WCF
3 31 (18.90%) ASP.NET
4 26 (15.85%) CSS
5 25 (15.24%) jQuery
6 19 (11.59%) Web Services
7 18 (10.98%) .NET Framework
7 18 (10.98%) LINQ
7 18 (10.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 11 (6.71%) HTML
9 7 (4.27%) HTML5
10 5 (3.05%) MDX
10 5 (3.05%) J2EE
11 4 (2.44%) XML
11 4 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (2.44%) CSS3
11 4 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 3 (1.83%) Ajax
12 3 (1.83%) AngularJS
13 2 (1.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.49%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.88%) Pocket PC
4 7 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.05%) Clustering
6 3 (1.83%) Replication
6 3 (1.83%) EPoS
6 3 (1.83%) NHS
6 3 (1.83%) Statistics
6 3 (1.83%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.22%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.22%) Equities
7 2 (1.22%) User Experience
8 1 (0.61%) GIS
8 1 (0.61%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.61%) Firmware
8 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.61%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.61%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 33 (20.12%) Windows
2 13 (7.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (5.49%) Windows Mobile
5 8 (4.88%) Windows 8
5 8 (4.88%) Windows Phone 8
5 8 (4.88%) Windows Phone
5 8 (4.88%) Windows CE
6 6 (3.66%) UNIX
7 4 (2.44%) Linux
7 4 (2.44%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.83%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.22%) Android
10 1 (0.61%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.61%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.24%) MVC
2 24 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (10.98%) Logistics
3 18 (10.98%) Web Development
4 17 (10.37%) ETL
5 15 (9.15%) CRM
6 14 (8.54%) Migration
7 10 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (5.49%) Scrum
8 9 (5.49%) Data Modelling
9 8 (4.88%) Analytics
9 8 (4.88%) Mobile Application Development
10 6 (3.66%) Test Scripting
10 6 (3.66%) OO
10 6 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.05%) Service Management
11 5 (3.05%) E-Commerce
11 5 (3.05%) TDD
11 5 (3.05%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (28.66%) C#
2 33 (20.12%) JavaScript
3 22 (13.41%) T-SQL
4 17 (10.37%) VBA
5 14 (8.54%) PL/SQL
6 11 (6.71%) C++
6 11 (6.71%) Java
7 8 (4.88%) Embedded C++
8 5 (3.05%) VB
9 4 (2.44%) Perl
9 4 (2.44%) PHP
10 3 (1.83%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.22%) VBScript
12 1 (0.61%) C
12 1 (0.61%) X++
12 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.61%) SAPscript
12 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (7.93%) SC Cleared
1 13 (7.93%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.44%) ISEB
2 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.44%) Degree
3 3 (1.83%) MCSE
4 1 (0.61%) MCSA
4 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.61%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.44%) SLA
2 3 (1.83%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (7.93%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.66%) vSphere
4 3 (1.83%) XenApp
4 3 (1.83%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.83%) SCCM
2 1 (0.61%) Sysprep
2 1 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.61%) WMI
Vendors
1 50 (30.49%) Microsoft
2 34 (20.73%) Oracle
3 15 (9.15%) VMware
4 10 (6.10%) MicroStrategy
5 9 (5.49%) Citrix
5 9 (5.49%) Business Objects
5 9 (5.49%) Cognos
6 6 (3.66%) IBM
6 6 (3.66%) JD Edwards
7 5 (3.05%) SAP
8 4 (2.44%) NetApp
8 4 (2.44%) HP
9 3 (1.83%) Informatica
10 2 (1.22%) Ab Initio
10 2 (1.22%) Talend
10 2 (1.22%) Hyperion
10 2 (1.22%) Sybase
10 2 (1.22%) Trillium
11 1 (0.61%) Adobe
11 1 (0.61%) Dell
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