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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 9 5 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL 67 88 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.04% 11.73% 10.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.65% 35.63% 29.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 55 60
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
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
226 247 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.50% 32.93% 35.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 137 170
Average daily rate £375 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £419 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.87% -44.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £18.15 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.45 £22.90 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015, 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 55 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 33 (23.57%) .NET
2 33 (23.57%) Microsoft
3 29 (20.71%) Oracle
4 25 (17.86%) T-SQL
4 25 (17.86%) C#
5 24 (17.14%) JavaScript
5 24 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (17.14%) Finance
6 23 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (15.71%) Migration
8 21 (15.00%) ASP.NET
9 20 (14.29%) HTML
9 20 (14.29%) ETL
9 20 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (12.86%) MS Excel
10 18 (12.86%) CSS
11 17 (12.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (10.71%) XML
12 15 (10.71%) PL/SQL
13 14 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (10.00%) MVC
14 13 (9.29%) Windows
14 13 (9.29%) Data Migration
15 12 (8.57%) jQuery
15 12 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (7.14%) Relational Database
16 10 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 5 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.86%) Lync
3 3 (2.14%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (1.43%) SAS
4 2 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (0.71%) Mule
5 1 (0.71%) CICS
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (12.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.86%) MS Office
3 3 (2.14%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.43%) MS Project
5 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.71%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.29%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (4.29%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (4.29%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (2.14%) Eikon
5 2 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.71%) Magento
6 1 (0.71%) SyteLine
6 1 (0.71%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.43%) PaaS
1 2 (1.43%) Heroku
1 2 (1.43%) GitHub
1 2 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (1.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 2 (1.43%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.14%) LDAP
1 3 (2.14%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 20 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (12.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (7.14%) Relational Database
8 8 (5.71%) Oracle Database
8 8 (5.71%) MySQL
8 8 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (5.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 6 (4.29%) Oracle Discoverer
11 5 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (2.86%) MongoDB
13 3 (2.14%) RDBMS
14 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (1.43%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (6.43%) Subversion
1 9 (6.43%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.14%) JIRA
4 3 (2.14%) Selenium
5 2 (1.43%) Toad
6 1 (0.71%) ERwin
6 1 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.71%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.71%) JUnit
6 1 (0.71%) Mockito
6 1 (0.71%) FishEye
6 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.71%) Spock
General
1 24 (17.14%) Finance
2 9 (6.43%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.43%) Retail
3 6 (4.29%) Banking
4 5 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.14%) Front Office
5 3 (2.14%) Back Office
6 2 (1.43%) Advertising
7 1 (0.71%) Automotive
7 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.71%) Local Government
7 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (54.29%) Developer
2 20 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 18 (12.86%) Analyst
4 13 (9.29%) .NET Developer
5 11 (7.86%) DBA
6 10 (7.14%) SQL DBA
7 9 (6.43%) Oracle Developer
7 9 (6.43%) C# Developer
7 9 (6.43%) Administrator
8 7 (5.00%) Architect
9 6 (4.29%) Consultant
10 5 (3.57%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Python Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Oracle Discoverer Developer
10 5 (3.57%) CRM Developer
10 5 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 4 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 4 (2.86%) SQL Server DBA
11 4 (2.86%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (23.57%) .NET
2 21 (15.00%) ASP.NET
3 20 (14.29%) HTML
4 18 (12.86%) CSS
5 15 (10.71%) XML
6 12 (8.57%) jQuery
7 9 (6.43%) Web Services
8 6 (4.29%) .NET Framework
8 6 (4.29%) JSON
8 6 (4.29%) WCF
8 6 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (4.29%) HTML5
9 5 (3.57%) Entity Framework
9 5 (3.57%) Flask
9 5 (3.57%) Django
9 5 (3.57%) Ajax
10 4 (2.86%) AngularJS
11 3 (2.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (2.14%) iPhone SDK
11 3 (2.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.57%) NHS
3 4 (2.86%) Data Extraction
3 4 (2.86%) User Experience
4 3 (2.14%) iPhone
5 2 (1.43%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.43%) Replication
5 2 (1.43%) Clustering
6 1 (0.71%) Tandem
6 1 (0.71%) SCADA
6 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.71%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.29%) Windows
2 6 (4.29%) UNIX
3 5 (3.57%) Linux
4 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.14%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.43%) Debian
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
2 23 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (15.71%) Migration
4 20 (14.29%) ETL
5 14 (10.00%) MVC
6 13 (9.29%) Data Migration
7 10 (7.14%) CRM
8 8 (5.71%) Data Modelling
8 8 (5.71%) Scrum
8 8 (5.71%) SOA
8 8 (5.71%) Mentoring
9 7 (5.00%) E-Discovery
9 7 (5.00%) OO
10 6 (4.29%) TDD
10 6 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (4.29%) Time Management
10 6 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (4.29%) Data Analysis
10 6 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (4.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.86%) C#
1 25 (17.86%) T-SQL
2 24 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 15 (10.71%) PL/SQL
4 9 (6.43%) Java
5 6 (4.29%) PHP
6 5 (3.57%) C++
6 5 (3.57%) Python
6 5 (3.57%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.86%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.86%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.43%) VBA
8 2 (1.43%) Ruby
8 2 (1.43%) COBOL
8 2 (1.43%) C
8 2 (1.43%) X++
9 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.71%) VB
9 1 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (4.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.86%) Degree
3 3 (2.14%) ISEB
4 2 (1.43%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.71%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) SLA
1 3 (2.14%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.71%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.43%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 33 (23.57%) Microsoft
2 29 (20.71%) Oracle
3 4 (2.86%) HP
3 4 (2.86%) Netezza
4 3 (2.14%) Zend
4 3 (2.14%) Ab Initio
4 3 (2.14%) Yahoo!
4 3 (2.14%) Citrix
4 3 (2.14%) Cognos
4 3 (2.14%) Reuters
4 3 (2.14%) IBM
5 2 (1.43%) Tableau
5 2 (1.43%) Micro Focus
5 2 (1.43%) Cisco
5 2 (1.43%) Google
5 2 (1.43%) VMware
6 1 (0.71%) GoldenSource
6 1 (0.71%) Pega
6 1 (0.71%) hybris
6 1 (0.71%) Cerner
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