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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 96 98 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.75% 15.36% 12.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.35% 42.79% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 74 36
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +18.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £257 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -2.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.33 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.44% -18.85%
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
257 229 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.13% 35.89% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 164 105
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £239 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £23.50 £23.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 23 October 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 23 October 2014.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 72 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (33.75%) Microsoft
3 45 (28.13%) .NET
4 42 (26.25%) C#
5 38 (23.75%) Windows
5 38 (23.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (20.63%) Oracle
7 31 (19.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 30 (18.75%) ASP.NET
9 28 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
10 27 (16.88%) JavaScript
10 27 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (16.25%) T-SQL
12 25 (15.63%) WCF
13 24 (15.00%) CSS
14 23 (14.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 21 (13.13%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (13.13%) VMware
16 20 (12.50%) MVC
16 20 (12.50%) Visual Studio
17 19 (11.88%) Web Services
17 19 (11.88%) ETL
17 19 (11.88%) Finance
18 18 (11.25%) jQuery
18 18 (11.25%) SQL Server 2008
19 17 (10.63%) Migration
19 17 (10.63%) MS Excel
20 16 (10.00%) PL/SQL
20 16 (10.00%) HTML
21 14 (8.75%) Active Directory

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 11 (6.88%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.75%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.88%) Node.js
3 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.25%) SAS
4 2 (1.25%) Apache
4 2 (1.25%) IIS
4 2 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.25%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.63%) Drupal
5 1 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (10.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.13%) MS Office
3 2 (1.25%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.63%) e-Work
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.63%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.63%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (0.63%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.88%) Office 365
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.75%) SAN
2 4 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.88%) LAN
3 3 (1.88%) VoIP
3 3 (1.88%) WAN
3 3 (1.88%) DHCP
3 3 (1.88%) DNS
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.63%) LTE
4 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.63%) Internet
4 1 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (23.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 31 (19.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (14.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 21 (13.13%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (11.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (8.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (8.75%) Oracle Database
8 10 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (6.25%) Relational Database
8 10 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (5.00%) Data Mart
10 5 (3.13%) Hadoop
10 5 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (2.50%) Big Data
12 3 (1.88%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (1.88%) MySQL
12 3 (1.88%) OLAP
12 3 (1.88%) DTS
Development Applications
1 20 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 9 (5.63%) JIRA
2 9 (5.63%) Toad
3 8 (5.00%) Subversion
4 3 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.25%) Maven
5 2 (1.25%) JMeter
5 2 (1.25%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (1.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.63%) MSI
General
1 19 (11.88%) Finance
2 7 (4.38%) Banking
3 5 (3.13%) Retail
4 2 (1.25%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.25%) Front Office
4 2 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.63%) Games
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Automotive
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 78 (48.75%) Developer
2 29 (18.13%) Analyst
3 19 (11.88%) .NET Developer
4 14 (8.75%) DBA
4 14 (8.75%) ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (8.13%) Web Developer
6 12 (7.50%) SQL DBA
6 12 (7.50%) .NET Web Developer
6 12 (7.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 11 (6.88%) Oracle Developer
8 10 (6.25%) Business Analyst
9 9 (5.63%) Business Developer
9 9 (5.63%) Consultant
10 8 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (5.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
10 8 (5.00%) Mobile Developer
11 7 (4.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 6 (3.75%) Support Analyst
12 6 (3.75%) Applications Support
12 6 (3.75%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (28.13%) .NET
2 30 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 25 (15.63%) WCF
4 24 (15.00%) CSS
5 19 (11.88%) Web Services
6 18 (11.25%) jQuery
7 16 (10.00%) HTML
8 13 (8.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 13 (8.13%) .NET Framework
9 12 (7.50%) LINQ
10 8 (5.00%) HTML5
10 8 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (3.75%) MDX
12 5 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 5 (3.13%) Ajax
12 5 (3.13%) XML
13 4 (2.50%) AngularJS
13 4 (2.50%) CSS3
14 3 (1.88%) J2EE
15 2 (1.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.00%) Pocket PC
2 8 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.13%) Replication
4 4 (2.50%) Statistics
4 4 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.50%) Clustering
5 3 (1.88%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.88%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.25%) EPoS
6 2 (1.25%) NHS
6 2 (1.25%) Equities
6 2 (1.25%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
7 1 (0.63%) WURFL
7 1 (0.63%) Social Media
7 1 (0.63%) Blog
7 1 (0.63%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.63%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 38 (23.75%) Windows
2 14 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (6.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (5.63%) Windows Mobile
5 8 (5.00%) Windows CE
5 8 (5.00%) Windows Phone
5 8 (5.00%) Windows Phone 8
5 8 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 7 (4.38%) UNIX
7 6 (3.75%) Linux
7 6 (3.75%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.63%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.63%) Android
9 1 (0.63%) CentOS
9 1 (0.63%) Fedora
9 1 (0.63%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
2 27 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.50%) MVC
4 19 (11.88%) ETL
5 17 (10.63%) Migration
6 12 (7.50%) CRM
6 12 (7.50%) Logistics
7 11 (6.88%) Web Development
7 11 (6.88%) Data Modelling
8 10 (6.25%) Scrum
8 10 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (5.00%) Waterfall
9 8 (5.00%) Mobile Application Development
10 7 (4.38%) Test Scripting
10 7 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.38%) OO
11 6 (3.75%) Unit Testing
11 6 (3.75%) Data Migration
12 5 (3.13%) Analytics
12 5 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (26.25%) C#
2 27 (16.88%) JavaScript
3 26 (16.25%) T-SQL
4 16 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 10 (6.25%) C++
6 9 (5.63%) VBA
7 8 (5.00%) Embedded C++
7 8 (5.00%) VB
8 6 (3.75%) Java
9 4 (2.50%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.88%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.88%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.25%) VBScript
11 2 (1.25%) PHP
11 2 (1.25%) VB6
12 1 (0.63%) PHP5
12 1 (0.63%) X++
12 1 (0.63%) C
12 1 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (8.13%) SC Cleared
1 13 (8.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.50%) ISEB
2 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.50%) Degree
3 3 (1.88%) MCSE
3 3 (1.88%) EMC Certification
4 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.63%) MCITP
4 1 (0.63%) MCSA
4 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.50%) SLA
2 3 (1.88%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.75%) vSphere
4 4 (2.50%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.88%) XenApp
6 2 (1.25%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.63%) Postfix
7 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (3.75%) SCCM
2 4 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (1.88%) Sysprep
3 3 (1.88%) WMI
4 1 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.63%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 54 (33.75%) Microsoft
2 33 (20.63%) Oracle
3 21 (13.13%) VMware
4 11 (6.88%) Business Objects
4 11 (6.88%) MicroStrategy
5 9 (5.63%) Citrix
6 7 (4.38%) HP
7 6 (3.75%) SAP
8 5 (3.13%) NetApp
8 5 (3.13%) EMC
9 3 (1.88%) Informatica
9 3 (1.88%) Dell
9 3 (1.88%) IBM
10 2 (1.25%) Cisco
10 2 (1.25%) Hyperion
10 2 (1.25%) Trillium
10 2 (1.25%) Sybase
10 2 (1.25%) Ab Initio
10 2 (1.25%) Talend
11 1 (0.63%) Tableau
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