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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 13 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 62 74 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.64% 10.88% 10.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.20% 34.10% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 50 33
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £203 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.63 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-14.58% +9.09%
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
246 217 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.26% 31.91% 29.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 141 86
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -32.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £36.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 60 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 40 (26.32%) .NET
3 36 (23.68%) Microsoft
4 33 (21.71%) Oracle
5 29 (19.08%) C#
6 28 (18.42%) ETL
6 28 (18.42%) Finance
7 26 (17.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (17.11%) Business Intelligence
8 24 (15.79%) ASP.NET
9 23 (15.13%) T-SQL
9 23 (15.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (15.13%) Migration
10 19 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (11.84%) JavaScript
11 18 (11.84%) HTML
11 18 (11.84%) MS Excel
12 16 (10.53%) Web Services
12 16 (10.53%) CSS
13 15 (9.87%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (9.87%) MVC
13 15 (9.87%) Relational Database
13 15 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (9.21%) XML
15 13 (8.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (7.89%) Mentoring
16 12 (7.89%) SharePoint
16 12 (7.89%) UNIX
16 12 (7.89%) Windows

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 12 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.63%) SAS
2 4 (2.63%) Lync
3 3 (1.97%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.32%) IIS
4 2 (1.32%) Mule
5 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.66%) JBoss
5 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.66%) CICS
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 18 (11.84%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.58%) MS Office
3 5 (3.29%) PowerPivot
4 3 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.97%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.97%) Eikon
3 2 (1.32%) Magento
4 1 (0.66%) Agresso
4 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.66%) SyteLine
4 1 (0.66%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) Google App Engine
1 2 (1.32%) PaaS
1 2 (1.32%) Heroku
1 2 (1.32%) GitHub
1 2 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (1.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.97%) LDAP
1 3 (1.97%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.32%) NetScaler
2 2 (1.32%) DHCP
2 2 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (0.66%) Internet
3 1 (0.66%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.66%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 26 (17.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (15.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (9.87%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (9.87%) Relational Database
5 13 (8.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (6.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (6.58%) MySQL
8 7 (4.61%) QlikView
9 6 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Power View
11 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database
11 4 (2.63%) IBM InfoSphere
11 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.97%) OLAP
13 2 (1.32%) MS Access
13 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (1.32%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 9 (5.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.61%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.29%) Subversion
5 4 (2.63%) JIRA
6 3 (1.97%) Selenium
7 2 (1.32%) ReSharper
7 2 (1.32%) ERwin
8 1 (0.66%) JMeter
8 1 (0.66%) NUnit
8 1 (0.66%) Toad
8 1 (0.66%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.66%) JUnit
8 1 (0.66%) Mockito
8 1 (0.66%) FishEye
8 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.66%) Spock
General
1 28 (18.42%) Finance
2 11 (7.24%) Retail
3 4 (2.63%) Banking
3 4 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.97%) Advertising
4 3 (1.97%) Front Office
4 3 (1.97%) Back Office
4 3 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.32%) Billing
5 2 (1.32%) Marketing
6 1 (0.66%) Local Government
6 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 69 (45.39%) Developer
2 21 (13.82%) Analyst
3 14 (9.21%) Architect
3 14 (9.21%) .NET Developer
4 11 (7.24%) SQL Developer
5 9 (5.92%) C# Developer
6 8 (5.26%) DBA
7 7 (4.61%) Senior Developer
7 7 (4.61%) SQL DBA
7 7 (4.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (3.29%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.63%) Consultant
9 4 (2.63%) Data Architect
9 4 (2.63%) Data Analyst
9 4 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (2.63%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (2.63%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (2.63%) Systems Architect
10 3 (1.97%) Ab Initio Developer
10 3 (1.97%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (26.32%) .NET
2 24 (15.79%) ASP.NET
3 18 (11.84%) HTML
4 16 (10.53%) CSS
4 16 (10.53%) Web Services
5 14 (9.21%) XML
6 10 (6.58%) WCF
7 9 (5.92%) jQuery
7 9 (5.92%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.61%) SOAP
8 7 (4.61%) HTML5
9 6 (3.95%) Entity Framework
9 6 (3.95%) REST
9 6 (3.95%) Middleware
9 6 (3.95%) MDX
10 5 (3.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (2.63%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.97%) Flask
12 3 (1.97%) WPF
12 3 (1.97%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.58%) NHS
3 9 (5.92%) Data Extraction
4 7 (4.61%) Data Integration
5 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.29%) Clustering
6 3 (1.97%) User Experience
7 2 (1.32%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.32%) Health Informatics
7 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.32%) Informatics
7 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.32%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.66%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.66%) iPhone
8 1 (0.66%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.66%) Tandem
8 1 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.89%) UNIX
1 12 (7.89%) Windows
2 5 (3.29%) Linux
3 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.97%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.32%) Debian
5 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.42%) ETL
2 26 (17.11%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (15.13%) Migration
4 19 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (9.87%) MVC
6 12 (7.89%) Data Analysis
6 12 (7.89%) Mentoring
7 11 (7.24%) Data Migration
7 11 (7.24%) E-Commerce
8 10 (6.58%) Data Modelling
8 10 (6.58%) E-Discovery
8 10 (6.58%) CRM
9 7 (4.61%) OO
9 7 (4.61%) SDLC
10 6 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (3.29%) TDD
11 5 (3.29%) ITIL
11 5 (3.29%) SOA
11 5 (3.29%) Project Management
11 5 (3.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.08%) C#
2 23 (15.13%) T-SQL
3 18 (11.84%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.58%) Java
4 10 (6.58%) Shell Script
5 7 (4.61%) VB.NET
5 7 (4.61%) C++
6 5 (3.29%) PHP
6 5 (3.29%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.29%) Python
7 3 (1.97%) X++
7 3 (1.97%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.32%) R
8 2 (1.32%) VB
8 2 (1.32%) VBA
8 2 (1.32%) C
9 1 (0.66%) COBOL
9 1 (0.66%) VBScript
9 1 (0.66%) VC++
9 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (5.26%) Degree
2 3 (1.97%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.32%) ISEB
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.66%) MCTS
4 1 (0.66%) MCITP
4 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.63%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (1.32%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.66%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (5.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.63%) XenApp
3 3 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.32%) vSphere
4 2 (1.32%) Terminal Server
4 2 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.63%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (1.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (1.97%) SCCM
3 2 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.32%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 33 (21.71%) Oracle
3 11 (7.24%) Netezza
4 9 (5.92%) Ab Initio
5 7 (4.61%) Cisco
6 6 (3.95%) Citrix
6 6 (3.95%) VMware
7 5 (3.29%) Cognos
7 5 (3.29%) IBM
7 5 (3.29%) HP
8 4 (2.63%) GoldenSource
8 4 (2.63%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.63%) Akamai
8 4 (2.63%) Tableau
8 4 (2.63%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.97%) Pega
9 3 (1.97%) Reuters
9 3 (1.97%) Yahoo!
9 3 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.97%) Cerner
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