The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Birmingham region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 10 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 69 54 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.75% 9.02% 11.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.09% 27.98% 33.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 39 53
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £265 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
215 193 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.37% 32.22% 35.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 115 115
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.54 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.75 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
SQL
West Midlands

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 29 July 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 29 July 2014.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 52 (33.99%) .NET
3 45 (29.41%) C#
4 41 (26.80%) JavaScript
5 36 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 33 (21.57%) ASP.NET
7 29 (18.95%) CSS
8 28 (18.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (17.65%) WCF
10 26 (16.99%) jQuery
10 26 (16.99%) MVC
11 23 (15.03%) VBA
12 22 (14.38%) Oracle
12 22 (14.38%) Finance
13 20 (13.07%) Windows
14 19 (12.42%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (11.76%) Java
15 18 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (11.11%) Web Development
16 17 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (10.46%) MS Excel
17 16 (10.46%) Visual Studio
17 16 (10.46%) Migration
17 16 (10.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (10.46%) SQL Server 2012
18 15 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
18 15 (9.80%) MySQL
18 15 (9.80%) T-SQL
18 15 (9.80%) HTML
18 15 (9.80%) ETL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.27%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (3.27%) WordPress
3 2 (1.31%) CMS
3 2 (1.31%) Node.js
3 2 (1.31%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.65%) Documentum
4 1 (0.65%) SAS
4 1 (0.65%) FileNet
4 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.65%) IIS
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (10.46%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.19%) MS Office
3 5 (3.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (3.27%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.31%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (6.54%) Cognos TM1
2 9 (5.88%) Magento
3 8 (5.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (3.27%) Agresso
4 5 (3.27%) Cognos Controller
5 2 (1.31%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.65%) e-Work
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.31%) Office 365
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.27%) 4G
2 4 (2.61%) LTE
3 3 (1.96%) 2G
3 3 (1.96%) 3G
4 2 (1.31%) LAN
4 2 (1.31%) VoIP
4 2 (1.31%) WAN
4 2 (1.31%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.31%) SAN
5 1 (0.65%) Intranet
5 1 (0.65%) Internet
5 1 (0.65%) DDNS
5 1 (0.65%) RTCP
5 1 (0.65%) RTP
5 1 (0.65%) LDAP
5 1 (0.65%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 28 (18.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (10.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (10.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (9.80%) MySQL
7 10 (6.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (5.23%) Oracle Database
9 7 (4.58%) Relational Database
10 5 (3.27%) Hadoop
11 4 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (2.61%) Big Data
11 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (2.61%) Data Mart
11 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (2.61%) MS Access
11 4 (2.61%) DTS
11 4 (2.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (10.46%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.27%) Toad
3 4 (2.61%) JIRA
4 3 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.96%) Subversion
5 2 (1.31%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (1.31%) ERwin
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.65%) RubyGems
6 1 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.65%) Grunt
General
1 22 (14.38%) Finance
2 10 (6.54%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.27%) Banking
4 3 (1.96%) Marketing
5 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.31%) Front Office
5 2 (1.31%) Legal
5 2 (1.31%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Games
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Automotive
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 86 (56.21%) Developer
2 29 (18.95%) Analyst
3 23 (15.03%) .NET Developer
4 17 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 14 (9.15%) ASP.NET Developer
6 13 (8.50%) .NET Web Developer
7 12 (7.84%) DBA
8 11 (7.19%) Business Analyst
9 10 (6.54%) Consultant
9 10 (6.54%) SQL Developer
10 8 (5.23%) SQL DBA
10 8 (5.23%) Database Developer
11 7 (4.58%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 7 (4.58%) CRM Developer
12 6 (3.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 6 (3.92%) Oracle Developer
12 6 (3.92%) Excel Developer
12 6 (3.92%) Software Developer
12 6 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
13 5 (3.27%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (33.99%) .NET
2 33 (21.57%) ASP.NET
3 29 (18.95%) CSS
4 27 (17.65%) WCF
5 26 (16.99%) jQuery
6 15 (9.80%) HTML
7 14 (9.15%) Web Services
7 14 (9.15%) .NET Framework
8 13 (8.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 13 (8.50%) LINQ
9 9 (5.88%) HTML5
9 9 (5.88%) CSS3
10 6 (3.92%) XML
11 5 (3.27%) JSON
11 5 (3.27%) MDX
11 5 (3.27%) Sass
12 4 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (2.61%) J2EE
13 3 (1.96%) Ajax
13 3 (1.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.58%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.92%) EPoS
3 5 (3.27%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.61%) Clustering
5 3 (1.96%) Pocket PC
5 3 (1.96%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.96%) NHS
6 2 (1.31%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.31%) Replication
6 2 (1.31%) Equities
6 2 (1.31%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.65%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.65%) iPhone
7 1 (0.65%) Open Source
7 1 (0.65%) WURFL
7 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.65%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.07%) Windows
2 8 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.61%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (2.61%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.61%) UNIX
5 3 (1.96%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.96%) Windows Phone 8
5 3 (1.96%) Windows Phone
5 3 (1.96%) Android
5 3 (1.96%) Linux
5 3 (1.96%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.65%) Fedora
6 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.65%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.99%) MVC
2 19 (12.42%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (11.11%) Web Development
4 16 (10.46%) Migration
5 15 (9.80%) ETL
6 14 (9.15%) Logistics
7 11 (7.19%) Data Modelling
7 11 (7.19%) CRM
7 11 (7.19%) Analytics
8 9 (5.88%) E-Commerce
9 8 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (4.58%) Data Migration
11 6 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (3.92%) Data Management
11 6 (3.92%) SEO
12 5 (3.27%) TDD
12 5 (3.27%) Responsive Web Design
13 4 (2.61%) Business Analysis
13 4 (2.61%) Document Management
13 4 (2.61%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 45 (29.41%) C#
2 41 (26.80%) JavaScript
3 23 (15.03%) VBA
4 18 (11.76%) Java
5 15 (9.80%) T-SQL
6 11 (7.19%) PHP
7 10 (6.54%) VB
8 9 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 9 (5.88%) Perl
9 8 (5.23%) VB.NET
10 7 (4.58%) C++
11 4 (2.61%) VBScript
12 3 (1.96%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.96%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.65%) VB6
13 1 (0.65%) Ruby
13 1 (0.65%) X++
13 1 (0.65%) PHP5
13 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.65%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 6 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.27%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.61%) Degree
4 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.65%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.96%) SLA
1 3 (1.96%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.65%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.27%) vSphere
3 2 (1.31%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.31%) XenApp
3 2 (1.31%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.31%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Puppet
1 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 36 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.38%) Oracle
3 10 (6.54%) Cognos
4 9 (5.88%) VMware
5 8 (5.23%) IBM
6 7 (4.58%) MicroStrategy
6 7 (4.58%) JD Edwards
7 6 (3.92%) Business Objects
8 5 (3.27%) SAP
8 5 (3.27%) Adobe
9 4 (2.61%) NetApp
10 3 (1.96%) Citrix
11 2 (1.31%) Sybase
11 2 (1.31%) Informatica
11 2 (1.31%) Trillium
11 2 (1.31%) Ab Initio
11 2 (1.31%) Talend
12 1 (0.65%) Northgate
12 1 (0.65%) Pega
12 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
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