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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 11 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 55 77 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.15% 13.30% 10.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.19% 38.69% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 43 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £424 £433
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 £13.00 £16.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -37.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.70%
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
144 199 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.96% 34.37% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 118 80
Average daily rate £340 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.40 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 64 (43.24%) SQL Server
2 47 (31.76%) Microsoft
3 38 (25.68%) .NET
4 36 (24.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (22.97%) Oracle
6 32 (21.62%) C#
6 32 (21.62%) Windows
7 30 (20.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (18.24%) T-SQL
9 26 (17.57%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (13.51%) JavaScript
10 20 (13.51%) ASP.NET
11 19 (12.84%) Finance
11 19 (12.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (11.49%) Web Services
13 17 (11.49%) Visual Studio
14 16 (10.81%) ETL
14 16 (10.81%) MVC
14 16 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (10.14%) WCF
15 15 (10.14%) Migration
15 15 (10.14%) VMware
15 15 (10.14%) CRM
16 14 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (9.46%) CSS
16 14 (9.46%) HTML
17 13 (8.78%) Active Directory
17 13 (8.78%) Dynamics CRM
17 13 (8.78%) jQuery

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.05%) IIS
3 5 (3.38%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.70%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.70%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.35%) Node.js
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.35%) Apache
6 2 (1.35%) CICS
7 1 (0.68%) SAS
7 1 (0.68%) Drupal
7 1 (0.68%) WinCC
Applications
1 11 (7.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.05%) MS Office
3 3 (2.03%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.35%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (8.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.35%) e-Work
3 1 (0.68%) Agresso
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.70%) SAN
1 4 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.03%) Internet
2 3 (2.03%) DHCP
2 3 (2.03%) DNS
3 2 (1.35%) Cisco ICM
3 2 (1.35%) Firewall
3 2 (1.35%) SSL
3 2 (1.35%) VPN
4 1 (0.68%) Intranet
4 1 (0.68%) FTP
4 1 (0.68%) HTTP
4 1 (0.68%) LAN
4 1 (0.68%) VoIP
4 1 (0.68%) WAN
4 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.68%) SSH
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (43.24%) SQL Server
2 36 (24.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (20.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (12.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (8.11%) Oracle Database
8 9 (6.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (5.41%) Relational Database
10 5 (3.38%) OLAP
10 5 (3.38%) Data Mart
10 5 (3.38%) QlikView
11 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (2.03%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (1.35%) BusinessObjects XI
13 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Power View
13 2 (1.35%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 17 (11.49%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.73%) JIRA
3 6 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.05%) Subversion
3 6 (4.05%) Toad
4 3 (2.03%) JMeter
5 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.35%) Maven
6 1 (0.68%) MSI
6 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.68%) NUnit
General
1 19 (12.84%) Finance
2 6 (4.05%) Retail
3 4 (2.70%) Banking
4 3 (2.03%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Automotive
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (45.95%) Developer
2 17 (11.49%) Analyst
3 15 (10.14%) DBA
3 15 (10.14%) .NET Developer
4 13 (8.78%) SQL DBA
5 11 (7.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 7 (4.73%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (4.73%) Consultant
7 6 (4.05%) Mobile Developer
7 6 (4.05%) Windows Mobile Developer
7 6 (4.05%) SQL Developer
7 6 (4.05%) .NET Web Developer
7 6 (4.05%) Web Developer
7 6 (4.05%) Business Developer
7 6 (4.05%) C# Developer
7 6 (4.05%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (3.38%) Architect
9 4 (2.70%) CRM Developer
9 4 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 4 (2.70%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (25.68%) .NET
2 20 (13.51%) ASP.NET
3 17 (11.49%) Web Services
4 15 (10.14%) WCF
5 14 (9.46%) CSS
5 14 (9.46%) HTML
6 13 (8.78%) jQuery
7 10 (6.76%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (4.05%) HTML5
9 6 (4.05%) LINQ
9 6 (4.05%) XML
10 4 (2.70%) MDX
11 3 (2.03%) Ajax
12 2 (1.35%) AngularJS
12 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 2 (1.35%) Razor View Engine
12 2 (1.35%) Java EE
12 2 (1.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.73%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.05%) Pocket PC
4 5 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.38%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.70%) Statistics
5 4 (2.70%) Replication
6 3 (2.03%) Device Driver
6 3 (2.03%) Clustering
6 3 (2.03%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.35%) Social Media
7 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.35%) User Experience
7 2 (1.35%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.68%) HACMP
8 1 (0.68%) NHS
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 32 (21.62%) Windows
2 12 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (7.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (6.76%) UNIX
5 8 (5.41%) Linux
6 6 (4.05%) Windows Phone
6 6 (4.05%) Windows 8
6 6 (4.05%) Windows Phone 8
6 6 (4.05%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.05%) Windows Mobile
6 6 (4.05%) Windows CE
7 3 (2.03%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.68%) zOS
9 1 (0.68%) AIX
9 1 (0.68%) HPUX
9 1 (0.68%) Fedora
9 1 (0.68%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.57%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (10.81%) ETL
3 16 (10.81%) MVC
4 15 (10.14%) Migration
4 15 (10.14%) CRM
5 10 (6.76%) Test Scripting
5 10 (6.76%) OO
6 9 (6.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (6.08%) Unit Testing
7 8 (5.41%) Scrum
8 7 (4.73%) Logistics
8 7 (4.73%) Data Migration
9 6 (4.05%) Mobile Application Development
9 6 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (4.05%) Web Development
10 5 (3.38%) ITIL
10 5 (3.38%) OOP
10 5 (3.38%) Data Modelling
10 5 (3.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.62%) C#
2 27 (18.24%) T-SQL
3 20 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.43%) PL/SQL
5 9 (6.08%) VB
6 8 (5.41%) VBA
7 7 (4.73%) C++
8 6 (4.05%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.05%) Embedded C++
9 4 (2.70%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.03%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.03%) VBScript
10 3 (2.03%) Java
10 3 (2.03%) C
11 2 (1.35%) X++
11 2 (1.35%) VB6
11 2 (1.35%) PHP
11 2 (1.35%) COBOL
12 1 (0.68%) JCL
12 1 (0.68%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 11 (7.43%) SC Cleared
1 11 (7.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.70%) ISEB
4 3 (2.03%) EMC Certification
4 3 (2.03%) MCSE
4 3 (2.03%) Degree
5 1 (0.68%) MCSA
5 1 (0.68%) MCITP
5 1 (0.68%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 13 (8.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.03%) vSphere
4 2 (1.35%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.68%) Firmware
5 1 (0.68%) RACF
5 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.68%) Postfix
5 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (4.05%) SCCM
2 4 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (2.03%) WMI
3 3 (2.03%) Sysprep
4 2 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.35%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.68%) Control-M
5 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 47 (31.76%) Microsoft
2 34 (22.97%) Oracle
3 15 (10.14%) VMware
4 11 (7.43%) Business Objects
5 8 (5.41%) HP
5 8 (5.41%) Citrix
6 6 (4.05%) SAP
6 6 (4.05%) MicroStrategy
7 5 (3.38%) EMC
8 4 (2.70%) Netezza
8 4 (2.70%) Cisco
9 3 (2.03%) Dell
9 3 (2.03%) NetApp
9 3 (2.03%) Hyperion
9 3 (2.03%) Ab Initio
9 3 (2.03%) Tableau
10 2 (1.35%) Metastorm
10 2 (1.35%) Cognos
10 2 (1.35%) IBM
11 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
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