The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / Midlands
Rank 13 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 7 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.83% 12.70% 13.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.14% 76.19% 44.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 6
Median daily rate £338 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £505 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +18.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
29 21 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 24.17% 16.67% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 12
Median daily rate £475 £423 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.42% +25.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £279 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.19%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Midlands region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Midlands region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for SQL.

1 7 (30.43%) .NET
1 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Business Analysis
3 5 (21.74%) C#
3 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 5 (21.74%) Unix
3 5 (21.74%) Linux
4 4 (17.39%) Workflow
4 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
4 4 (17.39%) CRM
4 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
4 4 (17.39%) Python
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle
4 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) Zachman Framework
4 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (13.04%) IaaS
5 3 (13.04%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (13.04%) Ansible
5 3 (13.04%) Entity Framework
5 3 (13.04%) MongoDB

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) nginx
3 2 (8.70%) Apache
3 2 (8.70%) Apache Solr
3 2 (8.70%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 2 (8.70%) JBoss
3 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
3 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Spark
4 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) Aareon QL
2 1 (4.35%) Academy Housing
2 1 (4.35%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (4.35%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (4.35%) OPENHousing
2 1 (4.35%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) IaaS
2 3 (13.04%) PaaS
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.35%) Google App Engine
4 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (4.35%) Office 365
4 1 (4.35%) SaaS
4 1 (4.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (13.04%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
3 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
3 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (8.70%) Big Data
4 2 (8.70%) MySQL
4 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.70%) Riak
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MSTest
1 3 (13.04%) NUnit
2 2 (8.70%) Ant
2 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) GoCD
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.70%) Maven
2 2 (8.70%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) SonarQube
2 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) Protractor
3 1 (4.35%) Robot Framework
3 1 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Automotive
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) CRM Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) CRM Technical Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Data Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
2 3 (13.04%) Entity Framework
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 3 (13.04%) REST
2 3 (13.04%) SOAP
2 3 (13.04%) Unity DI Container
2 3 (13.04%) WCF
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
3 2 (8.70%) LAMP
3 2 (8.70%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (8.70%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (8.70%) Node.js
3 2 (8.70%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) COM
4 1 (4.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Unix
3 2 (8.70%) CoreOS
3 2 (8.70%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Debian
4 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Business Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) CRM
4 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
4 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
4 4 (17.39%) Workflow
4 4 (17.39%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (13.04%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (13.04%) ETL
5 3 (13.04%) SOLID
5 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Validation
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) DevOps
6 2 (8.70%) Kanban
6 2 (8.70%) SIEM
6 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) C#
1 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
2 4 (17.39%) Python
3 3 (13.04%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.70%) Go
4 2 (8.70%) Perl
4 2 (8.70%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) C
5 1 (4.35%) R
5 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Docker
2 2 (8.70%) Snort
3 1 (4.35%) NFS
3 1 (4.35%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Ansible
2 2 (8.70%) Control-M
2 2 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 2 (8.70%) Mesos
2 2 (8.70%) Nagios
2 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.70%) rkt
2 2 (8.70%) Unicenter
2 2 (8.70%) ZABBIX
3 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.35%) systemd
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) Tableau
4 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
4 2 (8.70%) Juniper
4 2 (8.70%) New Relic
4 2 (8.70%) Northgate
4 2 (8.70%) Orchard
5 1 (4.35%) Aareon
5 1 (4.35%) Capita
5 1 (4.35%) Civica
5 1 (4.35%) Google
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Infor
5 1 (4.35%) MuleSoft
5 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) Talend