The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 22 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 14.10% 8.64% 8.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.31% 40.00% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 3
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£375 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.68% +16.36%
SQL
England

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
52 35 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 33.33% 21.60% 25.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 7
Average daily rate £375 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £350 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 17 (41.46%) Oracle
2 13 (31.71%) Java
3 11 (26.83%) PL/SQL
3 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
4 10 (24.39%) .NET
4 10 (24.39%) C#
4 10 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (21.95%) UNIX
6 8 (19.51%) CRM
6 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (17.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (17.07%) Shell Script
7 7 (17.07%) IBM
7 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
7 7 (17.07%) SAP
7 7 (17.07%) JDBC
7 7 (17.07%) XML
8 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET
8 6 (14.63%) DB2
8 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
8 6 (14.63%) J2EE
8 6 (14.63%) T-SQL
8 6 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (14.63%) Eclipse
8 6 (14.63%) Finance
8 6 (14.63%) Information Management
8 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
9 5 (12.20%) IBM InfoSphere
9 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 5 (12.20%) WebSphere
1 5 (12.20%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (4.88%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.44%) MQSI
3 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.44%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (2.44%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
1 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.44%) Firewall
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) WAN
2 1 (2.44%) DHCP
2 1 (2.44%) DNS
2 1 (2.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (17.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (14.63%) DB2
4 6 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
5 5 (12.20%) IBM InfoSphere
5 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database
5 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (12.20%) RDBMS
6 4 (9.76%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (9.76%) OLAP
6 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (9.76%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (9.76%) Oracle OWB
6 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (7.32%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Eclipse
2 5 (12.20%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.44%) Hudson
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.44%) Subversion
5 1 (2.44%) Maven
5 1 (2.44%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.44%) Ant
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (56.10%) Developer
2 7 (17.07%) Consultant
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Developer
3 4 (9.76%) Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Designer
4 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Architect
5 2 (4.88%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) CRM Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Umbraco Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) OBIEE Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Senior Designer
6 1 (2.44%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) .NET
2 7 (17.07%) JDBC
2 7 (17.07%) XML
3 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET
3 6 (14.63%) J2EE
4 5 (12.20%) Web Services
5 4 (9.76%) HTML
5 4 (9.76%) WCF
6 2 (4.88%) JMS
6 2 (4.88%) WPF
6 2 (4.88%) Spring
6 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.44%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.44%) REST
7 1 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (2.44%) LINQ
7 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.44%) CGI
7 1 (2.44%) ADO.NET
7 1 (2.44%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (2.44%) Data Extraction
1 1 (2.44%) Open Source
1 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) UNIX
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.44%) SUSE
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (19.51%) CRM
2 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.63%) Information Management
4 5 (12.20%) RAD
5 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.32%) MVC
6 2 (4.88%) ITIL
6 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.88%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.88%) SOA
6 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.88%) Workflow
6 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.88%) TDD
6 2 (4.88%) Data Management
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) Java
2 11 (26.83%) PL/SQL
3 10 (24.39%) C#
4 7 (17.07%) Shell Script
5 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
5 6 (14.63%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby
6 1 (2.44%) JCL
6 1 (2.44%) PL/1
6 1 (2.44%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Oracle
2 7 (17.07%) IBM
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) SAP
3 2 (4.88%) Business Objects
3 2 (4.88%) Informatica
3 2 (4.88%) Cognos
3 2 (4.88%) Northgate
3 2 (4.88%) Netezza
3 2 (4.88%) Pega
4 1 (2.44%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.44%) Teradata
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
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