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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 18 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 12.00% 14.29% 11.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 72.00% 47.50% 61.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 6
Average daily rate £325 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.60 £27.20
% change year-on-year
-14.32% +5.12%
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
25 40 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 16.67% 30.08% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 12
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £365 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 14 (35.00%) Oracle
2 12 (30.00%) Unix
2 12 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (27.50%) ETL
3 11 (27.50%) BusinessObjects
3 11 (27.50%) Migration
3 11 (27.50%) Data Migration
4 9 (22.50%) Analytics
4 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (22.50%) Software Engineering
4 9 (22.50%) PL/SQL
5 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 8 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 8 (20.00%) Hadoop
6 7 (17.50%) Oracle Database
6 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.50%) Perl
7 6 (15.00%) C#
7 6 (15.00%) Java
7 6 (15.00%) SAP
7 6 (15.00%) XML
7 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (15.00%) Finance
7 6 (15.00%) TOGAF
7 6 (15.00%) IBM
8 5 (12.50%) Teradata

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.50%) SAS
3 4 (10.00%) Confluence
4 1 (2.50%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.50%) Lync
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) SPSS
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
1 1 (2.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
1 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (17.50%) Oracle Database
4 5 (12.50%) Apache Hive
4 5 (12.50%) Big Data
4 5 (12.50%) SAP HANA
5 3 (7.50%) NoSQL
5 3 (7.50%) Pentaho
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (5.00%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (5.00%) OLAP
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.50%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.50%) ClearQuest
2 1 (2.50%) FishEye
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) GitLab
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (2.50%) PVCS
2 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
2 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Billing
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Developer
2 6 (15.00%) Architect
3 5 (12.50%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Business Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Database Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Pentaho Developer
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Database Developer
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) Excel Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Mainframe Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Programmer
7 1 (2.50%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) XML
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.50%) Classic ASP
3 1 (2.50%) COM
3 1 (2.50%) J2EE
3 1 (2.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) NHS
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.00%) Social Media
4 2 (5.00%) Statistics
4 2 (5.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.50%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.50%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Unix
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (27.50%) Data Migration
2 11 (27.50%) ETL
2 11 (27.50%) Migration
3 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (22.50%) Analytics
3 9 (22.50%) Software Engineering
4 8 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 8 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 6 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (15.00%) TOGAF
6 5 (12.50%) MapReduce
7 4 (10.00%) Data Mapping
7 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
8 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.50%) CRM
8 3 (7.50%) Data Management
8 3 (7.50%) Information Management
8 3 (7.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) PL/SQL
2 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.50%) Perl
4 6 (15.00%) C#
4 6 (15.00%) Java
5 5 (12.50%) Python
6 4 (10.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.00%) MATLAB
7 2 (5.00%) R
7 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.50%) JCL
8 1 (2.50%) PL/1
8 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
1 1 (2.50%) ISEB
1 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Oracle
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.00%) IBM
3 6 (15.00%) SAP
4 5 (12.50%) Tableau
4 5 (12.50%) Teradata
5 4 (10.00%) Informatica
6 3 (7.50%) Cloudera
6 3 (7.50%) TOWER Software
7 2 (5.00%) webMethods
8 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
8 1 (2.50%) BEA
8 1 (2.50%) Endeca
8 1 (2.50%) Infor
8 1 (2.50%) Kronos
8 1 (2.50%) Pega
8 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com