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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 12 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 15 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.39% 10.00% 9.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.41% 41.46% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Average daily rate
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£304 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.21% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £413 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £97.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -5.66%
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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
51 41 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 25.12% 24.12% 37.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 15
Average daily rate £450 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £428 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £175.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
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 28 July 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 18 (43.90%) Oracle
2 13 (31.71%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (26.83%) PL/SQL
4 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
4 10 (24.39%) UNIX
4 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (21.95%) XML
6 8 (19.51%) .NET
6 8 (19.51%) C#
6 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
6 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (17.07%) Shell Script
7 7 (17.07%) Java
7 7 (17.07%) T-SQL
8 6 (14.63%) J2EE
8 6 (14.63%) CRM
8 6 (14.63%) Finance
9 5 (12.20%) Oracle OWB
9 5 (12.20%) Degree
9 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database
10 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
10 4 (9.76%) Data Validation
10 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (9.76%) SDLC
10 4 (9.76%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (9.76%) SAP
10 4 (9.76%) Web Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1 (2.44%) MQSI
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) 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%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.44%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (2.44%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) Firewall
2 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (12.20%) Oracle OWB
4 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database
5 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (9.76%) OLAP
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (7.32%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (2.44%) MySQL
8 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
8 1 (2.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) Hudson
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.44%) Ant
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
3 1 (2.44%) Maven
3 1 (2.44%) ReSharper
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Developer
2 10 (24.39%) Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Consultant
4 5 (12.20%) SQL Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Designer
7 2 (4.88%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) CRM Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) CRM Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Support Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Administrator
8 1 (2.44%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) XML
2 8 (19.51%) .NET
3 6 (14.63%) J2EE
4 4 (9.76%) Web Services
4 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.32%) WCF
6 2 (4.88%) WPF
6 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.88%) HTML
7 1 (2.44%) ADO.NET
7 1 (2.44%) EJB
7 1 (2.44%) JDBC
7 1 (2.44%) JSP
7 1 (2.44%) Servlets
7 1 (2.44%) SOAP
7 1 (2.44%) Struts
7 1 (2.44%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.44%) LINQ
7 1 (2.44%) JMS
7 1 (2.44%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) NHS
2 2 (4.88%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.44%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.44%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.44%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) UNIX
2 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) SUSE
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.63%) CRM
4 4 (9.76%) Validation
4 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
4 4 (9.76%) Data Validation
4 4 (9.76%) SDLC
5 3 (7.32%) ETL
5 3 (7.32%) MVC
5 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.88%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.88%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.88%) SOA
6 2 (4.88%) TDD
6 2 (4.88%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) PL/SQL
2 8 (19.51%) C#
3 7 (17.07%) Java
3 7 (17.07%) T-SQL
3 7 (17.07%) Shell Script
4 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.44%) PL/1
5 1 (2.44%) JCL
5 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Oracle
2 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.76%) SAP
4 2 (4.88%) Cognos
4 2 (4.88%) Informatica
4 2 (4.88%) Northgate
4 2 (4.88%) Netezza
4 2 (4.88%) Pega
4 2 (4.88%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) Nortel
5 1 (2.44%) NetApp
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.44%) VMware
5 1 (2.44%) Teradata
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco