The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 288 334 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.38% 15.66% 15.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.22% 43.55% 43.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 199 168
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.52% -19.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.70 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.37 £35.00 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
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 West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
716 767 740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.77% 35.96% 36.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 446 378
Average daily rate £350 £310 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 39
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £16.50 £16.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SQL
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -6 57 £325 - 47
Coventry -3 47 £370 +5.71% 19
Shropshire 0 41 £367 +22.25% 5
Warwickshire -9 28 £306 -3.54% 16
Staffordshire -1 23 £307 +10.54% 29
Worcestershire +1 12 £350 +37.25% 3
Solihull +3 8 £400 +12.28% 9
Wolverhampton +4 4 £350 +16.66% 9
Walsall +3 4 £285 - 3
Kingswinford 0 3 £310 -2.36%
Herefordshire -9 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield -5 1 £365 -8.75% 3
Wednesbury - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

1 215 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 176 (29.24%) Oracle
3 135 (22.43%) Microsoft
4 129 (21.43%) .NET
5 102 (16.94%) C#
5 102 (16.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 99 (16.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 94 (15.61%) Windows
8 90 (14.95%) PL/SQL
8 90 (14.95%) Finance
9 88 (14.62%) UNIX
10 85 (14.12%) T-SQL
10 85 (14.12%) MS Excel
11 83 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
12 74 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
13 61 (10.13%) Java
14 60 (9.97%) JavaScript
15 58 (9.63%) ASP.NET
16 55 (9.14%) Web Services
16 55 (9.14%) XML
17 54 (8.97%) HTML
18 53 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
19 52 (8.64%) Migration
20 49 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
21 47 (7.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 46 (7.64%) SQL Server 2008
22 46 (7.64%) CSS
23 43 (7.14%) OO
23 43 (7.14%) Oracle Database
24 42 (6.98%) VB.NET

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 38 (6.31%) SharePoint
2 29 (4.82%) WebSphere
3 17 (2.82%) WebLogic
3 17 (2.82%) IIS
4 13 (2.16%) Apache
5 10 (1.66%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.33%) Drupal
8 7 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (0.66%) SAS
11 3 (0.50%) Exstream Dialogue
11 3 (0.50%) Node.js
11 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.50%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.33%) CICS
12 2 (0.33%) Documentum
Applications
1 85 (14.12%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.49%) MS Office
3 15 (2.49%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.66%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.33%) MS Project
7 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.17%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.66%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.66%) Agresso
3 7 (1.16%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.66%) Hyperion Planning
5 4 (0.66%) Exstream
5 4 (0.66%) ENOVIA
6 3 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (0.33%) e-Work
7 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.00%) Office 365
3 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.83%) Force.com
4 3 (0.50%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.99%) SAN
2 11 (1.83%) Internet
3 10 (1.66%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.16%) DHCP
4 7 (1.16%) HTTP
4 7 (1.16%) DNS
5 6 (1.00%) LAN
6 5 (0.83%) WAN
7 4 (0.66%) Firewall
7 4 (0.66%) Broadband
8 3 (0.50%) SMS
8 3 (0.50%) VoIP
9 2 (0.33%) Network Security
9 2 (0.33%) VPN
10 1 (0.17%) SSL
10 1 (0.17%) MPLS
10 1 (0.17%) Intranet
10 1 (0.17%) Extranet
10 1 (0.17%) Cisco ICM
10 1 (0.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 102 (16.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 99 (16.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 49 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
5 47 (7.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 46 (7.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 43 (7.14%) Oracle Database
8 32 (5.32%) Relational Database
9 31 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (3.65%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (3.16%) MySQL
12 18 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
12 18 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
13 12 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
14 10 (1.66%) Data Mart
14 10 (1.66%) OLAP
15 9 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
15 9 (1.50%) Oracle BI EE
16 8 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 8 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 29 (4.82%) Visual Studio
2 16 (2.66%) Toad
3 14 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (2.33%) Subversion
4 11 (1.83%) JIRA
5 9 (1.50%) Maven
5 9 (1.50%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (1.00%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.00%) JMeter
8 5 (0.83%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (0.50%) Ant
9 3 (0.50%) ERwin
9 3 (0.50%) Hudson
10 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.33%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.33%) NUnit
10 2 (0.33%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.33%) Eclipse
General
1 90 (14.95%) Finance
2 16 (2.66%) Retail
3 14 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 11 (1.83%) Marketing
4 11 (1.83%) Automotive
5 9 (1.50%) Banking
6 7 (1.16%) Advertising
6 7 (1.16%) Publishing
7 5 (0.83%) Back Office
8 4 (0.66%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.50%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.33%) Electronics
10 2 (0.33%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.17%) German Language
11 1 (0.17%) Games
11 1 (0.17%) Front Office
11 1 (0.17%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 228 (37.87%) Developer
2 148 (24.58%) Analyst
3 47 (7.81%) .NET Developer
4 45 (7.48%) DBA
5 34 (5.65%) Consultant
6 32 (5.32%) Architect
7 31 (5.15%) SQL Developer
8 30 (4.98%) SQL DBA
8 30 (4.98%) Support Analyst
9 28 (4.65%) Test Analyst
10 25 (4.15%) Applications Support
11 24 (3.99%) Data Analyst
12 22 (3.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 20 (3.32%) Oracle Developer
14 19 (3.16%) Web Developer
15 18 (2.99%) Business Analyst
16 17 (2.82%) C# Developer
17 16 (2.66%) Applications Support Analyst
18 13 (2.16%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 13 (2.16%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (21.43%) .NET
2 58 (9.63%) ASP.NET
3 55 (9.14%) Web Services
3 55 (9.14%) XML
4 54 (8.97%) HTML
5 46 (7.64%) CSS
6 35 (5.81%) jQuery
7 25 (4.15%) WCF
8 19 (3.16%) Middleware
9 16 (2.66%) Ajax
10 15 (2.49%) J2EE
10 15 (2.49%) HTML5
11 14 (2.33%) MDX
11 14 (2.33%) XSLT
12 13 (2.16%) .NET Framework
13 12 (1.99%) Spring
14 11 (1.83%) WebSphere MQ
14 11 (1.83%) Hibernate
14 11 (1.83%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 10 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 53 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.15%) NHS
3 17 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.16%) Data Structures
5 12 (1.99%) Statistics
6 11 (1.83%) Replication
6 11 (1.83%) Open Source
7 9 (1.50%) N-Tier
7 9 (1.50%) Social Media
7 9 (1.50%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.50%) User Experience
8 8 (1.33%) Blog
8 8 (1.33%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.33%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.33%) Taxonomies
8 8 (1.33%) Pocket PC
9 7 (1.16%) Informatics
10 5 (0.83%) Clustering
11 4 (0.66%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 94 (15.61%) Windows
2 88 (14.62%) UNIX
3 39 (6.48%) Linux
4 28 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (3.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (2.33%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.83%) Windows 8
8 8 (1.33%) Windows Phone
8 8 (1.33%) Windows Phone 8
8 8 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (1.33%) Windows CE
9 7 (1.16%) AIX
9 7 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.00%) HPUX
11 5 (0.83%) Solaris
12 4 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.66%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.33%) MVS
13 2 (0.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
2 74 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (8.64%) Migration
4 43 (7.14%) OO
5 41 (6.81%) ETL
6 38 (6.31%) Data Modelling
7 36 (5.98%) MVC
7 36 (5.98%) Test Scripting
7 36 (5.98%) Unit Testing
8 32 (5.32%) Data Migration
9 31 (5.15%) CRM
9 31 (5.15%) Software Engineering
10 23 (3.82%) Performance Tuning
11 22 (3.65%) Waterfall
11 22 (3.65%) ITIL
12 20 (3.32%) Data Analysis
12 20 (3.32%) Scrum
12 20 (3.32%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (2.99%) TDD
14 17 (2.82%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 102 (16.94%) C#
2 90 (14.95%) PL/SQL
3 85 (14.12%) T-SQL
4 61 (10.13%) Java
5 60 (9.97%) JavaScript
6 42 (6.98%) VB.NET
7 40 (6.64%) VBA
8 36 (5.98%) VB
9 23 (3.82%) VBScript
10 15 (2.49%) C++
11 13 (2.16%) PHP
12 11 (1.83%) VB6
13 9 (1.50%) C
13 9 (1.50%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.33%) PHP5
14 8 (1.33%) Embedded C++
14 8 (1.33%) Perl
14 8 (1.33%) COBOL
15 7 (1.16%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.83%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 29 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 24 (3.99%) SC Cleared
2 24 (3.99%) ISEB
3 22 (3.65%) Degree
4 19 (3.16%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.50%) MCP
8 3 (0.50%) HNC
8 3 (0.50%) MCSE
8 3 (0.50%) MCSA
8 3 (0.50%) EMC Certification
8 3 (0.50%) OCP
9 2 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) HND
10 1 (0.17%) PhD
10 1 (0.17%) CCNP
10 1 (0.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.99%) SLA
2 10 (1.66%) QA
3 8 (1.33%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.83%) HL7
5 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 28 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (1.16%) vSphere
4 5 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (0.66%) XenApp
5 4 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.66%) Terminal Services
5 4 (0.66%) NFS
6 3 (0.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.17%) Firmware
7 1 (0.17%) RACF
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.17%) Postfix
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 8 (1.33%) SCCM
2 7 (1.16%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.83%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.50%) WMI
5 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.50%) Sysprep
6 2 (0.33%) WSUS
6 2 (0.33%) Nagios
6 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.17%) Nessus
7 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.17%) SCOM
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 176 (29.24%) Oracle
2 135 (22.43%) Microsoft
3 33 (5.48%) VMware
4 27 (4.49%) HP
5 25 (4.15%) webMethods
6 24 (3.99%) Business Objects
7 23 (3.82%) IBM
8 19 (3.16%) SAP
9 14 (2.33%) Citrix
10 12 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.83%) Informatica
12 9 (1.50%) Hyperion
12 9 (1.50%) Sun
12 9 (1.50%) Infor
13 7 (1.16%) Google
13 7 (1.16%) Tableau
14 6 (1.00%) Pega
14 6 (1.00%) Software AG
14 6 (1.00%) EMC
14 6 (1.00%) MicroStrategy
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Midlands
Consultia Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £160 - £180 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Shropshire
ITF Solutions
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £480 - £551 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
ITF Solutions
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Rugby
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago