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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / West Midlands
Rank 6 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 287 443 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.94% 16.81% 13.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.15% 47.94% 42.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 272 166
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 13
Median hourly rate £30.50 £17.04 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.04% -31.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £15.26 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £36.61 £34.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £24.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+63.26% -14.60%

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
733 924 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.49% 35.07% 30.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 569 401
Median daily rate £390 £370 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 34
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -19.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £17.04 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.50 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West 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 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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 77 £375 +15.38% 55
Coventry -8 49 £408 +8.66% 17
Warwickshire -4 37 £390 +20.00% 13
Staffordshire 0 36 £300 -7.69% 10
Shropshire -5 21 £500 +6.38% 14
Worcestershire 0 6 £350 -17.64% 15
Solihull -9 4 £363 +3.57% 10
Herefordshire -9 4 £125 -64.28% 5
Smethwick - 4 £350 -
Wolverhampton +4 2 £388 +24.00%
Walsall +2 2 £375 +36.36% 2
Kingswinford 0 2 £368 +18.54%
West Bromwich -3 2 £425 -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL.

1 233 (35.20%) SQL Server
2 201 (30.36%) Microsoft
3 181 (27.34%) Oracle
3 181 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
4 162 (24.47%) .NET
5 144 (21.75%) Business Intelligence
6 125 (18.88%) JavaScript
7 123 (18.58%) T-SQL
8 119 (17.98%) C#
9 115 (17.37%) HTML
10 111 (16.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 109 (16.47%) MVC
12 107 (16.16%) Java
13 104 (15.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 97 (14.65%) CSS
15 95 (14.35%) Data Warehouse
16 92 (13.90%) ASP.NET
17 87 (13.14%) Migration
18 84 (12.69%) Unix
19 81 (12.24%) ETL
19 81 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
20 80 (12.08%) PL/SQL
21 75 (11.33%) MS Excel
21 75 (11.33%) Finance
22 73 (11.03%) Web Services
22 73 (11.03%) XML
23 72 (10.88%) Windows
24 67 (10.12%) jQuery
25 66 (9.97%) ASP.NET MVC
26 65 (9.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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 35 (5.29%) WebLogic
2 20 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.87%) JBoss
4 18 (2.72%) IIS
5 17 (2.57%) Apache
6 16 (2.42%) Tomcat
7 14 (2.11%) SAS
8 13 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
9 12 (1.81%) NServiceBus
10 10 (1.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 9 (1.36%) CMS
11 9 (1.36%) Confluence
12 8 (1.21%) Oracle Application Server
12 8 (1.21%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.76%) Drupal
14 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.76%) MS Exchange
15 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 75 (11.33%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.42%) MS Office
3 12 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.76%) SPSS
7 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 40 (6.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.42%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.45%) assyst
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle HRMS
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.45%) Sage 1000
7 2 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.30%) FastStats
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.30%) TRIRIGA
8 1 (0.15%) OpenText Process Suite
8 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 81 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.96%) Office 365
3 7 (1.06%) GitHub
4 5 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.60%) IaaS
5 4 (0.60%) SaaS
6 2 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.27%) HTTP
2 11 (1.66%) Broadband
3 10 (1.51%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.06%) Network Security
5 5 (0.76%) Internet
6 4 (0.60%) Firewall
6 4 (0.60%) LAN
6 4 (0.60%) SAN
6 4 (0.60%) WAN
7 3 (0.45%) DNS
7 3 (0.45%) LDAP
7 3 (0.45%) OSPF
7 3 (0.45%) Skype
7 3 (0.45%) SNMP
7 3 (0.45%) VPN
8 2 (0.30%) FTP
8 2 (0.30%) Intranet
9 1 (0.15%) DHCP
9 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (35.20%) SQL Server
2 111 (16.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 104 (15.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 95 (14.35%) Data Warehouse
5 65 (9.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 43 (6.50%) Relational Database
7 42 (6.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 38 (5.74%) BusinessObjects
9 35 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 27 (4.08%) QlikView
11 24 (3.63%) SQL Server 2014
12 23 (3.47%) Oracle Database
13 21 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
13 21 (3.17%) SQL Server 2016
14 17 (2.57%) SQL Server 2005
15 16 (2.42%) DB2
15 16 (2.42%) IBM InfoSphere
15 16 (2.42%) MySQL
15 16 (2.42%) OLAP
16 15 (2.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 64 (9.67%) Visual Studio
2 61 (9.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (4.53%) Git (software)
4 26 (3.93%) Subversion
5 24 (3.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 18 (2.72%) JIRA
6 18 (2.72%) Oracle Forms
7 14 (2.11%) Selenium
8 13 (1.96%) HP UFT
8 13 (1.96%) JUnit
9 11 (1.66%) CA Gen
9 11 (1.66%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.51%) CruiseControl
10 10 (1.51%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.51%) Jenkins
10 10 (1.51%) NUnit
11 9 (1.36%) Moq
12 8 (1.21%) Toad
13 7 (1.06%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.76%) SoapUI
General
1 75 (11.33%) Finance
2 32 (4.83%) Marketing
3 27 (4.08%) Advertising
3 27 (4.08%) Retail
4 19 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.27%) Banking
6 11 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.91%) Back Office
7 6 (0.91%) Local Government
8 5 (0.76%) Automotive
9 4 (0.60%) Electronics
10 2 (0.30%) Games
10 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Billing
11 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) Legal
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
11 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 309 (46.68%) Developer
2 132 (19.94%) Analyst
3 71 (10.73%) SQL Developer
4 60 (9.06%) .NET Developer
5 45 (6.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 41 (6.19%) DBA
7 40 (6.04%) C# Developer
8 37 (5.59%) CRM Developer
8 37 (5.59%) SQL DBA
9 35 (5.29%) Consultant
10 33 (4.98%) SQL Analyst
11 32 (4.83%) Architect
11 32 (4.83%) C# .NET Developer
12 31 (4.68%) Test Analyst
13 30 (4.53%) Business Analyst
14 29 (4.38%) Data Analyst
15 25 (3.78%) Senior Developer
16 21 (3.17%) Java Developer
16 21 (3.17%) SQL BI Developer
17 20 (3.02%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (24.47%) .NET
2 115 (17.37%) HTML
3 97 (14.65%) CSS
4 92 (13.90%) ASP.NET
5 73 (11.03%) Web Services
5 73 (11.03%) XML
6 67 (10.12%) jQuery
7 66 (9.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 52 (7.85%) .NET Framework
9 40 (6.04%) AngularJS
9 40 (6.04%) ASP.NET Web API
9 40 (6.04%) WCF
10 37 (5.59%) Entity Framework
11 36 (5.44%) SOAP
12 35 (5.29%) J2EE
13 32 (4.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 19 (2.87%) KnockoutJS
15 18 (2.72%) MDX
15 18 (2.72%) REST
15 18 (2.72%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.17%) NHS
3 20 (3.02%) Computer Science
4 17 (2.57%) Data Centre
5 13 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.66%) Mainframe
7 10 (1.51%) Credit Risk
7 10 (1.51%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.36%) Clustering
8 9 (1.36%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.21%) User Experience
10 5 (0.76%) DataPower
10 5 (0.76%) Replication
11 3 (0.45%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.45%) HP Storage
11 3 (0.45%) iPad
11 3 (0.45%) SCADA
12 2 (0.30%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 84 (12.69%) Unix
2 72 (10.88%) Windows
3 44 (6.65%) Linux
4 36 (5.44%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.76%) Android
8 5 (0.76%) VME
9 4 (0.60%) AIX
9 4 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.45%) Debian
10 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.45%) Solaris
10 3 (0.45%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.45%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.30%) HPUX
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (21.75%) Business Intelligence
3 109 (16.47%) MVC
4 87 (13.14%) Migration
5 81 (12.24%) ETL
6 60 (9.06%) Data Migration
7 59 (8.91%) Scrum
8 56 (8.46%) CRM
9 51 (7.70%) TDD
10 49 (7.40%) Data Modelling
11 45 (6.80%) Web Development
12 44 (6.65%) Data Analysis
13 43 (6.50%) OO
14 42 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
15 38 (5.74%) BDD
16 36 (5.44%) Performance Tuning
16 36 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
16 36 (5.44%) Waterfall
17 30 (4.53%) ITIL
18 29 (4.38%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (18.88%) JavaScript
2 123 (18.58%) T-SQL
3 119 (17.98%) C#
4 107 (16.16%) Java
5 80 (12.08%) PL/SQL
6 44 (6.65%) PowerShell
7 30 (4.53%) Shell Script
8 16 (2.42%) VB.NET
9 15 (2.27%) Perl
9 15 (2.27%) Python
10 13 (1.96%) COBOL
10 13 (1.96%) PHP
11 9 (1.36%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.21%) VBA
13 7 (1.06%) Ruby
14 6 (0.91%) C
14 6 (0.91%) R
15 5 (0.76%) Scala
16 4 (0.60%) VB
17 3 (0.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 34 (5.14%) Degree
1 34 (5.14%) Security Cleared
2 18 (2.72%) ISTQB
3 17 (2.57%) ISEB
4 11 (1.66%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.91%) Sun Certification
7 5 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.30%) MCITP
8 2 (0.30%) MCSE
8 2 (0.30%) MCTS
8 2 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.15%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.93%) Data Quality
2 14 (2.11%) QA
3 7 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.30%) Basel II
6 1 (0.15%) GPG13
6 1 (0.15%) IFRS
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.81%) VMware ESX
3 10 (1.51%) Docker
3 10 (1.51%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.76%) XenApp
5 2 (0.30%) HDFS
5 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.15%) Firmware
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.21%) Oracle Identity Management
1 8 (1.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 8 (1.21%) SCOM
2 6 (0.91%) WSUS
3 3 (0.45%) Grafana
3 3 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.45%) Kibana
3 3 (0.45%) logstash
3 3 (0.45%) Puppet
3 3 (0.45%) rkt
3 3 (0.45%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.30%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.30%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (0.30%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.30%) SCCM
5 1 (0.15%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.15%) Control-M
5 1 (0.15%) Netcool
5 1 (0.15%) OpenView
5 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 201 (30.36%) Microsoft
2 181 (27.34%) Oracle
3 36 (5.44%) IBM
4 29 (4.38%) Informatica
5 28 (4.23%) webMethods
6 19 (2.87%) SAP
7 17 (2.57%) Pega
7 17 (2.57%) VMware
8 14 (2.11%) Teradata
9 13 (1.96%) Tableau
10 10 (1.51%) Cisco
11 9 (1.36%) BEA
11 9 (1.36%) Citrix
11 9 (1.36%) Cognos
11 9 (1.36%) HP
12 7 (1.06%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.91%) Dell
13 6 (0.91%) EMC
13 6 (0.91%) Remedy
13 6 (0.91%) Sun
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