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 2 December 2016 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 357 394 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.90% 15.40% 12.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.97% 49.75% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 253 185
Median daily rate £375 £358 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.22% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 17
Median hourly rate £16.00 £41.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.21% +106.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £12.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.94 £43.25 £32.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +34.61%
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
916 792 768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.09% 30.96% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 478 470
Median daily rate £375 £359 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.52% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 39
Median hourly rate £32.25 £31.47 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.47% +9.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.37 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 2 December 2016.

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
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 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -4 82 £356 -5.00% 42
Coventry -3 72 £393 +20.92% 11
Warwickshire +1 44 £363 +7.40% 13
Shropshire -6 42 £323 -13.13% 8
Staffordshire -6 29 £325 +1.56% 23
Solihull +3 16 £325 -27.77% 6
Worcestershire -5 9 £356 -20.83% 6
West Bromwich - 3 £240 -
Wolverhampton +2 2 £340 +13.33% 3
Walsall +1 2 £408 +63.00% 5
Dudley +3 1 - - 1
Kingswinford +2 1 £310 -15.64% 1
Herefordshire +1 1 £450 +16.12% 5
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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.

1 294 (36.75%) SQL Server
2 250 (31.25%) Oracle
3 246 (30.75%) Microsoft
4 221 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
5 192 (24.00%) .NET
6 180 (22.50%) Java
7 151 (18.88%) C#
8 145 (18.13%) Business Intelligence
9 144 (18.00%) HTML
10 143 (17.88%) T-SQL
11 128 (16.00%) XML
12 125 (15.63%) CSS
12 125 (15.63%) JavaScript
12 125 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 120 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 111 (13.88%) Unix
15 109 (13.63%) PL/SQL
16 105 (13.13%) Web Services
17 100 (12.50%) MVC
18 98 (12.25%) Migration
18 98 (12.25%) Data Warehouse
19 96 (12.00%) MS Excel
19 96 (12.00%) ETL
20 90 (11.25%) Windows
20 90 (11.25%) Visual Studio
21 82 (10.25%) Microsoft Azure
22 77 (9.63%) ASP.NET
23 76 (9.50%) Finance
24 75 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 72 (9.00%) WebLogic

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 72 (9.00%) WebLogic
2 49 (6.13%) SharePoint
3 42 (5.25%) JBoss
3 42 (5.25%) Tomcat
4 29 (3.63%) WebSphere
5 26 (3.25%) WebLogic Portal
6 20 (2.50%) Confluence
7 19 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 18 (2.25%) Apache
8 18 (2.25%) SAS
9 17 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
10 16 (2.00%) IIS
10 16 (2.00%) NServiceBus
11 15 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (1.63%) CMS
13 12 (1.50%) Skype for Business
14 10 (1.25%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.88%) Documentum
15 7 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 96 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.75%) MS Office
3 19 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.25%) SPSS
5 8 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.13%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 24 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (2.75%) Oracle Applications
3 17 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
4 16 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (1.63%) Oracle Cash Management
6 11 (1.38%) Oracle Assets
7 8 (1.00%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.75%) Oracle iProcurement
9 6 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 6 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle HRMS
10 3 (0.38%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.25%) assyst
11 2 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 2 (0.25%) FastStats
11 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
11 2 (0.25%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 82 (10.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.13%) Office 365
3 11 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.38%) IaaS
4 9 (1.13%) GitHub
4 9 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.50%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.38%) PaaS
8 3 (0.38%) SaaS
9 2 (0.25%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.13%) Boomi
10 1 (0.13%) Route 53
10 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.38%) Broadband
2 9 (1.13%) LDAP
3 8 (1.00%) DNS
3 8 (1.00%) HTTP
3 8 (1.00%) Network Security
4 7 (0.88%) Internet
4 7 (0.88%) Skype
4 7 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.88%) Unified Communications
5 6 (0.75%) DHCP
5 6 (0.75%) H.323
5 6 (0.75%) SAN
6 4 (0.50%) Firewall
6 4 (0.50%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (0.38%) LAN
7 3 (0.38%) MPLS
7 3 (0.38%) WAN
8 2 (0.25%) SNMP
8 2 (0.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (36.75%) SQL Server
2 125 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 120 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 98 (12.25%) Data Warehouse
5 75 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 55 (6.88%) Relational Database
7 51 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 43 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 32 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
9 32 (4.00%) DB2
9 32 (4.00%) MongoDB
10 28 (3.50%) Oracle Database
10 28 (3.50%) Oracle Reports
11 25 (3.13%) QlikView
12 22 (2.75%) MySQL
13 18 (2.25%) IBM InfoSphere
13 18 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
14 17 (2.13%) Big Data
15 16 (2.00%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 90 (11.25%) Visual Studio
2 61 (7.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 29 (3.63%) JIRA
4 29 (3.63%) Selenium
5 27 (3.38%) Subversion
6 21 (2.63%) Log4j
7 20 (2.50%) Eclipse
7 20 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
8 19 (2.38%) Jenkins
8 19 (2.38%) JUnit
9 17 (2.13%) Maven
10 15 (1.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 14 (1.75%) CA Gen
11 14 (1.75%) Toad
12 12 (1.50%) ClearQuest
13 10 (1.25%) Ant
13 10 (1.25%) CruiseControl
13 10 (1.25%) SoapUI
14 9 (1.13%) Moq
General
1 76 (9.50%) Finance
2 26 (3.25%) Retail
3 25 (3.13%) Advertising
4 24 (3.00%) Back Office
5 22 (2.75%) Banking
6 16 (2.00%) Marketing
7 15 (1.88%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.00%) Automotive
9 8 (1.00%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.50%) Legal
11 3 (0.38%) Games
12 2 (0.25%) Billing
12 2 (0.25%) Law
12 2 (0.25%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 391 (48.88%) Developer
2 137 (17.13%) Analyst
3 103 (12.88%) SQL Developer
4 85 (10.63%) .NET Developer
5 63 (7.88%) Consultant
6 62 (7.75%) C# Developer
7 51 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
8 46 (5.75%) Architect
8 46 (5.75%) Java Developer
9 45 (5.63%) DBA
10 43 (5.38%) Oracle Developer
11 41 (5.13%) SQL DBA
12 39 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 39 (4.88%) Test Analyst
13 37 (4.63%) Administrator
14 36 (4.50%) Data Analyst
15 32 (4.00%) Software Engineer
16 26 (3.25%) Senior Developer
17 25 (3.13%) PL/SQL Developer
18 23 (2.88%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (24.00%) .NET
2 144 (18.00%) HTML
3 128 (16.00%) XML
4 125 (15.63%) CSS
5 105 (13.13%) Web Services
6 77 (9.63%) ASP.NET
7 72 (9.00%) SOAP
8 69 (8.63%) jQuery
9 65 (8.13%) .NET Framework
10 57 (7.13%) J2EE
11 56 (7.00%) Spring
12 54 (6.75%) JSP
13 49 (6.13%) REST
14 47 (5.88%) Java EE
15 43 (5.38%) WCF
16 41 (5.13%) Hibernate
17 39 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
18 37 (4.63%) JSON
19 34 (4.25%) HTML5
20 30 (3.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.13%) Computer Science
3 21 (2.63%) NHS
4 15 (1.88%) Replication
5 13 (1.63%) Clustering
6 12 (1.50%) Data Centre
6 12 (1.50%) Data Conversion
6 12 (1.50%) Statistics
7 11 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.38%) User Experience
8 10 (1.25%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.13%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.13%) DataPower
9 9 (1.13%) Mainframe
9 9 (1.13%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.75%) Data Integration
10 6 (0.75%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.63%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.38%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 111 (13.88%) Unix
2 90 (11.25%) Windows
3 58 (7.25%) Linux
4 42 (5.25%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.13%) VME
8 8 (1.00%) AIX
9 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.50%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.38%) Android
11 3 (0.38%) Debian
11 3 (0.38%) HPUX
11 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.38%) Solaris
11 3 (0.38%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.25%) VMS
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (18.13%) Business Intelligence
3 100 (12.50%) MVC
4 98 (12.25%) Migration
5 96 (12.00%) ETL
6 64 (8.00%) Waterfall
7 63 (7.88%) Data Migration
8 58 (7.25%) Data Modelling
8 58 (7.25%) Scrum
9 55 (6.88%) OO
10 54 (6.75%) Web Development
11 49 (6.13%) Software Engineering
12 46 (5.75%) Data Analysis
13 44 (5.50%) TDD
14 43 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
15 41 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
15 41 (5.13%) Test Strategy
16 40 (5.00%) CRM
17 39 (4.88%) Test Scripting
18 36 (4.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 180 (22.50%) Java
2 151 (18.88%) C#
3 143 (17.88%) T-SQL
4 125 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 109 (13.63%) PL/SQL
6 54 (6.75%) PowerShell
7 38 (4.75%) Shell Script
8 21 (2.63%) VB.NET
9 19 (2.38%) COBOL
10 18 (2.25%) Scala
11 17 (2.13%) Perl
12 15 (1.88%) Python
13 13 (1.63%) PHP
14 12 (1.50%) C
15 10 (1.25%) VB
16 5 (0.63%) C++
16 5 (0.63%) R
16 5 (0.63%) Ruby
16 5 (0.63%) XAML
17 4 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (6.00%) Degree
2 43 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.13%) ISEB
4 24 (3.00%) ISTQB
5 21 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 19 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.50%) MCITP
9 4 (0.50%) MCTS
10 3 (0.38%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.38%) MCSE
10 3 (0.38%) OCPJP
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.38%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.25%) MCSA
12 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.88%) Data Quality
2 21 (2.63%) QA
3 12 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.25%) SLA
5 1 (0.13%) GPG13
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.50%) Docker
3 11 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.38%) XenApp
4 7 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.88%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.50%) HDFS
5 4 (0.50%) vSphere
6 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.25%) Firmware
6 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 30 (3.75%) Puppet
2 21 (2.63%) SCOM
3 9 (1.13%) SCCM
4 7 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.63%) WSUS
6 3 (0.38%) Grafana
6 3 (0.38%) Graphite
6 3 (0.38%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (0.25%) MOM
7 2 (0.25%) PowerCLI
7 2 (0.25%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.25%) vMotion
7 2 (0.25%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.13%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 250 (31.25%) Oracle
2 246 (30.75%) Microsoft
3 61 (7.63%) IBM
4 44 (5.50%) webMethods
5 36 (4.50%) Informatica
6 29 (3.63%) Pega
7 28 (3.50%) SAP
8 25 (3.13%) VMware
9 23 (2.88%) Adobe
10 21 (2.63%) Misys
11 16 (2.00%) Citrix
12 12 (1.50%) BEA
13 10 (1.25%) EMC
13 10 (1.25%) Teradata
14 9 (1.13%) Google
14 9 (1.13%) Tableau
15 8 (1.00%) ICL
15 8 (1.00%) Veeam
16 7 (0.88%) Cisco
16 7 (0.88%) Sitecore
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
networx
Rate: £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £370.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £380 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
University of Birmingham
Rate: From £38,896 to £46,414 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £350 - £398 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 8 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Warwickshire County Council
Rate: From £32,164 to £34,196 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago