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 19 January 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
19 Jan 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 309 400 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.83% 16.68% 11.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.56% 49.81% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 248 151
Median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £31.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+8.80% +13.63%

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
726 803 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.14% 33.49% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 484 384
Median daily rate £375 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 39
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.46 £20.00 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +13.71%

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 19 January 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
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 19 January 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 -4 74 £340 -1.09% 64
Coventry -4 71 £405 +20.00% 20
Warwickshire 0 40 £400 +23.07% 20
Shropshire -3 28 £450 -2.17% 9
Staffordshire -2 26 £300 -6.25% 17
Solihull -6 12 £350 -20.00% 11
Worcestershire -3 7 £363 -19.44% 13
Walsall +3 3 £425 +70.00% 1
Kingswinford +1 3 £339 -20.29% 1
Wolverhampton +3 2 £450 +44.00% 1
Smethwick - 1 £350 -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 268 (37.54%) SQL Server
2 226 (31.65%) Microsoft
3 209 (29.27%) Oracle
4 189 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
5 178 (24.93%) .NET
6 142 (19.89%) Business Intelligence
7 140 (19.61%) C#
8 135 (18.91%) T-SQL
9 132 (18.49%) Java
9 132 (18.49%) JavaScript
10 128 (17.93%) HTML
11 116 (16.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 112 (15.69%) MVC
13 111 (15.55%) CSS
14 107 (14.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 95 (13.31%) XML
15 95 (13.31%) ASP.NET
16 93 (13.03%) Migration
17 92 (12.89%) Unix
17 92 (12.89%) Data Warehouse
18 88 (12.32%) PL/SQL
19 87 (12.18%) MS Excel
20 86 (12.04%) Web Services
21 83 (11.62%) Microsoft Azure
22 79 (11.06%) Windows
22 79 (11.06%) Visual Studio
23 78 (10.92%) ETL
24 67 (9.38%) Finance
24 67 (9.38%) jQuery
25 66 (9.24%) 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 44 (6.16%) WebLogic
2 28 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.64%) Tomcat
4 24 (3.36%) JBoss
5 16 (2.24%) IIS
6 15 (2.10%) Apache
6 15 (2.10%) Confluence
6 15 (2.10%) Oracle Workflow
6 15 (2.10%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.82%) CMS
8 12 (1.68%) SAS
9 11 (1.54%) NServiceBus
10 10 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (1.26%) WebLogic Portal
12 8 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 8 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (1.12%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.84%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 87 (12.18%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.52%) MS Office
3 15 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.70%) SPSS
6 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 33 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.24%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.84%) Oracle Cash Management
5 6 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.42%) assyst
8 3 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.42%) Sage 1000
9 2 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.28%) FastStats
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.28%) TRIRIGA
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 83 (11.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.82%) Office 365
3 9 (1.26%) GitHub
4 6 (0.84%) IaaS
5 5 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.42%) PaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.14%) Boomi
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.14%) Route 53
7 1 (0.14%) SaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.68%) HTTP
2 11 (1.54%) Broadband
3 8 (1.12%) LDAP
3 8 (1.12%) Network Security
3 8 (1.12%) Skype
4 7 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.84%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.70%) Firewall
6 5 (0.70%) H.323
6 5 (0.70%) SAN
7 4 (0.56%) Internet
8 3 (0.42%) LAN
8 3 (0.42%) OSPF
8 3 (0.42%) SNMP
8 3 (0.42%) WAN
9 2 (0.28%) DNS
9 2 (0.28%) Intranet
9 2 (0.28%) VPN
10 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.14%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (37.54%) SQL Server
2 116 (16.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 107 (14.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 92 (12.89%) Data Warehouse
5 66 (9.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 47 (6.58%) Relational Database
7 42 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 39 (5.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 29 (4.06%) BusinessObjects
10 26 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
11 23 (3.22%) Oracle Database
12 22 (3.08%) QlikView
13 21 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
14 20 (2.80%) DB2
15 19 (2.66%) MySQL
16 16 (2.24%) MongoDB
16 16 (2.24%) SQL Server 2016
17 15 (2.10%) IBM InfoSphere
18 14 (1.96%) Big Data
18 14 (1.96%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 79 (11.06%) Visual Studio
2 59 (8.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (4.20%) Git (software)
4 27 (3.78%) Subversion
5 21 (2.94%) JIRA
6 20 (2.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 18 (2.52%) Oracle Forms
8 17 (2.38%) Selenium
9 15 (2.10%) HP UFT
10 14 (1.96%) CA Gen
11 13 (1.82%) Jenkins
11 13 (1.82%) JUnit
12 12 (1.68%) Eclipse
13 10 (1.40%) CruiseControl
13 10 (1.40%) Cucumber
13 10 (1.40%) Toad
14 9 (1.26%) Moq
14 9 (1.26%) NUnit
15 8 (1.12%) Log4j
15 8 (1.12%) Maven
General
1 67 (9.38%) Finance
2 31 (4.34%) Retail
3 29 (4.06%) Advertising
3 29 (4.06%) Marketing
4 20 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.10%) Banking
6 12 (1.68%) Back Office
7 10 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.70%) Automotive
9 4 (0.56%) Electronics
9 4 (0.56%) Legal
10 3 (0.42%) Billing
10 3 (0.42%) Games
10 3 (0.42%) Local Government
11 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.28%) Publishing
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 340 (47.62%) Developer
2 131 (18.35%) Analyst
3 87 (12.18%) SQL Developer
4 77 (10.78%) .NET Developer
5 51 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 47 (6.58%) DBA
7 43 (6.02%) C# .NET Developer
7 43 (6.02%) SQL DBA
7 43 (6.02%) Test Analyst
8 42 (5.88%) Consultant
9 38 (5.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 33 (4.62%) Architect
11 32 (4.48%) CRM Developer
12 31 (4.34%) Oracle Developer
12 31 (4.34%) SQL Analyst
13 28 (3.92%) Java Developer
14 26 (3.64%) Senior Developer
15 25 (3.50%) Business Analyst
15 25 (3.50%) Data Analyst
16 23 (3.22%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (24.93%) .NET
2 128 (17.93%) HTML
3 111 (15.55%) CSS
4 95 (13.31%) ASP.NET
4 95 (13.31%) XML
5 86 (12.04%) Web Services
6 67 (9.38%) jQuery
7 63 (8.82%) .NET Framework
8 61 (8.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 46 (6.44%) SOAP
9 46 (6.44%) WCF
10 41 (5.74%) J2EE
11 36 (5.04%) ASP.NET Web API
12 32 (4.48%) AngularJS
12 32 (4.48%) Entity Framework
13 29 (4.06%) Spring
14 28 (3.92%) JSP
15 26 (3.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 25 (3.50%) HTML5
16 25 (3.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.22%) Computer Science
3 21 (2.94%) Data Conversion
3 21 (2.94%) NHS
4 17 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 13 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.54%) Clustering
6 11 (1.54%) Mainframe
6 11 (1.54%) Visualisation
7 9 (1.26%) Credit Risk
7 9 (1.26%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.12%) Replication
8 8 (1.12%) Statistics
9 7 (0.98%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.98%) User Experience
10 6 (0.84%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.70%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.56%) DataPower
12 4 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.42%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 92 (12.89%) Unix
2 79 (11.06%) Windows
3 50 (7.00%) Linux
4 38 (5.32%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.26%) VME
8 8 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.70%) AIX
10 4 (0.56%) Android
10 4 (0.56%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.42%) Debian
11 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.42%) Solaris
11 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.28%) HPUX
12 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (19.89%) Business Intelligence
3 112 (15.69%) MVC
4 93 (13.03%) Migration
5 78 (10.92%) ETL
6 61 (8.54%) Data Migration
7 56 (7.84%) Scrum
8 50 (7.00%) OO
9 49 (6.86%) CRM
9 49 (6.86%) Web Development
10 47 (6.58%) Data Modelling
10 47 (6.58%) Waterfall
11 46 (6.44%) TDD
12 42 (5.88%) Data Analysis
13 41 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
15 35 (4.90%) Test Strategy
16 32 (4.48%) Test Scripting
17 30 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
18 29 (4.06%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (19.61%) C#
2 135 (18.91%) T-SQL
3 132 (18.49%) Java
3 132 (18.49%) JavaScript
4 88 (12.32%) PL/SQL
5 47 (6.58%) PowerShell
6 29 (4.06%) Shell Script
7 19 (2.66%) COBOL
7 19 (2.66%) VB.NET
8 18 (2.52%) Perl
9 15 (2.10%) PHP
9 15 (2.10%) Python
10 9 (1.26%) C
10 9 (1.26%) Scala
11 8 (1.12%) VB
11 8 (1.12%) VBA
12 6 (0.84%) R
12 6 (0.84%) Ruby
12 6 (0.84%) XAML
13 5 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (5.60%) Degree
2 34 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.50%) ISTQB
4 24 (3.36%) ISEB
5 12 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (1.68%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.70%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.56%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.56%) MCITP
8 4 (0.56%) MCTS
9 3 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.42%) MCSE
10 2 (0.28%) MCSA
11 1 (0.14%) HND
11 1 (0.14%) IBM Certification
11 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.64%) Data Quality
2 17 (2.38%) QA
3 8 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.28%) Basel II
5 1 (0.14%) GPG13
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.40%) Docker
2 10 (1.40%) VMware ESX
3 9 (1.26%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.70%) XenApp
7 2 (0.28%) HDFS
7 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (1.54%) SCOM
2 7 (0.98%) Puppet
3 6 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Management
3 6 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 6 (0.84%) SCCM
3 6 (0.84%) WSUS
4 2 (0.28%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.28%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.28%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.28%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.14%) Ansible
5 1 (0.14%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.14%) Control-M
5 1 (0.14%) Kibana
5 1 (0.14%) logstash
5 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.14%) Netcool
5 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 226 (31.65%) Microsoft
2 209 (29.27%) Oracle
3 44 (6.16%) IBM
4 33 (4.62%) webMethods
5 29 (4.06%) Informatica
6 19 (2.66%) Pega
6 19 (2.66%) SAP
7 14 (1.96%) Teradata
7 14 (1.96%) VMware
8 12 (1.68%) Tableau
9 11 (1.54%) BEA
10 9 (1.26%) Cisco
10 9 (1.26%) Citrix
10 9 (1.26%) Cognos
11 8 (1.12%) Adobe
11 8 (1.12%) ICL
11 8 (1.12%) Misys
11 8 (1.12%) Sun
12 7 (0.98%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.84%) HP
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Difrent
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Webrecruit
Rate: Up to £24,240 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingswinford, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 6 days ago