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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 297 245 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.69% 11.43% 12.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.08% 34.46% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 146 176
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £217 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £15.45 £20.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.90 £37.10 £32.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.37
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.50%
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
780 711 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.70% 33.16% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 422 403
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 24
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.80 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.30 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 87 £350 -6.66% 50
Coventry +2 51 £299 +8.63% 17
Warwickshire -1 44 £309 +2.91% 13
Staffordshire -1 21 £300 -7.69% 30
Shropshire -7 11 £315 -25.88% 1
Solihull 0 7 £325 -7.14% 8
Worcestershire -10 7 £350 -6.66% 7
Sutton Coldfield +7 4 £335 -23.86% 2
Walsall 0 3 £428 +42.50% 4
West Bromwich -8 2 £425 +78.94% 4
Dudley 0 1 £325 -
Wolverhampton -2 1 £160 - 1
Herefordshire -7 1 £300 +1.69%
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 228 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 175 (30.70%) .NET
3 129 (22.63%) C#
4 123 (21.58%) Microsoft
5 120 (21.05%) Oracle
6 112 (19.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 92 (16.14%) ASP.NET
8 91 (15.96%) JavaScript
8 91 (15.96%) Windows
9 85 (14.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 84 (14.74%) Business Intelligence
11 79 (13.86%) T-SQL
12 72 (12.63%) MS Excel
13 70 (12.28%) Finance
14 66 (11.58%) CSS
14 66 (11.58%) Data Warehouse
15 63 (11.05%) UNIX
16 60 (10.53%) VBA
16 60 (10.53%) HTML
17 58 (10.18%) SharePoint
18 57 (10.00%) Java
18 57 (10.00%) MVC
19 55 (9.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 52 (9.12%) VB.NET
21 51 (8.95%) WCF
22 50 (8.77%) ETL
22 50 (8.77%) Migration
22 50 (8.77%) Relational Database
23 49 (8.60%) PL/SQL
24 42 (7.37%) SQL Server 2008

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 58 (10.18%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.46%) WebLogic
2 14 (2.46%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.58%) IIS
4 8 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.40%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.23%) SAS
6 6 (1.05%) CMS
6 6 (1.05%) Documentum
6 6 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.35%) Node.js
9 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.35%) Drupal
9 2 (0.35%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.35%) Apache
9 2 (0.35%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 72 (12.63%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.74%) MS Office
3 12 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.93%) PowerPivot
5 10 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (1.75%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.35%) MS Project
6 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.18%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 16 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.75%) Cognos TM1
3 9 (1.58%) Magento
4 7 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (1.05%) Oracle CRM
6 5 (0.88%) Cognos Controller
6 5 (0.88%) Agresso
7 4 (0.70%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 4 (0.70%) Oracle FAH
7 4 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.70%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.70%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.35%) ENOVIA
9 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.70%) Office 365
3 4 (0.70%) SaaS
4 2 (0.35%) Force.com
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.11%) SAN
2 11 (1.93%) Internet
3 4 (0.70%) LTE
3 4 (0.70%) Firewall
3 4 (0.70%) Broadband
3 4 (0.70%) LAN
3 4 (0.70%) WAN
4 3 (0.53%) HTTP
4 3 (0.53%) VoIP
4 3 (0.53%) 2G
4 3 (0.53%) Intranet
4 3 (0.53%) 3G
4 3 (0.53%) 4G
5 2 (0.35%) MPLS
5 2 (0.35%) DNS
5 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.35%) SNA
5 2 (0.35%) DHCP
5 2 (0.35%) SMS
5 2 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 112 (19.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 85 (14.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 66 (11.58%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (9.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 50 (8.77%) Relational Database
7 42 (7.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 34 (5.96%) Oracle Database
9 33 (5.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 30 (5.26%) MySQL
11 20 (3.51%) RDBMS
12 19 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
12 19 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (1.93%) Data Mart
14 9 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (1.58%) OLAP
14 9 (1.58%) MS Access
15 8 (1.40%) PerformancePoint
16 7 (1.23%) DB2
16 7 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (7.19%) Visual Studio
2 14 (2.46%) Toad
2 14 (2.46%) Subversion
2 14 (2.46%) JIRA
3 6 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (0.88%) ClearCase
4 5 (0.88%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.70%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.70%) ERwin
5 4 (0.70%) JMeter
5 4 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (0.70%) Maven
6 3 (0.53%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 2 (0.35%) CA Gen
7 2 (0.35%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.18%) Selenium
8 1 (0.18%) NUnit
General
1 70 (12.28%) Finance
2 17 (2.98%) Retail
3 13 (2.28%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.11%) Back Office
5 10 (1.75%) Marketing
6 9 (1.58%) Banking
7 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.23%) Automotive
8 5 (0.88%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.53%) Advertising
9 3 (0.53%) Publishing
9 3 (0.53%) Games
10 2 (0.35%) Legal
10 2 (0.35%) Front Office
10 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.35%) Local Government
10 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) Military
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 266 (46.67%) Developer
2 141 (24.74%) Analyst
3 75 (13.16%) .NET Developer
4 47 (8.25%) SQL Developer
5 40 (7.02%) DBA
6 33 (5.79%) Architect
7 30 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
8 28 (4.91%) Web Developer
8 28 (4.91%) Applications Support
9 24 (4.21%) Support Analyst
9 24 (4.21%) Business Analyst
9 24 (4.21%) SQL DBA
10 23 (4.04%) Consultant
11 22 (3.86%) Test Analyst
11 22 (3.86%) C# Developer
11 22 (3.86%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 21 (3.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 18 (3.16%) Data Analyst
13 18 (3.16%) .NET Web Developer
14 17 (2.98%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (30.70%) .NET
2 92 (16.14%) ASP.NET
3 66 (11.58%) CSS
4 60 (10.53%) HTML
5 51 (8.95%) WCF
6 39 (6.84%) jQuery
7 36 (6.32%) Web Services
8 32 (5.61%) .NET Framework
9 29 (5.09%) XML
9 29 (5.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 23 (4.04%) WinForms
11 20 (3.51%) MDX
12 19 (3.33%) LINQ
13 17 (2.98%) WPF
13 17 (2.98%) HTML5
14 16 (2.81%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (2.46%) J2EE
16 13 (2.28%) Middleware
17 11 (1.93%) Ajax
17 11 (1.93%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.26%) NHS
2 16 (2.81%) Management Information System
2 16 (2.81%) N-Tier
3 13 (2.28%) Mobile App
4 11 (1.93%) Statistics
4 11 (1.93%) Open Source
5 9 (1.58%) Clustering
6 8 (1.40%) Pocket PC
7 7 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.23%) Data Extraction
8 6 (1.05%) EPoS
8 6 (1.05%) Replication
8 6 (1.05%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.70%) Learning Management System
9 4 (0.70%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.70%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.70%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.53%) SCORM
10 3 (0.53%) E-Learning
10 3 (0.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 91 (15.96%) Windows
2 63 (11.05%) UNIX
3 28 (4.91%) Linux
4 20 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (2.11%) Windows 8
7 11 (1.93%) Windows Mobile
7 11 (1.93%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.40%) Windows Phone
8 8 (1.40%) Windows Phone 8
8 8 (1.40%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.40%) Windows CE
9 6 (1.05%) Solaris
10 5 (0.88%) Windows NT
10 5 (0.88%) Android
10 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.70%) HPUX
11 4 (0.70%) zOS
12 3 (0.53%) AIX
12 3 (0.53%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (14.74%) Business Intelligence
2 57 (10.00%) MVC
3 50 (8.77%) ETL
3 50 (8.77%) Migration
4 33 (5.79%) Unit Testing
5 32 (5.61%) Data Modelling
6 31 (5.44%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (5.44%) CRM
7 29 (5.09%) OO
8 28 (4.91%) ITIL
9 26 (4.56%) Test Scripting
10 24 (4.21%) Web Development
11 23 (4.04%) TDD
12 22 (3.86%) Analytics
12 22 (3.86%) Performance Tuning
13 21 (3.68%) Business Analysis
13 21 (3.68%) E-Commerce
14 20 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (3.51%) Scrum
15 18 (3.16%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 129 (22.63%) C#
2 91 (15.96%) JavaScript
3 79 (13.86%) T-SQL
4 60 (10.53%) VBA
5 57 (10.00%) Java
6 52 (9.12%) VB.NET
7 49 (8.60%) PL/SQL
8 35 (6.14%) VB
9 20 (3.51%) Shell Script
10 19 (3.33%) Perl
10 19 (3.33%) PHP
11 15 (2.63%) C++
12 14 (2.46%) VBScript
13 11 (1.93%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.40%) Embedded C++
15 7 (1.23%) XAML
16 6 (1.05%) COBOL
17 5 (0.88%) VB6
17 5 (0.88%) Bash Shell
18 3 (0.53%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (4.04%) Security Cleared
2 21 (3.68%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.51%) ISEB
4 19 (3.33%) Degree
5 13 (2.28%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.23%) MCSE
8 3 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.53%) CCNA
9 2 (0.35%) VCP4
9 2 (0.35%) MCSA
9 2 (0.35%) CCNP
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.18%) MCITP
10 1 (0.18%) ICAEW
10 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.11%) SLA
2 6 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.70%) QA
4 2 (0.35%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.18%) HL7
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.58%) vSphere
4 8 (1.40%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.70%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.70%) XenApp
7 2 (0.35%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.35%) RACF
8 1 (0.18%) Nmap
8 1 (0.18%) NFS
8 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.18%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 6 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.88%) Control-M
2 5 (0.88%) SCOM
2 5 (0.88%) Data Guard
3 4 (0.70%) SCCM
4 3 (0.53%) MOM
4 3 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.35%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.35%) Nagios
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.35%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.18%) WMI
6 1 (0.18%) Nessus
6 1 (0.18%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.18%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.18%) Puppet
6 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 123 (21.58%) Microsoft
2 120 (21.05%) Oracle
3 24 (4.21%) VMware
4 20 (3.51%) HP
5 19 (3.33%) Business Objects
6 18 (3.16%) IBM
7 17 (2.98%) SAP
8 15 (2.63%) Citrix
8 15 (2.63%) Cognos
9 14 (2.46%) Informatica
10 12 (2.11%) MicroStrategy
11 11 (1.93%) JD Edwards
12 8 (1.40%) Pega
12 8 (1.40%) webMethods
12 8 (1.40%) Sybase
13 7 (1.23%) AccuRev
13 7 (1.23%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.05%) BEA
14 6 (1.05%) NetApp
15 5 (0.88%) Teradata
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25K - £7K plus call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
West Bromwich, West Midlands
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 300 to 350 per day GBP
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Cyber Team
Rate: From £180 to £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Staffordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Leamington Spa
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280 - £330 per day + (Negotiable)
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Warwick
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
West Midlands
Pioneer Consulting - SAP
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago