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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 452 300 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.78% 12.14% 11.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.05% 40.21% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 171 193
Median daily rate £375 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.40 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £23.75 £76.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £28.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.44% +12.50%
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
1026 746 764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.27% 30.18% 30.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 430 439
Median daily rate £368 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.08% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 31 25
Median hourly rate £36.00 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.57% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.45 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £35.46 £64.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +5 138 £375 +3.44% 48
Coventry +1 96 £375 +25.00% 9
Shropshire 0 64 £415 -2.35% 8
Warwickshire +1 31 £363 +5.07% 18
Staffordshire -4 24 £288 -17.85% 26
Worcestershire -1 9 £350 +0.71% 6
Solihull -6 6 £400 +6.66% 2
Walsall 0 5 £473 -14.09% 1
Wolverhampton +1 3 £225 +25.00% 3
Herefordshire -2 3 £363 +14.17% 5
Sutton Coldfield -1 2 £325 +4.83% 4
West Bromwich - 2 - - 1
Kingswinford - 2 £304 - 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 292 (35.18%) Oracle
2 273 (32.89%) SQL Server
3 232 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
4 206 (24.82%) Java
5 189 (22.77%) Microsoft
6 171 (20.60%) .NET
7 152 (18.31%) PL/SQL
8 150 (18.07%) HTML
9 142 (17.11%) XML
10 141 (16.99%) C#
11 139 (16.75%) Unix
12 131 (15.78%) Business Intelligence
13 130 (15.66%) T-SQL
14 125 (15.06%) CSS
15 107 (12.89%) Web Services
16 106 (12.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 106 (12.77%) Spring
16 106 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 105 (12.65%) Migration
18 103 (12.41%) JavaScript
19 97 (11.69%) Windows
20 95 (11.45%) WebLogic
21 93 (11.20%) ETL
22 89 (10.72%) Finance
23 82 (9.88%) MS Excel
23 82 (9.88%) Linux
24 79 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
25 78 (9.40%) JIRA
26 75 (9.04%) J2EE
26 75 (9.04%) MVC

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 95 (11.45%) WebLogic
2 54 (6.51%) Confluence
2 54 (6.51%) SharePoint
3 50 (6.02%) JBoss
4 44 (5.30%) Tomcat
5 38 (4.58%) WebLogic Portal
6 31 (3.73%) WebSphere
7 18 (2.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 18 (2.17%) SAS
7 18 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 17 (2.05%) Apache
9 13 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
10 11 (1.33%) IIS
10 11 (1.33%) Skype for Business
11 10 (1.20%) CMS
12 8 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.84%) Apache Pig
13 7 (0.84%) NServiceBus
14 6 (0.72%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 82 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.29%) MS Office
3 18 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.60%) SPSS
7 4 (0.48%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.24%) MS Project
9 1 (0.12%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 21 (2.53%) Oracle Applications
2 19 (2.29%) Oracle Payables
3 17 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 12 (1.45%) Oracle Assets
5 12 (1.45%) Oracle Cash Management
6 11 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
8 8 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (0.84%) Oracle iProcurement
9 7 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle Payroll
11 4 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
12 3 (0.36%) SAP CRM
13 2 (0.24%) Infor LN
14 1 (0.12%) Magento
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 69 (8.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.69%) IaaS
4 13 (1.57%) Office 365
5 12 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (1.20%) Google App Engine
8 7 (0.84%) SaaS
9 4 (0.48%) GitHub
10 3 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.24%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.24%) PaaS
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.12%) Boomi
12 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.12%) Heroku
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.69%) DNS
2 12 (1.45%) Network Security
3 9 (1.08%) DHCP
3 9 (1.08%) Internet
4 8 (0.96%) SSL
5 7 (0.84%) Firewall
5 7 (0.84%) LDAP
5 7 (0.84%) SAN
6 6 (0.72%) Skype
6 6 (0.72%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.60%) H.323
7 5 (0.60%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.48%) LAN
8 4 (0.48%) WAN
9 3 (0.36%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (0.36%) Intranet
9 3 (0.36%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.36%) MPLS
10 2 (0.24%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (32.89%) SQL Server
2 106 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 106 (12.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 79 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
4 66 (7.95%) BusinessObjects
5 64 (7.71%) Relational Database
6 62 (7.47%) MongoDB
7 57 (6.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 53 (6.39%) Oracle Database
9 50 (6.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 48 (5.78%) Oracle OWB
11 35 (4.22%) DB2
12 34 (4.10%) Oracle Reports
12 34 (4.10%) RDBMS
13 32 (3.86%) Hadoop
13 32 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
14 26 (3.13%) Big Data
14 26 (3.13%) QlikView
15 25 (3.01%) Pentaho
16 24 (2.89%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 78 (9.40%) JIRA
2 73 (8.80%) Visual Studio
3 65 (7.83%) Git (software)
4 51 (6.14%) Maven
5 47 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (4.82%) ClearQuest
7 39 (4.70%) Selenium
8 32 (3.86%) JUnit
9 30 (3.61%) Eclipse
9 30 (3.61%) Toad
10 29 (3.49%) Jenkins
11 27 (3.25%) Oracle Forms
12 26 (3.13%) Log4j
13 24 (2.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 22 (2.65%) Ant
15 17 (2.05%) SoapUI
16 16 (1.93%) Artifactory
17 15 (1.81%) PVCS
18 13 (1.57%) ClearCase
19 11 (1.33%) Subversion
General
1 89 (10.72%) Finance
2 28 (3.37%) Back Office
3 20 (2.41%) Banking
4 15 (1.81%) Retail
5 11 (1.33%) Advertising
5 11 (1.33%) General Ledger
6 10 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.96%) Marketing
8 5 (0.60%) Automotive
8 5 (0.60%) Legal
9 4 (0.48%) Billing
9 4 (0.48%) Publishing
9 4 (0.48%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.36%) Law
11 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.24%) Games
11 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Front Office
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 411 (49.52%) Developer
2 131 (15.78%) Analyst
3 108 (13.01%) SQL Developer
4 95 (11.45%) .NET Developer
5 73 (8.80%) Architect
6 61 (7.35%) Consultant
7 60 (7.23%) Java Developer
8 55 (6.63%) C# Developer
8 55 (6.63%) Test Analyst
9 49 (5.90%) DBA
10 46 (5.54%) C# .NET Developer
11 45 (5.42%) Oracle Developer
11 45 (5.42%) SQL DBA
12 42 (5.06%) Administrator
13 41 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 34 (4.10%) Lead Developer
14 34 (4.10%) Software Architect
15 33 (3.98%) Software Engineer
16 29 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
17 28 (3.37%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (20.60%) .NET
2 150 (18.07%) HTML
3 142 (17.11%) XML
4 125 (15.06%) CSS
5 107 (12.89%) Web Services
6 106 (12.77%) Spring
7 75 (9.04%) J2EE
8 72 (8.67%) SOAP
9 71 (8.55%) JSP
10 66 (7.95%) ASP.NET
11 62 (7.47%) Hibernate
12 58 (6.99%) REST
13 56 (6.75%) .NET Framework
14 49 (5.90%) JSON
15 46 (5.54%) Java EE
16 43 (5.18%) jQuery
17 42 (5.06%) Servlets
18 37 (4.46%) HTML5
19 34 (4.10%) JMS
19 34 (4.10%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 40 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.22%) Computer Science
3 19 (2.29%) Clustering
3 19 (2.29%) Data Centre
4 18 (2.17%) NHS
5 15 (1.81%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.81%) Replication
6 13 (1.57%) Client/Server
7 12 (1.45%) Data Integration
8 11 (1.33%) Data Conversion
9 9 (1.08%) DataPower
10 8 (0.96%) Statistics
11 7 (0.84%) N-Tier
11 7 (0.84%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.72%) User Experience
13 5 (0.60%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.60%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.48%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.48%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 139 (16.75%) Unix
2 97 (11.69%) Windows
3 82 (9.88%) Linux
4 44 (5.30%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.60%) AIX
7 5 (0.60%) VME
8 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.24%) HPUX
9 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.24%) VMS
10 1 (0.12%) Android
10 1 (0.12%) Solaris
10 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (15.78%) Business Intelligence
3 105 (12.65%) Migration
4 93 (11.20%) ETL
5 75 (9.04%) MVC
6 69 (8.31%) Data Modelling
7 63 (7.59%) Software Engineering
8 58 (6.99%) Scrum
9 55 (6.63%) Waterfall
10 51 (6.14%) OO
11 49 (5.90%) Data Migration
12 46 (5.54%) DevOps
12 46 (5.54%) TDD
13 44 (5.30%) Web Development
14 43 (5.18%) Performance Tuning
15 41 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
15 41 (4.94%) UML
16 40 (4.82%) Test Scripting
17 38 (4.58%) Analytics
17 38 (4.58%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 206 (24.82%) Java
2 152 (18.31%) PL/SQL
3 141 (16.99%) C#
4 130 (15.66%) T-SQL
5 103 (12.41%) JavaScript
6 36 (4.34%) Shell Script
7 29 (3.49%) PowerShell
7 29 (3.49%) VB
8 28 (3.37%) Scala
9 21 (2.53%) VB.NET
10 18 (2.17%) C++
11 16 (1.93%) C
12 13 (1.57%) PHP
13 12 (1.45%) Perl
14 8 (0.96%) COBOL
15 6 (0.72%) VBA
15 6 (0.72%) XAML
16 4 (0.48%) Python
16 4 (0.48%) VB6
16 4 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (7.47%) Security Cleared
2 48 (5.78%) Degree
2 48 (5.78%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.61%) ISEB
4 28 (3.37%) ISTQB
5 17 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (1.45%) Oracle Certification
8 10 (1.20%) OCPJP
9 7 (0.84%) Sun Certification
10 6 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.72%) MCITP
10 6 (0.72%) MCTS
11 5 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.48%) LPIC
13 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.12%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.61%) Data Quality
1 30 (3.61%) QA
2 12 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.24%) GCP
3 2 (0.24%) SLA
4 1 (0.12%) HL7
4 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (6.87%) Active Directory
2 44 (5.30%) Docker
3 15 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.96%) Firmware
5 7 (0.84%) Apache Flume
5 7 (0.84%) HDFS
6 6 (0.72%) XenApp
7 5 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.48%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.48%) vSphere
9 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.24%) vCloud
10 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 68 (8.19%) Puppet
2 28 (3.37%) SCOM
3 17 (2.05%) Grafana
3 17 (2.05%) Graphite
4 14 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.57%) SCCM
6 8 (0.96%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.60%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.48%) vMotion
9 3 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.36%) Kibana
9 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.36%) OPNET
9 3 (0.36%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.24%) Control-M
10 2 (0.24%) MOM
10 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 292 (35.18%) Oracle
2 189 (22.77%) Microsoft
3 62 (7.47%) IBM
4 46 (5.54%) Informatica
5 40 (4.82%) webMethods
6 31 (3.73%) Pega
7 29 (3.49%) Adobe
7 29 (3.49%) VMware
8 27 (3.25%) SAP
9 26 (3.13%) Misys
10 17 (2.05%) Citrix
10 17 (2.05%) WSO2
11 16 (1.93%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.81%) Cloudera
13 13 (1.57%) Google
14 9 (1.08%) Sybase
15 8 (0.96%) BEA
16 7 (0.84%) DataFlux
16 7 (0.84%) EMC
16 7 (0.84%) Sitecore
Birmingham
Volt
Rate: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Shropshire
Qualserv Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Birmingham
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Gleeson Recruitment Group
Rate: £20 - 22 per hour + extension
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Parallel Consulting
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £120 - £175 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: Up to £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Telford Wrekin Council
Rate: From £29,000 to £31,288 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago