The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 295 298 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.41% 16.27% 14.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.03% 50.51% 42.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 159 173
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £15.31 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.60 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.56
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.57%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
737 590 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.99% 32.21% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 308 375
Average daily rate £320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 37
Average hourly rate £32.00 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £15.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
SQL
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 89 £300 -7.69% 50
Coventry +3 40 £325 +30.00% 8
Staffordshire -3 27 £310 -6.06% 45
Warwickshire -6 27 £308 -5.38% 17
Wolverhampton 0 11 £325 - 8
Shropshire -14 11 £390 -17.02%
Solihull -5 9 £338 +28.57% 2
Worcestershire -3 7 £338 -7.53% 18
Dudley -1 3 £350 -
Walsall -4 1 £325 - 5
West Bromwich - 1 £338 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 4
Halesowen - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 2
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 235 (38.40%) SQL Server
2 224 (36.60%) .NET
3 137 (22.39%) C#
4 124 (20.26%) Oracle
5 122 (19.93%) JavaScript
6 111 (18.14%) ASP.NET
7 110 (17.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 103 (16.83%) T-SQL
9 91 (14.87%) Microsoft
10 84 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
11 83 (13.56%) Windows
12 82 (13.40%) MS Excel
13 80 (13.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 79 (12.91%) HTML
15 78 (12.75%) Finance
16 71 (11.60%) Migration
17 70 (11.44%) Java
17 70 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
18 69 (11.27%) CSS
19 67 (10.95%) VBA
20 66 (10.78%) PL/SQL
21 58 (9.48%) MVC
22 56 (9.15%) Data Modelling
23 53 (8.66%) VB.NET
23 53 (8.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 52 (8.50%) VB
25 51 (8.33%) XML
25 51 (8.33%) jQuery
25 51 (8.33%) Oracle Database
26 50 (8.17%) WCF

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 46 (7.52%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.27%) IIS
3 12 (1.96%) SAS
3 12 (1.96%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.31%) PowerExchange
4 8 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (1.14%) IBM Notes
5 7 (1.14%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.98%) CMS
6 6 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (0.98%) Alfresco
6 6 (0.98%) Drupal
7 5 (0.82%) WordPress
7 5 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.65%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.65%) Apache
9 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.49%) Documentum
10 2 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 82 (13.40%) MS Excel
2 48 (7.84%) MS Office
3 17 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.65%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.16%) FastStats
8 1 (0.16%) SPSS
8 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (2.29%) Agresso
2 11 (1.80%) Magento
3 8 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.31%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.65%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.49%) Cognos Controller
6 3 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.49%) Retail-J
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.33%) e-Work
7 2 (0.33%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 1 (0.16%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.33%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) IaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.29%) Internet
2 7 (1.14%) DDNS
2 7 (1.14%) LDAP
3 5 (0.82%) 4G
3 5 (0.82%) SAN
3 5 (0.82%) VoIP
4 4 (0.65%) VLAN
4 4 (0.65%) LAN
5 3 (0.49%) LTE
5 3 (0.49%) 2G
5 3 (0.49%) 3G
5 3 (0.49%) IPv4
5 3 (0.49%) IPv6
5 3 (0.49%) HTTP
6 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.33%) SNA
6 2 (0.33%) PBX
6 2 (0.33%) WAN
6 2 (0.33%) SMS
6 2 (0.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (38.40%) SQL Server
2 110 (17.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 84 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 80 (13.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 53 (8.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 51 (8.33%) Oracle Database
7 48 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (7.68%) Relational Database
9 35 (5.72%) MySQL
10 33 (5.39%) SQL Server 2005
11 30 (4.90%) RDBMS
12 29 (4.74%) MS Access
13 26 (4.25%) OLAP
13 26 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
14 24 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
15 17 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
16 16 (2.61%) DTS
17 14 (2.29%) ReportNet
17 14 (2.29%) Oracle OLAP
18 13 (2.12%) Cognos Powerplay
Development Applications
1 35 (5.72%) Visual Studio
2 17 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (2.12%) Subversion
4 11 (1.80%) JIRA
5 5 (0.82%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.65%) ERwin
6 4 (0.65%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.65%) Selenium
7 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.33%) Toad
8 2 (0.33%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.33%) ProC
8 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.33%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.33%) CA Gen
9 1 (0.16%) RubyGems
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 78 (12.75%) Finance
2 27 (4.41%) Retail
2 27 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 26 (4.25%) Banking
4 13 (2.12%) Retail Banking
5 11 (1.80%) Marketing
6 10 (1.63%) Front Office
7 6 (0.98%) Back Office
8 4 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.65%) Local Government
9 3 (0.49%) Games
9 3 (0.49%) Automotive
10 2 (0.33%) Law
10 2 (0.33%) Legal
10 2 (0.33%) Advertising
10 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 332 (54.25%) Developer
2 141 (23.04%) Analyst
3 62 (10.13%) .NET Developer
4 43 (7.03%) SQL Developer
5 40 (6.54%) Business Analyst
6 38 (6.21%) DBA
7 32 (5.23%) Web Developer
8 30 (4.90%) C# Developer
9 24 (3.92%) Software Developer
10 23 (3.76%) Architect
11 22 (3.59%) Data Analyst
11 22 (3.59%) Consultant
12 18 (2.94%) Applications Developer
13 17 (2.78%) SQL DBA
13 17 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
13 17 (2.78%) Database Developer
14 16 (2.61%) Test Analyst
14 16 (2.61%) Systems Analyst
14 16 (2.61%) C# .NET Developer
15 15 (2.45%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (36.60%) .NET
2 111 (18.14%) ASP.NET
3 79 (12.91%) HTML
4 69 (11.27%) CSS
5 51 (8.33%) XML
5 51 (8.33%) jQuery
6 50 (8.17%) WCF
7 43 (7.03%) .NET Framework
8 29 (4.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 28 (4.58%) WinForms
10 27 (4.41%) J2EE
10 27 (4.41%) Web Services
11 22 (3.59%) Ajax
12 21 (3.43%) HTML5
13 18 (2.94%) SOAP
13 18 (2.94%) WPF
13 18 (2.94%) LINQ
14 17 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
14 17 (2.78%) MDX
15 14 (2.29%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.84%) NHS
2 17 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 12 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 12 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 11 (1.80%) N-Tier
5 8 (1.31%) Clustering
5 8 (1.31%) PDA
6 7 (1.14%) EPoS
6 7 (1.14%) Pocket PC
7 6 (0.98%) Data Extraction
7 6 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.82%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.65%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.49%) Open Source
11 2 (0.33%) Replication
11 2 (0.33%) Statistics
11 2 (0.33%) Economics
11 2 (0.33%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 83 (13.56%) Windows
2 46 (7.52%) UNIX
3 20 (3.27%) Linux
4 16 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (1.63%) Windows Mobile
7 8 (1.31%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.14%) Windows CE
9 6 (0.98%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.82%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.65%) zOS
12 3 (0.49%) Android
13 2 (0.33%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.33%) AIX
13 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.16%) BlackBerry OS
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.16%) VME
14 1 (0.16%) HPUX
14 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (11.60%) Migration
2 70 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
3 58 (9.48%) MVC
4 56 (9.15%) Data Modelling
5 50 (8.17%) ETL
6 39 (6.37%) CRM
6 39 (6.37%) Data Migration
7 27 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (4.25%) OO
9 25 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 23 (3.76%) Business Analysis
11 22 (3.59%) E-Commerce
12 21 (3.43%) Waterfall
13 20 (3.27%) SOA
13 20 (3.27%) Web Development
14 19 (3.10%) Software Engineering
15 18 (2.94%) Project Management
16 17 (2.78%) TDD
17 16 (2.61%) Analytics
17 16 (2.61%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 137 (22.39%) C#
2 122 (19.93%) JavaScript
3 103 (16.83%) T-SQL
4 70 (11.44%) Java
5 67 (10.95%) VBA
6 66 (10.78%) PL/SQL
7 53 (8.66%) VB.NET
8 52 (8.50%) VB
9 26 (4.25%) PHP
10 23 (3.76%) Perl
11 17 (2.78%) C++
12 16 (2.61%) Shell Script
13 15 (2.45%) VBScript
14 14 (2.29%) PowerShell
15 10 (1.63%) VB6
15 10 (1.63%) COBOL
16 8 (1.31%) C
17 7 (1.14%) Embedded C++
18 4 (0.65%) FoxPro (VFP)
18 4 (0.65%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 25 (4.08%) Degree
2 13 (2.12%) ISEB
3 10 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 6 (0.98%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.82%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.33%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.33%) OCP
8 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.16%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.31%) SLA
2 6 (0.98%) QA
3 5 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.49%) HL7
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 20 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.49%) vSphere
5 3 (0.49%) XenApp
6 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.33%) RACF
6 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.16%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 6 (0.98%) Data Guard
2 5 (0.82%) SCOM
2 5 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.82%) Control-M
3 4 (0.65%) MOM
4 3 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.49%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.33%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.16%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.16%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.16%) Puppet
6 1 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.16%) SCCM
6 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.16%) Nagios
6 1 (0.16%) Nessus
6 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 124 (20.26%) Oracle
2 91 (14.87%) Microsoft
3 35 (5.72%) Cognos
3 35 (5.72%) Business Objects
4 24 (3.92%) Informatica
5 22 (3.59%) Teradata
6 16 (2.61%) SAP
7 15 (2.45%) IBM
8 13 (2.12%) HP
9 11 (1.80%) Northgate
10 9 (1.47%) webMethods
11 8 (1.31%) BEA
11 8 (1.31%) JD Edwards
11 8 (1.31%) Pega
12 7 (1.14%) Lotus
12 7 (1.14%) VMware
13 6 (0.98%) Adobe
13 6 (0.98%) Sage
13 6 (0.98%) Citrix
14 5 (0.82%) Capita
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Roc Search
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Jumar
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £310 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Axica Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Sanderson
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £375 per day + DOE
Posted: 8 days ago
Warwickshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £240 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £201 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £321 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Wolverhampton
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago