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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 452 332 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.95% 13.31% 12.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.88% 45.36% 38.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 208 191
Median daily rate £350 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.55% -27.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £28.00 £54.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £33.02 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-18.23% +28.23%
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
1030 732 804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.78% 29.35% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 440 439
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £248 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £467 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 27
Median hourly rate £39.60 £30.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.83% +48.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £11.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.92 £37.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +1 118 £375 -2.59% 51
Coventry +2 98 £375 +25.00% 12
Shropshire -3 62 £365 -8.75% 12
Staffordshire -4 36 £300 -26.82% 27
Warwickshire +6 35 £350 -3.44% 17
Solihull -1 5 £298 -20.66% 8
Worcestershire -4 5 £228 -39.33% 3
West Bromwich - 5 £240 -
Wolverhampton +2 4 £283 +56.94% 3
Herefordshire -7 4 £450 +30.90% 1
Sutton Coldfield +1 2 £325 +22.64% 2
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 298 (34.61%) SQL Server
2 293 (34.03%) Oracle
3 224 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
4 219 (25.44%) Microsoft
5 210 (24.39%) Java
6 186 (21.60%) .NET
7 151 (17.54%) HTML
8 148 (17.19%) PL/SQL
9 144 (16.72%) T-SQL
9 144 (16.72%) C#
10 141 (16.38%) Business Intelligence
11 139 (16.14%) XML
12 129 (14.98%) CSS
13 125 (14.52%) Unix
14 118 (13.70%) JavaScript
15 115 (13.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 115 (13.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 114 (13.24%) Web Services
17 109 (12.66%) Migration
18 107 (12.43%) ETL
19 93 (10.80%) Spring
19 93 (10.80%) MS Excel
20 92 (10.69%) Windows
21 87 (10.10%) WebLogic
21 87 (10.10%) Visual Studio
22 85 (9.87%) Finance
23 81 (9.41%) MVC
23 81 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
24 79 (9.18%) Linux
24 79 (9.18%) Data Warehouse

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 87 (10.10%) WebLogic
2 57 (6.62%) SharePoint
3 54 (6.27%) JBoss
3 54 (6.27%) Tomcat
4 41 (4.76%) WebLogic Portal
5 37 (4.30%) WebSphere
6 31 (3.60%) Confluence
7 22 (2.56%) SAS
8 20 (2.32%) Apache
9 19 (2.21%) Oracle Workflow
10 18 (2.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 18 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (1.39%) IIS
11 12 (1.39%) Skype for Business
12 11 (1.28%) CMS
13 9 (1.05%) Apache Pig
14 7 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.81%) NServiceBus
15 6 (0.70%) Documentum
15 6 (0.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 93 (10.80%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.90%) MS Office
3 22 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.93%) SPSS
5 7 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.70%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.46%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.12%) GIMP
8 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (2.90%) Oracle Applications
2 22 (2.56%) Oracle Payables
3 19 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (1.63%) Oracle Cash Management
5 13 (1.51%) Oracle Assets
5 13 (1.51%) Oracle EBS R12
6 11 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (1.16%) Oracle General Ledger
8 8 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.81%) Oracle iProcurement
10 6 (0.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 4 (0.46%) Oracle HRMS
11 4 (0.46%) Oracle Payroll
12 3 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
12 3 (0.35%) SAP CRM
13 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
13 2 (0.23%) Infor LN
14 1 (0.12%) Maximo
14 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 81 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.74%) Office 365
4 14 (1.63%) IaaS
5 12 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (1.16%) Google App Engine
8 7 (0.81%) SaaS
9 5 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.46%) GitHub
11 2 (0.23%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.23%) 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%) Route 53
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.63%) DNS
2 13 (1.51%) Network Security
3 9 (1.05%) DHCP
3 9 (1.05%) Firewall
3 9 (1.05%) LDAP
4 8 (0.93%) Internet
4 8 (0.93%) SAN
5 7 (0.81%) Skype
5 7 (0.81%) SSL
5 7 (0.81%) Unified Communications
6 6 (0.70%) H.323
7 5 (0.58%) LAN
7 5 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.58%) WAN
8 4 (0.46%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.35%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (0.35%) Intranet
9 3 (0.35%) MPLS
10 2 (0.23%) HTTP
10 2 (0.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (34.61%) SQL Server
2 115 (13.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 115 (13.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 79 (9.18%) Data Warehouse
4 64 (7.43%) Relational Database
5 61 (7.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 53 (6.16%) MongoDB
7 52 (6.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 41 (4.76%) Oracle Database
9 40 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
10 37 (4.30%) DB2
10 37 (4.30%) Oracle Reports
11 32 (3.72%) QlikView
11 32 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
12 30 (3.48%) Oracle OWB
13 25 (2.90%) SQL Server 2014
14 22 (2.56%) RDBMS
15 20 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
16 18 (2.09%) MySQL
17 17 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 87 (10.10%) Visual Studio
2 55 (6.39%) Git (software)
3 47 (5.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (5.23%) JIRA
5 39 (4.53%) Selenium
6 37 (4.30%) Maven
7 28 (3.25%) JUnit
7 28 (3.25%) Log4j
7 28 (3.25%) Oracle Forms
8 27 (3.14%) ClearQuest
8 27 (3.14%) Eclipse
9 26 (3.02%) Jenkins
10 19 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (2.09%) Ant
11 18 (2.09%) Toad
12 16 (1.86%) SoapUI
12 16 (1.86%) Subversion
13 11 (1.28%) ClearCase
14 10 (1.16%) Artifactory
14 10 (1.16%) IntelliJ
General
1 85 (9.87%) Finance
2 30 (3.48%) Back Office
3 28 (3.25%) Retail
4 23 (2.67%) Banking
5 14 (1.63%) Advertising
6 11 (1.28%) General Ledger
7 10 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.70%) Automotive
8 6 (0.70%) Marketing
9 4 (0.46%) Publishing
10 3 (0.35%) Games
10 3 (0.35%) Law
10 3 (0.35%) Legal
10 3 (0.35%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.23%) Billing
11 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Front Office
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 427 (49.59%) Developer
2 131 (15.21%) Analyst
3 118 (13.70%) SQL Developer
4 98 (11.38%) .NET Developer
5 72 (8.36%) Consultant
6 64 (7.43%) Architect
6 64 (7.43%) Java Developer
7 60 (6.97%) C# Developer
8 55 (6.39%) DBA
9 52 (6.04%) C# .NET Developer
10 51 (5.92%) Oracle Developer
10 51 (5.92%) SQL DBA
11 47 (5.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 47 (5.46%) Test Analyst
12 44 (5.11%) Administrator
13 35 (4.07%) Software Engineer
14 34 (3.95%) Data Analyst
15 30 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
16 29 (3.37%) PL/SQL Developer
16 29 (3.37%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (21.60%) .NET
2 151 (17.54%) HTML
3 139 (16.14%) XML
4 129 (14.98%) CSS
5 114 (13.24%) Web Services
6 93 (10.80%) Spring
7 77 (8.94%) J2EE
7 77 (8.94%) SOAP
8 73 (8.48%) ASP.NET
9 71 (8.25%) JSP
10 64 (7.43%) .NET Framework
11 62 (7.20%) REST
12 55 (6.39%) Hibernate
13 50 (5.81%) Java EE
14 47 (5.46%) jQuery
14 47 (5.46%) JSON
15 39 (4.53%) Servlets
16 37 (4.30%) HTML5
17 36 (4.18%) JMS
18 34 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.30%) Computer Science
3 22 (2.56%) NHS
4 20 (2.32%) Data Centre
5 19 (2.21%) Clustering
6 15 (1.74%) Replication
7 12 (1.39%) Data Conversion
8 11 (1.28%) Statistics
9 9 (1.05%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.05%) DataPower
9 9 (1.05%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.05%) User Experience
10 7 (0.81%) Data Integration
10 7 (0.81%) Mainframe
10 7 (0.81%) N-Tier
10 7 (0.81%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.70%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.70%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.58%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.58%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 125 (14.52%) Unix
2 92 (10.69%) Windows
3 79 (9.18%) Linux
4 48 (5.57%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.05%) VME
8 5 (0.58%) AIX
8 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.35%) Android
9 3 (0.35%) HPUX
9 3 (0.35%) Solaris
9 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.35%) VMS
9 3 (0.35%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.23%) Debian
10 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (16.38%) Business Intelligence
3 109 (12.66%) Migration
4 107 (12.43%) ETL
5 81 (9.41%) MVC
6 63 (7.32%) Data Modelling
7 60 (6.97%) Data Migration
8 59 (6.85%) Software Engineering
9 56 (6.50%) Scrum
10 53 (6.16%) Web Development
11 52 (6.04%) OO
11 52 (6.04%) Waterfall
12 51 (5.92%) Performance Tuning
13 49 (5.69%) TDD
14 45 (5.23%) CRM
15 44 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (4.99%) DevOps
17 37 (4.30%) Data Analysis
17 37 (4.30%) UML
18 36 (4.18%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 210 (24.39%) Java
2 148 (17.19%) PL/SQL
3 144 (16.72%) C#
3 144 (16.72%) T-SQL
4 118 (13.70%) JavaScript
5 42 (4.88%) Shell Script
6 37 (4.30%) PowerShell
7 28 (3.25%) Scala
8 24 (2.79%) VB.NET
9 22 (2.56%) VB
10 21 (2.44%) Perl
11 18 (2.09%) COBOL
12 14 (1.63%) PHP
13 13 (1.51%) C
14 11 (1.28%) C++
15 9 (1.05%) Python
16 7 (0.81%) XAML
17 5 (0.58%) VBA
18 4 (0.46%) VB6
18 4 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (5.92%) Security Cleared
2 48 (5.57%) Degree
3 35 (4.07%) SC Cleared
4 27 (3.14%) ISEB
4 27 (3.14%) ISTQB
5 19 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.16%) OCPJP
6 10 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
7 9 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.81%) MCITP
8 7 (0.81%) MCTS
9 5 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.46%) LPIC
10 4 (0.46%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.23%) MCSA
11 2 (0.23%) MCSE
12 1 (0.12%) MCAD
12 1 (0.12%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.48%) Data Quality
2 29 (3.37%) QA
3 13 (1.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.23%) SLA
5 1 (0.12%) GCP
5 1 (0.12%) GPG13
5 1 (0.12%) HL7
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 62 (7.20%) Active Directory
2 40 (4.65%) Docker
3 16 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.05%) HDFS
5 8 (0.93%) Firmware
6 7 (0.81%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.70%) XenApp
8 5 (0.58%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.46%) vSphere
10 3 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.23%) vCloud
11 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 59 (6.85%) Puppet
2 28 (3.25%) SCOM
3 14 (1.63%) SCCM
4 12 (1.39%) Grafana
4 12 (1.39%) Graphite
4 12 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.93%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.58%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.46%) PowerCLI
7 4 (0.46%) vMotion
8 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.35%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.35%) WSUS
9 2 (0.23%) Control-M
9 2 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.23%) MOM
9 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 293 (34.03%) Oracle
2 219 (25.44%) Microsoft
3 72 (8.36%) IBM
4 43 (4.99%) Informatica
5 42 (4.88%) webMethods
6 32 (3.72%) Pega
7 30 (3.48%) VMware
8 28 (3.25%) Adobe
8 28 (3.25%) Misys
8 28 (3.25%) SAP
9 18 (2.09%) Citrix
10 13 (1.51%) BEA
11 12 (1.39%) Google
11 12 (1.39%) WSO2
12 9 (1.05%) EMC
12 9 (1.05%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.05%) Sybase
13 8 (0.93%) ICL
14 7 (0.81%) SaltStack
14 7 (0.81%) Sun
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £335 - £375 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Networkers
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £120 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Modis International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: £120 - £140 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago