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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 311 285 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.20% 12.20% 14.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.52% 39.47% 48.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 179 134
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£338 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £448 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 5
Average hourly rate £20.07 £23.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% +13.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £12.75 £17.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.65 £35.90 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-29.68% +16.36%
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
787 722 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.87% 30.89% 30.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 432 256
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 22 21
Average hourly rate £26.50 £31.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.87% -13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £11.20 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 May 2015.

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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 -2 81 £350 +16.66% 63
Coventry -2 49 £325 +8.33% 21
Warwickshire +5 33 £325 +11.11% 20
Staffordshire -3 27 £325 - 25
Solihull +10 13 £319 -15.00% 11
Worcestershire +3 9 £375 +15.38% 12
Shropshire -8 9 £500 +15.94% 5
West Bromwich - 7 £338 - 2
Walsall - 4 £300 - 3
Wolverhampton -4 3 £300 -16.08% 3
Herefordshire - 2 - - 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 232 (38.35%) SQL Server
2 164 (27.11%) Oracle
3 155 (25.62%) .NET
4 145 (23.97%) Microsoft
5 120 (19.83%) C#
6 115 (19.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 106 (17.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 102 (16.86%) Business Intelligence
9 95 (15.70%) Finance
10 87 (14.38%) T-SQL
11 84 (13.88%) Agile Software Development
12 72 (11.90%) ASP.NET
13 70 (11.57%) MS Excel
14 69 (11.40%) PL/SQL
15 66 (10.91%) Windows
16 65 (10.74%) XML
17 63 (10.41%) HTML
18 62 (10.25%) ETL
19 61 (10.08%) Migration
20 60 (9.92%) JavaScript
20 60 (9.92%) UNIX
21 57 (9.42%) Data Warehouse
22 55 (9.09%) Java
23 51 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
24 47 (7.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 47 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
25 45 (7.44%) CSS
26 42 (6.94%) NHS
27 40 (6.61%) Web Services
27 40 (6.61%) SharePoint

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 40 (6.61%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.31%) WebLogic
3 16 (2.64%) SAS
4 14 (2.31%) Lync
4 14 (2.31%) IIS
5 9 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
6 8 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (1.32%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.66%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.50%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.50%) CMS
10 3 (0.50%) JBoss
11 2 (0.33%) CICS
11 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPEL
11 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 70 (11.57%) MS Excel
2 36 (5.95%) MS Office
3 8 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.16%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.83%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.33%) MS Project
6 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.50%) Northgate Housing
7 3 (0.50%) Magento
7 3 (0.50%) Eikon
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Utilities
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.50%) Google Analytics
1 3 (0.50%) GitHub
2 2 (0.33%) Heroku
2 2 (0.33%) Office 365
2 2 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.33%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.33%) PaaS
2 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (0.17%) Boomi
3 1 (0.17%) SaaS
3 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.98%) Internet
2 9 (1.49%) DNS
2 9 (1.49%) DHCP
3 6 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.83%) SSL
5 4 (0.66%) Firewall
5 4 (0.66%) LAN
5 4 (0.66%) LDAP
6 3 (0.50%) Network Security
6 3 (0.50%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.50%) VPN
6 3 (0.50%) HTTP
6 3 (0.50%) SAN
6 3 (0.50%) Wireless
7 2 (0.33%) Intranet
7 2 (0.33%) SMS
7 2 (0.33%) Cisco ICM
7 2 (0.33%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.33%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (38.35%) SQL Server
2 115 (19.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 106 (17.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 57 (9.42%) Data Warehouse
5 51 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 47 (7.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 39 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 34 (5.62%) Relational Database
9 28 (4.63%) Oracle Database
10 23 (3.80%) MySQL
11 22 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
12 17 (2.81%) MS Access
13 16 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (2.31%) SQL Server 2000
15 13 (2.15%) SSDT
16 12 (1.98%) QlikView
17 11 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 11 (1.82%) Data Mining
18 10 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
19 9 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 38 (6.28%) Visual Studio
2 32 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (2.81%) Oracle Forms
4 10 (1.65%) Git (software)
5 9 (1.49%) Subversion
6 8 (1.32%) JIRA
7 7 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.99%) ReSharper
9 5 (0.83%) Toad
9 5 (0.83%) ERwin
10 3 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.33%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.33%) MSI
11 2 (0.33%) NUnit
11 2 (0.33%) Maven
11 2 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.33%) Selenium
11 2 (0.33%) CA Gen
11 2 (0.33%) TestComplete
12 1 (0.17%) Flyway
General
1 95 (15.70%) Finance
2 22 (3.64%) Retail
3 14 (2.31%) Marketing
4 13 (2.15%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.65%) Back Office
6 9 (1.49%) Advertising
6 9 (1.49%) Law
7 6 (0.99%) Billing
7 6 (0.99%) Banking
8 4 (0.66%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.50%) Local Government
9 3 (0.50%) Front Office
10 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.17%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 287 (47.44%) Developer
2 116 (19.17%) Analyst
3 50 (8.26%) .NET Developer
4 49 (8.10%) SQL Developer
5 40 (6.61%) Architect
6 39 (6.45%) DBA
7 35 (5.79%) SQL DBA
8 31 (5.12%) Data Analyst
9 28 (4.63%) C# Developer
10 26 (4.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 22 (3.64%) Consultant
12 21 (3.47%) Oracle Developer
12 21 (3.47%) Senior Developer
12 21 (3.47%) Administrator
13 20 (3.31%) Test Analyst
14 17 (2.81%) C# .NET Developer
15 14 (2.31%) Web Developer
15 14 (2.31%) Business Analyst
16 13 (2.15%) Solutions Architect
16 13 (2.15%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (25.62%) .NET
2 72 (11.90%) ASP.NET
3 65 (10.74%) XML
4 63 (10.41%) HTML
5 45 (7.44%) CSS
6 40 (6.61%) Web Services
7 34 (5.62%) jQuery
8 31 (5.12%) .NET Framework
9 30 (4.96%) WCF
10 21 (3.47%) J2EE
11 20 (3.31%) Ajax
11 20 (3.31%) Entity Framework
12 19 (3.14%) SOAP
13 17 (2.81%) XSLT
14 16 (2.64%) WinForms
15 14 (2.31%) HTML5
15 14 (2.31%) WPF
16 12 (1.98%) LINQ
16 12 (1.98%) Middleware
17 10 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.94%) NHS
3 23 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.31%) Data Structures
5 15 (2.48%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.48%) Data Extraction
6 10 (1.65%) Open Source
7 8 (1.32%) Clustering
8 7 (1.16%) Data Integration
9 6 (0.99%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.83%) User Experience
10 5 (0.83%) Replication
10 5 (0.83%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.66%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.66%) Freedom of Information
11 4 (0.66%) Graphic Design
12 3 (0.50%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.50%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.50%) Informatics
13 2 (0.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (10.91%) Windows
2 60 (9.92%) UNIX
3 26 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (3.80%) Linux
5 12 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.32%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.16%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.50%) Android
9 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.33%) AIX
10 2 (0.33%) Solaris
10 2 (0.33%) SUSE
10 2 (0.33%) Debian
11 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (16.86%) Business Intelligence
2 84 (13.88%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (10.25%) ETL
4 61 (10.08%) Migration
5 37 (6.12%) Data Modelling
5 37 (6.12%) MVC
6 32 (5.29%) Data Migration
6 32 (5.29%) Data Analysis
7 31 (5.12%) SOA
8 25 (4.13%) OO
9 24 (3.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 23 (3.80%) CRM
10 23 (3.80%) Workflow
11 22 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (3.64%) Test Scripting
12 21 (3.47%) Test Strategy
12 21 (3.47%) Project Management
13 19 (3.14%) E-Commerce
14 18 (2.98%) ITIL
14 18 (2.98%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 120 (19.83%) C#
2 87 (14.38%) T-SQL
3 69 (11.40%) PL/SQL
4 60 (9.92%) JavaScript
5 55 (9.09%) Java
6 36 (5.95%) VB.NET
7 32 (5.29%) Shell Script
8 20 (3.31%) VBA
9 18 (2.98%) VB
10 16 (2.64%) Perl
11 15 (2.48%) VBScript
12 14 (2.31%) PowerShell
12 14 (2.31%) C++
13 11 (1.82%) VB6
13 11 (1.82%) COBOL
14 9 (1.49%) C
15 8 (1.32%) PHP
16 5 (0.83%) VC++
17 4 (0.66%) Python
17 4 (0.66%) R
Qualifications
1 36 (5.95%) Degree
2 27 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.13%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.82%) ISEB
6 9 (1.49%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.99%) MCITP
8 5 (0.83%) MCDBA
9 3 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.17%) MCTS
11 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.17%) HNC
11 1 (0.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.15%) QA
2 6 (0.99%) SLA
2 6 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.66%) HL7
4 2 (0.33%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (6.28%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.32%) XenApp
4 4 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.66%) vSphere
5 3 (0.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.33%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.17%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (0.66%) Tivoli
1 4 (0.66%) SCCM
1 4 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
1 4 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.33%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (0.33%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.33%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.17%) SCOM
4 1 (0.17%) Puppet
4 1 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.17%) Nagios
4 1 (0.17%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 164 (27.11%) Oracle
2 145 (23.97%) Microsoft
3 32 (5.29%) webMethods
4 28 (4.63%) IBM
5 24 (3.97%) Pega
6 22 (3.64%) Citrix
7 21 (3.47%) VMware
8 20 (3.31%) Informatica
9 17 (2.81%) Business Objects
10 14 (2.31%) Cisco
10 14 (2.31%) BEA
11 12 (1.98%) HP
11 12 (1.98%) Netezza
12 10 (1.65%) Sun
12 10 (1.65%) Ab Initio
12 10 (1.65%) Google
12 10 (1.65%) Tableau
13 9 (1.49%) Infor
14 8 (1.32%) Teradata
15 7 (1.16%) Red Gate
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £26,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton Coldfield
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Sanderson
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southam, Warwickshire
Network ITR
Rate: 300 to 300 per day GBP
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Camping and Caravanning Club
Rate: £19,000 - £23,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Computer People
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Lichfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Mason Frank
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago