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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 278 259 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.60% 10.70% 11.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.72% 35.92% 36.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 168 121
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 5
Average hourly rate £18.14 £16.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% -16.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £13.00 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £23.75 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.13 £25.00 £27.41
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.79%
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
718 721 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.97% 29.78% 32.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 428 334
Average daily rate £348 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.92% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 18
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 68 £350 +16.66% 70
Coventry +2 56 £313 +4.16% 32
Staffordshire -2 27 £338 +5.46% 34
Shropshire +4 21 £410 +30.15% 5
Warwickshire -9 18 £365 +21.66% 19
Solihull +7 11 £375 +15.38% 3
Worcestershire 0 7 £300 -1.63% 10
Wolverhampton - 4 £240 - 13
Walsall - 3 £425 - 5
Sutton Coldfield +5 1 £310 - 3
Herefordshire -1 1 - - 3
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 245 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 185 (29.74%) .NET
3 156 (25.08%) Oracle
4 140 (22.51%) Microsoft
5 136 (21.86%) C#
6 117 (18.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 113 (18.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 107 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
9 103 (16.56%) T-SQL
10 99 (15.92%) Finance
11 91 (14.63%) ASP.NET
12 90 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
13 80 (12.86%) HTML
14 79 (12.70%) MS Excel
15 78 (12.54%) XML
15 78 (12.54%) Windows
16 77 (12.38%) JavaScript
17 68 (10.93%) Data Warehouse
18 66 (10.61%) PL/SQL
18 66 (10.61%) Migration
19 65 (10.45%) ETL
20 57 (9.16%) CSS
21 55 (8.84%) Java
21 55 (8.84%) SQL Server 2008
22 54 (8.68%) UNIX
23 52 (8.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 49 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
25 48 (7.72%) VB.NET
26 47 (7.56%) jQuery
27 46 (7.40%) Relational Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 38 (6.11%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.70%) WebLogic
3 21 (3.38%) SAS
4 16 (2.57%) IIS
5 15 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (2.25%) Lync
7 9 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (1.29%) Apache
8 8 (1.29%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.80%) CMS
10 5 (0.80%) JBoss
11 4 (0.64%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.48%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (0.48%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.32%) Mule
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 79 (12.70%) MS Excel
2 32 (5.14%) MS Office
3 7 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.80%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.64%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.32%) MS Project
7 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.09%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.77%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.48%) Eikon
7 3 (0.48%) Northgate Housing
8 2 (0.32%) Magento
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.16%) SyteLine
9 1 (0.16%) Line 500
9 1 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.64%) GitHub
3 4 (0.64%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.32%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.32%) PaaS
5 2 (0.32%) Heroku
5 2 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.16%) Boomi
6 1 (0.16%) Office 365
6 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.09%) Internet
2 10 (1.61%) DNS
3 8 (1.29%) DHCP
4 6 (0.96%) SSL
5 4 (0.64%) LDAP
6 3 (0.48%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.48%) SAN
6 3 (0.48%) Network Security
6 3 (0.48%) Firewall
6 3 (0.48%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.32%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.32%) SMTP
7 2 (0.32%) Wireless
7 2 (0.32%) VPN
7 2 (0.32%) HTTP
8 1 (0.16%) LAN
8 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 117 (18.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 113 (18.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 68 (10.93%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (8.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 52 (8.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 46 (7.40%) Relational Database
8 33 (5.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (4.66%) Oracle Database
10 28 (4.50%) MySQL
11 26 (4.18%) SQL Server 2005
12 25 (4.02%) Oracle Reports
13 19 (3.05%) MS Access
14 14 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (2.09%) SQL Server 2000
16 12 (1.93%) RDBMS
17 9 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 9 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
18 8 (1.29%) QlikView
18 8 (1.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 44 (7.07%) Visual Studio
2 23 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (2.57%) Oracle Forms
4 13 (2.09%) Subversion
5 12 (1.93%) Git (software)
6 10 (1.61%) JIRA
6 10 (1.61%) Selenium
7 8 (1.29%) ERwin
7 8 (1.29%) JUnit
8 7 (1.13%) Eclipse
8 7 (1.13%) Toad
9 6 (0.96%) ReSharper
10 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.64%) ClearCase
11 4 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.48%) IntelliJ
13 2 (0.32%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.32%) Maven
13 2 (0.32%) MSI
13 2 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 99 (15.92%) Finance
2 29 (4.66%) Retail
3 18 (2.89%) Manufacturing
4 15 (2.41%) Back Office
5 11 (1.77%) Marketing
6 9 (1.45%) Banking
7 8 (1.29%) Advertising
7 8 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.13%) Law
9 6 (0.96%) Billing
10 5 (0.80%) Games
11 3 (0.48%) Local Government
11 3 (0.48%) Front Office
12 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.32%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 311 (50.00%) Developer
2 119 (19.13%) Analyst
3 62 (9.97%) .NET Developer
4 54 (8.68%) SQL Developer
5 43 (6.91%) Architect
6 32 (5.14%) DBA
7 30 (4.82%) C# Developer
8 29 (4.66%) Data Analyst
8 29 (4.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 27 (4.34%) SQL DBA
10 26 (4.18%) Oracle Developer
10 26 (4.18%) Test Analyst
11 24 (3.86%) Administrator
12 21 (3.38%) Senior Developer
13 20 (3.22%) C# .NET Developer
14 18 (2.89%) Data Architect
14 18 (2.89%) Consultant
15 14 (2.25%) Programmer
16 13 (2.09%) Software Developer
17 12 (1.93%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (29.74%) .NET
2 91 (14.63%) ASP.NET
3 80 (12.86%) HTML
4 78 (12.54%) XML
5 57 (9.16%) CSS
6 47 (7.56%) jQuery
7 45 (7.23%) Web Services
8 39 (6.27%) .NET Framework
9 35 (5.63%) WCF
10 29 (4.66%) WinForms
11 27 (4.34%) J2EE
12 26 (4.18%) SOAP
12 26 (4.18%) Entity Framework
13 25 (4.02%) HTML5
14 20 (3.22%) Ajax
15 17 (2.73%) WPF
16 16 (2.57%) LINQ
16 16 (2.57%) REST
16 16 (2.57%) Spring
17 15 (2.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.95%) NHS
3 17 (2.73%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.57%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.41%) Data Structures
6 11 (1.77%) Data Extraction
7 10 (1.61%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.61%) Replication
8 9 (1.45%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.29%) Clustering
9 8 (1.29%) User Experience
10 5 (0.80%) Data Integration
10 5 (0.80%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.80%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.64%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.64%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.48%) iPhone
12 3 (0.48%) Informatics
12 3 (0.48%) CMDB
13 2 (0.32%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 78 (12.54%) Windows
2 54 (8.68%) UNIX
3 22 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (3.05%) Linux
5 12 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.29%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.64%) Solaris
9 3 (0.48%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.32%) SUSE
10 2 (0.32%) Debian
11 1 (0.16%) AIX
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.16%) Android
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
2 90 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (10.61%) Migration
4 65 (10.45%) ETL
5 42 (6.75%) Data Modelling
6 39 (6.27%) MVC
7 37 (5.95%) Data Migration
8 36 (5.79%) Data Analysis
8 36 (5.79%) SOA
9 34 (5.47%) User Acceptance Testing
10 31 (4.98%) CRM
11 29 (4.66%) Test Scripting
12 28 (4.50%) Scrum
13 27 (4.34%) E-Commerce
14 23 (3.70%) TDD
15 22 (3.54%) OO
16 21 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (3.38%) Workflow
16 21 (3.38%) SDLC
17 19 (3.05%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 136 (21.86%) C#
2 103 (16.56%) T-SQL
3 77 (12.38%) JavaScript
4 66 (10.61%) PL/SQL
5 55 (8.84%) Java
6 48 (7.72%) VB.NET
7 29 (4.66%) Shell Script
8 23 (3.70%) VB
9 17 (2.73%) VBA
10 15 (2.41%) VBScript
11 14 (2.25%) COBOL
12 13 (2.09%) Perl
12 13 (2.09%) PowerShell
13 12 (1.93%) C++
14 11 (1.77%) VB6
15 10 (1.61%) C
16 8 (1.29%) PHP
17 7 (1.13%) Python
18 5 (0.80%) VC++
19 4 (0.64%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 40 (6.43%) Degree
2 26 (4.18%) Security Cleared
3 24 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.93%) ISEB
5 9 (1.45%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.80%) MCDBA
7 5 (0.80%) MCITP
8 4 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.77%) QA
2 8 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.13%) SLA
4 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.32%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.16%) HL7
6 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 27 (4.34%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.29%) XenApp
4 3 (0.48%) vSphere
4 3 (0.48%) Docker
5 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.32%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (0.64%) SCCM
1 4 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
1 4 (0.64%) Puppet
2 2 (0.32%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.16%) SCOM
3 1 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.16%) Nagios
3 1 (0.16%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 156 (25.08%) Oracle
2 140 (22.51%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.82%) IBM
4 23 (3.70%) Citrix
4 23 (3.70%) webMethods
4 23 (3.70%) Pega
5 22 (3.54%) VMware
6 20 (3.22%) Informatica
7 14 (2.25%) Cisco
8 11 (1.77%) BEA
9 10 (1.61%) HP
10 8 (1.29%) SAP
10 8 (1.29%) Micro Focus
10 8 (1.29%) Google
11 7 (1.13%) Netezza
11 7 (1.13%) Ab Initio
11 7 (1.13%) Tableau
11 7 (1.13%) Red Gate
12 6 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.96%) TIBCO
West Midlands
CPS Group (UK) Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
University of Birmingham
Rate: From £38,511 to £45,954 per annum rising to £51,702 a year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
Staffordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
NES IT
Rate: Good rate
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £225 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Rate: £260 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago