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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 266 308 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.49% 14.56% 15.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.77% 41.29% 46.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 175 157
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.10 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £35.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £27.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.57%
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
622 746 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.20% 35.26% 33.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 426 338
Average daily rate £340 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £449 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 34
Average hourly rate £28.69 £31.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.45% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £16.50 £15.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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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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 -4 55 £350 +7.69% 55
Coventry +3 44 £325 -23.52% 22
Shropshire 0 44 £394 +26.00% 6
Warwickshire -6 29 £305 +1.66% 25
Worcestershire -1 13 £350 +33.33% 7
Staffordshire -2 13 £288 -0.86% 21
West Bromwich +5 7 £425 +25.92% 1
Kingswinford +1 4 £310 -
Herefordshire +2 3 - - 1
Walsall +2 2 £225 - 3
Solihull -2 2 £400 +29.03% 12
Wolverhampton +2 1 - - 11
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £365 - 2
Wednesbury - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - - 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 210 (36.02%) SQL Server
2 168 (28.82%) Oracle
3 146 (25.04%) Microsoft
4 121 (20.75%) .NET
5 112 (19.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 106 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 94 (16.12%) C#
8 92 (15.78%) UNIX
9 91 (15.61%) Business Intelligence
10 87 (14.92%) Finance
11 86 (14.75%) Windows
11 86 (14.75%) T-SQL
12 82 (14.07%) PL/SQL
13 77 (13.21%) MS Excel
14 73 (12.52%) Agile Software Development
15 67 (11.49%) Java
16 60 (10.29%) XML
17 57 (9.78%) JavaScript
18 56 (9.61%) ASP.NET
18 56 (9.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 52 (8.92%) HTML
20 51 (8.75%) Web Services
21 49 (8.40%) Migration
22 48 (8.23%) Data Warehouse
23 46 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
24 45 (7.72%) ETL
25 44 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
26 43 (7.38%) CSS
27 40 (6.86%) VB.NET
27 40 (6.86%) SharePoint

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (6.86%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.29%) WebSphere
3 19 (3.26%) IIS
4 18 (3.09%) WebLogic
5 13 (2.23%) Apache
6 12 (2.06%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.37%) Drupal
8 7 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.69%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.69%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.51%) Exstream Dialogue
12 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.34%) Node.js
12 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.34%) CICS
Applications
1 77 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.29%) MS Office
3 14 (2.40%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.20%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.69%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.34%) MS Project
9 1 (0.17%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.89%) Agresso
3 5 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.69%) Hyperion Planning
4 4 (0.69%) ENOVIA
4 4 (0.69%) Exstream
4 4 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.34%) Magento
6 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.34%) e-Work
6 2 (0.34%) BPCS
7 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (0.86%) Force.com
3 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.69%) Office 365
4 3 (0.51%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.72%) SAN
1 10 (1.72%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.54%) DNS
2 9 (1.54%) DHCP
3 8 (1.37%) HTTP
4 7 (1.20%) Internet
5 5 (0.86%) LAN
5 5 (0.86%) Firewall
6 3 (0.51%) VPN
6 3 (0.51%) SMS
6 3 (0.51%) WAN
7 2 (0.34%) Network Security
7 2 (0.34%) Cisco ICM
7 2 (0.34%) Intranet
7 2 (0.34%) SSL
8 1 (0.17%) FTP
8 1 (0.17%) VoIP
8 1 (0.17%) Extranet
8 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (36.02%) SQL Server
2 112 (19.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 106 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (9.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 48 (8.23%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 36 (6.17%) Oracle Database
8 30 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (3.95%) Relational Database
10 16 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 16 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (2.57%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (2.23%) MySQL
13 12 (2.06%) OLAP
14 11 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
15 10 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 10 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
16 9 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
17 8 (1.37%) Data Mart
18 7 (1.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 31 (5.32%) Visual Studio
2 24 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.72%) JIRA
3 10 (1.72%) Subversion
4 9 (1.54%) Toad
4 9 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (1.37%) Maven
6 7 (1.20%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.86%) JMeter
7 5 (0.86%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (0.86%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.51%) Ant
8 3 (0.51%) NUnit
8 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.51%) Hudson
9 2 (0.34%) ERwin
10 1 (0.17%) JUnit
10 1 (0.17%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.17%) JDeveloper
General
1 87 (14.92%) Finance
2 13 (2.23%) Manufacturing
2 13 (2.23%) Marketing
3 10 (1.72%) Retail
3 10 (1.72%) Advertising
3 10 (1.72%) Automotive
4 7 (1.20%) Banking
5 5 (0.86%) Publishing
5 5 (0.86%) Back Office
6 3 (0.51%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.51%) Law
6 3 (0.51%) Legal
7 2 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.17%) Games
8 1 (0.17%) Billing
8 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 223 (38.25%) Developer
2 138 (23.67%) Analyst
3 45 (7.72%) .NET Developer
4 43 (7.38%) DBA
5 34 (5.83%) Architect
6 33 (5.66%) Consultant
6 33 (5.66%) SQL Developer
7 31 (5.32%) SQL DBA
8 25 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 25 (4.29%) Support Analyst
9 24 (4.12%) Test Analyst
9 24 (4.12%) Data Analyst
10 20 (3.43%) Applications Support
11 18 (3.09%) Web Developer
11 18 (3.09%) Business Analyst
12 16 (2.74%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 15 (2.57%) Project Manager
13 15 (2.57%) C# Developer
13 15 (2.57%) Oracle Developer
14 13 (2.23%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (20.75%) .NET
2 60 (10.29%) XML
3 56 (9.61%) ASP.NET
4 52 (8.92%) HTML
5 51 (8.75%) Web Services
6 43 (7.38%) CSS
7 31 (5.32%) jQuery
8 24 (4.12%) WCF
9 17 (2.92%) XSLT
10 16 (2.74%) Middleware
11 15 (2.57%) J2EE
11 15 (2.57%) Ajax
11 15 (2.57%) .NET Framework
11 15 (2.57%) MDX
12 13 (2.23%) HTML5
13 11 (1.89%) Spring
14 10 (1.72%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 10 (1.72%) WinForms
14 10 (1.72%) SAX
14 10 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.15%) NHS
3 21 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 11 (1.89%) Data Structures
5 10 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.54%) N-Tier
6 9 (1.54%) Statistics
6 9 (1.54%) Social Media
6 9 (1.54%) User Experience
7 8 (1.37%) Blog
7 8 (1.37%) Data Extraction
7 8 (1.37%) Taxonomies
7 8 (1.37%) Replication
8 7 (1.20%) Informatics
8 7 (1.20%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.20%) Data Integration
8 7 (1.20%) Open Source
9 6 (1.03%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.86%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 92 (15.78%) UNIX
2 86 (14.75%) Windows
3 39 (6.69%) Linux
4 26 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (2.57%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.37%) AIX
8 7 (1.20%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.03%) Windows XP
9 6 (1.03%) HPUX
10 5 (0.86%) Windows CE
10 5 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (0.86%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.86%) Windows Phone 8
11 4 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.51%) Solaris
12 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.51%) Android
13 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (15.61%) Business Intelligence
2 73 (12.52%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (8.40%) Migration
4 45 (7.72%) ETL
5 38 (6.52%) OO
6 37 (6.35%) MVC
7 36 (6.17%) Data Migration
8 29 (4.97%) Data Modelling
8 29 (4.97%) Unit Testing
8 29 (4.97%) Test Scripting
9 28 (4.80%) CRM
10 24 (4.12%) ITIL
10 24 (4.12%) Software Engineering
11 19 (3.26%) Waterfall
12 17 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (2.92%) Scrum
12 17 (2.92%) Performance Tuning
13 16 (2.74%) Test Strategy
14 15 (2.57%) Data Analysis
14 15 (2.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 94 (16.12%) C#
2 86 (14.75%) T-SQL
3 82 (14.07%) PL/SQL
4 67 (11.49%) Java
5 57 (9.78%) JavaScript
6 40 (6.86%) VB.NET
7 32 (5.49%) VB
8 24 (4.12%) VBA
9 19 (3.26%) VBScript
10 16 (2.74%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.23%) PHP
11 13 (2.23%) VB6
12 12 (2.06%) C++
13 10 (1.72%) Perl
14 9 (1.54%) C
15 8 (1.37%) PHP5
15 8 (1.37%) COBOL
16 6 (1.03%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.86%) Embedded C++
17 5 (0.86%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 24 (4.12%) Degree
2 22 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.60%) ISEB
4 17 (2.92%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.57%) ISTQB
6 13 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.51%) MCP
8 3 (0.51%) HNC
8 3 (0.51%) MCSE
8 3 (0.51%) MCSA
8 3 (0.51%) OCP
8 3 (0.51%) EMC Certification
9 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.17%) HND
10 1 (0.17%) PhD
10 1 (0.17%) CISSP
10 1 (0.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.54%) SLA
1 9 (1.54%) QA
2 5 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.86%) HL7
3 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 33 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.69%) vSphere
4 4 (0.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (0.69%) NFS
5 3 (0.51%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.34%) XenApp
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.17%) RACF
7 1 (0.17%) Firmware
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 8 (1.37%) SCCM
1 8 (1.37%) Tivoli
2 6 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.69%) Data Guard
3 4 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.51%) WMI
4 3 (0.51%) Sysprep
5 2 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.34%) WSUS
5 2 (0.34%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.34%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.34%) Nagios
6 1 (0.17%) Control-M
6 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.17%) Nessus
6 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 168 (28.82%) Oracle
2 146 (25.04%) Microsoft
3 32 (5.49%) webMethods
4 29 (4.97%) HP
5 27 (4.63%) VMware
6 23 (3.95%) Business Objects
7 18 (3.09%) SAP
7 18 (3.09%) IBM
8 15 (2.57%) Citrix
9 12 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (1.89%) Informatica
11 9 (1.54%) Sun
11 9 (1.54%) Infor
12 7 (1.20%) BEA
12 7 (1.20%) Hyperion
12 7 (1.20%) Tableau
12 7 (1.20%) Pega
13 6 (1.03%) Netezza
13 6 (1.03%) Teradata
13 6 (1.03%) MicroStrategy
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harris Global
Posted: 13 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25,000 - £27,000 plus on call allowance
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Midlands
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £130 - £140 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £330 to £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
TRG
Rate: 250-300 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Shropshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago