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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL 313 254 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.24% 12.02% 14.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.98% 36.87% 39.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 157 195
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £239 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 7
Average hourly rate £29.75 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.50 £23.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.20 £33.50 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.43% -15.90%
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
803 689 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.40% 32.59% 36.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 423 450
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 30
Average hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.85 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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
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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 0 93 £350 -6.04% 38
Coventry +6 52 £300 +9.09% 15
Warwickshire +1 43 £313 +4.16% 14
Staffordshire -4 20 £310 -4.61% 46
Shropshire -4 16 £295 -30.58% 10
Solihull +5 9 £350 - 9
Worcestershire -11 6 £313 -16.66% 6
Sutton Coldfield +1 4 £345 -18.82% 2
Wolverhampton -3 4 £160 - 5
Walsall 0 3 £428 +42.50% 1
West Bromwich -9 3 £425 +6.25% 4
Herefordshire -7 1 £300 +1.69%
Dudley - - - -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 226 (38.18%) SQL Server
2 172 (29.05%) .NET
3 137 (23.14%) Oracle
3 137 (23.14%) Microsoft
4 127 (21.45%) C#
5 119 (20.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 98 (16.55%) Business Intelligence
7 94 (15.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 93 (15.71%) Windows
9 88 (14.86%) ASP.NET
10 83 (14.02%) JavaScript
11 81 (13.68%) T-SQL
12 78 (13.18%) UNIX
12 78 (13.18%) MS Excel
13 70 (11.82%) Finance
14 68 (11.49%) Data Warehouse
15 66 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
16 63 (10.64%) CSS
17 60 (10.14%) Java
18 57 (9.63%) SharePoint
19 54 (9.12%) HTML
20 53 (8.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 52 (8.78%) PL/SQL
21 52 (8.78%) MVC
22 50 (8.45%) VBA
22 50 (8.45%) ETL
23 49 (8.28%) WCF
24 47 (7.94%) Visual Studio
25 46 (7.77%) VB.NET
25 46 (7.77%) Migration

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 57 (9.63%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.55%) WebSphere
3 15 (2.53%) WebLogic
4 10 (1.69%) IIS
5 9 (1.52%) SAS
6 7 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.18%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.18%) Documentum
6 7 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.84%) CMS
7 5 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.68%) Apache
9 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.34%) Node.js
10 2 (0.34%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.17%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.17%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 78 (13.18%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.39%) MS Office
3 12 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.86%) PowerPivot
5 10 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.51%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.34%) MS Project
7 2 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.17%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.52%) Cognos TM1
3 7 (1.18%) Agresso
3 7 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (1.18%) Magento
4 6 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.01%) Oracle CRM
5 5 (0.84%) ENOVIA
6 4 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.68%) Cognos Controller
6 4 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.68%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 4 (0.68%) Oracle FAH
7 3 (0.51%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.01%) Office 365
3 5 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.68%) Force.com
5 3 (0.51%) SaaS
6 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.03%) SAN
2 11 (1.86%) Internet
3 5 (0.84%) LAN
3 5 (0.84%) WAN
3 5 (0.84%) HTTP
4 4 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.68%) Broadband
4 4 (0.68%) VoIP
4 4 (0.68%) Firewall
5 3 (0.51%) SMS
5 3 (0.51%) DHCP
5 3 (0.51%) DNS
6 2 (0.34%) Intranet
6 2 (0.34%) Extranet
6 2 (0.34%) MPLS
6 2 (0.34%) SNA
6 2 (0.34%) VLAN
7 1 (0.17%) LTE
7 1 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (38.18%) SQL Server
2 119 (20.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 94 (15.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 68 (11.49%) Data Warehouse
5 53 (8.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 43 (7.26%) Relational Database
7 42 (7.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 39 (6.59%) Oracle Database
9 33 (5.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (3.89%) MySQL
11 19 (3.21%) Oracle Database 11g
12 17 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (2.53%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.86%) Data Mart
15 10 (1.69%) OLAP
16 9 (1.52%) MS Access
16 9 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
17 8 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
17 8 (1.35%) PerformancePoint
18 7 (1.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 47 (7.94%) Visual Studio
2 15 (2.53%) Toad
2 15 (2.53%) Subversion
3 14 (2.36%) JIRA
4 8 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (1.01%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.84%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.68%) Maven
7 4 (0.68%) JMeter
7 4 (0.68%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.51%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.34%) ERwin
9 2 (0.34%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.34%) NUnit
9 2 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.34%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.34%) CA Gen
10 1 (0.17%) MSBuild
General
1 70 (11.82%) Finance
2 21 (3.55%) Retail
3 12 (2.03%) Back Office
3 12 (2.03%) Marketing
4 10 (1.69%) Automotive
4 10 (1.69%) Banking
5 9 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.01%) Advertising
8 5 (0.84%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.51%) Publishing
9 3 (0.51%) Games
10 2 (0.34%) Front Office
10 2 (0.34%) Electronics
10 2 (0.34%) Local Government
10 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.34%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) Billing
11 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 264 (44.59%) Developer
2 153 (25.84%) Analyst
3 74 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 43 (7.26%) SQL Developer
5 36 (6.08%) DBA
6 33 (5.57%) Architect
7 31 (5.24%) Web Developer
7 31 (5.24%) ASP.NET Developer
8 30 (5.07%) Test Analyst
8 30 (5.07%) Applications Support
9 28 (4.73%) Support Analyst
9 28 (4.73%) Consultant
10 25 (4.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 25 (4.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 24 (4.05%) SQL DBA
12 23 (3.89%) .NET Web Developer
13 22 (3.72%) Business Analyst
14 21 (3.55%) Data Analyst
15 19 (3.21%) C# Developer
16 17 (2.87%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (29.05%) .NET
2 88 (14.86%) ASP.NET
3 63 (10.64%) CSS
4 54 (9.12%) HTML
5 49 (8.28%) WCF
6 45 (7.60%) jQuery
7 40 (6.76%) Web Services
8 36 (6.08%) .NET Framework
9 33 (5.57%) XML
10 29 (4.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 23 (3.89%) WinForms
12 21 (3.55%) LINQ
13 19 (3.21%) MDX
14 18 (3.04%) HTML5
15 16 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (2.53%) Middleware
17 14 (2.36%) J2EE
18 13 (2.20%) WPF
19 11 (1.86%) CSS3
19 11 (1.86%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.24%) NHS
3 16 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.53%) N-Tier
5 13 (2.20%) Statistics
6 12 (2.03%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.86%) Open Source
8 9 (1.52%) User Experience
9 8 (1.35%) Pocket PC
9 8 (1.35%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.35%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.18%) Clustering
11 6 (1.01%) Replication
11 6 (1.01%) Data Extraction
12 5 (0.84%) Informatics
13 4 (0.68%) Reference Data
13 4 (0.68%) Learning Management System
13 4 (0.68%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.68%) EPoS
13 4 (0.68%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 93 (15.71%) Windows
2 78 (13.18%) UNIX
3 34 (5.74%) Linux
4 25 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (2.03%) Windows 7
6 12 (2.03%) Windows 8
7 11 (1.86%) Windows Mobile
8 10 (1.69%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.35%) Windows CE
9 8 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.35%) Windows Phone 8
9 8 (1.35%) Windows Phone
10 6 (1.01%) Solaris
11 5 (0.84%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.68%) Android
13 3 (0.51%) BlackBerry OS
13 3 (0.51%) MVS
13 3 (0.51%) AIX
13 3 (0.51%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (16.55%) Business Intelligence
2 66 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (8.78%) MVC
4 50 (8.45%) ETL
5 46 (7.77%) Migration
6 36 (6.08%) Unit Testing
7 33 (5.57%) Test Scripting
8 31 (5.24%) CRM
8 31 (5.24%) Data Modelling
8 31 (5.24%) OO
9 29 (4.90%) ITIL
10 27 (4.56%) Web Development
11 22 (3.72%) E-Commerce
12 21 (3.55%) Scrum
12 21 (3.55%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (3.55%) Analytics
13 20 (3.38%) Waterfall
13 20 (3.38%) TDD
13 20 (3.38%) Logistics
14 19 (3.21%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 127 (21.45%) C#
2 83 (14.02%) JavaScript
3 81 (13.68%) T-SQL
4 60 (10.14%) Java
5 52 (8.78%) PL/SQL
6 50 (8.45%) VBA
7 46 (7.77%) VB.NET
8 31 (5.24%) VB
9 22 (3.72%) Shell Script
10 14 (2.36%) C++
10 14 (2.36%) Perl
11 13 (2.20%) PHP
12 12 (2.03%) VBScript
13 10 (1.69%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.35%) Embedded C++
15 7 (1.18%) COBOL
15 7 (1.18%) C
16 6 (1.01%) XAML
17 5 (0.84%) VB6
17 5 (0.84%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (5.07%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.56%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.89%) ISEB
4 19 (3.21%) Degree
5 18 (3.04%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.18%) MCSE
8 3 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.51%) CCNA
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.34%) CCNP
9 2 (0.34%) MCSA
9 2 (0.34%) VCP4
9 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.17%) AAT
10 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.70%) SLA
2 7 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.84%) QA
4 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (4.22%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.52%) vSphere
4 7 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.68%) NFS
5 4 (0.68%) XenApp
6 3 (0.51%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.51%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.34%) RACF
8 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.17%) Nmap
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 6 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.84%) SCCM
2 5 (0.84%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.51%) SCOM
3 3 (0.51%) MOM
3 3 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (0.51%) Control-M
3 3 (0.51%) Nagios
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.34%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.34%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.17%) Sysprep
5 1 (0.17%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.17%) Nessus
5 1 (0.17%) WMI
5 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 137 (23.14%) Oracle
1 137 (23.14%) Microsoft
2 28 (4.73%) VMware
3 21 (3.55%) IBM
4 20 (3.38%) SAP
5 18 (3.04%) Business Objects
5 18 (3.04%) HP
6 17 (2.87%) Citrix
6 17 (2.87%) MicroStrategy
7 14 (2.36%) Informatica
8 13 (2.20%) Cognos
9 10 (1.69%) JD Edwards
10 8 (1.35%) Sybase
10 8 (1.35%) Pega
11 7 (1.18%) AccuRev
11 7 (1.18%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.18%) webMethods
12 6 (1.01%) BEA
13 5 (0.84%) NetApp
13 5 (0.84%) Tableau
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £210 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £24 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
People Source
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1 per day + Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
DP Connect
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago