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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 378 311 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.46% 12.20% 12.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.77% 39.52% 39.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 188 179
Median daily rate £378 £338 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.92% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £440 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 8
Median hourly rate £17.03 £20.07 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.14% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £14.70 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.21 £24.65 £35.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+47.77% -29.68%
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
905 787 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.23% 30.86% 30.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 492 432
Median daily rate £375 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 46 22
Median hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% -15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £18.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +5 102 £375 +7.14% 35
Shropshire +15 88 £432 -13.60% 5
Coventry +1 58 £400 +23.07% 18
Warwickshire -2 37 £370 +13.84% 19
Staffordshire +1 21 £300 -7.69% 32
Solihull -11 15 £440 +38.03% 3
Worcestershire -7 11 £358 -4.66% 12
Kingswinford - 3 £310 - 1
Herefordshire 0 2 £450 -
Walsall 0 1 £165 -45.00% 1
West Bromwich 0 1 - -
Wolverhampton -1 1 £400 +33.33% 6
Smethwick - 1 - -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 283 (34.72%) Oracle
2 246 (30.18%) SQL Server
3 231 (28.34%) Agile Software Development
4 216 (26.50%) Unix
5 173 (21.23%) Business Intelligence
6 167 (20.49%) Microsoft
7 155 (19.02%) PL/SQL
8 154 (18.90%) .NET
9 151 (18.53%) Java
10 144 (17.67%) C#
11 121 (14.85%) Windows
12 116 (14.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 112 (13.74%) T-SQL
14 110 (13.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 100 (12.27%) Scrum
16 97 (11.90%) Data Modelling
17 96 (11.78%) Finance
18 95 (11.66%) BusinessObjects
18 95 (11.66%) HTML
19 91 (11.17%) Informatica
20 86 (10.55%) JavaScript
20 86 (10.55%) CSS
21 85 (10.43%) Migration
22 84 (10.31%) WebLogic
23 82 (10.06%) XML
23 82 (10.06%) Test Strategy
24 80 (9.82%) J2EE
25 79 (9.69%) Data Warehouse
26 77 (9.45%) Shell Script
26 77 (9.45%) JIRA

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 84 (10.31%) WebLogic
2 63 (7.73%) Confluence
3 52 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 24 (2.94%) JBoss
5 16 (1.96%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.84%) Apache
6 15 (1.84%) Oracle Workflow
7 14 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (1.72%) IIS
8 13 (1.60%) SAS
9 12 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (1.35%) WebLogic Portal
11 9 (1.10%) Documentum
12 8 (0.98%) Captiva
13 7 (0.86%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.61%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.61%) CMS
14 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.49%) Node.js
15 4 (0.49%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 63 (7.73%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.96%) MS Office
3 9 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.61%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.37%) MS Project
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (2.09%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.61%) INSURE/90
7 5 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.25%) HFM
10 2 (0.25%) Infor LN
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
11 1 (0.12%) OpenText VIM for SAP
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
11 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
11 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.60%) Office 365
3 12 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (0.98%) IaaS
5 5 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.61%) Google App Engine
6 4 (0.49%) SaaS
7 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.25%) Yammer
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.12%) GitHub
8 1 (0.12%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.72%) SSL
2 10 (1.23%) DNS
3 9 (1.10%) HTTP
3 9 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.98%) Internet
5 7 (0.86%) Network Security
6 6 (0.74%) Firewall
7 5 (0.61%) Intranet
8 3 (0.37%) DHCP
8 3 (0.37%) Extranet
8 3 (0.37%) FTP
8 3 (0.37%) LAN
8 3 (0.37%) SAN
8 3 (0.37%) SMTP
8 3 (0.37%) WAN
9 2 (0.25%) Modbus
10 1 (0.12%) NAS
10 1 (0.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (30.18%) SQL Server
2 116 (14.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 110 (13.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 95 (11.66%) BusinessObjects
5 79 (9.69%) Data Warehouse
6 62 (7.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 58 (7.12%) Hadoop
8 50 (6.13%) Pentaho
9 48 (5.89%) Relational Database
10 46 (5.64%) MongoDB
11 42 (5.15%) Oracle OWB
12 41 (5.03%) SQL Server 2012
13 40 (4.91%) Big Data
14 38 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
15 35 (4.29%) Oracle Reports
16 33 (4.05%) Oracle Database
17 30 (3.68%) SQL Server 2005
18 24 (2.94%) RDBMS
18 24 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
19 22 (2.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 77 (9.45%) JIRA
2 60 (7.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (6.50%) Git (software)
4 43 (5.28%) Visual Studio
5 38 (4.66%) ClearCase
6 34 (4.17%) ClearQuest
7 33 (4.05%) Maven
8 22 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
8 22 (2.70%) Selenium
9 20 (2.45%) PVCS
10 19 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (2.09%) Eclipse
11 17 (2.09%) JUnit
12 16 (1.96%) Jenkins
13 15 (1.84%) Toad
14 11 (1.35%) CA Gen
14 11 (1.35%) SoapUI
15 10 (1.23%) IntelliJ
16 9 (1.10%) Ant
17 7 (0.86%) Subversion
General
1 96 (11.78%) Finance
2 15 (1.84%) Retail
3 12 (1.47%) Back Office
4 10 (1.23%) Banking
5 9 (1.10%) Marketing
6 8 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.86%) Advertising
7 7 (0.86%) Billing
7 7 (0.86%) Games
8 6 (0.74%) Legal
9 5 (0.61%) Front Office
9 5 (0.61%) General Ledger
9 5 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.37%) Local Government
11 3 (0.37%) Publishing
11 3 (0.37%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
12 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 410 (50.31%) Developer
2 133 (16.32%) Analyst
3 106 (13.01%) SQL Developer
4 89 (10.92%) .NET Developer
5 70 (8.59%) Architect
6 53 (6.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 52 (6.38%) Consultant
8 47 (5.77%) Test Analyst
9 45 (5.52%) C# Developer
10 44 (5.40%) DBA
11 40 (4.91%) SQL DBA
12 36 (4.42%) C# .NET Developer
12 36 (4.42%) Software Architect
13 35 (4.29%) Lead Developer
14 32 (3.93%) Business Developer
15 31 (3.80%) Java Developer
16 28 (3.44%) Data Analyst
17 25 (3.07%) Administrator
17 25 (3.07%) Oracle Developer
17 25 (3.07%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (18.90%) .NET
2 95 (11.66%) HTML
3 86 (10.55%) CSS
4 82 (10.06%) XML
5 80 (9.82%) J2EE
6 67 (8.22%) ASP.NET
7 63 (7.73%) Web Services
8 59 (7.24%) Spring
9 54 (6.63%) SOAP
10 49 (6.01%) jQuery
11 45 (5.52%) REST
12 39 (4.79%) .NET Framework
13 37 (4.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 34 (4.17%) RESTful
15 30 (3.68%) Hibernate
15 30 (3.68%) WCF
16 27 (3.31%) Middleware
16 27 (3.31%) WinForms
17 26 (3.19%) RabbitMQ
17 26 (3.19%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.07%) Data Integration
3 23 (2.82%) DataPower
4 18 (2.21%) NHS
5 16 (1.96%) Clustering
5 16 (1.96%) Data Centre
6 12 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.35%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.23%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.86%) Client/Server
9 7 (0.86%) Replication
9 7 (0.86%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.74%) Data Conversion
10 6 (0.74%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.61%) AS400
11 5 (0.61%) Derivative
11 5 (0.61%) iSeries
11 5 (0.61%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.61%) Statistics
12 4 (0.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 216 (26.50%) Unix
2 121 (14.85%) Windows
3 75 (9.20%) Linux
4 38 (4.66%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.25%) AIX
8 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.12%) Android
9 1 (0.12%) HPUX
9 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.12%) VMS
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (28.34%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (21.23%) Business Intelligence
3 100 (12.27%) Scrum
4 97 (11.90%) Data Modelling
5 85 (10.43%) Migration
6 82 (10.06%) Test Strategy
7 71 (8.71%) ETL
8 64 (7.85%) MVC
8 64 (7.85%) Waterfall
9 55 (6.75%) OO
10 54 (6.63%) RUP
11 52 (6.38%) Configuration Management
11 52 (6.38%) Software Engineering
12 41 (5.03%) Data Analysis
12 41 (5.03%) Performance Tuning
13 39 (4.79%) Analytics
13 39 (4.79%) Data Migration
14 37 (4.54%) CRM
15 35 (4.29%) TDD
16 33 (4.05%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 155 (19.02%) PL/SQL
2 151 (18.53%) Java
3 144 (17.67%) C#
4 112 (13.74%) T-SQL
5 86 (10.55%) JavaScript
6 77 (9.45%) Shell Script
7 37 (4.54%) Perl
8 32 (3.93%) VB.NET
9 28 (3.44%) VB
10 20 (2.45%) Scala
11 19 (2.33%) PowerShell
12 17 (2.09%) C
13 15 (1.84%) VBA
14 11 (1.35%) C++
14 11 (1.35%) VBScript
15 8 (0.98%) PHP
16 7 (0.86%) Haskell
17 6 (0.74%) VB6
18 5 (0.61%) RPG
18 5 (0.61%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 54 (6.63%) Security Cleared
2 38 (4.66%) SC Cleared
3 26 (3.19%) ISEB
4 23 (2.82%) ISTQB
5 19 (2.33%) Degree
6 12 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.86%) MCITP
8 7 (0.86%) MCTS
9 5 (0.61%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.61%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.49%) LPIC
10 4 (0.49%) MCAD
10 4 (0.49%) MCSD
11 3 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.12%) MCP
13 1 (0.12%) PMP
13 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.17%) Data Quality
2 29 (3.56%) QA
3 7 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.49%) SLA
5 2 (0.25%) GCP
6 1 (0.12%) HL7
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (4.54%) Active Directory
2 33 (4.05%) Docker
3 9 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.74%) HDFS
5 5 (0.61%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.61%) Firmware
5 5 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.25%) vCloud
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 49 (6.01%) Puppet
2 30 (3.68%) SCOM
3 15 (1.84%) Grafana
3 15 (1.84%) Graphite
4 13 (1.60%) BMC PATROL
4 13 (1.60%) Kibana
4 13 (1.60%) OPNET
5 12 (1.47%) logstash
6 10 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.86%) SCCM
8 6 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.74%) SCOrch
9 5 (0.61%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.49%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.49%) Opsview
11 2 (0.25%) vRealize
12 1 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.12%) Perfmon
12 1 (0.12%) vMotion
Vendors
1 283 (34.72%) Oracle
2 167 (20.49%) Microsoft
3 91 (11.17%) Informatica
4 60 (7.36%) Pega
5 55 (6.75%) webMethods
6 42 (5.15%) IBM
7 27 (3.31%) Cloudera
8 23 (2.82%) VMware
9 19 (2.33%) SAP
10 15 (1.84%) BEA
10 15 (1.84%) BMC
10 15 (1.84%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.47%) Digital Fuel
11 12 (1.47%) Tableau
12 11 (1.35%) Adobe
12 11 (1.35%) WSO2
13 10 (1.23%) Citrix
13 10 (1.23%) Google
14 8 (0.98%) Cognos
14 8 (0.98%) EMC
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 375 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £411.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kingswinford, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Simon James IT
Rate: £0 - £375 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £301 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + N/S
Posted: 19 days ago
Shrewsbury
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago