The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 250 231 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.55% 11.75% 12.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.26% 35.93% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 121 168
Average daily rate
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£303 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £332 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
Average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.60 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £35.30 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.54% +6.00%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
709 643 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.92% 32.71% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 333 397
Average daily rate £325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 30
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
SQL
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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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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 +1 63 £300 -18.64% 47
Coventry +1 54 £300 +9.09% 17
Warwickshire -5 30 £300 - 16
Staffordshire -2 20 £320 +6.66% 32
Shropshire -4 11 £315 -25.88% 6
Worcestershire -12 7 £290 -10.76% 5
Solihull 0 5 £325 - 6
Sutton Coldfield +1 1 - - 3
Herefordshire 0 1 £300 -
Dudley -2 1 £325 -
Walsall - - - - 3
West Bromwich - - - - 2
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 232 (41.58%) SQL Server
2 192 (34.41%) .NET
3 126 (22.58%) C#
4 117 (20.97%) Microsoft
5 108 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 106 (19.00%) JavaScript
7 103 (18.46%) Oracle
8 101 (18.10%) ASP.NET
9 83 (14.87%) Business Intelligence
10 80 (14.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 79 (14.16%) Windows
12 73 (13.08%) T-SQL
13 72 (12.90%) VBA
14 70 (12.54%) CSS
15 69 (12.37%) MS Excel
16 68 (12.19%) Finance
17 67 (12.01%) SharePoint
17 67 (12.01%) Java
18 65 (11.65%) Data Warehouse
19 64 (11.47%) HTML
19 64 (11.47%) MVC
20 59 (10.57%) Migration
20 59 (10.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 58 (10.39%) SQL Server 2008
22 50 (8.96%) WCF
22 50 (8.96%) VB.NET
23 48 (8.60%) jQuery
23 48 (8.60%) Relational Database
24 47 (8.42%) UNIX
25 42 (7.53%) MySQL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 67 (12.01%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.69%) WebLogic
3 12 (2.15%) IIS
4 8 (1.43%) SAS
5 7 (1.25%) CMS
5 7 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.08%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.08%) Documentum
6 6 (1.08%) Drupal
6 6 (1.08%) Alfresco
7 5 (0.90%) WordPress
7 5 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.72%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.54%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.36%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.36%) Apache
10 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.36%) Node.js
Applications
1 69 (12.37%) MS Excel
2 38 (6.81%) MS Office
3 11 (1.97%) PowerPivot
3 11 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.43%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.54%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.18%) MS Project
9 1 (0.18%) InDesign
9 1 (0.18%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 15 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.51%) Magento
3 10 (1.79%) Cognos TM1
4 7 (1.25%) Oracle CRM
5 5 (0.90%) Agresso
5 5 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.90%) Cognos Controller
6 3 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.36%) e-Work
7 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.18%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.18%) Movex
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.18%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.18%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.36%) Office 365
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.79%) Internet
2 7 (1.25%) SAN
2 7 (1.25%) LDAP
2 7 (1.25%) DDNS
3 5 (0.90%) 4G
3 5 (0.90%) LAN
3 5 (0.90%) WAN
4 4 (0.72%) Broadband
4 4 (0.72%) LTE
5 3 (0.54%) Firewall
5 3 (0.54%) 2G
5 3 (0.54%) 3G
5 3 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.54%) IPv4
5 3 (0.54%) IPv6
5 3 (0.54%) VoIP
5 3 (0.54%) Intranet
6 2 (0.36%) SNA
6 2 (0.36%) SMS
6 2 (0.36%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (41.58%) SQL Server
2 108 (19.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 80 (14.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 65 (11.65%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (10.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 58 (10.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 48 (8.60%) Relational Database
8 42 (7.53%) MySQL
9 39 (6.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 29 (5.20%) Oracle Database
11 23 (4.12%) RDBMS
12 17 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
13 16 (2.87%) MS Access
14 12 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (1.79%) DB2
15 10 (1.79%) OLAP
16 8 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (1.43%) PerformancePoint
17 7 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
18 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (6.63%) Visual Studio
2 9 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (0.72%) JIRA
6 3 (0.54%) CA Gen
6 3 (0.54%) Subversion
6 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 3 (0.54%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.54%) Toad
6 3 (0.54%) ERwin
6 3 (0.54%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.36%) JMeter
7 2 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.36%) Maven
7 2 (0.36%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.18%) Grunt
8 1 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 68 (12.19%) Finance
2 19 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.05%) Retail
4 15 (2.69%) Marketing
5 12 (2.15%) Banking
6 11 (1.97%) Back Office
7 7 (1.25%) Automotive
8 6 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.72%) Advertising
9 4 (0.72%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.54%) Games
11 2 (0.36%) Publishing
11 2 (0.36%) Law
11 2 (0.36%) Legal
11 2 (0.36%) Front Office
11 2 (0.36%) Local Government
11 2 (0.36%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 276 (49.46%) Developer
2 134 (24.01%) Analyst
3 73 (13.08%) .NET Developer
4 55 (9.86%) SQL Developer
5 39 (6.99%) DBA
6 33 (5.91%) Web Developer
7 30 (5.38%) Business Analyst
7 30 (5.38%) Architect
8 25 (4.48%) ASP.NET Developer
9 23 (4.12%) Consultant
10 22 (3.94%) C# Developer
10 22 (3.94%) SQL DBA
10 22 (3.94%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 21 (3.76%) Applications Support
11 21 (3.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 20 (3.58%) Database Developer
13 18 (3.23%) Data Analyst
14 17 (3.05%) Software Developer
14 17 (3.05%) Test Analyst
14 17 (3.05%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (34.41%) .NET
2 101 (18.10%) ASP.NET
3 70 (12.54%) CSS
4 64 (11.47%) HTML
5 50 (8.96%) WCF
6 48 (8.60%) jQuery
7 39 (6.99%) XML
8 34 (6.09%) .NET Framework
9 33 (5.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 26 (4.66%) Web Services
11 23 (4.12%) WinForms
12 22 (3.94%) MDX
13 21 (3.76%) WPF
13 21 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (3.58%) LINQ
14 20 (3.58%) J2EE
15 19 (3.41%) HTML5
16 17 (3.05%) CSS3
17 15 (2.69%) Ajax
18 11 (1.97%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.73%) NHS
2 13 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 11 (1.97%) N-Tier
3 11 (1.97%) Open Source
4 7 (1.25%) Data Extraction
4 7 (1.25%) EPoS
5 6 (1.08%) Clustering
5 6 (1.08%) Statistics
5 6 (1.08%) Mathematics
5 6 (1.08%) Mobile App
6 5 (0.90%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.72%) Blackberry
7 4 (0.72%) Reference Data
7 4 (0.72%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.54%) WURFL
8 3 (0.54%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.54%) Replication
9 2 (0.36%) Equities
9 2 (0.36%) GIS
9 2 (0.36%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 79 (14.16%) Windows
2 47 (8.42%) UNIX
3 23 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (3.41%) Linux
5 18 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (1.97%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.90%) Android
7 5 (0.90%) Windows NT
8 4 (0.72%) zOS
8 4 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (0.72%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.72%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.54%) BlackBerry OS
9 3 (0.54%) MVS
9 3 (0.54%) Solaris
10 2 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.18%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (14.87%) Business Intelligence
2 64 (11.47%) MVC
3 59 (10.57%) Migration
4 41 (7.35%) ETL
5 33 (5.91%) CRM
6 29 (5.20%) Business Analysis
7 27 (4.84%) Data Modelling
8 26 (4.66%) Data Migration
9 25 (4.48%) OO
10 24 (4.30%) Software Engineering
10 24 (4.30%) Web Development
11 23 (4.12%) Analytics
11 23 (4.12%) TDD
11 23 (4.12%) E-Commerce
12 22 (3.94%) ITIL
13 21 (3.76%) SOA
14 20 (3.58%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (3.58%) Unit Testing
14 20 (3.58%) Performance Tuning
15 18 (3.23%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 126 (22.58%) C#
2 106 (19.00%) JavaScript
3 73 (13.08%) T-SQL
4 72 (12.90%) VBA
5 67 (12.01%) Java
6 50 (8.96%) VB.NET
7 41 (7.35%) PL/SQL
8 34 (6.09%) VB
9 29 (5.20%) PHP
10 27 (4.84%) Perl
11 19 (3.41%) Shell Script
12 18 (3.23%) VBScript
13 15 (2.69%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.43%) XAML
14 8 (1.43%) COBOL
15 7 (1.25%) C++
16 5 (0.90%) VB6
17 4 (0.72%) Bash Shell
18 2 (0.36%) LotusScript
18 2 (0.36%) JCL
Qualifications
1 20 (3.58%) Degree
2 18 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.51%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.51%) ISEB
4 11 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (1.61%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.72%) MCSE
8 3 (0.54%) CCNA
8 3 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.36%) VCP4
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.36%) MCSA
9 2 (0.36%) CCNP
9 2 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.18%) MCITP
10 1 (0.18%) ICAEW
10 1 (0.18%) CIMA
10 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.08%) SLA
1 6 (1.08%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.72%) QA
3 3 (0.54%) HL7
System Software
1 28 (5.02%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.43%) vSphere
3 6 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.90%) XenApp
5 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.36%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.36%) RACF
6 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.18%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (0.90%) Control-M
1 5 (0.90%) SCOM
2 4 (0.72%) Data Guard
2 4 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.54%) MOM
3 3 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.36%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.18%) SCCM
5 1 (0.18%) Nagios
5 1 (0.18%) Nessus
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.18%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.18%) Puppet
5 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 117 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 103 (18.46%) Oracle
3 22 (3.94%) Business Objects
4 21 (3.76%) Cognos
5 19 (3.41%) IBM
6 17 (3.05%) VMware
7 16 (2.87%) SAP
8 12 (2.15%) HP
8 12 (2.15%) Citrix
8 12 (2.15%) Informatica
8 12 (2.15%) MicroStrategy
8 12 (2.15%) JD Edwards
9 9 (1.61%) Teradata
9 9 (1.61%) webMethods
9 9 (1.61%) Sybase
9 9 (1.61%) Pega
10 7 (1.25%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.25%) BEA
10 7 (1.25%) Adobe
11 6 (1.08%) Cisco
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Telford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £230 - £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Rate: From £29,529 to £32,073 per annum (Grade G)
Posted: Yesterday
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25K - £27K plus call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Salt
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £0 to £0 per annum market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago