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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 305 303 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.37% 14.07% 17.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.48% 41.97% 51.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 182 166
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.75 £15.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £45.25 £39.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.60 £26.98
% change year-on-year
+12.78% -1.39%
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
718 722 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.48% 33.53% 33.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 409 324
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 £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 27 24
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £36.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 75 £368 +20.00% 52
Staffordshire -1 46 £395 +31.66% 38
Coventry +1 40 £305 -25.15% 25
Shropshire +6 39 £400 +28.00% 6
Warwickshire -6 29 £325 +18.18% 28
West Bromwich +6 11 £425 +25.92% 2
Solihull +4 8 - - 6
Worcestershire -3 7 £350 +24.44% 12
Walsall +3 3 - - 9
Wolverhampton +2 1 - - 8
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Wednesbury - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 2
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - - 2
Brierley Hill - - - - 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 222 (36.63%) SQL Server
2 196 (32.34%) Oracle
3 144 (23.76%) Microsoft
4 143 (23.60%) .NET
5 112 (18.48%) C#
6 111 (18.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 110 (18.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 95 (15.68%) Business Intelligence
9 90 (14.85%) Finance
10 89 (14.69%) T-SQL
11 86 (14.19%) UNIX
12 85 (14.03%) PL/SQL
13 72 (11.88%) Windows
13 72 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
14 68 (11.22%) Java
14 68 (11.22%) MS Excel
15 64 (10.56%) ASP.NET
15 64 (10.56%) XML
16 56 (9.24%) Migration
17 55 (9.08%) HTML
18 54 (8.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 53 (8.75%) JavaScript
20 51 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
21 49 (8.09%) ETL
22 48 (7.92%) Data Warehouse
22 48 (7.92%) Web Services
23 47 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
24 46 (7.59%) CSS
25 44 (7.26%) webMethods
26 42 (6.93%) OO

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 42 (6.93%) SharePoint
2 29 (4.79%) WebLogic
3 18 (2.97%) IIS
4 10 (1.65%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.65%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.49%) Apache
6 8 (1.32%) Drupal
7 7 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.99%) SAS
8 6 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (0.66%) Lync
10 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.66%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.50%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.50%) Exstream Dialogue
11 3 (0.50%) CMS
11 3 (0.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 68 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 30 (4.95%) MS Office
3 13 (2.15%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (1.49%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.66%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.50%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.17%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.65%) Agresso
3 6 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.66%) Hyperion Planning
5 4 (0.66%) Exstream
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle HRMS
6 3 (0.50%) Magento
6 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.33%) BPCS
7 2 (0.33%) SiteCatalyst
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Utilities
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.33%) Force.com
3 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.65%) DHCP
1 10 (1.65%) DNS
2 8 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.16%) Internet
4 6 (0.99%) HTTP
5 4 (0.66%) Firewall
5 4 (0.66%) LAN
6 3 (0.50%) SMS
6 3 (0.50%) VPN
6 3 (0.50%) SAN
7 2 (0.33%) Intranet
7 2 (0.33%) SSL
7 2 (0.33%) WAN
7 2 (0.33%) Cisco ICM
7 2 (0.33%) Network Security
7 2 (0.33%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.17%) FTP
8 1 (0.17%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (36.63%) SQL Server
2 111 (18.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 110 (18.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 54 (8.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 51 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 48 (7.92%) Data Warehouse
7 39 (6.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 34 (5.61%) Relational Database
9 28 (4.62%) Oracle Database
10 26 (4.29%) MySQL
11 25 (4.13%) Oracle Reports
12 17 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (2.15%) SQL Server 2000
14 10 (1.65%) QlikView
14 10 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (1.49%) OLAP
15 9 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
16 8 (1.32%) Data Mining
16 8 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (4.79%) Visual Studio
2 22 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (3.14%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (1.16%) Maven
5 5 (0.83%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (0.83%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.66%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.66%) Toad
7 3 (0.50%) Ant
7 3 (0.50%) ReSharper
7 3 (0.50%) ERwin
7 3 (0.50%) JMeter
7 3 (0.50%) NUnit
7 3 (0.50%) Subversion
7 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.50%) Hudson
8 2 (0.33%) CA Gen
8 2 (0.33%) JIRA
9 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.17%) NetBeans
General
1 90 (14.85%) Finance
2 15 (2.48%) Retail
2 15 (2.48%) Marketing
3 12 (1.98%) Advertising
4 10 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.32%) Law
6 7 (1.16%) Banking
7 6 (0.99%) Automotive
8 4 (0.66%) Back Office
8 4 (0.66%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.66%) Publishing
8 4 (0.66%) Billing
9 2 (0.33%) Games
9 2 (0.33%) Legal
10 1 (0.17%) Electronics
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 250 (41.25%) Developer
2 123 (20.30%) Analyst
3 53 (8.75%) DBA
4 47 (7.76%) Architect
5 42 (6.93%) SQL DBA
6 40 (6.60%) .NET Developer
7 33 (5.45%) SQL Developer
8 32 (5.28%) Consultant
9 28 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 27 (4.46%) Data Analyst
11 23 (3.80%) C# Developer
12 21 (3.47%) Senior Developer
13 20 (3.30%) Test Analyst
14 18 (2.97%) Administrator
15 17 (2.81%) Software Developer
15 17 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 16 (2.64%) Business Analyst
16 16 (2.64%) Web Developer
17 15 (2.48%) Project Manager
18 14 (2.31%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (23.60%) .NET
2 64 (10.56%) ASP.NET
2 64 (10.56%) XML
3 55 (9.08%) HTML
4 48 (7.92%) Web Services
5 46 (7.59%) CSS
6 33 (5.45%) jQuery
7 28 (4.62%) WCF
8 26 (4.29%) J2EE
9 24 (3.96%) .NET Framework
10 20 (3.30%) Ajax
11 18 (2.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 17 (2.81%) XSLT
13 16 (2.64%) Middleware
13 16 (2.64%) MDX
14 14 (2.31%) WinForms
15 13 (2.15%) SOAP
15 13 (2.15%) HTML5
16 12 (1.98%) SAX
16 12 (1.98%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.61%) NHS
3 18 (2.97%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.31%) Data Structures
5 12 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.98%) Data Extraction
6 10 (1.65%) Replication
6 10 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.49%) User Experience
7 9 (1.49%) Social Media
8 8 (1.32%) Blog
8 8 (1.32%) Open Source
8 8 (1.32%) Taxonomies
9 7 (1.16%) Informatics
9 7 (1.16%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.99%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.83%) Clustering
11 5 (0.83%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.66%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.66%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 86 (14.19%) UNIX
2 72 (11.88%) Windows
3 27 (4.46%) Linux
4 19 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.32%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.16%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.99%) AIX
9 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.50%) Android
10 3 (0.50%) HPUX
11 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.17%) zOS
12 1 (0.17%) CentOS
12 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.17%) Solaris
12 1 (0.17%) Fedora
12 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (15.68%) Business Intelligence
2 72 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (9.24%) Migration
4 49 (8.09%) ETL
5 42 (6.93%) OO
6 41 (6.77%) MVC
7 37 (6.11%) Data Modelling
8 35 (5.78%) Data Migration
9 31 (5.12%) SOA
10 30 (4.95%) CRM
11 27 (4.46%) Software Engineering
11 27 (4.46%) Waterfall
12 22 (3.63%) Unit Testing
13 21 (3.47%) Test Strategy
13 21 (3.47%) TDD
13 21 (3.47%) RUP
14 20 (3.30%) E-Commerce
15 19 (3.14%) Data Analysis
15 19 (3.14%) Test Scripting
16 18 (2.97%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 112 (18.48%) C#
2 89 (14.69%) T-SQL
3 85 (14.03%) PL/SQL
4 68 (11.22%) Java
5 53 (8.75%) JavaScript
6 40 (6.60%) VB.NET
7 27 (4.46%) Shell Script
8 26 (4.29%) VB
9 24 (3.96%) VBScript
10 20 (3.30%) VBA
11 19 (3.14%) Perl
12 13 (2.15%) PHP
12 13 (2.15%) VB6
13 11 (1.82%) C
14 8 (1.32%) C++
14 8 (1.32%) PHP5
15 7 (1.16%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.16%) COBOL
16 3 (0.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 2 (0.33%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 31 (5.12%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.46%) Degree
2 27 (4.46%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.64%) VCP4
3 16 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (1.98%) ISTQB
4 12 (1.98%) ISEB
5 6 (0.99%) MCITP
6 5 (0.83%) MCDBA
7 4 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.50%) EMC Certification
8 3 (0.50%) OCP
8 3 (0.50%) HNC
8 3 (0.50%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.33%) MCP
9 2 (0.33%) MCSA
9 2 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.82%) QA
2 6 (0.99%) SLA
3 5 (0.83%) HL7
4 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.33%) SNOMED CT
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.83%) XenApp
3 5 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (0.66%) vSphere
5 3 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.33%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.17%) RACF
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.17%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 8 (1.32%) SCCM
2 7 (1.16%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (0.50%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.33%) Sysprep
5 2 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.33%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.33%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.33%) WMI
5 2 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.17%) WSUS
6 1 (0.17%) Nessus
6 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.17%) Control-M
6 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 196 (32.34%) Oracle
2 144 (23.76%) Microsoft
3 44 (7.26%) webMethods
4 31 (5.12%) IBM
5 25 (4.13%) Pega
6 23 (3.80%) Business Objects
7 22 (3.63%) VMware
8 21 (3.47%) Informatica
9 20 (3.30%) HP
10 16 (2.64%) BEA
11 13 (2.15%) Sun
11 13 (2.15%) Citrix
11 13 (2.15%) SAP
11 13 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (2.15%) Infor
12 9 (1.49%) Netezza
12 9 (1.49%) Teradata
12 9 (1.49%) Cisco
13 8 (1.32%) Ab Initio
14 7 (1.16%) Google
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £15.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 48 minutes ago
West Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £140 Per Day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Emponics Ltd
Rate: £negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £480 - £551 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Avance Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago