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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 403 280 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.48% 11.79% 11.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.87% 36.32% 38.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 166 175
Median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 9
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £13.70 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £23.75 £25.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £23.30 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+39.48% -23.60%
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
986 771 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.98% 32.46% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 472 429
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £216 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.88 £33.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% -25.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.02%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +8 118 £375 +7.14% 53
Coventry +1 75 £375 +20.96% 17
Shropshire +1 64 £415 +53.70% 9
Warwickshire +6 44 £375 +20.00% 22
Staffordshire +3 22 £325 - 32
Worcestershire -2 14 £358 +5.92% 12
Solihull -22 7 £390 +11.42% 3
Walsall +1 6 £400 -5.88% 1
Herefordshire -3 3 £450 - 3
Wolverhampton 0 2 £288 -4.16% 5
Kingswinford - 2 £304 -
West Bromwich +8 1 - -
Smethwick - 1 - -
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 311 (36.59%) Oracle
2 255 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 248 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
4 207 (24.35%) Unix
5 193 (22.71%) Java
6 169 (19.88%) Microsoft
7 165 (19.41%) PL/SQL
8 161 (18.94%) .NET
9 147 (17.29%) Business Intelligence
10 143 (16.82%) C#
11 134 (15.76%) HTML
12 128 (15.06%) Windows
13 118 (13.88%) XML
14 117 (13.76%) T-SQL
15 110 (12.94%) CSS
16 108 (12.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 104 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 103 (12.12%) WebLogic
19 100 (11.76%) Scrum
20 98 (11.53%) JavaScript
20 98 (11.53%) Finance
21 97 (11.41%) Migration
21 97 (11.41%) BusinessObjects
22 95 (11.18%) J2EE
23 93 (10.94%) Web Services
24 91 (10.71%) Spring
25 89 (10.47%) JIRA
26 87 (10.24%) Linux
27 84 (9.88%) Data Modelling
28 81 (9.53%) Informatica

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
1 103 (12.12%) WebLogic
2 65 (7.65%) Confluence
3 52 (6.12%) SharePoint
4 42 (4.94%) JBoss
5 34 (4.00%) Tomcat
6 27 (3.18%) WebLogic Portal
7 19 (2.24%) WebSphere
8 17 (2.00%) Apache
9 14 (1.65%) IIS
10 13 (1.53%) Oracle Workflow
10 13 (1.53%) SAS
11 11 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (1.06%) NServiceBus
13 8 (0.94%) Documentum
13 8 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.71%) Captiva
15 6 (0.71%) CMS
16 5 (0.59%) Apache Pig
16 5 (0.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 66 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.88%) MS Office
3 11 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.59%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.35%) MS Project
7 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) GIMP
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 23 (2.71%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (1.76%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.76%) Oracle Payables
3 12 (1.41%) Oracle Assets
4 9 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.94%) Oracle Cash Management
6 7 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (0.82%) Oracle iProcurement
6 7 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.59%) INSURE/90
9 4 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (0.47%) Oracle Payroll
10 3 (0.35%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.24%) HFM
11 2 (0.24%) Infor LN
12 1 (0.12%) OpenText VIM for SAP
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 54 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.76%) Office 365
4 13 (1.53%) IaaS
5 12 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (1.06%) Google App Engine
8 6 (0.71%) SaaS
9 2 (0.24%) Yammer
10 1 (0.12%) GitHub
10 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.12%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.76%) DNS
1 15 (1.76%) SSL
2 13 (1.53%) Network Security
3 10 (1.18%) Internet
3 10 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.06%) HTTP
5 8 (0.94%) DHCP
6 6 (0.71%) Firewall
6 6 (0.71%) SAN
7 5 (0.59%) LAN
7 5 (0.59%) WAN
8 3 (0.35%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (0.35%) Intranet
8 3 (0.35%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.35%) MPLS
8 3 (0.35%) SMTP
9 2 (0.24%) Extranet
10 1 (0.12%) NAS
10 1 (0.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 108 (12.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 104 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 97 (11.41%) BusinessObjects
5 78 (9.18%) Data Warehouse
6 62 (7.29%) Relational Database
7 59 (6.94%) MongoDB
8 56 (6.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 53 (6.24%) Hadoop
9 53 (6.24%) Oracle Database
10 50 (5.88%) Oracle OWB
11 48 (5.65%) Pentaho
12 43 (5.06%) Oracle Reports
13 39 (4.59%) RDBMS
13 39 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
14 37 (4.35%) Big Data
15 36 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
16 31 (3.65%) SQL Server 2005
17 27 (3.18%) DB2
18 23 (2.71%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 89 (10.47%) JIRA
2 67 (7.88%) Git (software)
3 63 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 53 (6.24%) Visual Studio
5 51 (6.00%) Maven
6 41 (4.82%) ClearQuest
7 30 (3.53%) ClearCase
7 30 (3.53%) JUnit
7 30 (3.53%) Oracle Forms
8 29 (3.41%) Eclipse
8 29 (3.41%) Jenkins
9 28 (3.29%) Selenium
10 26 (3.06%) Toad
11 25 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 21 (2.47%) PVCS
13 19 (2.24%) Ant
14 17 (2.00%) Log4j
15 16 (1.88%) Artifactory
15 16 (1.88%) SoapUI
16 12 (1.41%) IntelliJ
General
1 98 (11.53%) Finance
2 25 (2.94%) Back Office
3 18 (2.12%) Banking
4 14 (1.65%) Retail
5 10 (1.18%) General Ledger
5 10 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.82%) Marketing
7 5 (0.59%) Advertising
7 5 (0.59%) Billing
7 5 (0.59%) Front Office
7 5 (0.59%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.47%) Automotive
8 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.47%) Games
8 4 (0.47%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.35%) Legal
10 2 (0.24%) Publishing
11 1 (0.12%) Electronics
11 1 (0.12%) Law
11 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 434 (51.06%) Developer
2 133 (15.65%) Analyst
3 100 (11.76%) SQL Developer
4 90 (10.59%) .NET Developer
5 79 (9.29%) Architect
6 62 (7.29%) Consultant
7 49 (5.76%) C# Developer
8 47 (5.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 46 (5.41%) Test Analyst
10 45 (5.29%) Java Developer
11 44 (5.18%) DBA
12 41 (4.82%) Lead Developer
13 40 (4.71%) Oracle Developer
13 40 (4.71%) SQL DBA
14 37 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
14 37 (4.35%) Software Architect
15 29 (3.41%) Business Developer
16 28 (3.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 28 (3.29%) Software Engineer
17 27 (3.18%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (18.94%) .NET
2 134 (15.76%) HTML
3 118 (13.88%) XML
4 110 (12.94%) CSS
5 95 (11.18%) J2EE
6 93 (10.94%) Web Services
7 91 (10.71%) Spring
8 67 (7.88%) ASP.NET
9 65 (7.65%) SOAP
10 54 (6.35%) jQuery
11 53 (6.24%) REST
12 48 (5.65%) Hibernate
13 44 (5.18%) .NET Framework
14 42 (4.94%) JSP
15 34 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 34 (4.00%) Spring Boot
16 33 (3.88%) RabbitMQ
17 31 (3.65%) JSON
17 31 (3.65%) Middleware
17 31 (3.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.59%) Computer Science
2 22 (2.59%) Data Integration
3 21 (2.47%) DataPower
4 18 (2.12%) Data Centre
5 17 (2.00%) Clustering
5 17 (2.00%) NHS
6 13 (1.53%) Client/Server
7 12 (1.41%) Replication
8 11 (1.29%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.18%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.06%) Data Conversion
11 7 (0.82%) Smart Meter
12 6 (0.71%) Statistics
12 6 (0.71%) Visualisation
13 5 (0.59%) AS400
13 5 (0.59%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.59%) Derivative
13 5 (0.59%) iSeries
13 5 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 207 (24.35%) Unix
2 128 (15.06%) Windows
3 87 (10.24%) Linux
4 45 (5.29%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.35%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.24%) AIX
7 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.12%) Android
8 1 (0.12%) HPUX
8 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.12%) VMS
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (29.18%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (17.29%) Business Intelligence
3 100 (11.76%) Scrum
4 97 (11.41%) Migration
5 84 (9.88%) Data Modelling
6 80 (9.41%) ETL
7 73 (8.59%) Test Strategy
8 69 (8.12%) MVC
9 65 (7.65%) Waterfall
10 63 (7.41%) OO
11 62 (7.29%) Software Engineering
12 49 (5.76%) CRM
13 47 (5.53%) Data Migration
13 47 (5.53%) RUP
14 45 (5.29%) Configuration Management
15 44 (5.18%) DevOps
16 43 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (5.06%) TDD
17 42 (4.94%) Performance Tuning
18 40 (4.71%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 193 (22.71%) Java
2 165 (19.41%) PL/SQL
3 143 (16.82%) C#
4 117 (13.76%) T-SQL
5 98 (11.53%) JavaScript
6 63 (7.41%) Shell Script
7 35 (4.12%) VB
8 30 (3.53%) VB.NET
9 28 (3.29%) Perl
10 27 (3.18%) PowerShell
11 24 (2.82%) Scala
12 17 (2.00%) C++
13 16 (1.88%) C
14 13 (1.53%) VBA
15 11 (1.29%) VBScript
16 9 (1.06%) PHP
17 7 (0.82%) Haskell
18 5 (0.59%) RPG IV
18 5 (0.59%) RPG/400
18 5 (0.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 70 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 53 (6.24%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.76%) Degree
4 24 (2.82%) ISEB
5 22 (2.59%) ISTQB
6 15 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.41%) Oracle Certification
8 11 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (1.18%) OCPJP
10 7 (0.82%) MCITP
10 7 (0.82%) MCTS
11 6 (0.71%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.59%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.47%) LPIC
13 4 (0.47%) MCAD
13 4 (0.47%) MCSD
14 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.18%) QA
2 24 (2.82%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.59%) SLA
5 2 (0.24%) GCP
6 1 (0.12%) HL7
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (5.53%) Active Directory
2 44 (5.18%) Docker
3 16 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.94%) Firmware
5 5 (0.59%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.59%) HDFS
5 5 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.47%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.35%) vSphere
7 3 (0.35%) XenApp
8 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.24%) vCloud
9 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 69 (8.12%) Puppet
2 33 (3.88%) SCOM
3 20 (2.35%) Grafana
3 20 (2.35%) Graphite
4 14 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.06%) BMC PATROL
5 9 (1.06%) Kibana
5 9 (1.06%) OPNET
6 8 (0.94%) logstash
6 8 (0.94%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.94%) SCCM
7 7 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.82%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.47%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.47%) vMotion
9 3 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.24%) Opsview
10 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.24%) vRealize
10 2 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 311 (36.59%) Oracle
2 169 (19.88%) Microsoft
3 81 (9.53%) Informatica
4 57 (6.71%) Pega
5 56 (6.59%) IBM
6 48 (5.65%) webMethods
7 31 (3.65%) VMware
8 27 (3.18%) Cloudera
9 21 (2.47%) SAP
10 18 (2.12%) Adobe
11 16 (1.88%) Misys
12 15 (1.76%) Citrix
12 15 (1.76%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.76%) WSO2
13 13 (1.53%) Google
14 12 (1.41%) Tableau
15 11 (1.29%) BEA
15 11 (1.29%) BMC
16 10 (1.18%) EMC
17 9 (1.06%) SaltStack
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £340 per annum initial contract until December 2016
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
First Point
Rate: £300.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
First Point
Rate: £300.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: From £500 to £530 per day Initial contract until December 2016
Posted: 11 hours ago
Sheffield or Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £500-£530 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200 - 280 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £340 per day Initial contract until December 2016
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £212 - £273 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer People
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Spectrum IT
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago