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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 303 298 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.18% 11.77% 11.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.29% 38.40% 35.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 194 147
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £29.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.45% +45.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £20.00 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £76.90 £37.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.31 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+8.89% -1.88%
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
752 776 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.24% 30.65% 33.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 442 413
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 14
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.92 £74.30 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -4 68 £363 +3.57% 52
Coventry 0 64 £300 - 19
Staffordshire +2 40 £400 +29.03% 39
Shropshire +5 29 £425 +46.55% 2
Warwickshire -13 21 £364 +17.81% 35
Worcestershire +1 8 £348 +11.20% 11
Solihull -6 5 £375 +15.38% 13
Wolverhampton +6 3 £180 +12.50% 3
Herefordshire +2 3 £318 +5.83% 6
Walsall +4 1 £550 +28.65% 1
Sutton Coldfield -1 1 £310 -7.46% 3
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 238 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 159 (26.37%) .NET
3 135 (22.39%) Microsoft
4 125 (20.73%) Oracle
5 118 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
6 117 (19.40%) T-SQL
7 112 (18.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 108 (17.91%) C#
9 104 (17.25%) Finance
9 104 (17.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 103 (17.08%) XML
11 102 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
12 84 (13.93%) MS Excel
13 77 (12.77%) JavaScript
14 76 (12.60%) HTML
15 75 (12.44%) ASP.NET
15 75 (12.44%) Windows
16 70 (11.61%) PL/SQL
17 69 (11.44%) ETL
18 68 (11.28%) Migration
19 67 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
20 55 (9.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 53 (8.79%) SQL Server 2008
22 52 (8.62%) CSS
23 48 (7.96%) UNIX
23 48 (7.96%) Data Migration
24 47 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
24 47 (7.79%) VB.NET
25 46 (7.63%) Test Scripting
26 45 (7.46%) Relational Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 36 (5.97%) SharePoint
2 33 (5.47%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (3.15%) SAS
4 17 (2.82%) WebLogic
5 16 (2.65%) IIS
6 12 (1.99%) Lync
7 9 (1.49%) Apache
8 7 (1.16%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
10 4 (0.66%) JBoss
11 3 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPEL
12 2 (0.33%) CMS
12 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.33%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.33%) Mule
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 84 (13.93%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.15%) MS Office
3 7 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.66%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.33%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.16%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.33%) Oracle General Ledger
3 8 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (1.33%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.66%) Agresso
7 3 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.50%) Eikon
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.33%) Northgate Housing
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.17%) Magento
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.66%) GitHub
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.33%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.33%) PaaS
4 2 (0.33%) Heroku
4 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (0.33%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.17%) Boomi
5 1 (0.17%) Office 365
5 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.99%) Internet
2 6 (1.00%) SSL
2 6 (1.00%) DNS
3 4 (0.66%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.66%) LDAP
3 4 (0.66%) DHCP
4 3 (0.50%) SAN
4 3 (0.50%) Network Security
4 3 (0.50%) Firewall
4 3 (0.50%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.33%) SMTP
5 2 (0.33%) Wireless
5 2 (0.33%) VPN
6 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.17%) HTTP
6 1 (0.17%) LAN
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.17%) NAS
6 1 (0.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 112 (18.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 104 (17.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 67 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (9.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 53 (8.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 45 (7.46%) Relational Database
8 29 (4.81%) Oracle Database
8 29 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
10 22 (3.65%) MySQL
11 20 (3.32%) Oracle Reports
12 17 (2.82%) MS Access
12 17 (2.82%) RDBMS
13 16 (2.65%) BusinessObjects
14 12 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (1.82%) OLAP
16 10 (1.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 9 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
17 9 (1.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 41 (6.80%) Visual Studio
2 23 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (3.15%) Subversion
4 15 (2.49%) Git (software)
5 11 (1.82%) JIRA
5 11 (1.82%) Selenium
6 9 (1.49%) JUnit
7 8 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (1.33%) Eclipse
8 7 (1.16%) Toad
9 6 (1.00%) ERwin
9 6 (1.00%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.83%) CA Gen
10 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.83%) ClearCase
11 4 (0.66%) ReSharper
11 4 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
12 3 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.50%) IntelliJ
12 3 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 104 (17.25%) Finance
2 25 (4.15%) Manufacturing
3 23 (3.81%) Retail
4 13 (2.16%) Back Office
5 11 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.49%) Marketing
6 9 (1.49%) Games
6 9 (1.49%) Banking
7 8 (1.33%) Advertising
8 3 (0.50%) Billing
8 3 (0.50%) Local Government
8 3 (0.50%) Front Office
8 3 (0.50%) Automotive
9 2 (0.33%) Law
9 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 287 (47.60%) Developer
2 131 (21.72%) Analyst
3 61 (10.12%) .NET Developer
3 61 (10.12%) SQL Developer
4 42 (6.97%) Test Analyst
5 34 (5.64%) Architect
6 32 (5.31%) Data Analyst
7 29 (4.81%) DBA
8 28 (4.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 27 (4.48%) Consultant
10 26 (4.31%) Oracle Developer
11 24 (3.98%) C# Developer
11 24 (3.98%) SQL DBA
12 18 (2.99%) Administrator
13 15 (2.49%) Programmer
13 15 (2.49%) C# .NET Developer
14 13 (2.16%) COBOL Developer
15 11 (1.82%) Applications Support
15 11 (1.82%) Data Architect
15 11 (1.82%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (26.37%) .NET
2 103 (17.08%) XML
3 76 (12.60%) HTML
4 75 (12.44%) ASP.NET
5 52 (8.62%) CSS
6 40 (6.63%) jQuery
7 36 (5.97%) Web Services
8 30 (4.98%) .NET Framework
9 25 (4.15%) HTML5
10 24 (3.98%) WCF
10 24 (3.98%) WinForms
11 20 (3.32%) SOAP
11 20 (3.32%) J2EE
12 18 (2.99%) XML Messaging
12 18 (2.99%) XSLT
13 17 (2.82%) JSON
13 17 (2.82%) Ajax
13 17 (2.82%) Entity Framework
14 15 (2.49%) Spring
15 13 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.64%) NHS
3 17 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.49%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.49%) Data Structures
5 12 (1.99%) N-Tier
6 9 (1.49%) Replication
6 9 (1.49%) Data Extraction
7 8 (1.33%) User Experience
8 7 (1.16%) Data Centre
9 5 (0.83%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.83%) Visualisation
9 5 (0.83%) Clustering
10 4 (0.66%) AS400
10 4 (0.66%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.50%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.50%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 75 (12.44%) Windows
2 48 (7.96%) UNIX
3 26 (4.31%) Linux
4 25 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.16%) Ubuntu
6 7 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.16%) Solaris
7 5 (0.83%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.33%) Android
9 2 (0.33%) SUSE
9 2 (0.33%) Debian
10 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.17%) AIX
10 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
3 69 (11.44%) ETL
4 68 (11.28%) Migration
5 48 (7.96%) Data Migration
6 46 (7.63%) Test Scripting
7 42 (6.97%) Data Modelling
8 41 (6.80%) User Acceptance Testing
9 37 (6.14%) Scrum
10 35 (5.80%) MVC
11 33 (5.47%) Data Analysis
12 31 (5.14%) Integration Testing
12 31 (5.14%) Waterfall
13 27 (4.48%) CRM
14 23 (3.81%) E-Commerce
15 22 (3.65%) V-Model
16 21 (3.48%) Web Development
16 21 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (3.48%) SDLC
17 20 (3.32%) OO
Programming Languages
1 117 (19.40%) T-SQL
2 108 (17.91%) C#
3 77 (12.77%) JavaScript
4 70 (11.61%) PL/SQL
5 47 (7.79%) VB.NET
6 44 (7.30%) Java
7 31 (5.14%) Shell Script
8 23 (3.81%) VB
9 20 (3.32%) VBA
10 16 (2.65%) COBOL
11 14 (2.32%) C++
11 14 (2.32%) Perl
12 13 (2.16%) PowerShell
13 12 (1.99%) PHP
14 11 (1.82%) VBScript
14 11 (1.82%) VB6
15 8 (1.33%) C
16 7 (1.16%) Python
17 5 (0.83%) Ruby
17 5 (0.83%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 37 (6.14%) Degree
2 31 (5.14%) ISEB
3 28 (4.64%) ISTQB
4 13 (2.16%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.16%) QA
2 8 (1.33%) SLA
2 8 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.17%) HL7
System Software
1 20 (3.32%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.66%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.50%) Docker
4 3 (0.50%) XenApp
5 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) HDFS
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 21 (3.48%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.66%) Puppet
2 4 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.33%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.17%) Nagios
4 1 (0.17%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.17%) SCCM
4 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 135 (22.39%) Microsoft
2 125 (20.73%) Oracle
3 20 (3.32%) VMware
4 19 (3.15%) Informatica
5 17 (2.82%) Citrix
6 16 (2.65%) webMethods
7 13 (2.16%) IBM
8 11 (1.82%) Pega
9 10 (1.66%) Cisco
9 10 (1.66%) HP
10 8 (1.33%) SAP
11 7 (1.16%) BEA
11 7 (1.16%) Micro Focus
11 7 (1.16%) Tableau
12 6 (1.00%) Google
13 5 (0.83%) Sage
13 5 (0.83%) Cognos
14 4 (0.66%) NetApp
14 4 (0.66%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.66%) Ab Initio
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £415 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 315 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford and Worcester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hudson IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Public Sector
Rate: From £250 to £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
FGS Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £225 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Warwickshire
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Telford Wrekin Council
Rate: From £30,178 to £32,778 per annum Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Telford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Leamington Spa
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Warwickshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 18 days ago