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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 413 268 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.31% 12.44% 14.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 48.82% 41.61% 40.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 145 175
Average daily rate £375 £345 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 7
Average hourly rate £17.04 £16.85 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.09% +2.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.60 £27.20
% change year-on-year
-14.32% +5.12%
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
846 644 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.41% 29.88% 35.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 375 430
Average daily rate £363 £340 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 37 27
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.69 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.83% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £16.52 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 87 £350 -3.44% 72
Shropshire -2 87 £470 +17.50% 5
Coventry 0 53 £375 +15.38% 28
Warwickshire +7 40 £325 +8.33% 24
Staffordshire +5 37 £325 +13.04% 43
Solihull -5 12 £375 -6.25% 11
Worcestershire +1 6 £450 +28.57% 17
Kingswinford 0 5 £310 -
Herefordshire +3 4 £350 -
Wolverhampton +5 2 £313 - 5
West Bromwich 0 2 - - 3
Walsall +1 1 £275 -
Dudley - 1 £338 - 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 292 (36.45%) SQL Server
2 229 (28.59%) Oracle
3 204 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
4 199 (24.84%) Unix
5 163 (20.35%) .NET
6 162 (20.22%) Business Intelligence
7 161 (20.10%) Microsoft
8 146 (18.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 144 (17.98%) C#
10 133 (16.60%) T-SQL
11 132 (16.48%) Windows
12 128 (15.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 127 (15.86%) PL/SQL
14 112 (13.98%) Java
15 106 (13.23%) Finance
16 94 (11.74%) JavaScript
17 93 (11.61%) Shell Script
18 90 (11.24%) Data Modelling
19 89 (11.11%) Informatica
20 81 (10.11%) BusinessObjects
20 81 (10.11%) Data Warehouse
20 81 (10.11%) Waterfall
21 77 (9.61%) ETL
22 76 (9.49%) XML
23 75 (9.36%) HTML
24 74 (9.24%) WebLogic
25 73 (9.11%) Pega
26 71 (8.86%) SQL Server 2008
26 71 (8.86%) Relational Database
27 70 (8.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 74 (9.24%) WebLogic
2 53 (6.62%) SharePoint
3 33 (4.12%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (2.50%) Confluence
5 13 (1.62%) SAS
6 11 (1.37%) Apache
7 10 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.25%) IIS
7 10 (1.25%) JBoss
7 10 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
8 9 (1.12%) Documentum
8 9 (1.12%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.87%) Captiva
9 7 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.75%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.75%) CMS
11 5 (0.62%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.50%) Node.js
12 4 (0.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 70 (8.74%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.37%) MS Office
3 6 (0.75%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.37%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.37%) Siemens NX
4 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.37%) SPSS
5 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.25%) PTC Creo
5 2 (0.25%) Windchill
6 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.62%) BPCS
6 5 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.50%) INSURE/90
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.37%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.12%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.12%) Office 365
4 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.37%) IaaS
6 2 (0.25%) SaaS
6 2 (0.25%) Yammer
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.12%) GitHub
7 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.37%) FTP
2 10 (1.25%) LAN
3 8 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.87%) Firewall
4 7 (0.87%) Intranet
5 6 (0.75%) DNS
5 6 (0.75%) Internet
5 6 (0.75%) WAN
6 5 (0.62%) SSL
7 3 (0.37%) Extranet
7 3 (0.37%) HTTP
7 3 (0.37%) SAN
7 3 (0.37%) SMTP
8 2 (0.25%) Modbus
8 2 (0.25%) Network Security
9 1 (0.12%) DHCP
9 1 (0.12%) LDAP
9 1 (0.12%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (36.45%) SQL Server
2 146 (18.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 128 (15.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 81 (10.11%) BusinessObjects
4 81 (10.11%) Data Warehouse
5 71 (8.86%) Relational Database
5 71 (8.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 70 (8.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 55 (6.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 33 (4.12%) Hadoop
9 29 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
10 28 (3.50%) Oracle OWB
11 27 (3.37%) Oracle Database
12 24 (3.00%) Oracle Reports
13 23 (2.87%) Big Data
13 23 (2.87%) RDBMS
14 21 (2.62%) MS Access
14 21 (2.62%) OLAP
15 20 (2.50%) Pentaho
16 19 (2.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 47 (5.87%) ClearCase
2 44 (5.49%) Visual Studio
3 38 (4.74%) CA Gen
4 33 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (3.75%) ClearQuest
6 21 (2.62%) JIRA
7 16 (2.00%) Git (software)
8 14 (1.75%) Subversion
9 11 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (1.12%) PVCS
11 7 (0.87%) Selenium
12 5 (0.62%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.62%) JUnit
12 5 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
12 5 (0.62%) Toad
13 4 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.50%) FishEye
13 4 (0.50%) Jenkins
13 4 (0.50%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 106 (13.23%) Finance
2 22 (2.75%) Retail
3 16 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 15 (1.87%) Games
5 14 (1.75%) Advertising
6 9 (1.12%) Back Office
6 9 (1.12%) Banking
6 9 (1.12%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.75%) Automotive
8 5 (0.62%) Billing
8 5 (0.62%) Legal
9 4 (0.50%) Front Office
9 4 (0.50%) Marketing
10 3 (0.37%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.37%) Local Government
11 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.25%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 416 (51.94%) Developer
2 127 (15.86%) Analyst
3 121 (15.11%) SQL Developer
4 85 (10.61%) .NET Developer
5 64 (7.99%) Architect
6 49 (6.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 49 (6.12%) DBA
7 46 (5.74%) C# Developer
7 46 (5.74%) SQL DBA
8 44 (5.49%) Consultant
9 38 (4.74%) C# .NET Developer
10 37 (4.62%) Test Analyst
11 31 (3.87%) Business Developer
12 29 (3.62%) Data Analyst
13 26 (3.25%) SQL BI Developer
14 25 (3.12%) SQL Analyst
15 24 (3.00%) SQL Server Developer
16 22 (2.75%) Administrator
17 21 (2.62%) Hadoop Developer
17 21 (2.62%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (20.35%) .NET
2 76 (9.49%) XML
3 75 (9.36%) HTML
4 69 (8.61%) J2EE
5 66 (8.24%) CSS
6 63 (7.87%) ASP.NET
7 57 (7.12%) jQuery
8 43 (5.37%) Web Services
9 39 (4.87%) WinForms
10 33 (4.12%) .NET Framework
11 31 (3.87%) AngularJS
12 30 (3.75%) HTML5
12 30 (3.75%) REST
12 30 (3.75%) SOAP
13 28 (3.50%) ASP.NET MVC
14 26 (3.25%) RESTful
15 25 (3.12%) Middleware
16 21 (2.62%) WCF
16 21 (2.62%) XML Messaging
17 19 (2.37%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.37%) NHS
3 19 (2.37%) DataPower
4 14 (1.75%) Replication
5 12 (1.50%) Data Integration
5 12 (1.50%) Data Structures
6 11 (1.37%) AS400
6 11 (1.37%) N-Tier
7 10 (1.25%) Clustering
7 10 (1.25%) iSeries
8 9 (1.12%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.12%) Management Information System
9 7 (0.87%) User Experience
10 6 (0.75%) Data Centre
10 6 (0.75%) Online Games
10 6 (0.75%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.62%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.62%) Derivative
12 4 (0.50%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 199 (24.84%) Unix
2 132 (16.48%) Windows
3 45 (5.62%) Linux
4 34 (4.24%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.62%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.37%) Android
8 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.37%) Solaris
9 2 (0.25%) AIX
9 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.12%) HPUX
10 1 (0.12%) SUSE
10 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (20.22%) Business Intelligence
3 90 (11.24%) Data Modelling
4 81 (10.11%) Waterfall
5 77 (9.61%) ETL
6 67 (8.36%) Migration
7 66 (8.24%) Scrum
8 64 (7.99%) Test Strategy
9 59 (7.37%) RUP
10 56 (6.99%) MVC
11 55 (6.87%) OO
12 45 (5.62%) Data Migration
13 41 (5.12%) Performance Tuning
14 37 (4.62%) Configuration Management
14 37 (4.62%) Data Analysis
14 37 (4.62%) Test Scripting
15 34 (4.24%) Software Engineering
16 32 (4.00%) TDD
17 30 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
18 27 (3.37%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 144 (17.98%) C#
2 133 (16.60%) T-SQL
3 127 (15.86%) PL/SQL
4 112 (13.98%) Java
5 94 (11.74%) JavaScript
6 93 (11.61%) Shell Script
7 69 (8.61%) Perl
8 47 (5.87%) VB.NET
9 18 (2.25%) VB
10 15 (1.87%) VBA
11 14 (1.75%) PHP
11 14 (1.75%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.37%) C
12 11 (1.37%) C++
13 10 (1.25%) Python
13 10 (1.25%) RPG
13 10 (1.25%) VBScript
14 9 (1.12%) Scala
15 8 (1.00%) RPG IV
16 7 (0.87%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 34 (4.24%) ISEB
2 31 (3.87%) ISTQB
3 23 (2.87%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.25%) Degree
5 14 (1.75%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.50%) MCITP
9 3 (0.37%) NCIE
10 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.25%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.25%) MCSE
10 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.12%) MCAD
11 1 (0.12%) MCP
11 1 (0.12%) MCSD
11 1 (0.12%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.00%) QA
2 23 (2.87%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.62%) SLA
4 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.12%) HDFS
3 8 (1.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.37%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.37%) Docker
4 3 (0.37%) NFS
4 3 (0.37%) Samba
4 3 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (2.62%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.75%) SCOM
3 8 (1.00%) BMC PATROL
3 8 (1.00%) Kibana
3 8 (1.00%) logstash
3 8 (1.00%) OPNET
4 6 (0.75%) Puppet
5 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.37%) Opsview
5 3 (0.37%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.25%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.25%) SCCM
6 2 (0.25%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.12%) Grafana
7 1 (0.12%) Graphite
7 1 (0.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 229 (28.59%) Oracle
2 161 (20.10%) Microsoft
3 89 (11.11%) Informatica
4 73 (9.11%) Pega
5 61 (7.62%) webMethods
6 41 (5.12%) BEA
7 35 (4.37%) IBM
8 17 (2.12%) VMware
9 11 (1.37%) BMC
10 10 (1.25%) Cognos
11 9 (1.12%) Cloudera
11 9 (1.12%) SAP
11 9 (1.12%) Tableau
12 8 (1.00%) Digital Fuel
13 7 (0.87%) EMC
14 6 (0.75%) Trillium
15 5 (0.62%) Cisco
15 5 (0.62%) Talend
16 4 (0.50%) Atlassian
16 4 (0.50%) HP
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Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
set2recruit
Rate: From £280 to £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Montash
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
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Coventry
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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Warwickshire
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Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Senitor Associates
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Coventry
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Rate: £400 to £450 a day all inclusive
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Nigel Frank International
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