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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 264 221 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.83% 11.22% 12.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.41% 34.75% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 122 167
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £15.60 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.50 £35.30 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
725 636 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.74% 32.30% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 341 385
Average daily rate £325 £313 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 27
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.10 £37.64 £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 29 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 29 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 29 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 69 £300 -20.00% 51
Coventry -1 50 £300 +9.09% 15
Warwickshire -7 32 £300 - 16
Staffordshire +1 20 £320 +6.66% 33
Shropshire -2 11 £315 -25.88% 4
Worcestershire -12 8 £305 -6.15% 8
Solihull +1 6 £325 -3.70% 5
Walsall -4 3 £428 - 9
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £328 - 4
Dudley -2 1 £325 -
Herefordshire -2 1 £300 -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 226 (40.72%) SQL Server
2 182 (32.79%) .NET
3 126 (22.70%) C#
4 110 (19.82%) Microsoft
5 109 (19.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 108 (19.46%) Oracle
7 104 (18.74%) JavaScript
8 100 (18.02%) ASP.NET
9 84 (15.14%) Business Intelligence
10 82 (14.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 72 (12.97%) Windows
12 71 (12.79%) CSS
12 71 (12.79%) T-SQL
13 70 (12.61%) Finance
14 68 (12.25%) MS Excel
15 67 (12.07%) VBA
15 67 (12.07%) SharePoint
16 64 (11.53%) MVC
17 63 (11.35%) HTML
18 61 (10.99%) Data Warehouse
19 58 (10.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 57 (10.27%) Java
21 53 (9.55%) Migration
22 52 (9.37%) VB.NET
23 49 (8.83%) Relational Database
24 48 (8.65%) jQuery
25 47 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
25 47 (8.47%) UNIX
25 47 (8.47%) WCF
26 44 (7.93%) PL/SQL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (12.07%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.52%) WebLogic
3 8 (1.44%) IIS
3 8 (1.44%) SAS
4 7 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.26%) CMS
5 6 (1.08%) Drupal
5 6 (1.08%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.08%) Documentum
5 6 (1.08%) Alfresco
6 5 (0.90%) WordPress
6 5 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (0.90%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.54%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.36%) Node.js
9 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 68 (12.25%) MS Excel
2 36 (6.49%) MS Office
3 11 (1.98%) PowerPivot
4 10 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.44%) MS Visio
7 6 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.54%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.18%) MS Project
10 1 (0.18%) InDesign
10 1 (0.18%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 14 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (2.52%) Magento
2 10 (1.80%) Cognos TM1
3 7 (1.26%) Oracle CRM
3 7 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.90%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.90%) Cognos Controller
4 5 (0.90%) Agresso
4 5 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.90%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.72%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 4 (0.72%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.54%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.36%) SaaS
3 2 (0.36%) Office 365
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.80%) Internet
2 8 (1.44%) SAN
3 5 (0.90%) LAN
3 5 (0.90%) WAN
3 5 (0.90%) 4G
4 4 (0.72%) LTE
4 4 (0.72%) Broadband
5 3 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.54%) VoIP
5 3 (0.54%) Intranet
5 3 (0.54%) 3G
5 3 (0.54%) Firewall
5 3 (0.54%) 2G
6 2 (0.36%) VLAN
6 2 (0.36%) MPLS
6 2 (0.36%) SNA
6 2 (0.36%) SMS
7 1 (0.18%) LDAP
7 1 (0.18%) HTTP
7 1 (0.18%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (40.72%) SQL Server
2 109 (19.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 82 (14.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 61 (10.99%) Data Warehouse
5 58 (10.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 49 (8.83%) Relational Database
7 47 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 42 (7.57%) MySQL
9 35 (6.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 31 (5.59%) Oracle Database
11 24 (4.32%) RDBMS
12 17 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (2.52%) MS Access
15 9 (1.62%) OLAP
15 9 (1.62%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (1.44%) PerformancePoint
17 7 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
17 7 (1.26%) DB2
17 7 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 36 (6.49%) Visual Studio
2 9 (1.62%) Toad
3 7 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.08%) Subversion
4 6 (1.08%) JIRA
5 4 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (0.72%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.54%) ERwin
6 3 (0.54%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 3 (0.54%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.54%) CA Gen
7 2 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.36%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.36%) JMeter
7 2 (0.36%) Maven
7 2 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 70 (12.61%) Finance
2 20 (3.60%) Retail
3 19 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.52%) Marketing
5 12 (2.16%) Banking
6 10 (1.80%) Back Office
7 7 (1.26%) Automotive
8 6 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.90%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.72%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.72%) Advertising
11 3 (0.54%) Games
12 2 (0.36%) Publishing
12 2 (0.36%) Law
12 2 (0.36%) Legal
12 2 (0.36%) Front Office
12 2 (0.36%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.36%) Local Government
13 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 274 (49.37%) Developer
2 135 (24.32%) Analyst
3 73 (13.15%) .NET Developer
4 55 (9.91%) SQL Developer
5 40 (7.21%) DBA
6 32 (5.77%) Architect
7 31 (5.59%) Business Analyst
7 31 (5.59%) Web Developer
8 26 (4.68%) ASP.NET Developer
9 25 (4.50%) Consultant
10 23 (4.14%) SQL DBA
11 22 (3.96%) C# Developer
11 22 (3.96%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 21 (3.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 20 (3.60%) Database Developer
14 19 (3.42%) Applications Support
15 18 (3.24%) Data Analyst
15 18 (3.24%) Test Analyst
16 17 (3.06%) .NET Web Developer
16 17 (3.06%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (32.79%) .NET
2 100 (18.02%) ASP.NET
3 71 (12.79%) CSS
4 63 (11.35%) HTML
5 48 (8.65%) jQuery
6 47 (8.47%) WCF
7 33 (5.95%) XML
7 33 (5.95%) .NET Framework
8 30 (5.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 28 (5.05%) Web Services
10 21 (3.78%) MDX
10 21 (3.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (3.60%) HTML5
11 20 (3.60%) WinForms
12 19 (3.42%) WPF
12 19 (3.42%) LINQ
13 17 (3.06%) CSS3
14 14 (2.52%) J2EE
15 12 (2.16%) Ajax
16 10 (1.80%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.59%) NHS
2 12 (2.16%) Management Information System
3 11 (1.98%) Open Source
4 10 (1.80%) N-Tier
5 8 (1.44%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.26%) Data Extraction
6 7 (1.26%) EPoS
6 7 (1.26%) Clustering
6 7 (1.26%) Statistics
7 6 (1.08%) Mathematics
8 5 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.90%) Replication
9 4 (0.72%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.72%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.54%) Pocket PC
10 3 (0.54%) WURFL
10 3 (0.54%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.36%) GIS
11 2 (0.36%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 72 (12.97%) Windows
2 47 (8.47%) UNIX
3 21 (3.78%) Linux
4 16 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (1.98%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.08%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (0.90%) Android
8 5 (0.90%) Windows NT
9 4 (0.72%) zOS
10 3 (0.54%) Windows CE
10 3 (0.54%) MVS
10 3 (0.54%) Solaris
10 3 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.54%) BlackBerry OS
10 3 (0.54%) Windows Phone 8
10 3 (0.54%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (15.14%) Business Intelligence
2 64 (11.53%) MVC
3 53 (9.55%) Migration
4 42 (7.57%) ETL
5 32 (5.77%) CRM
6 30 (5.41%) Data Modelling
7 27 (4.86%) OO
8 26 (4.68%) Business Analysis
9 24 (4.32%) Web Development
9 24 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (4.32%) E-Commerce
9 24 (4.32%) Analytics
10 23 (4.14%) TDD
11 22 (3.96%) Unit Testing
12 20 (3.60%) ITIL
13 19 (3.42%) Test Scripting
13 19 (3.42%) Performance Tuning
14 18 (3.24%) Data Migration
14 18 (3.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (3.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 126 (22.70%) C#
2 104 (18.74%) JavaScript
3 71 (12.79%) T-SQL
4 67 (12.07%) VBA
5 57 (10.27%) Java
6 52 (9.37%) VB.NET
7 44 (7.93%) PL/SQL
8 31 (5.59%) VB
9 28 (5.05%) PHP
10 27 (4.86%) Perl
11 20 (3.60%) Shell Script
12 16 (2.88%) VBScript
13 9 (1.62%) C++
13 9 (1.62%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.26%) XAML
14 7 (1.26%) COBOL
15 4 (0.72%) VB6
15 4 (0.72%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.54%) Embedded C++
17 2 (0.36%) REXX
Qualifications
1 19 (3.42%) Degree
2 17 (3.06%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.52%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.52%) ISEB
4 10 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (1.62%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.72%) MCSE
8 3 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.54%) CCNA
9 2 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.36%) CCNP
9 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.36%) VCP4
10 1 (0.18%) AAT
10 1 (0.18%) HND
10 1 (0.18%) MCSA
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.18%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.80%) SLA
2 6 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.54%) QA
3 3 (0.54%) HL7
System Software
1 21 (3.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.44%) vSphere
3 7 (1.26%) Oracle RMAN
3 7 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.90%) XenApp
6 4 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.36%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.36%) RACF
8 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.18%) Nmap
8 1 (0.18%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 5 (0.90%) Control-M
1 5 (0.90%) SCOM
1 5 (0.90%) 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
1 110 (19.82%) Microsoft
2 108 (19.46%) Oracle
3 21 (3.78%) Cognos
4 19 (3.42%) VMware
5 18 (3.24%) Business Objects
6 16 (2.88%) SAP
7 15 (2.70%) IBM
8 13 (2.34%) Informatica
9 12 (2.16%) MicroStrategy
9 12 (2.16%) JD Edwards
9 12 (2.16%) HP
9 12 (2.16%) Citrix
10 9 (1.62%) Teradata
10 9 (1.62%) Pega
11 8 (1.44%) webMethods
11 8 (1.44%) Sybase
12 7 (1.26%) BEA
12 7 (1.26%) Adobe
12 7 (1.26%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.08%) Cisco
West Midlands
Pioneer Consulting - SAP
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300-£325
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £290 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Rate: £420 - £435 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Rate: From £420 to £435 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Rate: From £29,529 to £32,073 per annum (Grade G)
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 days ago