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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 341 293 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.70% 12.47% 16.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.24% 39.17% 50.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 189 144
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£338 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £206 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 8
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.75 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% +30.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £14.75 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.08 £40.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +18.18%
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
869 748 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.35% 31.83% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 440 272
Average daily rate £330 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 26 22
Average hourly rate £27.42 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.58 £12.40 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.20 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +3.42%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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 84 £350 +16.66% 47
Staffordshire +1 55 £369 +15.23% 15
Coventry -3 43 £330 +5.60% 22
Warwickshire 0 33 £325 +12.06% 12
Shropshire +2 22 £475 +10.14% 7
Solihull +12 12 £325 -13.33% 11
West Bromwich - 10 £338 -
Worcestershire +2 7 £375 +11.11% 15
Walsall +3 4 - - 2
Wolverhampton -3 2 - - 5
Herefordshire - 2 - - 5
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 226 (36.63%) SQL Server
2 169 (27.39%) Oracle
3 157 (25.45%) .NET
4 146 (23.66%) Microsoft
5 123 (19.94%) C#
6 119 (19.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 112 (18.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 102 (16.53%) Business Intelligence
9 95 (15.40%) Finance
10 94 (15.24%) T-SQL
11 84 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
12 77 (12.48%) PL/SQL
13 72 (11.67%) ASP.NET
14 68 (11.02%) UNIX
14 68 (11.02%) MS Excel
15 67 (10.86%) Windows
16 64 (10.37%) XML
17 61 (9.89%) ETL
18 58 (9.40%) HTML
19 57 (9.24%) JavaScript
20 56 (9.08%) Java
20 56 (9.08%) Data Warehouse
21 55 (8.91%) Migration
21 55 (8.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 51 (8.27%) SQL Server 2008
23 49 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
24 43 (6.97%) Web Services
25 42 (6.81%) SharePoint
25 42 (6.81%) NHS
26 41 (6.65%) CSS

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (6.81%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.57%) WebLogic
3 14 (2.27%) IIS
4 13 (2.11%) SAS
5 12 (1.94%) Lync
6 9 (1.46%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.97%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.49%) Exstream Dialogue
10 3 (0.49%) CMS
10 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.49%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.32%) Mule
11 2 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 68 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 33 (5.35%) MS Office
3 9 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (1.46%) PowerPivot
4 5 (0.81%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.65%) Exstream
6 3 (0.49%) Magento
6 3 (0.49%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Utilities
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.16%) SyteLine
8 1 (0.16%) Line 500
8 1 (0.16%) Agresso
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.49%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (0.32%) Heroku
2 2 (0.32%) GitHub
2 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.32%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.32%) PaaS
3 1 (0.16%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Office 365
3 1 (0.16%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.94%) Internet
2 7 (1.13%) DHCP
2 7 (1.13%) DNS
3 6 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.81%) SSL
5 4 (0.65%) Firewall
6 3 (0.49%) HTTP
6 3 (0.49%) LAN
7 2 (0.32%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.32%) Network Security
7 2 (0.32%) SAN
7 2 (0.32%) Intranet
7 2 (0.32%) LDAP
7 2 (0.32%) SMS
7 2 (0.32%) Cisco ICM
8 1 (0.16%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.16%) SSH
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (36.63%) SQL Server
2 119 (19.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 112 (18.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (9.08%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (8.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 51 (8.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 40 (6.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 33 (5.35%) Relational Database
9 25 (4.05%) Oracle Database
10 23 (3.73%) MySQL
11 17 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
12 16 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (2.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 13 (2.11%) Data Mining
13 13 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
13 13 (2.11%) SSDT
14 12 (1.94%) MS Access
14 12 (1.94%) OLAP
15 10 (1.62%) QlikView
16 9 (1.46%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (5.19%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.94%) Oracle Forms
4 9 (1.46%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.30%) Subversion
6 7 (1.13%) JIRA
7 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (0.97%) ReSharper
8 5 (0.81%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (0.65%) ERwin
10 3 (0.49%) Maven
10 3 (0.49%) Toad
11 2 (0.32%) CA Gen
11 2 (0.32%) TestComplete
11 2 (0.32%) JMeter
11 2 (0.32%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.32%) MSI
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.16%) NUnit
12 1 (0.16%) Selenium
General
1 95 (15.40%) Finance
2 17 (2.76%) Retail
3 15 (2.43%) Marketing
4 11 (1.78%) Advertising
4 11 (1.78%) Back Office
5 9 (1.46%) Law
6 7 (1.13%) Banking
7 6 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.65%) Billing
9 3 (0.49%) Automotive
9 3 (0.49%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.32%) Local Government
10 2 (0.32%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Legal
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 286 (46.35%) Developer
2 120 (19.45%) Analyst
3 55 (8.91%) .NET Developer
4 49 (7.94%) SQL Developer
5 41 (6.65%) DBA
6 37 (6.00%) Architect
6 37 (6.00%) SQL DBA
7 33 (5.35%) Data Analyst
8 29 (4.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 29 (4.70%) C# Developer
9 26 (4.21%) Consultant
10 23 (3.73%) Senior Developer
11 21 (3.40%) Administrator
12 18 (2.92%) Test Analyst
12 18 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
13 17 (2.76%) Oracle Developer
13 17 (2.76%) Web Developer
14 15 (2.43%) Business Analyst
15 14 (2.27%) webMethods Developer
16 13 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (25.45%) .NET
2 72 (11.67%) ASP.NET
3 64 (10.37%) XML
4 58 (9.40%) HTML
5 43 (6.97%) Web Services
6 41 (6.65%) CSS
7 33 (5.35%) jQuery
8 31 (5.02%) .NET Framework
8 31 (5.02%) WCF
9 24 (3.89%) J2EE
10 20 (3.24%) Entity Framework
11 19 (3.08%) SOAP
12 18 (2.92%) Ajax
13 16 (2.59%) XSLT
13 16 (2.59%) WinForms
14 14 (2.27%) WPF
15 13 (2.11%) HTML5
16 12 (1.94%) SAX
16 12 (1.94%) LINQ
16 12 (1.94%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.81%) NHS
3 22 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 17 (2.76%) Data Extraction
5 14 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.62%) Open Source
7 7 (1.13%) Clustering
8 6 (0.97%) Data Integration
8 6 (0.97%) Mathematics
8 6 (0.97%) Replication
9 5 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.81%) User Experience
10 4 (0.65%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.65%) Graphic Design
10 4 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (0.49%) Informatics
11 3 (0.49%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.49%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 68 (11.02%) UNIX
2 67 (10.86%) Windows
3 25 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (3.57%) Linux
5 12 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.13%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.32%) Android
10 2 (0.32%) Solaris
10 2 (0.32%) AIX
10 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.32%) SUSE
11 1 (0.16%) Debian
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.16%) HPUX
11 1 (0.16%) zOS
11 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (16.53%) Business Intelligence
2 84 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (9.89%) ETL
4 55 (8.91%) Migration
5 38 (6.16%) Data Modelling
6 37 (6.00%) MVC
7 32 (5.19%) OO
7 32 (5.19%) Data Analysis
8 30 (4.86%) SOA
9 27 (4.38%) Data Migration
10 26 (4.21%) CRM
11 25 (4.05%) Test Strategy
12 21 (3.40%) Waterfall
12 21 (3.40%) Project Management
12 21 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (3.40%) Software Engineering
13 19 (3.08%) ITIL
13 19 (3.08%) RUP
14 18 (2.92%) E-Commerce
14 18 (2.92%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 123 (19.94%) C#
2 94 (15.24%) T-SQL
3 77 (12.48%) PL/SQL
4 57 (9.24%) JavaScript
5 56 (9.08%) Java
6 36 (5.83%) VB.NET
7 32 (5.19%) Shell Script
8 23 (3.73%) VB
9 20 (3.24%) VBA
10 19 (3.08%) VBScript
10 19 (3.08%) Perl
11 13 (2.11%) VB6
11 13 (2.11%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.78%) C++
13 10 (1.62%) C
14 9 (1.46%) COBOL
15 8 (1.30%) PHP
16 4 (0.65%) R
16 4 (0.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 4 (0.65%) VC++
Qualifications
1 34 (5.51%) Degree
2 26 (4.21%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.27%) ISEB
6 12 (1.94%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.97%) MCITP
8 5 (0.81%) MCDBA
9 4 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.49%) HNC
11 2 (0.32%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.32%) MCP
11 2 (0.32%) MCSA
11 2 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.16%) MCTS
12 1 (0.16%) HND
12 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.11%) QA
2 6 (0.97%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.81%) SLA
3 5 (0.81%) HL7
4 2 (0.32%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 40 (6.48%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.30%) XenApp
4 5 (0.81%) vSphere
5 4 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.32%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.16%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (1.13%) Tivoli
2 4 (0.65%) SCCM
2 4 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.16%) Control-M
5 1 (0.16%) Nagios
5 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 169 (27.39%) Oracle
2 146 (23.66%) Microsoft
3 40 (6.48%) webMethods
4 28 (4.54%) IBM
5 25 (4.05%) Pega
6 24 (3.89%) Citrix
7 22 (3.57%) Informatica
8 18 (2.92%) Business Objects
8 18 (2.92%) VMware
9 16 (2.59%) HP
10 15 (2.43%) BEA
11 14 (2.27%) Sun
12 13 (2.11%) Infor
13 12 (1.94%) Netezza
14 11 (1.78%) Google
14 11 (1.78%) Tableau
15 10 (1.62%) Cisco
15 10 (1.62%) Ab Initio
16 9 (1.46%) Teradata
17 8 (1.30%) Cognos
Shropshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £20 - £25 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Unitemps
Rate: From £24,775 to £24,775 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £18.14 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Xcede
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands
Walsall Housing Group
Rate: £30,673 pa
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Camping and Caravanning Club
Rate: £19,000 - £23,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago