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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 277 264 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.97% 11.28% 12.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.08% 37.88% 40.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 171 112
Average daily rate
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£330 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £331 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 1
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +9.09%
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
747 697 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.28% 29.79% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 414 272
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 17
Average hourly rate £23.75 £33.55 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.21% +8.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £13.45 £19.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £44.00 £43.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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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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
Coventry +4 61 £318 +6.72% 29
Birmingham 0 60 £350 +16.66% 72
Warwickshire -8 22 £313 - 12
Shropshire 0 19 £340 -15.26% 6
Staffordshire -6 18 £325 -1.51% 37
Solihull +10 12 £350 +27.27% 18
Worcestershire +9 7 £300 -29.82% 9
Walsall - 3 £425 - 4
Sutton Coldfield +5 1 £310 +3.33% 2
Wolverhampton -5 1 £300 -14.28% 9
Herefordshire - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £363 - 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 252 (39.81%) SQL Server
2 180 (28.44%) .NET
3 156 (24.64%) Microsoft
4 152 (24.01%) Oracle
5 135 (21.33%) C#
6 125 (19.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 121 (19.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 106 (16.75%) Business Intelligence
9 103 (16.27%) T-SQL
10 94 (14.85%) ASP.NET
11 93 (14.69%) Finance
12 91 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
13 85 (13.43%) MS Excel
14 79 (12.48%) HTML
15 75 (11.85%) XML
16 72 (11.37%) Windows
16 72 (11.37%) JavaScript
16 72 (11.37%) Data Warehouse
17 69 (10.90%) Migration
18 68 (10.74%) ETL
19 62 (9.79%) PL/SQL
20 59 (9.32%) Java
20 59 (9.32%) UNIX
21 54 (8.53%) CSS
21 54 (8.53%) SQL Server 2008
22 53 (8.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 51 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
24 47 (7.42%) SharePoint
25 46 (7.27%) Web Services
25 46 (7.27%) VB.NET

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 47 (7.42%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.79%) WebLogic
3 20 (3.16%) SAS
4 16 (2.53%) IIS
5 14 (2.21%) Lync
6 13 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (1.26%) Apache
8 8 (1.26%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.95%) JBoss
9 6 (0.95%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.79%) CMS
11 4 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.47%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.47%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.32%) Mule
Applications
1 85 (13.43%) MS Excel
2 37 (5.85%) MS Office
3 9 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (1.11%) PowerPivot
5 5 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.63%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (1.90%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (1.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.47%) Eikon
6 3 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.47%) Magento
6 3 (0.47%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.16%) Agresso
8 1 (0.16%) SyteLine
8 1 (0.16%) Line 500
8 1 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.63%) GitHub
3 4 (0.63%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.32%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.32%) PaaS
5 2 (0.32%) Heroku
5 2 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.32%) Office 365
5 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.16%) Boomi
6 1 (0.16%) IaaS
6 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.90%) Internet
2 11 (1.74%) DNS
3 9 (1.42%) DHCP
4 6 (0.95%) SSL
5 4 (0.63%) LDAP
5 4 (0.63%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.47%) Network Security
6 3 (0.47%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.32%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.32%) SMTP
7 2 (0.32%) Firewall
7 2 (0.32%) Wireless
7 2 (0.32%) VPN
7 2 (0.32%) LAN
7 2 (0.32%) HTTP
8 1 (0.16%) WAN
8 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.16%) NAS
8 1 (0.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (39.81%) SQL Server
2 125 (19.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 121 (19.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 72 (11.37%) Data Warehouse
5 54 (8.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 53 (8.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 43 (6.79%) Relational Database
8 36 (5.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (4.27%) Oracle Database
9 27 (4.27%) MySQL
10 22 (3.48%) Oracle Reports
10 22 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 20 (3.16%) MS Access
12 14 (2.21%) SQL Server 2000
13 13 (2.05%) SSDT
14 12 (1.90%) QlikView
15 11 (1.74%) RDBMS
16 10 (1.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 9 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
17 9 (1.42%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 44 (6.95%) Visual Studio
2 33 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (2.69%) Oracle Forms
4 13 (2.05%) Subversion
4 13 (2.05%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.58%) JIRA
5 10 (1.58%) Selenium
6 8 (1.26%) JUnit
6 8 (1.26%) ERwin
7 7 (1.11%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.95%) Toad
8 6 (0.95%) ReSharper
9 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.63%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.47%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.47%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.32%) MSI
11 2 (0.32%) NUnit
11 2 (0.32%) Maven
General
1 93 (14.69%) Finance
2 28 (4.42%) Retail
3 18 (2.84%) Manufacturing
4 15 (2.37%) Back Office
5 12 (1.90%) Marketing
6 10 (1.58%) Advertising
7 8 (1.26%) Law
8 7 (1.11%) Banking
9 6 (0.95%) Billing
10 5 (0.79%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.47%) Front Office
11 3 (0.47%) Local Government
12 2 (0.32%) Games
12 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.16%) Legal
13 1 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 311 (49.13%) Developer
2 124 (19.59%) Analyst
3 59 (9.32%) .NET Developer
4 55 (8.69%) SQL Developer
5 49 (7.74%) Architect
6 38 (6.00%) DBA
7 33 (5.21%) Data Analyst
7 33 (5.21%) SQL DBA
8 30 (4.74%) C# Developer
9 29 (4.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 24 (3.79%) Test Analyst
11 23 (3.63%) Senior Developer
12 22 (3.48%) Oracle Developer
12 22 (3.48%) Administrator
13 20 (3.16%) Consultant
14 19 (3.00%) C# .NET Developer
15 16 (2.53%) Data Architect
16 14 (2.21%) Solutions Architect
16 14 (2.21%) Business Analyst
17 13 (2.05%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (28.44%) .NET
2 94 (14.85%) ASP.NET
3 79 (12.48%) HTML
4 75 (11.85%) XML
5 54 (8.53%) CSS
6 46 (7.27%) Web Services
7 43 (6.79%) jQuery
8 40 (6.32%) .NET Framework
9 34 (5.37%) WCF
10 29 (4.58%) J2EE
11 27 (4.27%) SOAP
12 25 (3.95%) Entity Framework
13 24 (3.79%) HTML5
14 23 (3.63%) WinForms
15 19 (3.00%) Ajax
16 16 (2.53%) Spring
16 16 (2.53%) WPF
16 16 (2.53%) REST
17 15 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (2.37%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (6.95%) NHS
3 20 (3.16%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.00%) Data Structures
5 14 (2.21%) Data Extraction
6 13 (2.05%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.58%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.58%) Replication
8 9 (1.42%) User Experience
9 8 (1.26%) Data Integration
9 8 (1.26%) Clustering
10 7 (1.11%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.79%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.79%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.63%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.63%) Freedom of Information
12 4 (0.63%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.47%) Informatics
13 3 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.47%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 72 (11.37%) Windows
2 59 (9.32%) UNIX
3 23 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (2.84%) Linux
5 12 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.26%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.79%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.63%) Solaris
9 2 (0.32%) SUSE
9 2 (0.32%) Debian
9 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.32%) Android
10 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (16.75%) Business Intelligence
2 91 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (10.90%) Migration
4 68 (10.74%) ETL
5 41 (6.48%) Data Migration
6 39 (6.16%) MVC
6 39 (6.16%) Data Analysis
7 38 (6.00%) Data Modelling
8 33 (5.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 32 (5.06%) SOA
10 29 (4.58%) Test Scripting
11 28 (4.42%) CRM
11 28 (4.42%) Scrum
12 25 (3.95%) OO
13 23 (3.63%) E-Commerce
14 22 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (3.32%) Workflow
15 21 (3.32%) TDD
16 20 (3.16%) Project Management
16 20 (3.16%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 135 (21.33%) C#
2 103 (16.27%) T-SQL
3 72 (11.37%) JavaScript
4 62 (9.79%) PL/SQL
5 59 (9.32%) Java
6 46 (7.27%) VB.NET
7 36 (5.69%) Shell Script
8 23 (3.63%) VB
9 18 (2.84%) VBA
10 15 (2.37%) Perl
11 14 (2.21%) PowerShell
12 13 (2.05%) VB6
12 13 (2.05%) COBOL
12 13 (2.05%) VBScript
13 12 (1.90%) C++
14 9 (1.42%) C
14 9 (1.42%) PHP
15 7 (1.11%) Python
16 5 (0.79%) VC++
16 5 (0.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 41 (6.48%) Degree
2 27 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.90%) ISEB
5 10 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.58%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.95%) MCITP
7 5 (0.79%) MCDBA
8 4 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.16%) MCTS
11 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.58%) QA
2 9 (1.42%) SLA
3 7 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.32%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 35 (5.53%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.26%) XenApp
4 4 (0.63%) vSphere
5 3 (0.47%) Docker
5 3 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.32%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
1 4 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (0.63%) Puppet
1 4 (0.63%) SCCM
2 3 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.32%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.16%) SCOM
4 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.16%) Nagios
4 1 (0.16%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 156 (24.64%) Microsoft
2 152 (24.01%) Oracle
3 29 (4.58%) IBM
4 27 (4.27%) webMethods
5 26 (4.11%) Pega
6 23 (3.63%) Informatica
7 22 (3.48%) VMware
8 21 (3.32%) Citrix
9 14 (2.21%) Cisco
9 14 (2.21%) Business Objects
10 13 (2.05%) HP
11 12 (1.90%) BEA
11 12 (1.90%) Netezza
12 10 (1.58%) Ab Initio
12 10 (1.58%) Tableau
13 9 (1.42%) SAP
14 7 (1.11%) Red Gate
14 7 (1.11%) Micro Focus
14 7 (1.11%) Google
15 6 (0.95%) Cognos
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