Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 7 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 168 172 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.71% 11.38% 14.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.27% 36.13% 39.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 132 151
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £285 £270
90th Percentile £540 £499 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £19.50 £24.25 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.59% -1.02% +13.95%
10th Percentile £15.60 £14.98 £24.25
90th Percentile £25.80 £32.93 £24.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £16.56
% change year-on-year -2.33% +29.87% -4.69%

SQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 505 476 584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 35.19% 31.48% 37.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 344 379
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £250
90th Percentile £544 £513 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £29.50 £40.75 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.61% +34.71% +27.37%
10th Percentile £15.23 £23.88 £14.98
90th Percentile £47.50 £53.75 £38.08
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £33.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year -10.61% +10.92% +13.33%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Birmingham

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Birmingham

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Birmingham

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SQL.

1 61 (36.31%) SQL Server
2 48 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 46 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (26.19%) Java
5 40 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 36 (21.43%) Migration
7 34 (20.24%) .NET
8 33 (19.64%) HTML
8 33 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
9 32 (19.05%) XML
10 31 (18.45%) C#
11 30 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (17.86%) Spring
12 27 (16.07%) Finance
12 27 (16.07%) Oracle
13 26 (15.48%) Hibernate
13 26 (15.48%) Test Automation
14 25 (14.88%) CSS
15 24 (14.29%) Web Services
15 24 (14.29%) TDD
15 24 (14.29%) Relational Database
16 22 (13.10%) BDD
16 22 (13.10%) Git (software)
16 22 (13.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 22 (13.10%) Java 8
17 21 (12.50%) Scrum
17 21 (12.50%) MVC
18 20 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 18 (10.71%) Azure SQL Database
19 18 (10.71%) Apache Camel

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (6.55%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.17%) WordPress
3 6 (3.57%) Apache
3 6 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.98%) nginx
5 4 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.79%) JBoss
6 3 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.19%) Confluence
7 2 (1.19%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.60%) CMS
8 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.98%) AutoCAD
2 4 (2.38%) Autodesk Inventor
2 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.60%) Revit
5 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.60%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (6.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.98%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.79%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (1.19%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.19%) SAP FI-CA
4 2 (1.19%) SAP PSCD
5 1 (0.60%) Exstream
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.60%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 33 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (10.12%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.17%) Google Tag Manager
4 6 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (3.57%) Office 365
5 5 (2.98%) Azure Functions
5 5 (2.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.98%) PaaS
5 5 (2.98%) Serverless
6 4 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (1.79%) SaaS
8 2 (1.19%) IaaS
8 2 (1.19%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.60%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.76%) DNS
2 5 (2.98%) Firewall
3 4 (2.38%) DHCP
3 4 (2.38%) LAN
3 4 (2.38%) MPLS
3 4 (2.38%) VoIP
3 4 (2.38%) VPN
3 4 (2.38%) WAN
4 2 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.19%) FTP
4 2 (1.19%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.19%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.19%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.19%) NAS
4 2 (1.19%) Network Security
4 2 (1.19%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.19%) SMS
4 2 (1.19%) SSL
4 2 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (36.31%) SQL Server
2 24 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 22 (13.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (10.71%) Azure SQL Database
6 17 (10.12%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (8.93%) MySQL
7 15 (8.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (7.14%) Power BI
8 12 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (3.57%) QlikView
9 6 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (2.98%) MariaDB
10 5 (2.98%) NoSQL
10 5 (2.98%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (1.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (13.10%) Git (software)
2 16 (9.52%) Selenium
2 16 (9.52%) Subversion
3 13 (7.74%) JIRA
4 12 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 11 (6.55%) Cucumber
5 11 (6.55%) Eclipse
6 8 (4.76%) Visual Studio
7 7 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (3.57%) SoapUI
8 6 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (2.38%) HP UFT
9 4 (2.38%) Moq
9 4 (2.38%) NUnit
10 3 (1.79%) JMeter
10 3 (1.79%) JUnit
10 3 (1.79%) Maven
10 3 (1.79%) MSTest
10 3 (1.79%) Sahi
10 3 (1.79%) WATIR
General
1 27 (16.07%) Finance
2 7 (4.17%) Retail
3 3 (1.79%) Back Office
3 3 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.79%) Marketing
3 3 (1.79%) Multimedia
3 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.19%) Automotive
4 2 (1.19%) Banking
4 2 (1.19%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.19%) Legal
4 2 (1.19%) Local Government
5 1 (0.60%) Advertising
5 1 (0.60%) Electronics
5 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 89 (52.98%) Developer
2 25 (14.88%) Java Developer
3 22 (13.10%) Analyst
4 14 (8.33%) SQL Developer
5 11 (6.55%) .NET Developer
6 10 (5.95%) Tester
7 9 (5.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (4.76%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.17%) Automation Tester
9 7 (4.17%) Azure Developer
9 7 (4.17%) Consultant
9 7 (4.17%) WordPress Developer
10 6 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 6 (3.57%) Data Analyst
10 6 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (3.57%) SQL Analyst
11 5 (2.98%) Administrator
11 5 (2.98%) Architect
11 5 (2.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (2.98%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (20.24%) .NET
2 33 (19.64%) HTML
3 32 (19.05%) XML
4 30 (17.86%) Spring
5 26 (15.48%) Hibernate
6 25 (14.88%) CSS
7 24 (14.29%) Web Services
8 18 (10.71%) Apache Camel
9 15 (8.93%) Spring Boot
10 14 (8.33%) ASP.NET
10 14 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
10 14 (8.33%) REST
11 13 (7.74%) jQuery
11 13 (7.74%) SOAP
12 12 (7.14%) JSON
13 11 (6.55%) .NET Framework
13 11 (6.55%) J2EE
14 10 (5.95%) Ajax
15 9 (5.36%) RESTful
16 8 (4.76%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.38%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.38%) PKI
2 4 (2.38%) Replication
3 3 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (1.79%) Taxonomies
4 2 (1.19%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.19%) FMCG
4 2 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.19%) NHS
4 2 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.60%) SCADA
5 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.52%) Linux
2 13 (7.74%) Windows
3 8 (4.76%) Unix
4 7 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) AIX
6 1 (0.60%) Android
6 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.60%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (21.43%) Migration
3 30 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (15.48%) Test Automation
5 24 (14.29%) TDD
6 22 (13.10%) BDD
7 21 (12.50%) MVC
7 21 (12.50%) Scrum
8 15 (8.93%) Microservices
9 14 (8.33%) ETL
10 13 (7.74%) Data Modelling
11 12 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (6.55%) CRM
12 11 (6.55%) SDLC
12 11 (6.55%) Software Engineering
13 10 (5.95%) Data Migration
13 10 (5.95%) Project Management
14 9 (5.36%) DevOps
14 9 (5.36%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 44 (26.19%) Java
3 31 (18.45%) C#
4 22 (13.10%) Java 8
5 14 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 13 (7.74%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.98%) Python
7 5 (2.98%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.98%) XQuery
8 3 (1.79%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.79%) Ruby
9 2 (1.19%) Groovy
10 1 (0.60%) C
10 1 (0.60%) C++
10 1 (0.60%) PHP
10 1 (0.60%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.60%) R
10 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.95%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.76%) ISEB
5 4 (2.38%) Degree
5 4 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.19%) CCNP
6 2 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.60%) MBA
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.36%) QA
2 3 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) GDPR
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
4 1 (0.60%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 10 (5.95%) Docker
2 6 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.57%) XenApp
3 4 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.19%) etcd
4 2 (1.19%) iptables
4 2 (1.19%) Postfix
4 2 (1.19%) Samba
4 2 (1.19%) Squid
4 2 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.19%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.19%) Consul
1 2 (1.19%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.19%) Terraform
2 1 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.60%) Nessus
2 1 (0.60%) Nmap
2 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 27 (16.07%) Oracle
3 13 (7.74%) IBM
4 12 (7.14%) Google
5 8 (4.76%) Tableau
6 7 (4.17%) Cisco
6 7 (4.17%) HP
6 7 (4.17%) SAP
7 6 (3.57%) Citrix
8 5 (2.98%) TIBCO
9 4 (2.38%) Autodesk
10 3 (1.79%) hybris
10 3 (1.79%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.79%) VMware
11 2 (1.19%) Alteryx
11 2 (1.19%) Asigra
11 2 (1.19%) JD Edwards
11 2 (1.19%) Symantec
12 1 (0.60%) NEC
12 1 (0.60%) Zend