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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 8 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Contract jobs citing SQL 77 87 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.03% 13.70% 11.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.84% 46.52% 43.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 59 44
Median daily rate £375 £365 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.53%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +70.21% -21.66%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 221 187 190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 34.53% 29.45% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 125 121
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £24.75 £9.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +175.00% -62.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £9.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Birmingham

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Birmingham

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SQL.

1 58 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (29.66%) Microsoft
3 42 (28.97%) .NET
4 38 (26.21%) Business Intelligence
5 33 (22.76%) C#
6 32 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (22.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (20.69%) JavaScript
8 27 (18.62%) ASP.NET
9 26 (17.93%) Finance
10 24 (16.55%) MVC
10 24 (16.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 22 (15.17%) ETL
12 21 (14.48%) Scrum
13 20 (13.79%) .NET Framework
13 20 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (13.79%) Migration
13 20 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
14 19 (13.10%) T-SQL
14 19 (13.10%) Oracle
15 18 (12.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 17 (11.72%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (11.72%) Entity Framework
16 17 (11.72%) HTML
17 16 (11.03%) Web Services
17 16 (11.03%) jQuery
18 15 (10.34%) WCF
18 15 (10.34%) Visual Studio
18 15 (10.34%) Data Modelling
19 14 (9.66%) SQL Server 2014

SQL
Top Related 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 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (2.76%) JBoss
1 4 (2.76%) MS Exchange
1 4 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.07%) IIS
2 3 (2.07%) SAS
3 2 (1.38%) Apache
3 2 (1.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.38%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.69%) CMS
4 1 (0.69%) Confluence
4 1 (0.69%) Kentico
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (8.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.38%) MS Office
4 1 (0.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.69%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.69%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.21%) Office 365
3 3 (2.07%) SaaS
4 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.07%) Network Security
2 2 (1.38%) HTTP
2 2 (1.38%) SAN
3 1 (0.69%) 3G
3 1 (0.69%) FTP
3 1 (0.69%) Internet
3 1 (0.69%) Intranet
3 1 (0.69%) LDAP
3 1 (0.69%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (22.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (16.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (12.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (9.66%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (8.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (6.90%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (5.52%) QlikView
10 7 (4.83%) Relational Database
11 6 (4.14%) Power BI
12 5 (3.45%) DB2
12 5 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (2.76%) Data Mart
13 4 (2.76%) IBM InfoSphere
13 4 (2.76%) RDBMS
14 3 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (2.07%) Oracle BI EE
14 3 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (1.38%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 15 (10.34%) Visual Studio
2 11 (7.59%) Subversion
3 9 (6.21%) CruiseControl
3 9 (6.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.52%) Moq
4 8 (5.52%) NUnit
5 6 (4.14%) JIRA
6 4 (2.76%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.76%) Selenium
7 3 (2.07%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (2.07%) YouTrack
8 2 (1.38%) Toad
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (17.93%) Finance
2 7 (4.83%) Retail
3 5 (3.45%) Advertising
3 5 (3.45%) Banking
4 3 (2.07%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.38%) Automotive
5 2 (1.38%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.38%) Legal
5 2 (1.38%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 65 (44.83%) Developer
2 32 (22.07%) Analyst
3 23 (15.86%) .NET Developer
4 18 (12.41%) SQL Developer
5 16 (11.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 14 (9.66%) C# Developer
7 13 (8.97%) SQL Analyst
8 12 (8.28%) ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (7.59%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (7.59%) Senior Developer
10 10 (6.90%) Consultant
11 9 (6.21%) Architect
11 9 (6.21%) Business Analyst
11 9 (6.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (6.21%) Report Analyst
12 8 (5.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 8 (5.52%) JavaScript Developer
12 8 (5.52%) SQL Reporting Analyst
13 7 (4.83%) SQL BI Developer
13 7 (4.83%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (28.97%) .NET
2 27 (18.62%) ASP.NET
3 20 (13.79%) .NET Framework
4 17 (11.72%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (11.72%) Entity Framework
4 17 (11.72%) HTML
5 16 (11.03%) jQuery
5 16 (11.03%) Web Services
6 15 (10.34%) WCF
7 11 (7.59%) CSS
7 11 (7.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (6.21%) XML
9 7 (4.83%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 3 (2.07%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.07%) HTML5
10 3 (2.07%) J2EE
10 3 (2.07%) MDX
10 3 (2.07%) REST
10 3 (2.07%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.83%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.07%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.07%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.07%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.38%) Clustering
4 2 (1.38%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.38%) HP Storage
4 2 (1.38%) iPad
4 2 (1.38%) NHS
4 2 (1.38%) SCADA
5 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.69%) Fintech
5 1 (0.69%) iSeries
5 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.59%) Windows
2 7 (4.83%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.45%) Linux
4 4 (2.76%) Unix
5 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.38%) Android
6 2 (1.38%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.69%) HPUX
7 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.21%) Business Intelligence
2 32 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (16.55%) MVC
4 22 (15.17%) ETL
5 21 (14.48%) Scrum
6 20 (13.79%) Migration
7 15 (10.34%) Data Modelling
8 13 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (8.28%) Change Management
9 12 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (6.90%) SOLID
11 9 (6.21%) Data Migration
11 9 (6.21%) OOD
11 9 (6.21%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (5.52%) Service Management
13 7 (4.83%) Front End Development
13 7 (4.83%) OO
13 7 (4.83%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (4.83%) Unit Testing
13 7 (4.83%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.76%) C#
2 30 (20.69%) JavaScript
3 19 (13.10%) T-SQL
4 10 (6.90%) Java
5 8 (5.52%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.45%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.76%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.38%) Perl
8 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.69%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (4.83%) Degree
2 6 (4.14%) ISEB
3 5 (3.45%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.38%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.69%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.69%) MCSE
6 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.52%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.76%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) Basel II
3 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.69%) IFRS
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (6.90%) VMware ESX
2 9 (6.21%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.83%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.45%) XenApp
5 4 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.38%) SCOM
3 1 (0.69%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 43 (29.66%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.10%) Oracle
3 12 (8.28%) VMware
4 9 (6.21%) IBM
5 7 (4.83%) Citrix
5 7 (4.83%) SAP
6 6 (4.14%) Cognos
6 6 (4.14%) Veeam
7 5 (3.45%) Teradata
8 4 (2.76%) Dell
9 3 (2.07%) HP
9 3 (2.07%) Informatica
9 3 (2.07%) Remedy
10 2 (1.38%) AppDynamics
10 2 (1.38%) EMC
10 2 (1.38%) IDERA
10 2 (1.38%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.38%) RedGate
10 2 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.38%) Tableau
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