Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 79 170 169
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.64% 15.18% 12.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.15% 39.35% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 139 132
Median daily rate £375 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.73% +11.25% -
10th Percentile £285 £310 £299
90th Percentile £678 £564 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.50 £10.00 £52.00
% change year-on-year +235.00% -80.77% +101.94%

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 192 432 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 33.16% 38.57% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 322 310
Median daily rate £375 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +5.88% +7.94%
10th Percentile £213 £300 £293
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -11.43% +2.94% +12.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £26.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -34.38% -1.23%
10th Percentile £16.78 £12.23 £15.25
90th Percentile £46.38 £40.48 £45.50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £43.75
% change year-on-year -6.43% -2.29% +38.89%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Birmingham

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for SQL in Birmingham

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in Birmingham over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in Birmingham

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for SQL in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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 38 (48.10%) Azure
2 29 (36.71%) SQL Server
3 24 (30.38%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (26.58%) C#
5 21 (26.58%) Power Platform
6 20 (25.32%) Power BI
7 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
8 15 (18.99%) .NET
9 14 (17.72%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (16.46%) JavaScript
10 13 (16.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (16.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (15.19%) Oracle
11 12 (15.19%) DevOps
12 11 (13.92%) Python
12 11 (13.92%) Migration
12 11 (13.92%) QA
13 10 (12.66%) SaaS
13 10 (12.66%) Analytics
13 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET
13 10 (12.66%) Windows
14 9 (11.39%) T-SQL
14 9 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (11.39%) Data Modelling
14 9 (11.39%) NoSQL
15 8 (10.13%) Git (software)
15 8 (10.13%) Legal
15 8 (10.13%) Scrum
15 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills

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 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.53%) Apache
2 2 (2.53%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.53%) IIS
2 2 (2.53%) SAS
3 1 (1.27%) CMS
3 1 (1.27%) DNN
3 1 (1.27%) Jupyter
3 1 (1.27%) Kentico
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 38 (48.10%) Azure
2 21 (26.58%) Power Platform
3 10 (12.66%) SaaS
4 7 (8.86%) AWS
5 6 (7.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (5.06%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (5.06%) GitHub
7 3 (3.80%) GCP
7 3 (3.80%) Serverless
8 2 (2.53%) Azure Functions
8 2 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.27%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (1.27%) IaaS
9 1 (1.27%) PaaS
9 1 (1.27%) PowerApps
9 1 (1.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) Firewall
2 2 (2.53%) DNS
3 1 (1.27%) DMZ
3 1 (1.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (36.71%) SQL Server
2 20 (25.32%) Power BI
3 13 (16.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (16.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (11.39%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (6.33%) Data Lake
5 5 (6.33%) MySQL
6 4 (5.06%) Hadoop
6 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.80%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (3.80%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.80%) Pentaho
7 3 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.53%) DB2
8 2 (2.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.53%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.06%) JIRA
2 4 (5.06%) Selenium
2 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.27%) Appium
3 1 (1.27%) CA Gen
3 1 (1.27%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.27%) JMeter
3 1 (1.27%) ProC
3 1 (1.27%) PyCharm
3 1 (1.27%) REST Assured
3 1 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.27%) Subversion
3 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.27%) Toad
General
1 8 (10.13%) Legal
2 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Law
3 6 (7.59%) Public Sector
4 4 (5.06%) Banking
4 4 (5.06%) Billing
5 3 (3.80%) Games
6 1 (1.27%) Electronics
6 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (53.16%) Developer
2 15 (18.99%) Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) SQL Developer
4 7 (8.86%) .NET Developer
4 7 (8.86%) Architect
5 6 (7.59%) C# Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Data Analyst
5 6 (7.59%) Data Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Azure Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Integration Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.33%) SQL Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.06%) SQL Data Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Systems Integration Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Data Business Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.99%) .NET
2 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET
3 7 (8.86%) REST
4 6 (7.59%) .NET Framework
4 6 (7.59%) CSS
4 6 (7.59%) Entity Framework
4 6 (7.59%) HTML
4 6 (7.59%) RESTful
5 5 (6.33%) AngularJS
6 4 (5.06%) React
6 4 (5.06%) SOAP
6 4 (5.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 4 (5.06%) Web Services
7 3 (3.80%) .NET Core
7 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.80%) jQuery
7 3 (3.80%) Unreal Engine
8 2 (2.53%) JSON
8 2 (2.53%) Laravel
8 2 (2.53%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.33%) NHS
3 4 (5.06%) Animation
4 2 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.53%) User Experience
5 1 (1.27%) CMDB
5 1 (1.27%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.27%) Derivative
5 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Windows
2 7 (8.86%) Linux
3 5 (6.33%) Unix
3 5 (6.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.53%) AIX
5 1 (1.27%) Android
5 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.38%) Business Intelligence
2 23 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (17.72%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (15.19%) DevOps
5 11 (13.92%) Migration
6 10 (12.66%) Analytics
7 9 (11.39%) Data Modelling
8 8 (10.13%) Scrum
9 7 (8.86%) Data Integration
9 7 (8.86%) Document Management
9 7 (8.86%) ITIL
10 6 (7.59%) Front End Development
10 6 (7.59%) Test Automation
11 5 (6.33%) Case Management
11 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
11 5 (6.33%) Data Migration
11 5 (6.33%) ETL
11 5 (6.33%) Project Management
12 4 (5.06%) Business Analysis
12 4 (5.06%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.58%) C#
2 13 (16.46%) JavaScript
3 11 (13.92%) Python
4 9 (11.39%) T-SQL
5 7 (8.86%) PowerShell
6 6 (7.59%) PHP
7 5 (6.33%) C
7 5 (6.33%) Java
8 3 (3.80%) C++
9 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.53%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.53%) VB
10 1 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.27%) Korn
10 1 (1.27%) PROC SQL
10 1 (1.27%) SAS Macro
10 1 (1.27%) Scala
10 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.27%) VBA
10 1 (1.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (6.33%) Degree
2 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.53%) ISEB
5 1 (1.27%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.27%) MCPD
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.92%) QA
2 6 (7.59%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.53%) GDPR
4 1 (1.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Docker
2 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (2.53%) Puppet
2 1 (1.27%) Ansible
2 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.19%) Oracle
3 4 (5.06%) iManage
3 4 (5.06%) Intapp
4 3 (3.80%) Databricks
5 2 (2.53%) Google
5 2 (2.53%) IBM
5 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.53%) Sparx
5 2 (2.53%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.27%) Automation Anywhere
6 1 (1.27%) BEA
6 1 (1.27%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.27%) CA
6 1 (1.27%) HP
6 1 (1.27%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.27%) Nintex
6 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.27%) Sybase
6 1 (1.27%) UiPath