Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 8 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 178 221 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.45% 14.53% 10.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.40% 37.78% 33.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 148 96
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £271 £259 £232
90th Percentile £488 £480 £466
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £24.25 £24.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.02% +13.95% +7.50%
10th Percentile £14.98 £24.25 £16.00
90th Percentile £32.93 £24.75 £23.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +65.63% -8.57% -12.50%

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 489 585 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.45% 38.46% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 369 256
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £234
90th Percentile £500 £525 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 £27.69 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.46% +58.23% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.40 £16.30 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £40.10 £35.95
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.25 £24.71
% change year-on-year +27.84% -1.84% +16.26%

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 19 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Birmingham

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Birmingham over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 59 (33.15%) SQL Server
2 47 (26.40%) Microsoft
3 41 (23.03%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (22.47%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (19.66%) JavaScript
6 32 (17.98%) Finance
7 30 (16.85%) Java
7 30 (16.85%) Oracle
8 29 (16.29%) .NET
8 29 (16.29%) C#
8 29 (16.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (15.73%) T-SQL
10 26 (14.61%) HTML
10 26 (14.61%) Windows
10 26 (14.61%) ETL
10 26 (14.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (13.48%) CSS
12 23 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (11.80%) Power BI
13 21 (11.80%) Python
14 19 (10.67%) Visualisation
14 19 (10.67%) Analytics
15 18 (10.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (10.11%) MATLAB
15 18 (10.11%) Migration
16 17 (9.55%) ASP.NET
16 17 (9.55%) Tableau
16 17 (9.55%) Data Quality
16 17 (9.55%) Infrastructure Transformation
17 16 (8.99%) Data Visualisation

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 13 (7.30%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.81%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.25%) Apache
3 4 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.69%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.69%) SAS
5 2 (1.12%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.12%) IIS
5 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.12%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.12%) ThingWorx
5 2 (1.12%) WordPress
6 1 (0.56%) Confluence
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (6.74%) Simulink
2 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.56%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.69%) Office 365
3 3 (1.69%) PaaS
4 2 (1.12%) GitHub
4 2 (1.12%) SaaS
5 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.81%) SAN
2 3 (1.69%) Firewall
2 3 (1.69%) LDAP
2 3 (1.69%) VPN
3 2 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.56%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.56%) DNS
4 1 (0.56%) FTP
4 1 (0.56%) GSM
4 1 (0.56%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.56%) LAN
4 1 (0.56%) Network Security
4 1 (0.56%) PABX
4 1 (0.56%) PBX
4 1 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.56%) SMS
4 1 (0.56%) SSL
4 1 (0.56%) VoIP
4 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (33.15%) SQL Server
2 29 (16.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (14.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (11.80%) Power BI
5 18 (10.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (8.43%) NoSQL
7 14 (7.87%) MongoDB
8 13 (7.30%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (6.18%) QlikView
9 11 (6.18%) Spotfire
10 10 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (4.49%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (4.49%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (3.93%) MySQL
13 7 (3.93%) Oracle Database
13 7 (3.93%) Pentaho
14 5 (2.81%) Relational Database
15 4 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.93%) JIRA
2 6 (3.37%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.25%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (2.25%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.69%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.12%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.12%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.12%) JHipster
5 2 (1.12%) Liquibase
5 2 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.12%) Selenium
5 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.56%) Codeship
6 1 (0.56%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.56%) JMeter
6 1 (0.56%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.56%) ProC
6 1 (0.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 32 (17.98%) Finance
2 6 (3.37%) Banking
3 3 (1.69%) Investment Banking
3 3 (1.69%) Legal
3 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.69%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.12%) Automotive
4 2 (1.12%) Marketing
4 2 (1.12%) Retail
4 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Back Office
5 1 (0.56%) Electronics
5 1 (0.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 70 (39.33%) Developer
2 34 (19.10%) Analyst
3 17 (9.55%) DBA
4 15 (8.43%) SQL DBA
5 14 (7.87%) Data Scientist
6 12 (6.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 11 (6.18%) .NET Developer
7 11 (6.18%) SQL Developer
8 9 (5.06%) Architect
8 9 (5.06%) Data Analyst
9 7 (3.93%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.93%) C# Developer
9 7 (3.93%) Consultant
9 7 (3.93%) MATLAB Developer
10 6 (3.37%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 6 (3.37%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (3.37%) Microsoft BI Developer
10 6 (3.37%) SQL Analyst
10 6 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.37%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.29%) .NET
2 26 (14.61%) HTML
3 24 (13.48%) CSS
4 17 (9.55%) ASP.NET
5 12 (6.74%) HTML5
5 12 (6.74%) XML
6 11 (6.18%) D3.js
7 10 (5.62%) AngularJS
8 9 (5.06%) CSS3
8 9 (5.06%) jQuery
8 9 (5.06%) JSON
8 9 (5.06%) REST
8 9 (5.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (4.49%) .NET Framework
9 8 (4.49%) Web Services
10 7 (3.93%) Spring
11 6 (3.37%) Entity Framework
11 6 (3.37%) MDX
12 5 (2.81%) Kendo UI
12 5 (2.81%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.30%) Computer Science
3 12 (6.74%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.81%) FMCG
4 5 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.69%) AS400
6 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.12%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.12%) Replication
6 2 (1.12%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.12%) SCADA
6 2 (1.12%) User Experience
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.56%) PKI
7 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.61%) Windows
2 9 (5.06%) Linux
2 9 (5.06%) Windows 10
3 8 (4.49%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.81%) Unix
5 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.12%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) Android
7 1 (0.56%) HPUX
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.03%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (22.47%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (14.61%) ETL
4 19 (10.67%) Analytics
4 19 (10.67%) Visualisation
5 18 (10.11%) Migration
6 17 (9.55%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 16 (8.99%) Data Visualisation
8 15 (8.43%) Data Modelling
8 15 (8.43%) MVC
9 13 (7.30%) Information Security
10 12 (6.74%) Data Migration
10 12 (6.74%) ITIL
10 12 (6.74%) Mathematics
11 11 (6.18%) Data Management
11 11 (6.18%) Software Engineering
11 11 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (5.62%) Open Source
12 10 (5.62%) Scrum
12 10 (5.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.66%) JavaScript
2 30 (16.85%) Java
3 29 (16.29%) C#
4 28 (15.73%) T-SQL
5 21 (11.80%) Python
6 18 (10.11%) MATLAB
7 14 (7.87%) R
8 11 (6.18%) C++
8 11 (6.18%) Scala
9 10 (5.62%) C
9 10 (5.62%) GraphQL
10 9 (5.06%) PL/SQL
11 8 (4.49%) VB.NET
12 7 (3.93%) VBA
13 6 (3.37%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (1.69%) Perl
14 3 (1.69%) PHP
14 3 (1.69%) Ruby
14 3 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (7.87%) Degree
2 7 (3.93%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.69%) MCSE
4 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.12%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.12%) ISEB
5 2 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.12%) MCSA
6 1 (0.56%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.56%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.56%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.56%) VCP5
6 1 (0.56%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.55%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.25%) QA
4 2 (1.12%) COBIT
4 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.56%) GCP
5 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.56%) SLA
5 1 (0.56%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.69%) Docker
3 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.12%) vSphere
4 2 (1.12%) XenApp
4 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.56%) iptables
5 1 (0.56%) Postfix
5 1 (0.56%) Samba
5 1 (0.56%) Squid
5 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (1.12%) SCOM
1 2 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.56%) FTK
2 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.56%) Nessus
2 1 (0.56%) Nmap
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (26.40%) Microsoft
2 30 (16.85%) Oracle
3 17 (9.55%) Tableau
4 10 (5.62%) VMware
5 5 (2.81%) HP
5 5 (2.81%) IBM
5 5 (2.81%) Informatica
5 5 (2.81%) SAP
6 3 (1.69%) Cisco
6 3 (1.69%) Citrix
6 3 (1.69%) Cognos
6 3 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.12%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.12%) EMC
7 2 (1.12%) NetApp
7 2 (1.12%) Sophos
7 2 (1.12%) Sun
7 2 (1.12%) Symantec
7 2 (1.12%) Veeam
7 2 (1.12%) Xamarin