Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 7 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 178 157 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.95% 12.61% 14.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.22% 35.28% 44.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 110 155
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £290 £274 £265
90th Percentile £500 £488 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +10.64% -6.60% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.71% +17.24% -34.09%
10th Percentile £15.60 £16.50 £13.25
90th Percentile £25.80 £17.50 £15.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £17.04
% change year-on-year -19.35% +81.98% -5.36%

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 589 445 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 39.56% 35.74% 33.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 299 338
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £283 £275 £239
90th Percentile £546 £513 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £41.00 £27.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.46% -22.14% +34.62%
10th Percentile £19.80 £13.00 £10.70
90th Percentile £44.50 £41.90 £38.90
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.36 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.05% +24.00% -10.71%

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 June 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 19 June 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 63 (35.39%) SQL Server
2 62 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (24.72%) Business Intelligence
3 44 (24.72%) Microsoft
4 41 (23.03%) Oracle
4 41 (23.03%) Migration
5 37 (20.79%) HTML
6 35 (19.66%) Java
7 32 (17.98%) C#
8 31 (17.42%) JavaScript
8 31 (17.42%) .NET
9 30 (16.85%) Finance
9 30 (16.85%) BDD
10 28 (15.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 28 (15.73%) TDD
11 27 (15.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (15.17%) CSS
12 25 (14.04%) Test Automation
13 23 (12.92%) Relational Database
13 23 (12.92%) PL/SQL
14 22 (12.36%) Selenium
15 21 (11.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 20 (11.24%) Unix
16 20 (11.24%) XML
16 20 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
16 20 (11.24%) Git (software)
17 19 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
18 18 (10.11%) PostgreSQL
18 18 (10.11%) JIRA
18 18 (10.11%) RabbitMQ

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 12 (6.74%) Confluence
2 11 (6.18%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.93%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (3.37%) JBoss
4 6 (3.37%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.81%) Apache
5 5 (2.81%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.25%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.69%) IIS
7 3 (1.69%) nginx
7 3 (1.69%) WildFly
8 2 (1.12%) NServiceBus
8 2 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.56%) CMS
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.81%) AutoCAD
1 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.25%) Autodesk Inventor
3 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) Revit
Business Applications
1 16 (8.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.25%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.56%) Exstream
5 1 (0.56%) OPENContractor
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.56%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.56%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.93%) Slack
4 6 (3.37%) PaaS
5 5 (2.81%) SaaS
6 4 (2.25%) IaaS
7 2 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.56%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.56%) Office 365
8 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.56%) Scribe Online
8 1 (0.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.49%) SMS
2 6 (3.37%) DNS
3 4 (2.25%) Internet
4 3 (1.69%) HTTP
5 2 (1.12%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.12%) Firewall
5 2 (1.12%) FTP
5 2 (1.12%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.12%) LAN
5 2 (1.12%) MPLS
5 2 (1.12%) Network Security
5 2 (1.12%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (1.12%) SSL
5 2 (1.12%) VoIP
5 2 (1.12%) VPN
5 2 (1.12%) WAN
5 2 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.56%) PABX
6 1 (0.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (35.39%) SQL Server
2 28 (15.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (15.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (12.92%) Relational Database
5 21 (11.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (10.11%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (7.30%) Power BI
9 11 (6.18%) Oracle Database
9 11 (6.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (5.06%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (4.49%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (3.37%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (3.37%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (3.37%) QlikView
13 6 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (2.81%) RDBMS
15 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 22 (12.36%) Selenium
2 20 (11.24%) Git (software)
3 18 (10.11%) JIRA
4 13 (7.30%) Subversion
4 13 (7.30%) WebDriver
5 11 (6.18%) Cucumber
6 10 (5.62%) SpecFlow
6 10 (5.62%) TestRail
6 10 (5.62%) Visual Studio
6 10 (5.62%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (3.93%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.69%) HP UFT
9 3 (1.69%) Sahi
9 3 (1.69%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.69%) WATIR
10 2 (1.12%) JUnit
10 2 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.12%) Protractor
10 2 (1.12%) Toad
General
1 30 (16.85%) Finance
2 5 (2.81%) Legal
2 5 (2.81%) Retail
3 3 (1.69%) Banking
3 3 (1.69%) Games
3 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.12%) Automotive
4 2 (1.12%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Electronics
5 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 83 (46.63%) Developer
2 27 (15.17%) Analyst
3 21 (11.80%) SQL Developer
4 17 (9.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 17 (9.55%) Java Developer
5 12 (6.74%) Automation Tester
5 12 (6.74%) Tester
6 10 (5.62%) .NET Developer
7 9 (5.06%) Consultant
7 9 (5.06%) DBA
7 9 (5.06%) Test Analyst
8 8 (4.49%) Lead Developer
8 8 (4.49%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.49%) Software Developer
8 8 (4.49%) SQL Analyst
9 7 (3.93%) Administrator
9 7 (3.93%) Oracle Developer
10 6 (3.37%) Applications Support
10 6 (3.37%) PL/SQL Developer
10 6 (3.37%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.79%) HTML
2 31 (17.42%) .NET
3 27 (15.17%) CSS
4 20 (11.24%) XML
5 18 (10.11%) RabbitMQ
6 17 (9.55%) Spring
7 16 (8.99%) Hibernate
8 14 (7.87%) Gherkin
9 13 (7.30%) Spring Boot
10 12 (6.74%) Apache Camel
10 12 (6.74%) REST
10 12 (6.74%) Web Services
11 11 (6.18%) ASP.NET
12 10 (5.62%) jQuery
13 9 (5.06%) .NET Framework
13 9 (5.06%) JSON
13 9 (5.06%) Middleware
14 5 (2.81%) JMS
14 5 (2.81%) SOAP
15 4 (2.25%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.62%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.81%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.81%) Credit Risk
4 5 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.81%) Replication
5 4 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.69%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.69%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.69%) PKI
7 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.56%) DataPower
8 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) NHS
8 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.24%) Unix
2 13 (7.30%) Linux
3 12 (6.74%) Windows
4 7 (3.93%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.56%) AIX
6 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.56%) HPUX
6 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (24.72%) Business Intelligence
3 41 (23.03%) Migration
4 30 (16.85%) BDD
5 28 (15.73%) TDD
6 25 (14.04%) Test Automation
7 17 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (8.99%) CRM
8 16 (8.99%) ETL
9 15 (8.43%) Data Migration
9 15 (8.43%) User Stories
10 13 (7.30%) Data Modelling
10 13 (7.30%) DevOps
10 13 (7.30%) Microservices
11 12 (6.74%) Analytics
12 10 (5.62%) Acceptance Criteria
12 10 (5.62%) Test Management
13 9 (5.06%) Data Analysis
13 9 (5.06%) ERP
13 9 (5.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.66%) Java
2 32 (17.98%) C#
3 31 (17.42%) JavaScript
4 23 (12.92%) PL/SQL
5 15 (8.43%) T-SQL
6 13 (7.30%) Java 8
7 7 (3.93%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.25%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.69%) Ruby
10 2 (1.12%) ANSI SQL
10 2 (1.12%) Perl
10 2 (1.12%) PHP
10 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.12%) VB
11 1 (0.56%) C
11 1 (0.56%) Groovy
11 1 (0.56%) Korn
11 1 (0.56%) MUMPS
11 1 (0.56%) Python
11 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (9.55%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.93%) Degree
4 4 (2.25%) DBS Check
4 4 (2.25%) ISEB
4 4 (2.25%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.69%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.93%) QA
2 5 (2.81%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.81%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.25%) XenApp
3 3 (1.69%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.12%) Docker
4 2 (1.12%) iptables
4 2 (1.12%) Postfix
4 2 (1.12%) Samba
4 2 (1.12%) Squid
4 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.56%) etcd
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (2.25%) Backup Exec
1 4 (2.25%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.56%) Ansible
3 1 (0.56%) Automic
3 1 (0.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.56%) Consul
3 1 (0.56%) Graylog
3 1 (0.56%) logstash
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.56%) Nagios
3 1 (0.56%) Puppet
3 1 (0.56%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.56%) SCCM
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
3 1 (0.56%) Terraform
3 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (24.72%) Microsoft
2 41 (23.03%) Oracle
3 12 (6.74%) IBM
4 8 (4.49%) Tableau
5 6 (3.37%) HP
6 5 (2.81%) Citrix
6 5 (2.81%) Jaspersoft
6 5 (2.81%) WSO2
7 4 (2.25%) Autodesk
7 4 (2.25%) Symantec
7 4 (2.25%) VMware
8 3 (1.69%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.69%) SAP
8 3 (1.69%) Unisys
9 2 (1.12%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.12%) Capita
9 2 (1.12%) Cisco
9 2 (1.12%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.12%) RedGate
9 2 (1.12%) Serena