Period
to 8 July 2020

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 8 July 2020 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
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 9 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 86 136 184
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.63% 9.72% 11.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.45% 30.49% 30.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 111 131
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £350 £281 £285
90th Percentile £650 £550 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +9.38% +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +130.77% +14.71%
West Midlands median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.13% +60.00% -19.35%

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 218 446 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 37.07% 31.88% 38.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 303 383
Median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £334 £282 £275
90th Percentile £588 £575 £545
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -8.54% +9.33%
10th Percentile £32.78 £35.00 £15.23
90th Percentile £44.25 £43.88 £44.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +35.59% -9.23%

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 8 July 2020.

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 8 July 2020, 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 31 (36.05%) Azure
2 26 (30.23%) SQL Server
3 24 (27.91%) Microsoft
3 24 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (26.74%) C#
5 21 (24.42%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (22.09%) .NET
7 16 (18.60%) Oracle
7 16 (18.60%) Migration
8 15 (17.44%) T-SQL
8 15 (17.44%) HTML
8 15 (17.44%) Python
8 15 (17.44%) Data Modelling
8 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
8 15 (17.44%) DevOps
9 14 (16.28%) Azure SQL Database
9 14 (16.28%) Finance
10 13 (15.12%) AWS
10 13 (15.12%) PaaS
10 13 (15.12%) Analytics
10 13 (15.12%) Power BI
10 13 (15.12%) Power Platform
11 12 (13.95%) PowerShell
11 12 (13.95%) Active Directory
11 12 (13.95%) Java
12 11 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (11.63%) Public Sector
13 10 (11.63%) JavaScript
13 10 (11.63%) CSS
13 10 (11.63%) Data Warehouse

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 5 (5.81%) IIS
2 2 (2.33%) Confluence
2 2 (2.33%) SAS
2 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.16%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.16%) CMS
3 1 (1.16%) GlassFish
Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.33%) SPSS
2 2 (2.33%) Stata
3 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.16%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 31 (36.05%) Azure
2 13 (15.12%) AWS
2 13 (15.12%) PaaS
2 13 (15.12%) Power Platform
3 9 (10.47%) IaaS
4 8 (9.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (5.81%) SaaS
6 3 (3.49%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.33%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (2.33%) Logic Apps
7 2 (2.33%) Serverless
8 1 (1.16%) Azure Functions
8 1 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.16%) GCP
8 1 (1.16%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.30%) Network Security
2 1 (1.16%) Firewall
2 1 (1.16%) Internet
2 1 (1.16%) Intranet
2 1 (1.16%) LAN
2 1 (1.16%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.16%) SMS
2 1 (1.16%) VPN
2 1 (1.16%) WAN
2 1 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.28%) Azure SQL Database
3 13 (15.12%) Power BI
4 10 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (10.47%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (10.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (8.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (5.81%) NoSQL
9 4 (4.65%) Data Mining
9 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
10 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (2.33%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (2.33%) Big Data
11 2 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (2.33%) MySQL
11 2 (2.33%) OLAP
11 2 (2.33%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.98%) JIRA
3 4 (4.65%) Maven
4 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.49%) JUnit
4 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.49%) Toad
4 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.33%) DbUnit
5 2 (2.33%) jMock
5 2 (2.33%) Mockito
5 2 (2.33%) RSpec
5 2 (2.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.33%) SonarQube
5 2 (2.33%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.16%) Appium
6 1 (1.16%) RStudio
6 1 (1.16%) Selenium
6 1 (1.16%) Subversion
6 1 (1.16%) webpack
General
1 14 (16.28%) Finance
2 10 (11.63%) Public Sector
3 6 (6.98%) Retail
4 4 (4.65%) Law
5 2 (2.33%) Banking
6 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.16%) Games
6 1 (1.16%) Legal
6 1 (1.16%) Local Government
6 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.16%) Marketing
6 1 (1.16%) Police
6 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (30.23%) Developer
2 16 (18.60%) Analyst
3 8 (9.30%) Architect
3 8 (9.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 6 (6.98%) Applications Support
4 6 (6.98%) Consultant
5 5 (5.81%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (5.81%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 5 (5.81%) Data Architect
5 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Java Developer
5 5 (5.81%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) .NET Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Data Consultant
6 4 (4.65%) DBA
6 4 (4.65%) Power BI Developer
6 4 (4.65%) SQL DBA
7 3 (3.49%) SQL Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.09%) .NET
2 15 (17.44%) HTML
3 10 (11.63%) CSS
4 8 (9.30%) jQuery
5 7 (8.14%) .NET Framework
5 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET
5 7 (8.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (5.81%) Ajax
6 5 (5.81%) Entity Framework
6 5 (5.81%) Razor View Engine
6 5 (5.81%) RESTful
6 5 (5.81%) Spring
7 4 (4.65%) Hibernate
7 4 (4.65%) HTML5
7 4 (4.65%) Middleware
7 4 (4.65%) REST
7 4 (4.65%) SOAP
7 4 (4.65%) Web Services
8 3 (3.49%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.98%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.81%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.65%) NHS
5 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.33%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.16%) CCTV
6 1 (1.16%) Clustering
6 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.16%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.30%) Windows
2 6 (6.98%) Linux
3 3 (3.49%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.16%) Android
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (24.42%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (18.60%) Migration
4 15 (17.44%) Data Modelling
4 15 (17.44%) DevOps
5 13 (15.12%) Analytics
6 11 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (10.47%) Data Analysis
7 9 (10.47%) Scrum
8 8 (9.30%) Data Migration
8 8 (9.30%) ETL
9 7 (8.14%) Identity Management
9 7 (8.14%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (8.14%) Validation
10 6 (6.98%) Data Science
10 6 (6.98%) ITIL
10 6 (6.98%) MVC
10 6 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (5.81%) Change Management
11 5 (5.81%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.74%) C#
2 15 (17.44%) Python
2 15 (17.44%) T-SQL
3 12 (13.95%) Java
3 12 (13.95%) PowerShell
4 10 (11.63%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.98%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.65%) R
7 3 (3.49%) VB
8 2 (2.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (2.33%) VB6
8 2 (2.33%) VBA
9 1 (1.16%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.65%) Degree
3 4 (4.65%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.33%) CCNA
4 2 (2.33%) CCNP
4 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.49%) QA
System Software
1 12 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.33%) Docker
3 2 (2.33%) Postfix
4 1 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.14%) Terraform
2 3 (3.49%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.49%) SCCM
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.16%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.16%) WMI
Vendors
1 24 (27.91%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.60%) Oracle
3 5 (5.81%) Tableau
4 2 (2.33%) Databricks
4 2 (2.33%) iManage
4 2 (2.33%) Talend
5 1 (1.16%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.16%) Cerner
5 1 (1.16%) Cognos
5 1 (1.16%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.16%) HP
5 1 (1.16%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.16%) McAfee
5 1 (1.16%) RedGate
5 1 (1.16%) SAP
5 1 (1.16%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.16%) Veeam
5 1 (1.16%) VMware