Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 168 181 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.93% 11.21% 13.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.36% 35.01% 36.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 143 121
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £290 £276 £250
90th Percentile £550 £500 £480
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - £24.25 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.02% +13.95%
West Midlands median hourly rate £48.50 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +61.67% +87.50% -25.58%

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 462 517 535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 32.81% 32.03% 37.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 373 319
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £289 £250 £263
90th Percentile £550 £513 £528
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +44.46% +69.10%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.40 £16.30
90th Percentile £45.00 £53.75 £40.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +30.77% +41.30% -23.33%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 78 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 68 (40.48%) JavaScript
3 53 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (30.95%) Microsoft
5 51 (30.36%) HTML
6 48 (28.57%) Java
7 43 (25.60%) CSS
8 42 (25.00%) Migration
9 40 (23.81%) Spring
10 39 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
11 37 (22.02%) Hibernate
12 36 (21.43%) C#
12 36 (21.43%) Relational Database
13 33 (19.64%) Java 8
13 33 (19.64%) .NET
14 32 (19.05%) TDD
15 31 (18.45%) BDD
15 31 (18.45%) Git (software)
16 30 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
17 29 (17.26%) Apache Camel
18 27 (16.07%) Subversion
19 26 (15.48%) Microservices
19 26 (15.48%) Test Automation
20 25 (14.88%) RabbitMQ
20 25 (14.88%) Spring Boot
20 25 (14.88%) IBM
20 25 (14.88%) MVC
21 24 (14.29%) XML
21 24 (14.29%) Trunk-Based Development
22 23 (13.69%) WebSphere

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 23 (13.69%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.17%) WordPress
3 5 (2.98%) nginx
4 4 (2.38%) Apache
4 4 (2.38%) SAS
4 4 (2.38%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.79%) JBoss
5 3 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.19%) Confluence
7 1 (0.60%) CMS
7 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.60%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.60%) Revit
5 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.60%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.79%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (1.19%) SAP FI-CA
4 2 (1.19%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 39 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
4 11 (6.55%) Azure Data Factory
5 7 (4.17%) Google Tag Manager
5 7 (4.17%) Office 365
6 6 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.38%) Azure Functions
7 4 (2.38%) Serverless
8 2 (1.19%) PaaS
9 1 (0.60%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.60%) GitHub
9 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.38%) DHCP
1 4 (2.38%) DNS
2 3 (1.79%) Firewall
3 2 (1.19%) IP Telephony
3 2 (1.19%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.19%) LAN
3 2 (1.19%) MPLS
3 2 (1.19%) NAS
3 2 (1.19%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.19%) VoIP
3 2 (1.19%) VPN
3 2 (1.19%) WAN
3 2 (1.19%) Wireless
4 1 (0.60%) DMZ
4 1 (0.60%) DSL
4 1 (0.60%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 36 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 30 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (10.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (9.52%) MySQL
5 16 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (8.93%) Azure SQL Database
7 11 (6.55%) Power BI
8 10 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (4.17%) NoSQL
10 7 (4.17%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.98%) MariaDB
11 5 (2.98%) MongoDB
12 4 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (2.38%) QlikView
12 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (1.79%) Big Data
13 3 (1.79%) Cosmos DB
13 3 (1.79%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 31 (18.45%) Git (software)
2 27 (16.07%) Subversion
3 11 (6.55%) Eclipse
3 11 (6.55%) Selenium
4 10 (5.95%) Visual Studio
5 9 (5.36%) Jenkins
5 9 (5.36%) JIRA
6 5 (2.98%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.98%) Moq
6 5 (2.98%) NUnit
6 5 (2.98%) SoapUI
6 5 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.79%) JMeter
8 3 (1.79%) JUnit
8 3 (1.79%) MSTest
9 2 (1.19%) Ant
9 2 (1.19%) Maven
9 2 (1.19%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.19%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (11.31%) Finance
2 5 (2.98%) Banking
2 5 (2.98%) Retail
3 3 (1.79%) Back Office
3 3 (1.79%) Marketing
3 3 (1.79%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.19%) Legal
4 2 (1.19%) Local Government
4 2 (1.19%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.19%) Retail Finance
5 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 101 (60.12%) Developer
2 36 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 27 (16.07%) Analyst
4 12 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 12 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 12 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 9 (5.36%) Data Analyst
5 9 (5.36%) Senior Developer
6 8 (4.76%) Azure Developer
6 8 (4.76%) C# Programmer
6 8 (4.76%) CRM Developer
6 8 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 8 (4.76%) Programmer
7 7 (4.17%) Architect
7 7 (4.17%) SQL Analyst
7 7 (4.17%) Test Analyst
7 7 (4.17%) Tester
7 7 (4.17%) WordPress Developer
8 6 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (3.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (30.36%) HTML
2 43 (25.60%) CSS
3 40 (23.81%) Spring
4 37 (22.02%) Hibernate
5 33 (19.64%) .NET
6 29 (17.26%) Apache Camel
7 25 (14.88%) RabbitMQ
7 25 (14.88%) Spring Boot
8 24 (14.29%) XML
9 20 (11.90%) Web Services
10 16 (9.52%) jQuery
10 16 (9.52%) JSON
11 13 (7.74%) ASP.NET
11 13 (7.74%) REST
11 13 (7.74%) SOAP
12 11 (6.55%) J2EE
13 10 (5.95%) .NET Framework
14 9 (5.36%) Ajax
15 8 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (4.76%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.98%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.79%) Taxonomies
4 2 (1.19%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.19%) FMCG
4 2 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.19%) PKI
4 2 (1.19%) SCADA
4 2 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.60%) NHS
5 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.33%) Linux
2 12 (7.14%) Windows
3 7 (4.17%) Unix
4 4 (2.38%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.19%) AIX
5 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) Android
6 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.60%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (25.00%) Migration
3 32 (19.05%) TDD
4 31 (18.45%) BDD
5 26 (15.48%) Microservices
5 26 (15.48%) Test Automation
6 25 (14.88%) MVC
7 24 (14.29%) Trunk-Based Development
8 21 (12.50%) Scrum
9 17 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (9.52%) CRM
10 16 (9.52%) Data Modelling
10 16 (9.52%) ETL
11 14 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (7.14%) SDLC
12 12 (7.14%) Software Engineering
13 11 (6.55%) DevOps
14 9 (5.36%) Data Analysis
14 9 (5.36%) Workflow
15 8 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 68 (40.48%) JavaScript
2 48 (28.57%) Java
3 36 (21.43%) C#
4 33 (19.64%) Java 8
5 20 (11.90%) T-SQL
6 12 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 10 (5.95%) Python
8 5 (2.98%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.98%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.98%) XQuery
9 4 (2.38%) PHP
10 3 (1.79%) XPath
11 2 (1.19%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.19%) VB
12 1 (0.60%) Groovy
12 1 (0.60%) Perl
12 1 (0.60%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.60%) R
12 1 (0.60%) Ruby
12 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (10.12%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.93%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.95%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.38%) Degree
5 4 (2.38%) ISEB
6 2 (1.19%) CCNP
6 2 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.60%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.57%) QA
2 2 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 9 (5.36%) Docker
2 8 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.38%) XenApp
4 2 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.19%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.60%) etcd
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) Consul
1 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.60%) Terraform
1 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 25 (14.88%) IBM
3 20 (11.90%) Oracle
4 13 (7.74%) Google
5 5 (2.98%) Cisco
5 5 (2.98%) SAP
5 5 (2.98%) TIBCO
6 4 (2.38%) Citrix
6 4 (2.38%) Tableau
7 3 (1.79%) Alteryx
7 3 (1.79%) HP
7 3 (1.79%) hybris
7 3 (1.79%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.79%) VMware
8 2 (1.19%) Asigra
8 2 (1.19%) Infoblox
8 2 (1.19%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.60%) Birst
9 1 (0.60%) SnapLogic
9 1 (0.60%) Zend