Period
to 19 June 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 7 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 125 178 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.47% 11.95% 12.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.41% 30.22% 35.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 120 110
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £294 £290 £274
90th Percentile £543 £500 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.64% -6.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.77% +14.71% +17.24%
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +60.00% -19.35% +81.98%

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 411 589 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.14% 39.56% 35.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 379 299
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £275
90th Percentile £575 £546 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +50.46% -22.14%
10th Percentile £35.75 £19.80 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.25 £44.50 £41.90
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.25 £35.36 £31.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +14.05% +24.00%

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 2019.

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 2019, 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 40 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 39 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (27.20%) Git (software)
4 34 (27.20%) C#
5 32 (25.60%) .NET
6 28 (22.40%) Java
7 27 (21.60%) Scrum
8 25 (20.00%) Oracle
8 25 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 24 (19.20%) Amazon AWS
10 23 (18.40%) JavaScript
10 23 (18.40%) HTML
11 21 (16.80%) PL/SQL
11 21 (16.80%) CSS
11 21 (16.80%) Web Services
11 21 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (16.00%) Kanban
12 20 (16.00%) T-SQL
13 19 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (15.20%) PostgreSQL
13 19 (15.20%) TDD
14 18 (14.40%) AngularJS
15 17 (13.60%) MVC
16 15 (12.00%) Finance
16 15 (12.00%) Jenkins
16 15 (12.00%) BDD
16 15 (12.00%) Security Cleared
16 15 (12.00%) Java 8
17 14 (11.20%) Test Automation

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 (3.20%) Umbraco
2 3 (2.40%) CMS
2 3 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.60%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.60%) Confluence
3 2 (1.60%) DNN
3 2 (1.60%) Drupal
3 2 (1.60%) IIS
3 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.80%) Apache
4 1 (0.80%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.80%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.80%) Luigi
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.80%) SAS
4 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.80%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.80%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.80%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.80%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 35 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (19.20%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.40%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (6.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (5.60%) Amazon SQS
4 7 (5.60%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (4.80%) Power Platform
6 5 (4.00%) Office 365
7 4 (3.20%) GitHub
7 4 (3.20%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.60%) PaaS
9 1 (0.80%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.80%) IaaS
9 1 (0.80%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.80%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.80%) SaaS
9 1 (0.80%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.20%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.40%) Firewall
3 2 (1.60%) DNS
3 2 (1.60%) HTTP
3 2 (1.60%) Internet
3 2 (1.60%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.60%) NAS
4 1 (0.80%) DHCP
4 1 (0.80%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.80%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.80%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.80%) LAN
4 1 (0.80%) SAN
4 1 (0.80%) SSH
4 1 (0.80%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (15.20%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (7.20%) NoSQL
4 9 (7.20%) Oracle Database
5 8 (6.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (5.60%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (5.60%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (5.60%) QlikView
7 6 (4.80%) Power BI
7 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (4.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (4.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (4.00%) MySQL
8 5 (4.00%) OLAP
8 5 (4.00%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.20%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (2.40%) Data Lake
10 3 (2.40%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 34 (27.20%) Git (software)
2 15 (12.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (7.20%) JIRA
4 7 (5.60%) DbUnit
4 7 (5.60%) jMock
4 7 (5.60%) JUnit
4 7 (5.60%) Maven
4 7 (5.60%) Mockito
4 7 (5.60%) SonarQube
5 6 (4.80%) Subversion
6 4 (3.20%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.40%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.40%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.40%) JMeter
7 3 (2.40%) Selenium
8 2 (1.60%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.80%) Moq
9 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.80%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (12.00%) Finance
2 7 (5.60%) Retail
3 5 (4.00%) Marketing
4 3 (2.40%) Law
5 2 (1.60%) Automotive
5 2 (1.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Legal
6 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 67 (53.60%) Developer
2 15 (12.00%) Java Developer
3 11 (8.80%) Consultant
4 10 (8.00%) SQL Developer
5 9 (7.20%) DBA
5 9 (7.20%) Oracle Developer
6 8 (6.40%) Analyst
6 8 (6.40%) Architect
7 6 (4.80%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.80%) Oracle DBA
7 6 (4.80%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 5 (4.00%) Cloud Developer
8 5 (4.00%) Lead Developer
8 5 (4.00%) QlikView Developer
8 5 (4.00%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.00%) Tester
9 4 (3.20%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.20%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.20%) Team Leader
9 4 (3.20%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.60%) .NET
2 23 (18.40%) HTML
3 21 (16.80%) CSS
3 21 (16.80%) Web Services
4 18 (14.40%) AngularJS
5 14 (11.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (10.40%) RESTful
7 11 (8.80%) ASP.NET
8 10 (8.00%) .NET Framework
8 10 (8.00%) Spring
9 9 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (7.20%) jQuery
10 8 (6.40%) Dapper ORM
10 8 (6.40%) REST
10 8 (6.40%) SOAP
11 7 (5.60%) ActiveMQ
11 7 (5.60%) Hibernate
11 7 (5.60%) JPA
11 7 (5.60%) PowerMock
11 7 (5.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.80%) NHS
1 6 (4.80%) Public Cloud
2 5 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.20%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.40%) iPad
4 3 (2.40%) User Experience
5 2 (1.60%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.80%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.80%) PKI
6 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.80%) Replication
6 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.80%) Windows
2 6 (4.80%) Linux
3 3 (2.40%) Android
3 3 (2.40%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.40%) Unix
3 3 (2.40%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.60%) AIX
5 1 (0.80%) HPUX
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.60%) Scrum
3 21 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (16.00%) Kanban
5 19 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (15.20%) TDD
6 17 (13.60%) MVC
7 15 (12.00%) BDD
8 14 (11.20%) Test Automation
9 13 (10.40%) Microservices
10 12 (9.60%) Migration
10 12 (9.60%) Technical Leadership
11 10 (8.00%) Open Source
12 9 (7.20%) Analytics
12 9 (7.20%) Unit Testing
13 8 (6.40%) CRM
13 8 (6.40%) DevOps
13 8 (6.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 8 (6.40%) ETL
13 8 (6.40%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.20%) C#
2 28 (22.40%) Java
3 23 (18.40%) JavaScript
4 21 (16.80%) PL/SQL
5 20 (16.00%) T-SQL
6 15 (12.00%) Java 8
7 10 (8.00%) Python
8 7 (5.60%) PHP
9 5 (4.00%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (2.40%) VB
10 3 (2.40%) VBA
11 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.80%) C
12 1 (0.80%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.80%) R
12 1 (0.80%) VB6
12 1 (0.80%) VBScript
12 1 (0.80%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.40%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.40%) Degree
4 1 (0.80%) ISEB
4 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.80%) NIST
System Software
1 12 (9.60%) Docker
2 7 (5.60%) Postfix
3 6 (4.80%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.40%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.40%) XenApp
4 3 (2.40%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (1.60%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.80%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.00%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.20%) Puppet
2 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 3 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.60%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.60%) SCCM
5 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.80%) Ansible
5 1 (0.80%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.80%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.80%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 25 (20.00%) Oracle
2 12 (9.60%) Google
3 5 (4.00%) VMware
4 4 (3.20%) HP
5 3 (2.40%) Citrix
5 3 (2.40%) Tealium
6 2 (1.60%) IBM
6 2 (1.60%) Informatica
6 2 (1.60%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.80%) BEA
7 1 (0.80%) Cerner
7 1 (0.80%) Cognos
7 1 (0.80%) CommVault
7 1 (0.80%) Dell
7 1 (0.80%) EMC
7 1 (0.80%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.80%) SAP
7 1 (0.80%) webMethods