Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL 175 171 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.86% 12.97% 15.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.41% 37.67% 45.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 129 159
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £279 £288
90th Percentile £513 £485 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £368 £375
% change year-on-year +8.84% -2.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £19.50 £26.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +6.12% +13.95%
10th Percentile £15.60 £18.35 £24.25
90th Percentile £25.80 £33.25 £24.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -40.00% +112.12% -9.04%

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 540 454 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 36.61% 34.45% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 323 336
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £287 £271 £250
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £405 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +10.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.43% - +34.62%
10th Percentile £15.15 £13.50 £15.10
90th Percentile £44.95 £42.35 £38.90
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.44% +36.00% -3.85%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 67 (38.29%) SQL Server
2 65 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (30.29%) Migration
4 51 (29.14%) Java
5 49 (28.00%) JavaScript
6 43 (24.57%) HTML
6 43 (24.57%) Microsoft
7 41 (23.43%) BDD
8 37 (21.14%) C#
9 35 (20.00%) CSS
10 34 (19.43%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (19.43%) TDD
11 32 (18.29%) Git (software)
12 31 (17.71%) Test Automation
12 31 (17.71%) .NET
13 30 (17.14%) Spring
13 30 (17.14%) Relational Database
14 29 (16.57%) PostgreSQL
14 29 (16.57%) Hibernate
14 29 (16.57%) Finance
15 28 (16.00%) Java 8
16 26 (14.86%) Subversion
17 25 (14.29%) Oracle
17 25 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
17 25 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
17 25 (14.29%) Selenium
18 24 (13.71%) Security Cleared
18 24 (13.71%) Apache Camel
18 24 (13.71%) Spring Boot
19 23 (13.14%) Microservices

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 21 (12.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (6.29%) Confluence
3 8 (4.57%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.86%) Apache
4 5 (2.86%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.29%) WordPress
6 3 (1.71%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.14%) IIS
7 2 (1.14%) JBoss
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.57%) CMS
8 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) AutoCAD
2 4 (2.29%) Autodesk Inventor
2 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.14%) Revit
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (7.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.71%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.57%) Exstream
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.57%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.43%) PaaS
4 5 (2.86%) Slack
5 4 (2.29%) Google Tag Manager
5 4 (2.29%) IaaS
6 3 (1.71%) Azure Functions
6 3 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.71%) Office 365
6 3 (1.71%) SaaS
6 3 (1.71%) Serverless
7 1 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.57%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.57%) GitHub
7 1 (0.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.00%) SMS
2 6 (3.43%) DNS
3 3 (1.71%) Firewall
3 3 (1.71%) HTTP
3 3 (1.71%) LAN
3 3 (1.71%) MPLS
3 3 (1.71%) VoIP
3 3 (1.71%) VPN
3 3 (1.71%) WAN
4 2 (1.14%) Asterisk PBX
4 2 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.14%) FTP
4 2 (1.14%) Internet
4 2 (1.14%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.14%) Network Security
4 2 (1.14%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.14%) SSL
4 2 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.57%) PABX
5 1 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (38.29%) SQL Server
2 30 (17.14%) Relational Database
3 29 (16.57%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (13.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (13.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (9.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (6.86%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (6.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (5.14%) Power BI
10 7 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (3.43%) Oracle Database
11 6 (3.43%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (2.86%) QlikView
12 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (2.29%) MySQL
13 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (1.71%) MS Access
14 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 32 (18.29%) Git (software)
2 26 (14.86%) Subversion
3 25 (14.29%) Selenium
4 20 (11.43%) JIRA
5 16 (9.14%) Cucumber
6 12 (6.86%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (6.86%) WebDriver
7 11 (6.29%) Jenkins
7 11 (6.29%) Visual Studio
8 9 (5.14%) SpecFlow
9 7 (4.00%) TestRail
10 6 (3.43%) Eclipse
10 6 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.29%) JUnit
11 4 (2.29%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.71%) HP UFT
12 3 (1.71%) JMeter
12 3 (1.71%) Protractor
12 3 (1.71%) Sahi
12 3 (1.71%) WATIR
General
1 29 (16.57%) Finance
2 7 (4.00%) Retail
3 4 (2.29%) Banking
4 3 (1.71%) Back Office
4 3 (1.71%) Legal
4 3 (1.71%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.71%) Marketing
4 3 (1.71%) Multimedia
4 3 (1.71%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.14%) Automotive
5 2 (1.14%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.14%) Local Government
6 1 (0.57%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 90 (51.43%) Developer
2 30 (17.14%) Java Developer
3 23 (13.14%) Analyst
4 17 (9.71%) SQL Developer
5 16 (9.14%) Tester
6 13 (7.43%) Automation Tester
7 11 (6.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (4.57%) .NET Developer
8 8 (4.57%) Consultant
9 7 (4.00%) Software Developer
9 7 (4.00%) SQL Analyst
9 7 (4.00%) Test Analyst
10 6 (3.43%) Administrator
10 6 (3.43%) DBA
11 5 (2.86%) Applications Support
11 5 (2.86%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (2.86%) BizTalk Developer
11 5 (2.86%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 5 (2.86%) Selenium Tester
11 5 (2.86%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (24.57%) HTML
2 35 (20.00%) CSS
3 31 (17.71%) .NET
4 30 (17.14%) Spring
5 29 (16.57%) Hibernate
6 25 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
7 24 (13.71%) Apache Camel
7 24 (13.71%) Spring Boot
8 21 (12.00%) XML
9 16 (9.14%) Web Services
10 13 (7.43%) ASP.NET
11 12 (6.86%) Gherkin
12 9 (5.14%) .NET Framework
12 9 (5.14%) REST
13 8 (4.57%) jQuery
13 8 (4.57%) Middleware
13 8 (4.57%) RESTful
13 8 (4.57%) SOAP
14 6 (3.43%) Ajax
14 6 (3.43%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (2.86%) Replication
4 4 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.71%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.71%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.14%) PKI
7 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.57%) FMCG
7 1 (0.57%) NHS
7 1 (0.57%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.00%) Unix
2 9 (5.14%) Linux
3 8 (4.57%) Windows
4 6 (3.43%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (30.29%) Migration
3 41 (23.43%) BDD
4 34 (19.43%) Business Intelligence
4 34 (19.43%) TDD
5 31 (17.71%) Test Automation
6 23 (13.14%) Microservices
7 14 (8.00%) Scrum
8 13 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (7.43%) CRM
8 13 (7.43%) ETL
9 12 (6.86%) Data Migration
9 12 (6.86%) MVC
9 12 (6.86%) User Stories
10 11 (6.29%) Data Modelling
11 10 (5.71%) ERP
12 9 (5.14%) Data Analysis
12 9 (5.14%) DevOps
12 9 (5.14%) Software Engineering
12 9 (5.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 51 (29.14%) Java
2 49 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 37 (21.14%) C#
4 28 (16.00%) Java 8
5 18 (10.29%) T-SQL
6 10 (5.71%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.86%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.86%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.71%) Ruby
9 2 (1.14%) ANSI SQL
9 2 (1.14%) Perl
10 1 (0.57%) C
10 1 (0.57%) C++
10 1 (0.57%) Groovy
10 1 (0.57%) MUMPS
10 1 (0.57%) PHP
10 1 (0.57%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.57%) Python
10 1 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (13.71%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.43%) ISEB
4 5 (2.86%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.29%) Degree
5 4 (2.29%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.14%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.57%) CCNP
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.57%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.14%) QA
2 5 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.57%) GDPR
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.86%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.29%) XenApp
3 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.14%) Docker
3 2 (1.14%) iptables
3 2 (1.14%) Postfix
3 2 (1.14%) Samba
3 2 (1.14%) Squid
4 1 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.57%) etcd
Systems Management
1 4 (2.29%) Backup Exec
1 4 (2.29%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.57%) Consul
2 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.57%) Nessus
2 1 (0.57%) Nmap
2 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.57%) SCCM
2 1 (0.57%) SCOM
2 1 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (24.57%) Microsoft
2 25 (14.29%) Oracle
3 21 (12.00%) IBM
4 6 (3.43%) HP
5 5 (2.86%) Citrix
5 5 (2.86%) Tableau
6 4 (2.29%) Autodesk
6 4 (2.29%) Google
6 4 (2.29%) Symantec
7 3 (1.71%) SAP
8 2 (1.14%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.14%) Cisco
8 2 (1.14%) Dynatrace
8 2 (1.14%) Jaspersoft
8 2 (1.14%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.14%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.57%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.57%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.57%) RedGate
9 1 (0.57%) Zend