Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 21 November 2017 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 915 1304 1216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.13% 13.40% 14.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.28% 40.32% 46.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 862 722
Midlands median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £258 £232 £225
90th Percentile £500 £500 £475
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 46
Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 £17.12 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.84% -3.55% -20.22%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.85 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £38.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £27.78
% change year-on-year -1.79% +0.79% +11.12%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2749 3234 2639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 33.43% 33.24% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1770 2014 1591
Midlands median daily rate £376 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £220
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 78 79
Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £29.75 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.92% +25.26% -13.64%
10th Percentile £14.16 £12.73 £12.46
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +22.79%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the Midlands

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in the Midlands

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in the Midlands

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in the Midlands

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in the Midlands

SQL
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -1 519 £375 - 128
East Midlands -2 382 £350 - 121
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for SQL.

1 307 (33.55%) SQL Server
2 263 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
3 249 (27.21%) .NET
4 236 (25.79%) Oracle
5 216 (23.61%) C#
6 209 (22.84%) Microsoft
7 171 (18.69%) JavaScript
8 152 (16.61%) Java
9 151 (16.50%) Windows
10 139 (15.19%) HTML
11 129 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
12 120 (13.11%) ETL
13 117 (12.79%) CSS
14 111 (12.13%) ASP.NET
14 111 (12.13%) MVC
14 111 (12.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 101 (11.04%) Finance
16 93 (10.16%) Unix
17 92 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
18 91 (9.95%) T-SQL
19 90 (9.84%) Data Warehouse
19 90 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 88 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
21 85 (9.29%) Migration
22 83 (9.07%) Linux
23 76 (8.31%) XML
24 75 (8.20%) TDD
25 72 (7.87%) Scrum
26 70 (7.65%) Web Services
26 70 (7.65%) PL/SQL

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 48 (5.25%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.06%) IIS
3 27 (2.95%) JBoss
4 18 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 16 (1.75%) Apache Spark
6 14 (1.53%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.42%) Apache
7 13 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.42%) MS Exchange
8 12 (1.31%) SAS
8 12 (1.31%) WildFly
9 11 (1.20%) CMS
9 11 (1.20%) GlassFish
10 10 (1.09%) Confluence
10 10 (1.09%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.87%) WinCC
12 7 (0.77%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.77%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 43 (4.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.42%) Simulink
4 8 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.44%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.44%) RoboHelp
5 4 (0.44%) Snagit
6 3 (0.33%) SPSS
7 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (0.98%) Oracle 11i
1 9 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (0.87%) Teamcenter
3 5 (0.55%) Maximo
4 4 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.11%) Magento
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 88 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (2.19%) Office 365
4 19 (2.08%) PaaS
5 15 (1.64%) SaaS
6 14 (1.53%) IaaS
7 12 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.55%) G Suite
9 4 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (0.33%) Boomi
10 3 (0.33%) GitHub
11 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.22%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.22%) Heroku
12 1 (0.11%) Google Play
12 1 (0.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.40%) TCP/IP
2 21 (2.30%) DNS
3 19 (2.08%) Internet
4 17 (1.86%) LAN
4 17 (1.86%) SAN
4 17 (1.86%) WAN
5 13 (1.42%) HTTP
6 12 (1.31%) SSL
7 11 (1.20%) Firewall
7 11 (1.20%) FTP
8 10 (1.09%) VLAN
9 9 (0.98%) Network Security
9 9 (0.98%) VPN
10 8 (0.87%) VoIP
10 8 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.77%) LDAP
11 7 (0.77%) MPLS
11 7 (0.77%) Skype
12 5 (0.55%) DHCP
12 5 (0.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (33.55%) SQL Server
2 111 (12.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 90 (9.84%) Data Warehouse
3 90 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 70 (7.65%) NoSQL
5 59 (6.45%) Relational Database
6 54 (5.90%) MongoDB
7 53 (5.79%) Oracle Database
8 43 (4.70%) MySQL
8 43 (4.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 42 (4.59%) Power BI
10 37 (4.04%) RDBMS
11 36 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
12 29 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
13 24 (2.62%) Big Data
14 23 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
14 23 (2.51%) SQL Server 2016
15 22 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
16 20 (2.19%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 66 (7.21%) Git (software)
2 58 (6.34%) JUnit
3 43 (4.70%) Jenkins
4 42 (4.59%) JIRA
5 33 (3.61%) Visual Studio
6 29 (3.17%) Maven
7 27 (2.95%) Selenium
8 23 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (2.08%) TeamCity
10 18 (1.97%) Subversion
11 16 (1.75%) Eclipse
12 15 (1.64%) SpecFlow
13 11 (1.20%) Hudson
13 11 (1.20%) IntelliJ
13 11 (1.20%) JBehave
13 11 (1.20%) Toad
14 10 (1.09%) Cucumber
15 9 (0.98%) NUnit
15 9 (0.98%) SoapUI
16 7 (0.77%) MSTest
General
1 101 (11.04%) Finance
2 45 (4.92%) Retail
3 41 (4.48%) Manufacturing
4 24 (2.62%) Banking
5 11 (1.20%) Automotive
6 10 (1.09%) Marketing
7 9 (0.98%) Back Office
7 9 (0.98%) Publishing
8 8 (0.87%) Aerospace
8 8 (0.87%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.77%) Legal
10 5 (0.55%) Advertising
10 5 (0.55%) Local Government
10 5 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.44%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.33%) Electronics
12 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.22%) French Language
13 2 (0.22%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.22%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 419 (45.79%) Developer
2 169 (18.47%) Analyst
3 96 (10.49%) .NET Developer
4 81 (8.85%) SQL Developer
5 67 (7.32%) C# Developer
6 56 (6.12%) Java Developer
7 50 (5.46%) Architect
8 47 (5.14%) DBA
9 46 (5.03%) Senior Developer
10 43 (4.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 43 (4.70%) Test Analyst
11 41 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
11 41 (4.48%) SQL DBA
12 35 (3.83%) Data Analyst
13 33 (3.61%) Software Developer
14 32 (3.50%) Applications Support
14 32 (3.50%) Support Analyst
15 31 (3.39%) Consultant
16 26 (2.84%) SQL Analyst
17 25 (2.73%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (27.21%) .NET
2 139 (15.19%) HTML
3 117 (12.79%) CSS
4 111 (12.13%) ASP.NET
5 76 (8.31%) XML
6 70 (7.65%) Web Services
7 63 (6.89%) jQuery
8 60 (6.56%) Spring
9 56 (6.12%) .NET Framework
10 49 (5.36%) AngularJS
10 49 (5.36%) HTML5
11 46 (5.03%) REST
12 45 (4.92%) Hibernate
13 44 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC
14 41 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
14 41 (4.48%) RESTful
15 40 (4.37%) Java EE
16 36 (3.93%) CSS3
17 35 (3.83%) SOAP
18 33 (3.61%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 92 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 24 (2.62%) Computer Science
3 24 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 18 (1.97%) Algorithms
6 17 (1.86%) Clustering
6 17 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (1.75%) Smart Meter
8 14 (1.53%) FMCG
9 11 (1.20%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.09%) Data Structures
11 9 (0.98%) Derivative
11 9 (0.98%) NHS
11 9 (0.98%) User Experience
12 8 (0.87%) PKI
12 8 (0.87%) Replication
13 7 (0.77%) AS400
13 7 (0.77%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 151 (16.50%) Windows
2 93 (10.16%) Unix
3 83 (9.07%) Linux
4 46 (5.03%) Windows Server
5 22 (2.40%) Android
6 20 (2.19%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 13 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.31%) AIX
10 11 (1.20%) Windows 8
10 11 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (1.09%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.98%) CentOS
13 8 (0.87%) HPUX
14 5 (0.55%) Solaris
15 3 (0.33%) VMS
15 3 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
3 120 (13.11%) ETL
4 111 (12.13%) MVC
5 85 (9.29%) Migration
6 75 (8.20%) TDD
7 72 (7.87%) Scrum
8 65 (7.10%) ITIL
9 57 (6.23%) Test Automation
10 54 (5.90%) Data Modelling
11 51 (5.57%) Analytics
12 49 (5.36%) Unit Testing
13 48 (5.25%) Data Analysis
14 47 (5.14%) Software Engineering
15 46 (5.03%) DevOps
15 46 (5.03%) SDLC
16 45 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
17 43 (4.70%) CRM
17 43 (4.70%) Data Migration
18 38 (4.15%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 216 (23.61%) C#
2 171 (18.69%) JavaScript
3 152 (16.61%) Java
4 91 (9.95%) T-SQL
5 70 (7.65%) PL/SQL
6 47 (5.14%) PowerShell
7 40 (4.37%) Python
8 39 (4.26%) VB.NET
9 31 (3.39%) Scala
10 28 (3.06%) PHP
11 26 (2.84%) VBA
12 25 (2.73%) MATLAB
13 23 (2.51%) R
14 22 (2.40%) C++
15 21 (2.30%) Bash Shell
16 20 (2.19%) VB
17 19 (2.08%) C
17 19 (2.08%) Perl
18 17 (1.86%) Shell Script
19 10 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (6.34%) Security Cleared
2 54 (5.90%) Degree
3 36 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.09%) Sun Certification
6 9 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.87%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.77%) ISEB
8 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.66%) MCSA
9 6 (0.66%) MCSE
9 6 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.55%) CCNA
11 4 (0.44%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.44%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.44%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.04%) Data Quality
2 17 (1.86%) QA
3 15 (1.64%) SLA
4 7 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.66%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.22%) CDISC
6 2 (0.22%) COBIT
6 2 (0.22%) GCP
6 2 (0.22%) GxP
6 2 (0.22%) HL7
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 56 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.51%) Docker
3 15 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.98%) vSphere
7 6 (0.66%) XenApp
8 4 (0.44%) iptables
8 4 (0.44%) Postfix
8 4 (0.44%) Samba
8 4 (0.44%) Squid
8 4 (0.44%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.44%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.11%) Firmware
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 14 (1.53%) Puppet
2 13 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.09%) Ansible
4 10 (1.09%) Data Guard
5 9 (0.98%) SCOM
6 7 (0.77%) SCCM
7 6 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.55%) Terraform
9 4 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (0.44%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.44%) Nessus
9 4 (0.44%) Nmap
9 4 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.44%) WSUS
10 3 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.33%) Mesos
11 2 (0.22%) Cisco LMS
11 2 (0.22%) Kibana
11 2 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 236 (25.79%) Oracle
2 209 (22.84%) Microsoft
3 41 (4.48%) Tableau
4 38 (4.15%) HP
5 35 (3.83%) VMware
6 27 (2.95%) SAP
7 18 (1.97%) Cisco
7 18 (1.97%) Red Hat
8 17 (1.86%) Google
9 16 (1.75%) IBM
10 14 (1.53%) Citrix
11 11 (1.20%) Informatica
12 10 (1.09%) Remedy
12 10 (1.09%) Siemens
12 10 (1.09%) Xamarin
13 9 (0.98%) NetApp
13 9 (0.98%) Perforce
13 9 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.98%) webMethods
14 8 (0.87%) Teradata