Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 948 1,104 1,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.11% 12.73% 15.44%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.92% 37.54% 47.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 717 802
Midlands median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £249 £213 £258
90th Percentile £500 £500 £475
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 21 28
Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £18.94 £17.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.20% +9.04% -13.15%
10th Percentile £13.22 £13.75 £12.21
90th Percentile £48.75 £38.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.92% - +20.37%

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 2,715 2,941 2,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 34.69% 33.92% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,692 1,807 1,709
Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £249
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 72 66
Midlands median hourly rate £34.11 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.44% - -12.86%
10th Percentile £13.92 £13.83 £13.13
90th Percentile £52.35 £42.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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 0 556 £375 +1.35% 327
East Midlands -1 384 £354 +1.07% 227
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SQL.

1 348 (36.71%) SQL Server
2 274 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
3 260 (27.43%) Oracle
4 254 (26.79%) .NET
5 241 (25.42%) Microsoft
6 219 (23.10%) C#
7 169 (17.83%) Java
8 158 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 152 (16.03%) Windows
10 148 (15.61%) Business Intelligence
11 144 (15.19%) HTML
12 128 (13.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 124 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
14 121 (12.76%) Unix
15 116 (12.24%) CSS
16 113 (11.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 105 (11.08%) Linux
18 98 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
19 95 (10.02%) T-SQL
20 94 (9.92%) PL/SQL
20 94 (9.92%) ETL
21 93 (9.81%) ASP.NET
21 93 (9.81%) XML
22 92 (9.70%) Finance
22 92 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
23 91 (9.60%) MVC
24 88 (9.28%) DevOps
25 83 (8.76%) Git (software)
26 80 (8.44%) Relational Database
27 75 (7.91%) Migration

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 46 (4.85%) IIS
2 32 (3.38%) SharePoint
3 25 (2.64%) Tomcat
4 22 (2.32%) Apache
4 22 (2.32%) WebLogic
5 21 (2.22%) JBoss
5 21 (2.22%) MS Exchange
6 16 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 16 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.37%) Confluence
8 12 (1.27%) CMS
9 10 (1.05%) SAS
10 9 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.74%) NServiceBus
13 6 (0.63%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.53%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.53%) WildFly
Applications
1 54 (5.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.42%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.42%) RoboHelp
5 4 (0.42%) Simulink
5 4 (0.42%) Snagit
5 4 (0.42%) SPSS
6 1 (0.11%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 22 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 9 (0.95%) Oracle 11i
3 9 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.63%) Maximo
5 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.11%) BPCS
8 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.11%) Demantra
8 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.11%) Magento
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle SCM
8 1 (0.11%) Servitor
8 1 (0.11%) Summit
8 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 124 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (5.27%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.43%) PaaS
4 18 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (1.69%) SaaS
6 13 (1.37%) IaaS
6 13 (1.37%) Office 365
7 11 (1.16%) Boomi
8 8 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
10 6 (0.63%) GitHub
11 5 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.53%) G Suite
11 5 (0.53%) iPaaS
12 3 (0.32%) Data Lake Analytics
13 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
13 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.32%) DNS
2 20 (2.11%) Internet
3 18 (1.90%) VPN
4 13 (1.37%) SAN
5 12 (1.27%) FTP
6 11 (1.16%) Network Security
6 11 (1.16%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.16%) VLAN
7 9 (0.95%) Firewall
7 9 (0.95%) LAN
7 9 (0.95%) SMS
7 9 (0.95%) WAN
8 8 (0.84%) HTTP
8 8 (0.84%) SSL
8 8 (0.84%) VoIP
9 7 (0.74%) DHCP
10 6 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.53%) MPLS
11 5 (0.53%) Skype
12 4 (0.42%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (36.71%) SQL Server
2 128 (13.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 113 (11.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 98 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
5 80 (8.44%) Relational Database
6 73 (7.70%) Oracle Database
7 63 (6.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 57 (6.01%) Power BI
9 55 (5.80%) NoSQL
10 47 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
11 45 (4.75%) Oracle Database 11g
12 39 (4.11%) MySQL
13 37 (3.90%) RDBMS
13 37 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
14 34 (3.59%) MongoDB
15 30 (3.16%) SQL Server 2014
16 26 (2.74%) DB2
16 26 (2.74%) SQL Server 2016
17 25 (2.64%) Azure SQL Database
18 21 (2.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 83 (8.76%) Git (software)
2 51 (5.38%) Jenkins
3 49 (5.17%) Visual Studio
4 46 (4.85%) JUnit
5 42 (4.43%) JIRA
6 34 (3.59%) Maven
7 32 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 31 (3.27%) TeamCity
9 23 (2.43%) Selenium
10 21 (2.22%) Subversion
11 16 (1.69%) Eclipse
12 15 (1.58%) Toad
13 14 (1.48%) SpecFlow
14 12 (1.27%) GitLab
15 10 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (1.05%) Gradle
16 9 (0.95%) SoapUI
17 8 (0.84%) JMeter
17 8 (0.84%) TestRail
18 7 (0.74%) IntelliJ
General
1 92 (9.70%) Finance
2 49 (5.17%) Manufacturing
3 37 (3.90%) Retail
4 19 (2.00%) Back Office
4 19 (2.00%) Banking
5 14 (1.48%) Automotive
6 11 (1.16%) Legal
7 9 (0.95%) Aerospace
7 9 (0.95%) Marketing
7 9 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.84%) Publishing
9 5 (0.53%) Games
10 4 (0.42%) Electronics
10 4 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.32%) Advertising
12 2 (0.21%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.21%) Local Government
13 1 (0.11%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) Front Office
13 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 417 (43.99%) Developer
2 187 (19.73%) Analyst
3 98 (10.34%) .NET Developer
4 85 (8.97%) SQL Developer
5 72 (7.59%) Java Developer
6 68 (7.17%) C# Developer
7 55 (5.80%) Architect
8 50 (5.27%) Test Analyst
9 48 (5.06%) Consultant
10 44 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
11 43 (4.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 41 (4.32%) Data Analyst
12 41 (4.32%) Software Developer
13 40 (4.22%) DBA
14 38 (4.01%) DevOps Engineer
14 38 (4.01%) Senior Developer
15 35 (3.69%) Support Analyst
16 31 (3.27%) Applications Support
16 31 (3.27%) SQL DBA
17 29 (3.06%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (26.79%) .NET
2 144 (15.19%) HTML
3 116 (12.24%) CSS
4 93 (9.81%) ASP.NET
4 93 (9.81%) XML
5 73 (7.70%) jQuery
6 60 (6.33%) Web Services
7 59 (6.22%) .NET Framework
7 59 (6.22%) Spring
8 58 (6.12%) SOAP
9 56 (5.91%) REST
10 48 (5.06%) JSON
11 47 (4.96%) AngularJS
12 45 (4.75%) HTML5
13 40 (4.22%) J2EE
14 37 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
14 37 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
15 34 (3.59%) WCF
16 30 (3.16%) Java EE
17 29 (3.06%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 92 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (2.95%) Computer Science
3 24 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.43%) User Experience
5 20 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (2.00%) Clustering
7 17 (1.79%) PKI
8 15 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (1.37%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.16%) NHS
10 11 (1.16%) Smart Meter
11 10 (1.05%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.05%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.05%) Replication
12 9 (0.95%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.95%) AS400
12 9 (0.95%) Derivative
12 9 (0.95%) FMCG
13 6 (0.63%) DataPower
14 5 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 152 (16.03%) Windows
2 121 (12.76%) Unix
3 105 (11.08%) Linux
4 51 (5.38%) Windows Server
5 30 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.37%) VMS
7 13 (1.37%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.16%) CentOS
9 9 (0.95%) Windows 8
10 8 (0.84%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.74%) HPUX
12 6 (0.63%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.53%) Android
13 5 (0.53%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.42%) AIX
14 4 (0.42%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (15.61%) Business Intelligence
3 94 (9.92%) ETL
4 91 (9.60%) MVC
5 88 (9.28%) DevOps
6 75 (7.91%) Migration
7 70 (7.38%) ITIL
7 70 (7.38%) Test Automation
8 64 (6.75%) Scrum
9 60 (6.33%) TDD
10 59 (6.22%) SDLC
11 49 (5.17%) Analytics
11 49 (5.17%) Data Modelling
12 48 (5.06%) CRM
12 48 (5.06%) OO
13 47 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
14 46 (4.85%) Unit Testing
15 39 (4.11%) Data Migration
15 39 (4.11%) Visualisation
16 38 (4.01%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 219 (23.10%) C#
2 169 (17.83%) Java
3 158 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 95 (10.02%) T-SQL
5 94 (9.92%) PL/SQL
6 55 (5.80%) PowerShell
7 42 (4.43%) VB.NET
8 41 (4.32%) Shell Script
9 33 (3.48%) VBA
10 28 (2.95%) PHP
11 27 (2.85%) Python
12 23 (2.43%) VB
13 20 (2.11%) Bash Shell
14 19 (2.00%) C++
15 18 (1.90%) R
16 15 (1.58%) Perl
17 11 (1.16%) Scala
17 11 (1.16%) XPath
17 11 (1.16%) XQuery
18 10 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (6.65%) Security Cleared
2 42 (4.43%) SC Cleared
3 38 (4.01%) Degree
4 13 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.16%) ISEB
5 11 (1.16%) ISTQB
5 11 (1.16%) Sun Certification
6 8 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.74%) DBS Check
7 7 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.63%) CCNA
9 5 (0.53%) CCNP
9 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.42%) OCP
10 4 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.32%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.69%) Data Quality
2 31 (3.27%) QA
3 19 (2.00%) SLA
4 9 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.63%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.53%) GDPR
6 5 (0.53%) PMO
7 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.21%) CDISC
8 2 (0.21%) GxP
8 2 (0.21%) HL7
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) FATCA
9 1 (0.11%) GCP
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9002
9 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 51 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.00%) Docker
3 19 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.84%) XenApp
5 6 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.53%) HDFS
6 5 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.42%) iptables
7 4 (0.42%) Postfix
7 4 (0.42%) Samba
7 4 (0.42%) Squid
7 4 (0.42%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.42%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.42%) XenServer
8 3 (0.32%) vSphere
9 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.21%) KVM
9 2 (0.21%) RACF
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (2.64%) Puppet
3 17 (1.79%) Ansible
4 12 (1.27%) Data Guard
5 9 (0.95%) Tivoli
6 8 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (0.84%) WSUS
7 7 (0.74%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.74%) logstash
7 7 (0.74%) SCCM
8 6 (0.63%) Graylog
8 6 (0.63%) Nagios
8 6 (0.63%) Rundeck
8 6 (0.63%) SCOM
8 6 (0.63%) Terraform
9 5 (0.53%) Nessus
9 5 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.42%) Nmap
Vendors
1 260 (27.43%) Oracle
2 241 (25.42%) Microsoft
3 43 (4.54%) Tableau
4 39 (4.11%) IBM
5 37 (3.90%) VMware
6 31 (3.27%) Red Hat
7 24 (2.53%) HP
7 24 (2.53%) SAP
8 20 (2.11%) Google
9 18 (1.90%) Cognos
9 18 (1.90%) webMethods
10 17 (1.79%) Citrix
11 16 (1.69%) Cisco
12 14 (1.48%) Informatica
13 13 (1.37%) NetApp
13 13 (1.37%) Teradata
14 12 (1.27%) Dell
14 12 (1.27%) Micro Focus
15 11 (1.16%) Serena
16 10 (1.05%) CA