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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / Midlands
Rank 18 8 4
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4  
Contract jobs citing SQL 4 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.54% 11.39% 18.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.18% 65.71% 45.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 16
Median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +70.21% -21.66%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 22 35 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 19.47% 17.33% 39.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 26
Median daily rate £400 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in the Midlands

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Unix
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) .NET
4 4 (25.00%) Python
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) Validation
5 3 (18.75%) DNS
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
5 3 (18.75%) nginx
5 3 (18.75%) PaaS
5 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
5 3 (18.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
5 3 (18.75%) IaaS
5 3 (18.75%) Ansible
5 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (12.50%) CoreOS
6 2 (12.50%) Docker
6 2 (12.50%) DevOps
6 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (12.50%) Mesos
6 2 (12.50%) LEMP Stack

SQL
Top Related 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 3 (18.75%) nginx
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Solr
2 2 (12.50%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) JBoss
2 2 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Spark
3 1 (6.25%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Aareon QL
1 1 (6.25%) Academy Housing
1 1 (6.25%) Kypera Housing
1 1 (6.25%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (6.25%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (6.25%) OPENHousing
1 1 (6.25%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) IaaS
1 3 (18.75%) PaaS
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (6.25%) Google App Engine
3 1 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
1 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
1 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) DataStage
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) Riak
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) DB2
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.25%) Pentaho
3 1 (6.25%) Power BI
3 1 (6.25%) Spotfire
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Ant
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) GoCD
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (12.50%) Maven
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
1 2 (12.50%) SonarQube
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) ChangeMan
2 1 (6.25%) Protractor
2 1 (6.25%) Robot Framework
2 1 (6.25%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Data Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Data Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Insight Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) LAMP
2 2 (12.50%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (12.50%) Node.js
2 2 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
2 1 (6.25%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Unix
3 2 (12.50%) CoreOS
3 2 (12.50%) Solaris
4 1 (6.25%) Debian
4 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) Kanban
4 2 (12.50%) SIEM
4 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.25%) BDD
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
1 4 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (12.50%) Go
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) Perl
3 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 2 (12.50%) R
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
1 2 (12.50%) Snort
2 1 (6.25%) NFS
2 1 (6.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Ansible
2 2 (12.50%) Control-M
2 2 (12.50%) Kubernetes
2 2 (12.50%) Mesos
2 2 (12.50%) Nagios
2 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (12.50%) rkt
2 2 (12.50%) Unicenter
2 2 (12.50%) ZABBIX
3 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (6.25%) systemd
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 2 (12.50%) Juniper
3 2 (12.50%) New Relic
3 2 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 1 (6.25%) Aareon
4 1 (6.25%) Capita
4 1 (6.25%) Castleton
4 1 (6.25%) Civica
4 1 (6.25%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) MuleSoft
4 1 (6.25%) Northgate
4 1 (6.25%) Orchard
4 1 (6.25%) Tableau
4 1 (6.25%) Talend