Period
to 24 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 24 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 919 1312 1221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 11.14% 13.45% 14.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.39% 40.20% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 864 724
Midlands median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £256 £233 £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 25 46
Midlands median hourly rate £31.15 £17.12 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.95% -2.17% -25.53%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.20 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £38.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £27.89
% change year-on-year -1.79% +0.39% +11.56%

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 2752 3264 2660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 33.37% 33.46% 31.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1771 2034 1602
Midlands median daily rate £376 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.27% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £220
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 80 79
Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £28.60 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.40% +20.40% -13.64%
10th Percentile £14.16 £13.08 £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% +21.79%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -1 527 £375 - 142
East Midlands -2 378 £363 +3.57% 115
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 311 (33.84%) SQL Server
2 258 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (27.20%) .NET
4 244 (26.55%) Oracle
5 214 (23.29%) C#
6 211 (22.96%) Microsoft
7 172 (18.72%) JavaScript
8 154 (16.76%) Windows
9 153 (16.65%) Java
10 140 (15.23%) HTML
11 127 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
12 119 (12.95%) ETL
13 117 (12.73%) CSS
14 113 (12.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 111 (12.08%) ASP.NET
16 110 (11.97%) MVC
17 99 (10.77%) Unix
18 98 (10.66%) Finance
19 94 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
20 93 (10.12%) T-SQL
21 92 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
22 91 (9.90%) Data Warehouse
22 91 (9.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 87 (9.47%) Linux
24 84 (9.14%) Migration
25 77 (8.38%) XML
26 74 (8.05%) TDD
26 74 (8.05%) Git (software)
27 73 (7.94%) PL/SQL
28 71 (7.73%) ITIL

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 (5.22%) SharePoint
2 32 (3.48%) IIS
2 32 (3.48%) JBoss
3 19 (2.07%) Tomcat
4 18 (1.96%) Apache
5 17 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 15 (1.63%) Apache Spark
7 14 (1.52%) MS Exchange
8 12 (1.31%) SAS
9 11 (1.20%) CMS
9 11 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (1.20%) WildFly
10 10 (1.09%) Confluence
10 10 (1.09%) GlassFish
10 10 (1.09%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.87%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.87%) WinCC
12 7 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.76%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.65%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.41%) Simulink
4 8 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.44%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.44%) RoboHelp
6 4 (0.44%) Snagit
7 3 (0.33%) SPSS
8 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.11%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.98%) Oracle 11i
2 9 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.87%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.54%) Maximo
5 4 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.11%) Magento
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle SCM
8 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 94 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.07%) Office 365
4 18 (1.96%) PaaS
5 13 (1.41%) IaaS
6 12 (1.31%) SaaS
7 11 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.54%) 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%) 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 (2.39%) DNS
2 21 (2.29%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.96%) Internet
4 17 (1.85%) LAN
4 17 (1.85%) WAN
5 16 (1.74%) SAN
6 13 (1.41%) HTTP
7 12 (1.31%) SSL
8 11 (1.20%) FTP
8 11 (1.20%) VLAN
9 10 (1.09%) Firewall
10 9 (0.98%) Network Security
10 9 (0.98%) VPN
11 8 (0.87%) VoIP
11 8 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.76%) LDAP
12 7 (0.76%) MPLS
12 7 (0.76%) Skype
12 7 (0.76%) SMS
13 5 (0.54%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (33.84%) SQL Server
2 113 (12.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 91 (9.90%) Data Warehouse
3 91 (9.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 70 (7.62%) NoSQL
5 63 (6.86%) Relational Database
6 55 (5.98%) Oracle Database
7 54 (5.88%) MongoDB
8 43 (4.68%) MySQL
8 43 (4.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 42 (4.57%) Power BI
9 42 (4.57%) RDBMS
10 38 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
11 30 (3.26%) SQL Server 2014
12 25 (2.72%) Big Data
12 25 (2.72%) SQL Server 2016
13 24 (2.61%) Hadoop
13 24 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
14 23 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 74 (8.05%) Git (software)
2 58 (6.31%) JUnit
3 50 (5.44%) Jenkins
4 42 (4.57%) JIRA
5 33 (3.59%) Visual Studio
6 32 (3.48%) Selenium
7 29 (3.16%) Maven
8 27 (2.94%) TeamCity
9 25 (2.72%) Subversion
10 23 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (1.74%) Eclipse
12 15 (1.63%) SpecFlow
13 11 (1.20%) IntelliJ
13 11 (1.20%) Toad
14 10 (1.09%) Cucumber
14 10 (1.09%) Hudson
14 10 (1.09%) JBehave
14 10 (1.09%) JMeter
15 9 (0.98%) NUnit
15 9 (0.98%) SoapUI
General
1 98 (10.66%) Finance
2 42 (4.57%) Retail
3 41 (4.46%) Manufacturing
4 24 (2.61%) Banking
5 10 (1.09%) Automotive
6 9 (0.98%) Marketing
6 9 (0.98%) Publishing
7 8 (0.87%) Aerospace
7 8 (0.87%) Back Office
7 8 (0.87%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.76%) Legal
9 5 (0.54%) Advertising
9 5 (0.54%) Local Government
9 5 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.33%) Electronics
11 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.22%) French Language
12 2 (0.22%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.22%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 421 (45.81%) Developer
2 167 (18.17%) Analyst
3 96 (10.45%) .NET Developer
4 84 (9.14%) SQL Developer
5 66 (7.18%) C# Developer
6 59 (6.42%) Java Developer
7 50 (5.44%) DBA
8 49 (5.33%) Architect
9 45 (4.90%) Senior Developer
10 43 (4.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 43 (4.68%) SQL DBA
11 42 (4.57%) Test Analyst
12 40 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
13 36 (3.92%) Data Analyst
14 32 (3.48%) Applications Support
14 32 (3.48%) Support Analyst
15 31 (3.37%) Consultant
15 31 (3.37%) Software Developer
16 27 (2.94%) SQL Analyst
17 26 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (27.20%) .NET
2 140 (15.23%) HTML
3 117 (12.73%) CSS
4 111 (12.08%) ASP.NET
5 77 (8.38%) XML
6 68 (7.40%) Web Services
7 61 (6.64%) jQuery
8 60 (6.53%) Spring
9 56 (6.09%) .NET Framework
10 47 (5.11%) AngularJS
10 47 (5.11%) HTML5
11 45 (4.90%) Hibernate
11 45 (4.90%) REST
12 44 (4.79%) ASP.NET MVC
13 42 (4.57%) ASP.NET Web API
14 40 (4.35%) RESTful
15 39 (4.24%) Java EE
16 37 (4.03%) JSON
17 36 (3.92%) SOAP
18 34 (3.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 92 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.26%) Management Information System
3 23 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 23 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (1.96%) Algorithms
4 18 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 17 (1.85%) Clustering
6 16 (1.74%) Smart Meter
7 14 (1.52%) FMCG
7 14 (1.52%) PKI
8 11 (1.20%) Data Centre
9 9 (0.98%) Data Structures
9 9 (0.98%) Derivative
9 9 (0.98%) NHS
9 9 (0.98%) User Experience
10 8 (0.87%) AS400
10 8 (0.87%) Replication
11 6 (0.65%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 154 (16.76%) Windows
2 99 (10.77%) Unix
3 87 (9.47%) Linux
4 48 (5.22%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.29%) Android
6 19 (2.07%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.74%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.20%) AIX
9 11 (1.20%) Windows 8
9 11 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.98%) CentOS
10 9 (0.98%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.76%) HPUX
12 6 (0.65%) Solaris
13 3 (0.33%) VMS
13 3 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (13.82%) Business Intelligence
3 119 (12.95%) ETL
4 110 (11.97%) MVC
5 84 (9.14%) Migration
6 74 (8.05%) TDD
7 71 (7.73%) ITIL
7 71 (7.73%) Scrum
8 65 (7.07%) Test Automation
9 52 (5.66%) Data Modelling
10 50 (5.44%) DevOps
11 49 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
12 48 (5.22%) Analytics
12 48 (5.22%) Unit Testing
13 47 (5.11%) SDLC
14 46 (5.01%) CRM
15 45 (4.90%) Data Analysis
15 45 (4.90%) Software Engineering
16 43 (4.68%) Data Migration
17 38 (4.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 214 (23.29%) C#
2 172 (18.72%) JavaScript
3 153 (16.65%) Java
4 93 (10.12%) T-SQL
5 73 (7.94%) PL/SQL
6 43 (4.68%) PowerShell
7 38 (4.13%) Python
8 37 (4.03%) VB.NET
9 30 (3.26%) Scala
10 28 (3.05%) PHP
11 25 (2.72%) MATLAB
12 23 (2.50%) VBA
13 22 (2.39%) C++
13 22 (2.39%) R
13 22 (2.39%) Shell Script
14 21 (2.29%) Bash Shell
15 20 (2.18%) Perl
16 18 (1.96%) C
16 18 (1.96%) VB
17 10 (1.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (6.31%) Security Cleared
2 52 (5.66%) Degree
3 37 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.20%) Sun Certification
5 9 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (0.87%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.65%) ISEB
8 6 (0.65%) MCSA
8 6 (0.65%) MCSE
8 6 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.54%) CCNA
9 5 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.44%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.44%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.44%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.03%) Data Quality
2 18 (1.96%) QA
3 15 (1.63%) SLA
4 7 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.22%) CDISC
6 2 (0.22%) COBIT
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%) GCP
7 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 57 (6.20%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.29%) Docker
3 15 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.98%) vSphere
7 6 (0.65%) 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%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.11%) Firmware
11 1 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 21 (2.29%) Puppet
2 19 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.85%) Ansible
4 13 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (1.20%) Data Guard
6 9 (0.98%) SCOM
7 7 (0.76%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.65%) SCCM
8 6 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.65%) Terraform
9 5 (0.54%) Graylog
9 5 (0.54%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.54%) logstash
9 5 (0.54%) Nagios
9 5 (0.54%) Rundeck
9 5 (0.54%) WSUS
10 4 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.44%) Nessus
10 4 (0.44%) Nmap
10 4 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 244 (26.55%) Oracle
2 211 (22.96%) Microsoft
3 41 (4.46%) Tableau
4 37 (4.03%) HP
5 36 (3.92%) VMware
6 26 (2.83%) SAP
7 23 (2.50%) IBM
8 18 (1.96%) Cisco
8 18 (1.96%) Red Hat
9 16 (1.74%) Google
10 15 (1.63%) Citrix
11 13 (1.41%) Teradata
12 11 (1.20%) Informatica
13 10 (1.09%) NetApp
13 10 (1.09%) Remedy
13 10 (1.09%) Siemens
13 10 (1.09%) Xamarin
14 9 (0.98%) Perforce
14 9 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.98%) webMethods