Period
to 18 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1,001 887 1,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.69% 11.77% 14.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.52% 33.75% 44.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 589 832
Midlands median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £260
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
England median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 18
Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £17.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% +26.21% -22.57%
10th Percentile £14.60 £14.91 £13.04
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £27.16 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -32.10% +23.08% +36.84%

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 2,818 2,628 2,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 35.74% 34.88% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,766 1,677 1,821
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +9.63%
10th Percentile £275 £256 £244
90th Percentile £538 £510 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 63 56
Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +21.74% +7.79%
10th Percentile £17.71 £18.75 £13.03
90th Percentile £48.75 £67.50 £60.88
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.38 £38.50
% change year-on-year +0.30% +7.47% +10.00%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 0 574 £388 +10.64% 284
East Midlands +2 423 £388 +19.23% 241
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 349 (34.87%) SQL Server
2 309 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
3 278 (27.77%) .NET
4 274 (27.37%) C#
5 259 (25.87%) Oracle
6 253 (25.27%) Microsoft
7 176 (17.58%) Business Intelligence
8 170 (16.98%) HTML
9 163 (16.28%) Unix
10 159 (15.88%) Java
11 157 (15.68%) Windows
12 154 (15.38%) PL/SQL
13 151 (15.08%) JavaScript
14 140 (13.99%) Microsoft Azure
15 127 (12.69%) XML
16 121 (12.09%) CSS
16 121 (12.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 120 (11.99%) Finance
18 117 (11.69%) T-SQL
19 115 (11.49%) Data Warehouse
19 115 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
20 110 (10.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 105 (10.49%) ASP.NET
22 97 (9.69%) DevOps
23 95 (9.49%) Migration
24 93 (9.29%) ETL
25 92 (9.19%) PowerShell
25 92 (9.19%) Test Automation
26 85 (8.49%) Git (software)
26 85 (8.49%) TDD

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 43 (4.30%) WebLogic
2 35 (3.50%) SharePoint
3 31 (3.10%) Confluence
4 27 (2.70%) IIS
5 22 (2.20%) MS Exchange
5 22 (2.20%) WebSphere
6 21 (2.10%) Tomcat
7 19 (1.90%) SAS
8 15 (1.50%) Apache
9 13 (1.30%) JBoss
10 12 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (1.00%) NServiceBus
12 9 (0.90%) ColdFusion
13 8 (0.80%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.70%) CMS
14 7 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.70%) K2 blackpearl
14 7 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 53 (5.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.50%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.40%) Autodesk Inventor
7 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.100%) HipChat
8 1 (0.100%) Notepad++
8 1 (0.100%) Revit
Business Applications
1 20 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 7 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.40%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 4 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.40%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.30%) Maximo
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.20%) Demantra
8 2 (0.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.20%) Retail-J
8 2 (0.20%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 140 (13.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (3.10%) PaaS
4 27 (2.70%) IaaS
5 20 (2.00%) SaaS
6 19 (1.90%) Office 365
7 17 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.90%) Boomi
10 7 (0.70%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.70%) Slack
11 6 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.60%) GitHub
12 5 (0.50%) Google Tag Manager
12 5 (0.50%) iPaaS
12 5 (0.50%) Trello
13 4 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.20%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.60%) Internet
2 20 (2.00%) FTP
2 20 (2.00%) SMS
3 17 (1.70%) HTTP
4 15 (1.50%) SAN
5 14 (1.40%) DNS
6 12 (1.20%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.90%) SSL
7 9 (0.90%) VPN
8 8 (0.80%) Firewall
9 7 (0.70%) HTTPS
9 7 (0.70%) Wireshark
10 6 (0.60%) LAN
10 6 (0.60%) Network Security
10 6 (0.60%) WAN
11 5 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.40%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.40%) VoIP
13 3 (0.30%) DDNS
13 3 (0.30%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (34.87%) SQL Server
2 121 (12.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 115 (11.49%) Data Warehouse
4 110 (10.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 74 (7.39%) Oracle Database
6 71 (7.09%) Relational Database
7 67 (6.69%) Power BI
8 59 (5.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 53 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 52 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
11 44 (4.40%) Oracle Database 11g
12 32 (3.20%) Hadoop
13 29 (2.90%) MySQL
13 29 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
14 27 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
15 26 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
16 25 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
17 23 (2.30%) NoSQL
17 23 (2.30%) QlikView
18 22 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 85 (8.49%) Git (software)
2 76 (7.59%) Visual Studio
3 73 (7.29%) JIRA
4 64 (6.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 40 (4.00%) Selenium
6 34 (3.40%) Jenkins
7 29 (2.90%) SpecFlow
7 29 (2.90%) Visual Studio Team System
8 24 (2.40%) Toad
9 22 (2.20%) Cucumber
9 22 (2.20%) WebDriver
10 18 (1.80%) TeamCity
11 16 (1.60%) JUnit
12 15 (1.50%) Maven
13 14 (1.40%) Subversion
14 12 (1.20%) Eclipse
14 12 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
15 11 (1.10%) Bitbucket
15 11 (1.10%) JIRA Agile
15 11 (1.10%) NUnit
General
1 120 (11.99%) Finance
2 61 (6.09%) Retail
3 29 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 28 (2.80%) Banking
5 25 (2.50%) Back Office
6 12 (1.20%) Automotive
7 11 (1.10%) Legal
8 10 (1.00%) Corporate Banking
9 7 (0.70%) General Ledger
9 7 (0.70%) Marketing
10 6 (0.60%) Advertising
11 5 (0.50%) Games
11 5 (0.50%) Publishing
11 5 (0.50%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.30%) Law
13 2 (0.20%) Electronics
13 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 426 (42.56%) Developer
2 201 (20.08%) Analyst
3 109 (10.89%) .NET Developer
4 81 (8.09%) SQL Developer
5 74 (7.39%) C# Developer
6 49 (4.90%) C# .NET Developer
6 49 (4.90%) Test Analyst
7 48 (4.80%) Architect
8 47 (4.70%) Consultant
9 44 (4.40%) Data Analyst
10 42 (4.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 41 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
11 41 (4.10%) Java Developer
12 38 (3.80%) DBA
12 38 (3.80%) Software Developer
13 34 (3.40%) SQL DBA
14 33 (3.30%) Applications Support
14 33 (3.30%) Tester
15 32 (3.20%) Oracle Developer
16 31 (3.10%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (27.77%) .NET
2 170 (16.98%) HTML
3 127 (12.69%) XML
4 121 (12.09%) CSS
5 105 (10.49%) ASP.NET
6 59 (5.89%) jQuery
6 59 (5.89%) SOAP
7 55 (5.49%) .NET Framework
7 55 (5.49%) Web Services
8 49 (4.90%) JSON
9 48 (4.80%) WCF
10 47 (4.70%) REST
11 45 (4.50%) ASP.NET Web API
12 42 (4.20%) AngularJS
13 40 (4.00%) HTML5
14 35 (3.50%) Spring
15 32 (3.20%) WPF
16 31 (3.10%) Gherkin
17 28 (2.80%) WinForms
18 27 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 115 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (2.30%) User Experience
4 22 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 21 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.80%) Credit Risk
7 18 (1.80%) Public Cloud
7 18 (1.80%) Replication
8 14 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (1.30%) Clustering
9 13 (1.30%) NHS
10 12 (1.20%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.10%) Data Structures
12 10 (1.00%) Data Centre
13 5 (0.50%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.40%) FMCG
14 4 (0.40%) PKI
15 3 (0.30%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 163 (16.28%) Unix
2 157 (15.68%) Windows
3 83 (8.29%) Linux
4 59 (5.89%) Windows Server
5 31 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.10%) VMS
10 9 (0.90%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.80%) Android
12 7 (0.70%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.40%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.40%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.30%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.20%) AIX
15 2 (0.20%) CentOS
15 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (17.58%) Business Intelligence
3 97 (9.69%) DevOps
4 95 (9.49%) Migration
5 93 (9.29%) ETL
6 92 (9.19%) Test Automation
7 85 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
7 85 (8.49%) TDD
8 73 (7.29%) Scrum
9 71 (7.09%) MVC
10 65 (6.49%) Analytics
11 60 (5.99%) BDD
11 60 (5.99%) SDLC
12 54 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
13 48 (4.80%) Data Modelling
13 48 (4.80%) OO
14 46 (4.60%) ITIL
15 44 (4.40%) Data Analysis
16 43 (4.30%) E-Commerce
16 43 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 274 (27.37%) C#
2 159 (15.88%) Java
3 154 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 151 (15.08%) JavaScript
5 117 (11.69%) T-SQL
6 92 (9.19%) PowerShell
7 51 (5.09%) Shell Script
8 49 (4.90%) VB.NET
9 34 (3.40%) VBA
10 23 (2.30%) Java 8
11 17 (1.70%) Python
12 16 (1.60%) PHP
13 14 (1.40%) Bash Shell
14 13 (1.30%) VB
15 11 (1.10%) Perl
16 10 (1.00%) C++
17 9 (0.90%) Scala
17 9 (0.90%) XPath
17 9 (0.90%) XQuery
18 7 (0.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 67 (6.69%) Security Cleared
2 50 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 46 (4.60%) Degree
4 27 (2.70%) ISEB
5 23 (2.30%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (0.70%) MCSE
11 6 (0.60%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.50%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.30%) CCNA
13 3 (0.30%) CCNP
13 3 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.30%) MCITP
13 3 (0.30%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.80%) QA
2 33 (3.30%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.70%) GDPR
4 7 (0.70%) PMO
5 6 (0.60%) SLA
6 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.100%) COBIT
8 1 (0.100%) IFRS
8 1 (0.100%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.100%) ISO 9002
8 1 (0.100%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.100%) TickIT
System Software
1 44 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.90%) Docker
3 23 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.80%) XenApp
6 5 (0.50%) HDFS
6 5 (0.50%) vSphere
7 3 (0.30%) XenServer
8 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.20%) iptables
8 2 (0.20%) KVM
8 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.20%) Postfix
8 2 (0.20%) Samba
8 2 (0.20%) Squid
8 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.100%) etcd
9 1 (0.100%) NFS
9 1 (0.100%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.100%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (1.60%) Puppet
3 14 (1.40%) WSUS
4 12 (1.20%) SCCM
5 9 (0.90%) Ansible
6 8 (0.80%) SCOM
7 6 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (0.50%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.40%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (0.40%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.30%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.30%) logstash
10 3 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.30%) Nessus
10 3 (0.30%) Netcool
10 3 (0.30%) Oozie
10 3 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 259 (25.87%) Oracle
2 253 (25.27%) Microsoft
3 40 (4.00%) Tableau
4 35 (3.50%) IBM
5 33 (3.30%) SAP
6 32 (3.20%) VMware
7 28 (2.80%) webMethods
8 26 (2.60%) Google
9 22 (2.20%) Red Hat
10 21 (2.10%) Citrix
11 18 (1.80%) Cognos
12 17 (1.70%) HP
13 14 (1.40%) Cisco
14 13 (1.30%) Cloudera
15 12 (1.20%) Ab Initio
15 12 (1.20%) BEA
16 10 (1.00%) Informatica
17 9 (0.90%) BMC
17 9 (0.90%) Dell
18 8 (0.80%) Symantec