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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 11 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL 8 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.00% 11.83% 8.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.00% 66.67% 29.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 4
Median daily rate £370 £475 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.10% +55.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £310 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £500 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

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 20 33 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 20.00% 17.74% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 16
Median daily rate £450 £463 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +43.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) Unix
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) PHP
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) Internet
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) Mesos
5 2 (16.67%) Ansible
5 2 (16.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (16.67%) High Availability
5 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (16.67%) AWS Certification
5 2 (16.67%) Kubernetes
5 2 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (16.67%) Public Cloud
5 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (16.67%) RESTful
5 2 (16.67%) Ruby
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing

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 1 (8.33%) CICS
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) InfoPath
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) HTTP
2 2 (16.67%) SMTP
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (16.67%) DataStage
1 2 (16.67%) DB2
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (8.33%) Pentaho
2 1 (8.33%) Power BI
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) Spotfire
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) ChangeMan
1 1 (8.33%) NeoLoad
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) AWS Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Insight Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Data Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Data Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) RESTful
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (8.33%) CakePHP
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) Express
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) Laravel
2 1 (8.33%) MEAN Stack
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
2 1 (8.33%) Symfony
2 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (16.67%) Public Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) Internet of Things
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
3 1 (8.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Unix
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) AIX
4 1 (8.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (16.67%) API Design
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Open Source
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) PHP
2 3 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) Perl
3 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) COBOL
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) R
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) AWS Certification
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Ansible
1 2 (16.67%) Kubernetes
1 2 (16.67%) Mesos
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) TIBCO
4 1 (8.33%) Infor
4 1 (8.33%) JDA
4 1 (8.33%) SAP