Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 1,041 918 1,215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.12% 11.16% 12.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.36% 33.25% 39.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 621 794
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.26% +1.79%
10th Percentile £288 £250 £225
90th Percentile £550 £500 £500
England median daily rate £450 £436 £400
% change year-on-year +3.33% +8.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 21
Midlands median hourly rate £41.50 £30.00 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.33% +58.39% +5.22%
10th Percentile £17.35 £13.16 £11.50
90th Percentile £57.95 £48.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £29.31 £26.78 £30.50
% change year-on-year +9.47% -12.21% +10.91%

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 2,863 2,761 3,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 36.07% 33.57% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,819 1,776 1,910
Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £260 £256
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 84 69
Midlands median hourly rate £40.50 £33.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% +37.50% -4.00%
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.73 £11.45
90th Percentile £56.45 £53.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +5.48% +1.60% +4.99%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +1 690 £400 +6.67% 355
East Midlands 0 349 £388 +10.71% 256
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 383 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (34.29%) SQL Server
3 307 (29.49%) C#
4 306 (29.39%) Oracle
5 295 (28.34%) .NET
6 257 (24.69%) Java
7 253 (24.30%) Microsoft
8 233 (22.38%) JavaScript
9 190 (18.25%) Microsoft Azure
10 188 (18.06%) Unix
11 179 (17.20%) HTML
12 172 (16.52%) Windows
13 171 (16.43%) XML
14 166 (15.95%) Web Services
15 145 (13.93%) CSS
16 137 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
17 123 (11.82%) Migration
18 122 (11.72%) PL/SQL
19 120 (11.53%) ASP.NET
19 120 (11.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 118 (11.34%) Relational Database
21 109 (10.47%) NoSQL
22 108 (10.37%) Test Automation
22 108 (10.37%) Git (software)
23 105 (10.09%) MVC
24 103 (9.89%) Microservices
25 101 (9.70%) ETL
26 100 (9.61%) T-SQL
27 99 (9.51%) Visual Studio
27 99 (9.51%) DevOps

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 96 (9.22%) WebLogic
2 54 (5.19%) Confluence
3 32 (3.07%) SharePoint
4 30 (2.88%) WebSphere
5 27 (2.59%) Apache
6 22 (2.11%) JBoss
7 21 (2.02%) Tomcat
8 20 (1.92%) SAS
9 12 (1.15%) nginx
9 12 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (0.96%) NServiceBus
11 9 (0.86%) CMS
11 9 (0.86%) Documentum
12 7 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.67%) WordPress
13 6 (0.58%) IIS
13 6 (0.58%) K2 blackpearl
13 6 (0.58%) MQSeries
Applications
1 48 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.19%) SPSS
6 2 (0.19%) Windchill
7 1 (0.096%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.096%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.096%) Revit
7 1 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 51 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.96%) SAP FI-CA
2 10 (0.96%) SAP PSCD
3 8 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.38%) Sage 200
6 4 (0.38%) Sage X3
6 4 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.29%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.19%) ENOVIA
8 2 (0.19%) Magento
8 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 190 (18.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (4.32%) Dynamics 365
4 28 (2.69%) Office 365
5 27 (2.59%) PaaS
6 23 (2.21%) IaaS
7 22 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (2.11%) Azure Data Factory
7 22 (2.11%) SaaS
7 22 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 20 (1.92%) Amazon S3
9 19 (1.83%) Amazon EMR
9 19 (1.83%) Amazon Glacier
10 14 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (1.15%) GitHub
12 8 (0.77%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.67%) Google Tag Manager
14 5 (0.48%) Serverless
15 4 (0.38%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.84%) TCP/IP
2 24 (2.31%) HTTP
3 19 (1.83%) Firewall
4 15 (1.44%) SSL
5 14 (1.34%) DNS
6 11 (1.06%) DHCP
7 10 (0.96%) Internet
8 9 (0.86%) DSL
9 6 (0.58%) VPN
10 5 (0.48%) LAN
10 5 (0.48%) SAN
11 3 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.29%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.29%) SMS
11 3 (0.29%) SMTP
11 3 (0.29%) VoIP
11 3 (0.29%) WAN
12 2 (0.19%) Modbus
12 2 (0.19%) NAS
12 2 (0.19%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 357 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 120 (11.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 118 (11.34%) Relational Database
4 109 (10.47%) NoSQL
5 92 (8.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 84 (8.07%) Data Warehouse
7 55 (5.28%) Power BI
8 51 (4.90%) Oracle Database
9 48 (4.61%) MongoDB
9 48 (4.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 44 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
11 42 (4.03%) MySQL
12 39 (3.75%) Big Data
13 33 (3.17%) Hadoop
13 33 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
14 32 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
15 30 (2.88%) Azure SQL Database
16 28 (2.69%) RDBMS
17 24 (2.31%) DB2
17 24 (2.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 108 (10.37%) Git (software)
2 99 (9.51%) Visual Studio
3 88 (8.45%) JIRA
4 66 (6.34%) Selenium
5 58 (5.57%) Jenkins
6 47 (4.51%) Maven
7 43 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 42 (4.03%) Subversion
9 41 (3.94%) Cucumber
10 37 (3.55%) Toad
11 35 (3.36%) JUnit
12 31 (2.98%) SoapUI
13 26 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
14 25 (2.40%) Eclipse
15 23 (2.21%) Bitbucket
16 20 (1.92%) Ant
17 17 (1.63%) WebDriver
18 16 (1.54%) GitLab
18 16 (1.54%) SpecFlow
19 13 (1.25%) AccuRev
General
1 97 (9.32%) Finance
2 49 (4.71%) Retail
3 23 (2.21%) Marketing
4 16 (1.54%) Banking
5 13 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 10 (0.96%) Back Office
7 8 (0.77%) Local Government
7 8 (0.77%) Publishing
8 6 (0.58%) Advertising
9 5 (0.48%) Legal
10 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.29%) Automotive
11 3 (0.29%) Billing
11 3 (0.29%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.19%) Games
12 2 (0.19%) Law
12 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Retail Finance
12 2 (0.19%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.096%) German Language
Job Titles
1 508 (48.80%) Developer
2 179 (17.20%) Analyst
3 113 (10.85%) .NET Developer
4 96 (9.22%) C# Developer
5 84 (8.07%) SQL Developer
6 83 (7.97%) Test Analyst
7 78 (7.49%) Java Developer
8 68 (6.53%) Architect
9 53 (5.09%) C# .NET Developer
10 40 (3.84%) Software Developer
11 39 (3.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 36 (3.46%) Tester
13 34 (3.27%) Data Analyst
13 34 (3.27%) SQL Analyst
14 31 (2.98%) Consultant
15 28 (2.69%) Software Engineer
16 26 (2.50%) Senior Developer
17 25 (2.40%) DBA
18 24 (2.31%) AWS Engineer
19 23 (2.21%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (28.34%) .NET
2 179 (17.20%) HTML
3 171 (16.43%) XML
4 166 (15.95%) Web Services
5 145 (13.93%) CSS
6 120 (11.53%) ASP.NET
7 93 (8.93%) SOAP
8 90 (8.65%) .NET Framework
9 87 (8.36%) REST
10 83 (7.97%) Spring
11 73 (7.01%) jQuery
12 69 (6.63%) JSON
13 67 (6.44%) ASP.NET Web API
14 61 (5.86%) AngularJS
15 60 (5.76%) HTML5
16 57 (5.48%) Hibernate
16 57 (5.48%) J2EE
17 55 (5.28%) RabbitMQ
18 42 (4.03%) Entity Framework
19 41 (3.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 81 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 22 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (1.83%) Data Centre
6 17 (1.63%) Mainframe
7 14 (1.34%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.06%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.06%) Public Cloud
9 10 (0.96%) FMCG
9 10 (0.96%) NHS
10 6 (0.58%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.48%) Clustering
11 5 (0.48%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.38%) SCADA
12 4 (0.38%) User Experience
13 3 (0.29%) Fintech
13 3 (0.29%) Replication
13 3 (0.29%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 188 (18.06%) Unix
2 172 (16.52%) Windows
3 87 (8.36%) Linux
4 41 (3.94%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.73%) Android
6 16 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (1.25%) VME
9 12 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.06%) AIX
11 7 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.67%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.67%) VMS
11 7 (0.67%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.29%) HPUX
14 3 (0.29%) Solaris
15 2 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
3 123 (11.82%) Migration
4 108 (10.37%) Test Automation
5 105 (10.09%) MVC
6 103 (9.89%) Microservices
7 101 (9.70%) ETL
8 99 (9.51%) DevOps
9 95 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
10 86 (8.26%) Scrum
11 85 (8.17%) TDD
12 74 (7.11%) Analytics
13 73 (7.01%) OO
14 69 (6.63%) Test Strategy
15 66 (6.34%) BDD
15 66 (6.34%) Data Modelling
15 66 (6.34%) Test Scripting
16 63 (6.05%) SDLC
17 62 (5.96%) Configuration Management
18 60 (5.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 307 (29.49%) C#
2 257 (24.69%) Java
3 233 (22.38%) JavaScript
4 122 (11.72%) PL/SQL
5 100 (9.61%) T-SQL
6 59 (5.67%) Python
7 51 (4.90%) Shell Script
8 48 (4.61%) PowerShell
9 36 (3.46%) Java 8
10 34 (3.27%) VB.NET
11 22 (2.11%) PHP
12 21 (2.02%) Perl
13 20 (1.92%) Groovy
14 16 (1.54%) VB
15 14 (1.34%) TypeScript
15 14 (1.34%) VBA
16 12 (1.15%) COBOL
16 12 (1.15%) Scala
17 11 (1.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 11 (1.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 69 (6.63%) Security Cleared
2 66 (6.34%) ISEB
3 65 (6.24%) Degree
3 65 (6.24%) ISTQB
3 65 (6.24%) SC Cleared
4 51 (4.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (0.48%) MCSE
8 5 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.38%) OCA
10 3 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.29%) CCNA
11 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.19%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.46%) QA
2 18 (1.73%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.67%) TickIT
5 5 (0.48%) SLA
6 4 (0.38%) GDPR
7 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.19%) ISO 9002
8 2 (0.19%) PMO
9 1 (0.096%) IAS 39
9 1 (0.096%) IFRS
9 1 (0.096%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.096%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 79 (7.59%) Docker
2 41 (3.94%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.77%) XenApp
5 7 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.38%) vSphere
8 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.19%) HDFS
8 2 (0.19%) NFS
8 2 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.096%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.096%) etcd
9 1 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 37 (3.55%) Ansible
2 35 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (2.02%) Puppet
4 15 (1.44%) Kubernetes
5 8 (0.77%) WSUS
6 7 (0.67%) Grafana
6 7 (0.67%) Kibana
7 4 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (0.38%) Mesos
7 4 (0.38%) SCCM
7 4 (0.38%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.29%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.29%) Nagios
8 3 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.29%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.19%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 306 (29.39%) Oracle
2 253 (24.30%) Microsoft
3 63 (6.05%) webMethods
4 44 (4.23%) SAP
5 37 (3.55%) Google
6 36 (3.46%) IBM
7 33 (3.17%) VMware
8 23 (2.21%) BEA
9 18 (1.73%) Splunk
9 18 (1.73%) Tableau
10 13 (1.25%) Citrix
11 12 (1.15%) HP
11 12 (1.15%) Pega
11 12 (1.15%) Teradata
11 12 (1.15%) Xamarin
12 11 (1.06%) Cisco
13 10 (0.96%) Informatica
14 9 (0.86%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.77%) Sage
15 8 (0.77%) ServiceNow