Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 1,035 848 1,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.92% 10.79% 13.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.63% 32.29% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 568 873
Midlands median daily rate £388 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.64% -3.38% +11.54%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £517 £488 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 15
Midlands median hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +71.43% -2.78%
10th Percentile £14.80 £13.61 £12.20
90th Percentile £51.20 £42.50 £39.60
England median hourly rate £25.00 £28.56 £29.88
% change year-on-year -12.46% -4.42% +14.92%

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 2,905 2,626 3,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 36.27% 33.42% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,873 1,681 2,013
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £291 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 76 73
Midlands median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.64% - +44.00%
10th Percentile £15.25 £17.00 £14.20
90th Percentile £48.75 £66.50 £47.90
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% +6.67% +2.74%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +1 621 £400 +8.11% 342
East Midlands +5 410 £388 +10.71% 270
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 341 (32.95%) SQL Server
2 327 (31.59%) C#
3 320 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
4 314 (30.34%) .NET
5 297 (28.70%) Oracle
6 243 (23.48%) Microsoft
7 215 (20.77%) Java
8 200 (19.32%) JavaScript
9 190 (18.36%) Windows
10 179 (17.29%) Unix
11 172 (16.62%) HTML
12 166 (16.04%) Microsoft Azure
13 165 (15.94%) XML
14 147 (14.20%) Business Intelligence
15 143 (13.82%) PL/SQL
16 141 (13.62%) ASP.NET
17 132 (12.75%) CSS
18 122 (11.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 113 (10.92%) Migration
20 112 (10.82%) Web Services
21 106 (10.24%) Finance
22 102 (9.86%) Scrum
23 101 (9.76%) Relational Database
24 99 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
25 97 (9.37%) Git (software)
25 97 (9.37%) T-SQL
26 96 (9.28%) Test Automation
27 93 (8.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 92 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
29 91 (8.79%) Data Warehouse

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 83 (8.02%) WebLogic
2 39 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 37 (3.57%) Confluence
4 21 (2.03%) WebSphere
5 19 (1.84%) MS Exchange
6 18 (1.74%) JBoss
7 17 (1.64%) Apache
8 13 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (1.16%) SAS
10 11 (1.06%) K2 blackpearl
11 10 (0.97%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.87%) IIS
13 8 (0.77%) CMS
13 8 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.77%) nginx
13 8 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.68%) WordPress
15 6 (0.58%) Apache Spark
15 6 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 44 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.48%) AutoCAD
3 5 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.39%) Autodesk Inventor
4 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.19%) Windchill
6 1 (0.097%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.097%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.097%) Revit
6 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.097%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.68%) Sage 200
5 7 (0.68%) SAP FI-CA
5 7 (0.68%) SAP PSCD
6 6 (0.58%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 4 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.29%) Sage X3
9 2 (0.19%) ENOVIA
9 2 (0.19%) Magento
9 2 (0.19%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 166 (16.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (3.29%) Office 365
4 32 (3.09%) IaaS
5 31 (3.00%) PaaS
6 25 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
7 24 (2.32%) SaaS
8 20 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
9 12 (1.16%) Amazon Glacier
9 12 (1.16%) Amazon S3
9 12 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
10 8 (0.77%) GitHub
10 8 (0.77%) Google Analytics
10 8 (0.77%) Google Tag Manager
11 5 (0.48%) Boomi
11 5 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.25%) TCP/IP
2 24 (2.32%) HTTP
3 21 (2.03%) SSL
4 19 (1.84%) FTP
5 16 (1.55%) DNS
6 15 (1.45%) Firewall
7 13 (1.26%) Internet
8 11 (1.06%) LAN
8 11 (1.06%) SAN
8 11 (1.06%) SMS
9 9 (0.87%) WAN
10 7 (0.68%) DHCP
10 7 (0.68%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.68%) Wireshark
11 6 (0.58%) VPN
12 5 (0.48%) VoIP
13 4 (0.39%) MPLS
13 4 (0.39%) NAS
13 4 (0.39%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (32.95%) SQL Server
2 122 (11.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 101 (9.76%) Relational Database
4 93 (8.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 91 (8.79%) Data Warehouse
6 69 (6.67%) NoSQL
7 59 (5.70%) Oracle Database
8 57 (5.51%) Power BI
9 44 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
10 38 (3.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 36 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 35 (3.38%) MongoDB
13 32 (3.09%) Azure SQL Database
14 31 (3.00%) MySQL
15 30 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
15 30 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
16 25 (2.42%) QlikView
17 24 (2.32%) SQL Server 2016
18 23 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
19 22 (2.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 97 (9.37%) Git (software)
2 87 (8.41%) Visual Studio
3 73 (7.05%) JIRA
4 56 (5.41%) Selenium
5 48 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 45 (4.35%) Jenkins
7 43 (4.15%) Toad
8 37 (3.57%) Cucumber
9 29 (2.80%) Visual Studio Team System
10 28 (2.71%) Eclipse
11 26 (2.51%) Subversion
12 23 (2.22%) JUnit
13 22 (2.13%) Maven
13 22 (2.13%) SpecFlow
14 18 (1.74%) WebDriver
15 17 (1.64%) NUnit
16 16 (1.55%) Bitbucket
16 16 (1.55%) SoapUI
17 11 (1.06%) Ant
17 11 (1.06%) IntelliJ
General
1 106 (10.24%) Finance
2 52 (5.02%) Retail
3 22 (2.13%) Marketing
4 17 (1.64%) Back Office
5 14 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.16%) Banking
7 10 (0.97%) Advertising
7 10 (0.97%) Legal
8 9 (0.87%) Automotive
9 8 (0.77%) Local Government
10 6 (0.58%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.48%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.39%) Publishing
13 3 (0.29%) Law
13 3 (0.29%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.19%) Billing
14 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.19%) Games
14 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 506 (48.89%) Developer
2 184 (17.78%) Analyst
3 125 (12.08%) .NET Developer
4 96 (9.28%) C# Developer
5 86 (8.31%) SQL Developer
6 72 (6.96%) Test Analyst
7 57 (5.51%) C# .NET Developer
7 57 (5.51%) Java Developer
8 49 (4.73%) Architect
9 42 (4.06%) Software Developer
10 39 (3.77%) DBA
11 36 (3.48%) Oracle Developer
12 34 (3.29%) SQL DBA
13 32 (3.09%) Consultant
14 30 (2.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 30 (2.90%) Data Analyst
14 30 (2.90%) SQL Analyst
14 30 (2.90%) Tester
15 28 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
15 28 (2.71%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (30.34%) .NET
2 172 (16.62%) HTML
3 165 (15.94%) XML
4 141 (13.62%) ASP.NET
5 132 (12.75%) CSS
6 112 (10.82%) Web Services
7 87 (8.41%) .NET Framework
8 69 (6.67%) REST
9 68 (6.57%) SOAP
10 66 (6.38%) jQuery
11 65 (6.28%) AngularJS
12 63 (6.09%) ASP.NET Web API
13 60 (5.80%) Spring
14 56 (5.41%) HTML5
15 53 (5.12%) JSON
16 46 (4.44%) J2EE
16 46 (4.44%) RabbitMQ
17 45 (4.35%) Entity Framework
17 45 (4.35%) Hibernate
17 45 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 99 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 23 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (1.74%) Mainframe
7 17 (1.64%) Public Cloud
8 14 (1.35%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.26%) Replication
10 12 (1.16%) Clustering
11 11 (1.06%) Data Centre
12 8 (0.77%) FMCG
13 6 (0.58%) User Experience
14 5 (0.48%) Credit Risk
14 5 (0.48%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.48%) NHS
14 5 (0.48%) N-Tier
15 4 (0.39%) Driving Licence
15 4 (0.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 190 (18.36%) Windows
2 179 (17.29%) Unix
3 76 (7.34%) Linux
4 57 (5.51%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.35%) Android
7 14 (1.35%) VME
7 14 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (1.06%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.87%) VMS
10 8 (0.77%) AIX
10 8 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.58%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.58%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.48%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.29%) HPUX
13 3 (0.29%) Solaris
13 3 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (14.20%) Business Intelligence
3 113 (10.92%) Migration
4 102 (9.86%) Scrum
5 96 (9.28%) Test Automation
6 92 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
7 91 (8.79%) ETL
8 90 (8.70%) TDD
9 87 (8.41%) MVC
10 77 (7.44%) DevOps
11 68 (6.57%) Analytics
11 68 (6.57%) BDD
12 65 (6.28%) Microservices
13 63 (6.09%) Test Scripting
14 60 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
15 58 (5.60%) OO
16 55 (5.31%) Data Migration
17 52 (5.02%) Customer Requirements
18 51 (4.93%) SDLC
19 47 (4.54%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 327 (31.59%) C#
2 215 (20.77%) Java
3 200 (19.32%) JavaScript
4 143 (13.82%) PL/SQL
5 97 (9.37%) T-SQL
6 77 (7.44%) PowerShell
7 46 (4.44%) Shell Script
8 40 (3.86%) Python
9 34 (3.29%) VB.NET
10 33 (3.19%) Java 8
11 23 (2.22%) Perl
12 18 (1.74%) Groovy
13 17 (1.64%) Scala
14 15 (1.45%) VBA
15 13 (1.26%) PHP
16 12 (1.16%) COBOL
17 11 (1.06%) VB
18 10 (0.97%) Ruby
19 9 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 9 (0.87%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 62 (5.99%) Security Cleared
2 60 (5.80%) ISEB
3 59 (5.70%) ISTQB
4 53 (5.12%) SC Cleared
5 50 (4.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 49 (4.73%) Degree
7 13 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
9 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.58%) MCSE
11 4 (0.39%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.39%) OCP
12 3 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.29%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.29%) MCITP
13 2 (0.19%) CISSP
13 2 (0.19%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.44%) QA
2 23 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.87%) GDPR
4 6 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.48%) TickIT
6 3 (0.29%) PMO
7 2 (0.19%) ISO 9002
8 1 (0.097%) IFRS
8 1 (0.097%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.097%) SLA
8 1 (0.097%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 52 (5.02%) Docker
2 45 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 26 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.84%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.16%) XenApp
6 5 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.48%) vSphere
7 4 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.29%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.19%) etcd
9 2 (0.19%) HDFS
9 2 (0.19%) iptables
9 2 (0.19%) NFS
9 2 (0.19%) Postfix
9 2 (0.19%) Samba
9 2 (0.19%) Squid
9 2 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.097%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 29 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (2.51%) Ansible
3 16 (1.55%) Puppet
3 16 (1.55%) WSUS
4 12 (1.16%) SCCM
5 11 (1.06%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.58%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.58%) Grafana
6 6 (0.58%) Kibana
6 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (0.58%) SCOM
7 5 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.39%) Mesos
9 3 (0.29%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.29%) Netcool
9 3 (0.29%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 297 (28.70%) Oracle
2 243 (23.48%) Microsoft
3 58 (5.60%) webMethods
4 51 (4.93%) SAP
5 35 (3.38%) VMware
6 32 (3.09%) Google
7 24 (2.32%) HP
8 23 (2.22%) Citrix
8 23 (2.22%) IBM
9 21 (2.03%) BEA
10 16 (1.55%) BMC
10 16 (1.55%) Cisco
10 16 (1.55%) Tableau
11 14 (1.35%) Informatica
12 13 (1.26%) Remedy
13 12 (1.16%) Splunk
13 12 (1.16%) Teradata
14 11 (1.06%) JD Edwards
15 10 (0.97%) Sage
16 9 (0.87%) Capita