The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 67 67
Rank change year-on-year -19 0  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 29 63 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.30% 2.30% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 2.41% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 48 40
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £425 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £26.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £51.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -21.56% +41.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2091 2614 2430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.06% 95.54% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1319 1457 1368
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 72 173
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured SQL Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in the West Midlands

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Developer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Developer in the West Midlands

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Developer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Developer in the West Midlands

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Developer in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Developer in the West Midlands

SQL Developer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -18 10 £350 -0.35% 11
Staffordshire +2 4 £356 +36.36% 5
Coventry -3 3 £300 -14.28% 1
Shropshire +31 1 - -
Solihull +2 1 £325 - 1
Warwickshire -1 1 £445 +11.25% 1
Walsall - 1 £250 - 1
SQL Developer
England

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, SQL Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 52 (88.14%) SQL
2 35 (59.32%) SQL Server
3 27 (45.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (42.37%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (38.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (33.90%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (30.51%) .NET
7 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
7 18 (30.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (27.12%) ETL
10 15 (25.42%) C#
11 14 (23.73%) T-SQL
12 9 (15.25%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (15.25%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (15.25%) MVC
13 8 (13.56%) Advertising
13 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET
13 8 (13.56%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (11.86%) PL/SQL
15 6 (10.17%) Finance
15 6 (10.17%) Scrum
15 6 (10.17%) Oracle
15 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2016
15 6 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET MVC
16 5 (8.47%) Java
16 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
16 5 (8.47%) .NET Framework
17 4 (6.78%) TDD

SQL Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 3 (5.08%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (3.39%) Drupal
2 2 (3.39%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.69%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.69%) Exstream
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (59.32%) SQL Server
2 27 (45.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (38.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (33.90%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (30.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (15.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (15.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (13.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (6.78%) OLAP
9 4 (6.78%) Power BI
10 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
10 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (5.08%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (5.08%) SQLPlus
11 2 (3.39%) QlikView
11 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.69%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.69%) Maven
4 1 (1.69%) Moq
4 1 (1.69%) NUnit
4 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 8 (13.56%) Advertising
2 6 (10.17%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Back Office
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.51%) .NET
2 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.47%) .NET Framework
3 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 3 (5.08%) WCF
4 3 (5.08%) WPF
4 3 (5.08%) XML
5 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (3.39%) CSS
5 2 (3.39%) Entity Framework
5 2 (3.39%) HTML
5 2 (3.39%) jQuery
5 2 (3.39%) Web Services
5 2 (3.39%) WinForms
5 2 (3.39%) XSL
6 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.69%) Django
6 1 (1.69%) REST
6 1 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Replication
3 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.69%) Android
3 1 (1.69%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (27.12%) ETL
4 9 (15.25%) MVC
5 6 (10.17%) Scrum
6 4 (6.78%) Kimball Methodology
6 4 (6.78%) OO
6 4 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.78%) Service Management
6 4 (6.78%) TDD
6 4 (6.78%) Workflow
7 3 (5.08%) BPEL
7 3 (5.08%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.08%) ITIL
7 3 (5.08%) Migration
8 2 (3.39%) Change Management
8 2 (3.39%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.39%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.39%) Mathematics
8 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (88.14%) SQL
2 15 (25.42%) C#
3 14 (23.73%) T-SQL
4 7 (11.86%) PL/SQL
5 5 (8.47%) Java
6 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.69%) PHP
8 1 (1.69%) PHP 7
8 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.69%) Python
8 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle
3 3 (5.08%) Informatica
4 1 (1.69%) Cognos
4 1 (1.69%) HP
4 1 (1.69%) Sage
4 1 (1.69%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) Sybase
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