Period
to 23 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 23 April 2019 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 596 569 560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.18% 11.92% 12.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.77% 35.92% 38.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 368 356
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £313 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £504 £513
England median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.76% +83.33% -13.24%
10th Percentile £39.50 £24.50 £15.00
90th Percentile £61.38 £48.75 £36.75
England median hourly rate £28.00 £26.78 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.58% -28.60% +29.31%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1,765 1,584 1,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 36.07% 33.17% 31.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,070 995 901
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £312 £258 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £480 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +1.05% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +50.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £32.50 £24.65 £11.23
90th Percentile £58.00 £48.75 £42.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +5.81%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in the West Midlands

SQL
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in the West Midlands

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in the West Midlands

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in the West Midlands

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in the West Midlands

SQL
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 April 2019. 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
Shropshire +16 155 £400 +18.52% 7
Birmingham 0 146 £406 +1.56% 64
Coventry 0 113 £425 +3.03% 7
Warwickshire +2 58 £343 -7.43% 9
Staffordshire 0 39 £375 +9.09% 34
West Bromwich +2 6 £150 -63.64%
Solihull -17 5 £400 +23.08% 11
Worcestershire -15 4 £375 +29.31% 5
Wolverhampton +1 3 £275 -23.61% 3
Dudley - 2 £366 - 2
Walsall -5 1 £313 +5.93% 2
Herefordshire -8 1 £575 +152.75% 2
Halesowen - 1 £325 - 1
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL.

1 245 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (35.07%) SQL Server
3 181 (30.37%) Oracle
4 172 (28.86%) C#
5 165 (27.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 159 (26.68%) .NET
7 151 (25.34%) Java
8 137 (22.99%) Microsoft
9 131 (21.98%) Unix
10 130 (21.81%) HTML
11 127 (21.31%) JavaScript
12 118 (19.80%) Git (software)
13 101 (16.95%) CSS
13 101 (16.95%) XML
14 96 (16.11%) Business Intelligence
15 89 (14.93%) ETL
16 86 (14.43%) T-SQL
17 84 (14.09%) Web Services
18 83 (13.93%) Windows
19 82 (13.76%) PL/SQL
20 79 (13.26%) Data Warehouse
20 79 (13.26%) Microservices
21 74 (12.42%) JIRA
22 71 (11.91%) Amazon AWS
22 71 (11.91%) Test Strategy
23 69 (11.58%) Migration
24 67 (11.24%) Scrum
25 66 (11.07%) MVC
25 66 (11.07%) TDD
26 65 (10.91%) SQL Server Integration Services

SQL
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 56 (9.40%) WebLogic
2 52 (8.72%) Confluence
3 20 (3.36%) NServiceBus
4 19 (3.19%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.35%) WebSphere
6 13 (2.18%) CMS
6 13 (2.18%) SAS
7 12 (2.01%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.85%) Apache Spark
9 10 (1.68%) Documentum
10 8 (1.34%) Umbraco
11 7 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (1.01%) Apache
12 6 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.67%) ColdFusion
14 4 (0.67%) IIS
15 3 (0.50%) Drupal
15 3 (0.50%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (5.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) CATIA
5 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (5.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.01%) assyst
3 5 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.67%) SAP FI-CA
4 4 (0.67%) SAP PSCD
5 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.34%) Exstream
6 2 (0.34%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.34%) SAP MII
7 1 (0.17%) DELMIA
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.17%) Line 500
7 1 (0.17%) Magento
7 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.17%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.17%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 165 (27.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (11.91%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (5.54%) PaaS
4 28 (4.70%) Azure Data Factory
5 26 (4.36%) Dynamics 365
6 22 (3.69%) SaaS
7 16 (2.68%) GitHub
8 11 (1.85%) IaaS
9 8 (1.34%) Office 365
9 8 (1.34%) Serverless
10 6 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.01%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.50%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.19%) DNS
2 11 (1.85%) Internet
3 9 (1.51%) SAN
3 9 (1.51%) SSL
3 9 (1.51%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.34%) Kerberos
5 7 (1.17%) Firewall
6 4 (0.67%) DHCP
7 3 (0.50%) HTTP
7 3 (0.50%) SNMP
8 2 (0.34%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.34%) NAS
8 2 (0.34%) Network Security
8 2 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.34%) Skype
8 2 (0.34%) VPN
9 1 (0.17%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.17%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.17%) SSH
9 1 (0.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (35.07%) SQL Server
2 79 (13.26%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (10.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 49 (8.22%) NoSQL
5 46 (7.72%) Relational Database
6 42 (7.05%) Power BI
7 38 (6.38%) Big Data
8 36 (6.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 32 (5.37%) Hadoop
9 32 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
10 28 (4.70%) MongoDB
11 27 (4.53%) BusinessObjects
12 26 (4.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 23 (3.86%) Azure SQL Database
14 20 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (3.02%) RDBMS
16 17 (2.85%) Oracle Database
17 16 (2.68%) Pentaho
18 11 (1.85%) Apache Hive
19 10 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 118 (19.80%) Git (software)
2 74 (12.42%) JIRA
3 55 (9.23%) Jenkins
4 43 (7.21%) Visual Studio
5 40 (6.71%) Selenium
6 34 (5.70%) Maven
7 30 (5.03%) Cucumber
7 30 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (4.70%) Bitbucket
9 22 (3.69%) SoapUI
9 22 (3.69%) Visual Studio Team System
10 20 (3.36%) Ant
10 20 (3.36%) Subversion
11 19 (3.19%) Apache Ivy
11 19 (3.19%) GitLab
11 19 (3.19%) Gradle
12 15 (2.52%) Toad
13 12 (2.01%) Artifactory
14 11 (1.85%) CA Gen
14 11 (1.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 47 (7.89%) Finance
2 16 (2.68%) Retail
3 10 (1.68%) Publishing
4 8 (1.34%) Banking
5 7 (1.17%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.84%) Back Office
6 5 (0.84%) Marketing
7 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.50%) Law
8 3 (0.50%) Legal
9 2 (0.34%) Advertising
9 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.34%) Retail Finance
10 1 (0.17%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 284 (47.65%) Developer
2 83 (13.93%) Analyst
3 63 (10.57%) .NET Developer
4 55 (9.23%) SQL Developer
5 41 (6.88%) Architect
6 40 (6.71%) Test Analyst
7 37 (6.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 37 (6.21%) C# Developer
8 33 (5.54%) Tester
9 29 (4.87%) Java Developer
10 25 (4.19%) Data Analyst
10 25 (4.19%) Data Engineer
11 24 (4.03%) SQL Analyst
12 19 (3.19%) Software Developer
13 18 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
14 17 (2.85%) C# .NET Developer
15 16 (2.68%) Oracle Developer
15 16 (2.68%) Senior Developer
15 16 (2.68%) Software Engineer
15 16 (2.68%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (26.68%) .NET
2 130 (21.81%) HTML
3 101 (16.95%) CSS
3 101 (16.95%) XML
4 84 (14.09%) Web Services
5 64 (10.74%) SOAP
6 61 (10.23%) ASP.NET
7 57 (9.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 53 (8.89%) REST
9 47 (7.89%) .NET Framework
10 44 (7.38%) JSON
11 42 (7.05%) J2EE
12 34 (5.70%) ASP.NET MVC
13 33 (5.54%) Spring
14 27 (4.53%) AngularJS
14 27 (4.53%) jQuery
15 25 (4.19%) Dapper ORM
16 23 (3.86%) .NET Core
17 22 (3.69%) RabbitMQ
18 19 (3.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.01%) Robotics
4 10 (1.68%) Data Structures
5 9 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.34%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.34%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.17%) CMDB
8 6 (1.01%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.84%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.84%) NHS
9 5 (0.84%) Replication
10 3 (0.50%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.50%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.50%) FMCG
11 2 (0.34%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.34%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.34%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.34%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 131 (21.98%) Unix
2 83 (13.93%) Windows
3 63 (10.57%) Linux
4 17 (2.85%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.50%) Android
6 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) AIX
8 1 (0.17%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.17%) VMS
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (16.11%) Business Intelligence
3 89 (14.93%) ETL
4 79 (13.26%) Microservices
5 71 (11.91%) Test Strategy
6 69 (11.58%) Migration
7 67 (11.24%) Scrum
8 66 (11.07%) MVC
8 66 (11.07%) TDD
9 65 (10.91%) DevOps
10 58 (9.73%) Test Automation
11 54 (9.06%) BDD
12 52 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
13 51 (8.56%) Data Modelling
14 48 (8.05%) Process Improvement
15 44 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
16 41 (6.88%) Configuration Management
16 41 (6.88%) Test Scripting
17 40 (6.71%) OO
17 40 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (28.86%) C#
2 151 (25.34%) Java
3 127 (21.31%) JavaScript
4 86 (14.43%) T-SQL
5 82 (13.76%) PL/SQL
6 46 (7.72%) Shell Script
7 29 (4.87%) Python
8 23 (3.86%) PowerShell
9 20 (3.36%) Java 8
10 14 (2.35%) Perl
10 14 (2.35%) VBA
11 12 (2.01%) PHP
12 11 (1.85%) R
12 11 (1.85%) VB
13 10 (1.68%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.68%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.17%) Ruby
15 6 (1.01%) VBScript
16 5 (0.84%) Scala
16 5 (0.84%) VB6
Qualifications
1 64 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 54 (9.06%) SC Cleared
3 40 (6.71%) ISEB
4 38 (6.38%) ISTQB
5 22 (3.69%) Degree
6 16 (2.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.51%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.01%) HNC
9 5 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.34%) OCA
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.34%) PhD
11 2 (0.34%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.17%) MCSA
12 1 (0.17%) MCSD
12 1 (0.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.35%) QA
2 7 (1.17%) SLA
3 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.34%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 48 (8.05%) Docker
2 27 (4.53%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.34%) Postfix
8 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.17%) XenApp
8 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (2.01%) Ansible
1 12 (2.01%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.85%) Terraform
3 8 (1.34%) Hadoop YARN
3 8 (1.34%) Netcool
3 8 (1.34%) Puppet
4 7 (1.17%) Docker Swarm
4 7 (1.17%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.67%) OpenView
5 4 (0.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (0.67%) SCCM
6 3 (0.50%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.50%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.50%) SCOM
6 3 (0.50%) ServerView Suite
7 2 (0.34%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.34%) Opsview
7 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 181 (30.37%) Oracle
2 137 (22.99%) Microsoft
3 36 (6.04%) webMethods
4 33 (5.54%) Informatica
5 31 (5.20%) BEA
6 28 (4.70%) Google
7 25 (4.19%) IBM
7 25 (4.19%) VMware
8 22 (3.69%) Pega
9 16 (2.68%) Cloudera
10 15 (2.52%) EMC
11 11 (1.85%) Citrix
11 11 (1.85%) SAP
11 11 (1.85%) Tableau
12 10 (1.68%) HP
13 9 (1.51%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.34%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.34%) BMC
15 7 (1.17%) CheckPoint
16 6 (1.01%) Remedy