Period
to 20 June 2018

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 20 June 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 6 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 576 488 845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.77% 11.28% 14.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.91% 36.61% 44.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 327 534
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £263
90th Percentile £500 £500 £488
England median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £17.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +81.98% -5.36%
10th Percentile £15.54 £19.35 £13.19
90th Percentile £44.90 £42.25 £28.20
England median hourly rate £27.16 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -32.10% +23.08% +36.84%

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 1,604 1,333 1,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.79% 30.81% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,004 863 1,166
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £275 £251 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £509
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.36 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.48% +28.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £17.71 £20.13 £13.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £73.13 £39.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +0.61% +7.14% +10.00%

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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 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
Birmingham 0 176 £400 +6.67% 88
Coventry 0 87 £450 +28.48% 43
Shropshire +13 74 £375 -25.00% 18
Staffordshire +2 69 £334 +0.75% 55
Warwickshire +1 51 £365 +21.67% 23
Solihull +20 28 £325 -4.41% 8
Herefordshire +7 13 £240 +11.63% 2
Worcestershire -6 7 £305 +1.67% 12
Walsall +1 4 £295 -34.44% 3
Wolverhampton -5 4 £396 +13.21% 7
Kingswinford -2 2 £375 +2.04%
West Bromwich 0 1 £413 +17.86%
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL.

1 211 (36.63%) SQL Server
2 200 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (27.78%) C#
4 154 (26.74%) .NET
5 147 (25.52%) Microsoft
6 141 (24.48%) Oracle
7 109 (18.92%) HTML
7 109 (18.92%) Windows
8 104 (18.06%) Java
9 90 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
10 88 (15.28%) XML
11 85 (14.76%) Unix
12 84 (14.58%) CSS
13 82 (14.24%) Business Intelligence
14 80 (13.89%) JavaScript
15 73 (12.67%) Migration
16 72 (12.50%) T-SQL
16 72 (12.50%) Test Automation
17 70 (12.15%) Finance
18 68 (11.81%) PL/SQL
19 59 (10.24%) PowerShell
20 58 (10.07%) TDD
21 56 (9.72%) DevOps
22 51 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
22 51 (8.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 50 (8.68%) ASP.NET
24 49 (8.51%) Visual Studio
24 49 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 48 (8.33%) JIRA
25 48 (8.33%) Problem-Solving

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 41 (7.12%) WebLogic
2 28 (4.86%) Confluence
3 17 (2.95%) MS Exchange
4 16 (2.78%) WebSphere
5 14 (2.43%) Tomcat
6 13 (2.26%) IIS
7 12 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.74%) SharePoint
9 9 (1.56%) Apache
9 9 (1.56%) ColdFusion
10 8 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (1.39%) NServiceBus
11 7 (1.22%) JBoss
12 6 (1.04%) SAS
13 5 (0.87%) nginx
14 3 (0.52%) CMS
14 3 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.52%) WildFly
15 2 (0.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 2 (0.35%) Site Server
Applications
1 30 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.87%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.69%) Autodesk Inventor
6 3 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.17%) Notepad++
8 1 (0.17%) Revit
Business Applications
1 18 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.52%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.35%) Maximo
6 2 (0.35%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.35%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.17%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.17%) Exstream
7 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.17%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 90 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.17%) PaaS
3 22 (3.82%) IaaS
4 20 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (3.47%) SaaS
5 16 (2.78%) Office 365
6 15 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.22%) Slack
9 6 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.52%) GitHub
11 3 (0.52%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.17%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.17%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.51%) Internet
2 14 (2.43%) DNS
3 12 (2.08%) SMS
4 10 (1.74%) HTTP
5 6 (1.04%) SAN
5 6 (1.04%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.87%) Firewall
6 5 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.69%) FTP
7 4 (0.69%) LAN
7 4 (0.69%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.69%) VoIP
7 4 (0.69%) VPN
7 4 (0.69%) WAN
8 3 (0.52%) DDNS
8 3 (0.52%) DHCP
8 3 (0.52%) Intranet
8 3 (0.52%) PuTTY
8 3 (0.52%) SNMP
8 3 (0.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (36.63%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 49 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 47 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (7.12%) Relational Database
6 38 (6.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 36 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 29 (5.03%) Oracle Database
9 26 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
10 25 (4.34%) SQL Server 2012
11 20 (3.47%) Power BI
12 17 (2.95%) SQL Server 2014
13 16 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (2.60%) SQL Server 2016
15 14 (2.43%) MySQL
16 12 (2.08%) RDBMS
17 10 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
18 9 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
18 9 (1.56%) MongoDB
18 9 (1.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 49 (8.51%) Visual Studio
2 48 (8.33%) JIRA
3 42 (7.29%) Git (software)
3 42 (7.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (6.08%) Selenium
5 28 (4.86%) Visual Studio Team System
6 27 (4.69%) SpecFlow
7 22 (3.82%) WebDriver
8 19 (3.30%) Cucumber
9 16 (2.78%) Toad
10 15 (2.60%) Jenkins
11 14 (2.43%) Subversion
12 10 (1.74%) Bitbucket
12 10 (1.74%) JIRA Agile
12 10 (1.74%) TestRail
13 8 (1.39%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.39%) Gradle
13 8 (1.39%) SoapUI
14 7 (1.22%) Maven
15 6 (1.04%) JUnit
General
1 70 (12.15%) Finance
2 20 (3.47%) Back Office
2 20 (3.47%) Retail
3 11 (1.91%) Automotive
4 8 (1.39%) Banking
5 7 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.04%) Legal
7 5 (0.87%) Games
7 5 (0.87%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.69%) Advertising
8 4 (0.69%) Marketing
8 4 (0.69%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.35%) Electronics
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Law
10 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 251 (43.58%) Developer
2 121 (21.01%) Analyst
3 61 (10.59%) .NET Developer
4 56 (9.72%) SQL Developer
5 45 (7.81%) Test Analyst
6 38 (6.60%) C# Developer
7 31 (5.38%) Tester
8 30 (5.21%) Software Developer
9 28 (4.86%) Consultant
9 28 (4.86%) DevOps Engineer
10 27 (4.69%) Java Developer
11 24 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
12 23 (3.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 22 (3.82%) Data Analyst
13 22 (3.82%) DBA
14 19 (3.30%) Oracle Developer
14 19 (3.30%) PL/SQL Developer
15 18 (3.13%) SQL DBA
16 17 (2.95%) Administrator
16 17 (2.95%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (26.74%) .NET
2 109 (18.92%) HTML
3 88 (15.28%) XML
4 84 (14.58%) CSS
5 50 (8.68%) ASP.NET
6 43 (7.47%) SOAP
7 38 (6.60%) .NET Framework
8 37 (6.42%) jQuery
9 36 (6.25%) Web Services
10 31 (5.38%) Gherkin
11 25 (4.34%) JSON
11 25 (4.34%) REST
12 22 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web API
12 22 (3.82%) WinForms
13 21 (3.65%) Hibernate
13 21 (3.65%) Spring
14 20 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (3.47%) RabbitMQ
14 20 (3.47%) WCF
15 19 (3.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (2.60%) Public Cloud
4 15 (2.60%) User Experience
5 12 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.91%) Replication
7 10 (1.74%) Clustering
7 10 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.39%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.39%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.22%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.04%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.87%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.69%) PKI
13 3 (0.52%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.35%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.35%) NHS
14 2 (0.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 109 (18.92%) Windows
2 85 (14.76%) Unix
3 43 (7.47%) Linux
4 36 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 24 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.22%) Android
8 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.69%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.35%) VME
11 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.17%) AIX
12 1 (0.17%) HPUX
12 1 (0.17%) SUSE
12 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (14.24%) Business Intelligence
3 73 (12.67%) Migration
4 72 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 58 (10.07%) TDD
6 56 (9.72%) DevOps
7 48 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
8 47 (8.16%) BDD
9 46 (7.99%) Continuous Integration
9 46 (7.99%) SDLC
10 41 (7.12%) MVC
11 38 (6.60%) OO
12 37 (6.42%) Data Modelling
13 36 (6.25%) ETL
14 34 (5.90%) Data Migration
15 32 (5.56%) Test Scripting
16 29 (5.03%) Scrum
17 26 (4.51%) Acceptance Criteria
17 26 (4.51%) Test Strategy
18 25 (4.34%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 160 (27.78%) C#
2 104 (18.06%) Java
3 80 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 72 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 68 (11.81%) PL/SQL
6 59 (10.24%) PowerShell
7 32 (5.56%) VB.NET
8 20 (3.47%) Java 8
9 17 (2.95%) Shell Script
10 14 (2.43%) VBA
11 9 (1.56%) Python
12 8 (1.39%) VB
13 7 (1.22%) ANSI SQL
14 6 (1.04%) Perl
14 6 (1.04%) Ruby
15 5 (0.87%) PHP
15 5 (0.87%) VBScript
16 4 (0.69%) C
16 4 (0.69%) R
16 4 (0.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 45 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 36 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.86%) ISEB
4 24 (4.17%) Degree
5 21 (3.65%) ISTQB
6 16 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.87%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.69%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.52%) MCITP
13 3 (0.52%) MCSE
13 3 (0.52%) OCP
14 2 (0.35%) CCNA
14 2 (0.35%) CCNP
14 2 (0.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.60%) QA
2 18 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.87%) GDPR
4 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.35%) PMO
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.82%) Docker
3 19 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.56%) XenApp
6 3 (0.52%) vSphere
6 3 (0.52%) XenServer
7 2 (0.35%) iptables
7 2 (0.35%) KVM
7 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.35%) Postfix
7 2 (0.35%) Samba
7 2 (0.35%) Squid
7 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.17%) etcd
8 1 (0.17%) NFS
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (2.43%) WSUS
2 10 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.74%) SCCM
3 7 (1.22%) Ansible
3 7 (1.22%) Puppet
3 7 (1.22%) SCOM
4 6 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (0.69%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.69%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.52%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.52%) Nessus
6 3 (0.52%) Netcool
6 3 (0.52%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 3 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.35%) Automic
7 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 147 (25.52%) Microsoft
2 141 (24.48%) Oracle
3 30 (5.21%) webMethods
4 26 (4.51%) VMware
5 20 (3.47%) Citrix
6 19 (3.30%) Google
7 18 (3.13%) IBM
8 13 (2.26%) HP
9 12 (2.08%) BEA
10 11 (1.91%) Tableau
11 10 (1.74%) BMC
11 10 (1.74%) SAP
12 9 (1.56%) Cisco
13 7 (1.22%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.22%) Jaspersoft
13 7 (1.22%) Remedy
13 7 (1.22%) Symantec
14 5 (0.87%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.87%) SaltStack
14 5 (0.87%) WSO2