Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 623 479 832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.21% 11.08% 13.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.93% 35.93% 43.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 325 546
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £269
90th Percentile £522 £488 £492
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +30.30% -9.04%
10th Percentile £14.55 £17.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £32.10 £32.45 £30.83
England median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -28.56% +7.69% +35.42%

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 1,687 1,333 1,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.06% 30.84% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,052 877 1,191
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 42
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% +30.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £15.25 £18.80 £11.66
90th Percentile £48.63 £75.00 £40.22
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +4.17%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -1 174 £400 +6.67% 87
Shropshire +27 123 £375 -25.00% 12
Coventry +5 96 £450 +33.33% 29
Staffordshire +3 76 £370 +5.71% 58
Warwickshire -5 49 £445 +48.33% 25
Wolverhampton +1 13 £475 +35.71% 4
Solihull -2 13 £325 -4.41% 13
Herefordshire -2 12 £240 +11.63% 2
Worcestershire -14 5 £320 -8.57% 15
Kingswinford -2 3 £375 -21.05%
West Bromwich -1 1 £413 +17.86%
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 222 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (33.55%) SQL Server
3 177 (28.41%) Oracle
4 160 (25.68%) Java
5 159 (25.52%) C#
6 142 (22.79%) .NET
7 140 (22.47%) Windows
8 134 (21.51%) Unix
9 130 (20.87%) Microsoft
10 114 (18.30%) JavaScript
11 113 (18.14%) XML
12 110 (17.66%) Microsoft Azure
13 107 (17.17%) HTML
14 101 (16.21%) Migration
15 88 (14.13%) CSS
16 78 (12.52%) Business Intelligence
17 77 (12.36%) Test Automation
18 74 (11.88%) PL/SQL
19 73 (11.72%) WebLogic
20 69 (11.08%) Finance
20 69 (11.08%) TDD
21 66 (10.59%) T-SQL
22 63 (10.11%) BDD
23 60 (9.63%) Git (software)
23 60 (9.63%) ASP.NET
23 60 (9.63%) Web Services
23 60 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
24 59 (9.47%) Scrum
24 59 (9.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 59 (9.47%) JIRA

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 73 (11.72%) WebLogic
2 38 (6.10%) Confluence
3 26 (4.17%) WebSphere
4 17 (2.73%) MS Exchange
5 14 (2.25%) Apache
6 12 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (1.77%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (1.44%) JBoss
8 9 (1.44%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.12%) ColdFusion
9 7 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.96%) IIS
10 6 (0.96%) SAS
11 5 (0.80%) WordPress
12 4 (0.64%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.48%) CMS
13 3 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 24 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.96%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.64%) Autodesk Inventor
5 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.32%) Revit
6 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Notepad++
7 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.09%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.96%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.48%) ENOVIA
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.32%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.32%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.32%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.32%) SAP FI-CA
6 2 (0.32%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 110 (17.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (4.98%) PaaS
3 28 (4.49%) IaaS
4 26 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (3.85%) Office 365
5 24 (3.85%) SaaS
6 15 (2.41%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.96%) Google Tag Manager
10 5 (0.80%) Slack
11 4 (0.64%) G Suite
11 4 (0.64%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.48%) Azure Functions
12 3 (0.48%) GitHub
12 3 (0.48%) Serverless
13 2 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.32%) Google Drive
13 2 (0.32%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.05%) Internet
2 13 (2.09%) HTTP
3 11 (1.77%) DNS
3 11 (1.77%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.61%) SMS
5 9 (1.44%) SSL
6 7 (1.12%) SAN
7 5 (0.80%) Firewall
7 5 (0.80%) LAN
7 5 (0.80%) WAN
8 4 (0.64%) FTP
8 4 (0.64%) VoIP
8 4 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.48%) DDNS
9 3 (0.48%) Intranet
9 3 (0.48%) MPLS
9 3 (0.48%) NAS
9 3 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.48%) SNMP
9 3 (0.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (33.55%) SQL Server
2 59 (9.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 51 (8.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (8.03%) Relational Database
5 35 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (5.30%) Oracle Database
7 24 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (3.53%) MySQL
8 22 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
9 21 (3.37%) MongoDB
9 21 (3.37%) NoSQL
9 21 (3.37%) Power BI
10 20 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
11 19 (3.05%) Azure SQL Database
12 15 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
13 13 (2.09%) Oracle Database 12c
14 11 (1.77%) DB2
14 11 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 60 (9.63%) Git (software)
2 59 (9.47%) JIRA
3 53 (8.51%) Selenium
4 48 (7.70%) Visual Studio
5 33 (5.30%) Cucumber
5 33 (5.30%) Visual Studio Team System
6 32 (5.14%) Toad
7 30 (4.82%) Subversion
8 29 (4.65%) SpecFlow
9 28 (4.49%) WebDriver
10 27 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 26 (4.17%) Jenkins
12 17 (2.73%) Eclipse
13 16 (2.57%) SoapUI
14 14 (2.25%) Bitbucket
15 12 (1.93%) Maven
16 11 (1.77%) JUnit
17 9 (1.44%) JIRA Agile
18 7 (1.12%) Ant
18 7 (1.12%) IntelliJ
General
1 69 (11.08%) Finance
2 18 (2.89%) Retail
3 15 (2.41%) Back Office
3 15 (2.41%) Marketing
4 10 (1.61%) Automotive
4 10 (1.61%) Banking
5 8 (1.28%) Local Government
5 8 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.12%) Advertising
7 6 (0.96%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.48%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.48%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.32%) Electronics
9 2 (0.32%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) Billing
10 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.16%) Law
10 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 265 (42.54%) Developer
2 142 (22.79%) Analyst
3 73 (11.72%) Test Analyst
4 56 (8.99%) .NET Developer
5 50 (8.03%) SQL Developer
6 37 (5.94%) Java Developer
7 32 (5.14%) Tester
8 30 (4.82%) C# Developer
9 28 (4.49%) Architect
9 28 (4.49%) SQL Analyst
10 27 (4.33%) DBA
11 25 (4.01%) Consultant
11 25 (4.01%) SQL DBA
12 24 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
13 23 (3.69%) PL/SQL Developer
14 22 (3.53%) C# .NET Developer
15 21 (3.37%) Software Developer
16 17 (2.73%) Data Analyst
17 16 (2.57%) Oracle Developer
18 15 (2.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (22.79%) .NET
2 113 (18.14%) XML
3 107 (17.17%) HTML
4 88 (14.13%) CSS
5 60 (9.63%) ASP.NET
5 60 (9.63%) Web Services
6 48 (7.70%) SOAP
7 44 (7.06%) Spring
8 42 (6.74%) RabbitMQ
9 41 (6.58%) Hibernate
10 40 (6.42%) .NET Framework
11 34 (5.46%) Gherkin
11 34 (5.46%) J2EE
11 34 (5.46%) REST
12 31 (4.98%) JSON
13 29 (4.65%) Spring Boot
14 28 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web API
15 25 (4.01%) Apache Camel
16 22 (3.53%) WCF
17 20 (3.21%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (3.05%) Mobile App
3 16 (2.57%) Public Cloud
4 14 (2.25%) Mainframe
4 14 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (1.77%) Clustering
5 11 (1.77%) Replication
6 9 (1.44%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.12%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.12%) FMCG
8 6 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (0.96%) User Experience
9 5 (0.80%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.64%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.64%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.48%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.48%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.48%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 140 (22.47%) Windows
2 134 (21.51%) Unix
3 41 (6.58%) Linux
3 41 (6.58%) Windows Server
4 29 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.09%) VME
7 8 (1.28%) Android
8 6 (0.96%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.80%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.48%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.48%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.32%) AIX
12 2 (0.32%) HPUX
12 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.32%) Solaris
12 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (35.63%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (16.21%) Migration
3 78 (12.52%) Business Intelligence
4 77 (12.36%) Test Automation
5 69 (11.08%) TDD
6 63 (10.11%) BDD
7 60 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
8 59 (9.47%) Scrum
9 57 (9.15%) Test Scripting
10 53 (8.51%) DevOps
11 50 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
12 47 (7.54%) Microservices
13 46 (7.38%) Customer Requirements
14 45 (7.22%) Data Migration
15 42 (6.74%) OO
16 40 (6.42%) MVC
17 36 (5.78%) Data Modelling
17 36 (5.78%) ETL
17 36 (5.78%) SDLC
17 36 (5.78%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 160 (25.68%) Java
2 159 (25.52%) C#
3 114 (18.30%) JavaScript
4 74 (11.88%) PL/SQL
5 66 (10.59%) T-SQL
6 51 (8.19%) PowerShell
7 36 (5.78%) Java 8
8 26 (4.17%) Shell Script
9 20 (3.21%) VB.NET
10 15 (2.41%) Perl
11 12 (1.93%) ANSI SQL
12 10 (1.61%) PHP
13 9 (1.44%) Python
14 8 (1.28%) COBOL
15 7 (1.12%) Scala
16 6 (0.96%) Groovy
16 6 (0.96%) Ruby
16 6 (0.96%) VBA
16 6 (0.96%) VBScript
17 5 (0.80%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (8.67%) ISEB
2 51 (8.19%) ISTQB
2 51 (8.19%) Security Cleared
3 43 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 43 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 27 (4.33%) Degree
5 12 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.61%) Oracle Certification
7 9 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.80%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.48%) OCP
10 2 (0.32%) CISSP
10 2 (0.32%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.32%) OCA
10 2 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.26%) QA
2 22 (3.53%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.80%) GDPR
4 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (4.98%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.82%) Docker
3 20 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.28%) XenApp
6 3 (0.48%) NFS
6 3 (0.48%) vSphere
7 2 (0.32%) iptables
7 2 (0.32%) Postfix
7 2 (0.32%) Samba
7 2 (0.32%) Squid
8 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.16%) etcd
8 1 (0.16%) HDFS
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (2.57%) WSUS
2 12 (1.93%) Puppet
3 10 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.61%) SCCM
4 8 (1.28%) Ansible
5 7 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (0.96%) SCOM
7 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.64%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (0.64%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.48%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.48%) Mesos
9 3 (0.48%) Netcool
9 3 (0.48%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 3 (0.48%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.32%) Grafana
10 2 (0.32%) Kibana
10 2 (0.32%) Opsview
Vendors
1 177 (28.41%) Oracle
2 130 (20.87%) Microsoft
3 57 (9.15%) webMethods
4 27 (4.33%) VMware
5 26 (4.17%) IBM
6 25 (4.01%) Google
7 19 (3.05%) BEA
7 19 (3.05%) Citrix
8 18 (2.89%) SAP
9 16 (2.57%) BMC
9 16 (2.57%) HP
10 13 (2.09%) Remedy
11 8 (1.28%) Cisco
11 8 (1.28%) Sage
11 8 (1.28%) Symantec
12 7 (1.12%) Capita
12 7 (1.12%) Tableau
12 7 (1.12%) Teradata
13 6 (0.96%) Informatica
14 5 (0.80%) SaltStack