Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 491 623 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.21% 12.21% 11.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.31% 36.93% 35.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 378 325
West Midlands median daily rate £405 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.13% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £286 £263 £257
90th Percentile £556 £522 £488
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -2.33% +30.30%
10th Percentile £18.71 £14.55 £17.35
90th Percentile £44.60 £32.10 £32.45
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +39.99% -28.56% +7.69%

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 1,568 1,687 1,333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.79% 33.06% 30.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,047 1,052 877
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £288 £288 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 35
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.13% -11.54% +30.00%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.25 £18.80
90th Percentile £52.25 £48.63 £75.00
England median hourly rate £44.96 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.04% +5.00% +6.67%

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 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 17 August 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 17 August 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
Birmingham -4 137 £425 +6.25% 104
Coventry 0 93 £400 -11.11% 29
Shropshire -3 92 £500 +33.33% 14
Warwickshire +4 46 £325 -26.97% 33
Staffordshire -3 25 £413 +11.49% 63
Solihull +8 13 £450 +38.46% 21
Worcestershire -3 12 £365 +14.06% 27
Wolverhampton -1 4 £330 -30.53% 7
West Bromwich 0 3 £150 -63.64% 1
Herefordshire +5 2 £525 +118.75% 6
Dudley - 1 £350 -
Walsall - 1 £375 - 7
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 152 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (26.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (26.07%) SQL Server
4 114 (23.22%) Java
5 108 (22.00%) C#
5 108 (22.00%) Microsoft
6 101 (20.57%) Oracle
7 87 (17.72%) .NET
8 79 (16.09%) Amazon AWS
9 75 (15.27%) Unix
10 74 (15.07%) Git (software)
11 72 (14.66%) Data Warehouse
12 69 (14.05%) XML
12 69 (14.05%) Security Cleared
13 66 (13.44%) Business Intelligence
13 66 (13.44%) ETL
14 65 (13.24%) HTML
15 64 (13.03%) Linux
16 61 (12.42%) Scrum
17 60 (12.22%) JavaScript
18 54 (11.00%) CSS
18 54 (11.00%) SC Cleared
19 53 (10.79%) PL/SQL
19 53 (10.79%) Windows
19 53 (10.79%) Finance
20 52 (10.59%) TDD
21 51 (10.39%) Migration
22 50 (10.18%) T-SQL
22 50 (10.18%) PowerShell
22 50 (10.18%) JSON

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 28 (5.70%) WebLogic
2 27 (5.50%) Confluence
3 19 (3.87%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.85%) Apache Spark
5 9 (1.83%) IIS
6 7 (1.43%) CMS
7 6 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.81%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.81%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.61%) Documentum
10 3 (0.61%) Drupal
10 3 (0.61%) WordPress
11 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.41%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.41%) DNN
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.41%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.85%) assyst
2 12 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.81%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 3 (0.61%) Cerner Millennium
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.20%) DELMIA
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.20%) Magento
7 1 (0.20%) Maximo
7 1 (0.20%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.20%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.20%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 131 (26.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (16.09%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (10.18%) Power Platform
4 28 (5.70%) GitHub
5 21 (4.28%) PaaS
6 18 (3.67%) SaaS
7 16 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (3.05%) Office 365
9 13 (2.65%) IaaS
10 10 (2.04%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (1.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 8 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (1.63%) PowerApps
11 8 (1.63%) Serverless
12 7 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (1.22%) Amazon S3
13 6 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (1.02%) Amazon EKS
14 5 (1.02%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.48%) SNMP
2 18 (3.67%) DNS
3 12 (2.44%) Internet
4 11 (2.24%) ICMP
4 11 (2.24%) Kerberos
4 11 (2.24%) Telnet
5 10 (2.04%) SSL
6 8 (1.63%) Firewall
7 7 (1.43%) BGP
7 7 (1.43%) BIG-IP
7 7 (1.43%) OSPF
8 5 (1.02%) Unified Communications
8 5 (1.02%) WAN
9 4 (0.81%) LAN
9 4 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.81%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.41%) DHCP
10 2 (0.41%) HTTP
10 2 (0.41%) Intranet
11 1 (0.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (26.07%) SQL Server
2 72 (14.66%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (9.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 44 (8.96%) Power BI
5 39 (7.94%) Azure SQL Database
6 34 (6.92%) NoSQL
7 33 (6.72%) Relational Database
7 33 (6.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (5.50%) Big Data
10 25 (5.09%) Oracle Database
10 25 (5.09%) Pentaho
11 21 (4.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (2.85%) Apache Hive
12 14 (2.85%) Hadoop
13 13 (2.65%) Impala
13 13 (2.65%) MongoDB
14 12 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
15 11 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 74 (15.07%) Git (software)
2 47 (9.57%) Jenkins
3 34 (6.92%) JIRA
4 28 (5.70%) Maven
5 20 (4.07%) GitLab
6 18 (3.67%) Bitbucket
6 18 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (3.26%) JUnit
7 16 (3.26%) Selenium
8 14 (2.85%) CA Gen
9 13 (2.65%) Artifactory
10 12 (2.44%) Cucumber
11 11 (2.24%) Mockito
11 11 (2.24%) SonarQube
11 11 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (2.04%) Ant
12 10 (2.04%) Apache Ivy
12 10 (2.04%) DbUnit
12 10 (2.04%) Gradle
12 10 (2.04%) jMock
General
1 53 (10.79%) Finance
2 14 (2.85%) Marketing
3 10 (2.04%) Legal
3 10 (2.04%) Retail
3 10 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.43%) Back Office
4 7 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.81%) Electronics
5 4 (0.81%) Games
6 3 (0.61%) Automotive
7 2 (0.41%) Advertising
7 2 (0.41%) Banking
7 2 (0.41%) Military
8 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 204 (41.55%) Developer
2 61 (12.42%) Analyst
3 40 (8.15%) Architect
4 35 (7.13%) SQL Developer
5 31 (6.31%) Java Developer
6 27 (5.50%) .NET Developer
7 26 (5.30%) Consultant
8 25 (5.09%) Data Analyst
8 25 (5.09%) DBA
9 23 (4.68%) Data Engineer
10 21 (4.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 20 (4.07%) C# Developer
12 19 (3.87%) Senior Developer
13 18 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
14 16 (3.26%) SQL Analyst
15 14 (2.85%) Platform Engineer
15 14 (2.85%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
15 14 (2.85%) Tester
16 13 (2.65%) Big Data Engineer
16 13 (2.65%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (17.72%) .NET
2 69 (14.05%) XML
3 65 (13.24%) HTML
4 54 (11.00%) CSS
5 50 (10.18%) JSON
6 45 (9.16%) Web Services
7 34 (6.92%) RESTful
8 26 (5.30%) AngularJS
8 26 (5.30%) J2EE
8 26 (5.30%) SOAP
9 25 (5.09%) ASP.NET
9 25 (5.09%) Spring
10 23 (4.68%) HTML5
11 22 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
11 22 (4.48%) CSS3
12 20 (4.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (4.07%) REST
13 18 (3.67%) .NET Framework
14 14 (2.85%) Dapper ORM
14 14 (2.85%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.28%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.85%) NHS
3 14 (2.85%) Robotics
4 11 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (1.83%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.63%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.22%) CMDB
8 5 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.02%) PKI
8 5 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.81%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.81%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.81%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.61%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.61%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.61%) iPad
10 3 (0.61%) iSeries
10 3 (0.61%) User Experience
10 3 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 75 (15.27%) Unix
2 64 (13.03%) Linux
3 53 (10.79%) Windows
4 7 (1.43%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.22%) Android
5 6 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.81%) Solaris
7 2 (0.41%) AIX
7 2 (0.41%) VMS
7 2 (0.41%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.20%) HPUX
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (13.44%) Business Intelligence
2 66 (13.44%) ETL
3 61 (12.42%) Scrum
4 52 (10.59%) TDD
5 51 (10.39%) Migration
6 47 (9.57%) DevOps
7 42 (8.55%) Kanban
8 39 (7.94%) Microservices
9 38 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (7.54%) BDD
11 35 (7.13%) Problem-Solving
12 34 (6.92%) Test Strategy
13 32 (6.52%) Analytics
13 32 (6.52%) MVC
14 29 (5.91%) ITIL
15 26 (5.30%) Mentoring
16 24 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (4.89%) Test Automation
17 23 (4.68%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 114 (23.22%) Java
2 108 (22.00%) C#
3 60 (12.22%) JavaScript
4 53 (10.79%) PL/SQL
5 50 (10.18%) PowerShell
5 50 (10.18%) T-SQL
6 28 (5.70%) Python
7 22 (4.48%) Perl
7 22 (4.48%) Shell Script
8 17 (3.46%) Java 8
8 17 (3.46%) VBA
9 9 (1.83%) PHP
10 8 (1.63%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.63%) R
11 7 (1.43%) Prolog
11 7 (1.43%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.02%) C
13 4 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (0.81%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 69 (14.05%) Security Cleared
2 54 (11.00%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.46%) ISEB
4 11 (2.24%) ISEB Practitioner
5 10 (2.04%) CCNP
5 10 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.83%) Degree
7 8 (1.63%) CCIE
7 8 (1.63%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.22%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (0.81%) CCNA
9 4 (0.81%) HNC
10 3 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.41%) MCSD
12 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (2.85%) QA
2 13 (2.65%) SLA
3 5 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.02%) NIST
4 4 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.41%) GDPR
5 2 (0.41%) PMO
6 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.20%) NCSC
System Software
1 33 (6.72%) Docker
2 32 (6.52%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.04%) Postfix
4 10 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.22%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.81%) XenApp
7 3 (0.61%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (5.09%) Ansible
2 15 (3.05%) Terraform
3 12 (2.44%) Netcool
4 11 (2.24%) Hadoop YARN
4 11 (2.24%) WMI
5 10 (2.04%) Kubernetes
5 10 (2.04%) OpenView
6 9 (1.83%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (1.22%) SCOM
8 4 (0.81%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.81%) Puppet
8 4 (0.81%) SCCM
8 4 (0.81%) SmoothWall
9 3 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.20%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 108 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 101 (20.57%) Oracle
3 29 (5.91%) webMethods
4 27 (5.50%) Google
5 25 (5.09%) Cloudera
6 24 (4.89%) Informatica
7 23 (4.68%) BMC
7 23 (4.68%) VMware
8 21 (4.28%) HP
9 19 (3.87%) EMC
10 18 (3.67%) BEA
10 18 (3.67%) Pega
10 18 (3.67%) Tableau
11 16 (3.26%) Citrix
12 15 (3.05%) CheckPoint
13 13 (2.65%) Remedy
14 11 (2.24%) Cisco
14 11 (2.24%) SolarWinds
15 7 (1.43%) Aruba
15 7 (1.43%) Riverbed