Period
to 17 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 695 522 769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.40% 10.85% 13.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.75% 34.01% 41.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 357 501
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £302 £263 £250
90th Percentile £545 £500 £494
England median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £48.50 £30.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.67% +87.50% -25.58%
10th Percentile £20.50 £13.00 £11.73
90th Percentile £60.81 £49.13 £21.84
England median hourly rate £27.73 £26.78 £31.50
% change year-on-year +3.57% -15.00% +14.55%

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 1,841 1,535 1,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.51% 31.89% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,121 995 1,125
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £246 £257
90th Percentile £550 £538 £513
England median daily rate £475 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 55 55
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% +41.30% -23.33%
10th Percentile £15.25 £17.30 £11.20
90th Percentile £57.95 £49.50 £43.25
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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
Shropshire +23 175 £400 -0.12% 17
Birmingham +1 171 £400 +3.23% 114
Staffordshire +1 99 £375 +7.14% 66
Coventry +3 93 £425 +19.72% 32
Warwickshire -1 57 £450 +34.83% 21
Wolverhampton +4 15 £475 +43.94% 4
Solihull 0 8 £375 - 24
West Bromwich -1 5 £150 - 1
Herefordshire -15 3 - - 3
Walsall -7 2 £311 +0.40% 2
Kingswinford +1 1 - -
Halesowen - 1 £325 - 5
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 286 (41.15%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (32.95%) SQL Server
3 207 (29.78%) Oracle
4 200 (28.78%) Java
5 191 (27.48%) .NET
6 185 (26.62%) C#
7 171 (24.60%) JavaScript
8 165 (23.74%) Unix
9 162 (23.31%) Microsoft
10 161 (23.17%) Microsoft Azure
11 143 (20.58%) XML
12 125 (17.99%) HTML
13 124 (17.84%) Windows
14 106 (15.25%) Web Services
15 104 (14.96%) Migration
16 102 (14.68%) CSS
17 93 (13.38%) WebLogic
18 92 (13.24%) Business Intelligence
19 87 (12.52%) SOAP
20 83 (11.94%) PL/SQL
20 83 (11.94%) Microservices
21 81 (11.65%) Test Automation
22 77 (11.08%) TDD
23 76 (10.94%) JIRA
24 75 (10.79%) MVC
24 75 (10.79%) Git (software)
25 71 (10.22%) ASP.NET
26 70 (10.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 70 (10.07%) Relational Database
27 69 (9.93%) NoSQL

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 93 (13.38%) WebLogic
2 48 (6.91%) Confluence
3 27 (3.88%) WebSphere
4 18 (2.59%) Apache
5 17 (2.45%) Tomcat
6 16 (2.30%) JBoss
7 14 (2.01%) SAS
8 12 (1.73%) nginx
9 11 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (1.44%) SharePoint
11 8 (1.15%) Documentum
11 8 (1.15%) NServiceBus
12 7 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (1.01%) WordPress
13 6 (0.86%) CMS
14 5 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.58%) MS Exchange
16 3 (0.43%) Mule
17 2 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.29%) SPSS
5 2 (0.29%) Windchill
6 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.14%) Revit
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 46 (6.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.44%) SAP FI-CA
2 10 (1.44%) SAP PSCD
3 7 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.58%) Sage X3
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.43%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.29%) ENOVIA
7 2 (0.29%) Magento
7 2 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 161 (23.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (5.76%) Dynamics 365
3 38 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (3.60%) PaaS
5 22 (3.17%) Azure Data Factory
5 22 (3.17%) SaaS
6 21 (3.02%) Office 365
7 18 (2.59%) IaaS
8 11 (1.58%) GitHub
9 8 (1.15%) Google Analytics
9 8 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (1.01%) Google Tag Manager
11 6 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.72%) Serverless
13 4 (0.58%) Azure Functions
14 3 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.43%) G Suite
14 3 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.29%) BlazeMeter
15 2 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.45%) TCP/IP
2 14 (2.01%) SSL
3 13 (1.87%) HTTP
4 10 (1.44%) DNS
5 8 (1.15%) DSL
5 8 (1.15%) Firewall
6 7 (1.01%) DHCP
7 5 (0.72%) Internet
7 5 (0.72%) SAN
8 4 (0.58%) VPN
9 3 (0.43%) Skype
9 3 (0.43%) VoIP
9 3 (0.43%) WAN
10 2 (0.29%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.29%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.29%) NAS
10 2 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.29%) RTP
10 2 (0.29%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (32.95%) SQL Server
2 70 (10.07%) Relational Database
2 70 (10.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 69 (9.93%) NoSQL
4 49 (7.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (6.91%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (5.76%) MongoDB
7 36 (5.18%) PostgreSQL
8 35 (5.04%) Power BI
9 29 (4.17%) MySQL
10 27 (3.88%) Big Data
11 25 (3.60%) RDBMS
11 25 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 24 (3.45%) Oracle Database
13 23 (3.31%) Azure SQL Database
13 23 (3.31%) Hadoop
14 22 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
17 12 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 76 (10.94%) JIRA
2 75 (10.79%) Git (software)
3 59 (8.49%) Visual Studio
4 56 (8.06%) Selenium
5 43 (6.19%) Jenkins
6 39 (5.61%) Cucumber
7 35 (5.04%) Subversion
8 32 (4.60%) Maven
9 29 (4.17%) SoapUI
9 29 (4.17%) Toad
10 25 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (3.31%) Visual Studio Team System
12 22 (3.17%) Eclipse
13 21 (3.02%) Bitbucket
14 20 (2.88%) Ant
14 20 (2.88%) JUnit
15 17 (2.45%) WebDriver
16 16 (2.30%) GitLab
16 16 (2.30%) SpecFlow
17 13 (1.87%) AccuRev
General
1 55 (7.91%) Finance
2 17 (2.45%) Marketing
3 12 (1.73%) Retail
4 10 (1.44%) Back Office
4 10 (1.44%) Banking
5 8 (1.15%) Local Government
6 5 (0.72%) Advertising
6 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.72%) Publishing
7 3 (0.43%) Automotive
7 3 (0.43%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.29%) Games
8 2 (0.29%) Legal
8 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.29%) Retail Finance
8 2 (0.29%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.14%) Electronics
9 1 (0.14%) German Language
9 1 (0.14%) Military
9 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 328 (47.19%) Developer
2 141 (20.29%) Analyst
3 84 (12.09%) .NET Developer
4 78 (11.22%) Test Analyst
5 56 (8.06%) Java Developer
6 53 (7.63%) Architect
7 50 (7.19%) SQL Developer
8 48 (6.91%) C# Developer
9 33 (4.75%) C# .NET Developer
10 30 (4.32%) Tester
11 27 (3.88%) Data Analyst
12 26 (3.74%) SQL Analyst
13 25 (3.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 25 (3.60%) Software Developer
14 19 (2.73%) Consultant
14 19 (2.73%) PL/SQL Developer
15 16 (2.30%) DBA
15 16 (2.30%) Software Engineer
16 15 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 15 (2.16%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (27.48%) .NET
2 143 (20.58%) XML
3 125 (17.99%) HTML
4 106 (15.25%) Web Services
5 102 (14.68%) CSS
6 87 (12.52%) SOAP
7 71 (10.22%) ASP.NET
8 69 (9.93%) REST
8 69 (9.93%) Spring
9 63 (9.06%) .NET Framework
10 60 (8.63%) JSON
11 57 (8.20%) J2EE
12 50 (7.19%) Hibernate
13 48 (6.91%) ASP.NET Web API
13 48 (6.91%) jQuery
13 48 (6.91%) RabbitMQ
14 37 (5.32%) Apache Camel
15 33 (4.75%) AngularJS
16 31 (4.46%) Spring Boot
17 29 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (2.30%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.16%) Mainframe
6 14 (2.01%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.29%) FMCG
7 9 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.15%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.01%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.72%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.58%) Replication
12 4 (0.58%) SCADA
13 3 (0.43%) Taxonomies
14 2 (0.29%) Clustering
14 2 (0.29%) NHS
14 2 (0.29%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.29%) PKI
14 2 (0.29%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 165 (23.74%) Unix
2 124 (17.84%) Windows
3 55 (7.91%) Linux
4 30 (4.32%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.87%) VME
6 12 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.01%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.86%) Android
8 6 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.72%) AIX
9 5 (0.72%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.43%) HPUX
10 3 (0.43%) Solaris
10 3 (0.43%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.14%) CentOS
12 1 (0.14%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (41.15%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (14.96%) Migration
3 92 (13.24%) Business Intelligence
4 83 (11.94%) Microservices
5 81 (11.65%) Test Automation
6 77 (11.08%) TDD
7 75 (10.79%) MVC
8 69 (9.93%) Problem-Solving
9 67 (9.64%) Test Strategy
10 66 (9.50%) DevOps
11 63 (9.06%) Test Scripting
12 62 (8.92%) Scrum
13 58 (8.35%) Data Modelling
13 58 (8.35%) OO
14 56 (8.06%) Customer Requirements
15 54 (7.77%) BDD
16 52 (7.48%) ETL
17 50 (7.19%) CRM
18 48 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
18 48 (6.91%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 200 (28.78%) Java
2 185 (26.62%) C#
3 171 (24.60%) JavaScript
4 83 (11.94%) PL/SQL
5 66 (9.50%) T-SQL
6 46 (6.62%) Shell Script
7 36 (5.18%) Java 8
8 28 (4.03%) Python
9 25 (3.60%) VB.NET
10 21 (3.02%) PowerShell
11 20 (2.88%) Perl
12 15 (2.16%) PHP
13 12 (1.73%) Scala
14 11 (1.58%) Groovy
14 11 (1.58%) Ruby
15 9 (1.29%) COBOL
15 9 (1.29%) VBA
16 7 (1.01%) ANSI SQL
16 7 (1.01%) Haskell
16 7 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (9.50%) ISEB
2 61 (8.78%) ISTQB
3 57 (8.20%) Security Cleared
4 53 (7.63%) SC Cleared
5 49 (7.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 39 (5.61%) Degree
7 13 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.86%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.58%) OCA
11 3 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.29%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.29%) CCNP
12 2 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.29%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.14%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.03%) QA
2 17 (2.45%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) GDPR
5 1 (0.14%) SLA
5 1 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 58 (8.35%) Docker
2 25 (3.60%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.15%) XenApp
5 4 (0.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.29%) NFS
7 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.14%) etcd
8 1 (0.14%) HDFS
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (2.45%) Puppet
2 8 (1.15%) WSUS
3 7 (1.01%) Grafana
3 7 (1.01%) Kibana
3 7 (1.01%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.72%) Ansible
5 4 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.58%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.43%) Mesos
6 3 (0.43%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.29%) SCCM
8 1 (0.14%) Consul
8 1 (0.14%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 207 (29.78%) Oracle
2 162 (23.31%) Microsoft
3 63 (9.06%) webMethods
4 35 (5.04%) Google
5 34 (4.89%) IBM
6 25 (3.60%) SAP
7 23 (3.31%) BEA
8 18 (2.59%) VMware
9 12 (1.73%) Pega
10 11 (1.58%) Citrix
10 11 (1.58%) Teradata
11 10 (1.44%) Tableau
12 9 (1.29%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.01%) BMC
13 7 (1.01%) Remedy
13 7 (1.01%) Sage
14 6 (0.86%) CheckPoint
14 6 (0.86%) Cisco
14 6 (0.86%) HP
14 6 (0.86%) Informatica