Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 519 828 682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.72% 13.43% 13.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.79% 41.84% 44.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 547 421
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £259 £263 £245
90th Percentile £500 £488 £475
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.38% -8.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.93 £11.95 £8.00
90th Percentile £49.38 £21.67 £43.75
England median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £27.78
% change year-on-year -1.79% +0.79% +11.12%

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 1492 1979 1517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.83% 32.10% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 1210 893
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 62 57
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £24.25 £25.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.87% -5.49% +17.98%
10th Percentile £15.65 £11.73 £12.42
90th Percentile £49.63 £42.48 £43.03
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +22.79%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +1 180 £388 +3.33% 40
Warwickshire +2 71 £325 -7.14% 10
Coventry -14 65 £355 -6.58% 23
Staffordshire +4 60 £350 +9.38% 27
Shropshire -34 18 £494 +25.09% 3
Worcestershire +1 10 £350 -1.06% 7
Herefordshire +4 7 £215 -52.22% 2
Kingswinford +1 6 £460 +48.39%
West Bromwich +1 4 £500 +108.33%
Wolverhampton -3 4 £368 +63.33% 1
Walsall -3 4 £315 -23.64% 1
Solihull -9 4 - - 11
Sutton Coldfield -9 3 £575 +76.92% 1
Dudley -2 2 £625 -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL.

1 155 (29.87%) SQL Server
2 149 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (24.66%) .NET
4 122 (23.51%) Microsoft
5 116 (22.35%) C#
6 113 (21.77%) Oracle
7 109 (21.00%) JavaScript
8 100 (19.27%) HTML
9 84 (16.18%) Java
9 84 (16.18%) CSS
10 83 (15.99%) Business Intelligence
11 73 (14.07%) Windows
12 69 (13.29%) ETL
13 66 (12.72%) T-SQL
14 64 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 61 (11.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 60 (11.56%) Finance
17 58 (11.18%) MVC
18 56 (10.79%) ASP.NET
19 50 (9.63%) Migration
19 50 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
20 49 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
21 46 (8.86%) Unix
22 44 (8.48%) Data Warehouse
22 44 (8.48%) jQuery
23 43 (8.29%) Scrum
24 42 (8.09%) XML
25 41 (7.90%) Web Services
26 38 (7.32%) Degree
26 38 (7.32%) Analytics

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 30 (5.78%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.82%) JBoss
3 15 (2.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (2.70%) Apache Spark
4 14 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 13 (2.50%) Apache
5 13 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (2.31%) WildFly
7 11 (2.12%) GlassFish
8 10 (1.93%) Confluence
8 10 (1.93%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.16%) SAS
10 5 (0.96%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.77%) CMS
11 4 (0.77%) IIS
11 4 (0.77%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.77%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 33 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.31%) Simulink
4 6 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.96%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.77%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.77%) RoboHelp
6 4 (0.77%) Snagit
7 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (1.73%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.77%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.58%) Maximo
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 49 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.08%) PaaS
4 12 (2.31%) SaaS
5 11 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (2.12%) IaaS
6 8 (1.54%) Office 365
7 5 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.77%) G Suite
8 4 (0.77%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 3 (0.58%) GitHub
10 2 (0.39%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.19%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.31%) SSL
2 10 (1.93%) HTTP
3 9 (1.73%) Firewall
3 9 (1.73%) FTP
3 9 (1.73%) Internet
3 9 (1.73%) SAN
4 7 (1.35%) LDAP
4 7 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.35%) VoIP
5 6 (1.16%) DNS
5 6 (1.16%) LAN
5 6 (1.16%) VPN
5 6 (1.16%) WAN
6 5 (0.96%) Network Security
6 5 (0.96%) TETRA
6 5 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.77%) Asterisk PBX
7 4 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.77%) PABX
7 4 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (29.87%) SQL Server
2 64 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 61 (11.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 44 (8.48%) Data Warehouse
5 37 (7.13%) MongoDB
6 36 (6.94%) NoSQL
7 30 (5.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 29 (5.59%) Power BI
9 28 (5.39%) Oracle Database
10 22 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
11 21 (4.05%) MySQL
12 18 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (3.28%) QlikView
13 17 (3.28%) Relational Database
13 17 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
14 16 (3.08%) SQL Server 2016
15 15 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
16 14 (2.70%) Big Data
17 13 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 32 (6.17%) Git (software)
1 32 (6.17%) JIRA
2 25 (4.82%) Jenkins
3 21 (4.05%) JUnit
4 16 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (2.89%) Selenium
6 14 (2.70%) Visual Studio
7 12 (2.31%) SpecFlow
8 11 (2.12%) Hudson
8 11 (2.12%) JBehave
9 10 (1.93%) Eclipse
9 10 (1.93%) Subversion
10 9 (1.73%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.35%) IntelliJ
12 6 (1.16%) JIRA Agile
12 6 (1.16%) Maven
13 5 (0.96%) Ant
13 5 (0.96%) JMeter
13 5 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
14 4 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
General
1 60 (11.56%) Finance
2 19 (3.66%) Retail
3 14 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.93%) Automotive
5 9 (1.73%) Back Office
6 6 (1.16%) Banking
6 6 (1.16%) Marketing
7 5 (0.96%) Local Government
7 5 (0.96%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.58%) Advertising
8 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.58%) Legal
8 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.39%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Front Office
10 1 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 233 (44.89%) Developer
2 103 (19.85%) Analyst
3 52 (10.02%) .NET Developer
4 47 (9.06%) SQL Developer
5 37 (7.13%) DBA
6 34 (6.55%) SQL DBA
7 31 (5.97%) C# Developer
8 29 (5.59%) Test Analyst
9 27 (5.20%) Architect
10 26 (5.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 26 (5.01%) Senior Developer
11 22 (4.24%) Data Analyst
12 21 (4.05%) Software Developer
13 20 (3.85%) Consultant
14 19 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
15 18 (3.47%) Java Developer
16 16 (3.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 16 (3.08%) SQL Analyst
17 14 (2.70%) Data Scientist
17 14 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (24.66%) .NET
2 100 (19.27%) HTML
3 84 (16.18%) CSS
4 56 (10.79%) ASP.NET
5 44 (8.48%) jQuery
6 42 (8.09%) XML
7 41 (7.90%) Web Services
8 35 (6.74%) HTML5
9 32 (6.17%) REST
10 29 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web API
11 28 (5.39%) Spring
12 26 (5.01%) .NET Framework
13 25 (4.82%) AngularJS
13 25 (4.82%) SOAP
14 23 (4.43%) Hibernate
14 23 (4.43%) JSON
15 22 (4.24%) CSS3
16 18 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC
17 17 (3.28%) Entity Framework
17 17 (3.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.08%) Mobile App
4 15 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (2.70%) Algorithms
5 14 (2.70%) FMCG
6 10 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.93%) Smart Meter
7 7 (1.35%) AS400
7 7 (1.35%) PKI
8 6 (1.16%) User Experience
9 4 (0.77%) Clustering
9 4 (0.77%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.77%) NHS
9 4 (0.77%) Replication
10 3 (0.58%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.58%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.58%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 73 (14.07%) Windows
2 46 (8.86%) Unix
3 37 (7.13%) Linux
4 27 (5.20%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.89%) Apple iOS
6 14 (2.70%) Android
7 10 (1.93%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.96%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.77%) AIX
11 4 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.58%) HPUX
12 3 (0.58%) Solaris
12 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.39%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (15.99%) Business Intelligence
3 69 (13.29%) ETL
4 58 (11.18%) MVC
5 50 (9.63%) Migration
6 43 (8.29%) Scrum
7 38 (7.32%) Analytics
8 34 (6.55%) TDD
9 33 (6.36%) CRM
10 32 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (6.17%) Data Management
11 31 (5.97%) Test Automation
12 30 (5.78%) Data Analysis
12 30 (5.78%) Data Migration
12 30 (5.78%) Software Engineering
12 30 (5.78%) Unit Testing
13 28 (5.39%) Data Modelling
13 28 (5.39%) Visualisation
14 27 (5.20%) Kanban
15 26 (5.01%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 116 (22.35%) C#
2 109 (21.00%) JavaScript
3 84 (16.18%) Java
4 66 (12.72%) T-SQL
5 37 (7.13%) PL/SQL
6 29 (5.59%) Scala
7 28 (5.39%) VB.NET
8 27 (5.20%) PowerShell
8 27 (5.20%) Python
9 22 (4.24%) MATLAB
10 17 (3.28%) R
10 17 (3.28%) VBA
11 16 (3.08%) C++
12 15 (2.89%) C
13 13 (2.50%) Perl
14 12 (2.31%) Bash Shell
15 11 (2.12%) VB
16 10 (1.93%) GraphQL
16 10 (1.93%) PHP
17 8 (1.54%) sed
Qualifications
1 38 (7.32%) Degree
2 25 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (0.96%) ISEB
4 5 (0.96%) MCSE
4 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.77%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.77%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.77%) MCSA
6 3 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.39%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.39%) PhD
7 2 (0.39%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.19%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.62%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.12%) QA
3 7 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.39%) COBIT
4 2 (0.39%) GCP
4 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.39%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.24%) Docker
3 10 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.77%) iptables
4 4 (0.77%) Postfix
4 4 (0.77%) Samba
4 4 (0.77%) Squid
4 4 (0.77%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.77%) vSphere
4 4 (0.77%) XenApp
4 4 (0.77%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.19%) RACF
6 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.73%) Puppet
3 7 (1.35%) Ansible
3 7 (1.35%) SCOM
4 5 (0.96%) Terraform
5 4 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (0.77%) Nessus
5 4 (0.77%) Nmap
5 4 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.77%) WSUS
6 3 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.39%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.39%) Cisco LMS
7 2 (0.39%) Kibana
7 2 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.19%) Netcool
Vendors
1 122 (23.51%) Microsoft
2 113 (21.77%) Oracle
3 33 (6.36%) Tableau
4 24 (4.62%) HP
5 22 (4.24%) VMware
6 14 (2.70%) Google
7 12 (2.31%) Cisco
8 11 (2.12%) IBM
8 11 (2.12%) SAP
9 9 (1.73%) Remedy
9 9 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.73%) webMethods
10 8 (1.54%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.54%) Comptel
10 8 (1.54%) Sitecore
11 7 (1.35%) Citrix
12 6 (1.16%) Adobe
12 6 (1.16%) Cognos
12 6 (1.16%) Veeam
13 5 (0.96%) Informatica