Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 8 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 241 491 632
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.93% 10.85% 12.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 45.73% 30.03% 36.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 358 393
Median daily rate £432 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £295 £263
90th Percentile £550 £570 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
Median hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.86% +66.67% -40.00%
10th Percentile £14.90 £18.71 £15.00
90th Percentile £46.10 £44.60 £48.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year - +32.08% -29.33%

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 527 1,635 1,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.65% 36.12% 33.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 1,074 1,082
Median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +8.00%
10th Percentile £316 £300 £285
90th Percentile £592 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 26
Median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £29.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +33.98% -10.72%
10th Percentile £12.23 £35.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £48.23 £50.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.25 £45.00 £41.13
% change year-on-year -21.67% +9.42% +0.30%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for SQL in the West Midlands

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in the West Midlands

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for SQL in the West Midlands

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 2020. 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 +9 77 £428 -12.65% 3
Birmingham +2 68 £475 +11.76% 34
Coventry +4 41 £425 +6.25% 5
Warwickshire +3 23 £475 +46.15% 10
Herefordshire -2 7 £525 - 3
Solihull +1 6 £475 +5.56% 6
Staffordshire -1 6 £300 -27.27% 20
Worcestershire +13 4 £398 +6.00% 13
Dudley +16 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £225 - 2
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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 94 (39.00%) Oracle
2 81 (33.61%) Azure
3 80 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (30.71%) Unix
5 73 (30.29%) Java
6 66 (27.39%) DevOps
7 62 (25.73%) Microsoft
8 54 (22.41%) WebLogic
8 54 (22.41%) Business Intelligence
9 51 (21.16%) XML
10 46 (19.09%) C#
10 46 (19.09%) Analytics
10 46 (19.09%) Power Platform
11 45 (18.67%) Power BI
11 45 (18.67%) .NET
12 44 (18.26%) SQL Server
12 44 (18.26%) Windows
12 44 (18.26%) Migration
13 41 (17.01%) PL/SQL
14 39 (16.18%) JIRA
15 38 (15.77%) Public Sector
16 37 (15.35%) Security Cleared
17 35 (14.52%) Test Strategy
17 35 (14.52%) JavaScript
18 34 (14.11%) ETL
18 34 (14.11%) Data Warehouse
18 34 (14.11%) Git (software)
19 33 (13.69%) Oracle Database
19 33 (13.69%) webMethods
19 33 (13.69%) Scrum

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 54 (22.41%) WebLogic
2 28 (11.62%) Confluence
3 20 (8.30%) SAS
3 20 (8.30%) SharePoint
4 12 (4.98%) Mule
5 11 (4.56%) IIS
6 3 (1.24%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.83%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.83%) CMS
8 1 (0.41%) Apache
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.41%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 20 (8.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.15%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.66%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (7.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.49%) SAP FI-CA
3 2 (0.83%) assyst
4 1 (0.41%) Magento
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.41%) ProductWriter
4 1 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 81 (33.61%) Azure
2 46 (19.09%) Power Platform
3 29 (12.03%) AWS
4 27 (11.20%) PaaS
5 16 (6.64%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (4.15%) GitHub
6 10 (4.15%) IaaS
7 9 (3.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (3.32%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (2.90%) Google Analytics
10 6 (2.49%) Serverless
11 5 (2.07%) Azure Functions
11 5 (2.07%) Tricentis Tosca
12 4 (1.66%) GCP
12 4 (1.66%) Logic Apps
12 4 (1.66%) SaaS
13 3 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (1.24%) Google Sheets
13 3 (1.24%) Slack
13 3 (1.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.56%) Network Security
2 6 (2.49%) Firewall
3 3 (1.24%) DNS
4 2 (0.83%) RTSP
5 1 (0.41%) Internet
5 1 (0.41%) Intranet
5 1 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (18.67%) Power BI
2 44 (18.26%) SQL Server
3 34 (14.11%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (13.69%) Oracle Database
5 32 (13.28%) Azure SQL Database
6 28 (11.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (10.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (7.47%) Hadoop
8 18 (7.47%) Pentaho
9 16 (6.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (4.98%) Amazon Redshift
11 10 (4.15%) Oracle OWB
12 8 (3.32%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (3.32%) BusinessObjects XI
12 8 (3.32%) MongoDB
12 8 (3.32%) MySQL
13 7 (2.90%) NoSQL
13 7 (2.90%) SAS EBI
14 6 (2.49%) Apache Hive
14 6 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (16.18%) JIRA
2 34 (14.11%) Git (software)
3 28 (11.62%) Jenkins
3 28 (11.62%) Toad
4 18 (7.47%) Cucumber
4 18 (7.47%) Maven
5 14 (5.81%) Bitbucket
6 13 (5.39%) Selenium
7 12 (4.98%) Artifactory
7 12 (4.98%) JMeter
8 10 (4.15%) Postman
9 8 (3.32%) SoapUI
9 8 (3.32%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.66%) CA Gen
11 4 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.83%) Mockito
13 2 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 38 (15.77%) Public Sector
2 18 (7.47%) Finance
3 6 (2.49%) Marketing
3 6 (2.49%) Retail
4 5 (2.07%) Billing
4 5 (2.07%) Law
4 5 (2.07%) Military
5 4 (1.66%) Back Office
6 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.83%) Banking
7 2 (0.83%) Housing Association
7 2 (0.83%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Games
8 1 (0.41%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) Police
Job Titles
1 80 (33.20%) Developer
2 42 (17.43%) Analyst
3 14 (5.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 14 (5.81%) Java Developer
3 14 (5.81%) SQL Developer
4 13 (5.39%) DBA
5 12 (4.98%) Software Engineer
6 11 (4.56%) Test Engineer
7 10 (4.15%) Test Manager
8 9 (3.73%) Applications Support
8 9 (3.73%) Architect
8 9 (3.73%) Consultant
8 9 (3.73%) Data Engineer
8 9 (3.73%) Oracle DBA
8 9 (3.73%) Test Analyst
9 8 (3.32%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (3.32%) CRM Developer
10 7 (2.90%) Applications Support Analyst
10 7 (2.90%) C Developer
10 7 (2.90%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (21.16%) XML
2 45 (18.67%) .NET
3 27 (11.20%) HTML
4 22 (9.13%) CSS
4 22 (9.13%) JSON
5 14 (5.81%) J2EE
6 12 (4.98%) Middleware
6 12 (4.98%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (4.56%) OAuth
7 11 (4.56%) OpenID
7 11 (4.56%) SAML
8 10 (4.15%) jQuery
8 10 (4.15%) Spring
9 9 (3.73%) SOAP
10 8 (3.32%) .NET Framework
10 8 (3.32%) Spring Boot
11 7 (2.90%) ASP.NET
12 6 (2.49%) HTML5
12 6 (2.49%) Node.js
12 6 (2.49%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.15%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.49%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.07%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.07%) Social Media
6 4 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.66%) NHS
7 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.24%) Wiki
8 2 (0.83%) MPEG
8 2 (0.83%) User Experience
9 1 (0.41%) CCTV
9 1 (0.41%) Clustering
9 1 (0.41%) iPad
9 1 (0.41%) iPhone
9 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.41%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.41%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 74 (30.71%) Unix
2 44 (18.26%) Windows
3 15 (6.22%) Linux
4 5 (2.07%) Solaris
5 3 (1.24%) Android
6 2 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.41%) CentOS
7 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (27.39%) DevOps
3 54 (22.41%) Business Intelligence
4 46 (19.09%) Analytics
5 44 (18.26%) Migration
6 35 (14.52%) Test Strategy
7 34 (14.11%) ETL
8 33 (13.69%) Scrum
9 30 (12.45%) Process Improvement
10 29 (12.03%) Data Analytics
11 26 (10.79%) Software Engineering
11 26 (10.79%) Test Automation
12 25 (10.37%) Requirements Gathering
13 24 (9.96%) Data Modelling
13 24 (9.96%) SDLC
14 23 (9.54%) Data Migration
14 23 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (7.47%) CRM
17 17 (7.05%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 73 (30.29%) Java
2 46 (19.09%) C#
3 41 (17.01%) PL/SQL
4 35 (14.52%) JavaScript
5 22 (9.13%) PowerShell
6 19 (7.88%) T-SQL
7 16 (6.64%) Shell Script
8 15 (6.22%) Python
9 8 (3.32%) C
10 7 (2.90%) VB
11 6 (2.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 6 (2.49%) Perl
12 4 (1.66%) VBScript
13 3 (1.24%) COBOL
13 3 (1.24%) Java 8
13 3 (1.24%) PHP
13 3 (1.24%) R
13 3 (1.24%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.24%) VBA
14 2 (0.83%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 37 (15.35%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.54%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.71%) ISEB
4 17 (7.05%) ISTQB
5 13 (5.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (4.56%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.32%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (2.07%) MCSD
8 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.83%) CCNA
10 2 (0.83%) CCNP
10 2 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.15%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.32%) SLA
3 3 (1.24%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (7.88%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.22%) Docker
3 6 (2.49%) HDFS
4 5 (2.07%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.41%) Firmware
5 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (8.71%) Terraform
2 15 (6.22%) Ansible
3 13 (5.39%) Kubernetes
4 8 (3.32%) Rancher
5 5 (2.07%) Data Guard
5 5 (2.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.24%) Control-M
7 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.83%) SCCM
7 2 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.83%) WMI
8 1 (0.41%) Consul
8 1 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.41%) Graphite
8 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.41%) Packer
8 1 (0.41%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.41%) Puppet
8 1 (0.41%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 94 (39.00%) Oracle
2 62 (25.73%) Microsoft
3 33 (13.69%) webMethods
4 14 (5.81%) BEA
4 14 (5.81%) Informatica
5 13 (5.39%) CheckPoint
5 13 (5.39%) SAP
6 12 (4.98%) Cloudera
7 11 (4.56%) IBM
8 8 (3.32%) Google
8 8 (3.32%) Tableau
9 7 (2.90%) Databricks
10 6 (2.49%) Pega
11 5 (2.07%) CommVault
12 4 (1.66%) Trillium
12 4 (1.66%) WSO2
13 2 (0.83%) SolarWinds
14 1 (0.41%) CyberArk
14 1 (0.41%) Guidewire
14 1 (0.41%) RedGate