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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
England / West Midlands
Rank 7 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 247 431 337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.82% 16.18% 13.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.85% 47.21% 44.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 255 187
Median daily rate £365 £380 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +12.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 13
Median hourly rate £45.00 £15.77 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +185.39% -9.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £23.02 £30.00
% change year-on-year +73.76% -23.26%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 689 913 757
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.19% 34.27% 30.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 549 427
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 43
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +21.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £17.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £37.50 £37.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -2 79 £375 +2.73% 56
Coventry -8 30 £365 -8.75% 26
Warwickshire -4 29 £350 +7.69% 12
Staffordshire 0 25 £325 - 13
Shropshire -15 16 £500 +6.38% 9
West Bromwich +1 9 £345 - 1
Worcestershire +2 6 £300 -20.00% 21
Herefordshire -10 6 £300 -29.41% 1
Smethwick - 4 £350 - 1
Kingswinford 0 2 £368 +18.54%
Wolverhampton +3 1 £325 +4.00% 4
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 199 (35.04%) SQL Server
2 176 (30.99%) Microsoft
3 162 (28.52%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (24.65%) .NET
5 128 (22.54%) Business Intelligence
6 127 (22.36%) Oracle
7 114 (20.07%) JavaScript
8 106 (18.66%) C#
9 102 (17.96%) HTML
10 99 (17.43%) T-SQL
11 96 (16.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 94 (16.55%) MVC
13 89 (15.67%) CSS
13 89 (15.67%) Data Warehouse
13 89 (15.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 83 (14.61%) ASP.NET
15 78 (13.73%) MS Excel
16 77 (13.56%) Java
16 77 (13.56%) Migration
17 70 (12.32%) Finance
18 68 (11.97%) ETL
18 68 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
19 64 (11.27%) Unix
19 64 (11.27%) Windows
20 63 (11.09%) jQuery
21 62 (10.92%) Team Foundation Server
22 61 (10.74%) XML
23 58 (10.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 57 (10.04%) ASP.NET MVC
24 57 (10.04%) Web Services

SQL
Top Related 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 29 (5.11%) WebLogic
2 20 (3.52%) JBoss
3 18 (3.17%) IIS
4 16 (2.82%) Apache
4 16 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 15 (2.64%) SAS
6 12 (2.11%) NServiceBus
7 11 (1.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 10 (1.76%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.58%) Oracle Application Server
10 7 (1.23%) CMS
11 6 (1.06%) Confluence
12 5 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.70%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 78 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.46%) Spreadsheet
3 13 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.58%) MS Office
5 4 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.53%) SPSS
7 2 (0.35%) MS Project
8 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 35 (6.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.11%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.53%) assyst
4 3 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.35%) Sage 1000
5 2 (0.35%) TRIRIGA
6 1 (0.18%) Exstream
6 1 (0.18%) FastStats
6 1 (0.18%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.18%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 68 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.29%) Office 365
3 7 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.06%) GitHub
5 4 (0.70%) SaaS
6 2 (0.35%) IaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.99%) HTTP
2 13 (2.29%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.94%) Broadband
4 6 (1.06%) Network Security
5 5 (0.88%) Internet
6 4 (0.70%) LAN
6 4 (0.70%) WAN
7 3 (0.53%) DNS
7 3 (0.53%) OSPF
7 3 (0.53%) SAN
7 3 (0.53%) Skype
7 3 (0.53%) SNMP
7 3 (0.53%) SSL
7 3 (0.53%) VPN
8 2 (0.35%) 3G
8 2 (0.35%) Firewall
8 2 (0.35%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.35%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (35.04%) SQL Server
2 96 (16.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 89 (15.67%) Data Warehouse
3 89 (15.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (10.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 42 (7.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 32 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 31 (5.46%) BusinessObjects
7 31 (5.46%) Relational Database
8 24 (4.23%) SQL Server 2014
9 23 (4.05%) QlikView
9 23 (4.05%) SQL Server 2016
10 18 (3.17%) MySQL
10 18 (3.17%) Oracle Database
11 17 (2.99%) MongoDB
11 17 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
12 16 (2.82%) Power BI
13 15 (2.64%) Big Data
14 13 (2.29%) DB2
15 12 (2.11%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 62 (10.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 52 (9.15%) Visual Studio
3 30 (5.28%) Git (software)
4 27 (4.75%) Subversion
5 23 (4.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 16 (2.82%) JIRA
7 15 (2.64%) JUnit
7 15 (2.64%) Selenium
8 12 (2.11%) HP UFT
8 12 (2.11%) Oracle Forms
9 11 (1.94%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.76%) CruiseControl
10 10 (1.76%) NUnit
11 9 (1.58%) Moq
12 8 (1.41%) Cucumber
13 7 (1.23%) CA Gen
13 7 (1.23%) Jenkins
13 7 (1.23%) TeamCity
14 6 (1.06%) Toad
15 4 (0.70%) Ant
General
1 70 (12.32%) Finance
2 30 (5.28%) Marketing
3 27 (4.75%) Advertising
4 19 (3.35%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.17%) Retail
6 14 (2.46%) Banking
7 10 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.23%) Back Office
9 6 (1.06%) Automotive
9 6 (1.06%) Local Government
10 4 (0.70%) Electronics
11 2 (0.35%) Billing
11 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.35%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
12 1 (0.18%) Publishing
12 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 250 (44.01%) Developer
2 121 (21.30%) Analyst
3 53 (9.33%) SQL Developer
4 47 (8.27%) .NET Developer
5 39 (6.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 34 (5.99%) C# Developer
7 33 (5.81%) SQL Analyst
8 32 (5.63%) Architect
9 31 (5.46%) DBA
10 30 (5.28%) Business Analyst
10 30 (5.28%) CRM Developer
11 28 (4.93%) Consultant
12 27 (4.75%) SQL DBA
12 27 (4.75%) Test Analyst
13 25 (4.40%) C# .NET Developer
14 23 (4.05%) Senior Developer
15 22 (3.87%) Data Analyst
16 20 (3.52%) ASP.NET Developer
17 17 (2.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 17 (2.99%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (24.65%) .NET
2 102 (17.96%) HTML
3 89 (15.67%) CSS
4 83 (14.61%) ASP.NET
5 63 (11.09%) jQuery
6 61 (10.74%) XML
7 57 (10.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 57 (10.04%) Web Services
8 37 (6.51%) .NET Framework
8 37 (6.51%) AngularJS
9 35 (6.16%) WCF
10 33 (5.81%) SOAP
11 32 (5.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 31 (5.46%) Entity Framework
13 29 (5.11%) ASP.NET Web API
14 20 (3.52%) J2EE
15 19 (3.35%) HTML5
16 18 (3.17%) StructureMap
17 16 (2.82%) KnockoutJS
17 16 (2.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.05%) NHS
3 18 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.82%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.58%) Credit Risk
6 8 (1.41%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.23%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.06%) Clustering
8 6 (1.06%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.88%) DataPower
9 5 (0.88%) Replication
10 4 (0.70%) User Experience
11 3 (0.53%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.53%) HP Storage
11 3 (0.53%) SCADA
12 2 (0.35%) iPad
13 1 (0.18%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 64 (11.27%) Unix
1 64 (11.27%) Windows
2 43 (7.57%) Linux
3 29 (5.11%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.70%) Android
8 3 (0.53%) AIX
8 3 (0.53%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.18%) CentOS
10 1 (0.18%) HPUX
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Solaris
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (28.52%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (22.54%) Business Intelligence
3 94 (16.55%) MVC
4 77 (13.56%) Migration
5 68 (11.97%) ETL
6 50 (8.80%) Data Migration
7 49 (8.63%) TDD
8 46 (8.10%) CRM
8 46 (8.10%) Scrum
9 40 (7.04%) Data Analysis
9 40 (7.04%) Data Modelling
9 40 (7.04%) Web Development
10 36 (6.34%) BDD
10 36 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (5.11%) OO
13 28 (4.93%) Waterfall
14 27 (4.75%) Data Management
14 27 (4.75%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (4.40%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 114 (20.07%) JavaScript
2 106 (18.66%) C#
3 99 (17.43%) T-SQL
4 77 (13.56%) Java
5 49 (8.63%) PL/SQL
6 37 (6.51%) PowerShell
7 18 (3.17%) VB.NET
8 14 (2.46%) Shell Script
9 13 (2.29%) PHP
9 13 (2.29%) Python
10 9 (1.58%) TypeScript
10 9 (1.58%) VBA
11 8 (1.41%) Perl
12 6 (1.06%) Scala
13 5 (0.88%) Ruby
14 4 (0.70%) C
14 4 (0.70%) VB
15 3 (0.53%) R
16 2 (0.35%) SAS Macro
16 2 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (5.81%) Degree
2 29 (5.11%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.29%) ISEB
3 13 (2.29%) ISTQB
4 8 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.88%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.53%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.18%) MCITP
9 1 (0.18%) MCSE
9 1 (0.18%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.87%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.11%) QA
3 7 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.35%) Basel II
6 1 (0.18%) IFRS
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.11%) Docker
2 12 (2.11%) VMware ESX
3 9 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.88%) XenApp
6 2 (0.35%) Firmware
6 2 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (1.58%) Oracle Identity Management
1 9 (1.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 5 (0.88%) SCOM
2 5 (0.88%) WSUS
3 4 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.53%) Grafana
4 3 (0.53%) Kibana
4 3 (0.53%) logstash
4 3 (0.53%) Puppet
4 3 (0.53%) rkt
5 2 (0.35%) Rundeck
5 2 (0.35%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.18%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.18%) OpenView
6 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.18%) vMotion
Vendors
1 176 (30.99%) Microsoft
2 127 (22.36%) Oracle
3 27 (4.75%) IBM
4 23 (4.05%) webMethods
5 17 (2.99%) Informatica
5 17 (2.99%) SAP
6 16 (2.82%) VMware
7 15 (2.64%) Teradata
8 13 (2.29%) Tableau
9 11 (1.94%) Pega
10 9 (1.58%) Cisco
10 9 (1.58%) Cognos
11 8 (1.41%) HP
12 7 (1.23%) Citrix
12 7 (1.23%) Google
12 7 (1.23%) Remedy
13 6 (1.06%) BEA
13 6 (1.06%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.06%) Veeam
14 5 (0.88%) AppDynamics
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