Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 6 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 562 656 820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.99% 12.55% 15.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.84% 39.02% 48.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 421 526
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £374 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.27% +1.08% +8.82%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £258
90th Percentile £521 £500 £475
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £16.56 £28.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.16% -41.93% +42.59%
10th Percentile £22.88 £14.65 £12.03
90th Percentile £48.75 £24.30 £44.88
England median hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -19.12% +4.62% +18.18%

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 1,681 1,700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.45% 32.17% 33.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 1,037 1,040
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% +6.02%
10th Percentile £250 £262 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 50 37
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -12.86% -
10th Percentile £23.52 £14.65 £12.87
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.94%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Birmingham +2 185 £400 +6.67% 79
Coventry -6 81 £373 -6.88% 30
Staffordshire +4 66 £350 +8.53% 65
Warwickshire -7 55 £350 -6.67% 44
Shropshire -17 34 £400 +24.03% 14
Solihull +11 25 £425 +30.77% 12
Herefordshire +10 8 £215 -52.22% 3
Walsall +3 7 £295 -27.61% 2
Wolverhampton 0 6 £380 +11.76% 11
Worcestershire -9 4 £290 -17.14% 15
Kingswinford -1 3 £450 +32.84% 1
Dudley -6 2 £625 - 3
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - - 5
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 189 (33.63%) SQL Server
2 176 (31.32%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (29.72%) Microsoft
4 155 (27.58%) .NET
5 143 (25.44%) C#
6 118 (21.00%) Oracle
7 114 (20.28%) HTML
8 96 (17.08%) JavaScript
9 94 (16.73%) CSS
10 92 (16.37%) Business Intelligence
11 82 (14.59%) Windows
11 82 (14.59%) Java
12 79 (14.06%) T-SQL
13 77 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
14 76 (13.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 73 (12.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 62 (11.03%) Unix
17 59 (10.50%) jQuery
18 58 (10.32%) XML
19 57 (10.14%) Finance
20 56 (9.96%) Test Automation
21 55 (9.79%) ASP.NET
21 55 (9.79%) Migration
22 54 (9.61%) ETL
22 54 (9.61%) MVC
23 52 (9.25%) PL/SQL
24 51 (9.07%) Data Warehouse
25 49 (8.72%) Linux
26 45 (8.01%) DevOps
27 44 (7.83%) Analytical Skills

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 22 (3.91%) IIS
1 22 (3.91%) Tomcat
1 22 (3.91%) WebLogic
2 18 (3.20%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.02%) JBoss
4 16 (2.85%) Confluence
5 14 (2.49%) Apache
6 12 (2.14%) CMS
7 11 (1.96%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (1.42%) NServiceBus
10 6 (1.07%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.07%) SAS
11 4 (0.71%) ColdFusion
11 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.71%) nginx
11 4 (0.71%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.71%) WildFly
12 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (7.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.71%) Acrobat
3 4 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.71%) RoboHelp
3 4 (0.71%) Snagit
4 3 (0.53%) Simulink
4 3 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.18%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 26 (4.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.71%) Maximo
3 4 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.18%) BPCS
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.18%) OPENContractor
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 77 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (2.31%) PaaS
4 13 (2.31%) SaaS
5 8 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (1.42%) Office 365
6 7 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (1.25%) IaaS
7 5 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.89%) G Suite
7 5 (0.89%) Slack
8 4 (0.71%) GitHub
9 3 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.36%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.18%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.18%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.67%) Internet
2 9 (1.60%) HTTP
3 8 (1.42%) DNS
3 8 (1.42%) SMS
4 6 (1.07%) FTP
4 6 (1.07%) SAN
5 5 (0.89%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.71%) DHCP
6 4 (0.71%) Firewall
6 4 (0.71%) SSL
6 4 (0.71%) VPN
7 3 (0.53%) VoIP
8 2 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.36%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.36%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.36%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.36%) TACACS
8 2 (0.36%) Telnet
8 2 (0.36%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (33.63%) SQL Server
2 76 (13.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 73 (12.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 51 (9.07%) Data Warehouse
5 44 (7.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 33 (5.87%) Relational Database
7 30 (5.34%) Power BI
7 30 (5.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 27 (4.80%) Oracle Database
8 27 (4.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 19 (3.38%) SQL Server 2016
10 18 (3.20%) SQL Server 2014
11 17 (3.02%) MongoDB
12 16 (2.85%) MySQL
12 16 (2.85%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (2.49%) NoSQL
13 14 (2.49%) RDBMS
14 13 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
15 12 (2.14%) DB2
15 12 (2.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 41 (7.30%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.23%) Visual Studio
3 34 (6.05%) JIRA
4 32 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (3.91%) Jenkins
6 21 (3.74%) Selenium
7 14 (2.49%) SpecFlow
7 14 (2.49%) Subversion
8 12 (2.14%) GitLab
8 12 (2.14%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (1.60%) SoapUI
10 9 (1.60%) Toad
10 9 (1.60%) WebDriver
11 8 (1.42%) JMeter
11 8 (1.42%) TestRail
11 8 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (1.07%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.07%) Maven
13 5 (0.89%) JIRA Agile
General
1 57 (10.14%) Finance
2 19 (3.38%) Back Office
3 18 (3.20%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.85%) Retail
5 12 (2.14%) Automotive
6 7 (1.25%) Legal
7 5 (0.89%) Games
8 4 (0.71%) Banking
8 4 (0.71%) Marketing
9 2 (0.36%) Electronics
9 2 (0.36%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.18%) Front Office
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 257 (45.73%) Developer
2 123 (21.89%) Analyst
3 64 (11.39%) .NET Developer
4 50 (8.90%) SQL Developer
5 40 (7.12%) C# Developer
5 40 (7.12%) Test Analyst
6 31 (5.52%) Software Developer
7 29 (5.16%) DBA
8 28 (4.98%) Consultant
9 27 (4.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 27 (4.80%) C# .NET Developer
9 27 (4.80%) Java Developer
10 26 (4.63%) Architect
10 26 (4.63%) Data Analyst
11 23 (4.09%) SQL DBA
12 21 (3.74%) Full Stack Developer
13 20 (3.56%) DevOps Engineer
13 20 (3.56%) Senior Developer
14 19 (3.38%) Tester
15 17 (3.02%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (27.58%) .NET
2 114 (20.28%) HTML
3 94 (16.73%) CSS
4 59 (10.50%) jQuery
5 58 (10.32%) XML
6 55 (9.79%) ASP.NET
7 44 (7.83%) SOAP
8 39 (6.94%) Web Services
9 38 (6.76%) .NET Framework
9 38 (6.76%) HTML5
10 37 (6.58%) REST
11 32 (5.69%) AngularJS
12 31 (5.52%) ASP.NET Web API
13 29 (5.16%) JSON
14 26 (4.63%) WCF
15 25 (4.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 20 (3.56%) Entity Framework
16 20 (3.56%) Spring
17 19 (3.38%) CSS3
18 17 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.56%) User Experience
3 18 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.14%) PKI
7 10 (1.78%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.60%) AS400
8 9 (1.60%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.60%) FMCG
8 9 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (1.60%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.42%) Smart Meter
10 6 (1.07%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.07%) DataPower
11 5 (0.89%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.89%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.71%) iSeries
12 4 (0.71%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.53%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 82 (14.59%) Windows
2 62 (11.03%) Unix
3 49 (8.72%) Linux
4 30 (5.34%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.07%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.89%) Android
10 4 (0.71%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.36%) zOS
13 1 (0.18%) Debian
13 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.18%) OS/400
13 1 (0.18%) SUSE
13 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (31.32%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (16.37%) Business Intelligence
3 56 (9.96%) Test Automation
4 55 (9.79%) Migration
5 54 (9.61%) ETL
5 54 (9.61%) MVC
6 45 (8.01%) DevOps
7 41 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (6.76%) SDLC
9 37 (6.58%) CRM
9 37 (6.58%) Scrum
10 34 (6.05%) TDD
11 32 (5.69%) Data Migration
11 32 (5.69%) ITIL
12 31 (5.52%) OO
13 28 (4.98%) Data Modelling
13 28 (4.98%) Test Scripting
14 26 (4.63%) Unit Testing
15 25 (4.45%) Analytics
16 24 (4.27%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 143 (25.44%) C#
2 96 (17.08%) JavaScript
3 82 (14.59%) Java
4 79 (14.06%) T-SQL
5 52 (9.25%) PL/SQL
6 35 (6.23%) PowerShell
7 33 (5.87%) VB.NET
8 22 (3.91%) VBA
9 16 (2.85%) Shell Script
9 16 (2.85%) VB
10 15 (2.67%) Python
11 13 (2.31%) Perl
12 10 (1.78%) R
13 9 (1.60%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.60%) C++
13 9 (1.60%) Scala
14 8 (1.42%) C
15 7 (1.25%) TypeScript
16 6 (1.07%) MATLAB
16 6 (1.07%) RPG
Qualifications
1 31 (5.52%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.63%) Degree
3 25 (4.45%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.78%) ISEB
5 7 (1.25%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.89%) DBS Check
7 5 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.71%) OCP
8 4 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.53%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.36%) CCNA
10 2 (0.36%) CCNP
10 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.36%) MCITP
10 2 (0.36%) MCSE
10 2 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.80%) Data Quality
2 23 (4.09%) QA
3 6 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.36%) GDPR
6 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.36%) PMO
6 2 (0.36%) SLA
7 1 (0.18%) FATCA
7 1 (0.18%) GCP
System Software
1 25 (4.45%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.02%) Docker
2 17 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.07%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.89%) XenApp
5 4 (0.71%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.71%) XenServer
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.53%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.36%) KVM
7 2 (0.36%) RACF
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (3.02%) Ansible
3 16 (2.85%) Puppet
4 9 (1.60%) WSUS
5 8 (1.42%) HP ALM
5 8 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (1.07%) Graylog
6 6 (1.07%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.07%) logstash
6 6 (1.07%) Nagios
6 6 (1.07%) Rundeck
6 6 (1.07%) Terraform
6 6 (1.07%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.53%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.53%) SCCM
7 3 (0.53%) SCOM
7 3 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.36%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 167 (29.72%) Microsoft
2 118 (21.00%) Oracle
3 28 (4.98%) VMware
4 21 (3.74%) IBM
5 20 (3.56%) HP
6 19 (3.38%) Tableau
7 18 (3.20%) webMethods
8 17 (3.02%) Google
9 12 (2.14%) Micro Focus
10 11 (1.96%) Serena
11 10 (1.78%) CA
11 10 (1.78%) Citrix
12 9 (1.60%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.60%) SAP
13 8 (1.42%) Informatica
13 8 (1.42%) Teradata
14 7 (1.25%) Cisco
14 7 (1.25%) NetApp
14 7 (1.25%) Splunk
15 6 (1.07%) Capita