Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 649 488 831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.79% 10.62% 13.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.98% 34.41% 41.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 339 555
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £285 £256 £261
90th Percentile £538 £500 £480
England median daily rate £450 £427 £400
% change year-on-year +5.32% +6.81% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £16.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +32.89% -5.40%
10th Percentile £14.10 £13.07 £11.73
90th Percentile £56.30 £36.50 £21.84
England median hourly rate £28.44 £27.75 £28.88
% change year-on-year +2.49% -3.90% +10.34%

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 1,755 1,418 2,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 34.59% 30.85% 32.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,080 915 1,261
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £300 £261 £250
90th Percentile £545 £538 £506
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 57
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £33.22 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.20% +12.61% +14.21%
10th Percentile £15.25 £17.05 £14.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £67.23 £42.85
England median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +6.67% +2.74%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -1 165 £400 +6.67% 126
Shropshire +28 152 £375 -25.00% 24
Staffordshire +1 99 £370 +5.71% 92
Coventry +3 92 £450 +27.66% 40
Warwickshire -4 48 £450 +41.18% 27
Wolverhampton +1 14 £475 +35.71% 5
Solihull +2 8 £375 +4.90% 22
Worcestershire -8 5 £320 -8.57% 13
Herefordshire -14 5 £240 +11.63% 3
West Bromwich -1 3 £150 -70.00% 2
Kingswinford 0 1 - -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 216 (33.28%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (31.43%) SQL Server
3 179 (27.58%) Oracle
4 177 (27.27%) .NET
5 176 (27.12%) Java
6 174 (26.81%) C#
7 151 (23.27%) Unix
8 149 (22.96%) Windows
9 142 (21.88%) XML
10 138 (21.26%) JavaScript
11 136 (20.96%) Microsoft
11 136 (20.96%) Microsoft Azure
12 106 (16.33%) HTML
13 94 (14.48%) WebLogic
14 88 (13.56%) Migration
15 87 (13.41%) CSS
16 84 (12.94%) Web Services
17 81 (12.48%) Business Intelligence
18 76 (11.71%) Test Automation
19 72 (11.09%) PL/SQL
20 71 (10.94%) ASP.NET
20 71 (10.94%) JIRA
21 67 (10.32%) webMethods
22 66 (10.17%) ISEB
22 66 (10.17%) Test Scripting
23 65 (10.02%) MVC
24 64 (9.86%) Scrum
24 64 (9.86%) DevOps
25 63 (9.71%) TDD
25 63 (9.71%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 94 (14.48%) WebLogic
2 43 (6.63%) Confluence
3 19 (2.93%) Apache
4 16 (2.47%) JBoss
5 15 (2.31%) WebSphere
6 13 (2.00%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.85%) nginx
7 12 (1.85%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (1.69%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.08%) WordPress
10 6 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.46%) CMS
12 3 (0.46%) IIS
12 3 (0.46%) Mule
12 3 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.77%) AutoCAD
3 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.62%) Autodesk Inventor
4 4 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.31%) Windchill
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.15%) Revit
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (1.69%) SAP FI-CA
3 11 (1.69%) SAP PSCD
4 6 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.46%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.31%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.31%) Magento
6 2 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.31%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.31%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.15%) Exstream
7 1 (0.15%) Movex
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 136 (20.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (4.16%) PaaS
4 26 (4.01%) IaaS
4 26 (4.01%) Office 365
5 25 (3.85%) SaaS
6 24 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (1.39%) Google Analytics
9 8 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (1.23%) GitHub
9 8 (1.23%) Google Tag Manager
10 5 (0.77%) Azure Functions
10 5 (0.77%) Serverless
11 4 (0.62%) G Suite
12 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.31%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.31%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.62%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.31%) SSL
3 13 (2.00%) HTTP
3 13 (2.00%) Internet
4 11 (1.69%) DNS
5 6 (0.92%) Firewall
5 6 (0.92%) LAN
5 6 (0.92%) WAN
6 5 (0.77%) DHCP
6 5 (0.77%) VoIP
7 4 (0.62%) FTP
7 4 (0.62%) MPLS
7 4 (0.62%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.62%) VPN
7 4 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.46%) NAS
8 3 (0.46%) SAN
8 3 (0.46%) Skype
8 3 (0.46%) SMS
8 3 (0.46%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 63 (9.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 56 (8.63%) NoSQL
4 48 (7.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 47 (7.24%) Relational Database
6 35 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (4.93%) MongoDB
8 30 (4.62%) MySQL
9 27 (4.16%) Azure SQL Database
10 25 (3.85%) Power BI
10 25 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 22 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (2.62%) Big Data
13 17 (2.62%) Oracle Database
13 17 (2.62%) RDBMS
13 17 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (2.31%) DB2
15 14 (2.16%) Hadoop
16 13 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 71 (10.94%) JIRA
2 61 (9.40%) Git (software)
3 55 (8.47%) Selenium
4 45 (6.93%) Visual Studio
5 41 (6.32%) Jenkins
6 40 (6.16%) Cucumber
7 36 (5.55%) Toad
8 26 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (3.70%) Subversion
9 24 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
10 23 (3.54%) Eclipse
11 22 (3.39%) SoapUI
12 21 (3.24%) Bitbucket
13 17 (2.62%) Maven
13 17 (2.62%) SpecFlow
14 16 (2.47%) Ant
14 16 (2.47%) WebDriver
15 13 (2.00%) AccuRev
16 12 (1.85%) JUnit
17 10 (1.54%) IntelliJ
General
1 59 (9.09%) Finance
2 19 (2.93%) Marketing
3 13 (2.00%) Back Office
3 13 (2.00%) Retail
4 8 (1.23%) Automotive
4 8 (1.23%) Local Government
4 8 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 6 (0.92%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.77%) Advertising
7 4 (0.62%) Banking
8 3 (0.46%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.46%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.31%) Electronics
9 2 (0.31%) Games
9 2 (0.31%) Legal
10 1 (0.15%) Billing
10 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) German Language
10 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 294 (45.30%) Developer
2 137 (21.11%) Analyst
3 74 (11.40%) Test Analyst
4 73 (11.25%) .NET Developer
5 46 (7.09%) SQL Developer
6 42 (6.47%) Architect
7 38 (5.86%) C# Developer
8 34 (5.24%) Java Developer
9 27 (4.16%) Tester
10 26 (4.01%) C# .NET Developer
10 26 (4.01%) SQL Analyst
11 24 (3.70%) DBA
11 24 (3.70%) Software Developer
12 21 (3.24%) Consultant
12 21 (3.24%) SQL DBA
13 20 (3.08%) PL/SQL Developer
14 17 (2.62%) Administrator
14 17 (2.62%) Data Analyst
14 17 (2.62%) DevOps Engineer
15 16 (2.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (27.27%) .NET
2 142 (21.88%) XML
3 106 (16.33%) HTML
4 87 (13.41%) CSS
5 84 (12.94%) Web Services
6 71 (10.94%) ASP.NET
7 61 (9.40%) SOAP
8 55 (8.47%) .NET Framework
9 51 (7.86%) J2EE
10 49 (7.55%) Spring
11 48 (7.40%) REST
12 46 (7.09%) JSON
13 39 (6.01%) ASP.NET Web API
13 39 (6.01%) Hibernate
13 39 (6.01%) jQuery
13 39 (6.01%) RabbitMQ
14 36 (5.55%) AngularJS
15 28 (4.31%) HTML5
15 28 (4.31%) WCF
16 26 (4.01%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (2.77%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.77%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.47%) Mainframe
6 15 (2.31%) Public Cloud
7 14 (2.16%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.23%) FMCG
9 8 (1.23%) Replication
10 7 (1.08%) Clustering
11 6 (0.92%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.92%) User Experience
12 5 (0.77%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.62%) PKI
14 3 (0.46%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.46%) NHS
14 3 (0.46%) Robotics
14 3 (0.46%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 151 (23.27%) Unix
2 149 (22.96%) Windows
3 51 (7.86%) Linux
4 37 (5.70%) Windows Server
5 24 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (2.16%) VME
8 9 (1.39%) Android
9 7 (1.08%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.92%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.77%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.62%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.46%) AIX
13 3 (0.46%) HPUX
13 3 (0.46%) Solaris
14 2 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.15%) OS/2
15 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (33.28%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (13.56%) Migration
3 81 (12.48%) Business Intelligence
4 76 (11.71%) Test Automation
5 66 (10.17%) Test Scripting
6 65 (10.02%) MVC
7 64 (9.86%) DevOps
7 64 (9.86%) Scrum
8 63 (9.71%) TDD
9 60 (9.24%) Customer Requirements
9 60 (9.24%) Microservices
10 57 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
11 52 (8.01%) Continuous Integration
12 44 (6.78%) Data Modelling
12 44 (6.78%) OO
13 43 (6.63%) BDD
13 43 (6.63%) Data Migration
13 43 (6.63%) Test Strategy
14 38 (5.86%) ETL
15 37 (5.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 176 (27.12%) Java
2 174 (26.81%) C#
3 138 (21.26%) JavaScript
4 72 (11.09%) PL/SQL
5 59 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 33 (5.08%) Shell Script
7 29 (4.47%) PowerShell
8 26 (4.01%) Java 8
9 25 (3.85%) VB.NET
10 20 (3.08%) Python
11 19 (2.93%) Perl
12 13 (2.00%) Groovy
13 12 (1.85%) PHP
13 12 (1.85%) Ruby
13 12 (1.85%) Scala
14 9 (1.39%) COBOL
15 8 (1.23%) ANSI SQL
15 8 (1.23%) TypeScript
16 7 (1.08%) Haskell
17 5 (0.77%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 66 (10.17%) ISEB
2 61 (9.40%) ISTQB
3 52 (8.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 51 (7.86%) Security Cleared
5 45 (6.93%) SC Cleared
6 37 (5.70%) Degree
7 14 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.92%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.46%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.31%) CCNP
11 2 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.31%) OCA
11 2 (0.31%) OCP
11 2 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.15%) MCITP
12 1 (0.15%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.39%) QA
2 18 (2.77%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.31%) GDPR
5 1 (0.15%) SLA
5 1 (0.15%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 45 (6.93%) Docker
2 32 (4.93%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.85%) XenApp
5 6 (0.92%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.46%) vSphere
6 3 (0.46%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.31%) etcd
7 2 (0.31%) iptables
7 2 (0.31%) NFS
7 2 (0.31%) Postfix
7 2 (0.31%) Samba
7 2 (0.31%) Squid
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (2.47%) Puppet
2 15 (2.31%) WSUS
3 8 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.23%) SCCM
4 7 (1.08%) Ansible
4 7 (1.08%) Grafana
4 7 (1.08%) Kibana
5 4 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (0.62%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.62%) SCOM
6 3 (0.46%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.46%) Mesos
6 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.46%) Netcool
6 3 (0.46%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 3 (0.46%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.31%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.31%) HP NNM
7 2 (0.31%) Nessus
Vendors
1 179 (27.58%) Oracle
2 136 (20.96%) Microsoft
3 67 (10.32%) webMethods
4 35 (5.39%) Google
5 29 (4.47%) SAP
6 23 (3.54%) VMware
7 22 (3.39%) BEA
8 20 (3.08%) Citrix
9 18 (2.77%) IBM
10 16 (2.47%) BMC
11 14 (2.16%) HP
12 13 (2.00%) Cisco
12 13 (2.00%) Remedy
13 11 (1.69%) Teradata
14 9 (1.39%) Tableau
15 6 (0.92%) Atlassian
15 6 (0.92%) CheckPoint
15 6 (0.92%) Informatica
15 6 (0.92%) Pega
15 6 (0.92%) Symantec