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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3  
Contract jobs citing SQL 225 398 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.92% 13.28% 11.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.19% 40.74% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 269 173
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  
10th Percentile £208 £263 £213
90th Percentile £496 £482 £438
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 15
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +2.94%  
10th Percentile £16.50 £14.95 £12.75
90th Percentile £17.50 £20.45 £25.63
England median hourly rate £38.50 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +18.46% +44.44%  

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 658 977 772
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 31.94% 32.59% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 1227 888
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
10th Percentile £263 £250 £210
90th Percentile £538 £513 £438
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 78
West Midlands median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £24.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +0.50%  
10th Percentile £16.50 £19.75 £15.50
90th Percentile £77.50 £39.13 £38.23
England median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +10.66% +1.35%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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
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 29 June 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 -1 69 £375 - 51
Warwickshire +2 38 £256 -31.20% 21
Coventry -7 23 £350 -8.49% 20
Staffordshire -4 14 £340 +4.61% 25
Shropshire -17 14 £500 +20.48% 5
Wolverhampton +5 7 £350 +21.73% 3
Herefordshire -4 6 £215 -52.22% 3
Solihull +10 4 £340 -13.92% 8
West Bromwich +3 3 £500 -
Walsall -5 2 £450 +12.50% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £575 - 2
Wednesbury - 1 - -
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 149 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 112 (23.63%) Microsoft
3 108 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (22.57%) Oracle
5 103 (21.73%) Business Intelligence
6 95 (20.04%) .NET
7 88 (18.57%) C#
8 86 (18.14%) HTML
9 84 (17.72%) JavaScript
10 71 (14.98%) CSS
11 64 (13.50%) Data Warehouse
12 62 (13.08%) ETL
12 62 (13.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 61 (12.87%) Finance
14 60 (12.66%) Java
15 59 (12.45%) Migration
15 59 (12.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 58 (12.24%) T-SQL
17 54 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
18 53 (11.18%) Microsoft Excel
19 47 (9.92%) PL/SQL
19 47 (9.92%) MVC
20 46 (9.70%) Windows
21 45 (9.49%) ASP.NET
22 44 (9.28%) Unix
23 43 (9.07%) Data Modelling
24 42 (8.86%) Linux
25 41 (8.65%) jQuery
26 37 (7.81%) TDD
26 37 (7.81%) Data Analysis

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 26 (5.49%) JBoss
2 22 (4.64%) WebLogic
3 21 (4.43%) SAS
4 16 (3.38%) SharePoint
5 15 (3.16%) Apache
6 11 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (2.11%) IIS
8 9 (1.90%) Apache Spark
9 8 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (1.69%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.27%) nginx
10 6 (1.27%) Oracle Application Server
10 6 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.05%) GlassFish
11 5 (1.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (1.05%) WildFly
12 4 (0.84%) DNN
13 3 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 53 (11.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.59%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.84%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.63%) Magento
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.63%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.63%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.21%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.48%) Office 365
4 7 (1.48%) SaaS
5 4 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (0.84%) IaaS
5 4 (0.84%) PaaS
6 3 (0.63%) Trello
7 2 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.21%) GitHub
8 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.21%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.21%) Heroku
8 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.95%) HTTP
1 14 (2.95%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.90%) SSL
3 4 (0.84%) Internet
3 4 (0.84%) LDAP
4 3 (0.63%) Network Security
5 2 (0.42%) 3G
5 2 (0.42%) DNS
5 2 (0.42%) LAN
5 2 (0.42%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.42%) SAN
5 2 (0.42%) WAN
5 2 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.42%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.21%) DHCP
6 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.21%) FTP
6 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.21%) VPN
6 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 64 (13.50%) Data Warehouse
3 62 (13.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 59 (12.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (7.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 31 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 29 (6.12%) MongoDB
7 29 (6.12%) SQL Server 2016
8 25 (5.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 24 (5.06%) BusinessObjects
9 24 (5.06%) Relational Database
10 23 (4.85%) MySQL
11 21 (4.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 18 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
13 17 (3.59%) QlikView
14 15 (3.16%) Hadoop
14 15 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (2.95%) NoSQL
15 14 (2.95%) Oracle Database
16 13 (2.74%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 27 (5.70%) Git (software)
2 24 (5.06%) JIRA
2 24 (5.06%) Visual Studio
3 22 (4.64%) Selenium
4 21 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (4.22%) JUnit
6 12 (2.53%) Eclipse
7 11 (2.32%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.32%) Subversion
8 10 (2.11%) IntelliJ
9 8 (1.69%) SpecFlow
10 7 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (1.48%) ProC
10 7 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (1.48%) Vagrant
11 6 (1.27%) HP UFT
11 6 (1.27%) JIRA Agile
12 5 (1.05%) Hudson
12 5 (1.05%) JBehave
12 5 (1.05%) PHPUnit
General
1 61 (12.87%) Finance
2 27 (5.70%) Retail
3 14 (2.95%) Advertising
4 13 (2.74%) Marketing
5 11 (2.32%) Banking
5 11 (2.32%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.90%) Automotive
7 6 (1.27%) Back Office
7 6 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.84%) Local Government
9 3 (0.63%) Legal
10 2 (0.42%) Billing
10 2 (0.42%) Electronics
10 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 202 (42.62%) Developer
2 102 (21.52%) Analyst
3 47 (9.92%) DBA
4 41 (8.65%) .NET Developer
4 41 (8.65%) SQL DBA
5 40 (8.44%) SQL Developer
6 28 (5.91%) Test Analyst
7 27 (5.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 26 (5.49%) C# Developer
9 24 (5.06%) Senior Developer
9 24 (5.06%) SQL Analyst
10 23 (4.85%) Data Analyst
11 21 (4.43%) Consultant
12 20 (4.22%) Architect
13 19 (4.01%) Administrator
13 19 (4.01%) C# .NET Developer
14 16 (3.38%) Business Analyst
15 15 (3.16%) ASP.NET Developer
15 15 (3.16%) Software Developer
16 14 (2.95%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (20.04%) .NET
2 86 (18.14%) HTML
3 71 (14.98%) CSS
4 45 (9.49%) ASP.NET
5 41 (8.65%) jQuery
6 34 (7.17%) HTML5
7 30 (6.33%) Web Services
7 30 (6.33%) XML
8 26 (5.49%) AngularJS
9 24 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 22 (4.64%) REST
10 22 (4.64%) Spring
11 20 (4.22%) Hibernate
12 19 (4.01%) SOAP
13 18 (3.80%) J2EE
14 16 (3.38%) .NET Framework
14 16 (3.38%) CSS3
14 16 (3.38%) Entity Framework
15 15 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 14 (2.95%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.80%) NHS
3 16 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.53%) Clustering
4 12 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.90%) Data Structures
6 9 (1.90%) User Experience
7 7 (1.48%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.48%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.48%) Replication
8 5 (1.05%) SCADA
9 4 (0.84%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.84%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.63%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.63%) DataPower
10 3 (0.63%) FMCG
11 2 (0.42%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.70%) Windows
2 44 (9.28%) Unix
3 42 (8.86%) Linux
4 15 (3.16%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.48%) Android
7 5 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.84%) HPUX
8 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.63%) Solaris
9 3 (0.63%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.21%) AIX
11 1 (0.21%) CentOS
11 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (21.73%) Business Intelligence
3 62 (13.08%) ETL
4 59 (12.45%) Migration
5 47 (9.92%) MVC
6 43 (9.07%) Data Modelling
7 37 (7.81%) Data Analysis
7 37 (7.81%) TDD
8 32 (6.75%) Data Migration
8 32 (6.75%) Performance Tuning
9 31 (6.54%) Scrum
10 30 (6.33%) Test Automation
11 29 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (5.27%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (4.43%) E-Commerce
14 20 (4.22%) CRM
14 20 (4.22%) ITIL
14 20 (4.22%) Workflow
15 19 (4.01%) Data Management
15 19 (4.01%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 88 (18.57%) C#
2 84 (17.72%) JavaScript
3 60 (12.66%) Java
4 58 (12.24%) T-SQL
5 47 (9.92%) PL/SQL
6 28 (5.91%) VB.NET
7 24 (5.06%) PowerShell
8 18 (3.80%) PHP
9 16 (3.38%) Python
10 15 (3.16%) Scala
11 14 (2.95%) VBA
12 12 (2.53%) Perl
13 11 (2.32%) Shell Script
14 10 (2.11%) VB
15 7 (1.48%) PROC SQL
16 6 (1.27%) TypeScript
17 5 (1.05%) Bash Shell
17 5 (1.05%) SAS Macro
18 3 (0.63%) C
18 3 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (5.70%) Degree
2 22 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.48%) ISEB
4 7 (1.48%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.05%) Postgraduate
6 4 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.84%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.63%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.21%) MCSA
9 1 (0.21%) MCSE
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.01%) QA
2 17 (3.59%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.42%) Basel II
4 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) GCP
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (4.64%) Docker
2 15 (3.16%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.63%) vSphere
7 2 (0.42%) Firmware
7 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.21%) RACF
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (2.53%) Puppet
2 8 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.27%) Ansible
4 5 (1.05%) Oracle Identity Management
4 5 (1.05%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 5 (1.05%) SCOM
5 4 (0.84%) Kibana
6 3 (0.63%) Grafana
6 3 (0.63%) logstash
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.42%) rkt
7 2 (0.42%) WSUS
8 1 (0.21%) FTK
8 1 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.21%) OpenView
8 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.21%) vMotion
Vendors
1 112 (23.63%) Microsoft
2 107 (22.57%) Oracle
3 21 (4.43%) SAP
4 17 (3.59%) IBM
5 16 (3.38%) webMethods
6 15 (3.16%) Informatica
7 14 (2.95%) Cognos
8 11 (2.32%) Google
8 11 (2.32%) VMware
9 9 (1.90%) HP
10 8 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.48%) Adobe
12 6 (1.27%) BEA
12 6 (1.27%) Teradata
13 5 (1.05%) Tableau
14 4 (0.84%) Cisco
15 3 (0.63%) Demandware
15 3 (0.63%) Netezza
15 3 (0.63%) Red Hat
15 3 (0.63%) Remedy
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