Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 454 624 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.90% 12.90% 11.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.92% 36.45% 35.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 374 357
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +3.81%
10th Percentile £300 £307 £263
90th Percentile £540 £550 £515
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 21
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.25 £53.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.93% +101.89% +65.63%
10th Percentile £12.23 £42.50 £13.11
90th Percentile £40.48 £61.19 £48.75
England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +29.63% -20.59%

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 1,083 1,712 1,522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.16% 35.38% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 1,040 963
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +10.39% +2.67%
10th Percentile £303 £306 £244
90th Percentile £575 £556 £525
England median daily rate £485 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +1.04% +1.05% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 59
West Midlands median hourly rate £38.00 £45.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +42.86% +34.04%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.25 £17.90
90th Percentile £48.75 £59.05 £50.15
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 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
Birmingham 0 163 £450 +12.50% 84
Shropshire +14 92 £405 +1.25% 19
Coventry +5 81 £450 +2.86% 19
Warwickshire -6 26 £400 -5.88% 22
Staffordshire -7 17 £325 -13.33% 64
Worcestershire - 9 £275 - 25
Herefordshire +10 6 £325 - 8
Wolverhampton +6 5 £458 - 7
West Bromwich +1 3 £150 - 1
Solihull 0 2 £375 -3.23% 16
SQL
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 154 (33.92%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (29.74%) Azure
3 133 (29.30%) Microsoft
4 113 (24.89%) SQL Server
5 106 (23.35%) Migration
6 105 (23.13%) Business Intelligence
7 102 (22.47%) Java
8 95 (20.93%) C#
9 92 (20.26%) Oracle
10 82 (18.06%) Power Platform
11 80 (17.62%) Power BI
12 77 (16.96%) Data Warehouse
12 77 (16.96%) .NET
13 72 (15.86%) Finance
13 72 (15.86%) Public Sector
14 71 (15.64%) XML
14 71 (15.64%) Unix
14 71 (15.64%) AWS
15 70 (15.42%) ETL
16 69 (15.20%) Git (software)
17 65 (14.32%) Microservices
18 64 (14.10%) JavaScript
19 62 (13.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 62 (13.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 56 (12.33%) Security Cleared
21 55 (12.11%) TDD
22 50 (11.01%) Data Modelling
22 50 (11.01%) Scrum
22 50 (11.01%) Jenkins
23 49 (10.79%) SC Cleared

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 41 (9.03%) WebLogic
2 25 (5.51%) Confluence
2 25 (5.51%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.74%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.54%) IIS
5 6 (1.32%) ArcGIS
6 5 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.88%) Apache
7 4 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.88%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.66%) JBoss
9 2 (0.44%) nginx
9 2 (0.44%) SAS
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 17 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.88%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (6.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.76%) assyst
4 6 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.66%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.66%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.44%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.22%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.22%) Maximo
7 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.22%) Primavera
7 1 (0.22%) SAP CCM
7 1 (0.22%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.22%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 135 (29.74%) Azure
2 82 (18.06%) Power Platform
3 71 (15.64%) AWS
4 34 (7.49%) Dynamics 365
5 23 (5.07%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (5.07%) Amazon SQS
5 23 (5.07%) GitHub
6 20 (4.41%) PaaS
7 17 (3.74%) SaaS
8 11 (2.42%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (1.76%) Google Analytics
9 8 (1.76%) Office 365
10 6 (1.32%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.32%) IaaS
10 6 (1.32%) PowerApps
11 5 (1.10%) Serverless
12 4 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.88%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.74%) Kerberos
2 16 (3.52%) SSL
3 14 (3.08%) DNS
4 7 (1.54%) HTTP
4 7 (1.54%) SNMP
5 6 (1.32%) Firewall
5 6 (1.32%) ICMP
5 6 (1.32%) Telnet
6 4 (0.88%) WAN
7 3 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (0.66%) DHCP
7 3 (0.66%) Internet
7 3 (0.66%) Skype
7 3 (0.66%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.66%) VLAN
7 3 (0.66%) VPN
8 2 (0.44%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.44%) Network Security
9 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (24.89%) SQL Server
2 80 (17.62%) Power BI
3 77 (16.96%) Data Warehouse
4 62 (13.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 62 (13.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (8.37%) Azure SQL Database
6 32 (7.05%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (6.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 27 (5.95%) Pentaho
9 26 (5.73%) Relational Database
10 25 (5.51%) Amazon RDS
10 25 (5.51%) NoSQL
11 19 (4.19%) Impala
11 19 (4.19%) MongoDB
11 19 (4.19%) SQL Server 2016
12 18 (3.96%) Big Data
13 16 (3.52%) Apache Hive
14 11 (2.42%) Hadoop
15 10 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (2.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 69 (15.20%) Git (software)
2 50 (11.01%) Jenkins
3 39 (8.59%) JUnit
3 39 (8.59%) Maven
4 34 (7.49%) Mockito
5 33 (7.27%) JIRA
6 26 (5.73%) SonarQube
7 24 (5.29%) DbUnit
7 24 (5.29%) jMock
8 20 (4.41%) Bitbucket
8 20 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (4.19%) Artifactory
10 18 (3.96%) Cucumber
11 12 (2.64%) Selenium
12 11 (2.42%) Visual Studio
13 10 (2.20%) GitLab
13 10 (2.20%) Gradle
14 8 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (1.54%) CA Gen
16 6 (1.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 72 (15.86%) Finance
1 72 (15.86%) Public Sector
2 12 (2.64%) Marketing
3 10 (2.20%) Legal
4 9 (1.98%) Banking
5 4 (0.88%) Law
5 4 (0.88%) Retail
6 3 (0.66%) Military
7 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.22%) Automotive
8 1 (0.22%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) Local Government
8 1 (0.22%) Publishing
8 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 234 (51.54%) Developer
2 49 (10.79%) Analyst
2 49 (10.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 48 (10.57%) Java Developer
4 47 (10.35%) SQL Developer
5 27 (5.95%) Consultant
6 26 (5.73%) Azure Developer
7 24 (5.29%) Architect
8 20 (4.41%) .NET Developer
8 20 (4.41%) Platform Engineer
8 20 (4.41%) SQL BI Developer
9 19 (4.19%) Data Engineer
10 18 (3.96%) C# Developer
10 18 (3.96%) Data Analyst
11 17 (3.74%) CRM Developer
12 16 (3.52%) DBA
13 14 (3.08%) Lead Developer
13 14 (3.08%) SQL Analyst
14 13 (2.86%) Big Data Engineer
14 13 (2.86%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (16.96%) .NET
2 71 (15.64%) XML
3 44 (9.69%) REST
4 41 (9.03%) Spring
5 38 (8.37%) Web Services
6 37 (8.15%) HTML
7 35 (7.71%) JSON
8 32 (7.05%) AngularJS
9 31 (6.83%) RESTful
10 30 (6.61%) Hibernate
11 29 (6.39%) SOAP
12 27 (5.95%) JPA
13 25 (5.51%) ActiveMQ
13 25 (5.51%) CSS
14 24 (5.29%) PowerMock
15 23 (5.07%) J2EE
16 22 (4.85%) ASP.NET
16 22 (4.85%) Spring Cloud
17 20 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
18 15 (3.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (2.64%) NHS
4 8 (1.76%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.32%) CMDB
5 6 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.10%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.10%) Robotics
7 4 (0.88%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.66%) Clustering
8 3 (0.66%) Replication
8 3 (0.66%) Tandem
8 3 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.66%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.22%) iPhone
10 1 (0.22%) PKI
10 1 (0.22%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 71 (15.64%) Unix
2 43 (9.47%) Linux
2 43 (9.47%) Windows
3 7 (1.54%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.32%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.66%) VMS
6 2 (0.44%) Android
6 2 (0.44%) Solaris
6 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (33.92%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (23.35%) Migration
3 105 (23.13%) Business Intelligence
4 70 (15.42%) ETL
5 65 (14.32%) Microservices
6 55 (12.11%) TDD
7 50 (11.01%) Data Modelling
7 50 (11.01%) Scrum
8 45 (9.91%) DevOps
9 41 (9.03%) Configuration Management
10 40 (8.81%) Data Migration
11 39 (8.59%) Kanban
12 38 (8.37%) CRM
13 36 (7.93%) Test Strategy
14 35 (7.71%) Analytics
15 34 (7.49%) BDD
15 34 (7.49%) Problem Management
16 33 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
18 30 (6.61%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 102 (22.47%) Java
2 95 (20.93%) C#
3 64 (14.10%) JavaScript
4 34 (7.49%) PowerShell
5 32 (7.05%) T-SQL
6 28 (6.17%) Python
7 26 (5.73%) PL/SQL
8 22 (4.85%) Shell Script
9 14 (3.08%) VB
9 14 (3.08%) VB6
10 12 (2.64%) R
11 8 (1.76%) C
11 8 (1.76%) Perl
12 7 (1.54%) VBA
13 5 (1.10%) PHP
14 4 (0.88%) PHP 7
14 4 (0.88%) Scala
15 3 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.66%) Ruby
15 3 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 49 (10.79%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.74%) ISEB
4 13 (2.86%) ISTQB
5 12 (2.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.66%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.66%) MCSD
7 3 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.22%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.22%) Degree
9 1 (0.22%) HND
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.22%) MCPD
9 1 (0.22%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.08%) QA
2 12 (2.64%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.76%) GDPR
4 6 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.66%) SLA
6 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.22%) NIST
System Software
1 33 (7.27%) Docker
2 32 (7.05%) Active Directory
3 22 (4.85%) Postfix
4 10 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.22%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.22%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (4.63%) Ansible
1 21 (4.63%) Terraform
2 14 (3.08%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (1.54%) Avamar
4 6 (1.32%) Netcool
4 6 (1.32%) OpenView
4 6 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (1.32%) WMI
5 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.88%) SCCM
7 3 (0.66%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.66%) Puppet
8 2 (0.44%) Grafana
8 2 (0.44%) Kibana
8 2 (0.44%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 133 (29.30%) Microsoft
2 92 (20.26%) Oracle
3 31 (6.83%) webMethods
4 26 (5.73%) Cloudera
5 18 (3.96%) BEA
5 18 (3.96%) Tableau
6 12 (2.64%) VMware
7 11 (2.42%) CheckPoint
7 11 (2.42%) SAP
8 10 (2.20%) Informatica
9 9 (1.98%) Google
10 8 (1.76%) IBM
10 8 (1.76%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.54%) BMC
11 7 (1.54%) EMC
12 6 (1.32%) HP
12 6 (1.32%) Pega
12 6 (1.32%) Remedy
13 4 (0.88%) Adobe
13 4 (0.88%) Cisco