The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 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)
West Midlands / Worcestershire
Rank 3 5 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4  
Contract jobs citing SQL 6 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 12.50% 9.52% 8.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.00% 44.44% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £300 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
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 Worcestershire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Worcestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 15 9 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 31.25% 21.43% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 8
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £203 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £365 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -18.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £11.00 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £52.50
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 Worcestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Worcestershire 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 Worcestershire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Worcestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Worcestershire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Worcestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Worcestershire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Worcestershire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL in Worcestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Worcestershire

SQL
Contract Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Worcestershire 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
Worcester +3 5 £300 -20.00% 5
Redditch -3 1 - - 4
SQL
West Midlands

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (33.33%) Web Development
1 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) CSS
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Advertising
3 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (20.00%) Web Design
3 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
3 3 (20.00%) Sage
3 3 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) HTTP
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (20.00%) JUnit
3 3 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (20.00%) GitHub
3 3 (20.00%) Open Source
3 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (20.00%) MongoDB

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire 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 1 (6.67%) SAS
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Sage 1000
2 1 (6.67%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) VPN
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) 3G
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.67%) RS-232
3 1 (6.67%) RS-485
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (6.67%) Power BI
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Capybara
1 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (20.00%) git-flow
1 3 (20.00%) JUnit
1 3 (20.00%) RSpec
1 3 (20.00%) Subversion
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (26.67%) Advertising
2 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Data Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Sage 500 Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Sage Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) JDE Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) CSS
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) Dropwizard
2 3 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (20.00%) Sass
3 2 (13.33%) .NET
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (13.33%) Entity Framework
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Middleware
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Web Development
2 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Open Source
3 3 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Visualisation
3 3 (20.00%) Web Design
4 2 (13.33%) ERP
4 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) OOP
5 1 (6.67%) Post-Production
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) Python
2 3 (20.00%) Ruby
2 3 (20.00%) Scala
2 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) Assembly Language
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Firmware
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Sage
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Assembla
3 1 (6.67%) JD Edwards
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle