The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 35 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 13.57% 8.96% 12.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 70.00% 46.30% 60.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 15
Average daily rate
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£333 £425 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.76% +37.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £300 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +6.36%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
50 54 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 19.38% 19.35% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 30 25
Average daily rate £325 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Average hourly rate £36.50 £17.48 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.07% -10.00%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Coventry region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 32 (56.14%) .NET
2 29 (50.88%) C#
3 25 (43.86%) SQL
4 24 (42.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
6 20 (35.09%) ASP.NET
7 17 (29.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (26.32%) XML
8 15 (26.32%) HTML
8 15 (26.32%) Oracle
9 13 (22.81%) T-SQL
9 13 (22.81%) Web Services
9 13 (22.81%) MVC
10 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (21.05%) XSLT
10 12 (21.05%) SharePoint
10 12 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
12 10 (17.54%) Ajax
12 10 (17.54%) jQuery
13 9 (15.79%) WCF
13 9 (15.79%) VB.NET
13 9 (15.79%) CSS
14 8 (14.04%) CRM
14 8 (14.04%) WF
14 8 (14.04%) TDD
14 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
14 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (14.04%) REST
14 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) PowerPivot
2 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.75%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (42.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 17 (29.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
5 5 (8.77%) MySQL
6 3 (5.26%) OLAP
6 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Power View
6 3 (5.26%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.75%) QlikView
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Visual Studio
1 6 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.77%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (5.26%) MSBuild
4 2 (3.51%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.51%) NuGet
4 2 (3.51%) ReSharper
4 2 (3.51%) NUnit
4 2 (3.51%) NCover
4 2 (3.51%) StyleCop
4 2 (3.51%) MSTest
4 2 (3.51%) NDepend
5 1 (1.75%) Subversion
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Advertising
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
3 1 (1.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (56.14%) Developer
2 13 (22.81%) C# Developer
3 6 (10.53%) .NET Developer
3 6 (10.53%) SQL DBA
3 6 (10.53%) DBA
4 5 (8.77%) Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Integration Specialist
5 4 (7.02%) Administrator
5 4 (7.02%) Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Applications Support
6 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Database Developer
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.51%) .NET Team Leader
7 2 (3.51%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (56.14%) .NET
2 20 (35.09%) ASP.NET
3 15 (26.32%) HTML
3 15 (26.32%) XML
4 13 (22.81%) Web Services
5 12 (21.05%) XSLT
6 10 (17.54%) Ajax
6 10 (17.54%) jQuery
7 9 (15.79%) WCF
7 9 (15.79%) CSS
8 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (14.04%) REST
8 8 (14.04%) WF
9 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (10.53%) CSS3
9 6 (10.53%) Razor View Engine
9 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 6 (10.53%) Semantic HTML
9 6 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (10.53%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.28%) NHS
3 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.02%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (5.26%) Statistics
5 3 (5.26%) Open Source
6 2 (3.51%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (3.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) Windows XP
3 4 (7.02%) Linux
3 4 (7.02%) UNIX
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) MVC
2 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.04%) TDD
3 8 (14.04%) CRM
4 6 (10.53%) Scrum
4 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (10.53%) Functional Programming
5 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.02%) Workflow
6 4 (7.02%) Web Development
7 3 (5.26%) Migration
8 2 (3.51%) Validation
8 2 (3.51%) ATDD
8 2 (3.51%) BDD
8 2 (3.51%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (3.51%) Pair Programming
9 1 (1.75%) Zachman Framework
9 1 (1.75%) TOGAF
9 1 (1.75%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.88%) C#
2 25 (43.86%) SQL
3 13 (22.81%) T-SQL
4 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
5 9 (15.79%) VB.NET
6 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (3.51%) VB6
7 2 (3.51%) VB
8 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.75%) COBOL
8 1 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) HL7
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
3 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) SCCM
1 1 (1.75%) SCOM
1 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
2 15 (26.32%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) LANDesk
4 3 (5.26%) Sybase
4 3 (5.26%) RedPrairie
5 1 (1.75%) Nimsoft
5 1 (1.75%) Spiceworks
5 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.75%) HP
5 1 (1.75%) CODA
5 1 (1.75%) Perforce
5 1 (1.75%) Google