The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 9 10 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.59% 5.56% 13.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.91% 23.81% 55.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £312 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £480 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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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 Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
22 42 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.22% 23.33% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 28
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
4 5 (31.25%) .NET
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (25.00%) Local Government
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (25.00%) Open Source
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (18.75%) Analytics
6 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) VBA
6 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
7 2 (12.50%) Spotfire
7 2 (12.50%) QlikView
7 2 (12.50%) IVR
7 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Data Management
7 2 (12.50%) Workflow
7 2 (12.50%) SAS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) SAS
3 1 (6.25%) CMS
3 1 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) PowerPivot
3 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Spotfire
4 2 (12.50%) QlikView
4 2 (12.50%) Xcelsius
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Data Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Business Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Report Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Information Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (6.25%) CMS Developer
6 1 (6.25%) CRM Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Business Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Research Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Business Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Data Manager
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) XHTML
2 1 (6.25%) LINQ
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Open Source
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) IVR
3 2 (12.50%) NHS
3 2 (12.50%) User Experience
3 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
4 1 (6.25%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (18.75%) Analytics
4 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Data Management
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow
4 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (12.50%) Document Management
5 1 (6.25%) BDD
5 1 (6.25%) Change Control
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) ETL
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
3 3 (18.75%) VBA
4 2 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) VB
5 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Genesys
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Tableau
3 1 (6.25%) Ektron
3 1 (6.25%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (6.25%) Sitecore