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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 13 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 18 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.11% 7.38% 3.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 56.25% 52.38% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £415 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +15.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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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
32 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 19.75% 14.09% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 11
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £381 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 11 (44.00%) .NET
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (32.00%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (28.00%) C#
6 6 (24.00%) Windows
6 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
6 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (24.00%) Workflow
6 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (20.00%) WCF
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.00%) Migration
7 5 (20.00%) Data Modelling
8 4 (16.00%) SAP
8 4 (16.00%) Web Services
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (12.00%) Project Planning
9 3 (12.00%) Open Source
9 3 (12.00%) Local Government
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (12.00%) Analytics
9 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (12.00%) Test Planning
9 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (12.00%) CMS
3 2 (8.00%) SAS
3 2 (8.00%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.00%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) QlikView
5 1 (4.00%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (4.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 1 (4.00%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (4.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (4.00%) DataStage
5 1 (4.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Developer
2 10 (40.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Business Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Report Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Data Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) DBA
5 1 (4.00%) CMS Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (4.00%) CRM Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Research Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) ETL Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) WCF
3 4 (16.00%) Web Services
4 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.00%) WF
6 1 (4.00%) LINQ
6 1 (4.00%) jQuery
6 1 (4.00%) REST
6 1 (4.00%) HTML
6 1 (4.00%) XHTML
6 1 (4.00%) CSS
6 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Open Source
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) NHS
2 2 (8.00%) IVR
3 1 (4.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (24.00%) Workflow
3 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (12.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (12.00%) Analytics
4 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (12.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (12.00%) ETL
4 3 (12.00%) MVC
4 3 (12.00%) Document Management
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Data Management
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.00%) Database Security
6 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) VBA
4 1 (4.00%) VB
4 1 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) XenApp
1 1 (4.00%) vSphere
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) SAP
3 2 (8.00%) Cognos
3 2 (8.00%) Genesys
3 2 (8.00%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Sitecore
4 1 (4.00%) Ektron
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) VMware