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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 19 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 5 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.36% 6.34% 7.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.29% 35.14% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£273 £500 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.50% +78.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +12.61%
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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
35 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 23.49% 18.05% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 11
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £400 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

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
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 27 February 2015, 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 (39.13%) SQL
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Workflow
2 6 (26.09%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) Migration
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) WCF
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (17.39%) ETL
4 4 (17.39%) Web Services
4 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
5 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (13.04%) UNIX
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) SAP
5 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
5 3 (13.04%) Document Management
5 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (8.70%) Database Security
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (8.70%) K2 blackpearl
3 2 (8.70%) CMS
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.70%) DataStage
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (4.35%) MySQL
5 1 (4.35%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 1 (4.35%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (4.35%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (4.35%) SAP HANA
5 1 (4.35%) QlikView
5 1 (4.35%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Report Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) SQL DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) WCF
3 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) SAP Basis
4 1 (4.35%) WF
4 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) GIS
2 1 (4.35%) Data Extraction
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) UNIX
4 2 (8.70%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Workflow
2 5 (21.74%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (17.39%) ETL
4 3 (13.04%) Document Management
4 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
4 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
5 2 (8.70%) MVC
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Database Security
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL
6 1 (4.35%) CRM
6 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) SAP
4 2 (8.70%) Cognos
4 2 (8.70%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (4.35%) Ab Initio
5 1 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) Netezza
5 1 (4.35%) LANDesk
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Sybase
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix