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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.29% 4.44% 10.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 18.75% 24.24% 51.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Median daily rate £500 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £25.44 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+48.38% +7.11%
SQL Server
England

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
16 33 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 12.21% 18.33% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 9
Median daily rate £500 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.98% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.44 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+49.37% -17.93%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 December 2016.

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 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 12 (63.16%) SQL
1 12 (63.16%) .NET
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (52.63%) C#
2 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (52.63%) Case Management
3 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
4 8 (42.11%) Data Management
5 7 (36.84%) Zachman Framework
5 7 (36.84%) TOGAF
5 7 (36.84%) Retail
5 7 (36.84%) Document Management
5 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
5 7 (36.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (36.84%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (36.84%) Integration Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Infor
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
5 7 (36.84%) Skype for Business
5 7 (36.84%) Office 365
5 7 (36.84%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (36.84%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (36.84%) SAP
5 7 (36.84%) MS Excel

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 7 (36.84%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
1 7 (36.84%) Skype for Business
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) Apache Solr
2 2 (10.53%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) JBoss
2 2 (10.53%) nginx
2 2 (10.53%) OpenStack
2 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.26%) Aareon QL
2 1 (5.26%) Academy Housing
2 1 (5.26%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (5.26%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (5.26%) OPENHousing
2 1 (5.26%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (36.84%) Office 365
1 7 (36.84%) Yammer
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) IaaS
2 2 (10.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
1 2 (10.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
6 2 (10.53%) MySQL
6 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
6 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
6 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
6 2 (10.53%) Riak
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.53%) Ant
3 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.53%) GoCD
3 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.53%) Maven
3 2 (10.53%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (36.84%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) CRM Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) CRM Technical Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) CRM Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Developer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) CRM Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Server Support
4 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) COM
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
3 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (15.79%) AutoMapper
3 3 (15.79%) Entity Framework
3 3 (15.79%) jQuery
3 3 (15.79%) JSON
3 3 (15.79%) StructureMap
3 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (10.53%) LAMP
4 2 (10.53%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (10.53%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (10.53%) Node.js
4 2 (10.53%) Web Services
5 1 (5.26%) CSS
5 1 (5.26%) JSP
5 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) NHS
3 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Solaris
3 2 (10.53%) CoreOS
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) Case Management
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Data Management
4 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
4 7 (36.84%) CRM
4 7 (36.84%) Document Management
4 7 (36.84%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (36.84%) Integration Testing
4 7 (36.84%) SDLC
4 7 (36.84%) TOGAF
4 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
4 7 (36.84%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (15.79%) MVC
7 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
7 2 (10.53%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 10 (52.63%) C#
3 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) Go
4 2 (10.53%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.53%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) Ruby
4 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Java
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Docker
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Ansible
1 2 (10.53%) Control-M
1 2 (10.53%) Kubernetes
1 2 (10.53%) Mesos
1 2 (10.53%) Nagios
1 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.53%) rkt
1 2 (10.53%) Unicenter
1 2 (10.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 7 (36.84%) Infor
2 7 (36.84%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (36.84%) SAP
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) Dell
3 2 (10.53%) IBM
3 2 (10.53%) New Relic
3 2 (10.53%) Tableau
4 1 (5.26%) Aareon
4 1 (5.26%) Capita
4 1 (5.26%) Castleton
4 1 (5.26%) Civica
4 1 (5.26%) Kypera
4 1 (5.26%) Misys
4 1 (5.26%) Northgate
4 1 (5.26%) Orchard