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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 13 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.83% 4.68% 7.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.23% 24.24% 56.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £438 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £263 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £28.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.21% +15.00%
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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
43 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 25.90% 19.30% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 12
Average daily rate £350 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £375 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +13.04%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 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 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 5 (27.78%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 4 (22.22%) .NET
6 4 (22.22%) C#
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) XML
7 3 (16.67%) Linux
7 3 (16.67%) UNIX
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (16.67%) Hadoop
8 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
8 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
8 2 (11.11%) SDLC
8 2 (11.11%) Apache Pig
8 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (11.11%) Apache Hive
8 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
8 2 (11.11%) MapReduce

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 2 (11.11%) Apache Pig
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) NetWeaver
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) SSL
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (16.67%) Hadoop
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (11.11%) Apache Hive
4 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (11.11%) MySQL
5 1 (5.56%) DataStage
5 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
5 1 (5.56%) SAP HANA
5 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) ReSharper
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Hadoop Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Ab Initio Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.56%) DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Report Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.56%) CGI
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (5.56%) SAP Basis
4 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (5.56%) WCF
4 1 (5.56%) LINQ
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) UNIX
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.56%) SUSE
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.11%) SDLC
4 2 (11.11%) MapReduce
4 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.11%) ETL
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 4 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.56%) Netezza
2 1 (5.56%) Ab Initio
2 1 (5.56%) Sybase
2 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) LANDesk