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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 9 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.88% 5.83% 6.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 21.43% 34.29% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +60.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £370 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+13.36% +10.26%
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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
42 35 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 27.45% 16.99% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 14
Average daily rate £375 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £400 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.38 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +22.76%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (23.81%) C#
3 5 (23.81%) .NET
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Web Services
4 4 (19.05%) ETL
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) WCF
5 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (14.29%) UNIX
5 3 (14.29%) Linux
5 3 (14.29%) XML
5 3 (14.29%) SAP
5 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
6 2 (9.52%) NHS
6 2 (9.52%) DataStage
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (9.52%) Shell Script

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.76%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (4.76%) NetWeaver
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (4.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) SSL
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (9.52%) MySQL
5 2 (9.52%) DataStage
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (4.76%) Star Schema
6 1 (4.76%) QlikView
6 1 (4.76%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.76%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 1 (4.76%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (4.76%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
6 1 (4.76%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) ReSharper
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) DBA
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Report Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
5 2 (9.52%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Cognos Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Report Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Data Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) TM1 Developer
6 1 (4.76%) TM1 Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) QlikView Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 4 (19.05%) WCF
3 3 (14.29%) XML
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.76%) WF
5 1 (4.76%) LINQ
5 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (4.76%) REST
5 1 (4.76%) CGI
5 1 (4.76%) SAP Basis
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) NHS
2 1 (4.76%) GIS
2 1 (4.76%) Data Extraction
2 1 (4.76%) Open Source
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) UNIX
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.76%) SUSE
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) ETL
1 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Migration
1 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (9.52%) Workflow
2 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
2 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
2 2 (9.52%) Database Security
2 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.76%) SOA
3 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.76%) Project Management
3 1 (4.76%) Change Management
3 1 (4.76%) MVC
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
4 2 (9.52%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) SAP
4 2 (9.52%) Cognos
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) Sybase
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.76%) Ab Initio
5 1 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) Netezza
5 1 (4.76%) LANDesk