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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.35% 5.26% 5.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.33% 24.14% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate £413 £338 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -32.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
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
24 29 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 16.22% 21.80% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 9
Average daily rate £375 £358 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -10.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £175 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 10 February 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 10 February 2016, 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 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
5 3 (27.27%) NHS
5 3 (27.27%) Data Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) .NET
5 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
5 3 (27.27%) NoSQL
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (27.27%) Database Optimisation
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) ETL
6 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (9.09%) Retail
7 1 (9.09%) Billing
7 1 (9.09%) Data Management

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
1 1 (9.09%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) NoSQL
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) MS Access
3 1 (9.09%) OLAP
3 1 (9.09%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Billing
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Database Developer
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Database Developer
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Designer
5 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (9.09%) Classic ASP
3 1 (9.09%) COM
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Data Analysis
1 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
1 3 (27.27%) Database Optimisation
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Document Management
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Web Development
3 1 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Amdocs
3 1 (9.09%) Capita
3 1 (9.09%) Infor
3 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (9.09%) SAP