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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 17 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.29% 7.14% 5.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.52% 29.27% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 5
Median daily rate £475 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £256 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £340 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £23.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+40.45% -7.00%
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
33 41 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 18.03% 24.40% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 12
Median daily rate £475 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £262 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.27 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+20.26% -13.33%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 15 (62.50%) SQL
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (58.33%) C#
3 13 (54.17%) MS Excel
3 13 (54.17%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (45.83%) CRM
4 11 (45.83%) Windows
4 11 (45.83%) .NET
4 11 (45.83%) Oracle
4 11 (45.83%) SAP
4 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
4 11 (45.83%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (45.83%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (45.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (45.83%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (45.83%) Case Management
5 10 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (41.67%) Data Management
5 10 (41.67%) SharePoint
6 9 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (37.50%) Zachman Framework
6 9 (37.50%) TOGAF
6 9 (37.50%) Retail
6 9 (37.50%) Business Analysis
6 9 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (37.50%) Document Management
6 9 (37.50%) Integration Testing
6 9 (37.50%) Infor
6 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure

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 11 (45.83%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (41.67%) SharePoint
3 9 (37.50%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.17%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (54.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.17%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (37.50%) Office 365
1 9 (37.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) LAN
1 3 (12.50%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 2 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 2 (8.33%) Cognos Event Studio
4 2 (8.33%) Cognos Query Studio
4 2 (8.33%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (8.33%) OLAP
4 2 (8.33%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.17%) PowerPivot
5 1 (4.17%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (37.50%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Consultant
3 5 (20.83%) Architect
3 5 (20.83%) CRM Architect
3 5 (20.83%) CRM Solutions Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Dynamics CRM Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) CRM Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) CRM Technical Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Migration Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Cognos Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Integration Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Report Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Report Writer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Cognos Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) .NET
2 7 (29.17%) Web Services
3 4 (16.67%) COM
4 3 (12.50%) XML
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (8.33%) AutoMapper
5 2 (8.33%) Entity Framework
5 2 (8.33%) jQuery
5 2 (8.33%) JSON
5 2 (8.33%) StructureMap
5 2 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (8.33%) XSL
6 1 (4.17%) CSS
6 1 (4.17%) HTML
6 1 (4.17%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) Data Extraction
3 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Case Management
2 11 (45.83%) CRM
3 10 (41.67%) Data Management
4 9 (37.50%) Business Analysis
4 9 (37.50%) Document Management
4 9 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (37.50%) Integration Testing
4 9 (37.50%) SDLC
4 9 (37.50%) TOGAF
4 9 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 9 (37.50%) Zachman Framework
5 7 (29.17%) Presales
6 3 (12.50%) Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (8.33%) ETL
7 2 (8.33%) ITIL
7 2 (8.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 14 (58.33%) C#
3 7 (29.17%) T-SQL
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) Java
6 1 (4.17%) VB
6 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (45.83%) Oracle
2 11 (45.83%) Salesforce.com
2 11 (45.83%) SAP
3 9 (37.50%) Infor
4 4 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) Cognos
5 2 (8.33%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) Capita
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Misys
6 1 (4.17%) Pega
6 1 (4.17%) Teradata