The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Midlands region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 11 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.32% 8.64% 10.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.29% 47.50% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £442 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £470 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
28 40 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 16.09% 18.18% 20.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 14
Average daily rate £375 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014, 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 11 (55.00%) SQL
1 11 (55.00%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (35.00%) Data Modelling
2 7 (35.00%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (35.00%) T-SQL
2 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) ETL
4 5 (25.00%) Oracle
4 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 4 (20.00%) Tableau
5 4 (20.00%) Data Extraction
5 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.00%) NHS
6 3 (15.00%) Migration
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.00%) Local Government
6 3 (15.00%) VBA
6 3 (15.00%) .NET
6 3 (15.00%) IBM
6 3 (15.00%) Data Mapping
6 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (15.00%) Analytics
6 3 (15.00%) Open Source

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) SAS
3 1 (5.00%) CMS
3 1 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) PowerPivot
3 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (10.00%) Xcelsius
5 2 (10.00%) Spotfire
5 2 (10.00%) QlikView
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (5.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Information Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Data Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Business Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Data Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Designer
5 2 (10.00%) DBA
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
5 2 (10.00%) Report Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Business Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Data Manager
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.00%) LINQ
3 1 (5.00%) WCF
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) XHTML
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Extraction
2 3 (15.00%) NHS
2 3 (15.00%) Open Source
3 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (10.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Data Modelling
1 7 (35.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (30.00%) ETL
3 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Data Mapping
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Analytics
5 2 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Data Management
6 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.00%) ERP
6 1 (5.00%) MVC
6 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.00%) Change Control
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (15.00%) VBA
4 2 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) VB
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) Tableau
4 3 (15.00%) IBM
5 2 (10.00%) Genesys
5 2 (10.00%) SAP
6 1 (5.00%) Ektron
6 1 (5.00%) Sitecore