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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 13 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.78% 6.21% 5.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.94% 39.29% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £500 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +87.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £500 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £269
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
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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
31 28 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 20.95% 15.82% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
Average daily rate £350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 10 (47.62%) SQL
1 10 (47.62%) .NET
2 7 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (28.57%) Windows
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (28.57%) Workflow
4 5 (23.81%) Migration
4 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (23.81%) WCF
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
5 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (19.05%) Web Services
6 3 (14.29%) SAP
6 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 3 (14.29%) MVC
6 3 (14.29%) Document Management
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) CMS
6 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
7 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (14.29%) CMS
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (9.52%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (4.76%) IIS
4 1 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) Star Schema
5 1 (4.76%) DataStage
5 1 (4.76%) QlikView
5 1 (4.76%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 1 (4.76%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (4.76%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Report Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 3 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.76%) ETL Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) DataStage Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) WCF
3 4 (19.05%) Web Services
4 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.76%) HTML
6 1 (4.76%) CSS
6 1 (4.76%) XML
6 1 (4.76%) XHTML
6 1 (4.76%) WF
6 1 (4.76%) LINQ
6 1 (4.76%) jQuery
6 1 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) NHS
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) GIS
2 1 (4.76%) IVR
2 1 (4.76%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Workflow
2 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) MVC
3 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) Document Management
3 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 2 (9.52%) Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) Database Security
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
4 2 (9.52%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) CRM
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.76%) VBA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) XenApp
1 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (9.52%) Cognos
3 2 (9.52%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Sitecore
4 1 (4.76%) Ektron
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Genesys