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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 13 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.34% 7.38% 10.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.00% 31.43% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 17
Average daily rate
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£400 £315 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -21.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £22.63
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +17.12%
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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
25 35 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 14.12% 23.49% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 28
Average daily rate £325 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.75 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +1.65%

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 October 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 October 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 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (37.50%) .NET
4 8 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
5 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
5 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (25.00%) C#
6 6 (25.00%) Windows
7 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
7 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
7 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (20.83%) Workflow
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (16.67%) Analytics
8 4 (16.67%) Open Source
8 4 (16.67%) Local Government
8 4 (16.67%) WCF
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (12.50%) MVC
9 3 (12.50%) Migration
9 3 (12.50%) CMS
9 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 3 (12.50%) VBA
9 3 (12.50%) Web Services
9 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) CMS
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (8.33%) K2 blackpearl
3 2 (8.33%) SAS
4 1 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) PowerPivot
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (8.33%) Xcelsius
5 2 (8.33%) Spotfire
5 2 (8.33%) QlikView
6 1 (4.17%) DataStage
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.17%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.67%) Local Government
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Report Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Business Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Data Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Information Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Architect
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) ETL Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) WCF
3 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.17%) HTML
5 1 (4.17%) XML
5 1 (4.17%) XHTML
5 1 (4.17%) CSS
5 1 (4.17%) WF
5 1 (4.17%) LINQ
5 1 (4.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Open Source
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
3 2 (8.33%) User Experience
3 2 (8.33%) NHS
3 2 (8.33%) IVR
4 1 (4.17%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Workflow
3 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
4 4 (16.67%) Analytics
5 3 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 3 (12.50%) Migration
5 3 (12.50%) MVC
5 3 (12.50%) Document Management
5 3 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) ETL
6 2 (8.33%) Data Management
6 2 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
7 1 (4.17%) Change Control
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.17%) CRM
7 1 (4.17%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) VBA
5 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.17%) VB
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) XenApp
1 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) SAP
2 2 (8.33%) Genesys
2 2 (8.33%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (8.33%) Tableau
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.17%) Ektron
3 1 (4.17%) Cognos
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix