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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 19 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 5 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.76% 3.93% 6.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 17.24% 35.00% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
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£525 £278 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.18% -38.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £184 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £350 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
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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
29 20 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 16.02% 11.24% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 23
Average daily rate £500 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £198 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £350 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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
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 August 2015, 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 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (35.29%) T-SQL
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (29.41%) C#
5 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (17.65%) Hadoop
6 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
6 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
6 3 (17.65%) XML
6 3 (17.65%) Windows
7 2 (11.76%) SOA
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle
7 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (11.76%) CRM
7 2 (11.76%) Apache Hive
7 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
7 2 (11.76%) MapReduce
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (11.76%) Apache Pig
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) SSL
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Hadoop
5 2 (11.76%) Apache Hive
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
6 1 (5.88%) MySQL
6 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
6 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.88%) ReSharper
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Hadoop Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Designer
5 1 (5.88%) CRM Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Report Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
2 3 (17.65%) XML
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.88%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET
4 1 (5.88%) WCF
4 1 (5.88%) LINQ
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) SOAP
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) ODBC
4 1 (5.88%) CGI
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Clustering
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) SUSE
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.76%) CRM
4 2 (11.76%) MapReduce
4 2 (11.76%) TDD
4 2 (11.76%) SOA
5 1 (5.88%) Data Management
5 1 (5.88%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Open Source
5 1 (5.88%) SDLC
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) T-SQL
3 5 (29.41%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) Amdocs
3 1 (5.88%) Capita