The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 22 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 210 247 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.04% 10.46% 11.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.12% 44.03% 52.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 175 171
Median daily rate £375 £336 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.52% +6.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £163 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 8
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.14 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £28.69 £24.35
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 West Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
634 561 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.24% 23.76% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 374 301
Median daily rate £400 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 13
Median hourly rate £23.25 £18.07 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.66% -21.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £15.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £39.03 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.26% -13.33%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West 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 West Midlands

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the West Midlands region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the West Midlands region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 93 £375 +7.14% 22
Coventry -2 46 £361 +14.68% 13
Warwickshire -6 21 £350 +40.00% 21
Shropshire -39 9 £238 -40.62% 8
Worcestershire -2 7 £350 - 7
Staffordshire -6 6 £300 -24.05% 29
Solihull -15 4 £310 +1.63% 1
Walsall +1 3 £545 - 1
Wolverhampton -2 2 £338 +50.00% 6
West Bromwich +9 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £450 - 1
Halesowen - 1 £240 - 1
Smethwick - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 250 (53.76%) SQL
2 184 (39.57%) .NET
3 176 (37.85%) Microsoft
4 139 (29.89%) C#
5 115 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
6 111 (23.87%) Windows
7 98 (21.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 95 (20.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 95 (20.43%) HTML
9 91 (19.57%) Oracle
10 90 (19.35%) ASP.NET
11 86 (18.49%) CSS
12 85 (18.28%) JavaScript
12 85 (18.28%) Business Intelligence
13 81 (17.42%) T-SQL
14 78 (16.77%) Windows Server
15 76 (16.34%) MVC
16 68 (14.62%) XML
17 64 (13.76%) Finance
18 60 (12.90%) Web Services
18 60 (12.90%) SharePoint
19 59 (12.69%) Active Directory
20 58 (12.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 57 (12.26%) MS Excel
21 57 (12.26%) Migration
22 56 (12.04%) Java
23 55 (11.83%) Team Foundation Server
24 54 (11.61%) SQL Server 2012
25 53 (11.40%) ETL
25 53 (11.40%) SQL Server 2008

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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 60 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 31 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 28 (6.02%) WebLogic
4 27 (5.81%) JBoss
5 20 (4.30%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (3.66%) IIS
7 16 (3.44%) WebSphere
8 15 (3.23%) MS Exchange
8 15 (3.23%) WebLogic Portal
9 12 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (2.15%) CMS
11 7 (1.51%) Documentum
11 7 (1.51%) NServiceBus
12 6 (1.29%) Captiva
12 6 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (1.29%) Umbraco
13 5 (1.08%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.86%) Apache
14 4 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
15 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 57 (12.26%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.37%) MS Office
3 9 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.29%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.43%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (0.43%) PTC Creo
5 2 (0.43%) Siemens NX
5 2 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 28 (6.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.43%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 41 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.66%) Office 365
3 14 (3.01%) IaaS
4 8 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.08%) GitHub
5 5 (1.08%) PaaS
6 4 (0.86%) SaaS
7 2 (0.43%) Yammer
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.87%) Internet
2 10 (2.15%) Network Security
2 10 (2.15%) WAN
3 9 (1.94%) Firewall
4 8 (1.72%) DNS
4 8 (1.72%) LAN
4 8 (1.72%) Wireless
5 7 (1.51%) SAN
5 7 (1.51%) SSL
6 6 (1.29%) DHCP
7 5 (1.08%) Intranet
8 4 (0.86%) BIG-IP
8 4 (0.86%) SMTP
8 4 (0.86%) SSH
9 3 (0.65%) MPLS
9 3 (0.65%) VLAN
10 2 (0.43%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.43%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (21.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 95 (20.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 58 (12.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 54 (11.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 53 (11.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 43 (9.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 40 (8.60%) Relational Database
8 39 (8.39%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
10 22 (4.73%) DB2
11 20 (4.30%) RDBMS
12 18 (3.87%) Power BI
13 16 (3.44%) QlikView
14 15 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 15 (3.23%) Oracle Database
15 13 (2.80%) Azure SQL Database
16 10 (2.15%) MySQL
17 9 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
18 8 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
19 7 (1.51%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 55 (11.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 50 (10.75%) Visual Studio
3 21 (4.52%) Git (software)
4 15 (3.23%) Log4j
5 12 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (1.94%) Selenium
7 7 (1.51%) FxCop
7 7 (1.51%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.51%) NUnit
7 7 (1.51%) StyleCop
8 6 (1.29%) JUnit
8 6 (1.29%) Maven
8 6 (1.29%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.08%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.86%) GoCD
11 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.65%) Subversion
12 2 (0.43%) Grunt
12 2 (0.43%) JIRA
12 2 (0.43%) MSTest
General
1 64 (13.76%) Finance
2 27 (5.81%) Back Office
3 15 (3.23%) Banking
4 8 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.51%) Advertising
5 7 (1.51%) Retail
6 6 (1.29%) Billing
6 6 (1.29%) Games
6 6 (1.29%) Marketing
7 5 (1.08%) Automotive
8 4 (0.86%) German Language
9 2 (0.43%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Local Government
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 236 (50.75%) Developer
2 89 (19.14%) .NET Developer
3 61 (13.12%) SQL Developer
4 42 (9.03%) DBA
5 40 (8.60%) C# Developer
6 38 (8.17%) SQL DBA
7 36 (7.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 32 (6.88%) Consultant
9 31 (6.67%) Analyst
10 30 (6.45%) SQL Server Developer
11 29 (6.24%) Architect
12 27 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
13 22 (4.73%) Administrator
14 21 (4.52%) ASP.NET Developer
14 21 (4.52%) SSIS Developer
15 19 (4.09%) SSRS Developer
16 16 (3.44%) Business Developer
17 14 (3.01%) Technical Consultant
18 12 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 11 (2.37%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (39.57%) .NET
2 95 (20.43%) HTML
3 90 (19.35%) ASP.NET
4 86 (18.49%) CSS
5 68 (14.62%) XML
6 60 (12.90%) Web Services
7 53 (11.40%) .NET Framework
8 48 (10.32%) jQuery
9 41 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 29 (6.24%) Entity Framework
11 27 (5.81%) WCF
12 25 (5.38%) JSP
13 21 (4.52%) HTML5
13 21 (4.52%) JMS
13 21 (4.52%) WinForms
14 19 (4.09%) ASP.NET Web API
14 19 (4.09%) LINQ
15 18 (3.87%) AngularJS
16 15 (3.23%) CSS3
16 15 (3.23%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.52%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.23%) Clustering
4 14 (3.01%) Client/Server
5 13 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.94%) Replication
7 8 (1.72%) NHS
7 8 (1.72%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.08%) Data Conversion
8 5 (1.08%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.08%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.86%) Blog
9 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.86%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.86%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.65%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.65%) EPoS
10 3 (0.65%) Online Games
10 3 (0.65%) Robotics
10 3 (0.65%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 111 (23.87%) Windows
2 78 (16.77%) Windows Server
3 23 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (4.73%) Linux
5 18 (3.87%) Unix
6 12 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.51%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.08%) CentOS
8 5 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.86%) Android
9 4 (0.86%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.65%) Fedora
10 3 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.65%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.43%) AIX
11 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.22%) HPUX
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (18.28%) Business Intelligence
3 76 (16.34%) MVC
4 57 (12.26%) Migration
5 53 (11.40%) ETL
6 40 (8.60%) CRM
7 39 (8.39%) TDD
8 38 (8.17%) Data Modelling
9 37 (7.96%) Performance Tuning
10 34 (7.31%) Web Development
11 33 (7.10%) Data Migration
12 31 (6.67%) Scrum
13 27 (5.81%) Configuration Management
14 24 (5.16%) High Availability
14 24 (5.16%) OO
15 22 (4.73%) Waterfall
16 21 (4.52%) Unit Testing
16 21 (4.52%) User Acceptance Testing
17 20 (4.30%) DevOps
17 20 (4.30%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 250 (53.76%) SQL
2 139 (29.89%) C#
3 85 (18.28%) JavaScript
4 81 (17.42%) T-SQL
5 56 (12.04%) Java
6 41 (8.82%) PowerShell
7 32 (6.88%) VB.NET
8 16 (3.44%) VB
9 13 (2.80%) PL/SQL
10 12 (2.58%) VBScript
11 6 (1.29%) PHP
12 5 (1.08%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.08%) VB6
13 4 (0.86%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.86%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.86%) XAML
14 3 (0.65%) Python
15 2 (0.43%) LotusScript
15 2 (0.43%) X++
15 2 (0.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (5.16%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.44%) Degree
3 15 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.51%) MCITP
5 7 (1.51%) MCTS
6 6 (1.29%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.86%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.86%) ISEB
7 4 (0.86%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.86%) MCAD
7 4 (0.86%) MCSD
7 4 (0.86%) MCSE
8 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.37%) Data Quality
1 11 (2.37%) QA
2 4 (0.86%) SLA
3 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.43%) WCAG
5 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.22%) HL7
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (12.69%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.29%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.08%) vSphere
5 4 (0.86%) XenApp
6 3 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (4.09%) SCOM
2 14 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.58%) Puppet
4 7 (1.51%) SCOrch
5 6 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.29%) Terraform
6 4 (0.86%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (0.65%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.65%) SCCM
8 2 (0.43%) Ansible
8 2 (0.43%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.43%) vRealize
9 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.22%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.22%) Simpana
9 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 176 (37.85%) Microsoft
2 91 (19.57%) Oracle
3 34 (7.31%) IBM
4 28 (6.02%) VMware
5 15 (3.23%) Misys
5 15 (3.23%) Pega
6 9 (1.94%) HP
6 9 (1.94%) Sitecore
6 9 (1.94%) Tableau
7 8 (1.72%) EMC
8 7 (1.51%) Citrix
8 7 (1.51%) Cognos
8 7 (1.51%) SaltStack
8 7 (1.51%) Sybase
9 6 (1.29%) BEA
9 6 (1.29%) Netezza
9 6 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.29%) Sun
9 6 (1.29%) Vitria
10 5 (1.08%) Red Hat
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £120 - £175 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Herefordshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: £400 per day Initial contract until October
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago