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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 10 9
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 251 241 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.93% 10.13% 10.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.97% 45.90% 54.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 160 157
Median daily rate £366 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.64% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £163 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £420 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 8
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £16.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £25.18 £24.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -1.09%
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
679 525 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.44% 22.07% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 334 268
Median daily rate £400 £365 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +15.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 13
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £33.55 £34.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+6.36% +10.00%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -4 104 £375 +7.14% 38
Coventry -4 54 £348 +16.00% 13
Warwickshire -3 21 £350 +16.66% 15
Staffordshire -8 15 £350 -12.50% 33
Shropshire -30 10 £443 +60.90% 6
Worcestershire -1 4 £325 +8.33% 7
Walsall 0 3 £545 - 1
Solihull -15 3 £310 -12.05% 5
Wolverhampton +1 2 £400 +60.00% 4
Sutton Coldfield -1 2 £325 +4.83% 4
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Halesowen - 1 £240 -
Herefordshire - 1 - - 3
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 263 (54.00%) SQL
2 202 (41.48%) Microsoft
3 173 (35.52%) .NET
4 136 (27.93%) C#
5 125 (25.67%) Windows
6 117 (24.02%) Agile Software Development
7 109 (22.38%) HTML
8 101 (20.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 96 (19.71%) T-SQL
10 93 (19.10%) CSS
10 93 (19.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 89 (18.28%) ASP.NET
11 89 (18.28%) Oracle
12 88 (18.07%) Windows Server
13 87 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
14 85 (17.45%) JavaScript
15 73 (14.99%) Web Services
16 71 (14.58%) MVC
17 70 (14.37%) XML
18 68 (13.96%) Migration
19 65 (13.35%) Finance
20 64 (13.14%) Java
21 61 (12.53%) Active Directory
21 61 (12.53%) MS Excel
22 58 (11.91%) ETL
22 58 (11.91%) Team Foundation Server
23 56 (11.50%) SQL Server 2012
24 55 (11.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 54 (11.09%) SharePoint
26 51 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure

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 54 (11.09%) SharePoint
2 34 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 32 (6.57%) WebLogic
4 30 (6.16%) JBoss
5 23 (4.72%) WebSphere
6 22 (4.52%) WebLogic Portal
7 19 (3.90%) IIS
8 15 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (2.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (2.67%) MS Exchange
11 12 (2.46%) Apache
12 8 (1.64%) Confluence
12 8 (1.64%) NServiceBus
12 8 (1.64%) Skype for Business
12 8 (1.64%) Umbraco
13 7 (1.44%) CMS
14 6 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.82%) WordPress
16 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 61 (12.53%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.05%) MS Office
2 10 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.03%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.41%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.41%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (0.41%) PTC Creo
5 2 (0.41%) Siemens NX
5 2 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (5.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.62%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.41%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 51 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.29%) IaaS
3 15 (3.08%) Office 365
4 8 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.64%) SaaS
5 6 (1.23%) PaaS
6 5 (1.03%) GitHub
7 2 (0.41%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.90%) Firewall
1 19 (3.90%) WAN
2 18 (3.70%) Internet
2 18 (3.70%) SAN
3 17 (3.49%) LAN
4 12 (2.46%) SSL
5 11 (2.26%) Network Security
6 9 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (1.85%) IPv4
7 8 (1.64%) Wireless
8 6 (1.23%) DHCP
9 5 (1.03%) DNS
10 4 (0.82%) BIG-IP
10 4 (0.82%) SSH
10 4 (0.82%) VLAN
11 3 (0.62%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (0.62%) Intranet
11 3 (0.62%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.62%) MPLS
11 3 (0.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (20.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 93 (19.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 56 (11.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 55 (11.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 51 (10.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 40 (8.21%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (7.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 32 (6.57%) Relational Database
9 28 (5.75%) DB2
9 28 (5.75%) SQL Server 2014
10 19 (3.90%) MySQL
11 18 (3.70%) RDBMS
12 16 (3.29%) Oracle Database
12 16 (3.29%) Power BI
13 15 (3.08%) QlikView
14 14 (2.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 12 (2.46%) Azure SQL Database
16 8 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
17 7 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
17 7 (1.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 58 (11.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (8.42%) Visual Studio
3 31 (6.37%) Git (software)
4 22 (4.52%) Log4j
5 17 (3.49%) Jenkins
6 13 (2.67%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (2.46%) GoCD
8 11 (2.26%) JIRA
9 9 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (1.64%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.64%) FishEye
10 8 (1.64%) FxCop
10 8 (1.64%) Selenium
10 8 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (1.64%) StyleCop
11 7 (1.44%) NUnit
12 6 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (1.23%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.82%) Maven
13 4 (0.82%) Subversion
General
1 65 (13.35%) Finance
2 29 (5.95%) Back Office
3 20 (4.11%) Banking
4 9 (1.85%) Advertising
5 6 (1.23%) Marketing
6 5 (1.03%) Automotive
6 5 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.03%) Retail
7 4 (0.82%) Billing
7 4 (0.82%) Games
7 4 (0.82%) German Language
8 3 (0.62%) Electronics
8 3 (0.62%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.41%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 225 (46.20%) Developer
2 81 (16.63%) .NET Developer
3 56 (11.50%) SQL Developer
4 52 (10.68%) DBA
5 46 (9.45%) SQL DBA
6 40 (8.21%) Consultant
7 34 (6.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 34 (6.98%) C# Developer
8 33 (6.78%) Analyst
9 31 (6.37%) Architect
10 28 (5.75%) Administrator
11 25 (5.13%) SSIS Developer
12 23 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
12 23 (4.72%) SQL Server Developer
13 21 (4.31%) SSRS Developer
14 19 (3.90%) ASP.NET Developer
15 18 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 17 (3.49%) SQL Server DBA
17 15 (3.08%) Business Developer
17 15 (3.08%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (35.52%) .NET
2 109 (22.38%) HTML
3 93 (19.10%) CSS
4 89 (18.28%) ASP.NET
5 73 (14.99%) Web Services
6 70 (14.37%) XML
7 47 (9.65%) jQuery
8 40 (8.21%) .NET Framework
9 34 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
10 30 (6.16%) JSP
11 28 (5.75%) JMS
12 26 (5.34%) HTML5
13 24 (4.93%) WCF
14 22 (4.52%) Java EE
15 21 (4.31%) Entity Framework
16 18 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
16 18 (3.70%) CSS3
17 16 (3.29%) AngularJS
18 15 (3.08%) LINQ
19 13 (2.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.57%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.70%) Clustering
4 14 (2.87%) Replication
5 13 (2.67%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.05%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.44%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.03%) Data Conversion
9 5 (1.03%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.82%) Blog
11 3 (0.62%) CESG
11 3 (0.62%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.62%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.62%) NHS
11 3 (0.62%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.62%) Robotics
11 3 (0.62%) Statistics
11 3 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 125 (25.67%) Windows
2 88 (18.07%) Windows Server
3 37 (7.60%) Linux
4 34 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (4.72%) Unix
7 13 (2.67%) Ubuntu
8 11 (2.26%) Windows 8
8 11 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.64%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.03%) CentOS
12 4 (0.82%) Android
12 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.62%) AIX
13 3 (0.62%) Fedora
14 2 (0.41%) HPUX
14 2 (0.41%) VMS
14 2 (0.41%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (24.02%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
3 71 (14.58%) MVC
4 68 (13.96%) Migration
5 58 (11.91%) ETL
6 45 (9.24%) TDD
7 44 (9.03%) Performance Tuning
8 40 (8.21%) Web Development
9 39 (8.01%) Data Migration
10 37 (7.60%) CRM
11 36 (7.39%) Data Modelling
12 33 (6.78%) Scrum
13 31 (6.37%) Configuration Management
14 24 (4.93%) Waterfall
15 23 (4.72%) DevOps
15 23 (4.72%) High Availability
16 22 (4.52%) ITIL
17 21 (4.31%) OO
18 19 (3.90%) Unit Testing
19 18 (3.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 263 (54.00%) SQL
2 136 (27.93%) C#
3 96 (19.71%) T-SQL
4 85 (17.45%) JavaScript
5 64 (13.14%) Java
6 47 (9.65%) PowerShell
7 21 (4.31%) VB.NET
8 15 (3.08%) VB
9 12 (2.46%) PL/SQL
10 10 (2.05%) PHP
11 7 (1.44%) VBScript
12 6 (1.23%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.03%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.03%) C
14 4 (0.82%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.82%) XAML
15 3 (0.62%) Python
16 2 (0.41%) C++
16 2 (0.41%) Korn
16 2 (0.41%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 34 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.87%) Degree
4 14 (2.87%) MCSE
5 10 (2.05%) MCSA
6 9 (1.85%) CCNP
6 9 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (1.44%) MCITP
7 7 (1.44%) MCTS
8 5 (1.03%) ISEB
8 5 (1.03%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.82%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.62%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.62%) MCAD
10 3 (0.62%) MCSD
11 2 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.21%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.67%) QA
2 7 (1.44%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.82%) SLA
4 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.41%) WCAG
6 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 61 (12.53%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.08%) vSphere
3 10 (2.05%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.64%) XenApp
5 7 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.62%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.41%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (5.54%) SCOM
2 15 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.67%) Puppet
4 6 (1.23%) Terraform
5 4 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.82%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.82%) SCCM
5 4 (0.82%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.41%) Ansible
7 2 (0.41%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.41%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.41%) MOM
8 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 202 (41.48%) Microsoft
2 89 (18.28%) Oracle
3 37 (7.60%) IBM
4 36 (7.39%) VMware
5 22 (4.52%) Misys
6 14 (2.87%) Cisco
7 11 (2.26%) Pega
8 10 (2.05%) Citrix
8 10 (2.05%) Sitecore
9 9 (1.85%) Juniper
9 9 (1.85%) Sybase
10 8 (1.64%) Dell
10 8 (1.64%) SaltStack
11 7 (1.44%) HP
12 6 (1.23%) BEA
12 6 (1.23%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.23%) SAP
12 6 (1.23%) Vitria
13 5 (1.03%) EMC
14 4 (0.82%) Sun
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500 - 550 per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Synectics Solutions Limited
Rate: Competitive hourly rate
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £290 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago