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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 239 260 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.35% 12.30% 13.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.11% 55.56% 60.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 168 164
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£325 £318 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £427 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.56% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £15.20 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £24.00 £32.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +6.87%
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
450 468 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.60% 22.14% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 283 266
Average daily rate £338 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 20
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.56% -25.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £15.20 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.78 £37.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.09 £30.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+6.96% -5.51%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 September 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -2 78 £350 -2.77% 39
Warwickshire +4 57 £313 +13.63% 26
Coventry -8 29 £320 +16.36% 25
Staffordshire -2 23 £320 -3.03% 36
Shropshire -7 8 £325 -4.41% 6
Worcestershire -16 3 £270 -17.55% 11
Walsall -1 2 £363 -5.84% 4
Wolverhampton -4 2 £288 -10.15% 6
Herefordshire - - - - 2
West Bromwich - - - - 2
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 18
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 3
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

1 251 (53.86%) .NET
2 226 (48.50%) SQL
3 201 (43.13%) C#
4 155 (33.26%) ASP.NET
5 128 (27.47%) Microsoft
6 123 (26.39%) JavaScript
7 111 (23.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 100 (21.46%) HTML
9 96 (20.60%) CSS
10 90 (19.31%) Business Intelligence
11 83 (17.81%) Windows
11 83 (17.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 81 (17.38%) T-SQL
13 80 (17.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 75 (16.09%) MS Excel
15 73 (15.67%) MVC
16 69 (14.81%) SharePoint
17 62 (13.30%) WCF
18 61 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
19 59 (12.66%) jQuery
19 59 (12.66%) VB.NET
20 57 (12.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 54 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
22 51 (10.94%) SQL Server 2012
23 50 (10.73%) Web Services
24 42 (9.01%) XML
25 41 (8.80%) CSS3
25 41 (8.80%) .NET Framework
26 38 (8.15%) MySQL
27 37 (7.94%) CRM

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 69 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.86%) IIS
3 17 (3.65%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (2.58%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (1.50%) CMS
6 5 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.86%) TPMS
7 4 (0.86%) CICS
7 4 (0.86%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.64%) Node.js
8 3 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.43%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.21%) WordPress
10 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.21%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 75 (16.09%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.29%) MS Office
3 12 (2.58%) InfoPath
4 10 (2.15%) Photoshop
5 6 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.64%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 29 (6.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.29%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (0.86%) Agresso
4 4 (0.86%) Cognos Controller
5 3 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.43%) Magento
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.72%) Office 365
2 8 (1.72%) GitHub
3 5 (1.07%) SaaS
3 5 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.00%) HTTP
2 8 (1.72%) Internet
3 6 (1.29%) SAN
4 5 (1.07%) Intranet
4 5 (1.07%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.07%) VoIP
5 4 (0.86%) WAN
5 4 (0.86%) ATM
5 4 (0.86%) Broadband
5 4 (0.86%) LAN
6 3 (0.64%) Firewall
7 2 (0.43%) LTE
8 1 (0.21%) NAS
8 1 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.21%) SMTP
8 1 (0.21%) DHCP
8 1 (0.21%) DNS
8 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.21%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (23.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 83 (17.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 80 (17.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 57 (12.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 54 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (10.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 38 (8.15%) MySQL
8 36 (7.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 32 (6.87%) Relational Database
10 21 (4.51%) OLAP
11 17 (3.65%) RDBMS
11 17 (3.65%) Oracle Database
12 10 (2.15%) MS Access
12 10 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.93%) Data Mart
13 9 (1.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (1.93%) DB2
14 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
15 4 (0.86%) Informix
15 4 (0.86%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (4.51%) Visual Studio
2 15 (3.22%) Subversion
2 15 (3.22%) JIRA
2 15 (3.22%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.93%) Toad
4 8 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (1.50%) NUnit
6 6 (1.29%) FxCop
7 1 (0.21%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.21%) Moq
7 1 (0.21%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.21%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.21%) NBehave
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.21%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.21%) Xcode
7 1 (0.21%) PVCS
General
1 34 (7.30%) Finance
2 18 (3.86%) Back Office
3 11 (2.36%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.07%) Automotive
4 5 (1.07%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.07%) Marketing
5 4 (0.86%) Retail
6 3 (0.64%) Games
6 3 (0.64%) Banking
6 3 (0.64%) Advertising
6 3 (0.64%) Electronics
7 2 (0.43%) Publishing
7 2 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.21%) Billing
8 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Legal
8 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 289 (62.02%) Developer
2 104 (22.32%) .NET Developer
3 71 (15.24%) Analyst
4 52 (11.16%) C# Developer
5 34 (7.30%) C# .NET Developer
6 31 (6.65%) ASP.NET Developer
7 30 (6.44%) SQL Developer
8 25 (5.36%) Architect
8 25 (5.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 25 (5.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 24 (5.15%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 22 (4.72%) Business Analyst
10 22 (4.72%) Web Developer
11 21 (4.51%) DBA
12 20 (4.29%) VB.NET Developer
13 19 (4.08%) SQL DBA
14 18 (3.86%) Team Leader
15 17 (3.65%) Business Developer
16 15 (3.22%) Consultant
16 15 (3.22%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (53.86%) .NET
2 155 (33.26%) ASP.NET
3 100 (21.46%) HTML
4 96 (20.60%) CSS
5 62 (13.30%) WCF
6 59 (12.66%) jQuery
7 50 (10.73%) Web Services
8 42 (9.01%) XML
9 41 (8.80%) .NET Framework
9 41 (8.80%) CSS3
10 33 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 31 (6.65%) HTML5
11 31 (6.65%) WinForms
12 30 (6.44%) Ajax
13 26 (5.58%) XSLT
14 24 (5.15%) WPF
15 14 (3.00%) XHTML
15 14 (3.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 13 (2.79%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (2.79%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.36%) N-Tier
2 22 (4.72%) NHS
3 19 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.58%) User Experience
5 11 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.93%) Clustering
6 9 (1.93%) iPad
7 8 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.72%) Open Source
7 8 (1.72%) Pocket PC
8 5 (1.07%) Data Extraction
9 4 (0.86%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.86%) Learning Management System
10 3 (0.64%) WURFL
10 3 (0.64%) Replication
10 3 (0.64%) Informatics
10 3 (0.64%) E-Learning
10 3 (0.64%) SCORM
10 3 (0.64%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.43%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 83 (17.81%) Windows
2 22 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (3.00%) Windows 8
4 13 (2.79%) Windows Mobile
4 13 (2.79%) UNIX
5 12 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (2.15%) Windows CE
7 8 (1.72%) Linux
7 8 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.72%) Windows Phone 8
7 8 (1.72%) Windows Phone
8 5 (1.07%) Android
8 5 (1.07%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.86%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.86%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.64%) BlackBerry OS
10 3 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.43%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (19.31%) Business Intelligence
2 73 (15.67%) MVC
3 61 (13.09%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (7.94%) CRM
5 35 (7.51%) TDD
6 33 (7.08%) ETL
7 28 (6.01%) Migration
7 28 (6.01%) Unit Testing
8 24 (5.15%) Scrum
9 21 (4.51%) Web Development
10 19 (4.08%) E-Commerce
11 18 (3.86%) Data Modelling
11 18 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (3.43%) ERP
12 16 (3.43%) OO
12 16 (3.43%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (2.79%) ITIL
13 13 (2.79%) SOA
13 13 (2.79%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (2.58%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 226 (48.50%) SQL
2 201 (43.13%) C#
3 123 (26.39%) JavaScript
4 81 (17.38%) T-SQL
5 59 (12.66%) VB.NET
6 23 (4.94%) VBA
7 22 (4.72%) VB
8 16 (3.43%) Java
9 13 (2.79%) PL/SQL
10 10 (2.15%) Perl
11 9 (1.93%) C++
11 9 (1.93%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.72%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.72%) Embedded C++
13 6 (1.29%) VB6
14 5 (1.07%) PHP
14 5 (1.07%) VBScript
15 2 (0.43%) XAML
15 2 (0.43%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (2.36%) Degree
2 10 (2.15%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.15%) ISEB
3 9 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (1.93%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.64%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.43%) ISSAP
5 2 (0.43%) MCTS
5 2 (0.43%) MCP
6 1 (0.21%) MCAD
6 1 (0.21%) MCSD
6 1 (0.21%) MCSE
6 1 (0.21%) OCP
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.21%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.93%) QA
2 3 (0.64%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.50%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.50%) vSphere
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.21%) XenApp
5 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (1.72%) SCOM
2 6 (1.29%) SCCM
3 3 (0.64%) MOM
3 3 (0.64%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (0.64%) Control-M
4 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 128 (27.47%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.73%) Oracle
3 22 (4.72%) VMware
4 14 (3.00%) MicroStrategy
5 11 (2.36%) Sitecore
6 10 (2.15%) Business Objects
7 9 (1.93%) Citrix
8 8 (1.72%) Sybase
9 7 (1.50%) SAP
10 6 (1.29%) Cognos
10 6 (1.29%) AccuRev
11 5 (1.07%) JD Edwards
11 5 (1.07%) IBM
12 4 (0.86%) HP
12 4 (0.86%) NetApp
12 4 (0.86%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.86%) Capita
12 4 (0.86%) Google
12 4 (0.86%) Tableau
13 3 (0.64%) RedPrairie
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
Apeiro Ltd
Rate: Around £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £24 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £420 per day + Fuel Card
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
DP Connect
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick Avenue
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 325 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Kenilworth
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago