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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 264 204 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.49% 9.23% 11.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.79% 49.04% 49.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 123 133
Average daily rate £350 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £28.69 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
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
617 416 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.51% 18.83% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 246 267
Average daily rate £400 £368 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £28.69 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.28% +63.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +17.11%

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 73 £350 -6.66% 56
Coventry +1 41 £365 +12.30% 34
Staffordshire +4 25 £318 +13.39% 44
Warwickshire +5 24 £375 +15.38% 18
Solihull -2 16 £338 -15.62% 7
Shropshire -19 12 £525 +59.09% 3
Wolverhampton +7 5 £463 +85.92% 4
Herefordshire +3 5 £338 +12.50%
Walsall - 5 £310 - 2
Worcestershire +7 4 £275 -8.33% 22
Dudley - 4 - - 1
Kingswinford - 3 £310 -
West Bromwich +1 2 - - 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 293 (56.45%) SQL
2 222 (42.77%) .NET
3 162 (31.21%) C#
4 156 (30.06%) Microsoft
5 147 (28.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 129 (24.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 123 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
8 117 (22.54%) T-SQL
9 114 (21.97%) Windows
10 108 (20.81%) Business Intelligence
11 101 (19.46%) ASP.NET
12 98 (18.88%) SQL Server 2008
13 87 (16.76%) Oracle
14 84 (16.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 83 (15.99%) MVC
16 81 (15.61%) JavaScript
17 76 (14.64%) Finance
17 76 (14.64%) SQL Server 2012
18 72 (13.87%) HTML
19 68 (13.10%) ETL
19 68 (13.10%) Data Warehouse
20 62 (11.95%) SharePoint
21 59 (11.37%) CSS
22 58 (11.18%) MS Excel
23 55 (10.60%) VB.NET
24 53 (10.21%) .NET Framework
25 52 (10.02%) Windows Server
26 48 (9.25%) XML
27 47 (9.06%) SQL Server 2005
27 47 (9.06%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 62 (11.95%) SharePoint
2 38 (7.32%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (3.28%) IIS
4 14 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 14 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (1.35%) Documentum
5 7 (1.35%) JBoss
5 7 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (1.35%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.35%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.16%) Captiva
6 6 (1.16%) CMS
7 5 (0.96%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.77%) Node.js
8 4 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.58%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.39%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 58 (11.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.96%) MS Office
3 2 (0.39%) PTC Creo
3 2 (0.39%) Windchill
4 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.39%) Sage 300 ERP
3 2 (0.39%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.50%) Office 365
3 10 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.73%) IaaS
5 6 (1.16%) PaaS
6 4 (0.77%) SaaS
7 3 (0.58%) GitHub
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.39%) Yammer
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.19%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.93%) LAN
1 10 (1.93%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.54%) DNS
3 7 (1.35%) Internet
4 6 (1.16%) WAN
5 5 (0.96%) DHCP
5 5 (0.96%) Intranet
5 5 (0.96%) SAN
6 4 (0.77%) Firewall
7 3 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (0.58%) HTTP
7 3 (0.58%) Network Security
7 3 (0.58%) SMTP
7 3 (0.58%) SSL
7 3 (0.58%) Wireless
8 2 (0.39%) Extranet
8 2 (0.39%) Modbus
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.19%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (28.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 129 (24.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 98 (18.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 84 (16.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 76 (14.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 68 (13.10%) Data Warehouse
7 47 (9.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 42 (8.09%) Relational Database
9 30 (5.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 23 (4.43%) QlikView
11 21 (4.05%) OLAP
11 21 (4.05%) Oracle Database
12 20 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
13 16 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
14 15 (2.89%) RDBMS
15 14 (2.70%) Power BI
16 13 (2.50%) IBM InfoSphere
17 12 (2.31%) SQL Server 2000
18 11 (2.12%) DTS
19 8 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 42 (8.09%) Visual Studio
2 26 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.35%) Selenium
5 6 (1.16%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.77%) JUnit
6 4 (0.77%) Maven
6 4 (0.77%) Moq
6 4 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.77%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.77%) Toad
7 3 (0.58%) NSubstitute
7 3 (0.58%) NUnit
8 2 (0.39%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.39%) FxCop
8 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.39%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.39%) StyleCop
8 2 (0.39%) Subversion
9 1 (0.19%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 76 (14.64%) Finance
2 17 (3.28%) Manufacturing
3 15 (2.89%) Advertising
4 14 (2.70%) Retail
5 11 (2.12%) Back Office
6 9 (1.73%) Games
7 7 (1.35%) Billing
7 7 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.77%) Marketing
9 3 (0.58%) Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Automotive
10 2 (0.39%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Front Office
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 299 (57.61%) Developer
2 123 (23.70%) .NET Developer
3 89 (17.15%) SQL Developer
4 58 (11.18%) C# Developer
5 51 (9.83%) DBA
6 47 (9.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 46 (8.86%) SQL DBA
8 45 (8.67%) Architect
9 42 (8.09%) C# .NET Developer
10 34 (6.55%) Analyst
11 31 (5.97%) SQL Server Developer
12 28 (5.39%) ASP.NET Developer
13 25 (4.82%) VB.NET Developer
14 18 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 18 (3.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 18 (3.47%) ETL Developer
14 18 (3.47%) Senior Developer
15 17 (3.28%) Business Developer
15 17 (3.28%) SQL BI Developer
16 16 (3.08%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (42.77%) .NET
2 101 (19.46%) ASP.NET
3 72 (13.87%) HTML
4 59 (11.37%) CSS
5 53 (10.21%) .NET Framework
6 48 (9.25%) XML
7 47 (9.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 46 (8.86%) jQuery
9 38 (7.32%) Web Services
9 38 (7.32%) WinForms
10 34 (6.55%) HTML5
11 27 (5.20%) AngularJS
12 26 (5.01%) MDX
13 23 (4.43%) Entity Framework
14 20 (3.85%) Ajax
14 20 (3.85%) CSS3
15 18 (3.47%) WCF
16 13 (2.50%) XSLT
17 12 (2.31%) LINQ
17 12 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.24%) NHS
2 19 (3.66%) N-Tier
3 18 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.89%) Replication
6 10 (1.93%) Clustering
7 9 (1.73%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.16%) Online Games
8 6 (1.16%) User Experience
9 4 (0.77%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.77%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.58%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.58%) EPoS
10 3 (0.58%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.58%) Statistics
10 3 (0.58%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.39%) SCADA
12 1 (0.19%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.19%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.19%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 114 (21.97%) Windows
2 52 (10.02%) Windows Server
3 27 (5.20%) Unix
4 26 (5.01%) Linux
5 24 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.77%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.39%) Solaris
11 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.19%) AIX
12 1 (0.19%) HPUX
12 1 (0.19%) SUSE
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (20.81%) Business Intelligence
3 83 (15.99%) MVC
4 68 (13.10%) ETL
5 45 (8.67%) Performance Tuning
6 34 (6.55%) Data Modelling
6 34 (6.55%) Migration
7 31 (5.97%) TDD
8 29 (5.59%) E-Commerce
8 29 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 28 (5.39%) CRM
9 28 (5.39%) High Availability
9 28 (5.39%) Scrum
10 24 (4.62%) SOA
11 20 (3.85%) Web Development
12 18 (3.47%) Data Analysis
12 18 (3.47%) Data Migration
12 18 (3.47%) ITIL
12 18 (3.47%) OO
13 16 (3.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 293 (56.45%) SQL
2 162 (31.21%) C#
3 117 (22.54%) T-SQL
4 81 (15.61%) JavaScript
5 55 (10.60%) VB.NET
6 24 (4.62%) Java
7 22 (4.24%) PowerShell
8 21 (4.05%) VB
9 17 (3.28%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.12%) VBScript
11 10 (1.93%) XPath
12 8 (1.54%) VB6
13 6 (1.16%) X++
14 5 (0.96%) VBA
15 4 (0.77%) PHP
16 3 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 3 (0.58%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (5.39%) Degree
2 7 (1.35%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.77%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.58%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.39%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.39%) MCITP
6 2 (0.39%) MCSE
6 2 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.19%) CCNA
7 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.19%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.19%) MCAD
7 1 (0.19%) MCP
7 1 (0.19%) MCSA
7 1 (0.19%) MCSD
7 1 (0.19%) MCTS
7 1 (0.19%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.96%) QA
2 5 (0.96%) SLA
3 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.19%) HL7
3 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (4.24%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.96%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.58%) NFS
4 3 (0.58%) Samba
4 3 (0.58%) vSphere
5 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.39%) XenApp
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.19%) vCloud
6 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (1.73%) SCOM
2 6 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.16%) Puppet
3 3 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.58%) SCOrch
3 3 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.39%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.39%) Perfmon
4 2 (0.39%) vRealize
4 2 (0.39%) WSUS
5 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.19%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.19%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.19%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 156 (30.06%) Microsoft
2 87 (16.76%) Oracle
3 26 (5.01%) VMware
4 16 (3.08%) IBM
5 14 (2.70%) EMC
6 13 (2.50%) Cognos
7 9 (1.73%) Tableau
8 8 (1.54%) Cisco
8 8 (1.54%) Netezza
8 8 (1.54%) Pega
9 6 (1.16%) HP
10 5 (0.96%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.96%) SAP
11 4 (0.77%) Infoflex
11 4 (0.77%) SaltStack
11 4 (0.77%) Splunk
11 4 (0.77%) Sun
11 4 (0.77%) Symantec
11 4 (0.77%) webMethods
12 3 (0.58%) Xamarin
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