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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 206 292 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.27% 11.29% 10.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.85% 47.48% 50.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 197 167
Median daily rate £375 £338 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Median hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.40 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £22.36 £25.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+51.16% -25.86%
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
627 615 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.12% 23.77% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 401 314
Median daily rate £413 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 15
Median hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.77% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £14.70 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £30.35 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £26.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+28.84% -17.46%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -6 78 £375 +7.91% 31
Coventry -2 41 £388 +21.09% 21
Warwickshire -4 20 £350 +18.64% 16
Staffordshire -2 12 £350 -12.50% 30
Shropshire -48 9 £238 -40.62% 3
Worcestershire -3 7 £363 - 12
Solihull -9 6 £338 -4.25% 2
Walsall 0 2 £545 - 2
Wolverhampton -2 2 £338 +50.00% 2
Herefordshire - 2 £450 - 1
West Bromwich +1 1 - -
Halesowen - 1 £240 -
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 245 (51.36%) SQL
2 183 (38.36%) .NET
3 176 (36.90%) Microsoft
4 137 (28.72%) C#
5 122 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
6 120 (25.16%) Windows
7 114 (23.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 107 (22.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 103 (21.59%) Business Intelligence
10 85 (17.82%) ASP.NET
11 84 (17.61%) Oracle
11 84 (17.61%) HTML
12 83 (17.40%) JavaScript
12 83 (17.40%) T-SQL
13 82 (17.19%) Windows Server
14 71 (14.88%) CSS
15 70 (14.68%) SharePoint
15 70 (14.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 69 (14.47%) MVC
17 65 (13.63%) Finance
18 61 (12.79%) SQL Server 2008
19 60 (12.58%) SQL Server 2012
20 59 (12.37%) ETL
21 58 (12.16%) MS Excel
22 56 (11.74%) Active Directory
23 55 (11.53%) XML
24 51 (10.69%) Migration
24 51 (10.69%) Team Foundation Server
25 49 (10.27%) .NET Framework
26 47 (9.85%) Web Services

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 70 (14.68%) SharePoint
2 23 (4.82%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (3.77%) Tomcat
4 17 (3.56%) IIS
5 16 (3.35%) WebLogic
6 14 (2.94%) JBoss
6 14 (2.94%) MS Exchange
7 10 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (1.89%) CMS
9 8 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (1.47%) Documentum
10 7 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.26%) Captiva
11 6 (1.26%) Umbraco
11 6 (1.26%) WebSphere
12 5 (1.05%) WebLogic Portal
13 4 (0.84%) Apache
13 4 (0.84%) NServiceBus
13 4 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.84%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 58 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.52%) MS Office
3 7 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.26%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.42%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.42%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (0.42%) PTC Creo
6 2 (0.42%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.42%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 18 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.42%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.98%) Office 365
3 11 (2.31%) IaaS
4 7 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.05%) GitHub
5 5 (1.05%) PaaS
6 3 (0.63%) SaaS
7 2 (0.42%) Yammer
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.77%) Internet
2 9 (1.89%) Firewall
2 9 (1.89%) WAN
3 8 (1.68%) LAN
3 8 (1.68%) Wireless
4 7 (1.47%) DNS
4 7 (1.47%) SSL
5 6 (1.26%) Intranet
5 6 (1.26%) Network Security
5 6 (1.26%) SAN
6 4 (0.84%) BIG-IP
6 4 (0.84%) DHCP
6 4 (0.84%) SMTP
6 4 (0.84%) SSH
7 2 (0.42%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.42%) VLAN
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.21%) IMAP
8 1 (0.21%) Modbus
8 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (23.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 107 (22.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 70 (14.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 61 (12.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 60 (12.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 47 (9.85%) Data Warehouse
7 44 (9.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 37 (7.76%) Relational Database
9 32 (6.71%) SQL Server 2014
10 21 (4.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 21 (4.40%) QlikView
11 18 (3.77%) Power BI
11 18 (3.77%) RDBMS
12 14 (2.94%) Oracle Database
13 12 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (2.52%) IBM InfoSphere
14 11 (2.31%) MySQL
15 10 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
16 9 (1.89%) DataStage
16 9 (1.89%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 51 (10.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 47 (9.85%) Visual Studio
3 19 (3.98%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.31%) Selenium
5 9 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (1.68%) Eclipse
7 7 (1.47%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.47%) JUnit
7 7 (1.47%) Maven
8 6 (1.26%) NUnit
8 6 (1.26%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.05%) Log4j
10 4 (0.84%) FxCop
10 4 (0.84%) StyleCop
11 3 (0.63%) Subversion
12 2 (0.42%) Grunt
12 2 (0.42%) JIRA
12 2 (0.42%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.42%) Moq
12 2 (0.42%) MSTest
General
1 65 (13.63%) Finance
2 15 (3.14%) Back Office
3 11 (2.31%) Banking
4 10 (2.10%) Billing
5 9 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.68%) Retail
7 7 (1.47%) Advertising
7 7 (1.47%) Marketing
8 6 (1.26%) Games
9 5 (1.05%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.84%) Automotive
10 4 (0.84%) German Language
11 2 (0.42%) Law
11 2 (0.42%) Publishing
12 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 248 (51.99%) Developer
2 88 (18.45%) .NET Developer
3 68 (14.26%) SQL Developer
4 44 (9.22%) DBA
5 42 (8.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 40 (8.39%) SQL DBA
7 39 (8.18%) C# Developer
8 34 (7.13%) Architect
9 33 (6.92%) Analyst
10 32 (6.71%) SQL Server Developer
11 28 (5.87%) C# .NET Developer
12 23 (4.82%) Consultant
13 22 (4.61%) SSIS Developer
14 21 (4.40%) ASP.NET Developer
14 21 (4.40%) SSRS Developer
15 20 (4.19%) Administrator
15 20 (4.19%) Business Developer
16 14 (2.94%) SQL BI Developer
17 13 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 13 (2.73%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (38.36%) .NET
2 85 (17.82%) ASP.NET
3 84 (17.61%) HTML
4 71 (14.88%) CSS
5 55 (11.53%) XML
6 49 (10.27%) .NET Framework
7 47 (9.85%) Web Services
8 44 (9.22%) jQuery
9 41 (8.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (5.45%) Entity Framework
10 26 (5.45%) WCF
11 25 (5.24%) HTML5
12 23 (4.82%) WinForms
13 18 (3.77%) AngularJS
13 18 (3.77%) LINQ
14 16 (3.35%) CSS3
14 16 (3.35%) REST
15 15 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 15 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 15 (3.14%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.61%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.14%) Clustering
5 11 (2.31%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.68%) NHS
7 7 (1.47%) Replication
8 5 (1.05%) Data Conversion
8 5 (1.05%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.05%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.05%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.84%) Blog
9 4 (0.84%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.84%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.63%) EPoS
10 3 (0.63%) Online Games
10 3 (0.63%) Robotics
10 3 (0.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 120 (25.16%) Windows
2 82 (17.19%) Windows Server
3 28 (5.87%) Linux
4 26 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (3.56%) Unix
7 11 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.47%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.05%) CentOS
11 4 (0.84%) Android
11 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.63%) Fedora
12 3 (0.63%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.42%) AIX
13 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.21%) HPUX
14 1 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (21.59%) Business Intelligence
3 69 (14.47%) MVC
4 59 (12.37%) ETL
5 51 (10.69%) Migration
6 44 (9.22%) Data Modelling
7 39 (8.18%) Performance Tuning
8 33 (6.92%) CRM
9 30 (6.29%) Scrum
10 28 (5.87%) Data Migration
10 28 (5.87%) TDD
11 25 (5.24%) SOA
12 24 (5.03%) Configuration Management
13 23 (4.82%) OO
13 23 (4.82%) Web Development
14 21 (4.40%) High Availability
14 21 (4.40%) ITIL
15 20 (4.19%) Project Management
15 20 (4.19%) Waterfall
16 18 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 245 (51.36%) SQL
2 137 (28.72%) C#
3 83 (17.40%) JavaScript
3 83 (17.40%) T-SQL
4 46 (9.64%) Java
5 38 (7.97%) PowerShell
6 34 (7.13%) VB.NET
7 19 (3.98%) VB
8 14 (2.94%) PL/SQL
9 13 (2.73%) VBScript
10 6 (1.26%) XPath
11 5 (1.05%) PHP
11 5 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.05%) VB6
12 4 (0.84%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.84%) XAML
13 3 (0.63%) Python
13 3 (0.63%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.63%) X++
14 2 (0.42%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 22 (4.61%) Security Cleared
2 21 (4.40%) Degree
3 14 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.52%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.68%) MCITP
6 7 (1.47%) MCTS
6 7 (1.47%) Sun Certification
7 5 (1.05%) MCSE
8 4 (0.84%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.84%) ISEB
8 4 (0.84%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.84%) MCAD
8 4 (0.84%) MCSD
9 3 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.21%) CCNA
10 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.21%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.21%) MCP
10 1 (0.21%) MCSA
10 1 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.94%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.31%) QA
3 4 (0.84%) SLA
4 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.42%) WCAG
6 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.21%) HL7
6 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (11.74%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.26%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.84%) vSphere
5 3 (0.63%) XenApp
6 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (3.35%) SCOM
2 13 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.31%) Puppet
4 6 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.26%) SCOrch
4 6 (1.26%) Terraform
5 4 (0.84%) MAILsweeper
6 3 (0.63%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.63%) SCCM
7 2 (0.42%) Ansible
7 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.42%) vRealize
7 2 (0.42%) WSUS
8 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.21%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.21%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.21%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 176 (36.90%) Microsoft
2 84 (17.61%) Oracle
3 28 (5.87%) VMware
4 27 (5.66%) IBM
5 13 (2.73%) Pega
6 10 (2.10%) Cognos
6 10 (2.10%) EMC
6 10 (2.10%) Netezza
7 9 (1.89%) HP
7 9 (1.89%) Tableau
8 8 (1.68%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.47%) Sitecore
9 7 (1.47%) Sun
10 6 (1.26%) Citrix
10 6 (1.26%) SAP
11 5 (1.05%) Misys
11 5 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.84%) F5
12 4 (0.84%) SaltStack
12 4 (0.84%) Splunk
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