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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 230 223 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.94% 9.53% 11.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.59% 52.10% 54.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 146 101
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£338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £212 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £391 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.28 £13.50 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.03 £24.80 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -8.00%
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
540 428 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.34% 18.29% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 261 188
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 7
Average hourly rate £20.07 £23.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.73% -37.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £15.25 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £36.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.96% -5.00%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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 +9 75 £350 +7.69% 52
Coventry +6 52 £315 - 31
Warwickshire -10 20 £225 -28.00% 18
Staffordshire -13 15 £400 +21.21% 28
Shropshire +7 11 £400 +88.23% 7
Wolverhampton +1 5 £225 -30.76% 5
Walsall +2 2 £550 +69.23% 2
Sutton Coldfield +5 1 £310 +0.81% 1
Worcestershire +1 1 £300 -1.63% 12
Solihull -4 1 £305 -7.57% 18
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

1 252 (49.03%) SQL
2 251 (48.83%) .NET
3 190 (36.96%) C#
4 184 (35.80%) Microsoft
5 133 (25.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 129 (25.10%) ASP.NET
7 128 (24.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 112 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
9 102 (19.84%) JavaScript
10 98 (19.07%) MVC
11 95 (18.48%) T-SQL
12 94 (18.29%) Windows
13 93 (18.09%) HTML
14 81 (15.76%) MS Excel
14 81 (15.76%) SQL Server 2008
15 78 (15.18%) Oracle
16 75 (14.59%) CSS
17 74 (14.40%) .NET Framework
18 72 (14.01%) SharePoint
19 68 (13.23%) Business Intelligence
19 68 (13.23%) XML
20 59 (11.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 58 (11.28%) jQuery
22 57 (11.09%) TDD
23 56 (10.89%) Visual Studio
24 54 (10.51%) Web Services
25 53 (10.31%) Finance
26 52 (10.12%) SQL Server 2012
27 49 (9.53%) Scrum
28 48 (9.34%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 72 (14.01%) SharePoint
2 39 (7.59%) BizTalk Server
3 26 (5.06%) IIS
4 19 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (1.95%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.56%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.17%) CMS
9 5 (0.97%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.97%) Node.js
10 4 (0.78%) Lync
11 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.39%) JBoss
12 2 (0.39%) SAS
12 2 (0.39%) Mule
12 2 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.19%) Kentico
13 1 (0.19%) PegaRULES
13 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 81 (15.76%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.89%) MS Office
3 11 (2.14%) PowerPivot
4 4 (0.78%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (4.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (3.31%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.39%) Maximo
4 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.78%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.78%) SaaS
2 4 (0.78%) Office 365
3 3 (0.58%) PaaS
4 2 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.39%) IaaS
5 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.06%) Internet
2 12 (2.33%) Firewall
2 12 (2.33%) SSL
3 10 (1.95%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.36%) SAN
5 6 (1.17%) Intranet
5 6 (1.17%) HTTP
6 4 (0.78%) DNS
7 3 (0.58%) Network Security
8 2 (0.39%) NAS
8 2 (0.39%) LAN
8 2 (0.39%) WAN
8 2 (0.39%) SMTP
9 1 (0.19%) DHCP
9 1 (0.19%) WLAN
9 1 (0.19%) VPN
9 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (25.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 128 (24.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 81 (15.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 59 (11.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 52 (10.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 48 (9.34%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (6.23%) MySQL
8 27 (5.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 24 (4.67%) Relational Database
10 22 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (3.31%) SQL Server 2000
12 15 (2.92%) Oracle Database
13 14 (2.72%) MS Access
14 11 (2.14%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.95%) OLAP
16 9 (1.75%) NoSQL
17 8 (1.56%) OLAP Cube
17 8 (1.56%) QlikView
17 8 (1.56%) MongoDB
18 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 56 (10.89%) Visual Studio
2 43 (8.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (5.84%) Git (software)
4 22 (4.28%) Subversion
5 15 (2.92%) Selenium
6 6 (1.17%) ReSharper
7 4 (0.78%) NUnit
7 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.58%) ERwin
8 3 (0.58%) Moq
9 2 (0.39%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.39%) MSI
9 2 (0.39%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.19%) Liquibase
10 1 (0.19%) Flyway
10 1 (0.19%) CruiseControl
General
1 53 (10.31%) Finance
2 22 (4.28%) Manufacturing
3 16 (3.11%) Retail
4 7 (1.36%) Law
4 7 (1.36%) Back Office
5 6 (1.17%) Advertising
6 5 (0.97%) Automotive
7 4 (0.78%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.39%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) Billing
9 1 (0.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 275 (53.50%) Developer
2 82 (15.95%) .NET Developer
3 67 (13.04%) Analyst
4 42 (8.17%) Architect
5 39 (7.59%) DBA
6 37 (7.20%) SQL Developer
7 32 (6.23%) C# Developer
8 29 (5.64%) SQL DBA
9 26 (5.06%) Administrator
10 23 (4.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 21 (4.09%) Python Developer
12 20 (3.89%) Senior Developer
12 20 (3.89%) C# .NET Developer
13 18 (3.50%) ASP.NET Developer
13 18 (3.50%) Team Leader
14 16 (3.11%) Development Team Leader
14 16 (3.11%) Software Development Team Leader
14 16 (3.11%) Software Team Leader
15 14 (2.72%) Consultant
15 14 (2.72%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (48.83%) .NET
2 129 (25.10%) ASP.NET
3 93 (18.09%) HTML
4 75 (14.59%) CSS
5 74 (14.40%) .NET Framework
6 68 (13.23%) XML
7 58 (11.28%) jQuery
8 54 (10.51%) Web Services
9 44 (8.56%) WCF
10 40 (7.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (6.61%) Entity Framework
12 33 (6.42%) Ajax
13 25 (4.86%) HTML5
14 22 (4.28%) RESTful
15 19 (3.70%) Django
15 19 (3.70%) WinForms
15 19 (3.70%) Flask
16 18 (3.50%) SOAP
17 17 (3.31%) XSLT
18 16 (3.11%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.23%) N-Tier
2 21 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.11%) NHS
4 15 (2.92%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.53%) Replication
5 13 (2.53%) Clustering
6 10 (1.95%) Data Extraction
7 7 (1.36%) Data Integration
7 7 (1.36%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.17%) Data Centre
9 5 (0.97%) User Experience
10 4 (0.78%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (0.58%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.58%) CMDB
12 2 (0.39%) Informatics
12 2 (0.39%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 94 (18.29%) Windows
2 37 (7.20%) Linux
3 26 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (3.70%) Debian
4 19 (3.70%) Ubuntu
5 18 (3.50%) UNIX
6 14 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.36%) SUSE
7 7 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.58%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.58%) Solaris
10 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (19.07%) MVC
3 68 (13.23%) Business Intelligence
4 57 (11.09%) TDD
5 49 (9.53%) Scrum
6 48 (9.34%) ETL
7 43 (8.37%) SOA
7 43 (8.37%) Migration
7 43 (8.37%) Mentoring
8 35 (6.81%) CRM
9 33 (6.42%) BDD
10 32 (6.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 31 (6.03%) Data Migration
12 29 (5.64%) E-Commerce
13 22 (4.28%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (4.28%) Open Source
14 21 (4.09%) TOGAF
15 19 (3.70%) ITIL
16 18 (3.50%) Test Automation
16 18 (3.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 252 (49.03%) SQL
2 190 (36.96%) C#
3 102 (19.84%) JavaScript
4 95 (18.48%) T-SQL
5 40 (7.78%) VB.NET
6 33 (6.42%) VB
7 24 (4.67%) Java
8 21 (4.09%) Python
9 13 (2.53%) Shell Script
9 13 (2.53%) Ruby
10 11 (2.14%) VB6
10 11 (2.14%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.95%) X++
12 9 (1.75%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.56%) VBA
14 6 (1.17%) VBScript
15 3 (0.58%) PHP
15 3 (0.58%) C
15 3 (0.58%) C++
16 2 (0.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 41 (7.98%) Degree
2 23 (4.47%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.14%) MCITP
6 6 (1.17%) MCSE
7 5 (0.97%) MCDBA
8 4 (0.78%) ISEB
8 4 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.19%) MCTS
11 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.19%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.19%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.19%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.17%) SLA
2 5 (0.97%) QA
3 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.56%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.17%) vSphere
5 5 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.78%) XenApp
7 3 (0.58%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (2.33%) Vagrant
2 9 (1.75%) SCOM
3 6 (1.17%) Unicenter
3 6 (1.17%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.58%) SCCM
5 2 (0.39%) WSUS
5 2 (0.39%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 184 (35.80%) Microsoft
2 78 (15.18%) Oracle
3 28 (5.45%) IBM
4 27 (5.25%) VMware
5 16 (3.11%) Netezza
6 12 (2.33%) Ab Initio
7 11 (2.14%) Citrix
8 8 (1.56%) Business Objects
8 8 (1.56%) SolarWinds
8 8 (1.56%) Tableau
9 7 (1.36%) Red Gate
9 7 (1.36%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.17%) HP
10 6 (1.17%) CA
10 6 (1.17%) Pega
11 5 (0.97%) Google
11 5 (0.97%) Adobe
11 5 (0.97%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.78%) Sybase
12 4 (0.78%) SAP
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25,000 - £27,000 plus on call allowance
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £400 per day + £400 / Day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Leamington Spa
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £160 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 19 days ago
Telford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £408.50 - £420.50 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
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