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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 23 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 181 262 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.62% 10.23% 9.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.49% 43.38% 47.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 176 144
Median daily rate £350 £358 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +5.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 16
Median hourly rate £18.94 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -6.25%
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
510 604 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.64% 23.58% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 375 288
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 25
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £24.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -17.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.89 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -25.37%

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 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 -5 54 £325 -17.46% 34
Staffordshire +1 35 £325 -9.09% 23
Coventry -17 26 £424 +19.01% 7
Warwickshire -4 19 £350 +4.86% 7
Solihull +3 15 £375 -1.63% 6
Shropshire -15 5 £325 -22.15% 2
Wolverhampton +5 3 £350 +21.73% 1
Worcestershire -7 3 £325 -7.14% 13
Herefordshire +1 1 £450 +16.12% 3
West Bromwich - 1 - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 294 (62.82%) SQL
2 223 (47.65%) Microsoft
3 197 (42.09%) .NET
4 170 (36.32%) C#
5 127 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
6 115 (24.57%) HTML
7 106 (22.65%) T-SQL
8 94 (20.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 92 (19.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 92 (19.66%) Windows
10 86 (18.38%) MVC
11 81 (17.31%) Business Intelligence
12 80 (17.09%) JavaScript
12 80 (17.09%) CSS
13 78 (16.67%) ASP.NET
14 77 (16.45%) Oracle
15 70 (14.96%) Visual Studio
16 67 (14.32%) XML
17 65 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
18 61 (13.03%) Data Warehouse
18 61 (13.03%) Microsoft Azure
19 60 (12.82%) SQL Server 2012
19 60 (12.82%) jQuery
20 58 (12.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 57 (12.18%) Web Services
22 56 (11.97%) Team Foundation Server
23 55 (11.75%) MS Excel
24 54 (11.54%) Windows Server
25 52 (11.11%) Web Development
26 51 (10.90%) PowerShell

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 44 (9.40%) SharePoint
2 25 (5.34%) WebLogic
3 22 (4.70%) JBoss
4 21 (4.49%) IIS
5 19 (4.06%) Tomcat
5 19 (4.06%) WebLogic Portal
5 19 (4.06%) WebSphere
6 15 (3.21%) NServiceBus
7 13 (2.78%) Apache
7 13 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (2.35%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.92%) MS Exchange
10 8 (1.71%) Confluence
10 8 (1.71%) WordPress
11 7 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (1.28%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.85%) CMS
13 4 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 55 (11.75%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.92%) MS Office
3 8 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.43%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.64%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.43%) assyst
4 2 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.43%) Primavera
5 1 (0.21%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.21%) Magento
5 1 (0.21%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.21%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 61 (13.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.99%) Office 365
3 8 (1.71%) IaaS
3 8 (1.71%) SaaS
4 5 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.64%) GitHub
7 2 (0.43%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (0.43%) PaaS
8 1 (0.21%) Boomi
8 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.42%) SAN
2 12 (2.56%) Firewall
3 11 (2.35%) Broadband
4 10 (2.14%) LAN
4 10 (2.14%) WAN
5 9 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (1.92%) IPv4
6 8 (1.71%) LDAP
6 8 (1.71%) SSL
7 7 (1.50%) Network Security
7 7 (1.50%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.50%) Unified Communications
8 6 (1.28%) H.323
8 6 (1.28%) Internet
8 6 (1.28%) Skype
9 5 (1.07%) HTTP
10 4 (0.85%) DHCP
10 4 (0.85%) DNS
10 4 (0.85%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.85%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (20.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 92 (19.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 65 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 61 (13.03%) Data Warehouse
5 60 (12.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 58 (12.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 31 (6.62%) MySQL
8 30 (6.41%) Relational Database
9 27 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
10 23 (4.91%) SQL Server 2014
11 19 (4.06%) DB2
11 19 (4.06%) SQL Server 2016
12 14 (2.99%) Power BI
13 11 (2.35%) Oracle Database
14 10 (2.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
15 9 (1.92%) Data Lake
15 9 (1.92%) MS Access
15 9 (1.92%) QlikView
16 8 (1.71%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 70 (14.96%) Visual Studio
2 56 (11.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (4.70%) Git (software)
4 19 (4.06%) Log4j
5 16 (3.42%) Jenkins
5 16 (3.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (2.56%) JIRA
7 8 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (1.71%) Bitbucket
7 8 (1.71%) FishEye
7 8 (1.71%) GoCD
7 8 (1.71%) Selenium
7 8 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (1.71%) Subversion
8 5 (1.07%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.85%) ERwin
9 4 (0.85%) FxCop
9 4 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.85%) StyleCop
10 3 (0.64%) Cucumber
General
1 39 (8.33%) Finance
2 25 (5.34%) Back Office
3 19 (4.06%) Advertising
4 13 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.14%) Banking
5 10 (2.14%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.71%) Retail
7 4 (0.85%) Automotive
7 4 (0.85%) Electronics
7 4 (0.85%) Marketing
8 3 (0.64%) Local Government
9 2 (0.43%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.43%) Billing
9 2 (0.43%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 232 (49.57%) Developer
2 101 (21.58%) .NET Developer
3 58 (12.39%) SQL Developer
4 55 (11.75%) C# Developer
5 52 (11.11%) Analyst
6 44 (9.40%) C# .NET Developer
7 43 (9.19%) DBA
8 37 (7.91%) SQL DBA
9 33 (7.05%) Consultant
10 31 (6.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 26 (5.56%) Architect
12 25 (5.34%) SQL Server Developer
13 21 (4.49%) Administrator
14 19 (4.06%) Senior Developer
15 17 (3.63%) SQL Server DBA
15 17 (3.63%) SSIS Developer
16 16 (3.42%) SSRS Developer
17 15 (3.21%) ASP.NET Developer
18 14 (2.99%) Oracle Developer
19 13 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (42.09%) .NET
2 115 (24.57%) HTML
3 80 (17.09%) CSS
4 78 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 67 (14.32%) XML
6 60 (12.82%) jQuery
7 57 (12.18%) Web Services
8 51 (10.90%) .NET Framework
9 41 (8.76%) WCF
10 32 (6.84%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (5.56%) AngularJS
12 22 (4.70%) SOAP
13 21 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web API
13 21 (4.49%) Entity Framework
13 21 (4.49%) HTML5
14 19 (4.06%) Java EE
14 19 (4.06%) JMS
14 19 (4.06%) JSP
15 17 (3.63%) WPF
16 15 (3.21%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 15 (3.21%) Replication
4 10 (2.14%) Clustering
5 8 (1.71%) NHS
6 6 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.28%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.07%) e-Learning
7 5 (1.07%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.85%) CESG
8 4 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.85%) Private Cloud
8 4 (0.85%) User Experience
9 3 (0.64%) Data Conversion
9 3 (0.64%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.64%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.64%) Statistics
10 2 (0.43%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.43%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.43%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 92 (19.66%) Windows
2 54 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 33 (7.05%) Linux
4 31 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (3.63%) Unix
6 15 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (2.14%) Ubuntu
7 10 (2.14%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.85%) Solaris
8 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.64%) Android
10 2 (0.43%) HPUX
10 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.43%) VMS
10 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.21%) AIX
11 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (18.38%) MVC
3 81 (17.31%) Business Intelligence
4 52 (11.11%) Web Development
5 47 (10.04%) ETL
6 45 (9.62%) Migration
7 37 (7.91%) TDD
8 36 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
9 30 (6.41%) Waterfall
10 29 (6.20%) Software Engineering
11 27 (5.77%) Data Modelling
11 27 (5.77%) Scrum
11 27 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 25 (5.34%) Data Migration
13 21 (4.49%) Data Management
14 20 (4.27%) CRM
15 18 (3.85%) DevOps
16 17 (3.63%) Data Analysis
16 17 (3.63%) OO
16 17 (3.63%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 294 (62.82%) SQL
2 170 (36.32%) C#
3 106 (22.65%) T-SQL
4 80 (17.09%) JavaScript
5 51 (10.90%) PowerShell
6 47 (10.04%) Java
7 25 (5.34%) VB.NET
8 13 (2.78%) PHP
9 11 (2.35%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.71%) VB
11 5 (1.07%) C
11 5 (1.07%) VBA
12 4 (0.85%) C++
12 4 (0.85%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.85%) VB6
12 4 (0.85%) XAML
13 3 (0.64%) Python
13 3 (0.64%) XPath
14 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.21%) X++
Qualifications
1 37 (7.91%) Security Cleared
2 27 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.21%) MCSE
5 13 (2.78%) Degree
5 13 (2.78%) MCSA
6 11 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (1.92%) CCNP
7 9 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.85%) MCTS
9 3 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.64%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.64%) MCITP
10 2 (0.43%) CCA
10 2 (0.43%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.43%) ISEB
10 2 (0.43%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.14%) QA
2 8 (1.71%) SLA
3 7 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) GPG13
System Software
1 47 (10.04%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.56%) vSphere
2 12 (2.56%) XenApp
3 11 (2.35%) Hyper-V
3 11 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.28%) Docker
5 4 (0.85%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.85%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (4.06%) SCOM
2 7 (1.50%) SCCM
3 5 (1.07%) Puppet
3 5 (1.07%) WSUS
4 4 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.64%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.43%) MOM
6 2 (0.43%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.21%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.21%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.21%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.21%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.21%) Rancher
7 1 (0.21%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 223 (47.65%) Microsoft
2 77 (16.45%) Oracle
3 31 (6.62%) VMware
4 23 (4.91%) IBM
5 19 (4.06%) Misys
6 15 (3.21%) Cisco
7 13 (2.78%) Citrix
8 10 (2.14%) Juniper
9 9 (1.92%) SAP
9 9 (1.92%) Xamarin
10 7 (1.50%) Cognos
10 7 (1.50%) Dell
11 5 (1.07%) Canon
11 5 (1.07%) Google
11 5 (1.07%) Tableau
11 5 (1.07%) Teradata
12 4 (0.85%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.85%) EMC
12 4 (0.85%) SaltStack
12 4 (0.85%) Veeam
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