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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 283 227 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.82% 8.98% 9.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.30% 43.65% 52.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 161 163
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £190 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 6
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% +8.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.30 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.48 £33.05 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.20 £31.76 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+23.42% +33.72%
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
669 520 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.85% 20.57% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 329 284
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £28.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £33.55 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.14 £33.55 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.71% +34.20%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +4 99 £375 -4.15% 41
Coventry +1 52 £350 +3.70% 15
Staffordshire -1 35 £313 -25.59% 25
Shropshire -5 18 £430 +59.25% 7
Warwickshire -6 18 £250 -24.24% 11
Wolverhampton +4 5 £340 +28.30% 1
Herefordshire -7 4 £450 +30.90% 2
Solihull -4 3 £298 -25.62% 4
Sutton Coldfield +2 2 £325 +15.04% 2
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Worcestershire -9 1 - - 3
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 296 (60.04%) SQL
2 216 (43.81%) Microsoft
3 201 (40.77%) .NET
4 164 (33.27%) C#
5 126 (25.56%) HTML
6 119 (24.14%) Windows
7 105 (21.30%) T-SQL
7 105 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
8 99 (20.08%) JavaScript
8 99 (20.08%) CSS
9 98 (19.88%) ASP.NET
10 96 (19.47%) Oracle
11 88 (17.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 86 (17.44%) MVC
13 81 (16.43%) XML
14 79 (16.02%) Web Services
14 79 (16.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 77 (15.62%) Windows Server
16 75 (15.21%) Business Intelligence
17 71 (14.40%) Visual Studio
18 68 (13.79%) Java
18 68 (13.79%) MS Excel
19 63 (12.78%) Active Directory
20 62 (12.58%) ETL
20 62 (12.58%) Migration
20 62 (12.58%) SQL Server 2012
21 61 (12.37%) .NET Framework
22 60 (12.17%) Web Development
22 60 (12.17%) SharePoint
23 59 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure

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 60 (12.17%) SharePoint
2 38 (7.71%) Tomcat
3 37 (7.51%) WebLogic
4 34 (6.90%) JBoss
5 28 (5.68%) WebLogic Portal
5 28 (5.68%) WebSphere
6 17 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (2.84%) Apache
7 14 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (2.84%) MS Exchange
8 12 (2.43%) IIS
8 12 (2.43%) Skype for Business
9 8 (1.62%) Confluence
9 8 (1.62%) WordPress
10 7 (1.42%) CMS
10 7 (1.42%) NServiceBus
11 6 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.81%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 68 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.04%) MS Office
3 14 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.81%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (4.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.61%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.41%) Primavera
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 59 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.04%) IaaS
2 15 (3.04%) Office 365
3 9 (1.83%) SaaS
4 8 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.22%) PaaS
6 2 (0.41%) Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (0.41%) GitHub
7 1 (0.20%) Boomi
7 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.85%) WAN
2 18 (3.65%) Firewall
3 16 (3.25%) LAN
3 16 (3.25%) SAN
4 14 (2.84%) Internet
5 12 (2.43%) Network Security
5 12 (2.43%) SSL
6 9 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (1.83%) IPv4
7 8 (1.62%) LDAP
8 7 (1.42%) Unified Communications
8 7 (1.42%) Wireless
9 6 (1.22%) DHCP
9 6 (1.22%) H.323
9 6 (1.22%) Skype
10 5 (1.01%) DNS
11 4 (0.81%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.81%) SSH
11 4 (0.81%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (17.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 79 (16.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 62 (12.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 47 (9.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 45 (9.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 38 (7.71%) Relational Database
7 34 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (6.90%) DB2
8 32 (6.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 32 (6.49%) SQL Server 2014
9 20 (4.06%) MySQL
10 15 (3.04%) Power BI
11 14 (2.84%) QlikView
12 11 (2.23%) Oracle Database
13 10 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (2.03%) RDBMS
13 10 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
14 9 (1.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 9 (1.83%) MS Access
15 7 (1.42%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 71 (14.40%) Visual Studio
2 45 (9.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (5.68%) Log4j
4 24 (4.87%) Git (software)
5 15 (3.04%) Jenkins
6 11 (2.23%) JIRA
7 9 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (1.62%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.62%) FishEye
8 8 (1.62%) GoCD
8 8 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (1.42%) FxCop
9 7 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (1.42%) StyleCop
10 6 (1.22%) Selenium
10 6 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.81%) Subversion
12 3 (0.61%) NUnit
13 2 (0.41%) JUnit
13 2 (0.41%) Toad
General
1 49 (9.94%) Finance
2 34 (6.90%) Back Office
3 20 (4.06%) Banking
4 11 (2.23%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.03%) Advertising
6 8 (1.62%) Retail
7 7 (1.42%) Automotive
8 6 (1.22%) Marketing
9 4 (0.81%) Electronics
10 3 (0.61%) Billing
10 3 (0.61%) Local Government
10 3 (0.61%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.41%) Law
11 2 (0.41%) Publishing
12 1 (0.20%) Games
12 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 243 (49.29%) Developer
2 109 (22.11%) .NET Developer
3 67 (13.59%) SQL Developer
4 52 (10.55%) DBA
5 49 (9.94%) C# Developer
6 46 (9.33%) SQL DBA
7 43 (8.72%) Consultant
8 40 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
9 35 (7.10%) Analyst
10 32 (6.49%) Architect
11 31 (6.29%) Administrator
12 30 (6.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 28 (5.68%) SQL Server Developer
14 24 (4.87%) SSIS Developer
15 21 (4.26%) SQL Server DBA
16 19 (3.85%) SSRS Developer
16 19 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
17 18 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 15 (3.04%) ASP.NET Developer
19 14 (2.84%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (40.77%) .NET
2 126 (25.56%) HTML
3 99 (20.08%) CSS
4 98 (19.88%) ASP.NET
5 81 (16.43%) XML
6 79 (16.02%) Web Services
7 61 (12.37%) .NET Framework
8 49 (9.94%) jQuery
9 38 (7.71%) ASP.NET MVC
10 34 (6.90%) JMS
10 34 (6.90%) JSP
11 32 (6.49%) WCF
12 28 (5.68%) Java EE
13 24 (4.87%) HTML5
14 23 (4.67%) Entity Framework
15 20 (4.06%) ASP.NET Web API
16 19 (3.85%) AngularJS
17 18 (3.65%) XSD
17 18 (3.65%) XSLT
18 17 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.49%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.04%) Clustering
4 13 (2.64%) Replication
5 9 (1.83%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.62%) Data Conversion
6 8 (1.62%) NHS
7 7 (1.42%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.22%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.01%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.01%) e-Learning
9 5 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.01%) Statistics
10 4 (0.81%) Blog
10 4 (0.81%) CESG
10 4 (0.81%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.81%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.81%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.61%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 119 (24.14%) Windows
2 77 (15.62%) Windows Server
3 36 (7.30%) Linux
3 36 (7.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (4.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (4.46%) Unix
6 12 (2.43%) Ubuntu
7 10 (2.03%) Windows 8
8 9 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.01%) CentOS
9 5 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.81%) Solaris
11 3 (0.61%) VMS
12 2 (0.41%) Android
12 2 (0.41%) Fedora
12 2 (0.41%) HPUX
12 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (17.44%) MVC
3 75 (15.21%) Business Intelligence
4 62 (12.58%) ETL
4 62 (12.58%) Migration
5 60 (12.17%) Web Development
6 50 (10.14%) TDD
7 43 (8.72%) Performance Tuning
8 35 (7.10%) Data Migration
9 33 (6.69%) CRM
10 31 (6.29%) Data Modelling
11 28 (5.68%) OO
12 27 (5.48%) Scrum
13 25 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
14 24 (4.87%) ITIL
15 23 (4.67%) Configuration Management
15 23 (4.67%) High Availability
16 21 (4.26%) Software Engineering
17 18 (3.65%) Data Management
18 16 (3.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 296 (60.04%) SQL
2 164 (33.27%) C#
3 105 (21.30%) T-SQL
4 99 (20.08%) JavaScript
5 68 (13.79%) Java
6 39 (7.91%) PowerShell
7 27 (5.48%) VB.NET
8 15 (3.04%) VB
9 14 (2.84%) PHP
10 8 (1.62%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.62%) XAML
11 7 (1.42%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.01%) C
13 4 (0.81%) C++
13 4 (0.81%) VB6
13 4 (0.81%) VBA
14 3 (0.61%) Python
14 3 (0.61%) VBScript
14 3 (0.61%) XPath
15 2 (0.41%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 34 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 29 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (5.07%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.04%) MCSE
5 12 (2.43%) Degree
5 12 (2.43%) MCSA
6 9 (1.83%) CCNP
6 9 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (1.42%) MCTS
8 6 (1.22%) MCITP
9 5 (1.01%) ISEB
9 5 (1.01%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.81%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.41%) CCA
12 2 (0.41%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.64%) QA
2 10 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.42%) SLA
4 5 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.41%) WCAG
7 1 (0.20%) GPG13
7 1 (0.20%) HL7
System Software
1 63 (12.78%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.04%) vSphere
3 13 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.23%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.42%) XenApp
6 5 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.81%) Docker
7 4 (0.81%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.41%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 25 (5.07%) SCOM
2 10 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.03%) Puppet
3 7 (1.42%) SCCM
4 4 (0.81%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.61%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.61%) WSUS
6 2 (0.41%) Ansible
6 2 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.41%) MOM
6 2 (0.41%) Terraform
7 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.20%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.20%) OpenView
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 216 (43.81%) Microsoft
2 96 (19.47%) Oracle
3 42 (8.52%) IBM
4 33 (6.69%) VMware
5 28 (5.68%) Misys
6 15 (3.04%) Cisco
7 10 (2.03%) Dell
7 10 (2.03%) Juniper
7 10 (2.03%) Sybase
8 9 (1.83%) Pega
8 9 (1.83%) Xamarin
9 8 (1.62%) Citrix
9 8 (1.62%) SAP
10 7 (1.42%) SaltStack
11 6 (1.22%) BEA
11 6 (1.22%) Cognos
11 6 (1.22%) Vitria
12 5 (1.01%) F5
12 5 (1.01%) HP
12 5 (1.01%) Red Hat
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Hereford, Herefordshire
LA International
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ISL
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Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ISL
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Lichfield, Staffordshire
Networkers
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Experis Ltd
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