The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 232 243 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.76% 13.26% 12.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.15% 54.61% 56.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 121 138
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% -40.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.19 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £42.20 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
472 445 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.85% 24.29% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 221 243
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 14
Average hourly rate £18.50 £37.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.31 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £42.20 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -6 70 £340 +6.25% 32
Staffordshire +1 35 £325 +8.33% 36
Warwickshire 0 32 £300 -7.69% 20
Coventry -9 22 £313 +4.16% 12
Solihull -7 9 £250 -21.87% 2
Worcestershire -5 5 £300 - 9
Wolverhampton -7 5 £325 - 3
Shropshire -3 4 £238 -5.00% 3
Walsall -3 2 £350 +7.69% 8
Dudley - 2 £363 -
Halesowen - - - -
Smethwick - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 4
Herefordshire - - - - 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 244 (53.16%) .NET
2 235 (51.20%) SQL
3 173 (37.69%) C#
4 151 (32.90%) ASP.NET
5 129 (28.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 118 (25.71%) JavaScript
7 117 (25.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 111 (24.18%) Microsoft
9 100 (21.79%) HTML
10 84 (18.30%) CSS
11 82 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 79 (17.21%) T-SQL
13 67 (14.60%) Windows
14 62 (13.51%) jQuery
15 61 (13.29%) WCF
16 59 (12.85%) MS Excel
17 58 (12.64%) Business Intelligence
17 58 (12.64%) VB.NET
18 56 (12.20%) SharePoint
18 56 (12.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 53 (11.55%) MVC
20 52 (11.33%) MySQL
21 48 (10.46%) XML
22 45 (9.80%) SQL Server 2005
23 44 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
23 44 (9.59%) VB
24 43 (9.37%) Web Services
24 43 (9.37%) Data Warehouse
25 41 (8.93%) WinForms
26 40 (8.71%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 56 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 39 (8.50%) IIS
3 15 (3.27%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (2.40%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.53%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.53%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.09%) CMS
7 5 (1.09%) WordPress
8 4 (0.87%) MS Project Server
9 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.44%) Apache
10 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.22%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.22%) WebLogic Integration
11 1 (0.22%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (12.85%) MS Excel
2 36 (7.84%) MS Office
3 7 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.87%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.87%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.87%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (3.49%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.31%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (1.09%) Magento
5 4 (0.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.65%) Agresso
6 3 (0.65%) Cognos Controller
7 2 (0.44%) e-Work
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.87%) Office 365
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.10%) Internet
2 13 (2.83%) Intranet
3 8 (1.74%) LDAP
4 7 (1.53%) DDNS
5 5 (1.09%) HTTP
6 4 (0.87%) SAN
6 4 (0.87%) WAN
6 4 (0.87%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.65%) SMTP
7 3 (0.65%) LAN
7 3 (0.65%) DNS
7 3 (0.65%) SSL
7 3 (0.65%) IPv4
7 3 (0.65%) IPv6
8 2 (0.44%) FTP
8 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.22%) VPN
9 1 (0.22%) Firewall
9 1 (0.22%) Wireless
9 1 (0.22%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (28.10%) SQL Server 2008
2 117 (25.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 82 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (12.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 52 (11.33%) MySQL
6 45 (9.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 43 (9.37%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (6.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (5.45%) Relational Database
10 20 (4.36%) MS Access
11 17 (3.70%) RDBMS
12 15 (3.27%) OLAP
13 12 (2.61%) Cognos Powerplay
13 12 (2.61%) DTS
13 12 (2.61%) Oracle Database
14 11 (2.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (1.74%) SQLite
15 8 (1.74%) ReportNet
16 6 (1.31%) QlikView
17 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 40 (8.71%) Visual Studio
2 17 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.18%) Subversion
3 10 (2.18%) JIRA
4 8 (1.74%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.53%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.87%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 3 (0.65%) NUnit
9 2 (0.44%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (0.44%) MSTest
9 2 (0.44%) PowerBuilder
9 2 (0.44%) JUnit
9 2 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.22%) Toad
10 1 (0.22%) FxCop
10 1 (0.22%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.22%) FishEye
10 1 (0.22%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 39 (8.50%) Finance
2 22 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.83%) Banking
4 6 (1.31%) Retail
4 6 (1.31%) Front Office
5 5 (1.09%) Back Office
5 5 (1.09%) Automotive
6 4 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.65%) Advertising
7 3 (0.65%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.44%) Marketing
8 2 (0.44%) Law
9 1 (0.22%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 302 (65.80%) Developer
2 71 (15.47%) .NET Developer
3 60 (13.07%) Analyst
4 39 (8.50%) C# Developer
5 33 (7.19%) SQL Developer
6 32 (6.97%) Software Developer
7 25 (5.45%) Web Developer
8 23 (5.01%) DBA
9 21 (4.58%) SharePoint Developer
9 21 (4.58%) Architect
10 19 (4.14%) SQL DBA
11 17 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
12 16 (3.49%) ASP.NET Developer
12 16 (3.49%) VB.NET Developer
13 15 (3.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 15 (3.27%) Database Developer
14 14 (3.05%) Team Leader
15 13 (2.83%) Programmer
15 13 (2.83%) Development Team Leader
16 12 (2.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (53.16%) .NET
2 151 (32.90%) ASP.NET
3 100 (21.79%) HTML
4 84 (18.30%) CSS
5 62 (13.51%) jQuery
6 61 (13.29%) WCF
7 48 (10.46%) XML
8 43 (9.37%) Web Services
9 41 (8.93%) WinForms
10 40 (8.71%) .NET Framework
11 29 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (6.10%) SOAP
13 26 (5.66%) HTML5
14 25 (5.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 25 (5.45%) Ajax
15 21 (4.58%) CSS3
16 20 (4.36%) MDX
17 19 (4.14%) REST
18 18 (3.92%) WPF
19 15 (3.27%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.19%) NHS
2 20 (4.36%) N-Tier
3 17 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.40%) Clustering
5 10 (2.18%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.74%) PDA
7 7 (1.53%) Pocket PC
8 6 (1.31%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (0.87%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.65%) Replication
10 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.44%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.44%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.44%) Open Source
11 2 (0.44%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.22%) EPoS
12 1 (0.22%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.22%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.22%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 67 (14.60%) Windows
2 21 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (2.61%) UNIX
5 10 (2.18%) Windows Mobile
6 7 (1.53%) Windows CE
7 6 (1.31%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.65%) Linux
9 3 (0.65%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.44%) Android
10 2 (0.44%) Solaris
10 2 (0.44%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.22%) HPUX
11 1 (0.22%) SUSE
11 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.22%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (12.64%) Business Intelligence
2 53 (11.55%) MVC
3 44 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (7.19%) TDD
5 30 (6.54%) Migration
5 30 (6.54%) ETL
6 23 (5.01%) SOA
7 22 (4.79%) Data Migration
8 21 (4.58%) Software Engineering
8 21 (4.58%) CRM
9 20 (4.36%) Data Modelling
10 18 (3.92%) ERP
11 17 (3.70%) Web Development
11 17 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (3.49%) E-Commerce
13 15 (3.27%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (3.27%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (3.05%) Scrum
15 12 (2.61%) Workflow
16 11 (2.40%) UML
Programming Languages
1 235 (51.20%) SQL
2 173 (37.69%) C#
3 118 (25.71%) JavaScript
4 79 (17.21%) T-SQL
5 58 (12.64%) VB.NET
6 44 (9.59%) VB
7 35 (7.63%) VBA
8 34 (7.41%) Java
9 24 (5.23%) Perl
10 20 (4.36%) PHP
11 15 (3.27%) PowerShell
12 13 (2.83%) C++
13 10 (2.18%) X++
14 9 (1.96%) VBScript
14 9 (1.96%) VB6
15 7 (1.53%) Embedded C++
16 5 (1.09%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 5 (1.09%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.65%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (3.27%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.40%) Degree
3 9 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.74%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.09%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.87%) MCSE
7 3 (0.65%) ISEB
8 2 (0.44%) MCITP
8 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.44%) MCSA
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.22%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.74%) SLA
2 2 (0.44%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) HL7
3 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.44%) vSphere
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.22%) XenApp
5 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (0.87%) SCOM
1 4 (0.87%) MOM
1 4 (0.87%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (0.65%) Control-M
3 2 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.22%) MIIS
4 1 (0.22%) SCCM
4 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 111 (24.18%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.19%) Oracle
3 22 (4.79%) Cognos
4 14 (3.05%) Teradata
4 14 (3.05%) IBM
5 13 (2.83%) Business Objects
6 10 (2.18%) VMware
7 7 (1.53%) Lotus
8 6 (1.31%) Sitecore
8 6 (1.31%) Adobe
9 5 (1.09%) Citrix
9 5 (1.09%) Northgate
10 4 (0.87%) DevExpress
10 4 (0.87%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.87%) HP
11 3 (0.65%) BMC
11 3 (0.65%) Ektron
12 2 (0.44%) AccuRev
12 2 (0.44%) Metastorm
12 2 (0.44%) SAP
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