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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 237 280 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.23% 10.46% 10.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.96% 45.31% 49.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 179 158
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £33.38 £21.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +3.17%
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
678 618 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.55% 23.09% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 373 310
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.80 £51.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £32.30 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.39% -7.71%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 77 £375 +15.38% 40
Coventry +3 50 £388 +19.23% 11
Warwickshire -2 20 £325 - 25
Staffordshire -3 16 £350 -12.50% 25
Shropshire -45 9 £550 +37.50% 7
Worcestershire +3 7 £400 - 17
Solihull -9 5 £344 -14.06% 3
Herefordshire - 5 £450 -
Kingswinford - 3 £310 -
Wolverhampton 0 2 £375 +66.66% 6
Smethwick - 2 - -
Walsall -1 1 - - 3
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 257 (51.50%) SQL
2 195 (39.08%) .NET
3 171 (34.27%) Microsoft
4 144 (28.86%) C#
5 127 (25.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 126 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
7 124 (24.85%) Windows
8 122 (24.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 109 (21.84%) Business Intelligence
10 95 (19.04%) T-SQL
11 91 (18.24%) Oracle
12 87 (17.43%) ASP.NET
13 79 (15.83%) JavaScript
14 77 (15.43%) Windows Server
15 76 (15.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 75 (15.03%) SQL Server 2008
17 71 (14.23%) MVC
18 69 (13.83%) SharePoint
19 68 (13.63%) HTML
20 64 (12.83%) ETL
21 63 (12.63%) Finance
22 61 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
23 60 (12.02%) CSS
24 59 (11.82%) MS Excel
25 58 (11.62%) SQL Server 2012
26 54 (10.82%) .NET Framework
27 48 (9.62%) XML
27 48 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
28 46 (9.22%) ASP.NET MVC
28 46 (9.22%) SQL Server 2005

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 69 (13.83%) SharePoint
2 29 (5.81%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (3.61%) IIS
4 14 (2.81%) MS Exchange
5 12 (2.40%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.00%) Documentum
6 10 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (2.00%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.80%) JBoss
7 9 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (1.60%) Captiva
8 8 (1.60%) Umbraco
9 7 (1.40%) CMS
10 4 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.80%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.60%) Apache
11 3 (0.60%) WordPress
12 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.40%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 59 (11.82%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.61%) MS Office
3 7 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.20%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.40%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.40%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (0.40%) PTC Creo
6 2 (0.40%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.40%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.40%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.21%) Office 365
3 6 (1.20%) IaaS
4 4 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.80%) GitHub
5 2 (0.40%) PaaS
5 2 (0.40%) Yammer
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.20%) SaaS
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.21%) Internet
2 9 (1.80%) DNS
2 9 (1.80%) Wireless
3 8 (1.60%) SAN
3 8 (1.60%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.40%) Firewall
4 7 (1.40%) LAN
4 7 (1.40%) WAN
5 6 (1.20%) SSL
6 5 (1.00%) Intranet
7 4 (0.80%) DHCP
7 4 (0.80%) Network Security
7 4 (0.80%) SMTP
8 3 (0.60%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.60%) SSH
9 2 (0.40%) Extranet
9 2 (0.40%) Modbus
10 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.20%) MPLS
10 1 (0.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (25.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 122 (24.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 76 (15.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 75 (15.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 61 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
6 58 (11.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 46 (9.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 38 (7.62%) Relational Database
9 31 (6.21%) SQL Server 2014
10 23 (4.61%) Oracle Database
11 20 (4.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 17 (3.41%) Power BI
12 17 (3.41%) QlikView
13 15 (3.01%) RDBMS
14 13 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
14 13 (2.61%) IBM InfoSphere
15 12 (2.40%) OLAP
16 11 (2.20%) MySQL
17 9 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
17 9 (1.80%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 48 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (8.62%) Visual Studio
3 16 (3.21%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.20%) Selenium
5 8 (1.60%) Eclipse
6 7 (1.40%) JUnit
6 7 (1.40%) Maven
6 7 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.00%) NUnit
7 5 (1.00%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.60%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.60%) Moq
8 3 (0.60%) Subversion
9 2 (0.40%) FxCop
9 2 (0.40%) Grunt
9 2 (0.40%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.40%) JIRA
9 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.40%) StyleCop
General
1 63 (12.63%) Finance
2 11 (2.20%) Back Office
3 10 (2.00%) Billing
4 9 (1.80%) Advertising
4 9 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.40%) Banking
5 7 (1.40%) Games
5 7 (1.40%) Retail
6 6 (1.20%) Marketing
7 5 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.80%) German Language
9 2 (0.40%) Automotive
9 2 (0.40%) Law
9 2 (0.40%) Publishing
10 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 261 (52.30%) Developer
2 98 (19.64%) .NET Developer
3 74 (14.83%) SQL Developer
4 48 (9.62%) DBA
5 43 (8.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 42 (8.42%) SQL DBA
7 40 (8.02%) Analyst
7 40 (8.02%) C# Developer
8 36 (7.21%) Architect
9 35 (7.01%) SQL Server Developer
10 30 (6.01%) C# .NET Developer
11 26 (5.21%) SSIS Developer
12 24 (4.81%) ASP.NET Developer
13 23 (4.61%) SSRS Developer
14 20 (4.01%) Administrator
15 19 (3.81%) Business Developer
15 19 (3.81%) Consultant
15 19 (3.81%) VB.NET Developer
16 16 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 14 (2.81%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (39.08%) .NET
2 87 (17.43%) ASP.NET
3 68 (13.63%) HTML
4 60 (12.02%) CSS
5 54 (10.82%) .NET Framework
6 48 (9.62%) XML
7 46 (9.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 39 (7.82%) jQuery
9 37 (7.41%) Web Services
10 29 (5.81%) WinForms
11 26 (5.21%) Entity Framework
12 24 (4.81%) WCF
13 22 (4.41%) HTML5
13 22 (4.41%) MDX
14 18 (3.61%) AngularJS
15 16 (3.21%) LINQ
16 14 (2.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 14 (2.81%) CSS3
17 13 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 13 (2.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.41%) Computer Science
3 14 (2.81%) Data Centre
3 14 (2.81%) NHS
4 13 (2.61%) Clustering
5 10 (2.00%) Replication
6 8 (1.60%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.20%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.00%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.00%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.00%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.00%) Statistics
9 4 (0.80%) Data Conversion
9 4 (0.80%) Online Games
9 4 (0.80%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.80%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.60%) EPoS
10 3 (0.60%) Robotics
11 2 (0.40%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 124 (24.85%) Windows
2 77 (15.43%) Windows Server
3 33 (6.61%) Linux
4 26 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (5.01%) Unix
5 25 (5.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.40%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.80%) Android
9 4 (0.80%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.80%) CentOS
10 3 (0.60%) AIX
10 3 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.40%) Fedora
11 2 (0.40%) HPUX
11 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.40%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (25.25%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (21.84%) Business Intelligence
3 71 (14.23%) MVC
4 64 (12.83%) ETL
5 45 (9.02%) Migration
6 44 (8.82%) Data Modelling
6 44 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
7 31 (6.21%) Scrum
8 29 (5.81%) CRM
9 27 (5.41%) TDD
10 25 (5.01%) Data Migration
10 25 (5.01%) SOA
11 23 (4.61%) Configuration Management
12 22 (4.41%) OO
13 20 (4.01%) Project Management
13 20 (4.01%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (3.81%) Data Analysis
14 19 (3.81%) ITIL
14 19 (3.81%) Waterfall
15 18 (3.61%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 257 (51.50%) SQL
2 144 (28.86%) C#
3 95 (19.04%) T-SQL
4 79 (15.83%) JavaScript
5 41 (8.22%) VB.NET
6 39 (7.82%) Java
7 35 (7.01%) PowerShell
8 22 (4.41%) VB
9 17 (3.41%) VBScript
10 15 (3.01%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.40%) XPath
12 6 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.20%) VB6
13 4 (0.80%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.80%) PHP
13 4 (0.80%) X++
14 3 (0.60%) Python
14 3 (0.60%) XAML
15 2 (0.40%) VBA
15 2 (0.40%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 26 (5.21%) Degree
2 22 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.40%) Sun Certification
6 6 (1.20%) MCSE
7 5 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.00%) MCITP
8 4 (0.80%) MCAD
8 4 (0.80%) MCSD
8 4 (0.80%) MCTS
9 2 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.40%) ISEB
9 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.20%) CCNA
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.20%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.20%) MCSA
10 1 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.01%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.80%) QA
3 6 (1.20%) SLA
4 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.20%) HL7
5 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (9.02%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.80%) vSphere
4 4 (0.80%) XenApp
5 3 (0.60%) NFS
5 3 (0.60%) Samba
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (2.61%) SCOM
2 10 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.60%) Puppet
4 6 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.20%) SCOrch
5 5 (1.00%) Terraform
6 4 (0.80%) MAILsweeper
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.60%) SCCM
8 2 (0.40%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.40%) vRealize
8 2 (0.40%) WSUS
9 1 (0.20%) Ansible
9 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.20%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.20%) Simpana
9 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 171 (34.27%) Microsoft
2 91 (18.24%) Oracle
3 33 (6.61%) VMware
4 19 (3.81%) IBM
5 15 (3.01%) Cognos
6 14 (2.81%) EMC
7 12 (2.40%) HP
7 12 (2.40%) Pega
8 10 (2.00%) Netezza
8 10 (2.00%) Tableau
9 9 (1.80%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.40%) Sitecore
10 7 (1.40%) Sun
11 6 (1.20%) Cisco
11 6 (1.20%) Citrix
12 5 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.00%) SAP
13 4 (0.80%) Siemens
13 4 (0.80%) Symantec
13 4 (0.80%) webMethods
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