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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / West Midlands
Rank 19 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 170 267 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.16% 10.30% 10.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.72% 41.27% 46.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 177 136
Median daily rate £336 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 8
Median hourly rate £32.00 £16.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -44.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £16.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £23.00 £34.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.52 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+55.41% -24.93%

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
439 647 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.50% 24.95% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 380 281
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 13
Median hourly rate £33.00 £20.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% -30.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £16.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -2 57 £340 -2.85% 36
Staffordshire -1 30 £285 -5.00% 21
Coventry -25 16 £375 +7.14% 14
Warwickshire -11 15 £360 +6.66% 14
Herefordshire -5 10 £285 -28.75% 1
Shropshire +24 4 - - 12
Solihull -7 4 £375 +11.11% 11
Worcestershire -1 3 £343 -11.61% 14
Smethwick -1 1 - -
Wolverhampton -2 1 £350 -24.32% 3
Walsall -3 1 £325 +4.83% 2
West Bromwich -3 1 - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 228 (61.46%) SQL
2 165 (44.47%) .NET
3 147 (39.62%) C#
3 147 (39.62%) Microsoft
4 119 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (25.88%) MVC
6 93 (25.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 92 (24.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 92 (24.80%) T-SQL
8 90 (24.26%) HTML
9 84 (22.64%) Business Intelligence
10 83 (22.37%) JavaScript
11 70 (18.87%) ASP.NET
12 64 (17.25%) Data Warehouse
12 64 (17.25%) SQL Server 2008
13 63 (16.98%) CSS
14 62 (16.71%) jQuery
14 62 (16.71%) Team Foundation Server
15 59 (15.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 56 (15.09%) Visual Studio
17 55 (14.82%) SQL Server 2012
18 52 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
19 51 (13.75%) Windows
20 47 (12.67%) ETL
21 44 (11.86%) .NET Framework
22 41 (11.05%) ASP.NET MVC
22 41 (11.05%) XML
23 40 (10.78%) Oracle
23 40 (10.78%) PowerShell
24 39 (10.51%) AngularJS

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 21 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.85%) IIS
3 12 (3.23%) JBoss
3 12 (3.23%) NServiceBus
4 10 (2.70%) Apache
4 10 (2.70%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.16%) Oracle Application Server
5 8 (2.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 7 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.08%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.08%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.81%) SAS
8 3 (0.81%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.54%) CMS
9 2 (0.54%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (9.70%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.89%) MS Office
3 3 (0.81%) SPSS
4 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) CATIA
5 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.54%) assyst
3 2 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.54%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.27%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.27%) Magento
4 1 (0.27%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.27%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 52 (14.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.16%) Office 365
3 7 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.81%) GitHub
4 3 (0.81%) SaaS
5 2 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.54%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.54%) IaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.27%) PaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.96%) Broadband
2 9 (2.43%) HTTP
2 9 (2.43%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.08%) Internet
3 4 (1.08%) SAN
4 3 (0.81%) Firewall
4 3 (0.81%) Intranet
4 3 (0.81%) LDAP
4 3 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (0.81%) Skype
5 2 (0.54%) DHCP
5 2 (0.54%) DNS
5 2 (0.54%) Network Security
5 2 (0.54%) OSPF
5 2 (0.54%) SNMP
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.27%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.27%) NAS
6 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (25.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 92 (24.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 64 (17.25%) Data Warehouse
3 64 (17.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 59 (15.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 55 (14.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (10.24%) SQL Server 2014
7 30 (8.09%) SQL Server 2016
8 28 (7.55%) MySQL
9 27 (7.28%) Relational Database
10 26 (7.01%) SQL Server 2005
11 20 (5.39%) QlikView
12 12 (3.23%) Power BI
13 11 (2.96%) OLAP
14 10 (2.70%) Data Mining
15 9 (2.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (2.43%) Oracle Database
16 8 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
17 7 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 62 (16.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 56 (15.09%) Visual Studio
3 23 (6.20%) Git (software)
4 21 (5.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 10 (2.70%) Subversion
6 9 (2.43%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.16%) Selenium
8 7 (1.89%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.35%) JIRA
10 4 (1.08%) ERwin
10 4 (1.08%) NUnit
10 4 (1.08%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.81%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.81%) HP UFT
11 3 (0.81%) JUnit
11 3 (0.81%) RSpec
12 2 (0.54%) Log4j
12 2 (0.54%) MSTest
12 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.54%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 25 (6.74%) Finance
2 19 (5.12%) Advertising
3 11 (2.96%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.43%) Retail
5 6 (1.62%) Back Office
6 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.81%) Automotive
7 3 (0.81%) Banking
7 3 (0.81%) Local Government
8 1 (0.27%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 209 (56.33%) Developer
2 83 (22.37%) .NET Developer
3 48 (12.94%) Analyst
3 48 (12.94%) C# Developer
4 45 (12.13%) SQL Developer
5 42 (11.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 39 (10.51%) C# .NET Developer
7 32 (8.63%) Senior Developer
8 28 (7.55%) DBA
9 25 (6.74%) SQL DBA
10 23 (6.20%) ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (5.12%) SSRS Developer
12 18 (4.85%) SSIS Developer
13 17 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 17 (4.58%) SQL Analyst
13 17 (4.58%) SQL BI Developer
14 16 (4.31%) SQL Server Developer
15 15 (4.04%) Architect
16 14 (3.77%) Software Developer
16 14 (3.77%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (44.47%) .NET
2 90 (24.26%) HTML
3 70 (18.87%) ASP.NET
4 63 (16.98%) CSS
5 62 (16.71%) jQuery
6 44 (11.86%) .NET Framework
7 41 (11.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 41 (11.05%) XML
8 39 (10.51%) AngularJS
9 36 (9.70%) WCF
10 34 (9.16%) Entity Framework
11 28 (7.55%) Web Services
12 21 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
12 21 (5.66%) SOAP
13 20 (5.39%) HTML5
14 18 (4.85%) StructureMap
15 17 (4.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 17 (4.58%) WPF
16 15 (4.04%) KnockoutJS
16 15 (4.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.23%) NHS
3 6 (1.62%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.62%) User Experience
4 5 (1.35%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.35%) Replication
5 4 (1.08%) Clustering
5 4 (1.08%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.08%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.81%) e-Learning
6 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.81%) Public Cloud
6 3 (0.81%) SCADA
7 2 (0.54%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.54%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.27%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.27%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.27%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (13.75%) Windows
2 35 (9.43%) Windows Server
3 19 (5.12%) Linux
4 14 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (3.50%) Unix
6 8 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.08%) Android
8 3 (0.81%) Solaris
8 3 (0.81%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.27%) HPUX
10 1 (0.27%) VMS
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (25.88%) MVC
3 84 (22.64%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (12.67%) ETL
5 32 (8.63%) TDD
6 30 (8.09%) Web Development
7 28 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (6.47%) Performance Tuning
8 24 (6.47%) Waterfall
9 23 (6.20%) Scrum
10 21 (5.66%) Data Modelling
10 21 (5.66%) Migration
10 21 (5.66%) Software Engineering
11 20 (5.39%) SOLID
12 19 (5.12%) SDLC
12 19 (5.12%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (4.85%) Data Management
13 18 (4.85%) Test Automation
14 17 (4.58%) Data Analysis
15 14 (3.77%) OO
Programming Languages
1 228 (61.46%) SQL
2 147 (39.62%) C#
3 92 (24.80%) T-SQL
4 83 (22.37%) JavaScript
5 40 (10.78%) PowerShell
6 30 (8.09%) Java
7 17 (4.58%) VB.NET
8 15 (4.04%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.70%) TypeScript
10 7 (1.89%) PHP
10 7 (1.89%) VB
11 3 (0.81%) VB6
12 2 (0.54%) VBA
12 2 (0.54%) XPath
13 1 (0.27%) C
13 1 (0.27%) Delphi
13 1 (0.27%) Jython
13 1 (0.27%) Python
13 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 27 (7.28%) Security Cleared
2 12 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.43%) Degree
4 8 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.35%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.08%) MCSE
7 3 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.54%) ISEB
8 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.54%) MCTS
8 2 (0.54%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.27%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.27%) MCDST
9 1 (0.27%) MCITP
9 1 (0.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.43%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.89%) QA
3 5 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.54%) SLA
5 1 (0.27%) GPG13
5 1 (0.27%) IFRS
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.89%) Docker
3 7 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.62%) VMware ESX
4 6 (1.62%) XenApp
5 2 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (2.16%) Oracle Identity Management
1 8 (2.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 7 (1.89%) SCOM
3 6 (1.62%) WSUS
4 3 (0.81%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.54%) Rundeck
5 2 (0.54%) SCCM
6 1 (0.27%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.27%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.27%) OpenView
6 1 (0.27%) Puppet
6 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 147 (39.62%) Microsoft
2 40 (10.78%) Oracle
3 14 (3.77%) VMware
4 9 (2.43%) Google
5 8 (2.16%) Tableau
6 7 (1.89%) Citrix
6 7 (1.89%) Cognos
7 6 (1.62%) Cisco
7 6 (1.62%) IBM
7 6 (1.62%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.35%) SAP
8 5 (1.35%) Teradata
8 5 (1.35%) Veeam
9 4 (1.08%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.08%) HP
10 3 (0.81%) Canon
10 3 (0.81%) Dell
10 3 (0.81%) Remedy
10 3 (0.81%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.54%) IDERA
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