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 29 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 235 272 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.09% 13.07% 13.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.41% 58.87% 63.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 173 165
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.21% -8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +18.53%
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
440 462 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.03% 22.20% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 279 260
Average daily rate £330 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 13
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.21% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £20.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 £37.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 -3 78 £350 -2.77% 31
Warwickshire +8 53 £313 +13.63% 19
Coventry -5 32 £320 +16.36% 14
Staffordshire 0 26 £320 -3.03% 18
Shropshire -10 5 £100 -61.90% 5
Solihull -4 3 £330 +10.00% 13
Walsall -1 2 £363 +11.53% 5
Worcestershire -15 2 £190 -39.44% 10
West Bromwich - - - - 2
Wolverhampton - - - - 3
Herefordshire - - - - 4
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 250 (53.65%) .NET
2 223 (47.85%) SQL
3 202 (43.35%) C#
4 163 (34.98%) ASP.NET
5 133 (28.54%) JavaScript
6 117 (25.11%) Microsoft
7 110 (23.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 106 (22.75%) HTML
9 102 (21.89%) CSS
10 81 (17.38%) Windows
11 80 (17.17%) Business Intelligence
12 79 (16.95%) MVC
13 78 (16.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 77 (16.52%) T-SQL
15 76 (16.31%) SQL Server 2008
16 72 (15.45%) MS Excel
17 71 (15.24%) SharePoint
18 64 (13.73%) VB.NET
19 63 (13.52%) WCF
20 61 (13.09%) jQuery
21 57 (12.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 52 (11.16%) Data Warehouse
23 49 (10.52%) SQL Server 2012
24 48 (10.30%) MySQL
25 47 (10.09%) Web Services
26 41 (8.80%) XML
27 40 (8.58%) CSS3
28 37 (7.94%) Oracle
29 35 (7.51%) ETL
29 35 (7.51%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 71 (15.24%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.29%) IIS
3 18 (3.86%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (2.79%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (1.50%) CMS
5 7 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.29%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.86%) CICS
8 4 (0.86%) TPMS
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.43%) Node.js
10 2 (0.43%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.21%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.21%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.21%) Apache
11 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 72 (15.45%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.15%) MS Office
3 10 (2.15%) Photoshop
3 10 (2.15%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.64%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 24 (5.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.93%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.29%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (0.86%) Agresso
4 4 (0.86%) Cognos Controller
5 3 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.43%) Magento
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (1.72%) Office 365
1 8 (1.72%) GitHub
2 5 (1.07%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.36%) HTTP
2 9 (1.93%) SAN
3 8 (1.72%) Internet
4 6 (1.29%) Intranet
5 5 (1.07%) LAN
6 4 (0.86%) VoIP
6 4 (0.86%) WAN
6 4 (0.86%) ATM
6 4 (0.86%) Broadband
6 4 (0.86%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.64%) Firewall
8 2 (0.43%) LTE
9 1 (0.21%) NAS
9 1 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.21%) Wireless
9 1 (0.21%) VPN
9 1 (0.21%) SSL
9 1 (0.21%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.21%) SMTP
9 1 (0.21%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (23.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 78 (16.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 76 (16.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 57 (12.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 52 (11.16%) Data Warehouse
6 49 (10.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 48 (10.30%) MySQL
8 35 (7.51%) Relational Database
9 33 (7.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 20 (4.29%) OLAP
11 19 (4.08%) RDBMS
12 15 (3.22%) Oracle Database
13 13 (2.79%) MS Access
14 9 (1.93%) DB2
14 9 (1.93%) Data Mart
14 9 (1.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 9 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
16 4 (0.86%) Informix
16 4 (0.86%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 19 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 15 (3.22%) Subversion
2 15 (3.22%) JIRA
3 13 (2.79%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.93%) Toad
6 7 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (1.29%) NUnit
8 5 (1.07%) FxCop
9 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (0.21%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (0.21%) Moq
10 1 (0.21%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.21%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.21%) NBehave
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.21%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.21%) Xcode
10 1 (0.21%) PVCS
General
1 34 (7.30%) Finance
2 18 (3.86%) Back Office
3 16 (3.43%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.29%) Marketing
4 6 (1.29%) Automotive
4 6 (1.29%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.86%) Retail
6 3 (0.64%) Advertising
6 3 (0.64%) Electronics
6 3 (0.64%) Games
7 2 (0.43%) Banking
7 2 (0.43%) Publishing
7 2 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.21%) Billing
8 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 301 (64.59%) Developer
2 113 (24.25%) .NET Developer
3 65 (13.95%) Analyst
4 52 (11.16%) C# Developer
5 35 (7.51%) ASP.NET Developer
6 34 (7.30%) C# .NET Developer
7 33 (7.08%) SQL Developer
8 27 (5.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 25 (5.36%) Architect
10 21 (4.51%) Web Developer
10 21 (4.51%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 20 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 20 (4.29%) VB.NET Developer
12 19 (4.08%) Team Leader
12 19 (4.08%) DBA
12 19 (4.08%) Business Analyst
13 18 (3.86%) SQL DBA
14 16 (3.43%) Development Team Leader
14 16 (3.43%) Senior Developer
15 15 (3.22%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (53.65%) .NET
2 163 (34.98%) ASP.NET
3 106 (22.75%) HTML
4 102 (21.89%) CSS
5 63 (13.52%) WCF
6 61 (13.09%) jQuery
7 47 (10.09%) Web Services
8 41 (8.80%) XML
9 40 (8.58%) CSS3
10 34 (7.30%) .NET Framework
11 33 (7.08%) WinForms
12 30 (6.44%) Ajax
12 30 (6.44%) HTML5
13 29 (6.22%) ASP.NET MVC
14 24 (5.15%) XSLT
15 17 (3.65%) XHTML
15 17 (3.65%) WPF
16 13 (2.79%) MDX
16 13 (2.79%) AngularJS
17 12 (2.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.58%) N-Tier
2 22 (4.72%) NHS
3 11 (2.36%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.15%) Clustering
5 8 (1.72%) Pocket PC
5 8 (1.72%) Open Source
5 8 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.29%) Data Extraction
7 4 (0.86%) Learning Management System
7 4 (0.86%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.64%) Replication
8 3 (0.64%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.64%) SCORM
8 3 (0.64%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.64%) WURFL
9 2 (0.43%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.43%) FMCG
9 2 (0.43%) iPad
9 2 (0.43%) GIS
9 2 (0.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 81 (17.38%) Windows
2 19 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (2.79%) Windows Mobile
3 13 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (2.79%) Windows 8
4 12 (2.58%) UNIX
5 10 (2.15%) Windows CE
6 8 (1.72%) Windows Phone 8
6 8 (1.72%) Windows Phone
7 7 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.50%) Linux
8 5 (1.07%) Android
8 5 (1.07%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.86%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.86%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.64%) BlackBerry OS
10 3 (0.64%) HPUX
10 3 (0.64%) Solaris
10 3 (0.64%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (17.17%) Business Intelligence
2 79 (16.95%) MVC
3 35 (7.51%) ETL
4 34 (7.30%) TDD
5 31 (6.65%) Migration
6 30 (6.44%) CRM
7 28 (6.01%) Unit Testing
8 27 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (4.72%) Web Development
9 22 (4.72%) Scrum
10 18 (3.86%) ERP
11 17 (3.65%) Data Modelling
11 17 (3.65%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (3.43%) E-Commerce
12 16 (3.43%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (3.22%) ITIL
14 13 (2.79%) OO
14 13 (2.79%) SOA
15 11 (2.36%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 223 (47.85%) SQL
2 202 (43.35%) C#
3 133 (28.54%) JavaScript
4 77 (16.52%) T-SQL
5 64 (13.73%) VB.NET
6 31 (6.65%) VBA
7 28 (6.01%) VB
8 22 (4.72%) Java
9 17 (3.65%) Perl
10 11 (2.36%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.93%) C++
11 9 (1.93%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.72%) Embedded C++
12 8 (1.72%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.07%) VB6
13 5 (1.07%) PHP
13 5 (1.07%) VBScript
14 2 (0.43%) XAML
14 2 (0.43%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (2.36%) Degree
2 9 (1.93%) ISEB
2 9 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (1.72%) ISTQB
3 8 (1.72%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.64%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.43%) MCSE
5 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.43%) MCP
5 2 (0.43%) ISSAP
5 2 (0.43%) MCTS
5 2 (0.43%) MCITP
6 1 (0.21%) MCAD
6 1 (0.21%) MCSD
6 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.15%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (4.51%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.50%) vSphere
5 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (1.72%) SCOM
2 5 (1.07%) SCCM
3 3 (0.64%) MOM
3 3 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (0.64%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (0.64%) Control-M
4 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 117 (25.11%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.94%) Oracle
3 23 (4.94%) VMware
4 12 (2.58%) Sitecore
5 10 (2.15%) Business Objects
6 9 (1.93%) MicroStrategy
7 8 (1.72%) Sybase
8 7 (1.50%) Citrix
9 6 (1.29%) HP
9 6 (1.29%) SAP
9 6 (1.29%) Cognos
9 6 (1.29%) AccuRev
10 5 (1.07%) NetApp
10 5 (1.07%) JD Edwards
10 5 (1.07%) IBM
10 5 (1.07%) Tableau
11 4 (0.86%) Capita
11 4 (0.86%) Google
12 3 (0.64%) SolarWinds
12 3 (0.64%) BMC
Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £24 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25K - £7K plus call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £75.00 - £125.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Warwick
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Staffordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Leamington Spa
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280 - £330 per day + (Negotiable)
Posted: 23 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
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