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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 205 223 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.81% 10.45% 12.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.58% 46.95% 51.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 135 121
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £470 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.25 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
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
422 475 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.13% 22.27% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 269 244
Average daily rate £350 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £465 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 17
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.48 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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.

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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 -5 55 £316 -2.69% 45
Coventry 0 29 £375 -11.76% 23
Warwickshire -9 20 £319 -3.40% 19
Staffordshire -5 14 £335 +21.81% 33
Shropshire +3 12 £309 -17.66% 2
Herefordshire 0 11 £444 +64.35% 2
Wolverhampton +7 7 £269 -10.41% 9
Worcestershire -4 6 £300 +14.28% 3
Solihull 0 4 £425 +50.44% 4
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £336 - 2
Walsall 0 2 £268 -23.02% 3
West Bromwich -1 1 £300 -
Halesowen - 1 £275 -
Wednesbury - - - -
Stourbridge - - - -
Dudley - - - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 232 (52.25%) .NET
2 215 (48.42%) SQL
3 194 (43.69%) C#
4 152 (34.23%) Microsoft
5 130 (29.28%) ASP.NET
6 110 (24.77%) JavaScript
7 102 (22.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 99 (22.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 97 (21.85%) HTML
10 86 (19.37%) CSS
11 85 (19.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 79 (17.79%) MS Excel
13 77 (17.34%) Windows
14 76 (17.12%) T-SQL
15 75 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
16 66 (14.86%) Web Services
16 66 (14.86%) MVC
17 60 (13.51%) SharePoint
17 60 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
18 59 (13.29%) XML
19 58 (13.06%) jQuery
20 57 (12.84%) VB.NET
20 57 (12.84%) Oracle
21 48 (10.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 47 (10.59%) WCF
22 47 (10.59%) CRM
23 46 (10.36%) Finance
23 46 (10.36%) SQL Server 2012
24 45 (10.14%) Data Warehouse
25 40 (9.01%) Dynamics CRM

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 60 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 30 (6.76%) BizTalk Server
3 23 (5.18%) IIS
4 11 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (2.25%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.80%) Apache
6 8 (1.80%) Drupal
6 8 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.90%) CICS
8 4 (0.90%) TPMS
8 4 (0.90%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.45%) Node.js
10 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.23%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 79 (17.79%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.73%) MS Office
3 16 (3.60%) InfoPath
4 7 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.58%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.35%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.68%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.23%) MS Project
8 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.23%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 40 (9.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.68%) TRIRIGA
3 3 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.45%) e-Work
4 2 (0.45%) BPCS
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (1.80%) Office 365
3 7 (1.58%) GitHub
4 3 (0.68%) SaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.93%) HTTP
2 11 (2.48%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.80%) Internet
4 7 (1.58%) VoIP
5 6 (1.35%) LAN
6 5 (1.13%) SAN
6 5 (1.13%) WAN
7 4 (0.90%) Intranet
7 4 (0.90%) ATM
7 4 (0.90%) Broadband
7 4 (0.90%) DNS
7 4 (0.90%) DHCP
8 2 (0.45%) Firewall
8 2 (0.45%) SMTP
9 1 (0.23%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.23%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.23%) VPN
9 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.23%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (22.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 99 (22.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 85 (19.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 48 (10.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 46 (10.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 45 (10.14%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 26 (5.86%) Oracle Database
9 22 (4.95%) MySQL
10 19 (4.28%) Relational Database
11 12 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (2.25%) OLAP
13 9 (2.03%) Data Mart
13 9 (2.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (2.03%) DB2
13 9 (2.03%) SQL Server 2000
14 8 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (1.58%) OLAP Cube
16 6 (1.35%) MS Access
17 5 (1.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (6.08%) Visual Studio
2 26 (5.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (3.38%) Subversion
4 13 (2.93%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.70%) JIRA
6 9 (2.03%) Toad
7 8 (1.80%) NUnit
8 6 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (1.35%) FxCop
8 6 (1.35%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (0.90%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.68%) MSTest
11 2 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.45%) NCover
11 2 (0.45%) NDepend
11 2 (0.45%) StyleCop
11 2 (0.45%) ReSharper
11 2 (0.45%) NuGet
11 2 (0.45%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 46 (10.36%) Finance
2 7 (1.58%) Back Office
2 7 (1.58%) Automotive
3 6 (1.35%) Publishing
4 5 (1.13%) Banking
4 5 (1.13%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.13%) Advertising
5 4 (0.90%) Legal
5 4 (0.90%) Marketing
6 3 (0.68%) Retail
7 2 (0.45%) Electronics
7 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.23%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 255 (57.43%) Developer
2 86 (19.37%) .NET Developer
3 55 (12.39%) C# Developer
3 55 (12.39%) Analyst
4 35 (7.88%) Architect
5 34 (7.66%) C# .NET Developer
6 30 (6.76%) DBA
7 24 (5.41%) SQL DBA
8 23 (5.18%) ASP.NET Developer
9 22 (4.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 21 (4.73%) Consultant
11 19 (4.28%) SQL Developer
12 17 (3.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 15 (3.38%) Web Developer
13 15 (3.38%) BizTalk Developer
14 14 (3.15%) Microsoft Developer
15 13 (2.93%) SharePoint Developer
15 13 (2.93%) CRM Developer
16 11 (2.48%) Mobile Developer
16 11 (2.48%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (52.25%) .NET
2 130 (29.28%) ASP.NET
3 97 (21.85%) HTML
4 86 (19.37%) CSS
5 66 (14.86%) Web Services
6 59 (13.29%) XML
7 58 (13.06%) jQuery
8 47 (10.59%) WCF
9 40 (9.01%) .NET Framework
10 38 (8.56%) Ajax
11 27 (6.08%) XSLT
12 25 (5.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (5.18%) CSS3
14 22 (4.95%) HTML5
15 20 (4.50%) WPF
16 18 (4.05%) WinForms
17 17 (3.83%) AngularJS
18 13 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 13 (2.93%) REST
19 12 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.73%) NHS
3 18 (4.05%) N-Tier
4 15 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.15%) User Experience
6 12 (2.70%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.03%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.03%) iPad
7 9 (2.03%) Replication
8 8 (1.80%) Social Media
8 8 (1.80%) Open Source
8 8 (1.80%) Blog
8 8 (1.80%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.80%) Pocket PC
8 8 (1.80%) Taxonomies
9 5 (1.13%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.13%) Clustering
10 4 (0.90%) Learning Management System
10 4 (0.90%) Physics
10 4 (0.90%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 77 (17.34%) Windows
2 24 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (4.05%) Windows 8
4 16 (3.60%) Linux
5 15 (3.38%) UNIX
5 15 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (2.25%) Windows CE
6 10 (2.25%) Windows Mobile
7 8 (1.80%) Windows XP
7 8 (1.80%) Windows Phone
7 8 (1.80%) Windows Phone 8
8 6 (1.35%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.90%) HPUX
9 4 (0.90%) Android
9 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.23%) AIX
12 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (14.86%) MVC
3 60 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (10.59%) CRM
5 29 (6.53%) Migration
5 29 (6.53%) Scrum
6 27 (6.08%) Web Development
7 26 (5.86%) TDD
8 22 (4.95%) Technical Architecture
9 21 (4.73%) Data Modelling
9 21 (4.73%) ETL
9 21 (4.73%) Workflow
10 20 (4.50%) OO
11 17 (3.83%) Unit Testing
11 17 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
12 15 (3.38%) Software Engineering
12 15 (3.38%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (3.15%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (3.15%) Data Analysis
14 13 (2.93%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 215 (48.42%) SQL
2 194 (43.69%) C#
3 110 (24.77%) JavaScript
4 76 (17.12%) T-SQL
5 57 (12.84%) VB.NET
6 20 (4.50%) VB
7 18 (4.05%) PL/SQL
8 15 (3.38%) PHP
9 13 (2.93%) C++
10 12 (2.70%) VBA
10 12 (2.70%) VB6
11 11 (2.48%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.80%) Embedded C++
12 8 (1.80%) VBScript
12 8 (1.80%) Java
12 8 (1.80%) PHP5
13 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.45%) COBOL
13 2 (0.45%) XPath
13 2 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 21 (4.73%) Security Cleared
2 15 (3.38%) Degree
3 10 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.25%) ISEB
4 9 (2.03%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.58%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.68%) OCP
6 3 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.45%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.45%) ISSAP
7 2 (0.45%) MCITP
8 1 (0.23%) MCTS
8 1 (0.23%) HP APS
8 1 (0.23%) MCSE
8 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.80%) QA
2 6 (1.35%) HL7
3 2 (0.45%) SLA
3 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (5.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.35%) vSphere
4 5 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (1.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.23%) XenApp
5 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (0.68%) Data Guard
1 3 (0.68%) SCOM
2 2 (0.45%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.45%) SCCM
3 1 (0.23%) WSUS
3 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 152 (34.23%) Microsoft
2 57 (12.84%) Oracle
3 20 (4.50%) VMware
4 13 (2.93%) Business Objects
5 9 (2.03%) Sybase
5 9 (2.03%) IBM
6 7 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.35%) MicroStrategy
7 6 (1.35%) Google
7 6 (1.35%) Capita
8 5 (1.13%) HP
9 4 (0.90%) Cognos
9 4 (0.90%) Citrix
9 4 (0.90%) NetApp
9 4 (0.90%) Apple
10 3 (0.68%) Tableau
10 3 (0.68%) RedPrairie
10 3 (0.68%) AccuRev
10 3 (0.68%) SAP
10 3 (0.68%) Informatica
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