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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 227 242 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.38% 12.33% 13.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.54% 55.00% 64.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 139 169
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Average hourly rate £21.25 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.60% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £18.45 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £36.44 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
424 440 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.51% 22.41% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 240 254
Average daily rate £320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 15
Average hourly rate £23.00 £37.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.83% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £23.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £42.20 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 65 £310 -18.68% 55
Coventry +1 38 £320 +16.36% 12
Warwickshire +9 37 £300 -7.69% 21
Staffordshire +3 32 £323 -2.27% 28
Worcestershire -9 8 £270 -16.92% 13
Solihull -3 5 £330 +8.64% 3
Walsall -2 4 £325 +4.00% 6
Wolverhampton +1 2 £325 +11.58% 4
Shropshire -15 1 - - 3
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £315 - 4
Dudley - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 237 (51.75%) .NET
2 228 (49.78%) SQL
3 190 (41.48%) C#
4 163 (35.59%) ASP.NET
5 146 (31.88%) JavaScript
6 115 (25.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 114 (24.89%) HTML
8 109 (23.80%) CSS
9 107 (23.36%) Microsoft
10 81 (17.69%) SQL Server 2008
11 79 (17.25%) Business Intelligence
12 78 (17.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 74 (16.16%) SharePoint
13 74 (16.16%) MVC
14 70 (15.28%) MS Excel
14 70 (15.28%) T-SQL
15 67 (14.63%) jQuery
16 63 (13.76%) Windows
16 63 (13.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 59 (12.88%) MySQL
18 58 (12.66%) VB.NET
18 58 (12.66%) WCF
19 51 (11.14%) SQL Server 2012
20 50 (10.92%) Data Warehouse
21 45 (9.83%) XML
22 43 (9.39%) CSS3
23 40 (8.73%) Relational Database
24 38 (8.30%) MS Office
25 37 (8.08%) Oracle
25 37 (8.08%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 74 (16.16%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.59%) IIS
3 14 (3.06%) SharePoint Server
4 12 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (2.18%) CMS
6 8 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.31%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.09%) WordPress
10 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.44%) Node.js
11 2 (0.44%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.44%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.22%) WebLogic Integration
12 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.22%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.22%) Apache
Applications
1 70 (15.28%) MS Excel
2 38 (8.30%) MS Office
3 11 (2.40%) Photoshop
3 11 (2.40%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.66%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (4.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.31%) Cognos TM1
3 6 (1.31%) Magento
4 5 (1.09%) Agresso
4 5 (1.09%) Cognos Controller
5 3 (0.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.44%) e-Work
6 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (1.97%) Office 365
3 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.09%) GitHub
5 3 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.75%) Internet
2 7 (1.53%) SAN
3 6 (1.31%) Intranet
3 6 (1.31%) HTTP
4 4 (0.87%) Broadband
5 3 (0.66%) Firewall
6 2 (0.44%) LTE
6 2 (0.44%) DDNS
6 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.44%) LDAP
7 1 (0.22%) VPN
7 1 (0.22%) DNS
7 1 (0.22%) SSL
7 1 (0.22%) IPv4
7 1 (0.22%) IPv6
7 1 (0.22%) LAN
7 1 (0.22%) FTP
7 1 (0.22%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.22%) NAS
7 1 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (25.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 81 (17.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 78 (17.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (13.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 59 (12.88%) MySQL
6 51 (11.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 50 (10.92%) Data Warehouse
8 40 (8.73%) Relational Database
9 31 (6.77%) SQL Server 2005
10 26 (5.68%) RDBMS
11 21 (4.59%) OLAP
12 17 (3.71%) MS Access
13 14 (3.06%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
15 6 (1.31%) DB2
16 5 (1.09%) DTS
16 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
16 5 (1.09%) Data Mart
17 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (3.71%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.97%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.97%) NUnit
4 7 (1.53%) Subversion
5 6 (1.31%) FxCop
6 5 (1.09%) JIRA
6 5 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.87%) Toad
7 4 (0.87%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 2 (0.44%) JUnit
8 2 (0.44%) MSTest
9 1 (0.22%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.22%) Moq
9 1 (0.22%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.22%) NBehave
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.22%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.22%) PVCS
General
1 34 (7.42%) Finance
2 22 (4.80%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.62%) Back Office
4 6 (1.31%) Automotive
4 6 (1.31%) Marketing
5 5 (1.09%) Retail
5 5 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.87%) Advertising
7 3 (0.66%) Games
7 3 (0.66%) Banking
8 2 (0.44%) Local Government
8 2 (0.44%) Law
8 2 (0.44%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
9 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 294 (64.19%) Developer
2 98 (21.40%) .NET Developer
3 66 (14.41%) Analyst
4 51 (11.14%) C# Developer
5 39 (8.52%) SQL Developer
6 32 (6.99%) C# .NET Developer
7 30 (6.55%) ASP.NET Developer
8 28 (6.11%) Web Developer
9 24 (5.24%) DBA
9 24 (5.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 22 (4.80%) Architect
10 22 (4.80%) SQL DBA
11 21 (4.59%) Software Developer
12 20 (4.37%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 19 (4.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 18 (3.93%) Database Developer
15 17 (3.71%) Team Leader
15 17 (3.71%) VB.NET Developer
15 17 (3.71%) Business Analyst
15 17 (3.71%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (51.75%) .NET
2 163 (35.59%) ASP.NET
3 114 (24.89%) HTML
4 109 (23.80%) CSS
5 67 (14.63%) jQuery
6 58 (12.66%) WCF
7 45 (9.83%) XML
8 43 (9.39%) CSS3
9 37 (8.08%) Web Services
10 33 (7.21%) .NET Framework
10 33 (7.21%) HTML5
11 30 (6.55%) WinForms
12 29 (6.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (6.11%) Ajax
14 25 (5.46%) XSLT
15 21 (4.59%) WPF
16 20 (4.37%) XHTML
17 16 (3.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 14 (3.06%) MDX
19 11 (2.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.24%) NHS
2 20 (4.37%) N-Tier
3 11 (2.40%) Clustering
4 9 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.53%) Open Source
6 6 (1.31%) Data Extraction
7 4 (0.87%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.66%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.66%) WURFL
8 3 (0.66%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.44%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.44%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.44%) GIS
9 2 (0.44%) Replication
9 2 (0.44%) Pocket PC
10 1 (0.22%) PDA
10 1 (0.22%) BBC
10 1 (0.22%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.22%) SCORM
10 1 (0.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 63 (13.76%) Windows
2 19 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (1.53%) UNIX
4 7 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.09%) Android
5 5 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
5 5 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.87%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.66%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.44%) Solaris
8 2 (0.44%) Linux
8 2 (0.44%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.44%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (17.25%) Business Intelligence
2 74 (16.16%) MVC
3 35 (7.64%) Migration
4 33 (7.21%) ETL
5 29 (6.33%) TDD
6 26 (5.68%) Web Development
6 26 (5.68%) CRM
7 24 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (4.80%) Unit Testing
9 19 (4.15%) E-Commerce
9 19 (4.15%) Performance Tuning
10 17 (3.71%) ERP
10 17 (3.71%) Data Modelling
11 16 (3.49%) SOA
12 14 (3.06%) Software Engineering
13 13 (2.84%) OO
14 12 (2.62%) SEO
14 12 (2.62%) Scrum
14 12 (2.62%) Data Migration
15 11 (2.40%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 228 (49.78%) SQL
2 190 (41.48%) C#
3 146 (31.88%) JavaScript
4 70 (15.28%) T-SQL
5 58 (12.66%) VB.NET
6 35 (7.64%) VBA
7 32 (6.99%) Java
8 27 (5.90%) Perl
9 25 (5.46%) VB
10 10 (2.18%) PowerShell
10 10 (2.18%) PHP
10 10 (2.18%) VBScript
11 8 (1.75%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.53%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.31%) C++
14 3 (0.66%) XAML
14 3 (0.66%) VB6
15 2 (0.44%) Embedded C++
15 2 (0.44%) X++
16 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (2.40%) Degree
2 7 (1.53%) Security Cleared
2 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.31%) ISEB
4 5 (1.09%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.66%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.44%) MCITP
6 2 (0.44%) MCSE
6 2 (0.44%) MCP
6 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.22%) MCTS
7 1 (0.22%) MCAD
7 1 (0.22%) MCSD
7 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.53%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) HL7
3 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.75%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.31%) vSphere
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.22%) Xen
6 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (1.75%) SCOM
2 5 (1.09%) SCCM
3 3 (0.66%) MOM
3 3 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (0.66%) Control-M
4 2 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 107 (23.36%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.08%) Oracle
3 20 (4.37%) VMware
4 13 (2.84%) Sitecore
5 10 (2.18%) Business Objects
5 10 (2.18%) IBM
6 9 (1.97%) Cognos
6 9 (1.97%) MicroStrategy
7 8 (1.75%) Citrix
8 6 (1.31%) Adobe
8 6 (1.31%) SAP
8 6 (1.31%) JD Edwards
9 5 (1.09%) NetApp
9 5 (1.09%) Tableau
10 4 (0.87%) Sybase
10 4 (0.87%) Capita
11 3 (0.66%) Google
11 3 (0.66%) AccuRev
11 3 (0.66%) Cisco
11 3 (0.66%) BMC
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