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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 198 233 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.17% 11.18% 13.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.38% 49.47% 53.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 136 115
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 9
Average hourly rate £28.69 £25.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £13.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.06% +5.45%
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
401 471 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.57% 22.60% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 270 228
Average daily rate £363 £310 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.93% -7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 15
Average hourly rate £31.10 £27.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £17.18 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 52 £350 +7.69% 57
Coventry +4 33 £345 -18.82% 15
Warwickshire -6 24 £325 -2.98% 26
Shropshire -1 11 £330 -12.00% 2
Staffordshire -3 10 £280 -6.66% 27
Herefordshire +2 8 £425 +57.40% 5
Worcestershire -3 6 £300 +15.94% 7
Wolverhampton +2 3 £225 -35.71% 6
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £336 - 1
Solihull -2 2 £400 +39.13% 7
Walsall 0 1 £225 -10.00% 4
Wednesbury - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Stourbridge - - - -
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 212 (49.53%) SQL
2 211 (49.30%) .NET
3 168 (39.25%) C#
4 158 (36.92%) Microsoft
5 117 (27.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 107 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 103 (24.07%) ASP.NET
8 99 (23.13%) JavaScript
9 94 (21.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 88 (20.56%) HTML
11 79 (18.46%) Windows
12 78 (18.22%) T-SQL
13 76 (17.76%) MS Excel
14 75 (17.52%) CSS
15 73 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
16 66 (15.42%) MVC
17 63 (14.72%) Web Services
18 61 (14.25%) Oracle
18 61 (14.25%) Business Intelligence
19 58 (13.55%) XML
19 58 (13.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 56 (13.08%) SharePoint
21 52 (12.15%) VB.NET
21 52 (12.15%) jQuery
22 47 (10.98%) CRM
23 42 (9.81%) Dynamics CRM
24 41 (9.58%) SQL Server 2012
25 40 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
25 40 (9.35%) Finance
26 39 (9.11%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 56 (13.08%) SharePoint
2 29 (6.78%) BizTalk Server
3 23 (5.37%) IIS
4 11 (2.57%) MS Exchange
5 10 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (2.10%) Apache
7 8 (1.87%) Drupal
8 6 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.93%) TPMS
9 4 (0.93%) CICS
10 3 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.70%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.47%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.23%) CMS
12 1 (0.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 76 (17.76%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.50%) MS Office
3 9 (2.10%) InfoPath
4 8 (1.87%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.93%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.23%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 42 (9.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (3.04%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.70%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.47%) BPCS
4 2 (0.47%) Maximo
4 2 (0.47%) e-Work
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.93%) GitHub
3 4 (0.93%) SaaS
4 2 (0.47%) Office 365
5 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.80%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.57%) HTTP
3 8 (1.87%) Internet
4 7 (1.64%) VoIP
5 6 (1.40%) LAN
6 5 (1.17%) SAN
6 5 (1.17%) WAN
7 4 (0.93%) ATM
7 4 (0.93%) DNS
7 4 (0.93%) DHCP
8 3 (0.70%) Firewall
9 2 (0.47%) VPN
9 2 (0.47%) SMTP
9 2 (0.47%) Intranet
10 1 (0.23%) Extranet
10 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.23%) SSL
10 1 (0.23%) FTP
10 1 (0.23%) SSH
10 1 (0.23%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (27.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 107 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 94 (21.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 58 (13.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 41 (9.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (8.88%) Data Warehouse
7 30 (7.01%) SQL Server 2005
8 24 (5.61%) Oracle Database
9 20 (4.67%) MySQL
10 13 (3.04%) Relational Database
11 12 (2.80%) SQL Server 2000
12 10 (2.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 10 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (2.34%) OLAP
13 7 (1.64%) MS Access
13 7 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (1.64%) OLAP Cube
14 6 (1.40%) Data Mart
14 6 (1.40%) QlikView
15 5 (1.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 29 (6.78%) Visual Studio
2 25 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (3.27%) Subversion
4 11 (2.57%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.34%) JIRA
6 6 (1.40%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (1.40%) Toad
7 4 (0.93%) MSBuild
7 4 (0.93%) NUnit
8 3 (0.70%) MSTest
8 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.47%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.47%) NuGet
9 2 (0.47%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.47%) StyleCop
9 2 (0.47%) NDepend
9 2 (0.47%) NCover
9 2 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.23%) Xcode
General
1 40 (9.35%) Finance
2 7 (1.64%) Automotive
2 7 (1.64%) Back Office
3 5 (1.17%) Advertising
3 5 (1.17%) Publishing
4 4 (0.93%) Banking
4 4 (0.93%) Retail
4 4 (0.93%) Marketing
4 4 (0.93%) Legal
4 4 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.70%) Electronics
6 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.23%) Games
6 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 234 (54.67%) Developer
2 78 (18.22%) .NET Developer
3 56 (13.08%) Analyst
4 44 (10.28%) Architect
5 41 (9.58%) C# Developer
6 34 (7.94%) DBA
7 27 (6.31%) SQL DBA
8 24 (5.61%) SQL Developer
8 24 (5.61%) C# .NET Developer
9 20 (4.67%) ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (4.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 17 (3.97%) Technical Architect
12 16 (3.74%) Consultant
12 16 (3.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 15 (3.50%) Microsoft Developer
14 12 (2.80%) SharePoint Developer
14 12 (2.80%) Support Analyst
14 12 (2.80%) Business Analyst
15 11 (2.57%) 2nd Line Support
15 11 (2.57%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (49.30%) .NET
2 103 (24.07%) ASP.NET
3 88 (20.56%) HTML
4 75 (17.52%) CSS
5 63 (14.72%) Web Services
6 58 (13.55%) XML
7 52 (12.15%) jQuery
8 39 (9.11%) .NET Framework
9 34 (7.94%) WCF
10 32 (7.48%) Ajax
11 25 (5.84%) XSLT
12 24 (5.61%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (4.21%) WinForms
14 16 (3.74%) WPF
15 15 (3.50%) HTML5
16 14 (3.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 14 (3.27%) AngularJS
17 13 (3.04%) REST
18 11 (2.57%) SOAP
19 10 (2.34%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.67%) NHS
3 17 (3.97%) N-Tier
4 16 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.50%) Replication
6 12 (2.80%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.57%) User Experience
8 9 (2.10%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.87%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.87%) iPad
9 8 (1.87%) Taxonomies
9 8 (1.87%) Social Media
9 8 (1.87%) Blog
10 6 (1.40%) Pocket PC
10 6 (1.40%) Statistics
10 6 (1.40%) Data Integration
11 5 (1.17%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.17%) Learning Management System
11 5 (1.17%) Open Source
12 4 (0.93%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 79 (18.46%) Windows
2 23 (5.37%) UNIX
3 20 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (4.44%) Linux
5 14 (3.27%) Windows 8
6 12 (2.80%) Windows XP
6 12 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.87%) Windows Mobile
7 8 (1.87%) Windows CE
8 6 (1.40%) Windows Phone
8 6 (1.40%) Windows Phone 8
8 6 (1.40%) Windows Vista
9 5 (1.17%) Android
10 4 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.93%) HPUX
11 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.47%) AIX
13 1 (0.23%) Solaris
13 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (15.42%) MVC
3 61 (14.25%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (10.98%) CRM
5 29 (6.78%) Migration
6 27 (6.31%) ETL
6 27 (6.31%) Scrum
7 22 (5.14%) TDD
8 21 (4.91%) Workflow
9 20 (4.67%) Technical Architecture
10 18 (4.21%) OO
11 17 (3.97%) Web Development
11 17 (3.97%) Data Modelling
12 15 (3.50%) Unit Testing
12 15 (3.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (2.80%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (2.80%) E-Commerce
14 11 (2.57%) OOP
14 11 (2.57%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 212 (49.53%) SQL
2 168 (39.25%) C#
3 99 (23.13%) JavaScript
4 78 (18.22%) T-SQL
5 52 (12.15%) VB.NET
6 20 (4.67%) VB
7 14 (3.27%) PHP
7 14 (3.27%) PL/SQL
8 12 (2.80%) VB6
9 11 (2.57%) C++
10 10 (2.34%) PowerShell
10 10 (2.34%) VBA
11 9 (2.10%) Java
11 9 (2.10%) VBScript
12 8 (1.87%) PHP5
12 8 (1.87%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.40%) Embedded C++
14 3 (0.70%) X++
15 2 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (4.91%) Degree
2 20 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.64%) ISEB
4 7 (1.64%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.64%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.70%) OCP
5 3 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (0.70%) MCITP
6 2 (0.47%) MCTS
6 2 (0.47%) ISSAP
6 2 (0.47%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.47%) MCSE
7 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.23%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.40%) HL7
2 5 (1.17%) QA
3 4 (0.93%) SLA
4 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.70%) vSphere
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.23%) XenApp
5 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (0.70%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.47%) EdgeSight
2 2 (0.47%) SCCM
2 2 (0.47%) SCOM
2 2 (0.47%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.23%) Control-M
3 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 158 (36.92%) Microsoft
2 61 (14.25%) Oracle
3 15 (3.50%) VMware
4 12 (2.80%) Business Objects
5 9 (2.10%) Sybase
6 8 (1.87%) IBM
7 7 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.40%) MicroStrategy
9 5 (1.17%) Apple
9 5 (1.17%) HP
9 5 (1.17%) Cognos
10 4 (0.93%) Capita
10 4 (0.93%) Google
10 4 (0.93%) LANDesk
10 4 (0.93%) Citrix
11 3 (0.70%) Ab Initio
11 3 (0.70%) Informatica
11 3 (0.70%) SAP
11 3 (0.70%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.70%) AccuRev
Solihull
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Shropshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
West Bromwich
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25,000 - £27,000 plus on call allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 9 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Rugby
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago