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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / West Midlands
Rank 18 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 176 258 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.31% 10.76% 9.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.90% 44.48% 48.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 164 128
Median daily rate £350 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £283 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 14
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.39 £22.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+12.84% -10.89%

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
420 580 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.43% 24.19% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 338 254
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 25 20
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -30.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £16.00 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £32.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 19 January 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
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 19 January 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 -5 54 £325 -7.14% 46
Staffordshire +2 32 £338 +5.46% 23
Coventry -22 27 £400 +9.58% 9
Warwickshire -5 18 £350 +3.70% 20
Solihull -8 11 £375 +11.11% 4
Worcestershire +4 5 £343 -2.14% 13
Shropshire 0 3 - - 5
Wolverhampton +4 2 £350 +55.55% 1
Herefordshire -4 2 £300 -25.00% 4
Walsall -3 1 £325 +21.49% 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 268 (64.73%) SQL
2 182 (43.96%) Microsoft
3 181 (43.72%) .NET
4 164 (39.61%) C#
5 114 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
6 103 (24.88%) HTML
7 100 (24.15%) T-SQL
8 92 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 90 (21.74%) MVC
10 87 (21.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 84 (20.29%) Business Intelligence
12 82 (19.81%) JavaScript
13 71 (17.15%) ASP.NET
14 69 (16.67%) Visual Studio
15 66 (15.94%) CSS
16 65 (15.70%) Windows
17 62 (14.98%) Microsoft Azure
18 61 (14.73%) SQL Server 2008
19 60 (14.49%) jQuery
20 59 (14.25%) Data Warehouse
21 57 (13.77%) Team Foundation Server
22 54 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 54 (13.04%) XML
23 53 (12.80%) Oracle
23 53 (12.80%) SQL Server 2012
24 51 (12.32%) .NET Framework
25 48 (11.59%) MS Excel
26 46 (11.11%) ETL
27 43 (10.39%) WCF
27 43 (10.39%) PowerShell

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 32 (7.73%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.11%) IIS
3 16 (3.86%) WebLogic
4 14 (3.38%) JBoss
5 11 (2.66%) NServiceBus
6 9 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.93%) Apache
7 8 (1.93%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.93%) WebLogic Portal
8 6 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.45%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.45%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (1.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 6 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.45%) WordPress
9 5 (1.21%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.97%) CMS
10 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 48 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.17%) MS Office
3 6 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.48%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) SPSS
5 1 (0.24%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.48%) assyst
2 2 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.48%) Primavera
2 2 (0.48%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.24%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.24%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.24%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 62 (14.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.66%) Office 365
3 5 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (1.21%) SaaS
4 4 (0.97%) IaaS
5 3 (0.72%) GitHub
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.48%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.48%) PaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Boomi
7 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.24%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.66%) Broadband
2 7 (1.69%) HTTP
2 7 (1.69%) LDAP
2 7 (1.69%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.45%) Skype
3 6 (1.45%) Unified Communications
4 5 (1.21%) H.323
4 5 (1.21%) SAN
5 4 (0.97%) Firewall
6 3 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.48%) DHCP
7 2 (0.48%) DNS
7 2 (0.48%) Internet
7 2 (0.48%) Network Security
7 2 (0.48%) OSPF
7 2 (0.48%) SNMP
8 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.24%) IPv4
8 1 (0.24%) LAN
8 1 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 87 (21.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 61 (14.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 59 (14.25%) Data Warehouse
5 54 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 53 (12.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 33 (7.97%) Relational Database
7 33 (7.97%) SQL Server 2014
8 27 (6.52%) MySQL
9 25 (6.04%) SQL Server 2005
10 21 (5.07%) SQL Server 2016
11 12 (2.90%) Power BI
12 11 (2.66%) QlikView
13 10 (2.42%) Oracle Database
14 9 (2.17%) Data Mining
14 9 (2.17%) MS Access
15 8 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (1.93%) DB2
15 8 (1.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (1.93%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 69 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 57 (13.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 17 (4.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (2.17%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.17%) Selenium
5 9 (2.17%) Subversion
6 8 (1.93%) Log4j
7 7 (1.69%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.97%) ERwin
9 3 (0.72%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.72%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.72%) JIRA
9 3 (0.72%) JUnit
9 3 (0.72%) RSpec
9 3 (0.72%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.48%) WebLogic Workshop
11 1 (0.24%) NUnit
11 1 (0.24%) Toad
11 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (6.28%) Finance
2 21 (5.07%) Advertising
3 11 (2.66%) Back Office
3 11 (2.66%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.93%) Retail
5 7 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.97%) Marketing
7 3 (0.72%) Automotive
7 3 (0.72%) Banking
7 3 (0.72%) Local Government
8 2 (0.48%) Billing
8 2 (0.48%) Electronics
8 2 (0.48%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 216 (52.17%) Developer
2 96 (23.19%) .NET Developer
3 53 (12.80%) Analyst
4 52 (12.56%) SQL Developer
5 50 (12.08%) C# Developer
6 43 (10.39%) C# .NET Developer
7 40 (9.66%) DBA
8 34 (8.21%) SQL DBA
9 33 (7.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 27 (6.52%) Senior Developer
11 23 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
12 19 (4.59%) Consultant
13 18 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
14 17 (4.11%) Architect
14 17 (4.11%) SSRS Developer
15 16 (3.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 16 (3.86%) SQL Analyst
15 16 (3.86%) SQL Server DBA
16 14 (3.38%) SQL BI Developer
16 14 (3.38%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (43.72%) .NET
2 103 (24.88%) HTML
3 71 (17.15%) ASP.NET
4 66 (15.94%) CSS
5 60 (14.49%) jQuery
6 54 (13.04%) XML
7 51 (12.32%) .NET Framework
8 43 (10.39%) WCF
9 37 (8.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 36 (8.70%) Web Services
11 31 (7.49%) AngularJS
12 27 (6.52%) Entity Framework
13 23 (5.56%) SOAP
14 22 (5.31%) HTML5
15 20 (4.83%) ASP.NET Web API
16 19 (4.59%) WPF
17 17 (4.11%) RESTful
18 15 (3.62%) KnockoutJS
19 14 (3.38%) StructureMap
20 13 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.90%) NHS
3 7 (1.69%) Clustering
3 7 (1.69%) Replication
4 6 (1.45%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.45%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.21%) e-Learning
5 5 (1.21%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.21%) User Experience
5 5 (1.21%) Visualisation
6 4 (0.97%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.72%) Data Conversion
7 3 (0.72%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.72%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.48%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.48%) SCADA
8 2 (0.48%) Statistics
9 1 (0.24%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 65 (15.70%) Windows
2 42 (10.14%) Windows Server
3 19 (4.59%) Linux
4 18 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (2.90%) Unix
6 10 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.97%) Solaris
8 3 (0.72%) Android
8 3 (0.72%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.48%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.24%) VMS
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (21.74%) MVC
3 84 (20.29%) Business Intelligence
4 46 (11.11%) ETL
5 37 (8.94%) Web Development
6 30 (7.25%) Migration
7 29 (7.00%) Performance Tuning
7 29 (7.00%) TDD
8 25 (6.04%) Data Modelling
9 24 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
10 23 (5.56%) Waterfall
11 22 (5.31%) Software Engineering
12 20 (4.83%) Scrum
13 19 (4.59%) Data Management
14 18 (4.35%) OO
15 17 (4.11%) Data Analysis
15 17 (4.11%) Data Migration
15 17 (4.11%) Test Automation
16 15 (3.62%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 268 (64.73%) SQL
2 164 (39.61%) C#
3 100 (24.15%) T-SQL
4 82 (19.81%) JavaScript
5 43 (10.39%) PowerShell
6 32 (7.73%) Java
7 21 (5.07%) VB.NET
8 12 (2.90%) PHP
8 12 (2.90%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.69%) VB
10 5 (1.21%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.21%) VB6
10 5 (1.21%) VBA
11 4 (0.97%) C++
11 4 (0.97%) XAML
12 3 (0.72%) Python
12 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.72%) XPath
13 1 (0.24%) Jython
13 1 (0.24%) X++
Qualifications
1 23 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 15 (3.62%) Degree
2 15 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.69%) MCSE
5 5 (1.21%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.97%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.97%) MCSA
6 4 (0.97%) MCTS
6 4 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.72%) MCITP
8 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.48%) ISEB
9 1 (0.24%) CCA
9 1 (0.24%) CCNP
9 1 (0.24%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.24%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.17%) Data Quality
1 9 (2.17%) QA
2 6 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.24%) GPG13
System Software
1 37 (8.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.69%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.69%) XenApp
4 6 (1.45%) Docker
5 4 (0.97%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.24%) vSphere
7 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (2.17%) SCOM
2 6 (1.45%) Oracle Identity Management
2 6 (1.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 6 (1.45%) SCCM
2 6 (1.45%) WSUS
3 2 (0.48%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.24%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.24%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.24%) OpenView
4 1 (0.24%) Puppet
4 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 182 (43.96%) Microsoft
2 53 (12.80%) Oracle
3 17 (4.11%) VMware
4 13 (3.14%) IBM
5 11 (2.66%) Cognos
6 8 (1.93%) Citrix
6 8 (1.93%) Misys
6 8 (1.93%) SAP
7 7 (1.69%) Google
7 7 (1.69%) Tableau
7 7 (1.69%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.21%) Canon
8 5 (1.21%) Cisco
8 5 (1.21%) Teradata
9 4 (0.97%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.97%) Veeam
10 3 (0.72%) Dell
10 3 (0.72%) HP
10 3 (0.72%) RedGate
10 3 (0.72%) Remedy
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