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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 13 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 207 233 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.30% 8.99% 13.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.99% 52.48% 58.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 167 179
Average daily rate
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£358 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £416 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Average hourly rate £22.88 £19.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -15.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -0.82%
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
493 444 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.76% 17.12% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 276 287
Average daily rate £375 £335 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 5
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.79% -15.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £32.15 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.80 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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 -6 56 £350 - 55
Staffordshire -3 38 £420 +31.25% 32
Coventry +5 35 £350 +9.37% 16
Warwickshire -13 22 £330 +5.60% 33
Worcestershire +9 7 £375 +38.88% 14
Solihull -1 6 £400 +21.21% 8
Herefordshire - 4 £328 - 10
Walsall +5 1 £550 +51.72% 2
Wolverhampton +5 1 £180 -52.00% 2
Shropshire -9 1 £270 +170.00% 3
Stourbridge - 1 £375 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £310 - 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 234 (50.54%) SQL
2 214 (46.22%) .NET
3 163 (35.21%) Microsoft
4 154 (33.26%) C#
5 121 (26.13%) ASP.NET
6 114 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
6 114 (24.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 109 (23.54%) T-SQL
8 105 (22.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 93 (20.09%) JavaScript
9 93 (20.09%) MVC
10 91 (19.65%) Windows
11 85 (18.36%) HTML
12 81 (17.49%) SQL Server 2008
13 72 (15.55%) Finance
14 69 (14.90%) XML
15 68 (14.69%) Business Intelligence
15 68 (14.69%) MS Excel
16 67 (14.47%) CSS
17 59 (12.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 59 (12.74%) .NET Framework
18 55 (11.88%) Visual Studio
18 55 (11.88%) Scrum
19 52 (11.23%) SharePoint
19 52 (11.23%) jQuery
19 52 (11.23%) TDD
20 50 (10.80%) Data Warehouse
20 50 (10.80%) Oracle
21 49 (10.58%) SQL Server 2012
22 46 (9.94%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 52 (11.23%) SharePoint
2 27 (5.83%) BizTalk Server
3 26 (5.62%) IIS
4 18 (3.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (1.94%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.51%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.30%) Node.js
8 4 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.65%) Lync
9 3 (0.65%) CMS
10 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.43%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.43%) SAS
10 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.22%) JBoss
11 1 (0.22%) Kentico
11 1 (0.22%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 68 (14.69%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.89%) MS Office
3 8 (1.73%) PowerPivot
4 5 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.43%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.22%) MS Project
6 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.08%) IaaS
4 3 (0.65%) SaaS
4 3 (0.65%) PaaS
4 3 (0.65%) Office 365
5 2 (0.43%) GitHub
5 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.97%) Internet
2 14 (3.02%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.81%) Firewall
4 12 (2.59%) SSL
5 6 (1.30%) SAN
6 5 (1.08%) Intranet
6 5 (1.08%) DNS
6 5 (1.08%) LAN
7 4 (0.86%) WAN
7 4 (0.86%) HTTP
8 3 (0.65%) Network Security
9 2 (0.43%) NAS
9 2 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.43%) SMTP
9 2 (0.43%) DHCP
10 1 (0.22%) FTP
10 1 (0.22%) WLAN
10 1 (0.22%) VPN
10 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (24.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 105 (22.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 81 (17.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 59 (12.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 50 (10.80%) Data Warehouse
6 49 (10.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 37 (7.99%) SQL Server 2005
8 26 (5.62%) Relational Database
9 22 (4.75%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (4.75%) MySQL
10 18 (3.89%) Oracle Database
11 15 (3.24%) RDBMS
12 12 (2.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 12 (2.59%) SQL Server 2000
13 11 (2.38%) NoSQL
13 11 (2.38%) MS Access
14 10 (2.16%) OLAP
15 9 (1.94%) MongoDB
15 9 (1.94%) QlikView
16 8 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 55 (11.88%) Visual Studio
2 42 (9.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (6.26%) Git (software)
4 25 (5.40%) Subversion
5 15 (3.24%) Selenium
6 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.86%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.65%) ReSharper
8 3 (0.65%) NUnit
8 3 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.43%) MSI
9 2 (0.43%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (0.43%) Moq
9 2 (0.43%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.22%) Toad
10 1 (0.22%) ERwin
10 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.22%) Liquibase
General
1 72 (15.55%) Finance
2 25 (5.40%) Manufacturing
3 13 (2.81%) Retail
4 8 (1.73%) Advertising
5 7 (1.51%) Automotive
6 5 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.86%) Back Office
7 4 (0.86%) Games
8 3 (0.65%) Law
9 2 (0.43%) Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Legal
10 1 (0.22%) Front Office
10 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 252 (54.43%) Developer
2 85 (18.36%) .NET Developer
3 52 (11.23%) Analyst
4 41 (8.86%) SQL Developer
5 34 (7.34%) C# Developer
6 33 (7.13%) DBA
7 27 (5.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 26 (5.62%) Team Leader
9 23 (4.97%) SQL DBA
10 21 (4.54%) Python Developer
11 20 (4.32%) Consultant
11 20 (4.32%) Architect
12 19 (4.10%) C# .NET Developer
13 18 (3.89%) Development Team Leader
14 17 (3.67%) ASP.NET Developer
14 17 (3.67%) Software Team Leader
15 16 (3.46%) Software Development Team Leader
16 13 (2.81%) VB.NET Developer
16 13 (2.81%) Administrator
16 13 (2.81%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (46.22%) .NET
2 121 (26.13%) ASP.NET
3 85 (18.36%) HTML
4 69 (14.90%) XML
5 67 (14.47%) CSS
6 59 (12.74%) .NET Framework
7 52 (11.23%) jQuery
8 41 (8.86%) Web Services
9 38 (8.21%) WCF
10 37 (7.99%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (7.34%) Ajax
12 24 (5.18%) HTML5
12 24 (5.18%) RESTful
13 23 (4.97%) XSLT
14 22 (4.75%) WinForms
14 22 (4.75%) Entity Framework
15 19 (4.10%) Django
15 19 (4.10%) Flask
16 17 (3.67%) CSS3
17 14 (3.02%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.42%) N-Tier
2 18 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.24%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.59%) NHS
5 11 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.38%) Clustering
6 10 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.73%) Replication
8 7 (1.51%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.30%) User Experience
10 5 (1.08%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.86%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.65%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.65%) Online Games
13 2 (0.43%) Data Extraction
13 2 (0.43%) CMDB
13 2 (0.43%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.43%) Graphic Design
13 2 (0.43%) SCADA
13 2 (0.43%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 91 (19.65%) Windows
2 39 (8.42%) Linux
3 32 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (4.97%) Ubuntu
5 21 (4.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (4.10%) Debian
7 11 (2.38%) UNIX
8 7 (1.51%) SUSE
8 7 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.30%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.30%) Solaris
10 2 (0.43%) Android
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (20.09%) MVC
3 68 (14.69%) Business Intelligence
4 55 (11.88%) Scrum
5 52 (11.23%) TDD
6 44 (9.50%) Migration
7 42 (9.07%) ETL
8 38 (8.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 34 (7.34%) BDD
10 33 (7.13%) Data Migration
11 32 (6.91%) Mentoring
11 32 (6.91%) E-Commerce
12 31 (6.70%) SOA
13 27 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (5.62%) CRM
15 24 (5.18%) Web Development
16 22 (4.75%) TOGAF
17 19 (4.10%) ITIL
17 19 (4.10%) Test Scripting
18 18 (3.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 234 (50.54%) SQL
2 154 (33.26%) C#
3 109 (23.54%) T-SQL
4 93 (20.09%) JavaScript
5 46 (9.94%) VB.NET
6 29 (6.26%) VB
7 21 (4.54%) Python
8 19 (4.10%) Java
9 16 (3.46%) PowerShell
10 15 (3.24%) Ruby
10 15 (3.24%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.38%) VB6
12 9 (1.94%) VBA
13 7 (1.51%) VBScript
13 7 (1.51%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.08%) PHP
15 3 (0.65%) Perl
15 3 (0.65%) X++
16 2 (0.43%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (7.34%) Degree
2 12 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.30%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.86%) MCITP
4 4 (0.86%) MCSE
4 4 (0.86%) ISEB
5 3 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.65%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.65%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.22%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.24%) QA
2 6 (1.30%) SLA
3 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (4.97%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.73%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.08%) vSphere
5 4 (0.86%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.86%) XenApp
6 2 (0.43%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (2.59%) SCOM
1 12 (2.59%) Vagrant
2 7 (1.51%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.30%) Unicenter
4 3 (0.65%) Puppet
4 3 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.22%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.22%) Nagios
5 1 (0.22%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 163 (35.21%) Microsoft
2 50 (10.80%) Oracle
3 27 (5.83%) VMware
4 9 (1.94%) IBM
5 8 (1.73%) Netezza
5 8 (1.73%) Citrix
6 7 (1.51%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.30%) CA
7 6 (1.30%) SolarWinds
8 5 (1.08%) Tableau
8 5 (1.08%) SAP
9 4 (0.86%) Cognos
9 4 (0.86%) Cisco
9 4 (0.86%) HP
9 4 (0.86%) Google
9 4 (0.86%) Ab Initio
10 3 (0.65%) NetApp
10 3 (0.65%) Telerik
10 3 (0.65%) Pega
10 3 (0.65%) SaltStack
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £120 - £175 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hereford and Worcester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £415 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 315 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford and Worcester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Warwickshire
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 12 days ago
Warwickshire
Sanderson
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Telford Wrekin Council
Rate: From £30,178 to £32,778 per annum Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Leamington Spa
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago