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 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 277 212 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.44% 8.58% 10.01%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.16% 43.18% 54.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 138 176
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £189 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £420 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 6
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.97% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.20 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.08 £30.52 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £29.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.77% +31.11%
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
673 491 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.51% 19.86% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 293 280
Median daily rate £400 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 10
Median hourly rate £19.75 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.13% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £34.75 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +32.00%

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 25 August 2016.

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 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 107 £375 - 39
Coventry +3 62 £348 +3.11% 12
Warwickshire -2 21 £250 -28.05% 18
Staffordshire -1 19 £350 -14.63% 31
Shropshire -12 14 £436 +61.57% 6
Walsall - 3 £545 - 1
Wolverhampton +1 2 £438 +69.90% 1
Sutton Coldfield -1 2 £325 +4.83% 1
Herefordshire -2 2 £275 -13.38% 8
Worcestershire -6 2 £350 +0.71% 4
Solihull -13 1 £325 -18.75% 8
West Bromwich - 1 - - 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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.

1 273 (56.29%) SQL
2 212 (43.71%) Microsoft
3 185 (38.14%) .NET
4 152 (31.34%) C#
5 118 (24.33%) HTML
5 118 (24.33%) Windows
6 109 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
7 98 (20.21%) ASP.NET
8 97 (20.00%) Oracle
9 96 (19.79%) T-SQL
9 96 (19.79%) CSS
10 95 (19.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 88 (18.14%) JavaScript
12 86 (17.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 84 (17.32%) Business Intelligence
14 82 (16.91%) Windows Server
15 78 (16.08%) Web Services
16 75 (15.46%) MVC
17 74 (15.26%) XML
18 67 (13.81%) Java
19 65 (13.40%) MS Excel
19 65 (13.40%) Migration
20 62 (12.78%) Active Directory
21 61 (12.58%) SQL Server 2012
22 60 (12.37%) SharePoint
22 60 (12.37%) ETL
23 59 (12.16%) Finance
24 58 (11.96%) Visual Studio
25 54 (11.13%) .NET Framework
26 53 (10.93%) Microsoft Azure

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 60 (12.37%) SharePoint
2 36 (7.42%) Tomcat
3 35 (7.22%) WebLogic
4 32 (6.60%) JBoss
5 26 (5.36%) WebLogic Portal
5 26 (5.36%) WebSphere
6 18 (3.71%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (3.09%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (3.09%) IIS
8 14 (2.89%) MS Exchange
9 12 (2.47%) Apache
10 11 (2.27%) Skype for Business
11 8 (1.65%) CMS
11 8 (1.65%) Confluence
12 7 (1.44%) NServiceBus
12 7 (1.44%) WordPress
13 6 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (1.24%) Umbraco
14 5 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.82%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 65 (13.40%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (2.27%) MS Office
4 8 (1.65%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.82%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.41%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.41%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 2 (0.41%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.41%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 23 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.62%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.41%) Primavera
4 2 (0.41%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 53 (10.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.89%) IaaS
2 14 (2.89%) Office 365
3 9 (1.86%) SaaS
4 8 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.24%) PaaS
6 4 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.41%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (0.41%) GitHub
8 1 (0.21%) Boomi
8 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.92%) WAN
2 18 (3.71%) Firewall
3 17 (3.51%) Internet
3 17 (3.51%) LAN
3 17 (3.51%) SAN
4 12 (2.47%) SSL
5 10 (2.06%) Network Security
6 9 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (1.86%) IPv4
7 7 (1.44%) LDAP
7 7 (1.44%) Wireless
8 6 (1.24%) DHCP
8 6 (1.24%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.03%) DNS
9 5 (1.03%) H.323
9 5 (1.03%) Skype
10 4 (0.82%) BIG-IP
10 4 (0.82%) Intranet
10 4 (0.82%) SSH
10 4 (0.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (19.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 86 (17.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 61 (12.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 51 (10.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 48 (9.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 36 (7.42%) Relational Database
7 35 (7.22%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (6.60%) DB2
8 32 (6.60%) SQL Server 2005
9 31 (6.39%) SQL Server 2014
10 18 (3.71%) MySQL
11 15 (3.09%) Power BI
12 14 (2.89%) Oracle Database
12 14 (2.89%) RDBMS
13 13 (2.68%) QlikView
14 11 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (1.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (1.86%) MS Access
16 7 (1.44%) OLTP
16 7 (1.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 58 (11.96%) Visual Studio
2 51 (10.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (5.57%) Git (software)
4 26 (5.36%) Log4j
5 13 (2.68%) Jenkins
6 11 (2.27%) JIRA
7 10 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (1.65%) Bitbucket
9 8 (1.65%) FishEye
9 8 (1.65%) GoCD
9 8 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (1.44%) FxCop
10 7 (1.44%) Selenium
10 7 (1.44%) StyleCop
11 6 (1.24%) NUnit
11 6 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (1.03%) Subversion
13 4 (0.82%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.62%) SpecFlow
General
1 59 (12.16%) Finance
2 32 (6.60%) Back Office
3 20 (4.12%) Banking
4 9 (1.86%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.44%) Advertising
5 7 (1.44%) Marketing
6 6 (1.24%) Automotive
7 5 (1.03%) Billing
7 5 (1.03%) Retail
8 4 (0.82%) Electronics
9 3 (0.62%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.41%) Games
10 2 (0.41%) Law
10 2 (0.41%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.21%) German Language
11 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 232 (47.84%) Developer
2 97 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 60 (12.37%) SQL Developer
4 49 (10.10%) DBA
5 41 (8.45%) Consultant
5 41 (8.45%) SQL DBA
6 40 (8.25%) C# Developer
7 35 (7.22%) Analyst
8 32 (6.60%) Architect
9 31 (6.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 31 (6.39%) C# .NET Developer
10 29 (5.98%) Administrator
11 24 (4.95%) SQL Server Developer
11 24 (4.95%) SSIS Developer
12 20 (4.12%) SSRS Developer
13 18 (3.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (3.51%) Technical Consultant
15 16 (3.30%) ASP.NET Developer
16 15 (3.09%) SQL Server DBA
17 13 (2.68%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (38.14%) .NET
2 118 (24.33%) HTML
3 98 (20.21%) ASP.NET
4 96 (19.79%) CSS
5 78 (16.08%) Web Services
6 74 (15.26%) XML
7 54 (11.13%) .NET Framework
8 45 (9.28%) jQuery
9 37 (7.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 32 (6.60%) JMS
10 32 (6.60%) JSP
11 29 (5.98%) WCF
12 27 (5.57%) HTML5
13 26 (5.36%) Java EE
14 24 (4.95%) Entity Framework
15 17 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
16 16 (3.30%) LINQ
17 15 (3.09%) AngularJS
17 15 (3.09%) XSD
17 15 (3.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.80%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.51%) Clustering
4 12 (2.47%) Replication
5 11 (2.27%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.06%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.44%) Data Conversion
8 6 (1.24%) NHS
8 6 (1.24%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.03%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.03%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.82%) Blog
10 4 (0.82%) CESG
10 4 (0.82%) Statistics
11 3 (0.62%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.62%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.62%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.62%) Robotics
11 3 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 118 (24.33%) Windows
2 82 (16.91%) Windows Server
3 38 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (6.60%) Linux
5 27 (5.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (4.12%) Unix
7 12 (2.47%) Ubuntu
8 11 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.06%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.03%) CentOS
10 5 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.82%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.41%) AIX
12 2 (0.41%) Fedora
12 2 (0.41%) VMS
13 1 (0.21%) Android
13 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.21%) HPUX
13 1 (0.21%) Solaris
13 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (17.32%) Business Intelligence
3 75 (15.46%) MVC
4 65 (13.40%) Migration
5 60 (12.37%) ETL
6 50 (10.31%) TDD
7 49 (10.10%) Web Development
8 41 (8.45%) Performance Tuning
9 36 (7.42%) Data Migration
10 34 (7.01%) Data Modelling
11 31 (6.39%) CRM
11 31 (6.39%) Scrum
12 25 (5.15%) Configuration Management
12 25 (5.15%) ITIL
13 24 (4.95%) High Availability
13 24 (4.95%) OO
14 21 (4.33%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (3.92%) Waterfall
16 18 (3.71%) Software Engineering
17 16 (3.30%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 273 (56.29%) SQL
2 152 (31.34%) C#
3 96 (19.79%) T-SQL
4 88 (18.14%) JavaScript
5 67 (13.81%) Java
6 39 (8.04%) PowerShell
7 21 (4.33%) VB.NET
8 13 (2.68%) VB
9 11 (2.27%) PHP
9 11 (2.27%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.44%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.44%) XAML
11 6 (1.24%) C++
12 5 (1.03%) C
13 4 (0.82%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.82%) VBA
13 4 (0.82%) VBScript
14 2 (0.41%) LotusScript
14 2 (0.41%) Python
14 2 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 33 (6.80%) Security Cleared
2 29 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.30%) MCSE
5 15 (3.09%) Degree
6 12 (2.47%) MCSA
7 9 (1.86%) CCNP
7 9 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.24%) MCITP
8 6 (1.24%) MCTS
9 5 (1.03%) ISEB
9 5 (1.03%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.41%) CCA
10 2 (0.41%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.09%) QA
2 9 (1.86%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.24%) SLA
4 3 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.41%) WCAG
6 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 62 (12.78%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.09%) vSphere
3 10 (2.06%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.86%) XenApp
5 7 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.82%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.62%) Docker
7 3 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (4.54%) SCOM
2 10 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.86%) Puppet
3 9 (1.86%) SCCM
4 4 (0.82%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.62%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.41%) Ansible
6 2 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.41%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.41%) MOM
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.41%) Terraform
6 2 (0.41%) WSUS
7 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.21%) Rancher
Vendors
1 212 (43.71%) Microsoft
2 97 (20.00%) Oracle
3 42 (8.66%) IBM
4 36 (7.42%) VMware
5 26 (5.36%) Misys
6 14 (2.89%) Cisco
7 11 (2.27%) Citrix
8 9 (1.86%) Dell
8 9 (1.86%) Juniper
8 9 (1.86%) Pega
8 9 (1.86%) Sybase
9 8 (1.65%) SAP
10 7 (1.44%) Cognos
10 7 (1.44%) SaltStack
10 7 (1.44%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.24%) BEA
11 6 (1.24%) HP
11 6 (1.24%) Vitria
12 5 (1.03%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.03%) Xamarin
Staffordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Staffordshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Birmingham
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Volt
Rate: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
VIQU
Rate: £180 - 200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £375 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
VIQU
Rate: £180 - 200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
VIQU
Rate: £180 - 200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: Up to £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Canon
Posted: 10 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Telford Wrekin Council
Rate: From £29,000 to £31,288 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Solihull
InfinityQuest
Posted: 8 days ago