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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 266 236 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.87% 9.87% 12.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.16% 48.66% 54.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 147 114
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £221 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.50 £15.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.38 £21.70 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.54%
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
589 485 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.86% 20.29% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 300 210
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 16
Average hourly rate £27.18 £20.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.56% -44.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £11.00 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.65 £53.73 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +2 91 £325 -3.77% 48
Staffordshire -3 46 £400 +23.07% 33
Coventry +8 32 £325 +4.83% 18
Shropshire +10 26 £400 +68.42% 6
Warwickshire -9 18 £325 +8.33% 25
West Bromwich - 9 £344 - 1
Walsall +2 5 - -
Solihull +1 4 £400 +60.00% 22
Wolverhampton +3 3 £225 -30.76% 4
Dudley -5 2 - -
Worcestershire 0 1 - - 12
Herefordshire - 1 £275 - 7
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 237 (51.08%) .NET
2 223 (48.06%) SQL
3 181 (39.01%) C#
4 162 (34.91%) Microsoft
5 118 (25.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 115 (24.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 112 (24.14%) ASP.NET
8 98 (21.12%) JavaScript
9 89 (19.18%) Oracle
10 87 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 86 (18.53%) HTML
12 83 (17.89%) Windows
13 77 (16.59%) T-SQL
14 74 (15.95%) XML
15 70 (15.09%) MVC
16 68 (14.66%) CSS
17 66 (14.22%) MS Excel
18 64 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
19 63 (13.58%) .NET Framework
20 62 (13.36%) SharePoint
21 56 (12.07%) Web Services
22 55 (11.85%) jQuery
23 54 (11.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 52 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
24 52 (11.21%) Finance
25 49 (10.56%) SQL Server 2012
26 46 (9.91%) ETL
27 45 (9.70%) Active Directory
28 42 (9.05%) VB.NET
29 39 (8.41%) BizTalk Server

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 62 (13.36%) SharePoint
2 39 (8.41%) BizTalk Server
3 24 (5.17%) IIS
4 12 (2.59%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.08%) CMS
8 4 (0.86%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.43%) Apache
10 2 (0.43%) SAS
10 2 (0.43%) Mule
10 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.22%) Lync
11 1 (0.22%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 66 (14.22%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.02%) MS Office
3 9 (1.94%) PowerPivot
4 5 (1.08%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.86%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (6.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (4.09%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.65%) TRIRIGA
4 3 (0.65%) Maximo
5 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.22%) Magento
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.65%) Office 365
2 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.22%) GitHub
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.22%) SaaS
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.60%) Internet
2 14 (3.02%) Firewall
3 12 (2.59%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.94%) SSL
5 8 (1.72%) SAN
6 7 (1.51%) Intranet
7 5 (1.08%) HTTP
8 3 (0.65%) Network Security
9 2 (0.43%) DNS
10 1 (0.22%) SSH
10 1 (0.22%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.22%) NAS
10 1 (0.22%) Wireless
10 1 (0.22%) LAN
10 1 (0.22%) DHCP
10 1 (0.22%) FTP
10 1 (0.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (25.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 115 (24.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 87 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 54 (11.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 49 (10.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (8.19%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (7.54%) MySQL
8 22 (4.74%) SQL Server 2005
9 21 (4.53%) Oracle Database
10 19 (4.09%) Relational Database
11 16 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
12 13 (2.80%) OLAP
13 11 (2.37%) OLAP Cube
14 9 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (1.72%) MS Access
15 8 (1.72%) MongoDB
16 6 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
17 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Power View
17 5 (1.08%) SSDT
17 5 (1.08%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 30 (6.47%) Visual Studio
2 27 (5.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.29%) ReSharper
3 6 (1.29%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (1.08%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.86%) ERwin
5 4 (0.86%) Subversion
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.43%) MSI
7 2 (0.43%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.43%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.22%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.22%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.22%) NUnit
8 1 (0.22%) Selenium
8 1 (0.22%) Moq
8 1 (0.22%) XMLUnit
8 1 (0.22%) MSTest
General
1 52 (11.21%) Finance
2 8 (1.72%) Retail
3 7 (1.51%) Advertising
3 7 (1.51%) Law
4 5 (1.08%) Automotive
4 5 (1.08%) Back Office
5 4 (0.86%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.65%) Legal
6 3 (0.65%) Publishing
7 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.43%) Electronics
7 2 (0.43%) Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Marketing
8 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 231 (49.78%) Developer
2 76 (16.38%) .NET Developer
3 58 (12.50%) Analyst
4 45 (9.70%) Architect
5 44 (9.48%) DBA
6 39 (8.41%) C# Developer
7 32 (6.90%) SQL DBA
8 31 (6.68%) SQL Developer
9 27 (5.82%) Administrator
10 24 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
11 17 (3.66%) ASP.NET Developer
12 15 (3.23%) Team Leader
13 14 (3.02%) Development Team Leader
14 13 (2.80%) Software Development Team Leader
14 13 (2.80%) Software Team Leader
14 13 (2.80%) Senior Developer
14 13 (2.80%) Technical Architect
15 12 (2.59%) Consultant
15 12 (2.59%) Software Developer
15 12 (2.59%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (51.08%) .NET
2 112 (24.14%) ASP.NET
3 86 (18.53%) HTML
4 74 (15.95%) XML
5 68 (14.66%) CSS
6 63 (13.58%) .NET Framework
7 56 (12.07%) Web Services
8 55 (11.85%) jQuery
9 37 (7.97%) Ajax
10 28 (6.03%) WCF
11 25 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (4.96%) SOAP
12 23 (4.96%) XSLT
12 23 (4.96%) Entity Framework
13 15 (3.23%) HTML5
13 15 (3.23%) WinForms
14 11 (2.37%) AngularJS
14 11 (2.37%) REST
15 10 (2.16%) WPF
15 10 (2.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.39%) N-Tier
3 21 (4.53%) Open Source
4 20 (4.31%) NHS
5 19 (4.09%) Computer Science
6 15 (3.23%) Replication
7 12 (2.59%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.37%) Clustering
9 10 (2.16%) Data Extraction
10 9 (1.94%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.86%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
11 4 (0.86%) Graphic Design
11 4 (0.86%) CMDB
12 3 (0.65%) User Experience
12 3 (0.65%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.65%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.65%) Physics
12 3 (0.65%) Statistics
12 3 (0.65%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 83 (17.89%) Windows
2 22 (4.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (4.53%) UNIX
4 19 (4.09%) Linux
5 14 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.51%) SUSE
8 6 (1.29%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.65%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.65%) Android
9 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.22%) AIX
11 1 (0.22%) HPUX
11 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (15.09%) MVC
2 64 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
4 46 (9.91%) ETL
5 39 (8.41%) Migration
6 35 (7.54%) CRM
7 29 (6.25%) SOA
8 23 (4.96%) Data Migration
8 23 (4.96%) TDD
9 21 (4.53%) E-Commerce
10 20 (4.31%) Scrum
11 19 (4.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (4.09%) Mentoring
12 16 (3.45%) Web Development
13 15 (3.23%) Resource Management
13 15 (3.23%) Workflow
14 14 (3.02%) Performance Tuning
15 13 (2.80%) Data Modelling
16 11 (2.37%) Analytics
16 11 (2.37%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 223 (48.06%) SQL
2 181 (39.01%) C#
3 98 (21.12%) JavaScript
4 77 (16.59%) T-SQL
5 42 (9.05%) VB.NET
6 26 (5.60%) VB
7 22 (4.74%) Java
8 15 (3.23%) Shell Script
9 11 (2.37%) VB6
9 11 (2.37%) PowerShell
9 11 (2.37%) VBScript
10 10 (2.16%) X++
11 9 (1.94%) Ruby
12 7 (1.51%) PHP
13 6 (1.29%) VBA
14 5 (1.08%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.08%) C++
15 3 (0.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.65%) XPath
15 3 (0.65%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (8.41%) Degree
2 29 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 23 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (4.74%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.37%) MCITP
6 6 (1.29%) MCSE
7 5 (1.08%) MCDBA
8 4 (0.86%) ISEB
8 4 (0.86%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.65%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.43%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.22%) MCTS
11 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.22%) HP APS
11 1 (0.22%) OCP
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.29%) HL7
2 4 (0.86%) SLA
3 3 (0.65%) QA
3 3 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 45 (9.70%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.29%) vSphere
4 4 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.65%) XenApp
5 3 (0.65%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.43%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (0.65%) EdgeSight
1 3 (0.65%) SCCM
2 2 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.43%) WSUS
3 1 (0.22%) SCOM
3 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.22%) Control-M
3 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 162 (34.91%) Microsoft
2 89 (19.18%) Oracle
3 26 (5.60%) IBM
4 21 (4.53%) VMware
5 12 (2.59%) Ab Initio
5 12 (2.59%) Netezza
6 9 (1.94%) Citrix
7 7 (1.51%) Red Gate
7 7 (1.51%) Sitecore
7 7 (1.51%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.29%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.29%) HP
8 6 (1.29%) Capita
8 6 (1.29%) Google
9 5 (1.08%) Tableau
9 5 (1.08%) LANDesk
9 5 (1.08%) Pega
9 5 (1.08%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.08%) Cognos
9 5 (1.08%) Adobe
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