The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 3.85% 16.67% 6.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.00% 47.06% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
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£350 £328 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -27.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
SQL Server
West Midlands

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 Worcestershire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Worcestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 15.38% 35.42% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 7
Average daily rate £350 £339 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% -15.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.36 £31.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +3.27%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Worcestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Worcestershire region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Worcestershire region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Worcestershire

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 Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
Redditch - 3 £350 - 3
Worcester - - - - 2
Bromsgrove - - - - 1
Droitwich - - - - 1
SQL Server
West Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire 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 5 (45.45%) SQL
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (18.18%) NHS
4 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) VBA
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) MS Office
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) RAD

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire 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 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
3 1 (9.09%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (9.09%) NHS Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) WinForms
3 1 (9.09%) Ajax
3 1 (9.09%) WCF
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) RAD
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Web Design
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) VBA
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco