The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / Midlands
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 23 17
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 6 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.92% 2.87% 5.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.00% 11.54% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
Median daily rate £420 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +42.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 20 52 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 16.39% 24.88% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 29 22
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £300 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the Midlands

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in the Midlands

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in the Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) ETL
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (30.00%) Validation
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (30.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) Control-M
5 2 (20.00%) Nagios
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) SAML
5 2 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) Unicenter
5 2 (20.00%) SOA
5 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (20.00%) Solaris
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) JBoss
5 2 (20.00%) Apache
5 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (20.00%) Python

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 5 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (20.00%) Apache
2 2 (20.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) JBoss
2 2 (20.00%) MQSeries
2 2 (20.00%) nginx
2 2 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) IaaS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (20.00%) DB2
2 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) Riak
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (10.00%) SAS EBI
3 1 (10.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (10.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) Ant
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) GoCD
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) Maven
2 2 (20.00%) MSBuild
2 2 (20.00%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior DevOps
2 2 (20.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) ERP Manager
3 1 (10.00%) ERP Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Financials Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SAS Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) LAMP
1 2 (20.00%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (20.00%) LEMP Stack
1 2 (20.00%) MSMQ
1 2 (20.00%) Node.js
1 2 (20.00%) SAML
1 2 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) CoreOS
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (40.00%) ETL
2 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Kanban
3 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (20.00%) Presales
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) Go
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (20.00%) Perl
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (20.00%) Python
1 2 (20.00%) Ruby
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Docker
1 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
1 2 (20.00%) Control-M
1 2 (20.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (20.00%) Mesos
1 2 (20.00%) Nagios
1 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (20.00%) rkt
1 2 (20.00%) Unicenter
1 2 (20.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) New Relic
3 2 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (20.00%) VMware