Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 21 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 656 749 772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.98% 7.65% 9.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.65% 36.90% 41.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 518 523
Midlands median daily rate £355 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £269 £238 £213
90th Percentile £488 £500 £475
England median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 38
Midlands median hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.45% +2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £21.70 £12.38 £10.80
90th Percentile £53.00 £40.15 £38.75
England median hourly rate £35.66 £29.19 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.15% +12.27% +9.47%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following 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 or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1538 2030 1840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.72% 20.74% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 1238 1134
Midlands median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +12.36%
10th Percentile £270 £262 £225
90th Percentile £538 £550 £512
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 32 47
Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.92% -11.25% -
10th Percentile £18.20 £13.28 £12.75
90th Percentile £56.37 £33.90 £38.75
England median hourly rate £31.75 £28.00 £27.89
% change year-on-year +13.39% +0.39% +13.84%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in the Midlands

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in the Midlands

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in the Midlands

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -2 347 £375 +7.14% 89
East Midlands +8 306 £340 -2.86% 96
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 330 (50.30%) .NET
2 305 (46.49%) SQL
3 257 (39.18%) C#
4 217 (33.08%) Microsoft
5 186 (28.35%) MVC
6 184 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
7 168 (25.61%) JavaScript
8 155 (23.63%) HTML
8 155 (23.63%) CSS
9 153 (23.32%) Windows
10 148 (22.56%) ASP.NET
11 115 (17.53%) Microsoft Azure
12 111 (16.92%) Oracle
13 98 (14.94%) .NET Framework
14 91 (13.87%) Business Intelligence
15 90 (13.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 85 (12.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 85 (12.96%) jQuery
17 83 (12.65%) ETL
18 81 (12.35%) T-SQL
18 81 (12.35%) ASP.NET MVC
19 77 (11.74%) Finance
19 77 (11.74%) TDD
20 73 (11.13%) ASP.NET Web API
21 72 (10.98%) Windows Server
22 67 (10.21%) Scrum
23 66 (10.06%) Active Directory
24 63 (9.60%) Git (software)
25 62 (9.45%) HTML5
25 62 (9.45%) SQL Server 2012

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 58 (8.84%) SharePoint
2 33 (5.03%) IIS
3 27 (4.12%) CMS
4 22 (3.35%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.52%) Skype for Business
5 10 (1.52%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.22%) DNN
6 8 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.22%) Umbraco
6 8 (1.22%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.76%) ArcGIS
7 5 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.76%) JBoss
7 5 (0.76%) NServiceBus
7 5 (0.76%) SAS
7 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.61%) Confluence
8 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 31 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) Simulink
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.91%) Oracle 11i
3 6 (0.91%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.76%) Maximo
5 3 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.30%) Magento
6 2 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.15%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 115 (17.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.98%) Office 365
4 8 (1.22%) IaaS
4 8 (1.22%) PaaS
5 7 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (0.76%) GitHub
7 4 (0.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.30%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.30%) SaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.15%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.15%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.15%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.42%) DNS
2 21 (3.20%) TCP/IP
3 18 (2.74%) DHCP
4 17 (2.59%) LAN
5 16 (2.44%) Internet
5 16 (2.44%) SAN
6 15 (2.29%) WAN
7 13 (1.98%) Firewall
8 11 (1.68%) VLAN
9 10 (1.52%) Intranet
10 9 (1.37%) LDAP
11 8 (1.22%) VPN
12 5 (0.76%) NAS
12 5 (0.76%) SMS
12 5 (0.76%) SSL
13 4 (0.61%) Network Security
14 3 (0.46%) ATM
14 3 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (0.46%) Skype
14 3 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (13.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 85 (12.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 62 (9.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 56 (8.54%) Data Warehouse
5 52 (7.93%) Relational Database
6 44 (6.71%) SQL Server 2014
7 42 (6.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 37 (5.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 35 (5.34%) MySQL
10 33 (5.03%) SQL Server 2016
11 30 (4.57%) RDBMS
12 29 (4.42%) Power BI
13 28 (4.27%) SQL Server 2005
14 20 (3.05%) MongoDB
14 20 (3.05%) NoSQL
14 20 (3.05%) Oracle Database
15 14 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
16 13 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
17 12 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
18 9 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 63 (9.60%) Git (software)
2 44 (6.71%) Visual Studio
3 26 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (3.96%) TeamCity
4 18 (2.74%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (1.68%) JIRA
6 11 (1.68%) SpecFlow
7 8 (1.22%) ReSharper
7 8 (1.22%) Subversion
8 7 (1.07%) NuGet
9 5 (0.76%) NUnit
10 4 (0.61%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.61%) Selenium
10 4 (0.61%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.46%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.46%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.46%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.46%) webpack
General
1 77 (11.74%) Finance
2 50 (7.62%) Retail
3 39 (5.95%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.44%) Automotive
5 14 (2.13%) Banking
6 13 (1.98%) Back Office
7 9 (1.37%) Publishing
8 8 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.07%) Advertising
10 6 (0.91%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.91%) Marketing
11 5 (0.76%) Legal
11 5 (0.76%) Local Government
12 4 (0.61%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.46%) Military
13 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.30%) Avionics
14 2 (0.30%) Electronics
14 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 359 (54.73%) Developer
2 153 (23.32%) .NET Developer
3 110 (16.77%) C# Developer
4 73 (11.13%) SQL Developer
5 70 (10.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 59 (8.99%) Analyst
7 52 (7.93%) ASP.NET Developer
8 45 (6.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 44 (6.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 40 (6.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 37 (5.64%) Senior Developer
12 36 (5.49%) DBA
13 35 (5.34%) Architect
14 30 (4.57%) Software Developer
14 30 (4.57%) SQL DBA
15 28 (4.27%) Applications Support
15 28 (4.27%) Web Developer
16 27 (4.12%) Consultant
17 26 (3.96%) C# Software Developer
18 25 (3.81%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (50.30%) .NET
2 155 (23.63%) CSS
2 155 (23.63%) HTML
3 148 (22.56%) ASP.NET
4 98 (14.94%) .NET Framework
5 85 (12.96%) jQuery
6 81 (12.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 73 (11.13%) ASP.NET Web API
8 62 (9.45%) HTML5
8 62 (9.45%) Web Services
9 46 (7.01%) Entity Framework
10 45 (6.86%) AngularJS
11 44 (6.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 43 (6.55%) CSS3
13 40 (6.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 32 (4.88%) WCF
15 31 (4.73%) XML
16 29 (4.42%) RESTful
17 28 (4.27%) LINQ
18 23 (3.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (2.59%) User Experience
4 14 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.68%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.37%) Clustering
9 8 (1.22%) Replication
10 6 (0.91%) FMCG
10 6 (0.91%) NHS
11 5 (0.76%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.76%) SCADA
11 5 (0.76%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.76%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.61%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.61%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.61%) EPoS
13 3 (0.46%) Market Risk
13 3 (0.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 153 (23.32%) Windows
2 72 (10.98%) Windows Server
3 57 (8.69%) Linux
4 49 (7.47%) Unix
5 31 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.68%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.22%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.07%) HPUX
11 6 (0.91%) AIX
12 5 (0.76%) Android
12 5 (0.76%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.61%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.61%) Solaris
13 4 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.46%) VMS
15 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (28.35%) MVC
2 184 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (13.87%) Business Intelligence
4 83 (12.65%) ETL
5 77 (11.74%) TDD
6 67 (10.21%) Scrum
7 57 (8.69%) Migration
8 56 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
9 51 (7.77%) BDD
10 46 (7.01%) Web Development
11 44 (6.71%) CRM
11 44 (6.71%) ITIL
12 37 (5.64%) DevOps
12 37 (5.64%) Unit Testing
13 35 (5.34%) Data Modelling
14 33 (5.03%) Test Automation
15 32 (4.88%) SDLC
16 31 (4.73%) Business Analysis
17 29 (4.42%) Front End Development
18 26 (3.96%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 305 (46.49%) SQL
2 257 (39.18%) C#
3 168 (25.61%) JavaScript
4 81 (12.35%) T-SQL
5 49 (7.47%) PowerShell
6 43 (6.55%) VB.NET
7 23 (3.51%) Java
7 23 (3.51%) PHP
8 19 (2.90%) TypeScript
9 13 (1.98%) PL/SQL
9 13 (1.98%) VB
10 9 (1.37%) VBA
11 8 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 7 (1.07%) C
13 6 (0.91%) Python
14 4 (0.61%) ES6
14 4 (0.61%) R
14 4 (0.61%) Ruby
15 3 (0.46%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.46%) VB6
Qualifications
1 40 (6.10%) Degree
1 40 (6.10%) Security Cleared
2 23 (3.51%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.22%) CCNA
5 8 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.22%) MCSA
5 8 (1.22%) MCSE
6 7 (1.07%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.91%) MCTS
8 5 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.61%) CCNP
9 4 (0.61%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.30%) CCIE
10 2 (0.30%) CISM
10 2 (0.30%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.29%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.07%) SLA
3 4 (0.61%) QA
4 3 (0.46%) COBIT
5 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.30%) MIL-STD-1553
6 1 (0.15%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 66 (10.06%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.59%) Hyper-V
3 13 (1.98%) Docker
3 13 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.37%) XenApp
5 8 (1.22%) vSphere
6 3 (0.46%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.46%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.30%) Snort
7 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.15%) Firmware
8 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (1.68%) SCCM
2 10 (1.52%) SCOM
3 8 (1.22%) Puppet
3 8 (1.22%) SCOrch
4 6 (0.91%) Ansible
4 6 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.46%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.30%) Cisco LMS
7 2 (0.30%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.30%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle EDQ
7 2 (0.30%) Terraform
7 2 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 217 (33.08%) Microsoft
2 111 (16.92%) Oracle
3 35 (5.34%) VMware
4 27 (4.12%) Tableau
5 21 (3.20%) Citrix
6 19 (2.90%) SAP
7 18 (2.74%) HP
8 12 (1.83%) IBM
9 9 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.37%) Siemens
10 8 (1.22%) Cisco
10 8 (1.22%) Cognos
11 7 (1.07%) Dell
11 7 (1.07%) NetApp
11 7 (1.07%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.76%) DevExpress
12 5 (0.76%) Google
12 5 (0.76%) RedGate
12 5 (0.76%) Sitecore
12 5 (0.76%) Veeam