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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 21 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -11  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 270 337 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.31% 7.13% 10.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.81% 34.28% 41.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 229 314
Median daily rate £338 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 14
Median hourly rate £48.50 £19.05 £22.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +154.66% -16.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.38 £12.65 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £28.28 £41.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.58 £23.25
% change year-on-year +21.24% +40.11%  

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 754 983 983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 20.42% 20.80% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 1367 1361
Median daily rate £380 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +19.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £280 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 18 39
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.25 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.88% +17.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £38.25 £42.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
West Midlands 0 138 £338 -10.00% 131
East Midlands +3 128 £338 +3.84% 76
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 271 (44.21%) .NET
2 268 (43.72%) SQL
3 234 (38.17%) C#
4 206 (33.61%) Microsoft
5 156 (25.45%) Windows
6 145 (23.65%) MVC
6 145 (23.65%) Agile Software Development
7 143 (23.33%) HTML
8 140 (22.84%) JavaScript
9 134 (21.86%) ASP.NET
10 131 (21.37%) CSS
11 114 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 107 (17.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 106 (17.29%) Oracle
14 101 (16.48%) SQL Server 2012
15 96 (15.66%) Business Intelligence
16 93 (15.17%) Finance
17 88 (14.36%) T-SQL
18 85 (13.87%) jQuery
19 84 (13.70%) TDD
20 80 (13.05%) SQL Server 2008
21 73 (11.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 72 (11.75%) ETL
23 71 (11.58%) HTML5
24 65 (10.60%) Relational Database
24 65 (10.60%) Windows Server
25 59 (9.62%) AngularJS
26 55 (8.97%) Migration
27 53 (8.65%) Retail
27 53 (8.65%) Team Foundation Server

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 32 (5.22%) IIS
2 27 (4.40%) SharePoint
3 22 (3.59%) CMS
4 19 (3.10%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (2.28%) NServiceBus
6 12 (1.96%) MS Exchange
7 11 (1.79%) JBoss
8 10 (1.63%) ArcGIS
9 9 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (1.14%) Confluence
10 7 (1.14%) Oracle Application Server
11 6 (0.98%) Apache
11 6 (0.98%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.82%) DNN
12 5 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 5 (0.82%) SAS
12 5 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.82%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (4.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.28%) Oracle 11i
2 9 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.49%) Demantra
5 3 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.49%) SnowdropKCS
6 2 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.33%) Magento
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.16%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.16%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (1.31%) IaaS
5 6 (0.98%) Office 365
6 4 (0.65%) SaaS
7 3 (0.49%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.49%) PaaS
8 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.33%) Boomi
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.16%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (5.87%) DNS
2 27 (4.40%) DHCP
3 24 (3.92%) TCP/IP
4 19 (3.10%) LAN
5 14 (2.28%) Wireless
6 13 (2.12%) Internet
7 12 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
7 12 (1.96%) SAN
8 10 (1.63%) Link 16
9 9 (1.47%) Firewall
9 9 (1.47%) WAN
10 8 (1.31%) VPN
11 7 (1.14%) Intranet
12 6 (0.98%) HTTP
12 6 (0.98%) LDAP
13 3 (0.49%) Skype
14 2 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
14 2 (0.33%) SSH
15 1 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
15 1 (0.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 107 (17.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 101 (16.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 80 (13.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 73 (11.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 65 (10.60%) Relational Database
7 50 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (7.67%) SQL Server 2016
9 45 (7.34%) SQL Server 2005
10 42 (6.85%) SQL Server 2014
11 41 (6.69%) MySQL
12 39 (6.36%) RDBMS
13 35 (5.71%) Oracle Database
14 24 (3.92%) MongoDB
15 23 (3.75%) Oracle Database 10g
16 20 (3.26%) Power BI
17 19 (3.10%) QlikView
18 17 (2.77%) Oracle Reports
19 16 (2.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 14 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 53 (8.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 50 (8.16%) Visual Studio
3 40 (6.53%) Git (software)
4 22 (3.59%) JIRA
5 20 (3.26%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.63%) Eclipse
7 9 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
7 9 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (1.31%) NUnit
8 8 (1.31%) SpecFlow
8 8 (1.31%) Subversion
9 7 (1.14%) Gradle
9 7 (1.14%) IntelliJ
9 7 (1.14%) JProfiler
9 7 (1.14%) JUnit
9 7 (1.14%) MSTest
9 7 (1.14%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.82%) Maven
12 3 (0.49%) Selenium
General
1 93 (15.17%) Finance
2 53 (8.65%) Retail
3 42 (6.85%) Manufacturing
4 20 (3.26%) Banking
5 19 (3.10%) Advertising
6 16 (2.61%) Automotive
7 14 (2.28%) Marketing
8 10 (1.63%) Avionics
8 10 (1.63%) Military
9 7 (1.14%) Billing
9 7 (1.14%) Publishing
9 7 (1.14%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.82%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.65%) Back Office
12 3 (0.49%) Legal
13 2 (0.33%) Local Government
14 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.16%) Games
14 1 (0.16%) Law
14 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 327 (53.34%) Developer
2 124 (20.23%) .NET Developer
3 92 (15.01%) C# Developer
4 62 (10.11%) Analyst
5 60 (9.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 57 (9.30%) ASP.NET Developer
7 55 (8.97%) SQL Developer
8 51 (8.32%) DBA
9 43 (7.01%) SQL DBA
10 38 (6.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 37 (6.04%) Senior Developer
12 34 (5.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 33 (5.38%) Applications Support
14 32 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 28 (4.57%) Administrator
16 27 (4.40%) Support Analyst
17 26 (4.24%) Full Stack Developer
18 24 (3.92%) Java Developer
18 24 (3.92%) SQL Analyst
18 24 (3.92%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (44.21%) .NET
2 143 (23.33%) HTML
3 134 (21.86%) ASP.NET
4 131 (21.37%) CSS
5 85 (13.87%) jQuery
6 71 (11.58%) HTML5
7 59 (9.62%) AngularJS
8 52 (8.48%) Web Services
9 49 (7.99%) XML
10 48 (7.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 47 (7.67%) .NET Framework
12 40 (6.53%) ASP.NET Web API
13 36 (5.87%) Entity Framework
13 36 (5.87%) WPF
14 35 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 33 (5.38%) WCF
16 32 (5.22%) REST
17 31 (5.06%) CSS3
18 23 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 22 (3.59%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.40%) User Experience
3 18 (2.94%) Clustering
4 15 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (2.28%) EPoS
6 9 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.47%) Replication
7 7 (1.14%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.14%) Management Information System
8 6 (0.98%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.82%) NHS
9 5 (0.82%) SCADA
10 4 (0.65%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.65%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.49%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.33%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.33%) iSeries
12 2 (0.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 156 (25.45%) Windows
2 65 (10.60%) Windows Server
3 47 (7.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (6.69%) Linux
5 36 (5.87%) Unix
6 34 (5.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (2.12%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.63%) Android
10 9 (1.47%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.47%) HPUX
11 6 (0.98%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.82%) VMS
13 4 (0.65%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.49%) Solaris
14 3 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.33%) AIX
15 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.33%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (23.65%) Agile Software Development
1 145 (23.65%) MVC
2 96 (15.66%) Business Intelligence
3 84 (13.70%) TDD
4 72 (11.75%) ETL
5 55 (8.97%) Migration
6 52 (8.48%) Scrum
7 46 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (7.01%) SOLID
9 40 (6.53%) Web Development
10 38 (6.20%) Test Automation
11 37 (6.04%) ITIL
12 35 (5.71%) Unit Testing
13 33 (5.38%) Data Modelling
13 33 (5.38%) OO
14 30 (4.89%) BDD
14 30 (4.89%) Mentoring
15 27 (4.40%) Data Migration
15 27 (4.40%) Software Engineering
16 25 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 268 (43.72%) SQL
2 234 (38.17%) C#
3 140 (22.84%) JavaScript
4 88 (14.36%) T-SQL
5 51 (8.32%) Java
6 50 (8.16%) PowerShell
7 35 (5.71%) VB.NET
8 31 (5.06%) PL/SQL
9 27 (4.40%) VB
10 17 (2.77%) VBScript
11 15 (2.45%) TypeScript
11 15 (2.45%) VBA
12 14 (2.28%) C
13 6 (0.98%) PHP
14 5 (0.82%) Python
15 3 (0.49%) Perl
15 3 (0.49%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.49%) VB6
16 2 (0.33%) X++
16 2 (0.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 43 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 35 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.57%) Degree
4 19 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.65%) MCSE
7 4 (0.65%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.49%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.33%) CCNA
9 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.33%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.33%) MCP
9 2 (0.33%) MCSA
10 1 (0.16%) HNC
10 1 (0.16%) HND
10 1 (0.16%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.96%) Data Quality
2 10 (1.63%) MIL-STD-1553
3 9 (1.47%) QA
4 6 (0.98%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.82%) SLA
6 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.16%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) HL7
7 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) SEPA
7 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 51 (8.32%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.75%) Hyper-V
4 19 (3.10%) Docker
5 6 (0.98%) XenApp
6 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.82%) vSphere
7 3 (0.49%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.49%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.33%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.33%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (3.59%) SCCM
2 7 (1.14%) SCOM
3 5 (0.82%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Management
3 5 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 5 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (0.82%) SCOrch
3 5 (0.82%) Terraform
4 4 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.49%) Ansible
5 3 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.49%) WSUS
6 2 (0.33%) Consul
6 2 (0.33%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.33%) Puppet
6 2 (0.33%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 206 (33.61%) Microsoft
2 106 (17.29%) Oracle
3 38 (6.20%) VMware
4 25 (4.08%) HP
5 20 (3.26%) Google
6 19 (3.10%) Dell
7 18 (2.94%) Citrix
8 8 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.14%) Perforce
9 7 (1.14%) Tableau
10 6 (0.98%) Cognos
10 6 (0.98%) IBM
11 5 (0.82%) NetApp
11 5 (0.82%) SAP
11 5 (0.82%) Siemens
11 5 (0.82%) Twitter
12 4 (0.65%) Informatica
12 4 (0.65%) JD Edwards
12 4 (0.65%) Sophos
12 4 (0.65%) Veeam
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