Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SQL Server 2014 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2014 over the 6 months to 15 December 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 2014
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 177 164
Rank change year-on-year +22 -13 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 34 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.39% 0.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.91% 2.02% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 19
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +11.43% -
10th Percentile £313 £276 £213
90th Percentile £468 £540 £425
England median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year -2.17% +71.96% -

SQL Server 2014 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 West Midlands with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 869 1140 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.91% 19.37% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 689 672
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £259 £235
90th Percentile £538 £538 £505
England median daily rate £463 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 33
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 £17.56 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.08% -16.38% +6.33%
10th Percentile £20.85 £13.98 £12.39
90th Percentile £53.00 £23.70 £33.55
England median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £27.37
% change year-on-year +17.86% +2.30% +2.32%

SQL Server 2014
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SQL Server 2014 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2014 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2014
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2014 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2014 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2014
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2014 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2014 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2014
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2014 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 December 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
Birmingham -1 16 £425 +25.93% 2
Warwickshire - 6 £388 -
Staffordshire +14 4 £325 -28.77% 1
Coventry +12 4 £345 -10.97% 1
Shropshire - 2 £173 -
SQL Server 2014
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2014 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2014.

1 34 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (55.88%) SQL
2 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
3 17 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (47.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (29.41%) T-SQL
7 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (26.47%) PowerShell
7 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
8 8 (23.53%) Windows
9 7 (20.59%) .NET
9 7 (20.59%) Finance
10 6 (17.65%) C#
10 6 (17.65%) ETL
10 6 (17.65%) .NET Framework
10 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (17.65%) Power BI
10 6 (17.65%) Office 365
11 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (14.71%) MDX
11 5 (14.71%) WCF
11 5 (14.71%) TDD
11 5 (14.71%) ITIL
12 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
12 4 (11.76%) SharePoint

SQL Server 2014
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 4 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.88%) IIS
2 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.88%) WordPress
3 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (5.88%) DHCP
1 2 (5.88%) DNS
1 2 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (5.88%) NetScaler
1 2 (5.88%) SAN
1 2 (5.88%) Telnet
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (47.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 12 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (17.65%) Power BI
7 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (11.76%) NoSQL
9 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
11 1 (2.94%) OLAP
11 1 (2.94%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Developer
2 8 (23.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 8 (23.53%) SQL Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Architect
4 4 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 4 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Full Stack Developer
4 4 (11.76%) SharePoint Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Angular Developer
5 3 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Database Developer
5 3 (8.82%) SQL BI Developer
5 3 (8.82%) SQL Database Developer
5 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) DBA
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) SQL DBA
6 2 (5.88%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) .NET
2 6 (17.65%) .NET Framework
3 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (14.71%) MDX
3 5 (14.71%) WCF
4 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
4 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
4 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 4 (11.76%) Entity Framework
4 4 (11.76%) Node.js
4 4 (11.76%) RESTful
5 3 (8.82%) XML
6 2 (5.88%) X-Windows
7 1 (2.94%) CSS
7 1 (2.94%) HTML
7 1 (2.94%) jQuery
7 1 (2.94%) Web Services
7 1 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Clustering
2 2 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.88%) Replication
2 2 (5.88%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
1 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.65%) ETL
4 5 (14.71%) ITIL
4 5 (14.71%) TDD
5 4 (11.76%) BDD
5 4 (11.76%) High Availability
5 4 (11.76%) MVC
5 4 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (11.76%) Web Application Development
6 3 (8.82%) CRM
6 3 (8.82%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (8.82%) Open Source
6 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.82%) TOGAF
6 3 (8.82%) Visualisation
7 2 (5.88%) Data Modelling
7 2 (5.88%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (5.88%) RUP
7 2 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) SQL
2 10 (29.41%) T-SQL
3 9 (26.47%) PowerShell
4 6 (17.65%) C#
5 4 (11.76%) Ruby
6 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.88%) MCSA
2 2 (5.88%) MCSE
2 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.88%) PMP
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) COBIT
2 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.88%) vSphere
2 2 (5.88%) XenApp
2 2 (5.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (5.88%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) VMware
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco
4 2 (5.88%) 3PAR
4 2 (5.88%) Citrix
4 2 (5.88%) CyberArk
4 2 (5.88%) Dell
4 2 (5.88%) EMC
4 2 (5.88%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) NetApp
4 2 (5.88%) SAP
4 2 (5.88%) Sophos
4 2 (5.88%) Sun
4 2 (5.88%) Veeam
5 1 (2.94%) Juniper
5 1 (2.94%) Tableau