The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Developer
England / West Midlands
Rank 111 110 114
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 7 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.78% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.82% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 4
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £349 £325
% change year-on-year -6.87% +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.62 £47.75
% change year-on-year - +26.94%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2125 2571 2399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.90% 95.43% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1342 1420 1351
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 72 169
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured SQL Server Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Developer in the West Midlands

SQL Server Developer
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 Developer in the West Midlands.

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

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Developer in the West Midlands

SQL Server Developer
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 Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Birmingham -12 3 £345 +6.15% 1
Solihull - 1 £325 -
Walsall - 1 £250 -
SQL Server Developer
England

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, SQL Server Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring SQL Server Developer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
6 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
6 4 (30.77%) .NET
6 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
6 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (23.08%) TDD
7 3 (23.08%) ETL
7 3 (23.08%) C#
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (15.38%) Replication
8 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
8 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
8 2 (15.38%) Retail
8 2 (15.38%) WPF
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (15.38%) Kimball Methodology
8 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (7.69%) MySQL
8 1 (7.69%) Power BI
8 1 (7.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 2 (15.38%) WPF
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.69%) WCF
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (23.08%) ETL
3 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) B2B
5 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) OOP
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) SOLID
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
3 3 (23.08%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Sybase