Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

SQL Server Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 181 158
Rank change year-on-year +8 -23 -5
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 11 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.41% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.43% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 10
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £295 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.36% -15.11% +8.59%
10th Percentile £275 £295 £219
90th Percentile £463 £403 £504
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £32.26

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4579 5861 4672
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 95.07% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2890 3522 2671
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £236 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 236 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.76% +5.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured SQL Server Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 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
Staffordshire +10 3 £325 -3.70% 1
Birmingham -1 3 £331 +12.29%
Coventry +11 2 £425 +33.86%
Shropshire - 1 £350 -
SQL Server Developer
England

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) MVC
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
5 2 (18.18%) ERP
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 2 (18.18%) ETL
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) B2B
6 1 (9.09%) OLTP
6 1 (9.09%) CSS
6 1 (9.09%) Web Services
6 1 (9.09%) XML
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) VB
6 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 1 (9.09%) VBA
6 1 (9.09%) HTML
6 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (9.09%) MySQL

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
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 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) Data Mart
3 1 (9.09%) MySQL
3 1 (9.09%) OLTP
3 1 (9.09%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (9.09%) Power BI
3 1 (9.09%) QlikView
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) Dapper ORM
3 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) MDX
3 1 (9.09%) REST
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) WPF
3 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (9.09%) EPoS
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) MVC
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (18.18%) ERP
2 2 (18.18%) ETL
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) B2B
3 1 (9.09%) BDD
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) ETL Development
3 1 (9.09%) Kanban
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) SDLC
3 1 (9.09%) SOLID
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) VB
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (9.09%) VBA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft