Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 20 February 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 19 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 386 379 524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.07% 7.20% 10.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.79% 37.71% 42.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 244 373
West Midlands median daily rate £389 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.68% -1.43% -
10th Percentile £275 £212 £263
90th Percentile £525 £481 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £22.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.55% +37.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £20.25 £17.52 £12.30
90th Percentile £51.55 £28.55 £32.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £25.44
% change year-on-year +39.13% +13.01% +1.76%

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 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 902 1,005 1,235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.85% 19.10% 24.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 599 761
West Midlands median daily rate £403 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.87% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £258
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 35
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £18.39 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.13% -8.05% -
10th Percentile £18.30 £14.50 £13.58
90th Percentile £49.88 £24.00 £33.55
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.95 £27.12
% change year-on-year +34.90% -4.33% -1.38%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in the West Midlands

SQL Server
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in the West Midlands

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in the West Midlands

SQL Server
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in the West Midlands

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in the West Midlands

SQL Server
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. 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 -8 114 £400 +18.52% 64
Coventry +32 91 £425 +6.25% 17
Staffordshire +1 59 £328 +2.34% 42
Warwickshire +1 34 £395 +12.86% 22
Solihull +7 19 £413 +22.68% 11
Shropshire -9 6 £265 -17.19% 4
Worcestershire +1 5 £270 -21.17% 4
Wolverhampton -2 5 £323 -5.15% 11
Walsall +1 1 £375 +15.38%
Bilston - 1 £613 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - - 3
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 194 (50.26%) .NET
2 192 (49.74%) SQL
3 172 (44.56%) C#
4 165 (42.75%) Microsoft
5 144 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
6 112 (29.02%) Microsoft Azure
7 102 (26.42%) CSS
8 99 (25.65%) HTML
9 98 (25.39%) JavaScript
10 96 (24.87%) MVC
11 88 (22.80%) ASP.NET
12 85 (22.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 78 (20.21%) Business Intelligence
14 76 (19.69%) .NET Framework
15 72 (18.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 69 (17.88%) T-SQL
17 64 (16.58%) TDD
17 64 (16.58%) Continuous Integration
18 62 (16.06%) Scrum
19 61 (15.80%) Windows
19 61 (15.80%) ASP.NET Web API
20 58 (15.03%) Web Services
21 57 (14.77%) Git (software)
22 56 (14.51%) BDD
23 55 (14.25%) ASP.NET MVC
24 54 (13.99%) ETL
25 53 (13.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 50 (12.95%) Data Warehouse
27 43 (11.14%) Finance
28 40 (10.36%) Kanban

SQL Server
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 34 (8.81%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.59%) IIS
3 8 (2.07%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.07%) NServiceBus
3 8 (2.07%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.81%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.52%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.52%) GeoServer
7 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.26%) Confluence
8 1 (0.26%) SAS
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.26%) Sonic ESB
8 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (6.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (6.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.78%) Maximo
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.26%) OPENContractor
4 1 (0.26%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.26%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 112 (29.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.85%) IaaS
4 8 (2.07%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (2.07%) PaaS
5 7 (1.81%) Office 365
5 7 (1.81%) SaaS
6 5 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.78%) Data Lake Analytics
9 2 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.26%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.26%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.92%) Internet
2 9 (2.33%) Firewall
3 7 (1.81%) DNS
4 6 (1.55%) DHCP
5 5 (1.30%) SAN
6 4 (1.04%) SSL
6 4 (1.04%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.78%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.78%) SMS
8 2 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.52%) Intranet
8 2 (0.52%) LAN
8 2 (0.52%) Network Security
8 2 (0.52%) TACACS
8 2 (0.52%) Telnet
8 2 (0.52%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.52%) VLAN
8 2 (0.52%) VoIP
8 2 (0.52%) VPN
8 2 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (22.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 72 (18.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 53 (13.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 50 (12.95%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (9.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 36 (9.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 34 (8.81%) Power BI
8 33 (8.55%) SQL Server 2016
9 27 (6.99%) SQL Server 2014
10 18 (4.66%) Relational Database
11 17 (4.40%) MySQL
12 13 (3.37%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 8 (2.07%) SAP Data Services
15 7 (1.81%) MongoDB
15 7 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
16 6 (1.55%) Oracle Database
16 6 (1.55%) QlikView
17 5 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
17 5 (1.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 57 (14.77%) Git (software)
2 31 (8.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (7.77%) Visual Studio
4 9 (2.33%) SpecFlow
5 8 (2.07%) JIRA
5 8 (2.07%) Subversion
6 5 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (1.04%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.04%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.78%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.78%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.52%) GitLab
9 2 (0.52%) MSI
9 2 (0.52%) Selenium
9 2 (0.52%) WiX
10 1 (0.26%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 43 (11.14%) Finance
2 19 (4.92%) Back Office
3 10 (2.59%) Retail
4 7 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.55%) Advertising
6 4 (1.04%) Marketing
7 3 (0.78%) Automotive
7 3 (0.78%) Banking
8 2 (0.52%) French Language
8 2 (0.52%) German Language
8 2 (0.52%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Military
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 239 (61.92%) Developer
2 89 (23.06%) .NET Developer
3 74 (19.17%) C# Developer
4 47 (12.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 36 (9.33%) SQL Developer
6 34 (8.81%) Analyst
6 34 (8.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 26 (6.74%) Consultant
8 24 (6.22%) Software Developer
9 22 (5.70%) Senior Developer
10 21 (5.44%) Architect
11 20 (5.18%) DBA
11 20 (5.18%) Full Stack Developer
12 19 (4.92%) C# Software Developer
12 19 (4.92%) CRM Developer
13 18 (4.66%) Lead Developer
14 17 (4.40%) Microsoft Developer
15 16 (4.15%) SQL DBA
16 15 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM Developer
17 14 (3.63%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (50.26%) .NET
2 102 (26.42%) CSS
3 99 (25.65%) HTML
4 88 (22.80%) ASP.NET
5 76 (19.69%) .NET Framework
6 61 (15.80%) ASP.NET Web API
7 58 (15.03%) Web Services
8 55 (14.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 38 (9.84%) Dapper ORM
10 33 (8.55%) jQuery
11 32 (8.29%) WCF
12 29 (7.51%) XML
13 28 (7.25%) AngularJS
14 25 (6.48%) Entity Framework
15 22 (5.70%) SOAP
16 18 (4.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 17 (4.40%) WinForms
18 16 (4.15%) JSON
19 15 (3.89%) MDX
20 14 (3.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.29%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.44%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (2.33%) Data Structures
4 9 (2.33%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.07%) User Experience
6 6 (1.55%) Clustering
6 6 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.30%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.30%) PKI
8 4 (1.04%) FMCG
8 4 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.04%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.78%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.78%) NHS
9 3 (0.78%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.78%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.52%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 61 (15.80%) Windows
2 34 (8.81%) Windows Server
3 22 (5.70%) Linux
4 10 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.55%) Unix
8 5 (1.30%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.04%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.78%) HPUX
10 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.26%) AIX
12 1 (0.26%) Android
12 1 (0.26%) Solaris
12 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (24.87%) MVC
3 78 (20.21%) Business Intelligence
4 64 (16.58%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (16.58%) TDD
5 62 (16.06%) Scrum
6 56 (14.51%) BDD
7 54 (13.99%) ETL
8 40 (10.36%) Kanban
9 38 (9.84%) SOLID
10 30 (7.77%) CRM
10 30 (7.77%) Migration
11 27 (6.99%) OO
12 24 (6.22%) SDLC
13 22 (5.70%) DevOps
13 22 (5.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 21 (5.44%) ITIL
15 20 (5.18%) Analytics
15 20 (5.18%) Web Development
15 20 (5.18%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 192 (49.74%) SQL
2 172 (44.56%) C#
3 98 (25.39%) JavaScript
4 69 (17.88%) T-SQL
5 38 (9.84%) VB.NET
6 32 (8.29%) PowerShell
7 12 (3.11%) Java
7 12 (3.11%) TypeScript
8 9 (2.33%) PHP
9 8 (2.07%) VB
10 6 (1.55%) Python
11 5 (1.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (1.04%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.04%) Ruby
12 4 (1.04%) VBA
13 3 (0.78%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.78%) XAML
14 2 (0.52%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.52%) RPG
Qualifications
1 19 (4.92%) Degree
2 11 (2.85%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.55%) MCTS
6 5 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (1.04%) CCNA
7 4 (1.04%) CCNP
7 4 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.78%) MCSE
9 2 (0.52%) CCIE
9 2 (0.52%) CEH
9 2 (0.52%) CISM
9 2 (0.52%) CISSP
9 2 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.52%) GIAC
9 2 (0.52%) MCITP
9 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.89%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.30%) GDPR
3 4 (1.04%) QA
4 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.52%) SLA
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (6.74%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.11%) XenApp
4 10 (2.59%) XenDesktop
5 9 (2.33%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (1.81%) Docker
8 4 (1.04%) XenServer
9 2 (0.52%) KVM
9 2 (0.52%) Snort
9 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.59%) SCCM
3 8 (2.07%) Puppet
4 6 (1.55%) WSUS
5 5 (1.30%) Ansible
6 4 (1.04%) Terraform
7 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.78%) SCOM
7 3 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.78%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.52%) Cisco LMS
8 2 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.52%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.52%) Packer
8 2 (0.52%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 165 (42.75%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.25%) Oracle
3 25 (6.48%) VMware
4 22 (5.70%) Tableau
5 19 (4.92%) Citrix
6 11 (2.85%) SAP
7 10 (2.59%) HP
7 10 (2.59%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.07%) Capita
8 8 (2.07%) Google
9 6 (1.55%) Cisco
10 4 (1.04%) ArcSight
10 4 (1.04%) IBM
10 4 (1.04%) NetApp
11 3 (0.78%) DevExpress
11 3 (0.78%) EMC
11 3 (0.78%) Epicor
11 3 (0.78%) Micro Focus
11 3 (0.78%) Veeam
11 3 (0.78%) Xamarin