Period
to 14 July 2020

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 14 July 2020 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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 24 20
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 101 328 415
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.54% 7.12% 7.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.90% 35.57% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 231 300
Median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £277
90th Percentile £575 £563 £500
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% -62.11% +53.23%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.02
% change year-on-year - -2.83% -8.81%

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 362 922 933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.87% 20.02% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 598 621
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +5.77%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £540
England median daily rate £500 £483 £475
% change year-on-year +3.57% +1.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -14.89% -24.19%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +8.87%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in the West Midlands

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in the West Midlands

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend 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 14 July 2020. 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 +18 56 £400 -11.11% 18
Coventry -18 15 £500 +11.11% 12
Warwickshire +10 6 £475 -5.00% 6
Herefordshire -4 6 £525 +10.53% 5
Solihull -2 5 £500 +25.00% 4
Worcestershire +16 3 £348 -15.76% 4
Shropshire +18 2 £425 -18.27% 1
Wolverhampton 0 2 £400 - 3
Staffordshire -6 2 - - 22
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 46 (45.54%) SQL
2 43 (42.57%) Microsoft
3 37 (36.63%) Azure
4 35 (34.65%) C#
5 34 (33.66%) .NET
6 32 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (25.74%) HTML
8 24 (23.76%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (21.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (20.79%) JavaScript
10 21 (20.79%) CSS
11 19 (18.81%) Java
12 17 (16.83%) ASP.NET
12 17 (16.83%) Active Directory
13 16 (15.84%) Windows
13 16 (15.84%) T-SQL
13 16 (15.84%) Finance
13 16 (15.84%) jQuery
13 16 (15.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (15.84%) DevOps
14 15 (14.85%) Power BI
14 15 (14.85%) Power Platform
14 15 (14.85%) PowerShell
14 15 (14.85%) .NET Framework
14 15 (14.85%) MVC
15 14 (13.86%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (12.87%) Oracle
16 13 (12.87%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (12.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 12 (11.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 8 (7.92%) IIS
2 7 (6.93%) CMS
3 5 (4.95%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.98%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.99%) Apache
5 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.99%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.99%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.97%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.99%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.99%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 37 (36.63%) Azure
2 15 (14.85%) Power Platform
3 6 (5.94%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (5.94%) Azure Data Factory
3 6 (5.94%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (4.95%) PaaS
5 4 (3.96%) AWS
5 4 (3.96%) GCP
5 4 (3.96%) Logic Apps
6 3 (2.97%) Azure Stack
6 3 (2.97%) SaaS
6 3 (2.97%) Serverless
7 2 (1.98%) IaaS
7 2 (1.98%) Office 365
7 2 (1.98%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.99%) NuGet
8 1 (0.99%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.98%) Firewall
3 1 (0.99%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.99%) Network Security
3 1 (0.99%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.99%) VPN
3 1 (0.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (15.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 15 (14.85%) Power BI
4 14 (13.86%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (11.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (9.90%) Azure SQL Database
7 9 (8.91%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (5.94%) MongoDB
9 5 (4.95%) Qlik Sense
9 5 (4.95%) QlikView
9 5 (4.95%) Redis
9 5 (4.95%) Relational Database
9 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (2.97%) Big Data
11 3 (2.97%) NoSQL
11 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database
11 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 10 (9.90%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.93%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.94%) webpack
4 5 (4.95%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.97%) JIRA
6 3 (2.97%) Selenium
6 3 (2.97%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.98%) Babel
7 2 (1.98%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.98%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.99%) JMeter
8 1 (0.99%) JUnit
8 1 (0.99%) Maven
General
1 16 (15.84%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.96%) Retail
4 3 (2.97%) Military
5 2 (1.98%) Electronics
5 2 (1.98%) Law
5 2 (1.98%) Police
5 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.99%) Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.99%) Legal
6 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (48.51%) Developer
2 12 (11.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 10 (9.90%) Analyst
4 9 (8.91%) Architect
4 9 (8.91%) Azure Developer
5 8 (7.92%) .NET Developer
5 8 (7.92%) Consultant
6 7 (6.93%) C# Developer
6 7 (6.93%) Java Developer
6 7 (6.93%) Power BI Developer
7 6 (5.94%) Applications Support
7 6 (5.94%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Data Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) DBA
9 4 (3.96%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.96%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (33.66%) .NET
2 26 (25.74%) HTML
3 21 (20.79%) CSS
4 17 (16.83%) ASP.NET
5 16 (15.84%) jQuery
6 15 (14.85%) .NET Framework
7 13 (12.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (12.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 11 (10.89%) XML
9 10 (9.90%) REST
10 9 (8.91%) Entity Framework
11 8 (7.92%) HTML5
12 7 (6.93%) JSON
12 7 (6.93%) Spring
12 7 (6.93%) Web Services
13 6 (5.94%) Razor View Engine
14 5 (4.95%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (4.95%) Memcached
14 5 (4.95%) Node.js
14 5 (4.95%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) User Experience
2 5 (4.95%) PKI
2 5 (4.95%) Reinsurance
3 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.97%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.98%) Clustering
6 1 (0.99%) NHS
6 1 (0.99%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.84%) Windows
2 9 (8.91%) Unix
3 6 (5.94%) Linux
4 5 (4.95%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (23.76%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (15.84%) DevOps
4 15 (14.85%) MVC
5 11 (10.89%) Test Automation
6 10 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (9.90%) Data Analysis
6 10 (9.90%) ETL
6 10 (9.90%) SDLC
7 9 (8.91%) Analytics
7 9 (8.91%) Data Modelling
7 9 (8.91%) Front End Development
7 9 (8.91%) Kanban
7 9 (8.91%) Migration
8 8 (7.92%) Dashboard Development
8 8 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (6.93%) Decision-Making
9 7 (6.93%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (6.93%) Scrum
9 7 (6.93%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 46 (45.54%) SQL
2 35 (34.65%) C#
3 21 (20.79%) JavaScript
4 19 (18.81%) Java
5 16 (15.84%) T-SQL
6 15 (14.85%) PowerShell
7 8 (7.92%) Python
8 5 (4.95%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (2.97%) VB
10 3 (2.97%) VBScript
11 2 (1.98%) R
11 2 (1.98%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.98%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.98%) VB6
12 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.99%) Ruby
12 1 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (9.90%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.92%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.97%) MCSD
5 2 (1.98%) Degree
5 2 (1.98%) MCSE
6 1 (0.99%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.99%) CCNA
6 1 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.99%) MCSA
6 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) Data Quality
1 5 (4.95%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (16.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.95%) Docker
3 4 (3.96%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.99%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.99%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.99%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.99%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.99%) Kibana
2 1 (0.99%) logstash
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.99%) SCCM
2 1 (0.99%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (42.57%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.87%) Oracle
3 8 (7.92%) Tableau
4 7 (6.93%) Databricks
5 4 (3.96%) Google
6 3 (2.97%) SAP
6 3 (2.97%) VMware
7 2 (1.98%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.99%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.99%) Cisco
8 1 (0.99%) Citrix
8 1 (0.99%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.99%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.99%) Dell
8 1 (0.99%) EMC
8 1 (0.99%) ESRI
8 1 (0.99%) F5
8 1 (0.99%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.99%) RedGate
8 1 (0.99%) T-Plan