Period
to 20 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 17 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 409 314 475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.35% 7.21% 8.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.85% 36.51% 36.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 191 321
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.40% -4.29% -
10th Percentile £275 £225 £281
90th Percentile £506 £438 £488
England median daily rate £425 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 23
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £30.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.74% +90.63% -44.23%
10th Percentile £46.25 £18.45 £15.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.90 £35.20
England median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -2.67% +41.51% +3.92%

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 892 860 1,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.21% 19.75% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 527 759
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £275
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £447 £425
% change year-on-year +6.26% +5.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 27
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +17.07% -19.07%
10th Percentile £16.17 £14.85 £15.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.90 £36.30
England median hourly rate £32.00 £29.82 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.33% +8.42% -4.15%

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 May 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
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 May 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 +1 128 £400 +14.29% 65
Coventry +30 99 £450 +22.03% 26
Staffordshire 0 54 £325 - 45
Warwickshire +1 26 £413 +17.86% 16
Solihull +9 22 £325 - 5
Herefordshire -5 9 £375 +25.00%
Shropshire -13 8 £250 -31.03% 11
Worcestershire -7 6 £290 -15.33% 10
Wolverhampton -8 2 - - 3
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 219 (53.55%) SQL
2 212 (51.83%) .NET
3 198 (48.41%) C#
4 162 (39.61%) Agile Software Development
5 161 (39.36%) Microsoft
6 130 (31.78%) Microsoft Azure
7 121 (29.58%) HTML
8 119 (29.10%) CSS
9 100 (24.45%) JavaScript
10 90 (22.00%) MVC
11 87 (21.27%) ASP.NET
12 82 (20.05%) Windows
13 80 (19.56%) TDD
14 75 (18.34%) .NET Framework
15 72 (17.60%) T-SQL
15 72 (17.60%) Business Intelligence
16 71 (17.36%) Continuous Integration
17 64 (15.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 63 (15.40%) BDD
19 62 (15.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 62 (15.16%) Scrum
19 62 (15.16%) ASP.NET Web API
20 61 (14.91%) PowerShell
21 58 (14.18%) Git (software)
22 56 (13.69%) Web Services
22 56 (13.69%) Data Warehouse
23 49 (11.98%) ASP.NET MVC
24 48 (11.74%) Visual Studio
25 47 (11.49%) Finance
25 47 (11.49%) SQL Server Analysis 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 15 (3.67%) IIS
2 12 (2.93%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.69%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.69%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.69%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.96%) NServiceBus
5 7 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.98%) Apache
7 3 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.73%) JBoss
7 3 (0.73%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.49%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.49%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 25 (6.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.49%) Maximo
3 2 (0.49%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.49%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.24%) OPENContractor
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.24%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 130 (31.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (6.11%) IaaS
4 22 (5.38%) PaaS
5 17 (4.16%) SaaS
6 9 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (2.20%) Office 365
7 5 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.73%) Serverless
10 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.24%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.24%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.24%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.24%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.60%) Internet
2 13 (3.18%) DNS
3 10 (2.44%) Firewall
4 6 (1.47%) SAN
4 6 (1.47%) SMS
5 5 (1.22%) DHCP
5 5 (1.22%) VPN
6 4 (0.98%) Intranet
6 4 (0.98%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.98%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.73%) DDNS
7 3 (0.73%) NAS
7 3 (0.73%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.49%) LAN
8 2 (0.49%) Skype
8 2 (0.49%) SSL
8 2 (0.49%) Telnet
8 2 (0.49%) VoIP
8 2 (0.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (15.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 62 (15.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 56 (13.69%) Data Warehouse
4 47 (11.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 44 (10.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 36 (8.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 33 (8.07%) Power BI
8 31 (7.58%) SQL Server 2016
9 30 (7.33%) Relational Database
10 22 (5.38%) MySQL
11 21 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (3.67%) NoSQL
13 13 (3.18%) MongoDB
14 12 (2.93%) QlikView
15 11 (2.69%) Oracle Database
16 10 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
17 8 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
17 8 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
18 7 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 58 (14.18%) Git (software)
2 48 (11.74%) Visual Studio
3 43 (10.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (3.91%) Subversion
5 15 (3.67%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (2.93%) SpecFlow
7 9 (2.20%) Selenium
8 8 (1.96%) JIRA
9 6 (1.47%) MSI
9 6 (1.47%) WiX
10 4 (0.98%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.98%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.98%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.73%) Bugzilla
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.49%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.49%) GitLab
12 2 (0.49%) Maven
12 2 (0.49%) MSBuild
General
1 47 (11.49%) Finance
2 17 (4.16%) Back Office
2 17 (4.16%) Retail
3 6 (1.47%) Legal
4 5 (1.22%) Banking
4 5 (1.22%) Marketing
5 4 (0.98%) Advertising
5 4 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.49%) Automotive
6 2 (0.49%) French Language
6 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.49%) German Language
7 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.24%) Games
7 1 (0.24%) Law
7 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 228 (55.75%) Developer
2 101 (24.69%) .NET Developer
3 66 (16.14%) C# Developer
4 56 (13.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (8.07%) Analyst
6 32 (7.82%) SQL Developer
7 28 (6.85%) Architect
8 23 (5.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 22 (5.38%) Software Developer
10 21 (5.13%) DBA
11 20 (4.89%) Consultant
12 19 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
13 18 (4.40%) Full Stack Developer
14 15 (3.67%) .NET Software Developer
14 15 (3.67%) Lead Developer
14 15 (3.67%) VB.NET Developer
15 14 (3.42%) ASP.NET Developer
15 14 (3.42%) SQL DBA
16 13 (3.18%) C# Software Developer
16 13 (3.18%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (51.83%) .NET
2 121 (29.58%) HTML
3 119 (29.10%) CSS
4 87 (21.27%) ASP.NET
5 75 (18.34%) .NET Framework
6 62 (15.16%) ASP.NET Web API
7 56 (13.69%) Web Services
8 49 (11.98%) ASP.NET MVC
9 40 (9.78%) XML
10 37 (9.05%) jQuery
11 36 (8.80%) Dapper ORM
12 34 (8.31%) WCF
13 32 (7.82%) AngularJS
13 32 (7.82%) Entity Framework
14 26 (6.36%) SOAP
15 24 (5.87%) JSON
16 20 (4.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 18 (4.40%) KnockoutJS
17 18 (4.40%) React
17 18 (4.40%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.58%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (5.62%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (5.62%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (4.16%) Clustering
5 16 (3.91%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.44%) User Experience
7 8 (1.96%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.96%) Replication
8 7 (1.71%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.71%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.98%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.98%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.98%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.98%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.73%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.73%) PKI
11 2 (0.49%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 82 (20.05%) Windows
2 38 (9.29%) Windows Server
3 26 (6.36%) Linux
4 17 (4.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.98%) Unix
9 3 (0.73%) HPUX
9 3 (0.73%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.73%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.49%) CentOS
10 2 (0.49%) Debian
10 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.49%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.24%) AIX
11 1 (0.24%) Android
11 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (39.61%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (22.00%) MVC
3 80 (19.56%) TDD
4 72 (17.60%) Business Intelligence
5 71 (17.36%) Continuous Integration
6 63 (15.40%) BDD
7 62 (15.16%) Scrum
8 44 (10.76%) Migration
9 39 (9.54%) ETL
9 39 (9.54%) Kanban
10 38 (9.29%) DevOps
11 35 (8.56%) SOLID
12 33 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
13 32 (7.82%) SDLC
14 30 (7.33%) OO
15 27 (6.60%) Test Automation
16 19 (4.65%) Analytics
16 19 (4.65%) ITIL
17 18 (4.40%) CRM
17 18 (4.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 219 (53.55%) SQL
2 198 (48.41%) C#
3 100 (24.45%) JavaScript
4 72 (17.60%) T-SQL
5 61 (14.91%) PowerShell
6 35 (8.56%) VB.NET
7 31 (7.58%) Java
8 15 (3.67%) TypeScript
9 11 (2.69%) Java 8
10 8 (1.96%) Python
11 6 (1.47%) PHP
12 5 (1.22%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.98%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.98%) VBA
14 3 (0.73%) VB
14 3 (0.73%) XAML
15 2 (0.49%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.49%) C
15 2 (0.49%) Perl
15 2 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (3.67%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.42%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.69%) Degree
4 5 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.49%) CCNA
7 2 (0.49%) CCNP
7 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.49%) MCITP
7 2 (0.49%) MCSE
7 2 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.24%) GNVQ
8 1 (0.24%) HND
8 1 (0.24%) ISEB
8 1 (0.24%) MCP
8 1 (0.24%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.67%) Data Quality
2 14 (3.42%) QA
3 11 (2.69%) GDPR
4 5 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.98%) PMO
6 3 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.89%) Hyper-V
3 18 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (2.44%) Docker
5 10 (2.44%) XenApp
6 8 (1.96%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.22%) XenServer
9 2 (0.49%) KVM
9 2 (0.49%) NFS
9 2 (0.49%) Samba
9 2 (0.49%) Squid
9 2 (0.49%) Varnish
9 2 (0.49%) vSphere
9 2 (0.49%) Xen
10 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (4.40%) Puppet
3 17 (4.16%) SCCM
4 12 (2.93%) Ansible
4 12 (2.93%) WSUS
5 8 (1.96%) Failover Clustering
5 8 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (1.71%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.22%) SCOM
8 4 (0.98%) Terraform
9 3 (0.73%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.49%) Automic
10 2 (0.49%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.49%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.49%) Nagios
10 2 (0.49%) Packer
10 2 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.49%) WMI
11 1 (0.24%) Ambari
Vendors
1 161 (39.36%) Microsoft
2 42 (10.27%) Oracle
3 34 (8.31%) VMware
4 22 (5.38%) Citrix
5 13 (3.18%) Google
5 13 (3.18%) IBM
6 12 (2.93%) SAP
6 12 (2.93%) Tableau
7 11 (2.69%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.20%) Capita
9 6 (1.47%) Cisco
9 6 (1.47%) HP
9 6 (1.47%) Xamarin
10 5 (1.22%) SaltStack
11 4 (0.98%) CA
11 4 (0.98%) WSO2
12 3 (0.73%) CyberArk
12 3 (0.73%) Micro Focus
12 3 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.73%) SolarWinds