Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 17 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 348 481 472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.19% 7.80% 9.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.86% 38.98% 43.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 330 329
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £275 £236 £210
90th Percentile £516 £494 £470
England median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £34.00 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.55% +2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £21.05 £12.10 £8.00
90th Percentile £51.50 £24.00 £32.50
England median hourly rate £36.31 £29.19 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.39% +12.27% +9.47%

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 873 1234 1074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.04% 20.02% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 744 663
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +3.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £219
90th Percentile £536 £538 £505
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.31 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.39% -11.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21.05 £13.98 £12.35
90th Percentile £51.50 £23.70 £33.55
England median hourly rate £31.75 £28.00 £27.78
% change year-on-year +13.39% +0.79% +12.24%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 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
Birmingham -8 103 £375 - 22
Coventry +2 69 £375 +2.74% 10
Staffordshire +4 56 £360 +10.77% 21
Warwickshire +9 53 £325 -3.70% 11
Wolverhampton +1 8 £350 +1.45%
Worcestershire +8 6 £198 -43.57% 5
Shropshire +5 5 £363 +6.62% 1
Herefordshire 0 2 £313 -30.56% 3
Walsall -1 2 £325 -40.37% 1
Sutton Coldfield -10 2 - - 3
Solihull -7 1 £350 +12.45% 7
Bilston - 1 £613 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 178 (51.15%) .NET
2 155 (44.54%) SQL
3 138 (39.66%) C#
4 117 (33.62%) Microsoft
5 109 (31.32%) Agile Software Development
6 103 (29.60%) MVC
7 102 (29.31%) CSS
8 100 (28.74%) JavaScript
9 99 (28.45%) HTML
10 81 (23.28%) ASP.NET
11 76 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
12 71 (20.40%) Windows
13 68 (19.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 60 (17.24%) T-SQL
14 60 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
15 52 (14.94%) .NET Framework
16 51 (14.66%) TDD
17 49 (14.08%) jQuery
18 47 (13.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 47 (13.51%) ETL
19 46 (13.22%) BDD
20 45 (12.93%) SharePoint
21 44 (12.64%) ASP.NET MVC
21 44 (12.64%) Windows Server
22 42 (12.07%) Finance
23 41 (11.78%) Migration
23 41 (11.78%) ASP.NET Web API
24 39 (11.21%) Scrum
24 39 (11.21%) Git (software)
25 37 (10.63%) Oracle

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 45 (12.93%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.87%) IIS
3 9 (2.59%) CMS
3 9 (2.59%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.30%) DNN
4 8 (2.30%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.01%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.44%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.15%) Confluence
9 3 (0.86%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.86%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.86%) SAS
9 3 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.86%) WordPress
10 2 (0.57%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.57%) JBoss
10 2 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 15 (4.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.16%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.57%) Magento
4 2 (0.57%) Maximo
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 76 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.59%) Office 365
3 7 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (2.01%) PaaS
4 6 (1.72%) IaaS
5 4 (1.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 3 (0.86%) GitHub
7 2 (0.57%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.74%) Internet
2 8 (2.30%) Firewall
3 6 (1.72%) SAN
4 5 (1.44%) DNS
4 5 (1.44%) Intranet
4 5 (1.44%) SSL
4 5 (1.44%) WAN
5 4 (1.15%) LAN
5 4 (1.15%) VPN
6 2 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.57%) LDAP
6 2 (0.57%) Network Security
6 2 (0.57%) SMS
6 2 (0.57%) TACACS
7 1 (0.29%) DHCP
7 1 (0.29%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.29%) MPLS
7 1 (0.29%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (19.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 47 (13.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (9.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 32 (9.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 29 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 25 (7.18%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (7.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (6.32%) SQL Server 2016
8 19 (5.46%) MySQL
9 18 (5.17%) Power BI
10 15 (4.31%) Relational Database
11 13 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (3.45%) RDBMS
13 8 (2.30%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (2.01%) NoSQL
15 6 (1.72%) PowerPivot
16 5 (1.44%) OLAP
16 5 (1.44%) Oracle Database
16 5 (1.44%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 39 (11.21%) Git (software)
2 19 (5.46%) Visual Studio
3 17 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (3.16%) JIRA
4 11 (3.16%) SpecFlow
5 5 (1.44%) NuGet
5 5 (1.44%) Subversion
6 4 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (1.15%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.86%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.86%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.86%) GoCD
7 3 (0.86%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.57%) MorphX
8 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.29%) AccuRev
9 1 (0.29%) NUnit
General
1 42 (12.07%) Finance
2 15 (4.31%) Retail
3 14 (4.02%) Automotive
4 13 (3.74%) Back Office
5 9 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.01%) Banking
7 6 (1.72%) Advertising
8 5 (1.44%) Local Government
9 3 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.57%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.57%) Marketing
10 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.29%) Legal
11 1 (0.29%) Military
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 208 (59.77%) Developer
2 82 (23.56%) .NET Developer
3 54 (15.52%) C# Developer
4 40 (11.49%) SQL Developer
5 32 (9.20%) C# .NET Developer
6 29 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 28 (8.05%) Analyst
7 28 (8.05%) DBA
8 25 (7.18%) SQL DBA
9 23 (6.61%) Web Developer
10 22 (6.32%) Senior Developer
11 21 (6.03%) Software Developer
12 20 (5.75%) Architect
13 16 (4.60%) ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (4.60%) Consultant
13 16 (4.60%) Full Stack Developer
14 15 (4.31%) C# Software Developer
15 14 (4.02%) Administrator
16 13 (3.74%) CRM Developer
17 12 (3.45%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (51.15%) .NET
2 102 (29.31%) CSS
3 99 (28.45%) HTML
4 81 (23.28%) ASP.NET
5 52 (14.94%) .NET Framework
6 49 (14.08%) jQuery
7 44 (12.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 41 (11.78%) ASP.NET Web API
9 35 (10.06%) Web Services
10 32 (9.20%) HTML5
11 26 (7.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 24 (6.90%) AngularJS
12 24 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 23 (6.61%) Entity Framework
14 19 (5.46%) CSS3
14 19 (5.46%) XML
15 18 (5.17%) Dapper ORM
15 18 (5.17%) RESTful
16 17 (4.89%) WCF
17 14 (4.02%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.32%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (4.31%) User Experience
3 12 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.72%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.72%) FMCG
7 5 (1.44%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.15%) Clustering
8 4 (1.15%) Replication
8 4 (1.15%) SCADA
9 3 (0.86%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.86%) NHS
10 2 (0.57%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.57%) AS400
10 2 (0.57%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (0.57%) DataPower
10 2 (0.57%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.57%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.57%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 71 (20.40%) Windows
2 44 (12.64%) Windows Server
3 21 (6.03%) Linux
4 15 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (3.16%) Unix
6 7 (2.01%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.44%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.57%) AIX
10 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.29%) Android
11 1 (0.29%) HPUX
11 1 (0.29%) Solaris
11 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (31.32%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (29.60%) MVC
3 60 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
4 51 (14.66%) TDD
5 47 (13.51%) ETL
6 46 (13.22%) BDD
7 41 (11.78%) Migration
8 39 (11.21%) Scrum
9 36 (10.34%) Web Development
10 31 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (8.33%) CRM
12 25 (7.18%) Kanban
13 20 (5.75%) Data Modelling
14 19 (5.46%) Data Migration
15 18 (5.17%) Data Analysis
16 17 (4.89%) Performance Tuning
16 17 (4.89%) Responsive Web Design
16 17 (4.89%) SOLID
17 16 (4.60%) Business Analysis
17 16 (4.60%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 155 (44.54%) SQL
2 138 (39.66%) C#
3 100 (28.74%) JavaScript
4 60 (17.24%) T-SQL
5 30 (8.62%) PowerShell
6 29 (8.33%) VB.NET
7 11 (3.16%) Java
7 11 (3.16%) TypeScript
8 10 (2.87%) PHP
9 8 (2.30%) VBA
10 6 (1.72%) VB
11 4 (1.15%) Python
11 4 (1.15%) Ruby
12 3 (0.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (0.86%) Perl
12 3 (0.86%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.57%) C++
13 2 (0.57%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
13 2 (0.57%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 20 (5.75%) Degree
2 13 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.59%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.72%) MCTS
6 5 (1.44%) MCSA
7 4 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.15%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.15%) MCSE
8 2 (0.57%) CCIE
8 2 (0.57%) CCIE Security
8 2 (0.57%) CCNA
8 2 (0.57%) CCNP
8 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.57%) CISSP
8 2 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.57%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.57%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.57%) PMP
8 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.87%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.44%) SLA
3 3 (0.86%) COBIT
4 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.29%) GDPR
5 1 (0.29%) QA
5 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (7.47%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.44%) Docker
2 5 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.44%) XenApp
3 3 (0.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.86%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.57%) Snort
4 2 (0.57%) vSphere
5 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (2.01%) SCOM
2 5 (1.44%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (1.15%) Ansible
3 4 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.86%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.57%) Cisco LMS
5 2 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle EDQ
5 2 (0.57%) WSUS
6 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.29%) FTK
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.29%) Netcool
6 1 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 117 (33.62%) Microsoft
2 37 (10.63%) Oracle
3 23 (6.61%) Tableau
4 17 (4.89%) VMware
5 11 (3.16%) Citrix
6 9 (2.59%) IBM
6 9 (2.59%) SAP
7 6 (1.72%) HP
7 6 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.44%) Veeam
9 4 (1.15%) ArcSight
9 4 (1.15%) Cisco
9 4 (1.15%) Cognos
9 4 (1.15%) Informatica
9 4 (1.15%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.86%) Dell
10 3 (0.86%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.86%) Epicor
10 3 (0.86%) RedGate
10 3 (0.86%) Symantec