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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 22 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 -12  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 142 210 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.95% 7.03% 10.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.02% 33.23% 44.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 141 175
Median daily rate £338 £375 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
Median hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.87% +32.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £15.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £31.50 £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 430 632 561
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 21.04% 21.17% 23.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 391 374
Median daily rate £375 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £503 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 17
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.25 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +28.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £36.50 £38.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -7 44 £368 -2.00% 33
Staffordshire +12 17 £335 +11.66% 28
Coventry -10 14 £388 +7.26% 18
Warwickshire +3 13 £245 -30.00% 13
Wolverhampton +8 11 £350 +3.70% 3
Worcestershire +12 6 £189 -46.07% 5
Herefordshire 0 6 £306 -31.94% 4
Shropshire +9 3 £319 +34.21% 2
Walsall -1 3 £400 -26.60% 2
Solihull +8 1 £325 +4.83% 8
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 149 (48.69%) SQL
2 139 (45.42%) .NET
3 115 (37.58%) C#
4 93 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (28.76%) Microsoft
6 86 (28.10%) HTML
7 81 (26.47%) MVC
8 79 (25.82%) CSS
9 72 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 72 (23.53%) JavaScript
10 70 (22.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 69 (22.55%) ASP.NET
11 69 (22.55%) Business Intelligence
12 55 (17.97%) Windows
12 55 (17.97%) SQL Server 2008
13 54 (17.65%) T-SQL
13 54 (17.65%) TDD
14 47 (15.36%) SQL Server 2012
15 46 (15.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 45 (14.71%) ETL
17 44 (14.38%) jQuery
18 42 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
18 42 (13.73%) Data Warehouse
19 41 (13.40%) HTML5
20 38 (12.42%) AngularJS
20 38 (12.42%) SQL Server 2014
21 36 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
22 33 (10.78%) Migration
22 33 (10.78%) MySQL
22 33 (10.78%) Visual Studio

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 18 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.90%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (3.27%) IIS
4 8 (2.61%) JBoss
4 8 (2.61%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.29%) Oracle Application Server
6 6 (1.96%) CMS
6 6 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.96%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.63%) Apache
7 5 (1.63%) DNN
7 5 (1.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.98%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.98%) ThingWorx
8 3 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.65%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.65%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 17 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.61%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.65%) Magento
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 42 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.27%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.31%) IaaS
4 4 (1.31%) Office 365
5 3 (0.98%) PaaS
6 2 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.33%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.61%) DNS
1 8 (2.61%) Internet
1 8 (2.61%) VPN
2 7 (2.29%) Intranet
2 7 (2.29%) LAN
2 7 (2.29%) WAN
3 6 (1.96%) LDAP
3 6 (1.96%) SAN
3 6 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.63%) Firewall
4 5 (1.63%) HTTP
5 3 (0.98%) Skype
6 2 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.65%) DHCP
6 2 (0.65%) SSH
7 1 (0.33%) 3G
7 1 (0.33%) DMZ
7 1 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.33%) VLAN
7 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 70 (22.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (17.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 47 (15.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 46 (15.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 42 (13.73%) Data Warehouse
7 38 (12.42%) SQL Server 2014
8 36 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
9 33 (10.78%) MySQL
10 22 (7.19%) Relational Database
10 22 (7.19%) SQL Server 2005
11 19 (6.21%) QlikView
12 13 (4.25%) Power BI
12 13 (4.25%) RDBMS
13 11 (3.59%) OLAP
14 10 (3.27%) MongoDB
15 8 (2.61%) NoSQL
15 8 (2.61%) Oracle Database
15 8 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (2.29%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 33 (10.78%) Visual Studio
2 25 (8.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (3.59%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.61%) SpecFlow
5 5 (1.63%) JIRA
5 5 (1.63%) NUnit
5 5 (1.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (1.31%) Subversion
7 3 (0.98%) Selenium
8 2 (0.65%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.65%) MSTest
8 2 (0.65%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.33%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.33%) JSUnit
9 1 (0.33%) Maven
9 1 (0.33%) Moq
9 1 (0.33%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 31 (10.13%) Finance
2 23 (7.52%) Retail
3 13 (4.25%) Automotive
4 12 (3.92%) Advertising
5 6 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.63%) Banking
7 4 (1.31%) Marketing
8 3 (0.98%) Legal
9 2 (0.65%) Back Office
9 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Billing
10 1 (0.33%) Games
10 1 (0.33%) Local Government
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 182 (59.48%) Developer
2 73 (23.86%) .NET Developer
3 46 (15.03%) C# Developer
4 42 (13.73%) DBA
5 37 (12.09%) SQL DBA
6 32 (10.46%) C# .NET Developer
7 27 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 26 (8.50%) Senior Developer
8 26 (8.50%) SQL Developer
9 25 (8.17%) ASP.NET Developer
10 23 (7.52%) Analyst
11 21 (6.86%) Full Stack Developer
12 19 (6.21%) SQL Server DBA
13 17 (5.56%) Administrator
13 17 (5.56%) Software Developer
14 16 (5.23%) HTML Developer
15 15 (4.90%) HTML CSS Developer
15 15 (4.90%) SQL Analyst
16 14 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 14 (4.58%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (45.42%) .NET
2 86 (28.10%) HTML
3 79 (25.82%) CSS
4 69 (22.55%) ASP.NET
5 44 (14.38%) jQuery
6 41 (13.40%) HTML5
7 38 (12.42%) AngularJS
8 25 (8.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 24 (7.84%) .NET Framework
10 22 (7.19%) ASP.NET MVC
10 22 (7.19%) Entity Framework
11 20 (6.54%) ASP.NET Web API
11 20 (6.54%) REST
12 19 (6.21%) Web Services
13 17 (5.56%) Angular 2
13 17 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 17 (5.56%) WPF
14 15 (4.90%) XML
15 14 (4.58%) WCF
16 11 (3.59%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.58%) Clustering
2 13 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.59%) User Experience
4 8 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.61%) Replication
5 6 (1.96%) NHS
6 5 (1.63%) SCADA
7 4 (1.31%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.98%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.65%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.65%) iSeries
9 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.33%) DataPower
10 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 55 (17.97%) Windows
2 27 (8.82%) Windows Server
3 20 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (4.58%) Linux
6 12 (3.92%) Unix
7 7 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.65%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.33%) Android
9 1 (0.33%) HPUX
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (26.47%) MVC
3 69 (22.55%) Business Intelligence
4 54 (17.65%) TDD
5 45 (14.71%) ETL
6 33 (10.78%) Migration
7 28 (9.15%) BDD
8 26 (8.50%) Mentoring
9 24 (7.84%) Web Development
10 23 (7.52%) Performance Tuning
11 21 (6.86%) SOLID
12 20 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (5.88%) Scrum
13 18 (5.88%) Test Automation
14 14 (4.58%) High Availability
14 14 (4.58%) Microservices
14 14 (4.58%) SDLC
14 14 (4.58%) Workflow
15 13 (4.25%) Data Modelling
16 12 (3.92%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 149 (48.69%) SQL
2 115 (37.58%) C#
3 72 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 54 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 29 (9.48%) Java
6 28 (9.15%) PowerShell
7 19 (6.21%) VB.NET
8 12 (3.92%) TypeScript
9 10 (3.27%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.96%) VBA
11 5 (1.63%) PHP
11 5 (1.63%) VB
12 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.65%) Perl
13 2 (0.65%) Python
13 2 (0.65%) X++
14 1 (0.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.33%) Delphi
14 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (3.59%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.61%) Degree
4 3 (0.98%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.65%) MCSA
5 2 (0.65%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.33%) ISEB
6 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.33%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.94%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.98%) QA
2 3 (0.98%) SLA
3 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) SEPA
4 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.92%) Docker
3 7 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.98%) vSphere
6 2 (0.65%) XenApp
7 1 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.96%) SCOM
2 5 (1.63%) Oracle Identity Management
2 5 (1.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 5 (1.63%) SCOrch
3 4 (1.31%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.65%) SCCM
4 2 (0.65%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.65%) WSUS
5 1 (0.33%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.33%) FTK
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 88 (28.76%) Microsoft
2 32 (10.46%) Oracle
3 19 (6.21%) VMware
4 16 (5.23%) Google
5 10 (3.27%) Citrix
6 6 (1.96%) Cognos
7 5 (1.63%) IBM
8 4 (1.31%) NetApp
9 3 (0.98%) Cisco
9 3 (0.98%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.98%) Tableau
10 2 (0.65%) Apple
10 2 (0.65%) Clearswift
10 2 (0.65%) CommVault
10 2 (0.65%) Dell
10 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.65%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.65%) Sophos
10 2 (0.65%) Veeam
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