Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 19 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 382 317 498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.44% 7.01% 8.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.30% 37.43% 38.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 215 332
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £288 £263 £239
90th Percentile £500 £475 £488
England median daily rate £425 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +3.03% +7.14% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £33.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +50.00% +3.53%
10th Percentile £18.00 £20.95 £11.50
90th Percentile £56.60 £52.25 £36.83
England median hourly rate £29.50 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -13.24% +4.62% +19.31%

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 925 847 1,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.02% 18.73% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 525 785
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.66% +12.21%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £275
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 21
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £30.25 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.58% +47.56% -3.53%
10th Percentile £12.07 £20.48 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.13 £50.38 £24.00
England median hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £29.94
% change year-on-year -0.83% +0.20% +8.32%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +3 115 £386 +3.00% 72
Coventry +7 84 £425 +13.33% 18
Staffordshire -2 66 £370 +10.45% 57
Warwickshire -7 31 £438 +35.66% 17
Shropshire -18 26 £443 +22.07% 14
Herefordshire -7 7 £383 +27.50% 2
Wolverhampton -10 4 £350 - 2
Solihull -4 3 £265 -18.46% 8
Sutton Coldfield +6 1 £350 - 10
Worcestershire -14 1 £320 +62.03% 12
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 199 (52.09%) SQL
2 197 (51.57%) .NET
3 183 (47.91%) C#
4 146 (38.22%) Agile Software Development
5 132 (34.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 114 (29.84%) Microsoft
7 102 (26.70%) ASP.NET
7 102 (26.70%) Windows
8 98 (25.65%) HTML
9 93 (24.35%) JavaScript
10 92 (24.08%) CSS
11 87 (22.77%) MVC
12 86 (22.51%) .NET Framework
13 73 (19.11%) TDD
14 69 (18.06%) Oracle
15 68 (17.80%) Git (software)
16 60 (15.71%) Scrum
17 59 (15.45%) Windows Server
18 58 (15.18%) Visual Studio
18 58 (15.18%) PowerShell
19 57 (14.92%) Web Services
20 55 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
21 54 (14.14%) Migration
21 54 (14.14%) DevOps
22 51 (13.35%) T-SQL
22 51 (13.35%) Business Intelligence
22 51 (13.35%) ASP.NET MVC
23 49 (12.83%) BDD
24 45 (11.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 40 (10.47%) ASP.NET Web API

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 20 (5.24%) WebSphere
2 16 (4.19%) Confluence
2 16 (4.19%) IIS
3 15 (3.93%) Apache
4 14 (3.66%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (3.40%) MS Exchange
6 11 (2.88%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.36%) JBoss
7 9 (2.36%) Tomcat
8 8 (2.09%) nginx
9 6 (1.57%) WildFly
10 3 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.52%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.52%) CMS
11 2 (0.52%) Documentum
11 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (0.52%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.52%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (1.31%) Sage 200
3 4 (1.05%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.26%) Magento
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 132 (34.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (8.12%) PaaS
3 29 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (7.33%) IaaS
5 21 (5.50%) SaaS
6 15 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (3.93%) Office 365
7 14 (3.66%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (1.83%) Serverless
9 6 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (1.05%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.79%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.52%) G Suite
12 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.26%) GitHub
13 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.19%) DNS
2 11 (2.88%) Internet
3 10 (2.62%) Firewall
4 8 (2.09%) Reverse Proxy
4 8 (2.09%) SSL
5 6 (1.57%) VPN
6 5 (1.31%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.05%) SMS
8 3 (0.79%) DHCP
8 3 (0.79%) LAN
8 3 (0.79%) VLAN
8 3 (0.79%) WAN
9 2 (0.52%) DDNS
9 2 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.52%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.52%) MPLS
9 2 (0.52%) NAS
9 2 (0.52%) SAN
9 2 (0.52%) VoIP
9 2 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 39 (10.21%) PostgreSQL
3 38 (9.95%) Relational Database
4 36 (9.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (7.85%) NoSQL
6 29 (7.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 28 (7.33%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (7.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (6.54%) MySQL
9 25 (6.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 22 (5.76%) Power BI
11 19 (4.97%) Oracle Database
12 15 (3.93%) Redis
13 14 (3.66%) SQL Server 2016
14 12 (3.14%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (3.14%) SQL Server 2000
14 12 (3.14%) SQL Server 2014
15 11 (2.88%) DB2
16 10 (2.62%) MongoDB
17 9 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 68 (17.80%) Git (software)
2 58 (15.18%) Visual Studio
3 38 (9.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (8.12%) JIRA
4 31 (8.12%) Subversion
5 25 (6.54%) Visual Studio Team System
6 17 (4.45%) Jenkins
6 17 (4.45%) Selenium
7 8 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (2.09%) Bitbucket
7 8 (2.09%) ClearCase
7 8 (2.09%) GitLab
7 8 (2.09%) Vagrant
8 7 (1.83%) AccuRev
9 6 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (1.57%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.57%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.31%) NDepend
10 5 (1.31%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (1.31%) SonarQube
General
1 39 (10.21%) Finance
2 14 (3.66%) Retail
3 8 (2.09%) Back Office
4 7 (1.83%) Legal
5 5 (1.31%) Automotive
5 5 (1.31%) Banking
6 4 (1.05%) Advertising
6 4 (1.05%) Marketing
7 3 (0.79%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 211 (55.24%) Developer
2 96 (25.13%) .NET Developer
3 57 (14.92%) C# Developer
4 44 (11.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 27 (7.07%) DevOps Engineer
6 26 (6.81%) SQL Developer
7 24 (6.28%) DBA
8 21 (5.50%) Software Developer
9 19 (4.97%) Full Stack Developer
10 18 (4.71%) Analyst
10 18 (4.71%) Java Developer
11 17 (4.45%) ASP.NET Developer
12 16 (4.19%) Administrator
12 16 (4.19%) Azure Developer
13 15 (3.93%) Agile Developer
13 15 (3.93%) SQL DBA
14 14 (3.66%) Consultant
15 13 (3.40%) Agile .NET Developer
16 12 (3.14%) Architect
16 12 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (51.57%) .NET
2 102 (26.70%) ASP.NET
3 98 (25.65%) HTML
4 92 (24.08%) CSS
5 86 (22.51%) .NET Framework
6 57 (14.92%) Web Services
7 51 (13.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 40 (10.47%) ASP.NET Web API
9 37 (9.69%) jQuery
10 35 (9.16%) Entity Framework
11 30 (7.85%) XML
12 28 (7.33%) RabbitMQ
13 25 (6.54%) SOAP
14 24 (6.28%) JSON
15 23 (6.02%) AngularJS
16 21 (5.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 20 (5.24%) REST
18 19 (4.97%) Dapper ORM
18 19 (4.97%) Spring
19 18 (4.71%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.85%) Self-Motivation
2 29 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.76%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (4.19%) Public Cloud
5 15 (3.93%) Clustering
6 11 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.36%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.83%) User Experience
9 6 (1.57%) Replication
10 5 (1.31%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.05%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.79%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.52%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.52%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.52%) Tandem
13 2 (0.52%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 102 (26.70%) Windows
2 59 (15.45%) Windows Server
3 30 (7.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (7.07%) Linux
5 16 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.36%) Unix
7 8 (2.09%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.79%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.52%) CentOS
11 2 (0.52%) Debian
11 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.52%) Solaris
11 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.26%) Android
12 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (38.22%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (22.77%) MVC
3 73 (19.11%) TDD
4 60 (15.71%) Scrum
5 55 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (14.14%) DevOps
6 54 (14.14%) Migration
7 51 (13.35%) Business Intelligence
8 49 (12.83%) BDD
9 40 (10.47%) Kanban
10 34 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
11 27 (7.07%) SOLID
12 24 (6.28%) Microservices
13 23 (6.02%) Test Automation
14 19 (4.97%) SDLC
15 18 (4.71%) ERP
16 17 (4.45%) ETL
17 16 (4.19%) Continuous Deployment
17 16 (4.19%) CRM
17 16 (4.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 199 (52.09%) SQL
2 183 (47.91%) C#
3 93 (24.35%) JavaScript
4 58 (15.18%) PowerShell
5 51 (13.35%) T-SQL
6 39 (10.21%) Java
7 24 (6.28%) VB.NET
8 17 (4.45%) Java 8
9 7 (1.83%) Python
9 7 (1.83%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.31%) VBScript
11 4 (1.05%) PHP
11 4 (1.05%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.05%) VBA
12 3 (0.79%) Delphi
12 3 (0.79%) XPath
13 2 (0.52%) C
13 2 (0.52%) Go
13 2 (0.52%) Perl
13 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (7.85%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.28%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.14%) Degree
4 5 (1.31%) MCITP
4 5 (1.31%) MCSE
4 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.79%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.52%) CCNP
7 2 (0.52%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.26%) CCNA
8 1 (0.26%) CISSP
8 1 (0.26%) ISEB
8 1 (0.26%) MCP
8 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.45%) QA
2 6 (1.57%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.05%) PMO
4 2 (0.52%) GDPR
4 2 (0.52%) SLA
5 1 (0.26%) GCP
System Software
1 33 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.19%) Docker
4 12 (3.14%) XenApp
5 10 (2.62%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.09%) vSphere
7 7 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (1.83%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.52%) NFS
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.52%) Samba
10 2 (0.52%) Squid
10 2 (0.52%) Varnish
10 2 (0.52%) Xen
11 1 (0.26%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (4.71%) WSUS
2 15 (3.93%) Ansible
3 10 (2.62%) Nagios
3 10 (2.62%) Puppet
4 9 (2.36%) Failover Clustering
5 8 (2.09%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (2.09%) Rundeck
5 8 (2.09%) Terraform
6 6 (1.57%) SCCM
7 4 (1.05%) SCOM
8 3 (0.79%) Ambari
8 3 (0.79%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (0.52%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.52%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.52%) WMI
10 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 114 (29.84%) Microsoft
2 69 (18.06%) Oracle
3 38 (9.95%) VMware
4 23 (6.02%) IBM
5 21 (5.50%) Citrix
6 13 (3.40%) Atlassian
7 11 (2.88%) Capita
7 11 (2.88%) Teradata
8 9 (2.36%) SAP
9 7 (1.83%) Google
9 7 (1.83%) Tableau
10 5 (1.31%) Cisco
10 5 (1.31%) PlateSpin
10 5 (1.31%) Sage
11 4 (1.05%) Informatica
11 4 (1.05%) JD Edwards
11 4 (1.05%) SaltStack
11 4 (1.05%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.79%) BeyondTrust
12 3 (0.79%) CyberArk