Period
to 22 April 2019

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 22 April 2019 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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 16 18
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 380 386 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.74% 8.10% 7.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.13% 43.67% 38.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 264 219
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +15.94% -1.43%
10th Percentile £313 £269 £225
90th Percentile £570 £521 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £50.50 £47.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.32% +106.52% +43.75%
10th Percentile £29.75 £44.38 £17.80
90th Percentile £61.56 £48.75 £37.80
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +55.56%

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 947 884 907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.28% 18.54% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 571 550
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £250
90th Percentile £575 £540 £525
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £18.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +76.73% -8.05%
10th Percentile £14.98 £18.37 £15.00
90th Percentile £61.19 £48.75 £29.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +12.07% +12.75%

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 22 April 2019.

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 22 April 2019.

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 22 April 2019. 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
Coventry +1 124 £475 +5.56% 12
Birmingham +5 106 £400 -1.23% 29
Shropshire -7 36 £405 +62.00% 3
Staffordshire +2 34 £375 +15.38% 16
Warwickshire -10 14 £435 +2.96% 5
Walsall - 9 £290 - 1
Worcestershire -12 8 £413 +52.78% 3
Solihull -10 7 £410 +26.15% 9
Wolverhampton +1 3 £438 -4.89% 3
Herefordshire 0 2 £475 +26.67% 1
West Bromwich - 1 £325 -
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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.

1 207 (54.47%) SQL
2 199 (52.37%) .NET
3 187 (49.21%) C#
4 171 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
5 150 (39.47%) JavaScript
6 138 (36.32%) HTML
7 135 (35.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 117 (30.79%) CSS
9 110 (28.95%) MVC
10 102 (26.84%) Microsoft
11 97 (25.53%) ASP.NET
11 97 (25.53%) Git (software)
12 91 (23.95%) TDD
13 89 (23.42%) Web Services
13 89 (23.42%) .NET Framework
14 84 (22.11%) Oracle
15 79 (20.79%) Scrum
16 73 (19.21%) T-SQL
17 71 (18.68%) ASP.NET Web API
18 67 (17.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 67 (17.63%) BDD
19 66 (17.37%) Kanban
20 63 (16.58%) ASP.NET MVC
21 61 (16.05%) Visual Studio
22 60 (15.79%) Migration
23 58 (15.26%) REST
24 56 (14.74%) Business Intelligence
25 55 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
26 53 (13.95%) SOLID
27 50 (13.16%) SOAP

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 22 (5.79%) NServiceBus
2 18 (4.74%) Documentum
3 15 (3.95%) CMS
4 13 (3.42%) WebSphere
5 12 (3.16%) Confluence
6 10 (2.63%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.58%) MS Exchange
7 6 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (1.58%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.79%) Apache
10 3 (0.79%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.79%) IIS
10 3 (0.79%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.53%) Drupal
11 2 (0.53%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.53%) SAS
12 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.58%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.53%) SAP MII
3 2 (0.53%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.26%) DELMIA
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 135 (35.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
3 30 (7.89%) Azure Data Factory
4 28 (7.37%) PaaS
5 24 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (5.53%) SaaS
7 11 (2.89%) Office 365
8 7 (1.84%) IaaS
9 4 (1.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (1.05%) GitHub
9 4 (1.05%) Serverless
10 3 (0.79%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.53%) Scribe Online
11 2 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.89%) DNS
2 7 (1.84%) DHCP
3 6 (1.58%) Firewall
3 6 (1.58%) Internet
4 4 (1.05%) SAN
4 4 (1.05%) SSL
5 3 (0.79%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.53%) HTTP
6 2 (0.53%) LAN
6 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.53%) WAN
7 1 (0.26%) MPLS
7 1 (0.26%) Network Security
7 1 (0.26%) PBX
7 1 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.26%) Skype
7 1 (0.26%) VLAN
7 1 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (17.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 49 (12.89%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (8.68%) Power BI
3 33 (8.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 32 (8.42%) Relational Database
5 29 (7.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (5.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 17 (4.47%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (2.89%) Oracle Database
11 10 (2.63%) RDBMS
12 9 (2.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (2.11%) MongoDB
13 8 (2.11%) NoSQL
14 7 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
15 6 (1.58%) MySQL
15 6 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
16 5 (1.32%) DB2
16 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 97 (25.53%) Git (software)
2 61 (16.05%) Visual Studio
3 38 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (8.68%) JIRA
5 18 (4.74%) GitLab
6 17 (4.47%) Subversion
7 15 (3.95%) Selenium
8 13 (3.42%) Jenkins
9 10 (2.63%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (1.84%) Maven
12 6 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (1.32%) SoapUI
14 3 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.79%) Bitbucket
14 3 (0.79%) FishEye
14 3 (0.79%) JUnit
14 3 (0.79%) Moq
14 3 (0.79%) NUnit
14 3 (0.79%) ScriptRunner
General
1 39 (10.26%) Finance
2 10 (2.63%) Back Office
2 10 (2.63%) Publishing
3 9 (2.37%) Retail
4 6 (1.58%) Banking
5 4 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.79%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.53%) Legal
7 2 (0.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 241 (63.42%) Developer
2 95 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 43 (11.32%) C# Developer
4 39 (10.26%) Analyst
5 27 (7.11%) SQL Developer
6 24 (6.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 22 (5.79%) C# .NET Developer
7 22 (5.79%) Lead Developer
8 20 (5.26%) Architect
8 20 (5.26%) Test Analyst
9 19 (5.00%) Java Developer
10 18 (4.74%) Senior Developer
11 15 (3.95%) CRM Developer
11 15 (3.95%) Software Developer
11 15 (3.95%) SQL Analyst
12 13 (3.42%) Consultant
12 13 (3.42%) Data Analyst
13 12 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 12 (3.16%) Support Engineer
13 12 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (52.37%) .NET
2 138 (36.32%) HTML
3 117 (30.79%) CSS
4 97 (25.53%) ASP.NET
5 89 (23.42%) .NET Framework
5 89 (23.42%) Web Services
6 71 (18.68%) ASP.NET Web API
7 63 (16.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 58 (15.26%) REST
9 50 (13.16%) SOAP
10 47 (12.37%) XML
11 45 (11.84%) Dapper ORM
12 27 (7.11%) .NET Core
13 25 (6.58%) Middleware
13 25 (6.58%) WCF
14 22 (5.79%) Spring
15 21 (5.53%) JSON
16 17 (4.47%) jQuery
17 16 (4.21%) Spring Boot
18 15 (3.95%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.63%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.16%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.58%) Clustering
6 6 (1.58%) Replication
7 5 (1.32%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.79%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.53%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.53%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.53%) HACMP
9 2 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.26%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.26%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.26%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.26%) FMCG
10 1 (0.26%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.26%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.89%) Windows
2 23 (6.05%) Windows Server
3 22 (5.79%) Linux
4 13 (3.42%) Unix
5 10 (2.63%) Solaris
6 7 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.05%) VMS
8 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.26%) AIX
10 1 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (28.95%) MVC
3 91 (23.95%) TDD
4 79 (20.79%) Scrum
5 67 (17.63%) BDD
6 66 (17.37%) Kanban
7 60 (15.79%) Migration
8 56 (14.74%) Business Intelligence
9 55 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
10 53 (13.95%) SOLID
11 45 (11.84%) CRM
12 41 (10.79%) Microservices
13 35 (9.21%) Data Migration
13 35 (9.21%) ETL
14 33 (8.68%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 32 (8.42%) Workflow
16 29 (7.63%) DevOps
17 28 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
18 27 (7.11%) Technical Leadership
19 25 (6.58%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 207 (54.47%) SQL
2 187 (49.21%) C#
3 150 (39.47%) JavaScript
4 73 (19.21%) T-SQL
5 48 (12.63%) Java
6 18 (4.74%) VB.NET
7 16 (4.21%) Java 8
8 15 (3.95%) PowerShell
9 10 (2.63%) PL/SQL
10 9 (2.37%) VB
11 7 (1.84%) VB6
11 7 (1.84%) VBScript
12 6 (1.58%) R
12 6 (1.58%) VBA
13 5 (1.32%) ABAP
14 4 (1.05%) Python
14 4 (1.05%) XPath
15 3 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.79%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 37 (9.74%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.63%) Degree
3 10 (2.63%) ISTQB
4 8 (2.11%) ISEB
5 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.79%) MCSA
6 3 (0.79%) MCSE
7 2 (0.53%) CCNA
7 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.53%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.53%) HNC
7 2 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.26%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.11%) QA
2 4 (1.05%) GDPR
2 4 (1.05%) SLA
3 2 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.11%) Docker
3 8 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.79%) XenApp
5 3 (0.79%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.53%) XenServer
7 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 12 (3.16%) Puppet
2 11 (2.89%) ZABBIX
3 8 (2.11%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.84%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (1.58%) Ansible
5 6 (1.58%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (1.58%) Terraform
6 5 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (1.32%) SCCM
7 4 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.53%) Packer
8 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.53%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.53%) WSUS
9 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.26%) FlexNet
9 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.26%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 102 (26.84%) Microsoft
2 84 (22.11%) Oracle
3 22 (5.79%) VMware
4 18 (4.74%) Pega
5 16 (4.21%) IBM
6 10 (2.63%) Atlassian
6 10 (2.63%) SAP
7 7 (1.84%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.58%) Verint
9 4 (1.05%) Citrix
9 4 (1.05%) ESRI
9 4 (1.05%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.05%) Tableau
9 4 (1.05%) UiPath
10 3 (0.79%) Blue Prism
10 3 (0.79%) Cisco
10 3 (0.79%) VirtaMove
11 2 (0.53%) Cognos
11 2 (0.53%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.53%) Telerik