Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 18 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 413 365 454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.97% 7.53% 7.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.45% 42.34% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 267 307
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -1.65%
10th Percentile £303 £275 £221
90th Percentile £525 £515 £488
England median daily rate £438 £425 £396
% change year-on-year +2.94% +7.46% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +59.09% +2.33%
10th Percentile £20.10 £20.85 £12.10
90th Percentile £62.13 £53.00 £24.00
England median hourly rate £24.87 £36.31 £28.94
% change year-on-year -31.52% +25.47% +12.52%

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 973 862 1,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.77% 17.79% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 556 683
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £298 £263 £259
90th Percentile £550 £530 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 24
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.75 £32.50 £17.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.77% +85.08% -18.33%
10th Percentile £13.74 £20.85 £13.98
90th Percentile £61.19 £53.00 £23.70
England median hourly rate £32.24 £32.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year -1.56% +16.96% +3.24%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +6 118 £393 +4.67% 54
Coventry +1 89 £450 +20.00% 33
Staffordshire -1 71 £375 +5.63% 59
Shropshire -21 40 £400 +50.94% 13
Warwickshire +3 34 £438 +29.63% 13
Solihull +8 10 £400 +14.29% 10
Wolverhampton -2 8 £394 +12.50% 5
Walsall +1 5 £290 -22.67% 3
Herefordshire -13 2 £390 +24.80% 2
Sutton Coldfield +6 1 £350 - 7
SQL Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 230 (55.69%) SQL
2 203 (49.15%) .NET
3 193 (46.73%) C#
4 167 (40.44%) Agile Software Development
5 134 (32.45%) JavaScript
6 123 (29.78%) Microsoft Azure
7 119 (28.81%) HTML
8 107 (25.91%) CSS
9 106 (25.67%) Microsoft
10 99 (23.97%) Oracle
11 96 (23.24%) MVC
12 93 (22.52%) ASP.NET
13 91 (22.03%) .NET Framework
14 88 (21.31%) TDD
15 81 (19.61%) Git (software)
16 76 (18.40%) Web Services
17 74 (17.92%) Visual Studio
17 74 (17.92%) Migration
18 72 (17.43%) Java
19 61 (14.77%) Windows
20 58 (14.04%) Security Cleared
21 57 (13.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 56 (13.56%) JIRA
22 56 (13.56%) Kanban
22 56 (13.56%) BDD
23 55 (13.32%) Scrum
24 54 (13.08%) SC Cleared
25 53 (12.83%) Business Intelligence
26 51 (12.35%) T-SQL
27 50 (12.11%) Relational Database

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 29 (7.02%) WebSphere
2 22 (5.33%) Confluence
2 22 (5.33%) Documentum
3 13 (3.15%) Apache
3 13 (3.15%) Tomcat
4 11 (2.66%) CMS
5 10 (2.42%) MS Exchange
6 9 (2.18%) JBoss
6 9 (2.18%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.94%) NServiceBus
7 8 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (1.69%) IIS
9 6 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.45%) WildFly
10 5 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (1.21%) nginx
11 4 (0.97%) Drupal
11 4 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.73%) SAS
12 3 (0.73%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.48%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (8.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.73%) Sage 200
2 3 (0.73%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.24%) Magento
4 1 (0.24%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 123 (29.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (9.20%) Dynamics 365
3 25 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (5.33%) PaaS
5 20 (4.84%) Azure Data Factory
6 17 (4.12%) SaaS
7 12 (2.91%) IaaS
8 9 (2.18%) Office 365
9 6 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.97%) GitHub
11 4 (0.97%) Serverless
12 3 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.48%) Azure Functions
13 2 (0.48%) G Suite
14 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.66%) DNS
2 9 (2.18%) Firewall
3 8 (1.94%) SSL
4 5 (1.21%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (1.21%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.97%) DHCP
5 4 (0.97%) SAN
5 4 (0.97%) VLAN
6 3 (0.73%) Internet
6 3 (0.73%) LAN
6 3 (0.73%) VPN
6 3 (0.73%) WAN
7 2 (0.48%) MPLS
7 2 (0.48%) RTP
7 2 (0.48%) VoIP
7 2 (0.48%) Wireless
8 1 (0.24%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.24%) PBX
8 1 (0.24%) SMS
8 1 (0.24%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (13.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 50 (12.11%) Relational Database
3 43 (10.41%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (7.75%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (7.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 28 (6.78%) NoSQL
8 23 (5.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (5.33%) MySQL
9 22 (5.33%) Power BI
10 20 (4.84%) SQL Server 2016
11 16 (3.87%) Oracle Database
12 14 (3.39%) Redis
13 12 (2.91%) MongoDB
14 11 (2.66%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (2.66%) DB2
14 11 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (2.18%) RDBMS
15 9 (2.18%) SQL Server 2014
16 8 (1.94%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 81 (19.61%) Git (software)
2 74 (17.92%) Visual Studio
3 56 (13.56%) JIRA
4 40 (9.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 39 (9.44%) Subversion
6 25 (6.05%) Selenium
7 24 (5.81%) GitLab
8 23 (5.57%) Visual Studio Team System
9 19 (4.60%) Jenkins
10 13 (3.15%) AccuRev
11 8 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (1.94%) Bitbucket
11 8 (1.94%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.21%) ClearCase
12 5 (1.21%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.21%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.97%) NDepend
13 4 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.97%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 34 (8.23%) Finance
2 9 (2.18%) Marketing
3 8 (1.94%) Banking
4 7 (1.69%) Retail
5 5 (1.21%) Publishing
6 4 (0.97%) Automotive
6 4 (0.97%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.73%) Back Office
8 2 (0.48%) Legal
8 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.48%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
9 1 (0.24%) Military
9 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 248 (60.05%) Developer
2 101 (24.46%) .NET Developer
3 65 (15.74%) C# Developer
4 42 (10.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 29 (7.02%) Java Developer
6 28 (6.78%) SQL Developer
7 24 (5.81%) Analyst
8 21 (5.08%) Software Developer
8 21 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
9 20 (4.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 19 (4.60%) DBA
11 18 (4.36%) Support Engineer
12 16 (3.87%) Azure Developer
13 15 (3.63%) Agile Developer
13 15 (3.63%) Architect
14 14 (3.39%) Consultant
14 14 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
15 13 (3.15%) ASP.NET Developer
15 13 (3.15%) Full Stack Developer
15 13 (3.15%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (49.15%) .NET
2 119 (28.81%) HTML
3 107 (25.91%) CSS
4 93 (22.52%) ASP.NET
5 91 (22.03%) .NET Framework
6 76 (18.40%) Web Services
7 46 (11.14%) REST
7 46 (11.14%) SOAP
8 43 (10.41%) XML
9 42 (10.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 42 (10.17%) ASP.NET Web API
10 36 (8.72%) Middleware
10 36 (8.72%) RabbitMQ
11 34 (8.23%) Spring
12 31 (7.51%) JSON
13 30 (7.26%) jQuery
14 29 (7.02%) Hibernate
15 28 (6.78%) Apache Camel
16 27 (6.54%) Spring Boot
17 26 (6.30%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
2 20 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.69%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.69%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.45%) Clustering
8 6 (1.45%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.97%) User Experience
10 3 (0.73%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.73%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.73%) SCADA
11 2 (0.48%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.48%) FMCG
11 2 (0.48%) Replication
11 2 (0.48%) Tandem
12 1 (0.24%) CCTV
12 1 (0.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 61 (14.77%) Windows
2 36 (8.72%) Windows Server
3 33 (7.99%) Linux
4 22 (5.33%) Unix
5 18 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.69%) Solaris
8 6 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.45%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.48%) Android
11 1 (0.24%) VMS
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (40.44%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (23.24%) MVC
3 88 (21.31%) TDD
4 74 (17.92%) Migration
5 56 (13.56%) BDD
5 56 (13.56%) Kanban
6 55 (13.32%) Scrum
7 53 (12.83%) Business Intelligence
8 45 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (10.41%) Microservices
10 40 (9.69%) DevOps
11 39 (9.44%) CRM
12 36 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (8.23%) ITIL
13 34 (8.23%) SOLID
14 33 (7.99%) Workflow
15 29 (7.02%) SDLC
16 27 (6.54%) ETL
17 26 (6.30%) Test Automation
18 24 (5.81%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 230 (55.69%) SQL
2 193 (46.73%) C#
3 134 (32.45%) JavaScript
4 72 (17.43%) Java
5 51 (12.35%) T-SQL
6 30 (7.26%) VB.NET
7 29 (7.02%) PowerShell
8 28 (6.78%) Java 8
9 5 (1.21%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.21%) Python
9 5 (1.21%) VBScript
10 4 (0.97%) VB
11 3 (0.73%) PHP
11 3 (0.73%) VB6
11 3 (0.73%) XPath
12 2 (0.48%) C
12 2 (0.48%) C++
12 2 (0.48%) Delphi
12 2 (0.48%) Go
12 2 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 58 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 54 (13.08%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.08%) Degree
4 5 (1.21%) MCITP
4 5 (1.21%) MCSE
4 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.73%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.73%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.48%) CCNP
7 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.48%) HNC
7 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.39%) QA
2 5 (1.21%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.48%) SLA
4 1 (0.24%) GDPR
System Software
1 23 (5.57%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.60%) Docker
3 16 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.66%) XenApp
5 6 (1.45%) vSphere
5 6 (1.45%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (4.36%) ZABBIX
2 15 (3.63%) Puppet
3 8 (1.94%) Ansible
3 8 (1.94%) Terraform
4 7 (1.69%) WSUS
5 6 (1.45%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.21%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (1.21%) Nagios
6 5 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.21%) Rundeck
7 4 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.48%) SCCM
10 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.24%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 106 (25.67%) Microsoft
2 99 (23.97%) Oracle
3 33 (7.99%) VMware
4 31 (7.51%) IBM
5 24 (5.81%) Pega
6 15 (3.63%) Atlassian
7 13 (3.15%) Citrix
8 11 (2.66%) Teradata
9 8 (1.94%) PlateSpin
10 7 (1.69%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.69%) SAP
11 5 (1.21%) Google
12 4 (0.97%) Cisco
12 4 (0.97%) Hitachi
12 4 (0.97%) Informatica
12 4 (0.97%) Tableau
13 3 (0.73%) hybris
13 3 (0.73%) Sage
13 3 (0.73%) Sitecore
13 3 (0.73%) Telerik