The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Solihull region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 5 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 6.41% 8.25% 12.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.46% 72.73% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
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£330 £304 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +3.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
13 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 16.67% 11.34% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Average daily rate £350 £221 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.30% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £160 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £30.40
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +0.32%
SQL Server
West Midlands

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Solihull region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Solihull region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 12 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 9 (64.29%) Perl
2 9 (64.29%) VBA
2 9 (64.29%) MySQL
2 9 (64.29%) MS Office
2 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (64.29%) SharePoint
3 8 (57.14%) Java
3 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) C#
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 3 (21.43%) CSS
6 3 (21.43%) HTML
6 3 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 2 (14.29%) WCF
7 2 (14.29%) WPF
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 1 (7.14%) Project Management
8 1 (7.14%) GIS
8 1 (7.14%) MVC
8 1 (7.14%) Scrum
8 1 (7.14%) TDD
8 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
8 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
8 1 (7.14%) XML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (64.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Office
1 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Database Developer
3 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
1 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) WCF
3 2 (14.29%) WPF
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.14%) HTML5
4 1 (7.14%) CSS3
4 1 (7.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) NHibernate
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) GIS
1 1 (7.14%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
2 1 (7.14%) Product Management
2 1 (7.14%) MVVM
2 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
2 1 (7.14%) Change Control
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (7.14%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (7.14%) ERP
2 1 (7.14%) ETL
2 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) MVC
2 1 (7.14%) Scrum
2 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 9 (64.29%) Perl
2 9 (64.29%) VBA
3 8 (57.14%) Java
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) C#
6 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft