The first table below looks at the demand for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Programming Languages 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 13 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 10 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 7.81% 9.68% 6.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.30% 33.33% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate £338 £263 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £263 £451
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £263 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.79%
Programming Languages Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
33 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 25.78% 29.03% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 3
Average daily rate £294 £276 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.62% -38.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £33.25 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
SQL
West Midlands

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull region citing SQL 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.

1 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (45.00%) VBA
3 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (35.00%) T-SQL
4 7 (35.00%) ETL
4 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
4 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (25.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) MDX
5 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (20.00%) Perl
6 4 (20.00%) Java
6 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (20.00%) MS Office
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (20.00%) MySQL
6 4 (20.00%) Migration
6 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
7 3 (15.00%) Data Validation
7 3 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (15.00%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (15.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (15.00%) Data Quality
7 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (15.00%) Change Data Capture

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (20.00%) MS Office
3 3 (15.00%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (20.00%) MySQL
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (5.00%) OLAP
General
1 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Data Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Database Developer
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) VBA Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Excel Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) MDX
2 3 (15.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) WCF
3 2 (10.00%) WPF
3 2 (10.00%) LINQ
3 2 (10.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (5.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ETL
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Data Validation
3 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) Change Data Capture
3 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Validation
3 3 (15.00%) Quality Management
3 3 (15.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (15.00%) B2B
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (10.00%) MVVM
5 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) VBA
2 7 (35.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (20.00%) Perl
4 4 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (15.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) Data Quality
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft