The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Walsall region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 30 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 Walsall 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 17.24% 16.67% 12.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 62.50% 33.33% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Walsall
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
8 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 27.59% 50.00% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Average daily rate £325 £450 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +40.62%
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 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Walsall

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Walsall

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Walsall

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Walsall

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Walsall 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 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 5 (71.43%) CMS
2 5 (71.43%) jQuery
2 5 (71.43%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (71.43%) Sitecore
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) XHTML
2 5 (71.43%) MySQL
2 5 (71.43%) Photoshop
2 5 (71.43%) IIS
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) XSLT
2 5 (71.43%) CSS3
3 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
3 4 (57.14%) SEO
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) Data Mart
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (14.29%) FMCG
4 1 (14.29%) Windows

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Walsall 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 5 (71.43%) CMS
1 5 (71.43%) Sitecore CMS
1 5 (71.43%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mart
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Sitecore Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) jQuery
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) XHTML
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) XSLT
2 5 (71.43%) CSS3
3 4 (57.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) FMCG
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) SEO
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Sitecore
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft