The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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)
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 44 7
Rank change year-on-year +7 -37  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 1.14% 2.54% 13.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.55% 7.96% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 10
Median daily rate £275 £238 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% -40.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 44 113 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 25.14% 31.83% 34.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 63 17
Median daily rate £500 £475 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +40.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £395 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Shropshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Shropshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Shropshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

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 Shropshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +8 1 £275 -50.00% 2
Shrewsbury -1 1 - -
SQL Server
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Shropshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) MS Access
3 3 (42.86%) RDBMS
3 3 (42.86%) Kanban
3 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Data Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) MSTest
5 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
5 1 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (42.86%) MS Access
2 3 (42.86%) RDBMS
2 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
3 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) Power BI
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MSTest
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) SSIS Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Database Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) ICT Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
1 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
1 1 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (14.29%) WCF
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Change Management
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Kanban
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft