The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Solihull 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 29 March 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 / Solihull
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 16 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 3.54% 6.61% 5.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 57.14% 30.77% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
Median daily rate £223 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.07% -15.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year - +2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

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 Solihull with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Solihull
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 7 26 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull 6.19% 21.49% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 4
Median daily rate £325 £440 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.13% +21.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £338 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Solihull 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 Solihull

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Solihull

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Solihull

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Solihull over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Solihull

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Solihull

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Solihull region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) C#
2 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 14 (73.68%) .NET
2 14 (73.68%) Visual Studio
3 13 (68.42%) HTML
3 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 13 (68.42%) CSS
3 13 (68.42%) MVC
3 13 (68.42%) jQuery
3 13 (68.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (68.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (68.42%) PowerShell
3 13 (68.42%) KnockoutJS
4 12 (63.16%) WCF
4 12 (63.16%) Software Engineering
5 11 (57.89%) Telecoms
5 11 (57.89%) SOAP
5 11 (57.89%) XML
5 11 (57.89%) Broadband
5 11 (57.89%) StructureMap
5 11 (57.89%) NServiceBus
6 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) Network Management
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) Veeam
7 2 (10.53%) Sophos
7 2 (10.53%) Clearswift

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull 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 11 (57.89%) NServiceBus
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) Broadband
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (5.26%) QlikView
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) Visual Studio
2 13 (68.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 11 (57.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) C# Software Engineer
1 10 (52.63%) Software Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) .NET Software Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) C# Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) IT Assistant
5 2 (10.53%) IT Support
5 2 (10.53%) IT Support Assistant
5 2 (10.53%) Support Assistant
6 1 (5.26%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) .NET
2 13 (68.42%) CSS
2 13 (68.42%) HTML
2 13 (68.42%) jQuery
2 13 (68.42%) KnockoutJS
3 12 (63.16%) WCF
4 11 (57.89%) SOAP
4 11 (57.89%) StructureMap
4 11 (57.89%) XML
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) MVC
3 12 (63.16%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.53%) Network Management
5 1 (5.26%) Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
5 1 (5.26%) Project Governance
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.26%) TDD
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) C#
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 13 (68.42%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) Clearswift
2 2 (10.53%) Sophos
2 2 (10.53%) Veeam
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) NetApp
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow