The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Walsall 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 24 April 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 / Walsall
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Walsall 4.55% 9.09% 25.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.33% 100.00% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £349
% change year-on-year -2.77% +3.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £23.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +63.04% -29.23%  

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 Walsall with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Walsall
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Walsall 13.64% 9.09% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.45% -15.38%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Walsall

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Walsall 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 Walsall

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Walsall

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Walsall

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Walsall

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Walsall

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Walsall region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Power BI
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Sage

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Walsall 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) Power BI
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Report Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SSRS Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Sage