The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stafford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 - 3
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stafford 7.41% - 14.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 66.67% - 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+47.40% +6.00%
SQL Server
Staffordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Stafford region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Stafford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stafford 11.11% 7.14% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £450 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +73.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.44 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+49.37% -20.50%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Stafford region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Stafford

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Stafford

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Stafford

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Stafford

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stafford

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 Stafford region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
1 4 (66.67%) CESG
1 4 (66.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Project Planning
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (66.67%) XenApp
1 4 (66.67%) XenDesktop
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (66.67%) NetScaler
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Clustering
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 2 (33.33%) CCA
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Stafford 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (33.33%) Data Lake
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (33.33%) HDInsight
1 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) RSpec
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Azure Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Azure Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) CESG
2 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (33.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) CCA
2 2 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCSA
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (66.67%) XenApp
1 4 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Dell