The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 14 27 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.09% 14.36% 33.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 63.64% 54.00% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 21 37
Median daily rate £350 £400 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +22.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £11.50 £16.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.23% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+52.94% -26.72%
SQL Server
West Midlands

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 Staffordshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
22 50 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.29% 26.60% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 31 45
Median daily rate £340 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £11.50 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -23.07%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stoke-on-Trent -2 4 £475 +32.86% 11
Lichfield +2 1 - - 1
Tamworth +1 1 £300 -7.69% 2
Cannock - 1 - - 1
SQL Server
West Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 22 (64.71%) .NET
2 20 (58.82%) SQL
3 17 (50.00%) C#
4 15 (44.12%) Windows
5 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 13 (38.24%) Finance
7 12 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (32.35%) T-SQL
8 11 (32.35%) VB.NET
8 11 (32.35%) WinForms
9 9 (26.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
10 7 (20.59%) E-Commerce
10 7 (20.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (20.59%) SDLC
11 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (17.65%) .NET Framework
11 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (17.65%) SOA
11 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (17.65%) TDD
12 5 (14.71%) Scrum
12 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
12 5 (14.71%) Client/Server
12 5 (14.71%) Java
12 5 (14.71%) VB
12 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
12 5 (14.71%) Release Management
12 5 (14.71%) TeamCity
12 5 (14.71%) PowerShell

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
3 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.94%) OLTP
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (14.71%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (14.71%) TeamCity
3 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.94%) NUnit
4 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Games
3 2 (5.88%) Back Office
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Developer
2 8 (23.53%) .NET Developer
3 7 (20.59%) C# Developer
4 5 (14.71%) SQL Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (8.82%) DBA
5 3 (8.82%) SQL DBA
5 3 (8.82%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (5.88%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Configuration Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Environment Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft BI Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (5.88%) MicroStrategy Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (5.88%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (64.71%) .NET
2 11 (32.35%) WinForms
3 6 (17.65%) .NET Framework
4 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
5 4 (11.76%) Entity Framework
6 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 3 (8.82%) AutoMapper
6 3 (8.82%) LINQ
6 3 (8.82%) StructureMap
7 1 (2.94%) Ajax
7 1 (2.94%) CSS
7 1 (2.94%) HTML5
7 1 (2.94%) jQuery
7 1 (2.94%) REST
7 1 (2.94%) Sass
7 1 (2.94%) WCF
7 1 (2.94%) WF
7 1 (2.94%) XML
7 1 (2.94%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Client/Server
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.82%) NHS
2 3 (8.82%) Online Games
3 2 (5.88%) Replication
3 2 (5.88%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.94%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (20.59%) E-Commerce
2 7 (20.59%) SDLC
3 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.65%) SOA
3 6 (17.65%) TDD
4 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
4 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (14.71%) Release Management
4 5 (14.71%) Scrum
4 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
5 4 (11.76%) CRM
5 4 (11.76%) Data Modelling
5 4 (11.76%) MVC
5 4 (11.76%) Project Management
6 3 (8.82%) Analytics
6 3 (8.82%) CQRS
6 3 (8.82%) Low Latency
6 3 (8.82%) Migration
6 3 (8.82%) OO
Programming Languages
1 20 (58.82%) SQL
2 17 (50.00%) C#
3 11 (32.35%) T-SQL
3 11 (32.35%) VB.NET
4 5 (14.71%) Java
4 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
4 5 (14.71%) VB
5 3 (8.82%) VB6
6 1 (2.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.94%) DevExpress