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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 3 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 32 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 17.49% 20.14% 12.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 64.00% 80.56% 64.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 7
Median daily rate £338 £318 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £275 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.45 £22.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+17.53% -12.62%

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
50 36 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 27.32% 25.00% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 10
Median daily rate £350 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £273 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £420 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 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
Stoke-on-Trent +3 14 £288 -22.81% 9
Stafford - 2 £370 - 4
Tamworth -1 1 £300 +9.09% 1
SQL Server
West Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 45 (68.18%) .NET
2 40 (60.61%) C#
3 34 (51.52%) SQL
4 30 (45.45%) MVC
5 27 (40.91%) JavaScript
6 23 (34.85%) HTML
6 23 (34.85%) T-SQL
7 22 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 19 (28.79%) jQuery
9 18 (27.27%) ASP.NET
10 17 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (24.24%) AngularJS
12 15 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (21.21%) Visual Studio
13 14 (21.21%) MySQL
13 14 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (19.70%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (18.18%) TDD
15 12 (18.18%) CSS
15 12 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (16.67%) WCF
16 11 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (16.67%) Git (software)
17 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET Web API
17 10 (15.15%) WPF
17 10 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
17 10 (15.15%) XML
18 9 (13.64%) Scrum
18 9 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
18 9 (13.64%) HTML5

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 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.52%) IIS
3 1 (1.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Magento
1 1 (1.52%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Google Analytics
1 2 (3.03%) SaaS
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (21.21%) MySQL
2 14 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.03%) OLAP
7 2 (3.03%) Power BI
7 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (3.03%) Star Schema
8 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.52%) QlikView
8 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (21.21%) Visual Studio
2 11 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 8 (12.12%) Jenkins
4 6 (9.09%) Selenium
4 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.58%) Subversion
5 5 (7.58%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.03%) JUnit
6 2 (3.03%) RSpec
7 1 (1.52%) NUnit
7 1 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (4.55%) Advertising
1 3 (4.55%) Finance
1 3 (4.55%) Retail
2 2 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (1.52%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.52%) Games
3 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (74.24%) Developer
2 19 (28.79%) .NET Developer
3 15 (22.73%) C# Developer
4 12 (18.18%) SQL Developer
5 10 (15.15%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (13.64%) Senior Developer
7 8 (12.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (9.09%) DBA
8 6 (9.09%) Software Developer
9 5 (7.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (7.58%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (7.58%) SQL BI Developer
9 5 (7.58%) SQL DBA
10 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 4 (6.06%) C# WPF Developer
10 4 (6.06%) PHP Developer
10 4 (6.06%) Senior Full Stack Developer
10 4 (6.06%) SSRS Developer
10 4 (6.06%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (68.18%) .NET
2 23 (34.85%) HTML
3 19 (28.79%) jQuery
4 18 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 16 (24.24%) AngularJS
6 13 (19.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (18.18%) CSS
8 11 (16.67%) WCF
9 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (15.15%) WPF
9 10 (15.15%) XML
10 9 (13.64%) HTML5
10 9 (13.64%) RESTful
11 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 8 (12.12%) Web Services
12 7 (10.61%) .NET Framework
12 7 (10.61%) Entity Framework
13 6 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (6.06%) Angular 2
14 4 (6.06%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) e-Learning
2 4 (6.06%) NHS
3 3 (4.55%) Replication
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.03%) User Experience
5 1 (1.52%) CESG
5 1 (1.52%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.52%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.52%) Online Games
5 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.03%) Windows
1 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
1 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) MVC
2 17 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (18.18%) TDD
4 9 (13.64%) Scrum
4 9 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (12.12%) SOLID
5 8 (12.12%) Web Development
6 7 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce
6 7 (10.61%) Software Testing
7 6 (9.09%) OO
7 6 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.58%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (7.58%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 5 (7.58%) OOP
9 4 (6.06%) Microservices
9 4 (6.06%) System Testing
9 4 (6.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 40 (60.61%) C#
2 34 (51.52%) SQL
3 27 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 23 (34.85%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.58%) TypeScript
6 4 (6.06%) PHP
7 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.55%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.03%) Java
8 2 (3.03%) VB
8 2 (3.03%) VB6
8 2 (3.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) CCA
2 1 (1.52%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (1.52%) MCSA
2 1 (1.52%) MCSE
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.52%) XenApp
1 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 22 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) Canon
3 2 (3.03%) Apple
3 2 (3.03%) Google
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle
3 2 (3.03%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.52%) Citrix
4 1 (1.52%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (1.52%) VMware