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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 35 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.48% 25.00% 31.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 64.81% 77.27% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 32
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£400 £306 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -7.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £15.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+7.88% +9.54%
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
54 44 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 37.76% 32.35% 40.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 43
Average daily rate £363 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -7 5 £300 -6.97% 22
Stafford -4 4 - - 6
Lichfield - 2 £363 - 2
Burton-upon-Trent -1 1 - - 3
Tamworth - 1 £300 - 4
Uttoxeter - - - -
Cannock - - - -
SQL Server
West Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 36 (72.00%) SQL
2 33 (66.00%) .NET
3 31 (62.00%) C#
4 19 (38.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (32.00%) IBM
5 16 (32.00%) MS Excel
5 16 (32.00%) SOA
5 16 (32.00%) SC Cleared
5 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
6 15 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (26.00%) ASP.NET
7 13 (26.00%) Web Services
7 13 (26.00%) XML
8 11 (22.00%) HTML
8 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
8 11 (22.00%) CSS
9 10 (20.00%) T-SQL
9 10 (20.00%) MVC
9 10 (20.00%) jQuery
10 9 (18.00%) Time Management
10 9 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (18.00%) .NET Framework
10 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (16.00%) Ajax
11 8 (16.00%) IIS
12 7 (14.00%) MySQL
12 7 (14.00%) VB
12 7 (14.00%) PHP
12 7 (14.00%) Apache

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (16.00%) IIS
2 7 (14.00%) Apache
2 7 (14.00%) Drupal
3 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (32.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (14.00%) MySQL
5 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (4.00%) MS Access
7 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (4.00%) DataStage
8 1 (2.00%) QualityStage
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) Subversion
2 1 (2.00%) ReSharper
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Law
3 3 (6.00%) Back Office
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (62.00%) Developer
2 10 (20.00%) Architect
3 7 (14.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (14.00%) SQL Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Data Architect
5 4 (8.00%) DBA
5 4 (8.00%) Development Team Leader
5 4 (8.00%) SQL DBA
5 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Database Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Team Leader
5 4 (8.00%) Software Development Team Leader
5 4 (8.00%) Software Team Leader
6 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Database Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (66.00%) .NET
2 13 (26.00%) ASP.NET
2 13 (26.00%) Web Services
2 13 (26.00%) XML
3 11 (22.00%) CSS
3 11 (22.00%) HTML
4 10 (20.00%) jQuery
5 9 (18.00%) .NET Framework
6 8 (16.00%) Ajax
7 7 (14.00%) LAMP
8 4 (8.00%) WinForms
8 4 (8.00%) JSON
8 4 (8.00%) SOAP
8 4 (8.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (6.00%) REST
10 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (4.00%) WCF
10 2 (4.00%) WPF
11 1 (2.00%) LINQ
11 1 (2.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Taxonomies
1 7 (14.00%) Blog
1 7 (14.00%) Social Media
1 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.00%) User Experience
2 6 (12.00%) N-Tier
3 4 (8.00%) Open Source
4 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) NHS
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Android
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) SOA
2 10 (20.00%) MVC
3 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.00%) Time Management
4 7 (14.00%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (14.00%) Web Application Development
5 4 (8.00%) Resource Management
5 4 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.00%) Migration
6 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.00%) OOP
7 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.00%) Workflow
7 2 (4.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.00%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (2.00%) Android Development
8 1 (2.00%) V-Model
8 1 (2.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 36 (72.00%) SQL
2 31 (62.00%) C#
3 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 7 (14.00%) VB
5 7 (14.00%) PHP
5 7 (14.00%) PHP5
6 6 (12.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.00%) VB6
8 1 (2.00%) Java
8 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) SC Cleared
1 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) VCP4
Vendors
1 19 (38.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (32.00%) IBM
3 6 (12.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) i2
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