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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 29 29 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 17.79% 24.37% 24.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 60.42% 85.29% 67.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 22
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£408 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £250 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £8.00 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -18.18%
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
48 34 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 29.45% 28.57% 36.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 32
Average daily rate £388 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £385 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £8.00 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -4 10 £420 +13.51% 13
Tamworth - 3 £388 - 3
Lichfield -1 1 £338 - 4
Cannock -2 1 £161 -44.17%
Burton-upon-Trent -3 1 - - 3
SQL Server
West Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 60 (78.95%) .NET
2 46 (60.53%) SQL
3 43 (56.58%) C#
4 26 (34.21%) N-Tier
4 26 (34.21%) Microsoft
5 25 (32.89%) ASP.NET
6 22 (28.95%) MS Excel
7 21 (27.63%) SOA
8 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 18 (23.68%) .NET Framework
10 17 (22.37%) E-Commerce
10 17 (22.37%) IBM
11 16 (21.05%) HTML
11 16 (21.05%) VB
11 16 (21.05%) SC Cleared
11 16 (21.05%) Security Cleared
12 15 (19.74%) Open Source
12 15 (19.74%) CSS
12 15 (19.74%) Finance
13 14 (18.42%) Resource Management
14 12 (15.79%) WinForms
15 11 (14.47%) VB.NET
16 10 (13.16%) Windows
16 10 (13.16%) OOP
17 9 (11.84%) Degree
18 8 (10.53%) QA
18 8 (10.53%) HTML5
18 8 (10.53%) XML
18 8 (10.53%) T-SQL
18 8 (10.53%) Agile Software Development

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 3 (3.95%) IIS
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (28.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Internet
2 1 (1.32%) LAN
2 1 (1.32%) WAN
2 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.63%) QlikView
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.63%) MySQL
5 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.32%) OLTP
5 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.32%) DataStage
5 1 (1.32%) QualityStage
5 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.63%) Subversion
2 2 (2.63%) TestComplete
2 2 (2.63%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.32%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.32%) Selenium
General
1 15 (19.74%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Law
3 3 (3.95%) Retail
4 2 (2.63%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (43.42%) Developer
2 25 (32.89%) Team Leader
3 21 (27.63%) Development Team Leader
4 19 (25.00%) Software Development Team Leader
4 19 (25.00%) Software Team Leader
5 12 (15.79%) .NET Team Leader
5 12 (15.79%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Data Architect
7 4 (5.26%) Architect
7 4 (5.26%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.26%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.26%) VB.NET Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Technical Team Leader
7 4 (5.26%) Database Developer
8 3 (3.95%) WinForms Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Database Developer
8 3 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (78.95%) .NET
2 25 (32.89%) ASP.NET
3 18 (23.68%) .NET Framework
4 16 (21.05%) HTML
5 15 (19.74%) CSS
6 12 (15.79%) WinForms
7 8 (10.53%) XML
7 8 (10.53%) HTML5
8 7 (9.21%) jQuery
9 5 (6.58%) CSS3
9 5 (6.58%) SOAP
9 5 (6.58%) Web Services
10 4 (5.26%) JSON
10 4 (5.26%) REST
11 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (2.63%) Entity Framework
12 2 (2.63%) WCF
12 2 (2.63%) WPF
13 1 (1.32%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (34.21%) N-Tier
2 7 (9.21%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Replication
4 2 (2.63%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.32%) Online Games
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.16%) Windows
2 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) SOA
2 17 (22.37%) E-Commerce
3 15 (19.74%) Open Source
4 14 (18.42%) Resource Management
5 10 (13.16%) OOP
6 8 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 8 (10.53%) SDLC
7 6 (7.89%) Line Management
7 6 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (7.89%) Project Management
8 5 (6.58%) Web Development
8 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.58%) Time Management
8 5 (6.58%) Coaching
9 4 (5.26%) Performance Testing
9 4 (5.26%) Automated Testing
9 4 (5.26%) Software Engineering
10 3 (3.95%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.95%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 46 (60.53%) SQL
2 43 (56.58%) C#
3 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 16 (21.05%) VB
5 11 (14.47%) VB.NET
6 8 (10.53%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.32%) VC++
7 1 (1.32%) VB6
7 1 (1.32%) Ruby
7 1 (1.32%) PHP
7 1 (1.32%) C++
7 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 16 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.84%) Degree
3 1 (1.32%) ISEB
3 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 26 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.37%) IBM
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle
4 2 (2.63%) i2
4 2 (2.63%) MKS
5 1 (1.32%) VMware
5 1 (1.32%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (1.32%) SAP
5 1 (1.32%) Cognos
5 1 (1.32%) Citrix
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