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 27 April 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
27 Apr 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 46 39 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 21.40% 29.32% 29.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 61.33% 84.78% 78.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 17
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £16.25 - £15.31
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 - £15.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.54%
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
75 46 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 34.88% 34.59% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 33 22
Average daily rate £363 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £15.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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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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
Stafford -4 4 - - 6
Stoke-on-Trent -9 4 £358 +10.00% 13
Burton-upon-Trent -4 3 £250 -16.66% 2
Lichfield - 3 £363 - 2
Tamworth - 1 £300 - 5
SQL Server
West Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 43 (76.79%) .NET
2 40 (71.43%) C#
3 33 (58.93%) SQL
4 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
5 19 (33.93%) MS Excel
6 17 (30.36%) SOA
6 17 (30.36%) IBM
6 17 (30.36%) .NET Framework
6 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
6 17 (30.36%) Security Cleared
7 15 (26.79%) N-Tier
8 13 (23.21%) VB
8 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET
8 13 (23.21%) Open Source
9 12 (21.43%) Resource Management
10 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (14.29%) T-SQL
11 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 8 (14.29%) XML
11 8 (14.29%) OOP
12 7 (12.50%) Web Services
12 7 (12.50%) Degree
12 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (10.71%) Time Management
13 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
13 6 (10.71%) WinForms
13 6 (10.71%) HTML
13 6 (10.71%) CSS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) Drupal
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (33.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.57%) MS Access
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.79%) DataStage
5 1 (1.79%) QualityStage
5 1 (1.79%) MySQL
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.57%) TestComplete
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.79%) Subversion
2 1 (1.79%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.79%) Selenium
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
1 4 (7.14%) Law
2 3 (5.36%) Retail
2 3 (5.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (48.21%) Developer
2 13 (23.21%) Development Team Leader
2 13 (23.21%) Team Leader
2 13 (23.21%) Software Development Team Leader
2 13 (23.21%) Software Team Leader
3 10 (17.86%) .NET Team Leader
4 7 (12.50%) Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) .NET Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Senior Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Architect
6 5 (8.93%) SQL Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Database Developer
7 4 (7.14%) SQL DBA
7 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Data Architect
7 4 (7.14%) DBA
7 4 (7.14%) Software Developer
7 4 (7.14%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.36%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (76.79%) .NET
2 17 (30.36%) .NET Framework
3 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET
4 8 (14.29%) XML
5 7 (12.50%) Web Services
6 6 (10.71%) HTML
6 6 (10.71%) WinForms
6 6 (10.71%) CSS
7 5 (8.93%) SOAP
7 5 (8.93%) jQuery
8 4 (7.14%) REST
8 4 (7.14%) JSON
9 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (5.36%) Entity Framework
10 2 (3.57%) HTML5
10 2 (3.57%) WCF
10 2 (3.57%) WPF
10 2 (3.57%) Ajax
11 1 (1.79%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 1 (1.79%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) N-Tier
2 13 (23.21%) Open Source
3 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.36%) Replication
5 1 (1.79%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.79%) NHS
5 1 (1.79%) Social Media
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.79%) User Experience
5 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) Blog
5 1 (1.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Windows
1 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (1.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) SOA
2 12 (21.43%) Resource Management
3 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.29%) OOP
5 6 (10.71%) Time Management
6 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
6 5 (8.93%) MVC
7 4 (7.14%) Migration
8 3 (5.36%) Automated Testing
8 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.36%) Project Management
8 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.57%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.57%) Test Management
9 2 (3.57%) Test Scripting
9 2 (3.57%) Test Automation
9 2 (3.57%) Workflow
10 1 (1.79%) RAD
10 1 (1.79%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 40 (71.43%) C#
2 33 (58.93%) SQL
3 13 (23.21%) VB
4 8 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.93%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.57%) VB6
7 1 (1.79%) PHP5
7 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
1 17 (30.36%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (1.79%) ISEB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 17 (30.36%) IBM
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle
3 2 (3.57%) i2
3 2 (3.57%) MKS
4 1 (1.79%) VMware
4 1 (1.79%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix
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