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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 4 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 31 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 16.40% 13.79% 21.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 67.39% 66.67% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 14
Median daily rate £293 £300 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £373 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -30.00%

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
46 30 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.34% 20.69% 33.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 23
Median daily rate £325 £370 £317
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +16.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.18% -15.38%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +4 17 £263 -29.05% 5
Stafford - 3 £370 - 1
Tamworth -2 1 £300 +9.09% 4
SQL Server
West Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 47 (68.12%) .NET
2 44 (63.77%) C#
3 37 (53.62%) SQL
4 34 (49.28%) MVC
5 31 (44.93%) JavaScript
6 26 (37.68%) T-SQL
7 24 (34.78%) HTML
8 23 (33.33%) jQuery
9 22 (31.88%) ASP.NET
10 20 (28.99%) AngularJS
11 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
12 18 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (24.64%) Visual Studio
13 17 (24.64%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (21.74%) Git (software)
15 14 (20.29%) MySQL
15 14 (20.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 13 (18.84%) TDD
16 13 (18.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (18.84%) CSS
17 12 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
18 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
18 11 (15.94%) .NET Framework
18 11 (15.94%) WCF
18 11 (15.94%) Business Intelligence
18 11 (15.94%) Entity Framework
19 10 (14.49%) HTML5
19 10 (14.49%) Team Foundation Server
19 10 (14.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 10 (14.49%) TypeScript

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 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.45%) IIS
3 1 (1.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Magento
1 1 (1.45%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Google Analytics
1 2 (2.90%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) MySQL
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (18.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.35%) OLAP
6 3 (4.35%) Power BI
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.90%) Star Schema
8 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.45%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (1.45%) QlikView
8 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Visual Studio
2 15 (21.74%) Git (software)
3 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 10 (14.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (11.59%) Jenkins
5 6 (8.70%) Selenium
6 5 (7.25%) Subversion
6 5 (7.25%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.90%) JUnit
7 2 (2.90%) NUnit
7 2 (2.90%) RSpec
7 2 (2.90%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (5.80%) Advertising
2 3 (4.35%) Back Office
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (72.46%) Developer
2 20 (28.99%) .NET Developer
3 15 (21.74%) C# Developer
4 12 (17.39%) SQL Developer
5 10 (14.49%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (13.04%) Senior Developer
7 8 (11.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 7 (10.14%) Programmer
9 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (8.70%) DBA
10 5 (7.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (7.25%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (7.25%) Software Developer
10 5 (7.25%) SQL BI Developer
10 5 (7.25%) SQL DBA
11 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 4 (5.80%) C# WPF Developer
11 4 (5.80%) PHP Developer
11 4 (5.80%) Senior Full Stack Developer
11 4 (5.80%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (68.12%) .NET
2 24 (34.78%) HTML
3 23 (33.33%) jQuery
4 22 (31.88%) ASP.NET
5 20 (28.99%) AngularJS
6 17 (24.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (18.84%) CSS
8 11 (15.94%) .NET Framework
8 11 (15.94%) Entity Framework
8 11 (15.94%) WCF
9 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (14.49%) HTML5
9 10 (14.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (14.49%) WPF
9 10 (14.49%) XML
10 9 (13.04%) RESTful
10 9 (13.04%) Web Services
11 8 (11.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 8 (11.59%) LINQ
12 7 (10.14%) AutoMapper
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) NHS
2 4 (5.80%) e-Learning
3 3 (4.35%) Replication
4 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.90%) User Experience
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.45%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.45%) Windows
1 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
1 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (49.28%) MVC
2 18 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.84%) TDD
4 11 (15.94%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (14.49%) Scrum
6 8 (11.59%) SOLID
7 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (10.14%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (10.14%) System Testing
7 7 (10.14%) Web Development
8 6 (8.70%) E-Commerce
8 6 (8.70%) OO
8 6 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 6 (8.70%) Workflow
9 5 (7.25%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (7.25%) ETL
9 5 (7.25%) Software Engineering
9 5 (7.25%) Strategic Planning
10 4 (5.80%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (63.77%) C#
2 37 (53.62%) SQL
3 31 (44.93%) JavaScript
4 26 (37.68%) T-SQL
5 10 (14.49%) TypeScript
6 4 (5.80%) PHP
7 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.90%) Java
8 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.90%) XPath
9 1 (1.45%) VB
9 1 (1.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) Canon
3 2 (2.90%) Apple
3 2 (2.90%) Google
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle
3 2 (2.90%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.45%) SOASTA, Inc