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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 38 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 22.89% 23.21% 22.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 77.55% 78.79% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 20
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£420 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £8.00 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.28 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+33.10% -18.03%
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
49 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 29.52% 29.46% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 24
Average daily rate £400 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £388 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £8.00 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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 31 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 31 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 -3 11 £420 +29.23% 11
Tamworth - 3 £388 - 2
Cannock -2 1 £161 -46.50%
Burton-upon-Trent -4 1 - - 4
Stafford - 1 - - 3
SQL Server
West Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 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 43 (70.49%) .NET
2 38 (62.30%) SQL
3 25 (40.98%) C#
4 24 (39.34%) N-Tier
5 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
6 22 (36.07%) E-Commerce
7 21 (34.43%) Finance
8 19 (31.15%) ASP.NET
8 19 (31.15%) JavaScript
9 18 (29.51%) MS Excel
10 16 (26.23%) HTML
11 15 (24.59%) VB.NET
11 15 (24.59%) CSS
12 13 (21.31%) VB
13 12 (19.67%) T-SQL
13 12 (19.67%) .NET Framework
14 11 (18.03%) Resource Management
14 11 (18.03%) Open Source
14 11 (18.03%) Windows
14 11 (18.03%) WinForms
15 10 (16.39%) OOP
15 10 (16.39%) HTML5
16 9 (14.75%) Degree
16 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 8 (13.11%) Project Management
17 8 (13.11%) QA
18 7 (11.48%) Computer Science
18 7 (11.48%) Web Development
18 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
18 7 (11.48%) CSS3

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 2 (3.28%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (29.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) LAN
1 1 (1.64%) WAN
1 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.84%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.92%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.28%) MySQL
5 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.28%) OLTP
5 2 (3.28%) QlikView
6 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.28%) TestComplete
2 2 (3.28%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.64%) Subversion
3 1 (1.64%) Selenium
General
1 21 (34.43%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Games
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (37.70%) Team Leader
2 21 (34.43%) Developer
3 17 (27.87%) Development Team Leader
4 15 (24.59%) Software Team Leader
4 15 (24.59%) Software Development Team Leader
5 11 (18.03%) .NET Developer
6 10 (16.39%) .NET Team Leader
7 5 (8.20%) VB.NET Developer
7 5 (8.20%) Technical Team Leader
8 4 (6.56%) Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) SQL Developer
8 4 (6.56%) WinForms Developer
9 3 (4.92%) DBA
9 3 (4.92%) SQL DBA
10 2 (3.28%) Junior Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Graduate Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.28%) C# Developer
10 2 (3.28%) SQL Server DBA
10 2 (3.28%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (70.49%) .NET
2 19 (31.15%) ASP.NET
3 16 (26.23%) HTML
4 15 (24.59%) CSS
5 12 (19.67%) .NET Framework
6 11 (18.03%) WinForms
7 10 (16.39%) HTML5
8 7 (11.48%) CSS3
9 5 (8.20%) jQuery
10 3 (4.92%) XML
11 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (1.64%) WebGL
12 1 (1.64%) REST
12 1 (1.64%) Ruby on Rails
12 1 (1.64%) JSON
12 1 (1.64%) MDX
12 1 (1.64%) MFC
12 1 (1.64%) Classic ASP
12 1 (1.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (39.34%) N-Tier
2 7 (11.48%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.92%) Online Games
5 2 (3.28%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) E-Commerce
2 11 (18.03%) Resource Management
2 11 (18.03%) Open Source
3 10 (16.39%) OOP
4 8 (13.11%) Project Management
5 7 (11.48%) SOA
5 7 (11.48%) SDLC
5 7 (11.48%) Web Development
6 6 (9.84%) Line Management
6 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
6 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (9.84%) Performance Testing
7 5 (8.20%) Coaching
7 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.56%) Automated Testing
8 4 (6.56%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.56%) Low Latency
8 4 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.92%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (62.30%) SQL
2 25 (40.98%) C#
3 19 (31.15%) JavaScript
4 15 (24.59%) VB.NET
5 13 (21.31%) VB
6 12 (19.67%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.92%) VB6
8 1 (1.64%) Ruby
8 1 (1.64%) VC++
8 1 (1.64%) PHP
8 1 (1.64%) C++
8 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (1.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) MKS
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle
3 1 (1.64%) SAP
3 1 (1.64%) Cognos
3 1 (1.64%) IBM
3 1 (1.64%) VMware
3 1 (1.64%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (1.64%) Citrix
3 1 (1.64%) i2
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