The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 17 23 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.14% 15.54% 22.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 70.83% 74.19% 67.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 22
Median daily rate £331 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.92% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year - +2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 24 31 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 17.14% 20.95% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 33
Median daily rate £325 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.16% +2.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £281 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Staffordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Staffordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Staffordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Staffordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 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 29 March 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 +2 6 £268 -32.70% 4
Stafford - 3 £370 - 4
SQL Server
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 30 (63.83%) .NET
2 27 (57.45%) C#
3 26 (55.32%) SQL
4 20 (42.55%) T-SQL
5 19 (40.43%) JavaScript
5 19 (40.43%) MVC
6 16 (34.04%) ASP.NET
7 15 (31.91%) jQuery
7 15 (31.91%) AngularJS
8 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
9 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (25.53%) HTML
9 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
10 11 (23.40%) MySQL
10 11 (23.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (21.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (21.28%) TypeScript
12 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (19.15%) CSS
12 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
12 9 (19.15%) TDD
12 9 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (17.02%) LINQ
13 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (17.02%) .NET Framework
13 8 (17.02%) Scrum
13 8 (17.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (17.02%) Entity Framework
14 7 (14.89%) StructureMap

SQL Server
Co-occurring 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 2 (4.26%) ColdFusion
2 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Magento
1 1 (2.13%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) MySQL
1 11 (23.40%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (21.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.26%) OLAP
5 2 (4.26%) Power BI
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.13%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (2.13%) QlikView
6 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
2 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
3 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
4 5 (10.64%) Selenium
5 4 (8.51%) Subversion
5 4 (8.51%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.26%) NUnit
6 2 (4.26%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.13%) JUnit
7 1 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.13%) RSpec
7 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (10.64%) Advertising
2 3 (6.38%) Back Office
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (59.57%) Developer
2 10 (21.28%) .NET Developer
3 9 (19.15%) Senior Developer
4 8 (17.02%) C# Developer
5 7 (14.89%) Programmer
5 7 (14.89%) SQL Developer
6 6 (12.77%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (12.77%) DBA
7 5 (10.64%) SQL DBA
8 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (8.51%) PHP Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Senior Full Stack Developer
9 3 (6.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (6.38%) C# WPF Developer
9 3 (6.38%) WPF Developer
10 2 (4.26%) Applications Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 2 (4.26%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (63.83%) .NET
2 16 (34.04%) ASP.NET
3 15 (31.91%) AngularJS
3 15 (31.91%) jQuery
4 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (25.53%) HTML
5 9 (19.15%) CSS
6 8 (17.02%) .NET Framework
6 8 (17.02%) Entity Framework
6 8 (17.02%) LINQ
6 8 (17.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (14.89%) AutoMapper
7 7 (14.89%) HTML5
7 7 (14.89%) StructureMap
7 7 (14.89%) WPF
8 6 (12.77%) RESTful
9 5 (10.64%) WCF
9 5 (10.64%) Web Services
10 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (8.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) NHS
2 3 (6.38%) Replication
3 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
1 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.13%) Unix
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) MVC
2 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (19.15%) TDD
4 8 (17.02%) Scrum
5 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (14.89%) System Testing
5 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (12.77%) SOLID
6 6 (12.77%) Workflow
7 5 (10.64%) OO
7 5 (10.64%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (6.38%) BDD
9 3 (6.38%) Data Protection
9 3 (6.38%) ETL
9 3 (6.38%) Microservices
9 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (6.38%) SOA
9 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (57.45%) C#
2 26 (55.32%) SQL
3 20 (42.55%) T-SQL
4 19 (40.43%) JavaScript
5 10 (21.28%) TypeScript
6 4 (8.51%) PHP
7 3 (6.38%) Java
7 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.13%) VB
8 1 (2.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.13%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Apple
3 2 (4.26%) Google
4 1 (2.13%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (2.13%) Tableau