The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Staffordshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 2 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 39 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 29.32% 29.90% 12.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 84.78% 78.38% 68.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 20
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £15.31 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+14.54% +6.79%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
46 37 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 34.59% 38.14% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 22 23
Average daily rate £320 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £15.31 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
West Midlands

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +3 28 £325 -1.51% 5
Burton-upon-Trent 0 6 £300 - 5
Stafford 0 5 £375 +114.28% 2
Burntwood - - - -
Cannock - - - - 2
Lichfield - - - - 3
Tamworth - - - - 1
SQL Server
West Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 52 (69.33%) .NET
2 35 (46.67%) C#
3 30 (40.00%) SQL
4 27 (36.00%) ASP.NET
5 25 (33.33%) WinForms
6 24 (32.00%) Microsoft
7 19 (25.33%) HTML
8 18 (24.00%) JavaScript
9 17 (22.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (21.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (20.00%) VB.NET
11 15 (20.00%) CSS
11 15 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (18.67%) Visual Studio
12 14 (18.67%) Ajax
13 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (17.33%) T-SQL
14 12 (16.00%) Windows
14 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
14 12 (16.00%) TDD
15 11 (14.67%) XML
15 11 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (13.33%) HTML5
16 10 (13.33%) Finance
17 8 (10.67%) MVC
17 8 (10.67%) Software Engineering
17 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (10.67%) N-Tier
17 8 (10.67%) OOP

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 6 (8.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (8.00%) SharePoint Server
1 6 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (5.33%) MS Project Server
3 3 (4.00%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.33%) CMS
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) Intranet
2 6 (8.00%) Internet
3 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 16 (21.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (9.33%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (6.67%) OLAP
7 3 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.33%) MySQL
9 1 (1.33%) OLTP
9 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.33%) QlikView
9 1 (1.33%) SQLite
9 1 (1.33%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (18.67%) Visual Studio
2 8 (10.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.33%) TeamCity
3 4 (5.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.67%) JIRA
5 1 (1.33%) PowerBuilder
General
1 10 (13.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Back Office
3 1 (1.33%) Advertising
3 1 (1.33%) Games
3 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (69.33%) Developer
2 17 (22.67%) Team Leader
3 16 (21.33%) Development Team Leader
4 15 (20.00%) .NET Developer
5 11 (14.67%) Software Developer
6 8 (10.67%) Web Developer
7 6 (8.00%) .NET Team Leader
7 6 (8.00%) SharePoint Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Software Team Leader
8 5 (6.67%) Software Development Team Leader
8 5 (6.67%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.67%) SQL Developer
8 5 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (5.33%) SQL DBA
9 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.33%) DBA
9 4 (5.33%) Programmer
9 4 (5.33%) PHP Developer
10 3 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 2 (2.67%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (69.33%) .NET
2 27 (36.00%) ASP.NET
3 25 (33.33%) WinForms
4 19 (25.33%) HTML
5 15 (20.00%) CSS
6 14 (18.67%) Ajax
7 11 (14.67%) XML
8 10 (13.33%) HTML5
9 8 (10.67%) CSS3
10 7 (9.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (8.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 6 (8.00%) REST
11 6 (8.00%) NHibernate
11 6 (8.00%) XHTML
12 5 (6.67%) .NET Framework
12 5 (6.67%) jQuery
12 5 (6.67%) WCF
13 4 (5.33%) Symfony
13 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (5.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) N-Tier
2 6 (8.00%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.67%) Open Source
5 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.33%) Replication
6 1 (1.33%) PDA
6 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.33%) EPoS
6 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.33%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.33%) Android
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.33%) BlackBerry OS
3 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (16.00%) TDD
4 11 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (10.67%) Software Engineering
5 8 (10.67%) MVC
5 8 (10.67%) OOP
6 7 (9.33%) E-Commerce
6 7 (9.33%) Project Management
7 6 (8.00%) Workflow
7 6 (8.00%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.67%) Web Development
8 5 (6.67%) SOA
9 4 (5.33%) Automated Testing
9 4 (5.33%) Financial Analysis
9 4 (5.33%) OOD
9 4 (5.33%) ERP
10 3 (4.00%) OO
10 3 (4.00%) Resource Management
10 3 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.67%) C#
2 30 (40.00%) SQL
3 18 (24.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 13 (17.33%) T-SQL
6 8 (10.67%) VB
7 5 (6.67%) PHP
8 4 (5.33%) VBScript
9 2 (2.67%) VBA
9 2 (2.67%) LotusScript
10 1 (1.33%) VB6
10 1 (1.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.67%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 24 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.00%) Lotus
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle
3 2 (2.67%) Business Objects
3 2 (2.67%) AccuRev
3 2 (2.67%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco
4 1 (1.33%) WatchGuard
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