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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 15 43 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.32% 30.28% 25.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.46% 82.69% 61.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 30 19
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £375 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -8.00%
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
39 52 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.22% 36.62% 41.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 37 31
Average daily rate £338 £315 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £423 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.96% -5.00%

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
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 6 July 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 -7 5 £386 +4.39% 6
Lichfield -1 1 £338 - 1
Tamworth -4 1 £325 - 2
SQL Server
West Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 48 (80.00%) .NET
2 43 (71.67%) C#
3 35 (58.33%) SQL
4 24 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 20 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 19 (31.67%) N-Tier
6 19 (31.67%) .NET Framework
7 18 (30.00%) SOA
7 18 (30.00%) ASP.NET
8 17 (28.33%) IBM
9 16 (26.67%) SC Cleared
9 16 (26.67%) Security Cleared
9 16 (26.67%) VB
10 15 (25.00%) Open Source
11 14 (23.33%) Resource Management
12 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
13 10 (16.67%) OOP
14 9 (15.00%) HTML
15 8 (13.33%) CSS
15 8 (13.33%) XML
15 8 (13.33%) Degree
15 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (13.33%) SDLC
16 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (11.67%) WinForms
16 7 (11.67%) T-SQL
17 6 (10.00%) VB.NET
17 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
17 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 6 (10.00%) Computer Science

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.33%) MS Access
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.67%) DataStage
5 1 (1.67%) QualityStage
5 1 (1.67%) MySQL
5 1 (1.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.33%) TestComplete
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.67%) Subversion
3 1 (1.67%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.67%) Selenium
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
1 4 (6.67%) Law
2 3 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (46.67%) Developer
2 17 (28.33%) Team Leader
3 16 (26.67%) Software Development Team Leader
3 16 (26.67%) Development Team Leader
3 16 (26.67%) Software Team Leader
4 12 (20.00%) .NET Team Leader
5 8 (13.33%) .NET Developer
6 6 (10.00%) Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 5 (8.33%) SQL Developer
8 4 (6.67%) SQL DBA
8 4 (6.67%) Database Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Data Architect
8 4 (6.67%) DBA
8 4 (6.67%) Software Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Architect
9 3 (5.00%) C# Developer
9 3 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
9 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (80.00%) .NET
2 19 (31.67%) .NET Framework
3 18 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (15.00%) HTML
5 8 (13.33%) CSS
5 8 (13.33%) XML
6 7 (11.67%) WinForms
7 6 (10.00%) jQuery
8 5 (8.33%) HTML5
8 5 (8.33%) SOAP
8 5 (8.33%) Web Services
9 4 (6.67%) JSON
9 4 (6.67%) REST
10 3 (5.00%) CSS3
10 3 (5.00%) Entity Framework
10 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (3.33%) WCF
11 2 (3.33%) WPF
12 1 (1.67%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) N-Tier
2 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.00%) Replication
4 2 (3.33%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) SOA
2 15 (25.00%) Open Source
3 14 (23.33%) Resource Management
4 10 (16.67%) OOP
5 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.33%) SDLC
6 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.33%) Time Management
8 4 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.67%) Automated Testing
8 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.67%) MVC
9 3 (5.00%) Project Management
9 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.00%) Software Engineering
10 2 (3.33%) Workflow
10 2 (3.33%) Migration
10 2 (3.33%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (71.67%) C#
2 35 (58.33%) SQL
3 16 (26.67%) VB
4 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.67%) T-SQL
6 6 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.67%) VC++
7 1 (1.67%) VB6
7 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 16 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (1.67%) ISEB
3 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 24 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (28.33%) IBM
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) i2
3 2 (3.33%) MKS
4 1 (1.67%) VMware
4 1 (1.67%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (1.67%) Citrix
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