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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 1 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 40 34 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 29.41% 29.57% 16.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 83.33% 66.67% 81.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 24
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£330 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £268 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.80% +2.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
48 51 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 35.29% 44.35% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 37 26
Average daily rate £323 £275 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.27% -20.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £365 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -4.76%
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 11 July 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 11 July 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
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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 +1 26 £370 +12.12% 9
Burton-upon-Trent +2 4 £288 - 4
Stafford 0 1 £375 +57.89%
Tamworth -1 1 £325 +18.18%
Lichfield -3 1 - - 4
Cannock - 1 £275 - 1
Rugeley - - - -
SQL Server
West Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 47 (66.20%) .NET
2 29 (40.85%) C#
3 28 (39.44%) SQL
4 20 (28.17%) ASP.NET
4 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
5 19 (26.76%) VB.NET
6 17 (23.94%) HTML
6 17 (23.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (22.54%) Ajax
7 16 (22.54%) JavaScript
8 14 (19.72%) CSS
8 14 (19.72%) XML
8 14 (19.72%) WinForms
9 13 (18.31%) T-SQL
9 13 (18.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (16.90%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (15.49%) N-Tier
11 11 (15.49%) Windows
11 11 (15.49%) Resource Management
12 10 (14.08%) VB
13 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
13 9 (12.68%) Finance
13 9 (12.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (12.68%) HTML5
13 9 (12.68%) CSS3
14 8 (11.27%) WCF
15 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (9.86%) Degree
15 7 (9.86%) Back Office
15 7 (9.86%) Web Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 4 (5.63%) IBM Notes
2 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.41%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.41%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.82%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (18.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (12.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (8.45%) OLAP
6 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (4.23%) RDBMS
7 3 (4.23%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.41%) MS Access
9 1 (1.41%) MySQL
9 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.23%) JIRA
4 1 (1.41%) PowerBuilder
General
1 9 (12.68%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Back Office
3 2 (2.82%) Games
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
3 2 (2.82%) Local Government
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 43 (60.56%) Developer
2 17 (23.94%) .NET Developer
2 17 (23.94%) Team Leader
3 16 (22.54%) Development Team Leader
4 9 (12.68%) .NET Team Leader
5 7 (9.86%) Software Team Leader
5 7 (9.86%) Software Development Team Leader
5 7 (9.86%) Programmer
5 7 (9.86%) Web Developer
6 6 (8.45%) C# Developer
6 6 (8.45%) SQL Developer
6 6 (8.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.04%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.63%) DBA
8 4 (5.63%) VB.NET Developer
8 4 (5.63%) SQL DBA
8 4 (5.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (66.20%) .NET
2 20 (28.17%) ASP.NET
3 17 (23.94%) HTML
4 16 (22.54%) Ajax
5 14 (19.72%) WinForms
5 14 (19.72%) XML
5 14 (19.72%) CSS
6 9 (12.68%) HTML5
6 9 (12.68%) CSS3
7 8 (11.27%) WCF
8 7 (9.86%) Web Services
8 7 (9.86%) XHTML
9 5 (7.04%) .NET Framework
10 4 (5.63%) XSLT
10 4 (5.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (4.23%) REST
12 2 (2.82%) WPF
12 2 (2.82%) WF
12 2 (2.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) N-Tier
2 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.63%) Open Source
3 2 (2.82%) WURFL
3 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) Replication
4 1 (1.41%) PDA
4 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.41%) EPoS
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.49%) Windows
2 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.82%) BlackBerry OS
2 2 (2.82%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (2.82%) Android
3 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (15.49%) Resource Management
3 7 (9.86%) E-Commerce
4 6 (8.45%) SOA
5 5 (7.04%) Web Development
6 4 (5.63%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.63%) Financial Analysis
6 4 (5.63%) OO
6 4 (5.63%) ERP
7 3 (4.23%) Data Modelling
7 3 (4.23%) OOP
7 3 (4.23%) SEO
7 3 (4.23%) Unit Testing
7 3 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.23%) TDD
8 2 (2.82%) Document Management
8 2 (2.82%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.82%) Refactoring
8 2 (2.82%) Waterfall
8 2 (2.82%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (40.85%) C#
2 28 (39.44%) SQL
3 19 (26.76%) VB.NET
4 16 (22.54%) JavaScript
5 13 (18.31%) T-SQL
6 10 (14.08%) VB
7 4 (5.63%) VBScript
8 3 (4.23%) VBA
9 2 (2.82%) LotusScript
10 1 (1.41%) VB6
10 1 (1.41%) X++
10 1 (1.41%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.41%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.41%) PHP
10 1 (1.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) Lotus
3 3 (4.23%) AccuRev
4 2 (2.82%) DevExpress
4 2 (2.82%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco
5 1 (1.41%) Adobe
5 1 (1.41%) Citrix
5 1 (1.41%) Tableau
5 1 (1.41%) Apple
5 1 (1.41%) WatchGuard