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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 2 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 24 26 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.83% 22.41% 28.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 66.67% 76.47% 88.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 29
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£320 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £249 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £378 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
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
36 34 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 29.75% 29.31% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 31
Average daily rate £318 £263 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.95% -22.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £216 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £375 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £349 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.28% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00

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
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 12 September 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 12 September 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 0 13 £325 -1.51% 4
Burton-upon-Trent -1 2 £283 -19.28% 3
Cannock - 1 £300 -
Lichfield - - - - 3
Rugeley - - - -
Stafford - - - - 9
Tamworth - - - - 1
SQL Server
West Midlands

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 56 (75.68%) .NET
2 33 (44.59%) C#
3 30 (40.54%) SQL
4 23 (31.08%) VB.NET
5 20 (27.03%) WinForms
6 19 (25.68%) ASP.NET
7 18 (24.32%) Microsoft
8 17 (22.97%) Web Services
9 15 (20.27%) HTML
9 15 (20.27%) Windows
10 14 (18.92%) JavaScript
10 14 (18.92%) VB
11 13 (17.57%) CSS
11 13 (17.57%) MS Excel
11 13 (17.57%) Back Office
12 12 (16.22%) XML
12 12 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (16.22%) Ajax
13 11 (14.86%) Resource Management
13 11 (14.86%) N-Tier
14 9 (12.16%) E-Commerce
14 9 (12.16%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (12.16%) Degree
14 9 (12.16%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (12.16%) CSS3
15 8 (10.81%) .NET Framework
15 8 (10.81%) WCF
16 7 (9.46%) T-SQL
16 7 (9.46%) Web Development
16 7 (9.46%) HTML5

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.35%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (1.35%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 13 (17.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) HTTP
1 1 (1.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (12.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.41%) OLAP
5 3 (4.05%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.35%) DataStage
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.35%) MS Access
7 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.35%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) JIRA
2 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.35%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (1.35%) Xcode
3 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (17.57%) Back Office
2 4 (5.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.70%) Games
3 2 (2.70%) Retail
3 2 (2.70%) Local Government
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 47 (63.51%) Developer
2 25 (33.78%) .NET Developer
3 17 (22.97%) Team Leader
4 16 (21.62%) Development Team Leader
5 9 (12.16%) .NET Team Leader
6 8 (10.81%) Web Developer
7 7 (9.46%) C# Developer
7 7 (9.46%) Programmer
7 7 (9.46%) Software Development Team Leader
7 7 (9.46%) Software Team Leader
7 7 (9.46%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (8.11%) Software Developer
8 6 (8.11%) VB.NET Developer
9 5 (6.76%) Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (5.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (4.05%) .NET Software Developer
11 3 (4.05%) Data Analyst
11 3 (4.05%) SQL Developer
11 3 (4.05%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (75.68%) .NET
2 20 (27.03%) WinForms
3 19 (25.68%) ASP.NET
4 17 (22.97%) Web Services
5 15 (20.27%) HTML
6 13 (17.57%) CSS
7 12 (16.22%) XML
7 12 (16.22%) Ajax
8 9 (12.16%) CSS3
9 8 (10.81%) WCF
9 8 (10.81%) .NET Framework
10 7 (9.46%) HTML5
11 5 (6.76%) jQuery
11 5 (6.76%) XHTML
12 4 (5.41%) XSLT
12 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (4.05%) JSON
14 2 (2.70%) SOAP
14 2 (2.70%) Classic ASP
14 2 (2.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) N-Tier
2 5 (6.76%) Open Source
3 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.70%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.70%) WURFL
4 2 (2.70%) User Experience
4 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.35%) iPad
5 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) BBC
5 1 (1.35%) Replication
5 1 (1.35%) iPhone
5 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.27%) Windows
2 3 (4.05%) Android
2 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.70%) BlackBerry OS
3 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.86%) Resource Management
2 9 (12.16%) E-Commerce
2 9 (12.16%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (9.46%) Web Development
4 6 (8.11%) Unit Testing
4 6 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.76%) OO
6 4 (5.41%) ERP
6 4 (5.41%) SOA
7 3 (4.05%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.05%) Data Modelling
7 3 (4.05%) OOP
7 3 (4.05%) TDD
7 3 (4.05%) Project Management
8 2 (2.70%) SEO
8 2 (2.70%) Document Management
8 2 (2.70%) Data Analysis
8 2 (2.70%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.70%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (44.59%) C#
2 30 (40.54%) SQL
3 23 (31.08%) VB.NET
4 14 (18.92%) JavaScript
4 14 (18.92%) VB
5 7 (9.46%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.70%) Java
6 2 (2.70%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.70%) VB6
7 1 (1.35%) X++
7 1 (1.35%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (1.35%) VBScript
7 1 (1.35%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Degree
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.76%) AccuRev
3 1 (1.35%) Tableau
3 1 (1.35%) Adobe
3 1 (1.35%) Citrix
3 1 (1.35%) Lotus
3 1 (1.35%) Apple