The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 21 56 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.19% 24.89% 19.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.00% 48.70% 55.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 34 18
Average daily rate £300 £369 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% +16.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £450 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -23.66%
SQL
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
50 115 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 33.78% 51.11% 35.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 73 34
Average daily rate £325 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £16.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

SQL
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 within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 6 £325 -11.26% 18
Tamworth +4 4 £300 +26.31% 6
Stafford -2 2 £418 -1.76% 3
Lichfield -2 1 - - 4
Burton-upon-Trent -2 1 £300 - 1
Cannock - 1 - - 1
SQL
West Midlands

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing SQL 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.

1 29 (50.00%) .NET
2 28 (48.28%) SQL Server
3 24 (41.38%) T-SQL
4 23 (39.66%) C#
5 21 (36.21%) WinForms
6 20 (34.48%) VB.NET
7 14 (24.14%) Windows
8 12 (20.69%) E-Commerce
8 12 (20.69%) Finance
9 11 (18.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (18.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (18.97%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
11 9 (15.52%) VB
12 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET
13 7 (12.07%) Migration
14 6 (10.34%) Project Management
15 5 (8.62%) NHS
15 5 (8.62%) XML
15 5 (8.62%) Data Modelling
15 5 (8.62%) Unit Testing
15 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
15 5 (8.62%) SDLC
15 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
16 4 (6.90%) User Experience
16 4 (6.90%) Low Latency
16 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 4 (6.90%) Online Games
16 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
16 4 (6.90%) NoSQL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (1.72%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (48.28%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (18.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.90%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.90%) Power BI
4 4 (6.90%) RDBMS
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.45%) QlikView
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.72%) OLTP
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (20.69%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Games
3 3 (5.17%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (65.52%) Developer
2 19 (32.76%) SQL Developer
3 18 (31.03%) .NET Developer
4 9 (15.52%) C# Developer
4 9 (15.52%) VB.NET Developer
4 9 (15.52%) WinForms Developer
5 7 (12.07%) Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (12.07%) Software Developer
6 6 (10.34%) .NET Software Developer
6 6 (10.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (10.34%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (6.90%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 4 (6.90%) SQL BI Developer
7 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Developer
7 4 (6.90%) SSIS Developer
7 4 (6.90%) SSRS Developer
8 3 (5.17%) MicroStrategy Developer
8 3 (5.17%) NHS BI Developer
8 3 (5.17%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (50.00%) .NET
2 21 (36.21%) WinForms
3 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET
4 5 (8.62%) XML
5 4 (6.90%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.17%) HTML
7 2 (3.45%) ADO.NET
7 2 (3.45%) Ajax
7 2 (3.45%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.45%) J2EE
7 2 (3.45%) MDX
7 2 (3.45%) REST
7 2 (3.45%) WCF
7 2 (3.45%) WF
7 2 (3.45%) XSD
8 1 (1.72%) CSS
8 1 (1.72%) jQuery
8 1 (1.72%) JSON
8 1 (1.72%) LAMP
8 1 (1.72%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.62%) NHS
2 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.90%) Online Games
2 4 (6.90%) User Experience
3 3 (5.17%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.45%) Replication
4 2 (3.45%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.72%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.72%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) E-Commerce
2 11 (18.97%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (12.07%) Migration
4 6 (10.34%) Project Management
5 5 (8.62%) Data Modelling
5 5 (8.62%) SDLC
5 5 (8.62%) Unit Testing
6 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.90%) Low Latency
6 4 (6.90%) OO
7 3 (5.17%) Analytics
7 3 (5.17%) ERP
7 3 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.17%) Workflow
8 2 (3.45%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.45%) OOD
8 2 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.45%) Scrum
8 2 (3.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 24 (41.38%) T-SQL
2 23 (39.66%) C#
3 20 (34.48%) VB.NET
4 9 (15.52%) VB
5 4 (6.90%) PL/SQL
5 4 (6.90%) VB6
6 3 (5.17%) Java
6 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.72%) PHP
7 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Degree
2 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.17%) MicroStrategy
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle
3 2 (3.45%) Cognos
3 2 (3.45%) DevExpress
3 2 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (1.72%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.72%) Teradata
4 1 (1.72%) VMware