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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 49 22 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 27.68% 18.03% 40.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 55.06% 44.00% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 30
Average daily rate
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£369 £304 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.39% -7.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.75 - £15.41
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 - £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.60 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.78% -3.27%
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
89 50 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 50.28% 40.98% 52.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 38
Average daily rate £333 £308 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.13% -6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £340 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £15.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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
(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 9 £366 +17.20% 14
Stafford - 6 £425 - 5
Burton-upon-Trent 0 5 £300 +25.00% 5
Lichfield - 3 £363 - 1
Tamworth - 2 £238 - 4
Uttoxeter - - - -
Cannock - - - -
SQL
West Midlands

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 42 (59.15%) C#
1 42 (59.15%) .NET
2 37 (52.11%) SQL Server
3 20 (28.17%) SOA
3 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
4 19 (26.76%) IBM
5 18 (25.35%) Security Cleared
5 18 (25.35%) SC Cleared
6 17 (23.94%) ASP.NET
7 15 (21.13%) XML
7 15 (21.13%) HTML
7 15 (21.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (19.72%) JavaScript
8 14 (19.72%) CSS
8 14 (19.72%) MS Excel
9 13 (18.31%) T-SQL
10 12 (16.90%) MVC
11 11 (15.49%) Web Services
11 11 (15.49%) jQuery
12 10 (14.08%) PHP
13 9 (12.68%) VB.NET
13 9 (12.68%) WinForms
13 9 (12.68%) Ajax
13 9 (12.68%) .NET Framework
13 9 (12.68%) WCF
13 9 (12.68%) Time Management
14 8 (11.27%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (11.27%) WPF
14 8 (11.27%) Technical Architecture

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 8 (11.27%) IIS
2 7 (9.86%) Apache
2 7 (9.86%) Drupal
3 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (19.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (52.11%) SQL Server
2 15 (21.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (11.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (11.27%) MySQL
3 8 (11.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (8.45%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.82%) DataStage
7 2 (2.82%) MS Access
7 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.41%) Subversion
2 1 (1.41%) Maven
2 1 (1.41%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.41%) TestComplete
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Law
3 4 (5.63%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Back Office
4 2 (2.82%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Games
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (59.15%) Developer
2 13 (18.31%) .NET Developer
3 11 (15.49%) Analyst
3 11 (15.49%) Architect
4 7 (9.86%) Senior Developer
4 7 (9.86%) C# Developer
4 7 (9.86%) SQL Developer
5 6 (8.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (7.04%) .NET Programmer
6 5 (7.04%) .NET Software Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Programmer
6 5 (7.04%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Data Architect
7 4 (5.63%) DBA
7 4 (5.63%) SQL DBA
7 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Developer
7 4 (5.63%) C# Software Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Database Developer
7 4 (5.63%) C# Programmer
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (59.15%) .NET
2 17 (23.94%) ASP.NET
3 15 (21.13%) HTML
3 15 (21.13%) XML
4 14 (19.72%) CSS
5 11 (15.49%) Web Services
5 11 (15.49%) jQuery
6 9 (12.68%) WCF
6 9 (12.68%) WinForms
6 9 (12.68%) Ajax
6 9 (12.68%) .NET Framework
7 8 (11.27%) WPF
8 7 (9.86%) LAMP
9 6 (8.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (7.04%) LINQ
11 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (2.82%) DirectX
12 2 (2.82%) SOAP
13 1 (1.41%) J2EE
13 1 (1.41%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.86%) Social Media
2 7 (9.86%) Taxonomies
2 7 (9.86%) Blog
3 6 (8.45%) User Experience
4 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.23%) NHS
5 3 (4.23%) Replication
6 2 (2.82%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.82%) Open Source
7 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.41%) Data Conversion
7 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Windows
2 2 (2.82%) UNIX
3 1 (1.41%) Linux
3 1 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) SOA
2 12 (16.90%) MVC
3 9 (12.68%) Time Management
4 8 (11.27%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
5 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.86%) TDD
5 7 (9.86%) Web Application Development
6 6 (8.45%) Migration
6 6 (8.45%) OO
7 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (4.23%) Test Management
8 3 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.82%) Risk Management
9 2 (2.82%) Workflow
9 2 (2.82%) Business Analysis
9 2 (2.82%) Web Development
9 2 (2.82%) Resource Management
9 2 (2.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (59.15%) C#
2 14 (19.72%) JavaScript
3 13 (18.31%) T-SQL
4 10 (14.08%) PHP
5 9 (12.68%) VB.NET
6 7 (9.86%) PHP5
7 5 (7.04%) VB
8 4 (5.63%) VB6
8 4 (5.63%) VBScript
9 2 (2.82%) Perl
9 2 (2.82%) C++
9 2 (2.82%) Korn
9 2 (2.82%) XAML
10 1 (1.41%) R
10 1 (1.41%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.41%) Java
10 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (25.35%) SC Cleared
1 18 (25.35%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.63%) Degree
3 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
2 19 (26.76%) IBM
3 8 (11.27%) Oracle
4 6 (8.45%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (5.63%) i2
6 1 (1.41%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.41%) MKS
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