The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Programming Languages 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 27 34 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 21.09% 35.79% 18.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 56.25% 80.95% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 19
Average daily rate £310 £330 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £208 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £15.41 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.56
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.57%
Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
48 42 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 37.50% 44.21% 35.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 33
Average daily rate £310 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 12
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
SQL
West Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -1 14 £320 -5.88% 23
Burton-upon-Trent -3 4 £240 -16.52% 3
Cannock - - - - 3
Lichfield - - - - 2
Stafford - - - - 2
Tamworth - - - -
Burntwood - - - - 1
SQL
West Midlands

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 30 (51.72%) SQL Server
2 29 (50.00%) .NET
3 20 (34.48%) C#
4 18 (31.03%) Windows
5 16 (27.59%) XML
5 16 (27.59%) HTML
5 16 (27.59%) T-SQL
5 16 (27.59%) WinForms
5 16 (27.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (25.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
7 14 (24.14%) ASP.NET
8 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
9 12 (20.69%) Finance
10 11 (18.97%) VB.NET
10 11 (18.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (17.24%) Java
12 9 (15.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (15.52%) VB
12 9 (15.52%) Visual Studio
13 8 (13.79%) Oracle
14 7 (12.07%) CSS
14 7 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (12.07%) VB6
14 7 (12.07%) MVC
14 7 (12.07%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (12.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 6 (10.34%) HTML5
15 6 (10.34%) Web Application Development
15 6 (10.34%) Migration

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 2 (3.45%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.72%) ColdFusion
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (51.72%) SQL Server
2 16 (27.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (25.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (18.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (15.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
6 4 (6.90%) MS Access
6 4 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (6.90%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (5.17%) OLAP
8 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.72%) DB2
9 1 (1.72%) MySQL
9 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.72%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Visual Studio
2 7 (12.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.45%) JIRA
4 1 (1.72%) PowerBuilder
General
1 12 (20.69%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Local Government
3 3 (5.17%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
4 1 (1.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (67.24%) Developer
2 10 (17.24%) Web Developer
2 10 (17.24%) .NET Developer
3 9 (15.52%) Software Developer
4 7 (12.07%) Applications Developer
5 6 (10.34%) SQL Developer
5 6 (10.34%) Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Web Applications Developer
6 5 (8.62%) C# Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Java Web Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Java Applications Developer
7 4 (6.90%) SQL DBA
7 4 (6.90%) DBA
7 4 (6.90%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Development Team Leader
8 3 (5.17%) Team Leader
8 3 (5.17%) Report Developer
8 3 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.45%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (50.00%) .NET
2 16 (27.59%) XML
2 16 (27.59%) HTML
2 16 (27.59%) WinForms
3 14 (24.14%) ASP.NET
4 7 (12.07%) CSS
4 7 (12.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 6 (10.34%) HTML5
5 6 (10.34%) JSP
6 5 (8.62%) SOAP
6 5 (8.62%) J2EE
6 5 (8.62%) JSF
6 5 (8.62%) .NET Framework
6 5 (8.62%) Ajax
6 5 (8.62%) WCF
7 3 (5.17%) ADO.NET
7 3 (5.17%) XSD
7 3 (5.17%) XSLT
7 3 (5.17%) XHTML
7 3 (5.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.72%) NHS
3 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.72%) Replication
3 1 (1.72%) PDA
3 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.72%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.03%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) Windows 8
3 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.17%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.72%) Linux
5 1 (1.72%) UNIX
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.72%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.72%) Android
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) MVC
2 6 (10.34%) Web Application Development
2 6 (10.34%) Migration
3 5 (8.62%) OOP
3 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce
3 5 (8.62%) OOD
3 5 (8.62%) SOA
3 5 (8.62%) Software Engineering
4 4 (6.90%) Financial Analysis
4 4 (6.90%) Data Migration
4 4 (6.90%) Asset Management
4 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
4 4 (6.90%) UML
4 4 (6.90%) BPR
4 4 (6.90%) OO
5 3 (5.17%) Project Management
5 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.17%) TDD
5 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 20 (34.48%) C#
2 16 (27.59%) T-SQL
3 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
4 11 (18.97%) VB.NET
5 10 (17.24%) Java
6 9 (15.52%) VB
7 7 (12.07%) VB6
8 3 (5.17%) VBA
8 3 (5.17%) VBScript
9 2 (3.45%) LotusScript
10 1 (1.72%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.72%) PHP
10 1 (1.72%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.79%) Oracle
3 5 (8.62%) Sage
4 3 (5.17%) Business Objects
5 2 (3.45%) AccuRev
5 2 (3.45%) DevExpress
5 2 (3.45%) Capita
5 2 (3.45%) Lotus
6 1 (1.72%) Adobe
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco
6 1 (1.72%) Siebel
6 1 (1.72%) ATG
6 1 (1.72%) KANA
6 1 (1.72%) Endeca
6 1 (1.72%) WatchGuard
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