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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 37 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 25.87% 16.09% 20.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 48.05% 41.18% 43.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 7 18
Average daily rate £325 £288 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £269 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £310 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.60 £27.20
% change year-on-year
-14.32% +5.12%
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
77 34 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 53.85% 39.08% 47.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 17 40
Average daily rate £340 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £353 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 +3 11 £318 +15.45% 23
Tamworth +1 4 £306 +2.08% 4
Stafford -2 2 £418 +60.57% 2
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £333 -
SQL
West Midlands

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 48 (67.61%) SQL Server
2 41 (57.75%) .NET
3 36 (50.70%) T-SQL
4 30 (42.25%) VB.NET
5 29 (40.85%) C#
5 29 (40.85%) WinForms
6 22 (30.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (30.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (29.58%) E-Commerce
8 19 (26.76%) Windows
8 19 (26.76%) Finance
9 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
10 11 (15.49%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (15.49%) ASP.NET
11 9 (12.68%) VB
12 8 (11.27%) N-Tier
12 8 (11.27%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (9.86%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (9.86%) NoSQL
13 7 (9.86%) Low Latency
13 7 (9.86%) Project Management
14 6 (8.45%) VB6
14 6 (8.45%) Games
14 6 (8.45%) Migration
14 6 (8.45%) NHS
14 6 (8.45%) RDBMS
14 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
14 6 (8.45%) High Availability
14 6 (8.45%) Degree

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 1 (1.41%) CMS
1 1 (1.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (67.61%) SQL Server
2 22 (30.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (30.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (15.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (11.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (9.86%) NoSQL
6 6 (8.45%) RDBMS
6 6 (8.45%) Relational Database
7 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (5.63%) Power BI
8 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (2.82%) MS Access
10 2 (2.82%) OLTP
10 2 (2.82%) QlikView
11 1 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.41%) Grunt
3 1 (1.41%) gulp
3 1 (1.41%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (26.76%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Games
3 4 (5.63%) Back Office
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Local Government
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (73.24%) Developer
2 27 (38.03%) .NET Developer
3 26 (36.62%) SQL Developer
4 14 (19.72%) VB.NET Developer
5 12 (16.90%) WinForms Developer
6 10 (14.08%) C# Developer
7 9 (12.68%) SQL Server Developer
8 8 (11.27%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (9.86%) DBA
9 7 (9.86%) Software Developer
9 7 (9.86%) SQL DBA
10 6 (8.45%) .NET Software Developer
10 6 (8.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (8.45%) C# Software Developer
11 5 (7.04%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 5 (7.04%) SQL Server DBA
12 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Developer
12 4 (5.63%) Senior C# Developer
12 4 (5.63%) Senior Developer
12 4 (5.63%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (57.75%) .NET
2 29 (40.85%) WinForms
3 11 (15.49%) ASP.NET
4 5 (7.04%) .NET Framework
4 5 (7.04%) HTML
4 5 (7.04%) XML
5 4 (5.63%) CSS
6 3 (4.23%) jQuery
6 3 (4.23%) REST
7 2 (2.82%) ADO.NET
7 2 (2.82%) Ajax
7 2 (2.82%) CSS3
7 2 (2.82%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.82%) HTML5
7 2 (2.82%) JSON
7 2 (2.82%) MDX
7 2 (2.82%) WCF
7 2 (2.82%) WF
7 2 (2.82%) WPF
7 2 (2.82%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) N-Tier
2 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.45%) NHS
2 6 (8.45%) Online Games
3 5 (7.04%) Replication
4 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.82%) User Experience
5 2 (2.82%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.41%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.76%) Windows
2 3 (4.23%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) Android
4 1 (1.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.58%) E-Commerce
2 11 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (9.86%) Low Latency
3 7 (9.86%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (9.86%) Project Management
4 6 (8.45%) High Availability
4 6 (8.45%) Migration
4 6 (8.45%) SDLC
5 5 (7.04%) Data Modelling
5 5 (7.04%) OO
5 5 (7.04%) OOP
5 5 (7.04%) Unit Testing
6 4 (5.63%) SOA
7 3 (4.23%) Analytics
7 3 (4.23%) ETL
8 2 (2.82%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.82%) Performance Testing
8 2 (2.82%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (2.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (50.70%) T-SQL
2 30 (42.25%) VB.NET
3 29 (40.85%) C#
4 9 (12.68%) VB
5 6 (8.45%) VB6
6 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.82%) PHP
7 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.41%) C
8 1 (1.41%) C++
8 1 (1.41%) ECMAScript
8 1 (1.41%) ES6
8 1 (1.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (1.41%) Java
8 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) MCSE
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.23%) MicroStrategy
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle
3 2 (2.82%) Cognos
3 2 (2.82%) DevExpress
3 2 (2.82%) VMware
4 1 (1.41%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.41%) Brocade
4 1 (1.41%) Citrix
4 1 (1.41%) SAP
4 1 (1.41%) Teradata