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 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
1 May 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 54 27 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.32% 19.85% 33.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 48.21% 55.10% 81.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 21
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£375 £318 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% +4.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £342 £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 £16.00 - £15.41
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 - £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +18.18%
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
112 49 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 50.45% 36.03% 41.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 35 22
Average daily rate £350 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £362 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £15.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 - £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 - £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £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 1 May 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 1 May 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
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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 10 £366 +14.45% 6
Burton-upon-Trent +4 8 £300 +11.11% 1
Stafford - 6 £425 - 6
Lichfield - 4 £363 - 1
Tamworth - 1 £175 -
SQL
West Midlands

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 44 (64.71%) C#
2 43 (63.24%) .NET
3 32 (47.06%) SQL Server
4 20 (29.41%) SOA
5 18 (26.47%) IBM
5 18 (26.47%) SC Cleared
5 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
6 16 (23.53%) ASP.NET
7 13 (19.12%) T-SQL
8 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 10 (14.71%) XML
9 10 (14.71%) WCF
10 9 (13.24%) WPF
10 9 (13.24%) HTML
10 9 (13.24%) .NET Framework
11 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
11 8 (11.76%) WinForms
11 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
11 8 (11.76%) VB.NET
11 8 (11.76%) CSS
11 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
11 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
11 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (10.29%) Oracle
12 7 (10.29%) Migration
12 7 (10.29%) TDD
12 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Integration Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) IIS
2 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) Line 500
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.94%) MS Access
6 2 (2.94%) Big Data
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.47%) MySQL
7 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.47%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.94%) TestComplete
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.47%) Subversion
3 1 (1.47%) Maven
3 1 (1.47%) ReSharper
General
1 5 (7.35%) Finance
1 5 (7.35%) Law
2 4 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (2.94%) Back Office
3 2 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Games
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (61.76%) Developer
2 14 (20.59%) .NET Developer
3 10 (14.71%) Analyst
4 8 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 7 (10.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (8.82%) SQL Developer
6 6 (8.82%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Software Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Architect
7 5 (7.35%) Programmer
7 5 (7.35%) .NET Software Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) .NET Programmer
8 4 (5.88%) Data Architect
8 4 (5.88%) DBA
8 4 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Database Developer
8 4 (5.88%) SQL DBA
8 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
8 4 (5.88%) C# Programmer
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (63.24%) .NET
2 16 (23.53%) ASP.NET
3 10 (14.71%) XML
3 10 (14.71%) WCF
4 9 (13.24%) WPF
4 9 (13.24%) HTML
4 9 (13.24%) .NET Framework
5 8 (11.76%) WinForms
5 8 (11.76%) CSS
6 6 (8.82%) Entity Framework
7 5 (7.35%) LINQ
8 4 (5.88%) Web Services
8 4 (5.88%) jQuery
9 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (4.41%) DirectX
10 2 (2.94%) Ajax
10 2 (2.94%) SOAP
10 2 (2.94%) HTML5
10 2 (2.94%) CSS3
11 1 (1.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.88%) NHS
4 3 (4.41%) Replication
5 2 (2.94%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.94%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.94%) Open Source
6 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.47%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) UNIX
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.41%) SOA
2 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 7 (10.29%) Migration
3 7 (10.29%) TDD
4 6 (8.82%) MVC
4 6 (8.82%) OO
5 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.88%) Project Management
6 3 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.41%) Test Management
6 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.41%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.94%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (2.94%) Automated Testing
7 2 (2.94%) Workflow
7 2 (2.94%) ETL
7 2 (2.94%) CRM
7 2 (2.94%) Test Scripting
7 2 (2.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (64.71%) C#
2 13 (19.12%) T-SQL
3 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.76%) VB.NET
4 5 (7.35%) VB
5 4 (5.88%) VB6
5 4 (5.88%) VBScript
6 3 (4.41%) C++
6 3 (4.41%) XAML
7 2 (2.94%) PHP
7 2 (2.94%) R
8 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.47%) Perl
8 1 (1.47%) Java
8 1 (1.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (26.47%) SC Cleared
1 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.82%) Degree
3 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) IBM
2 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.29%) Oracle
4 4 (5.88%) i2
5 2 (2.94%) MKS
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix
6 1 (1.47%) Sage
6 1 (1.47%) VMware