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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 20 27 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 16.39% 23.89% 18.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.00% 49.09% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 23
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £238 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £382 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.41 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.79% +9.64%
Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
40 55 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 32.79% 48.67% 42.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 50
Average daily rate £300 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £380 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.41% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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 25 July 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 25 July 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
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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 8 £330 - 13
Tamworth - 2 £413 - 1
Cannock - 2 £288 - 1
Lichfield - - - - 2
Stafford - - - - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 4
SQL
West Midlands

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 27 (56.25%) .NET
1 27 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 15 (31.25%) C#
2 15 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (29.17%) T-SQL
3 14 (29.17%) VB.NET
4 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (22.92%) Finance
5 11 (22.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (22.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (20.83%) XML
7 9 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (18.75%) Degree
8 8 (16.67%) WinForms
8 8 (16.67%) Windows
8 8 (16.67%) HTML
8 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 8 (16.67%) N-Tier
9 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
9 7 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 6 (12.50%) Ajax
11 5 (10.42%) WCF
11 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
11 5 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (10.42%) CSS
11 5 (10.42%) Web Services
12 4 (8.33%) XSLT
12 4 (8.33%) Crystal Reports

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.08%) SAS
2 1 (2.08%) ColdFusion
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) PowerPivot
3 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 15 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (22.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (22.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (6.25%) OLAP
7 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.08%) PowerBuilder
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Back Office
3 2 (4.17%) Local Government
3 2 (4.17%) Games
3 2 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Developer
2 11 (22.92%) .NET Developer
3 8 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 8 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 6 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 6 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Development Team Leader
5 5 (10.42%) .NET Team Leader
6 4 (8.33%) SQL DBA
6 4 (8.33%) VB.NET Developer
6 4 (8.33%) DBA
7 3 (6.25%) Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Report Developer
7 3 (6.25%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (56.25%) .NET
2 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 10 (20.83%) XML
4 8 (16.67%) HTML
4 8 (16.67%) WinForms
5 6 (12.50%) Ajax
6 5 (10.42%) WCF
6 5 (10.42%) Web Services
6 5 (10.42%) CSS
7 4 (8.33%) XSLT
7 4 (8.33%) jQuery
7 4 (8.33%) CSS3
8 3 (6.25%) HTML5
8 3 (6.25%) XHTML
8 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
9 2 (4.17%) JSON
9 2 (4.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 2
10 1 (2.08%) MDX
10 1 (2.08%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.33%) Open Source
3 2 (4.17%) WURFL
3 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.17%) NHS
3 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.08%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) UNIX
2 3 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.17%) BlackBerry OS
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (4.17%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
4 4 (8.33%) Resource Management
4 4 (8.33%) Financial Analysis
4 4 (8.33%) SOA
4 4 (8.33%) MVC
4 4 (8.33%) Migration
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.25%) Web Development
5 3 (6.25%) Web Application Development
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.17%) Refactoring
6 2 (4.17%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.17%) Document Management
6 2 (4.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.25%) C#
2 14 (29.17%) VB.NET
2 14 (29.17%) T-SQL
3 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.17%) Java
4 2 (4.17%) VB6
4 2 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (2.08%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (2.08%) VBScript
5 1 (2.08%) PHP
5 1 (2.08%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) CIMA
3 1 (2.08%) ICAEW
3 1 (2.08%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Business Objects
3 3 (6.25%) AccuRev
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe
4 1 (2.08%) Apple
4 1 (2.08%) Sage
4 1 (2.08%) Infragistics
4 1 (2.08%) WatchGuard
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