The table below looks at the statistics for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL 22 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.89% 12.07% 18.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.00% 25.30% 58.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 17
Median daily rate £325 £313 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £243 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £419 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -25.00%
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
55 83 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 29.73% 47.70% 31.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 44 28
Median daily rate £300 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £15.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +3 10 £338 -2.17% 6
Tamworth +2 1 £300 -7.69% 2
Lichfield 0 1 - -
Burton-upon-Trent -3 1 £300 -14.28% 7
SQL
West Midlands

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for SQL.

1 22 (44.00%) .NET
2 19 (38.00%) C#
3 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
4 16 (32.00%) T-SQL
5 14 (28.00%) WinForms
6 12 (24.00%) Finance
7 11 (22.00%) VB.NET
8 10 (20.00%) Migration
8 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
9 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET
9 9 (18.00%) Windows
9 9 (18.00%) E-Commerce
10 8 (16.00%) VB
10 8 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (14.00%) Project Management
12 6 (12.00%) .NET Framework
12 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (10.00%) PL/SQL
13 5 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (10.00%) SDLC
14 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
14 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (8.00%) Entity Framework
14 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
14 4 (8.00%) ADO.NET
14 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
14 4 (8.00%) XML

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) Magento
2 1 (2.00%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.00%) Power BI
6 2 (4.00%) QlikView
7 1 (2.00%) MS Access
7 1 (2.00%) MySQL
7 1 (2.00%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.00%) NSubstitute
3 1 (2.00%) NUnit
3 1 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.00%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Games
3 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Developer
2 10 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 10 (20.00%) Analyst
3 9 (18.00%) SQL Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Software Developer
5 5 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 5 (10.00%) DBA
5 5 (10.00%) SQL DBA
6 4 (8.00%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (6.00%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.00%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Data Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) VB Developer
8 2 (4.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.00%) .NET
2 14 (28.00%) WinForms
3 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (12.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (8.00%) ADO.NET
5 4 (8.00%) Ajax
5 4 (8.00%) Entity Framework
5 4 (8.00%) XML
6 3 (6.00%) HTML
6 3 (6.00%) REST
6 3 (6.00%) WCF
6 3 (6.00%) XSD
7 2 (4.00%) WF
8 1 (2.00%) Classic ASP
8 1 (2.00%) CSS
8 1 (2.00%) J2EE
8 1 (2.00%) LAMP
8 1 (2.00%) LINQ
8 1 (2.00%) Ninject
8 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (6.00%) Online Games
2 3 (6.00%) User Experience
3 2 (4.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.00%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.00%) Informatics
4 1 (2.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.00%) Life Science
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Migration
2 9 (18.00%) E-Commerce
3 8 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (14.00%) Project Management
5 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.00%) SDLC
7 4 (8.00%) CRM
7 4 (8.00%) OOD
7 4 (8.00%) OOP
7 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (6.00%) ERP
8 3 (6.00%) ETL
8 3 (6.00%) Low Latency
8 3 (6.00%) SOA
8 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.00%) Workflow
9 2 (4.00%) Data Analysis
9 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) C#
2 16 (32.00%) T-SQL
3 11 (22.00%) VB.NET
4 8 (16.00%) VB
5 5 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.00%) VB6
7 2 (4.00%) Java
8 1 (2.00%) PHP
8 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) DevExpress
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) Epicor
4 1 (2.00%) VMware