The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 10.53% 57.14% 37.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.44% 87.50% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 20 7
Average daily rate
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£358 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.54%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
9 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 23.68% 65.31% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 10
Average daily rate £341 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Stoke-on-Trent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent region citing SQL Server 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 Server.

1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (12.50%) CSS
6 1 (12.50%) SOAP
6 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (12.50%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
6 1 (12.50%) SOA
6 1 (12.50%) XML Schema
6 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (12.50%) Middleware
6 1 (12.50%) MVC
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) WinForms
6 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent region citing SQL Server 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 Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Development Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Development Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Web Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) XSLT
3 1 (12.50%) XML Schema
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (12.50%) WinForms
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
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