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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 2 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 15 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 44.12% 39.39% 34.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 93.75% 92.86% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 17
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £310 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £395 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.59%
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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
16 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 47.06% 42.42% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 17
Average daily rate £325 £330 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £310 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £393 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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 22 August 2014, 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 45 (91.84%) .NET
2 25 (51.02%) C#
3 20 (40.82%) SQL
4 17 (34.69%) WinForms
5 14 (28.57%) VB.NET
6 13 (26.53%) ASP.NET
7 12 (24.49%) Web Services
7 12 (24.49%) VB
7 12 (24.49%) Back Office
8 11 (22.45%) Windows
8 11 (22.45%) Resource Management
9 10 (20.41%) CSS
9 10 (20.41%) JavaScript
9 10 (20.41%) HTML
9 10 (20.41%) Ajax
10 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
10 9 (18.37%) N-Tier
11 8 (16.33%) XML
11 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
12 7 (14.29%) Degree
13 6 (12.24%) .NET Framework
13 6 (12.24%) HTML5
13 6 (12.24%) CSS3
13 6 (12.24%) Finance
13 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (12.24%) XHTML
14 5 (10.20%) Web Development
14 5 (10.20%) WCF
15 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
15 4 (8.16%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.04%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.04%) DataStage
4 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) JIRA
2 1 (2.04%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (24.49%) Back Office
2 6 (12.24%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Games
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (57.14%) Developer
2 19 (38.78%) .NET Developer
3 16 (32.65%) Team Leader
3 16 (32.65%) Development Team Leader
4 8 (16.33%) .NET Team Leader
5 7 (14.29%) Software Development Team Leader
5 7 (14.29%) Software Team Leader
6 6 (12.24%) Web Developer
7 5 (10.20%) Software Developer
7 5 (10.20%) C# Developer
7 5 (10.20%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (8.16%) VB.NET Developer
9 3 (6.12%) DBA
9 3 (6.12%) SQL DBA
9 3 (6.12%) SQL Developer
9 3 (6.12%) .NET Software Developer
10 2 (4.08%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.08%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (91.84%) .NET
2 17 (34.69%) WinForms
3 13 (26.53%) ASP.NET
4 12 (24.49%) Web Services
5 10 (20.41%) CSS
5 10 (20.41%) HTML
5 10 (20.41%) Ajax
6 8 (16.33%) XML
7 6 (12.24%) .NET Framework
7 6 (12.24%) HTML5
7 6 (12.24%) CSS3
7 6 (12.24%) XHTML
8 5 (10.20%) WCF
9 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (4.08%) jQuery
10 2 (4.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (4.08%) XSLT
11 1 (2.04%) SOAP
11 1 (2.04%) REST
11 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.12%) Open Source
4 2 (4.08%) WURFL
4 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Android
2 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
2 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.08%) BlackBerry OS
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Resource Management
2 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
3 5 (10.20%) Web Development
4 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
4 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.12%) SOA
5 3 (6.12%) Financial Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) Refactoring
6 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.08%) Web Application Development
6 2 (4.08%) SEO
6 2 (4.08%) TDD
6 2 (4.08%) Document Management
6 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.08%) Project Management
6 2 (4.08%) OOP
6 2 (4.08%) OO
7 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.04%) MVC
7 1 (2.04%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 25 (51.02%) C#
2 20 (40.82%) SQL
3 14 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 12 (24.49%) VB
5 10 (20.41%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.16%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.04%) Java
7 1 (2.04%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.04%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.04%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) AccuRev
3 1 (2.04%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.04%) Apple
3 1 (2.04%) Adobe