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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 13 13 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 31.71% 31.71% 44.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 81.25% 86.67% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 26
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£325 £330 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +0.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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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 15 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 39.02% 36.59% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 26
Average daily rate £325 £360 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +8.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £321 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £390 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 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 44 (97.78%) .NET
2 24 (53.33%) C#
3 18 (40.00%) WinForms
3 18 (40.00%) SQL
4 14 (31.11%) VB.NET
5 13 (28.89%) Web Services
5 13 (28.89%) Back Office
6 12 (26.67%) Windows
7 11 (24.44%) ASP.NET
7 11 (24.44%) VB
7 11 (24.44%) Resource Management
8 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
8 8 (17.78%) HTML
8 8 (17.78%) CSS
8 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
8 8 (17.78%) N-Tier
8 8 (17.78%) Ajax
9 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
9 7 (15.56%) Degree
10 6 (13.33%) HTML5
10 6 (13.33%) .NET Framework
10 6 (13.33%) CSS3
11 5 (11.11%) WCF
11 5 (11.11%) XML
12 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (8.89%) XHTML
12 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
12 4 (8.89%) AccuRev
12 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
12 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (2.22%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) DataStage
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) PowerBuilder
General
1 13 (28.89%) Back Office
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Games
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (60.00%) Developer
2 20 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 16 (35.56%) Team Leader
3 16 (35.56%) Development Team Leader
4 8 (17.78%) .NET Team Leader
5 7 (15.56%) Software Development Team Leader
5 7 (15.56%) Software Team Leader
6 5 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 5 (11.11%) C# Developer
7 4 (8.89%) VB.NET Developer
7 4 (8.89%) Web Developer
8 3 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (6.67%) SQL Developer
9 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.44%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (4.44%) .NET Web Developer
9 2 (4.44%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (2.22%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (97.78%) .NET
2 18 (40.00%) WinForms
3 13 (28.89%) Web Services
4 11 (24.44%) ASP.NET
5 8 (17.78%) HTML
5 8 (17.78%) CSS
5 8 (17.78%) Ajax
6 6 (13.33%) HTML5
6 6 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 6 (13.33%) CSS3
7 5 (11.11%) WCF
7 5 (11.11%) XML
8 4 (8.89%) XHTML
9 2 (4.44%) XSLT
9 2 (4.44%) jQuery
9 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (2.22%) WPF
10 1 (2.22%) Apache Flex
10 1 (2.22%) MXML
10 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.67%) Open Source
4 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.44%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
2 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.44%) Android
2 2 (4.44%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Resource Management
2 8 (17.78%) E-Commerce
3 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
3 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (6.67%) Web Development
4 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.44%) SEO
5 2 (4.44%) Project Management
5 2 (4.44%) TDD
5 2 (4.44%) Document Management
5 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.44%) SOA
5 2 (4.44%) OOP
5 2 (4.44%) OO
5 2 (4.44%) Web Application Development
5 2 (4.44%) Refactoring
5 2 (4.44%) Line Management
6 1 (2.22%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.22%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) C#
2 18 (40.00%) SQL
3 14 (31.11%) VB.NET
4 11 (24.44%) VB
5 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (2.22%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.22%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) AccuRev
3 1 (2.22%) Adobe
3 1 (2.22%) Apple