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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 12 7 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 27.27% 20.59% 49.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 80.00% 70.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 34
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -0.75%
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 £27.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +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
15 10 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 34.09% 29.41% 49.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 34
Average daily rate £325 £360 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.75%

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 2 October 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 39 (97.50%) .NET
2 22 (55.00%) C#
3 18 (45.00%) SQL
4 14 (35.00%) VB.NET
4 14 (35.00%) WinForms
5 13 (32.50%) Back Office
6 12 (30.00%) Web Services
6 12 (30.00%) Windows
7 11 (27.50%) Resource Management
8 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 10 (25.00%) VB
9 8 (20.00%) E-Commerce
9 8 (20.00%) N-Tier
10 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
10 7 (17.50%) HTML
10 7 (17.50%) CSS
10 7 (17.50%) Ajax
10 7 (17.50%) Degree
11 6 (15.00%) HTML5
11 6 (15.00%) .NET Framework
11 6 (15.00%) CSS3
11 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
12 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
12 4 (10.00%) XML
12 4 (10.00%) AccuRev
12 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (10.00%) JIRA
12 4 (10.00%) WCF
12 4 (10.00%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (2.50%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) PowerBuilder
General
1 13 (32.50%) Back Office
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Developer
2 19 (47.50%) .NET Developer
3 13 (32.50%) Team Leader
3 13 (32.50%) Development Team Leader
4 7 (17.50%) Software Development Team Leader
4 7 (17.50%) .NET Team Leader
4 7 (17.50%) Software Team Leader
5 5 (12.50%) Software Developer
6 4 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 4 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
6 4 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (7.50%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (7.50%) SQL Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Web Developer
8 2 (5.00%) .NET Web Developer
8 2 (5.00%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (97.50%) .NET
2 14 (35.00%) WinForms
3 12 (30.00%) Web Services
4 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (17.50%) HTML
5 7 (17.50%) CSS
5 7 (17.50%) Ajax
6 6 (15.00%) HTML5
6 6 (15.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (15.00%) CSS3
7 4 (10.00%) XML
7 4 (10.00%) WCF
8 3 (7.50%) XHTML
9 2 (5.00%) XSLT
9 2 (5.00%) jQuery
10 1 (2.50%) MXML
10 1 (2.50%) Apache Flex
10 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC 2
10 1 (2.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (2.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.50%) Open Source
4 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.00%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (5.00%) BlackBerry OS
2 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Resource Management
2 8 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
5 2 (5.00%) SOA
5 2 (5.00%) OOP
5 2 (5.00%) OO
5 2 (5.00%) TDD
5 2 (5.00%) Document Management
5 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.00%) Web Development
5 2 (5.00%) SEO
5 2 (5.00%) Web Application Development
5 2 (5.00%) Refactoring
5 2 (5.00%) Line Management
6 1 (2.50%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) C#
2 18 (45.00%) SQL
3 14 (35.00%) VB.NET
4 10 (25.00%) VB
5 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.50%) Java
6 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.50%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) AccuRev
3 1 (2.50%) Adobe
3 1 (2.50%) Apple