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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 10 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 10 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 23.81% 12.50% 31.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 90.91% 66.67% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
Average daily rate £345 £250 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.00% -18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £210 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £290 £369
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 £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
SQL Server
Staffordshire

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
11 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 26.19% 18.75% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 7
Average daily rate £345 £308 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.02% +1.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £230 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £340 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 11 February 2016, 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 15 (93.75%) SQL
2 11 (68.75%) .NET
2 11 (68.75%) WinForms
3 10 (62.50%) VB.NET
4 9 (56.25%) T-SQL
5 8 (50.00%) C#
6 7 (43.75%) Windows
6 7 (43.75%) E-Commerce
7 6 (37.50%) Finance
7 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 4 (25.00%) VB
9 3 (18.75%) Games
9 3 (18.75%) Project Management
9 3 (18.75%) Back Office
9 3 (18.75%) VB6
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (18.75%) Degree
9 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
9 3 (18.75%) Online Games
9 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
9 3 (18.75%) Analytics
9 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
9 3 (18.75%) SDLC
9 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
10 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
10 2 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
10 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
1 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
1 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Back Office
2 3 (18.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (37.50%) VB.NET Developer
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Developer
4 5 (31.25%) WinForms Developer
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (18.75%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
6 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
7 2 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (12.50%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 2 (12.50%) MicroStrategy Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Business Manager
8 1 (6.25%) Data Manager
8 1 (6.25%) DBA
8 1 (6.25%) FoxPro Developer
8 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
8 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) .NET
1 11 (68.75%) WinForms
2 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
3 1 (6.25%) Ajax
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) WCF
3 1 (6.25%) WF
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
1 3 (18.75%) Online Games
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
2 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) E-Commerce
2 3 (18.75%) Analytics
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) SDLC
3 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (12.50%) Low Latency
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) OOP
3 2 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.25%) MVC
4 1 (6.25%) OOD
4 1 (6.25%) SOA
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) SQL
2 10 (62.50%) VB.NET
3 9 (56.25%) T-SQL
4 8 (50.00%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) VB
6 3 (18.75%) VB6
7 1 (6.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (6.25%) DevExpress