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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 5 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 14.71% 60.00% 47.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 83.33% 90.00% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 14
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£386 £373 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.69% +13.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £322 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £375 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -8.00%
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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
6 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 17.65% 66.67% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 18
Average daily rate £358 £370 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.37% +12.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £375 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 7 July 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 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) HTML
4 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 3 (33.33%) CSS
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
6 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (22.22%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) HTML5
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
6 2 (22.22%) XML
7 1 (11.11%) XSLT
7 1 (11.11%) VC++
7 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
7 1 (11.11%) VB
7 1 (11.11%) SOAP
7 1 (11.11%) Web Services
7 1 (11.11%) C++
7 1 (11.11%) MFC
7 1 (11.11%) MySQL
7 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (11.11%) Classic ASP
7 1 (11.11%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Development Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Software Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Software Development Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Web Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
5 2 (22.22%) HTML5
5 2 (22.22%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) XSLT
6 1 (11.11%) XML Schema
6 1 (11.11%) WinForms
6 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 1 (11.11%) JSON
6 1 (11.11%) jQuery
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (11.11%) WebGL
6 1 (11.11%) REST
6 1 (11.11%) CSS3
6 1 (11.11%) SOAP
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services
6 1 (11.11%) MFC
6 1 (11.11%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
1 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
2 1 (11.11%) SOA
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) MVC
2 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
2 1 (11.11%) Release Management
2 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (11.11%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) Line Management
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Coaching
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (11.11%) VC++
5 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (11.11%) VB
5 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (11.11%) IBM