The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 10 3
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL 11 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 26.83% 15.63% 26.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.67% 29.41% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 6
Average daily rate £318 £275 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £295 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.50 £27.20
% change year-on-year
-14.03% +4.77%
SQL
Staffordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Programming Languages Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
30 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 73.17% 53.13% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 7
Average daily rate £325 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £358 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Stoke-on-Trent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

SQL
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 across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

SQL
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 across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent region citing SQL 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.

1 15 (88.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (70.59%) .NET
2 12 (70.59%) WinForms
3 11 (64.71%) T-SQL
4 10 (58.82%) VB.NET
5 9 (52.94%) C#
6 8 (47.06%) Windows
7 7 (41.18%) E-Commerce
7 7 (41.18%) Finance
8 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
9 4 (23.53%) VB
9 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
10 3 (17.65%) Degree
10 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
10 3 (17.65%) VB6
10 3 (17.65%) Online Games
10 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
10 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
10 3 (17.65%) N-Tier
10 3 (17.65%) OOP
10 3 (17.65%) Back Office
10 3 (17.65%) Migration
10 3 (17.65%) Games
10 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
10 3 (17.65%) Project Management
10 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
10 3 (17.65%) SDLC
10 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (88.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
3 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
3 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.88%) Power BI
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Back Office
2 3 (17.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) .NET Developer
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Developer
4 6 (35.29%) VB.NET Developer
5 5 (29.41%) WinForms Developer
6 4 (23.53%) C# Developer
6 4 (23.53%) Software Developer
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (17.65%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (17.65%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (11.76%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 2 (11.76%) MicroStrategy Developer
9 1 (5.88%) Administrator
9 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Developer
9 1 (5.88%) DBA
9 1 (5.88%) MIS Developer
9 1 (5.88%) NHS BI Developer
9 1 (5.88%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) .NET
1 12 (70.59%) WinForms
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) ADO.NET
3 2 (11.76%) Ajax
3 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
3 2 (11.76%) REST
3 2 (11.76%) WCF
3 2 (11.76%) WF
3 2 (11.76%) XML
3 2 (11.76%) XSD
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
1 3 (17.65%) N-Tier
1 3 (17.65%) Online Games
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Replication
2 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) E-Commerce
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) OOP
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) SDLC
3 2 (11.76%) Analytics
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
3 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (11.76%) Low Latency
3 2 (11.76%) OO
3 2 (11.76%) OOD
3 2 (11.76%) SOA
3 2 (11.76%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (11.76%) Workflow
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) T-SQL
2 10 (58.82%) VB.NET
3 9 (52.94%) C#
4 4 (23.53%) VB
5 3 (17.65%) VB6
6 1 (5.88%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) DevExpress
2 2 (11.76%) MicroStrategy