The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stafford with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Staffordshire / Stafford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 - 6
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stafford 30.00% - 14.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 75.00% - 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £370 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year - +2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Stafford with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Stafford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 4 0 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stafford 40.00% - 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Stafford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stafford citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Stafford

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stafford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Stafford.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Stafford

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stafford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Stafford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Stafford

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Stafford region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (50.00%) Laravel
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Google
2 2 (50.00%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (50.00%) Google Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) ColdFusion
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) OLAP
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stafford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) OLAP
2 1 (25.00%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (25.00%) Power BI
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) RSpec
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) PHP Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ETL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL BI Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SSAS Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SSIS Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SSRS Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) CodeIgniter
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) Laravel
1 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Apple
1 2 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft