Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 6 months to 24 February 2018 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 57 68 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 21.67% 18.18% 18.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 83.82% 68.69% 75.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 57 38
Staffordshire median daily rate £328 £320 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.34% -7.25% -4.83%
10th Percentile £300 £212 £271
90th Percentile £425 £395 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £343 £350
% change year-on-year +16.79% -2.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £20.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £46.25 £22.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +110.23% +37.50% -20.00%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 68 99 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 25.86% 26.47% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 72 51
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £325 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -9.09% +4.00%
10th Percentile £300 £211 £263
90th Percentile £425 £412 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +8.55% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £20.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £18.67 £20.00
% change year-on-year +60.73% -6.68% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Staffordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Staffordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Staffordshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 24 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +5 45 £375 +25.00% 25
Stafford +1 6 £325 -7.14% 6
Tamworth -6 2 £313 +4.17% 10
Burton-upon-Trent +4 1 - - 1
Lichfield 0 1 £338 -9.40% 2
SQL Server
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 38 (66.67%) C#
2 37 (64.91%) .NET
3 30 (52.63%) SQL
4 19 (33.33%) MVC
5 18 (31.58%) VB.NET
5 18 (31.58%) CSS
5 18 (31.58%) Internet
6 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
6 17 (29.82%) T-SQL
6 17 (29.82%) WinForms
7 16 (28.07%) HTML
8 15 (26.32%) Back Office
9 14 (24.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
10 12 (21.05%) ETL
10 12 (21.05%) Web Development
10 12 (21.05%) .NET Framework
11 10 (17.54%) TypeScript
11 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (17.54%) WPF
12 9 (15.79%) Dependency Injection
12 9 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (14.04%) TDD
13 8 (14.04%) Castle Windsor
13 8 (14.04%) SpecFlow
13 8 (14.04%) BDD
13 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (12.28%) Git (software)

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 7 (12.28%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.51%) IaaS
2 2 (3.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 5 (8.77%) RDBMS
4 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (7.02%) MySQL
5 4 (7.02%) Power BI
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (3.51%) DTS
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.75%) OLTP
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) SpecFlow
2 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.02%) JIRA
4 3 (5.26%) Subversion
4 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.51%) MSI
5 2 (3.51%) WiX
6 1 (1.75%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (26.32%) Back Office
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
Job Titles
1 52 (91.23%) Developer
2 21 (36.84%) C# Developer
3 17 (29.82%) .NET Developer
4 16 (28.07%) Software Developer
5 14 (24.56%) C# Software Developer
5 14 (24.56%) SQL Developer
6 13 (22.81%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (21.05%) .NET Software Developer
8 11 (19.30%) Senior Developer
8 11 (19.30%) VB.NET Developer
9 9 (15.79%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 7 (12.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 6 (10.53%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
11 6 (10.53%) WinForms Developer
12 5 (8.77%) Web Developer
13 4 (7.02%) Business Developer
14 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 3 (5.26%) Senior Web Developer
14 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Developer
14 3 (5.26%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (64.91%) .NET
2 18 (31.58%) CSS
3 17 (29.82%) WinForms
4 16 (28.07%) HTML
5 12 (21.05%) .NET Framework
6 10 (17.54%) WPF
7 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 8 (14.04%) Castle Windsor
9 5 (8.77%) WCF
10 4 (7.02%) RESTful
11 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
11 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (5.26%) CodeIgniter
11 3 (5.26%) jQuery
11 3 (5.26%) Laravel
12 2 (3.51%) Angular 2
12 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
12 2 (3.51%) Dapper ORM
12 2 (3.51%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.51%) Learning Management System
3 2 (3.51%) NHS
3 2 (3.51%) SCORM
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.51%) Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) MVC
2 12 (21.05%) ETL
2 12 (21.05%) Web Development
3 9 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (15.79%) Dependency Injection
4 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.04%) BDD
4 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (14.04%) TDD
5 7 (12.28%) OO
6 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.02%) Complex ETL
7 4 (7.02%) Data Management
8 3 (5.26%) Coaching
8 3 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.26%) OO PHP
8 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.26%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.26%) Visualisation
9 2 (3.51%) Inversion of Control
Programming Languages
1 38 (66.67%) C#
2 30 (52.63%) SQL
3 18 (31.58%) VB.NET
4 17 (29.82%) T-SQL
5 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
6 10 (17.54%) TypeScript
7 4 (7.02%) PHP
7 4 (7.02%) VB
8 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.75%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) SCCM
1 2 (3.51%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) Tableau
3 2 (3.51%) VMware