Period
to 22 March 2019

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 22 March 2019 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
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 48 58 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 21.92% 21.89% 15.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 87.27% 84.06% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 43
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% - -5.45%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £208
90th Percentile £483 £438 £403
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £56.00 £46.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.08% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £56.00 £47.50 £20.97
% change year-on-year +17.89% +126.51% +31.06%

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 55 69 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 25.11% 26.04% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 56
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +7.69% -5.45%
10th Percentile £284 £307 £204
90th Percentile £473 £421 £413
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £417 £393
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.11% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £56.00 £46.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.08% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £50.50 £31.91 £17.76
% change year-on-year +58.28% +79.70% -11.23%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 22 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 22 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 March 2019. 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 +2 25 £360 +10.77% 9
Lichfield +2 9 £438 +29.63% 3
Stafford +1 3 £400 +23.08% 1
SQL Server
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, 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 40 (83.33%) SQL
2 33 (68.75%) .NET
3 31 (64.58%) C#
4 21 (43.75%) Oracle
4 21 (43.75%) Web Services
5 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (33.33%) WinForms
6 16 (33.33%) REST
7 15 (31.25%) SOAP
7 15 (31.25%) VB.NET
8 14 (29.17%) HTML
8 14 (29.17%) JavaScript
8 14 (29.17%) MVC
8 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
8 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
9 13 (27.08%) Degree
9 13 (27.08%) CSS
9 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
10 12 (25.00%) Visual Studio
11 11 (22.92%) TDD
11 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
11 11 (22.92%) E-Commerce
12 10 (20.83%) Middleware
12 10 (20.83%) T-SQL
12 10 (20.83%) Windows
12 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
12 10 (20.83%) jQuery
13 9 (18.75%) SDLC
13 9 (18.75%) Computer Science
13 9 (18.75%) JIRA

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 5 (10.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) Confluence
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.08%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (4.17%) DHCP
2 2 (4.17%) DNS
2 2 (4.17%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) LAN
2 2 (4.17%) RTP
2 2 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) NoSQL
2 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.25%) MySQL
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.25%) Power BI
4 3 (6.25%) Riak
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.17%) Big Data
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.08%) OLAP
6 1 (2.08%) OLTP
6 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.08%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (18.75%) JIRA
3 8 (16.67%) AccuRev
4 5 (10.42%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.17%) Subversion
5 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (10.42%) Back Office
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (66.67%) Developer
2 18 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 12 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 9 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (18.75%) Software Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) SQL Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Web Developer
6 4 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (8.33%) DBA
7 3 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (6.25%) .NET Web Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Production DBA
7 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Agile C# Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Agile Developer
8 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (68.75%) .NET
2 21 (43.75%) Web Services
3 16 (33.33%) REST
3 16 (33.33%) WinForms
4 15 (31.25%) SOAP
5 14 (29.17%) HTML
6 13 (27.08%) CSS
7 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
8 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
8 10 (20.83%) jQuery
8 10 (20.83%) Middleware
9 8 (16.67%) NHibernate
9 8 (16.67%) WPF
9 8 (16.67%) XML
10 5 (10.42%) RESTful
11 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (4.17%) Drools
12 2 (4.17%) Spring
12 2 (4.17%) WCF
13 1 (2.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) Replication
4 3 (6.25%) Clustering
5 2 (4.17%) EMC VNX
6 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.42%) Linux
3 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) MVC
3 11 (22.92%) E-Commerce
3 11 (22.92%) TDD
4 9 (18.75%) Computer Science
4 9 (18.75%) SDLC
5 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (12.50%) Use Case
5 6 (12.50%) Web Development
6 5 (10.42%) SOA
6 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
6 5 (10.42%) Test Strategy
7 4 (8.33%) Defect Management
7 4 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 4 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 4 (8.33%) Software Delivery
7 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.33%) V-Model
7 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 40 (83.33%) SQL
2 31 (64.58%) C#
3 15 (31.25%) VB.NET
4 14 (29.17%) JavaScript
5 10 (20.83%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.08%) Elixir
7 1 (2.08%) Erlang
7 1 (2.08%) Go
7 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.08%) VB
7 1 (2.08%) VB6
7 1 (2.08%) VBA
7 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
1 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (27.08%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) CCNA
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.17%) MCSA
3 2 (4.17%) MCSE
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (4.17%) vCenter Server
2 2 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Oracle
2 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.58%) VMware
4 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.17%) EMC
5 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.17%) Sophos
6 1 (2.08%) JD Edwards