Period
to 27 January 2021

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 27 January 2021 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 7 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 19 16 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 17.43% 12.21% 25.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 65.52% 72.73% 89.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 35
Median daily rate £365 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.31% -9.72% +2.86%
10th Percentile £256 £281 £313
90th Percentile £394 £343 £485
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Median hourly rate £28.00 £26.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -52.27% +22.22%
10th Percentile £25.40 £21.88 £42.50
90th Percentile £45.80 £31.63 £61.38
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.00 £26.25 £56.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -53.13% +24.44%

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 29 22 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 26.61% 16.79% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 39
Median daily rate £365 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.31% -9.72% +2.86%
10th Percentile £214 £263 £313
90th Percentile £423 £403 £490
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £435 £413
% change year-on-year -8.05% +5.45% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Median hourly rate £28.00 £26.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -52.27% +22.22%
10th Percentile £25.40 £21.88 £42.50
90th Percentile £45.80 £31.63 £61.38
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £53.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -67.29% +78.33%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Staffordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in Staffordshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Staffordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Staffordshire

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL Server in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

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 27 January 2021. 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 +4 10 £365 +10.61% 6
Lichfield +3 2 - - 1
Stafford 0 1 £365 - 1
Tamworth - 1 - - 8
SQL Server
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 8 (42.11%) SQL
1 8 (42.11%) .NET
2 6 (31.58%) C#
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) MVC
3 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
3 5 (26.32%) Web Development
3 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) HTML
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
4 4 (21.05%) Azure
4 4 (21.05%) CSS
4 4 (21.05%) Web Services
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) Degree
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) VMware
5 3 (15.79%) Python
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) Redis
5 3 (15.79%) Docker
5 3 (15.79%) Flask
5 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.79%) Celery
5 3 (15.79%) API Design
5 3 (15.79%) .NET Core
6 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
6 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
6 2 (10.53%) SDLC

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 2 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Redis
2 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) GIS
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) Power BI
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Law
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
1 1 (5.26%) Local Government
1 1 (5.26%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) C# Developer
2 4 (21.05%) C# Software Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Software Developer
3 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Azure Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Backend Developer
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Python Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) DBA
5 1 (5.26%) HTML Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
3 4 (21.05%) CSS
3 4 (21.05%) Web Services
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Core
4 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
4 3 (15.79%) Celery
4 3 (15.79%) Flask
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (10.53%) REST
5 2 (10.53%) RESTful
5 2 (10.53%) SOAP
5 2 (10.53%) XML
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (5.26%) React
6 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (5.26%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Mindset
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) MVC
2 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
2 5 (26.32%) Web Development
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) API Design
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
5 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.53%) SDLC
5 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.53%) V-Model
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) C#
3 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.79%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (21.05%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) SAP