Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 7 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 59 35 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 22.87% 13.67% 9.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 81.94% 60.34% 52.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 28 17
Staffordshire median daily rate £325 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.99% +11.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £266 £213 £290
90th Percentile £380 £380 £426
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £345 £360
% change year-on-year +15.94% -4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £47.50 - £11.50
10th Percentile £46.25 - £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 - £11.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £29.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +62.39% +82.81% -11.80%

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 72 58 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 27.91% 22.66% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 38
Staffordshire median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -17.24%
10th Percentile £264 £213 £251
90th Percentile £389 £380 £478
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £389 £400
% change year-on-year +6.11% -2.81% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £18.52 - £11.50
10th Percentile £17.71 - £11.25
90th Percentile £42.87 - £11.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.50 £28.25 £20.25
% change year-on-year -16.81% +39.51% +0.90%

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 25 June 2018.

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
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 25 June 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 +3 38 £325 -2.99% 20
Burton-upon-Trent - 4 £431 - 4
Tamworth +3 2 £375 +25.00% 4
Stafford -5 2 £338 -8.78% 7
Lichfield - 1 £338 - 3
SQL Server
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 43 (72.88%) C#
1 43 (72.88%) .NET
2 27 (45.76%) SQL
2 27 (45.76%) Internet
3 24 (40.68%) CSS
4 23 (38.98%) HTML
5 21 (35.59%) .NET Framework
6 20 (33.90%) Windows
6 20 (33.90%) MVC
7 19 (32.20%) VB.NET
8 18 (30.51%) WinForms
9 16 (27.12%) T-SQL
10 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
10 13 (22.03%) Back Office
11 12 (20.34%) Web Development
11 12 (20.34%) Entity Framework
11 12 (20.34%) TypeScript
12 10 (16.95%) SpecFlow
12 10 (16.95%) BDD
12 10 (16.95%) WCF
12 10 (16.95%) TDD
13 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
13 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (15.25%) WPF
13 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (15.25%) Dependency Injection
13 9 (15.25%) Castle Windsor
13 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET Web API

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:

Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (13.56%) IaaS
2 8 (13.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (45.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) MySQL
1 8 (13.56%) Oracle Database
1 8 (13.56%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (13.56%) Riak
2 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.08%) OLAP
3 3 (5.08%) Qlik Sense
3 3 (5.08%) QlikView
3 3 (5.08%) Snowflake Schema
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.08%) Star Schema
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) SpecFlow
2 6 (10.17%) MSI
2 6 (10.17%) WiX
3 1 (1.69%) AccuRev
3 1 (1.69%) JIRA
3 1 (1.69%) NUnit
General
1 13 (22.03%) Back Office
2 6 (10.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (76.27%) Developer
2 25 (42.37%) .NET Developer
3 19 (32.20%) C# Developer
4 18 (30.51%) Software Developer
5 15 (25.42%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (20.34%) VB.NET Developer
7 11 (18.64%) .NET Software Developer
8 10 (16.95%) SQL Developer
9 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 9 (15.25%) C# Software Developer
9 9 (15.25%) DBA
10 8 (13.56%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 8 (13.56%) Production DBA
11 6 (10.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 6 (10.17%) UI Developer
12 5 (8.47%) Administrator
12 5 (8.47%) SQL DBA
12 5 (8.47%) WinForms Developer
13 3 (5.08%) Architect
13 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (72.88%) .NET
2 24 (40.68%) CSS
3 23 (38.98%) HTML
4 21 (35.59%) .NET Framework
5 18 (30.51%) WinForms
6 12 (20.34%) Entity Framework
7 10 (16.95%) WCF
8 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 9 (15.25%) Castle Windsor
8 9 (15.25%) WPF
9 8 (13.56%) jQuery
9 8 (13.56%) Web Services
10 6 (10.17%) Angular 2
10 6 (10.17%) AngularJS
10 6 (10.17%) Dapper ORM
10 6 (10.17%) MFC
10 6 (10.17%) NHibernate
11 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
11 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (15.25%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (13.56%) Clustering
3 7 (11.86%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (10.17%) Replication
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (33.90%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) MVC
2 12 (20.34%) Web Development
3 10 (16.95%) BDD
3 10 (16.95%) TDD
4 9 (15.25%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (15.25%) Dependency Injection
5 7 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.17%) Change Data Capture
6 6 (10.17%) High Availability
6 6 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (8.47%) OO
8 4 (6.78%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (6.78%) Data Modelling
8 4 (6.78%) Database Security
8 4 (6.78%) ETL
8 4 (6.78%) OOP
9 3 (5.08%) Data Integration
9 3 (5.08%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (72.88%) C#
2 27 (45.76%) SQL
3 19 (32.20%) VB.NET
4 16 (27.12%) T-SQL
5 13 (22.03%) JavaScript
6 12 (20.34%) TypeScript
7 8 (13.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (1.69%) Degree
1 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) QA
2 3 (5.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) Hyper-V
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft App-V
1 6 (10.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) Failover Clustering
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (10.17%) SCCM
2 6 (10.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) Oracle
3 6 (10.17%) VMware