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 3 months to 26 May 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)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 10 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 17 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 13.93% 7.59% 13.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 60.71% 57.14% 53.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 20
Median daily rate £335 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year - +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £11.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year +30.76% +52.94%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 28 21 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 22.95% 13.29% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 29
Median daily rate £325 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +0.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year +3.22% +6.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £11.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £33.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year +14.88% +43.81%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 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 3 months to 26 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +5 12 £335 -29.47% 9
SQL Server
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 35 (74.47%) .NET
2 34 (72.34%) C#
3 24 (51.06%) SQL
4 22 (46.81%) HTML
5 21 (44.68%) TDD
6 20 (42.55%) CSS
6 20 (42.55%) MVC
7 19 (40.43%) T-SQL
8 18 (38.30%) AngularJS
9 17 (36.17%) JavaScript
9 17 (36.17%) jQuery
10 16 (34.04%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (34.04%) ASP.NET
10 16 (34.04%) MySQL
11 15 (31.91%) HTML5
12 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
13 13 (27.66%) TypeScript
13 13 (27.66%) SOLID
14 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (25.53%) WPF
15 10 (21.28%) Mentoring
16 9 (19.15%) Microservices
16 9 (19.15%) Line Management
17 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 8 (17.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 8 (17.02%) Scrum
17 8 (17.02%) Visual Studio
17 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
17 8 (17.02%) LINQ

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 (4.26%) ColdFusion
2 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) MySQL
1 16 (34.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (14.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.13%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (2.13%) DTS
5 1 (2.13%) OLAP
5 1 (2.13%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.13%) Power BI
5 1 (2.13%) QlikView
5 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
2 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (17.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (17.02%) Visual Studio
3 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.51%) Selenium
4 4 (8.51%) SpecFlow
4 4 (8.51%) Subversion
4 4 (8.51%) TeamCity
5 3 (6.38%) NUnit
6 1 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (6.38%) Advertising
1 3 (6.38%) Back Office
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (63.83%) Developer
2 17 (36.17%) C# Developer
3 12 (25.53%) Full Stack Developer
4 11 (23.40%) HTML Developer
5 10 (21.28%) .NET Developer
5 10 (21.28%) HTML CSS Developer
6 7 (14.89%) Angular Developer
6 7 (14.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (14.89%) Programmer
7 6 (12.77%) C# WPF Developer
7 6 (12.77%) SQL Developer
7 6 (12.77%) WPF Developer
8 5 (10.64%) DBA
9 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (8.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (8.51%) Senior Developer
9 4 (8.51%) SQL DBA
10 2 (4.26%) .NET Software Developer
10 2 (4.26%) Applications Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (74.47%) .NET
2 22 (46.81%) HTML
3 20 (42.55%) CSS
4 18 (38.30%) AngularJS
5 17 (36.17%) jQuery
6 16 (34.04%) ASP.NET
7 15 (31.91%) HTML5
8 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (25.53%) WPF
9 8 (17.02%) .NET Framework
9 8 (17.02%) Entity Framework
9 8 (17.02%) LINQ
9 8 (17.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (14.89%) Angular 2
10 7 (14.89%) AutoMapper
10 7 (14.89%) StructureMap
11 4 (8.51%) RESTful
11 4 (8.51%) Sass
11 4 (8.51%) WCF
11 4 (8.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) NHS
2 3 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.38%) Replication
3 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Unix
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
1 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) TDD
2 20 (42.55%) MVC
3 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (27.66%) SOLID
5 10 (21.28%) Mentoring
6 9 (19.15%) Line Management
6 9 (19.15%) Microservices
7 8 (17.02%) Scrum
7 8 (17.02%) System Testing
8 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (12.77%) Workflow
10 5 (10.64%) BDD
10 5 (10.64%) Strategic Planning
11 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (8.51%) OO
11 4 (8.51%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
11 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (72.34%) C#
2 24 (51.06%) SQL
3 19 (40.43%) T-SQL
4 17 (36.17%) JavaScript
5 13 (27.66%) TypeScript
6 3 (6.38%) Java
6 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.26%) PHP
8 1 (2.13%) VB
8 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.13%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.13%) QA
1 1 (2.13%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Apple
3 2 (4.26%) Google
4 1 (2.13%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (2.13%) Tableau
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