Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 8 4
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 52 50 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 21.67% 11.88% 18.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 69.33% 53.76% 68.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 38 50
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -18.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £289
90th Percentile £430 £448 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.29% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £11.50 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +291.30% +43.75% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% +10.00% +1.27%

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 75 93 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 31.25% 22.09% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 65 54
Staffordshire median daily rate £348 £313 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.20% -19.87% +20.00%
10th Percentile £260 £212 £275
90th Percentile £425 £438 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £395 £363
% change year-on-year -1.90% +8.97% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £11.50 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +291.30% +43.75% -42.86%
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.16 £18.94 £18.14
% change year-on-year +64.49% +4.41% +3.66%

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 +8 37 £388 +19.23% 11
Stafford +4 5 £325 -15.58% 3
Tamworth -7 2 £365 +21.67% 4
Cannock +2 1 £325 -
SQL Server
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 29 (55.77%) SQL
2 27 (51.92%) .NET
3 26 (50.00%) C#
4 20 (38.46%) MVC
5 19 (36.54%) Microsoft
6 17 (32.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (30.77%) CSS
8 15 (28.85%) HTML
9 13 (25.00%) ETL
10 12 (23.08%) T-SQL
11 11 (21.15%) TDD
11 11 (21.15%) TypeScript
12 10 (19.23%) BDD
12 10 (19.23%) SpecFlow
12 10 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (19.23%) jQuery
13 9 (17.31%) VB.NET
13 9 (17.31%) SharePoint
13 9 (17.31%) Dependency Injection
13 9 (17.31%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 8 (15.38%) HTML5
14 8 (15.38%) Tableau
14 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
14 8 (15.38%) Web Development
14 8 (15.38%) WinForms
15 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
15 7 (13.46%) Back Office

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 9 (17.31%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (1.92%) Data Lake Analytics
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (17.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
4 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (9.62%) MySQL
5 5 (9.62%) Power BI
5 5 (9.62%) RDBMS
6 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (5.77%) DTS
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (3.85%) GIS
8 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.92%) Data Lake
9 1 (1.92%) HDInsight
9 1 (1.92%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) SpecFlow
2 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
3 6 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (7.69%) Subversion
5 2 (3.85%) JIRA
5 2 (3.85%) NUnit
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.92%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.92%) Selenium
6 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (13.46%) Back Office
2 2 (3.85%) Local Government
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (78.85%) Developer
2 14 (26.92%) C# Developer
3 13 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 12 (23.08%) .NET Developer
5 11 (21.15%) Senior Developer
5 11 (21.15%) Software Developer
6 10 (19.23%) C# Software Developer
7 9 (17.31%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (13.46%) .NET Software Developer
9 7 (13.46%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (11.54%) Web Developer
11 5 (9.62%) Business Developer
11 5 (9.62%) DBA
11 5 (9.62%) SQL DBA
12 3 (5.77%) Administrator
12 3 (5.77%) Database Developer
12 3 (5.77%) Senior Web Developer
12 3 (5.77%) Technical Leader
12 3 (5.77%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (51.92%) .NET
2 16 (30.77%) CSS
3 15 (28.85%) HTML
4 10 (19.23%) jQuery
5 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 8 (15.38%) HTML5
5 8 (15.38%) WinForms
6 7 (13.46%) Sass
7 6 (11.54%) WPF
8 5 (9.62%) .NET Framework
9 4 (7.69%) RESTful
10 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
10 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (5.77%) Castle Windsor
10 3 (5.77%) CodeIgniter
10 3 (5.77%) Laravel
11 2 (3.85%) WCF
12 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
12 1 (1.92%) Web Services
12 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Clustering
2 3 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.85%) FMCG
3 2 (3.85%) Learning Management System
3 2 (3.85%) NHS
3 2 (3.85%) SCORM
4 1 (1.92%) CESG
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Windows
1 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 3 (5.77%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) AIX
4 1 (1.92%) Android
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) MVC
2 13 (25.00%) ETL
3 11 (21.15%) TDD
4 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (19.23%) BDD
4 10 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (17.31%) Dependency Injection
6 8 (15.38%) Web Development
7 7 (13.46%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
8 6 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (11.54%) OO
9 5 (9.62%) OOA/OOD
10 4 (7.69%) Complex ETL
10 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (7.69%) Data Management
10 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
11 3 (5.77%) Coaching
11 3 (5.77%) Information Governance
11 3 (5.77%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 29 (55.77%) SQL
2 26 (50.00%) C#
3 12 (23.08%) T-SQL
4 11 (21.15%) TypeScript
5 9 (17.31%) VB.NET
6 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.69%) PHP
7 4 (7.69%) VB
8 2 (3.85%) Java
8 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) CCA
3 1 (1.92%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.92%) MCSA
3 1 (1.92%) MCSE
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.92%) XenApp
2 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) SCOM
1 2 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 19 (36.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) Tableau
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle
4 3 (5.77%) RedGate
5 2 (3.85%) SAP
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix
6 1 (1.92%) Dell
6 1 (1.92%) Kaseya
6 1 (1.92%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.92%) VMware