Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 9 4
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 16 8 39
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 14.29% 7.21% 18.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 64.00% 47.06% 81.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 16
10th Percentile £265 £278 £285
25th Percentile £350 £300 £327
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £365 £325 £375
Median % change year-on-year +12.31% -13.33% +15.38%
75th Percentile £388 £339 £439
90th Percentile £394 £341 £494
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
10th Percentile £29.30 " "
25th Percentile £32.75 £21.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £39.00 £22.50 £56.00
Median % change year-on-year +73.33% -59.82% +21.08%
75th Percentile £44.75 £23.75 £60.63
90th Percentile £47.90 " £61.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £50.50
% change year-on-year +24.44% -55.45% +6.32%

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 25 17 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 22.32% 15.32% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 22
10th Percentile £210 £303 £271
25th Percentile £263 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £365 £400 £360
Median % change year-on-year -8.75% +11.11% +10.77%
75th Percentile £388 £425 £434
90th Percentile £413 £525 £485
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £445 £435
% change year-on-year -7.30% +2.30% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
10th Percentile £29.30 " "
25th Percentile £32.75 £21.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £39.00 £22.50 £56.00
Median % change year-on-year +73.33% -59.82% +24.44%
75th Percentile £44.75 £23.75 £60.63
90th Percentile £47.90 " £61.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -50.00% +55.17%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +5 10 £365 +12.31% 4
Stafford +4 1 £365 - 3
Lichfield +3 1 - - 1
Tamworth - 1 - - 13
SQL Server
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 7 (43.75%) SQL
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) MVC
3 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
3 5 (31.25%) C#
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Web Development
4 4 (25.00%) Azure
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 3 (18.75%) Python
5 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
5 3 (18.75%) CSS
5 3 (18.75%) Redis
5 3 (18.75%) Docker
5 3 (18.75%) Flask
5 3 (18.75%) Celery
5 3 (18.75%) API Design
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
6 2 (12.50%) .NET Core
6 2 (12.50%) SDLC
6 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 2 (12.50%) RESTful
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle

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 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (6.25%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Redis
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) GIS
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.25%) Power BI
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2017
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Postman
1 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
1 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
1 1 (6.25%) Local Government
1 1 (6.25%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 4 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Azure Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Backend Developer
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Python Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.25%) HTML Developer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 3 (18.75%) Celery
3 3 (18.75%) CSS
3 3 (18.75%) Flask
3 3 (18.75%) Web Services
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Core
4 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (12.50%) RESTful
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (6.25%) REST
5 1 (6.25%) SOAP
5 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) MVC
2 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
3 4 (25.00%) Web Development
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) API Design
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) SAP