Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 2 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 72 56 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 24.49% 21.21% 14.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 86.75% 75.68% 57.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 37 46
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +10.77% -17.72%
10th Percentile £313 £299 £275
90th Percentile £480 £430 £434
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -1.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £52.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% +59.09% +2.33%

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 83 74 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 28.23% 28.03% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 50 73
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -16.67%
10th Percentile £313 £274 £204
90th Percentile £485 £426 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £52.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.75 £32.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year -20.77% +85.08% -14.34%

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 13 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor 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 December 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 -2 36 £375 -3.23% 26
Lichfield - 12 £459 - 8
Stafford -3 3 £450 +38.46% 5
SQL Server
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 61 (84.72%) SQL
2 55 (76.39%) .NET
3 51 (70.83%) C#
4 39 (54.17%) Web Services
5 32 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (41.67%) .NET Framework
7 29 (40.28%) ASP.NET
8 28 (38.89%) Visual Studio
9 24 (33.33%) NoSQL
9 24 (33.33%) Oracle
10 22 (30.56%) MVC
11 20 (27.78%) SOAP
11 20 (27.78%) JavaScript
11 20 (27.78%) REST
12 19 (26.39%) VB.NET
12 19 (26.39%) Degree
12 19 (26.39%) SC Cleared
12 19 (26.39%) Security Cleared
13 18 (25.00%) WinForms
14 17 (23.61%) HTML
14 17 (23.61%) CSS
14 17 (23.61%) TDD
15 16 (22.22%) jQuery
15 16 (22.22%) WPF
15 16 (22.22%) E-Commerce
16 15 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (20.83%) Middleware
17 14 (19.44%) Windows
17 14 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 13 (18.06%) JIRA

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 5 (6.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.39%) IIS
2 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Sage 200
2 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (2.78%) G Suite
2 2 (2.78%) Office 365
3 1 (1.39%) IaaS
3 1 (1.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) Internet
1 2 (2.78%) RTP
2 1 (1.39%) Firewall
2 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 14 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 11 (15.28%) DB2
4 11 (15.28%) Redis
5 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (6.94%) MongoDB
6 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (5.56%) MySQL
7 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
7 4 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (5.56%) Riak
8 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (2.78%) Big Data
9 2 (2.78%) Power BI
10 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (38.89%) Visual Studio
2 13 (18.06%) AccuRev
2 13 (18.06%) JIRA
3 5 (6.94%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.78%) Subversion
4 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (2.78%) Back Office
1 2 (2.78%) Marketing
2 1 (1.39%) Advertising
2 1 (1.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 56 (77.78%) Developer
2 42 (58.33%) .NET Developer
3 29 (40.28%) C# Developer
4 25 (34.72%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (16.67%) Software Developer
6 8 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
6 8 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
7 7 (9.72%) Analyst
8 6 (8.33%) SQL Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Web Developer
9 5 (6.94%) DBA
9 5 (6.94%) Test Analyst
10 4 (5.56%) .NET Web Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Production DBA
10 4 (5.56%) VB.NET Developer
11 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 3 (4.17%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 3 (4.17%) WinForms Developer
12 2 (2.78%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (76.39%) .NET
2 39 (54.17%) Web Services
3 30 (41.67%) .NET Framework
4 29 (40.28%) ASP.NET
5 20 (27.78%) REST
5 20 (27.78%) SOAP
6 18 (25.00%) WinForms
7 17 (23.61%) CSS
7 17 (23.61%) HTML
8 16 (22.22%) jQuery
8 16 (22.22%) WPF
9 15 (20.83%) Middleware
10 13 (18.06%) Entity Framework
11 12 (16.67%) NHibernate
12 11 (15.28%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (9.72%) RESTful
13 7 (9.72%) WCF
13 7 (9.72%) XML
14 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
15 2 (2.78%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.56%) Clustering
4 2 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.44%) Windows
2 8 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.94%) Linux
3 5 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.56%) MVC
3 17 (23.61%) TDD
4 16 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 15 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (18.06%) Computer Science
7 12 (16.67%) Use Case
8 9 (12.50%) SDLC
9 6 (8.33%) Web Development
10 5 (6.94%) SOA
10 5 (6.94%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.94%) Test Automation
10 5 (6.94%) Test Strategy
10 5 (6.94%) Web Application Development
11 4 (5.56%) Defect Management
11 4 (5.56%) Functional Testing
11 4 (5.56%) Regression Testing
11 4 (5.56%) Software Delivery
11 4 (5.56%) V-Model
11 4 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 61 (84.72%) SQL
2 51 (70.83%) C#
3 20 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 19 (26.39%) VB.NET
5 7 (9.72%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (26.39%) Degree
1 19 (26.39%) SC Cleared
1 19 (26.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 11 (15.28%) Docker
2 3 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 24 (33.33%) Oracle
2 11 (15.28%) Teradata
3 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.94%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.94%) VMware
5 3 (4.17%) Sage
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco
6 1 (1.39%) SonicWALL