Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 3 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 66 45 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 22.76% 19.15% 10.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 77.65% 66.18% 49.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 35 27
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £335 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.45% +7.20% -21.88%
10th Percentile £273 £310 £270
90th Percentile £438 £425 £479
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.20% +0.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.89% +291.30% +43.75%
10th Percentile £20.50 £40.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.05 £50.00 £11.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £33.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% +50.00% +3.53%

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 85 68 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 29.31% 28.94% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 52 54
Staffordshire median daily rate £373 £330 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.88% +8.64% -21.61%
10th Percentile £266 £260 £204
90th Percentile £438 £424 £462
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £396
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.18% +11.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £21.00 £45.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +291.30% -25.81%
10th Percentile £17.71 £40.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.75 £50.00 £11.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £30.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year -30.58% +47.56% -3.53%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -1 37 £373 +11.19% 29
Lichfield - 4 £393 - 13
Stafford -3 2 £450 +38.46% 2
Tamworth -1 1 £425 +16.44% 8
SQL Server
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 48 (72.73%) .NET
2 47 (71.21%) C#
3 44 (66.67%) SQL
4 31 (46.97%) .NET Framework
5 23 (34.85%) Web Services
6 22 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 22 (33.33%) MVC
7 21 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (30.30%) Entity Framework
9 19 (28.79%) Windows
10 18 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (27.27%) CSS
10 18 (27.27%) HTML
10 18 (27.27%) NoSQL
11 17 (25.76%) Visual Studio
12 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
13 15 (22.73%) JavaScript
14 14 (21.21%) VB.NET
14 14 (21.21%) Oracle
14 14 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (21.21%) jQuery
15 13 (19.70%) WinForms
16 11 (16.67%) Teradata
16 11 (16.67%) DB2
16 11 (16.67%) Internet
16 11 (16.67%) WPF
16 11 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
16 11 (16.67%) Redis
16 11 (16.67%) Docker
16 11 (16.67%) Relational Database

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 (1.52%) IIS
1 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.06%) IaaS
2 4 (6.06%) PaaS
3 2 (3.03%) G Suite
3 2 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) Firewall
2 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.27%) NoSQL
2 14 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (16.67%) DB2
3 11 (16.67%) Redis
3 11 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 8 (12.12%) MySQL
4 8 (12.12%) Oracle Database
4 8 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (12.12%) Riak
5 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (3.03%) Power BI
9 1 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (25.76%) Visual Studio
2 7 (10.61%) AccuRev
2 7 (10.61%) JIRA
3 4 (6.06%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.03%) MSI
4 2 (3.03%) WiX
5 1 (1.52%) NUnit
General
1 4 (6.06%) Back Office
2 3 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (1.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 53 (80.30%) Developer
2 35 (53.03%) .NET Developer
3 22 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 19 (28.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (22.73%) Software Developer
6 9 (13.64%) DBA
7 8 (12.12%) Production DBA
8 7 (10.61%) .NET Software Developer
9 6 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
9 6 (9.09%) SQL Developer
10 5 (7.58%) Administrator
10 5 (7.58%) SQL DBA
10 5 (7.58%) VB.NET Developer
11 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 3 (4.55%) .NET Web Developer
12 3 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
12 3 (4.55%) Web Developer
12 3 (4.55%) WinForms Developer
13 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Developer
13 2 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (72.73%) .NET
2 31 (46.97%) .NET Framework
3 23 (34.85%) Web Services
4 22 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 20 (30.30%) Entity Framework
6 18 (27.27%) CSS
6 18 (27.27%) HTML
7 14 (21.21%) jQuery
8 13 (19.70%) WinForms
9 11 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (16.67%) WPF
10 8 (12.12%) WCF
11 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (10.61%) NHibernate
12 6 (9.09%) Middleware
12 6 (9.09%) REST
12 6 (9.09%) SOAP
13 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (4.55%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (12.12%) Clustering
3 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.06%) Replication
5 3 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.03%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.79%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.33%) MVC
2 21 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (15.15%) TDD
5 7 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (10.61%) Web Development
6 6 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 6 (9.09%) Use Case
7 5 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (6.06%) BDD
8 4 (6.06%) Change Data Capture
8 4 (6.06%) Database Security
8 4 (6.06%) High Availability
9 3 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.55%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (4.55%) OO
9 3 (4.55%) OOP
9 3 (4.55%) Web Application Development
10 2 (3.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 47 (71.21%) C#
2 44 (66.67%) SQL
3 15 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 14 (21.21%) VB.NET
5 10 (15.15%) T-SQL
6 9 (13.64%) PowerShell
7 6 (9.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) Degree
2 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.61%) QA
System Software
1 11 (16.67%) Docker
2 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) Failover Clustering
2 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (3.03%) SCCM
3 2 (3.03%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) Oracle
2 11 (16.67%) Teradata
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.55%) Sage
5 2 (3.03%) VMware
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco
6 1 (1.52%) SonicWALL