Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 15 October 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 98 51 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 36.16% 21.52% 13.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 68.53% 56.04% 41.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 33 40
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £350 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +11.55% -7.38%
10th Percentile £310 £280 £204
90th Percentile £450 £418 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £21.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £16.56
% change year-on-year -4.55% +32.89% -5.40%

SQL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 143 91 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 52.77% 38.40% 33.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 60 89
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £289 £275 £204
90th Percentile £446 £438 £413
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +6.06% +114.70%
10th Percentile £18.83 £29.30 £30.55
90th Percentile £56.90 £47.50 £35.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £33.22 £29.50
% change year-on-year -11.20% +12.61% +14.96%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Staffordshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Staffordshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Staffordshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Staffordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Staffordshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Staffordshire

SQL
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 within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 15 October 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 48 £360 -7.10% 48
Tamworth +1 9 £373 +35.45% 18
Lichfield +1 7 £459 - 10
Stafford +1 6 £388 +10.71% 4
Burton-upon-Trent - 4 £293 - 5
SQL
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 55 (56.12%) .NET
2 52 (53.06%) SQL Server
3 44 (44.90%) C#
4 30 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (30.61%) Web Services
5 26 (26.53%) .NET Framework
6 24 (24.49%) ASP.NET
6 24 (24.49%) NoSQL
7 21 (21.43%) VB.NET
7 21 (21.43%) WinForms
8 20 (20.41%) JavaScript
9 19 (19.39%) Visual Studio
10 18 (18.37%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (18.37%) MVC
11 16 (16.33%) Windows
11 16 (16.33%) E-Commerce
11 16 (16.33%) Entity Framework
12 15 (15.31%) jQuery
12 15 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
13 14 (14.29%) Relational Database
13 14 (14.29%) T-SQL
13 14 (14.29%) Degree
13 14 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (13.27%) JIRA
14 13 (13.27%) HTML
14 13 (13.27%) CSS
14 13 (13.27%) AccuRev
14 13 (13.27%) WPF
15 12 (12.24%) Computer Science
15 12 (12.24%) Oracle

SQL
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 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.04%) ColdFusion
1 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.04%) IIS
1 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.04%) Site Server
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Sage 200
2 2 (2.04%) Magento
2 2 (2.04%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.02%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (1.02%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.18%) Office 365
3 2 (2.04%) G Suite
4 1 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.14%) Internet
2 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.04%) DHCP
3 2 (2.04%) DNS
3 2 (2.04%) LAN
3 2 (2.04%) RTP
3 2 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (53.06%) SQL Server
2 24 (24.49%) NoSQL
3 14 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 14 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (11.22%) DB2
4 11 (11.22%) Redis
5 7 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (4.08%) Power BI
8 3 (3.06%) MongoDB
8 3 (3.06%) MySQL
8 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database
8 3 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (3.06%) Riak
8 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (19.39%) Visual Studio
2 13 (13.27%) AccuRev
2 13 (13.27%) JIRA
3 2 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.04%) Subversion
3 2 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (5.10%) Back Office
2 2 (2.04%) Advertising
2 2 (2.04%) Finance
2 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.04%) Marketing
2 2 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (67.35%) Developer
2 40 (40.82%) .NET Developer
3 24 (24.49%) C# Developer
4 21 (21.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (13.27%) Software Developer
6 11 (11.22%) DBA
6 11 (11.22%) SQL DBA
7 8 (8.16%) .NET Software Developer
7 8 (8.16%) Analyst
7 8 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
8 7 (7.14%) SQL Developer
9 6 (6.12%) VB.NET Developer
10 5 (5.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Data Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) WinForms Developer
12 3 (3.06%) Administrator
12 3 (3.06%) Citrix Engineer
12 3 (3.06%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (56.12%) .NET
2 30 (30.61%) Web Services
3 26 (26.53%) .NET Framework
4 24 (24.49%) ASP.NET
5 21 (21.43%) WinForms
6 16 (16.33%) Entity Framework
7 15 (15.31%) jQuery
8 13 (13.27%) CSS
8 13 (13.27%) HTML
8 13 (13.27%) WPF
9 11 (11.22%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (9.18%) REST
10 9 (9.18%) SOAP
11 8 (8.16%) WCF
12 6 (6.12%) Middleware
12 6 (6.12%) RESTful
13 5 (5.10%) HTML5
13 5 (5.10%) NHibernate
14 4 (4.08%) AngularJS
14 4 (4.08%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.14%) FMCG
3 6 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (4.08%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.06%) Clustering
6 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.04%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.04%) Replication
8 1 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.33%) Windows
2 9 (9.18%) Windows Server
2 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.10%) Linux
4 4 (4.08%) Unix
5 3 (3.06%) Android
5 3 (3.06%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.37%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (18.37%) MVC
3 16 (16.33%) E-Commerce
4 9 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (8.16%) Web Application Development
5 8 (8.16%) Web Development
6 6 (6.12%) Use Case
7 5 (5.10%) ERP
7 5 (5.10%) Scrum
7 5 (5.10%) TDD
8 4 (4.08%) High Availability
8 4 (4.08%) Migration
8 4 (4.08%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (3.06%) Change Data Capture
9 3 (3.06%) Database Security
9 3 (3.06%) iOS Development
9 3 (3.06%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (3.06%) SDLC
9 3 (3.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (44.90%) C#
2 21 (21.43%) VB.NET
3 20 (20.41%) JavaScript
4 14 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.10%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.08%) PHP
7 3 (3.06%) Python
8 2 (2.04%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.02%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (14.29%) Degree
2 10 (10.20%) SC Cleared
2 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) QA
2 3 (3.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.02%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (11.22%) Docker
2 9 (9.18%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.12%) XenApp
4 5 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) SCCM
2 4 (4.08%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 12 (12.24%) Oracle
2 11 (11.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.22%) Teradata
3 6 (6.12%) Citrix
4 5 (5.10%) VMware
5 4 (4.08%) Sage
6 3 (3.06%) NetApp
7 2 (2.04%) Cisco
8 1 (1.02%) DevExpress
8 1 (1.02%) HP
8 1 (1.02%) Informatica
8 1 (1.02%) SAP