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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL 25 28 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 18.25% 17.83% 27.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.00% 38.89% 54.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 28
Median daily rate £325 £320 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -16.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +65.62% -20.00%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 50 72 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 36.50% 45.86% 50.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 45 55
Median daily rate £325 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Staffordshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +8 10 £250 -25.37% 4
Stafford 0 3 £375 -10.17% 4
Tamworth -5 1 £300 - 3
Lichfield - 1 £525 -
SQL
West Midlands

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 28 (51.85%) SQL Server
2 23 (42.59%) T-SQL
3 22 (40.74%) .NET
4 21 (38.89%) C#
5 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
6 15 (27.78%) jQuery
7 14 (25.93%) ASP.NET
7 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
7 14 (25.93%) MVC
8 13 (24.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (24.07%) Git (software)
8 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (22.22%) AngularJS
9 12 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (18.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (14.81%) .NET Framework
11 8 (14.81%) Visual Studio
11 8 (14.81%) Oracle
11 8 (14.81%) TypeScript
11 8 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (14.81%) Entity Framework
11 8 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (14.81%) LINQ
12 7 (12.96%) System Testing
12 7 (12.96%) StructureMap
12 7 (12.96%) Performance Tuning

SQL
Top Related 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 3 (5.56%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.85%) CMS
2 1 (1.85%) Drupal
2 1 (1.85%) SAS
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) Skype
2 2 (3.70%) LAN
2 2 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (51.85%) SQL Server
2 13 (24.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.70%) OLAP
6 2 (3.70%) Power BI
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.70%) Star Schema
7 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.85%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.85%) MySQL
7 1 (1.85%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.85%) QlikView
7 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Git (software)
2 10 (18.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (14.81%) Visual Studio
4 5 (9.26%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.26%) Subversion
4 5 (9.26%) TeamCity
5 4 (7.41%) Selenium
6 1 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 5 (9.26%) Back Office
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
1 5 (9.26%) Local Government
2 3 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (1.85%) Publishing
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) Developer
2 10 (18.52%) DBA
2 10 (18.52%) SQL Developer
3 9 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 8 (14.81%) C# Developer
5 7 (12.96%) Programmer
6 6 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 6 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (7.41%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Applications Support
8 3 (5.56%) C# WPF Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Head of Service Management
8 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (5.56%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (40.74%) .NET
2 15 (27.78%) jQuery
3 14 (25.93%) ASP.NET
4 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (22.22%) AngularJS
6 8 (14.81%) .NET Framework
6 8 (14.81%) Entity Framework
6 8 (14.81%) LINQ
6 8 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (12.96%) AutoMapper
7 7 (12.96%) StructureMap
8 6 (11.11%) HTML
8 6 (11.11%) WCF
9 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (9.26%) CSS
9 5 (9.26%) HTML5
9 5 (9.26%) WinForms
10 4 (7.41%) React
11 3 (5.56%) WPF
11 3 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) NHS
2 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.56%) Replication
4 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.85%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Unix
3 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) MVC
2 10 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (12.96%) OO
4 7 (12.96%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (12.96%) Scrum
4 7 (12.96%) System Testing
5 6 (11.11%) SOLID
5 6 (11.11%) Workflow
6 5 (9.26%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (9.26%) ITIL
6 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
6 5 (9.26%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (7.41%) Capacity Management
7 4 (7.41%) Coaching
7 4 (7.41%) CRM
7 4 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) T-SQL
2 21 (38.89%) C#
3 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.81%) TypeScript
5 5 (9.26%) VB.NET
6 3 (5.56%) Java
6 3 (5.56%) PHP
6 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.85%) Korn
7 1 (1.85%) Perl
7 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.81%) Oracle
3 3 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (1.85%) IBM
4 1 (1.85%) SAP
4 1 (1.85%) Zend
Stafford, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago