Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 6 3
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 59 57 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 22.96% 13.57% 24.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 60.82% 37.25% 48.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 39 42
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £320 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -3.40% +4.74%
10th Percentile £275 £204 £263
90th Percentile £419 £448 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £8.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +65.63% -8.57% -12.50%

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 97 153 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 37.74% 36.43% 50.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 95 95
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £281 £204 £263
90th Percentile £438 £435 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £15.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +114.70% +13.85%
10th Percentile £40.25 £30.55 £9.43
90th Percentile £49.75 £35.85 £18.13
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.25 £24.71
% change year-on-year +27.84% -1.84% +13.59%

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 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +3 33 £375 +15.38% 15
Tamworth -4 5 £275 -8.33% 2
Stafford +4 4 £350 - 2
Lichfield 0 2 - - 3
Cannock - 1 £325 -
SQL
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 30 (50.85%) SQL Server
2 24 (40.68%) .NET
3 20 (33.90%) C#
3 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
4 18 (30.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (28.81%) T-SQL
6 14 (23.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (22.03%) MVC
7 13 (22.03%) VB.NET
8 12 (20.34%) ETL
8 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (16.95%) WinForms
10 9 (15.25%) jQuery
10 9 (15.25%) HTML
10 9 (15.25%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (13.56%) FMCG
11 8 (13.56%) Oracle
11 8 (13.56%) CSS
11 8 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
12 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (11.86%) Java
12 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
12 7 (11.86%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (11.86%) Dependency Injection
12 7 (11.86%) TypeScript
12 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (8.47%) JIRA

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 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.08%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (1.69%) Data Lake Analytics
2 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Internet
2 3 (5.08%) HTTP
3 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (50.85%) SQL Server
2 18 (30.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (23.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (15.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (6.78%) NoSQL
7 4 (6.78%) Power BI
7 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
7 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (5.08%) DTS
8 3 (5.08%) GIS
8 3 (5.08%) RDBMS
8 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (3.39%) PowerPivot
9 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (1.69%) Data Lake
10 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.47%) JIRA
3 4 (6.78%) AccuRev
3 4 (6.78%) Subversion
4 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.08%) Maven
4 3 (5.08%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.47%) Back Office
2 4 (6.78%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (64.41%) Developer
2 15 (25.42%) SQL Developer
3 13 (22.03%) DBA
3 13 (22.03%) SQL DBA
4 12 (20.34%) .NET Developer
4 12 (20.34%) C# Developer
5 9 (15.25%) C# Software Developer
5 9 (15.25%) Software Developer
6 8 (13.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (13.56%) VB.NET Developer
7 7 (11.86%) .NET Software Developer
8 6 (10.17%) WinForms Developer
9 5 (8.47%) Business Developer
9 5 (8.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (8.47%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (8.47%) Senior Developer
10 4 (6.78%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 4 (6.78%) Tester
11 3 (5.08%) Administrator
11 3 (5.08%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (40.68%) .NET
2 10 (16.95%) WinForms
3 9 (15.25%) HTML
3 9 (15.25%) jQuery
4 8 (13.56%) CSS
5 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (6.78%) HTML5
6 4 (6.78%) WPF
7 3 (5.08%) J2SE
7 3 (5.08%) JMS
7 3 (5.08%) REST
7 3 (5.08%) Sass
7 3 (5.08%) Servlets
7 3 (5.08%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (5.08%) XML
8 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
8 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.69%) Classic ASP
9 1 (1.69%) Middleware
9 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) FMCG
2 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.86%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.08%) Clustering
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) CESG
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.69%) iPad
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) AIX
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) MVC
2 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.34%) ETL
3 8 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (11.86%) Dependency Injection
4 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
5 4 (6.78%) Change Management
5 4 (6.78%) Complex ETL
5 4 (6.78%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (6.78%) Project Management
5 4 (6.78%) Regression Testing
5 4 (6.78%) SDLC
5 4 (6.78%) SOLID
5 4 (6.78%) Test Scripting
6 3 (5.08%) ITIL
6 3 (5.08%) Manual Testing
6 3 (5.08%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (5.08%) TDD
6 3 (5.08%) UML
6 3 (5.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.90%) C#
2 17 (28.81%) T-SQL
3 13 (22.03%) VB.NET
4 7 (11.86%) Java
4 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.86%) TypeScript
5 3 (5.08%) Elixir
5 3 (5.08%) Erlang
5 3 (5.08%) Go
5 3 (5.08%) VB
6 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.39%) Degree
3 1 (1.69%) CCA
3 1 (1.69%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.69%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.69%) MCSA
3 1 (1.69%) MCSE
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.69%) XenApp
2 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) SCOM
1 2 (3.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) Oracle
3 5 (8.47%) Tableau
4 3 (5.08%) RedGate
5 2 (3.39%) SAP
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco
6 1 (1.69%) Citrix
6 1 (1.69%) Dell
6 1 (1.69%) VMware
6 1 (1.69%) Xamarin