Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 2019 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
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 2 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL 37 67 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 18.59% 24.54% 14.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 48.68% 57.26% 39.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 43 36
Staffordshire median daily rate £388 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% +5.47% -0.78%
10th Percentile £330 £270 £203
90th Percentile £494 £431 £494
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £56.00 £18.52 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +202.38% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +48.76% +83.33% -13.24%

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 76 117 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 38.19% 42.86% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 68 89
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £213 £270 £213
90th Percentile £464 £431 £456
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +50.00% +19.05%

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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 14 £375 +13.64% 13
Lichfield 0 8 £456 +44.84% 3
Stafford -3 3 £400 - 4
Tamworth -9 1 £360 +10.77% 7
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £363 - 3
SQL
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 28 (75.68%) SQL Server
2 22 (59.46%) C#
3 21 (56.76%) .NET
4 19 (51.35%) Oracle
5 18 (48.65%) Web Services
6 16 (43.24%) REST
7 15 (40.54%) SOAP
8 14 (37.84%) SC Cleared
8 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
9 13 (35.14%) HTML
10 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
10 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET
10 12 (32.43%) CSS
11 11 (29.73%) MVC
11 11 (29.73%) TDD
12 10 (27.03%) Middleware
12 10 (27.03%) Visual Studio
13 9 (24.32%) Windows
13 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (24.32%) jQuery
14 8 (21.62%) NHibernate
14 8 (21.62%) .NET Framework
14 8 (21.62%) Linux
14 8 (21.62%) Internet
14 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
15 7 (18.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (18.92%) VMware
15 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
15 7 (18.92%) Red Hat
15 7 (18.92%) T-SQL

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 (13.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.41%) CMS
3 1 (2.70%) Confluence
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.70%) Line 500
1 1 (2.70%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) DHCP
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (75.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) MongoDB
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
4 3 (8.11%) Power BI
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.41%) Big Data
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.70%) MS Access
6 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.70%) OLTP
6 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.70%) Riak
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.70%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Visual Studio
2 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
3 3 (8.11%) JIRA
4 2 (5.41%) AccuRev
General
1 4 (10.81%) Back Office
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Developer
2 14 (37.84%) .NET Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) C# Developer
4 6 (16.22%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Software Developer
5 5 (13.51%) SQL Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.41%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Developer
7 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.41%) DBA
7 2 (5.41%) Development Team Leader
7 2 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.41%) SQL DBA
7 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (56.76%) .NET
2 18 (48.65%) Web Services
3 16 (43.24%) REST
4 15 (40.54%) SOAP
5 13 (35.14%) HTML
6 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET
6 12 (32.43%) CSS
7 10 (27.03%) Middleware
8 9 (24.32%) jQuery
9 8 (21.62%) .NET Framework
9 8 (21.62%) NHibernate
10 6 (16.22%) WinForms
10 6 (16.22%) XML
11 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (5.41%) .NET Core
12 2 (5.41%) RESTful
12 2 (5.41%) Spring
12 2 (5.41%) WPF
13 1 (2.70%) Entity Framework
13 1 (2.70%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (16.22%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.41%) CMDB
2 2 (5.41%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Linux
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
3 7 (18.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) MVC
1 11 (29.73%) TDD
2 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.22%) Use Case
4 5 (13.51%) SDLC
4 5 (13.51%) SOA
4 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
5 4 (10.81%) Analytics
5 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
5 4 (10.81%) Defect Management
5 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Software Delivery
5 4 (10.81%) V-Model
5 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
5 4 (10.81%) Web Development
6 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
6 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (59.46%) C#
2 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.92%) T-SQL
4 5 (13.51%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.41%) Java
5 2 (5.41%) R
6 1 (2.70%) Elixir
6 1 (2.70%) Erlang
6 1 (2.70%) Go
6 1 (2.70%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.70%) Python
6 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.70%) VB
6 1 (2.70%) VB6
6 1 (2.70%) VBA
6 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) SC Cleared
1 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) Oracle
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) Red Hat
2 7 (18.92%) VMware
3 2 (5.41%) Altiris
3 2 (5.41%) Snow
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix
4 1 (2.70%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.70%) Sage
4 1 (2.70%) Tableau