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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 14 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 11.76% 12.50% 12.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.43% 41.51% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 11
Median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £216 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £364 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

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 46 53 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 38.66% 30.11% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 44
Median daily rate £335 £310 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% -17.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £370 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +125.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 -5 6 £363 +7.40% 4
Stafford - 2 £300 - 3
SQL
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 22 (56.41%) C#
2 21 (53.85%) .NET
3 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 13 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 11 (28.21%) VB.NET
4 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
4 11 (28.21%) MVC
5 9 (23.08%) WinForms
5 9 (23.08%) jQuery
5 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET
6 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.95%) AngularJS
7 6 (15.38%) TypeScript
7 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
7 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.38%) Finance
8 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (12.82%) Back Office
8 5 (12.82%) HTML
8 5 (12.82%) Windows
8 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (10.26%) AutoMapper
9 4 (10.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (10.26%) Entity Framework
9 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (10.26%) StructureMap
9 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (10.26%) ITIL
9 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce

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 (5.13%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) Drupal
2 1 (2.56%) SAS
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.56%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Skype
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.13%) MySQL
3 2 (5.13%) Power BI
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.56%) DataStage
4 1 (2.56%) DTS
4 1 (2.56%) OLAP
4 1 (2.56%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.69%) Selenium
4 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.13%) Subversion
4 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.56%) JIRA
5 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Back Office
3 3 (7.69%) Local Government
4 1 (2.56%) Advertising
4 1 (2.56%) Publishing
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) .NET Developer
3 8 (20.51%) C# Developer
4 7 (17.95%) SQL Developer
5 6 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (15.38%) C# Software Developer
5 6 (15.38%) Software Developer
6 5 (12.82%) DBA
6 5 (12.82%) SQL DBA
7 4 (10.26%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (10.26%) C# WPF Developer
7 4 (10.26%) VB.NET Developer
7 4 (10.26%) WPF Developer
8 3 (7.69%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Programmer
8 3 (7.69%) Tester
8 3 (7.69%) WinForms Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Applications Support
9 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (53.85%) .NET
2 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET
2 9 (23.08%) jQuery
2 9 (23.08%) WinForms
3 7 (17.95%) AngularJS
4 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (12.82%) HTML
6 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
6 4 (10.26%) AutoMapper
6 4 (10.26%) CSS
6 4 (10.26%) Entity Framework
6 4 (10.26%) LINQ
6 4 (10.26%) StructureMap
6 4 (10.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (10.26%) WPF
7 3 (7.69%) HTML5
7 3 (7.69%) React
8 2 (5.13%) WCF
8 2 (5.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 3 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (7.69%) NHS
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) FMCG
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) MVC
2 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
4 4 (10.26%) ITIL
4 4 (10.26%) Strategic Planning
4 4 (10.26%) System Testing
4 4 (10.26%) TDD
4 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.69%) Capacity Management
5 3 (7.69%) CRM
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 3 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Workflow
6 2 (5.13%) OO
6 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) C#
2 13 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
3 11 (28.21%) VB.NET
4 6 (15.38%) TypeScript
5 2 (5.13%) Java
5 2 (5.13%) PHP
5 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.56%) Korn
6 1 (2.56%) Perl
6 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) IBM
4 1 (2.56%) NetApp
4 1 (2.56%) Zend
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Posted: 6 days ago