Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 7 2
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 60 59 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 22.39% 14.90% 27.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 58.25% 40.41% 53.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 45 50
Staffordshire median daily rate £328 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.34% -1.54% +4.00%
10th Percentile £275 £204 £263
90th Percentile £419 £495 £439
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £361 £350
% change year-on-year +3.81% +3.21% +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 £19.37
% change year-on-year +65.63% -17.40% -3.15%

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 103 146 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 38.43% 36.87% 51.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 98 101
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +6.30%
10th Percentile £275 £209 £263
90th Percentile £438 £450 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £12.62
10th Percentile £40.25 - £8.83
90th Percentile £49.75 - £17.16
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.50 £23.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year +34.04% -22.95% +7.02%

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 January 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
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 January 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 +1 31 £350 +10.67% 23
Tamworth -3 9 £275 -8.33% 4
Stafford +3 6 £338 -29.69% 6
Lichfield +1 3 £320 -14.09% 2
Cannock - 1 £325 - 1
SQL
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 31 (51.67%) SQL Server
2 28 (46.67%) .NET
3 23 (38.33%) C#
4 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
5 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (28.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (28.33%) T-SQL
7 14 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (23.33%) VB.NET
8 13 (21.67%) MVC
9 12 (20.00%) HTML
9 12 (20.00%) ETL
10 11 (18.33%) Unit Testing
10 11 (18.33%) jQuery
11 10 (16.67%) WinForms
12 9 (15.00%) CSS
13 8 (13.33%) Java
13 8 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
14 7 (11.67%) Oracle
14 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
14 7 (11.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (11.67%) Manual Testing
14 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
14 7 (11.67%) TypeScript
15 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (10.00%) REST
15 6 (10.00%) Dependency Injection

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 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (1.67%) Data Lake Analytics
2 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) Internet
2 4 (6.67%) HTTP
3 1 (1.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (51.67%) SQL Server
2 17 (28.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (11.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (6.67%) NoSQL
7 4 (6.67%) Power BI
7 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (5.00%) DTS
8 3 (5.00%) GIS
8 3 (5.00%) RDBMS
9 2 (3.33%) PowerPivot
9 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.67%) Data Lake
10 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) JIRA
2 4 (6.67%) AccuRev
2 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.67%) Maven
2 4 (6.67%) Subversion
2 4 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (10.00%) Back Office
2 2 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (70.00%) Developer
2 16 (26.67%) SQL Developer
3 14 (23.33%) C# Developer
4 12 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 12 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 10 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
6 9 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (13.33%) .NET Software Developer
7 8 (13.33%) VB.NET Developer
8 7 (11.67%) Tester
9 6 (10.00%) Analyst
9 6 (10.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 6 (10.00%) DBA
9 6 (10.00%) SQL DBA
10 5 (8.33%) Business Developer
10 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (8.33%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (8.33%) Senior Developer
11 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
11 4 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (46.67%) .NET
2 12 (20.00%) HTML
3 11 (18.33%) jQuery
4 10 (16.67%) WinForms
5 9 (15.00%) CSS
6 6 (10.00%) HTML5
6 6 (10.00%) REST
7 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (6.67%) J2SE
8 4 (6.67%) JMS
8 4 (6.67%) Servlets
8 4 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (6.67%) XML
9 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
9 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
9 3 (5.00%) Entity Framework
9 3 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.67%) FMCG
4 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) CESG
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.67%) iPad
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) AIX
2 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.67%) MVC
3 12 (20.00%) ETL
4 11 (18.33%) Unit Testing
5 8 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (11.67%) Manual Testing
6 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
6 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
7 6 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
7 6 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (8.33%) SOLID
9 4 (6.67%) Change Management
9 4 (6.67%) Complex ETL
9 4 (6.67%) Functional Testing
9 4 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (6.67%) Project Management
9 4 (6.67%) SDLC
9 4 (6.67%) Smoke Testing
9 4 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.33%) C#
2 17 (28.33%) T-SQL
3 14 (23.33%) VB.NET
4 8 (13.33%) Java
5 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.67%) TypeScript
6 4 (6.67%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.00%) Elixir
7 3 (5.00%) Erlang
7 3 (5.00%) Go
7 3 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) CCA
4 1 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.67%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.67%) MCSA
4 1 (1.67%) MCSE
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.67%) XenApp
2 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.67%) Oracle
3 5 (8.33%) Tableau
4 2 (3.33%) SAP
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) Citrix
5 1 (1.67%) Dell
5 1 (1.67%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) Xamarin