Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 2021 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 8 1
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 18 17 87
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 19.78% 12.32% 33.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.86% 43.59% 70.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 58
Median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £210 £274 £323
90th Percentile £464 £434 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £418 £400
% change year-on-year -4.19% +4.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -18.27% +15.56%
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.50 £26.25 £48.50
% change year-on-year +27.62% -45.88% +88.35%

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 43 39 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 47.25% 28.26% 47.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 75
Median daily rate £365 £365 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £313
90th Percentile £459 £491 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -11.43% +2.94% +12.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 9
Median hourly rate £50.00 £55.00 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +5.77% +15.56%
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +42.86%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Staffordshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for SQL in Staffordshire

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in Staffordshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in Staffordshire.

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 16 January 2021. 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 -2 5 £243 -25.38% 8
Lichfield +4 3 £238 -40.63% 1
Stafford +1 1 £365 -14.12% 1
Cannock - 1 - - 1
SQL
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) C#
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Web Services
3 4 (22.22%) .NET
3 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (16.67%) SDLC
4 3 (16.67%) Power BI
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (16.67%) Azure
4 3 (16.67%) XML
4 3 (16.67%) Windows
4 3 (16.67%) HTML
4 3 (16.67%) MVC
4 3 (16.67%) Power Platform
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Core
5 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) SOA
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Data Management
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering

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 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Azure
1 3 (16.67%) Power Platform
2 2 (11.11%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Power BI
3 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Local Government
1 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (5.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) MySQL DBA
5 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Report Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Core
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) JSON
3 2 (11.11%) REST
3 2 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) RESTful
4 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (5.56%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) NHS
3 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Reference Data
3 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) MVC
3 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (16.67%) SDLC
3 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.11%) Data Management
4 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
4 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Physical Data Model
4 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Dundas