Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 99 56 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 34.14% 20.82% 13.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 70.71% 57.14% 38.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 38 40
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +8.53% -4.44%
10th Percentile £321 £275 £204
90th Percentile £463 £419 £490
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £52.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £48.50 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +61.67% +87.50% -25.58%

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 140 98 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 48.28% 36.43% 34.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 67 94
Staffordshire median daily rate £373 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.43% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £204
90th Percentile £456 £438 £436
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £52.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% +50.00% +122.22%
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +30.77% +41.30% -23.33%

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 16 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 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 +2 44 £361 -0.34% 30
Lichfield +2 14 £480 - 8
Tamworth -3 11 £370 +34.55% 20
Stafford +3 7 £413 +17.86% 5
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £293 - 5
SQL
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 62 (62.63%) .NET
2 61 (61.62%) SQL Server
3 52 (52.53%) C#
4 47 (47.47%) Web Services
5 34 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 32 (32.32%) .NET Framework
8 28 (28.28%) Visual Studio
9 27 (27.27%) JavaScript
10 25 (25.25%) MVC
11 24 (24.24%) NoSQL
11 24 (24.24%) Oracle
12 23 (23.23%) SOAP
12 23 (23.23%) REST
12 23 (23.23%) SC Cleared
12 23 (23.23%) Security Cleared
13 21 (21.21%) jQuery
14 19 (19.19%) E-Commerce
14 19 (19.19%) CSS
14 19 (19.19%) HTML
14 19 (19.19%) VB.NET
15 18 (18.18%) Windows
15 18 (18.18%) WinForms
15 18 (18.18%) Degree
16 16 (16.16%) TDD
16 16 (16.16%) WPF
16 16 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
17 15 (15.15%) Entity Framework
17 15 (15.15%) Middleware
18 14 (14.14%) Business Intelligence

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 (5.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.02%) ColdFusion
2 2 (2.02%) IIS
2 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Sage 200
2 2 (2.02%) Magento
2 2 (2.02%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.01%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.09%) Office 365
3 2 (2.02%) G Suite
4 1 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.04%) DHCP
1 4 (4.04%) DNS
2 2 (2.02%) Internet
2 2 (2.02%) RTP
3 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (61.62%) SQL Server
2 24 (24.24%) NoSQL
3 14 (14.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (13.13%) Relational Database
5 11 (11.11%) DB2
5 11 (11.11%) Redis
6 8 (8.08%) MongoDB
7 7 (7.07%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (4.04%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (4.04%) Power BI
8 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (2.02%) Big Data
10 2 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
11 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.01%) Riak
11 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (28.28%) Visual Studio
2 13 (13.13%) AccuRev
2 13 (13.13%) JIRA
3 5 (5.05%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.02%) Subversion
4 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (3.03%) Retail
2 2 (2.02%) Advertising
2 2 (2.02%) Back Office
2 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.02%) Marketing
3 1 (1.01%) Finance
3 1 (1.01%) Military
Job Titles
1 67 (67.68%) Developer
2 47 (47.47%) .NET Developer
3 28 (28.28%) C# Developer
4 25 (25.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (12.12%) Analyst
5 12 (12.12%) Software Developer
6 8 (8.08%) .NET Software Developer
6 8 (8.08%) C# Software Developer
7 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) DBA
8 6 (6.06%) SQL DBA
8 6 (6.06%) SQL Developer
8 6 (6.06%) Web Developer
9 5 (5.05%) Test Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) .NET Web Developer
10 4 (4.04%) Citrix Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Project Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) VB.NET Developer
10 4 (4.04%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (62.63%) .NET
2 47 (47.47%) Web Services
3 33 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 32 (32.32%) .NET Framework
5 23 (23.23%) REST
5 23 (23.23%) SOAP
6 21 (21.21%) jQuery
7 19 (19.19%) CSS
7 19 (19.19%) HTML
8 18 (18.18%) WinForms
9 16 (16.16%) WPF
10 15 (15.15%) Entity Framework
10 15 (15.15%) Middleware
11 12 (12.12%) NHibernate
12 11 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (9.09%) XML
14 8 (8.08%) WCF
15 7 (7.07%) RESTful
16 4 (4.04%) AngularJS
16 4 (4.04%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.05%) FMCG
4 4 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.02%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.01%) Clustering
7 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.18%) Windows
2 14 (14.14%) Windows Server
3 12 (12.12%) Linux
4 9 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.07%) Unix
6 5 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.03%) Android
7 3 (3.03%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (25.25%) MVC
3 19 (19.19%) E-Commerce
4 16 (16.16%) TDD
5 14 (14.14%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (12.12%) Computer Science
6 12 (12.12%) Use Case
7 10 (10.10%) Web Development
8 8 (8.08%) SDLC
8 8 (8.08%) Web Application Development
9 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (5.05%) Regression Testing
10 5 (5.05%) Scrum
10 5 (5.05%) SOA
10 5 (5.05%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.05%) Test Automation
10 5 (5.05%) Test Strategy
11 4 (4.04%) ERP
11 4 (4.04%) Migration
11 4 (4.04%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 52 (52.53%) C#
2 27 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 19 (19.19%) VB.NET
4 10 (10.10%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.04%) PHP
6 3 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.03%) Python
7 1 (1.01%) Ruby
7 1 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (23.23%) SC Cleared
1 23 (23.23%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.01%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (11.11%) Docker
2 9 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.05%) XenApp
4 2 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (24.24%) Oracle
2 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.11%) Teradata
3 6 (6.06%) Citrix
3 6 (6.06%) VMware
4 5 (5.05%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.04%) Sage
6 1 (1.01%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.01%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.01%) Informatica
6 1 (1.01%) NetApp