Period
to 16 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 77 38 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 28.00% 15.02% 13.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 59.69% 42.70% 39.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 24 32
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £269 £216 £206
90th Percentile £431 £406 £400
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £351 £375
% change year-on-year +11.27% -6.53% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £18.52 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £17.27
% change year-on-year -19.35% +79.53% -4.44%

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 129 89 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 46.91% 35.18% 34.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 56 73
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £335 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +8.06% -14.48%
10th Percentile £271 £238 £204
90th Percentile £436 £422 £400
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £18.52 £32.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.13% -3.03% +106.25%
10th Percentile £17.71 £28.90 £30.55
90th Percentile £42.87 £36.70 £35.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £32.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year -9.23% +31.31% -5.71%

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 July 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 16 July 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 32 £350 +3.70% 38
Stafford +1 15 £400 +28.00% 3
Lichfield +2 3 £310 -40.95% 3
Tamworth - 3 £325 - 7
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £293 - 7
SQL
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 32 (41.56%) .NET
2 30 (38.96%) C#
2 30 (38.96%) SQL Server
3 19 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (23.38%) WinForms
5 16 (20.78%) T-SQL
5 16 (20.78%) VB.NET
5 16 (20.78%) Internet
6 14 (18.18%) Windows
7 12 (15.58%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (14.29%) ColdFusion
8 11 (14.29%) Back Office
8 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 11 (14.29%) ASP.NET
9 10 (12.99%) CSS
10 9 (11.69%) Oracle
10 9 (11.69%) HTML
10 9 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (9.09%) QA
11 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (9.09%) HTML5
12 6 (7.79%) jQuery
12 6 (7.79%) FMCG
12 6 (7.79%) Entity Framework
12 6 (7.79%) High Availability
12 6 (7.79%) Relational Database
12 6 (7.79%) .NET Framework
12 6 (7.79%) MySQL
12 6 (7.79%) Web Services

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 11 (14.29%) ColdFusion
2 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.60%) SAS
2 2 (2.60%) Site Server
2 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (1.30%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.30%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.78%) Internet
2 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.60%) HTTP
3 2 (2.60%) LAN
3 2 (2.60%) WAN
4 1 (1.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (38.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (7.79%) MySQL
3 6 (7.79%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.49%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (6.49%) Riak
5 4 (5.19%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.90%) DB2
6 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.90%) Power BI
6 3 (3.90%) Redis
6 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.60%) MS Access
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.60%) Maven
3 1 (1.30%) AccuRev
3 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 11 (14.29%) Back Office
2 3 (3.90%) Finance
3 2 (2.60%) Advertising
3 2 (2.60%) Games
4 1 (1.30%) Law
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (66.23%) Developer
2 19 (24.68%) .NET Developer
3 16 (20.78%) Software Developer
4 13 (16.88%) C# Developer
4 13 (16.88%) DBA
4 13 (16.88%) SQL DBA
5 11 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
5 11 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 11 (14.29%) VB.NET Developer
6 10 (12.99%) ColdFusion Developer
7 8 (10.39%) Analyst
7 8 (10.39%) C# Software Developer
8 7 (9.09%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 5 (6.49%) Administrator
9 5 (6.49%) Production DBA
10 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (5.19%) WinForms Developer
11 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (41.56%) .NET
2 18 (23.38%) WinForms
3 11 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 10 (12.99%) CSS
5 9 (11.69%) HTML
6 7 (9.09%) HTML5
7 6 (7.79%) .NET Framework
7 6 (7.79%) Entity Framework
7 6 (7.79%) jQuery
7 6 (7.79%) Web Services
8 5 (6.49%) REST
9 4 (5.19%) CSS3
10 3 (3.90%) AngularJS
10 3 (3.90%) Apache Cordova
10 3 (3.90%) Node.js
10 3 (3.90%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (3.90%) SOAP
11 2 (2.60%) JMS
11 2 (2.60%) Servlets
11 2 (2.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) FMCG
2 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Clustering
3 4 (5.19%) Replication
4 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.90%) User Experience
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Android
2 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.90%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.30%) Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.58%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (7.79%) High Availability
6 5 (6.49%) Database Security
6 5 (6.49%) MVC
7 4 (5.19%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.19%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (5.19%) ERP
7 4 (5.19%) OOP
8 3 (3.90%) Decision-Making
8 3 (3.90%) Facilities Management
8 3 (3.90%) iOS Development
8 3 (3.90%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (3.90%) OO
8 3 (3.90%) Scrum
8 3 (3.90%) Test Automation
8 3 (3.90%) Web Application Development
8 3 (3.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (38.96%) C#
2 16 (20.78%) T-SQL
2 16 (20.78%) VB.NET
3 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.49%) PHP
4 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.90%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.60%) Java
6 2 (2.60%) R
7 1 (1.30%) PHP 5
7 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.90%) Docker
3 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Failover Clustering
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (5.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (11.69%) Oracle
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.19%) VMware
4 3 (3.90%) Teradata
5 2 (2.60%) Cisco
5 2 (2.60%) Citrix
5 2 (2.60%) HP
5 2 (2.60%) NetApp
5 2 (2.60%) RapidMiner
5 2 (2.60%) Sage
5 2 (2.60%) SAP
6 1 (1.30%) DevExpress