Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Staffordshire > Stoke-on-Trent
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 2 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 30 42 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 43.48% 45.16% 15.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 93.75% 91.30% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 20
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £360 £381 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.57% +25.51% -27.68%
10th Percentile £313 £298 £222
90th Percentile £388 £438 £379
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £328 £325
% change year-on-year +9.92% +0.77% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate - - -
Staffordshire median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +22.22% - -

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 32 46 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 46.38% 49.46% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 27
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £360 £375 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +21.95% -25.00%
10th Percentile £313 £302 £187
90th Percentile £388 £438 £375
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate - - -
Staffordshire median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +22.22% - -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Stoke-on-Trent

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Stoke-on-Trent.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Stoke-on-Trent

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Stoke-on-Trent over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Stoke-on-Trent

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Stoke-on-Trent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 25 (83.33%) .NET
2 23 (76.67%) C#
2 23 (76.67%) SQL
3 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (53.33%) NoSQL
5 14 (46.67%) WinForms
5 14 (46.67%) VB.NET
5 14 (46.67%) Web Services
6 13 (43.33%) E-Commerce
7 10 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (33.33%) Degree
7 10 (33.33%) Computer Science
7 10 (33.33%) WPF
8 9 (30.00%) JIRA
8 9 (30.00%) .NET Framework
8 9 (30.00%) AccuRev
8 9 (30.00%) Visual Studio
9 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
9 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (23.33%) Teradata
10 7 (23.33%) RESTful
10 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (23.33%) Docker
10 7 (23.33%) Redis
10 7 (23.33%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (23.33%) Entity Framework
10 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
10 7 (23.33%) DB2
10 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
11 5 (16.67%) MVC

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
1 2 (6.67%) Internet
1 2 (6.67%) RTP
2 1 (3.33%) DHCP
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (53.33%) NoSQL
2 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (23.33%) DB2
3 7 (23.33%) Redis
4 2 (6.67%) MySQL
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (6.67%) Riak
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.33%) OLAP
5 1 (3.33%) OLTP
5 1 (3.33%) Power BI
5 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) AccuRev
1 9 (30.00%) JIRA
1 9 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Subversion
2 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.67%) Back Office
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Developer
2 18 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 17 (56.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 17 (56.67%) C# Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 4 (13.33%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (13.33%) VB.NET Developer
6 3 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (10.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (6.67%) DBA
7 2 (6.67%) Production DBA
7 2 (6.67%) Web Developer
7 2 (6.67%) WinForms Developer
8 1 (3.33%) C# Software Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) VB.NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (83.33%) .NET
2 14 (46.67%) Web Services
2 14 (46.67%) WinForms
3 10 (33.33%) WPF
4 9 (30.00%) .NET Framework
5 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
5 7 (23.33%) Entity Framework
5 7 (23.33%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (23.33%) RESTful
6 2 (6.67%) Drools
6 2 (6.67%) WCF
6 2 (6.67%) XML
7 1 (3.33%) jQuery
7 1 (3.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.67%) Clustering
1 2 (6.67%) Replication
2 1 (3.33%) EMC VNX
2 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) E-Commerce
3 10 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 5 (16.67%) MVC
5 3 (10.00%) Scrum
5 3 (10.00%) SDLC
5 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.67%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (6.67%) Database Security
6 2 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (6.67%) DSDM
6 2 (6.67%) High Availability
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.67%) Web Application Development
6 2 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) C#
1 23 (76.67%) SQL
2 14 (46.67%) VB.NET
3 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) MCSA
2 1 (3.33%) MCSE
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Docker
2 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) vCenter Server
2 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
1 7 (23.33%) Teradata
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) EMC
3 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.33%) SonicWALL
3 1 (3.33%) Sophos
3 1 (3.33%) VMware