Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 5 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 9 35 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 18.75% 42.68% 40.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 81.82% 89.74% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 23
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £325 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -3.23% +19.23%
10th Percentile £305 £323 £297
90th Percentile £348 £388 £438
Staffordshire median daily rate £325 £375 £360
% change year-on-year -13.33% +4.17% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate - £21.00 -
Staffordshire median hourly rate £30.00 £52.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -42.31% +15.56% -

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 11 39 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 22.92% 47.56% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 24 29
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £330 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £306 £325 £272
90th Percentile £388 £388 £438
Staffordshire median daily rate £325 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate - £21.00 -
Staffordshire median hourly rate £30.00 £52.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -42.31% +15.56% -

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 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 15 December 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 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) WinForms
2 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (44.44%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) RESTful
3 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) GitLab
4 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
4 2 (22.22%) VBA
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (22.22%) EDI
4 2 (22.22%) Refactoring
4 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) AS400
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (11.11%) Replication
5 1 (11.11%) Clustering
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (11.11%) Riak
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) GitLab
3 1 (11.11%) AccuRev
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) VBA Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Application Developer
4 1 (11.11%) DBA
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server BI Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) WinForms
2 3 (33.33%) RESTful
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) EDI
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (11.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) AS400
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Refactoring
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Change Data Capture
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Database Security
3 1 (11.11%) Decision-Making
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (11.11%) Project Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
3 2 (22.22%) VBA
4 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle