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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 9 8
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 6 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 11.32% 13.11% 12.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 75.00% 100.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Median daily rate £268 £398 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.70% +33.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £321 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £495 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 8 8 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 15.09% 13.11% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Median daily rate £311 £425 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.76% +19.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £370 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 14 (73.68%) C#
2 14 (73.68%) .NET
3 13 (68.42%) T-SQL
4 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
4 11 (57.89%) ASP.NET
4 11 (57.89%) MVC
5 10 (52.63%) jQuery
5 10 (52.63%) Git (software)
5 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (52.63%) AngularJS
6 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (31.58%) AutoMapper
8 6 (31.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (31.58%) TypeScript
8 6 (31.58%) StructureMap
8 6 (31.58%) Entity Framework
8 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (31.58%) SOLID
8 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (31.58%) LINQ
8 6 (31.58%) System Testing
8 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
8 6 (31.58%) Scrum
8 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
8 6 (31.58%) HTML
9 5 (26.32%) OO
9 5 (26.32%) Workflow
9 5 (26.32%) WCF

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:

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Git (software)
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
4 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
5 4 (21.05%) Selenium
5 4 (21.05%) Subversion
5 4 (21.05%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) C# Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Programmer
4 4 (21.05%) .NET Developer
4 4 (21.05%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (21.05%) DBA
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Developer
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (15.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (15.79%) SQL DBA
6 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (5.26%) C# Programmer
7 1 (5.26%) C# WCF Developer
7 1 (5.26%) C# WPF Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) WCF Developer
7 1 (5.26%) WPF Developer
7 1 (5.26%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) .NET
2 11 (57.89%) ASP.NET
3 10 (52.63%) AngularJS
3 10 (52.63%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (52.63%) jQuery
4 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
4 6 (31.58%) AutoMapper
4 6 (31.58%) Entity Framework
4 6 (31.58%) HTML
4 6 (31.58%) LINQ
4 6 (31.58%) StructureMap
4 6 (31.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (26.32%) HTML5
5 5 (26.32%) WCF
6 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (21.05%) CSS
6 4 (21.05%) XML
7 3 (15.79%) React
8 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) NHS
2 3 (15.79%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) MVC
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) Scrum
3 6 (31.58%) SOLID
3 6 (31.58%) System Testing
3 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (26.32%) OO
4 5 (26.32%) Workflow
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (21.05%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (15.79%) SOA
6 3 (15.79%) TDD
7 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
8 1 (5.26%) B2B
8 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
8 1 (5.26%) ETL
8 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 14 (73.68%) C#
3 13 (68.42%) T-SQL
4 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
5 6 (31.58%) TypeScript
6 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
7 1 (5.26%) VB
7 1 (5.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) SOASTA, Inc