Period
to 21 November 2018

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 November 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Staffordshire > Stoke-on-Trent
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 2 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 38 40 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 44.71% 40.00% 11.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 90.48% 80.00% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 15
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £360 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.10% +19.23% -22.62%
10th Percentile £319 £297 £268
90th Percentile £388 £438 £451
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +4.17% +10.77% -17.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate £21.00 - -
Staffordshire median hourly rate £52.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +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 42 50 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 49.41% 50.00% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 22
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £368 £369 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.34% +16.60% -24.70%
10th Percentile £319 £260 £146
90th Percentile £388 £438 £418
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £323
% change year-on-year +7.14% +8.53% -16.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate £21.00 - -
Staffordshire median hourly rate £52.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +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 21 November 2018, 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 31 (81.58%) SQL
1 31 (81.58%) .NET
2 30 (78.95%) C#
3 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (52.63%) NoSQL
5 19 (50.00%) Web Services
6 14 (36.84%) VB.NET
6 14 (36.84%) .NET Framework
6 14 (36.84%) WinForms
7 13 (34.21%) Visual Studio
7 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET
8 12 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (31.58%) E-Commerce
8 12 (31.58%) Entity Framework
8 12 (31.58%) WPF
8 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (31.58%) Relational Database
9 11 (28.95%) Docker
9 11 (28.95%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (28.95%) Redis
9 11 (28.95%) DB2
9 11 (28.95%) Teradata
9 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (26.32%) Degree
10 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
11 9 (23.68%) AccuRev
11 9 (23.68%) JIRA
12 7 (18.42%) MVC
12 7 (18.42%) Windows
12 7 (18.42%) RESTful

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 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Sage 200
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) G Suite
2 2 (5.26%) Office 365
3 1 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.63%) IaaS
3 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Internet
2 2 (5.26%) RTP
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
3 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (52.63%) NoSQL
2 12 (31.58%) Relational Database
3 11 (28.95%) DB2
3 11 (28.95%) Redis
3 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.26%) MySQL
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.26%) Riak
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Visual Studio
2 9 (23.68%) AccuRev
2 9 (23.68%) JIRA
3 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.26%) Subversion
3 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.26%) Back Office
1 2 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (78.95%) Developer
2 25 (65.79%) .NET Developer
3 22 (57.89%) C# .NET Developer
3 22 (57.89%) C# Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Software Developer
5 5 (13.16%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (10.53%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (10.53%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Web Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Administrator
8 2 (5.26%) Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (5.26%) DBA
8 2 (5.26%) Production DBA
8 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Technical Support
8 2 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (81.58%) .NET
2 19 (50.00%) Web Services
3 14 (36.84%) .NET Framework
3 14 (36.84%) WinForms
4 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET
5 12 (31.58%) Entity Framework
5 12 (31.58%) WPF
6 11 (28.95%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (18.42%) RESTful
8 3 (7.89%) CSS
8 3 (7.89%) HTML
8 3 (7.89%) jQuery
8 3 (7.89%) WCF
9 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (5.26%) Drools
9 2 (5.26%) XML
10 1 (2.63%) .NET Core
10 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (2.63%) JSON
10 1 (2.63%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Clustering
2 2 (5.26%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (31.58%) E-Commerce
3 7 (18.42%) MVC
4 3 (7.89%) SDLC
4 3 (7.89%) Web Development
5 2 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (5.26%) Database Security
5 2 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.26%) DSDM
5 2 (5.26%) RAD
5 2 (5.26%) Scrum
5 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.26%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.26%) Web Application Development
6 1 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.63%) CRM
6 1 (2.63%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 31 (81.58%) SQL
2 30 (78.95%) C#
3 14 (36.84%) VB.NET
4 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Docker
2 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Teradata
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) Sage
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco
5 1 (2.63%) SonicWALL