The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 25 June 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 6 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 12.50% 14.08% 15.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.00% 62.50% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
Median daily rate £363 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £245 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £387 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

SQL is in the programming language 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 25 16 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 52.08% 22.54% 48.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 10
Median daily rate £335 £263 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.61% -22.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £369 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Stoke-on-Trent

SQL
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 in Stoke-on-Trent.

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

SQL
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 in Stoke-on-Trent.

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 12 (75.00%) C#
1 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (37.50%) jQuery
3 6 (37.50%) VB.NET
3 6 (37.50%) MVC
4 5 (31.25%) TypeScript
4 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
4 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
5 4 (25.00%) Back Office
5 4 (25.00%) WinForms
5 4 (25.00%) WPF
5 4 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) AutoMapper
6 3 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (18.75%) StructureMap
6 3 (18.75%) Entity Framework
6 3 (18.75%) HTML5
6 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (18.75%) System Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) CSS
6 3 (18.75%) HTML
6 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio

SQL
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 (6.25%) SAS
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) DTS
3 1 (6.25%) Power BI
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium
3 2 (12.50%) Subversion
3 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
4 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (25.00%) Back Office
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 6 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 6 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (37.50%) C# Software Developer
3 6 (37.50%) Software Developer
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Developer
5 4 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (25.00%) C# WPF Developer
5 4 (25.00%) WPF Developer
6 3 (18.75%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 3 (18.75%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (12.50%) DBA
7 2 (12.50%) Programmer
7 2 (12.50%) SQL DBA
8 1 (6.25%) Analyst
8 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
8 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) jQuery
3 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
3 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
3 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (25.00%) WinForms
4 4 (25.00%) WPF
5 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
5 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (18.75%) AutoMapper
5 3 (18.75%) CSS
5 3 (18.75%) Entity Framework
5 3 (18.75%) HTML
5 3 (18.75%) HTML5
5 3 (18.75%) LINQ
5 3 (18.75%) StructureMap
5 3 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (12.50%) React
6 2 (12.50%) WCF
6 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) FMCG
1 2 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) MVC
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) System Testing
2 3 (18.75%) TDD
2 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) SOA
3 2 (12.50%) SOLID
3 2 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (6.25%) B2B
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) C#
2 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (37.50%) VB.NET
4 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 5 (31.25%) TypeScript
5 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle