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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
Rank 4 12 6
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6  
Contract jobs citing SQL 10 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 18.18% 9.68% 26.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 58.82% 23.08% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Median daily rate £250 £335 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.37% -15.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £307 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £363 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +69.14% -21.66%  

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 17 26 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 30.91% 41.94% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 12
Median daily rate £250 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.07% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £375 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Stoke-on-Trent over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

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

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
2 16 (66.67%) .NET
2 16 (66.67%) C#
3 15 (62.50%) T-SQL
4 12 (50.00%) MVC
5 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
5 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
5 11 (45.83%) jQuery
5 11 (45.83%) Git (software)
5 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (37.50%) AngularJS
7 8 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
9 6 (25.00%) OO
9 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
9 6 (25.00%) Scrum
9 6 (25.00%) TypeScript
9 6 (25.00%) AutoMapper
9 6 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (25.00%) SOLID
9 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (25.00%) StructureMap
9 6 (25.00%) Entity Framework
9 6 (25.00%) LINQ
9 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (25.00%) System Testing
9 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 6 (25.00%) WCF
10 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration

SQL
Top Related 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 (4.17%) SAS
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Power BI
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Git (software)
2 8 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
4 5 (20.83%) Subversion
4 5 (20.83%) TeamCity
5 3 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 3 (12.50%) Back Office
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 6 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Programmer
5 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (16.67%) DBA
5 4 (16.67%) Software Developer
6 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (12.50%) C# WPF Developer
6 3 (12.50%) SQL DBA
6 3 (12.50%) WPF Developer
7 2 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (4.17%) C# Programmer
8 1 (4.17%) Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (66.67%) .NET
2 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
2 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET MVC
2 11 (45.83%) jQuery
3 9 (37.50%) AngularJS
4 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (25.00%) AutoMapper
4 6 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 6 (25.00%) LINQ
4 6 (25.00%) StructureMap
4 6 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (25.00%) WCF
5 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (20.83%) CSS
5 5 (20.83%) HTML
5 5 (20.83%) HTML5
6 3 (12.50%) React
6 3 (12.50%) WinForms
6 3 (12.50%) WPF
6 3 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) NHS
2 3 (12.50%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) MVC
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) OO
3 6 (25.00%) Scrum
3 6 (25.00%) SOLID
3 6 (25.00%) System Testing
3 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.83%) Workflow
5 4 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (12.50%) Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (12.50%) SOA
7 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
8 1 (4.17%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) C#
2 15 (62.50%) T-SQL
3 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
4 6 (25.00%) TypeScript
5 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) SAP