The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 50 47 43
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 7 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.03% 1.32% 2.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.46% 7.69% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Average daily rate £450 £335 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.32% -8.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +29.31%
SQL Server 2012
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
157 104 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.16% 17.19% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 62 77
Average daily rate £380 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Birmingham region.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2012.

1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (70.00%) SQL
3 12 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 12 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (55.00%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (45.00%) Data Modelling
6 9 (45.00%) Windows
6 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 8 (40.00%) Informix
7 8 (40.00%) Oracle
7 8 (40.00%) QlikView
7 8 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (30.00%) Finance
9 6 (30.00%) Migration
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
11 3 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (15.00%) JSON
11 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
11 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (15.00%) VMware
11 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
11 3 (15.00%) Cisco

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SQL Server 2012 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2012. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (15.00%) LAN
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (40.00%) Informix
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 8 (40.00%) QlikView
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (5.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 1 (5.00%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Billing
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
1 8 (40.00%) Data Architect
2 7 (35.00%) Developer
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Developer
4 4 (20.00%) T-SQL Developer
5 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) QlikView Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (10.00%) DBA
7 1 (5.00%) Cognos BI Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Cognos Developer
7 1 (5.00%) ETL Developer
7 1 (5.00%) SQL BI Developer
7 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) JSON
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (45.00%) Data Modelling
4 8 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 6 (30.00%) Migration
6 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
7 3 (15.00%) ETL
8 2 (10.00%) Database Tuning
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL
9 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
9 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (5.00%) Data Security
9 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
9 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (5.00%) Security Management
9 1 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 12 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP SIM
1 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Symantec
5 1 (5.00%) arcserve
5 1 (5.00%) Cognos
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Sybase