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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 56 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.92% 0.45% 0.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.96% 1.86% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£363 £210 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.61% -70.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-27.41% -11.42%
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
141 161 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.43% 24.39% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 116 90
Average daily rate £350 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.21% +15.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 29 August 2014.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (81.25%) SQL
3 11 (68.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (50.00%) .NET
4 8 (50.00%) C#
5 7 (43.75%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (43.75%) MVC
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (37.50%) WCF
6 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
7 5 (31.25%) Web Services
7 5 (31.25%) CRM
7 5 (31.25%) jQuery
7 5 (31.25%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (25.00%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (12.50%) TDD
10 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
10 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
11 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
11 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (6.25%) BDD
11 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
11 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (68.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.25%) DTS
5 1 (6.25%) OLAP
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 5 (31.25%) CRM Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Lead Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Developer Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Business Developer
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) DBA
5 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Business Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) WCF
3 5 (31.25%) Web Services
3 5 (31.25%) jQuery
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (6.25%) CSS
7 1 (6.25%) HTML
7 1 (6.25%) MDX
7 1 (6.25%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) MVC
2 5 (31.25%) CRM
3 2 (12.50%) TDD
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) BDD
4 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
4 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VBA
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCP
1 1 (6.25%) MCAD
1 1 (6.25%) MCSD
1 1 (6.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) MicroStrategy
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Facebook
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle