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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 46 46 44
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 6 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.01% 1.23% 1.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.06% 5.38% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £223 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.83% -25.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+33.92% +1.81%
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
99 130 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.67% 22.93% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 78 53
Average daily rate £368 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%

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 23 January 2015.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (85.71%) SQL
3 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (42.86%) MicroStrategy
5 6 (42.86%) C#
5 6 (42.86%) .NET
6 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
6 5 (35.71%) MVC
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) jQuery
8 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
8 3 (21.43%) IIS
8 3 (21.43%) CRM
8 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
9 2 (14.29%) ETL
9 2 (14.29%) Finance
9 2 (14.29%) CSS
9 2 (14.29%) HTML
9 2 (14.29%) MDX
9 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (7.14%) Tableau

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (21.43%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (7.14%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (7.14%) QlikView
6 1 (7.14%) OLAP
6 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (42.86%) .NET Developer
4 5 (35.71%) Business Developer
5 3 (21.43%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (21.43%) Analyst
6 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
6 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
6 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) jQuery
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
4 2 (14.29%) CSS
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) MDX
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (7.14%) HTML5
5 1 (7.14%) LINQ
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.14%) JSON
5 1 (7.14%) Ajax
5 1 (7.14%) Web Services
5 1 (7.14%) XML
5 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (35.71%) MVC
3 3 (21.43%) CRM
3 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 2 (14.29%) ETL
5 1 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (7.14%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCITP
1 1 (7.14%) MCTS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) MicroStrategy
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Tableau