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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 58 56 50
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 12 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.54% 1.33% 1.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.11% 6.40% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 10
Median daily rate £330 £335 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £268 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £372 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
- +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -18.75%
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
148 172 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.00% 20.85% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 122 93
Median daily rate £400 £345 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £38.00 - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £26.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+28.84% -17.46%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing SQL Server 2012 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (65.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (60.00%) SQL
4 11 (55.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (40.00%) ETL
6 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
6 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (30.00%) QlikView
8 5 (25.00%) Finance
8 5 (25.00%) Windows
8 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (25.00%) Data Modelling
8 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (20.00%) LAN
9 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco
9 4 (20.00%) ITIL
10 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (15.00%) Banking
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (15.00%) Firewall
10 3 (15.00%) Wireless

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) Internet
2 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 3 (15.00%) Wireless
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (65.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (55.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (55.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (30.00%) QlikView
6 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (15.00%) Informix
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (10.00%) OLTP
9 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
9 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Moq
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Data Architect
4 3 (15.00%) QlikView Developer
4 3 (15.00%) SQL BI Developer
4 3 (15.00%) SSIS Developer
4 3 (15.00%) SSRS Developer
5 2 (10.00%) DBA
5 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Server Support
5 2 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (10.00%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
2 1 (5.00%) WCF
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (40.00%) ETL
3 5 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (15.00%) Migration
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Server Building
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (10.00%) Data Transformation
7 1 (5.00%) Data Mapping
7 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
7 1 (5.00%) Database Tuning
7 1 (5.00%) Front End Development
7 1 (5.00%) MVC
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (5.00%) TDD
7 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) Dell
3 3 (15.00%) IBM
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) VMware