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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 55 57 44
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 10 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.30% 1.45% 2.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.30% 6.78% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 10
Average daily rate £353 £325 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £240 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £375 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-22.33% -32.23%
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
137 177 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.77% 21.38% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 117 92
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.84% -40.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £24.75 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (64.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (58.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (58.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (52.94%) SQL
5 8 (47.06%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
5 8 (47.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (41.18%) T-SQL
7 6 (35.29%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (35.29%) Data Modelling
8 5 (29.41%) ETL
8 5 (29.41%) Windows
8 5 (29.41%) Finance
8 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
9 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
9 4 (23.53%) ITIL
9 4 (23.53%) LAN
9 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
9 4 (23.53%) Cisco
10 3 (17.65%) IBM
10 3 (17.65%) Dell
10 3 (17.65%) Internet
10 3 (17.65%) WAN
10 3 (17.65%) Oracle
10 3 (17.65%) Informix
10 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) LAN
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) Internet
2 3 (17.65%) WAN
2 3 (17.65%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (64.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (58.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (58.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (47.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (35.29%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (17.65%) Informix
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (17.65%) QlikView
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (11.76%) OLTP
9 1 (5.88%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 1 (5.88%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
9 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Moq
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Support
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) SSIS Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Data Architect
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Developer
3 3 (17.65%) SSRS Developer
4 2 (11.76%) DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Server Support
4 2 (11.76%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (11.76%) SSAS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) WCF
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (35.29%) Data Modelling
3 5 (29.41%) ETL
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Server Building
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (11.76%) Data Transformation
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
7 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Database Tuning
7 1 (5.88%) Front End Development
7 1 (5.88%) MVC
7 1 (5.88%) SOA
7 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.88%) TDD
7 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.76%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) C
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) Dell
3 3 (17.65%) IBM
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Cognos
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec
4 1 (5.88%) VMware