The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 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 over the 3 months to 1 June 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 81 97 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.42% 12.29% 11.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.60% 61.39% 52.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 67 54
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £258 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £401 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+59.52% -27.58%
SQL Server
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
154 158 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.82% 20.03% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 112 92
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 £500 £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 £34.25 £26.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+31.73% -18.75%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 June 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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.

1 76 (50.33%) SQL
2 56 (37.09%) Microsoft
3 55 (36.42%) .NET
4 46 (30.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (27.15%) C#
6 37 (24.50%) Windows
7 35 (23.18%) HTML
8 34 (22.52%) Business Intelligence
9 32 (21.19%) Oracle
10 31 (20.53%) CSS
10 31 (20.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 30 (19.87%) JavaScript
12 27 (17.88%) ASP.NET
12 27 (17.88%) Windows Server
13 26 (17.22%) Web Services
14 25 (16.56%) Finance
15 24 (15.89%) T-SQL
15 24 (15.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 24 (15.89%) SQL Server 2008
16 22 (14.57%) Java
16 22 (14.57%) XML
16 22 (14.57%) Data Warehouse
16 22 (14.57%) MVC
16 22 (14.57%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (13.91%) SQL Server 2012
18 20 (13.25%) Performance Tuning
18 20 (13.25%) Relational Database
19 19 (12.58%) .NET Framework
20 18 (11.92%) SharePoint
21 17 (11.26%) ETL

SQL Server
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 18 (11.92%) SharePoint
2 14 (9.27%) Tomcat
3 11 (7.28%) WebLogic
4 10 (6.62%) JBoss
4 10 (6.62%) MS Exchange
5 8 (5.30%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (4.64%) WebLogic Portal
6 7 (4.64%) WebSphere
7 6 (3.97%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (3.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (2.65%) Apache
10 2 (1.32%) CMS
10 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.32%) IIS
10 2 (1.32%) Kentico
10 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.66%) K2 blackpearl
11 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.66%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.66%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.99%) IaaS
2 3 (1.99%) Office 365
2 3 (1.99%) PaaS
3 2 (1.32%) SaaS
4 1 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.66%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.66%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.96%) WAN
2 8 (5.30%) Wireless
3 7 (4.64%) Firewall
3 7 (4.64%) Internet
3 7 (4.64%) LAN
4 4 (2.65%) BIG-IP
4 4 (2.65%) SSH
4 4 (2.65%) SSL
5 3 (1.99%) DHCP
6 2 (1.32%) Network Security
6 2 (1.32%) SAN
6 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.32%) VLAN
7 1 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.66%) DNS
7 1 (0.66%) IMAP
7 1 (0.66%) Modbus
7 1 (0.66%) SMTP
7 1 (0.66%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (30.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 31 (20.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (15.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (15.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 22 (14.57%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (13.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (13.25%) Relational Database
7 13 (8.61%) QlikView
8 10 (6.62%) DB2
8 10 (6.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (5.30%) RDBMS
10 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (3.97%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (2.65%) DTS
11 4 (2.65%) Oracle Database
11 4 (2.65%) Power BI
12 3 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (1.99%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (1.99%) Informix
12 3 (1.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (9.27%) Visual Studio
2 13 (8.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.64%) Log4j
4 5 (3.31%) NUnit
5 4 (2.65%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.99%) Selenium
7 2 (1.32%) Moq
7 2 (1.32%) Subversion
8 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.66%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.66%) MSTest
8 1 (0.66%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.66%) Toad
General
1 25 (16.56%) Finance
2 11 (7.28%) Banking
3 9 (5.96%) Back Office
4 4 (2.65%) Billing
5 3 (1.99%) Advertising
5 3 (1.99%) Automotive
5 3 (1.99%) Marketing
5 3 (1.99%) Retail
6 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.66%) German Language
6 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.66%) Law
Job Titles
1 82 (54.30%) Developer
2 36 (23.84%) .NET Developer
3 31 (20.53%) SQL Developer
4 20 (13.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 17 (11.26%) C# Developer
5 17 (11.26%) SQL Server Developer
6 14 (9.27%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (7.95%) Architect
7 12 (7.95%) SSIS Developer
7 12 (7.95%) SSRS Developer
8 11 (7.28%) ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (5.96%) Analyst
9 9 (5.96%) Consultant
9 9 (5.96%) DBA
10 8 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (5.30%) Business Developer
10 8 (5.30%) SQL DBA
10 8 (5.30%) Support Engineer
11 7 (4.64%) SQL BI Developer
11 7 (4.64%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (36.42%) .NET
2 35 (23.18%) HTML
3 31 (20.53%) CSS
4 27 (17.88%) ASP.NET
5 26 (17.22%) Web Services
6 22 (14.57%) XML
7 19 (12.58%) .NET Framework
8 13 (8.61%) jQuery
9 11 (7.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (7.28%) Entity Framework
9 11 (7.28%) HTML5
10 10 (6.62%) JMS
10 10 (6.62%) JSP
10 10 (6.62%) REST
11 8 (5.30%) MDX
11 8 (5.30%) SOAP
11 8 (5.30%) WCF
12 7 (4.64%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (4.64%) CSS3
12 7 (4.64%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.28%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.97%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.31%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.65%) Clustering
4 4 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.65%) Replication
5 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.99%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.32%) Blog
6 2 (1.32%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.32%) NHS
7 1 (0.66%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.66%) EPoS
7 1 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (24.50%) Windows
2 27 (17.88%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.64%) Linux
6 5 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.65%) Unix
7 4 (2.65%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.99%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.32%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.66%) AIX
10 1 (0.66%) Android
10 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.66%) HPUX
10 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.66%) VMS
10 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.52%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (14.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (14.57%) MVC
3 20 (13.25%) Performance Tuning
4 17 (11.26%) ETL
5 14 (9.27%) Migration
6 13 (8.61%) ITIL
7 12 (7.95%) Web Development
8 11 (7.28%) Project Management
8 11 (7.28%) TDD
9 10 (6.62%) High Availability
9 10 (6.62%) Workflow
10 8 (5.30%) CRM
10 8 (5.30%) OO
10 8 (5.30%) SDLC
10 8 (5.30%) SOA
11 7 (4.64%) Scrum
12 6 (3.97%) Business Analysis
12 6 (3.97%) Logistics
13 5 (3.31%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (50.33%) SQL
2 41 (27.15%) C#
3 30 (19.87%) JavaScript
4 24 (15.89%) T-SQL
5 22 (14.57%) Java
6 10 (6.62%) VB
6 10 (6.62%) VB.NET
7 7 (4.64%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.31%) XPath
9 3 (1.99%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.99%) VBScript
10 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.32%) VB6
11 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.66%) C
11 1 (0.66%) Korn
11 1 (0.66%) PHP
11 1 (0.66%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (3.31%) Degree
1 5 (3.31%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.99%) ISEB
3 3 (1.99%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.66%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.66%) MCAD
5 1 (0.66%) MCITP
5 1 (0.66%) MCP
5 1 (0.66%) MCSD
5 1 (0.66%) MCSE
5 1 (0.66%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) QA
1 2 (1.32%) WCAG
2 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (11.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.99%) SCOM
2 1 (0.66%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.66%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 56 (37.09%) Microsoft
2 32 (21.19%) Oracle
3 13 (8.61%) IBM
4 7 (4.64%) Misys
5 6 (3.97%) Pega
5 6 (3.97%) VMware
6 4 (2.65%) Cisco
6 4 (2.65%) F5
6 4 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.99%) BEA
7 3 (1.99%) Dell
7 3 (1.99%) SAP
7 3 (1.99%) Sybase
7 3 (1.99%) Vitria
8 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.32%) HP
8 2 (1.32%) Symantec
8 2 (1.32%) Tableau
9 1 (0.66%) Aruba
9 1 (0.66%) Sitecore
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