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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 56 74 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.46% 12.67% 14.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.85% 54.81% 55.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 42 27
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£350 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £251 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -17.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.74% +7.27%
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
104 135 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.57% 23.12% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 81 52
Average daily rate £368 £315 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
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 £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SQL Server 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.

1 62 (50.41%) SQL
2 56 (45.53%) .NET
3 47 (38.21%) Microsoft
4 45 (36.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (31.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 38 (30.89%) C#
6 38 (30.89%) Windows
7 36 (29.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (25.20%) ASP.NET
9 27 (21.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 25 (20.33%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (19.51%) CRM
11 24 (19.51%) JavaScript
12 22 (17.89%) T-SQL
12 22 (17.89%) Dynamics CRM
13 21 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (17.07%) Oracle
13 21 (17.07%) SharePoint
13 21 (17.07%) Active Directory
14 20 (16.26%) MS Excel
14 20 (16.26%) HTML
15 17 (13.82%) Finance
16 16 (13.01%) BizTalk Server
17 15 (12.20%) jQuery
17 15 (12.20%) MVC
17 15 (12.20%) Web Services
18 14 (11.38%) CSS
18 14 (11.38%) SQL Server 2012
19 13 (10.57%) SQL Server 2005
20 12 (9.76%) WCF

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SQL Server 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (17.07%) SharePoint
2 16 (13.01%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.88%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.07%) IIS
5 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.63%) Apache
6 1 (0.81%) CICS
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.81%) Drupal
6 1 (0.81%) TPMS
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.81%) Node.js
Applications
1 20 (16.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.44%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.81%) MS Project
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (17.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (7.32%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.63%) e-Work
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.25%) VoIP
2 2 (1.63%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.63%) Firewall
3 1 (0.81%) Intranet
3 1 (0.81%) Internet
3 1 (0.81%) SAN
3 1 (0.81%) VPN
3 1 (0.81%) SSL
3 1 (0.81%) ATM
3 1 (0.81%) LAN
3 1 (0.81%) WAN
3 1 (0.81%) FTP
3 1 (0.81%) HTTP
3 1 (0.81%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.81%) SSH
3 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (36.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 39 (31.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (29.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (21.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (11.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (10.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (8.94%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (7.32%) Oracle Database
9 6 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (4.07%) OLAP
10 5 (4.07%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (4.07%) QlikView
10 5 (4.07%) Data Mart
10 5 (4.07%) Relational Database
11 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (2.44%) OLAP Cube
13 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Power View
13 2 (1.63%) MySQL
13 2 (1.63%) DTS
13 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (7.32%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.07%) JIRA
2 5 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.07%) Subversion
3 4 (3.25%) Toad
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.81%) NUnit
General
1 17 (13.82%) Finance
2 4 (3.25%) Banking
3 3 (2.44%) Retail
4 2 (1.63%) Legal
4 2 (1.63%) Electronics
5 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Billing
5 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (55.28%) Developer
2 16 (13.01%) Architect
2 16 (13.01%) .NET Developer
3 12 (9.76%) DBA
4 11 (8.94%) Analyst
4 11 (8.94%) Technical Architect
4 11 (8.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 9 (7.32%) SQL DBA
6 7 (5.69%) C# Developer
7 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (4.88%) BizTalk Developer
7 6 (4.88%) Business Developer
8 5 (4.07%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.07%) SQL Developer
8 5 (4.07%) SQL Server DBA
8 5 (4.07%) Database Developer
8 5 (4.07%) Windows Mobile Developer
8 5 (4.07%) CRM Developer
8 5 (4.07%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (45.53%) .NET
2 31 (25.20%) ASP.NET
3 20 (16.26%) HTML
4 15 (12.20%) jQuery
4 15 (12.20%) Web Services
5 14 (11.38%) CSS
6 12 (9.76%) WCF
7 8 (6.50%) XML
8 7 (5.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (4.88%) WinForms
10 5 (4.07%) .NET Framework
10 5 (4.07%) HTML5
11 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 4 (3.25%) MDX
12 3 (2.44%) WPF
12 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 2 (1.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 2 (1.63%) Razor View Engine
13 2 (1.63%) Ajax
13 2 (1.63%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.94%) Replication
2 6 (4.88%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.07%) Pocket PC
4 4 (3.25%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.25%) Data Extraction
5 3 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.81%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) AS400
6 1 (0.81%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.81%) Blog
6 1 (0.81%) iSeries
6 1 (0.81%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.81%) Statistics
6 1 (0.81%) Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) Social Media
6 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 38 (30.89%) Windows
2 11 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (8.13%) UNIX
3 10 (8.13%) Windows 8
4 6 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.07%) Windows CE
5 5 (4.07%) Windows XP
5 5 (4.07%) Windows Mobile
5 5 (4.07%) Windows Phone
5 5 (4.07%) Windows Phone 8
6 4 (3.25%) Linux
7 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.63%) Android
8 1 (0.81%) AIX
8 1 (0.81%) HPUX
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.33%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (19.51%) CRM
3 21 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (12.20%) MVC
5 11 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (8.94%) Scrum
6 9 (7.32%) ETL
7 8 (6.50%) Migration
8 6 (4.88%) Mentoring
8 6 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (4.88%) Web Development
8 6 (4.88%) OO
9 5 (4.07%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.07%) Unit Testing
9 5 (4.07%) Mobile Application Development
9 5 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (4.07%) Waterfall
10 4 (3.25%) ITIL
10 4 (3.25%) OOP
10 4 (3.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 62 (50.41%) SQL
2 38 (30.89%) C#
3 24 (19.51%) JavaScript
4 22 (17.89%) T-SQL
5 10 (8.13%) VB.NET
6 7 (5.69%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.07%) Embedded C++
7 5 (4.07%) C++
8 4 (3.25%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.63%) VB6
9 2 (1.63%) X++
9 2 (1.63%) VB
10 1 (0.81%) PHP
10 1 (0.81%) VBA
10 1 (0.81%) PHP5
10 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (2.44%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.63%) MCITP
3 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.81%) MCSE
3 1 (0.81%) Degree
3 1 (0.81%) HP APS
3 1 (0.81%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 21 (17.07%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.44%) vSphere
3 1 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.81%) XenApp
3 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.63%) EdgeSight
2 1 (0.81%) Control-M
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (38.21%) Microsoft
2 21 (17.07%) Oracle
3 8 (6.50%) Business Objects
4 6 (4.88%) VMware
4 6 (4.88%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (3.25%) Ab Initio
5 4 (3.25%) Netezza
6 3 (2.44%) Citrix
6 3 (2.44%) SAP
6 3 (2.44%) Tableau
7 2 (1.63%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.63%) AppSense
7 2 (1.63%) Metastorm
7 2 (1.63%) NetApp
7 2 (1.63%) Cisco
8 1 (0.81%) Mercator
8 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.81%) IBM
8 1 (0.81%) HP
8 1 (0.81%) Avaya
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