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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 54 59 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.68% 8.86% 10.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.53% 50.00% 51.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 42 45
Median daily rate £325 £394 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +26.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £264 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% +88.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -6.25%
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
152 118 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.62% 17.72% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 80 84
Median daily rate £400 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £18.20 £24.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.73% +88.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -25.37%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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.

1 104 (67.10%) SQL
2 81 (52.26%) Microsoft
3 48 (30.97%) .NET
4 39 (25.16%) C#
5 38 (24.52%) HTML
6 37 (23.87%) Windows
7 36 (23.23%) Oracle
8 31 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 30 (19.35%) Java
10 28 (18.06%) CSS
10 28 (18.06%) Web Development
11 27 (17.42%) Windows Server
12 26 (16.77%) T-SQL
13 25 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 25 (16.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 24 (15.48%) Web Services
14 24 (15.48%) ETL
14 24 (15.48%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (14.19%) XML
15 22 (14.19%) JavaScript
15 22 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (13.55%) WebLogic
16 21 (13.55%) Finance
17 20 (12.90%) VMware
17 20 (12.90%) Back Office
17 20 (12.90%) IBM
17 20 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
18 19 (12.26%) SQL Server 2008
18 19 (12.26%) Misys
18 19 (12.26%) WebLogic Portal

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 21 (13.55%) WebLogic
2 19 (12.26%) JBoss
2 19 (12.26%) Tomcat
2 19 (12.26%) WebLogic Portal
2 19 (12.26%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.81%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.87%) IIS
4 6 (3.87%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (3.87%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.58%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.29%) Apache
8 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.58%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.29%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.65%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 31 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.81%) Office 365
3 3 (1.94%) SaaS
4 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.10%) Firewall
1 11 (7.10%) SAN
2 10 (6.45%) LAN
2 10 (6.45%) WAN
3 9 (5.81%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (5.81%) IPv4
4 7 (4.52%) LDAP
4 7 (4.52%) Unified Communications
5 6 (3.87%) H.323
5 6 (3.87%) Skype
6 4 (2.58%) Internet
7 2 (1.29%) Network Security
7 2 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.65%) DHCP
8 1 (0.65%) DNS
8 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 25 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 20 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (12.26%) DB2
3 19 (12.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (11.61%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (10.97%) Relational Database
5 17 (10.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (8.39%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (2.58%) Hazelcast
8 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.94%) DTS
9 3 (1.94%) OLAP
9 3 (1.94%) Power BI
9 3 (1.94%) QlikView
10 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Power View
10 2 (1.29%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 19 (12.26%) Log4j
2 17 (10.97%) Visual Studio
3 15 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.29%) JIRA
4 2 (1.29%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.65%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (13.55%) Finance
2 20 (12.90%) Back Office
3 10 (6.45%) Banking
4 4 (2.58%) Advertising
5 2 (1.29%) Billing
5 2 (1.29%) Retail
6 1 (0.65%) Automotive
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (45.16%) Developer
2 26 (16.77%) .NET Developer
3 24 (15.48%) Consultant
4 21 (13.55%) SQL Developer
5 17 (10.97%) DBA
6 16 (10.32%) C# Developer
7 15 (9.68%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (9.68%) SQL DBA
8 12 (7.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 12 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (7.74%) Technical Consultant
9 11 (7.10%) SQL Server Developer
10 10 (6.45%) Analyst
10 10 (6.45%) Oracle Developer
10 10 (6.45%) Senior Developer
11 9 (5.81%) SQL Server DBA
12 7 (4.52%) Technical Leader
13 6 (3.87%) Messaging Engineer
13 6 (3.87%) Senior Technical Engineer
13 6 (3.87%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (30.97%) .NET
2 38 (24.52%) HTML
3 28 (18.06%) CSS
4 24 (15.48%) Web Services
5 22 (14.19%) XML
6 19 (12.26%) .NET Framework
6 19 (12.26%) Java EE
6 19 (12.26%) JMS
6 19 (12.26%) JSP
7 18 (11.61%) ASP.NET
8 9 (5.81%) Entity Framework
8 9 (5.81%) jQuery
9 7 (4.52%) WCF
10 6 (3.87%) AngularJS
10 6 (3.87%) J2EE
10 6 (3.87%) REST
10 6 (3.87%) XMPP
11 4 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (2.58%) Hibernate
11 4 (2.58%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.32%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.87%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.94%) Clustering
4 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.94%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.94%) Replication
5 2 (1.29%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.29%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.65%) SCADA
6 1 (0.65%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 37 (23.87%) Windows
2 27 (17.42%) Windows Server
3 15 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (7.10%) Linux
5 10 (6.45%) Windows 8
6 9 (5.81%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.94%) Android
9 2 (1.29%) VMS
9 2 (1.29%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.65%) AIX
10 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.65%) HPUX
10 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.65%) Unix
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.06%) Web Development
2 24 (15.48%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (15.48%) ETL
3 22 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (12.26%) TDD
5 15 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (7.10%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (5.81%) MVC
8 8 (5.16%) Mentoring
9 7 (4.52%) CRM
9 7 (4.52%) Migration
10 6 (3.87%) High Availability
10 6 (3.87%) Kimball Methodology
10 6 (3.87%) Scrum
10 6 (3.87%) SOLID
11 4 (2.58%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (2.58%) Change Management
11 4 (2.58%) E-Discovery
11 4 (2.58%) Front End Development
11 4 (2.58%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 104 (67.10%) SQL
2 39 (25.16%) C#
3 30 (19.35%) Java
4 26 (16.77%) T-SQL
5 22 (14.19%) JavaScript
6 15 (9.68%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.58%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.94%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.29%) PHP
9 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.29%) VB
9 2 (1.29%) VB6
10 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.65%) C++
10 1 (0.65%) Korn
10 1 (0.65%) VBA
10 1 (0.65%) X++
10 1 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (10.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.74%) MCSE
3 11 (7.10%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (6.45%) MCSA
5 9 (5.81%) CCNP
5 9 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (5.81%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.94%) MCTS
7 2 (1.29%) Degree
7 2 (1.29%) MCITP
8 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.65%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.58%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (10.97%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.81%) vSphere
3 5 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.23%) XenApp
4 4 (2.58%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.58%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (7.10%) SCOM
2 4 (2.58%) SCCM
3 2 (1.29%) MOM
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 81 (52.26%) Microsoft
2 36 (23.23%) Oracle
3 20 (12.90%) IBM
3 20 (12.90%) VMware
4 19 (12.26%) Misys
5 11 (7.10%) Cisco
6 9 (5.81%) Juniper
7 6 (3.87%) Citrix
8 5 (3.23%) Cognos
9 4 (2.58%) Veeam
10 2 (1.29%) SAP
10 2 (1.29%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.29%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.65%) Dell
11 1 (0.65%) Informatica
11 1 (0.65%) Lotus
11 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.65%) Xamarin
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