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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 59 78 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.03% 10.43% 13.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.75% 55.71% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 57 67
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£350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
SQL Server
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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
138 140 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.78% 18.72% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 89 116
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -66.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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 August 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 August 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 65 (41.94%) .NET
2 57 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (36.13%) SQL
4 54 (34.84%) Microsoft
5 53 (34.19%) C#
6 46 (29.68%) MVC
7 35 (22.58%) TDD
8 32 (20.65%) ASP.NET
8 32 (20.65%) BDD
9 31 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 31 (20.00%) Scrum
10 29 (18.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 29 (18.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 25 (16.13%) T-SQL
12 24 (15.48%) RESTful
13 23 (14.84%) Git (software)
13 23 (14.84%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (14.19%) TOGAF
14 22 (14.19%) WCF
14 22 (14.19%) JavaScript
14 22 (14.19%) Windows
14 22 (14.19%) Linux
14 22 (14.19%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (13.55%) SQL Server 2012
15 21 (13.55%) Mentoring
16 20 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
16 20 (12.90%) SOA
16 20 (12.90%) Python
16 20 (12.90%) SharePoint
16 20 (12.90%) PostgreSQL

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (7.10%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.23%) Node.js
5 3 (1.94%) IIS
5 3 (1.94%) Lync
5 3 (1.94%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.29%) SAS
6 2 (1.29%) Mule
6 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.65%) Kentico
7 1 (0.65%) CMS
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.65%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 11 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 15 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.94%) SaaS
1 3 (1.94%) PaaS
1 3 (1.94%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) GitHub
2 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
1 3 (1.94%) SAN
2 2 (1.29%) Firewall
2 2 (1.29%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (1.29%) NAS
2 2 (1.29%) LAN
2 2 (1.29%) DNS
3 1 (0.65%) WAN
3 1 (0.65%) DHCP
3 1 (0.65%) VPN
3 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 29 (18.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 29 (18.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (13.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (12.90%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (12.26%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (11.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (8.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (7.10%) NoSQL
9 6 (3.87%) OLAP
10 5 (3.23%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (1.94%) MySQL
12 3 (1.94%) DB2
12 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.94%) Relational Database
13 2 (1.29%) Big Data
13 2 (1.29%) QlikView
13 2 (1.29%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 23 (14.84%) Git (software)
1 23 (14.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (11.61%) Subversion
3 17 (10.97%) Visual Studio
4 14 (9.03%) Selenium
5 2 (1.29%) NUnit
5 2 (1.29%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (1.29%) Moq
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.65%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.65%) Toad
6 1 (0.65%) ERwin
General
1 16 (10.32%) Finance
2 7 (4.52%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.94%) Law
5 2 (1.29%) Banking
5 2 (1.29%) Retail
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 95 (61.29%) Developer
2 24 (15.48%) .NET Developer
3 20 (12.90%) Python Developer
4 16 (10.32%) SQL Developer
5 14 (9.03%) C# Developer
5 14 (9.03%) Architect
6 11 (7.10%) Analyst
6 11 (7.10%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.81%) DBA
7 9 (5.81%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (5.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (4.52%) Senior Python Developer
9 7 (4.52%) SQL DBA
9 7 (4.52%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.87%) Agile .NET Developer
10 6 (3.87%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 5 (3.23%) Consultant
11 5 (3.23%) Business Analyst
11 5 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (2.58%) CRM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (41.94%) .NET
2 32 (20.65%) ASP.NET
3 24 (15.48%) RESTful
4 22 (14.19%) WCF
5 20 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (11.61%) Django
6 18 (11.61%) HTML
6 18 (11.61%) Flask
7 17 (10.97%) .NET Framework
7 17 (10.97%) Web Services
8 16 (10.32%) CSS
9 14 (9.03%) Entity Framework
10 13 (8.39%) XML
11 10 (6.45%) JSON
11 10 (6.45%) HTML5
12 9 (5.81%) jQuery
13 8 (5.16%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (3.87%) AngularJS
15 5 (3.23%) React
16 4 (2.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.58%) Replication
2 4 (2.58%) Clustering
3 3 (1.94%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.29%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.29%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.29%) NHS
4 2 (1.29%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.65%) SCADA
5 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.19%) Windows
1 22 (14.19%) Linux
2 18 (11.61%) Debian
2 18 (11.61%) Ubuntu
3 10 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.23%) UNIX
7 3 (1.94%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.29%) Android
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (29.68%) MVC
3 35 (22.58%) TDD
4 32 (20.65%) BDD
5 31 (20.00%) Scrum
6 22 (14.19%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (14.19%) TOGAF
7 21 (13.55%) Mentoring
8 20 (12.90%) SOA
8 20 (12.90%) Migration
9 18 (11.61%) ETL
10 17 (10.97%) CRM
11 16 (10.32%) Data Migration
11 16 (10.32%) Test Automation
12 15 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (8.39%) Microservices
13 13 (8.39%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
14 10 (6.45%) Unit Testing
15 8 (5.16%) Information Security
15 8 (5.16%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 56 (36.13%) SQL
2 53 (34.19%) C#
3 25 (16.13%) T-SQL
4 22 (14.19%) JavaScript
5 20 (12.90%) Python
6 5 (3.23%) Ruby
7 3 (1.94%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.94%) PHP
8 2 (1.29%) C++
8 2 (1.29%) Java
8 2 (1.29%) VB
8 2 (1.29%) C
8 2 (1.29%) VBA
8 2 (1.29%) X++
8 2 (1.29%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.29%) VB6
9 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.65%) XPath
9 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.87%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.23%) Degree
4 3 (1.94%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.29%) vSphere
3 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (7.74%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.65%) ARCserve
2 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.65%) WSUS
2 1 (0.65%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 54 (34.84%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.10%) Oracle
3 5 (3.23%) Ab Initio
3 5 (3.23%) VMware
3 5 (3.23%) Netezza
4 3 (1.94%) Tableau
4 3 (1.94%) Nintex
4 3 (1.94%) Telerik
4 3 (1.94%) Cisco
5 2 (1.29%) IBM
5 2 (1.29%) Informatica
5 2 (1.29%) Cognos
6 1 (0.65%) Symantec
6 1 (0.65%) Pega
6 1 (0.65%) Sybase
6 1 (0.65%) SAP
6 1 (0.65%) Sun
6 1 (0.65%) HP
6 1 (0.65%) Citrix
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