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 5 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 62 76 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.56% 10.47% 12.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.69% 56.72% 55.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 54 52
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £193 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £424 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -18.18%
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
130 134 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.96% 18.46% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 84 94
Average daily rate £363 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £450 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
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 £28.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.63% -8.33%

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 5 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 5 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 75 (46.30%) .NET
2 58 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (35.19%) SQL
4 55 (33.95%) C#
5 52 (32.10%) Microsoft
6 47 (29.01%) MVC
7 36 (22.22%) ASP.NET
7 36 (22.22%) TDD
8 32 (19.75%) BDD
9 31 (19.14%) Scrum
9 31 (19.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 30 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 30 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
11 26 (16.05%) JavaScript
12 25 (15.43%) Mentoring
13 24 (14.81%) Git (software)
13 24 (14.81%) RESTful
13 24 (14.81%) Web Services
13 24 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (14.20%) HTML
14 23 (14.20%) Team Foundation Server
15 22 (13.58%) T-SQL
15 22 (13.58%) Linux
15 22 (13.58%) TOGAF
15 22 (13.58%) WCF
16 21 (12.96%) ETL
16 21 (12.96%) CSS
16 21 (12.96%) SQL Server 2012
17 20 (12.35%) ASP.NET MVC
17 20 (12.35%) Oracle

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 18 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.02%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (3.09%) Node.js
5 4 (2.47%) Lync
6 3 (1.85%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.23%) SAS
7 2 (1.23%) Mule
8 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.62%) Kentico
8 1 (0.62%) CMS
8 1 (0.62%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.62%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.62%) IIS
8 1 (0.62%) JBoss
8 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (6.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.62%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (8.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.62%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.47%) Office 365
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.85%) SaaS
2 3 (1.85%) PaaS
3 1 (0.62%) GitHub
3 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.85%) SAN
2 2 (1.23%) NAS
3 1 (0.62%) Firewall
3 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.62%) VPN
3 1 (0.62%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 30 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 30 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (12.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (12.35%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (10.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (6.79%) NoSQL
8 9 (5.56%) Relational Database
9 8 (4.94%) MySQL
10 5 (3.09%) OLAP
10 5 (3.09%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (2.47%) DB2
11 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database
13 2 (1.23%) Big Data
13 2 (1.23%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 24 (14.81%) Git (software)
2 23 (14.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 18 (11.11%) Subversion
4 14 (8.64%) Selenium
5 3 (1.85%) Moq
6 2 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (1.23%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.23%) ReSharper
6 2 (1.23%) ERwin
6 2 (1.23%) NUnit
7 1 (0.62%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.62%) Toad
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 17 (10.49%) Finance
2 6 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.85%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.85%) Law
4 1 (0.62%) Back Office
4 1 (0.62%) Electronics
4 1 (0.62%) Banking
4 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 95 (58.64%) Developer
2 26 (16.05%) .NET Developer
3 20 (12.35%) Python Developer
4 19 (11.73%) Architect
5 14 (8.64%) Analyst
6 12 (7.41%) Senior Developer
7 10 (6.17%) SQL Developer
8 9 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (5.56%) C# Developer
9 8 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 7 (4.32%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 7 (4.32%) Senior Python Developer
11 6 (3.70%) Agile .NET Developer
11 6 (3.70%) DBA
12 5 (3.09%) Business Analyst
12 5 (3.09%) SQL DBA
12 5 (3.09%) Dynamics AX Developer
12 5 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
13 4 (2.47%) CRM Architect
13 4 (2.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (46.30%) .NET
2 36 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 24 (14.81%) Web Services
3 24 (14.81%) RESTful
4 23 (14.20%) HTML
5 22 (13.58%) WCF
6 21 (12.96%) CSS
7 20 (12.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 19 (11.73%) .NET Framework
9 18 (11.11%) Django
9 18 (11.11%) Flask
10 15 (9.26%) Entity Framework
11 14 (8.64%) XML
12 13 (8.02%) HTML5
13 10 (6.17%) jQuery
14 8 (4.94%) JSON
14 8 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (4.94%) REST
15 6 (3.70%) SOAP
16 5 (3.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.32%) Clustering
1 7 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.47%) Data Extraction
3 3 (1.85%) Replication
3 3 (1.85%) NHS
4 2 (1.23%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.23%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.62%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.62%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.58%) Linux
2 18 (11.11%) Debian
2 18 (11.11%) Ubuntu
3 17 (10.49%) Windows
4 9 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.09%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.09%) UNIX
7 2 (1.23%) Android
8 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (29.01%) MVC
3 36 (22.22%) TDD
4 32 (19.75%) BDD
5 31 (19.14%) Scrum
6 25 (15.43%) Mentoring
7 24 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (13.58%) TOGAF
9 21 (12.96%) ETL
10 20 (12.35%) SOA
11 19 (11.73%) Migration
12 16 (9.88%) CRM
12 16 (9.88%) Test Automation
13 15 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (8.64%) Data Migration
14 14 (8.64%) E-Commerce
15 13 (8.02%) Microservices
15 13 (8.02%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
16 10 (6.17%) Unit Testing
17 8 (4.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 57 (35.19%) SQL
2 55 (33.95%) C#
3 26 (16.05%) JavaScript
4 22 (13.58%) T-SQL
5 20 (12.35%) Python
6 5 (3.09%) Ruby
6 5 (3.09%) X++
7 4 (2.47%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.47%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.85%) Java
9 2 (1.23%) C
9 2 (1.23%) C++
9 2 (1.23%) VB
9 2 (1.23%) PHP
9 2 (1.23%) VB6
9 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.62%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.62%) XPath
10 1 (0.62%) VBA
10 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.70%) Degree
2 6 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.62%) MCSE
4 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 5 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.23%) vSphere
3 1 (0.62%) XenApp
3 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (7.41%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (32.10%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.35%) Oracle
3 6 (3.70%) Ab Initio
3 6 (3.70%) Netezza
4 4 (2.47%) IBM
4 4 (2.47%) TIBCO
4 4 (2.47%) Akamai
5 3 (1.85%) Tableau
5 3 (1.85%) Nintex
5 3 (1.85%) Pega
5 3 (1.85%) VMware
5 3 (1.85%) Telerik
5 3 (1.85%) Citrix
6 2 (1.23%) Cognos
6 2 (1.23%) Informatica
7 1 (0.62%) Lotus
7 1 (0.62%) Vitria
7 1 (0.62%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco
7 1 (0.62%) Sybase
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago