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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 15 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 54 64 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.88% 10.19% 8.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.47% 47.06% 49.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 43 29
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.45 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.53% -10.00%

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
107 136 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.60% 21.66% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 93 58
Median daily rate £350 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Median hourly rate £16.45 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.78% +23.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017, 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 93 (67.88%) SQL
2 73 (53.28%) Microsoft
3 49 (35.77%) .NET
4 40 (29.20%) C#
5 35 (25.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 33 (24.09%) HTML
7 28 (20.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (19.71%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (18.25%) JavaScript
9 25 (18.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (17.52%) Windows
11 23 (16.79%) ETL
11 23 (16.79%) .NET Framework
12 22 (16.06%) Oracle
12 22 (16.06%) Java
13 21 (15.33%) T-SQL
13 21 (15.33%) Visual Studio
13 21 (15.33%) SQL Server 2012
14 20 (14.60%) CSS
14 20 (14.60%) Web Development
15 19 (13.87%) Data Warehouse
16 18 (13.14%) Windows Server
17 17 (12.41%) Relational Database
17 17 (12.41%) Active Directory
18 16 (11.68%) ASP.NET
18 16 (11.68%) Web Services
18 16 (11.68%) XML
18 16 (11.68%) MVC
18 16 (11.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 11 (8.03%) SharePoint
1 11 (8.03%) WebLogic
2 10 (7.30%) JBoss
2 10 (7.30%) Tomcat
2 10 (7.30%) WebLogic Portal
2 10 (7.30%) WebSphere
3 7 (5.11%) IIS
4 5 (3.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (3.65%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.92%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.19%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.46%) Apache
8 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.73%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.73%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.92%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.46%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.46%) MS Office
4 1 (0.73%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.73%) Primavera
2 1 (0.73%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.73%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 35 (25.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.03%) Office 365
3 2 (1.46%) IaaS
4 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.73%) SaaS
4 1 (0.73%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.38%) LDAP
1 6 (4.38%) Skype
1 6 (4.38%) Unified Communications
2 5 (3.65%) H.323
3 3 (2.19%) Firewall
3 3 (2.19%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (2.19%) SAN
4 2 (1.46%) DHCP
4 2 (1.46%) DNS
4 2 (1.46%) Network Security
5 1 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.73%) IPv4
5 1 (0.73%) LAN
5 1 (0.73%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 25 (18.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (15.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (13.87%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (12.41%) Relational Database
6 16 (11.68%) SQL Server 2014
6 16 (11.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (10.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (10.22%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (7.30%) DB2
9 4 (2.92%) Hazelcast
10 3 (2.19%) DTS
11 2 (1.46%) MySQL
11 2 (1.46%) OLAP
11 2 (1.46%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.46%) QlikView
11 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.73%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 21 (15.33%) Visual Studio
2 16 (11.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (7.30%) Log4j
4 2 (1.46%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.73%) JIRA
5 1 (0.73%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.73%) NuGet
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (10.95%) Finance
2 10 (7.30%) Back Office
3 7 (5.11%) Advertising
4 4 (2.92%) Banking
5 2 (1.46%) Billing
5 2 (1.46%) Retail
6 1 (0.73%) Automotive
6 1 (0.73%) Legal
6 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.73%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (51.09%) Developer
2 31 (22.63%) .NET Developer
3 19 (13.87%) SQL Developer
4 16 (11.68%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (11.68%) C# Developer
4 16 (11.68%) DBA
5 15 (10.95%) SQL DBA
6 14 (10.22%) Senior Developer
7 13 (9.49%) Consultant
8 12 (8.76%) Analyst
8 12 (8.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (7.30%) SQL Server Developer
10 9 (6.57%) Oracle Developer
11 8 (5.84%) SQL Server DBA
11 8 (5.84%) Technical Consultant
12 7 (5.11%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (5.11%) Senior .NET Developer
12 7 (5.11%) SSRS Developer
13 6 (4.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 6 (4.38%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (35.77%) .NET
2 33 (24.09%) HTML
3 23 (16.79%) .NET Framework
4 20 (14.60%) CSS
5 16 (11.68%) ASP.NET
5 16 (11.68%) Web Services
5 16 (11.68%) XML
6 13 (9.49%) Entity Framework
7 10 (7.30%) Java EE
7 10 (7.30%) JMS
7 10 (7.30%) jQuery
7 10 (7.30%) JSP
7 10 (7.30%) WCF
8 8 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (5.11%) AngularJS
10 6 (4.38%) J2EE
10 6 (4.38%) REST
11 5 (3.65%) XMPP
12 4 (2.92%) Hibernate
12 4 (2.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (3.65%) Visualisation
2 4 (2.92%) Clustering
2 4 (2.92%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.19%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.19%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.46%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.46%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.73%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.73%) Replication
5 1 (0.73%) SCADA
5 1 (0.73%) Statistics
5 1 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.52%) Windows
2 18 (13.14%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.19%) Android
6 2 (1.46%) Linux
6 2 (1.46%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.46%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.46%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.73%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.73%) VMS
7 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.73%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.71%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (16.79%) ETL
4 20 (14.60%) Web Development
5 16 (11.68%) MVC
6 12 (8.76%) TDD
7 11 (8.03%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (5.84%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (5.11%) Migration
9 7 (5.11%) SOLID
10 6 (4.38%) Change Management
10 6 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (4.38%) Front End Development
10 6 (4.38%) Kimball Methodology
10 6 (4.38%) Mentoring
11 5 (3.65%) Data Modelling
11 5 (3.65%) High Availability
12 4 (2.92%) CRM
12 4 (2.92%) ERP
12 4 (2.92%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 93 (67.88%) SQL
2 40 (29.20%) C#
3 25 (18.25%) JavaScript
4 22 (16.06%) Java
5 21 (15.33%) T-SQL
6 12 (8.76%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.19%) VB
7 3 (2.19%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.46%) PHP
8 2 (1.46%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.46%) VB6
9 1 (0.73%) C++
9 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.73%) VBA
9 1 (0.73%) X++
9 1 (0.73%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.65%) MCSE
3 4 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.19%) MCTS
4 3 (2.19%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.46%) Degree
5 2 (1.46%) MCITP
5 2 (1.46%) MCSA
6 1 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.73%) CCNP
6 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.73%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.73%) ISEB
6 1 (0.73%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.73%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.46%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (12.41%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.38%) XenApp
3 4 (2.92%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.92%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.73%) Docker
5 1 (0.73%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.38%) SCOM
2 4 (2.92%) SCCM
3 1 (0.73%) WSUS
Vendors
1 73 (53.28%) Microsoft
2 22 (16.06%) Oracle
3 13 (9.49%) VMware
4 11 (8.03%) IBM
5 10 (7.30%) Misys
6 9 (6.57%) Cognos
7 7 (5.11%) Citrix
8 4 (2.92%) Veeam
9 3 (2.19%) SAP
10 2 (1.46%) IDERA
10 2 (1.46%) RedGate
10 2 (1.46%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.46%) Tableau
11 1 (0.73%) Cisco
11 1 (0.73%) Informatica
11 1 (0.73%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.73%) Juniper
11 1 (0.73%) Lotus
11 1 (0.73%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.73%) Xamarin
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