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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 78 79 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.17% 12.06% 14.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.06% 52.32% 56.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 58 56
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +17.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +6.87%
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
147 151 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.17% 23.05% 25.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 108 90
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.86% +15.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.09 £30.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+6.96% -5.51%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014, 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 (54.74%) SQL
2 62 (45.26%) .NET
3 58 (42.34%) C#
4 45 (32.85%) ASP.NET
5 38 (27.74%) Microsoft
6 37 (27.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (23.36%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (21.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 30 (21.90%) Windows
10 28 (20.44%) JavaScript
11 27 (19.71%) WCF
12 26 (18.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 25 (18.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 22 (16.06%) HTML
14 22 (16.06%) T-SQL
15 20 (14.60%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (13.87%) Web Services
16 19 (13.87%) CSS
16 19 (13.87%) SharePoint
17 18 (13.14%) MVC
17 18 (13.14%) SQL Server 2005
17 18 (13.14%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (11.68%) XML
19 15 (10.95%) MS Excel
20 14 (10.22%) BizTalk Server
20 14 (10.22%) Finance
20 14 (10.22%) Scrum
21 13 (9.49%) jQuery
21 13 (9.49%) Oracle

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 19 (13.87%) SharePoint
2 14 (10.22%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.92%) IIS
4 3 (2.19%) Node.js
5 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.73%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.73%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.73%) CICS
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.73%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.73%) TPMS
5 1 (0.73%) WordPress
5 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (10.95%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.38%) MS Office
3 3 (2.19%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.46%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 10 (7.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.65%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (2.92%) Cognos Controller
3 4 (2.92%) Agresso
4 2 (1.46%) Magento
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.19%) SAN
2 2 (1.46%) Intranet
2 2 (1.46%) LTE
2 2 (1.46%) VoIP
3 1 (0.73%) WAN
3 1 (0.73%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.73%) ATM
3 1 (0.73%) LAN
3 1 (0.73%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (27.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 30 (21.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (18.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (18.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 20 (14.60%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (13.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (13.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (8.76%) MySQL
8 11 (8.03%) Oracle Database
9 10 (7.30%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (7.30%) OLAP
10 9 (6.57%) Data Mart
11 7 (5.11%) Relational Database
12 4 (2.92%) Big Data
12 4 (2.92%) Hadoop
12 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (2.19%) RDBMS
13 3 (2.19%) NoSQL
13 3 (2.19%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 9 (6.57%) Visual Studio
1 9 (6.57%) Toad
1 9 (6.57%) Subversion
1 9 (6.57%) JIRA
2 4 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.73%) FxCop
3 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.73%) NUnit
3 1 (0.73%) PVCS
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (10.22%) Finance
2 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.46%) Electronics
3 2 (1.46%) Banking
4 1 (0.73%) Marketing
4 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.73%) Automotive
4 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.73%) Advertising
4 1 (0.73%) Games
Job Titles
1 92 (67.15%) Developer
2 26 (18.98%) Analyst
3 23 (16.79%) .NET Developer
4 14 (10.22%) Business Analyst
4 14 (10.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 14 (10.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 10 (7.30%) BizTalk Developer
5 10 (7.30%) C# Developer
6 9 (6.57%) Oracle Developer
6 9 (6.57%) Business Developer
6 9 (6.57%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (5.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (5.84%) Mobile Developer
7 8 (5.84%) Windows Mobile Developer
8 7 (5.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (5.11%) DBA
9 6 (4.38%) Applications Support
9 6 (4.38%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
9 6 (4.38%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 6 (4.38%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (45.26%) .NET
2 45 (32.85%) ASP.NET
3 27 (19.71%) WCF
4 22 (16.06%) HTML
5 19 (13.87%) CSS
5 19 (13.87%) Web Services
6 16 (11.68%) XML
7 13 (9.49%) jQuery
8 10 (7.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (6.57%) HTML5
9 9 (6.57%) CSS3
10 7 (5.11%) XSLT
11 5 (3.65%) WPF
12 4 (2.92%) XHTML
12 4 (2.92%) MDX
13 3 (2.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 3 (2.19%) Middleware
13 3 (2.19%) .NET Framework
14 2 (1.46%) WinForms
14 2 (1.46%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.84%) Pocket PC
1 8 (5.84%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.92%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.92%) NHS
3 3 (2.19%) Replication
4 2 (1.46%) Clustering
5 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.73%) User Experience
5 1 (0.73%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.73%) GIS
5 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.73%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.73%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.73%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.73%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 30 (21.90%) Windows
2 9 (6.57%) Windows Mobile
2 9 (6.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (6.57%) Windows 8
3 8 (5.84%) Windows Phone 8
3 8 (5.84%) Windows Phone
3 8 (5.84%) Windows CE
3 8 (5.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.19%) Linux
4 3 (2.19%) UNIX
5 2 (1.46%) Android
5 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.73%) BlackBerry OS
6 1 (0.73%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.73%) HPUX
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.36%) Business Intelligence
2 31 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (13.14%) MVC
4 14 (10.22%) Scrum
5 11 (8.03%) CRM
6 10 (7.30%) ETL
6 10 (7.30%) Migration
7 9 (6.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (5.84%) Mobile Application Development
8 8 (5.84%) E-Commerce
9 7 (5.11%) Analytics
10 6 (4.38%) Unit Testing
10 6 (4.38%) OO
11 5 (3.65%) ITIL
11 5 (3.65%) Data Modelling
11 5 (3.65%) Workflow
11 5 (3.65%) Web Development
11 5 (3.65%) TDD
12 4 (2.92%) Data Management
12 4 (2.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 75 (54.74%) SQL
2 58 (42.34%) C#
3 28 (20.44%) JavaScript
4 22 (16.06%) T-SQL
5 10 (7.30%) PL/SQL
6 9 (6.57%) C++
7 8 (5.84%) Embedded C++
8 7 (5.11%) VBA
8 7 (5.11%) Java
9 5 (3.65%) Perl
10 3 (2.19%) VB
11 2 (1.46%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.46%) PHP
12 1 (0.73%) C
12 1 (0.73%) VBScript
12 1 (0.73%) Python
12 1 (0.73%) Progress 4GL
12 1 (0.73%) VB6
12 1 (0.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.46%) Degree
4 1 (0.73%) MCTS
4 1 (0.73%) MCITP
4 1 (0.73%) MCP
4 1 (0.73%) MCAD
4 1 (0.73%) MCSD
4 1 (0.73%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.73%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (5.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.38%) vSphere
2 6 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.46%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.73%) XenApp
4 1 (0.73%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.73%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
Vendors
1 38 (27.74%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.49%) Oracle
3 10 (7.30%) Business Objects
3 10 (7.30%) VMware
4 9 (6.57%) MicroStrategy
5 5 (3.65%) Cognos
5 5 (3.65%) JD Edwards
6 4 (2.92%) IBM
6 4 (2.92%) NetApp
6 4 (2.92%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.46%) Citrix
7 2 (1.46%) SAP
8 1 (0.73%) Sybase
8 1 (0.73%) Progress
8 1 (0.73%) Adobe
8 1 (0.73%) Informatica
8 1 (0.73%) AccuRev
8 1 (0.73%) Facebook
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