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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 79 91 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.82% 13.66% 15.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 55.24% 56.88% 64.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 64 56
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£350 £360 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.59%
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
143 160 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.59% 24.02% 24.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 113 87
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £37.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.21% +64.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +1.66%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 81 (56.25%) SQL
2 64 (44.44%) .NET
3 63 (43.75%) C#
4 45 (31.25%) ASP.NET
5 35 (24.31%) JavaScript
6 33 (22.92%) Microsoft
7 32 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 30 (20.83%) Windows
9 29 (20.14%) WCF
10 28 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 26 (18.06%) HTML
12 25 (17.36%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (16.67%) CSS
14 23 (15.97%) MVC
14 23 (15.97%) SharePoint
15 21 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (14.58%) Web Services
15 21 (14.58%) MySQL
16 20 (13.89%) T-SQL
16 20 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 19 (13.19%) SQL Server 2005
18 18 (12.50%) jQuery
18 18 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 17 (11.81%) XML
19 17 (11.81%) SQL Server 2012
20 16 (11.11%) Oracle
20 16 (11.11%) MS Excel
21 15 (10.42%) Finance
22 14 (9.72%) BizTalk Server
22 14 (9.72%) Oracle Database

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 23 (15.97%) SharePoint
2 14 (9.72%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (4.17%) IIS
4 5 (3.47%) WordPress
5 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.39%) Node.js
5 2 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.39%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.69%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.69%) CICS
6 1 (0.69%) Apache
6 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.69%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.69%) TPMS
6 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.25%) MS Office
3 5 (3.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (2.78%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.39%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.17%) Cognos TM1
2 6 (4.17%) Magento
3 5 (3.47%) Cognos Controller
3 5 (3.47%) Agresso
4 1 (0.69%) e-Work
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.78%) SAN
2 3 (2.08%) Intranet
3 2 (1.39%) LTE
3 2 (1.39%) LAN
4 1 (0.69%) VoIP
4 1 (0.69%) WAN
4 1 (0.69%) FTP
4 1 (0.69%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.69%) VPN
4 1 (0.69%) SSL
4 1 (0.69%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.69%) Wireless
4 1 (0.69%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 28 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (14.58%) MySQL
3 21 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (13.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (11.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (9.72%) Oracle Database
9 9 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (6.25%) Data Mart
9 9 (6.25%) OLAP
10 8 (5.56%) Relational Database
11 6 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (2.78%) RDBMS
12 4 (2.78%) Hadoop
12 4 (2.78%) Big Data
13 3 (2.08%) NoSQL
13 3 (2.08%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 9 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 9 (6.25%) Toad
1 9 (6.25%) Subversion
1 9 (6.25%) JIRA
2 3 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 1 (0.69%) FxCop
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.69%) NUnit
3 1 (0.69%) PVCS
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (10.42%) Finance
2 6 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.39%) Electronics
3 2 (1.39%) Marketing
4 1 (0.69%) Automotive
4 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.69%) Advertising
4 1 (0.69%) Games
4 1 (0.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (65.28%) Developer
2 26 (18.06%) Analyst
3 24 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 12 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 12 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 9 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
5 9 (6.25%) Mobile Developer
5 9 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 9 (6.25%) DBA
6 8 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (5.56%) BizTalk Developer
6 8 (5.56%) CRM Developer
6 8 (5.56%) Windows Mobile Developer
7 7 (4.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 7 (4.86%) SQL DBA
8 6 (4.17%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
8 6 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (4.17%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 6 (4.17%) Applications Support
9 5 (3.47%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (44.44%) .NET
2 45 (31.25%) ASP.NET
3 29 (20.14%) WCF
4 26 (18.06%) HTML
5 24 (16.67%) CSS
6 21 (14.58%) Web Services
7 18 (12.50%) jQuery
8 17 (11.81%) XML
9 14 (9.72%) CSS3
10 11 (7.64%) HTML5
11 8 (5.56%) XSLT
12 7 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (3.47%) JSON
13 5 (3.47%) Sass
13 5 (3.47%) XHTML
14 4 (2.78%) WPF
14 4 (2.78%) MDX
15 3 (2.08%) Middleware
15 3 (2.08%) Ajax
16 2 (1.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.56%) Pocket PC
1 8 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.47%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.78%) NHS
3 4 (2.78%) Clustering
4 2 (1.39%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.39%) Replication
5 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.69%) WURFL
5 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.69%) GIS
5 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.83%) Windows
2 9 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
2 9 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (5.56%) Windows CE
3 8 (5.56%) Windows 8
3 8 (5.56%) Windows Phone 8
3 8 (5.56%) Windows Phone
4 3 (2.08%) Android
4 3 (2.08%) UNIX
4 3 (2.08%) Linux
5 2 (1.39%) HPUX
5 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.69%) BlackBerry OS
6 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.69%) Solaris
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.69%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.36%) Business Intelligence
2 23 (15.97%) MVC
3 13 (9.03%) CRM
4 12 (8.33%) ETL
4 12 (8.33%) Scrum
5 11 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (6.94%) Migration
7 9 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 8 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
9 7 (4.86%) Analytics
9 7 (4.86%) Web Development
10 6 (4.17%) ITIL
10 6 (4.17%) SEO
11 5 (3.47%) Workflow
11 5 (3.47%) OO
11 5 (3.47%) Data Modelling
11 5 (3.47%) TDD
11 5 (3.47%) Data Management
11 5 (3.47%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 81 (56.25%) SQL
2 63 (43.75%) C#
3 35 (24.31%) JavaScript
4 20 (13.89%) T-SQL
5 11 (7.64%) VBA
5 11 (7.64%) PL/SQL
6 10 (6.94%) Java
7 9 (6.25%) C++
8 8 (5.56%) Perl
8 8 (5.56%) Embedded C++
9 6 (4.17%) PHP
10 5 (3.47%) VB
10 5 (3.47%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.39%) VBScript
12 1 (0.69%) C
12 1 (0.69%) Ruby
12 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.69%) Python
12 1 (0.69%) Progress 4GL
12 1 (0.69%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.39%) Degree
3 2 (1.39%) ISEB
3 2 (1.39%) MCITP
4 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.69%) MCTS
4 1 (0.69%) MCP
4 1 (0.69%) MCAD
4 1 (0.69%) MCSD
4 1 (0.69%) MCSE
4 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.17%) vSphere
4 2 (1.39%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.11%) Oracle
3 11 (7.64%) Business Objects
3 11 (7.64%) VMware
4 6 (4.17%) Cognos
4 6 (4.17%) JD Edwards
5 5 (3.47%) IBM
5 5 (3.47%) Sitecore
5 5 (3.47%) Adobe
6 4 (2.78%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (2.78%) NetApp
7 2 (1.39%) HP
8 1 (0.69%) Citrix
8 1 (0.69%) Informatica
8 1 (0.69%) SAP
8 1 (0.69%) Sybase
8 1 (0.69%) Apple
8 1 (0.69%) Progress
8 1 (0.69%) AccuRev
8 1 (0.69%) Facebook
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