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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 98 66 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.95% 9.14% 11.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 61.25% 46.15% 53.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 45 60
Median daily rate £375 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £294 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £490 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.76 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.94% +41.15%
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
160 143 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.14% 19.81% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 89 105
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% +36.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £15.75 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £20.45 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

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 28 September 2016.

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 September 2016, 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.

1 125 (64.77%) SQL
2 82 (42.49%) Microsoft
3 57 (29.53%) HTML
3 57 (29.53%) .NET
3 57 (29.53%) Oracle
4 54 (27.98%) CSS
5 48 (24.87%) Java
6 47 (24.35%) Windows
7 45 (23.32%) C#
8 40 (20.73%) Web Services
8 40 (20.73%) XML
9 39 (20.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 37 (19.17%) Web Development
11 36 (18.65%) Windows Server
11 36 (18.65%) Tomcat
11 36 (18.65%) IBM
12 35 (18.13%) T-SQL
13 34 (17.62%) WebLogic
14 32 (16.58%) DB2
14 32 (16.58%) JSP
14 32 (16.58%) JavaScript
14 32 (16.58%) JBoss
14 32 (16.58%) JMS
14 32 (16.58%) Finance
15 31 (16.06%) TDD
16 30 (15.54%) Back Office
17 29 (15.03%) ETL
18 28 (14.51%) WebLogic Portal
18 28 (14.51%) Misys
18 28 (14.51%) Log4j

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 36 (18.65%) Tomcat
2 34 (17.62%) WebLogic
3 32 (16.58%) JBoss
4 28 (14.51%) WebLogic Portal
4 28 (14.51%) WebSphere
5 17 (8.81%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (3.63%) Skype for Business
7 6 (3.11%) Apache
7 6 (3.11%) MS Exchange
7 6 (3.11%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (2.07%) IIS
9 3 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.55%) CMS
9 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.04%) Kentico
10 2 (1.04%) WordPress
11 1 (0.52%) EPiServer CMS
11 1 (0.52%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 15 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.52%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.11%) Office 365
3 4 (2.07%) IaaS
3 4 (2.07%) SaaS
4 3 (1.55%) PaaS
5 2 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.84%) WAN
2 17 (8.81%) Firewall
3 16 (8.29%) LAN
4 10 (5.18%) Internet
4 10 (5.18%) SAN
5 9 (4.66%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (4.66%) IPv4
6 7 (3.63%) LDAP
6 7 (3.63%) Unified Communications
6 7 (3.63%) Wireless
7 6 (3.11%) H.323
7 6 (3.11%) Skype
8 4 (2.07%) BIG-IP
8 4 (2.07%) Network Security
8 4 (2.07%) SSH
8 4 (2.07%) SSL
9 3 (1.55%) DHCP
9 3 (1.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (20.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 32 (16.58%) DB2
3 24 (12.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (11.40%) Relational Database
5 20 (10.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (9.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (9.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (5.18%) QlikView
9 8 (4.15%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (3.11%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (2.07%) Oracle Database
12 4 (2.07%) RDBMS
13 3 (1.55%) DTS
13 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (1.55%) MySQL
13 3 (1.55%) Power BI
14 2 (1.04%) OLAP
14 2 (1.04%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 28 (14.51%) Log4j
2 20 (10.36%) Visual Studio
3 16 (8.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.55%) NUnit
5 2 (1.04%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.04%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.04%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.52%) JIRA
6 1 (0.52%) Selenium
6 1 (0.52%) Subversion
6 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (16.58%) Finance
2 30 (15.54%) Back Office
3 20 (10.36%) Banking
4 4 (2.07%) Advertising
4 4 (2.07%) Retail
5 3 (1.55%) Automotive
6 2 (1.04%) Billing
6 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.04%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (43.52%) Developer
2 32 (16.58%) Consultant
3 29 (15.03%) .NET Developer
4 27 (13.99%) SQL Developer
5 19 (9.84%) DBA
5 19 (9.84%) Technical Consultant
6 18 (9.33%) C# Developer
7 17 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (8.81%) SQL DBA
8 15 (7.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 15 (7.77%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (5.70%) SQL Server Developer
10 10 (5.18%) Analyst
10 10 (5.18%) Oracle Developer
11 9 (4.66%) SQL Server DBA
11 9 (4.66%) SSIS Developer
12 8 (4.15%) Java Consultant
13 7 (3.63%) Administrator
13 7 (3.63%) Architect
13 7 (3.63%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (29.53%) .NET
1 57 (29.53%) HTML
2 54 (27.98%) CSS
3 40 (20.73%) Web Services
3 40 (20.73%) XML
4 32 (16.58%) JMS
4 32 (16.58%) JSP
5 28 (14.51%) Java EE
6 26 (13.47%) ASP.NET
7 19 (9.84%) .NET Framework
8 15 (7.77%) jQuery
9 8 (4.15%) Entity Framework
10 7 (3.63%) REST
11 6 (3.11%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (3.11%) XMPP
12 5 (2.59%) Middleware
12 5 (2.59%) Spring
12 5 (2.59%) WCF
12 5 (2.59%) XSD
13 4 (2.07%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.40%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.59%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.07%) Clustering
3 4 (2.07%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.07%) N-Tier
3 4 (2.07%) Replication
4 3 (1.55%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.55%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.04%) Blog
5 2 (1.04%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.52%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.52%) Statistics
6 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (24.35%) Windows
2 36 (18.65%) Windows Server
3 16 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (7.77%) Linux
5 10 (5.18%) Windows 8
6 9 (4.66%) Ubuntu
7 8 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.07%) Unix
10 3 (1.55%) VMS
11 2 (1.04%) Android
11 2 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.52%) AIX
12 1 (0.52%) HPUX
12 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.17%) Web Development
2 31 (16.06%) TDD
3 29 (15.03%) ETL
4 27 (13.99%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (10.36%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (8.81%) Performance Tuning
7 16 (8.29%) Migration
8 13 (6.74%) CRM
9 12 (6.22%) MVC
10 11 (5.70%) ITIL
11 10 (5.18%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (4.66%) OO
12 9 (4.66%) Scrum
13 8 (4.15%) Mentoring
13 8 (4.15%) Project Management
13 8 (4.15%) SDLC
14 7 (3.63%) Capacity Planning
14 7 (3.63%) Data Migration
14 7 (3.63%) High Availability
15 6 (3.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 125 (64.77%) SQL
2 48 (24.87%) Java
3 45 (23.32%) C#
4 35 (18.13%) T-SQL
5 32 (16.58%) JavaScript
6 17 (8.81%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.63%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.11%) VB
9 5 (2.59%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.07%) PHP
11 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.04%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.04%) VB6
12 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.52%) C++
12 1 (0.52%) Korn
12 1 (0.52%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.52%) VBScript
12 1 (0.52%) X++
12 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (7.77%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.22%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.18%) MCSA
3 10 (5.18%) MCSE
4 9 (4.66%) CCNP
4 9 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (4.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.07%) MCTS
6 3 (1.55%) Degree
6 3 (1.55%) ISEB
6 3 (1.55%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.55%) MCITP
7 2 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.52%) MCAD
8 1 (0.52%) MCDST
8 1 (0.52%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.59%) QA
2 2 (1.04%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.04%) WCAG
3 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (11.40%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.66%) vSphere
3 5 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.07%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (6.74%) SCOM
2 4 (2.07%) SCCM
3 2 (1.04%) MOM
4 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (42.49%) Microsoft
2 57 (29.53%) Oracle
3 36 (18.65%) IBM
4 28 (14.51%) Misys
5 16 (8.29%) VMware
6 14 (7.25%) Cisco
7 9 (4.66%) Juniper
8 7 (3.63%) Pega
9 4 (2.07%) BEA
9 4 (2.07%) Dell
9 4 (2.07%) F5
9 4 (2.07%) Sybase
9 4 (2.07%) Vitria
10 3 (1.55%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.55%) Cognos
11 2 (1.04%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.04%) SAP
11 2 (1.04%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.52%) SolarWinds
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