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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 12 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 59 68 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.18% 10.45% 11.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.36% 44.74% 59.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 48 37
Median daily rate £340 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £22.77 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+37.24% -24.10%

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
133 152 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.68% 23.35% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 103 66
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 75 (60.48%) SQL
2 62 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 47 (37.90%) .NET
4 35 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (27.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 33 (26.61%) C#
7 32 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
8 30 (24.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (21.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (20.97%) HTML
11 24 (19.35%) JavaScript
12 23 (18.55%) MVC
13 22 (17.74%) SQL Server 2014
14 21 (16.94%) SQL Server 2012
14 21 (16.94%) ETL
14 21 (16.94%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (16.13%) T-SQL
15 20 (16.13%) .NET Framework
15 20 (16.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (15.32%) SQL Server 2016
16 19 (15.32%) Windows
17 18 (14.52%) Visual Studio
18 16 (12.90%) Java
19 14 (11.29%) ASP.NET
19 14 (11.29%) Active Directory
19 14 (11.29%) Finance
19 14 (11.29%) Entity Framework
19 14 (11.29%) Relational Database
20 13 (10.48%) SQL Server 2008

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 6 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.03%) IIS
2 5 (4.03%) JBoss
3 4 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.42%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.42%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.42%) WebLogic Portal
4 3 (2.42%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.61%) Apache
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.61%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.81%) Confluence
6 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.81%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.61%) MS Office
2 2 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.81%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.81%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.81%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 34 (27.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.45%) Office 365
3 2 (1.61%) IaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.81%) SaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.42%) LDAP
1 3 (2.42%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (2.42%) Skype
2 2 (1.61%) DHCP
2 2 (1.61%) DNS
2 2 (1.61%) Firewall
2 2 (1.61%) Network Security
2 2 (1.61%) SAN
3 1 (0.81%) 3G
3 1 (0.81%) H.323
3 1 (0.81%) Internet
3 1 (0.81%) Intranet
3 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (24.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 27 (21.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (17.74%) SQL Server 2014
4 21 (16.94%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (16.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (16.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (15.32%) SQL Server 2016
7 14 (11.29%) Relational Database
8 13 (10.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (4.84%) QlikView
10 5 (4.03%) Hazelcast
11 3 (2.42%) DB2
11 3 (2.42%) Power BI
12 2 (1.61%) MySQL
12 2 (1.61%) OLAP
12 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (1.61%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.81%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (14.52%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.42%) Log4j
5 2 (1.61%) JIRA
5 2 (1.61%) Subversion
5 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.81%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.81%) Moq
6 1 (0.81%) NuGet
6 1 (0.81%) NUnit
6 1 (0.81%) Selenium
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (11.29%) Finance
2 6 (4.84%) Advertising
3 3 (2.42%) Back Office
3 3 (2.42%) Banking
4 2 (1.61%) Automotive
4 2 (1.61%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 75 (60.48%) Developer
2 29 (23.39%) .NET Developer
3 18 (14.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 18 (14.52%) Senior Developer
4 17 (13.71%) SQL Developer
5 14 (11.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (11.29%) C# Developer
6 12 (9.68%) Analyst
6 12 (9.68%) DBA
6 12 (9.68%) SQL DBA
7 9 (7.26%) Senior .NET Developer
7 9 (7.26%) SQL Server DBA
8 8 (6.45%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 8 (6.45%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 8 (6.45%) Senior C# Developer
8 8 (6.45%) SQL Server Developer
8 8 (6.45%) SSRS Developer
9 7 (5.65%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.65%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (37.90%) .NET
2 26 (20.97%) HTML
3 20 (16.13%) .NET Framework
4 14 (11.29%) ASP.NET
4 14 (11.29%) Entity Framework
5 12 (9.68%) CSS
6 11 (8.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (8.06%) jQuery
7 10 (8.06%) XML
8 9 (7.26%) REST
8 9 (7.26%) WCF
9 8 (6.45%) AngularJS
9 8 (6.45%) Web Services
10 7 (5.65%) Hibernate
10 7 (5.65%) Spring
11 6 (4.84%) J2EE
12 5 (4.03%) Java EE
12 5 (4.03%) Spring Boot
13 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (2.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.42%) Clustering
3 2 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.61%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.61%) Private Cloud
3 2 (1.61%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.81%) Replication
4 1 (0.81%) SCADA
4 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.32%) Windows
2 13 (10.48%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.23%) Android
4 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.42%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.81%) Linux
7 1 (0.81%) VMS
7 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (18.55%) MVC
4 21 (16.94%) ETL
5 13 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (10.48%) Web Development
6 11 (8.87%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (8.87%) SOLID
6 11 (8.87%) TDD
7 8 (6.45%) Scrum
8 7 (5.65%) Kimball Methodology
8 7 (5.65%) Migration
8 7 (5.65%) Visualisation
8 7 (5.65%) Waterfall
9 6 (4.84%) Change Management
9 6 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (4.84%) Data Modelling
9 6 (4.84%) Front End Development
10 5 (4.03%) Data Migration
10 5 (4.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 75 (60.48%) SQL
2 33 (26.61%) C#
3 24 (19.35%) JavaScript
4 20 (16.13%) T-SQL
5 16 (12.90%) Java
6 13 (10.48%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.42%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.42%) VB
8 2 (1.61%) PHP
8 2 (1.61%) VB6
9 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.42%) MCSE
3 3 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.61%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.61%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.81%) Degree
5 1 (0.81%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.81%) ISEB
5 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.81%) MCDST
5 1 (0.81%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.61%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.61%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.81%) IFRS
2 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (11.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.84%) XenApp
3 5 (4.03%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.03%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.81%) Docker
5 1 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.03%) SCOM
2 2 (1.61%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.81%) SCCM
3 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.68%) Oracle
3 11 (8.87%) VMware
4 8 (6.45%) Cognos
5 7 (5.65%) Citrix
6 4 (3.23%) IBM
6 4 (3.23%) Veeam
7 3 (2.42%) Misys
7 3 (2.42%) SAP
8 2 (1.61%) IDERA
8 2 (1.61%) RedGate
8 2 (1.61%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.61%) Tableau
9 1 (0.81%) Cisco
9 1 (0.81%) Dell
9 1 (0.81%) HP
9 1 (0.81%) Kaspersky
9 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.81%) Sybase
9 1 (0.81%) Xamarin
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