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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 87 64 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.77% 10.74% 15.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.72% 49.23% 67.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 45 38
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£325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £423 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +15.45%
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
159 130 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.68% 21.81% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 84 60
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £9.00 £23.75 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.10% -35.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 28 April 2015.

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 April 2015, 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 66 (46.48%) .NET
2 61 (42.96%) SQL
3 44 (30.99%) C#
4 43 (30.28%) Microsoft
5 41 (28.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (24.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 31 (21.83%) Oracle
8 30 (21.13%) ASP.NET
9 27 (19.01%) JavaScript
9 27 (19.01%) Windows
9 27 (19.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 25 (17.61%) ETL
11 24 (16.90%) SharePoint
12 23 (16.20%) CRM
13 22 (15.49%) T-SQL
13 22 (15.49%) Web Services
14 21 (14.79%) HTML
14 21 (14.79%) Dynamics CRM
15 20 (14.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (14.08%) MVC
15 20 (14.08%) Finance
15 20 (14.08%) Migration
15 20 (14.08%) Active Directory
16 19 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (13.38%) BizTalk Server
16 19 (13.38%) CSS
16 19 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
17 18 (12.68%) MS Excel
18 17 (11.97%) SQL Server 2012
19 15 (10.56%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 24 (16.90%) SharePoint
2 19 (13.38%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (4.93%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (4.23%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.52%) IIS
6 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.41%) SAS
7 2 (1.41%) Mule
8 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.70%) Kentico
8 1 (0.70%) Lync
8 1 (0.70%) JBoss
8 1 (0.70%) Apache
8 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.70%) CMS
8 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.82%) MS Office
3 2 (1.41%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 21 (14.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (9.15%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.11%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.41%) Office 365
3 1 (0.70%) GitHub
3 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.11%) Firewall
2 2 (1.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.41%) SAN
3 1 (0.70%) Intranet
3 1 (0.70%) Internet
3 1 (0.70%) FTP
3 1 (0.70%) HTTP
3 1 (0.70%) VPN
3 1 (0.70%) DNS
3 1 (0.70%) SSL
3 1 (0.70%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.70%) SSH
3 1 (0.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (28.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 35 (24.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (19.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (14.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 17 (11.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (10.56%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (7.04%) Relational Database
8 9 (6.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (5.63%) MySQL
10 6 (4.23%) OLAP
11 5 (3.52%) OLAP Cube
12 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database
12 3 (2.11%) DB2
12 3 (2.11%) QlikView
12 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (1.41%) RDBMS
13 2 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (1.41%) Oracle9i Database
13 2 (1.41%) MS Access
13 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 9 (6.34%) Visual Studio
1 9 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.41%) ReSharper
2 2 (1.41%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.41%) ERwin
3 1 (0.70%) NUnit
3 1 (0.70%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.70%) XMLUnit
3 1 (0.70%) Moq
General
1 20 (14.08%) Finance
2 4 (2.82%) Retail
2 4 (2.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.11%) Law
4 2 (1.41%) Legal
4 2 (1.41%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Billing
5 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 64 (45.07%) Developer
2 26 (18.31%) Architect
3 23 (16.20%) .NET Developer
4 18 (12.68%) Analyst
5 11 (7.75%) DBA
5 11 (7.75%) Technical Architect
6 9 (6.34%) SQL DBA
7 8 (5.63%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 7 (4.93%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (4.93%) SQL Developer
8 7 (4.93%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.23%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.23%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 5 (3.52%) Ab Initio Developer
10 5 (3.52%) SQL Server DBA
11 4 (2.82%) Development Manager
11 4 (2.82%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.82%) Systems Architect
11 4 (2.82%) Analyst Developer
11 4 (2.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (46.48%) .NET
2 30 (21.13%) ASP.NET
3 22 (15.49%) Web Services
4 21 (14.79%) HTML
5 19 (13.38%) CSS
6 12 (8.45%) XML
6 12 (8.45%) jQuery
7 11 (7.75%) .NET Framework
8 10 (7.04%) WCF
9 8 (5.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (4.93%) HTML5
10 7 (4.93%) Entity Framework
11 6 (4.23%) SOAP
11 6 (4.23%) Middleware
12 5 (3.52%) JSON
13 4 (2.82%) REST
14 3 (2.11%) CSS3
14 3 (2.11%) WinForms
14 3 (2.11%) XSLT
14 3 (2.11%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.04%) Replication
2 9 (6.34%) Data Extraction
3 5 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.52%) Clustering
4 3 (2.11%) NHS
4 3 (2.11%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.41%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.70%) iSeries
6 1 (0.70%) AS400
6 1 (0.70%) Informatics
6 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.01%) Windows
2 11 (7.75%) UNIX
3 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.41%) Android
6 2 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.41%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.41%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.70%) AIX
7 1 (0.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.61%) ETL
2 23 (16.20%) CRM
3 20 (14.08%) MVC
3 20 (14.08%) Migration
4 19 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (9.86%) Data Migration
5 14 (9.86%) Mentoring
6 13 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (6.34%) E-Commerce
8 8 (5.63%) Scrum
8 8 (5.63%) Validation
8 8 (5.63%) Information Security
9 7 (4.93%) TOGAF
10 6 (4.23%) TDD
10 6 (4.23%) SOA
11 5 (3.52%) Workflow
11 5 (3.52%) Unit Testing
12 4 (2.82%) Web Development
12 4 (2.82%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 61 (42.96%) SQL
2 44 (30.99%) C#
3 27 (19.01%) JavaScript
4 22 (15.49%) T-SQL
5 9 (6.34%) Shell Script
6 8 (5.63%) X++
7 7 (4.93%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.11%) Java
9 2 (1.41%) C
9 2 (1.41%) C++
10 1 (0.70%) VB
10 1 (0.70%) PHP
10 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.70%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.70%) VB6
10 1 (0.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (7.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.52%) Degree
2 5 (3.52%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.41%) MCSE
3 2 (1.41%) MCITP
4 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.70%) MCTS
4 1 (0.70%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.11%) vSphere
3 1 (0.70%) XenApp
3 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (2.11%) EdgeSight
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.70%) Control-M
2 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.70%) WSUS
2 1 (0.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (30.28%) Microsoft
2 31 (21.83%) Oracle
3 11 (7.75%) Ab Initio
3 11 (7.75%) Netezza
4 5 (3.52%) VMware
4 5 (3.52%) Tableau
4 5 (3.52%) Citrix
5 4 (2.82%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.82%) Akamai
5 4 (2.82%) IBM
6 3 (2.11%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.11%) Pega
6 3 (2.11%) AppSense
6 3 (2.11%) Cognos
7 2 (1.41%) Cisco
7 2 (1.41%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.41%) SAP
7 2 (1.41%) Informatica
8 1 (0.70%) NetApp
8 1 (0.70%) Lotus
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