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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 72 68 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.43% 11.83% 15.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 60.50% 53.97% 59.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 34
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.55% +4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £211 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £9.00 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
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
119 126 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.89% 21.91% 25.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 74 59
Average daily rate £375 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £444 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Average hourly rate £9.00 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 61 (46.92%) .NET
2 60 (46.15%) SQL
3 46 (35.38%) Microsoft
3 46 (35.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (27.69%) C#
6 35 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 30 (23.08%) Windows
8 29 (22.31%) JavaScript
9 28 (21.54%) ASP.NET
10 26 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (19.23%) HTML
11 25 (19.23%) Oracle
12 24 (18.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (16.15%) T-SQL
13 21 (16.15%) Active Directory
14 20 (15.38%) CSS
14 20 (15.38%) CRM
14 20 (15.38%) Finance
14 20 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (14.62%) MS Excel
16 18 (13.85%) MVC
16 18 (13.85%) Dynamics CRM
17 17 (13.08%) jQuery
17 17 (13.08%) SharePoint
18 16 (12.31%) ETL
18 16 (12.31%) Web Services
19 15 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
20 13 (10.00%) VB.NET
20 13 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 17 (13.08%) SharePoint
2 15 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (6.15%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.85%) IIS
6 2 (1.54%) Apache
6 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.77%) Lync
7 1 (0.77%) Node.js
7 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.77%) JBoss
7 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.77%) Drupal
7 1 (0.77%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (14.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.08%) MS Office
3 3 (2.31%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.77%) MS Project
4 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (13.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (9.23%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.31%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.77%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.77%) Office 365
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.31%) VoIP
2 2 (1.54%) Firewall
3 1 (0.77%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.77%) SSH
3 1 (0.77%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.77%) FTP
3 1 (0.77%) HTTP
3 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.77%) VPN
3 1 (0.77%) SSL
3 1 (0.77%) Intranet
3 1 (0.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (35.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 39 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (18.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 20 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (8.46%) Relational Database
7 10 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (4.62%) MySQL
8 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (3.85%) QlikView
9 5 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (3.08%) OLAP
10 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database
11 3 (2.31%) OLAP Cube
11 3 (2.31%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (1.54%) DTS
12 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 7 (5.38%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.54%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.77%) Moq
4 1 (0.77%) ERwin
4 1 (0.77%) NUnit
4 1 (0.77%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.77%) ReSharper
General
1 20 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (3.08%) Banking
2 4 (3.08%) Retail
3 2 (1.54%) Legal
3 2 (1.54%) Electronics
4 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.77%) Billing
4 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.77%) Marketing
4 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 64 (49.23%) Developer
2 21 (16.15%) Architect
3 17 (13.08%) .NET Developer
4 15 (11.54%) Analyst
5 13 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 12 (9.23%) DBA
7 11 (8.46%) Technical Architect
8 9 (6.92%) SQL DBA
9 7 (5.38%) C# Developer
9 7 (5.38%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 6 (4.62%) Business Developer
11 5 (3.85%) Business Analyst
11 5 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (3.85%) SQL Developer
11 5 (3.85%) Database Developer
11 5 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
12 4 (3.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (3.08%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (46.92%) .NET
2 28 (21.54%) ASP.NET
3 25 (19.23%) HTML
4 20 (15.38%) CSS
5 17 (13.08%) jQuery
6 16 (12.31%) Web Services
7 8 (6.15%) .NET Framework
8 7 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (5.38%) HTML5
8 7 (5.38%) XML
8 7 (5.38%) Middleware
8 7 (5.38%) WinForms
9 5 (3.85%) SOAP
9 5 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (3.08%) REST
10 4 (3.08%) WCF
10 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (2.31%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 3 (2.31%) MDX
11 3 (2.31%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.46%) Replication
2 6 (4.62%) Data Extraction
3 5 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.85%) Clustering
4 4 (3.08%) NHS
4 4 (3.08%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.77%) User Experience
7 1 (0.77%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.77%) AS400
7 1 (0.77%) iSeries
7 1 (0.77%) Social Media
7 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.77%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.77%) Statistics
7 1 (0.77%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 30 (23.08%) Windows
2 10 (7.69%) UNIX
2 10 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.85%) Windows XP
3 5 (3.85%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.54%) Android
5 2 (1.54%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.54%) Linux
6 1 (0.77%) AIX
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (15.38%) CRM
3 18 (13.85%) MVC
4 16 (12.31%) ETL
5 13 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (8.46%) E-Commerce
7 11 (8.46%) Migration
7 11 (8.46%) Mentoring
8 7 (5.38%) Scrum
8 7 (5.38%) Web Development
9 6 (4.62%) OO
10 4 (3.08%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.08%) Data Modelling
10 4 (3.08%) Asset Management
10 4 (3.08%) Workflow
10 4 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.08%) Unit Testing
10 4 (3.08%) Data Migration
11 3 (2.31%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 60 (46.15%) SQL
2 36 (27.69%) C#
3 29 (22.31%) JavaScript
4 21 (16.15%) T-SQL
5 13 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 7 (5.38%) X++
7 6 (4.62%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.31%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.54%) VB6
9 2 (1.54%) VB
10 1 (0.77%) PHP
10 1 (0.77%) Java
10 1 (0.77%) PHP5
10 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (3.08%) VCP4
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.31%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.54%) MCITP
3 2 (1.54%) Degree
3 2 (1.54%) MCSE
4 1 (0.77%) HP APS
4 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.77%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.77%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 21 (16.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.54%) XenApp
2 2 (1.54%) vSphere
3 1 (0.77%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.77%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.31%) EdgeSight
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.77%) Control-M
2 1 (0.77%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (35.38%) Microsoft
2 25 (19.23%) Oracle
3 6 (4.62%) Citrix
3 6 (4.62%) MicroStrategy
3 6 (4.62%) Ab Initio
3 6 (4.62%) Netezza
4 4 (3.08%) VMware
4 4 (3.08%) TIBCO
4 4 (3.08%) Akamai
5 3 (2.31%) Tableau
5 3 (2.31%) SolarWinds
5 3 (2.31%) AppSense
5 3 (2.31%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.31%) SAP
5 3 (2.31%) Cisco
5 3 (2.31%) IBM
6 2 (1.54%) Pega
6 2 (1.54%) Metastorm
7 1 (0.77%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.77%) Fortinet
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