The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Birmingham region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 75 85 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.18% 16.38% 17.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.82% 66.41% 59.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 44 50
Average daily rate £345 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.97% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £233 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £28.00 £25.76
% change year-on-year
+8.03% +8.69%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
142 128 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.05% 24.66% 29.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 68 88
Average daily rate £340 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £218 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £416 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +127.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £37.00 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.81%
SQL Server
West Midlands

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 (58.27%) SQL
2 67 (48.20%) .NET
3 47 (33.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 46 (33.09%) C#
5 42 (30.22%) Microsoft
6 39 (28.06%) Windows
6 39 (28.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 35 (25.18%) JavaScript
8 33 (23.74%) ASP.NET
9 28 (20.14%) jQuery
10 27 (19.42%) HTML
11 26 (18.71%) CSS
12 22 (15.83%) WCF
13 21 (15.11%) VB
14 20 (14.39%) MySQL
14 20 (14.39%) IIS
14 20 (14.39%) SharePoint
15 19 (13.67%) SQL Server 2012
16 18 (12.95%) Data Warehouse
16 18 (12.95%) Active Directory
16 18 (12.95%) SQL Server 2005
16 18 (12.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 18 (12.95%) MVC
17 17 (12.23%) T-SQL
17 17 (12.23%) Java
17 17 (12.23%) Windows Server 2008
18 16 (11.51%) .NET Framework
18 16 (11.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 15 (10.79%) VB.NET
19 15 (10.79%) MS Office

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 20 (14.39%) IIS
1 20 (14.39%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.76%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.60%) WordPress
3 5 (3.60%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (3.60%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.88%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.16%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.44%) Apache
6 2 (1.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.72%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (10.79%) MS Office
1 15 (10.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (2.88%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.72%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (7.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.60%) Magento
2 5 (3.60%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (2.16%) Agresso
3 3 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.16%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (1.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.72%) e-Work
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.76%) Internet
2 7 (5.04%) LDAP
3 6 (4.32%) DDNS
4 5 (3.60%) Kerberos
5 4 (2.88%) SSL
6 3 (2.16%) IPv4
6 3 (2.16%) IPv6
6 3 (2.16%) SMTP
6 3 (2.16%) HTTP
6 3 (2.16%) DNS
6 3 (2.16%) LAN
7 2 (1.44%) WAN
7 2 (1.44%) Intranet
7 2 (1.44%) SAN
8 1 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.72%) VPN
8 1 (0.72%) FTP
8 1 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (33.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 39 (28.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (14.39%) MySQL
4 19 (13.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (12.95%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (12.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (12.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (11.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (7.19%) MS Access
8 7 (5.04%) SQLite
9 6 (4.32%) Oracle Database
10 5 (3.60%) OLAP
11 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (2.16%) Relational Database
12 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (2.16%) DB2
13 2 (1.44%) Cognos Powerplay
13 2 (1.44%) Cognos Impromptu
13 2 (1.44%) DTS
13 2 (1.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (10.07%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.76%) JIRA
3 7 (5.04%) Subversion
4 5 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.16%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.16%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.72%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.72%) FishEye
7 1 (0.72%) Toad
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (5.04%) Finance
2 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.72%) Marketing
3 1 (0.72%) Back Office
3 1 (0.72%) Law
3 1 (0.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 81 (58.27%) Developer
2 17 (12.23%) Analyst
3 16 (11.51%) .NET Developer
4 15 (10.79%) C# Developer
5 13 (9.35%) DBA
6 10 (7.19%) SQL DBA
6 10 (7.19%) Software Developer
7 8 (5.76%) Mobile Developer
8 7 (5.04%) Windows Mobile Developer
8 7 (5.04%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.04%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (5.04%) SharePoint Developer
9 6 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Business Developer
9 6 (4.32%) Consultant
10 5 (3.60%) Web Developer
10 5 (3.60%) Lead Developer
10 5 (3.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (48.20%) .NET
2 33 (23.74%) ASP.NET
3 28 (20.14%) jQuery
4 27 (19.42%) HTML
5 26 (18.71%) CSS
6 22 (15.83%) WCF
7 16 (11.51%) .NET Framework
8 15 (10.79%) Web Services
9 13 (9.35%) SOAP
10 10 (7.19%) JMS
11 9 (6.47%) XML
12 8 (5.76%) Ajax
12 8 (5.76%) CSS3
13 7 (5.04%) J2EE
14 6 (4.32%) MDX
14 6 (4.32%) ASP.NET MVC
15 5 (3.60%) Sass
15 5 (3.60%) HTML5
15 5 (3.60%) XHTML
15 5 (3.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.47%) Clustering
2 7 (5.04%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.04%) Pocket PC
2 7 (5.04%) PDA
3 6 (4.32%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.60%) NHS
4 5 (3.60%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.44%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.72%) Wiki
6 1 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (28.06%) Windows
2 17 (12.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (5.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (5.04%) Windows CE
4 7 (5.04%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (2.16%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.44%) UNIX
6 2 (1.44%) Linux
6 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.72%) Android
7 1 (0.72%) HPUX
7 1 (0.72%) Solaris
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.72%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.95%) MVC
2 14 (10.07%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (10.07%) Migration
3 11 (7.91%) Data Migration
4 10 (7.19%) CRM
5 9 (6.47%) Scrum
6 8 (5.76%) TDD
6 8 (5.76%) SOA
6 8 (5.76%) ETL
6 8 (5.76%) ERP
7 7 (5.04%) EAI
7 7 (5.04%) Software Engineering
8 6 (4.32%) Web Development
8 6 (4.32%) E-Commerce
9 5 (3.60%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (3.60%) OO
9 5 (3.60%) SEO
9 5 (3.60%) Data Management
10 4 (2.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 81 (58.27%) SQL
2 46 (33.09%) C#
3 35 (25.18%) JavaScript
4 21 (15.11%) VB
5 17 (12.23%) T-SQL
5 17 (12.23%) Java
6 15 (10.79%) VB.NET
7 13 (9.35%) PHP
8 11 (7.91%) PowerShell
9 8 (5.76%) C++
9 8 (5.76%) VBA
10 7 (5.04%) Embedded C++
11 6 (4.32%) Perl
12 5 (3.60%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 4 (2.88%) VB6
14 3 (2.16%) PL/SQL
15 2 (1.44%) VBScript
16 1 (0.72%) Python
16 1 (0.72%) C
16 1 (0.72%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (5.04%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.88%) MCSE
3 4 (2.88%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.44%) MCITP
4 2 (1.44%) MCSA
4 2 (1.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.72%) ISEB
5 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) HL7
System Software
1 18 (12.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.72%) XenApp
3 1 (0.72%) vSphere
3 1 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (3.60%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) MOM
2 1 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 42 (30.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.91%) IBM
3 8 (5.76%) Business Objects
3 8 (5.76%) Oracle
4 6 (4.32%) VMware
5 5 (3.60%) Adobe
5 5 (3.60%) Cognos
6 4 (2.88%) Citrix
6 4 (2.88%) JD Edwards
6 4 (2.88%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.16%) HP
7 3 (2.16%) Lotus
8 1 (0.72%) NetApp
8 1 (0.72%) Apple
8 1 (0.72%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.72%) Sybase
8 1 (0.72%) SAP
8 1 (0.72%) Northgate
8 1 (0.72%) Metastorm
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