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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 67 79 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.38% 12.99% 17.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.92% 54.11% 68.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 46 64
Average daily rate
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£310 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +24.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £463 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
122 146 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.09% 24.01% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 85 94
Average daily rate £310 £388 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% +64.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.40
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.31%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 72 (56.25%) SQL
2 56 (43.75%) .NET
3 53 (41.41%) C#
4 40 (31.25%) ASP.NET
5 37 (28.91%) JavaScript
6 32 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (21.88%) Microsoft
8 27 (21.09%) HTML
9 26 (20.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 25 (19.53%) CSS
11 23 (17.97%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (17.19%) MVC
13 21 (16.41%) WCF
13 21 (16.41%) Windows
14 20 (15.63%) MySQL
14 20 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (14.84%) SharePoint
15 19 (14.84%) jQuery
15 19 (14.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 18 (14.06%) Data Warehouse
17 17 (13.28%) T-SQL
18 16 (12.50%) MS Excel
18 16 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 15 (11.72%) Web Services
20 14 (10.94%) XML
20 14 (10.94%) SQL Server 2005
20 14 (10.94%) CSS3
21 12 (9.38%) Finance
21 12 (9.38%) Migration
21 12 (9.38%) MS Office

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 19 (14.84%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.03%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (5.47%) IIS
4 5 (3.91%) WordPress
5 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.56%) Node.js
5 2 (1.56%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.78%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (0.78%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.78%) Apache
6 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.38%) MS Office
3 5 (3.91%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (3.13%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.69%) Cognos TM1
2 6 (4.69%) Magento
3 5 (3.91%) Cognos Controller
3 5 (3.91%) Agresso
4 1 (0.78%) e-Work
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.34%) SAN
1 3 (2.34%) Intranet
2 2 (1.56%) LTE
3 1 (0.78%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.78%) DDNS
3 1 (0.78%) Wireless
3 1 (0.78%) LDAP
3 1 (0.78%) LAN
3 1 (0.78%) FTP
3 1 (0.78%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.78%) VPN
3 1 (0.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 26 (20.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (15.63%) MySQL
3 20 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (14.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (14.06%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (10.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (7.03%) OLAP
9 8 (6.25%) Oracle Database
10 7 (5.47%) Relational Database
11 5 (3.91%) MS Access
12 4 (3.13%) DTS
12 4 (3.13%) RDBMS
12 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (3.13%) Data Mart
12 4 (3.13%) Hadoop
12 4 (3.13%) Big Data
12 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.13%) Toad
2 4 (3.13%) Subversion
2 4 (3.13%) JIRA
3 3 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.78%) FxCop
5 1 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.78%) NUnit
5 1 (0.78%) PVCS
5 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (9.38%) Finance
2 6 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.56%) Advertising
3 2 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (0.78%) Games
4 1 (0.78%) Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Electronics
4 1 (0.78%) Automotive
4 1 (0.78%) Law
4 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 80 (62.50%) Developer
2 27 (21.09%) Analyst
3 23 (17.97%) .NET Developer
4 12 (9.38%) Business Analyst
4 12 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 10 (7.81%) DBA
5 10 (7.81%) C# Developer
6 8 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (6.25%) SQL DBA
7 7 (5.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 7 (5.47%) Software Developer
7 7 (5.47%) CRM Developer
8 6 (4.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (4.69%) SQL Developer
9 5 (3.91%) Database Developer
9 5 (3.91%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) Web Developer
9 5 (3.91%) Support Technician
9 5 (3.91%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (43.75%) .NET
2 40 (31.25%) ASP.NET
3 27 (21.09%) HTML
4 25 (19.53%) CSS
5 21 (16.41%) WCF
6 19 (14.84%) jQuery
7 15 (11.72%) Web Services
8 14 (10.94%) XML
8 14 (10.94%) CSS3
9 10 (7.81%) HTML5
10 8 (6.25%) XSLT
11 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (3.91%) JSON
12 5 (3.91%) Sass
12 5 (3.91%) XHTML
13 4 (3.13%) MDX
13 4 (3.13%) .NET Framework
14 3 (2.34%) WPF
14 3 (2.34%) Ajax
14 3 (2.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.91%) NHS
1 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.13%) Clustering
3 3 (2.34%) Pocket PC
3 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.56%) Replication
4 2 (1.56%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.78%) GIS
5 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.78%) WURFL
5 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.41%) Windows
2 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (2.34%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.34%) Windows Phone 8
4 3 (2.34%) Windows Phone
4 3 (2.34%) Windows CE
4 3 (2.34%) Android
5 2 (1.56%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.78%) BlackBerry OS
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.78%) UNIX
6 1 (0.78%) SUSE
6 1 (0.78%) HPUX
6 1 (0.78%) Solaris
6 1 (0.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.97%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (17.19%) MVC
3 12 (9.38%) ETL
3 12 (9.38%) Migration
4 10 (7.81%) CRM
5 8 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 8 (6.25%) Web Development
6 7 (5.47%) Analytics
7 6 (4.69%) Scrum
7 6 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.69%) SEO
7 6 (4.69%) Data Management
8 5 (3.91%) Data Modelling
8 5 (3.91%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (3.13%) Data Migration
9 4 (3.13%) Document Management
9 4 (3.13%) Workflow
9 4 (3.13%) TDD
9 4 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (2.34%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 72 (56.25%) SQL
2 53 (41.41%) C#
3 37 (28.91%) JavaScript
4 17 (13.28%) T-SQL
5 11 (8.59%) VBA
5 11 (8.59%) Java
6 8 (6.25%) Perl
6 8 (6.25%) VB
7 7 (5.47%) VB.NET
7 7 (5.47%) PHP
8 6 (4.69%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.13%) C++
10 3 (2.34%) VBScript
10 3 (2.34%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.78%) Ruby
12 1 (0.78%) Python
12 1 (0.78%) Progress 4GL
12 1 (0.78%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.56%) Degree
2 2 (1.56%) ISEB
2 2 (1.56%) MCITP
3 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (0.78%) MCTS
3 1 (0.78%) MCP
3 1 (0.78%) MCAD
3 1 (0.78%) MCSD
3 1 (0.78%) MCSE
3 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.78%) HL7
1 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.91%) vSphere
4 2 (1.56%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.81%) Oracle
3 9 (7.03%) VMware
4 6 (4.69%) JD Edwards
4 6 (4.69%) Business Objects
4 6 (4.69%) Cognos
4 6 (4.69%) IBM
5 5 (3.91%) Adobe
5 5 (3.91%) Sitecore
6 4 (3.13%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (3.13%) NetApp
7 2 (1.56%) HP
7 2 (1.56%) Citrix
8 1 (0.78%) Progress
8 1 (0.78%) SAP
8 1 (0.78%) Apple
8 1 (0.78%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.78%) Metastorm
8 1 (0.78%) AccuRev
8 1 (0.78%) Facebook
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