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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 80 59 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.02% 8.82% 12.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.61% 49.17% 56.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 41 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £205 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -8.00%
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
155 120 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.35% 17.94% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 69 60
Average daily rate £350 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £227 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 82 (47.40%) .NET
2 60 (34.68%) SQL
3 57 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (32.37%) Microsoft
5 55 (31.79%) C#
6 45 (26.01%) MVC
7 39 (22.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (21.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 37 (21.39%) ASP.NET
9 36 (20.81%) TDD
10 32 (18.50%) Scrum
10 32 (18.50%) Mentoring
11 31 (17.92%) BDD
12 30 (17.34%) Oracle
13 27 (15.61%) JavaScript
13 27 (15.61%) SharePoint
14 25 (14.45%) HTML
14 25 (14.45%) Web Services
14 25 (14.45%) ETL
14 25 (14.45%) Team Foundation Server
14 25 (14.45%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (13.29%) Git (software)
15 23 (13.29%) Business Intelligence
15 23 (13.29%) CSS
16 22 (12.72%) CRM
16 22 (12.72%) Windows
16 22 (12.72%) Linux
16 22 (12.72%) WCF
16 22 (12.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 22 (12.72%) RESTful

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 27 (15.61%) SharePoint
2 17 (9.83%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (6.36%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.31%) Lync
4 4 (2.31%) Node.js
5 3 (1.73%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.16%) SAS
6 2 (1.16%) IIS
6 2 (1.16%) Mule
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.58%) Kentico
7 1 (0.58%) CMS
7 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.58%) JBoss
7 1 (0.58%) Apache
7 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.58%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 19 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.89%) MS Office
3 3 (1.73%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 19 (10.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (7.51%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.58%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.31%) Office 365
3 3 (1.73%) SaaS
3 3 (1.73%) PaaS
4 1 (0.58%) GitHub
4 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.16%) SAN
1 2 (1.16%) NAS
2 1 (0.58%) Internet
2 1 (0.58%) Firewall
2 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.58%) VPN
2 1 (0.58%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (22.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 37 (21.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (14.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (12.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 21 (12.14%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (10.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (8.67%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (5.20%) Relational Database
8 9 (5.20%) NoSQL
9 8 (4.62%) MySQL
10 7 (4.05%) OLAP
10 7 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (3.47%) OLAP Cube
12 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (2.31%) DB2
13 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Power View
13 3 (1.73%) QlikView
14 2 (1.16%) Big Data
14 2 (1.16%) IBM InfoSphere
14 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (14.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (13.29%) Git (software)
3 19 (10.98%) Visual Studio
4 18 (10.40%) Subversion
5 14 (8.09%) Selenium
6 3 (1.73%) NUnit
6 3 (1.73%) Moq
7 2 (1.16%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (1.16%) ERwin
7 2 (1.16%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.16%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.58%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.58%) XMLUnit
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (10.98%) Finance
2 6 (3.47%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.73%) Retail
4 3 (1.73%) Law
5 1 (0.58%) Back Office
5 1 (0.58%) Electronics
5 1 (0.58%) Billing
5 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 96 (55.49%) Developer
2 25 (14.45%) Architect
2 25 (14.45%) .NET Developer
3 20 (11.56%) Python Developer
4 17 (9.83%) Analyst
5 11 (6.36%) Senior Developer
6 10 (5.78%) SQL Developer
7 8 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 8 (4.62%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (4.62%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 7 (4.05%) Senior Python Developer
8 7 (4.05%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.05%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.47%) DBA
9 6 (3.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (2.89%) Agile .NET Developer
10 5 (2.89%) Business Analyst
10 5 (2.89%) Ab Initio Developer
11 4 (2.31%) Systems Architect
11 4 (2.31%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (47.40%) .NET
2 37 (21.39%) ASP.NET
3 25 (14.45%) Web Services
3 25 (14.45%) HTML
4 23 (13.29%) CSS
5 22 (12.72%) WCF
5 22 (12.72%) RESTful
6 21 (12.14%) .NET Framework
7 18 (10.40%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (10.40%) Django
7 18 (10.40%) Flask
8 15 (8.67%) Entity Framework
9 14 (8.09%) HTML5
9 14 (8.09%) XML
10 10 (5.78%) jQuery
11 8 (4.62%) REST
12 7 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (4.05%) JSON
13 6 (3.47%) SOAP
14 5 (2.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.20%) Data Extraction
2 8 (4.62%) Replication
3 7 (4.05%) Clustering
4 5 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.31%) NHS
6 3 (1.73%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.16%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.58%) Informatics
8 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.72%) Windows
1 22 (12.72%) Linux
2 18 (10.40%) Debian
2 18 (10.40%) Ubuntu
3 11 (6.36%) UNIX
4 7 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.73%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.58%) Android
8 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (26.01%) MVC
3 36 (20.81%) TDD
4 32 (18.50%) Scrum
4 32 (18.50%) Mentoring
5 31 (17.92%) BDD
6 25 (14.45%) ETL
7 23 (13.29%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (12.72%) CRM
9 21 (12.14%) TOGAF
10 19 (10.98%) SOA
10 19 (10.98%) Migration
11 16 (9.25%) Test Automation
12 15 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (8.09%) E-Commerce
14 13 (7.51%) Data Migration
14 13 (7.51%) Microservices
14 13 (7.51%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
15 12 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (5.20%) OO
Programming Languages
1 60 (34.68%) SQL
2 55 (31.79%) C#
3 27 (15.61%) JavaScript
4 21 (12.14%) T-SQL
5 20 (11.56%) Python
6 9 (5.20%) Shell Script
7 8 (4.62%) X++
8 4 (2.31%) Ruby
8 4 (2.31%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.73%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.73%) Java
10 2 (1.16%) C
10 2 (1.16%) C++
10 2 (1.16%) VB
10 2 (1.16%) PHP
10 2 (1.16%) VB6
11 1 (0.58%) VBA
11 1 (0.58%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.58%) XPath
11 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.05%) Degree
3 6 (3.47%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.73%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) MCSE
5 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.58%) MCTS
5 1 (0.58%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.16%) vSphere
3 1 (0.58%) XenApp
3 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (6.94%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.16%) EdgeSight
3 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.58%) WSUS
3 1 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (32.37%) Microsoft
2 30 (17.34%) Oracle
3 11 (6.36%) Ab Initio
3 11 (6.36%) Netezza
4 6 (3.47%) Tableau
5 5 (2.89%) Citrix
6 4 (2.31%) TIBCO
6 4 (2.31%) Akamai
7 3 (1.73%) Nintex
7 3 (1.73%) Pega
7 3 (1.73%) Telerik
7 3 (1.73%) IBM
7 3 (1.73%) VMware
7 3 (1.73%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.73%) Cognos
8 2 (1.16%) SAP
8 2 (1.16%) AppSense
8 2 (1.16%) Informatica
8 2 (1.16%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.58%) Sitecore
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