The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL Server Developer
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 58 62
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 2 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.33% 0.91% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.98% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 5
Median daily rate £345 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £325
% change year-on-year -5.40% +13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.62 £48.00
% change year-on-year - +26.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 580 713 755
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.55% 92.48% 93.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 477 513
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 24
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.48 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.99% +11.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £40.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured SQL Server Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Developer in Birmingham

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server Developer in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Developer in Birmingham

SQL Server Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server Developer in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Developer in Birmingham

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, SQL Server Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring SQL Server Developer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (33.33%) SOLID
3 1 (33.33%) Sybase
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) QlikView
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript

SQL Server Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) QlikView
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) OOP
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Sybase