Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server Developer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 28 July 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
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 91 88
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server Developer 3 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.23% 0.65% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.68% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
Birmingham median daily rate £325 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +25.00% +1.69%
10th Percentile £238 £326 £274
90th Percentile £366 £375 £428
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £361 £300
% change year-on-year -10.03% +20.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 1261 1471 1488
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.17% 95.03% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 996 968
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £255 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £538 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 34 62
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.28 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +1.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.39 £10.81 £10.28
90th Percentile £34.53 £38.38 £39.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +9.38%

SQL Server Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured SQL Server Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Developer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 July 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%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
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%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) SOLID
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014

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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Sybase