The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 12 6
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 43 93 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.77% 11.25% 11.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.28% 58.86% 55.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 63 67
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 142 158 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 22.36% 19.11% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 108 114
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £302 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Birmingham

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Birmingham

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Birmingham over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Birmingham

SQL Server
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 in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 59 (59.00%) SQL
2 42 (42.00%) .NET
3 38 (38.00%) Microsoft
4 32 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (28.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (26.00%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (24.00%) C#
8 23 (23.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 22 (22.00%) MVC
10 21 (21.00%) HTML
11 20 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (19.00%) SQL Server 2014
13 16 (16.00%) SQL Server 2016
13 16 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (16.00%) Windows
13 16 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (16.00%) Finance
14 15 (15.00%) ETL
14 15 (15.00%) ASP.NET
14 15 (15.00%) CSS
14 15 (15.00%) JavaScript
15 14 (14.00%) T-SQL
15 14 (14.00%) Visual Studio
16 13 (13.00%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
18 11 (11.00%) PowerShell
18 11 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
18 11 (11.00%) TDD
18 11 (11.00%) REST

SQL Server
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 9 (9.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.00%) JBoss
4 3 (3.00%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.00%) ThingWorx
4 3 (3.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.00%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.00%) IIS
5 2 (2.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.00%) CMS
6 1 (1.00%) Confluence
6 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.00%) Office 365
3 1 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.00%) LDAP
2 3 (3.00%) Skype
3 1 (1.00%) 3G
3 1 (1.00%) DHCP
3 1 (1.00%) DMZ
3 1 (1.00%) DNS
3 1 (1.00%) Internet
3 1 (1.00%) Intranet
3 1 (1.00%) LAN
3 1 (1.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.00%) SAN
3 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.00%) VLAN
3 1 (1.00%) WAN
3 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 28 (28.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 19 (19.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 16 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (16.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 13 (13.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (9.00%) Relational Database
9 7 (7.00%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (6.00%) MySQL
10 6 (6.00%) Power BI
10 6 (6.00%) QlikView
11 5 (5.00%) RDBMS
12 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (3.00%) Hazelcast
13 3 (3.00%) OLAP
14 2 (2.00%) EDRMS
14 2 (2.00%) MS Access
14 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (14.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.00%) JIRA
3 2 (2.00%) Subversion
3 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.00%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.00%) Moq
4 1 (1.00%) MorphX
4 1 (1.00%) NUnit
4 1 (1.00%) Selenium
General
1 16 (16.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Automotive
3 6 (6.00%) Retail
4 4 (4.00%) Banking
5 3 (3.00%) Advertising
5 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.00%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.00%) Legal
7 1 (1.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (59.00%) Developer
2 23 (23.00%) .NET Developer
3 15 (15.00%) DBA
4 14 (14.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 14 (14.00%) SQL DBA
5 11 (11.00%) Senior Developer
6 10 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 10 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
7 9 (9.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 9 (9.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (9.00%) SQL Developer
8 7 (7.00%) Administrator
8 7 (7.00%) Senior .NET Developer
9 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Developer
9 6 (6.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 6 (6.00%) Senior C# Developer
9 6 (6.00%) SSRS Developer
10 5 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (5.00%) Java Developer
10 5 (5.00%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (42.00%) .NET
2 21 (21.00%) HTML
3 15 (15.00%) ASP.NET
3 15 (15.00%) CSS
4 11 (11.00%) REST
5 10 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 10 (10.00%) HTML5
6 9 (9.00%) Entity Framework
7 8 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (8.00%) WCF
8 7 (7.00%) jQuery
9 6 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (5.00%) Hibernate
10 5 (5.00%) Spring
10 5 (5.00%) Web Services
11 4 (4.00%) AngularJS
11 4 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (4.00%) WPF
11 4 (4.00%) XML
12 3 (3.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.00%) Clustering
1 4 (4.00%) SCADA
2 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.00%) User Experience
2 3 (3.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.00%) Windows
2 8 (8.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.00%) Linux
5 2 (2.00%) Unix
5 2 (2.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.00%) Android
6 1 (1.00%) HPUX
6 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.00%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (22.00%) MVC
4 15 (15.00%) ETL
5 11 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (11.00%) TDD
6 9 (9.00%) Migration
6 9 (9.00%) Scrum
6 9 (9.00%) Web Development
7 8 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (8.00%) SOLID
7 8 (8.00%) Workflow
8 7 (7.00%) Waterfall
9 6 (6.00%) High Availability
9 6 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (5.00%) Data Modelling
10 5 (5.00%) Test Automation
10 5 (5.00%) Visualisation
10 5 (5.00%) Web Application Development
11 4 (4.00%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 59 (59.00%) SQL
2 24 (24.00%) C#
3 15 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (14.00%) T-SQL
5 11 (11.00%) PowerShell
6 8 (8.00%) Java
6 8 (8.00%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.00%) VBA
8 3 (3.00%) PHP
8 3 (3.00%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.00%) Perl
9 2 (2.00%) Python
9 2 (2.00%) X++
10 1 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.00%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.00%) Degree
4 1 (1.00%) ISEB
4 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.00%) Data Quality
1 3 (3.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.00%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (3.00%) vSphere
4 1 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) SCOrch
2 3 (3.00%) SCOM
3 1 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.00%) FTK
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (38.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.00%) Oracle
3 8 (8.00%) VMware
4 4 (4.00%) Cognos
5 2 (2.00%) Citrix
5 2 (2.00%) Dell
5 2 (2.00%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco
6 1 (1.00%) EMC
6 1 (1.00%) HP
6 1 (1.00%) IBM
6 1 (1.00%) Informatica
6 1 (1.00%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.00%) NetApp
6 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.00%) RedGate
6 1 (1.00%) SAP
6 1 (1.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.00%) Sybase
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