Period
to 21 April 2018

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 6 months to 21 April 2018 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
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 13 10
Rank change year-on-year -10 -3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 112 113 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.35% 9.32% 10.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.25% 43.63% 51.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 66 96
Birmingham median daily rate £405 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.12% -2.86% -0.71%
10th Percentile £294 £250 £275
90th Percentile £500 £480 £466
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +15.94% -1.43% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 14
Birmingham median hourly rate - £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +23.08%
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £23.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +106.52% +43.75% -44.23%

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

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 309 259 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 20.28% 21.37% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 153 186
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £294 £263 £266
90th Percentile £550 £525 £494
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +11.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £21.00 £14.70 £13.75
90th Percentile £23.00 £18.60 £26.13
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 £18.39 £20.00
% change year-on-year +76.73% -8.05% -20.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 59 (52.68%) SQL
2 42 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 39 (34.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (32.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (31.25%) .NET
7 33 (29.46%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (27.68%) Microsoft Azure
9 26 (23.21%) C#
9 26 (23.21%) HTML
9 26 (23.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 25 (22.32%) JavaScript
10 25 (22.32%) CSS
10 25 (22.32%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (22.32%) Migration
11 22 (19.64%) SQL Server 2016
12 21 (18.75%) Java
13 19 (16.96%) T-SQL
14 18 (16.07%) TDD
15 17 (15.18%) ASP.NET
15 17 (15.18%) ETL
15 17 (15.18%) Power BI
16 14 (12.50%) Relational Database
16 14 (12.50%) Finance
16 14 (12.50%) Git (software)
17 13 (11.61%) JSON
17 13 (11.61%) Subversion
17 13 (11.61%) MVC
17 13 (11.61%) Visual Studio
17 13 (11.61%) RabbitMQ

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 10 (8.93%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.68%) Apache
2 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.79%) GlassFish
3 2 (1.79%) IIS
3 2 (1.79%) JBoss
3 2 (1.79%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.89%) CMS
4 1 (0.89%) Confluence
4 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.89%) OPENContractor
2 1 (0.89%) Scribe Insight
2 1 (0.89%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 31 (27.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (9.82%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.46%) SaaS
4 4 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.68%) IaaS
6 2 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.89%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.89%) Office 365
7 1 (0.89%) PaaS
7 1 (0.89%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) Firewall
2 2 (1.79%) DNS
2 2 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (1.79%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.79%) SAN
2 2 (1.79%) SMS
2 2 (1.79%) SSL
3 1 (0.89%) HTTP
3 1 (0.89%) Internet
3 1 (0.89%) LAN
3 1 (0.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (34.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 36 (32.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (23.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 25 (22.32%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (19.64%) SQL Server 2016
6 17 (15.18%) Power BI
7 14 (12.50%) Relational Database
8 12 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (9.82%) SQL Server 2014
10 10 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (4.46%) MySQL
11 5 (4.46%) QlikView
12 3 (2.68%) Big Data
12 3 (2.68%) Data Lake
13 2 (1.79%) Couchbase
13 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
13 2 (1.79%) NoSQL
13 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
13 2 (1.79%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 14 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.61%) Subversion
2 13 (11.61%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.57%) JIRA
4 4 (3.57%) Mercurial
5 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.79%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.79%) Maven
6 2 (1.79%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.79%) Selenium
7 1 (0.89%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.89%) GitLab
7 1 (0.89%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.89%) JMeter
7 1 (0.89%) Mocha
7 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Banking
2 3 (2.68%) Retail
3 2 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (0.89%) Advertising
4 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 69 (61.61%) Developer
2 20 (17.86%) .NET Developer
3 17 (15.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 11 (9.82%) Java Developer
4 11 (9.82%) SQL Developer
5 10 (8.93%) Analyst
6 9 (8.04%) Architect
6 9 (8.04%) DBA
7 8 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 8 (7.14%) Consultant
8 7 (6.25%) SQL DBA
8 7 (6.25%) SSAS Developer
8 7 (6.25%) SSIS Developer
8 7 (6.25%) SSRS Developer
9 6 (5.36%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 6 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.46%) Lead Developer
10 5 (4.46%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (31.25%) .NET
2 26 (23.21%) HTML
3 25 (22.32%) CSS
4 17 (15.18%) ASP.NET
5 13 (11.61%) JSON
5 13 (11.61%) RabbitMQ
6 12 (10.71%) .NET Framework
7 11 (9.82%) Hibernate
7 11 (9.82%) MDX
7 11 (9.82%) Spring
7 11 (9.82%) XML
8 10 (8.93%) AngularJS
8 10 (8.93%) Apache Camel
8 10 (8.93%) jQuery
8 10 (8.93%) React
8 10 (8.93%) REST
8 10 (8.93%) Spring Boot
9 8 (7.14%) Web Services
10 7 (6.25%) Entity Framework
11 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.68%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.79%) Clustering
5 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.79%) Wiki
6 1 (0.89%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.89%) PKI
6 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.89%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.14%) Windows
2 7 (6.25%) Linux
3 6 (5.36%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.79%) CentOS
4 2 (1.79%) Debian
4 2 (1.79%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.79%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.79%) Unix
4 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.89%) AIX
5 1 (0.89%) HPUX
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (29.46%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (22.32%) Migration
4 18 (16.07%) TDD
5 17 (15.18%) ETL
6 13 (11.61%) MVC
7 12 (10.71%) BDD
7 12 (10.71%) Microservices
8 11 (9.82%) Collaborative Working
9 10 (8.93%) Analytics
9 10 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (8.93%) Data Modelling
9 10 (8.93%) SDLC
10 9 (8.04%) Test Automation
11 8 (7.14%) Data Migration
11 8 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
11 8 (7.14%) OO
11 8 (7.14%) Visualisation
12 7 (6.25%) CRM
12 7 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 59 (52.68%) SQL
2 26 (23.21%) C#
3 25 (22.32%) JavaScript
4 21 (18.75%) Java
5 19 (16.96%) T-SQL
6 11 (9.82%) Java 8
6 11 (9.82%) VB.NET
7 6 (5.36%) PHP
7 6 (5.36%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.68%) Python
8 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.68%) VB
9 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.79%) Perl
10 1 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.89%) Korn
10 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.46%) Degree
2 3 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (2.68%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (0.89%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.89%) GNVQ
4 1 (0.89%) HND
4 1 (0.89%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.68%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.79%) GDPR
2 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.89%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (4.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.79%) NFS
4 2 (1.79%) Samba
4 2 (1.79%) Squid
4 2 (1.79%) Varnish
4 2 (1.79%) Xen
5 1 (0.89%) Docker
5 1 (0.89%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (7.14%) Puppet
2 4 (3.57%) Terraform
3 2 (1.79%) Ansible
3 2 (1.79%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.79%) Nagios
3 2 (1.79%) WMI
4 1 (0.89%) Ambari
4 1 (0.89%) Automic
4 1 (0.89%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.89%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.89%) Packer
4 1 (0.89%) SCCM
4 1 (0.89%) SCOM
4 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.89%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 40 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.93%) IBM
2 10 (8.93%) Oracle
3 9 (8.04%) Tableau
4 6 (5.36%) VMware
5 4 (3.57%) Capita
5 4 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.57%) WSO2
6 3 (2.68%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.79%) Google
7 2 (1.79%) RedGate
7 2 (1.79%) Splunk
8 1 (0.89%) Altova
8 1 (0.89%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.89%) CA
8 1 (0.89%) Citrix
8 1 (0.89%) Civica
8 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.89%) Serena
8 1 (0.89%) Zend