Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 13 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 129 100 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.69% 8.06% 11.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.86% 36.90% 53.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 55 104
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £306 £263 £293
90th Percentile £501 £480 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +18.52% -3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 13
Birmingham median hourly rate - £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +77.78%
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £29.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +62.39% +82.81% -9.86%

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 332 271 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.36% 21.84% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 162 197
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +1.69%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £295
90th Percentile £538 £514 £505
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +8.39% -3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.68% -1.56% -9.86%
10th Percentile £21.00 £14.48 £13.05
90th Percentile £23.00 £17.23 £16.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.50 £26.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.48% +31.25% +10.68%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 63 (48.84%) SQL
2 57 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (33.33%) .NET
4 40 (31.01%) C#
5 37 (28.68%) HTML
5 37 (28.68%) Microsoft
6 35 (27.13%) Business Intelligence
7 33 (25.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 33 (25.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 32 (24.81%) CSS
9 30 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
10 29 (22.48%) JavaScript
11 28 (21.71%) Migration
12 26 (20.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (19.38%) ASP.NET
13 25 (19.38%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (17.83%) TDD
15 22 (17.05%) Java
15 22 (17.05%) Git (software)
16 21 (16.28%) Power BI
17 20 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (14.73%) Oracle
18 19 (14.73%) MVC
19 17 (13.18%) Finance
19 17 (13.18%) Scrum
19 17 (13.18%) SQL Server 2008
20 16 (12.40%) ETL
21 15 (11.63%) T-SQL
21 15 (11.63%) Visual Studio
21 15 (11.63%) XML

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 11 (8.53%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.10%) Apache
4 3 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.55%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.55%) IIS
5 2 (1.55%) JBoss
5 2 (1.55%) NServiceBus
5 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.78%) CMS
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.33%) SAP MII
4 2 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.78%) OPENContractor
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.78%) Scribe Insight
5 1 (0.78%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 30 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.43%) SaaS
4 5 (3.88%) IaaS
5 4 (3.10%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (3.10%) PaaS
6 3 (2.33%) Office 365
7 2 (1.55%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.78%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.78%) Scribe Online
8 1 (0.78%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.10%) SMS
2 3 (2.33%) Firewall
3 2 (1.55%) DNS
3 2 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.55%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.55%) SAN
3 2 (1.55%) SSL
4 1 (0.78%) HTTP
4 1 (0.78%) Internet
4 1 (0.78%) LAN
4 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (25.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 33 (25.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 26 (20.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 25 (19.38%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (16.28%) Power BI
5 17 (13.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (11.63%) Relational Database
6 15 (11.63%) SQL Server 2016
7 13 (10.08%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (6.98%) QlikView
9 9 (6.98%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (5.43%) NoSQL
11 6 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (3.88%) Big Data
12 5 (3.88%) MySQL
13 4 (3.10%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (2.33%) Apache Hive
14 3 (2.33%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 22 (17.05%) Git (software)
2 15 (11.63%) Visual Studio
3 14 (10.85%) Subversion
4 13 (10.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.88%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (3.10%) Mercurial
6 4 (3.10%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (2.33%) JIRA
8 2 (1.55%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.55%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.55%) Maven
8 2 (1.55%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.55%) Selenium
9 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.78%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.78%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.78%) JMeter
9 1 (0.78%) Mocha
9 1 (0.78%) Moq
9 1 (0.78%) NUnit
General
1 17 (13.18%) Finance
2 6 (4.65%) Legal
3 5 (3.88%) Banking
3 5 (3.88%) Retail
4 2 (1.55%) Automotive
4 2 (1.55%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 85 (65.89%) Developer
2 24 (18.60%) .NET Developer
3 13 (10.08%) ASP.NET Developer
3 13 (10.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 13 (10.08%) Java Developer
3 13 (10.08%) SQL Developer
4 11 (8.53%) Analyst
5 10 (7.75%) Consultant
6 9 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (6.98%) C# Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Architect
8 7 (5.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.43%) DBA
8 7 (5.43%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.65%) Agile Developer
9 6 (4.65%) BizTalk Developer
9 6 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 6 (4.65%) SSIS Developer
10 5 (3.88%) SSAS Developer
10 5 (3.88%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (33.33%) .NET
2 37 (28.68%) HTML
3 32 (24.81%) CSS
4 25 (19.38%) ASP.NET
5 15 (11.63%) .NET Framework
5 15 (11.63%) RabbitMQ
5 15 (11.63%) XML
6 14 (10.85%) AngularJS
7 13 (10.08%) Hibernate
7 13 (10.08%) jQuery
7 13 (10.08%) JSON
7 13 (10.08%) React
7 13 (10.08%) REST
7 13 (10.08%) Spring
7 13 (10.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (9.30%) Apache Camel
8 12 (9.30%) Entity Framework
8 12 (9.30%) Spring Boot
9 11 (8.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (8.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.20%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.33%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.55%) Clustering
5 2 (1.55%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.55%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.55%) Wiki
6 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) PKI
6 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.30%) Windows
2 7 (5.43%) Linux
2 7 (5.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.55%) CentOS
3 2 (1.55%) Debian
3 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.55%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.55%) Unix
4 1 (0.78%) AIX
4 1 (0.78%) HPUX
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (27.13%) Business Intelligence
3 28 (21.71%) Migration
4 23 (17.83%) TDD
5 19 (14.73%) MVC
6 17 (13.18%) Scrum
7 16 (12.40%) ETL
8 15 (11.63%) Microservices
9 14 (10.85%) BDD
10 13 (10.08%) Collaborative Working
10 13 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (9.30%) Analytics
11 12 (9.30%) OO
11 12 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (7.75%) ERP
12 10 (7.75%) SDLC
13 9 (6.98%) Data Visualisation
13 9 (6.98%) Visualisation
14 8 (6.20%) Data Analytics
14 8 (6.20%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 63 (48.84%) SQL
2 40 (31.01%) C#
3 29 (22.48%) JavaScript
4 22 (17.05%) Java
5 15 (11.63%) T-SQL
6 13 (10.08%) Java 8
7 9 (6.98%) PowerShell
8 8 (6.20%) VB.NET
9 6 (4.65%) PHP
10 3 (2.33%) Python
10 3 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.33%) VB
10 3 (2.33%) XPath
11 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.55%) Perl
11 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.78%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (3.10%) Degree
2 3 (2.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (0.78%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.78%) ISEB
4 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) PMO
2 3 (2.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.33%) QA
3 2 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (1.55%) GDPR
3 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.10%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.33%) Docker
3 3 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.55%) NFS
4 2 (1.55%) Samba
4 2 (1.55%) Squid
4 2 (1.55%) Varnish
4 2 (1.55%) Xen
5 1 (0.78%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.65%) Puppet
2 3 (2.33%) Ambari
2 3 (2.33%) Terraform
3 2 (1.55%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.55%) Nagios
3 2 (1.55%) WMI
4 1 (0.78%) Ansible
4 1 (0.78%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.78%) Packer
4 1 (0.78%) SCCM
4 1 (0.78%) SCOM
4 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 37 (28.68%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.73%) Oracle
3 13 (10.08%) Tableau
4 11 (8.53%) IBM
5 6 (4.65%) SAP
5 6 (4.65%) VMware
6 4 (3.10%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.10%) WSO2
7 3 (2.33%) Capita
7 3 (2.33%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.55%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.55%) RedGate
8 2 (1.55%) Splunk
9 1 (0.78%) Castleton
9 1 (0.78%) Civica
9 1 (0.78%) CyberArk
9 1 (0.78%) Google
9 1 (0.78%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.78%) Oneserve
9 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com