Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 13 14
Rank change year-on-year -13 +1 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 80 130 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.06% 8.73% 7.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.13% 39.04% 36.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 112 54
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £263
90th Percentile £575 £500 £481
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +6.25% +18.52% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £26.50 - £17.00
10th Percentile £18.80 - £16.50
90th Percentile £33.40 - £17.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £47.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year -62.11% +62.39% +82.81%

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 257 333 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.47% 22.36% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 235 160
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £280
90th Percentile £575 £538 £515
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +39.68% -1.56%
10th Percentile £10.70 £21.00 £14.48
90th Percentile £26.00 £23.00 £17.23
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year -14.89% -10.48% +31.25%

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 19 June 2019.

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

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Birmingham over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 48 (60.00%) C#
2 41 (51.25%) .NET
3 40 (50.00%) SQL
4 37 (46.25%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (42.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 29 (36.25%) Microsoft
7 26 (32.50%) Web Services
8 25 (31.25%) JavaScript
8 25 (31.25%) Scrum
9 22 (27.50%) HTML
9 22 (27.50%) CSS
9 22 (27.50%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (22.50%) ASP.NET
11 17 (21.25%) Kanban
12 16 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (20.00%) TDD
13 15 (18.75%) MVC
13 15 (18.75%) T-SQL
13 15 (18.75%) Technical Leadership
14 14 (17.50%) Power Platform
14 14 (17.50%) Power BI
14 14 (17.50%) .NET Framework
15 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (16.25%) Git (software)
15 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (16.25%) DevOps
15 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET Web API
15 13 (16.25%) SOLID
16 12 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 2 (2.50%) CMS
1 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle 10gAS
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.50%) Scribe Insight
3 1 (1.25%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (1.25%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 34 (42.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (17.50%) Power Platform
3 9 (11.25%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (8.75%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (2.50%) Scribe Online
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.25%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.25%) Office 365
7 1 (1.25%) PaaS
7 1 (1.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) HTTP
2 1 (1.25%) DHCP
2 1 (1.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 16 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 14 (17.50%) Power BI
3 12 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 10 (12.50%) Data Lake
5 10 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (10.00%) SQL Server 2017
7 6 (7.50%) Big Data
7 6 (7.50%) QlikView
7 6 (7.50%) Relational Database
7 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (6.25%) OLAP
8 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (5.00%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (3.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 3 (3.75%) DB2
10 3 (3.75%) OLAP Cube
11 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (16.25%) Git (software)
2 9 (11.25%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (7.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.50%) JIRA
4 2 (2.50%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.25%) ERwin
5 1 (1.25%) Moq
5 1 (1.25%) NUnit
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.25%) Subversion
5 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (1.25%) Automotive
3 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.25%) Retail
3 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (53.75%) Developer
2 10 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 10 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 9 (11.25%) Azure Engineer
3 9 (11.25%) Consultant
3 9 (11.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
5 6 (7.50%) Architect
5 6 (7.50%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
6 5 (6.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.25%) CRM Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Lead Architect
6 5 (6.25%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Lead DevOps
7 4 (5.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (51.25%) .NET
2 26 (32.50%) Web Services
3 22 (27.50%) CSS
3 22 (27.50%) HTML
4 18 (22.50%) ASP.NET
5 14 (17.50%) .NET Framework
6 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (16.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (13.75%) Dapper ORM
8 8 (10.00%) JSON
9 7 (8.75%) XML
10 6 (7.50%) .NET Core
10 6 (7.50%) MDX
11 3 (3.75%) AngularJS
11 3 (3.75%) NHibernate
11 3 (3.75%) React
11 3 (3.75%) RESTful
11 3 (3.75%) Swagger
11 3 (3.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (3.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (3.75%) Replication
2 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.50%) HACMP
3 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.25%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.50%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) Linux
3 3 (3.75%) AIX
4 1 (1.25%) HPUX
4 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Unix
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.25%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (31.25%) Scrum
3 22 (27.50%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (21.25%) Kanban
5 16 (20.00%) TDD
6 15 (18.75%) MVC
6 15 (18.75%) Technical Leadership
7 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (16.25%) DevOps
7 13 (16.25%) SOLID
8 11 (13.75%) BDD
8 11 (13.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 11 (13.75%) Migration
8 11 (13.75%) Workflow
9 10 (12.50%) CRM
9 10 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 9 (11.25%) Data Migration
10 9 (11.25%) ETL
11 8 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (10.00%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 48 (60.00%) C#
2 40 (50.00%) SQL
3 25 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 15 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 8 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (7.50%) PL/SQL
7 5 (6.25%) Java
8 3 (3.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (2.50%) C
9 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.50%) VBA
10 1 (1.25%) VB
10 1 (1.25%) VB6
10 1 (1.25%) VBScript
10 1 (1.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.25%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.25%) Puppet
2 1 (1.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (36.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.25%) Databricks
3 7 (8.75%) Oracle
3 7 (8.75%) UiPath
4 6 (7.50%) Tableau
5 3 (3.75%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.25%) Cerner
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco
6 1 (1.25%) Cognos
6 1 (1.25%) Dell
6 1 (1.25%) HP
6 1 (1.25%) IBM
6 1 (1.25%) Informatica
6 1 (1.25%) Netezza
6 1 (1.25%) SAP
6 1 (1.25%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.25%) Telerik
6 1 (1.25%) Twitter