Period
to 8 July 2020

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 8 July 2020 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
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 25 13
Rank change year-on-year +15 -12 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 62 88 135
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 10.54% 6.29% 8.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.97% 30.45% 39.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 71 117
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £345 £313 £306
90th Percentile £575 £575 £503
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +94.44% -62.11% +62.39%

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 132 289 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.45% 20.66% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 194 243
Median daily rate £475 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £321 £291 £294
90th Percentile £611 £575 £540
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -9.09% +29.41%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +75.00% -14.89% -21.67%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Birmingham

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in Birmingham

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Birmingham over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Birmingham

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, 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 29 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (45.16%) Microsoft
3 26 (41.94%) SQL
4 25 (40.32%) HTML
5 24 (38.71%) .NET
5 24 (38.71%) C#
6 20 (32.26%) CSS
6 20 (32.26%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (29.03%) Azure
8 15 (24.19%) Java
9 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
10 13 (20.97%) Oracle
11 12 (19.35%) Finance
11 12 (19.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (19.35%) jQuery
12 11 (17.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (17.74%) .NET Framework
12 11 (17.74%) T-SQL
12 11 (17.74%) ASP.NET
12 11 (17.74%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (17.74%) SDLC
12 11 (17.74%) Power BI
12 11 (17.74%) Power Platform
13 10 (16.13%) DevOps
13 10 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (14.52%) MVC
14 9 (14.52%) Spring
14 9 (14.52%) Front End Development
15 8 (12.90%) User Experience

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 5 (8.06%) CMS
1 5 (8.06%) IIS
2 1 (1.61%) Apache
2 1 (1.61%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.61%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.61%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.61%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 18 (29.03%) Azure
2 11 (17.74%) Power Platform
3 7 (11.29%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (6.45%) GCP
4 4 (6.45%) Logic Apps
4 4 (6.45%) PaaS
5 2 (3.23%) AWS
5 2 (3.23%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (3.23%) IaaS
5 2 (3.23%) OpenShift
5 2 (3.23%) SaaS
6 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.61%) NuGet
6 1 (1.61%) Power Automate
6 1 (1.61%) Serverless
6 1 (1.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (1.61%) Network Security
3 1 (1.61%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (17.74%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (17.74%) Power BI
2 11 (17.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 10 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (9.68%) MongoDB
6 5 (8.06%) Redis
6 5 (8.06%) Relational Database
7 4 (6.45%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (6.45%) MySQL
7 4 (6.45%) NoSQL
7 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
8 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (3.23%) Data Lake
9 2 (3.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) webpack
2 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.45%) JIRA
3 4 (6.45%) SonarQube
3 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.84%) Selenium
5 2 (3.23%) Babel
5 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.23%) Jasmine
5 2 (3.23%) JUnit
5 2 (3.23%) Maven
5 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.61%) DbUnit
6 1 (1.61%) JMeter
6 1 (1.61%) jMock
6 1 (1.61%) Mockito
6 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Public Sector
2 4 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Automotive
3 1 (1.61%) Electronics
3 1 (1.61%) Law
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Police
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (46.77%) Developer
2 9 (14.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 9 (14.52%) Java Developer
3 7 (11.29%) Analyst
3 7 (11.29%) Architect
3 7 (11.29%) Consultant
4 5 (8.06%) Applications Support
4 5 (8.06%) Applications Support Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) Software Developer
4 5 (8.06%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Power BI Developer
6 3 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (4.84%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.84%) CRM Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) DBA
6 3 (4.84%) Functional Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (4.84%) SQL DBA
6 3 (4.84%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (40.32%) HTML
2 24 (38.71%) .NET
3 20 (32.26%) CSS
4 12 (19.35%) jQuery
4 12 (19.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 11 (17.74%) .NET Framework
5 11 (17.74%) ASP.NET
6 9 (14.52%) Spring
7 8 (12.90%) Entity Framework
7 8 (12.90%) HTML5
7 8 (12.90%) REST
8 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (11.29%) Web Services
9 6 (9.68%) AngularJS
9 6 (9.68%) Razor View Engine
10 5 (8.06%) Ajax
10 5 (8.06%) Memcached
11 4 (6.45%) JSON
11 4 (6.45%) Middleware
11 4 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) User Experience
2 5 (8.06%) Reinsurance
3 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.61%) Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Linux
1 6 (9.68%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Unix
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.26%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (17.74%) SDLC
4 10 (16.13%) DevOps
5 9 (14.52%) Front End Development
5 9 (14.52%) MVC
6 8 (12.90%) CRM
7 7 (11.29%) Analytics
7 7 (11.29%) Case Management
7 7 (11.29%) Data Analysis
7 7 (11.29%) Data Modelling
7 7 (11.29%) OO
7 7 (11.29%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (9.68%) Business Analysis
8 6 (9.68%) ETL
8 6 (9.68%) ITIL
8 6 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (9.68%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.06%) Change Management
9 5 (8.06%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.94%) SQL
2 24 (38.71%) C#
3 15 (24.19%) Java
4 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
5 11 (17.74%) T-SQL
6 7 (11.29%) Python
7 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (3.23%) R
9 2 (3.23%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.23%) VB
9 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.23%) VB6
10 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) Degree
4 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) CCNA
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.61%) ISEB
5 1 (1.61%) MCSE
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) QA
2 4 (6.45%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.84%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.61%) Postfix
3 1 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.61%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.61%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.61%) Kibana
2 1 (1.61%) logstash
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 28 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.97%) Oracle
3 6 (9.68%) Tableau
4 5 (8.06%) Google
5 3 (4.84%) SAP
6 2 (3.23%) Databricks
6 2 (3.23%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco
7 1 (1.61%) F5
7 1 (1.61%) RedGate
7 1 (1.61%) VMware