Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 99 175 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.31% 11.39% 8.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.02% 52.87% 48.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 111 95
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £263 £225 £219
90th Percentile £520 £473 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £354
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.20% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% -16.28% +30.30%
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.50 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +52.27% +3.53% +6.25%

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 291 331 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.54% 21.54% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 209 154
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £220
90th Percentile £500 £525 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £18.39 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.32% +3.61% +36.54%
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.16 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +75.52% -11.25% +14.29%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 (59.60%) SQL
2 42 (42.42%) Microsoft
3 38 (38.38%) .NET
4 28 (28.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (27.27%) C#
6 25 (25.25%) Windows
7 23 (23.23%) T-SQL
7 23 (23.23%) CSS
8 22 (22.22%) HTML
9 21 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (20.20%) Finance
11 19 (19.19%) JavaScript
11 19 (19.19%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (18.18%) ASP.NET
13 17 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (16.16%) MVC
14 16 (16.16%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (15.15%) ETL
16 14 (14.14%) Data Modelling
17 12 (12.12%) Migration
17 12 (12.12%) .NET Framework
17 12 (12.12%) SharePoint
17 12 (12.12%) HTML5
17 12 (12.12%) SQL Server 2014
17 12 (12.12%) Windows Server
18 11 (11.11%) Web Development
18 11 (11.11%) PowerShell
18 11 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008

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 12 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.04%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (4.04%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.02%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.02%) GeoServer
3 2 (2.02%) IIS
3 2 (2.02%) JBoss
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.02%) ThingWorx
3 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.02%) WordPress
4 1 (1.01%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.01%) CMS
4 1 (1.01%) Confluence
4 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.01%) OpenEdge
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.02%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.07%) Office 365
3 5 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) Firewall
1 3 (3.03%) SAN
2 2 (2.02%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (2.02%) LDAP
3 1 (1.01%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.01%) MPLS
3 1 (1.01%) SSL
3 1 (1.01%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (28.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 21 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (16.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (12.12%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (10.10%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (8.08%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (7.07%) MySQL
9 7 (7.07%) Power BI
10 5 (5.05%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (5.05%) Relational Database
11 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (3.03%) OLAP
12 3 (3.03%) PowerPivot
12 3 (3.03%) RDBMS
12 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (2.02%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.03%) JIRA
4 2 (2.02%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.01%) ERwin
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.01%) PVCS
General
1 20 (20.20%) Finance
2 5 (5.05%) Banking
2 5 (5.05%) Retail
3 4 (4.04%) Automotive
4 3 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.02%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Advertising
6 1 (1.01%) Legal
6 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (47.47%) Developer
2 15 (15.15%) .NET Developer
2 15 (15.15%) DBA
3 14 (14.14%) SQL DBA
4 11 (11.11%) Architect
5 10 (10.10%) Analyst
5 10 (10.10%) C# Developer
6 9 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 9 (9.09%) SQL Developer
7 8 (8.08%) Web Developer
8 6 (6.06%) Administrator
8 6 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (5.05%) Microsoft BI Developer
9 5 (5.05%) Report Developer
9 5 (5.05%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 4 (4.04%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (38.38%) .NET
2 23 (23.23%) CSS
3 22 (22.22%) HTML
4 18 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 12 (12.12%) .NET Framework
5 12 (12.12%) HTML5
6 9 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (8.08%) Web Services
7 8 (8.08%) XML
8 7 (7.07%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (6.06%) CSS3
9 6 (6.06%) Entity Framework
9 6 (6.06%) jQuery
9 6 (6.06%) MDX
9 6 (6.06%) REST
10 5 (5.05%) AngularJS
10 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (5.05%) Kendo UI
10 5 (5.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.04%) FMCG
1 4 (4.04%) User Experience
2 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.02%) AS400
3 2 (2.02%) Replication
3 2 (2.02%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (2.02%) SCADA
4 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.25%) Windows
2 12 (12.12%) Windows Server
3 7 (7.07%) Windows 10
4 5 (5.05%) Linux
4 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.02%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.01%) HPUX
7 1 (1.01%) Unix
7 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.16%) MVC
4 15 (15.15%) ETL
5 14 (14.14%) Data Modelling
6 12 (12.12%) Migration
7 11 (11.11%) Web Development
8 10 (10.10%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (9.09%) Workflow
10 7 (7.07%) CRM
11 6 (6.06%) Data Integration
11 6 (6.06%) Data Migration
12 5 (5.05%) Analytics
12 5 (5.05%) Business Analysis
12 5 (5.05%) OO
12 5 (5.05%) Physical Data Model
12 5 (5.05%) Visualisation
13 4 (4.04%) Complex ETL
13 4 (4.04%) Performance Monitoring
13 4 (4.04%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 59 (59.60%) SQL
2 27 (27.27%) C#
3 23 (23.23%) T-SQL
4 19 (19.19%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 10 (10.10%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.04%) Python
8 3 (3.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (3.03%) Java
8 3 (3.03%) Perl
8 3 (3.03%) PHP
8 3 (3.03%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.03%) VBA
9 2 (2.02%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.02%) RPG
10 1 (1.01%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.01%) C++
10 1 (1.01%) Progress 4GL
10 1 (1.01%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (5.05%) Degree
2 3 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.02%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.02%) MCSA
3 2 (2.02%) MCSE
3 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.02%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.02%) PMP
3 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.01%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.01%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.02%) COBIT
3 1 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.01%) QA
3 1 (1.01%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (8.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.03%) XenApp
3 2 (2.02%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.02%) vSphere
3 2 (2.02%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (2.02%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (2.02%) SCOM
1 2 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.01%) FTK
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.10%) Oracle
3 8 (8.08%) Tableau
4 7 (7.07%) VMware
5 4 (4.04%) Citrix
5 4 (4.04%) SAP
6 3 (3.03%) Symantec
6 3 (3.03%) Veeam
7 2 (2.02%) Cisco
7 2 (2.02%) Epicor
7 2 (2.02%) IBM
7 2 (2.02%) Informatica
7 2 (2.02%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.02%) Sophos
7 2 (2.02%) Sun
8 1 (1.01%) Embarcadero
8 1 (1.01%) HP
8 1 (1.01%) Juniper
8 1 (1.01%) Progress
8 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com