Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 19 12
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 116 109 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.17% 6.68% 10.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.67% 36.95% 50.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 86 96
Birmingham median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £283 £263 £219
90th Percentile £495 £475 £447
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £60.00 £35.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% +94.44% -16.28%
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% +59.09% +2.33%

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 254 295 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.90% 18.08% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 206 187
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £296 £266 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £18.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.14% +90.32% -6.89%
10th Percentile £21.00 £35.00 £17.58
90th Percentile £62.90 £35.00 £21.77
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.75 £32.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year -20.77% +85.08% -16.38%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 78 (67.24%) SQL
2 63 (54.31%) JavaScript
3 59 (50.86%) HTML
4 56 (48.28%) CSS
5 52 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (35.34%) Microsoft
7 39 (33.62%) C#
8 37 (31.90%) .NET
9 35 (30.17%) Migration
10 34 (29.31%) Java
11 33 (28.45%) TDD
12 32 (27.59%) Spring
12 32 (27.59%) Git (software)
13 30 (25.86%) Subversion
14 29 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
14 29 (25.00%) Hibernate
15 28 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
15 28 (24.14%) Apache Camel
15 28 (24.14%) Relational Database
15 28 (24.14%) Java 8
16 27 (23.28%) Spring Boot
16 27 (23.28%) BDD
17 26 (22.41%) Microservices
18 25 (21.55%) RabbitMQ
18 25 (21.55%) MVC
19 24 (20.69%) Trunk-Based Development
20 23 (19.83%) IBM
20 23 (19.83%) WebSphere
21 19 (16.38%) Visual Studio
22 18 (15.52%) Security Cleared

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 23 (19.83%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.03%) CMS
3 5 (4.31%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.45%) Apache
4 4 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.45%) Drupal
5 3 (2.59%) JBoss
5 3 (2.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.59%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (2.59%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.72%) SAS
7 1 (0.86%) Confluence
7 1 (0.86%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.86%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (12.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.59%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.86%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 28 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (12.93%) Dynamics 365
3 13 (11.21%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (2.59%) PaaS
5 2 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.72%) Azure Functions
5 2 (1.72%) SaaS
5 2 (1.72%) Serverless
6 1 (0.86%) GitHub
6 1 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.45%) SSL
2 3 (2.59%) Firewall
3 2 (1.72%) LAN
3 2 (1.72%) MPLS
3 2 (1.72%) VoIP
3 2 (1.72%) VPN
3 2 (1.72%) WAN
3 2 (1.72%) Wireless
4 1 (0.86%) DHCP
4 1 (0.86%) DNS
4 1 (0.86%) Internet
4 1 (0.86%) PBX
4 1 (0.86%) Skype
4 1 (0.86%) SMS
4 1 (0.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (24.14%) Relational Database
3 14 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (11.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (8.62%) MySQL
5 10 (8.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (6.90%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (6.90%) Power BI
7 6 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (3.45%) MongoDB
8 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (2.59%) Redis
9 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.72%) Base SAS
10 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.86%) QlikView
11 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 30 (25.86%) Subversion
3 19 (16.38%) Visual Studio
4 6 (5.17%) Selenium
4 6 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.45%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (2.59%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.59%) JIRA
6 3 (2.59%) JUnit
6 3 (2.59%) Moq
6 3 (2.59%) NUnit
7 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.86%) GitLab
7 1 (0.86%) JMeter
7 1 (0.86%) MSTest
7 1 (0.86%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.86%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (9.48%) Finance
2 3 (2.59%) Banking
2 3 (2.59%) Retail
3 2 (1.72%) Legal
3 2 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 83 (71.55%) Developer
2 29 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 14 (12.07%) .NET Developer
3 14 (12.07%) C# Developer
4 8 (6.90%) Azure Developer
4 8 (6.90%) C# Programmer
4 8 (6.90%) Programmer
4 8 (6.90%) SQL Developer
5 7 (6.03%) Analyst
5 7 (6.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (5.17%) Architect
6 6 (5.17%) CRM Developer
6 6 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 5 (4.31%) CMS Developer
7 5 (4.31%) Software Developer
7 5 (4.31%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Consultant
8 4 (3.45%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (50.86%) HTML
2 56 (48.28%) CSS
3 37 (31.90%) .NET
4 32 (27.59%) Spring
5 29 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 28 (24.14%) Apache Camel
7 27 (23.28%) Spring Boot
8 25 (21.55%) RabbitMQ
9 17 (14.66%) ASP.NET
10 15 (12.93%) XML
11 12 (10.34%) jQuery
12 11 (9.48%) JSON
13 10 (8.62%) RESTful
13 10 (8.62%) SOAP
14 9 (7.76%) Web Services
15 8 (6.90%) .NET Framework
15 8 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
16 7 (6.03%) AngularJS
16 7 (6.03%) REST
17 6 (5.17%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (2.59%) User Experience
3 1 (0.86%) CCTV
3 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
3 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.86%) FMCG
3 1 (0.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.31%) Linux
2 3 (2.59%) Windows
3 1 (0.86%) Android
3 1 (0.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (30.17%) Migration
3 33 (28.45%) TDD
4 27 (23.28%) BDD
5 26 (22.41%) Microservices
6 25 (21.55%) MVC
7 24 (20.69%) Trunk-Based Development
8 14 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (12.07%) CRM
8 14 (12.07%) ETL
9 11 (9.48%) Scrum
10 10 (8.62%) Integration Testing
11 9 (7.76%) Test Automation
12 8 (6.90%) Content Management
12 8 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (6.90%) SDLC
13 7 (6.03%) Data Migration
13 7 (6.03%) DevOps
13 7 (6.03%) Workflow
14 6 (5.17%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 78 (67.24%) SQL
2 63 (54.31%) JavaScript
3 39 (33.62%) C#
4 34 (29.31%) Java
5 28 (24.14%) Java 8
6 15 (12.93%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.45%) Python
7 4 (3.45%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.59%) XPath
9 2 (1.72%) Go
9 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.86%) Perl
10 1 (0.86%) PHP
10 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.86%) Ruby
10 1 (0.86%) VB
10 1 (0.86%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.93%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.59%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.72%) CCNP
4 2 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.86%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.45%) Docker
2 1 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.86%) SCCM
2 1 (0.86%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 41 (35.34%) Microsoft
2 23 (19.83%) IBM
3 16 (13.79%) Oracle
4 4 (3.45%) SAP
5 3 (2.59%) hybris
5 3 (2.59%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.72%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.86%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.86%) Avaya
7 1 (0.86%) Remedy
7 1 (0.86%) SnapLogic
7 1 (0.86%) SonicWALL
7 1 (0.86%) Tableau
7 1 (0.86%) VMware