Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 18 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 122 92 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.37% 6.90% 11.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.61% 34.59% 61.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 66 115
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £306 £274 £287
90th Percentile £485 £463 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £351 £375
% change year-on-year +14.12% -6.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £26.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £31.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -32.26% +34.78% +26.79%

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 308 266 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.14% 19.95% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 176 197
Birmingham median daily rate £410 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25% +9.22%
10th Percentile £294 £273 £295
90th Percentile £513 £500 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £31.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -32.26% +51.22% +13.01%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 64 (52.46%) SQL
2 59 (48.36%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (38.52%) HTML
4 43 (35.25%) C#
5 42 (34.43%) JavaScript
5 42 (34.43%) CSS
6 39 (31.97%) .NET
7 38 (31.15%) Migration
8 36 (29.51%) Git (software)
9 35 (28.69%) TDD
10 33 (27.05%) Java
11 29 (23.77%) PostgreSQL
12 28 (22.95%) Microsoft
12 28 (22.95%) Subversion
12 28 (22.95%) Microservices
13 27 (22.13%) Microsoft Azure
14 26 (21.31%) Relational Database
14 26 (21.31%) Spring
14 26 (21.31%) Hibernate
14 26 (21.31%) ASP.NET
15 25 (20.49%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (20.49%) RabbitMQ
15 25 (20.49%) Java 8
16 24 (19.67%) BDD
16 24 (19.67%) Apache Camel
17 23 (18.85%) Spring Boot
18 21 (17.21%) WebSphere
18 21 (17.21%) IBM
19 20 (16.39%) MVC
19 20 (16.39%) SQL Server Reporting 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 21 (17.21%) WebSphere
2 10 (8.20%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (4.10%) Apache
4 3 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.46%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.64%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.64%) IIS
5 2 (1.64%) JBoss
6 1 (0.82%) CMS
6 1 (0.82%) Confluence
6 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (3.28%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (3.28%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (22.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.74%) PaaS
3 6 (4.92%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.10%) SaaS
5 3 (2.46%) Azure Functions
5 3 (2.46%) IaaS
5 3 (2.46%) Office 365
5 3 (2.46%) Serverless
6 2 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.82%) GitHub
7 1 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) SMS
2 3 (2.46%) Firewall
3 2 (1.64%) DNS
3 2 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.64%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.64%) SSL
4 1 (0.82%) HTTP
4 1 (0.82%) LAN
4 1 (0.82%) MPLS
4 1 (0.82%) VoIP
4 1 (0.82%) VPN
4 1 (0.82%) WAN
4 1 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.77%) PostgreSQL
2 26 (21.31%) Relational Database
3 20 (16.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (14.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (13.11%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (13.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (11.48%) Power BI
7 13 (10.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (9.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (5.74%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (5.74%) NoSQL
10 6 (4.92%) MySQL
10 6 (4.92%) QlikView
10 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (4.10%) Big Data
11 5 (4.10%) MongoDB
12 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (2.46%) Redis
Development Applications
1 36 (29.51%) Git (software)
2 28 (22.95%) Subversion
3 15 (12.30%) Visual Studio
4 12 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.10%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (4.10%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (3.28%) JIRA
7 3 (2.46%) Selenium
8 2 (1.64%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.64%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.64%) JMeter
8 2 (1.64%) Maven
8 2 (1.64%) Moq
8 2 (1.64%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.64%) NUnit
9 1 (0.82%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.82%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.82%) GitLab
9 1 (0.82%) JSUnit
9 1 (0.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (13.93%) Finance
2 5 (4.10%) Legal
3 4 (3.28%) Banking
3 4 (3.28%) Retail
4 2 (1.64%) Automotive
4 2 (1.64%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 87 (71.31%) Developer
2 26 (21.31%) Java Developer
3 22 (18.03%) .NET Developer
4 13 (10.66%) ASP.NET Developer
5 12 (9.84%) SQL Developer
6 10 (8.20%) C# Developer
7 9 (7.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (6.56%) Analyst
8 8 (6.56%) BizTalk Developer
8 8 (6.56%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (5.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (5.74%) Consultant
10 5 (4.10%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Oracle Developer
11 4 (3.28%) Agile Developer
11 4 (3.28%) Performance Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Senior Performance Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (38.52%) HTML
2 42 (34.43%) CSS
3 39 (31.97%) .NET
4 26 (21.31%) ASP.NET
4 26 (21.31%) Hibernate
4 26 (21.31%) Spring
5 25 (20.49%) RabbitMQ
6 24 (19.67%) Apache Camel
7 23 (18.85%) Spring Boot
8 17 (13.93%) XML
9 16 (13.11%) .NET Framework
10 14 (11.48%) AngularJS
10 14 (11.48%) jQuery
11 13 (10.66%) Entity Framework
11 13 (10.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (9.02%) JSON
13 11 (9.02%) REST
14 10 (8.20%) SOAP
14 10 (8.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.46%) User Experience
4 2 (1.64%) Clustering
4 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.64%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.64%) Wiki
5 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.02%) Windows
2 6 (4.92%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.28%) Linux
4 2 (1.64%) CentOS
4 2 (1.64%) Debian
4 2 (1.64%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.64%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.82%) Unix
5 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (48.36%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (31.15%) Migration
3 35 (28.69%) TDD
4 28 (22.95%) Microservices
5 25 (20.49%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (19.67%) BDD
7 20 (16.39%) MVC
8 18 (14.75%) Scrum
9 13 (10.66%) ERP
10 11 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (7.38%) ETL
13 8 (6.56%) Analytics
13 8 (6.56%) OO
13 8 (6.56%) SDLC
14 7 (5.74%) DevOps
14 7 (5.74%) SOA
14 7 (5.74%) Test Automation
15 6 (4.92%) CRM
15 6 (4.92%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 64 (52.46%) SQL
2 43 (35.25%) C#
3 42 (34.43%) JavaScript
4 33 (27.05%) Java
5 25 (20.49%) Java 8
6 14 (11.48%) T-SQL
7 7 (5.74%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.92%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.10%) Python
10 3 (2.46%) PHP
10 3 (2.46%) XPath
11 2 (1.64%) Go
11 2 (1.64%) Perl
11 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.64%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.82%) CCNP
4 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.82%) Degree
4 1 (0.82%) ISEB
4 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.82%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.28%) PMO
2 3 (2.46%) QA
3 2 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.82%) GCP
4 1 (0.82%) GDPR
4 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.46%) Docker
1 3 (2.46%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.64%) NFS
2 2 (1.64%) Samba
2 2 (1.64%) Squid
2 2 (1.64%) Varnish
2 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (2.46%) Ambari
2 2 (1.64%) HAProxy
2 2 (1.64%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.64%) Nagios
2 2 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.64%) Puppet
2 2 (1.64%) WMI
3 1 (0.82%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.82%) SCCM
3 1 (0.82%) SCOM
3 1 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (22.95%) Microsoft
2 21 (17.21%) IBM
3 18 (14.75%) Oracle
4 7 (5.74%) Tableau
5 6 (4.92%) SAP
6 4 (3.28%) JD Edwards
7 3 (2.46%) VMware
7 3 (2.46%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.64%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.64%) Splunk
8 2 (1.64%) WSO2
9 1 (0.82%) Capita
9 1 (0.82%) Remedy