Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 12 8
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 106 132 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.74% 9.66% 10.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.55% 47.65% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 83 95
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -
10th Percentile £263 £210 £266
90th Percentile £529 £435 £490
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +12.32% -1.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 18
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% +12.50% +23.08%
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £20.47 £19.00
% change year-on-year +95.41% +7.74% -5.00%

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 290 277 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.45% 20.26% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 165 183
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £265 £250 £239
90th Percentile £550 £538 £498
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.80% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £18.20 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.36% +3.97% +34.62%
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.91 £17.12 £20.50
% change year-on-year +80.52% -16.49% +9.33%

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 22 January 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 22 January 2018, 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 (55.66%) SQL
2 46 (43.40%) Microsoft
3 38 (35.85%) .NET
4 36 (33.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (33.02%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (27.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 28 (26.42%) C#
8 24 (22.64%) T-SQL
8 24 (22.64%) Microsoft Azure
9 22 (20.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (20.75%) ETL
10 21 (19.81%) Finance
11 20 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (17.92%) JavaScript
13 18 (16.98%) ASP.NET
13 18 (16.98%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (16.04%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (16.04%) Windows
15 16 (15.09%) CSS
15 16 (15.09%) MVC
15 16 (15.09%) .NET Framework
15 16 (15.09%) SQL Server 2016
16 15 (14.15%) Data Modelling
17 14 (13.21%) Migration
17 14 (13.21%) Power BI
18 13 (12.26%) HTML
19 12 (11.32%) SQL Server 2008
19 12 (11.32%) SQL Server 2014
19 12 (11.32%) Visualisation
20 11 (10.38%) Data Visualisation

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 11 (10.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.89%) GeoServer
3 1 (0.94%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.94%) Confluence
3 1 (0.94%) IIS
3 1 (0.94%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.94%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 24 (22.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.83%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (2.83%) SaaS
4 2 (1.89%) Office 365
5 1 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.94%) IaaS
5 1 (0.94%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) Firewall
2 2 (1.89%) SAN
3 1 (0.94%) Internet
3 1 (0.94%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.94%) LAN
3 1 (0.94%) SMS
3 1 (0.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (33.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 29 (27.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (20.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 18 (16.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (16.04%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (15.09%) SQL Server 2016
7 14 (13.21%) Power BI
8 12 (11.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (11.32%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
11 3 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (2.83%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (2.83%) OLAP
11 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database
11 3 (2.83%) PowerPivot
12 2 (1.89%) Big Data
12 2 (1.89%) GIS
12 2 (1.89%) MySQL
12 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (8.49%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.83%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.83%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.83%) JIRA
4 2 (1.89%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.94%) GitLab
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.94%) Subversion
5 1 (0.94%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (19.81%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Banking
3 2 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (0.94%) Advertising
4 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Law
4 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (52.83%) Developer
2 16 (15.09%) .NET Developer
2 16 (15.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 14 (13.21%) Analyst
4 12 (11.32%) DBA
5 10 (9.43%) SQL DBA
6 9 (8.49%) C# Developer
7 8 (7.55%) SQL Developer
8 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Developer
9 6 (5.66%) Architect
9 6 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 6 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (5.66%) Data Analyst
9 6 (5.66%) Microsoft BI Developer
10 5 (4.72%) Administrator
10 5 (4.72%) Consultant
10 5 (4.72%) Report Developer
10 5 (4.72%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.72%) Tester
11 4 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (35.85%) .NET
2 18 (16.98%) ASP.NET
3 16 (15.09%) .NET Framework
3 16 (15.09%) CSS
4 13 (12.26%) HTML
5 11 (10.38%) MDX
5 11 (10.38%) XML
6 10 (9.43%) Web Services
7 8 (7.55%) AngularJS
7 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (7.55%) Entity Framework
8 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (6.60%) jQuery
8 7 (6.60%) REST
9 6 (5.66%) JSON
10 5 (4.72%) HTML5
10 5 (4.72%) Kendo UI
10 5 (4.72%) LINQ
10 5 (4.72%) React
11 4 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.77%) FMCG
3 3 (2.83%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.89%) AS400
4 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.94%) PKI
5 1 (0.94%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.04%) Windows
2 8 (7.55%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.72%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.77%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.83%) Linux
5 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.94%) AIX
7 1 (0.94%) HPUX
7 1 (0.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.02%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (20.75%) ETL
3 20 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (15.09%) MVC
5 15 (14.15%) Data Modelling
6 14 (13.21%) Migration
7 12 (11.32%) Visualisation
8 11 (10.38%) Data Visualisation
9 9 (8.49%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (8.49%) Test Automation
10 8 (7.55%) CRM
10 8 (7.55%) Data Migration
11 7 (6.60%) Analytics
11 7 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (6.60%) TDD
12 6 (5.66%) Data Integration
12 6 (5.66%) System Testing
13 5 (4.72%) Functional Testing
13 5 (4.72%) Manual Testing
13 5 (4.72%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (55.66%) SQL
2 28 (26.42%) C#
3 24 (22.64%) T-SQL
4 19 (17.92%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.55%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 4 (3.77%) Java
6 4 (3.77%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.83%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.89%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.89%) Python
8 2 (1.89%) RPG
9 1 (0.94%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.94%) Korn
9 1 (0.94%) Perl
9 1 (0.94%) PHP
9 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.94%) VB
9 1 (0.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (5.66%) Degree
2 3 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.89%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.89%) PMP
4 1 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.94%) GNVQ
4 1 (0.94%) HND
4 1 (0.94%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.89%) QA
3 1 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.89%) XenApp
3 2 (1.89%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.94%) Docker
4 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.94%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (4.72%) Puppet
2 3 (2.83%) Terraform
3 2 (1.89%) Ansible
3 2 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.94%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.94%) Packer
4 1 (0.94%) SCCM
4 1 (0.94%) SCOM
4 1 (0.94%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 46 (43.40%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.43%) Tableau
3 8 (7.55%) Oracle
4 6 (5.66%) VMware
5 3 (2.83%) Capita
5 3 (2.83%) Citrix
5 3 (2.83%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.89%) Epicor
6 2 (1.89%) Google
6 2 (1.89%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.89%) SAP
6 2 (1.89%) Symantec
7 1 (0.94%) Altova
7 1 (0.94%) CA
7 1 (0.94%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.94%) Informatica
7 1 (0.94%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.94%) Serena
7 1 (0.94%) Telerik
7 1 (0.94%) Veeam