Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 21 11
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 112 93 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.84% 6.23% 11.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.43% 32.63% 55.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 69 118
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £291 £263 £251
90th Percentile £492 £528 £473
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +6.85% +4.29% -
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 £25.25 £33.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -24.63% +52.27% +4.76%

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 277 285 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.40% 19.09% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 196 212
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £291 £266 £285
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £395
% change year-on-year +3.23% -1.90% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.14% +84.21% +7.04%
10th Percentile £21.00 £35.00 £17.55
90th Percentile £62.90 £35.00 £22.05
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.50 £31.31 £18.94
% change year-on-year -31.33% +65.31% -9.81%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 60 (53.57%) SQL
2 47 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (39.29%) C#
4 39 (34.82%) HTML
5 38 (33.93%) .NET
6 37 (33.04%) JavaScript
7 34 (30.36%) CSS
8 29 (25.89%) Microsoft
9 25 (22.32%) Migration
9 25 (22.32%) Git (software)
10 24 (21.43%) TDD
10 24 (21.43%) ASP.NET
10 24 (21.43%) Oracle
11 22 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
12 21 (18.75%) Java
12 21 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (18.75%) MVC
13 19 (16.96%) XML
14 18 (16.07%) Visual Studio
14 18 (16.07%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (16.07%) Hibernate
14 18 (16.07%) Spring
15 17 (15.18%) Subversion
15 17 (15.18%) Scrum
15 17 (15.18%) Finance
15 17 (15.18%) Apache Camel
16 16 (14.29%) Microservices
16 16 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 15 (13.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 15 (13.39%) Relational Database

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 (9.82%) WebSphere
2 10 (8.93%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (5.36%) Apache
3 6 (5.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (4.46%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.57%) JBoss
6 3 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.79%) CMS
7 2 (1.79%) Drupal
8 1 (0.89%) Confluence
8 1 (0.89%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.89%) IIS
8 1 (0.89%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (8.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (3.57%) SAP MII
4 3 (2.68%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.36%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (5.36%) PaaS
3 5 (4.46%) SaaS
4 4 (3.57%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.68%) Azure Functions
5 3 (2.68%) Serverless
6 2 (1.79%) IaaS
6 2 (1.79%) Office 365
7 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.89%) GitHub
7 1 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.57%) SMS
2 3 (2.68%) Firewall
3 2 (1.79%) LAN
3 2 (1.79%) MPLS
3 2 (1.79%) VoIP
3 2 (1.79%) VPN
3 2 (1.79%) WAN
3 2 (1.79%) Wireless
4 1 (0.89%) DNS
4 1 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.89%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.07%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (13.39%) Relational Database
3 15 (13.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (13.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (10.71%) Power BI
6 10 (8.93%) MySQL
6 10 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (8.04%) Azure SQL Database
7 9 (8.04%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (5.36%) NoSQL
8 6 (5.36%) QlikView
9 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (3.57%) MongoDB
10 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (2.68%) Spotfire
11 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 25 (22.32%) Git (software)
2 18 (16.07%) Visual Studio
3 17 (15.18%) Subversion
4 12 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.46%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (4.46%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (3.57%) JIRA
7 2 (1.79%) Moq
7 2 (1.79%) NUnit
7 2 (1.79%) Selenium
8 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.89%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.89%) GitLab
8 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.89%) JSUnit
8 1 (0.89%) Maven
8 1 (0.89%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.89%) MSTest
8 1 (0.89%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.89%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (15.18%) Finance
2 7 (6.25%) Legal
3 5 (4.46%) Banking
4 4 (3.57%) Retail
5 2 (1.79%) Automotive
5 2 (1.79%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 76 (67.86%) Developer
2 18 (16.07%) .NET Developer
3 15 (13.39%) Java Developer
4 11 (9.82%) C# Developer
5 10 (8.93%) ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (8.93%) SQL Developer
6 9 (8.04%) Analyst
7 8 (7.14%) BizTalk Developer
8 7 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (5.36%) Azure Developer
9 6 (5.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (5.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (5.36%) Oracle Developer
10 5 (4.46%) Agile Developer
10 5 (4.46%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 5 (4.46%) Consultant
11 4 (3.57%) C# Programmer
11 4 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
11 4 (3.57%) Programmer
11 4 (3.57%) Senior Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (34.82%) HTML
2 38 (33.93%) .NET
3 34 (30.36%) CSS
4 24 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 19 (16.96%) XML
6 18 (16.07%) Hibernate
6 18 (16.07%) Spring
7 17 (15.18%) Apache Camel
8 14 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
9 13 (11.61%) .NET Framework
9 13 (11.61%) AngularJS
9 13 (11.61%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (11.61%) jQuery
9 13 (11.61%) Spring Boot
10 11 (9.82%) Entity Framework
10 11 (9.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (8.93%) REST
11 10 (8.93%) SOAP
12 8 (7.14%) JSON
12 8 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (2.68%) User Experience
3 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.89%) CCTV
4 1 (0.89%) Clustering
4 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.89%) FMCG
4 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.04%) Windows
2 5 (4.46%) Linux
3 4 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.89%) Android
4 1 (0.89%) CentOS
4 1 (0.89%) Debian
4 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (22.32%) Migration
3 24 (21.43%) TDD
4 21 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (18.75%) MVC
5 17 (15.18%) Scrum
6 16 (14.29%) Microservices
7 14 (12.50%) BDD
8 13 (11.61%) ERP
9 10 (8.93%) CRM
9 10 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (8.04%) DevOps
10 9 (8.04%) ETL
10 9 (8.04%) Kanban
11 8 (7.14%) SOA
12 7 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
12 7 (6.25%) SDLC
12 7 (6.25%) Test Automation
12 7 (6.25%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 60 (53.57%) SQL
2 44 (39.29%) C#
3 37 (33.04%) JavaScript
4 21 (18.75%) Java
5 14 (12.50%) Java 8
6 11 (9.82%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.46%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.57%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.57%) Python
9 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.68%) XPath
10 2 (1.79%) Go
11 1 (0.89%) Perl
11 1 (0.89%) PHP
11 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (8.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) CCNP
3 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.89%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.89%) Degree
4 1 (0.89%) ISEB
4 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) PMO
2 2 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.36%) Docker
2 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.89%) NFS
2 1 (0.89%) Samba
2 1 (0.89%) Squid
2 1 (0.89%) Varnish
2 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (2.68%) Ambari
2 2 (1.79%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.89%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.89%) Nagios
3 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.89%) Puppet
3 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.89%) WMI
Vendors
1 29 (25.89%) Microsoft
2 24 (21.43%) Oracle
3 11 (9.82%) IBM
4 9 (8.04%) SAP
5 6 (5.36%) Tableau
6 4 (3.57%) JD Edwards
7 3 (2.68%) hybris
7 3 (2.68%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.89%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.89%) Remedy
8 1 (0.89%) Splunk
8 1 (0.89%) VMware
8 1 (0.89%) WSO2