Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 25 15
Rank change year-on-year +6 -10 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 41 84 111
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 7.08% 7.50% 8.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.00% 31.94% 48.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 68 88
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £296 £313
90th Percentile £630 £600 £494
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £60.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.00 £26.25 £53.50
% change year-on-year -0.95% -50.93% +18.89%

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 100 263 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.27% 23.48% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 195 167
Median daily rate £375 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +12.50% -0.68%
10th Percentile £285 £306 £313
90th Percentile £635 £588 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £427 £425
% change year-on-year -6.21% +0.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £11.13 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.43% -
Median hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +34.29% -61.11% +47.54%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Birmingham

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in Birmingham

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Birmingham over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Birmingham

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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 30 (73.17%) Azure
2 29 (70.73%) SQL
3 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
3 16 (39.02%) Power BI
3 16 (39.02%) Power Platform
4 14 (34.15%) C#
4 14 (34.15%) .NET
4 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (29.27%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (26.83%) Oracle
7 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
7 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
7 10 (24.39%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (21.95%) Windows
8 9 (21.95%) Linux
8 9 (21.95%) SaaS
9 8 (19.51%) QA
9 8 (19.51%) ITIL
9 8 (19.51%) T-SQL
9 8 (19.51%) Legal
10 7 (17.07%) Migration
10 7 (17.07%) Law
10 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
10 7 (17.07%) Document Management
10 7 (17.07%) AWS
10 7 (17.07%) Entity Framework
11 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
11 6 (14.63%) Azure Active Directory

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 5 (12.20%) SAS
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.32%) IIS
3 3 (7.32%) JBoss
3 3 (7.32%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.44%) Apache
5 1 (2.44%) CMS
5 1 (2.44%) DNN
5 1 (2.44%) Kentico
5 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.44%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 30 (73.17%) Azure
2 16 (39.02%) Power Platform
3 9 (21.95%) SaaS
4 7 (17.07%) AWS
5 6 (14.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (12.20%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (7.32%) GitHub
8 2 (4.88%) Azure Functions
8 2 (4.88%) GCP
8 2 (4.88%) Serverless
9 1 (2.44%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (2.44%) NuGet
9 1 (2.44%) Power Automate
9 1 (2.44%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Firewall
1 4 (9.76%) SAN
2 2 (4.88%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (39.02%) Power BI
2 10 (24.39%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (14.63%) DB2
5 4 (9.76%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (9.76%) Data Lake
6 3 (7.32%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (7.32%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (7.32%) MySQL
6 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
6 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
7 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
7 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (4.88%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (2.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.44%) SAS Visual Analytics
8 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) ProC
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
3 1 (2.44%) Toad
General
1 8 (19.51%) Legal
2 7 (17.07%) Law
3 5 (12.20%) Finance
4 4 (9.76%) Billing
5 1 (2.44%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Developer
2 10 (24.39%) Architect
3 8 (19.51%) Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) .NET Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Integration Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Azure Developer
6 4 (9.76%) C# Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (9.76%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Systems Integration Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Azure Architect
7 3 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Data Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Developer
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) .NET
2 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
3 7 (17.07%) .NET Framework
3 7 (17.07%) Entity Framework
4 5 (12.20%) .NET Core
4 5 (12.20%) HTML
5 4 (9.76%) CSS
5 4 (9.76%) React
5 4 (9.76%) REST
5 4 (9.76%) Web Services
6 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (7.32%) Java EE
6 3 (7.32%) jQuery
6 3 (7.32%) SOAP
7 2 (4.88%) Ajax
7 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.88%) LAMP
7 2 (4.88%) Middleware
7 2 (4.88%) Vue.js
8 1 (2.44%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Mainframe
1 4 (9.76%) User Experience
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) NHS
2 3 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Linux
1 9 (21.95%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.20%) zOS
4 2 (4.88%) Unix
5 1 (2.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (19.51%) ITIL
4 7 (17.07%) Document Management
4 7 (17.07%) Migration
5 6 (14.63%) DevOps
5 6 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (12.20%) Front End Development
6 5 (12.20%) MVC
7 4 (9.76%) Analytics
7 4 (9.76%) Change Control
7 4 (9.76%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (9.76%) Data Integration
7 4 (9.76%) Proactive Management
7 4 (9.76%) Project Delivery
7 4 (9.76%) Project Management
7 4 (9.76%) Scrum
7 4 (9.76%) SOA
8 3 (7.32%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (7.32%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (70.73%) SQL
2 14 (34.15%) C#
3 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
4 8 (19.51%) T-SQL
5 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
6 5 (12.20%) Java
7 3 (7.32%) PHP
7 3 (7.32%) Python
8 2 (4.88%) C
9 1 (2.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (2.44%) PROC SQL
9 1 (2.44%) SAS Macro
9 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.44%) VB
9 1 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) QA
2 3 (7.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.83%) Oracle
3 6 (14.63%) Google
4 4 (9.76%) Ab Initio
4 4 (9.76%) iManage
4 4 (9.76%) Intapp
5 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.88%) Databricks
6 2 (4.88%) IBM
6 2 (4.88%) VMware
7 1 (2.44%) HP
7 1 (2.44%) IFS
7 1 (2.44%) Sage
7 1 (2.44%) Sybase
7 1 (2.44%) Teradata
7 1 (2.44%) Xamarin