The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 47 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
-21 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.59% 5.25% 4.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.40% 24.19% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 17
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£375 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £188 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £439 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +18.18%
SQL Server 2008
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
119 124 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.89% 21.72% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 73 63
Average daily rate £375 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Average hourly rate £9.00 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Birmingham region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Birmingham region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008.

1 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (41.67%) .NET
3 14 (38.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (36.11%) SQL
5 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
6 10 (27.78%) T-SQL
6 10 (27.78%) HTML
6 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
6 10 (27.78%) Windows
6 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 10 (27.78%) Active Directory
6 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (22.22%) C#
7 8 (22.22%) VB.NET
7 8 (22.22%) CSS
8 7 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (19.44%) Finance
8 7 (19.44%) jQuery
8 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (13.89%) WinForms
10 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (13.89%) Web Development
10 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
10 5 (13.89%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
10 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
10 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
1 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (38.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (13.89%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (8.33%) OLAP
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
7 2 (5.56%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (2.78%) MySQL
8 1 (2.78%) QlikView
8 1 (2.78%) DTS
8 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.78%) ReSharper
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Developer
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Database Developer
3 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.56%) DBA
6 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) SQL DBA
6 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) .NET
2 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
3 10 (27.78%) HTML
4 8 (22.22%) CSS
5 7 (19.44%) jQuery
6 5 (13.89%) WinForms
7 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (5.56%) MDX
9 1 (2.78%) WCF
9 1 (2.78%) LINQ
9 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.78%) SOAP
9 1 (2.78%) Web Services
9 1 (2.78%) XML
9 1 (2.78%) Middleware
9 1 (2.78%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (2.78%) HTML5
9 1 (2.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (8.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (13.89%) Windows 8
3 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.89%) Web Development
4 4 (11.11%) Scrum
4 4 (11.11%) MVC
5 3 (8.33%) ETL
5 3 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) Web Application Development
6 2 (5.56%) Master Data Management
6 2 (5.56%) User Stories
6 2 (5.56%) Business Process Mapping
6 2 (5.56%) CRM
6 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.56%) Data Management
6 2 (5.56%) Migration
6 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.78%) PRINCE
7 1 (2.78%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) SQL
2 10 (27.78%) T-SQL
2 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 8 (22.22%) C#
3 8 (22.22%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.78%) VB6
4 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.78%) MCTS
1 1 (2.78%) MCITP
1 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.78%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Citrix
2 3 (8.33%) AppSense
2 3 (8.33%) SolarWinds
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) Tableau
4 1 (2.78%) NetApp
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
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