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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 36 21 31
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 23 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.55% 5.51% 3.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 20.91% 21.52% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 11
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£350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £267 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.10 £31.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +22.11%
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
110 158 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.00% 25.61% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 105 58
Average daily rate £350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £230 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -43.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 2014, 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 43 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (46.51%) .NET
3 18 (41.86%) SQL
4 17 (39.53%) ASP.NET
5 16 (37.21%) T-SQL
5 16 (37.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (32.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (32.56%) C#
6 14 (32.56%) Windows
7 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (27.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
9 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
10 9 (20.93%) HTML
10 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
11 8 (18.60%) VB.NET
11 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (16.28%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (16.28%) CSS
12 7 (16.28%) XML
12 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (16.28%) WCF
12 7 (16.28%) jQuery
13 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (13.95%) vSphere
13 6 (13.95%) Finance
13 6 (13.95%) VMware
14 5 (11.63%) WinForms
14 5 (11.63%) Management Information System

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 7 (16.28%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (37.21%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (32.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (27.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (11.63%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
10 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (2.33%) OLAP
10 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
10 1 (2.33%) DTS
10 1 (2.33%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) Developer
2 7 (16.28%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (11.63%) Database Developer
3 5 (11.63%) Applications Support
3 5 (11.63%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.30%) SQL Developer
4 4 (9.30%) SQL DBA
4 4 (9.30%) Applications Support Technician
4 4 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 4 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (9.30%) DBA
4 4 (9.30%) Support Technician
4 4 (9.30%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (6.98%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (46.51%) .NET
2 17 (39.53%) ASP.NET
3 9 (20.93%) HTML
4 7 (16.28%) CSS
4 7 (16.28%) XML
4 7 (16.28%) WCF
4 7 (16.28%) jQuery
5 5 (11.63%) WinForms
6 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (2.33%) Middleware
8 1 (2.33%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.65%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Replication
3 2 (4.65%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Windows
2 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.63%) Windows XP
4 5 (11.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (11.63%) CRM
2 5 (11.63%) Web Development
3 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.30%) MVC
4 3 (6.98%) Migration
4 3 (6.98%) Scrum
4 3 (6.98%) Data Modelling
4 3 (6.98%) Business Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) User Stories
5 2 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.65%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (4.65%) Web Application Development
5 2 (4.65%) ETL
5 2 (4.65%) ITIL
5 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.33%) Change Management
6 1 (2.33%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) SQL
2 16 (37.21%) T-SQL
3 14 (32.56%) C#
4 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
5 8 (18.60%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.33%) VB
6 1 (2.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.95%) vSphere
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) VMware
3 4 (9.30%) NetApp
4 1 (2.33%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
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