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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 57 50 40
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.29% 2.21% 3.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.09% 10.53% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 19
Median daily rate £330 £348 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% +15.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £308
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -19.26%
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
141 171 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.24% 21.03% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 122 92
Median daily rate £398 £345 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.21% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £38.00 - £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -23.07%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 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 2008.

1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (64.00%) SQL
3 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (44.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (44.00%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (36.00%) Windows
6 8 (32.00%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (24.00%) T-SQL
8 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
9 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
9 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (20.00%) Oracle
9 5 (20.00%) Finance
9 5 (20.00%) Migration
10 4 (16.00%) Firewall
10 4 (16.00%) Wireless
10 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
10 4 (16.00%) Internet
10 4 (16.00%) .NET
10 4 (16.00%) Banking
10 4 (16.00%) Replication
10 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
10 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning

SQL Server 2008
Top Related 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 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (4.00%) Google Apps
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
1 4 (16.00%) Internet
1 4 (16.00%) Wireless
2 3 (12.00%) LAN
2 3 (12.00%) WAN
3 1 (4.00%) IMAP
3 1 (4.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) SMTP
3 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (44.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (12.00%) Informix
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (12.00%) QlikView
9 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
10 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
10 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Billing
4 1 (4.00%) Advertising
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) DBA
3 6 (24.00%) SQL DBA
4 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Data Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (12.00%) SSIS Developer
5 3 (12.00%) SSRS Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) IT Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Server Support
6 2 (8.00%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) SSAS Developer
7 1 (4.00%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (8.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (8.00%) LINQ
2 2 (8.00%) Task Parallel Library
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.00%) Replication
3 3 (12.00%) Clustering
4 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.00%) Linux
6 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.00%) AIX
7 1 (4.00%) Fedora
7 1 (4.00%) HPUX
7 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (4.00%) Unix
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (32.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (12.00%) ETL
4 3 (12.00%) High Availability
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Server Building
4 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (8.00%) BDD
5 2 (8.00%) Kanban
5 2 (8.00%) MVC
5 2 (8.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.00%) Release Management
6 1 (4.00%) SOA
6 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (12.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.00%) VBScript
5 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.00%) C
5 1 (4.00%) Korn
5 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) MCSE
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 3 (12.00%) Dell
3 3 (12.00%) IBM
4 2 (8.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) Adobe
5 1 (4.00%) Avaya
5 1 (4.00%) Google
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Mitel
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) Veeam