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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 66 45 37
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 7 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.89% 2.00% 3.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.14% 9.80% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 21
Median daily rate £325 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £306 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £383 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% +17.50%
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
169 153 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.58% 20.40% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 97 78
Median daily rate £413 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+6.36% +10.00%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 15 (62.50%) SQL
4 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (33.33%) Windows
6 8 (33.33%) Finance
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (25.00%) Internet
8 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
9 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (20.83%) Firewall
9 5 (20.83%) Wireless
9 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
9 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (20.83%) ITIL
9 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
9 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
10 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (16.67%) Banking
10 4 (16.67%) Migration
10 4 (16.67%) Replication
10 4 (16.67%) C#
10 4 (16.67%) .NET
10 4 (16.67%) Oracle

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 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) Google Apps
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Internet
2 5 (20.83%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) Wireless
3 4 (16.67%) LAN
3 4 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (4.17%) IMAP
5 1 (4.17%) SMTP
5 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
7 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (8.33%) Power BI
8 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
8 1 (4.17%) Datazen
8 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (4.17%) MOLAP
8 1 (4.17%) OLAP
8 1 (4.17%) QlikView
8 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
8 1 (4.17%) ROLAP
8 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) DBA
3 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 3 (12.50%) SSAS Developer
4 3 (12.50%) SSIS Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Server Support
5 2 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) SSRS Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (8.33%) Entity Framework
3 2 (8.33%) LINQ
3 2 (8.33%) MDX
3 2 (8.33%) Task Parallel Library
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (4.17%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (4.17%) MAPI
4 1 (4.17%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (4.17%) SOAP
4 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (16.67%) Replication
2 3 (12.50%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (8.33%) AIX
6 2 (8.33%) HPUX
6 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.33%) Unix
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.17%) Fedora
7 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (16.67%) ETL
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Server Building
4 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (12.50%) High Availability
4 3 (12.50%) MVC
4 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.33%) BDD
5 2 (8.33%) Kanban
6 1 (4.17%) Data Validation
6 1 (4.17%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (4.17%) Front End Development
6 1 (4.17%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (4.17%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
3 4 (16.67%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.33%) Korn
5 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.33%) VBScript
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) MCSE
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
1 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) Dell
2 4 (16.67%) IBM
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) Adobe
5 1 (4.17%) Avaya
5 1 (4.17%) CODA
5 1 (4.17%) Google
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Mitel
5 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.17%) Symantec
5 1 (4.17%) Veeam