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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 42 25 32
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 13 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.17% 5.08% 3.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.50% 22.48% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 12
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£368 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £223 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £30.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-5.15% +14.15%
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
104 129 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.39% 22.59% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 77 53
Average daily rate £368 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £425 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.07% -10.00%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (43.59%) .NET
3 15 (38.46%) SQL
3 15 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (35.90%) ASP.NET
5 13 (33.33%) Windows
5 13 (33.33%) T-SQL
6 12 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (28.21%) C#
7 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
7 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
8 10 (25.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (23.08%) HTML
9 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
10 8 (20.51%) VB.NET
10 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (17.95%) CSS
11 7 (17.95%) Finance
11 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (17.95%) jQuery
12 5 (12.82%) Web Development
12 5 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (12.82%) WinForms
12 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (12.82%) Windows 8
12 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
12 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (12.82%) Crystal Reports

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (12.82%) MS Exchange
1 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (10.26%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (25.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (12.82%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
8 2 (5.13%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (5.13%) OLAP
9 1 (2.56%) DTS
9 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (2.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Developer
2 5 (12.82%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Developer
2 5 (12.82%) Database Developer
3 4 (10.26%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (7.69%) SQL DBA
4 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (7.69%) Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) DBA
5 2 (5.13%) Support Technician
5 2 (5.13%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (43.59%) .NET
2 14 (35.90%) ASP.NET
3 9 (23.08%) HTML
4 7 (17.95%) CSS
4 7 (17.95%) jQuery
5 5 (12.82%) WinForms
6 4 (10.26%) WCF
6 4 (10.26%) XML
7 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (2.56%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (2.56%) Middleware
9 1 (2.56%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (7.69%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.56%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (12.82%) Windows 8
3 5 (12.82%) Windows XP
3 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (12.82%) CRM
2 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (12.82%) Web Development
3 4 (10.26%) MVC
4 3 (7.69%) Migration
4 3 (7.69%) ETL
4 3 (7.69%) Scrum
4 3 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 3 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL
5 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.13%) Web Application Development
5 2 (5.13%) User Stories
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.13%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (5.13%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.56%) Metadata Management
6 1 (2.56%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) SQL
2 13 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 11 (28.21%) C#
4 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 8 (20.51%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.56%) VB6
6 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.56%) MCTS
1 1 (2.56%) MCITP
1 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) VMware
3 2 (5.13%) AppSense
3 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
3 2 (5.13%) Citrix
3 2 (5.13%) NetApp
4 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.56%) SAP
4 1 (2.56%) Tableau
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