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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 56 40 29
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 8 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.14% 3.03% 4.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.26% 17.24% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 18
Median daily rate £338 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £20.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+102.50% -40.29%
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
152 116 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.62% 17.58% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 79 80
Median daily rate £400 £421 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.04% +20.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £18.20 £24.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.73% +88.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -25.37%

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
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 10 December 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 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 10 (58.82%) .NET
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 8 (47.06%) SQL
4 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (35.29%) Web Development
5 6 (35.29%) jQuery
5 6 (35.29%) C#
5 6 (35.29%) HTML
5 6 (35.29%) Java
5 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (29.41%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
7 4 (23.53%) SOLID
7 4 (23.53%) Spring Boot
7 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
7 4 (23.53%) Hazelcast
7 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
7 4 (23.53%) REST
7 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
7 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (23.53%) J2EE
7 4 (23.53%) Spring

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 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
1 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
4 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (23.53%) Hazelcast
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (5.88%) OLAP
8 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
8 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (5.88%) Power BI
8 1 (5.88%) QlikView
8 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Billing
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Java Developer
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Cognos Developer
4 2 (11.76%) DBA
4 2 (11.76%) SSAS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) CRM Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Principal Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) jQuery
3 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
3 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
3 4 (23.53%) Hibernate
3 4 (23.53%) J2EE
3 4 (23.53%) REST
3 4 (23.53%) Spring
3 4 (23.53%) Spring Boot
4 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
4 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
4 3 (17.65%) WCF
5 2 (11.76%) CSS
5 2 (11.76%) LINQ
6 1 (5.88%) MDX
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
6 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) AIX
2 1 (5.88%) HPUX
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (35.29%) Web Development
2 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (29.41%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (23.53%) SOLID
3 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.76%) CRM
4 2 (11.76%) ETL
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) High Availability
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (5.88%) MVC
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Server Building
5 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) Korn
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.88%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Cognos
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Dell
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) VMware