The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 38 20 12
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 20 31 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.26% 6.05% 8.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.93% 24.41% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 24
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £216 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
134 127 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.86% 24.80% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 67 89
Average daily rate £340 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £217 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
Average hourly rate £23.75 £37.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.81% +127.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £37.00 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
West Midlands

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 46 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (69.57%) SQL
3 23 (50.00%) .NET
4 22 (47.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (41.30%) Microsoft
6 18 (39.13%) Windows
7 17 (36.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (28.26%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (26.09%) ASP.NET
10 12 (26.09%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (23.91%) IIS
12 10 (21.74%) Web Services
12 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
12 10 (21.74%) PowerShell
13 9 (19.57%) JMS
13 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
14 8 (17.39%) HTML
14 8 (17.39%) VB
14 8 (17.39%) Internet
14 8 (17.39%) WCF
14 8 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (15.22%) Data Migration
15 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (15.22%) Migration
15 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
15 7 (15.22%) Java
15 7 (15.22%) C#
15 7 (15.22%) T-SQL
15 7 (15.22%) CSS

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (23.91%) IIS
2 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
2 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) Internet
2 6 (13.04%) LDAP
2 6 (13.04%) DDNS
3 4 (8.70%) Kerberos
4 3 (6.52%) IPv4
4 3 (6.52%) IPv6
4 3 (6.52%) SSL
4 3 (6.52%) DNS
4 3 (6.52%) SMTP
4 3 (6.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (47.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (36.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (28.26%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (26.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (8.70%) MySQL
8 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
9 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (6.52%) DB2
10 2 (4.35%) DTS
10 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
10 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
11 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (2.17%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.17%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Developer
2 7 (15.22%) DBA
3 6 (13.04%) Software Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Business Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) SQL DBA
5 4 (8.70%) Analyst Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Systems Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (6.52%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.52%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.35%) Data Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (50.00%) .NET
2 12 (26.09%) ASP.NET
3 10 (21.74%) Web Services
4 9 (19.57%) JMS
5 8 (17.39%) HTML
5 8 (17.39%) WCF
6 7 (15.22%) CSS
7 6 (13.04%) SOAP
7 6 (13.04%) J2EE
7 6 (13.04%) jQuery
8 5 (10.87%) .NET Framework
8 5 (10.87%) MDX
8 5 (10.87%) Ajax
9 4 (8.70%) WPF
10 3 (6.52%) COM+
10 3 (6.52%) DCOM
11 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (2.17%) Java EE
11 1 (2.17%) XML
11 1 (2.17%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Clustering
2 4 (8.70%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Replication
4 1 (2.17%) Wiki
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (39.13%) Windows
2 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) Data Migration
1 7 (15.22%) Migration
1 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
2 6 (13.04%) SOA
2 6 (13.04%) EAI
3 5 (10.87%) ERP
3 5 (10.87%) ETL
4 4 (8.70%) OO
4 4 (8.70%) OOD
4 4 (8.70%) CRM
4 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (8.70%) RDF
4 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
4 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.52%) Change Data Capture
5 3 (6.52%) Software Deployment
5 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 32 (69.57%) SQL
2 10 (21.74%) PowerShell
3 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
4 8 (17.39%) VB
5 7 (15.22%) Java
5 7 (15.22%) C#
5 7 (15.22%) T-SQL
6 6 (13.04%) VB.NET
7 5 (10.87%) PHP
8 4 (8.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) MCSA
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) HL7
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.17%) vSphere
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) Business Objects
2 6 (13.04%) IBM
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) NetApp
4 1 (2.17%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.17%) SAP
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