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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 45 25 31
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 20 39 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.61% 5.95% 4.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.08% 26.17% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 23
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£350 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £247 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.00% -14.28%
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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
142 149 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.56% 22.75% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 107 89
Average daily rate £363 £360 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £229 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £468 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.86% +15.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (62.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (51.72%) SQL
4 13 (44.83%) T-SQL
5 11 (37.93%) .NET
6 10 (34.48%) Windows
6 10 (34.48%) C#
7 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET
7 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (27.59%) WCF
8 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (27.59%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
8 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (24.14%) XML
9 7 (24.14%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (20.69%) VMware
10 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (20.69%) vSphere
10 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (13.79%) NetApp
11 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
12 3 (10.34%) OLAP
12 3 (10.34%) CRM
12 3 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
12 3 (10.34%) MVC
12 3 (10.34%) Migration
13 2 (6.90%) Replication

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (24.14%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (62.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (10.34%) OLAP
8 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
9 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
9 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (3.45%) DTS
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Applications Support
4 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (13.79%) DBA
4 4 (13.79%) Support Technician
4 4 (13.79%) SQL DBA
4 4 (13.79%) Applications Support Technician
4 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Developer
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) .NET
2 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET
3 8 (27.59%) WCF
4 7 (24.14%) XML
5 2 (6.90%) MDX
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (3.45%) jQuery
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (3.45%) CSS
6 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Replication
1 2 (6.90%) Clustering
1 2 (6.90%) NHS
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (10.34%) CRM
2 3 (10.34%) MVC
2 3 (10.34%) Migration
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL
4 1 (3.45%) Data Transformation
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.45%) ETL
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.45%) Requirements Management
4 1 (3.45%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Data Security
4 1 (3.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) SQL
2 13 (44.83%) T-SQL
3 10 (34.48%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) VBScript
4 1 (3.45%) VB
4 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) vSphere
2 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) VMware
2 4 (13.79%) NetApp
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
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