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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 62 49 39
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 8 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.00% 1.89% 3.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.16% 8.75% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 20
Median daily rate £330 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% +2.17%
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
155 160 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.38% 21.56% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 114 85
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £518 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.27 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+20.26% -13.33%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (31.82%) Windows
5 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (27.27%) Finance
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
7 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
8 4 (18.18%) Internet
8 4 (18.18%) C#
8 4 (18.18%) ITIL
8 4 (18.18%) .NET
8 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (18.18%) Banking
8 4 (18.18%) Firewall
8 4 (18.18%) Wireless
8 4 (18.18%) Migration
8 4 (18.18%) Replication
8 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
9 3 (13.64%) PowerShell

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 1 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (4.55%) Google Apps
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Firewall
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
1 4 (18.18%) Wireless
2 3 (13.64%) LAN
2 3 (13.64%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) IMAP
3 1 (4.55%) SAN
3 1 (4.55%) SMTP
3 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
7 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
7 1 (4.55%) Datazen
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (4.55%) MOLAP
7 1 (4.55%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (4.55%) Power BI
7 1 (4.55%) PowerPivot
7 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
7 1 (4.55%) ROLAP
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) DBA
3 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (18.18%) SQL DBA
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) SSIS Developer
4 3 (13.64%) SSRS Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Server Support
5 2 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 2 (9.09%) SSAS Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
3 2 (9.09%) LINQ
3 2 (9.09%) MDX
3 2 (9.09%) Task Parallel Library
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (4.55%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (4.55%) REST
4 1 (4.55%) SOAP
4 1 (4.55%) WCF
4 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Replication
2 3 (13.64%) Clustering
2 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.64%) Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.55%) AIX
7 1 (4.55%) Fedora
7 1 (4.55%) HPUX
7 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
7 1 (4.55%) Unix
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
4 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
4 3 (13.64%) ETL
4 3 (13.64%) High Availability
4 3 (13.64%) MVC
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) Scrum
4 3 (13.64%) Server Building
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) BDD
5 2 (9.09%) Kanban
6 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.55%) Data Validation
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.55%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
3 4 (18.18%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
5 2 (9.09%) VBScript
6 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.55%) Korn
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) MCSE
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco
2 3 (13.64%) Dell
2 3 (13.64%) IBM
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Adobe
4 1 (4.55%) Avaya
4 1 (4.55%) CODA
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Mitel
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.55%) Symantec
4 1 (4.55%) Veeam