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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 37 25 33
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 22 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.21% 5.11% 3.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 18.49% 23.19% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 17
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£350 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £293 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+30.90% +1.85%
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
119 138 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.35% 22.04% 26.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 91 72
Average daily rate £360 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 41 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (48.78%) .NET
3 18 (43.90%) SQL
3 18 (43.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (41.46%) T-SQL
4 17 (41.46%) ASP.NET
5 14 (34.15%) Windows
5 14 (34.15%) C#
5 14 (34.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
8 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
8 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (21.95%) HTML
9 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
10 8 (19.51%) VB.NET
11 7 (17.07%) CSS
11 7 (17.07%) XML
11 7 (17.07%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (17.07%) VMware
11 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (17.07%) vSphere
11 7 (17.07%) jQuery
11 7 (17.07%) WCF
12 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (14.63%) Finance
12 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (12.20%) NetApp
13 5 (12.20%) Crystal Reports

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (17.07%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (43.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (34.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (12.20%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
9 2 (4.88%) OLAP
9 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (2.44%) DTS
10 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
10 1 (2.44%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Legal
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (58.54%) Developer
2 7 (17.07%) BizTalk Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Applications Support
4 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (12.20%) Support Technician
4 5 (12.20%) SQL Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Database Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Applications Support Technician
4 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.32%) SQL DBA
6 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.32%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.32%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (7.32%) DBA
6 3 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (7.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (48.78%) .NET
2 17 (41.46%) ASP.NET
3 9 (21.95%) HTML
4 7 (17.07%) CSS
4 7 (17.07%) XML
4 7 (17.07%) WCF
4 7 (17.07%) jQuery
5 5 (12.20%) WinForms
6 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (2.44%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (2.44%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.88%) Replication
3 2 (4.88%) Clustering
3 2 (4.88%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.44%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows
2 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.76%) Windows 8
4 4 (9.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (12.20%) CRM
2 5 (12.20%) Web Development
3 4 (9.76%) MVC
4 3 (7.32%) Migration
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL
5 2 (4.88%) ETL
5 2 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (4.88%) Web Application Development
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.44%) Master Data Management
6 1 (2.44%) Metadata Management
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.44%) OOP
6 1 (2.44%) OO
6 1 (2.44%) RUP
6 1 (2.44%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.44%) OOD
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.44%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) SQL
2 17 (41.46%) T-SQL
3 14 (34.15%) C#
4 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
5 8 (19.51%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.44%) VB6
6 1 (2.44%) VB
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.07%) vSphere
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) VMware
3 5 (12.20%) NetApp
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