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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 53 42 22
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -20
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 14 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.73% 2.66% 5.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.92% 11.76% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 17
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£370 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £182 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £422 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £33.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +16.37%
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
157 136 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.43% 22.63% 23.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 88 61
Average daily rate £325 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £9.00 £23.75 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.10% -35.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015, 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 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 10 (37.04%) .NET
3 10 (37.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (25.93%) T-SQL
4 7 (25.93%) C#
4 7 (25.93%) Windows
4 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
5 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (18.52%) CSS
6 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
7 4 (14.81%) HTML
7 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
7 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (14.81%) SOA
7 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (14.81%) Finance
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
7 4 (14.81%) WCF
7 4 (14.81%) jQuery
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
8 3 (11.11%) Entity Framework
8 3 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (11.11%) EdgeSight
8 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (37.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (7.41%) MySQL
7 2 (7.41%) OLAP
7 2 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (3.70%) MS Access
8 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (3.70%) QlikView
8 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (3.70%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) ReSharper
2 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Developer
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.41%) SQL DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Database Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Support Technician
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 5 (18.52%) CSS
4 4 (14.81%) HTML
4 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
4 4 (14.81%) WCF
4 4 (14.81%) jQuery
5 3 (11.11%) Web Services
5 3 (11.11%) XML
5 3 (11.11%) Entity Framework
6 2 (7.41%) CSS3
6 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (7.41%) WinForms
6 2 (7.41%) SOAP
6 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (7.41%) HTML5
6 2 (7.41%) MDX
6 2 (7.41%) LINQ
7 1 (3.70%) WPF
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
3 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.81%) SOA
2 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (11.11%) MVC
3 3 (11.11%) ETL
3 3 (11.11%) Scrum
4 2 (7.41%) User Stories
4 2 (7.41%) Business Process Mapping
4 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Web Development
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (3.70%) Master Data Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Management
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) T-SQL
2 7 (25.93%) C#
3 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.70%) VB6
5 1 (3.70%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.70%) MCTS
1 1 (3.70%) MCITP
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.11%) Citrix
1 3 (11.11%) AppSense
1 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) Tableau
3 1 (3.70%) NetApp
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
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