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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 55 37 25
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 11 22 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.44% 3.09% 5.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.79% 15.49% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 30
Median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £325 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £456 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year
+44.06% +49.70%
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
162 142 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.15% 19.94% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 89 105
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% +36.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £15.75 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £20.45 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (65.00%) SQL
4 12 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (45.00%) Finance
5 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (40.00%) .NET
7 7 (35.00%) C#
7 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
9 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 5 (25.00%) ITIL
9 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (25.00%) Internet
9 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (20.00%) Server Building
10 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
10 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 4 (20.00%) Firewall
10 4 (20.00%) Wireless
10 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (20.00%) jQuery
10 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
10 4 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 4 (20.00%) Dell

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 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Internet
2 4 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) LAN
2 4 (20.00%) WAN
2 4 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (10.00%) OLAP
7 2 (10.00%) Power BI
8 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (5.00%) MOLAP
8 1 (5.00%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (5.00%) PowerPivot
8 1 (5.00%) QlikView
8 1 (5.00%) ROLAP
8 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Billing
4 1 (5.00%) Advertising
4 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (15.00%) DBA
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Server Support
5 2 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
5 2 (10.00%) SSAS Developer
5 2 (10.00%) SSIS Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (20.00%) HTML
3 4 (20.00%) jQuery
4 3 (15.00%) CSS
4 3 (15.00%) Entity Framework
4 3 (15.00%) LINQ
4 3 (15.00%) MDX
4 3 (15.00%) WCF
5 2 (10.00%) REST
5 2 (10.00%) Web Services
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
6 1 (5.00%) J2EE
6 1 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (5.00%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (5.00%) SOAP
6 1 (5.00%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
1 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.00%) AIX
2 1 (5.00%) HPUX
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
1 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (20.00%) Server Building
3 3 (15.00%) ETL
3 3 (15.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) Web Development
4 2 (10.00%) High Availability
4 2 (10.00%) MVC
4 2 (10.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) BDD
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.00%) Data Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) Kanban
5 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.00%) Java
6 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.00%) C++
6 1 (5.00%) Korn
6 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) Dell
2 4 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) CODA
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.00%) VMware