The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank - 20 24
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - 2.25% 4.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 9.52% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £330 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.14%
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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 Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
21 42 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.94% 23.60% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 28
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.03 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-3.20% -0.07%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Midlands region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Midlands region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) .NET

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Lead Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Business Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft