The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 20 22 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.43% 2.93% 1.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.71% 16.22% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate £450 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -7.63%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
34 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 16.50% 18.05% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 17
Average daily rate £450 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 17 April 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 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (36.36%) WCF
3 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (27.27%) JMS
4 3 (27.27%) SMTP
4 3 (27.27%) HTTP
4 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (27.27%) Clustering
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (18.18%) Tableau
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) ETL
5 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 2 (18.18%) C#
6 1 (9.09%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) SMTP
1 3 (27.27%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (9.09%) DTS
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (9.09%) MS Access
6 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Developer
2 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Developer
3 2 (18.18%) SQL DBA
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Designer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) DBA
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) NHS Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) WCF
2 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
2 3 (27.27%) JMS
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
2 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
1 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) ETL
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) ERP
3 1 (9.09%) OOD
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 2 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
4 1 (9.09%) VBA
4 1 (9.09%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (9.09%) VB6
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) VB
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Tableau
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