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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 19 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.77% 0.59% 2.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.88% 2.86% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £450 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £20.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+102.50% -40.29%
SQL Server 2008
England

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
17 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 13.08% 20.59% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 10
Median daily rate £500 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -25.37%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands 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 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 10 December 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (40.00%) AutoMapper
3 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (40.00%) Server Building
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Case Management
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (40.00%) StructureMap
3 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Internet

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Server Support
2 2 (40.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (40.00%) AutoMapper
1 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (40.00%) jQuery
1 2 (40.00%) JSON
1 2 (40.00%) StructureMap
1 2 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (20.00%) MSMQ
2 1 (20.00%) SAML
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) NHS
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Case Management
1 2 (40.00%) Dependency Injection
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) MVC
1 2 (40.00%) Server Building
2 1 (20.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) VMware