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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 25 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.00% 2.70% 2.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.64% 9.30% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £350 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -25.92%
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
55 43 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 27.36% 29.05% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 10
Median daily rate £425 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 2 May 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) OLAP
2 2 (66.67%) ETL
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) Dimensional Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (66.67%) OLAP Cube
2 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Server Building
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Data Extraction
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) OLAP
2 2 (66.67%) OLAP Cube
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Data Extraction
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Dimensional Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) IBM