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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 23 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.14% 1.38% 3.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.90% 7.89% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -2.22%
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 £20.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -25.71%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
29 38 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 16.57% 17.43% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 14
Average daily rate £375 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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 1 August 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 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (71.43%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
4 3 (42.86%) ETL
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 2 (28.57%) Tableau
6 1 (14.29%) Change Control
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 1 (14.29%) Analytics
6 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 1 (14.29%) Data Extraction
6 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (71.43%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
6 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
3 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
3 2 (28.57%) DBA
3 2 (28.57%) Designer
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Lead Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Business Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Tableau