The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England / West Midlands
Rank 86 74 59
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 37 44 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.54% 1.87% 2.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.89% 7.87% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 34 30
Median daily rate £375 £366 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +1.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £279 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £26.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+62.26% -7.63%

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 West Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
416 559 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.27% 23.81% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 329 257
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 20
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -30.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £16.00 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+41.50% -17.18%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West 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 West Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Solihull +4 10 - - 1
Staffordshire +6 8 £375 -6.25% 1
Warwickshire -5 6 £388 -3.12%
Birmingham -8 5 £338 -10.00% 3
Coventry -11 4 £378 +31.30% 1
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 63 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 41 (65.08%) SQL
3 40 (63.49%) .NET
4 32 (50.79%) C#
5 31 (49.21%) Microsoft
6 27 (42.86%) HTML
7 24 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (38.10%) jQuery
8 20 (31.75%) T-SQL
8 20 (31.75%) CSS
9 18 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (26.98%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (26.98%) Visual Studio
10 17 (26.98%) MVC
11 16 (25.40%) PowerShell
11 16 (25.40%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (22.22%) JavaScript
13 14 (22.22%) WCF
14 13 (20.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (20.63%) KnockoutJS
15 12 (19.05%) Software Engineering
15 12 (19.05%) Java
16 11 (17.46%) SOAP
16 11 (17.46%) Windows
16 11 (17.46%) XML
16 11 (17.46%) Broadband
16 11 (17.46%) Telecoms
16 11 (17.46%) NServiceBus
16 11 (17.46%) StructureMap

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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 11 (17.46%) NServiceBus
2 7 (11.11%) IIS
3 6 (9.52%) Apache
3 6 (9.52%) JBoss
3 6 (9.52%) Oracle Application Server
3 6 (9.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 6 (9.52%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) SaaS
3 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.46%) Broadband
2 6 (9.52%) HTTP
2 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.59%) Internet
3 1 (1.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (26.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (20.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (17.46%) Relational Database
6 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (12.70%) MySQL
7 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database
8 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (6.35%) Hazelcast
11 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (3.17%) Power BI
12 2 (3.17%) QlikView
13 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (26.98%) Visual Studio
2 16 (25.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.17%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 11 (17.46%) Telecoms
2 10 (15.87%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Billing
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Automotive
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (63.49%) Developer
2 14 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 11 (17.46%) Software Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) C# Software Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) SQL Developer
5 8 (12.70%) DBA
5 8 (12.70%) SQL DBA
6 7 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) C# Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (7.94%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (6.35%) Java Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Oracle Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Senior DBA
9 3 (4.76%) Senior SQL DBA
9 3 (4.76%) Senior SQL Server DBA
9 3 (4.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (63.49%) .NET
2 27 (42.86%) HTML
3 24 (38.10%) jQuery
4 20 (31.75%) CSS
5 14 (22.22%) WCF
6 13 (20.63%) KnockoutJS
7 11 (17.46%) SOAP
7 11 (17.46%) StructureMap
7 11 (17.46%) XML
8 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET
9 8 (12.70%) WPF
10 7 (11.11%) Web Services
11 6 (9.52%) AngularJS
11 6 (9.52%) SAML
12 4 (6.35%) .NET Framework
12 4 (6.35%) J2EE
12 4 (6.35%) REST
12 4 (6.35%) RESTful
12 4 (6.35%) Spring
12 4 (6.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.35%) Visualisation
2 3 (4.76%) Replication
3 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.59%) NHS
4 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Windows
1 11 (17.46%) Windows Server
2 6 (9.52%) Linux
2 6 (9.52%) Unix
3 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.98%) MVC
3 15 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (19.05%) Software Engineering
5 11 (17.46%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (11.11%) Web Development
7 6 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (9.52%) SOLID
8 4 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.35%) Waterfall
9 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.76%) TDD
10 2 (3.17%) ETL
10 2 (3.17%) Programme Management
10 2 (3.17%) Service Management
10 2 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.17%) Strategic Planning
10 2 (3.17%) Test Management
10 2 (3.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (65.08%) SQL
2 32 (50.79%) C#
3 20 (31.75%) T-SQL
4 16 (25.40%) PowerShell
5 14 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 12 (19.05%) Java
7 4 (6.35%) PL/SQL
7 4 (6.35%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.17%) PHP
9 1 (1.59%) C++
9 1 (1.59%) VB
9 1 (1.59%) VB6
9 1 (1.59%) VBA
9 1 (1.59%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.59%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle Identity Management
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (49.21%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (3.17%) Cognos
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