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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 90 78 46
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -32
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 35 38 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 1.63% 3.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.04% 7.97% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 30
Average daily rate
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£313 £315 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £204 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £393 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £28.69 £22.50 £42.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.51% -46.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -16.92%
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 West Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
579 477 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.71% 20.41% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 294 174
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 11
Average hourly rate £17.82 £22.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.80% -39.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £11.00 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.51 £41.34 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.33 £34.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-27.10% +23.00%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 15 £348 +26.36% 11
Warwickshire -1 3 £183 -54.37% 3
Shropshire -3 2 £263 +23.52% 3
Walsall - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £350 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £150 - 2
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 78 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (65.38%) SQL
3 35 (44.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (44.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (41.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 32 (41.03%) Microsoft
5 31 (39.74%) T-SQL
6 30 (38.46%) .NET
7 23 (29.49%) C#
8 18 (23.08%) JavaScript
8 18 (23.08%) Windows
9 17 (21.79%) HTML
9 17 (21.79%) CSS
9 17 (21.79%) XML
10 16 (20.51%) Visual Studio
11 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (16.67%) jQuery
12 13 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (15.38%) ASP.NET
14 11 (14.10%) SharePoint
14 11 (14.10%) .NET Framework
14 11 (14.10%) Degree
15 10 (12.82%) MS Excel
15 10 (12.82%) Web Services
16 9 (11.54%) Finance
16 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2000
16 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (11.54%) Oracle
16 9 (11.54%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 11 (14.10%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.41%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.13%) IIS
3 4 (5.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.13%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.56%) PowerPivot
3 2 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) Internet
2 2 (2.56%) Intranet
3 1 (1.28%) Firewall
3 1 (1.28%) Wireless
3 1 (1.28%) SSL
3 1 (1.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 35 (44.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 35 (44.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (41.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (8.97%) MySQL
7 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Power View
10 2 (2.56%) QlikView
10 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
10 2 (2.56%) OLAP
10 2 (2.56%) MS Access
11 1 (1.28%) MOLAP
11 1 (1.28%) ROLAP
11 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (1.28%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (20.51%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (6.41%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.28%) Flyway
4 1 (1.28%) Liquibase
General
1 9 (11.54%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Retail
3 3 (3.85%) Automotive
4 2 (2.56%) Advertising
5 1 (1.28%) Back Office
5 1 (1.28%) Legal
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (56.41%) Developer
2 15 (19.23%) DBA
2 15 (19.23%) SQL Developer
2 15 (19.23%) SQL DBA
3 10 (12.82%) Administrator
4 8 (10.26%) Analyst
4 8 (10.26%) SQL Server Developer
5 6 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Web Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Data Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.13%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (3.85%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.85%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Architect
8 3 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
9 2 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Sitecore Developer
9 2 (2.56%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (38.46%) .NET
2 17 (21.79%) HTML
2 17 (21.79%) CSS
2 17 (21.79%) XML
3 13 (16.67%) jQuery
4 12 (15.38%) ASP.NET
5 11 (14.10%) .NET Framework
6 10 (12.82%) Web Services
7 9 (11.54%) WCF
8 8 (10.26%) Entity Framework
9 6 (7.69%) Ajax
9 6 (7.69%) SOAP
10 5 (6.41%) DHTML
10 5 (6.41%) HTML5
10 5 (6.41%) LINQ
11 4 (5.13%) XSLT
12 3 (3.85%) WSDL
12 3 (3.85%) CSS3
12 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 6 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.13%) Graphic Design
4 3 (3.85%) Replication
5 2 (2.56%) NHS
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.28%) Clustering
6 1 (1.28%) W3C
6 1 (1.28%) iPad
6 1 (1.28%) User Experience
6 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.28%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.08%) Windows
2 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (10.26%) SOA
2 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (8.97%) Migration
3 7 (8.97%) MVC
4 5 (6.41%) CRM
4 5 (6.41%) Data Modelling
4 5 (6.41%) Data Migration
5 4 (5.13%) Data Analysis
5 4 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (5.13%) ETL
6 3 (3.85%) Workflow
7 2 (2.56%) Web Development
7 2 (2.56%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (2.56%) Test Scripting
7 2 (2.56%) Change Control
7 2 (2.56%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.56%) ERP
7 2 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.28%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (65.38%) SQL
2 31 (39.74%) T-SQL
3 23 (29.49%) C#
4 18 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.41%) VBScript
6 4 (5.13%) VB
7 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.56%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.56%) VBA
8 2 (2.56%) Java
8 2 (2.56%) VB6
9 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.28%) Perl
9 1 (1.28%) PHP
9 1 (1.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Degree
2 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (8.97%) MCITP
4 5 (6.41%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.28%) MCSE
5 1 (1.28%) MCTS
5 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.85%) vSphere
4 2 (2.56%) XenApp
5 1 (1.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) EdgeSight
2 1 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 32 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.54%) Oracle
3 7 (8.97%) Red Gate
4 6 (7.69%) Citrix
5 5 (6.41%) Google
6 4 (5.13%) Apple
6 4 (5.13%) VMware
7 3 (3.85%) AppSense
7 3 (3.85%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.56%) Veeam
8 2 (2.56%) Sitecore
8 2 (2.56%) Tableau
8 2 (2.56%) Adobe
9 1 (1.28%) Telerik
9 1 (1.28%) Symantec
9 1 (1.28%) Cisco
9 1 (1.28%) NetApp
9 1 (1.28%) EMC
9 1 (1.28%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.28%) Nintex
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