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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 70 79 34
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -45
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 45 38 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.87% 1.56% 4.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.86% 8.78% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 60
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £382 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +19.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
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
508 433 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.12% 17.80% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 265 242
Average daily rate £365 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £21.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £33.84 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 30 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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 +7 16 £340 +18.26% 11
Coventry +3 4 £300 -9.57% 2
Warwickshire 0 3 £370 -19.56% 1
Staffordshire -7 3 £161 -41.63% 7
Sutton Coldfield +5 1 £310 -1.58%
Wolverhampton - 1 £335 - 3
Shropshire - 1 £275 -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 83 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 55 (66.27%) SQL
3 40 (48.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (45.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (43.37%) .NET
6 35 (42.17%) T-SQL
7 33 (39.76%) C#
7 33 (39.76%) Microsoft
8 31 (37.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (26.51%) XML
10 21 (25.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 20 (24.10%) Windows
12 19 (22.89%) ASP.NET
12 19 (22.89%) Visual Studio
12 19 (22.89%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (21.69%) jQuery
14 17 (20.48%) CSS
14 17 (20.48%) HTML
14 17 (20.48%) JavaScript
15 16 (19.28%) Web Services
16 15 (18.07%) .NET Framework
17 14 (16.87%) SharePoint
18 13 (15.66%) MVC
18 13 (15.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 12 (14.46%) Entity Framework
19 12 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
19 12 (14.46%) Data Warehouse
19 12 (14.46%) MS Excel
20 11 (13.25%) Degree
20 11 (13.25%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 14 (16.87%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.64%) IIS
2 8 (9.64%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.41%) CMS
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (14.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.02%) MS Office
3 2 (2.41%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.20%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) SSL
1 4 (4.82%) Internet
2 2 (2.41%) DNS
2 2 (2.41%) Intranet
2 2 (2.41%) SMTP
3 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.20%) LAN
3 1 (1.20%) WAN
3 1 (1.20%) SAN
3 1 (1.20%) Firewall
3 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (48.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (45.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (37.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (25.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (15.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (14.46%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (8.43%) MySQL
9 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (3.61%) QlikView
10 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database
11 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Power View
11 2 (2.41%) MS Access
12 1 (1.20%) MOLAP
12 1 (1.20%) ROLAP
12 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (1.20%) HOLAP
Development Applications
1 19 (22.89%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.02%) ReSharper
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.41%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.20%) Liquibase
5 1 (1.20%) Flyway
5 1 (1.20%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.20%) Moq
5 1 (1.20%) Toad
5 1 (1.20%) NUnit
General
1 8 (9.64%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Retail
3 3 (3.61%) Automotive
3 3 (3.61%) Back Office
3 3 (3.61%) Advertising
4 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (59.04%) Developer
2 16 (19.28%) DBA
2 16 (19.28%) SQL Developer
3 15 (18.07%) SQL DBA
4 12 (14.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 11 (13.25%) Administrator
6 8 (9.64%) .NET Developer
7 7 (8.43%) SQL Server Developer
7 7 (8.43%) Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.82%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.41%) Support Engineer
11 2 (2.41%) 3rd Line Support
11 2 (2.41%) Consultant
11 2 (2.41%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (43.37%) .NET
2 22 (26.51%) XML
3 19 (22.89%) ASP.NET
4 18 (21.69%) jQuery
5 17 (20.48%) CSS
5 17 (20.48%) HTML
6 16 (19.28%) Web Services
7 15 (18.07%) .NET Framework
8 12 (14.46%) Entity Framework
9 11 (13.25%) WCF
10 8 (9.64%) HTML5
11 7 (8.43%) LINQ
11 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (6.02%) SOAP
13 4 (4.82%) Classic ASP
13 4 (4.82%) Ajax
13 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (4.82%) CSS3
14 3 (3.61%) LINQ to SQL
14 3 (3.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.82%) Replication
3 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.41%) User Experience
4 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.41%) Graphic Design
4 2 (2.41%) W3C
5 1 (1.20%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.20%) Clustering
5 1 (1.20%) EPoS
5 1 (1.20%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.10%) Windows
2 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.61%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.89%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (15.66%) MVC
3 12 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (10.84%) Migration
5 8 (9.64%) ETL
5 8 (9.64%) Data Migration
6 7 (8.43%) SOA
7 6 (7.23%) Unit Testing
8 5 (6.02%) OO
8 5 (6.02%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.02%) SDLC
9 4 (4.82%) Change Control
9 4 (4.82%) ERP
9 4 (4.82%) CRM
9 4 (4.82%) Test Scripting
9 4 (4.82%) Data Cleansing
10 3 (3.61%) Web Development
10 3 (3.61%) OOD
10 3 (3.61%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.61%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (66.27%) SQL
2 35 (42.17%) T-SQL
3 33 (39.76%) C#
4 17 (20.48%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.23%) VB
5 6 (7.23%) VB.NET
5 6 (7.23%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.82%) VBScript
7 2 (2.41%) VB6
7 2 (2.41%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.20%) VBA
8 1 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (13.25%) Degree
2 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (7.23%) MCITP
4 5 (6.02%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.20%) MCSE
5 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.61%) vSphere
4 2 (2.41%) XenApp
5 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.20%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.20%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 33 (39.76%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.84%) Oracle
3 7 (8.43%) Red Gate
4 4 (4.82%) Citrix
4 4 (4.82%) Google
4 4 (4.82%) VMware
5 3 (3.61%) Telerik
5 3 (3.61%) Nintex
6 2 (2.41%) Veeam
6 2 (2.41%) Apple
7 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.20%) Symantec
7 1 (1.20%) NetApp
7 1 (1.20%) SAP
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco
7 1 (1.20%) EMC
7 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.20%) AppSense
7 1 (1.20%) Brocade
7 1 (1.20%) Kaspersky
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