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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 84 26 40
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 39 99 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.53% 4.62% 3.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.71% 20.75% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 70 50
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£350 £315 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-36.06% -12.85%
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
448 477 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.63% 22.25% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 287 253
Average daily rate £330 £333 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 13
Average hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -21 20 £350 -2.77% 12
Coventry -19 6 £332 +17.95%
Warwickshire -11 5 £445 +71.15% 3
Staffordshire -2 4 £288 -6.12% 3
Solihull -3 1 £330 +10.00% 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 3
Dudley - - - - 1
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 77 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (54.55%) SQL
3 33 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (40.26%) .NET
5 25 (32.47%) C#
5 25 (32.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (31.17%) T-SQL
7 22 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 20 (25.97%) ASP.NET
10 15 (19.48%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (18.18%) WCF
12 13 (16.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (16.88%) XML
12 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
13 12 (15.58%) Windows
14 11 (14.29%) HTML
14 11 (14.29%) MDX
15 10 (12.99%) jQuery
15 10 (12.99%) Performance Tuning
15 10 (12.99%) MVC
15 10 (12.99%) JavaScript
15 10 (12.99%) CSS
16 9 (11.69%) VBA
16 9 (11.69%) Finance
16 9 (11.69%) Relational Database
16 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (10.39%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 8 (10.39%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (6.49%) IIS
4 1 (1.30%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) Intranet
2 1 (1.30%) Firewall
2 1 (1.30%) SSL
2 1 (1.30%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (32.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 21 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (19.48%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (16.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (11.69%) Relational Database
9 7 (9.09%) OLAP
10 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (5.19%) PerformancePoint
11 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database
11 4 (5.19%) MS Access
12 3 (3.90%) MySQL
13 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (2.60%) OLTP
13 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
14 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
14 1 (1.30%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.30%) Xcode
2 1 (1.30%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (11.69%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Automotive
3 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.60%) Advertising
3 2 (2.60%) Publishing
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Billing
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (58.44%) Developer
2 11 (14.29%) DBA
3 9 (11.69%) .NET Developer
3 9 (11.69%) SQL DBA
4 7 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
5 6 (7.79%) Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) SQL Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Applications Support
6 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Applications Support Technician
7 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support Technician
7 4 (5.19%) Architect
7 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.19%) Support Technician
8 3 (3.90%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.90%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (40.26%) .NET
2 20 (25.97%) ASP.NET
3 14 (18.18%) WCF
4 13 (16.88%) XML
5 11 (14.29%) HTML
5 11 (14.29%) MDX
6 10 (12.99%) jQuery
6 10 (12.99%) CSS
7 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (6.49%) .NET Framework
7 5 (6.49%) WPF
8 4 (5.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (5.19%) CSS3
8 4 (5.19%) JSON
8 4 (5.19%) Web Services
9 3 (3.90%) Classic ASP
9 3 (3.90%) Ajax
10 2 (2.60%) Silverlight
10 2 (2.60%) LINQ
10 2 (2.60%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) NHS
2 3 (3.90%) Clustering
2 3 (3.90%) Replication
2 3 (3.90%) Data Extraction
3 2 (2.60%) iPad
3 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.30%) BBC
4 1 (1.30%) DTV
4 1 (1.30%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Windows
2 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.60%) UNIX
5 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (12.99%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (12.99%) MVC
3 7 (9.09%) ETL
3 7 (9.09%) CRM
4 5 (6.49%) Unit Testing
5 4 (5.19%) Financial Analysis
5 4 (5.19%) ERP
6 3 (3.90%) Migration
6 3 (3.90%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (3.90%) Change Control
6 3 (3.90%) MVVM
6 3 (3.90%) Web Development
7 2 (2.60%) ITIL
7 2 (2.60%) SOA
7 2 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.30%) Scrum
8 1 (1.30%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.30%) Data Security
8 1 (1.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 42 (54.55%) SQL
2 25 (32.47%) C#
3 24 (31.17%) T-SQL
4 10 (12.99%) JavaScript
5 9 (11.69%) VBA
6 3 (3.90%) VBScript
6 3 (3.90%) VB
6 3 (3.90%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.60%) XAML
8 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.30%) VB6
8 1 (1.30%) PHP
8 1 (1.30%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.30%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.79%) vSphere
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) VMware
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle
4 4 (5.19%) NetApp
5 2 (2.60%) SAP
6 1 (1.30%) Telerik
6 1 (1.30%) CA
6 1 (1.30%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.30%) Veeam
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
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