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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 85 40 63
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +23
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 43 85 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.67% 4.03% 2.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.64% 18.28% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 56 38
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£350 £298 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £23.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.47% +2.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.00% -14.28%
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
446 465 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.35% 22.03% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 282 263
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.56% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £15.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.78 £37.00 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 -20 20 £350 -1.40% 11
Warwickshire -3 13 £425 +61.90% 3
Staffordshire 0 4 £288 -17.85% 8
Wolverhampton -6 1 £200 -37.50% 2
Shropshire -8 1 £420 - 2
Coventry -14 1 - - 6
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 82 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 41 (50.00%) SQL
3 40 (48.78%) .NET
4 34 (41.46%) C#
5 31 (37.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 30 (36.59%) Microsoft
6 30 (36.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (28.05%) T-SQL
8 22 (26.83%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (26.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (25.61%) ASP.NET
10 18 (21.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (18.29%) WCF
12 14 (17.07%) XML
13 13 (15.85%) Windows
13 13 (15.85%) MS Excel
13 13 (15.85%) CRM
13 13 (15.85%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (15.85%) .NET Framework
13 13 (15.85%) Dynamics CRM
14 12 (14.63%) WPF
14 12 (14.63%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (13.41%) jQuery
15 11 (13.41%) HTML
15 11 (13.41%) JavaScript
16 10 (12.20%) CSS
16 10 (12.20%) MVC
16 10 (12.20%) MDX
17 9 (10.98%) Silverlight
17 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.54%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (4.88%) IIS
4 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.22%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (15.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.22%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.22%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (15.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.66%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) Intranet
2 1 (1.22%) Firewall
2 1 (1.22%) Internet
2 1 (1.22%) Extranet
2 1 (1.22%) VoIP
2 1 (1.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (37.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 30 (36.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (26.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (21.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (15.85%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (14.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (10.98%) OLAP
9 7 (8.54%) Relational Database
10 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (4.88%) MS Access
11 3 (3.66%) PerformancePoint
11 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (3.66%) MySQL
12 2 (2.44%) OLTP
12 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
13 1 (1.22%) SSDT
13 1 (1.22%) SQLite
13 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (1.22%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.22%) JIRA
2 1 (1.22%) Xcode
2 1 (1.22%) PowerBuilder
General
1 6 (7.32%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Automotive
3 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.44%) Advertising
3 2 (2.44%) Publishing
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) Electronics
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
4 1 (1.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 49 (59.76%) Developer
2 9 (10.98%) SQL Developer
3 8 (9.76%) .NET Developer
3 8 (9.76%) Consultant
4 7 (8.54%) BizTalk Developer
4 7 (8.54%) DBA
4 7 (8.54%) SQL DBA
4 7 (8.54%) CRM Consultant
5 6 (7.32%) Analyst
5 6 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 6 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) Applications Support
7 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Developer
7 4 (4.88%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.88%) Support Technician
7 4 (4.88%) Applications Support Technician
7 4 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (48.78%) .NET
2 21 (25.61%) ASP.NET
3 15 (18.29%) WCF
4 14 (17.07%) XML
5 13 (15.85%) .NET Framework
6 12 (14.63%) WPF
7 11 (13.41%) jQuery
7 11 (13.41%) HTML
8 10 (12.20%) CSS
8 10 (12.20%) MDX
9 9 (10.98%) Silverlight
10 6 (7.32%) Web Services
11 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (4.88%) CSS3
13 3 (3.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 3 (3.66%) JSON
13 3 (3.66%) Ajax
13 3 (3.66%) Classic ASP
14 2 (2.44%) LINQ
14 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) iPad
2 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.88%) NHS
4 2 (2.44%) Replication
4 2 (2.44%) Clustering
4 2 (2.44%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.22%) User Experience
5 1 (1.22%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.22%) iPhone
5 1 (1.22%) BBC
5 1 (1.22%) DTV
5 1 (1.22%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.85%) Windows
2 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.44%) UNIX
5 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.83%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (15.85%) CRM
3 10 (12.20%) MVC
4 8 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (6.10%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.10%) ETL
7 3 (3.66%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.66%) MVVM
7 3 (3.66%) Web Development
7 3 (3.66%) Migration
7 3 (3.66%) ERP
8 2 (2.44%) Data Modelling
8 2 (2.44%) SOA
8 2 (2.44%) ITIL
8 2 (2.44%) Business Analysis
8 2 (2.44%) Change Control
8 2 (2.44%) Kimball Methodology
9 1 (1.22%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 41 (50.00%) SQL
2 34 (41.46%) C#
3 23 (28.05%) T-SQL
4 11 (13.41%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.98%) VBA
6 4 (4.88%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.66%) VBScript
7 3 (3.66%) VB
8 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.44%) XAML
9 1 (1.22%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.22%) X++
9 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.22%) VB6
9 1 (1.22%) PHP
9 1 (1.22%) Java
9 1 (1.22%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) QA
1 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.32%) vSphere
Vendors
1 30 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.54%) VMware
3 4 (4.88%) NetApp
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle
5 2 (2.44%) SAP
6 1 (1.22%) Veeam
6 1 (1.22%) Telerik
6 1 (1.22%) CA
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