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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 75 80 41
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -39
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 41 36 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.77% 1.54% 3.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.59% 8.41% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 40
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £191 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £385 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £34.12 £25.00 £32.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.48% -23.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.78 £23.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.46 £27.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -13.46%
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
540 428 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.34% 18.29% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 261 188
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 7
Average hourly rate £20.07 £23.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.73% -37.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £15.25 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £36.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.96% -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 6 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
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 6 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 +5 11 £345 +25.45% 6
Warwickshire -3 4 £183 -54.37% 3
Coventry +3 3 £300 -3.22% 5
Wolverhampton - 2 £243 - 2
Sutton Coldfield +5 1 £310 +0.81%
Shropshire -3 1 £275 +29.41% 2
Staffordshire -8 1 - - 7
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 81 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (66.67%) SQL
3 38 (46.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (46.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (43.21%) T-SQL
5 34 (41.98%) .NET
6 33 (40.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 32 (39.51%) C#
8 31 (38.27%) Microsoft
9 20 (24.69%) Windows
10 19 (23.46%) XML
11 17 (20.99%) ASP.NET
11 17 (20.99%) SQL Server 2005
12 16 (19.75%) .NET Framework
12 16 (19.75%) jQuery
12 16 (19.75%) CSS
12 16 (19.75%) Visual Studio
12 16 (19.75%) HTML
12 16 (19.75%) JavaScript
13 15 (18.52%) Web Services
14 14 (17.28%) SharePoint
14 14 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (16.05%) MS Excel
15 13 (16.05%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (14.81%) MVC
16 12 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (14.81%) Entity Framework
17 11 (13.58%) WCF
18 10 (12.35%) Finance
18 10 (12.35%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 (17.28%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (7.41%) IIS
4 4 (4.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.70%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.47%) CMS
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (16.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.94%) MS Office
3 2 (2.47%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) SSL
1 4 (4.94%) Internet
2 2 (2.47%) Intranet
2 2 (2.47%) SMTP
2 2 (2.47%) DNS
3 1 (1.23%) SAN
3 1 (1.23%) Firewall
3 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (46.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 38 (46.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (40.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (20.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (8.64%) MySQL
6 7 (8.64%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Power View
9 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.47%) OLAP
9 2 (2.47%) MS Access
10 1 (1.23%) MOLAP
10 1 (1.23%) ROLAP
10 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.23%) HOLAP
10 1 (1.23%) QlikView
10 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (19.75%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.17%) ReSharper
3 4 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.23%) Liquibase
5 1 (1.23%) Flyway
5 1 (1.23%) NUnit
5 1 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.23%) Moq
5 1 (1.23%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 10 (12.35%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Retail
3 3 (3.70%) Back Office
3 3 (3.70%) Advertising
4 2 (2.47%) Automotive
4 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (58.02%) Developer
2 18 (22.22%) SQL Developer
3 16 (19.75%) DBA
4 15 (18.52%) SQL DBA
5 11 (13.58%) Administrator
6 10 (12.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (9.88%) SQL Server Developer
7 8 (9.88%) Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) .NET Developer
9 5 (6.17%) Web Developer
9 5 (6.17%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Developer
10 4 (4.94%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (3.70%) C# Developer
11 3 (3.70%) SQL Server DBA
11 3 (3.70%) Software Engineer
11 3 (3.70%) Senior Developer
12 2 (2.47%) Architect
12 2 (2.47%) Junior
12 2 (2.47%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (41.98%) .NET
2 19 (23.46%) XML
3 17 (20.99%) ASP.NET
4 16 (19.75%) CSS
4 16 (19.75%) HTML
4 16 (19.75%) .NET Framework
4 16 (19.75%) jQuery
5 15 (18.52%) Web Services
6 12 (14.81%) Entity Framework
7 11 (13.58%) WCF
8 8 (9.88%) HTML5
9 7 (8.64%) LINQ
10 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (6.17%) SOAP
12 4 (4.94%) Classic ASP
12 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 4 (4.94%) CSS3
13 3 (3.70%) LINQ to SQL
13 3 (3.70%) REST
13 3 (3.70%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
1 4 (4.94%) Replication
1 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
1 4 (4.94%) Data Structures
2 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.47%) User Experience
3 2 (2.47%) W3C
4 1 (1.23%) NHS
4 1 (1.23%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.23%) iPad
4 1 (1.23%) Clustering
4 1 (1.23%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.23%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.69%) Windows
2 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (16.05%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (14.81%) MVC
4 10 (12.35%) Migration
5 8 (9.88%) Data Migration
6 7 (8.64%) SOA
7 5 (6.17%) ETL
7 5 (6.17%) OO
7 5 (6.17%) CRM
7 5 (6.17%) E-Commerce
8 4 (4.94%) ERP
8 4 (4.94%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (4.94%) Unit Testing
8 4 (4.94%) Test Scripting
8 4 (4.94%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.70%) Web Development
9 3 (3.70%) Change Control
9 3 (3.70%) SDLC
9 3 (3.70%) Data Modelling
9 3 (3.70%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 54 (66.67%) SQL
2 35 (43.21%) T-SQL
3 32 (39.51%) C#
4 16 (19.75%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.17%) VB
5 5 (6.17%) VB.NET
5 5 (6.17%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.70%) VBScript
7 2 (2.47%) Java
7 2 (2.47%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.47%) VB6
8 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.23%) Perl
8 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (12.35%) Degree
2 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (8.64%) MCITP
4 5 (6.17%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.23%) MCSE
5 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.70%) vSphere
4 2 (2.47%) XenApp
5 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) EdgeSight
2 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 31 (38.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.88%) Oracle
3 7 (8.64%) Red Gate
4 5 (6.17%) Citrix
5 4 (4.94%) VMware
6 3 (3.70%) Telerik
6 3 (3.70%) Google
6 3 (3.70%) Nintex
7 2 (2.47%) Tableau
7 2 (2.47%) AppSense
7 2 (2.47%) Veeam
7 2 (2.47%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.47%) Adobe
8 1 (1.23%) EMC
8 1 (1.23%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco
8 1 (1.23%) NetApp
8 1 (1.23%) Apple
8 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.23%) Symantec
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