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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 122 72 53
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -19
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 24 45 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 1.93% 2.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.74% 8.08% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 42
Median daily rate £335 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £215 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £410 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £36.50 £28.69 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.22% +27.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% +2.17%
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
641 557 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.33% 23.94% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 371 293
Median daily rate £400 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 13
Median hourly rate £23.25 £18.07 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.66% -21.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £15.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £39.03 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.27 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+20.26% -13.33%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -9 9 £330 -2.94% 3
Coventry -3 5 £325 +8.33% 1
Worcestershire -5 4 £375 -
Warwickshire -6 3 £350 +91.78% 3
Staffordshire +4 1 - - 2
Solihull - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 54 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (66.67%) SQL
3 34 (62.96%) Microsoft
4 21 (38.89%) Windows
5 20 (37.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (37.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (37.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (35.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (33.33%) T-SQL
8 17 (31.48%) Performance Tuning
8 17 (31.48%) Windows Server
9 16 (29.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (25.93%) C#
10 14 (25.93%) .NET
11 13 (24.07%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
13 10 (18.52%) VMware
13 10 (18.52%) .NET Framework
13 10 (18.52%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (16.67%) MVC
14 9 (16.67%) Finance
14 9 (16.67%) SharePoint
15 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET
15 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
16 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
16 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (7.41%) IIS
3 4 (7.41%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.56%) CMS
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.56%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.41%) MS Office
3 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.85%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.85%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) DNS
2 5 (9.26%) Internet
3 4 (7.41%) Firewall
3 4 (7.41%) SAN
3 4 (7.41%) SMTP
3 4 (7.41%) Wireless
4 3 (5.56%) DHCP
4 3 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (5.56%) iSCSI
4 3 (5.56%) LAN
4 3 (5.56%) MPLS
4 3 (5.56%) SSL
4 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.56%) WAN
5 1 (1.85%) IMAP
5 1 (1.85%) Intranet
5 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (37.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 20 (37.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 20 (37.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (35.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (29.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (18.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (11.11%) Power BI
8 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (7.41%) QlikView
10 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.85%) Datazen
11 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Power View
11 1 (1.85%) OLAP
11 1 (1.85%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (1.85%) PowerPivot
11 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Advertising
4 2 (3.70%) Back Office
5 1 (1.85%) Automotive
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (48.15%) Developer
2 13 (24.07%) DBA
3 12 (22.22%) SQL DBA
4 10 (18.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 9 (16.67%) .NET Developer
6 8 (14.81%) Administrator
6 8 (14.81%) SQL Developer
7 6 (11.11%) SSIS Developer
8 3 (5.56%) .NET Web Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Database Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (5.56%) SSAS Developer
8 3 (5.56%) SSRS Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) .NET
2 10 (18.52%) .NET Framework
3 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET
4 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (12.96%) Entity Framework
4 7 (12.96%) LINQ
5 6 (11.11%) Web Services
6 5 (9.26%) CSS
6 5 (9.26%) HTML
6 5 (9.26%) jQuery
7 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (7.41%) Classic ASP
7 4 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (7.41%) MDX
7 4 (7.41%) Task Parallel Library
7 4 (7.41%) XML
8 3 (5.56%) LINQ to SQL
8 3 (5.56%) WinForms
9 2 (3.70%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Replication
2 6 (11.11%) Clustering
3 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.56%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.85%) NHS
6 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.89%) Windows
2 17 (31.48%) Windows Server
3 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.11%) Linux
6 4 (7.41%) Unix
7 3 (5.56%) CentOS
8 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.85%) AIX
9 1 (1.85%) Fedora
9 1 (1.85%) HPUX
9 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (24.07%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (16.67%) MVC
4 7 (12.96%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (12.96%) ETL
5 6 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 6 (11.11%) ITIL
5 6 (11.11%) Scrum
6 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.26%) CRM
6 5 (9.26%) High Availability
6 5 (9.26%) Migration
7 4 (7.41%) BDD
7 4 (7.41%) Kanban
8 3 (5.56%) Project Management
8 3 (5.56%) Server Building
8 3 (5.56%) System Testing
8 3 (5.56%) Web Development
9 2 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 36 (66.67%) SQL
2 18 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 14 (25.93%) C#
4 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
5 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 5 (9.26%) VBScript
7 4 (7.41%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.70%) X++
9 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.85%) Korn
9 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
1 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.41%) MCSE
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
3 6 (11.11%) vSphere
4 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.85%) SCCM
4 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.52%) VMware
3 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
3 4 (7.41%) Symantec
4 3 (5.56%) Cisco
4 3 (5.56%) Citrix
4 3 (5.56%) Dell
4 3 (5.56%) EMC
4 3 (5.56%) IBM
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle
4 3 (5.56%) Sophos
5 2 (3.70%) Capita
6 1 (1.85%) Adobe
6 1 (1.85%) Avaya
6 1 (1.85%) CODA
6 1 (1.85%) Google
6 1 (1.85%) HP
6 1 (1.85%) Mitel
6 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.85%) Veeam
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