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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 99 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 37 59 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.35% 2.31% 2.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.14% 9.88% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 45 42
Median daily rate £350 £375 £337
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £20.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £22.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -32.83%
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
518 597 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.91% 23.33% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 375 290
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 27
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.09 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.89 £33.55 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.44 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+49.37% -22.90%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Solihull +11 13 - -
Staffordshire -3 8 £350 -12.50% 2
Birmingham -19 8 £338 -25.00%
Warwickshire -3 4 £350 +7.69% 1
Coventry -15 3 £380 +16.92%
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 65 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 44 (67.69%) SQL
3 40 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 37 (56.92%) .NET
5 29 (44.62%) C#
6 26 (40.00%) HTML
6 26 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (35.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (35.38%) jQuery
8 22 (33.85%) T-SQL
9 19 (29.23%) CSS
9 19 (29.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (26.15%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (26.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (26.15%) Visual Studio
10 17 (26.15%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (26.15%) MVC
11 16 (24.62%) PowerShell
12 14 (21.54%) WCF
12 14 (21.54%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
13 13 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 13 (20.00%) JavaScript
14 12 (18.46%) Finance
14 12 (18.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (18.46%) Software Engineering
15 11 (16.92%) StructureMap
15 11 (16.92%) NServiceBus
15 11 (16.92%) Windows Server
15 11 (16.92%) Telecoms

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 11 (16.92%) NServiceBus
2 9 (13.85%) SharePoint
3 6 (9.23%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (6.15%) IIS
4 4 (6.15%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (6.15%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.62%) Apache
5 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.62%) JBoss
5 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.62%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (16.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.08%) SaaS
3 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.92%) Broadband
2 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.15%) SAN
4 3 (4.62%) DHCP
4 3 (4.62%) DNS
4 3 (4.62%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (4.62%) HTTP
4 3 (4.62%) Internet
4 3 (4.62%) iSCSI
4 3 (4.62%) MPLS
5 1 (1.54%) Firewall
5 1 (1.54%) Intranet
5 1 (1.54%) LAN
5 1 (1.54%) WAN
5 1 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (35.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (29.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (26.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (21.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (18.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (13.85%) Relational Database
9 6 (9.23%) MySQL
9 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (6.15%) Hazelcast
11 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
11 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (6.15%) Power BI
11 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (3.08%) OLAP
12 2 (3.08%) QlikView
12 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (26.15%) Team Foundation Server
1 17 (26.15%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.08%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 12 (18.46%) Finance
2 11 (16.92%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.15%) Advertising
4 2 (3.08%) Back Office
4 2 (3.08%) Billing
5 1 (1.54%) Automotive
5 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (64.62%) Developer
2 15 (23.08%) SQL Developer
3 13 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 11 (16.92%) Software Engineer
5 10 (15.38%) C# Software Engineer
6 7 (10.77%) .NET Software Engineer
6 7 (10.77%) C# Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (9.23%) DBA
7 6 (9.23%) SSIS Developer
8 5 (7.69%) SQL DBA
8 5 (7.69%) SSAS Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Java Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Developer
9 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Developer
9 4 (6.15%) SSRS Developer
9 4 (6.15%) T-SQL Developer
10 3 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (4.62%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (56.92%) .NET
2 26 (40.00%) HTML
3 23 (35.38%) jQuery
4 19 (29.23%) CSS
5 14 (21.54%) WCF
6 13 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
7 11 (16.92%) SOAP
7 11 (16.92%) StructureMap
7 11 (16.92%) XML
8 9 (13.85%) ASP.NET
9 6 (9.23%) AngularJS
9 6 (9.23%) WPF
10 5 (7.69%) Web Services
11 4 (6.15%) .NET Framework
11 4 (6.15%) Hibernate
11 4 (6.15%) J2EE
11 4 (6.15%) REST
11 4 (6.15%) Spring
11 4 (6.15%) Spring Boot
12 3 (4.62%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (9.23%) Replication
2 5 (7.69%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Clustering
4 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
4 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Windows
1 11 (16.92%) Windows Server
2 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.15%) Linux
4 4 (6.15%) Unix
5 1 (1.54%) AIX
5 1 (1.54%) HPUX
5 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.15%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (26.15%) MVC
3 12 (18.46%) Software Engineering
4 10 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (10.77%) Web Development
6 6 (9.23%) ETL
6 6 (9.23%) SOLID
7 4 (6.15%) Waterfall
8 3 (4.62%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (4.62%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (4.62%) Scrum
8 3 (4.62%) TDD
9 2 (3.08%) CRM
9 2 (3.08%) ITIL
9 2 (3.08%) Migration
9 2 (3.08%) Programme Management
9 2 (3.08%) Project Management
9 2 (3.08%) Service Management
9 2 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (67.69%) SQL
2 29 (44.62%) C#
3 22 (33.85%) T-SQL
4 16 (24.62%) PowerShell
5 13 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (13.85%) Java
7 4 (6.15%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.08%) PHP
8 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.54%) C++
9 1 (1.54%) Korn
9 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.54%) VB
9 1 (1.54%) VB6
9 1 (1.54%) VBA
9 1 (1.54%) X++
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.62%) vSphere
2 3 (4.62%) XenApp
3 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) NetBackup
1 3 (4.62%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle Identity Management
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.54%) SCCM
2 1 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle
2 4 (6.15%) VMware
3 3 (4.62%) Citrix
3 3 (4.62%) EMC
3 3 (4.62%) Sophos
3 3 (4.62%) Symantec
4 2 (3.08%) Cognos
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco
5 1 (1.54%) Dell
5 1 (1.54%) IBM
5 1 (1.54%) Red Hat