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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 86 71 44
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -27
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 39 41 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.47% 1.75% 3.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.34% 8.35% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 33
Average daily rate
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£370 £315 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £32.60 £20.50 £42.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.00% -51.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.58% +16.66%
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
615 491 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.11% 21.00% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 304 189
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -39.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £11.00 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £46.65 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 May 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 May 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 -2 12 £363 +41.46% 4
Warwickshire -6 4 £183 -54.37% 2
West Bromwich - 4 £375 -
Staffordshire -17 3 £363 +11.53% 7
Shropshire -6 2 £325 +52.94%
Wolverhampton - 1 £150 - 1
Walsall - 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 84 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 49 (58.33%) SQL
3 34 (40.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (40.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (39.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (39.29%) .NET
5 32 (38.10%) T-SQL
6 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 24 (28.57%) C#
8 20 (23.81%) JavaScript
9 19 (22.62%) HTML
9 19 (22.62%) CSS
9 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (21.43%) Windows
10 18 (21.43%) XML
10 18 (21.43%) ASP.NET
11 16 (19.05%) Visual Studio
12 13 (15.48%) jQuery
12 13 (15.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (13.10%) MS Excel
14 11 (13.10%) Web Services
15 10 (11.90%) .NET Framework
16 9 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (10.71%) MVC
16 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
17 8 (9.52%) Active Directory
17 8 (9.52%) SOA
17 8 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
17 8 (9.52%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 8 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.14%) IIS
3 5 (5.95%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (13.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.76%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.19%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.38%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (1.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.52%) Internet
2 2 (2.38%) Intranet
3 1 (1.19%) Firewall
3 1 (1.19%) Wireless
3 1 (1.19%) SSL
3 1 (1.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (40.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 34 (40.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (39.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (15.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (8.33%) MySQL
8 2 (2.38%) MS Access
8 2 (2.38%) OLAP
8 2 (2.38%) QlikView
9 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.19%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (1.19%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 1 (1.19%) Cognos Transformer
9 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (1.19%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.95%) ReSharper
4 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 8 (9.52%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Automotive
3 3 (3.57%) Retail
4 2 (2.38%) Back Office
4 2 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Advertising
5 1 (1.19%) Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (58.33%) Developer
2 15 (17.86%) SQL Developer
3 14 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 14 (16.67%) DBA
4 10 (11.90%) Administrator
5 9 (10.71%) SQL Server Developer
6 7 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (7.14%) Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Data Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
9 4 (4.76%) AWS Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Architect
10 3 (3.57%) Technical Architect
11 2 (2.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (39.29%) .NET
2 19 (22.62%) HTML
2 19 (22.62%) CSS
3 18 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 18 (21.43%) XML
4 13 (15.48%) jQuery
5 11 (13.10%) Web Services
6 10 (11.90%) .NET Framework
7 8 (9.52%) WCF
7 8 (9.52%) Entity Framework
7 8 (9.52%) SOAP
8 7 (8.33%) Ajax
9 6 (7.14%) DHTML
10 5 (5.95%) LINQ
11 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (4.76%) HTML5
11 4 (4.76%) XSLT
12 3 (3.57%) WSDL
12 3 (3.57%) CSS3
12 3 (3.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.33%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.76%) Graphic Design
3 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.57%) Replication
5 2 (2.38%) NHS
6 1 (1.19%) W3C
6 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) Clustering
6 1 (1.19%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.19%) iPad
6 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.43%) Windows
2 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.38%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.19%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (10.71%) MVC
3 8 (9.52%) SOA
3 8 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 6 (7.14%) Migration
5 4 (4.76%) Data Analysis
6 3 (3.57%) Software Engineering
6 3 (3.57%) Web Development
6 3 (3.57%) CRM
6 3 (3.57%) ETL
6 3 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.57%) Scrum
7 2 (2.38%) Business Process Mapping
7 2 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.38%) Workflow
7 2 (2.38%) Business Analysis
7 2 (2.38%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.38%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 49 (58.33%) SQL
2 32 (38.10%) T-SQL
3 24 (28.57%) C#
4 20 (23.81%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.14%) VB
6 5 (5.95%) VBScript
7 3 (3.57%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.57%) PHP
7 3 (3.57%) VB6
7 3 (3.57%) Java
8 2 (2.38%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.38%) XPath
9 1 (1.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.19%) C++
9 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.52%) Degree
3 7 (8.33%) MCITP
4 5 (5.95%) MCDBA
5 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) MCSE
6 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.19%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.57%) vSphere
4 2 (2.38%) XenApp
5 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) EdgeSight
2 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.52%) Oracle
3 7 (8.33%) Red Gate
4 6 (7.14%) Citrix
5 5 (5.95%) Google
6 4 (4.76%) Apple
6 4 (4.76%) VMware
7 3 (3.57%) AppSense
7 3 (3.57%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.38%) Tableau
8 2 (2.38%) Sitecore
8 2 (2.38%) Veeam
8 2 (2.38%) Adobe
9 1 (1.19%) EMC
9 1 (1.19%) NetApp
9 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.19%) SAP
9 1 (1.19%) Cognos
9 1 (1.19%) Cisco
9 1 (1.19%) IBM
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