The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the West Midlands region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 82 38 33
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 36 78 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.54% 4.04% 3.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.82% 18.27% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 51 61
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.55% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% -8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -25.71%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
408 427 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.42% 22.10% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 227 264
Average daily rate £315 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 18
Average hourly rate £23.00 £37.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.83% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £23.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £42.20 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
SQL Server 2008
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -21 15 £275 -31.25% 11
Coventry -20 6 £332 +17.95% 4
Warwickshire -6 5 £460 +75.23% 4
Staffordshire +1 3 £288 +9.52% 3
Solihull 0 1 £330 +106.25%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £315 -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 6
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 92 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 57 (61.96%) SQL
3 42 (45.65%) .NET
4 35 (38.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (35.87%) Microsoft
6 27 (29.35%) C#
7 26 (28.26%) T-SQL
8 24 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (26.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 23 (25.00%) ASP.NET
10 21 (22.83%) Windows
10 21 (22.83%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
12 19 (20.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (19.57%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (16.30%) Active Directory
16 14 (15.22%) WCF
17 13 (14.13%) MDX
17 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (14.13%) JavaScript
18 12 (13.04%) HTML
18 12 (13.04%) XML
18 12 (13.04%) SOA
18 12 (13.04%) MS Excel
18 12 (13.04%) Finance
18 12 (13.04%) jQuery
19 11 (11.96%) Performance Tuning
19 11 (11.96%) VBA
20 10 (10.87%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (9.78%) IIS
2 7 (7.61%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.17%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.09%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) DDNS
1 7 (7.61%) LDAP
2 6 (6.52%) Internet
3 3 (3.26%) IPv4
3 3 (3.26%) IPv6
3 3 (3.26%) DNS
4 2 (2.17%) Intranet
5 1 (1.09%) Firewall
5 1 (1.09%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 35 (38.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (26.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 20 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (20.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (19.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (9.78%) OLAP
8 8 (8.70%) Relational Database
9 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (4.35%) PerformancePoint
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
9 4 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (4.35%) DB2
9 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (3.26%) MySQL
10 3 (3.26%) DTS
11 2 (2.17%) MS Access
11 2 (2.17%) OLTP
11 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.09%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (1.09%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 12 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Automotive
3 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.17%) Advertising
4 1 (1.09%) Electronics
4 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.09%) Publishing
4 1 (1.09%) Law
4 1 (1.09%) Retail
4 1 (1.09%) Billing
4 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (57.61%) Developer
2 14 (15.22%) DBA
3 13 (14.13%) .NET Developer
4 12 (13.04%) SQL DBA
5 9 (9.78%) SQL Developer
6 8 (8.70%) Software Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) Applications Support
8 6 (6.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Software Developer
8 6 (6.52%) Analyst
8 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) SQL Server DBA
9 5 (5.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (4.35%) Report Developer
10 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (4.35%) Applications Support Technician
10 4 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Technician
10 4 (4.35%) Architect
10 4 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (45.65%) .NET
2 23 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 14 (15.22%) WCF
4 13 (14.13%) MDX
5 12 (13.04%) HTML
5 12 (13.04%) XML
5 12 (13.04%) jQuery
6 10 (10.87%) CSS
7 9 (9.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 9 (9.78%) .NET Framework
8 7 (7.61%) JMS
8 7 (7.61%) J2EE
8 7 (7.61%) SOAP
9 6 (6.52%) WPF
10 5 (5.43%) Web Services
10 5 (5.43%) JSON
10 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (5.43%) Ajax
11 4 (4.35%) Silverlight
11 4 (4.35%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) NHS
1 5 (5.43%) N-Tier
2 4 (4.35%) Clustering
3 3 (3.26%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.17%) Replication
5 1 (1.09%) BBC
5 1 (1.09%) DTV
5 1 (1.09%) iPad
5 1 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.09%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.83%) Windows
2 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.17%) UNIX
5 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.83%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (13.04%) SOA
3 11 (11.96%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (10.87%) Migration
4 10 (10.87%) MVC
5 9 (9.78%) ETL
5 9 (9.78%) Data Migration
5 9 (9.78%) Software Engineering
6 7 (7.61%) EAI
6 7 (7.61%) Unit Testing
7 5 (5.43%) Financial Analysis
7 5 (5.43%) MVVM
8 4 (4.35%) CRM
8 4 (4.35%) ERP
9 3 (3.26%) Risk Management
9 3 (3.26%) Workflow
9 3 (3.26%) Change Control
9 3 (3.26%) Kimball Methodology
10 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (2.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 57 (61.96%) SQL
2 27 (29.35%) C#
3 26 (28.26%) T-SQL
4 13 (14.13%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.96%) VBA
6 8 (8.70%) PowerShell
7 7 (7.61%) Java
8 6 (6.52%) VBScript
8 6 (6.52%) VB
9 5 (5.43%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.17%) PHP
10 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.17%) XAML
10 2 (2.17%) LotusScript
11 1 (1.09%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.26%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.17%) Degree
3 2 (2.17%) MCSA
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) QA
1 2 (2.17%) HL7
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (16.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.43%) vSphere
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (35.87%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.78%) Business Objects
3 8 (8.70%) IBM
4 6 (6.52%) VMware
5 5 (5.43%) Oracle
6 4 (4.35%) NetApp
7 2 (2.17%) DevExpress
7 2 (2.17%) SAP
7 2 (2.17%) Lotus
8 1 (1.09%) Teradata
8 1 (1.09%) Kofax
8 1 (1.09%) CA
8 1 (1.09%) Cisco
8 1 (1.09%) Cognos
8 1 (1.09%) Veeam
8 1 (1.09%) Telerik
8 1 (1.09%) WatchGuard
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