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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 64 46 43
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 52 64 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.27% 2.99% 3.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.84% 13.47% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 38
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£350 £318 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% +3.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 3
Average hourly rate £28.69 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.10 £31.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +23.30%
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
405 475 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.69% 22.15% 25.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 265 247
Average daily rate £350 £315 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 16
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.48 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%

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 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 December 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 -12 19 £350 +7.69% 7
Warwickshire -2 11 £325 +30.00% 2
Staffordshire +1 3 £261 -5.00% 8
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £336 -
Coventry -5 2 £325 -23.52% 1
Walsall +2 1 £225 -49.43%
Wolverhampton +2 1 £350 +16.66% 2
Shropshire -6 1 £400 +60.00%
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 99 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (54.55%) .NET
3 46 (46.46%) SQL
4 41 (41.41%) C#
5 36 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 34 (34.34%) ASP.NET
7 31 (31.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 29 (29.29%) T-SQL
8 29 (29.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 28 (28.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (24.24%) JavaScript
11 23 (23.23%) HTML
12 21 (21.21%) SQL Server 2012
13 20 (20.20%) CSS
14 19 (19.19%) XML
15 17 (17.17%) CRM
15 17 (17.17%) Dynamics CRM
16 16 (16.16%) Windows
16 16 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (16.16%) jQuery
17 15 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 14 (14.14%) VB.NET
18 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2008
19 13 (13.13%) Active Directory
20 12 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
20 12 (12.12%) .NET Framework
21 11 (11.11%) MS Excel
22 10 (10.10%) Visual Studio
22 10 (10.10%) MVC
22 10 (10.10%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 8 (8.08%) IIS
2 7 (7.07%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (6.06%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.05%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.03%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.01%) Lync
7 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.02%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.01%) MS Office
3 1 (1.01%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (17.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (3.03%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (1.01%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) VoIP
1 3 (3.03%) Internet
2 1 (1.01%) Extranet
2 1 (1.01%) LAN
2 1 (1.01%) WAN
2 1 (1.01%) HTTP
2 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.01%) VPN
2 1 (1.01%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (31.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 29 (29.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (28.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (21.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (8.08%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (7.07%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (5.05%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (4.04%) Relational Database
11 3 (3.03%) MS Access
11 3 (3.03%) MySQL
12 2 (2.02%) OLAP
12 2 (2.02%) DTS
12 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (1.01%) QlikView
13 1 (1.01%) SQLite
13 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
13 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 10 (10.10%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.02%) Subversion
4 1 (1.01%) JIRA
4 1 (1.01%) Xcode
General
1 10 (10.10%) Finance
2 2 (2.02%) Automotive
2 2 (2.02%) Legal
2 2 (2.02%) Publishing
2 2 (2.02%) Retail
3 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.01%) Back Office
3 1 (1.01%) Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (56.57%) Developer
2 11 (11.11%) Consultant
3 9 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 9 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 8 (8.08%) Analyst
5 7 (7.07%) DBA
5 7 (7.07%) SQL DBA
5 7 (7.07%) CRM Consultant
5 7 (7.07%) BizTalk Developer
6 6 (6.06%) CRM Developer
6 6 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 6 (6.06%) C# Developer
6 6 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.05%) Applications Support
7 5 (5.05%) Web Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Database Developer
7 5 (5.05%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Consultant
7 5 (5.05%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (54.55%) .NET
2 34 (34.34%) ASP.NET
3 23 (23.23%) HTML
4 20 (20.20%) CSS
5 19 (19.19%) XML
6 16 (16.16%) jQuery
7 12 (12.12%) .NET Framework
8 10 (10.10%) WCF
8 10 (10.10%) WPF
9 9 (9.09%) Silverlight
9 9 (9.09%) Web Services
10 6 (6.06%) Ajax
10 6 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (5.05%) WinForms
12 4 (4.04%) SOAP
12 4 (4.04%) DHTML
12 4 (4.04%) CSS3
12 4 (4.04%) RESTful
13 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 3 (3.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.08%) iPad
3 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.03%) NHS
4 3 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.02%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.02%) Replication
5 2 (2.02%) Clustering
5 2 (2.02%) Graphic Design
5 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.01%) BBC
6 1 (1.01%) iPhone
6 1 (1.01%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.16%) Windows
2 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.05%) Windows XP
4 5 (5.05%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.01%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.17%) CRM
2 16 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (10.10%) MVC
5 8 (8.08%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (8.08%) Web Development
6 7 (7.07%) Data Modelling
7 6 (6.06%) Migration
8 4 (4.04%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.03%) Business Analysis
9 3 (3.03%) Scrum
9 3 (3.03%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (3.03%) Workflow
9 3 (3.03%) SOA
9 3 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (2.02%) Business Process Mapping
10 2 (2.02%) Web Application Development
10 2 (2.02%) Coaching
10 2 (2.02%) User Stories
10 2 (2.02%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 46 (46.46%) SQL
2 41 (41.41%) C#
3 29 (29.29%) T-SQL
4 24 (24.24%) JavaScript
5 14 (14.14%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.04%) PHP
6 4 (4.04%) VB
7 3 (3.03%) Java
7 3 (3.03%) VBScript
7 3 (3.03%) VBA
7 3 (3.03%) VB6
8 2 (2.02%) XPath
8 2 (2.02%) C++
9 1 (1.01%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.01%) XQuery
9 1 (1.01%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.05%) Degree
3 2 (2.02%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (13.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.06%) vSphere
4 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.01%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.07%) VMware
3 4 (4.04%) NetApp
3 4 (4.04%) Oracle
4 2 (2.02%) Apple
4 2 (2.02%) Google
4 2 (2.02%) IBM
5 1 (1.01%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.01%) McAfee
5 1 (1.01%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.01%) SAP
5 1 (1.01%) Cognos
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