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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 60 35 33
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 49 84 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.30% 3.97% 4.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.10% 18.14% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 45
Average daily rate
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£365 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £435 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 3
Average hourly rate £28.69 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £31.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-7.45% +16.98%
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
405 463 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.01% 21.88% 25.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 261 230
Average daily rate £363 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 17
Average hourly rate £33.50 £27.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.07% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £17.09 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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 29 January 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
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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 14 £368 -8.12% 7
Warwickshire 0 9 £350 +40.00% 6
Staffordshire +4 4 £260 -13.33% 4
Shropshire -8 3 £325 +30.00%
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £336 - 1
Coventry -4 2 £425 - 3
Walsall - 1 £225 - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 4
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 4
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 97 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 49 (50.52%) .NET
3 44 (45.36%) SQL
4 39 (40.21%) Microsoft
5 36 (37.11%) C#
6 34 (35.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (32.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (31.96%) T-SQL
9 29 (29.90%) ASP.NET
10 25 (25.77%) SQL Server 2005
11 23 (23.71%) JavaScript
12 22 (22.68%) HTML
12 22 (22.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 20 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (20.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (19.59%) CSS
15 17 (17.53%) Windows
15 17 (17.53%) CRM
15 17 (17.53%) Dynamics CRM
16 16 (16.49%) XML
17 14 (14.43%) MS Excel
17 14 (14.43%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (14.43%) jQuery
18 13 (13.40%) VB.NET
19 12 (12.37%) Active Directory
19 12 (12.37%) Finance
19 12 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
20 11 (11.34%) Visual Studio
20 11 (11.34%) .NET Framework
20 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 7 (7.22%) IIS
2 6 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.19%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.12%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.09%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.03%) Lync
6 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (14.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.09%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.03%) MS Office
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.03%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.03%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (17.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.09%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.19%) Internet
2 3 (3.09%) VoIP
3 1 (1.03%) Intranet
3 1 (1.03%) Extranet
3 1 (1.03%) WAN
3 1 (1.03%) HTTP
3 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.03%) VPN
3 1 (1.03%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (35.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (32.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (25.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (22.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (20.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (9.28%) SQL Server 2000
8 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 8 (8.25%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (5.15%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (4.12%) OLAP
11 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
12 2 (2.06%) QlikView
12 2 (2.06%) DTS
12 2 (2.06%) MS Access
12 2 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (2.06%) OLAP Cube
13 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Power View
13 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (11.34%) Visual Studio
1 11 (11.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.06%) Subversion
3 2 (2.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.03%) Xcode
4 1 (1.03%) JIRA
General
1 12 (12.37%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Automotive
2 3 (3.09%) Retail
3 2 (2.06%) Legal
4 1 (1.03%) Publishing
4 1 (1.03%) Back Office
4 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (58.76%) Developer
2 12 (12.37%) SQL Developer
3 9 (9.28%) .NET Developer
3 9 (9.28%) Analyst
3 9 (9.28%) Consultant
4 7 (7.22%) CRM Developer
5 6 (6.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 6 (6.19%) C# Developer
5 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.15%) Database Developer
6 5 (5.15%) SQL DBA
6 5 (5.15%) DBA
6 5 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (5.15%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 5 (5.15%) CRM Consultant
6 5 (5.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (4.12%) BizTalk Developer
7 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (50.52%) .NET
2 29 (29.90%) ASP.NET
3 22 (22.68%) HTML
4 19 (19.59%) CSS
5 16 (16.49%) XML
6 14 (14.43%) jQuery
7 11 (11.34%) .NET Framework
8 9 (9.28%) WPF
9 8 (8.25%) Silverlight
10 7 (7.22%) Web Services
10 7 (7.22%) WCF
11 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (5.15%) WinForms
12 5 (5.15%) DHTML
12 5 (5.15%) Ajax
13 4 (4.12%) MDX
13 4 (4.12%) RESTful
13 4 (4.12%) SOAP
14 3 (3.09%) XSLT
14 3 (3.09%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.25%) iPad
3 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.15%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.09%) NHS
4 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.09%) Graphic Design
4 3 (3.09%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.03%) Replication
5 1 (1.03%) iPhone
5 1 (1.03%) User Experience
5 1 (1.03%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.53%) Windows
2 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.15%) Windows XP
4 5 (5.15%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.03%) UNIX
6 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (17.53%) CRM
3 14 (14.43%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (10.31%) MVC
5 9 (9.28%) Data Modelling
6 8 (8.25%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (6.19%) Web Development
7 6 (6.19%) Migration
8 4 (4.12%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.12%) Data Analysis
8 4 (4.12%) Workflow
9 3 (3.09%) Scrum
9 3 (3.09%) ETL
9 3 (3.09%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.09%) Data Management
9 3 (3.09%) Business Analysis
10 2 (2.06%) Data Migration
10 2 (2.06%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (2.06%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.06%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 44 (45.36%) SQL
2 36 (37.11%) C#
3 31 (31.96%) T-SQL
4 23 (23.71%) JavaScript
5 13 (13.40%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.15%) Java
7 4 (4.12%) VBScript
7 4 (4.12%) VB
7 4 (4.12%) PHP
8 3 (3.09%) VB6
9 2 (2.06%) XPath
9 2 (2.06%) VBA
9 2 (2.06%) C++
10 1 (1.03%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.03%) XQuery
10 1 (1.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.12%) Degree
3 2 (2.06%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.03%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.03%) MCTS
4 1 (1.03%) MCITP
4 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (12.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.09%) vSphere
4 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) EdgeSight
2 1 (1.03%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (40.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.12%) VMware
3 3 (3.09%) Apple
3 3 (3.09%) Oracle
3 3 (3.09%) Google
4 2 (2.06%) AppSense
4 2 (2.06%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.06%) IBM
4 2 (2.06%) NetApp
4 2 (2.06%) Citrix
4 2 (2.06%) Adobe
5 1 (1.03%) McAfee
5 1 (1.03%) SAP
5 1 (1.03%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.03%) Cognos
5 1 (1.03%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.03%) Tableau
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