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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 65 40 31
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 55 77 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.31% 4.20% 3.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.65% 17.30% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 43 41
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £206 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 £42.20 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
472 445 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.85% 24.29% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 221 243
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 14
Average hourly rate £18.50 £37.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.31 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £42.20 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -18 20 £365 +12.30% 9
Staffordshire +3 12 £315 +26.00% 5
Warwickshire -7 5 £400 +18.51% 4
Worcestershire +3 2 £275 - 2
Coventry -12 1 £425 +41.66% 3
Solihull - 1 £375 -
Shropshire - 1 £213 -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - - 2
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Smethwick - - - -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 129 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 84 (65.12%) SQL
3 66 (51.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 63 (48.84%) .NET
5 40 (31.01%) T-SQL
5 40 (31.01%) ASP.NET
6 38 (29.46%) Microsoft
7 37 (28.68%) C#
8 34 (26.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (25.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 32 (24.81%) SQL Server 2005
11 26 (20.16%) Windows
11 26 (20.16%) Data Warehouse
12 22 (17.05%) JavaScript
12 22 (17.05%) Web Services
12 22 (17.05%) WCF
13 21 (16.28%) HTML
14 20 (15.50%) Finance
15 19 (14.73%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (14.73%) CSS
15 19 (14.73%) .NET Framework
15 19 (14.73%) SQL Server 2012
16 18 (13.95%) MDX
17 16 (12.40%) XML
17 16 (12.40%) ETL
17 16 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
17 16 (12.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 15 (11.63%) IIS
18 15 (11.63%) VB
19 13 (10.08%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (11.63%) IIS
2 9 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.10%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.10%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.55%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (8.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.65%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.55%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.08%) Internet
2 7 (5.43%) LDAP
2 7 (5.43%) DDNS
3 4 (3.10%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.33%) DNS
4 3 (2.33%) SMTP
4 3 (2.33%) HTTP
4 3 (2.33%) IPv4
4 3 (2.33%) IPv6
4 3 (2.33%) SSL
5 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 66 (51.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (26.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (25.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 32 (24.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 26 (20.16%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (14.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (7.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 7 (5.43%) OLAP
10 6 (4.65%) DTS
11 5 (3.88%) PerformancePoint
11 5 (3.88%) MySQL
12 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
13 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database
13 3 (2.33%) QlikView
13 3 (2.33%) Cognos Powerplay
13 3 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (2.33%) DB2
13 3 (2.33%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 11 (8.53%) Visual Studio
2 10 (7.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.55%) PowerBuilder
3 2 (1.55%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 20 (15.50%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.10%) Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Automotive
4 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.55%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Billing
5 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 81 (62.79%) Developer
2 18 (13.95%) Analyst
3 14 (10.85%) .NET Developer
4 12 (9.30%) DBA
5 11 (8.53%) SQL Developer
6 9 (6.98%) SQL DBA
7 8 (6.20%) Business Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Analyst Developer
8 7 (5.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 7 (5.43%) Web Developer
8 7 (5.43%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Report Developer
9 6 (4.65%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Applications Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (3.10%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (48.84%) .NET
2 40 (31.01%) ASP.NET
3 22 (17.05%) Web Services
3 22 (17.05%) WCF
4 21 (16.28%) HTML
5 19 (14.73%) CSS
5 19 (14.73%) .NET Framework
6 18 (13.95%) MDX
7 16 (12.40%) XML
7 16 (12.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 13 (10.08%) jQuery
9 11 (8.53%) SOAP
10 10 (7.75%) JMS
11 9 (6.98%) Ajax
12 8 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (6.20%) WPF
13 7 (5.43%) REST
13 7 (5.43%) JSON
13 7 (5.43%) J2EE
14 6 (4.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.08%) NHS
2 9 (6.98%) N-Tier
3 6 (4.65%) Clustering
4 4 (3.10%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.55%) Replication
5 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.55%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.78%) Health Informatics
6 1 (0.78%) FMCG
6 1 (0.78%) PDA
6 1 (0.78%) Informatics
6 1 (0.78%) Wiki
6 1 (0.78%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.16%) Windows
2 16 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.33%) UNIX
5 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.73%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (12.40%) ETL
3 11 (8.53%) SOA
4 10 (7.75%) Migration
4 10 (7.75%) Data Migration
4 10 (7.75%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (6.98%) MVC
6 8 (6.20%) ERP
6 8 (6.20%) Software Engineering
7 7 (5.43%) MVVM
7 7 (5.43%) EAI
8 6 (4.65%) CRM
8 6 (4.65%) Data Modelling
8 6 (4.65%) OOD
8 6 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.65%) Change Data Capture
9 5 (3.88%) Financial Analysis
9 5 (3.88%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.10%) RDF
10 4 (3.10%) OO
Programming Languages
1 84 (65.12%) SQL
2 40 (31.01%) T-SQL
3 37 (28.68%) C#
4 22 (17.05%) JavaScript
5 15 (11.63%) VB
6 12 (9.30%) VB.NET
6 12 (9.30%) PowerShell
7 8 (6.20%) Java
8 7 (5.43%) VBA
9 5 (3.88%) PHP
10 4 (3.10%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 3 (2.33%) VBScript
12 2 (1.55%) LotusScript
12 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.55%) VB6
13 1 (0.78%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (5.43%) Degree
2 4 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) HL7
3 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 11 (8.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.55%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (29.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.98%) Business Objects
3 8 (6.20%) IBM
4 6 (4.65%) Cognos
5 5 (3.88%) Teradata
6 3 (2.33%) Oracle
7 2 (1.55%) Lotus
7 2 (1.55%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.78%) WatchGuard
8 1 (0.78%) SAP
8 1 (0.78%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.78%) NetApp
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco
8 1 (0.78%) Kofax
8 1 (0.78%) VMware
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