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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 71 47 63
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 48 60 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.89% 2.91% 2.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.62% 13.76% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 44 31
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£350 £318 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% +4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £233 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-26.15% +18.18%
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
452 436 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.77% 21.14% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 253 256
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% -32.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.75 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +1.65%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -8 26 £350 -1.40% 14
Warwickshire -2 12 £335 +27.61% 3
Wolverhampton -4 2 £275 - 3
Staffordshire -9 2 £356 +29.54% 7
Coventry -7 1 £225 -44.44% 3
Shropshire - 1 £420 - 2
Herefordshire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 3
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 85 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 47 (55.29%) .NET
3 39 (45.88%) C#
3 39 (45.88%) SQL
4 33 (38.82%) Microsoft
5 31 (36.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 26 (30.59%) ASP.NET
7 23 (27.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (22.35%) T-SQL
10 17 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (18.82%) CRM
11 16 (18.82%) HTML
11 16 (18.82%) JavaScript
11 16 (18.82%) Windows
11 16 (18.82%) Dynamics CRM
11 16 (18.82%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (17.65%) jQuery
13 14 (16.47%) XML
14 13 (15.29%) CSS
14 13 (15.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (15.29%) .NET Framework
14 13 (15.29%) WCF
14 13 (15.29%) WPF
15 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (14.12%) MVC
16 11 (12.94%) MS Excel
16 11 (12.94%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (12.94%) Active Directory
17 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 7 (8.24%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (7.06%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.88%) IIS
4 4 (4.71%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.18%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.18%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (12.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (18.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.53%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) VoIP
2 2 (2.35%) Intranet
3 1 (1.18%) Internet
3 1 (1.18%) Extranet
3 1 (1.18%) Firewall
3 1 (1.18%) WAN
3 1 (1.18%) HTTP
3 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.18%) VPN
3 1 (1.18%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (36.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 23 (27.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (18.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (15.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (12.94%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (8.24%) Relational Database
9 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (5.88%) OLAP
11 4 (4.71%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (4.71%) MS Access
12 3 (3.53%) MySQL
12 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (3.53%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (2.35%) DTS
13 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
14 1 (1.18%) SSDT
14 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
14 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.18%) Xcode
3 1 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 6 (7.06%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Publishing
2 2 (2.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.18%) Automotive
3 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (58.82%) Developer
2 9 (10.59%) Consultant
2 9 (10.59%) .NET Developer
2 9 (10.59%) SQL Developer
3 7 (8.24%) SQL DBA
3 7 (8.24%) DBA
3 7 (8.24%) CRM Consultant
3 7 (8.24%) BizTalk Developer
4 6 (7.06%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 6 (7.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
5 5 (5.88%) CRM Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 5 (5.88%) Applications Support
5 5 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.71%) SQL Server DBA
6 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (4.71%) Support Technician
6 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (55.29%) .NET
2 26 (30.59%) ASP.NET
3 16 (18.82%) HTML
4 15 (17.65%) jQuery
5 14 (16.47%) XML
6 13 (15.29%) CSS
6 13 (15.29%) .NET Framework
6 13 (15.29%) WCF
6 13 (15.29%) WPF
7 9 (10.59%) Silverlight
8 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (5.88%) Web Services
10 4 (4.71%) MDX
10 4 (4.71%) CSS3
11 3 (3.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (3.53%) JSON
11 3 (3.53%) Classic ASP
11 3 (3.53%) WinForms
11 3 (3.53%) Ajax
12 2 (2.35%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) iPad
2 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.53%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.35%) Replication
4 2 (2.35%) Clustering
4 2 (2.35%) NHS
4 2 (2.35%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.18%) iPhone
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
5 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.18%) BBC
5 1 (1.18%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.18%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.82%) Windows
2 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.71%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.53%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.35%) UNIX
7 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (18.82%) CRM
3 12 (14.12%) MVC
4 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.41%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (5.88%) Web Development
5 5 (5.88%) Migration
6 4 (4.71%) Unit Testing
6 4 (4.71%) ETL
6 4 (4.71%) MVVM
6 4 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.53%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (3.53%) Data Modelling
7 3 (3.53%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.35%) Scrum
8 2 (2.35%) Business Analysis
8 2 (2.35%) Data Management
8 2 (2.35%) ITIL
8 2 (2.35%) SOA
8 2 (2.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 39 (45.88%) C#
1 39 (45.88%) SQL
2 19 (22.35%) T-SQL
3 16 (18.82%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.59%) VB.NET
4 9 (10.59%) VBA
5 4 (4.71%) VB
6 3 (3.53%) VBScript
7 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.35%) XAML
7 2 (2.35%) VB6
8 1 (1.18%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.18%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.18%) XQuery
8 1 (1.18%) PHP
8 1 (1.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.35%) Degree
3 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
1 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.06%) vSphere
4 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (38.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.41%) VMware
3 5 (5.88%) Oracle
4 4 (4.71%) NetApp
5 1 (1.18%) McAfee
5 1 (1.18%) Telerik
5 1 (1.18%) Veeam
5 1 (1.18%) SAP
5 1 (1.18%) CA
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