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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 89 63 38
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -25
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 36 50 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.39% 2.29% 3.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.57% 11.44% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 42
Average daily rate £350 £394 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £334 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £414 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 £28.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.96% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.69 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+48.13% -8.92%
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
646 437 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.89% 20.04% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 254 250
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £28.69 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.28% +63.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.16%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 12 £363 -3.33% 2
Warwickshire -3 5 £400 +14.28% 2
Coventry -7 3 £288 -32.35% 2
Herefordshire - 2 £275 -
Staffordshire -9 1 £400 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £350 - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 96 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 70 (72.92%) SQL
3 61 (63.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 54 (56.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 49 (51.04%) T-SQL
6 40 (41.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 38 (39.58%) Business Intelligence
8 37 (38.54%) Microsoft
9 36 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 31 (32.29%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (26.04%) ETL
11 25 (26.04%) SQL Server 2005
12 24 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
13 20 (20.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 20 (20.83%) .NET
14 17 (17.71%) C#
15 16 (16.67%) Windows
16 15 (15.63%) QlikView
17 14 (14.58%) ASP.NET
18 13 (13.54%) Oracle
19 12 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
19 12 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
20 11 (11.46%) MS Excel
20 11 (11.46%) Data Modelling
21 10 (10.42%) SharePoint
22 9 (9.38%) CSS
22 9 (9.38%) HTML
22 9 (9.38%) JavaScript
22 9 (9.38%) Replication
22 9 (9.38%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 10 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (4.17%) IIS
4 3 (3.13%) CMS
5 2 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.04%) Node.js
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (11.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.17%) Office 365
2 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.04%) Bluemix
4 1 (1.04%) IaaS
4 1 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.25%) DNS
2 3 (3.13%) DHCP
2 3 (3.13%) SAN
2 3 (3.13%) SMTP
2 3 (3.13%) SSL
2 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.08%) Internet
3 2 (2.08%) Intranet
3 2 (2.08%) LAN
3 2 (2.08%) WAN
3 2 (2.08%) Wireless
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.04%) Firewall
4 1 (1.04%) FTP
4 1 (1.04%) HTTP
4 1 (1.04%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 61 (63.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 54 (56.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (41.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 36 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (32.29%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (26.04%) SQL Server 2005
8 20 (20.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 15 (15.63%) QlikView
10 12 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
11 8 (8.33%) Informix
12 7 (7.29%) OLAP
13 6 (6.25%) Power BI
14 5 (5.21%) Oracle Database
15 4 (4.17%) OLAP Cube
15 4 (4.17%) OLTP
15 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
16 3 (3.13%) Data Mining
16 3 (3.13%) PowerPivot
16 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.04%) Jasmine
2 1 (1.04%) Mocha
2 1 (1.04%) Moq
2 1 (1.04%) Protractor
2 1 (1.04%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (9.38%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Advertising
3 3 (3.13%) Retail
4 2 (2.08%) Billing
4 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.04%) Automotive
5 1 (1.04%) Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Electronics
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (58.33%) Developer
2 26 (27.08%) SQL Developer
3 23 (23.96%) DBA
4 22 (22.92%) SQL DBA
5 21 (21.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 12 (12.50%) Architect
7 11 (11.46%) SQL Server DBA
8 9 (9.38%) .NET Developer
9 8 (8.33%) Data Architect
10 7 (7.29%) SQL Server Developer
11 6 (6.25%) Administrator
11 6 (6.25%) Business Developer
11 6 (6.25%) SQL BI Developer
12 5 (5.21%) Analyst
12 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Developer
13 4 (4.17%) .NET Technical Architect
13 4 (4.17%) C# Developer
13 4 (4.17%) Data Warehouse Developer
13 4 (4.17%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.83%) .NET
2 14 (14.58%) ASP.NET
3 9 (9.38%) .NET Framework
3 9 (9.38%) CSS
3 9 (9.38%) HTML
3 9 (9.38%) MDX
4 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (6.25%) Entity Framework
5 6 (6.25%) jQuery
6 5 (5.21%) Classic ASP
6 5 (5.21%) XML
7 4 (4.17%) LINQ
8 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (3.13%) LINQ to SQL
8 3 (3.13%) WCF
8 3 (3.13%) Web Services
8 3 (3.13%) WinForms
9 2 (2.08%) Ajax
9 2 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Replication
2 8 (8.33%) NHS
3 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.13%) Clustering
5 2 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.08%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.04%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.67%) Windows
2 9 (9.38%) Windows Server
2 9 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.04%) AIX
4 1 (1.04%) HPUX
4 1 (1.04%) Linux
4 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.04%) Unix
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (39.58%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (26.04%) ETL
3 24 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.46%) Data Modelling
6 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (7.29%) MVC
8 6 (6.25%) SOA
9 5 (5.21%) OO
9 5 (5.21%) Scrum
10 4 (4.17%) Business Continuity
10 4 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (4.17%) CRM
10 4 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (4.17%) E-Commerce
10 4 (4.17%) High Availability
11 3 (3.13%) Coaching
11 3 (3.13%) ETL Development
11 3 (3.13%) Kimball Methodology
11 3 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 70 (72.92%) SQL
2 49 (51.04%) T-SQL
3 17 (17.71%) C#
4 9 (9.38%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.13%) VBScript
7 2 (2.08%) VBA
7 2 (2.08%) X++
8 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.04%) C
8 1 (1.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.04%) Korn
8 1 (1.04%) Perl
8 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.04%) Degree
2 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.04%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) HP SIM
1 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 37 (38.54%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.54%) Oracle
3 6 (6.25%) VMware
4 4 (4.17%) HP
4 4 (4.17%) Infoflex
5 3 (3.13%) arcserve
5 3 (3.13%) Cisco
6 2 (2.08%) Birst
7 1 (1.04%) Capita
7 1 (1.04%) Cognos
7 1 (1.04%) IBM
7 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.04%) SAP
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Capita plc
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago