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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 73 78 30
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -48
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 44 39 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.77% 1.54% 4.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.98% 8.94% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 65
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£335 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £185 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £31.03 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £19.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+51.28% -36.06%
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
490 436 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.70% 17.22% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 273 279
Average daily rate £375 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 5
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.79% -15.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £32.15 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +4 18 £343 -2.14% 5
Staffordshire -5 6 £305 +6.17% 3
Warwickshire +2 5 £366 -17.69% 3
Coventry -2 5 £325 -2.03% 1
Herefordshire - 2 £318 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £310 -
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 81 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 53 (65.43%) SQL
3 41 (50.62%) T-SQL
4 39 (48.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (45.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (41.98%) .NET
7 32 (39.51%) Microsoft
8 30 (37.04%) C#
9 25 (30.86%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (28.40%) SQL Server 2005
11 22 (27.16%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (24.69%) XML
13 18 (22.22%) ASP.NET
14 17 (20.99%) Visual Studio
15 16 (19.75%) Windows
15 16 (19.75%) SharePoint
15 16 (19.75%) jQuery
15 16 (19.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (17.28%) CSS
17 14 (17.28%) HTML
17 14 (17.28%) JavaScript
18 13 (16.05%) Web Services
19 12 (14.81%) ETL
19 12 (14.81%) Finance
19 12 (14.81%) .NET Framework
20 11 (13.58%) Degree
20 11 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
20 11 (13.58%) MS Excel
21 10 (12.35%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (19.75%) SharePoint
2 10 (12.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (11.11%) IIS
4 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.94%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.47%) CMS
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (13.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.17%) MS Office
3 2 (2.47%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.23%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) SSL
1 4 (4.94%) Internet
2 3 (3.70%) DNS
3 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.47%) LAN
3 2 (2.47%) WAN
3 2 (2.47%) SMTP
3 2 (2.47%) Firewall
3 2 (2.47%) Intranet
4 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.23%) Wireless
4 1 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.23%) DHCP
4 1 (1.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 39 (48.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (45.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (30.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (28.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (19.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (3.70%) QlikView
10 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database
11 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Power View
11 2 (2.47%) OLAP
11 2 (2.47%) DTS
12 1 (1.23%) MOLAP
12 1 (1.23%) OLTP
12 1 (1.23%) ROLAP
12 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (1.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (20.99%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.70%) ReSharper
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.47%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.23%) Liquibase
4 1 (1.23%) Flyway
4 1 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.23%) Moq
4 1 (1.23%) Toad
4 1 (1.23%) NUnit
General
1 12 (14.81%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Retail
3 3 (3.70%) Automotive
3 3 (3.70%) Back Office
3 3 (3.70%) Advertising
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (59.26%) Developer
2 16 (19.75%) SQL Developer
3 15 (18.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 14 (17.28%) DBA
5 12 (14.81%) SQL DBA
6 7 (8.64%) .NET Developer
6 7 (8.64%) Analyst
7 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (4.94%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.94%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.94%) SQL Server DBA
9 4 (4.94%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) Administrator
10 3 (3.70%) Business Developer
11 2 (2.47%) Consultant
11 2 (2.47%) Business Intelligence Consultant
11 2 (2.47%) Junior
11 2 (2.47%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (41.98%) .NET
2 20 (24.69%) XML
3 18 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 16 (19.75%) jQuery
5 14 (17.28%) CSS
5 14 (17.28%) HTML
6 13 (16.05%) Web Services
7 12 (14.81%) .NET Framework
8 9 (11.11%) WCF
8 9 (11.11%) Entity Framework
9 6 (7.41%) LINQ
9 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (7.41%) HTML5
10 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (4.94%) Ajax
10 4 (4.94%) Classic ASP
11 3 (3.70%) SOAP
11 3 (3.70%) XSLT
11 3 (3.70%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (3.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.17%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.94%) Replication
3 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.47%) User Experience
3 2 (2.47%) Graphic Design
3 2 (2.47%) W3C
4 1 (1.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.23%) Clustering
4 1 (1.23%) EPoS
4 1 (1.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.75%) Windows
2 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.16%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (14.81%) ETL
3 11 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.35%) MVC
5 9 (11.11%) Migration
6 7 (8.64%) Data Migration
7 5 (6.17%) Unit Testing
7 5 (6.17%) E-Commerce
7 5 (6.17%) OO
7 5 (6.17%) SOA
7 5 (6.17%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (6.17%) SDLC
8 4 (4.94%) Change Control
8 4 (4.94%) CRM
8 4 (4.94%) ERP
8 4 (4.94%) Test Scripting
8 4 (4.94%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (3.70%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.70%) Web Development
9 3 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (65.43%) SQL
2 41 (50.62%) T-SQL
3 30 (37.04%) C#
4 14 (17.28%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.41%) VB.NET
5 6 (7.41%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.17%) VB
7 4 (4.94%) VBScript
8 2 (2.47%) Perl
9 1 (1.23%) VBA
9 1 (1.23%) VB6
9 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (13.58%) Degree
2 1 (1.23%) MCSE
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (1.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.70%) vSphere
3 2 (2.47%) XenApp
4 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) ARCserve
1 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.23%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.23%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 32 (39.51%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.94%) VMware
2 4 (4.94%) Google
3 3 (3.70%) Telerik
3 3 (3.70%) Nintex
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle
3 3 (3.70%) Citrix
4 2 (2.47%) Apple
4 2 (2.47%) Cisco
4 2 (2.47%) Veeam
5 1 (1.23%) Tableau
5 1 (1.23%) Brocade
5 1 (1.23%) Kaspersky
5 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.23%) Symantec
5 1 (1.23%) NetApp
5 1 (1.23%) Sybase
5 1 (1.23%) SAP
5 1 (1.23%) HP
5 1 (1.23%) EMC
Hereford, Herefordshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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FGS Recruitment
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