Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 6 months to 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 74 77
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3 -15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 17 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.14% 0.96% 1.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.23% 4.40% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 16
Birmingham median daily rate £363 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.85% -10.51%
10th Percentile £294 £246 £250
90th Percentile £421 £484 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £335 £340
% change year-on-year +4.48% -1.47% -6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £17.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £34.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year - -5.48% +27.22%

SQL Server 2008 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 325 273 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.87% 21.75% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 166 199
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +0.67%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £295
90th Percentile £538 £508 £504
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £389 £400
% change year-on-year +6.11% -2.81% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.68% -1.56% -9.86%
10th Percentile £21.00 £14.48 £13.05
90th Percentile £23.00 £17.23 £16.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £28.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.12% +41.25% +10.25%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 10 (58.82%) C#
3 10 (58.82%) HTML
3 10 (58.82%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (52.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (47.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 7 (41.18%) XML
6 7 (41.18%) .NET
6 7 (41.18%) CSS
7 6 (35.29%) Oracle
7 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (35.29%) Power BI
8 5 (29.41%) WCF
8 5 (29.41%) jQuery
8 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
8 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (29.41%) SOAP
8 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
8 5 (29.41%) Windows
8 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
8 5 (29.41%) ERP
9 4 (23.53%) Finance
9 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (23.53%) Web Services
9 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
9 4 (23.53%) Tableau
9 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (11.76%) NServiceBus
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (17.65%) SAP MII
2 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (5.88%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) IaaS
1 3 (17.65%) SaaS
2 2 (11.76%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (52.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (47.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (35.29%) Power BI
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (17.65%) QlikView
7 2 (11.76%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (11.76%) MS Access
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (5.88%) OLAP
8 1 (5.88%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
8 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (5.88%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Automotive
2 2 (11.76%) General Ledger
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Developer
3 3 (17.65%) DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Development DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Lead .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Lead C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) CRM Implementation Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Migration Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) HTML
2 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 7 (41.18%) CSS
2 7 (41.18%) XML
3 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
3 5 (29.41%) jQuery
3 5 (29.41%) SOAP
3 5 (29.41%) WCF
4 4 (23.53%) Web Services
5 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
5 3 (17.65%) Ajax
5 3 (17.65%) Classic ASP
5 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
5 3 (17.65%) REST
5 3 (17.65%) WSDL
5 3 (17.65%) XSLT
6 2 (11.76%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (11.76%) StructureMap
7 1 (5.88%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) AIX
3 1 (5.88%) HPUX
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) ERP
3 3 (17.65%) Analytics
3 3 (17.65%) CRM
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) OO
3 3 (17.65%) Scrum
3 3 (17.65%) SOA
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) Business Transformation
4 2 (11.76%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (11.76%) ETL
4 2 (11.76%) Master Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
4 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
5 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
5 3 (17.65%) XPath
6 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.88%) Korn
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) Tableau
4 3 (17.65%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) Capita
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) VMware