Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 92 86
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 -27
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.15% 0.81% 1.01%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.90% 4.14% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 7
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £394 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -17.68%
10th Percentile £363 £292 £256
90th Percentile £388 £433 £545
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +16.67% -20.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £41.00

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 221 314 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.77% 19.52% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 210 181
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.48% +4.69% +14.29%
10th Percentile £306 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £551 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £18.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.91% +13.72%
10th Percentile £12.40 £21.00 £15.23
90th Percentile £68.60 £23.00 £21.41
West Midlands median hourly rate £53.50 £30.50 £18.39
% change year-on-year +75.41% +65.85% -8.05%

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 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 21 February 2019, 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) OLAP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) DTS
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) MDX
2 1 (50.00%) QlikView
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (50.00%) Power BI
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (50.00%) Data Lake

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Data Lake
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) DTS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) OLAP
2 1 (50.00%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (50.00%) Power BI
2 1 (50.00%) QlikView
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) SQL BI Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) MDX
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Critical Thinking
1 1 (50.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft