Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 87 50
Rank change year-on-year 0 -37 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 11 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.69% 1.31% 2.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.69% 6.13% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 21
Birmingham median daily rate £394 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -15.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £279 £299 £313
90th Percentile £441 £496 £469
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £338 £350
% change year-on-year - -3.57% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 £39.20 £28.50
% change year-on-year -17.09% +37.54% +119.23%

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 298 326 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.72% 21.42% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 208 153
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £279 £224
90th Percentile £513 £525 £520
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £18.39 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.32% +2.17% +38.46%
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.31 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +76.39% -11.25% +14.29%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (90.91%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
6 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) Symantec
6 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 2 (18.18%) OO

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 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (9.09%) OLAP
6 1 (9.09%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (9.09%) Power BI
6 1 (9.09%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) DBA
1 6 (54.55%) SQL DBA
2 5 (45.45%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Report Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SSRS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 1 (9.09%) Ajax
2 1 (9.09%) Classic ASP
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) MDX
2 1 (9.09%) WCF
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (18.18%) High Availability
2 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 2 (18.18%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (9.09%) Master Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) SDLC
3 1 (9.09%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 1 (9.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) XenApp
1 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Symantec
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Tableau