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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 53 44 44
Rank change year-on-year -9 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 6 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.92% 2.02% 2.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.44% 9.09% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 11
Median daily rate £375 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.18% -14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £194 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £474 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £338
% change year-on-year -0.70% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £26.85
% change year-on-year -55.29% +58.31%  

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 135 143 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 20.80% 22.20% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 93 78
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% -9.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Birmingham

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) .NET
3 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
4 5 (41.67%) Spring Boot
4 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
4 5 (41.67%) Hazelcast
4 5 (41.67%) Visualisation
4 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
4 5 (41.67%) REST
4 5 (41.67%) SOLID
4 5 (41.67%) Hibernate
4 5 (41.67%) Spring
4 5 (41.67%) Web Development
4 5 (41.67%) jQuery
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) J2EE
4 5 (41.67%) HTML
4 5 (41.67%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server 2008
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) 3G
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) Hazelcast
2 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (8.33%) QlikView
6 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Cognos Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Business Developer
4 1 (8.33%) CRM Developer
4 1 (8.33%) DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Principal Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Senior SQL DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Senior SQL Server DBA
4 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
2 5 (41.67%) Hibernate
2 5 (41.67%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) J2EE
2 5 (41.67%) jQuery
2 5 (41.67%) REST
2 5 (41.67%) Spring
2 5 (41.67%) Spring Boot
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 1 (8.33%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (41.67%) SOLID
2 5 (41.67%) Visualisation
2 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
2 5 (41.67%) Web Development
3 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Cognos
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Dell
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Kaspersky
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
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