Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 89 79
Rank change year-on-year -6 -10 -26
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.21% 0.70% 1.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.19% 3.74% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 10
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £394 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +16.67% -12.90%
10th Percentile £305 £279 £299
90th Percentile £410 £441 £496
West Midlands median daily rate £331 £338 £338
% change year-on-year -1.85% - -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £32.50 £39.20
% change year-on-year - -17.09% +53.73%

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 253 294 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.63% 18.63% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 207 207
Birmingham median daily rate £411 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £281
90th Percentile £549 £500 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £18.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.14% +90.32% +3.61%
10th Percentile £21.00 £35.00 £17.58
90th Percentile £62.90 £35.00 £21.77
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.75 £31.16 £17.75
% change year-on-year -17.35% +75.52% -11.25%

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 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 16 November 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) SAP MII
2 2 (66.67%) SaaS
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) WSDL
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework

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 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) WSDL
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) XPath
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) SAP