Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 82 85
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3 -26
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 12 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.81% 0.78% 1.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.12% 4.06% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 14
Birmingham median daily rate £356 £388 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.06% +17.42% -5.71%
10th Percentile £294 £278 £300
90th Percentile £406 £446 £540
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £335 £328
% change year-on-year +4.48% +2.29% -2.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £17.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £32.50 £37.85
% change year-on-year - -14.13% +31.93%

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 291 271 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.72% 19.11% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 182 204
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -4.15% +4.33%
10th Percentile £289 £263 £286
90th Percentile £525 £500 £506
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £398
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.66% +12.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £26.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +36.84% +7.04%
10th Percentile £21.00 £18.35 £17.55
90th Percentile £23.00 £33.25 £22.05
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £30.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year -30.58% +47.56% -3.53%

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 20 September 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 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (75.00%) C#
3 8 (66.67%) HTML
3 8 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (58.33%) SQL
5 6 (50.00%) Oracle
5 6 (50.00%) ERP
5 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (41.67%) Windows
6 5 (41.67%) .NET
6 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
6 5 (41.67%) CSS
6 5 (41.67%) XML
6 5 (41.67%) Power BI
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
7 4 (33.33%) SAP
7 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (33.33%) SAP MII
7 4 (33.33%) SaaS
7 4 (33.33%) WCF
8 3 (25.00%) jQuery
8 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 3 (25.00%) XPath
8 3 (25.00%) Ajax

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 4 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) SAP MII
2 2 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) SaaS
2 2 (16.67%) IaaS
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (41.67%) Power BI
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (16.67%) MS Access
5 2 (16.67%) QlikView
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (8.33%) OLAP
6 1 (8.33%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Automotive
2 2 (16.67%) General Ledger
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) DBA
4 2 (16.67%) Development DBA
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
2 5 (41.67%) CSS
2 5 (41.67%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) WCF
4 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (25.00%) Ajax
4 3 (25.00%) Classic ASP
4 3 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 3 (25.00%) jQuery
4 3 (25.00%) REST
4 3 (25.00%) SOAP
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) WSDL
4 3 (25.00%) XSLT
5 1 (8.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (50.00%) ERP
3 3 (25.00%) Analytics
3 3 (25.00%) OO
3 3 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
4 2 (16.67%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (16.67%) Master Data Management
4 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) ETL
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (25.00%) XPath
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) SAP
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Tableau