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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 63 51
Rank change year-on-year +13 -12  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 6 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.99% 1.10% 1.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.35% 5.81% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 8
Median daily rate £350 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% +27.65%  

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 138 155 162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 22.85% 19.02% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 106 119
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

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 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 25 June 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 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (25.00%) SOLID
6 3 (25.00%) Spring Boot
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (25.00%) Hazelcast
6 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
6 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (25.00%) REST
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (25.00%) Spring
6 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 3 (25.00%) Web Development
6 3 (25.00%) jQuery
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (25.00%) J2EE
6 3 (25.00%) HTML
6 3 (25.00%) Java

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) 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 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (25.00%) Hazelcast
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (8.33%) QlikView
5 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) DBA
2 4 (33.33%) SQL DBA
3 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (16.67%) Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior DBA
4 2 (16.67%) Senior SQL DBA
4 2 (16.67%) Senior SQL Server DBA
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Business Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Report Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) J2EE
2 3 (25.00%) jQuery
2 3 (25.00%) REST
2 3 (25.00%) Spring
2 3 (25.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) SOLID
2 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
2 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (25.00%) Web Development
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (16.67%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (8.33%) Database Security
4 1 (8.33%) Database Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) VB
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 ESXi
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Cognos
2 1 (8.33%) Dell
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Kaspersky
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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