Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 18 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 160 98
Rank change year-on-year -45 -62 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 37 110 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.46% 1.12% 1.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.44% 5.39% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 73 100
Midlands median daily rate £340 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% -3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £282 £190 £263
90th Percentile £428 £412 £450
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 12
Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 £26.85 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.04% +19.33% +73.08%
10th Percentile £27.53 £15.74 £14.33
90th Percentile £38.98 £37.85 £33.55
England median hourly rate £38.50 £29.66 £26.00
% change year-on-year +29.80% +14.08% +18.18%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1517 2041 1875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.66% 20.78% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 962 1252 1157
Midlands median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £270 £262 £220
90th Percentile £538 £550 £508
England median daily rate £455 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 32 46
Midlands median hourly rate £32.75 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.51% -11.25% -
10th Percentile £18.15 £13.28 £12.63
90th Percentile £56.49 £33.90 £38.38
England median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +16.67%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in the Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -3 25 £338 - 5
East Midlands -24 12 £340 +4.62% 4
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (62.16%) SQL
3 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
4 15 (40.54%) T-SQL
4 15 (40.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (37.84%) C#
5 14 (37.84%) .NET
5 14 (37.84%) Windows
6 13 (35.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (27.03%) jQuery
7 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET
8 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (21.62%) VMware
9 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
9 8 (21.62%) CSS
9 8 (21.62%) Web Services
9 8 (21.62%) HTML
9 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
10 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
10 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
11 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (16.22%) XenApp
11 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
11 6 (16.22%) Ajax
11 6 (16.22%) Degree

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
2 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.41%) NetWeaver
5 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) SAN
2 5 (13.51%) Internet
2 5 (13.51%) Intranet
3 4 (10.81%) DHCP
3 4 (10.81%) DNS
3 4 (10.81%) Firewall
3 4 (10.81%) LAN
3 4 (10.81%) NAS
3 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.81%) VLAN
3 4 (10.81%) WAN
4 2 (5.41%) SSL
4 2 (5.41%) TACACS
4 2 (5.41%) VPN
5 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (40.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (35.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (16.22%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (8.11%) Power BI
11 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (5.41%) SAP HANA
12 1 (2.70%) BODI
12 1 (2.70%) DB2
12 1 (2.70%) OLAP
12 1 (2.70%) OLAP Cube
12 1 (2.70%) PowerPivot
12 1 (2.70%) SAP Data Services
12 1 (2.70%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.41%) ReSharper
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (5.41%) Subversion
2 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
2 2 (5.41%) YouTrack
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.51%) Automotive
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Local Government
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Developer
2 10 (27.03%) DBA
2 10 (27.03%) SQL DBA
3 6 (16.22%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Administrator
4 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (10.81%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Technician
4 4 (10.81%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) IT Technician
5 2 (5.41%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) WinForms Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (2.70%) SAP Developer
6 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) .NET
2 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET
2 10 (27.03%) jQuery
3 8 (21.62%) CSS
3 8 (21.62%) HTML
3 8 (21.62%) Web Services
4 6 (16.22%) Ajax
4 6 (16.22%) Classic ASP
5 5 (13.51%) Razor View Engine
6 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
7 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (8.11%) Entity Framework
7 3 (8.11%) WCF
7 3 (8.11%) XML
8 2 (5.41%) Kendo UI
8 2 (5.41%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (5.41%) MDX
8 2 (5.41%) SAP Basis
8 2 (5.41%) WinForms
9 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.41%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.41%) NHS
2 2 (5.41%) PKI
2 2 (5.41%) Replication
2 2 (5.41%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
5 4 (10.81%) Linux
5 4 (10.81%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.41%) Unix
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) MVC
2 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (13.51%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (8.11%) Data Management
3 3 (8.11%) High Availability
3 3 (8.11%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (5.41%) Change Control
4 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (5.41%) Database Tuning
4 2 (5.41%) Demand Management
4 2 (5.41%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (5.41%) ETL
4 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.41%) OO
4 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
4 2 (5.41%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) SQL
2 15 (40.54%) T-SQL
3 14 (37.84%) C#
4 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
5 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) CCNA
3 2 (5.41%) CCNP
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.41%) MCSA
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (16.22%) XenApp
3 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCOM
2 3 (8.11%) SCCM
3 2 (5.41%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco LMS
3 2 (5.41%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) VMware
3 6 (16.22%) Citrix
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco
5 3 (8.11%) SAP
6 2 (5.41%) ArcSight
6 2 (5.41%) DevExpress
6 2 (5.41%) GoCardless
6 2 (5.41%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) McAfee
6 2 (5.41%) NetApp
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle
6 2 (5.41%) RedGate
6 2 (5.41%) Symantec
6 2 (5.41%) Veeam
7 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.70%) Tableau