Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 36 30
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.17% 2.13% 3.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.05% 8.74% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Staffordshire median daily rate £343 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.31% -9.38% +45.45%
10th Percentile £304 £294 £224
90th Percentile £377 £400 £456
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £338 £350
% change year-on-year - -3.57% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 £39.20 £25.50
% change year-on-year -17.09% +53.73% +96.15%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 74 103 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 28.91% 24.35% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 71 56
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £320 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -17.42% +20.16%
10th Percentile £262 £204 £263
90th Percentile £428 £438 £434
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £14.00
10th Percentile £40.25 - £9.20
90th Percentile £49.75 - £18.80
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.16 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +75.52% -11.25% +14.29%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Staffordshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Staffordshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Staffordshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire 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
Stoke-on-Trent +1 1 - - 3
SQL Server 2008
West Midlands

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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) SCOM
2 2 (66.67%) Database Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) RedGate
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (66.67%) Local Government
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) DBA
1 3 (100.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (66.67%) Administrator
3 1 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Database Tuning
1 2 (66.67%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) RedGate
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft