Period
to 20 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 20 February 2020 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 159 203 152
Rank change year-on-year +44 -51 -19
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 5 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.096% 0.100% 0.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.41% 0.52% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 18
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% -20.00%
10th Percentile £360 £315 £241
90th Percentile £460 £385 £421
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.35% -32.35% +46.25%

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

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 727 963 902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.17% 19.18% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 584 573
West Midlands median daily rate £443 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +5.59% +3.87%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £270
90th Percentile £550 £563 £538
England median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 22
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £53.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.58% +78.33% +63.13%
England median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +34.90%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 February 2020. 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
Birmingham 0 2 £400 +6.67% 2
Warwickshire - 1 £400 - 2
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Power Platform
3 1 (33.33%) Preventative Maintenance
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) QlikView
3 1 (33.33%) Azure
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Tableau
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Database Security
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Trello
3 1 (33.33%) Power BI
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Power Platform
1 1 (33.33%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (33.33%) Power BI
3 1 (33.33%) QlikView
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Lead
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Database Security
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (33.33%) Preventative Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Tableau