Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 165 149
Rank change year-on-year -31 -16 -64
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 11 25 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.51% 1.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.12% 2.87% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 38
West Midlands median daily rate £275 £315 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.70% -6.67% -4.59%
10th Percentile £198 £219 £189
90th Percentile £395 £426 £416
England median daily rate £400 £413 £368
% change year-on-year -3.03% +12.24% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £34.00 £39.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.27% +53.73%
England median hourly rate £26.00 £39.50 £39.20
% change year-on-year -34.18% +0.77% +50.77%

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 981 871 1,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.91% 17.91% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 556 706
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £298 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 24
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.75 £32.50 £17.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.77% +85.08% -12.20%
10th Percentile £13.74 £20.85 £13.98
90th Percentile £61.19 £53.00 £23.70
England median hourly rate £33.75 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.85% +18.18% -

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 10 December 2018. 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
Warwickshire +13 4 £225 -30.77%
Birmingham -6 1 £400 +3.23% 4
Coventry -13 1 - - 4
Staffordshire -14 1 - - 2
Solihull - 1 - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £350 -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
4 5 (45.45%) VMware
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (45.45%) vSphere
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 10
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
4 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (36.36%) XenApp
5 4 (36.36%) MCITP
5 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
5 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (36.36%) MCSE
5 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
5 4 (36.36%) VBScript
5 4 (36.36%) WSH
5 4 (36.36%) Citrix
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (27.27%) DNS
6 3 (27.27%) DHCP
6 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 3 (27.27%) QA

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (9.09%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 3 (27.27%) VLAN
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) DBA
2 2 (18.18%) SQL DBA
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Data Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Migration Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Migration Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) WSH
2 1 (9.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 10
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) Patch Management
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) SIEM
3 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (9.09%) Metadata Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
2 4 (36.36%) VBScript
3 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) MCITP
1 4 (36.36%) MCSE
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) vSphere
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) XenApp
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Avaya
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Huawei
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) Sophos
4 1 (9.09%) Veeam