Period
to 18 March 2019

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 18 March 2019 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
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 195 152 126
Rank change year-on-year -43 -26 -23
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 37 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.78% 1.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.53% 4.14% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 30
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.17% -20.00% -
10th Percentile £328 £275 £275
90th Percentile £443 £421 £413
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £41.00
England median hourly rate £28.75 £33.50 £29.06
% change year-on-year -14.18% +15.28% +11.77%

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 941 893 952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.11% 18.85% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 576 580
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £423 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +8.68% -2.81%
10th Percentile £312 £275 £263
90th Percentile £570 £539 £538
England median daily rate £488 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +2.63% +7.95% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 14
West Midlands median hourly rate £50.50 £31.91 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.28% +79.70% -11.23%
10th Percentile £14.98 £16.13 £14.83
90th Percentile £67.75 £48.75 £24.70
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.20
% change year-on-year - +38.92% -0.96%

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 18 March 2019.

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 18 March 2019. 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 +3 4 £400 +1.59% 2
Staffordshire +1 1 £325 - 2
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, 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 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (60.00%) ETL
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (40.00%) MDX
4 2 (40.00%) QlikView
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (40.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (40.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (40.00%) OLAP
4 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (40.00%) DTS
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (40.00%) Power BI
4 2 (40.00%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (40.00%) Data Lake
4 2 (40.00%) Critical Thinking
4 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (20.00%) OOD

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 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) Data Lake
3 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (40.00%) DTS
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (40.00%) OLAP
3 2 (40.00%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (40.00%) Power BI
3 2 (40.00%) QlikView
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (40.00%) SQL BI Developer
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) SSRS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) MDX
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Critical Thinking
2 2 (40.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft