Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 124 159
Rank change year-on-year -44 +35 -63
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 32 51 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.63% 1.18% 0.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.54% 6.08% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 35
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% +2.56%
10th Percentile £263 £277 £291
90th Percentile £419 £433 £533
England median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £32.50 £37.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.13% +32.37%
England median hourly rate £34.70 £40.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -14.32% +55.77% -8.77%

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 905 839 1,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.86% 19.47% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 525 788
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £280
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.38% +52.94% +8.58%
10th Percentile £11.65 £21.18 £11.50
90th Percentile £44.95 £40.18 £39.28
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +10.34%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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
Birmingham -17 12 £356 -5.00% 3
Coventry -9 5 £495 +32.00%
Solihull - 5 £350 -
Warwickshire -1 4 £225 +3.45%
Staffordshire -12 3 £275 -17.91%
Wolverhampton -7 1 £350 -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (75.00%) SQL
3 18 (56.25%) C#
4 16 (50.00%) Windows
4 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (46.88%) .NET
6 13 (40.63%) T-SQL
7 12 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (34.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (31.25%) HTML
9 10 (31.25%) XML
10 9 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
10 9 (28.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (25.00%) WCF
11 8 (25.00%) Visual Studio
12 7 (21.88%) CSS
12 7 (21.88%) ERP
12 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
13 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
13 6 (18.75%) Power BI
13 6 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (18.75%) VMware
13 6 (18.75%) Finance
13 6 (18.75%) Migration
13 6 (18.75%) Citrix
13 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange

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 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.13%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) SAP MII
2 3 (9.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) SaaS
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (12.50%) IaaS
4 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (6.25%) Office 365
5 2 (6.25%) PaaS
6 1 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) DHCP
1 3 (9.38%) DNS
1 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
1 3 (9.38%) VLAN
2 2 (6.25%) Skype
2 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
2 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (34.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (28.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (18.75%) Power BI
6 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 3 (9.38%) MS Access
9 2 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (6.25%) QlikView
9 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (3.13%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (3.13%) OLAP
10 1 (3.13%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Automotive
2 3 (9.38%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) .NET Developer
3 6 (18.75%) DBA
4 4 (12.50%) Administrator
4 4 (12.50%) BizTalk Developer
4 4 (12.50%) SQL DBA
5 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Lead .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Lead C# Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Lead Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) .NET
2 10 (31.25%) HTML
2 10 (31.25%) XML
3 8 (25.00%) WCF
4 7 (21.88%) CSS
5 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
5 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
5 6 (18.75%) Entity Framework
5 6 (18.75%) SOAP
6 4 (12.50%) jQuery
6 4 (12.50%) Web Services
6 4 (12.50%) WSH
7 3 (9.38%) Ajax
7 3 (9.38%) Classic ASP
7 3 (9.38%) REST
7 3 (9.38%) StructureMap
7 3 (9.38%) WinForms
7 3 (9.38%) WSDL
7 3 (9.38%) XSLT
8 1 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) Clustering
4 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
4 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
3 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (21.88%) ERP
3 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.75%) Migration
3 6 (18.75%) OO
3 6 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (15.63%) Project Management
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (12.50%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) Analytics
6 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
6 3 (9.38%) OOP
6 3 (9.38%) Patch Management
6 3 (9.38%) SOA
7 2 (6.25%) Business Analytics
7 2 (6.25%) Dashboard Development
7 2 (6.25%) Master Data Management
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (6.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) SQL
2 18 (56.25%) C#
3 13 (40.63%) T-SQL
4 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
5 6 (18.75%) VB.NET
6 4 (12.50%) VBScript
7 3 (9.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) MCITP
1 4 (12.50%) MCSE
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.38%) QA
3 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) vSphere
2 4 (12.50%) XenApp
3 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Citrix
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) VMware
3 4 (12.50%) SAP
4 3 (9.38%) Tableau
5 1 (3.13%) Avaya