Period
to 18 November 2017

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 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 156 75
Rank change year-on-year -3 -81 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 25 64 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 1.03% 2.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.90% 5.14% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 40 67
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.57% +4.48%
10th Percentile £200 £190 £281
90th Percentile £430 £419 £450
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 £39.20 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.09% +53.73% +96.15%
10th Percentile £27.53 £38.10 £19.75
90th Percentile £38.98 £40.30 £36.25
England median hourly rate £38.50 £29.66 £26.00
% change year-on-year +29.80% +14.08% +18.18%

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 861 1244 1078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.97% 20.02% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 750 669
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £213
90th Percentile £538 £538 £505
England median daily rate £455 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.16 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.52% -11.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21.00 £13.98 £12.30
90th Percentile £51.88 £23.70 £33.55
England median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +16.67%

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 November 2017.

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 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
Birmingham 0 11 £394 +16.67% 2
Warwickshire -1 6 £325 -7.14%
Staffordshire +4 3 £343 -5.31% 3
Coventry +14 2 £173 -46.92%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (72.00%) SQL
3 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (48.00%) T-SQL
5 11 (44.00%) C#
6 10 (40.00%) .NET
6 10 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (36.00%) jQuery
7 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET
8 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (32.00%) SharePoint
8 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (28.00%) CSS
9 7 (28.00%) Web Services
9 7 (28.00%) HTML
9 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
10 6 (24.00%) Windows
10 6 (24.00%) Classic ASP
10 6 (24.00%) Ajax
10 6 (24.00%) Degree
11 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (20.00%) SCOM
11 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
11 5 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
11 5 (20.00%) Intranet
11 5 (20.00%) Internet
11 5 (20.00%) MVC
11 5 (20.00%) Automotive

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 8 (32.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Internet
1 5 (20.00%) Intranet
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) SAN
2 2 (8.00%) SSL
2 2 (8.00%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (8.00%) Power BI
10 1 (4.00%) OLAP
10 1 (4.00%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (4.00%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.00%) Automotive
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Local Government
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) DBA
2 9 (36.00%) SQL DBA
3 6 (24.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Administrator
4 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Lead
6 1 (4.00%) Junior
6 1 (4.00%) Junior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (4.00%) SSRS Developer
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) .NET
2 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (36.00%) jQuery
3 7 (28.00%) CSS
3 7 (28.00%) HTML
3 7 (28.00%) Web Services
4 6 (24.00%) Ajax
4 6 (24.00%) Classic ASP
5 5 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
6 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (12.00%) Entity Framework
7 2 (8.00%) Kendo UI
7 2 (8.00%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (8.00%) MDX
8 1 (4.00%) WCF
8 1 (4.00%) XML
8 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Clustering
1 2 (8.00%) PKI
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.00%) Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) MVC
2 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (12.00%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (8.00%) Database Tuning
4 2 (8.00%) Demand Management
4 2 (8.00%) High Availability
4 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.00%) OO
4 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.00%) Secure Coding
5 1 (4.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.00%) ETL
5 1 (4.00%) Front End Development
5 1 (4.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) SQL
2 12 (48.00%) T-SQL
3 11 (44.00%) C#
4 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) XenApp
2 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCOM
2 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco LMS
2 2 (8.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (8.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) ArcSight
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix
3 2 (8.00%) GoCardless
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) McAfee
3 2 (8.00%) NetApp
3 2 (8.00%) RedGate
3 2 (8.00%) Symantec
3 2 (8.00%) Veeam
4 1 (4.00%) Tableau