Period
to 18 August 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 August 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 160 161 122
Rank change year-on-year +1 -39 +48
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 13 32 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.63% 1.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.54% 3.50% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 25
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% +1.52%
10th Percentile £318 £263 £277
90th Percentile £467 £419 £433
England median daily rate £402 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +0.56% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £32.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £34.70 £40.50
% change year-on-year +29.68% -14.32% +55.77%

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 846 914 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.52% 17.90% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 588 529
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £294 £281 £262
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -35.38% +52.94%
10th Percentile £16.40 £11.65 £21.18
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.95 £40.18
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +5.26%

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 August 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 August 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 +5 6 £388 +8.77% 3
Worcestershire - 3 £325 - 2
Coventry -6 1 £350 -29.29%
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) Migration
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (23.08%) Back Office
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (23.08%) ETL
5 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 3 (23.08%) IIS
5 3 (23.08%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (15.38%) Critical Thinking
6 2 (15.38%) Power Platform
6 2 (15.38%) Power BI
6 2 (15.38%) QlikView
6 2 (15.38%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (15.38%) Data Lake
6 2 (15.38%) OLAP
6 2 (15.38%) C#
6 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (15.38%) DTS
6 2 (15.38%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
6 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure

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 3 (23.08%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (15.38%) Power Platform
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (15.38%) Data Lake
5 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (15.38%) DTS
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (15.38%) OLAP
5 2 (15.38%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (15.38%) Power BI
5 2 (15.38%) QlikView
5 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle8/8i Database
General
1 3 (23.08%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) DBA
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Developer
3 3 (23.08%) SQL DBA
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (15.38%) SQL BI Developer
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Data Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior SQL Server Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) MDX
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) AIX
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (23.08%) Collaborative Working
2 3 (23.08%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Critical Thinking
3 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
3 2 (15.38%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) Case Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) VMware