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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 98 85
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 25 31 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.12% 1.13% 1.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.38% 4.43% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 28
Median daily rate £400 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £330
% change year-on-year -0.70% +6.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £41.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -55.29% +70.00%  

SQL Server 2008 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 465 699 572
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 20.78% 25.45% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 396 325
Median daily rate £400 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 9
Median hourly rate £41.00 £16.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +156.25% -37.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -4 9 £375 +17.18% 9
Warwickshire +5 6 £400 +33.33% 3
Staffordshire - 3 £350 - 1
Coventry +2 1 £375 -16.66%
Smethwick - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 66 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 45 (68.18%) SQL
3 35 (53.03%) .NET
4 29 (43.94%) Microsoft
5 27 (40.91%) C#
6 25 (37.88%) HTML
7 24 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (36.36%) jQuery
8 23 (34.85%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (31.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 18 (27.27%) PowerShell
10 18 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (27.27%) CSS
10 18 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (25.76%) Visual Studio
12 15 (22.73%) Java
12 15 (22.73%) T-SQL
12 15 (22.73%) MVC
12 15 (22.73%) Relational Database
13 14 (21.21%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (21.21%) Windows Server
13 14 (21.21%) Windows
13 14 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (19.70%) JavaScript
14 13 (19.70%) KnockoutJS
15 12 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
15 12 (18.18%) XML
15 12 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (18.18%) WCF
16 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared

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 11 (16.67%) NServiceBus
2 10 (15.15%) IIS
3 9 (13.64%) Apache
3 9 (13.64%) JBoss
3 9 (13.64%) Oracle Application Server
3 9 (13.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 9 (13.64%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.67%) Broadband
2 9 (13.64%) HTTP
2 9 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.03%) Internet
3 2 (3.03%) Intranet
4 1 (1.52%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (31.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 18 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (22.73%) Relational Database
5 14 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (15.15%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (13.64%) Oracle Database
9 9 (13.64%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (9.09%) Hazelcast
10 6 (9.09%) MySQL
10 6 (9.09%) QlikView
11 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (3.03%) Power BI
14 1 (1.52%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 18 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (25.76%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.03%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 11 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 9 (13.64%) Finance
3 4 (6.06%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (57.58%) Developer
2 11 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 10 (15.15%) C# Software Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) SQL Developer
5 8 (12.12%) .NET Developer
5 8 (12.12%) DBA
5 8 (12.12%) SQL DBA
6 7 (10.61%) .NET Software Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Analyst
6 7 (10.61%) SQL Server DBA
7 6 (9.09%) Java Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Oracle Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Oracle Support Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) SQL Support Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Support Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Senior Developer
9 4 (6.06%) C# Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (53.03%) .NET
2 25 (37.88%) HTML
3 24 (36.36%) jQuery
4 18 (27.27%) CSS
5 13 (19.70%) KnockoutJS
6 12 (18.18%) WCF
6 12 (18.18%) XML
7 11 (16.67%) SOAP
7 11 (16.67%) StructureMap
8 9 (13.64%) SAML
9 7 (10.61%) AngularJS
10 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET
10 6 (9.09%) Hibernate
10 6 (9.09%) J2EE
10 6 (9.09%) REST
10 6 (9.09%) Spring
10 6 (9.09%) Spring Boot
11 5 (7.58%) Web Services
11 5 (7.58%) WPF
12 4 (6.06%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Replication
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Clustering
4 1 (1.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.21%) Windows
1 14 (21.21%) Windows Server
2 9 (13.64%) Linux
2 9 (13.64%) Unix
3 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.85%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (22.73%) MVC
4 14 (21.21%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 9 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (13.64%) Identity Access Management
7 8 (12.12%) ETL
8 7 (10.61%) SOLID
9 6 (9.09%) Visualisation
9 6 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 6 (9.09%) Web Development
10 5 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (6.06%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (3.03%) Mathematics
12 2 (3.03%) Network Management
12 2 (3.03%) Programme Management
12 2 (3.03%) Strategic Planning
12 2 (3.03%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (68.18%) SQL
2 27 (40.91%) C#
3 18 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 15 (22.73%) Java
4 15 (22.73%) T-SQL
5 13 (19.70%) JavaScript
6 7 (10.61%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.52%) PHP
8 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) Degree
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.52%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) Oracle Identity Management
1 9 (13.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 4 (6.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (43.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.64%) Oracle
3 2 (3.03%) Cognos
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco
4 1 (1.52%) Dell
4 1 (1.52%) HP
4 1 (1.52%) Kaspersky
4 1 (1.52%) Tableau
4 1 (1.52%) VMware
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