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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 119 73
Rank change year-on-year +29 -46  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 30 23 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.46% 0.77% 1.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.98% 3.63% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 25
Median daily rate £335 £340 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £297 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £503 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £326
% change year-on-year - +7.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Median hourly rate £31.00 £36.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.06% +27.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £34.75 £20.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.95 £38.25 £39.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% +27.65%  

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 430 633 567
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 20.87% 21.11% 23.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 902 818
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 35
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.25 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +28.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.05 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £38.25 £40.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 June 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
Staffordshire +12 10 £335 - 5
Warwickshire +8 6 £218 -37.85%
Birmingham +12 4 £388 +17.42% 3
Wolverhampton - 3 - -
Shropshire - 1 £275 -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 55 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (56.36%) SQL
3 30 (54.55%) .NET
4 28 (50.91%) C#
5 20 (36.36%) HTML
6 19 (34.55%) Microsoft
7 17 (30.91%) CSS
7 17 (30.91%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (27.27%) T-SQL
9 14 (25.45%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (21.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (21.82%) jQuery
10 12 (21.82%) Mentoring
10 12 (21.82%) SOLID
11 11 (20.00%) Relational Database
11 11 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
11 11 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (20.00%) AngularJS
11 11 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (20.00%) WPF
11 11 (20.00%) Windows
11 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 11 (20.00%) MySQL
12 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET
12 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (18.18%) TDD
12 10 (18.18%) Line Management
12 10 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (16.36%) Windows Server

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 7 (12.73%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.09%) Apache
2 5 (9.09%) IIS
2 5 (9.09%) JBoss
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle Application Server
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 5 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Bluemix
2 1 (1.82%) IaaS
2 1 (1.82%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Internet
1 6 (10.91%) Intranet
2 5 (9.09%) HTTP
2 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.64%) SAN
4 1 (1.82%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (30.91%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (21.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (20.00%) MySQL
4 11 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 11 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (16.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database
8 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (7.27%) QlikView
10 3 (5.45%) Hazelcast
10 3 (5.45%) RDBMS
11 1 (1.82%) Big Data
11 1 (1.82%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.82%) JSUnit
3 1 (1.82%) MSTest
General
1 5 (9.09%) Advertising
2 4 (7.27%) Automotive
2 4 (7.27%) Finance
3 2 (3.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (61.82%) Developer
2 13 (23.64%) DBA
2 13 (23.64%) SQL DBA
3 12 (21.82%) C# Developer
4 11 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 10 (18.18%) HTML Developer
6 9 (16.36%) HTML CSS Developer
7 8 (14.55%) Angular Developer
8 7 (12.73%) SQL Server DBA
9 6 (10.91%) .NET Developer
9 6 (10.91%) Analyst
9 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (10.91%) C# WPF Developer
9 6 (10.91%) WPF Developer
10 5 (9.09%) Oracle Analyst
10 5 (9.09%) Oracle Support Analyst
10 5 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
10 5 (9.09%) SQL Support Analyst
10 5 (9.09%) Support Analyst
11 4 (7.27%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (54.55%) .NET
2 20 (36.36%) HTML
3 17 (30.91%) CSS
4 12 (21.82%) jQuery
5 11 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 11 (20.00%) WPF
6 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 8 (14.55%) HTML5
8 7 (12.73%) Angular 2
8 7 (12.73%) Web Services
9 6 (10.91%) Ajax
9 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (9.09%) Classic ASP
10 5 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
10 5 (9.09%) SAML
11 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
11 3 (5.45%) Hibernate
11 3 (5.45%) J2EE
11 3 (5.45%) REST
11 3 (5.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Clustering
2 4 (7.27%) Replication
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.82%) NHS
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) Windows
2 9 (16.36%) Windows Server
3 7 (12.73%) Unix
4 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.09%) Linux
6 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (21.82%) Mentoring
2 12 (21.82%) SOLID
3 11 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (18.18%) Line Management
4 10 (18.18%) TDD
5 9 (16.36%) ETL
5 9 (16.36%) Microservices
6 6 (10.91%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (10.91%) MVC
7 5 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (7.27%) High Availability
8 4 (7.27%) Web Development
9 3 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (5.45%) Migration
9 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.45%) Visualisation
9 3 (5.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 31 (56.36%) SQL
2 28 (50.91%) C#
3 15 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (14.55%) Java
6 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
7 5 (9.09%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.45%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.64%) VB
10 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle Identity Management
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (5.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (34.55%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.73%) Oracle
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco
3 1 (1.82%) Cognos
3 1 (1.82%) Dell
3 1 (1.82%) HP
3 1 (1.82%) IBM
3 1 (1.82%) Kaspersky
3 1 (1.82%) Tableau
3 1 (1.82%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago