Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 112 143
Rank change year-on-year -37 +31 -48
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 43 60 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.88% 1.38% 0.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.81% 6.73% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 42
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% -4.11%
10th Percentile £268 £291 £265
90th Percentile £440 £425 £500
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £34.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.48% +27.22%
England median hourly rate £33.45 £39.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -15.85% +32.50% +22.45%

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 894 891 1,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.31% 20.52% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 544 770
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £281 £252 £285
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 8 12 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.50 £26.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.48% +31.25% +10.68%
10th Percentile £15.40 £17.15 £15.15
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.18 £25.20
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £32.20
% change year-on-year +27.27% -14.60% +28.80%

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 June 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 18 June 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 -13 17 £363 - 1
Solihull - 13 £350 -
Coventry -11 4 £495 +32.00% 2
Staffordshire -9 3 £275 -17.91% 2
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 43 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (86.05%) SQL
3 33 (76.74%) C#
4 31 (72.09%) .NET
5 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
6 22 (51.16%) HTML
7 21 (48.84%) XML
8 20 (46.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (44.19%) CSS
10 18 (41.86%) Visual Studio
10 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (41.86%) WCF
11 17 (39.53%) SOAP
12 16 (37.21%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (37.21%) jQuery
12 16 (37.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (34.88%) T-SQL
14 14 (32.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (32.56%) StructureMap
15 12 (27.91%) PowerShell
16 11 (25.58%) .NET Framework
16 11 (25.58%) VB.NET
16 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET
16 11 (25.58%) OO
16 11 (25.58%) Windows
16 11 (25.58%) Entity Framework
17 9 (20.93%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 8 (18.60%) Ajax
18 8 (18.60%) Classic ASP

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 (18.60%) NServiceBus
2 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.65%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (6.98%) SAP MII
2 1 (2.33%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) IaaS
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (11.63%) SaaS
2 2 (4.65%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (4.65%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) PaaS
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Skype
1 2 (4.65%) Unified Communications
1 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (37.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (32.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (20.93%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (16.28%) Power BI
6 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 3 (6.98%) MS Access
7 3 (6.98%) QlikView
8 2 (4.65%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (2.33%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (2.33%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (2.33%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (46.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (41.86%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Automotive
2 3 (6.98%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (60.47%) Developer
2 14 (32.56%) .NET Developer
3 13 (30.23%) C# Developer
4 8 (18.60%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (18.60%) Lead .NET Developer
4 8 (18.60%) Lead C# Developer
4 8 (18.60%) Lead Developer
5 5 (11.63%) DBA
6 4 (9.30%) .NET Project Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Administrator
6 4 (9.30%) Development Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Development Project Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Software Development Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Software Development Project Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Software Project Manager
7 3 (6.98%) Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (72.09%) .NET
2 22 (51.16%) HTML
3 21 (48.84%) XML
4 19 (44.19%) CSS
5 18 (41.86%) WCF
6 17 (39.53%) SOAP
7 16 (37.21%) jQuery
8 14 (32.56%) StructureMap
9 11 (25.58%) .NET Framework
9 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET
9 11 (25.58%) Entity Framework
10 8 (18.60%) Ajax
10 8 (18.60%) Classic ASP
10 8 (18.60%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (11.63%) Web Services
12 3 (6.98%) REST
12 3 (6.98%) WinForms
12 3 (6.98%) WSDL
12 3 (6.98%) XSLT
13 1 (2.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.65%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.65%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) AIX
4 1 (2.33%) HPUX
4 1 (2.33%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (25.58%) OO
4 8 (18.60%) MVC
5 7 (16.28%) Migration
6 6 (13.95%) ERP
6 6 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (11.63%) Project Management
7 5 (11.63%) Scrum
8 4 (9.30%) DevOps
8 4 (9.30%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Analytics
9 3 (6.98%) CRM
9 3 (6.98%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.98%) OOP
9 3 (6.98%) SDLC
9 3 (6.98%) SOA
10 2 (4.65%) ETL
10 2 (4.65%) Network Design
10 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 37 (86.05%) SQL
2 33 (76.74%) C#
3 15 (34.88%) T-SQL
4 12 (27.91%) PowerShell
5 11 (25.58%) VB.NET
6 3 (6.98%) XPath
7 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.33%) Korn
7 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.65%) vSphere
3 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 4 (9.30%) Tableau
4 3 (6.98%) SAP
4 3 (6.98%) VMware
5 2 (4.65%) Citrix
6 1 (2.33%) Avaya
6 1 (2.33%) Capita
6 1 (2.33%) Red Hat