Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 158 168
Rank change year-on-year -20 +10 -80
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 24 26 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.56% 0.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.59% 3.10% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 32
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £253 £200 £186
90th Percentile £441 £430 £424
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £34.00 £37.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.17% +31.93%
England median hourly rate £26.90 £40.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -33.58% +35.00% +5.26%

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 928 840 1,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.39% 18.13% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 533 771
West Midlands median daily rate £405 £388 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.52% -1.90% +8.97%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £269
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 25
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.50 £31.16 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.99% +64.49% -9.81%
10th Percentile £12.07 £20.80 £12.40
90th Percentile £57.05 £53.38 £24.00
England median hourly rate £32.48 £30.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +6.48% +7.02% +3.64%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +3 10 £356 -10.94% 10
Warwickshire +5 4 £225 -30.77% 1
Coventry -11 3 £523 +202.90% 1
Solihull - 2 £350 - 1
Staffordshire -7 1 - - 5
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £350 -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (66.67%) SQL
3 14 (58.33%) Windows
4 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 9 (37.50%) C#
5 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (33.33%) HTML
6 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (29.17%) Windows 10
7 7 (29.17%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (29.17%) VMware
7 7 (29.17%) T-SQL
7 7 (29.17%) ERP
7 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
7 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (29.17%) vSphere
8 6 (25.00%) SaaS
8 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (25.00%) XML
8 6 (25.00%) .NET
8 6 (25.00%) Oracle
8 6 (25.00%) Migration
8 6 (25.00%) Citrix

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 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
6 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) SAP MII
2 3 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) SaaS
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (16.67%) IaaS
4 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (8.33%) Office 365
5 2 (8.33%) PaaS
6 1 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) DHCP
1 3 (12.50%) DNS
1 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (12.50%) VLAN
2 2 (8.33%) Skype
2 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
2 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (20.83%) Power BI
5 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 3 (12.50%) MS Access
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (8.33%) QlikView
7 1 (4.17%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Automotive
2 3 (12.50%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) DBA
3 4 (16.67%) Administrator
3 4 (16.67%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Development DBA
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Data Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Migration Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) HTML
2 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) XML
3 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
3 5 (20.83%) CSS
4 4 (16.67%) WCF
4 4 (16.67%) WSH
5 3 (12.50%) REST
5 3 (12.50%) SOAP
5 3 (12.50%) Web Services
5 3 (12.50%) WSDL
5 3 (12.50%) XSLT
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (8.33%) Ajax
6 2 (8.33%) Classic ASP
6 2 (8.33%) Entity Framework
6 2 (8.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.33%) Clustering
4 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
4 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
5 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
5 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (29.17%) Windows 10
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) ERP
2 6 (25.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (20.83%) Project Management
4 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) Patch Management
5 3 (12.50%) SOA
6 2 (8.33%) Analytics
6 2 (8.33%) Business Analytics
6 2 (8.33%) Business Transformation
6 2 (8.33%) Dashboard Development
6 2 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (8.33%) Master Data Management
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.33%) SIEM
6 2 (8.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) C#
3 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
3 7 (29.17%) T-SQL
4 4 (16.67%) VBScript
5 3 (12.50%) XPath
6 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) MCITP
1 4 (16.67%) MCSE
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) vSphere
2 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) AirWatch
1 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) VMware
3 6 (25.00%) Citrix
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (16.67%) SAP
5 2 (8.33%) Avaya
5 2 (8.33%) Tableau
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Huawei
6 1 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) Sophos
6 1 (4.17%) Veeam