The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England / East of England
Rank 105 91 72
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -19
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 18 33 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.84% 1.43% 2.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.77% 6.83% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 46
Median daily rate £400 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £26.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+62.26% -7.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
377 483 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.68% 20.98% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 303 304
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.49% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £36.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £63.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+41.50% -17.18%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the East of England region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the East of England region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 16 January 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
Norfolk +11 9 £475 +72.72% 1
Bedfordshire +5 3 £325 -3.70% 2
Hertfordshire +3 3 £415 +11.40% 3
Cambridgeshire -4 2 £400 +43.49% 2
Suffolk -9 1 £375 +17.18%
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 East of England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 48 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (77.08%) SQL
3 25 (52.08%) Microsoft
4 21 (43.75%) .NET
5 19 (39.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (33.33%) MVC
7 14 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (29.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (25.00%) Oracle
8 12 (25.00%) T-SQL
9 11 (22.92%) Visual Studio
9 11 (22.92%) Clustering
9 11 (22.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (20.83%) Windows
11 9 (18.75%) Delphi
11 9 (18.75%) Embarcadero
11 9 (18.75%) Borland
11 9 (18.75%) Logistics
11 9 (18.75%) WPF
11 9 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET
13 7 (14.58%) C#
13 7 (14.58%) SAN
13 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (14.58%) Database Security
13 7 (14.58%) .NET Framework
13 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.08%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) SAN
2 2 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) BGP
3 1 (2.08%) HSRP
3 1 (2.08%) Internet
3 1 (2.08%) NAS
3 1 (2.08%) OSPF
3 1 (2.08%) SMTP
3 1 (2.08%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (39.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (29.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (22.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
7 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
9 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (4.17%) DTS
10 2 (4.17%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
11 1 (2.08%) MySQL
11 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Advertising
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Developer
2 15 (31.25%) DBA
3 14 (29.17%) SQL DBA
4 9 (18.75%) .NET Developer
5 7 (14.58%) Architect
6 6 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (10.42%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (8.33%) Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Applications Architect
10 2 (4.17%) Applications Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Applications Support
10 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 2 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
10 2 (4.17%) SSIS Developer
10 2 (4.17%) Supply Chain Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (43.75%) .NET
2 9 (18.75%) WPF
3 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 7 (14.58%) .NET Framework
5 6 (12.50%) Entity Framework
6 4 (8.33%) CSS
6 4 (8.33%) HTML
6 4 (8.33%) jQuery
7 3 (6.25%) LINQ
7 3 (6.25%) LINQ to SQL
8 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 2 (4.17%) SAML
8 2 (4.17%) SAP PI
8 2 (4.17%) XML
9 1 (2.08%) Classic ASP
9 1 (2.08%) MSMQ
9 1 (2.08%) SOAP
9 1 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Clustering
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Replication
3 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.25%) PKI
4 2 (4.17%) FMCG
4 2 (4.17%) iPad
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) RIA
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.25%) Linux
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.17%) Android
5 2 (4.17%) Unix
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) MVC
2 9 (18.75%) Logistics
2 9 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (14.58%) Database Security
4 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (12.50%) ITIL
5 6 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 4 (8.33%) Database Tuning
6 4 (8.33%) ETL
6 4 (8.33%) High Availability
6 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 4 (8.33%) Line Management
7 3 (6.25%) DevOps
7 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 37 (77.08%) SQL
2 12 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 9 (18.75%) Delphi
4 7 (14.58%) C#
5 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.17%) Perl
6 2 (4.17%) PHP
6 2 (4.17%) Python
6 2 (4.17%) Ruby
6 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.33%) MCSE
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (4.17%) MCDBA
4 2 (4.17%) OCP
5 1 (2.08%) MCITP
5 1 (2.08%) MCP
5 1 (2.08%) MCSA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
2 6 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.08%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.08%) XenApp
4 1 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Data Guard
1 3 (6.25%) SCCM
1 3 (6.25%) SCOM
2 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.08%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 25 (52.08%) Microsoft
2 12 (25.00%) Oracle
3 9 (18.75%) Borland
3 9 (18.75%) Embarcadero
4 5 (10.42%) HP
4 5 (10.42%) VMware
5 2 (4.17%) Nintex
5 2 (4.17%) SAP
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco
6 1 (2.08%) Citrix
6 1 (2.08%) Clearswift
6 1 (2.08%) Cognos
6 1 (2.08%) F5
6 1 (2.08%) Huawei
6 1 (2.08%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.08%) Juniper
6 1 (2.08%) NetApp
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.08%) Telerik