The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank - - 13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties - - 3.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - - 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.50 £19.96
% change year-on-year
+44.06% +47.83%
SQL Server 2008
South East

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 Home Counties region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 8.33% 33.33% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £700 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% +3.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.18 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +15.78%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Home Counties 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 Home Counties

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties