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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties - - -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -23.07%
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
3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 16.67% 22.22% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate £300 £225 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -8.28%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Home Counties region as a proportion of the total demand within 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