The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 29 29 38
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 9 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.15% 5.12% 1.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.54% 16.48% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 4
Median daily rate £453 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.07% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £385 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £25.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+33.00% +28.75%
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 Kent region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
78 91 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 27.27% 31.06% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 55 40
Median daily rate £400 £338 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +14.00%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent 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 Kent

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Kent

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Tonbridge +3 3 £460 +41.53%
SQL Server 2008
South East

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 Kent region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 12 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (43.75%) Clustering
4 7 (43.75%) High Availability
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (37.50%) Finance
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (31.25%) ETL
6 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 4 (25.00%) C#
8 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (18.75%) Replication
8 3 (18.75%) Investment Management
8 3 (18.75%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
9 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (12.50%) PerformancePoint

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (12.50%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (6.25%) PowerPivot
8 1 (6.25%) SAP BI
8 1 (6.25%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) DBA
1 9 (56.25%) SQL DBA
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server DBA
3 5 (31.25%) Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Senior DBA
3 5 (31.25%) Senior SQL DBA
4 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Senior SQL Server DBA
5 3 (18.75%) SQL BI Developer
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Developer
5 3 (18.75%) SSAS Developer
5 3 (18.75%) SSIS Developer
5 3 (18.75%) SSRS Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Consultant
6 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Database Consultant
6 2 (12.50%) Project Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) MDX
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) Replication
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (12.50%) NHS
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.25%) Informatics
4 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.25%) Physics
4 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (43.75%) High Availability
3 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (31.25%) ETL
4 3 (18.75%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (18.75%) Investment Management
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
6 1 (6.25%) Change Management
6 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (6.25%) MVC
6 1 (6.25%) Physical Data Model
6 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
4 4 (25.00%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy
2 1 (6.25%) SAP