The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 104 82 45
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -37
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 37 60 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.25% 1.93% 4.01%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.35% 8.67% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 42 83
Median daily rate £340 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £266 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £398 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Median hourly rate £25.88 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £22.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.18 £37.20 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% +2.17%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 South West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
583 692 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.75% 22.22% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 510 485
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 13
Median hourly rate £38.75 £22.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.22% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £41.40 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.26% -13.33%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 South West

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Bristol +8 12 £331 +9.50% 2
Wiltshire -10 6 £400 +29.03% 1
Devon +3 5 £275 -8.33%
Gloucestershire -7 4 £405 +15.71%
Somerset -3 1 - -
Dorset -15 1 £350 +6.87% 1
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 South West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 80 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 58 (72.50%) SQL
3 38 (47.50%) Microsoft
4 34 (42.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 31 (38.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (35.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 26 (32.50%) .NET
8 25 (31.25%) C#
9 23 (28.75%) T-SQL
10 22 (27.50%) MS Excel
11 20 (25.00%) Windows
11 20 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (23.75%) SharePoint
13 17 (21.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (20.00%) Finance
14 16 (20.00%) ASP.NET
14 16 (20.00%) IIS
15 15 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (16.25%) Migration
17 12 (15.00%) .NET Framework
18 11 (13.75%) PowerShell
18 11 (13.75%) ETL
18 11 (13.75%) SQL Server 2000
19 10 (12.50%) HTML
20 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
20 9 (11.25%) SQL Server 2014
21 8 (10.00%) Mentoring
21 8 (10.00%) Windows Server
21 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 19 (23.75%) SharePoint
2 16 (20.00%) IIS
3 6 (7.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.75%) Umbraco
6 2 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.25%) CMS
7 1 (1.25%) Commerce Server
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.25%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (27.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.50%) InfoPath
3 3 (3.75%) MS Office
4 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.50%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.50%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.50%) SAP SCM
3 1 (1.25%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Office 365
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) Internet
1 7 (8.75%) Kerberos
2 3 (3.75%) Intranet
3 1 (1.25%) Broadband
3 1 (1.25%) DNS
3 1 (1.25%) LAN
3 1 (1.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (42.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 31 (38.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (35.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (21.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (13.75%) SQL Server 2000
8 9 (11.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database
10 4 (5.00%) OLAP
11 3 (3.75%) OLAP Cube
11 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (2.50%) PowerPivot
12 2 (2.50%) QlikView
12 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
12 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
12 2 (2.50%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (5.00%) ERwin
3 3 (3.75%) Subversion
3 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.25%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Banking
2 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.75%) Electronics
3 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.75%) Marketing
4 2 (2.50%) Advertising
4 2 (2.50%) Military
5 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (55.00%) Developer
2 17 (21.25%) DBA
2 17 (21.25%) SQL Developer
3 13 (16.25%) Analyst
3 13 (16.25%) SQL DBA
4 12 (15.00%) .NET Developer
5 9 (11.25%) Administrator
6 7 (8.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 7 (8.75%) SharePoint Developer
6 7 (8.75%) SSIS Developer
7 6 (7.50%) Consultant
7 6 (7.50%) SQL Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 4 (5.00%) ETL Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) SQL BI Developer
9 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (32.50%) .NET
2 16 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 12 (15.00%) .NET Framework
4 10 (12.50%) HTML
5 8 (10.00%) CSS
6 5 (6.25%) Web Services
7 4 (5.00%) Ajax
7 4 (5.00%) Entity Framework
8 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.75%) XML
9 2 (2.50%) JSON
9 2 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (2.50%) WCF
10 1 (1.25%) jQuery
10 1 (1.25%) LINQ
10 1 (1.25%) MDX
10 1 (1.25%) MSMQ
10 1 (1.25%) SAP Basis
10 1 (1.25%) SAP PI
10 1 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.75%) Blog
2 3 (3.75%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.75%) NHS
2 3 (3.75%) Replication
3 2 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (1.25%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.00%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (16.25%) Migration
3 11 (13.75%) ETL
4 8 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 8 (10.00%) MVC
5 7 (8.75%) Incident Management
5 7 (8.75%) Problem Management
5 7 (8.75%) Web Development
6 6 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.50%) Coaching
6 6 (7.50%) SDLC
7 5 (6.25%) Data Modelling
8 4 (5.00%) Data Analysis
8 4 (5.00%) ERP
9 3 (3.75%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.75%) Document Management
9 3 (3.75%) ETL Development
9 3 (3.75%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (3.75%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (72.50%) SQL
2 25 (31.25%) C#
3 23 (28.75%) T-SQL
4 11 (13.75%) PowerShell
5 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.25%) VBA
7 4 (5.00%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.50%) VB
9 1 (1.25%) Java
9 1 (1.25%) VB6
9 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) Degree
4 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) MCSE
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.50%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) ISA Server
2 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) SCCM
2 1 (1.25%) DBAmp
2 1 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 38 (47.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) Nintex
3 5 (6.25%) Oracle
3 5 (6.25%) SAP
4 3 (3.75%) Teradata
5 1 (1.25%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.25%) Remedy
5 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.25%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.25%) TIBCO