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 31 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 110 97 70
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -27
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 25 56 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.86% 1.67% 2.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.03% 7.12% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 43 56
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £100.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +233.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.50 £19.96
% change year-on-year
+44.06% +47.83%
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
620 786 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.44% 23.48% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 582 419
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 7
Median hourly rate £44.00 £43.43 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% +44.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £27.50 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £100.00 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +15.78%

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 31 August 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
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 31 August 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 -15 8 £363 +16.00% 3
Dorset +1 7 £350 +7.69%
Wiltshire - 3 £400 - 1
Somerset +11 2 £275 -15.38% 2
Devon +5 1 - -
Gloucestershire -11 1 £325 +1.96% 4
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 73 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 55 (75.34%) SQL
3 32 (43.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 30 (41.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (41.10%) Microsoft
5 29 (39.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 25 (34.25%) .NET
7 24 (32.88%) SharePoint
8 23 (31.51%) C#
9 22 (30.14%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (30.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (27.40%) T-SQL
11 17 (23.29%) Windows
11 17 (23.29%) MS Excel
12 15 (20.55%) HTML
13 14 (19.18%) ASP.NET
13 14 (19.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (17.81%) PowerShell
15 12 (16.44%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (15.07%) IIS
16 11 (15.07%) .NET Framework
16 11 (15.07%) SharePoint 2013
17 10 (13.70%) Security Cleared
17 10 (13.70%) SharePoint 2010
17 10 (13.70%) Migration
17 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2000
18 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
18 9 (12.33%) Finance
18 9 (12.33%) MVC
18 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development

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 24 (32.88%) SharePoint
2 11 (15.07%) IIS
2 11 (15.07%) SharePoint 2013
3 10 (13.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.74%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.37%) CMS
5 1 (1.37%) Commerce Server
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (23.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.96%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.74%) MS Office
3 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.74%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.74%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.74%) SAP SCM
3 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.37%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) Office 365
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) Kerberos
2 3 (4.11%) Intranet
3 2 (2.74%) SAN
4 1 (1.37%) Broadband
4 1 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (43.84%) SQL Server 2005
3 30 (41.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (39.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (30.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (19.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (16.44%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (10.96%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (6.85%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (6.85%) OLAP
10 5 (6.85%) Power BI
11 4 (5.48%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
12 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (2.74%) PowerPivot
13 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
13 2 (2.74%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (4.11%) ERwin
3 3 (4.11%) Subversion
3 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.37%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (12.33%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Military
4 2 (2.74%) Marketing
4 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.37%) Electronics
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (58.90%) Developer
2 14 (19.18%) SQL Developer
3 13 (17.81%) DBA
4 12 (16.44%) SQL DBA
5 11 (15.07%) SharePoint Developer
6 10 (13.70%) .NET Developer
7 8 (10.96%) Analyst
8 7 (9.59%) Administrator
8 7 (9.59%) Consultant
9 5 (6.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (6.85%) SSIS Developer
10 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (5.48%) ETL Developer
10 4 (5.48%) SQL Analyst
10 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Developer
11 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 3 (4.11%) SharePoint Consultant
11 3 (4.11%) SQL BI Developer
11 3 (4.11%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (34.25%) .NET
2 15 (20.55%) HTML
3 14 (19.18%) ASP.NET
4 11 (15.07%) .NET Framework
5 8 (10.96%) Ajax
6 6 (8.22%) CSS
6 6 (8.22%) WCF
7 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (6.85%) jQuery
7 5 (6.85%) Web Services
7 5 (6.85%) XML
8 4 (5.48%) LINQ
9 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 3 (4.11%) HTML5
9 3 (4.11%) Kendo UI
9 3 (4.11%) NHibernate
10 2 (2.74%) ADO.NET
10 2 (2.74%) Entity Framework
10 2 (2.74%) JSON
10 2 (2.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.11%) Blog
2 3 (4.11%) Clustering
3 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.74%) NHS
3 2 (2.74%) Replication
3 2 (2.74%) Statistics
4 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.37%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Windows
2 7 (9.59%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.37%) Linux
5 1 (1.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.14%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (13.70%) Migration
3 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (12.33%) MVC
4 8 (10.96%) ETL
4 8 (10.96%) Mentoring
5 7 (9.59%) Incident Management
5 7 (9.59%) Problem Management
6 6 (8.22%) Coaching
6 6 (8.22%) ERP
6 6 (8.22%) SDLC
7 5 (6.85%) Data Modelling
7 5 (6.85%) TDD
8 4 (5.48%) Data Analysis
8 4 (5.48%) Web Development
9 3 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.11%) Data Management
9 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.11%) Document Management
10 2 (2.74%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 55 (75.34%) SQL
2 23 (31.51%) C#
3 20 (27.40%) T-SQL
4 13 (17.81%) PowerShell
5 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.22%) C++
7 5 (6.85%) Java
7 5 (6.85%) VBA
8 3 (4.11%) VB
8 3 (4.11%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.74%) VB6
10 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (13.70%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.48%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.74%) Degree
5 1 (1.37%) MCSE
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.74%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.74%) ISA Server
1 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) SCCM
2 1 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 30 (41.10%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.59%) Nintex
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle
3 4 (5.48%) SAP
3 4 (5.48%) Teradata
4 3 (4.11%) Telerik
5 1 (1.37%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.37%) Remedy