The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Thames Valley region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank - - 2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley - - 28.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - - 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% +2.17%
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 Thames Valley region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Thames Valley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
0 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley - 20.00% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.27 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+20.26% -13.33%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Thames Valley 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 Thames Valley

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley