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 26 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank - - 2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley - - 50.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - - 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
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 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley - 16.67% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £23.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+45.65% -28.12%

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