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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank - - 5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley - - 6.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - - 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year
+44.06% +49.70%
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
1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 16.67% - 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.77% +49.11%

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