The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 - 38
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.85% - 1.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.36% - 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £500 - £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% +27.65%  

SQL Server 2008 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 56 34 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 15.86% 10.69% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 35
Median daily rate £475 £350 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -13.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £302 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
Luton - 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) People Management
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) ETL
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) OLAP
4 1 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (16.67%) EPiServer
4 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile App

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 1 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) OLAP
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Operations Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) ERP Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ETL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) OLAP Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
3 1 (16.67%) SQL BI Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SSIS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SSRS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Operations Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) People Management
1 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) SAP