The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast 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 30 March 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
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 19 22
Rank change year-on-year -15 +3  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 1.90% 3.64% 1.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.71% 20.00% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £275 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.10% +35.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £356 £338
% change year-on-year -1.75% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -55.29% +70.00%  

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 Belfast with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 85 20 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 40.48% 18.18% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 7 12
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast 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 Belfast

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Belfast

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Belfast over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Belfast

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Belfast region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) XHTML
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) DOM
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) VB6
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
4 1 (20.00%) WF
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) Memory Management
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) DOM
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) XHTML
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) XSLT
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) ADO.NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) WF
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Database Mirroring
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Memory Management
1 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Release Management
1 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCDBA
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Sybase