The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
South East / Berkshire
Rank 92 107 103
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 9 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.49% 0.78% 1.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.26% 5.64% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 19
Median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £199 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £385 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £338
% change year-on-year -0.70% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £26.85
% change year-on-year -55.29% +58.31%  

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 Berkshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 276 337 364
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 14.90% 13.75% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 218 213
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 6
Median hourly rate £9.50 £11.56 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.83% -79.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Berkshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Berkshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Berkshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Slough +10 5 £425 +20.56% 3
Reading +15 2 £360 +2.85%
SQL Server 2008
South East

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (52.94%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (29.41%) .NET
4 5 (29.41%) C#
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 4 (23.53%) Hyperion
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle
5 4 (23.53%) Validation
5 4 (23.53%) Essbase
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (23.53%) HFM
5 4 (23.53%) Information Management
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
6 3 (17.65%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (17.65%) HTML
6 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
6 3 (17.65%) Migration
6 3 (17.65%) MVC
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) HFM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) Extranet
1 1 (5.88%) FTP
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) Intranet
1 1 (5.88%) NAS
1 1 (5.88%) SSH
1 1 (5.88%) SSL
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (23.53%) Essbase
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (11.76%) Power BI
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (5.88%) MySQL
7 1 (5.88%) OLAP
7 1 (5.88%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (5.88%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (5.88%) QlikView
7 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Local Government
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) OBIEE Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Database Manager
5 1 (5.88%) ETL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Migration Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Report Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Web Hosting Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Web Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) Ajax
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (5.88%) LAMP
4 1 (5.88%) MDX
4 1 (5.88%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (5.88%) WCF
4 1 (5.88%) WinForms
4 1 (5.88%) WPF
4 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (23.53%) Information Management
2 4 (23.53%) Validation
2 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) Contract Management
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.88%) Logistics
5 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) Xen
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Hyperion
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Apple
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Dell
4 1 (5.88%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) SAP