Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 146 136
Rank change year-on-year +18 -10 -32
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 41 33 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.00% 0.77% 0.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.97% 4.64% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 34
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £434 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +12.08% +6.03%
10th Percentile £309 £355 £313
90th Percentile £588 £603 £568
South East median daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.25% +14.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £54.00 £45.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +104.55% -
10th Percentile £50.50 £45.00 £17.20
90th Percentile £59.90 £48.00 £26.40
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% +97.80% -44.85%

SQL Server 2008 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 825 711 807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.09% 16.53% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 391 464
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £407 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.42% +1.75% +9.22%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
90th Percentile £588 £590 £538
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.96% +7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 29
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.24 £9.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.95% -36.67% -25.93%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £51.50 £19.36 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £42.00 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +58.49% -3.64% +10.00%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +17 11 £390 -22.00% 2
Slough +11 8 £310 +37.78%
Maidenhead -3 7 £460 +27.78%
Bracknell 0 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 41 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (60.98%) SQL
3 19 (46.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (43.90%) Analytics
5 15 (36.59%) Web Services
6 13 (31.71%) T-SQL
7 12 (29.27%) Java
7 12 (29.27%) SOAP
7 12 (29.27%) Windows
7 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
7 12 (29.27%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (29.27%) RESTful
8 11 (26.83%) Scala
8 11 (26.83%) Hadoop
8 11 (26.83%) Google
8 11 (26.83%) Google Analytics
8 11 (26.83%) Sqoop
8 11 (26.83%) Big Data
8 11 (26.83%) Cloudera
8 11 (26.83%) Kafka
8 11 (26.83%) Apache Flume
8 11 (26.83%) Apache Hive
8 11 (26.83%) HBase
8 11 (26.83%) Oozie
8 11 (26.83%) HDFS
8 11 (26.83%) Apache Spark
8 11 (26.83%) Impala
8 11 (26.83%) VMware
8 11 (26.83%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (26.83%) Data Strategy

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring 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 11 (26.83%) Apache Spark
2 6 (14.63%) IIS
3 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.88%) Apache
4 2 (4.88%) Confluence
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (17.07%) SAP APO
1 7 (17.07%) SAP MM
2 5 (12.20%) SAP MDM
3 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.44%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (2.44%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 11 (26.83%) Google Analytics
2 6 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) DNS
1 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
2 7 (17.07%) DHCP
3 6 (14.63%) Firewall
4 5 (12.20%) LAN
4 5 (12.20%) WAN
5 4 (9.76%) iSCSI
5 4 (9.76%) Network Security
6 2 (4.88%) SMTP
6 2 (4.88%) VLAN
6 2 (4.88%) VPN
6 2 (4.88%) Wireless
7 1 (2.44%) Internet
7 1 (2.44%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (46.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (26.83%) Apache Hive
3 11 (26.83%) Big Data
3 11 (26.83%) Data Lake
3 11 (26.83%) Hadoop
3 11 (26.83%) HBase
3 11 (26.83%) Impala
3 11 (26.83%) Sqoop
4 8 (19.51%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (17.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (17.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (14.63%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (7.32%) SAP BW
9 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (4.88%) MySQL
10 2 (4.88%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) LSMW
2 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.88%) JIRA
2 2 (4.88%) MSBuild
2 2 (4.88%) Subversion
2 2 (4.88%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) Ant
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) Maven
3 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (14.63%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Analyst
1 8 (19.51%) Big Data Engineer
1 8 (19.51%) Data Engineer
1 8 (19.51%) Hadoop Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Developer
3 6 (14.63%) SQL Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Data Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) SAP Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) SAP Data Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Administrator
5 4 (9.76%) DBA
5 4 (9.76%) SQL DBA
5 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Functional Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) SQL BI Developer
6 3 (7.32%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) Web Services
2 12 (29.27%) RESTful
2 12 (29.27%) SOAP
3 11 (26.83%) Kafka
4 3 (7.32%) .NET
5 2 (4.88%) LAMP
5 2 (4.88%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (4.88%) MDX
5 2 (4.88%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.44%) JSON
6 1 (2.44%) REST
6 1 (2.44%) WCF
6 1 (2.44%) XML
6 1 (2.44%) XSD
6 1 (2.44%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (14.63%) AS400
3 6 (14.63%) Data Structures
4 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.32%) N-Tier
4 3 (7.32%) Replication
4 3 (7.32%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.88%) iPad
5 2 (4.88%) iPhone
6 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.44%) FMCG
6 1 (2.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
4 5 (12.20%) Windows 7
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.76%) Linux
5 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
5 4 (9.76%) Windows 8
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.88%) Windows Phone
8 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Analytics
2 11 (26.83%) Data Strategy
3 9 (21.95%) Migration
4 8 (19.51%) ETL
4 8 (19.51%) Validation
5 7 (17.07%) Data Cleansing
5 7 (17.07%) Data Conversion
5 7 (17.07%) Data Extraction
5 7 (17.07%) Data Mapping
5 7 (17.07%) Data Migration
5 7 (17.07%) Data Modelling
5 7 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (9.76%) ITIL
6 4 (9.76%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (7.32%) Data Analysis
7 3 (7.32%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (7.32%) Workflow
8 2 (4.88%) Database Security
8 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (60.98%) SQL
2 13 (31.71%) T-SQL
3 12 (29.27%) Java
4 11 (26.83%) Scala
5 8 (19.51%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.32%) C#
7 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.88%) PHP
7 2 (4.88%) Ruby
7 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.76%) A+ Certification
2 4 (9.76%) CompTIA Security+
2 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) Network+ Certification
2 4 (9.76%) Security+ Certification
3 2 (4.88%) CCENT
3 2 (4.88%) CCNA
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.88%) MCSA
3 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) Data Quality
2 7 (17.07%) GxP
2 7 (17.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (26.83%) Apache Flume
1 11 (26.83%) HDFS
2 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
3 8 (19.51%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.88%) KVM
5 2 (4.88%) vSphere
5 2 (4.88%) Xen
5 2 (4.88%) XenApp
5 2 (4.88%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (26.83%) Oozie
2 2 (4.88%) Ansible
2 2 (4.88%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.88%) Nagios
2 2 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
1 12 (29.27%) Salesforce.com
2 11 (26.83%) Cloudera
2 11 (26.83%) Google
2 11 (26.83%) VMware
3 7 (17.07%) SAP
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco
4 3 (7.32%) Dell
4 3 (7.32%) HP
4 3 (7.32%) IBM
5 2 (4.88%) Apple
5 2 (4.88%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (4.88%) Citrix
5 2 (4.88%) Kaspersky
5 2 (4.88%) Symantec
5 2 (4.88%) Talend
5 2 (4.88%) Veeam
6 1 (2.44%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle
6 1 (2.44%) Polycom