Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 2018 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 123 139
Rank change year-on-year -41 +16 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.24% 1.07% 0.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.29% 5.31% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 29 20
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.10% +8.62%
10th Percentile £326 £309 £319
90th Percentile £453 £588 £601
South East median daily rate £360 £395 £400
% change year-on-year -8.75% -1.38% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Berkshire median hourly rate - £54.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% +157.14%
South East median hourly rate - £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +136.84%

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 777 829 724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.75% 20.25% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 507 396
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.52% +0.69%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £586 £588 £593
South East median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 35
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.25 £15.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.67% +57.89% -42.86%
10th Percentile £10.63 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £53.13 £50.38 £18.91
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +41.67% +7.14%

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018. 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 -15 9 £425 +8.97% 1
Slough -13 1 £288 -7.26% 2
SQL Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (40.00%) HTML5
3 4 (40.00%) Umbraco
3 4 (40.00%) CMS
3 4 (40.00%) jQuery
3 4 (40.00%) MVC
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (40.00%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) SAN
5 2 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) McAfee
5 2 (20.00%) MSI
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) Toad
5 2 (20.00%) DNS

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 4 (40.00%) CMS
1 4 (40.00%) Umbraco
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) IaaS
2 1 (10.00%) PaaS
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) MSI
2 2 (20.00%) Toad
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Umbraco Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) HTML5
2 4 (40.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) HP Storage
3 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
1 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (10.00%) Business Development
3 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Presales
3 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Lumension
2 2 (20.00%) McAfee
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Fujitsu