Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 119 145
Rank change year-on-year -33 +26 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 18 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.46% 0.86% 0.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.64% 4.47% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 20
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.96% +12.34%
10th Percentile £256 £325 £207
90th Percentile £469 £588 £482
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £395
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +17.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £45.00
South East median hourly rate £33.75 £42.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -20.59% +84.78% -23.33%

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 683 738 735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.50% 19.26% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 414 416
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £300 £298
90th Percentile £590 £575 £559
South East median daily rate £438 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +8.02% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 31 27
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.50 £9.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +368.42% - -50.00%
10th Percentile £10.85 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £60.75 £48.00 £15.35
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £19.48 £35.50
% change year-on-year +105.37% -45.13% +42.00%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -2 12 £363 -3.33% 7
Bracknell +4 4 - - 1
SQL Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (83.33%) SQL
3 10 (55.56%) T-SQL
4 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (38.89%) OO
6 7 (38.89%) C
6 7 (38.89%) C++
6 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
6 7 (38.89%) Multithreading
7 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (22.22%) Database Security
9 4 (22.22%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (22.22%) Validation
9 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (16.67%) High Availability
11 2 (11.11%) PaaS
11 2 (11.11%) IaaS
11 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (11.11%) Presales
11 2 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
11 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
11 2 (11.11%) HTML

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 1 (5.56%) Apache Pig
1 1 (5.56%) CMS
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) SAS
1 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
1 1 (5.56%) Umbraco
1 1 (5.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.56%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) IaaS
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.11%) PaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (5.56%) Apache Hive
7 1 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
7 1 (5.56%) HBase
7 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
7 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (5.56%) Pentaho
7 1 (5.56%) Redis
7 1 (5.56%) SAP HANA
7 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) C++ Developer
2 7 (38.89%) DBA
2 7 (38.89%) SQL DBA
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Data Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Insight Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Senior DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) CSS
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
1 2 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ADO
2 1 (5.56%) Ajax
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (5.56%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.56%) Replication
1 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Multithreading
1 7 (38.89%) OO
1 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Database Security
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (22.22%) Validation
3 3 (16.67%) High Availability
4 2 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.11%) Presales
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) Android Development
5 1 (5.56%) Business Development
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.56%) ETL
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) SQL
2 10 (55.56%) T-SQL
3 7 (38.89%) C
3 7 (38.89%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) F#
5 1 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) R
5 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Apache Flume
1 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe
2 1 (5.56%) Informatica
2 1 (5.56%) JD Edwards
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Talend
2 1 (5.56%) Teradata
2 1 (5.56%) Vertica