Period
to 5 July 2020

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 5 July 2020 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 94 164 145
Rank change year-on-year +70 -19 -14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 9 11 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.52% 0.26% 0.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.88% 1.68% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 9
Median daily rate £384 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.23% -8.00% +2.32%
10th Percentile £332 £282 £248
90th Percentile £474 £391 £476
South East median daily rate £402 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +7.23% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £33.75

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 313 656 715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.01% 15.34% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 385 418
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £325
90th Percentile £650 £603 £588
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 12
Median hourly rate £49.50 £47.69 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +6.57% +371.05%
10th Percentile £21.76 £22.49 £11.05
90th Percentile £68.75 £72.63 £57.00
Median hourly rate £39.00 £47.85 £40.50
% change year-on-year -18.49% +18.14% +109.52%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Berkshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Berkshire over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Berkshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Berkshire.

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 5 July 2020. 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 +28 3 £413 +16.03%
Maidenhead +17 2 £350 -
Newbury - 1 £368 - 1
Bracknell - 1 £300 -
SQL Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
5 2 (22.22%) WPF
5 2 (22.22%) jQuery
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) WinForms
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (11.11%) Automotive
1 1 (11.11%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 3 (33.33%) DBA
2 3 (33.33%) SQL DBA
3 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Azure Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Core
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
2 2 (22.22%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) Node.js
2 2 (22.22%) React
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) WinForms
2 2 (22.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
1 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
1 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) MVC
2 2 (22.22%) MVVM
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Embarcadero