The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bolton 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 28 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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Manchester / Bolton
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 - 5
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bolton 2.50% - 14.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 20.00% - 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £334
% change year-on-year -0.70% +5.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -55.29% +70.00%  

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 Bolton with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Bolton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 12.50% 6.67% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £469 £380 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.35% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £380 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £380 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.62 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.52% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bolton 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 Bolton

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Bolton

For the 6 months to 28 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 Bolton region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 1 (50.00%) EPiServer
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSD

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bolton 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 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) EPiServer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# WCF Developer
2 1 (50.00%) WCF Developer
2 1 (50.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSD
2 1 (50.00%) XSL
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) DSDM
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) RAD
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL