The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 26 June 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 55 64
Rank change year-on-year -12 +9  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 4 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.48% 1.43% 1.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.40% 7.89% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 13
Median daily rate £386 £331 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.52% +9.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £291 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £349 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% +27.65%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 167 152 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 19.93% 18.10% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 116 163
Median daily rate £400 £350 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £28.50 £170.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -83.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Bristol

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Bristol region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 8 (61.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (53.85%) .NET
5 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 6 (46.15%) T-SQL
5 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (38.46%) C#
7 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
7 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (30.77%) MVC
8 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (23.08%) Data Management
8 3 (23.08%) WCF
8 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
8 3 (23.08%) Web Services
8 3 (23.08%) Windows
8 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (15.38%) DevOps
9 2 (15.38%) PuTTY
9 2 (15.38%) WinSCP
9 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
9 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) PuTTY
1 2 (15.38%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (61.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (7.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
2 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (15.38%) Ant
3 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
3 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
3 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (15.38%) TeamCity
3 2 (15.38%) TestNG
3 2 (15.38%) Toad
4 1 (7.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.69%) MSI
4 1 (7.69%) WiX
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
2 3 (23.08%) DBA
2 3 (23.08%) SQL DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (23.08%) WCF
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) Ajax
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (7.69%) Breeze.js
4 1 (7.69%) Durandal
4 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
4 1 (7.69%) Express
4 1 (7.69%) jQuery
4 1 (7.69%) Kendo UI
4 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) Data Management
4 2 (15.38%) API Testing
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps
4 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) T-SQL
3 5 (38.46%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) F#
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
5 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (15.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) DevExpress