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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
South West / Bristol
Rank 61 56 50
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 9 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.09% 1.99% 2.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.92% 8.96% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 16
Median daily rate £338 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £316 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £383 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £338
% change year-on-year -0.70% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £26.85
% change year-on-year -55.29% +58.31%  

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 130 201 241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 15.80% 22.26% 28.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 156 179
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £455 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Bristol

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 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 Bristol region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 14 (60.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (52.17%) .NET
3 12 (52.17%) C#
3 12 (52.17%) Visual Studio
4 10 (43.48%) MVC
5 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
5 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (34.78%) WCF
7 7 (30.43%) TDD
7 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
8 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
9 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
10 4 (17.39%) Data Management
10 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (17.39%) VC++
10 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
10 4 (17.39%) MS Access
10 4 (17.39%) C++
11 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
11 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
11 3 (13.04%) Finance
11 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (13.04%) Data Structures

SQL Server 2008
Top Related 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 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) PuTTY
1 1 (4.35%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (60.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (17.39%) MS Access
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) Ant
3 1 (4.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.35%) MSI
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.35%) TestNG
3 1 (4.35%) Toad
3 1 (4.35%) WiX
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) .NET Developer
3 5 (21.74%) DBA
3 5 (21.74%) SQL DBA
4 4 (17.39%) C++ Team Leader
4 4 (17.39%) Team Leader
5 3 (13.04%) Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
3 8 (34.78%) WCF
4 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
5 2 (8.70%) Ajax
5 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (8.70%) HTML
5 2 (8.70%) jQuery
5 2 (8.70%) Web Services
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.35%) DHTML
6 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
6 1 (4.35%) HTML5
6 1 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (4.35%) LINQ
6 1 (4.35%) Middleware
6 1 (4.35%) NHibernate
6 1 (4.35%) React
6 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) MVC
2 7 (30.43%) TDD
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Data Management
5 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
7 1 (4.35%) BDD
7 1 (4.35%) Change Data Capture
7 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.35%) OWASP
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (4.35%) Release Management
7 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 12 (52.17%) C#
3 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
4 4 (17.39%) C++
4 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 4 (17.39%) VC++
5 1 (4.35%) F#
5 1 (4.35%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
5 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) DevExpress
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.35%) Telerik
2 1 (4.35%) VMware