The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 25 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 East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 68 66
Rank change year-on-year -17 -2  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.49% 0.85% 1.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.30% 3.29% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 17
Median daily rate £313 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.59% +29.23%  
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 217 243 297
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.46% 25.93% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 111 139
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £26.00
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 Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Buckinghamshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -15 5 £313 -25.59% 3
SQL Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 11 (68.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
4 7 (43.75%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) MVC
5 6 (37.50%) Citrix
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 6 (37.50%) C#
5 6 (37.50%) HTML
5 6 (37.50%) .NET
5 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 6 (37.50%) XML
5 6 (37.50%) TDD
5 6 (37.50%) Marketing
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (37.50%) jQuery
5 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (37.50%) HTML5
6 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (31.25%) Razor View Engine
6 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 5 (31.25%) Ajax
6 5 (31.25%) ITIL
6 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
3 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Extranet
1 5 (31.25%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (68.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (6.25%) MySQL
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (37.50%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) C# Developer
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
5 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Architect
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Database Developer
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Database Developer
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Support Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Angular Developer
6 1 (6.25%) CRM Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
1 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
1 6 (37.50%) HTML5
1 6 (37.50%) jQuery
1 6 (37.50%) XML
2 5 (31.25%) Ajax
2 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 5 (31.25%) Razor View Engine
3 3 (18.75%) WinForms
4 2 (12.50%) Web Services
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (6.25%) CSS
5 1 (6.25%) LINQ
5 1 (6.25%) SOAP
5 1 (6.25%) WCF
5 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) MVC
2 6 (37.50%) TDD
3 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) ITSM
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Service Management
5 3 (18.75%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Web Development
7 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
7 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 1 (6.25%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (6.25%) VBScript
4 1 (6.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) MCDBA
2 3 (18.75%) MCP
2 3 (18.75%) MCSA
2 3 (18.75%) MCSE
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) GSAE
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (6.25%) Terminal Server
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) OVSD
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) EdgeSight
3 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) Citrix
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) NetApp
5 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) AppSense
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) CommVault
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) Genesys