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 30 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
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 70 70
Rank change year-on-year -4 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 9 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.87% 1.03% 1.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.81% 4.33% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 15
Median daily rate £275 £425 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.29% +61.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £356 £338
% change year-on-year -1.75% +5.55%  
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 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 155 254 262
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.98% 23.89% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 124 149
Median daily rate £400 £400 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -57.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -6 6 £463 +8.82% 3
Gerrards Cross - 3 £275 -
Beaconsfield - 2 £263 -
SQL Server 2008
South East

For the 6 months to 30 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (65.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (50.00%) .NET
3 10 (50.00%) Windows
4 9 (45.00%) SQL
5 8 (40.00%) Symantec
5 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (40.00%) HP
5 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (40.00%) VMware
5 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (35.00%) Marketing
7 6 (30.00%) jQuery
7 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (30.00%) TDD
7 6 (30.00%) HTML5
7 6 (30.00%) MVC
7 6 (30.00%) C#
7 6 (30.00%) HTML
7 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (30.00%) XML
8 5 (25.00%) VB
8 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (25.00%) WAN
8 5 (25.00%) DNS
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (25.00%) Intranet
8 5 (25.00%) Extranet

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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
1 5 (25.00%) Extranet
1 5 (25.00%) Intranet
1 5 (25.00%) WAN
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
2 4 (20.00%) LAN
2 4 (20.00%) Skype
2 4 (20.00%) SMTP
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (65.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (5.00%) MySQL
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (35.00%) Marketing
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) C# Developer
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Developer
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
5 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (15.00%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Software Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Workflow Developer
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (10.00%) DBA
6 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
6 2 (10.00%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (30.00%) HTML
2 6 (30.00%) HTML5
2 6 (30.00%) jQuery
2 6 (30.00%) XML
3 5 (25.00%) Ajax
3 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 5 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (15.00%) WinForms
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.00%) CSS
5 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (5.00%) LINQ
5 1 (5.00%) SOAP
5 1 (5.00%) WCF
5 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (25.00%) Android
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (30.00%) MVC
1 6 (30.00%) TDD
2 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 4 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (20.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 4 (20.00%) Workflow
3 4 (20.00%) Workflow Development
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (15.00%) ITSM
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Web Development
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) C#
3 5 (25.00%) VB
4 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) VBScript
5 1 (5.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.00%) MCDBA
2 3 (15.00%) MCP
2 3 (15.00%) MCSA
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) AirWatch
1 4 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 4 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (20.00%) WSUS
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) OVSD
3 1 (5.00%) EdgeSight
3 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) HP
1 8 (40.00%) Symantec
1 8 (40.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco
3 4 (20.00%) Citrix
3 4 (20.00%) MobileIron
4 2 (10.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.00%) Apple
5 1 (5.00%) AppSense
5 1 (5.00%) CommVault
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) Genesys
5 1 (5.00%) IDERA
5 1 (5.00%) SAP
5 1 (5.00%) Splunk