The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 36 41 33
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.28% 1.23% 1.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.51% 7.69% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 6
Median daily rate £425 £275 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.54% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £330
% change year-on-year -0.70% +6.81%  
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 Cambridge with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 47 65 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 15.02% 15.93% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 48 35
Median daily rate £425 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +45.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +123.68% +11.76%  
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 Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Cambridge

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Cambridge

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

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

1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (50.00%) Data Guard
4 3 (50.00%) Database Security
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (50.00%) High Availability
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) MCSE
4 3 (50.00%) MCDBA
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (50.00%) DTS
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (50.00%) OCP
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (50.00%) Clustering
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 3 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (50.00%) DTS
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) DBA
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
1 3 (50.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# WPF Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ETL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (16.67%) SSIS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (33.33%) WCF
2 2 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Database Security
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (16.67%) MVVM
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCDBA
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (50.00%) OCP
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Data Guard
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft