The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 23 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 47 40
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 11 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire - 1.87% 5.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 7.64% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 14
Median daily rate - £359 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £26.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +55.76% +11.82%  

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 81 144 196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.78% 24.45% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 91 111
Median daily rate £350 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 8
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £23.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 - £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Cambridgeshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Database Security
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MCDBA
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (50.00%) DTS
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) OCP
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) DTS
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) DBA
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
1 2 (50.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# WPF Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (25.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Database Security
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) High Availability
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (25.00%) MVVM
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCDBA
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) OCP
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Data Guard
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft