The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 April 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
West Midlands / Coventry
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 42 39
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.30% 0.80% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.94% 3.66% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £375 £525 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +55.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £338
% change year-on-year -2.77% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £26.85
% change year-on-year -20.00% -11.52%  

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 Coventry with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 34 82 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 10.27% 21.75% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 58 49
Median daily rate £522 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.37% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £23.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.91% -6.15%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry 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 Coventry

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Coventry

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Coventry

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

1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (40.00%) Mathematics

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft