The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 West / Devon
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 29 34
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 1.09% 2.13% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.38% 12.90% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £188 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.35%  
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 Devon with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Devon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 47 31 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 17.15% 16.49% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 40
Median daily rate £338 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £188 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £364 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon 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 Devon

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Devon

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Devon

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Devon

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 Devon 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
Exeter -6 3 - - 1
SQL Server 2008
South West

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 Devon region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
3 2 (28.57%) ISO 14001
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (28.57%) SaaS
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Xamarin
3 2 (28.57%) High Availability
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
4 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (14.29%) Puppet
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) DBA
1 4 (57.14%) SQL DBA
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (28.57%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
1 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) High Availability
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO 14001
1 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Xamarin
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) VMware