The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
South West / Dorset
Rank - 21 31
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset - 3.04% 0.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 11.86% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Median daily rate - £325 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +31.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £51.56 £25.00
% change year-on-year -63.14% +106.23%  

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 Dorset with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 28 59 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 30.43% 25.65% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 41 28
Median daily rate £425 £445 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +18.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £281 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £750 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +1.93% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.47% -22.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +1.53%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Dorset

SQL Server 2008
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 22 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 Dorset region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Umbraco
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Kentico
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) HTML

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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 1 (50.00%) Kentico
1 1 (50.00%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) NHibernate
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft