The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England / East of England
Rank 104 100 90
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 24 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.13% 1.06% 1.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.81% 6.40% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 24
Median daily rate £438 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £275 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £393 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £330
% change year-on-year -0.70% +6.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +102.38%  
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 the East of England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 413 406 563
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.39% 16.52% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 238 348
Median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £265 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 28
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +32.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £19.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £40.00
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 the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the East of England

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the East of England

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the East of England

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 26 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
Essex -9 9 £450 +28.57% 1
Hertfordshire +2 5 £376 -3.21% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 4 £425 +54.54% 2
Bedfordshire 0 3 - -
Norfolk - 3 £475 - 1
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 East of England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 47 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (80.85%) SQL
3 25 (53.19%) .NET
3 25 (53.19%) Microsoft
4 20 (42.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (40.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (40.43%) T-SQL
6 17 (36.17%) ITIL
7 16 (34.04%) MVC
8 15 (31.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (31.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (29.79%) C#
10 12 (25.53%) Windows
11 11 (23.40%) Visual Studio
11 11 (23.40%) Oracle
11 11 (23.40%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (23.40%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (23.40%) WPF
12 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (21.28%) ETL
13 9 (19.15%) Embarcadero
13 9 (19.15%) Borland
13 9 (19.15%) Delphi
13 9 (19.15%) Logistics
13 9 (19.15%) PowerShell
14 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (17.02%) Clustering
15 7 (14.89%) Finance

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 (6.38%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.13%) NServiceBus
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) SAN
2 1 (2.13%) BGP
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) HSRP
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) NAS
2 1 (2.13%) OSPF
2 1 (2.13%) SMTP
2 1 (2.13%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (42.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (40.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (31.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (31.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (23.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (14.89%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (14.89%) QlikView
8 5 (10.64%) DTS
8 5 (10.64%) OLAP
8 5 (10.64%) OLTP
8 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
9 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (6.38%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
2 5 (10.64%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Developer
2 11 (23.40%) DBA
3 10 (21.28%) SQL DBA
4 8 (17.02%) ETL Developer
5 7 (14.89%) .NET Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Architect
6 5 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (8.51%) SQL Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Operations Manager
8 3 (6.38%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (6.38%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (6.38%) SSIS Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Applications Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Senior DBA
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Developer
9 2 (4.26%) SSRS Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Supply Chain Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (53.19%) .NET
2 11 (23.40%) WPF
3 7 (14.89%) .NET Framework
3 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.51%) Entity Framework
5 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (6.38%) CSS
5 3 (6.38%) HTML
5 3 (6.38%) MDX
6 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (4.26%) jQuery
6 2 (4.26%) LINQ
6 2 (4.26%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (4.26%) WCF
7 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (2.13%) Kendo UI
7 1 (2.13%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (2.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Clustering
2 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.26%) FMCG
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) PKI
5 1 (2.13%) RIA
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.26%) Linux
5 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) ITIL
2 16 (34.04%) MVC
3 11 (23.40%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (21.28%) ETL
5 9 (19.15%) Logistics
6 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (14.89%) High Availability
8 5 (10.64%) Data Integration
8 5 (10.64%) Data Transformation
8 5 (10.64%) Migration
9 4 (8.51%) Data Protection
9 4 (8.51%) Database Security
9 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (8.51%) People Management
9 4 (8.51%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (6.38%) Change Management
10 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
10 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.38%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (80.85%) SQL
2 19 (40.43%) T-SQL
3 14 (29.79%) C#
4 9 (19.15%) Delphi
4 9 (19.15%) PowerShell
5 7 (14.89%) VBScript
6 6 (12.77%) VB.NET
7 3 (6.38%) VB
8 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (14.89%) Degree
3 6 (12.77%) MCSE
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (6.38%) MCDBA
5 3 (6.38%) MCITP
5 3 (6.38%) OCP
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) IFRS
1 2 (4.26%) IFRS 9
2 1 (2.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.13%) DFS Replication
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) XenApp
3 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Data Guard
1 4 (8.51%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.13%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.13%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 25 (53.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.40%) Oracle
3 9 (19.15%) Borland
3 9 (19.15%) Embarcadero
4 3 (6.38%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco
5 1 (2.13%) Citrix
5 1 (2.13%) Clearswift
5 1 (2.13%) F5
5 1 (2.13%) HP
5 1 (2.13%) Huawei
5 1 (2.13%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.13%) Juniper
5 1 (2.13%) NetApp
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.13%) Telerik
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