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 27 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
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 98 75
Rank change year-on-year -18 -23  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 17 34 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.73% 1.34% 2.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.78% 6.31% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 38
Median daily rate £360 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £476 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +72.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% +27.65%  

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 450 539 735
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.23% 21.22% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 315 415
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 22
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +48.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £27.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £42.28 £45.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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
Hertfordshire -5 10 £350 -13.84%
Essex -19 3 £400 +22.88% 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £500 - 4
Norfolk - 1 £300 -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 East of England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 41 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (82.93%) SQL
3 22 (53.66%) T-SQL
4 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
5 18 (43.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (43.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (41.46%) .NET
6 17 (41.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (36.59%) C#
7 15 (36.59%) Windows
8 13 (31.71%) ITIL
9 12 (29.27%) ETL
9 12 (29.27%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (24.39%) Migration
11 10 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
12 9 (21.95%) Windows Server
12 9 (21.95%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (19.51%) MVC
13 8 (19.51%) Finance
13 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
13 8 (19.51%) HTML
14 7 (17.07%) VBScript
14 7 (17.07%) Oracle
14 7 (17.07%) VB.NET
14 7 (17.07%) Visual Studio
14 7 (17.07%) CSS

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring 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 5 (12.20%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.88%) CMS
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.44%) Confluence
3 1 (2.44%) EPiServer
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) DNS
2 2 (4.88%) IMAP
2 2 (4.88%) Internet
2 2 (4.88%) SAN
2 2 (4.88%) SMTP
3 1 (2.44%) DHCP
3 1 (2.44%) LAN
3 1 (2.44%) MPLS
3 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.44%) VLAN
3 1 (2.44%) VPN
3 1 (2.44%) WAN
3 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (43.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (43.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (41.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (29.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (21.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (17.07%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (17.07%) QlikView
8 6 (14.63%) OLAP
9 5 (12.20%) OLTP
10 4 (9.76%) DTS
10 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
11 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (7.32%) Oracle9i Database
11 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
3 4 (9.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (53.66%) Developer
2 10 (24.39%) DBA
3 9 (21.95%) ETL Developer
3 9 (21.95%) SQL DBA
4 8 (19.51%) SQL Developer
5 5 (12.20%) .NET Developer
5 5 (12.20%) SSIS Developer
6 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Developer
6 4 (9.76%) SSRS Developer
7 3 (7.32%) C# Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Operations Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (4.88%) Administrator
8 2 (4.88%) Architect
8 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior DBA
8 2 (4.88%) VB.NET Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (41.46%) .NET
2 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
2 8 (19.51%) HTML
3 7 (17.07%) CSS
4 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (12.20%) .NET Framework
5 5 (12.20%) jQuery
5 5 (12.20%) WCF
6 4 (9.76%) Classic ASP
6 4 (9.76%) Web Services
7 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (7.32%) Entity Framework
7 3 (7.32%) MDX
7 3 (7.32%) WPF
8 2 (4.88%) CSS3
8 2 (4.88%) HTML5
8 2 (4.88%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (4.88%) LINQ to SQL
8 2 (4.88%) RequireJS
8 2 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.63%) Clustering
3 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.88%) W3C
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (36.59%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.88%) Linux
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) ITIL
2 12 (29.27%) ETL
3 10 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (24.39%) Migration
4 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (19.51%) MVC
6 7 (17.07%) High Availability
6 7 (17.07%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (12.20%) Data Integration
7 5 (12.20%) Data Transformation
7 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
9 3 (7.32%) Change Management
9 3 (7.32%) Data Modelling
9 3 (7.32%) Database Mirroring
9 3 (7.32%) People Management
9 3 (7.32%) Ticket Management
10 2 (4.88%) Logical Data Model
10 2 (4.88%) Physical Data Model
10 2 (4.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 34 (82.93%) SQL
2 22 (53.66%) T-SQL
3 15 (36.59%) C#
4 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
5 7 (17.07%) VB.NET
5 7 (17.07%) VBScript
6 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
7 3 (7.32%) VB
8 1 (2.44%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (14.63%) Degree
3 5 (12.20%) MCSE
4 2 (4.88%) MCDBA
4 2 (4.88%) MCITP
4 2 (4.88%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (4.88%) OCP
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.44%) CCNA
5 1 (2.44%) CCNP
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) IFRS
1 2 (4.88%) IFRS 9
2 1 (2.44%) MiFID
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (7.32%) Data Guard
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.44%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) 3PAR
3 1 (2.44%) Borland
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix
3 1 (2.44%) Dell
3 1 (2.44%) Embarcadero
3 1 (2.44%) F5
3 1 (2.44%) Meraki
3 1 (2.44%) NetApp
3 1 (2.44%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) SonicWALL
3 1 (2.44%) VMware