Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 130 102
Rank change year-on-year -39 -28 -30
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 40 68 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.78% 1.40% 1.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.05% 6.07% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 49 74
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £262 £229 £227
90th Percentile £585 £466 £438
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +6.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
East of England median hourly rate - £42.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +49.12% +29.55%
England median hourly rate £38.50 £20.12 £26.75
% change year-on-year +91.35% -24.79% +21.59%

SQL Server 2008 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following 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 or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 987 1120 1271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.12% 22.98% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 691 716
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £287 £230 £225
90th Percentile £567 £538 £538
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 40 52
East of England median hourly rate £29.50 £36.82 £31.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.88% +15.93% +11.44%
10th Percentile £16.18 £15.70 £14.00
90th Percentile £40.38 £46.00 £47.43
England median hourly rate £31.75 £28.00 £27.89
% change year-on-year +13.39% +0.39% +13.84%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -22 16 £363 -3.33% 4
Essex -9 10 £400 +14.29% 2
Suffolk +13 5 £475 +50.79% 1
Cambridgeshire -25 4 £260 -25.71% 1
Bedfordshire -6 3 £488 +50.00% 1
Norfolk -11 2 £338 -15.63% 1
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 40 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (65.00%) SQL
3 19 (47.50%) T-SQL
4 15 (37.50%) Windows
4 15 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (27.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (27.50%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (27.50%) Windows Server
7 10 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 9 (22.50%) .NET
8 9 (22.50%) C#
8 9 (22.50%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (22.50%) ETL
8 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (20.00%) High Availability
9 8 (20.00%) Migration
9 8 (20.00%) WCF
9 8 (20.00%) .NET Framework
10 7 (17.50%) Visual Studio
10 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (15.00%) Analytics
11 6 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET
11 6 (15.00%) CSS
11 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange

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 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) Apache Spark
2 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.00%) Confluence
4 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.50%) IIS
5 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) Firewall
1 6 (15.00%) SAN
2 4 (10.00%) LAN
2 4 (10.00%) WAN
2 4 (10.00%) Wireless
3 2 (5.00%) DNS
3 2 (5.00%) SMTP
4 1 (2.50%) BGP
4 1 (2.50%) DHCP
4 1 (2.50%) IMAP
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) IPsec
4 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.50%) OSPF
4 1 (2.50%) SNMP
4 1 (2.50%) SSL
4 1 (2.50%) VoIP
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
4 1 (2.50%) VRRP
4 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (27.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (22.50%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (12.50%) Apache Hive
7 5 (12.50%) Big Data
7 5 (12.50%) Hadoop
7 5 (12.50%) Impala
7 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (7.50%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 3 (7.50%) Cognos Connection
8 3 (7.50%) Cognos Event Studio
8 3 (7.50%) Cognos Query Studio
8 3 (7.50%) MOLAP
8 3 (7.50%) OLAP
8 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
9 2 (5.00%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.00%) InstallShield
3 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.00%) JIRA
3 2 (5.00%) WiX
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Developer
2 9 (22.50%) DBA
3 8 (20.00%) SQL DBA
4 5 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (10.00%) Big Data Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Development Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Scrum Master
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Support Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Software Development Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Software Manager
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) .NET
2 8 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 8 (20.00%) WCF
3 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (15.00%) CSS
3 6 (15.00%) HTML
3 6 (15.00%) jQuery
4 4 (10.00%) XML
5 3 (7.50%) Web Services
6 2 (5.00%) Ajax
6 2 (5.00%) Apache Avro
6 2 (5.00%) Entity Framework
6 2 (5.00%) Kafka
6 2 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (5.00%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (5.00%) Silverlight
6 2 (5.00%) WinForms
6 2 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) HP Storage
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) W3C
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) PKI
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Windows Server
3 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.50%) Linux
7 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) ETL
3 8 (20.00%) High Availability
3 8 (20.00%) Migration
4 6 (15.00%) Analytics
4 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (15.00%) MVC
4 6 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (10.00%) Change Control
5 4 (10.00%) Network Management
5 4 (10.00%) Network Optimisation
5 4 (10.00%) Scrum
5 4 (10.00%) Statistics
5 4 (10.00%) Web Application Development
6 3 (7.50%) Database Mirroring
6 3 (7.50%) Financial Modelling
6 3 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (7.50%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 26 (65.00%) SQL
2 19 (47.50%) T-SQL
3 9 (22.50%) C#
4 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 5 (12.50%) Python
6 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) MCSA
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.50%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.50%) NFS
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.50%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.50%) vSphere
4 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Oozie
2 2 (5.00%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) PowerCLI
3 1 (2.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Cisco
3 5 (12.50%) HP
4 4 (10.00%) arcserve
4 4 (10.00%) CA
5 3 (7.50%) Cognos
5 3 (7.50%) IBM
6 2 (5.00%) Atlassian
6 2 (5.00%) NetApp
6 2 (5.00%) VMware
7 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix
7 1 (2.50%) Clearswift
7 1 (2.50%) Cloudera
7 1 (2.50%) F5
7 1 (2.50%) Huawei
7 1 (2.50%) Juniper
7 1 (2.50%) McAfee
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle
7 1 (2.50%) Tableau