The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 23 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 88 58
Rank change year-on-year +16 -30  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 10 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.83% 0.74% 1.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.29% 3.44% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 18
Median daily rate £350 £344 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +3.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £308 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £363 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £26.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +55.76% +11.82%  

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 233 291 290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 19.37% 21.46% 19.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 156 171
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (20.00%) MCITP
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (20.00%) Statistics
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 3 (20.00%) MCSA
6 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (20.00%) VB
6 3 (20.00%) .NET
6 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (13.33%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
7 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (13.33%) Office 365

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (53.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (13.33%) Data Mining
6 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (6.67%) Big Data
7 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) DBA
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) SQL DBA
3 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) Database Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Silverlight Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) Silverlight
2 1 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (20.00%) Statistics
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Data Extraction
4 1 (6.67%) ETL
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) SFIA
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (20.00%) VB
3 2 (13.33%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
4 1 (6.67%) R
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) MCITP
1 3 (20.00%) MCSA
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (13.33%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle