Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 21 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 79 59
Rank change year-on-year -5 -20 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 5 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.25% 0.57% 2.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.32% 2.15% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 22
Essex median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £362 £310 £300
90th Percentile £548 £530 £443
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Essex median hourly rate - - £38.75
East of England median hourly rate - £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +49.12% +29.55%

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 Essex with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 188 233 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 23.50% 26.63% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 150 171
Essex median daily rate £450 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -3.45% -14.71%
10th Percentile £310 £230 £240
90th Percentile £588 £491 £550
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 34 30
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.16% +19.67%
10th Percentile £26.09 £30.83 £18.53
90th Percentile £43.00 £46.00 £44.05
East of England median hourly rate £29.50 £36.82 £31.76
% change year-on-year -19.88% +15.93% +11.44%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Essex

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Essex

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Essex over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Essex

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Essex

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 21 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
Colchester - 2 £400 -
Witham -4 1 £363 -34.09%
SQL Server 2008
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 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 Essex region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) High Availability
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (30.00%) Cognos Planning
5 3 (30.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (30.00%) Financial Modelling
5 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Analytics
5 3 (30.00%) Cognos Query Studio
5 3 (30.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 3 (30.00%) Cognos Connection
5 3 (30.00%) Cognos Event Studio
5 3 (30.00%) Cognos
5 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (30.00%) MOLAP
5 3 (30.00%) OLAP

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) BGP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (10.00%) IPsec
2 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (10.00%) Junos
2 1 (10.00%) OSPF
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) Skype
2 1 (10.00%) SMTP
2 1 (10.00%) SNMP
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) VRRP
2 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (30.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 3 (30.00%) Cognos Connection
4 3 (30.00%) Cognos Event Studio
4 3 (30.00%) Cognos Query Studio
4 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (30.00%) MOLAP
4 3 (30.00%) OLAP
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Cognos Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) DBA
1 3 (30.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Scrum Master
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Software Development Manager
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) Financial Modelling
2 3 (30.00%) High Availability
3 2 (20.00%) Database Mirroring
3 2 (20.00%) Server Building
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Remediation Plan
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (10.00%) NFS
2 1 (10.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (10.00%) PowerCLI
2 1 (10.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cognos
1 3 (30.00%) IBM
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Clearswift
3 1 (10.00%) F5
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Huawei
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp