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 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
Rank 51 42 47
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 9 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.19% 2.64% 1.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.72% 10.08% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 4
Median daily rate £450 £350 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -16.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £316 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £415 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £330
% change year-on-year -0.70% +6.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Essex with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 134 119 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 32.60% 26.21% 29.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 63 69
Median daily rate £450 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £428 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 19
Median hourly rate £47.00 £62.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.80% +78.57%  
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 Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Colchester +3 2 £400 +42.85%
SQL Server 2008
East of England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

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 Essex region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (90.00%) SQL
3 8 (80.00%) T-SQL
3 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (70.00%) ETL
4 7 (70.00%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (70.00%) VBScript
4 7 (70.00%) Finance
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (70.00%) C#
4 7 (70.00%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (60.00%) Degree
5 6 (60.00%) ITIL
6 5 (50.00%) OLAP
6 5 (50.00%) VB.NET
6 5 (50.00%) .NET
6 5 (50.00%) OLTP
6 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (50.00%) QlikView
6 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (50.00%) Data Transformation
7 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (40.00%) Banking
8 3 (30.00%) Retail
8 3 (30.00%) Data Integration
8 3 (30.00%) MDX
8 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (30.00%) VB

SQL Server 2008
Top Related 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%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) BGP
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) HSRP
1 1 (10.00%) NAS
1 1 (10.00%) OSPF
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) SMTP
1 1 (10.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (50.00%) OLAP
3 5 (50.00%) OLTP
3 5 (50.00%) QlikView
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 3 (30.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
1 7 (70.00%) ETL Developer
2 2 (20.00%) DBA
2 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (20.00%) SSIS Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (10.00%) SSAS Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SSRS Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) ETL
1 7 (70.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Data Transformation
4 3 (30.00%) Data Integration
4 3 (30.00%) Ticket Management
5 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) ETL Development
5 2 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
5 2 (20.00%) SOA
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (10.00%) High Availability
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) T-SQL
3 7 (70.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) VBScript
4 5 (50.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (30.00%) VB
6 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) IFRS
1 2 (20.00%) IFRS 9
2 1 (10.00%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) HP SIM
1 1 (10.00%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Clearswift
3 1 (10.00%) F5
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Huawei
3 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) VMware