Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 2018 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 93 77
Rank change year-on-year -12 -16 -21
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 4 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.38% 1.20% 0.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.67% 5.39% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Essex median daily rate £438 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -14.71% +21.43%
10th Percentile £416 £355 £323
90th Percentile £449 £554 £548
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Essex median hourly rate £42.50 - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 - £42.50

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 239 167 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 22.44% 22.30% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 111 146
Essex median daily rate £475 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +28.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £230
90th Percentile £575 £581 £488
East of England median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 34
Essex median hourly rate £16.34 £40.00 £36.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.15% +8.64% +0.88%
10th Percentile £10.64 £25.65 £28.83
90th Percentile £48.91 £42.63 £45.93
East of England median hourly rate £17.67 £37.00 £36.07
% change year-on-year -52.24% +2.58% +0.19%

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 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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) MCSA
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (50.00%) Data Management
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript

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 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) DBA
1 2 (50.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Integration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) XSD
1 1 (25.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Management
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCSA
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) InterSystems
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware