The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 29 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 62 49
Rank change year-on-year -2 -13  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.45% 0.98% 2.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.68% 3.57% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 19
Median daily rate £425 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.09% -11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £161 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £315 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £326
% change year-on-year - +7.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% +27.65%  

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 Glasgow with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 179 196 215
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 26.88% 27.53% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 290 275
Median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £285 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £190.00 - £65.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £185.00 - £57.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £195.00 - £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Glasgow

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Glasgow

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) Statistics
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) .NET

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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%) MQSeries
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) DBA
1 2 (50.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Designer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) AIX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Solaris
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec
2 1 (25.00%) VMware