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 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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 55 41
Rank change year-on-year -1 -14  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 4 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.19% 0.69% 3.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.74% 3.77% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 18
Median daily rate £310 £213 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.88% -40.35%  
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 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 136 106 229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 25.76% 18.18% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 53 137
Median daily rate £375 £348 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.91% -9.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.61 - £33.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 - £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.39 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 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 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (50.00%) DBA
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) SQL DBA
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (50.00%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft