The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 27 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 46 66
Rank change year-on-year -5 +20  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.58% 1.68% 0.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.93% 9.40% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 5
Median daily rate £350 £406 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.84% -9.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £372 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £472 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 112 117 193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 17.75% 17.86% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 66 93
Median daily rate £375 £420 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +13.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.08 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.17% -42.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Hertfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Hertfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Hemel Hempstead +9 3 £360 -10.00%
Watford -7 3 £313 -25.37%
Hatfield - 1 £375 -
SQL Server 2008
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (86.67%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) T-SQL
5 7 (46.67%) HTML
5 7 (46.67%) CSS
6 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
6 6 (40.00%) .NET
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
7 5 (33.33%) C#
7 5 (33.33%) IIS
7 5 (33.33%) Windows
8 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (26.67%) Classic ASP
8 4 (26.67%) Web Services
8 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
8 4 (26.67%) MVC
8 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (26.67%) jQuery
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
9 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (20.00%) Migration
9 3 (20.00%) DNS
10 2 (13.33%) SMTP
10 2 (13.33%) XHTML
10 2 (13.33%) ETL
10 2 (13.33%) DTS

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 5 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) CMS
3 1 (6.67%) Confluence
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) IMAP
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) SMTP
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) MPLS
3 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
3 1 (6.67%) VLAN
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (13.33%) DTS
5 2 (13.33%) QlikView
5 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (6.67%) Big Data
6 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) SSIS Developer
5 2 (13.33%) SSRS Developer
5 2 (13.33%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (6.67%) DBA
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (6.67%) SSAS Developer
6 1 (6.67%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) CSS
1 7 (46.67%) HTML
2 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (26.67%) Classic ASP
3 4 (26.67%) jQuery
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (13.33%) CSS3
4 2 (13.33%) Entity Framework
4 2 (13.33%) HTML5
4 2 (13.33%) JSON
4 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (13.33%) LINQ
4 2 (13.33%) LINQ to SQL
4 2 (13.33%) RequireJS
4 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (13.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) W3C
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) MVC
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
3 2 (13.33%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (13.33%) SDLC
3 2 (13.33%) Time Management
3 2 (13.33%) Web Development
4 1 (6.67%) API Development
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Mapping
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Kanban
4 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) T-SQL
3 5 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) AirWatch
1 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) 3PAR
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) Dell
2 1 (6.67%) F5
2 1 (6.67%) Meraki
2 1 (6.67%) NetApp
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL
2 1 (6.67%) VMware