Period
to 16 July 2019

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 6 months to 16 July 2019 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
6 months to
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 91 79
Rank change year-on-year -1 -12 -16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.69% 0.51% 1.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.64% 2.80% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 12
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -21.43% -9.68%
10th Percentile £363 £148 £254
90th Percentile £503 £362 £387
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £26.90 -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 275 286 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.95% 18.22% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 190 147
Hertfordshire median daily rate £464 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% - -
10th Percentile £340 £263 £254
90th Percentile £594 £544 £560
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -12.73% +127.65%
10th Percentile £17.23 £13.10 £17.25
90th Percentile £62.00 £37.00 £31.55
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +15.38% -17.46% -8.70%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

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 6 months to 16 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -10 5 £375 +36.36%
Hatfield +5 2 £413 +22.22%
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £485 -
SQL Server 2008
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (40.00%) HTML5
4 4 (40.00%) Ajax
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (40.00%) Microservices
4 4 (40.00%) React
4 4 (40.00%) WCF
4 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 4 (40.00%) Multithreading
4 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (40.00%) MVC
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) IIS
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) MySQL
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Middleware
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Core
4 4 (40.00%) TypeScript
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API

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 4 (40.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) MySQL
3 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (10.00%) Data Lake
5 1 (10.00%) Power BI
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (20.00%) French Language
1 2 (20.00%) German Language
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Angular Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (20.00%) SQL BI Developer
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server BI Developer
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (10.00%) DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior SQL Server Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) .NET Core
1 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (40.00%) Ajax
1 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) HTML5
1 4 (40.00%) jQuery
1 4 (40.00%) Middleware
1 4 (40.00%) React
1 4 (40.00%) WCF
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Microservices
2 4 (40.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
1 4 (40.00%) TypeScript
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Tableau