The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
South East / Kent
Rank - 46 35
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 1.95% 2.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 6.87% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £313 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £334
% change year-on-year -0.63% +5.61%  
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 Kent with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 69 131 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 23.39% 28.42% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 98 37
Median daily rate £338 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £579 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Kent

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Kent

SQL Server 2008
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Kent

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

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) ETL Development

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DBA
1 1 (100.00%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) ETL Development
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL