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 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 28 32
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.41% 3.32% 4.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.33% 11.46% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 4
Median daily rate £235 £453 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.06% +34.07%  
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 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 43 96 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 17.77% 29.00% 34.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 58 50
Median daily rate £338 £434 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.23% +28.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £62.00 - £11.50
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 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Kent

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 Kent region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft