The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 26 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 32
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - - 3.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - - 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Median daily rate - - £338
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 Lancashire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 58 83 110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 17.21% 18.95% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 52 75
Median daily rate £375 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.63% +8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £283 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £490 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 1
Median hourly rate £44.00 £20.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.63% +28.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Lancashire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) HNC
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) ERP
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET
2 2 (50.00%) Classic ASP
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) HTML

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) IIS
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (50.00%) NAS
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Server Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 2 (50.00%) Classic ASP
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) LINQ
1 2 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
1 2 (50.00%) WCF
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) ERP
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (50.00%) VB
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) HNC
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (50.00%) MCITP
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Kaseya
1 2 (50.00%) Kaspersky
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) SAP
1 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (50.00%) Symantec
1 2 (50.00%) VMware