The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 42 29 29
Rank change year-on-year -13 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 0.36% 3.28% 3.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.89% 10.98% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 8
Median daily rate £450 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £338
% change year-on-year -0.70% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £26.85
% change year-on-year -55.29% +58.31%  

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 53 82 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 18.86% 29.93% 24.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 38 46
Median daily rate £315 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.54% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £18.75 - £37.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 - £35.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 - £38.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Leicestershire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Leicestershire

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) .NET
3 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (75.00%) C#
3 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
4 5 (62.50%) HTML
4 5 (62.50%) CSS
4 5 (62.50%) MVC
4 5 (62.50%) jQuery
4 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (50.00%) Ajax
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (50.00%) XML
6 3 (37.50%) XSD
6 3 (37.50%) XSLT
6 3 (37.50%) XHTML
6 3 (37.50%) SOAP
6 3 (37.50%) Web Services
7 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
8 1 (12.50%) ETL
8 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Developer
3 4 (50.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 4 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (50.00%) C# Software Developer
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior .NET Software Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior Software Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
1 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) jQuery
3 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (50.00%) Ajax
3 4 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) SOAP
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) XHTML
4 3 (37.50%) XSD
4 3 (37.50%) XSLT
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (12.50%) HTML5
5 1 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft