The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 29 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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 36 34
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.31% 1.18% 1.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.69% 3.20% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £300 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £330
% change year-on-year -0.70% +6.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
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 Merseyside with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 59 125 70
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 18.50% 36.98% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 90 38
Median daily rate £371 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.18% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £298 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £14.00
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Merseyside

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) XML
2 8 (80.00%) C#
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (60.00%) VBScript
4 6 (60.00%) XSLT
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) UML
5 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) MVC
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Ajax
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (20.00%) Entity Framework

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft BI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) XML
2 6 (60.00%) XSLT
3 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (20.00%) Ajax
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) CSS3
3 2 (20.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) JSON
3 2 (20.00%) WCF
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MVC
1 2 (20.00%) Project Management
1 2 (20.00%) SDLC
1 2 (20.00%) UML
1 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (60.00%) VBScript
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft