The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 23 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 27 21
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands - 1.06% 2.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 5.13% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £250 -
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 £26.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +55.76% +11.82%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 14 39 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 13.86% 20.63% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 29 9
Median daily rate £410 £475 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.68% +41.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £600 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the Midlands