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 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England / Midlands
Rank - 27 18
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands - 1.49% 2.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 6.00% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £51.56 £26.85
% change year-on-year -63.14% +92.05%  

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 19 50 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 16.52% 24.75% 28.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 26 21
Median daily rate £600 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) PeopleSoft
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 2 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) ETL
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (100.00%) SAML
1 2 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) BizTalk Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 2 (100.00%) SAML
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) ETL
1 2 (100.00%) IT Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Presales
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) PeopleSoft
1 2 (100.00%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) VMware