The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 66 59 67
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 6 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.80% 1.46% 0.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.82% 5.64% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 2
Median daily rate £463 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +30.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £330
% change year-on-year -0.70% +6.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 88 195 185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 11.80% 25.93% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 101 110
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -66.25%  
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 Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Milton Keynes

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Milton Keynes

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Milton Keynes

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (40.00%) Workflow
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (40.00%) Symantec
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) Workflow Development
5 3 (30.00%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (30.00%) OVSD
5 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (30.00%) MCSA
5 3 (30.00%) MCDBA
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) MCP

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (10.00%) MySQL
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Workflow Developer
4 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 2 (20.00%) Support Specialist
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Angular Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) LINQ
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Workflow
1 4 (40.00%) Workflow Development
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (30.00%) ITSM
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
2 3 (30.00%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) Email Filtering
4 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
2 1 (10.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) MCDBA
2 3 (30.00%) MCP
2 3 (30.00%) MCSA
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (10.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) OVSD
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) EdgeSight
3 1 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix
1 4 (40.00%) HP
1 4 (40.00%) Symantec
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (10.00%) AppSense
3 1 (10.00%) CommVault
3 1 (10.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) Genesys
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) SAP