The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 / Northamptonshire
Rank 39 28 49
Rank change year-on-year -11 +21  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 4 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.05% 3.84% 0.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.00% 16.09% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 1
Median daily rate £281 £403 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.12% +25.78%  
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 80 87 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 20.94% 23.84% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 65 43
Median daily rate £400 £405 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £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 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
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 Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Northamptonshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Northamptonshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Northamptonshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -11 1 £450 +5.88%
Daventry - 1 £195 -
SQL Server 2008
East Midlands

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Terminal Server
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) JBoss
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) DB2
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Lombardi
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Dojo
1 1 (25.00%) Ext JS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) Sencha Touch
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 2 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) Terminal Server
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
1 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Sencha