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 28 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 35 36
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire - 2.10% 1.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 8.51% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Median daily rate - £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year - +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% +27.65%  

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 67 94 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 18.56% 24.67% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 147 92
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £309 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £575 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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
Co-occurring 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