The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 33 43
Rank change year-on-year -11 +10  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 4 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.25% 4.29% 1.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.12% 13.98% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 4
Median daily rate £350 £390 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.25% +26.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £326 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £524 £374
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 Oxford with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 97 93 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 30.31% 30.69% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 189 145
Median daily rate £450 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £180.00
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 Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Oxford

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Oxford

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Oxford

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 Oxford region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (76.47%) SQL
3 11 (64.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (58.82%) C#
4 10 (58.82%) ASP.NET
4 10 (58.82%) MVC
4 10 (58.82%) .NET
5 8 (47.06%) CSS
5 8 (47.06%) HTML
5 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
5 8 (47.06%) VB.NET
5 8 (47.06%) jQuery
5 8 (47.06%) Ajax
6 7 (41.18%) T-SQL
7 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (23.53%) RESTful
8 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (23.53%) Boomi
8 4 (23.53%) Dell
8 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (23.53%) ETL
8 4 (23.53%) FTP
8 4 (23.53%) Finance
9 3 (17.65%) Replication
9 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (17.65%) SQL Optimisation
10 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (64.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 10 (58.82%) .NET Developer
2 10 (58.82%) ASP.NET Developer
2 10 (58.82%) C# .NET Developer
2 10 (58.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 10 (58.82%) C# Developer
2 10 (58.82%) SQL Developer
3 8 (47.06%) Ajax Developer
3 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 8 (47.06%) C# VB.NET Developer
3 8 (47.06%) VB.NET Developer
3 8 (47.06%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (23.53%) ETL Developer
5 3 (17.65%) Administrator
5 3 (17.65%) DBA
5 3 (17.65%) SQL DBA
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (11.76%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Database Developer
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
1 10 (58.82%) ASP.NET
2 8 (47.06%) Ajax
2 8 (47.06%) CSS
2 8 (47.06%) HTML
2 8 (47.06%) jQuery
3 4 (23.53%) RESTful
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (11.76%) REST
4 2 (11.76%) WCF
4 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) MVC
2 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (23.53%) ETL
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Optimisation
5 2 (11.76%) Analytics
5 2 (11.76%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) OOP
5 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) C#
3 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 8 (47.06%) VB.NET
4 7 (41.18%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Java
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Dell
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com