The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 46 54
Rank change year-on-year -21 +8  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.80% 3.06% 2.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.76% 11.54% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 17
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £357 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £509 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 181 156 187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 28.87% 26.53% 24.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 124 129
Median daily rate £425 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Oxfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Oxfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Oxford -10 5 £350 -10.25%
Abingdon - 2 £350 -
SQL Server 2008
South East

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

1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (81.82%) SQL
3 16 (72.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (63.64%) MVC
4 14 (63.64%) .NET
4 14 (63.64%) C#
4 14 (63.64%) ASP.NET
5 12 (54.55%) CSS
5 12 (54.55%) HTML
5 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
5 12 (54.55%) VB.NET
5 12 (54.55%) jQuery
5 12 (54.55%) Ajax
6 7 (31.82%) T-SQL
7 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (18.18%) RESTful
8 4 (18.18%) Finance
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (18.18%) ETL
8 4 (18.18%) FTP
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 4 (18.18%) Dell
8 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (18.18%) Boomi
9 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (13.64%) SQL Optimisation
9 3 (13.64%) Replication
10 2 (9.09%) Migration
10 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
10 2 (9.09%) WCF

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (72.73%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 14 (63.64%) .NET Developer
2 14 (63.64%) ASP.NET Developer
2 14 (63.64%) C# .NET Developer
2 14 (63.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 14 (63.64%) C# Developer
2 14 (63.64%) SQL Developer
3 12 (54.55%) Ajax Developer
3 12 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 12 (54.55%) C# VB.NET Developer
3 12 (54.55%) VB.NET Developer
3 12 (54.55%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (18.18%) ETL Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Administrator
5 3 (13.64%) DBA
5 3 (13.64%) SQL DBA
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (9.09%) Database Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) .NET
1 14 (63.64%) ASP.NET
2 12 (54.55%) Ajax
2 12 (54.55%) CSS
2 12 (54.55%) HTML
2 12 (54.55%) jQuery
3 4 (18.18%) RESTful
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (9.09%) REST
4 2 (9.09%) WCF
4 2 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) MVC
2 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (18.18%) ETL
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Optimisation
5 2 (9.09%) Analytics
5 2 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) OO
5 2 (9.09%) OOP
5 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.55%) Network Design
6 1 (4.55%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) SQL
2 14 (63.64%) C#
3 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 12 (54.55%) VB.NET
4 7 (31.82%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) MCSE
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Dell
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) NetApp
3 1 (4.55%) VMware