Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 6 months to 17 November 2018 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 80 92
Rank change year-on-year -7 +12 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 9 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.61% 0.86% 0.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.54% 4.38% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Reading median daily rate £425 £390 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -6.87% +8.20%
10th Percentile £356 £342 £348
90th Percentile £456 £443 £484
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £420
% change year-on-year -5.56% +7.05% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £54.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +20.00% +157.14%

SQL Server 2008 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 254 251 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 17.20% 19.70% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 158 106
Reading median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £325 £310 £316
90th Percentile £575 £538 £613
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 29
Reading median hourly rate £11.00 £12.25 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.20% +28.95% -
10th Percentile £10.33 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £12.28 £45.93 £9.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.25 £15.00 £9.50
% change year-on-year +121.67% +57.89% -41.54%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Reading

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Reading

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (44.44%) jQuery
3 4 (44.44%) HTML5
3 4 (44.44%) Umbraco
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 4 (44.44%) CSS
3 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 4 (44.44%) CMS
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (44.44%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (22.22%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
5 2 (22.22%) Office 365
5 2 (22.22%) Lumension

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (44.44%) CMS
1 4 (44.44%) Umbraco
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) IaaS
2 1 (11.11%) PaaS
2 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) MSI
2 2 (22.22%) Toad
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Umbraco Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) DBA
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
2 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (44.44%) CSS
2 4 (44.44%) HTML
2 4 (44.44%) HTML5
2 4 (44.44%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) HP Storage
3 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
1 4 (44.44%) MVC
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (11.11%) Business Development
3 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Presales
3 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (22.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Lumension
2 2 (22.22%) McAfee
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Fujitsu