The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 22 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
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 - 28
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 0.57% - 1.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.08% - 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £275 - £263
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 £26.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +55.76% +11.82%  

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 Shropshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 48 118 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 27.59% 32.96% 41.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 66 35
Median daily rate £496 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.39% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £395 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £351
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.27 £26.75
% change year-on-year +21.52% +16.89%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire 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 Shropshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Shropshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

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 Shropshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Telford - 1 £275 -
SQL Server 2008
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) MSTest
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Unity DI Container

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MSTest
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft