The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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
Berkshire / Slough
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 25 27
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.44% 1.23% 1.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.41% 5.71% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £350 £175 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -57.57%  
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 Slough with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 37 35 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 26.62% 21.60% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 22
Median daily rate £400 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -14.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £225 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £470 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £351
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.50
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 Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 Slough

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Slough

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 Slough region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (42.86%) Hyperion
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 3 (42.86%) Essbase
3 3 (42.86%) HFM
3 3 (42.86%) Information Management
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (42.86%) Visualisation
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (28.57%) KVM
4 2 (28.57%) Ansible
4 2 (28.57%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (28.57%) Confluence
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) ZABBIX
4 2 (28.57%) XenServer
4 2 (28.57%) Xen
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 2 (28.57%) Ubuntu
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 (28.57%) Apache
1 2 (28.57%) Confluence
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) HFM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Extranet
2 1 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Essbase
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) QlikView
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) OBIEE Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Support
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) QlikView Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior QlikView Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) LAMP
1 2 (28.57%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (14.29%) WinForms
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) N-Tier
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Ubuntu
2 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) Information Management
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
2 3 (42.86%) Visualisation
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 2 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Android Development
4 1 (14.29%) Data Governance
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
2 2 (28.57%) PHP
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
2 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) KVM
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) Xen
1 2 (28.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible
1 2 (28.57%) Nagios
1 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (28.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Hyperion
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Apple