The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 30 April 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 West / Somerset
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 37 37
Rank change year-on-year +15 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 8 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.08% 0.79% 3.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.09% 4.26% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £325 £413 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +41.02%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £26.85
% change year-on-year -20.00% -11.52%  

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 Somerset with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 53 47 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 27.04% 18.50% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 64
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £1,846 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Median hourly rate £45.25 £38.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.77% +19.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.23% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Somerset

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Somerset

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Bath +10 6 £325 -21.21% 1
Yeovil +7 1 - -
Clevedon - 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Somerset region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 12 (57.14%) SQL
4 10 (47.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (38.10%) .NET
6 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (33.33%) T-SQL
8 6 (28.57%) C#
8 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
9 5 (23.81%) HTML5
9 5 (23.81%) CSS
9 5 (23.81%) HTML
9 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
10 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
10 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
10 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
10 4 (19.05%) Scrum
10 4 (19.05%) Finance
10 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
10 4 (19.05%) MVC
10 4 (19.05%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (19.05%) Entity Framework
10 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
10 4 (19.05%) Web Development
10 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
10 4 (19.05%) jQuery

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 (19.05%) SharePoint
1 4 (19.05%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) Extranet
2 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (47.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
6 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
7 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (14.29%) PerformancePoint
7 3 (14.29%) PowerPivot
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (9.52%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (9.52%) Star Schema
9 1 (4.76%) Big Data
9 1 (4.76%) MySQL
9 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Electronics
2 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 3 (14.29%) Marketing
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (23.81%) SSIS Developer
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 3 (14.29%) DBA
5 3 (14.29%) SSRS Developer
6 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Business Developer
6 2 (9.52%) SQL BI Developer
6 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (9.52%) T-SQL Developer
7 1 (4.76%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Database Developer
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) .NET
2 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 5 (23.81%) CSS
3 5 (23.81%) HTML
3 5 (23.81%) HTML5
4 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
4 4 (19.05%) Entity Framework
4 4 (19.05%) jQuery
5 3 (14.29%) Ext JS
6 2 (9.52%) Apache Flex
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (9.52%) XML
7 1 (4.76%) Compass CSS Framework
7 1 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (4.76%) LESS
7 1 (4.76%) Sass
7 1 (4.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
1 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) CentOS
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
3 4 (19.05%) MVC
3 4 (19.05%) Scrum
3 4 (19.05%) Web Development
4 3 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (14.29%) Process Management
4 3 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Data Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) Front End Development
5 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) SDLC
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Web Design
5 2 (9.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 6 (28.57%) C#
4 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (9.52%) PHP
6 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) Samba
3 1 (4.76%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Nagios
1 1 (4.76%) Webmin
1 1 (4.76%) Xymon
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) SAP
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.76%) Veeam