Period
to 4 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 4 June 2020 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
England > South East
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 207 303 287
Rank change year-on-year +96 -16 -80
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 22 62 79
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.62% 2.17% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 43 44
Median daily rate £402 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.23% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £350 £206 £268
90th Percentile £471 £448 £513
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £33.75
England median hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50

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 the South East with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,358 2,855 3,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.88% 19.71% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 1,811 2,058
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +8.02%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £305
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 59 50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.69 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.61% +19.23% +110.53%
10th Percentile £18.25 £21.68 £13.13
90th Percentile £68.75 £60.00 £52.53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year - +4.48% +11.67%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the South East.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the South East over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 4 June 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +76 17 £402 +28.68% 1
Berkshire +62 9 £384 +11.23% 1
Buckinghamshire +21 8 £407 +41.61%
East Sussex +28 2 - -
Hampshire +51 1 - -
Surrey +48 1 £475 +15.85% 1
Kent +20 1 £400 -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (86.36%) SQL
3 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
4 13 (59.09%) T-SQL
5 11 (50.00%) .NET
5 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
6 10 (45.45%) C#
7 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
7 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (36.36%) Migration
8 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (36.36%) MVC
8 8 (36.36%) Windows
9 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
9 7 (31.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (31.82%) Scrum
10 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
10 6 (27.27%) Web Services
10 6 (27.27%) XML
10 6 (27.27%) Entity Framework
10 6 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (22.73%) HTML
11 5 (22.73%) CSS
11 5 (22.73%) CRM
11 5 (22.73%) SharePoint

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (18.18%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Azure
2 1 (4.55%) AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.55%) IaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) 802.11
1 1 (4.55%) DHCP
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) IPsec
1 1 (4.55%) LAN
1 1 (4.55%) MPLS
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
1 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2017
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (4.55%) MySQL
8 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
8 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (4.55%) PolyBase
8 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (4.55%) MSI
3 1 (4.55%) Toad
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.64%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) DBA
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) SQL DBA
3 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.09%) CRM Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared DBA
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Azure Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
2 6 (27.27%) Entity Framework
2 6 (27.27%) Web Services
2 6 (27.27%) XML
3 5 (22.73%) CSS
3 5 (22.73%) HTML
3 5 (22.73%) LINQ
4 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 4 (18.18%) XSL
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Core
5 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 2 (9.09%) jQuery
5 2 (9.09%) Node.js
5 2 (9.09%) React
5 2 (9.09%) WinForms
5 2 (9.09%) WPF
6 1 (4.55%) 802.1X
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) CESG
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
2 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 3 (13.64%) Linux
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.55%) AIX
6 1 (4.55%) HPUX
6 1 (4.55%) Solaris
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Migration
2 8 (36.36%) MVC
3 7 (31.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (31.82%) Scrum
4 6 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (22.73%) CRM
5 5 (22.73%) Data Migration
5 5 (22.73%) High Availability
5 5 (22.73%) Web Development
6 4 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (13.64%) ITIL
8 2 (9.09%) Benchmarking
8 2 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (9.09%) Decision-Making
8 2 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
8 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 2 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) SQL
2 13 (59.09%) T-SQL
3 10 (45.45%) C#
4 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.55%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.55%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) MCAD
3 4 (18.18%) MCITP
3 4 (18.18%) MCPD
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) DBS Check
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) MBA
5 1 (4.55%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) Computacenter
4 2 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Aruba
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) Embarcadero
5 1 (4.55%) Lumension
5 1 (4.55%) McAfee
5 1 (4.55%) Sybase