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 3 months to 27 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
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 178 125
Rank change year-on-year -2 -53  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 75 92 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.97% 1.02% 1.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.33% 4.95% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 67 99
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £530 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.78% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% +27.65%  

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1733 1860 2010
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 22.35% 20.68% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 1160 1227
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.51% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 51 27
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.53% +57.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 27 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
Hampshire +16 30 £375 +7.14% 11
Berkshire +32 18 £371 +64.77% 6
Surrey +4 9 £450 -18.18% 3
Buckinghamshire -18 5 £313 -25.59% 4
East Sussex +6 4 £345 -18.82%
Oxfordshire -19 4 £350 -6.66% 3
West Sussex +13 2 £388 +6.16% 4
Kent -12 1 £235 -48.06% 2
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 156 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 106 (67.95%) SQL
3 68 (43.59%) .NET
4 66 (42.31%) Microsoft
5 62 (39.74%) C#
6 51 (32.69%) MVC
6 51 (32.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 48 (30.77%) ASP.NET
8 46 (29.49%) T-SQL
9 44 (28.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 43 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (26.28%) Windows
12 40 (25.64%) JavaScript
13 37 (23.72%) SQL Server 2005
13 37 (23.72%) Web Services
14 35 (22.44%) Ajax
15 33 (21.15%) HTML
15 33 (21.15%) jQuery
16 32 (20.51%) XML
17 30 (19.23%) Linux
17 30 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
18 29 (18.59%) ASP.NET MVC
19 27 (17.31%) CSS
19 27 (17.31%) Migration
19 27 (17.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 27 (17.31%) SQL Server 2016
20 25 (16.03%) VMware
21 24 (15.38%) .NET Framework
21 24 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
22 23 (14.74%) ASP.NET Web API

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 16 (10.26%) IIS
2 15 (9.62%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.13%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (3.21%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.56%) Anypoint
6 4 (2.56%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.28%) Apache
8 2 (1.28%) CMS
8 2 (1.28%) Confluence
8 2 (1.28%) EPiServer
8 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.28%) SAS
8 2 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.28%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.92%) HFM
3 2 (1.28%) Changepoint
3 2 (1.28%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.28%) FRx
3 2 (1.28%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.64%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.64%) Postilion
4 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.85%) IaaS
3 6 (3.85%) PaaS
4 5 (3.21%) Office 365
5 4 (2.56%) Boomi
6 1 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.85%) PuTTY
1 6 (3.85%) WinSCP
2 5 (3.21%) DNS
2 5 (3.21%) Extranet
2 5 (3.21%) Firewall
2 5 (3.21%) Internet
2 5 (3.21%) Intranet
3 4 (2.56%) FTP
4 3 (1.92%) SMTP
5 2 (1.28%) IMAP
5 2 (1.28%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.28%) LDAP
5 2 (1.28%) SAN
5 2 (1.28%) Skype
6 1 (0.64%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.64%) HTTP
6 1 (0.64%) NAS
6 1 (0.64%) Network Security
6 1 (0.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (32.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 44 (28.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (23.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 27 (17.31%) SQL Server 2016
5 27 (17.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 19 (12.18%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (11.54%) Relational Database
9 17 (10.90%) MySQL
10 15 (9.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (8.97%) Oracle Database
12 12 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (5.77%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (4.49%) NoSQL
16 6 (3.85%) Big Data
16 6 (3.85%) Hadoop
16 6 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
16 6 (3.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 30 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (14.74%) Visual Studio
3 16 (10.26%) Git (software)
4 13 (8.33%) Selenium
4 13 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 10 (6.41%) Jenkins
5 10 (6.41%) TeamCity
6 8 (5.13%) Ant
7 6 (3.85%) HP UFT
7 6 (3.85%) Moq
7 6 (3.85%) MSTest
7 6 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (3.85%) webpack
8 5 (3.21%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (2.56%) Bitbucket
9 4 (2.56%) NuGet
9 4 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (2.56%) ReSharper
9 4 (2.56%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.56%) TestNG
General
1 14 (8.97%) Finance
2 9 (5.77%) Marketing
3 7 (4.49%) Retail
4 6 (3.85%) Banking
5 4 (2.56%) Publishing
6 3 (1.92%) Advertising
6 3 (1.92%) Front Office
6 3 (1.92%) Local Government
7 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.64%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 85 (54.49%) Developer
2 38 (24.36%) .NET Developer
3 34 (21.79%) SQL Developer
4 31 (19.87%) C# Developer
5 29 (18.59%) DBA
6 25 (16.03%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (12.82%) ASP.NET Developer
7 20 (12.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (12.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 16 (10.26%) SQL DBA
10 13 (8.33%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 13 (8.33%) VB.NET Developer
11 12 (7.69%) Ajax Developer
11 12 (7.69%) MySQL DBA
11 12 (7.69%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
12 9 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 9 (5.77%) Senior Developer
12 9 (5.77%) Software Developer
12 9 (5.77%) SQL Server Developer
13 7 (4.49%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (43.59%) .NET
2 48 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 37 (23.72%) Web Services
4 35 (22.44%) Ajax
5 33 (21.15%) HTML
5 33 (21.15%) jQuery
6 32 (20.51%) XML
7 29 (18.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (17.31%) CSS
9 24 (15.38%) .NET Framework
10 23 (14.74%) ASP.NET Web API
11 21 (13.46%) WCF
12 15 (9.62%) Entity Framework
13 11 (7.05%) AngularJS
13 11 (7.05%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 10 (6.41%) HTML5
14 10 (6.41%) REST
15 9 (5.77%) LINQ
16 8 (5.13%) LINQ to SQL
16 8 (5.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.82%) Clustering
2 14 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.49%) Replication
4 6 (3.85%) N-Tier
5 5 (3.21%) W3C
6 3 (1.92%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.92%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.28%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.28%) HACMP
7 2 (1.28%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.28%) PKI
8 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.64%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (26.28%) Windows
2 30 (19.23%) Linux
3 20 (12.82%) Windows Server
4 18 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (6.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (4.49%) Unix
8 3 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.28%) AIX
9 2 (1.28%) CentOS
9 2 (1.28%) Debian
9 2 (1.28%) MVS
9 2 (1.28%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.28%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.64%) Android
10 1 (0.64%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (32.69%) MVC
2 43 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (17.31%) Migration
4 23 (14.74%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (11.54%) ETL
6 16 (10.26%) Scrum
7 15 (9.62%) TDD
8 14 (8.97%) DevOps
9 13 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (7.69%) Microservices
10 12 (7.69%) Test Automation
11 10 (6.41%) ITIL
11 10 (6.41%) Release Management
12 8 (5.13%) Change Data Capture
12 8 (5.13%) E-Commerce
12 8 (5.13%) Full Text Search
12 8 (5.13%) OWASP
12 8 (5.13%) SDLC
13 7 (4.49%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 106 (67.95%) SQL
2 62 (39.74%) C#
3 46 (29.49%) T-SQL
4 40 (25.64%) JavaScript
5 15 (9.62%) VB.NET
6 14 (8.97%) Java
7 12 (7.69%) PowerShell
8 11 (7.05%) F#
8 11 (7.05%) VB
9 8 (5.13%) TypeScript
10 6 (3.85%) ES6
10 6 (3.85%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.85%) Python
11 4 (2.56%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.56%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.28%) C
12 2 (1.28%) C++
12 2 (1.28%) PHP
12 2 (1.28%) R
12 2 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (10.90%) SC Cleared
1 17 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.56%) ISEB
3 4 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (2.56%) MCSE
4 3 (1.92%) MCDBA
4 3 (1.92%) MCP
4 3 (1.92%) MCSA
5 2 (1.28%) Degree
5 2 (1.28%) GSAE
5 2 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.33%) vSphere
4 5 (3.21%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.56%) Terminal Services
5 4 (2.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (1.92%) XenServer
7 2 (1.28%) KVM
7 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.28%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.28%) Xen
7 2 (1.28%) XenApp
7 2 (1.28%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.85%) vRealize
2 4 (2.56%) Oozie
3 3 (1.92%) OVSD
4 2 (1.28%) Ansible
4 2 (1.28%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (1.28%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.28%) Nagios
4 2 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.28%) Puppet
4 2 (1.28%) SCCM
4 2 (1.28%) SCOM
4 2 (1.28%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.64%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.64%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.64%) Terraform
5 1 (0.64%) WMI
Vendors
1 66 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 25 (16.03%) VMware
3 23 (14.74%) Oracle
4 12 (7.69%) HP
5 10 (6.41%) Citrix
5 10 (6.41%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.21%) Dell
6 5 (3.21%) SAP
7 4 (2.56%) Cognos
7 4 (2.56%) IBM
7 4 (2.56%) MuleSoft
7 4 (2.56%) NetApp
7 4 (2.56%) New Relic
8 3 (1.92%) Cisco
8 3 (1.92%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.28%) Altiris
9 2 (1.28%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.28%) McAfee
9 2 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.28%) Tableau
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Posted: 14 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago