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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 155 115
Rank change year-on-year -12 -40  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 81 114 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.02% 1.21% 1.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.06% 6.07% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 81 116
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £281 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £356 £338
% change year-on-year -1.75% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 12
Median hourly rate - £60.62 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +102.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -55.29% +70.00%  

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 1602 1878 1716
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 20.22% 19.97% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1208 1048
Median daily rate £403 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 44 31
Median hourly rate £18.00 £38.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.63% +4.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.62 £54.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 0 29 £413 +8.55% 10
Oxfordshire +4 18 £350 +5.66% 1
Berkshire +17 10 £400 +14.28% 8
Buckinghamshire -4 9 £275 -35.29% 3
West Sussex +11 7 £425 +25.92% 2
Surrey -10 7 £425 +1.49% 5
East Sussex +8 1 £400 -4.76%
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 146 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 103 (70.55%) SQL
3 75 (51.37%) .NET
4 66 (45.21%) C#
5 55 (37.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 54 (36.99%) Microsoft
7 50 (34.25%) ASP.NET
7 50 (34.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 48 (32.88%) MVC
9 43 (29.45%) Windows
10 39 (26.71%) XML
10 39 (26.71%) T-SQL
10 39 (26.71%) JavaScript
11 37 (25.34%) HTML
12 36 (24.66%) SQL Server 2005
13 35 (23.97%) Ajax
13 35 (23.97%) jQuery
14 31 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
14 31 (21.23%) CSS
14 31 (21.23%) Team Foundation Server
15 27 (18.49%) WCF
15 27 (18.49%) VB.NET
16 25 (17.12%) IIS
16 25 (17.12%) VMware
16 25 (17.12%) SQL Server 2014
17 23 (15.75%) Windows Server 2008
17 23 (15.75%) Oracle
18 22 (15.07%) Windows Server
19 21 (14.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 21 (14.38%) Finance

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 25 (17.12%) IIS
2 16 (10.96%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.85%) MS Exchange
4 8 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (5.48%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.42%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (3.42%) SAS
6 5 (3.42%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.74%) Anypoint
8 3 (2.05%) EPiServer
9 2 (1.37%) CMS
10 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.68%) CICS
10 1 (0.68%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.68%) Commerce Server 2007
10 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 12 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.16%) MS Office
3 2 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.74%) HFM
1 4 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.68%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.68%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (10.27%) Boomi
3 7 (4.79%) IaaS
4 6 (4.11%) Office 365
5 5 (3.42%) PaaS
6 2 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.16%) FTP
2 7 (4.79%) DNS
3 6 (4.11%) DHCP
4 5 (3.42%) Extranet
4 5 (3.42%) Intranet
4 5 (3.42%) WAN
5 4 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.74%) LAN
5 4 (2.74%) PuTTY
5 4 (2.74%) Skype
5 4 (2.74%) SMTP
5 4 (2.74%) WinSCP
6 3 (2.05%) Firewall
7 2 (1.37%) Internet
7 2 (1.37%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.37%) LDAP
7 2 (1.37%) NAS
7 2 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.37%) SAN
8 1 (0.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 55 (37.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 50 (34.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (24.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 25 (17.12%) SQL Server 2014
6 20 (13.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (10.96%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (8.90%) Oracle Database
8 13 (8.90%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (8.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (7.53%) NoSQL
11 10 (6.85%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (6.16%) MS Access
13 8 (5.48%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (4.79%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2000
16 5 (3.42%) Big Data
16 5 (3.42%) Hadoop
16 5 (3.42%) MongoDB
17 4 (2.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 31 (21.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (9.59%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.53%) Visual Studio
4 10 (6.85%) Selenium
4 10 (6.85%) SpecFlow
5 9 (6.16%) TeamCity
6 8 (5.48%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.42%) Moq
7 5 (3.42%) MSTest
7 5 (3.42%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (3.42%) webpack
8 4 (2.74%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.74%) HP UFT
8 4 (2.74%) NuGet
8 4 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (2.74%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (2.74%) ReSharper
9 3 (2.05%) MSI
10 2 (1.37%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.37%) Toad
General
1 21 (14.38%) Finance
2 8 (5.48%) Marketing
3 6 (4.11%) Front Office
3 6 (4.11%) Retail
4 4 (2.74%) Banking
4 4 (2.74%) Publishing
5 3 (2.05%) Local Government
5 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.37%) Advertising
6 2 (1.37%) Electronics
6 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Games
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 92 (63.01%) Developer
2 42 (28.77%) .NET Developer
3 29 (19.86%) SQL Developer
4 23 (15.75%) C# Developer
5 16 (10.96%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (10.96%) DBA
6 14 (9.59%) ASP.NET Developer
6 14 (9.59%) SQL DBA
7 13 (8.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (8.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 11 (7.53%) Ajax Developer
9 11 (7.53%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 11 (7.53%) ETL Developer
9 11 (7.53%) VB.NET Developer
9 11 (7.53%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (6.16%) Access Developer
10 9 (6.16%) Microsoft Developer
11 8 (5.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 8 (5.48%) SQL Server Developer
12 7 (4.79%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (51.37%) .NET
2 50 (34.25%) ASP.NET
3 39 (26.71%) XML
4 37 (25.34%) HTML
5 35 (23.97%) Ajax
5 35 (23.97%) jQuery
6 31 (21.23%) CSS
7 27 (18.49%) WCF
8 21 (14.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 15 (10.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (9.59%) LINQ
10 14 (9.59%) Web Services
11 13 (8.90%) LINQ to SQL
12 12 (8.22%) .NET Framework
12 12 (8.22%) RESTful
13 11 (7.53%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (7.53%) HTML5
14 10 (6.85%) SOAP
15 9 (6.16%) AngularJS
16 7 (4.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (8.90%) N-Tier
2 10 (6.85%) Clustering
3 8 (5.48%) Replication
4 7 (4.79%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.42%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.74%) PKI
7 2 (1.37%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.37%) HACMP
7 2 (1.37%) User Experience
7 2 (1.37%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) EPoS
8 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.68%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 43 (29.45%) Windows
2 23 (15.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (15.07%) Windows Server
4 20 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (6.16%) Linux
7 7 (4.79%) Unix
8 6 (4.11%) MVS
8 6 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.42%) Android
10 2 (1.37%) AIX
10 2 (1.37%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (32.88%) MVC
2 31 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (13.70%) Migration
4 18 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (12.33%) OOP
4 18 (12.33%) OWASP
5 15 (10.27%) Analytics
5 15 (10.27%) ETL
6 13 (8.90%) TDD
7 11 (7.53%) Secure Coding
8 10 (6.85%) DevOps
8 10 (6.85%) ITIL
9 9 (6.16%) Release Management
9 9 (6.16%) Scrum
10 8 (5.48%) E-Commerce
11 7 (4.79%) Change Data Capture
11 7 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (4.79%) Data Modelling
11 7 (4.79%) Kimball Methodology
11 7 (4.79%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (70.55%) SQL
2 66 (45.21%) C#
3 39 (26.71%) JavaScript
3 39 (26.71%) T-SQL
4 27 (18.49%) VB.NET
5 19 (13.01%) VB
6 14 (9.59%) Java
7 11 (7.53%) VBA
8 8 (5.48%) F#
8 8 (5.48%) PowerShell
9 7 (4.79%) PL/SQL
9 7 (4.79%) TypeScript
10 6 (4.11%) C
11 5 (3.42%) C++
11 5 (3.42%) ES6
11 5 (3.42%) MATLAB
11 5 (3.42%) R
12 2 (1.37%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.37%) Python
12 2 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (13.01%) SC Cleared
1 19 (13.01%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.42%) MCP
3 5 (3.42%) MCSA
4 4 (2.74%) MCSE
5 3 (2.05%) MCDBA
5 3 (2.05%) MCITP
6 2 (1.37%) ISEB
6 2 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.37%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (13.01%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.53%) vSphere
4 4 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.74%) Terminal Services
4 4 (2.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (2.05%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.37%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.37%) UAG
6 2 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.37%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.68%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.68%) XenApp
7 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.74%) AirWatch
1 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (2.74%) NetBackup
1 4 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (2.74%) SCCM
1 4 (2.74%) vRealize
1 4 (2.74%) WSUS
2 3 (2.05%) OVSD
3 2 (1.37%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (1.37%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.37%) Puppet
3 2 (1.37%) SCOM
4 1 (0.68%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.68%) PowerCLI
4 1 (0.68%) WMI
Vendors
1 54 (36.99%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.12%) VMware
3 23 (15.75%) Oracle
4 17 (11.64%) Dell
5 15 (10.27%) HP
6 8 (5.48%) Citrix
6 8 (5.48%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.48%) Symantec
7 7 (4.79%) Cisco
8 6 (4.11%) SAP
9 5 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (2.74%) Hyperion
10 4 (2.74%) IBM
10 4 (2.74%) MobileIron
10 4 (2.74%) MuleSoft
10 4 (2.74%) NetApp
10 4 (2.74%) New Relic
11 2 (1.37%) DevExpress
11 2 (1.37%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (1.37%) Intel Security
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