Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 21 August 2018 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 West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 154 132
Rank change year-on-year -33 -22 -36
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 27 50 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.49% 0.92% 1.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.27% 4.72% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 60
South West median daily rate £350 £374 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.29% +10.26% +4.23%
10th Percentile £282 £303 £261
90th Percentile £425 £474 £439
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
South West median hourly rate - £47.50 £25.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +83.57% -13.75%
England median hourly rate £34.70 £42.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -18.35% +63.46% -8.77%

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 West with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,192 1,059 1,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.62% 19.45% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 665 839
South West median daily rate £415 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £539
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 27
South West median hourly rate £37.75 £39.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.43% +19.70% +6.45%
10th Percentile £17.56 £12.94 £12.00
90th Percentile £69.63 £49.38 £48.00
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.34%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in the South West

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the South West over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

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

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the South West

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. 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
Bristol -15 10 £350 -6.67% 6
Devon +8 6 £301 +33.89% 4
Wiltshire +7 4 £373 +10.37% 2
Somerset -3 4 £283 -13.08% 7
Dorset - 2 £438 - 3
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (81.48%) SQL
3 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 13 (48.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (40.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (37.04%) T-SQL
7 9 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (29.63%) Finance
8 8 (29.63%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
9 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (25.93%) C#
9 7 (25.93%) Windows
10 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
10 6 (22.22%) .NET
10 6 (22.22%) IIS
10 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
10 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
11 5 (18.52%) SCCM
11 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (18.52%) HTML
11 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
12 4 (14.81%) MVC
12 4 (14.81%) Scrum
12 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
12 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
12 4 (14.81%) CSS
12 4 (14.81%) SOAP

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (22.22%) IIS
2 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.41%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (14.81%) Office 365
3 2 (7.41%) IaaS
3 2 (7.41%) PaaS
4 1 (3.70%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Intranet
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (48.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (40.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (11.11%) MySQL
6 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
6 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
6 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (7.41%) OLAP
7 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
7 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (3.70%) DB2
8 1 (3.70%) DTS
8 1 (3.70%) OLTP
8 1 (3.70%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.11%) NUnit
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.70%) ReSharper
4 1 (3.70%) Subversion
4 1 (3.70%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Electronics
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) DBA
1 9 (33.33%) Developer
1 9 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 5 (18.52%) .NET Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) C# Developer
3 3 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior IT Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Operations Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
4 2 (7.41%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
2 5 (18.52%) HTML
3 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
3 4 (14.81%) CSS
3 4 (14.81%) jQuery
3 4 (14.81%) Razor View Engine
3 4 (14.81%) SOAP
3 4 (14.81%) Web Services
3 4 (14.81%) XML
4 3 (11.11%) JSON
4 3 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (11.11%) WCF
5 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
5 2 (7.41%) Middleware
6 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.70%) LINQ
6 1 (3.70%) RESTful
6 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
1 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.81%) Data Analysis
3 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
3 4 (14.81%) ETL
3 4 (14.81%) MVC
3 4 (14.81%) Scrum
4 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (11.11%) Data Management
4 3 (11.11%) Database Security
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (11.11%) SOA
4 3 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (7.41%) Coaching
5 2 (7.41%) Database Tuning
5 2 (7.41%) High Availability
5 2 (7.41%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (7.41%) Principle of Least Privilege
5 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.41%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) SQL
2 10 (37.04%) T-SQL
3 7 (25.93%) C#
4 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
6 3 (11.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) GDPR
1 1 (3.70%) QA
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
3 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Apple
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Ivanti