Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 124 122
Rank change year-on-year -32 -2 -51
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 33 74 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.65% 1.42% 1.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.06% 7.25% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 46 75
South West median daily rate £370 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.63% -0.74% -2.86%
10th Percentile £294 £233 £248
90th Percentile £500 £418 £438
England median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £25.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +66.18% -13.75%
10th Percentile £37.50 £38.50 £14.90
90th Percentile £42.50 £49.50 £36.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +1.80% +28.46% +30.00%

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 1,077 1,020 1,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.29% 19.64% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 656 933
South West median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £447 £425
% change year-on-year +6.26% +5.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 29 17
South West median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +17.65% +50.48%
10th Percentile £21.13 £22.40 £12.00
90th Percentile £73.25 £43.15 £47.75
England median hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% +9.09% -4.15%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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
Dorset -2 10 £375 -3.23% 8
Bristol -10 8 £375 +5.71% 5
Wiltshire +13 6 £373 +79.52%
Devon +1 4 £301 - 1
Somerset -18 3 £325 -
Gloucestershire +10 2 - - 3
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (72.73%) SQL
3 20 (60.61%) C#
4 18 (54.55%) .NET
5 16 (48.48%) MVC
6 15 (45.45%) HTML
6 15 (45.45%) JavaScript
7 14 (42.42%) ASP.NET
7 14 (42.42%) CSS
7 14 (42.42%) jQuery
8 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (36.36%) Visual Studio
10 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
10 10 (30.30%) NUnit
11 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (27.27%) Finance
11 9 (27.27%) T-SQL
12 8 (24.24%) Scrum
12 8 (24.24%) WCF
12 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
13 7 (21.21%) Web Services
13 7 (21.21%) Kendo UI
14 6 (18.18%) TypeScript
14 6 (18.18%) AngularJS
14 6 (18.18%) IIS
14 6 (18.18%) HTML5
14 6 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration

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 (18.18%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Maximo
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) GitHub
2 3 (9.09%) Office 365
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.03%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) SAN
2 1 (3.03%) Firewall
2 1 (3.03%) Intranet
2 1 (3.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (6.06%) OLAP
7 1 (3.03%) DB2
7 1 (3.03%) DTS
7 1 (3.03%) OLTP
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 10 (30.30%) NUnit
3 6 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
5 4 (12.12%) JIRA
5 4 (12.12%) MSTest
6 3 (9.09%) Moq
7 2 (6.06%) Subversion
8 1 (3.03%) ER Studio
8 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.03%) ReSharper
8 1 (3.03%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (75.76%) Developer
2 16 (48.48%) .NET Developer
3 8 (24.24%) C# Developer
4 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (15.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (15.15%) SQL Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) DBA
6 4 (12.12%) SQL DBA
7 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (9.09%) ETL Developer
7 3 (9.09%) SSIS Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Angular Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Server Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Applications Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Applications Specialist
9 1 (3.03%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (54.55%) .NET
2 15 (45.45%) HTML
3 14 (42.42%) ASP.NET
3 14 (42.42%) CSS
3 14 (42.42%) jQuery
4 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (24.24%) WCF
6 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
6 7 (21.21%) Kendo UI
6 7 (21.21%) Web Services
7 6 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 6 (18.18%) HTML5
8 5 (15.15%) Razor View Engine
8 5 (15.15%) SOAP
8 5 (15.15%) XML
9 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (12.12%) Entity Framework
9 4 (12.12%) JSON
9 4 (12.12%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (9.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (6.06%) User Experience
5 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.03%) Replication
5 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Solaris
4 1 (3.03%) Unix
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) MVC
2 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (24.24%) Scrum
4 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (15.15%) ETL
4 5 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (12.12%) Issue Tracking
5 4 (12.12%) Kanban
5 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
5 4 (12.12%) SOA
5 4 (12.12%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (9.09%) TDD
7 2 (6.06%) Data Modelling
7 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.06%) ETL Development
7 2 (6.06%) Migration
7 2 (6.06%) SDLC
7 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) SQL
2 20 (60.61%) C#
3 15 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 9 (27.27%) T-SQL
5 6 (18.18%) TypeScript
6 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.03%) Python
6 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) GDPR
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Telerik
3 2 (6.06%) Apple
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle