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 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 104 85
Rank change year-on-year -11 -19  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 22 37 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.81% 1.24% 1.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.05% 6.38% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 41
Median daily rate £366 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £248 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £405 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Median hourly rate £47.50 £25.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.57% -13.75%  
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 West with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 543 580 677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 19.88% 19.46% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 408 499
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 16
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +72.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £13.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.60
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 West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 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
Somerset +4 9 £550 - 2
Bristol -10 4 £386 +16.52% 4
Gloucestershire +10 2 £425 +4.93% 1
Wiltshire -4 2 £338 -15.62% 3
Devon -6 2 - - 1
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 West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 68 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (67.65%) SQL
3 38 (55.88%) Microsoft
3 38 (55.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (48.53%) .NET
5 26 (38.24%) C#
5 26 (38.24%) Windows
6 24 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (30.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (30.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (30.88%) VMware
8 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (29.41%) T-SQL
9 19 (27.94%) MVC
10 18 (26.47%) Windows Server
11 17 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (25.00%) Linux
12 15 (22.06%) Migration
12 15 (22.06%) Visual Studio
12 15 (22.06%) Red Hat
13 14 (20.59%) Oracle
13 14 (20.59%) SQL Server 2014
13 14 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (19.12%) Test Automation
14 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET
14 13 (19.12%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (19.12%) Active Directory
14 13 (19.12%) SQL Server 2005
15 12 (17.65%) Scrum

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 9 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (13.24%) MS Exchange
1 9 (13.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.82%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (7.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (5.88%) IIS
5 3 (4.41%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Pegasus Opera
2 3 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (4.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (8.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.71%) PuTTY
1 10 (14.71%) WinSCP
2 5 (7.35%) DHCP
2 5 (7.35%) DNS
2 5 (7.35%) Extranet
2 5 (7.35%) Intranet
3 4 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.94%) Firewall
5 1 (1.47%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (55.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (20.59%) SQL Server 2014
5 13 (19.12%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (19.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (14.71%) Oracle Database
6 10 (14.71%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (14.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (13.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (7.35%) MySQL
9 4 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (5.88%) MS Access
10 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
10 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (4.41%) Star Schema
11 2 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (30.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (22.06%) Visual Studio
3 11 (16.18%) Jenkins
4 10 (14.71%) HP UFT
4 10 (14.71%) Oracle APEX
4 10 (14.71%) Selenium
4 10 (14.71%) SpecFlow
4 10 (14.71%) TeamCity
5 8 (11.76%) Ant
5 8 (11.76%) Eclipse
5 8 (11.76%) SoapUI
5 8 (11.76%) TestNG
5 8 (11.76%) Toad
6 6 (8.82%) LoadRunner
7 4 (5.88%) Git (software)
7 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (2.94%) Subversion
9 1 (1.47%) MSI
9 1 (1.47%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (13.24%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Electronics
2 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.41%) Marketing
2 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (48.53%) Developer
2 16 (23.53%) .NET Developer
3 12 (17.65%) DBA
4 9 (13.24%) SQL DBA
5 7 (10.29%) Tester
6 6 (8.82%) Automation Tester
6 6 (8.82%) SQL Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Administrator
7 5 (7.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (7.35%) SharePoint Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.88%) ERP Support
8 4 (5.88%) IT Support
8 4 (5.88%) SAP Support
8 4 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (5.88%) SSRS Developer
8 4 (5.88%) Systems Support
9 3 (4.41%) SQL BI Developer
9 3 (4.41%) SSIS Developer
9 3 (4.41%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (48.53%) .NET
2 13 (19.12%) ASP.NET
3 10 (14.71%) Web Services
4 9 (13.24%) WCF
5 8 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (11.76%) jQuery
6 7 (10.29%) .NET Framework
7 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 6 (8.82%) CSS
7 6 (8.82%) Entity Framework
7 6 (8.82%) HTML
8 2 (2.94%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.94%) AutoMapper
8 2 (2.94%) HTML5
8 2 (2.94%) StructureMap
8 2 (2.94%) XML
9 1 (1.47%) LINQ
9 1 (1.47%) SOAP
9 1 (1.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) RIA
2 3 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.47%) Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) NHS
4 1 (1.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (38.24%) Windows
2 21 (30.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (26.47%) Windows Server
4 17 (25.00%) Linux
5 12 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (7.35%) CentOS
7 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.94%) MVC
3 15 (22.06%) Migration
4 14 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (19.12%) Test Automation
6 12 (17.65%) Scrum
7 10 (14.71%) Defect Tracking
7 10 (14.71%) Exploratory Testing
7 10 (14.71%) Integration Testing
7 10 (14.71%) Regression Testing
7 10 (14.71%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (13.24%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (13.24%) Test Scripting
8 9 (13.24%) Test Strategy
9 8 (11.76%) API Testing
9 8 (11.76%) BDD
9 8 (11.76%) DevOps
10 7 (10.29%) Performance Testing
10 7 (10.29%) Test Management
11 6 (8.82%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 46 (67.65%) SQL
2 26 (38.24%) C#
3 20 (29.41%) T-SQL
4 10 (14.71%) F#
4 10 (14.71%) PHP
5 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
6 8 (11.76%) Java
6 8 (11.76%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.88%) VB
8 3 (4.41%) VBScript
9 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
1 11 (16.18%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.82%) ISEB
2 6 (8.82%) ISEB Practitioner
2 6 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) QA
1 4 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (4.41%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (19.12%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.71%) vSphere
3 8 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (7.35%) Hyper-V
5 5 (7.35%) Samba
5 5 (7.35%) Squid
6 2 (2.94%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (14.71%) vRealize
2 5 (7.35%) Nagios
2 5 (7.35%) Webmin
2 5 (7.35%) Xymon
Vendors
1 38 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.88%) VMware
3 15 (22.06%) Red Hat
4 14 (20.59%) Oracle
5 10 (14.71%) HP
6 7 (10.29%) SAP
7 5 (7.35%) Citrix
7 5 (7.35%) Veeam
8 4 (5.88%) Pegasus
8 4 (5.88%) QAD
9 2 (2.94%) Cisco
9 2 (2.94%) Xamarin
10 1 (1.47%) DevExpress
10 1 (1.47%) Tableau
Gloucester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago