Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 198 155 125
Rank change year-on-year -43 -30 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 19 33 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.32% 0.65% 1.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.72% 3.06% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 46
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +9.63% -0.74%
10th Percentile £360 £294 £233
90th Percentile £468 £500 £418
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.98% +66.18%
10th Percentile £37.50 £37.50 £38.50
90th Percentile £42.50 £42.50 £49.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year - +1.80% +39.17%

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 1,104 1,079 1,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.52% 21.32% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 709 655
South West median daily rate £450 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +7.10% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £600 £550 £525
England median daily rate £488 £475 £447
% change year-on-year +2.63% +6.26% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 29
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.11% -8.75% +17.65%
10th Percentile £10.03 £20.75 £22.40
90th Percentile £47.18 £83.50 £43.15
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +4.92% +10.91%

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 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 23 May 2019. 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
Wiltshire -42 8 £375 +0.67%
Devon 0 5 £468 +55.35%
Somerset +8 2 - -
Dorset 0 1 £425 +13.33%
Bristol -27 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 £400 -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (89.47%) SQL
2 17 (89.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
4 15 (78.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (68.42%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
7 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
7 10 (52.63%) T-SQL
7 10 (52.63%) Windows
8 8 (42.11%) IIS
9 7 (36.84%) Firewall
9 7 (36.84%) Data Quality
10 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
10 6 (31.58%) Remedy ITSM
10 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (31.58%) BMC
10 6 (31.58%) Remedy
10 6 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (31.58%) IPv4
11 5 (26.32%) Change Management
11 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
11 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (15.79%) SAP
14 2 (10.53%) C#

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 8 (42.11%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.26%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 6 (31.58%) IPv4
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (89.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (78.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (10.53%) OLAP
8 2 (10.53%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (5.26%) Big Data
9 1 (5.26%) DB2
9 1 (5.26%) MySQL
9 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
9 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
9 1 (5.26%) SAP BW
9 1 (5.26%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Database Engineer
1 6 (31.58%) DBA
2 5 (26.32%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) SQL DBA
3 4 (21.05%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Database Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Data Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) SAP BW Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.26%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Core
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) MDX
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Licensing
1 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
1 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
1 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Solaris
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (26.32%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
4 2 (10.53%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) ERP
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.26%) Software Licensing
5 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
5 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) SQL
2 10 (52.63%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.53%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) MCSA
5 1 (5.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.26%) Nessus
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) BMC
2 6 (31.58%) Remedy
3 3 (15.79%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (5.26%) Apple
4 1 (5.26%) Aruba
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) Cognos
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) Forcepoint
4 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.26%) Informatica
4 1 (5.26%) JD Edwards
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Teradata
4 1 (5.26%) VMware