Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 161 134
Rank change year-on-year -36 -27 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 37 37 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.57% 0.66% 1.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.56% 3.42% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 48
South West median daily rate £340 £375 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +12.36% -1.11%
10th Percentile £278 £207 £279
90th Percentile £440 £463 £400
England median daily rate £400 £411 £366
% change year-on-year -2.74% +12.29% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £50.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +16.28% -57.00%
England median hourly rate £26.00 £39.50 £39.20
% change year-on-year -34.18% +0.77% +50.77%

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 1,443 1,081 1,216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 22.31% 19.26% 21.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 990 678 833
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £306 £281 £263
90th Percentile £575 £527 £525
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 35
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -14.47% -8.43%
10th Percentile £18.59 £13.65 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.13 £58.75 £46.90
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.53% +17.27% -

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 11 December 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 11 December 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
Devon +5 12 £296 +28.80% 3
Somerset +4 12 £320 +1.59%
Dorset +1 6 £425 +13.33% 5
Bristol -22 5 £350 +9.38% 3
Gloucestershire -19 1 £325 -23.53%
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (83.78%) SQL
3 25 (67.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (64.86%) Microsoft
5 22 (59.46%) T-SQL
6 20 (54.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (54.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (40.54%) PowerShell
8 14 (37.84%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (35.14%) Windows Server
9 13 (35.14%) Windows
10 12 (32.43%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (27.03%) Degree
11 10 (27.03%) Coaching
11 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
11 10 (27.03%) Workflow
12 9 (24.32%) Data Analysis
13 8 (21.62%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (21.62%) RDBMS
13 8 (21.62%) Relational Database
14 7 (18.92%) SCCM
14 7 (18.92%) Data Modelling
14 7 (18.92%) Finance
15 6 (16.22%) Data Management
15 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
15 6 (16.22%) MySQL
15 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure

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 4 (10.81%) IIS
2 2 (5.41%) CMS
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (16.22%) Office 365
2 5 (13.51%) IaaS
2 5 (13.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Intranet
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (67.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (54.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 20 (54.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (21.62%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (21.62%) RDBMS
4 8 (21.62%) Relational Database
5 6 (16.22%) MySQL
5 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (13.51%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (8.11%) OLAP
8 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
8 2 (5.41%) Power BI
8 2 (5.41%) Star Schema
9 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Electronics
2 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
2 4 (10.81%) Marketing
2 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) DBA
1 13 (35.14%) SQL DBA
2 10 (27.03%) IT Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Senior IT Engineer
3 9 (24.32%) Developer
4 7 (18.92%) SSIS Developer
5 6 (16.22%) SQL Developer
6 5 (13.51%) Database Engineer
6 5 (13.51%) Senior Database Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Administrator
9 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) Senior Operations Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) SQL BI Developer
9 2 (5.41%) SSIS Analyst
9 2 (5.41%) SSRS Developer
10 1 (2.70%) SSRS Analyst
10 1 (2.70%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) ADO.NET
2 2 (5.41%) Middleware
2 2 (5.41%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) XSL
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.41%) Clustering
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Windows
1 13 (35.14%) Windows Server
2 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (27.03%) Coaching
2 10 (27.03%) Workflow
3 9 (24.32%) Data Analysis
4 7 (18.92%) Data Modelling
5 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (16.22%) Data Management
6 5 (13.51%) ETL
6 5 (13.51%) Migration
7 4 (10.81%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (10.81%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (10.81%) Open Source
7 4 (10.81%) Programme Management
8 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
8 3 (8.11%) Database Security
8 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (5.41%) Data Architecture
9 2 (5.41%) Data Mapping
9 2 (5.41%) Database Tuning
9 2 (5.41%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 31 (83.78%) SQL
2 22 (59.46%) T-SQL
3 15 (40.54%) PowerShell
4 3 (8.11%) C#
5 2 (5.41%) VB
6 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
2 1 (2.70%) XenApp
2 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
2 4 (10.81%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) Citrix
3 1 (2.70%) Ivanti
3 1 (2.70%) VMware