Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 141 115
Rank change year-on-year -16 -26 -33
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 39 63 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.69% 1.10% 1.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.58% 5.16% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 49 96
South West median daily rate £375 £338 £327
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.37% +0.46%
10th Percentile £209 £267 £247
90th Percentile £463 £432 £394
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +6.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
South West median hourly rate £47.50 - £100.00
England median hourly rate £38.50 £20.12 £26.75
% change year-on-year +91.35% -24.79% +21.59%

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 1090 1222 1496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.22% 21.30% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 848 1122
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £525 £500
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 39
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% -20.59% +22.52%
10th Percentile £14.55 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £47.75 £56.53
England median hourly rate £31.75 £28.00 £27.89
% change year-on-year +13.39% +0.39% +13.84%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Gloucestershire +25 9 £425 +30.77%
Wiltshire -7 8 £355 -5.33%
Somerset -4 6 £433 +44.17% 3
Dorset +2 5 £375 +7.14% 1
Devon -2 5 £230 -25.81% 2
Bristol -18 5 £320 -7.25% 4
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (79.49%) SQL
3 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
4 15 (38.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (30.77%) C#
5 12 (30.77%) .NET
6 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
7 10 (25.64%) HTML
7 10 (25.64%) MVC
7 10 (25.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (23.08%) T-SQL
8 9 (23.08%) Windows
8 9 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (20.51%) CSS
9 8 (20.51%) jQuery
9 8 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (17.95%) Finance
10 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
11 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
11 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
11 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
11 6 (15.38%) Migration
11 6 (15.38%) Scrum
11 6 (15.38%) VMware
11 6 (15.38%) Data Analysis

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 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (10.26%) Sitefinity
3 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.69%) IIS
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.13%) CMS
4 2 (5.13%) Kentico
5 1 (2.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.26%) Office 365
3 2 (5.13%) GitHub
4 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.56%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) DNS
2 3 (7.69%) DHCP
2 3 (7.69%) Extranet
2 3 (7.69%) Intranet
3 2 (5.13%) SAN
4 1 (2.56%) Firewall
4 1 (2.56%) PuTTY
4 1 (2.56%) SSL
4 1 (2.56%) VoIP
4 1 (2.56%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (38.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (25.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (7.69%) MySQL
7 3 (7.69%) Power BI
7 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (5.13%) DB2
8 2 (5.13%) QlikView
8 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
8 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.56%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
3 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
4 4 (10.26%) ERwin
5 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.13%) JIRA
5 2 (5.13%) MSTest
5 2 (5.13%) NuGet
5 2 (5.13%) NUnit
5 2 (5.13%) ReSharper
5 2 (5.13%) Subversion
5 2 (5.13%) TortoiseSVN
5 2 (5.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (2.56%) Selenium
6 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.56%) TestNG
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.56%) Back Office
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (58.97%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) SQL Developer
3 8 (20.51%) .NET Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) SSIS Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.26%) DBA
6 3 (7.69%) SharePoint Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) SQL DBA
6 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Angular Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.13%) SQL BI Developer
7 2 (5.13%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (5.13%) SSRS Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) .NET
2 10 (25.64%) HTML
3 8 (20.51%) CSS
3 8 (20.51%) jQuery
4 6 (15.38%) AngularJS
4 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
5 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (10.26%) Web Services
6 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (7.69%) WCF
7 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.13%) Entity Framework
7 2 (5.13%) HTML5
7 2 (5.13%) Kendo UI
7 2 (5.13%) LINQ
7 2 (5.13%) Middleware
7 2 (5.13%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (5.13%) RESTful
7 2 (5.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Replication
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) RIA
3 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.13%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (10.26%) Linux
4 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.69%) CentOS
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) MVC
2 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (15.38%) Data Analysis
3 6 (15.38%) Migration
3 6 (15.38%) Scrum
4 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
5 4 (10.26%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (10.26%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) CRM
6 3 (7.69%) ETL
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (7.69%) Test Management
6 3 (7.69%) Web Development
7 2 (5.13%) MODAF
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (79.49%) SQL
2 12 (30.77%) C#
3 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
4 9 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.69%) PHP
7 1 (2.56%) F#
7 1 (2.56%) Java
7 1 (2.56%) VB
7 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.69%) Samba
2 3 (7.69%) Squid
3 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) Xen
4 1 (2.56%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Nagios
1 3 (7.69%) Webmin
1 3 (7.69%) Xymon
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) vRealize
2 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) VMware
3 5 (12.82%) Citrix
4 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle
5 3 (7.69%) Veeam
6 2 (5.13%) EMC
6 2 (5.13%) IBM
6 2 (5.13%) Tableau
7 1 (2.56%) Apple
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco
7 1 (2.56%) CyberSource
7 1 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) Intel
7 1 (2.56%) Jitterbit
7 1 (2.56%) Sage
7 1 (2.56%) SAP