Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 158 147
Rank change year-on-year -24 -11 -36
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 38 39 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.63% 0.71% 1.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.91% 3.60% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 52
South West median daily rate £325 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +11.11% +3.85%
10th Percentile £282 £264 £266
90th Percentile £428 £468 £437
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
South West median hourly rate - £47.50 £25.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +83.57% -33.65%
England median hourly rate £26.90 £40.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -33.58% +35.00% +5.26%

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 1,305 1,084 1,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.60% 19.72% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 912 689 877
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.68% -5.33%
10th Percentile £295 £288 £257
90th Percentile £550 £538 £519
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 30
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% +14.75% -6.15%
10th Percentile £17.16 £14.40 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £53.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £32.48 £30.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +6.48% +7.02% +3.64%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +19 13 £303 +34.44%
Somerset -2 11 £320 -26.01% 2
Bristol -16 7 £350 +0.43% 2
Dorset +2 5 £431 +15.00% 7
Gloucestershire -11 1 £325 -23.53%
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 38 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (78.95%) SQL
3 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
4 24 (63.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (57.89%) T-SQL
6 20 (52.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (52.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (42.11%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (36.84%) Windows Server
8 14 (36.84%) PowerShell
8 14 (36.84%) Windows
9 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
11 11 (28.95%) Degree
12 10 (26.32%) Data Analysis
12 10 (26.32%) Workflow
12 10 (26.32%) Coaching
13 9 (23.68%) Finance
13 9 (23.68%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (21.05%) RDBMS
14 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
14 8 (21.05%) SCCM
15 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
15 7 (18.42%) Office 365
15 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (18.42%) Data Modelling
16 6 (15.79%) ETL
16 6 (15.79%) MySQL
16 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Office

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 (10.53%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) CMS
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (18.42%) Office 365
2 5 (13.16%) IaaS
2 5 (13.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Intranet
2 1 (2.63%) Firewall
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (63.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (52.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 20 (52.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (23.68%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (21.05%) RDBMS
5 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
6 6 (15.79%) MySQL
6 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (13.16%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (7.89%) OLAP
9 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
9 2 (5.26%) Star Schema
10 1 (2.63%) Power BI
10 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Electronics
2 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 4 (10.53%) Marketing
2 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) DBA
1 12 (31.58%) SQL DBA
2 10 (26.32%) IT Engineer
2 10 (26.32%) Senior IT Engineer
3 9 (23.68%) Developer
4 6 (15.79%) SQL Developer
4 6 (15.79%) SSIS Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Database Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Senior Database Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Administrator
7 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) SQL BI Developer
7 2 (5.26%) SSIS Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) SSRS Developer
8 1 (2.63%) SSRS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) ADO.NET
2 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.26%) Middleware
2 2 (5.26%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) XSL
3 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.63%) CSS
3 1 (2.63%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.26%) Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Windows
1 14 (36.84%) Windows Server
2 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (26.32%) Coaching
2 10 (26.32%) Data Analysis
2 10 (26.32%) Workflow
3 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (18.42%) Data Modelling
4 6 (15.79%) Data Management
4 6 (15.79%) ETL
5 4 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (10.53%) Kimball Methodology
5 4 (10.53%) Open Source
5 4 (10.53%) Programme Management
6 3 (7.89%) Database Security
6 3 (7.89%) Migration
6 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.26%) Data Architecture
7 2 (5.26%) Data Mapping
7 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.26%) Database Tuning
7 2 (5.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 30 (78.95%) SQL
2 22 (57.89%) T-SQL
3 14 (36.84%) PowerShell
4 4 (10.53%) C#
5 2 (5.26%) VB
6 1 (2.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) vSphere
2 1 (2.63%) XenApp
2 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) SAP
3 2 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) Ivanti