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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 96 80
Rank change year-on-year +6 -16  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 48 44 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.85% 1.51% 2.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.69% 7.31% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 38 50
Median daily rate £338 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £231 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £416 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £356 £338
% change year-on-year -1.75% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -55.29% +70.00%  

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 449 602 739
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.27% 20.68% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 435 539
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.47% -35.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £16.00 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.25 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Wiltshire +12 12 £208 -33.60% 1
Somerset +12 11 £325 -21.21% 2
Bristol -5 8 £356 +1.78% 3
Gloucestershire +4 3 - -
Devon -3 3 - - 1
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 89 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 57 (64.04%) SQL
3 48 (53.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 46 (51.69%) .NET
5 44 (49.44%) Microsoft
6 39 (43.82%) C#
7 33 (37.08%) MS Excel
8 29 (32.58%) T-SQL
9 27 (30.34%) MVC
9 27 (30.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (29.21%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (29.21%) Visual Studio
10 26 (29.21%) ASP.NET
11 24 (26.97%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (25.84%) Windows
12 23 (25.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 22 (24.72%) Microsoft Azure
14 19 (21.35%) Windows Server
15 17 (19.10%) Scrum
15 17 (19.10%) SQL Server 2014
16 16 (17.98%) JavaScript
17 15 (16.85%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (16.85%) VMware
17 15 (16.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 15 (16.85%) WCF
17 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2012
18 13 (14.61%) SQL Server 2005
18 13 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (14.61%) Oracle
19 12 (13.48%) HTML

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 (8.99%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.74%) IIS
3 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.49%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.12%) Kentico
6 1 (1.12%) Sitefinity
6 1 (1.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 33 (37.08%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.62%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Pegasus Opera
2 3 (3.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.12%) Maximo
4 1 (1.12%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.12%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.12%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (24.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (13.48%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.25%) SaaS
4 1 (1.12%) Boomi
4 1 (1.12%) Office 365
4 1 (1.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) PuTTY
1 8 (8.99%) WinSCP
2 4 (4.49%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.25%) Firewall
4 1 (1.12%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 48 (53.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 27 (30.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (25.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (19.10%) SQL Server 2014
6 15 (16.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (14.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (13.48%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (11.24%) MS Access
10 8 (8.99%) Oracle Database
10 8 (8.99%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (8.99%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (5.62%) RDBMS
11 5 (5.62%) Relational Database
12 4 (4.49%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (3.37%) PerformancePoint
13 3 (3.37%) PowerPivot
14 2 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 26 (29.21%) Visual Studio
2 24 (26.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (10.11%) Jenkins
4 8 (8.99%) HP UFT
4 8 (8.99%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (8.99%) Selenium
4 8 (8.99%) SpecFlow
4 8 (8.99%) TeamCity
5 7 (7.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (6.74%) Ant
6 6 (6.74%) Eclipse
6 6 (6.74%) SoapUI
6 6 (6.74%) TestNG
6 6 (6.74%) Toad
7 5 (5.62%) LoadRunner
8 4 (4.49%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.25%) Subversion
10 1 (1.12%) MSI
10 1 (1.12%) ReSharper
10 1 (1.12%) WiX
General
1 8 (8.99%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.37%) Advertising
3 3 (3.37%) Electronics
3 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.37%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.12%) Games
4 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (52.81%) Developer
2 29 (32.58%) .NET Developer
3 22 (24.72%) DBA
4 18 (20.22%) SQL DBA
5 10 (11.24%) Administrator
6 9 (10.11%) SQL Developer
7 7 (7.87%) SQL Server DBA
8 6 (6.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (6.74%) Database Developer
8 6 (6.74%) SSIS Developer
9 5 (5.62%) C# Developer
9 5 (5.62%) Tester
10 4 (4.49%) Automation Tester
10 4 (4.49%) C++ Team Leader
10 4 (4.49%) ERP Support
10 4 (4.49%) IT Support
10 4 (4.49%) SAP Support
10 4 (4.49%) Systems Support
10 4 (4.49%) Team Leader
11 3 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (51.69%) .NET
2 26 (29.21%) ASP.NET
3 15 (16.85%) WCF
4 12 (13.48%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (13.48%) HTML
5 10 (11.24%) .NET Framework
5 10 (11.24%) jQuery
6 9 (10.11%) CSS
6 9 (10.11%) Web Services
7 8 (8.99%) Entity Framework
7 8 (8.99%) HTML5
8 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (5.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (5.62%) XML
10 4 (4.49%) Ajax
11 3 (3.37%) AngularJS
11 3 (3.37%) Ext JS
11 3 (3.37%) LINQ
12 2 (2.25%) AutoMapper
12 2 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.49%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.25%) Clustering
2 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.25%) Replication
3 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.12%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.84%) Windows
2 19 (21.35%) Windows Server
3 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (11.24%) Linux
4 10 (11.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.49%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.34%) MVC
2 26 (29.21%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (19.10%) Scrum
4 15 (16.85%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (12.36%) Migration
7 10 (11.24%) Data Modelling
7 10 (11.24%) TDD
8 9 (10.11%) Test Automation
9 8 (8.99%) Data Management
9 8 (8.99%) Defect Tracking
9 8 (8.99%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (8.99%) Integration Testing
9 8 (8.99%) Regression Testing
9 8 (8.99%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (7.87%) BDD
10 7 (7.87%) DevOps
10 7 (7.87%) High Availability
10 7 (7.87%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (7.87%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 57 (64.04%) SQL
2 39 (43.82%) C#
3 29 (32.58%) T-SQL
4 16 (17.98%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.99%) F#
6 6 (6.74%) Java
6 6 (6.74%) PHP
7 4 (4.49%) C++
7 4 (4.49%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.49%) VC++
8 3 (3.37%) VB
9 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.25%) VBScript
10 1 (1.12%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.74%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.62%) ISEB
2 5 (5.62%) ISEB Practitioner
2 5 (5.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) QA
1 4 (4.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.37%) SLA
3 2 (2.25%) ISO 14001
3 2 (2.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (8.99%) Active Directory
1 8 (8.99%) vSphere
2 6 (6.74%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (8.99%) vRealize
2 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (49.44%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.85%) VMware
3 13 (14.61%) Oracle
4 8 (8.99%) HP
4 8 (8.99%) Red Hat
4 8 (8.99%) SAP
5 4 (4.49%) Pegasus
5 4 (4.49%) QAD
6 2 (2.25%) Cisco
6 2 (2.25%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.12%) Dell
7 1 (1.12%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.12%) Tableau
7 1 (1.12%) Telerik