The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 23 June 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 30 43
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton - 0.46% 1.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 2.27% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £400 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.49%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £26.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +55.76% +11.82%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 51 44 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 24.88% 20.37% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 29 64
Median daily rate £413 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £448 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Southampton region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Server Building
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) ETL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) Server Support
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SSIS Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware