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 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 30 36 47
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.18% 1.43% 2.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.52% 8.89% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 10
Median daily rate £294 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.08% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £310 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £51.56 £26.85
% change year-on-year -63.14% +92.05%  

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 46 45 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 18.04% 16.07% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 55
Median daily rate £363 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £565 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.25 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

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

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

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

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) Server Building
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (25.00%) LINQ
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) OOP
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) ETL
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services

SQL Server 2008
Top Related 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) ETL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) IT Support
3 1 (25.00%) Server Support
3 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SSIS Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (25.00%) LINQ
2 1 (25.00%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (25.00%) ETL
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) MVC
1 1 (25.00%) OOP
1 1 (25.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware