The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 27 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 48 24
Rank change year-on-year -15 -24  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 29 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.72% 4.27% 5.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.86% 16.67% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 28
Median daily rate £300 £450 £271
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +65.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £184 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £514 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £334
% change year-on-year -0.63% +5.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £66.00 -
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 Wales with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 175 174 211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 25.07% 25.63% 28.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 107 119
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 3
Median hourly rate £37.77 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.16% +8.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £17.45 £19.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £71.00 £32.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Wales

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Wales

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 27 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
South Wales -10 3 £300 -32.58% 3
West Wales - 2 - -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 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 Wales region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (50.00%) CSS
2 5 (50.00%) MVC
2 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) WCF
2 5 (50.00%) jQuery
2 5 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (40.00%) TeamCity
3 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (40.00%) Web Development
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) NHibernate
4 3 (30.00%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (30.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Sass
4 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) Mobile First

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Couchbase
4 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (40.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) MbUnit
3 1 (10.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (10.00%) MSTest
3 1 (10.00%) NUnit
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (20.00%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Business Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (10.00%) DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 5 (50.00%) CSS
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
1 5 (50.00%) jQuery
1 5 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
1 5 (50.00%) WCF
2 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (30.00%) NHibernate
3 3 (30.00%) Sass
4 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (20.00%) CSS3
4 2 (20.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
2 4 (40.00%) Web Development
3 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (30.00%) Mobile First
3 3 (30.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
1 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (20.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft