The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 90 55
Rank change year-on-year +7 -35  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 19 34 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.33% 1.65% 3.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.99% 7.36% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 54
Median daily rate £325 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +9.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.09 -
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 317 462 635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 22.12% 22.45% 30.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 330 428
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.09 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.73% -8.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £15.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £100.55 £45.00
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 West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in West Yorkshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in West Yorkshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in West Yorkshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Leeds +1 16 £325 -17.72% 12
Huddersfield - 2 - -
Wakefield 0 1 £400 +10.34%
SQL Server 2008
Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (86.11%) SQL
3 23 (63.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (47.22%) .NET
5 16 (44.44%) C#
5 16 (44.44%) ASP.NET
5 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 15 (41.67%) T-SQL
7 13 (36.11%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (22.22%) .NET Framework
10 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (22.22%) MVC
10 8 (22.22%) Visual Studio
10 8 (22.22%) Windows
11 7 (19.44%) E-Commerce
11 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (16.67%) Entity Framework
12 6 (16.67%) Relational Database
12 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (16.67%) MSMQ
12 6 (16.67%) OO
12 6 (16.67%) RDBMS
13 5 (13.89%) TDD
13 5 (13.89%) Migration
13 5 (13.89%) ETL
13 5 (13.89%) Software Architecture

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Firewall
1 2 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (63.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (36.11%) SQL Server 2014
4 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (16.67%) RDBMS
7 6 (16.67%) Relational Database
8 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
8 2 (5.56%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (2.78%) Power BI
9 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.78%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.78%) Subversion
3 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.78%) YouTrack
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) Developer
2 17 (47.22%) SQL Developer
3 15 (41.67%) .NET Developer
4 13 (36.11%) C# Developer
5 12 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 11 (30.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (25.00%) T-SQL Developer
8 5 (13.89%) Administrator
8 5 (13.89%) DBA
8 5 (13.89%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (13.89%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (13.89%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 5 (13.89%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (13.89%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (13.89%) Senior Developer
8 5 (13.89%) Senior SQL Developer
8 5 (13.89%) SQL DBA
9 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 3 (8.33%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (47.22%) .NET
2 16 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 8 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (16.67%) Entity Framework
4 6 (16.67%) MSMQ
4 6 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (5.56%) CSS
5 2 (5.56%) HTML
5 2 (5.56%) jQuery
5 2 (5.56%) JSON
5 2 (5.56%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (5.56%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (5.56%) XML
6 1 (2.78%) WCF
6 1 (2.78%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (5.56%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.56%) Replication
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
3 1 (2.78%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (22.22%) MVC
2 7 (19.44%) E-Commerce
3 6 (16.67%) OO
4 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.89%) ETL
4 5 (13.89%) Migration
4 5 (13.89%) Software Architecture
4 5 (13.89%) SOLID
4 5 (13.89%) TDD
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.56%) CRM
6 2 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (5.56%) ITIL
6 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.78%) ERP
7 1 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 31 (86.11%) SQL
2 16 (44.44%) C#
3 15 (41.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) C
5 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (2.78%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Veeam
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) Dell
4 1 (2.78%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) IDERA
4 1 (2.78%) Nintex
4 1 (2.78%) RedGate