The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 93 64
Rank change year-on-year -4 -29  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 26 52 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.31% 1.88% 3.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.73% 8.05% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 68
Median daily rate £338 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £24.30 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% +27.65%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 454 646 883
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 22.81% 23.33% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 469 590
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 13
Median hourly rate £19.75 £16.09 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.74% -54.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Yorkshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Yorkshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Yorkshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
West Yorkshire +6 19 £325 -7.14% 17
North Yorkshire +9 2 £375 -16.66% 1
South Yorkshire -7 2 £350 -6.66%
East Yorkshire - 1 £363 -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 51 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 44 (86.27%) SQL
3 27 (52.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (45.10%) .NET
5 22 (43.14%) C#
5 22 (43.14%) Microsoft
6 19 (37.25%) ASP.NET
7 17 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 17 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 14 (27.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (25.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (23.53%) Visual Studio
11 10 (19.61%) .NET Framework
11 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (17.65%) Migration
12 9 (17.65%) MVC
12 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
12 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (15.69%) Windows
13 8 (15.69%) Oracle
13 8 (15.69%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (13.73%) OO
14 7 (13.73%) MSMQ
14 7 (13.73%) E-Commerce
14 7 (13.73%) RDBMS
14 7 (13.73%) Oracle Database
14 7 (13.73%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (13.73%) Entity Framework
15 6 (11.76%) Software Architecture

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Firewall
1 2 (3.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (52.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (27.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (25.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
7 8 (15.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (13.73%) Oracle Database
8 7 (13.73%) RDBMS
9 6 (11.76%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (3.92%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 2 (3.92%) Power BI
13 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (23.53%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.96%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.96%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.96%) Subversion
3 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.96%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (1.96%) Back Office
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (62.75%) Developer
2 18 (35.29%) .NET Developer
2 18 (35.29%) SQL Developer
3 14 (27.45%) C# Developer
4 13 (25.49%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (23.53%) ASP.NET Developer
5 12 (23.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (19.61%) DBA
6 10 (19.61%) SQL DBA
7 9 (17.65%) T-SQL Developer
8 7 (13.73%) Administrator
9 5 (9.80%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (9.80%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (9.80%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (9.80%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 5 (9.80%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (9.80%) Senior C# Developer
9 5 (9.80%) Senior Developer
9 5 (9.80%) Senior SQL Developer
10 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (45.10%) .NET
2 19 (37.25%) ASP.NET
3 10 (19.61%) .NET Framework
4 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (13.73%) Entity Framework
6 7 (13.73%) MSMQ
6 7 (13.73%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (11.76%) XML
8 3 (5.88%) CSS
8 3 (5.88%) HTML
8 3 (5.88%) jQuery
8 3 (5.88%) XSLT
9 2 (3.92%) JSON
9 2 (3.92%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (3.92%) Unity DI Container
10 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.96%) WCF
10 1 (1.96%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Clustering
2 4 (7.84%) Replication
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) NHS
3 2 (3.92%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.96%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (17.65%) Migration
2 9 (17.65%) MVC
3 7 (13.73%) E-Commerce
3 7 (13.73%) OO
4 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (11.76%) Software Architecture
4 6 (11.76%) SOLID
4 6 (11.76%) TDD
5 5 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (9.80%) Data Migration
5 5 (9.80%) ETL
5 5 (9.80%) ITIL
6 3 (5.88%) High Availability
6 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.92%) CRM
7 2 (3.92%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.92%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (86.27%) SQL
2 22 (43.14%) C#
3 17 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.92%) Java
5 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.96%) C
6 1 (1.96%) VB
6 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) HNC
2 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.96%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 22 (43.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) Oracle
3 3 (5.88%) Veeam
4 2 (3.92%) VMware
5 1 (1.96%) Citrix
5 1 (1.96%) Dell
5 1 (1.96%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.96%) HP
5 1 (1.96%) IDERA
5 1 (1.96%) Nintex
5 1 (1.96%) RedGate