Period
to 10 July 2020

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 6 months to 10 July 2020 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
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 167 166
Rank change year-on-year +67 -1 -29
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 6 22 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.34% 0.50% 0.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.97% 2.45% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 30
Median daily rate £425 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% - -4.41%
10th Percentile £293 £263 £223
90th Percentile £450 £388 £400
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.12% +6.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate - £42.50 £34.70
% change year-on-year - +22.48% -15.37%

SQL Server 2008 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 304 899 1,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 17.16% 20.46% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 605 804
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £305 £298
90th Percentile £600 £563 £538
England median daily rate £500 £483 £475
% change year-on-year +3.63% +1.58% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 11
Median hourly rate £18.95 £20.86 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.13% +4.28% +5.26%
10th Percentile £11.21 £14.90 £16.25
90th Percentile £27.56 £28.73 £35.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year - +4.48% +11.67%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Yorkshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Yorkshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Yorkshire

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Yorkshire.

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 6 months to 10 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +48 6 £425 +13.33%
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Clustering
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (66.67%) IIS
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) vSphere
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (66.67%) Project Delivery
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (50.00%) vRealize
4 3 (50.00%) IT Strategy
4 3 (50.00%) Tech Ops
4 3 (50.00%) High Availability
4 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (50.00%) Transition Management
4 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (50.00%) Tivoli
4 3 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (50.00%) IBM
5 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V

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 (66.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (16.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) ETL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) CLARiiON
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) EMC VNX
2 1 (16.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 3 (50.00%) IT Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (50.00%) Tech Ops
2 3 (50.00%) Transition Management
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) vSphere
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (50.00%) vRealize
3 1 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Isilon
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (16.67%) Sophos