The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 88 66 63
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1070 1386 1498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.10% 2.89% 2.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.87% 13.11% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 927 901
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 32 43
Average hourly rate £20.00 £28.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.20% -19.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.30 £23.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.24% -12.85%
SQL Server 2008
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
10842 10571 11274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.31% 22.07% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6818 6665 6707
Average daily rate £400 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 186 279
Average hourly rate £28.00 £30.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £51.00 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +5.17%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in England

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in England

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the England region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in England

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in England

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the England region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the England region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -38 439 £425 - 150
South East -7 202 £325 -7.14% 73
North West +2 101 £320 +2.40% 59
East of England -13 85 £350 +7.69% 28
South West -17 85 £325 -9.72% 22
Yorkshire -12 55 £303 - 43
West Midlands -49 39 £350 +14.28% 25
East Midlands -25 33 £300 +9.09% 15
North East +3 26 £350 +24.44% 6
Midlands +4 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008.

1 2308 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1316 (57.02%) SQL
3 1091 (47.27%) .NET
4 963 (41.72%) C#
5 783 (33.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 736 (31.89%) SQL Server 2005
7 715 (30.98%) Microsoft
8 714 (30.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 665 (28.81%) ASP.NET
10 611 (26.47%) T-SQL
11 575 (24.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 516 (22.36%) Windows
13 446 (19.32%) MVC
14 399 (17.29%) Finance
15 397 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
16 395 (17.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 384 (16.64%) WCF
18 371 (16.07%) HTML
19 370 (16.03%) JavaScript
20 335 (14.51%) .NET Framework
21 332 (14.38%) Data Warehouse
22 324 (14.04%) CSS
23 316 (13.69%) XML
24 313 (13.56%) MS Excel
25 301 (13.04%) ETL
26 298 (12.91%) Visual Studio
27 287 (12.44%) SharePoint
28 266 (11.53%) Oracle
29 261 (11.31%) jQuery
29 261 (11.31%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 287 (12.44%) SharePoint
2 196 (8.49%) IIS
3 129 (5.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 96 (4.16%) BizTalk Server
5 88 (3.81%) MS Exchange
6 62 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 45 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
8 41 (1.78%) CMS
9 34 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
10 30 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 30 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
11 27 (1.17%) Node.js
12 24 (1.04%) Umbraco
13 20 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
14 10 (0.43%) Lync
14 10 (0.43%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.43%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.35%) SAS
16 7 (0.30%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 313 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 67 (2.90%) MS Office
3 35 (1.52%) InfoPath
4 27 (1.17%) PowerPivot
5 13 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.35%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.22%) SPSS
8 4 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.17%) MS Project
8 4 (0.17%) FastStats
9 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.043%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.043%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 62 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.17%) Markit EDM
3 23 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
8 9 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
10 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.17%) SunGard GMI
11 4 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 4 (0.17%) ReMetrica
12 3 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
12 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
12 3 (0.13%) Academy Housing
12 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 78 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (1.13%) Office 365
3 23 (1.00%) PaaS
4 12 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.48%) SaaS
6 7 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.22%) IaaS
8 2 (0.087%) Heroku
8 2 (0.087%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 74 (3.21%) SAN
2 58 (2.51%) Firewall
3 51 (2.21%) DNS
4 40 (1.73%) TCP/IP
5 26 (1.13%) WAN
5 26 (1.13%) Internet
6 25 (1.08%) LAN
6 25 (1.08%) HTTP
7 21 (0.91%) DHCP
7 21 (0.91%) Network Security
8 17 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (0.74%) Wireless
9 16 (0.69%) Extranet
10 15 (0.65%) Intranet
11 13 (0.56%) VPN
11 13 (0.56%) SSL
12 12 (0.52%) VoIP
13 10 (0.43%) SMTP
14 9 (0.39%) VLAN
15 7 (0.30%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2308 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 783 (33.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 736 (31.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 714 (30.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 575 (24.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 395 (17.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 332 (14.38%) Data Warehouse
8 191 (8.28%) SQL Server 2000
9 150 (6.50%) Oracle Database
10 110 (4.77%) Relational Database
11 104 (4.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 104 (4.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 81 (3.51%) OLAP
13 79 (3.42%) Oracle Database 10g
14 68 (2.95%) DTS
15 66 (2.86%) QlikView
16 44 (1.91%) RDBMS
17 42 (1.82%) MS Access
18 39 (1.69%) MySQL
19 35 (1.52%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 298 (12.91%) Visual Studio
2 209 (9.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 61 (2.64%) NUnit
4 47 (2.04%) Subversion
5 41 (1.78%) Git (software)
6 32 (1.39%) MSTest
7 30 (1.30%) Rhino Mocks
8 29 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 28 (1.21%) TeamCity
10 20 (0.87%) MSBuild
11 16 (0.69%) Moq
12 15 (0.65%) SpecFlow
12 15 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
13 13 (0.56%) JIRA
14 12 (0.52%) Selenium
14 12 (0.52%) Mercurial
15 11 (0.48%) Toad
16 10 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
17 9 (0.39%) Eclipse
17 9 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 399 (17.29%) Finance
2 159 (6.89%) Banking
3 62 (2.69%) Front Office
4 60 (2.60%) Investment Banking
5 58 (2.51%) Retail
5 58 (2.51%) Marketing
6 44 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.52%) Back Office
8 29 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 21 (0.91%) Electronics
10 20 (0.87%) Financial Institution
10 20 (0.87%) Legal
11 19 (0.82%) Advertising
12 16 (0.69%) Publishing
13 11 (0.48%) Billing
13 11 (0.48%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.26%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.26%) Military
15 5 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1429 (61.92%) Developer
2 484 (20.97%) .NET Developer
3 332 (14.38%) C# Developer
4 325 (14.08%) SQL Developer
5 259 (11.22%) DBA
6 217 (9.40%) C# .NET Developer
7 216 (9.36%) SQL DBA
8 200 (8.67%) Analyst
9 170 (7.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 137 (5.94%) ASP.NET Developer
11 135 (5.85%) Senior Developer
12 103 (4.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 101 (4.38%) Administrator
13 101 (4.38%) SQL Server DBA
14 97 (4.20%) Consultant
15 96 (4.16%) SQL Server Developer
16 85 (3.68%) Senior .NET Developer
17 65 (2.82%) Architect
18 57 (2.47%) BizTalk Developer
19 49 (2.12%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1091 (47.27%) .NET
2 665 (28.81%) ASP.NET
3 384 (16.64%) WCF
4 371 (16.07%) HTML
5 335 (14.51%) .NET Framework
6 324 (14.04%) CSS
7 316 (13.69%) XML
8 261 (11.31%) jQuery
9 247 (10.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 224 (9.71%) Web Services
11 215 (9.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 147 (6.37%) Ajax
13 139 (6.02%) WPF
14 107 (4.64%) LINQ
15 104 (4.51%) HTML5
16 86 (3.73%) MDX
16 86 (3.73%) XSLT
17 83 (3.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 68 (2.95%) CSS3
19 63 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 151 (6.54%) Clustering
2 89 (3.86%) Replication
3 86 (3.73%) NHS
4 41 (1.78%) N-Tier
4 41 (1.78%) Data Integration
5 36 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 29 (1.26%) Statistics
7 27 (1.17%) Fixed Income
8 21 (0.91%) Data Extraction
8 21 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (0.87%) Derivative
9 20 (0.87%) Management Information System
10 19 (0.82%) Open Source
11 18 (0.78%) DTV
12 16 (0.69%) Hedge funds
13 15 (0.65%) Visualisation
14 14 (0.61%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.52%) W3C
15 12 (0.52%) Mobile App
16 11 (0.48%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 516 (22.36%) Windows
2 261 (11.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 187 (8.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 80 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 66 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 47 (2.04%) UNIX
7 38 (1.65%) Linux
8 26 (1.13%) Windows XP
9 21 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (0.82%) Windows 8
11 13 (0.56%) Solaris
12 12 (0.52%) Windows 2000
13 11 (0.48%) AIX
14 6 (0.26%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.26%) Android
15 5 (0.22%) HPUX
15 5 (0.22%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.087%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (19.32%) MVC
2 397 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
3 301 (13.04%) ETL
4 232 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
5 226 (9.79%) Migration
6 199 (8.62%) Performance Tuning
7 159 (6.89%) TDD
8 153 (6.63%) OO
9 137 (5.94%) Scrum
10 124 (5.37%) Data Modelling
11 122 (5.29%) Unit Testing
12 99 (4.29%) ITIL
13 96 (4.16%) CRM
14 94 (4.07%) Web Development
15 90 (3.90%) Data Migration
15 90 (3.90%) SOA
16 77 (3.34%) E-Commerce
17 72 (3.12%) User Acceptance Testing
18 71 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
19 66 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1316 (57.02%) SQL
2 963 (41.72%) C#
3 611 (26.47%) T-SQL
4 370 (16.03%) JavaScript
5 121 (5.24%) PowerShell
6 119 (5.16%) VB.NET
7 94 (4.07%) VBA
8 81 (3.51%) VB
9 67 (2.90%) PL/SQL
10 59 (2.56%) VBScript
11 49 (2.12%) Java
12 32 (1.39%) VB6
13 25 (1.08%) C
14 24 (1.04%) C++
15 18 (0.78%) Python
16 15 (0.65%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.61%) XAML
18 13 (0.56%) Perl
19 9 (0.39%) VC++
20 8 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 129 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 108 (4.68%) Security Cleared
3 100 (4.33%) Degree
4 87 (3.77%) SC Cleared
5 59 (2.56%) MCTS
5 59 (2.56%) MCITP
6 46 (1.99%) MCSE
7 18 (0.78%) DV Cleared
8 14 (0.61%) MCDBA
9 13 (0.56%) MCSA
9 13 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (0.43%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
11 9 (0.39%) OCP
12 8 (0.35%) ISEB
13 7 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.30%) MCP
14 6 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.22%) CCNA
16 4 (0.17%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.30%) QA
2 43 (1.86%) SLA
3 9 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (0.39%) HL7
4 8 (0.35%) Solvency II
4 8 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.26%) Basel III
6 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.087%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.087%) EMIR
8 2 (0.087%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.043%) GxP
9 1 (0.043%) WCAG
9 1 (0.043%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 181 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 76 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (2.12%) Oracle RMAN
4 41 (1.78%) vSphere
5 37 (1.60%) Hyper-V
6 36 (1.56%) VMware ESX
7 34 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (0.56%) XenApp
9 8 (0.35%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.22%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.17%) KVM
12 4 (0.17%) RHEV
13 3 (0.13%) UAG
13 3 (0.13%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.087%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.087%) LiteSpeed
14 2 (0.087%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 43 (1.86%) Data Guard
2 40 (1.73%) SCOM
3 28 (1.21%) SCCM
4 17 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 15 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.61%) Control-M
7 7 (0.30%) Tivoli
7 7 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
7 7 (0.30%) AppDNA
8 6 (0.26%) ARCserve
9 5 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.22%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.22%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.17%) Puppet
10 4 (0.17%) WSUS
10 4 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.13%) Ionix
Vendors
1 715 (30.98%) Microsoft
2 266 (11.53%) Oracle
3 127 (5.50%) VMware
4 57 (2.47%) Business Objects
5 49 (2.12%) Citrix
6 44 (1.91%) Cisco
6 44 (1.91%) HP
7 42 (1.82%) SAP
8 31 (1.34%) Informatica
8 31 (1.34%) Tableau
9 21 (0.91%) Sybase
9 21 (0.91%) Red Hat
10 19 (0.82%) NetApp
11 18 (0.78%) Telerik
12 17 (0.74%) Cognos
13 15 (0.65%) EMC
14 13 (0.56%) DevExpress
15 11 (0.48%) EPiServer
16 10 (0.43%) Red Gate
16 10 (0.43%) CA
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