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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 241 107 68
Rank change year-on-year
-134 -39
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 493 979 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.00% 1.99% 2.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.59% 8.61% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 721 996
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 19
Median hourly rate £24.50 £23.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% -16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £17.65 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £48.42 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -19.26%
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
10747 11376 10873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.81% 23.11% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7358 7522 7036
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 154 190
Median hourly rate £33.00 £23.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.47% -29.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £48.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -23.07%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the England region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -133 188 £425 - 61
South East -65 95 £400 +23.07% 35
South West -26 48 £340 +3.03% 17
Yorkshire -26 46 £350 +7.69% 20
North West -57 28 £398 +22.30% 29
North East -26 26 £315 +2.85% 3
West Midlands -28 21 £400 +23.07% 15
East of England -31 21 £371 +4.57% 18
East Midlands -19 18 £313 - 13
Midlands -9 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 1130 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 751 (66.46%) SQL
3 516 (45.66%) Microsoft
4 436 (38.58%) .NET
5 409 (36.19%) C#
6 401 (35.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 365 (32.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 363 (32.12%) Windows
9 338 (29.91%) T-SQL
10 315 (27.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 296 (26.19%) SQL Server 2005
12 259 (22.92%) ASP.NET
13 235 (20.80%) Business Intelligence
14 221 (19.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 209 (18.50%) MS Excel
16 206 (18.23%) Finance
17 179 (15.84%) Windows Server
18 176 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
19 169 (14.96%) Windows Server 2008
20 165 (14.60%) MVC
20 165 (14.60%) JavaScript
21 163 (14.42%) Data Warehouse
22 157 (13.89%) ETL
22 157 (13.89%) PowerShell
23 155 (13.72%) .NET Framework
24 153 (13.54%) HTML
25 146 (12.92%) SQL Server 2014
26 142 (12.57%) CSS
27 140 (12.39%) SharePoint
28 138 (12.21%) Active Directory

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 140 (12.39%) SharePoint
2 109 (9.65%) IIS
3 69 (6.11%) MS Exchange
4 46 (4.07%) SharePoint 2013
5 44 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 42 (3.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 29 (2.57%) Skype for Business
8 20 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (1.24%) CMS
10 13 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (1.06%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.88%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.62%) Node.js
16 6 (0.53%) Umbraco
16 6 (0.53%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.44%) Apache
17 5 (0.44%) PowerExchange
17 5 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 209 (18.50%) MS Excel
2 67 (5.93%) MS Office
3 12 (1.06%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.27%) MS Project
6 1 (0.088%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.088%) Simulink
6 1 (0.088%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.35%) Northgate Housing
5 4 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.18%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.18%) SAP SCM
7 2 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.088%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.088%) Endur
8 1 (0.088%) FastStats
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle Utilities
8 1 (0.088%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.088%) Scribe Insight
8 1 (0.088%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 44 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (3.72%) Office 365
3 9 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.80%) OneDrive
3 9 (0.80%) Yammer
4 6 (0.53%) Boomi
5 4 (0.35%) SaaS
6 2 (0.18%) PaaS
7 1 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.088%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.088%) GitHub
7 1 (0.088%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.088%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.088%) IaaS
7 1 (0.088%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 61 (5.40%) SAN
2 43 (3.81%) Firewall
3 41 (3.63%) DNS
4 39 (3.45%) Internet
5 25 (2.21%) DHCP
6 21 (1.86%) LAN
7 20 (1.77%) WAN
8 19 (1.68%) Intranet
9 16 (1.42%) Wireless
10 13 (1.15%) FTP
11 12 (1.06%) VoIP
12 10 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (0.88%) Kerberos
12 10 (0.88%) VPN
13 9 (0.80%) HTTP
13 9 (0.80%) NAS
13 9 (0.80%) SMTP
14 8 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (0.62%) LDAP
15 7 (0.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1130 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 401 (35.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 365 (32.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 315 (27.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 296 (26.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 221 (19.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 163 (14.42%) Data Warehouse
8 146 (12.92%) SQL Server 2014
9 80 (7.08%) Oracle Database
10 72 (6.37%) SQL Server 2000
11 49 (4.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 45 (3.98%) Relational Database
13 41 (3.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 40 (3.54%) OLAP
15 31 (2.74%) OLAP Cube
16 27 (2.39%) QlikView
17 25 (2.21%) Power BI
18 23 (2.04%) MS Access
19 20 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
20 18 (1.59%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 83 (7.35%) Visual Studio
2 75 (6.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (3.45%) Subversion
4 28 (2.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 26 (2.30%) NUnit
6 21 (1.86%) Git (software)
7 15 (1.33%) Selenium
7 15 (1.33%) SpecFlow
7 15 (1.33%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (1.06%) TortoiseSVN
9 11 (0.97%) Jenkins
9 11 (0.97%) MSBuild
10 10 (0.88%) CruiseControl
10 10 (0.88%) JIRA
11 9 (0.80%) Jasmine
12 8 (0.71%) ERwin
12 8 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 7 (0.62%) Moq
13 7 (0.62%) NSubstitute
General
1 206 (18.23%) Finance
2 79 (6.99%) Banking
3 31 (2.74%) Law
3 31 (2.74%) Marketing
4 25 (2.21%) Retail
5 22 (1.95%) Investment Banking
6 18 (1.59%) Advertising
6 18 (1.59%) Legal
7 17 (1.50%) Front Office
8 14 (1.24%) Back Office
8 14 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.06%) Publishing
10 9 (0.80%) Military
11 7 (0.62%) Electronics
11 7 (0.62%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.35%) Hungarian Language
12 4 (0.35%) Local Government
13 3 (0.27%) Automotive
14 2 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 599 (53.01%) Developer
2 236 (20.88%) SQL Developer
3 206 (18.23%) .NET Developer
4 195 (17.26%) DBA
5 168 (14.87%) SQL DBA
6 150 (13.27%) C# Developer
7 106 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
8 99 (8.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 88 (7.79%) SQL Server DBA
10 84 (7.43%) Administrator
11 80 (7.08%) SSIS Developer
12 75 (6.64%) Analyst
13 73 (6.46%) SQL Server Developer
14 55 (4.87%) SSRS Developer
15 49 (4.34%) Architect
16 47 (4.16%) Consultant
17 45 (3.98%) SQL BI Developer
18 44 (3.89%) ASP.NET Developer
19 36 (3.19%) Senior Developer
20 35 (3.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 436 (38.58%) .NET
2 259 (22.92%) ASP.NET
3 155 (13.72%) .NET Framework
4 153 (13.54%) HTML
5 142 (12.57%) CSS
6 122 (10.80%) jQuery
7 109 (9.65%) XML
8 96 (8.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 91 (8.05%) Web Services
10 79 (6.99%) Entity Framework
11 67 (5.93%) HTML5
11 67 (5.93%) WCF
12 50 (4.42%) Ajax
13 48 (4.25%) WPF
14 47 (4.16%) AngularJS
15 46 (4.07%) MDX
16 45 (3.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 44 (3.89%) CSS3
18 42 (3.72%) ASP.NET Web API
19 37 (3.27%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 80 (7.08%) Replication
2 79 (6.99%) Clustering
3 62 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.10%) NHS
5 24 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 21 (1.86%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.33%) Data Integration
9 13 (1.15%) Mathematics
10 12 (1.06%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.06%) N-Tier
11 11 (0.97%) Visualisation
12 10 (0.88%) Algorithms
12 10 (0.88%) Market Risk
13 9 (0.80%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.62%) EMC VNX
14 7 (0.62%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.62%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.62%) PKI
15 6 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 363 (32.12%) Windows
2 179 (15.84%) Windows Server
3 169 (14.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 119 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 72 (6.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 69 (6.11%) Linux
7 45 (3.98%) Windows 7
8 36 (3.19%) Unix
9 23 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (1.86%) Solaris
11 13 (1.15%) AIX
12 9 (0.80%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.71%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.62%) CentOS
14 7 (0.62%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.35%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.18%) Fedora
17 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (20.80%) Business Intelligence
2 176 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (14.60%) MVC
4 157 (13.89%) ETL
5 137 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
6 102 (9.03%) Migration
7 76 (6.73%) ITIL
8 75 (6.64%) Web Development
9 71 (6.28%) Kimball Methodology
10 69 (6.11%) OO
11 66 (5.84%) TDD
12 58 (5.13%) Data Modelling
13 57 (5.04%) Project Management
14 49 (4.34%) Scrum
15 47 (4.16%) CRM
15 47 (4.16%) Data Management
16 45 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
17 44 (3.89%) Unit Testing
18 40 (3.54%) High Availability
19 38 (3.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 751 (66.46%) SQL
2 409 (36.19%) C#
3 338 (29.91%) T-SQL
4 165 (14.60%) JavaScript
5 157 (13.89%) PowerShell
6 88 (7.79%) VB.NET
7 73 (6.46%) VB
8 65 (5.75%) VBA
9 60 (5.31%) VBScript
10 56 (4.96%) Java
11 26 (2.30%) C
12 20 (1.77%) PL/SQL
12 20 (1.77%) Shell Script
13 19 (1.68%) FQL
14 17 (1.50%) Python
15 14 (1.24%) Korn
15 14 (1.24%) Perl
16 9 (0.80%) C++
16 9 (0.80%) Tcl
17 8 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 83 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 63 (5.58%) Degree
3 62 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (4.51%) SC Cleared
5 31 (2.74%) MCSE
6 21 (1.86%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.71%) CCNA
9 8 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.71%) MCITP
10 6 (0.53%) MCTS
11 5 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.44%) MCSA
11 5 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.35%) MCP
13 3 (0.27%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.27%) MCDBA
14 2 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.18%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.39%) QA
2 24 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.50%) SLA
4 6 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.27%) MiFID
6 3 (0.27%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.18%) DICOM
7 2 (0.18%) HL7
7 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.088%) PMBOK
System Software
1 138 (12.21%) Active Directory
2 77 (6.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.30%) XenApp
4 25 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.50%) vSphere
6 13 (1.15%) VMware ESX
6 13 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.88%) ISA Server
8 7 (0.62%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.44%) Firmware
9 5 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.44%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.18%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.18%) SRDF
13 1 (0.088%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.088%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.088%) HDFS
13 1 (0.088%) UAG
Systems Management
1 36 (3.19%) SCCM
2 18 (1.59%) SCOM
2 18 (1.59%) WSUS
3 12 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 11 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (0.88%) Data Guard
6 9 (0.80%) Tivoli
7 8 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (0.62%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 7 (0.62%) Netcool
9 6 (0.53%) Nagios
10 5 (0.44%) Puppet
11 4 (0.35%) Foglight
11 4 (0.35%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 4 (0.35%) Simpana
12 3 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 516 (45.66%) Microsoft
2 118 (10.44%) VMware
3 114 (10.09%) Oracle
4 47 (4.16%) HP
5 45 (3.98%) Cisco
6 44 (3.89%) Citrix
7 28 (2.48%) SAP
8 27 (2.39%) Red Hat
9 25 (2.21%) IBM
9 25 (2.21%) Tableau
10 22 (1.95%) NetApp
10 22 (1.95%) ServiceNow
11 19 (1.68%) Dell
11 19 (1.68%) Sybase
12 18 (1.59%) EMC
13 17 (1.50%) RedGate
14 16 (1.42%) CommVault
15 14 (1.24%) Telerik
15 14 (1.24%) Veritas
16 12 (1.06%) Informatica
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