The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 66 62 72
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1347 1245 1350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.62% 2.88% 2.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.01% 13.29% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 975 799 822
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 35
Average hourly rate £30.50 £29.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £18.70 £20.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -7.63%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11219 9368 11063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.85% 21.69% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7173 5842 6414
Average daily rate £390 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 195 228
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.31 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
UK

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -10 600 £420 +1.20% 166
South East -2 227 £385 +14.07% 116
South West +5 128 £338 +3.84% 39
East of England -5 108 £359 +19.58% 46
Yorkshire -4 84 £300 - 49
North West -17 68 £325 - 58
East Midlands -6 59 £300 +13.20% 18
West Midlands -30 57 £315 -3.07% 31
North East -17 14 £250 -31.50% 8
SQL Server 2008
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2564 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1433 (55.89%) SQL
3 1226 (47.82%) .NET
4 1062 (41.42%) C#
5 910 (35.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 875 (34.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 797 (31.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 768 (29.95%) Microsoft
9 727 (28.35%) ASP.NET
10 696 (27.15%) T-SQL
11 622 (24.26%) Windows
12 606 (23.63%) SQL Server 2012
13 438 (17.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 434 (16.93%) HTML
15 430 (16.77%) Finance
16 415 (16.19%) JavaScript
16 415 (16.19%) Business Intelligence
17 408 (15.91%) MVC
18 400 (15.60%) WCF
19 392 (15.29%) Data Warehouse
20 376 (14.66%) CSS
21 350 (13.65%) XML
22 347 (13.53%) .NET Framework
23 345 (13.46%) jQuery
24 342 (13.34%) Visual Studio
25 340 (13.26%) SharePoint
26 330 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
27 329 (12.83%) ETL
28 279 (10.88%) MS Excel
29 277 (10.80%) Agile Software Development

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 340 (13.26%) SharePoint
2 207 (8.07%) IIS
3 148 (5.77%) SharePoint 2010
4 119 (4.64%) BizTalk Server
5 117 (4.56%) MS Exchange
6 74 (2.89%) CMS
7 70 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 64 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 53 (2.07%) Umbraco
10 50 (1.95%) SharePoint Server
11 44 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
11 44 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
12 37 (1.44%) Node.js
13 22 (0.86%) Lync
14 17 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 14 (0.55%) Apache
16 12 (0.47%) SAS
17 10 (0.39%) MS Project Server
18 9 (0.35%) Commerce Server
18 9 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 279 (10.88%) MS Excel
2 85 (3.32%) MS Office
3 33 (1.29%) PowerPivot
4 24 (0.94%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.20%) Mingle
7 3 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.12%) SPSS
7 3 (0.12%) MS Project
8 2 (0.078%) FastStats
9 1 (0.039%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 45 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.01%) Google Analytics
3 13 (0.51%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 8 (0.31%) SAP SD
4 8 (0.31%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.31%) SAP MM
4 8 (0.31%) SAP CRM
5 7 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.23%) Exstream
6 6 (0.23%) ReMetrica
7 5 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 5 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.16%) SunGard GMI
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.078%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.078%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 65 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (0.94%) SaaS
3 22 (0.86%) Office 365
4 12 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.23%) PaaS
6 6 (0.23%) Trello
7 5 (0.20%) IaaS
7 5 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.078%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.89%) Firewall
2 68 (2.65%) SAN
3 48 (1.87%) Internet
4 46 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 45 (1.76%) DNS
6 38 (1.48%) HTTP
7 31 (1.21%) LAN
8 28 (1.09%) WAN
9 25 (0.98%) DHCP
10 18 (0.70%) SMTP
10 18 (0.70%) SSL
10 18 (0.70%) Network Security
11 16 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (0.59%) NAS
12 15 (0.59%) Wireless
13 12 (0.47%) Intranet
14 11 (0.43%) VoIP
14 11 (0.43%) Kerberos
15 10 (0.39%) LDAP
16 8 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2564 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 910 (35.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 875 (34.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 797 (31.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 606 (23.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 438 (17.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 392 (15.29%) Data Warehouse
8 175 (6.83%) SQL Server 2000
9 130 (5.07%) Oracle Database
10 100 (3.90%) Relational Database
11 92 (3.59%) Oracle Database 11g
12 88 (3.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 85 (3.32%) DTS
13 85 (3.32%) OLAP
14 74 (2.89%) Oracle Database 10g
15 56 (2.18%) QlikView
16 42 (1.64%) MySQL
17 40 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
18 36 (1.40%) MS Access
19 32 (1.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 342 (13.34%) Visual Studio
2 216 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 95 (3.71%) Git (software)
4 86 (3.35%) NUnit
5 70 (2.73%) TeamCity
6 40 (1.56%) Mercurial
7 34 (1.33%) Subversion
8 32 (1.25%) MSTest
9 24 (0.94%) Rhino Mocks
9 24 (0.94%) Moq
10 19 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 14 (0.55%) MSBuild
12 13 (0.51%) SpecFlow
13 12 (0.47%) Jenkins
13 12 (0.47%) Selenium
14 11 (0.43%) JIRA
15 9 (0.35%) ReSharper
15 9 (0.35%) FitNesse
15 9 (0.35%) Hudson
16 8 (0.31%) LSMW
General
1 430 (16.77%) Finance
2 241 (9.40%) Banking
3 75 (2.93%) Front Office
4 68 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 62 (2.42%) Marketing
6 57 (2.22%) Retail
7 36 (1.40%) Back Office
8 30 (1.17%) Legal
9 28 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 28 (1.09%) Publishing
9 28 (1.09%) Telecoms
10 21 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.47%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.43%) Local Government
14 7 (0.27%) Automotive
14 7 (0.27%) Law
15 6 (0.23%) Advertising
15 6 (0.23%) Electronics
15 6 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 1611 (62.83%) Developer
2 543 (21.18%) .NET Developer
3 383 (14.94%) SQL Developer
4 378 (14.74%) C# Developer
5 295 (11.51%) DBA
6 258 (10.06%) C# .NET Developer
7 245 (9.56%) SQL DBA
8 214 (8.35%) Analyst
9 184 (7.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 174 (6.79%) ASP.NET Developer
11 130 (5.07%) SQL Server DBA
12 128 (4.99%) SQL Server Developer
13 122 (4.76%) Senior Developer
14 120 (4.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 115 (4.49%) Administrator
16 107 (4.17%) Consultant
17 82 (3.20%) Architect
18 71 (2.77%) BizTalk Developer
19 68 (2.65%) SharePoint Developer
20 52 (2.03%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1226 (47.82%) .NET
2 727 (28.35%) ASP.NET
3 434 (16.93%) HTML
4 400 (15.60%) WCF
5 376 (14.66%) CSS
6 350 (13.65%) XML
7 347 (13.53%) .NET Framework
8 345 (13.46%) jQuery
9 274 (10.69%) Web Services
10 266 (10.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 195 (7.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 184 (7.18%) Ajax
13 169 (6.59%) WPF
14 141 (5.50%) LINQ
15 131 (5.11%) HTML5
16 119 (4.64%) XSLT
17 115 (4.49%) MDX
18 102 (3.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 92 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 76 (2.96%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 151 (5.89%) Clustering
2 115 (4.49%) NHS
3 85 (3.32%) Replication
4 57 (2.22%) N-Tier
5 50 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 46 (1.79%) Data Integration
7 29 (1.13%) Statistics
8 28 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (0.90%) Management Information System
10 21 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
11 20 (0.78%) Derivative
12 16 (0.62%) Fixed Income
12 16 (0.62%) Blackberry
12 16 (0.62%) Open Source
13 15 (0.59%) Mobile App
14 12 (0.47%) Data Extraction
15 11 (0.43%) Visualisation
15 11 (0.43%) Market Risk
15 11 (0.43%) Equities
16 10 (0.39%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 622 (24.26%) Windows
2 330 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 231 (9.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 82 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 71 (2.77%) Linux
6 64 (2.50%) Windows 7
7 39 (1.52%) UNIX
8 32 (1.25%) Windows XP
9 27 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.70%) Solaris
11 15 (0.59%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.47%) CentOS
13 11 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
13 11 (0.43%) Android
14 10 (0.39%) Windows 2000
15 9 (0.35%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.20%) AIX
17 4 (0.16%) HPUX
17 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.12%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (16.19%) Business Intelligence
2 408 (15.91%) MVC
3 329 (12.83%) ETL
4 277 (10.80%) Agile Software Development
5 258 (10.06%) Migration
6 203 (7.92%) Performance Tuning
7 183 (7.14%) TDD
8 180 (7.02%) Scrum
9 147 (5.73%) OO
10 145 (5.66%) ITIL
11 137 (5.34%) Data Modelling
12 127 (4.95%) Unit Testing
13 125 (4.88%) SOA
14 98 (3.82%) Web Development
15 92 (3.59%) E-Commerce
16 91 (3.55%) User Acceptance Testing
17 90 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
18 82 (3.20%) Workflow
19 81 (3.16%) CRM
20 78 (3.04%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1433 (55.89%) SQL
2 1062 (41.42%) C#
3 696 (27.15%) T-SQL
4 415 (16.19%) JavaScript
5 173 (6.75%) VB.NET
6 166 (6.47%) PowerShell
7 94 (3.67%) VB
8 83 (3.24%) VBA
9 58 (2.26%) Java
10 51 (1.99%) PL/SQL
11 42 (1.64%) VB6
12 36 (1.40%) VBScript
13 33 (1.29%) C
14 30 (1.17%) C++
15 17 (0.66%) Perl
15 17 (0.66%) XPath
16 14 (0.55%) PHP
17 12 (0.47%) XAML
18 11 (0.43%) Ruby
19 10 (0.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 141 (5.50%) Security Cleared
2 118 (4.60%) Degree
3 114 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 112 (4.37%) SC Cleared
5 41 (1.60%) MCITP
6 32 (1.25%) MCSE
7 30 (1.17%) MCTS
8 24 (0.94%) DV Cleared
9 21 (0.82%) ISEB
10 16 (0.62%) OCP
10 16 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
11 15 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (0.39%) MCSA
12 10 (0.39%) MCP
13 9 (0.35%) MCSD
13 9 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.35%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.31%) MCDBA
15 7 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.16%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (1.56%) SLA
2 36 (1.40%) QA
3 10 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.35%) Basel III
4 9 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.27%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.23%) HL7
8 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.12%) WAI
10 2 (0.078%) GxP
10 2 (0.078%) COREP
10 2 (0.078%) FINREP
11 1 (0.039%) EMIR
11 1 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.039%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.039%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 205 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 85 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (1.91%) Hyper-V
4 46 (1.79%) vSphere
5 41 (1.60%) XenApp
5 41 (1.60%) Oracle RMAN
6 26 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
7 21 (0.82%) VMware ESX
8 16 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 16 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.59%) ISA Server
10 10 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.31%) UAG
12 7 (0.27%) XenServer
13 3 (0.12%) LiteSpeed
13 3 (0.12%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.078%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.078%) Xen
14 2 (0.078%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.078%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 58 (2.26%) SCOM
2 48 (1.87%) SCCM
3 36 (1.40%) Data Guard
4 21 (0.82%) WSUS
5 18 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
6 17 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 14 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 14 (0.55%) NetBackup
8 11 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.31%) Foglight
10 7 (0.27%) Tivoli
10 7 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
10 7 (0.27%) Puppet
11 5 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.20%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.16%) Control-M
12 4 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.16%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.12%) SCSM
13 3 (0.12%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 768 (29.95%) Microsoft
2 231 (9.01%) Oracle
3 140 (5.46%) VMware
4 99 (3.86%) Citrix
5 72 (2.81%) HP
6 62 (2.42%) Business Objects
7 60 (2.34%) Cisco
8 35 (1.37%) Cognos
9 34 (1.33%) Tableau
10 33 (1.29%) SAP
11 29 (1.13%) Red Hat
11 29 (1.13%) Google
12 26 (1.01%) Venda
13 24 (0.94%) Informatica
14 23 (0.90%) NetApp
15 22 (0.86%) Telerik
16 21 (0.82%) Symantec
16 21 (0.82%) IBM
17 20 (0.78%) EMC
18 17 (0.66%) Barracuda Networks
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