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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 149 92 67
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -25
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 831 1060 1392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.55% 2.07% 2.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.79% 9.58% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 732 931
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 33
Average hourly rate £28.50 £22.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.08% -27.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £13.00 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.27 £52.38 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £19.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+49.36% -35.24%
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
12231 11064 10968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.74% 21.62% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8159 6975 6922
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 161 197
Average hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £13.86 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.22 £52.00 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.80 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +2.56%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -24 373 £420 -1.17% 96
South East -73 130 £345 +6.15% 69
North West -29 89 £350 +7.69% 58
Yorkshire -28 59 £330 +11.86% 13
East of England -27 51 £325 -7.14% 15
South West -26 49 £325 - 43
West Midlands +10 44 £338 -3.57% 16
North East -35 18 £301 -14.05% 8
East Midlands -24 14 £350 +16.66% 16
Midlands +4 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 1682 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1082 (64.33%) SQL
3 696 (41.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 691 (41.08%) .NET
5 651 (38.70%) T-SQL
6 634 (37.69%) Microsoft
7 633 (37.63%) C#
8 573 (34.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 538 (31.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 416 (24.73%) ASP.NET
11 399 (23.72%) Finance
12 398 (23.66%) SQL Server 2005
13 380 (22.59%) Windows
14 368 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
15 363 (21.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 316 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
17 311 (18.49%) Data Warehouse
18 308 (18.31%) JavaScript
19 275 (16.35%) HTML
20 261 (15.52%) MS Excel
21 258 (15.34%) MVC
22 256 (15.22%) .NET Framework
23 247 (14.68%) ETL
24 230 (13.67%) Visual Studio
25 223 (13.26%) SharePoint
26 211 (12.54%) Team Foundation Server
27 207 (12.31%) CSS
28 205 (12.19%) Windows Server 2008
29 194 (11.53%) jQuery
30 186 (11.06%) WCF

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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
1 223 (13.26%) SharePoint
2 181 (10.76%) IIS
3 97 (5.77%) MS Exchange
4 69 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 63 (3.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 59 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 37 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
8 32 (1.90%) CMS
9 26 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 26 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
10 22 (1.31%) Lync
11 21 (1.25%) Umbraco
12 20 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
13 17 (1.01%) Apache
14 15 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
15 12 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 11 (0.65%) Node.js
16 11 (0.65%) Apache Pig
17 8 (0.48%) EPiServer CMS
18 7 (0.42%) MQSeries
Applications
1 261 (15.52%) MS Excel
2 69 (4.10%) MS Office
3 12 (0.71%) PowerPivot
4 10 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.48%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.24%) MS Project
7 4 (0.24%) FastStats
8 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.12%) SPSS
9 1 (0.059%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 56 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.71%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.12%) Sage BI
6 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.12%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.12%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.12%) Tridion
6 2 (0.12%) Agresso
7 1 (0.059%) Endur
7 1 (0.059%) Global One
7 1 (0.059%) Pivotal CRM
7 1 (0.059%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.059%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.059%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.059%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (1.13%) Office 365
3 12 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.65%) SaaS
5 5 (0.30%) Google Drive
6 4 (0.24%) GitHub
7 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.059%) IaaS
8 1 (0.059%) Boomi
8 1 (0.059%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (4.40%) SAN
2 47 (2.79%) DNS
3 45 (2.68%) Firewall
4 42 (2.50%) WAN
5 38 (2.26%) DHCP
6 36 (2.14%) LAN
7 33 (1.96%) Internet
8 25 (1.49%) Intranet
8 25 (1.49%) TCP/IP
9 21 (1.25%) Wireless
10 18 (1.07%) HTTP
11 17 (1.01%) SMTP
12 16 (0.95%) NAS
13 13 (0.77%) VPN
14 10 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (0.54%) FTP
16 8 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
17 7 (0.42%) Wireshark
18 6 (0.36%) VLAN
18 6 (0.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1682 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 696 (41.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 573 (34.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 538 (31.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 398 (23.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 363 (21.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 311 (18.49%) Data Warehouse
8 95 (5.65%) SQL Server 2000
9 86 (5.11%) Oracle Database
9 86 (5.11%) Relational Database
10 75 (4.46%) OLAP
11 63 (3.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 61 (3.63%) Oracle Database 11g
13 48 (2.85%) QlikView
14 46 (2.73%) DTS
15 42 (2.50%) MS Access
16 39 (2.32%) RDBMS
17 36 (2.14%) MySQL
18 34 (2.02%) OLAP Cube
19 33 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 230 (13.67%) Visual Studio
2 211 (12.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 82 (4.88%) NUnit
4 73 (4.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 54 (3.21%) Git (software)
6 52 (3.09%) Subversion
7 38 (2.26%) TeamCity
8 28 (1.66%) ReSharper
8 28 (1.66%) Toad
9 27 (1.61%) SpecFlow
10 24 (1.43%) JIRA
11 20 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 19 (1.13%) Selenium
13 16 (0.95%) Jenkins
14 15 (0.89%) Moq
15 13 (0.77%) CruiseControl
16 11 (0.65%) Rhino Mocks
17 10 (0.59%) MSTest
17 10 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
18 9 (0.54%) Eclipse
General
1 399 (23.72%) Finance
2 130 (7.73%) Banking
3 61 (3.63%) Investment Banking
4 55 (3.27%) Front Office
5 50 (2.97%) Retail
6 42 (2.50%) Back Office
7 26 (1.55%) Legal
8 24 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.31%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.07%) Advertising
10 18 (1.07%) Marketing
11 17 (1.01%) Law
12 8 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.36%) Automotive
14 5 (0.30%) Electronics
14 5 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.24%) Local Government
16 3 (0.18%) Publishing
17 2 (0.12%) Military
17 2 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1011 (60.11%) Developer
2 280 (16.65%) SQL Developer
3 272 (16.17%) .NET Developer
4 221 (13.14%) DBA
5 195 (11.59%) Analyst
6 192 (11.41%) SQL DBA
7 154 (9.16%) C# Developer
8 138 (8.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 101 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
10 97 (5.77%) SQL Server DBA
11 77 (4.58%) SQL Server Developer
12 72 (4.28%) Senior Developer
13 62 (3.69%) ASP.NET Developer
14 61 (3.63%) Support Analyst
15 60 (3.57%) Administrator
16 54 (3.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 53 (3.15%) Consultant
18 52 (3.09%) Applications Support
19 40 (2.38%) Database Developer
20 39 (2.32%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 691 (41.08%) .NET
2 416 (24.73%) ASP.NET
3 275 (16.35%) HTML
4 256 (15.22%) .NET Framework
5 207 (12.31%) CSS
6 194 (11.53%) jQuery
7 186 (11.06%) WCF
8 161 (9.57%) Web Services
9 155 (9.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 151 (8.98%) XML
11 117 (6.96%) Entity Framework
12 103 (6.12%) HTML5
13 98 (5.83%) LINQ
14 90 (5.35%) Ajax
15 85 (5.05%) WPF
16 79 (4.70%) MDX
17 73 (4.34%) AngularJS
18 54 (3.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 53 (3.15%) ASP.NET Web API
20 47 (2.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 104 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (5.53%) Clustering
3 85 (5.05%) Replication
4 73 (4.34%) NHS
5 45 (2.68%) N-Tier
6 36 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 35 (2.08%) Data Structures
8 27 (1.61%) Derivative
9 26 (1.55%) Data Centre
10 24 (1.43%) Data Integration
10 24 (1.43%) Fixed Income
11 18 (1.07%) Management Information System
11 18 (1.07%) Mathematics
12 16 (0.95%) HP Storage
12 16 (0.95%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.89%) Equities
13 15 (0.89%) Statistics
13 15 (0.89%) Hedge funds
14 12 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 380 (22.59%) Windows
2 205 (12.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 116 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 115 (6.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (3.03%) Windows 7
6 49 (2.91%) Linux
7 45 (2.68%) UNIX
8 15 (0.89%) AIX
9 11 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.48%) Android
11 7 (0.42%) Solaris
12 6 (0.36%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.24%) CentOS
14 3 (0.18%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
2 316 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
3 258 (15.34%) MVC
4 247 (14.68%) ETL
5 160 (9.51%) TDD
6 125 (7.43%) Migration
7 121 (7.19%) Performance Tuning
8 120 (7.13%) Unit Testing
9 116 (6.90%) ITIL
10 114 (6.78%) Data Modelling
11 107 (6.36%) CRM
12 105 (6.24%) SDLC
13 101 (6.00%) OO
14 80 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
15 79 (4.70%) Scrum
16 70 (4.16%) Kimball Methodology
17 65 (3.86%) Data Migration
18 64 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
19 57 (3.39%) Web Development
20 54 (3.21%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1082 (64.33%) SQL
2 651 (38.70%) T-SQL
3 633 (37.63%) C#
4 308 (18.31%) JavaScript
5 142 (8.44%) PowerShell
6 95 (5.65%) VB
7 93 (5.53%) VB.NET
8 77 (4.58%) PL/SQL
9 70 (4.16%) VBA
10 52 (3.09%) Java
11 43 (2.56%) VBScript
12 33 (1.96%) C++
13 24 (1.43%) VB6
14 23 (1.37%) C
15 19 (1.13%) Shell Script
16 18 (1.07%) FQL
17 13 (0.77%) X++
17 13 (0.77%) Python
17 13 (0.77%) PHP
18 10 (0.59%) Korn
Qualifications
1 91 (5.41%) Degree
2 70 (4.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 41 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.25%) MCSE
6 19 (1.13%) MCSA
7 18 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (0.89%) MCTS
9 11 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.30%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.24%) MCITP
12 4 (0.24%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.24%) ISEB
12 4 (0.24%) CCA
12 4 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.24%) MCDBA
12 4 (0.24%) MCP
12 4 (0.24%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.62%) QA
2 16 (0.95%) SLA
3 9 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.24%) HL7
4 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.18%) CRD IV
5 3 (0.18%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.12%) GAAP
6 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.059%) HIPAA
System Software
1 132 (7.85%) Active Directory
2 73 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 38 (2.26%) vSphere
5 30 (1.78%) XenApp
6 23 (1.37%) VMware ESX
7 21 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.36%) UAG
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle Clusterware
12 4 (0.24%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.24%) XenServer
13 3 (0.18%) Samba
13 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.18%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 31 (1.84%) SCOM
2 26 (1.55%) SCCM
3 18 (1.07%) ARCserve
4 12 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
5 9 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (0.54%) Data Guard
6 8 (0.48%) WSUS
6 8 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
7 6 (0.36%) Control-M
7 6 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (0.36%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.36%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.30%) vMotion
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle ZFS
9 4 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.24%) Puppet
9 4 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.24%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 634 (37.69%) Microsoft
2 145 (8.62%) Oracle
3 116 (6.90%) VMware
4 72 (4.28%) HP
5 62 (3.69%) Cisco
6 55 (3.27%) Citrix
7 37 (2.20%) Tableau
8 30 (1.78%) Telerik
9 27 (1.61%) Cognos
10 22 (1.31%) SAP
11 19 (1.13%) EMC
12 18 (1.07%) Red Gate
13 17 (1.01%) 3PAR
14 16 (0.95%) IBM
14 16 (0.95%) EPiServer
15 15 (0.89%) Red Hat
16 14 (0.83%) CA
16 14 (0.83%) Informatica
17 13 (0.77%) Sybase
17 13 (0.77%) Remedy
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Eximius Group Limited
Posted: 9 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 13 hours ago
North East
Venn Group
Rate: £120 - £192 Per Day Positions to become permanent
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East
Thebes IT
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Preferred Choice
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Preferred Choice
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woodford Green, Essex
Reed Technology
Rate: £50000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Allen Lane
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £230 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago