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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 109 72 59
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 962 1217 1330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.90% 2.57% 2.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.10% 11.27% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 814 908
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 36
Average hourly rate £31.75 £27.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.45 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £37.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £29.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.52% +12.50%
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
10566 10795 9995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.91% 22.82% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7143 6796 6229
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 254 248
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.31 £14.60 £18.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -9.83%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -23 432 £400 -4.76% 104
South East -31 162 £345 +6.15% 53
South West -31 86 £363 +2.11% 50
Yorkshire -15 72 £313 -0.39% 30
North West -7 61 £325 +8.33% 28
West Midlands -13 56 £350 +7.69% 30
East of England -24 52 £375 +22.44% 38
North East -11 22 £341 +13.56% 10
East Midlands -31 16 £215 -28.33% 18
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1983 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1272 (64.15%) SQL
3 919 (46.34%) .NET
4 797 (40.19%) C#
5 765 (38.58%) Microsoft
6 677 (34.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 594 (29.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 569 (28.69%) SQL Server 2005
9 563 (28.39%) T-SQL
10 558 (28.14%) ASP.NET
11 514 (25.92%) SQL Server 2012
12 468 (23.60%) Windows
13 397 (20.02%) Agile Software Development
14 378 (19.06%) MVC
15 371 (18.71%) Finance
16 370 (18.66%) JavaScript
17 364 (18.36%) HTML
18 363 (18.31%) Business Intelligence
19 355 (17.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 331 (16.69%) MS Excel
21 325 (16.39%) CSS
22 311 (15.68%) Data Warehouse
23 306 (15.43%) .NET Framework
24 275 (13.87%) ETL
25 267 (13.46%) Visual Studio
26 262 (13.21%) WCF
27 249 (12.56%) Team Foundation Server
28 245 (12.36%) XML
29 244 (12.30%) jQuery
30 235 (11.85%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 211 (10.64%) SharePoint
2 155 (7.82%) IIS
3 110 (5.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 98 (4.94%) MS Exchange
5 90 (4.54%) BizTalk Server
6 61 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 52 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 43 (2.17%) CMS
9 38 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
10 27 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
11 26 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
12 18 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
13 12 (0.61%) SAS
13 12 (0.61%) Umbraco
14 10 (0.50%) Lync
14 10 (0.50%) Node.js
15 9 (0.45%) Apache
16 8 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
16 8 (0.40%) LiveCycle
17 7 (0.35%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 331 (16.69%) MS Excel
2 99 (4.99%) MS Office
3 25 (1.26%) PowerPivot
4 17 (0.86%) InfoPath
4 17 (0.86%) MS Project
5 10 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.35%) SPSS
8 5 (0.25%) FastStats
9 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.050%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.050%) Mingle
10 1 (0.050%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 68 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.41%) Markit EDM
3 15 (0.76%) Agresso
4 14 (0.71%) SAP BPC
5 11 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 11 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.15%) Academy Housing
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.15%) TRIRIGA
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 65 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (1.61%) PaaS
3 9 (0.45%) Office 365
4 5 (0.25%) SaaS
4 5 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.050%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.050%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 92 (4.64%) SAN
2 60 (3.03%) DNS
3 56 (2.82%) Firewall
4 53 (2.67%) TCP/IP
5 44 (2.22%) DHCP
6 28 (1.41%) Internet
6 28 (1.41%) NAS
7 26 (1.31%) WAN
8 25 (1.26%) LAN
9 24 (1.21%) VPN
10 22 (1.11%) SSL
11 20 (1.01%) FTP
12 18 (0.91%) VoIP
12 18 (0.91%) HTTP
13 15 (0.76%) VLAN
13 15 (0.76%) Extranet
14 13 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (0.45%) Intranet
16 8 (0.40%) SMTP
17 7 (0.35%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1983 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 677 (34.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 594 (29.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 569 (28.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 514 (25.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 355 (17.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 311 (15.68%) Data Warehouse
8 157 (7.92%) SQL Server 2000
9 110 (5.55%) Relational Database
10 96 (4.84%) OLAP
10 96 (4.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 70 (3.53%) Oracle Database
12 68 (3.43%) QlikView
13 56 (2.82%) RDBMS
14 47 (2.37%) DTS
15 43 (2.17%) MS Access
15 43 (2.17%) OLAP Cube
16 41 (2.07%) MySQL
16 41 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
17 36 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 267 (13.46%) Visual Studio
2 249 (12.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 56 (2.82%) NUnit
4 37 (1.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 36 (1.82%) Subversion
6 34 (1.71%) MSTest
7 32 (1.61%) SpecFlow
8 26 (1.31%) JIRA
9 25 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 21 (1.06%) Git (software)
11 15 (0.76%) Selenium
11 15 (0.76%) Rhino Mocks
12 14 (0.71%) TeamCity
13 12 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
14 11 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
14 11 (0.55%) Moq
15 8 (0.40%) NSubstitute
15 8 (0.40%) Toad
15 8 (0.40%) MSI
16 7 (0.35%) ReSharper
General
1 371 (18.71%) Finance
2 132 (6.66%) Banking
3 59 (2.98%) Telecoms
4 46 (2.32%) Front Office
5 45 (2.27%) Investment Banking
6 44 (2.22%) Retail
7 38 (1.92%) Marketing
8 36 (1.82%) Legal
9 29 (1.46%) Back Office
10 21 (1.06%) Billing
11 17 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.66%) Advertising
13 12 (0.61%) Law
14 11 (0.55%) Publishing
14 11 (0.55%) Electronics
14 11 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.35%) Military
16 6 (0.30%) Games
17 5 (0.25%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1192 (60.11%) Developer
2 367 (18.51%) .NET Developer
3 273 (13.77%) SQL Developer
4 211 (10.64%) DBA
5 203 (10.24%) Analyst
6 191 (9.63%) SQL DBA
7 185 (9.33%) C# Developer
8 130 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 128 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
10 122 (6.15%) Senior Developer
11 108 (5.45%) Administrator
12 94 (4.74%) SQL Server DBA
13 84 (4.24%) Consultant
14 82 (4.14%) Senior .NET Developer
15 73 (3.68%) ASP.NET Developer
16 69 (3.48%) SQL Server Developer
17 66 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 65 (3.28%) Applications Support
19 50 (2.52%) Web Developer
20 48 (2.42%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 919 (46.34%) .NET
2 558 (28.14%) ASP.NET
3 364 (18.36%) HTML
4 325 (16.39%) CSS
5 306 (15.43%) .NET Framework
6 262 (13.21%) WCF
7 245 (12.36%) XML
8 244 (12.30%) jQuery
9 235 (11.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 201 (10.14%) Web Services
11 195 (9.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 118 (5.95%) Ajax
13 85 (4.29%) HTML5
13 85 (4.29%) WPF
13 85 (4.29%) LINQ
14 69 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 69 (3.48%) MDX
15 65 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 58 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 54 (2.72%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 164 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (6.05%) Clustering
3 84 (4.24%) Replication
4 78 (3.93%) NHS
5 39 (1.97%) N-Tier
5 39 (1.97%) Data Integration
6 32 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 31 (1.56%) Open Source
8 30 (1.51%) Computer Science
9 24 (1.21%) Data Structures
10 22 (1.11%) Inversion of Control
11 21 (1.06%) Visualisation
12 16 (0.81%) Fixed Income
12 16 (0.81%) Derivative
13 15 (0.76%) IVR
14 14 (0.71%) GIS
14 14 (0.71%) Data Extraction
15 13 (0.66%) Statistics
15 13 (0.66%) Blackberry
16 12 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 468 (23.60%) Windows
2 232 (11.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 142 (7.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 79 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (2.67%) Windows 7
6 40 (2.02%) UNIX
7 39 (1.97%) Windows XP
8 32 (1.61%) Linux
9 18 (0.91%) Windows 8
9 18 (0.91%) AIX
10 16 (0.81%) Windows Vista
11 11 (0.55%) Windows 2000
12 9 (0.45%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.20%) Solaris
14 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.15%) Android
15 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (20.02%) Agile Software Development
2 378 (19.06%) MVC
3 363 (18.31%) Business Intelligence
4 275 (13.87%) ETL
5 192 (9.68%) Migration
6 173 (8.72%) Scrum
7 170 (8.57%) TDD
8 149 (7.51%) Performance Tuning
9 130 (6.56%) OO
10 113 (5.70%) CRM
11 109 (5.50%) Data Modelling
12 99 (4.99%) Unit Testing
13 84 (4.24%) ITIL
14 73 (3.68%) Data Migration
15 70 (3.53%) Web Development
16 69 (3.48%) Data Analysis
17 61 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
18 58 (2.92%) Kimball Methodology
19 55 (2.77%) SOA
20 54 (2.72%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1272 (64.15%) SQL
2 797 (40.19%) C#
3 563 (28.39%) T-SQL
4 370 (18.66%) JavaScript
5 114 (5.75%) VB.NET
6 106 (5.35%) PowerShell
7 102 (5.14%) VBA
8 76 (3.83%) PL/SQL
8 76 (3.83%) VBScript
9 71 (3.58%) VB
10 52 (2.62%) Java
11 32 (1.61%) Shell Script
12 25 (1.26%) VB6
13 23 (1.16%) C
14 22 (1.11%) XAML
15 17 (0.86%) C++
16 15 (0.76%) Bash Shell
17 14 (0.71%) Korn
18 12 (0.61%) Perl
18 12 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 104 (5.24%) Security Cleared
2 99 (4.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 66 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 65 (3.28%) Degree
5 45 (2.27%) MCTS
6 41 (2.07%) MCSE
7 32 (1.61%) MCITP
8 16 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (0.76%) MCSA
9 15 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.71%) CCNA
11 10 (0.50%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.35%) MCDBA
13 6 (0.30%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.20%) VCP5
14 4 (0.20%) CCNP
14 4 (0.20%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.20%) CCEA
15 3 (0.15%) MCT
15 3 (0.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (1.77%) QA
2 28 (1.41%) SLA
3 8 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.15%) HL7
6 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.050%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.050%) GxP
System Software
1 148 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 88 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (2.82%) vSphere
4 46 (2.32%) VMware ESX
5 36 (1.82%) Hyper-V
6 20 (1.01%) XenApp
7 16 (0.81%) Terminal Services
8 15 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
9 14 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
10 11 (0.55%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.40%) UAG
12 7 (0.35%) vCloud
13 5 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.20%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.15%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.10%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
17 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 1 (0.050%) Squid
Systems Management
1 64 (3.23%) SCCM
2 59 (2.98%) SCOM
3 24 (1.21%) NetBackup
4 21 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 18 (0.91%) Control-M
6 15 (0.76%) Backup Exec
7 11 (0.55%) SCVMM
8 10 (0.50%) Data Guard
8 10 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.45%) ARCserve
10 8 (0.40%) WSUS
11 7 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.30%) SCDPM
12 6 (0.30%) EdgeSight
12 6 (0.30%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.30%) Puppet
12 6 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 4 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 765 (38.58%) Microsoft
2 191 (9.63%) Oracle
3 140 (7.06%) VMware
4 59 (2.98%) HP
5 52 (2.62%) Citrix
6 51 (2.57%) Business Objects
7 47 (2.37%) SAP
7 47 (2.37%) Cisco
8 39 (1.97%) Symantec
9 36 (1.82%) Cognos
10 33 (1.66%) EMC
11 27 (1.36%) IBM
11 27 (1.36%) Tableau
12 26 (1.31%) Informatica
13 19 (0.96%) Telerik
13 19 (0.96%) Dell
14 14 (0.71%) BMC
14 14 (0.71%) NetApp
15 13 (0.66%) McAfee
16 12 (0.61%) Remedy
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Upon Application
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
CPS Group UK
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 - £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Energon Technology
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £270 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £320 - £420 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago