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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 102 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1016 1340 1515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.94% 2.78% 2.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.44% 12.29% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 901 894
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £252 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 38 40
Average hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.80 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £46.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.00% -14.28%
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
10768 10900 11120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.61% 22.60% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6898 6918 6448
Average daily rate £400 £395 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 187 301
Average hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £32.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -7.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £16.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 -46 423 £425 - 145
South East +8 203 £325 -7.14% 72
North West -1 105 £320 +2.40% 60
East of England -25 69 £375 +16.27% 24
Yorkshire -8 61 £300 - 36
South West -46 57 £325 -9.72% 28
West Midlands -45 43 £350 +17.64% 36
East Midlands -24 31 £300 - 11
North East -13 22 £350 +30.23% 11
Midlands - - - -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2223 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1280 (57.58%) SQL
3 1050 (47.23%) .NET
4 933 (41.97%) C#
5 721 (32.43%) Microsoft
6 716 (32.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 683 (30.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 661 (29.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 637 (28.65%) ASP.NET
10 576 (25.91%) T-SQL
11 552 (24.83%) SQL Server 2012
12 519 (23.35%) Windows
13 442 (19.88%) MVC
14 431 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
15 397 (17.86%) Finance
16 376 (16.91%) Business Intelligence
17 368 (16.55%) WCF
18 365 (16.42%) JavaScript
19 360 (16.19%) HTML
20 357 (16.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 339 (15.25%) .NET Framework
22 327 (14.71%) CSS
23 321 (14.44%) MS Excel
24 302 (13.59%) Data Warehouse
25 297 (13.36%) XML
26 294 (13.23%) Visual Studio
27 281 (12.64%) SharePoint
28 279 (12.55%) ETL
29 270 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
30 256 (11.52%) Oracle

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 281 (12.64%) SharePoint
2 186 (8.37%) IIS
3 131 (5.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 103 (4.63%) MS Exchange
5 93 (4.18%) BizTalk Server
6 72 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 50 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 41 (1.84%) CMS
9 35 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
9 35 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
10 33 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
11 30 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
12 22 (0.99%) Node.js
13 21 (0.94%) Umbraco
14 13 (0.58%) Lync
15 11 (0.49%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.45%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.45%) ArcGIS
17 9 (0.40%) SAS
18 7 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 321 (14.44%) MS Excel
2 75 (3.37%) MS Office
3 30 (1.35%) InfoPath
4 23 (1.03%) PowerPivot
5 12 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.40%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.22%) SPSS
8 4 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.18%) FastStats
8 4 (0.18%) MS Project
9 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.045%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.045%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 62 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.26%) Markit EDM
3 23 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
8 9 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
8 9 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
9 7 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.18%) SunGard GMI
10 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
11 3 (0.13%) Academy Housing
11 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.090%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 87 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (1.39%) PaaS
3 27 (1.21%) Office 365
4 12 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.36%) SaaS
6 7 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.13%) IaaS
8 2 (0.090%) Heroku
8 2 (0.090%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 90 (4.05%) SAN
2 66 (2.97%) Firewall
3 64 (2.88%) DNS
4 43 (1.93%) TCP/IP
5 34 (1.53%) Internet
6 33 (1.48%) DHCP
7 27 (1.21%) WAN
8 24 (1.08%) LAN
9 19 (0.85%) Extranet
10 18 (0.81%) Network Security
11 17 (0.76%) HTTP
11 17 (0.76%) VPN
11 17 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (0.72%) Wireless
13 15 (0.67%) Intranet
14 14 (0.63%) VLAN
15 13 (0.58%) VoIP
15 13 (0.58%) NAS
16 11 (0.49%) SSL
17 7 (0.31%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2223 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 716 (32.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 683 (30.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 661 (29.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 552 (24.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 357 (16.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 302 (13.59%) Data Warehouse
8 178 (8.01%) SQL Server 2000
9 142 (6.39%) Oracle Database
10 104 (4.68%) Relational Database
11 97 (4.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 93 (4.18%) Oracle Database 11g
13 83 (3.73%) Oracle Database 10g
14 82 (3.69%) OLAP
15 66 (2.97%) QlikView
16 59 (2.65%) DTS
17 43 (1.93%) MS Access
18 41 (1.84%) RDBMS
19 40 (1.80%) MySQL
20 33 (1.48%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 294 (13.23%) Visual Studio
2 222 (9.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 58 (2.61%) NUnit
4 45 (2.02%) Subversion
5 36 (1.62%) MSTest
6 34 (1.53%) Git (software)
7 33 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 30 (1.35%) Rhino Mocks
9 27 (1.21%) TeamCity
10 22 (0.99%) SpecFlow
11 18 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
11 18 (0.81%) MSBuild
12 16 (0.72%) Toad
13 14 (0.63%) Selenium
13 14 (0.63%) JIRA
14 12 (0.54%) Moq
15 11 (0.49%) Mercurial
16 9 (0.40%) Jenkins
16 9 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
16 9 (0.40%) Eclipse
General
1 397 (17.86%) Finance
2 144 (6.48%) Banking
3 62 (2.79%) Front Office
4 57 (2.56%) Marketing
5 56 (2.52%) Investment Banking
6 53 (2.38%) Retail
7 50 (2.25%) Telecoms
8 34 (1.53%) Back Office
9 28 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 22 (0.99%) Legal
10 22 (0.99%) Electronics
11 19 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 19 (0.85%) Advertising
12 17 (0.76%) Publishing
13 11 (0.49%) Billing
14 10 (0.45%) General Ledger
15 9 (0.40%) Military
16 6 (0.27%) Games
16 6 (0.27%) Law
17 5 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1363 (61.31%) Developer
2 455 (20.47%) .NET Developer
3 313 (14.08%) SQL Developer
4 296 (13.32%) C# Developer
5 243 (10.93%) DBA
6 203 (9.13%) SQL DBA
7 196 (8.82%) Analyst
7 196 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 157 (7.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 143 (6.43%) Senior Developer
10 114 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
11 104 (4.68%) SQL Server DBA
11 104 (4.68%) Administrator
12 103 (4.63%) Consultant
13 95 (4.27%) Senior .NET Developer
14 91 (4.09%) SQL Server Developer
15 90 (4.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 53 (2.38%) Architect
17 51 (2.29%) Support Analyst
18 50 (2.25%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1050 (47.23%) .NET
2 637 (28.65%) ASP.NET
3 368 (16.55%) WCF
4 360 (16.19%) HTML
5 339 (15.25%) .NET Framework
6 327 (14.71%) CSS
7 297 (13.36%) XML
8 251 (11.29%) jQuery
9 246 (11.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 213 (9.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 200 (9.00%) Web Services
12 149 (6.70%) Ajax
13 127 (5.71%) WPF
14 100 (4.50%) HTML5
15 99 (4.45%) LINQ
16 84 (3.78%) XSLT
17 77 (3.46%) MDX
17 77 (3.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 64 (2.88%) JSON
19 61 (2.74%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 158 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
2 142 (6.39%) Clustering
3 85 (3.82%) Replication
4 76 (3.42%) NHS
5 37 (1.66%) Data Integration
6 33 (1.48%) Computer Science
7 30 (1.35%) N-Tier
8 26 (1.17%) Fixed Income
9 21 (0.94%) Data Extraction
10 20 (0.90%) Management Information System
11 19 (0.85%) DTV
12 18 (0.81%) Statistics
12 18 (0.81%) Visualisation
13 17 (0.76%) Derivative
14 16 (0.72%) Hedge funds
15 14 (0.63%) Open Source
15 14 (0.63%) GIS
16 13 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (0.58%) Blackberry
17 12 (0.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 519 (23.35%) Windows
2 270 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 194 (8.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 96 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (3.51%) Windows 7
6 48 (2.16%) UNIX
7 38 (1.71%) Linux
8 33 (1.48%) Windows XP
9 23 (1.03%) Windows 8
10 18 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (0.67%) Windows 2000
12 10 (0.45%) AIX
12 10 (0.45%) Solaris
13 6 (0.27%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.27%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.22%) HPUX
15 4 (0.18%) Android
16 3 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.090%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (19.88%) MVC
2 431 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
3 376 (16.91%) Business Intelligence
4 279 (12.55%) ETL
5 221 (9.94%) Migration
6 181 (8.14%) Performance Tuning
7 156 (7.02%) Scrum
8 155 (6.97%) TDD
9 152 (6.84%) OO
10 116 (5.22%) Unit Testing
11 112 (5.04%) Data Modelling
12 101 (4.54%) ITIL
13 98 (4.41%) CRM
14 92 (4.14%) Web Development
15 87 (3.91%) Data Migration
16 78 (3.51%) SOA
17 75 (3.37%) Continuous Integration
18 71 (3.19%) User Acceptance Testing
19 69 (3.10%) E-Commerce
20 65 (2.92%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1280 (57.58%) SQL
2 933 (41.97%) C#
3 576 (25.91%) T-SQL
4 365 (16.42%) JavaScript
5 124 (5.58%) PowerShell
6 114 (5.13%) VB.NET
7 98 (4.41%) VBA
8 83 (3.73%) VB
9 79 (3.55%) PL/SQL
10 69 (3.10%) VBScript
11 46 (2.07%) Java
12 29 (1.30%) VB6
13 25 (1.12%) C
14 24 (1.08%) C++
15 16 (0.72%) XAML
15 16 (0.72%) Shell Script
15 16 (0.72%) Python
16 15 (0.67%) Perl
17 9 (0.40%) VC++
18 7 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 132 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 93 (4.18%) Degree
4 89 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 63 (2.83%) MCTS
6 57 (2.56%) MCITP
7 49 (2.20%) MCSE
8 18 (0.81%) DV Cleared
9 15 (0.67%) MCSA
10 13 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (0.54%) MCDBA
12 8 (0.36%) OCP
12 8 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
13 7 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.31%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.27%) MCP
14 6 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.27%) ISEB
15 5 (0.22%) CCNA
16 4 (0.18%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.38%) QA
2 50 (2.25%) SLA
3 10 (0.45%) HL7
4 8 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.27%) Basel III
5 6 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.22%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.090%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.090%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.090%) EMIR
7 2 (0.090%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.045%) GxP
8 1 (0.045%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.045%) WCAG
System Software
1 179 (8.05%) Active Directory
2 81 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (2.20%) vSphere
4 47 (2.11%) Oracle RMAN
5 46 (2.07%) VMware ESX
6 39 (1.75%) Hyper-V
7 33 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
8 16 (0.72%) XenApp
9 9 (0.40%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.36%) ISA Server
11 6 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.27%) UAG
12 5 (0.22%) vCloud
12 5 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.18%) RHEV
13 4 (0.18%) KVM
14 3 (0.13%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.13%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.090%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 43 (1.93%) SCOM
2 42 (1.89%) Data Guard
3 38 (1.71%) SCCM
4 19 (0.85%) Control-M
5 16 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 15 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (0.45%) NetBackup
8 10 (0.45%) Backup Exec
8 10 (0.45%) ARCserve
9 7 (0.31%) AppDNA
10 6 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
11 5 (0.22%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.22%) WSUS
12 4 (0.18%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 721 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 256 (11.52%) Oracle
3 143 (6.43%) VMware
4 57 (2.56%) Business Objects
4 57 (2.56%) Citrix
5 54 (2.43%) HP
6 49 (2.20%) Cisco
7 43 (1.93%) SAP
8 28 (1.26%) Informatica
9 23 (1.03%) Tableau
10 21 (0.94%) Cognos
11 20 (0.90%) EMC
12 19 (0.85%) NetApp
13 18 (0.81%) Red Hat
13 18 (0.81%) Dell
13 18 (0.81%) Sybase
14 17 (0.76%) Symantec
15 16 (0.72%) Telerik
16 15 (0.67%) CA
17 14 (0.63%) DevExpress
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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