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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK / England
Rank 224 158 108
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -50
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 455 691 938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.10% 1.51% 2.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.94% 6.57% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 524 660
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 20
Median hourly rate £38.00 £26.00 £29.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.92 £14.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.56 £46.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £26.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+62.26% -7.63%

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
9205 10524 10107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.20% 23.05% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 7127 6710
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 197 153
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.84% -10.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.90 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+41.50% -17.18%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -104 156 £365 -8.75% 51
South East -19 63 £413 +17.85% 31
North West +12 55 £350 +7.69% 21
Yorkshire +35 53 £350 +9.80% 7
South West +9 46 £338 -3.57% 6
West Midlands -12 37 £375 +2.38% 9
East of England -14 18 £400 +18.51% 7
North East -14 15 £463 +48.76% 1
East Midlands -11 10 £360 +26.31% 9
Midlands +1 2 £450 +38.46%
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 927 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 617 (66.56%) SQL
3 420 (45.31%) .NET
4 413 (44.55%) Microsoft
5 406 (43.80%) C#
6 354 (38.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 323 (34.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 285 (30.74%) T-SQL
9 271 (29.23%) Windows
9 271 (29.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 237 (25.57%) ASP.NET
11 206 (22.22%) MVC
12 201 (21.68%) Finance
13 199 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
14 190 (20.50%) Business Intelligence
15 177 (19.09%) JavaScript
16 168 (18.12%) MS Excel
16 168 (18.12%) SQL Server 2005
17 164 (17.69%) HTML
18 155 (16.72%) SQL Server 2014
19 151 (16.29%) Team Foundation Server
20 144 (15.53%) WCF
21 143 (15.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 141 (15.21%) Visual Studio
23 133 (14.35%) jQuery
24 130 (14.02%) XML
25 128 (13.81%) Data Warehouse
25 128 (13.81%) .NET Framework
26 119 (12.84%) CSS
27 116 (12.51%) ETL

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
1 104 (11.22%) IIS
2 91 (9.82%) SharePoint
3 46 (4.96%) BizTalk Server
4 41 (4.42%) MS Exchange
5 29 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (3.02%) SharePoint 2010
7 25 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 21 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (2.27%) Skype for Business
9 20 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
10 18 (1.94%) Umbraco
11 16 (1.73%) Apache
11 16 (1.73%) CMS
12 15 (1.62%) NServiceBus
12 15 (1.62%) SAS
13 12 (1.29%) Apache Pig
14 7 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.65%) JBoss
15 6 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 6 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 168 (18.12%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.37%) MS Office
3 10 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.65%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.65%) MS Project
6 4 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.32%) InDesign
7 3 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 53 (5.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (2.91%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.54%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.54%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.43%) FastStats
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.32%) HFM
8 3 (0.32%) Sage X3
9 2 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
9 2 (0.22%) OpenText MBPM
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.22%) SAP APO
9 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.11%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 77 (8.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (2.91%) IaaS
3 25 (2.70%) PaaS
4 20 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (2.16%) Office 365
5 17 (1.83%) SaaS
6 14 (1.51%) Boomi
7 3 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.32%) GitHub
8 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.56%) DNS
2 26 (2.80%) DHCP
3 23 (2.48%) Firewall
3 23 (2.48%) SAN
4 20 (2.16%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.73%) LAN
5 16 (1.73%) WAN
6 15 (1.62%) Internet
6 15 (1.62%) Skype
7 14 (1.51%) SMTP
8 13 (1.40%) FTP
9 12 (1.29%) Broadband
10 11 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (1.08%) Intranet
12 9 (0.97%) HTTP
13 8 (0.86%) SSL
14 7 (0.76%) Kerberos
15 6 (0.65%) LDAP
16 5 (0.54%) VPN
17 4 (0.43%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 927 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 354 (38.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 323 (34.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 271 (29.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 168 (18.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 155 (16.72%) SQL Server 2014
7 143 (15.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 128 (13.81%) Data Warehouse
9 66 (7.12%) Oracle Database
10 64 (6.90%) Relational Database
11 54 (5.83%) SQL Server 2000
12 42 (4.53%) Oracle Database 11g
13 39 (4.21%) MS Access
14 34 (3.67%) RDBMS
15 33 (3.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 27 (2.91%) Power BI
17 25 (2.70%) Big Data
18 23 (2.48%) Oracle Database 12c
19 22 (2.37%) Oracle Database 10g
19 22 (2.37%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 151 (16.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 141 (15.21%) Visual Studio
3 27 (2.91%) JIRA
4 21 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 19 (2.05%) TeamCity
6 17 (1.83%) NUnit
6 17 (1.83%) Subversion
7 16 (1.73%) Selenium
8 15 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 13 (1.40%) WiX
10 9 (0.97%) SpecFlow
11 8 (0.86%) MSTest
11 8 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.76%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.76%) MSI
13 6 (0.65%) LSMW
13 6 (0.65%) Moq
13 6 (0.65%) MSBuild
14 4 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
14 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 201 (21.68%) Finance
2 78 (8.41%) Banking
3 30 (3.24%) Marketing
3 30 (3.24%) Retail
3 30 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.48%) Back Office
5 19 (2.05%) Front Office
5 19 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.73%) Advertising
7 13 (1.40%) Electronics
7 13 (1.40%) Legal
8 12 (1.29%) Corporate Banking
8 12 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.29%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.86%) Law
10 7 (0.76%) Billing
10 7 (0.76%) Local Government
11 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 545 (58.79%) Developer
2 209 (22.55%) .NET Developer
3 159 (17.15%) SQL Developer
4 151 (16.29%) DBA
5 135 (14.56%) SQL DBA
6 122 (13.16%) C# Developer
7 89 (9.60%) C# .NET Developer
8 68 (7.34%) Analyst
9 58 (6.26%) SQL Server Developer
9 58 (6.26%) SSIS Developer
10 57 (6.15%) Senior Developer
11 55 (5.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 53 (5.72%) Microsoft Developer
13 49 (5.29%) SQL Server DBA
14 48 (5.18%) Administrator
15 39 (4.21%) ASP.NET Developer
16 32 (3.45%) SSRS Developer
16 32 (3.45%) Support Analyst
17 31 (3.34%) ETL Developer
18 30 (3.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 420 (45.31%) .NET
2 237 (25.57%) ASP.NET
3 164 (17.69%) HTML
4 144 (15.53%) WCF
5 133 (14.35%) jQuery
6 130 (14.02%) XML
7 128 (13.81%) .NET Framework
8 119 (12.84%) CSS
9 102 (11.00%) Web Services
10 77 (8.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 70 (7.55%) Entity Framework
12 68 (7.34%) Ajax
13 60 (6.47%) ASP.NET Web API
14 55 (5.93%) AngularJS
15 47 (5.07%) SOAP
16 45 (4.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 44 (4.75%) WinForms
18 43 (4.64%) HTML5
19 40 (4.31%) LINQ
20 38 (4.10%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (4.75%) Clustering
3 37 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 32 (3.45%) N-Tier
4 32 (3.45%) Replication
5 25 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 25 (2.70%) Visualisation
6 18 (1.94%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.40%) Data Extraction
8 11 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (1.08%) Mathematics
10 8 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.86%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.86%) NHS
11 7 (0.76%) Derivative
12 6 (0.65%) Data Conversion
12 6 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (0.65%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 271 (29.23%) Windows
2 100 (10.79%) Windows Server
3 89 (9.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (5.18%) Linux
6 37 (3.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (3.34%) Unix
8 17 (1.83%) Android
9 16 (1.73%) Windows XP
10 13 (1.40%) Windows 7
11 12 (1.29%) Windows 10
12 10 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.65%) AIX
13 6 (0.65%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.54%) MVS
14 5 (0.54%) Solaris
15 4 (0.43%) zOS
16 3 (0.32%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (22.22%) MVC
2 199 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (20.50%) Business Intelligence
4 116 (12.51%) ETL
5 103 (11.11%) Migration
6 87 (9.39%) Performance Tuning
7 85 (9.17%) TDD
8 71 (7.66%) CRM
9 53 (5.72%) Data Modelling
10 52 (5.61%) Scrum
11 50 (5.39%) ITIL
12 48 (5.18%) Web Development
13 46 (4.96%) OO
14 45 (4.85%) High Availability
15 43 (4.64%) Unit Testing
16 42 (4.53%) Analytics
17 41 (4.42%) Data Analysis
18 34 (3.67%) Continuous Integration
18 34 (3.67%) Data Migration
19 33 (3.56%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 617 (66.56%) SQL
2 406 (43.80%) C#
3 285 (30.74%) T-SQL
4 177 (19.09%) JavaScript
5 86 (9.28%) VB.NET
6 78 (8.41%) PowerShell
7 66 (7.12%) VB
8 40 (4.31%) Java
8 40 (4.31%) VBA
9 26 (2.80%) VB6
10 24 (2.59%) PHP
11 23 (2.48%) C++
12 17 (1.83%) Shell Script
13 16 (1.73%) Python
14 15 (1.62%) TypeScript
15 14 (1.51%) Delphi
15 14 (1.51%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.40%) Scala
17 11 (1.19%) VBScript
18 9 (0.97%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 51 (5.50%) Security Cleared
2 46 (4.96%) Degree
3 25 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.51%) MCSE
6 11 (1.19%) MCITP
7 6 (0.65%) MCP
7 6 (0.65%) MCSA
7 6 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.54%) MCDBA
9 4 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.43%) MCTS
10 3 (0.32%) CCNA
10 3 (0.32%) CCNP
10 3 (0.32%) MCDST
11 2 (0.22%) HNC
11 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.22%) MCSD
11 2 (0.22%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.94%) Data Quality
1 18 (1.94%) QA
2 15 (1.62%) SLA
3 6 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.22%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) GxP
6 1 (0.11%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) MiFID
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 45 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.80%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.65%) XenApp
7 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (0.54%) vSphere
8 4 (0.43%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.32%) UAG
9 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.32%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.32%) XenServer
10 2 (0.22%) Xen
11 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.11%) Docker
11 1 (0.11%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 22 (2.37%) SCCM
2 18 (1.94%) SCOM
3 15 (1.62%) NetBackup
4 14 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (1.40%) Oracle RMAN
5 13 (1.40%) WSUS
6 11 (1.19%) AirWatch
6 11 (1.19%) Data Guard
6 11 (1.19%) Puppet
7 8 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (0.65%) Control-M
8 6 (0.65%) Nagios
8 6 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
8 6 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (0.43%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.32%) DBAmp
10 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.32%) Simpana
Vendors
1 413 (44.55%) Microsoft
2 101 (10.90%) Oracle
3 76 (8.20%) VMware
4 31 (3.34%) HP
5 27 (2.91%) Cisco
6 25 (2.70%) SAP
7 21 (2.27%) Cognos
7 21 (2.27%) Symantec
8 18 (1.94%) Dell
9 14 (1.51%) NetApp
10 13 (1.40%) Citrix
11 12 (1.29%) Cloudera
11 12 (1.29%) Hortonworks
12 11 (1.19%) MobileIron
12 11 (1.19%) Remedy
12 11 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (1.08%) DevExpress
14 9 (0.97%) Borland
14 9 (0.97%) Embarcadero
14 9 (0.97%) Tableau
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Sheffield
Nigel Frank International
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City, London
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Warrington, Cheshire
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Croydon
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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London
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Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
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