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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 244 127 84
Rank change year-on-year
-117 -43
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 507 983 1185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.02% 1.86% 2.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.51% 7.88% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 664 821
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 17
Median hourly rate £40.85 £28.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £19.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £42.50 £48.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.50 £19.96
% change year-on-year
+44.06% +47.83%
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
11234 12473 11374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.70% 23.58% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7537 8273 7133
Median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 199 178
Median hourly rate £29.88 £32.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +14.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.18 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +15.78%

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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -120 195 £425 +3.03% 49
South East -25 124 £395 +14.49% 29
Yorkshire -20 44 £345 +6.15% 26
East of England -11 38 £363 +11.53% 8
West Midlands -50 27 £325 -2.98% 13
South West -23 26 £350 +7.69% 13
North West -48 18 £325 -7.14% 26
East Midlands -8 14 £338 +6.29% 11
North East -35 13 £330 +20.00% 6
Midlands -4 5 £300 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 1006 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 655 (65.11%) SQL
3 435 (43.24%) Microsoft
4 380 (37.77%) .NET
5 357 (35.49%) C#
6 350 (34.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 343 (34.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 326 (32.41%) T-SQL
9 319 (31.71%) Windows
10 284 (28.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 245 (24.35%) SQL Server 2005
12 235 (23.36%) ASP.NET
13 220 (21.87%) Finance
14 210 (20.87%) Business Intelligence
15 189 (18.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 176 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
17 175 (17.40%) JavaScript
18 167 (16.60%) Windows Server
19 159 (15.81%) SQL Server 2014
20 157 (15.61%) MVC
21 153 (15.21%) .NET Framework
22 150 (14.91%) SharePoint
22 150 (14.91%) ETL
23 147 (14.61%) Active Directory
23 147 (14.61%) MS Excel
24 142 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
25 138 (13.72%) PowerShell
26 137 (13.62%) Windows Server 2008
27 136 (13.52%) VMware
28 123 (12.23%) HTML

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
1 150 (14.91%) SharePoint
2 98 (9.74%) IIS
3 88 (8.75%) MS Exchange
4 58 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (5.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 47 (4.67%) Skype for Business
7 41 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 40 (3.98%) SharePoint 2010
9 18 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (1.69%) CMS
10 17 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
11 15 (1.49%) SAS
12 12 (1.19%) Apache
12 12 (1.19%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.99%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.89%) NServiceBus
15 8 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (0.80%) Umbraco
16 7 (0.70%) WebLogic
17 5 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 147 (14.61%) MS Excel
2 60 (5.96%) MS Office
3 18 (1.79%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.40%) InDesign
7 4 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.30%) MS Project
9 1 (0.099%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.099%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.099%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.80%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.70%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.40%) Sage X3
7 4 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.40%) SAP APO
7 4 (0.40%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
7 4 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.20%) SAP SCM
8 2 (0.20%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 51 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (3.48%) Office 365
3 17 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.99%) Boomi
5 4 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 4 (0.40%) SaaS
6 3 (0.30%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.30%) Yammer
7 2 (0.20%) PaaS
8 1 (0.099%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 70 (6.96%) SAN
2 59 (5.86%) DNS
3 57 (5.67%) Firewall
4 33 (3.28%) DHCP
5 30 (2.98%) Internet
6 29 (2.88%) LAN
6 29 (2.88%) WAN
7 25 (2.49%) Kerberos
8 21 (2.09%) Wireless
9 19 (1.89%) Intranet
10 17 (1.69%) TCP/IP
11 15 (1.49%) Skype
12 14 (1.39%) FTP
12 14 (1.39%) VPN
13 11 (1.09%) SSL
14 10 (0.99%) SMTP
14 10 (0.99%) VoIP
15 8 (0.80%) iSCSI
15 8 (0.80%) NAS
16 7 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1006 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 350 (34.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 343 (34.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 284 (28.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 245 (24.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 189 (18.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 159 (15.81%) SQL Server 2014
8 142 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
9 73 (7.26%) Oracle Database
10 43 (4.27%) SQL Server 2000
11 37 (3.68%) Relational Database
12 36 (3.58%) OLAP
12 36 (3.58%) Oracle Database 11g
13 31 (3.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 31 (3.08%) NoSQL
14 23 (2.29%) OLAP Cube
14 23 (2.29%) Power BI
15 20 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
15 20 (1.99%) MongoDB
16 19 (1.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 102 (10.14%) Visual Studio
2 89 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (2.78%) Subversion
4 27 (2.68%) Git (software)
5 26 (2.58%) Selenium
6 25 (2.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 22 (2.19%) NUnit
8 20 (1.99%) SpecFlow
9 18 (1.79%) TeamCity
10 15 (1.49%) MSI
11 14 (1.39%) WiX
12 10 (0.99%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 10 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.89%) JIRA
14 8 (0.80%) LSMW
15 7 (0.70%) Jasmine
15 7 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
15 7 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 5 (0.50%) Grunt
16 5 (0.50%) Jenkins
General
1 220 (21.87%) Finance
2 66 (6.56%) Banking
3 34 (3.38%) Marketing
4 25 (2.49%) Retail
5 23 (2.29%) Back Office
6 22 (2.19%) Law
7 21 (2.09%) Advertising
7 21 (2.09%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.89%) Front Office
9 15 (1.49%) Legal
9 15 (1.49%) Military
9 15 (1.49%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.19%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.09%) Publishing
12 10 (0.99%) Electronics
13 9 (0.89%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.50%) Billing
15 4 (0.40%) Local Government
16 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 532 (52.88%) Developer
2 209 (20.78%) .NET Developer
3 201 (19.98%) SQL Developer
4 137 (13.62%) DBA
5 125 (12.43%) SQL DBA
6 108 (10.74%) C# Developer
7 90 (8.95%) SSIS Developer
8 82 (8.15%) Analyst
9 73 (7.26%) C# .NET Developer
10 72 (7.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 62 (6.16%) SQL Server DBA
12 56 (5.57%) Administrator
12 56 (5.57%) SQL Server Developer
13 53 (5.27%) Consultant
14 50 (4.97%) Architect
15 48 (4.77%) SSRS Developer
16 47 (4.67%) SSAS Developer
17 38 (3.78%) ASP.NET Developer
18 37 (3.68%) SQL BI Developer
19 36 (3.58%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 380 (37.77%) .NET
2 235 (23.36%) ASP.NET
3 153 (15.21%) .NET Framework
4 123 (12.23%) HTML
5 113 (11.23%) jQuery
6 105 (10.44%) CSS
7 88 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 87 (8.65%) Web Services
9 79 (7.85%) Entity Framework
10 78 (7.75%) XML
11 77 (7.65%) WCF
12 72 (7.16%) Ajax
13 53 (5.27%) AngularJS
14 42 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
15 40 (3.98%) MDX
15 40 (3.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 39 (3.88%) KnockoutJS
16 39 (3.88%) WPF
17 37 (3.68%) React
18 34 (3.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 69 (6.86%) Clustering
2 63 (6.26%) Replication
3 58 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 34 (3.38%) Data Centre
6 32 (3.18%) Computer Science
7 25 (2.49%) Data Structures
8 19 (1.89%) NHS
8 19 (1.89%) N-Tier
9 18 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.39%) Algorithms
10 14 (1.39%) Mathematics
11 12 (1.19%) Fixed Income
12 11 (1.09%) Data Extraction
12 11 (1.09%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 8 (0.80%) Data Conversion
14 8 (0.80%) Equities
14 8 (0.80%) User Experience
14 8 (0.80%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 319 (31.71%) Windows
2 167 (16.60%) Windows Server
3 137 (13.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 109 (10.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 42 (4.17%) Linux
7 33 (3.28%) Windows 7
8 28 (2.78%) Unix
9 15 (1.49%) Android
9 15 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.99%) CentOS
10 10 (0.99%) Solaris
10 10 (0.99%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.80%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.80%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.50%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.50%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.40%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.30%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (20.87%) Business Intelligence
2 176 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (15.61%) MVC
4 150 (14.91%) ETL
5 116 (11.53%) Performance Tuning
6 96 (9.54%) Migration
7 79 (7.85%) ITIL
8 70 (6.96%) Web Development
9 67 (6.66%) Data Modelling
10 65 (6.46%) TDD
11 59 (5.86%) CRM
11 59 (5.86%) Kimball Methodology
12 55 (5.47%) OO
13 45 (4.47%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (4.08%) Data Management
15 39 (3.88%) Project Management
15 39 (3.88%) Scrum
16 35 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (3.38%) Software Engineering
18 32 (3.18%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 655 (65.11%) SQL
2 357 (35.49%) C#
3 326 (32.41%) T-SQL
4 175 (17.40%) JavaScript
5 138 (13.72%) PowerShell
6 68 (6.76%) VB
7 61 (6.06%) VB.NET
8 60 (5.96%) Java
9 39 (3.88%) VBA
9 39 (3.88%) VBScript
10 24 (2.39%) TypeScript
11 17 (1.69%) PHP
12 14 (1.39%) FQL
13 13 (1.29%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.19%) C
14 12 (1.19%) Perl
15 11 (1.09%) C++
15 11 (1.09%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.89%) Python
17 8 (0.80%) VB6
Qualifications
1 105 (10.44%) Security Cleared
2 74 (7.36%) SC Cleared
3 65 (6.46%) Degree
4 63 (6.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (4.37%) MCSE
6 18 (1.79%) MCITP
7 16 (1.59%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.09%) MCP
8 11 (1.09%) MCTS
8 11 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.60%) CCNA
12 5 (0.50%) MCSA
13 4 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.40%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 3 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.98%) Data Quality
2 18 (1.79%) QA
3 8 (0.80%) SLA
4 6 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.30%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.20%) DICOM
7 2 (0.20%) GxP
7 2 (0.20%) HL7
7 2 (0.20%) MiFID
7 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.099%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.099%) PMBOK
System Software
1 147 (14.61%) Active Directory
2 91 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.39%) vSphere
5 23 (2.29%) XenApp
6 14 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.99%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.60%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.40%) UAG
11 2 (0.20%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.099%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.099%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.099%) HDFS
12 1 (0.099%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 34 (3.38%) SCCM
1 34 (3.38%) SCOM
2 27 (2.68%) Microsoft Clustering
3 17 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 15 (1.49%) NetBackup
5 14 (1.39%) WSUS
6 11 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (0.80%) DBAmp
8 7 (0.70%) AirWatch
8 7 (0.70%) Puppet
9 6 (0.60%) Control-M
9 6 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.50%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.40%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.30%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 435 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 136 (13.52%) VMware
3 106 (10.54%) Oracle
4 56 (5.57%) HP
5 47 (4.67%) Citrix
6 42 (4.17%) Cisco
7 35 (3.48%) IBM
8 27 (2.68%) SAP
9 26 (2.58%) Symantec
10 24 (2.39%) Dell
10 24 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
11 20 (1.99%) Tableau
12 18 (1.79%) Red Hat
13 17 (1.69%) NetApp
14 16 (1.59%) Cognos
14 16 (1.59%) ServiceNow
14 16 (1.59%) Teradata
15 15 (1.49%) DevExpress
15 15 (1.49%) EMC
16 14 (1.39%) CommVault
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