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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 240 127 75
Rank change year-on-year
-113 -52
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 508 940 1209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.02% 1.82% 2.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.57% 7.80% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 652 829
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £479 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 23 20
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.02% +6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £19.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £49.65 £59.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% +17.50%
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
11111 12051 10836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.27% 23.31% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7474 8008 6811
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 181 179
Median hourly rate £31.70 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.80% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £50.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+6.36% +10.00%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -103 203 £425 - 50
South East -23 112 £398 +13.57% 36
Yorkshire -28 52 £338 +3.84% 18
East of England -18 34 £366 +4.64% 7
South West -29 26 £340 +4.61% 14
North East -33 26 £330 +20.00% 1
West Midlands -62 21 £333 +0.75% 12
East Midlands -20 14 £325 +8.33% 8
North West -75 12 £313 -3.84% 26
Midlands -2 5 £300 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 1054 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 703 (66.70%) SQL
3 462 (43.83%) Microsoft
4 366 (34.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 362 (34.35%) .NET
6 349 (33.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 340 (32.26%) T-SQL
8 330 (31.31%) C#
9 324 (30.74%) Windows
10 289 (27.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 249 (23.62%) SQL Server 2005
12 230 (21.82%) Business Intelligence
13 220 (20.87%) ASP.NET
14 218 (20.68%) Finance
15 212 (20.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 183 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
17 180 (17.08%) SQL Server 2014
18 174 (16.51%) Windows Server
19 162 (15.37%) MS Excel
19 162 (15.37%) ETL
20 155 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
21 154 (14.61%) Active Directory
22 152 (14.42%) Data Warehouse
22 152 (14.42%) PowerShell
23 147 (13.95%) .NET Framework
24 146 (13.85%) JavaScript
25 144 (13.66%) SharePoint
26 142 (13.47%) Performance Tuning
27 138 (13.09%) MVC
28 133 (12.62%) VMware

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
1 144 (13.66%) SharePoint
2 87 (8.25%) IIS
3 80 (7.59%) MS Exchange
4 51 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 44 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 38 (3.61%) Skype for Business
7 33 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 33 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 18 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
8 18 (1.71%) CMS
9 13 (1.23%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.14%) Apache
11 11 (1.04%) SAS
11 11 (1.04%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.95%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (0.85%) NServiceBus
13 9 (0.85%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 162 (15.37%) MS Excel
2 65 (6.17%) MS Office
3 17 (1.61%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.38%) InDesign
6 4 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.28%) MS Project
7 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.095%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.095%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.095%) SPSS
8 1 (0.095%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 25 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.66%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.47%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.38%) Sage X3
6 4 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.38%) SAP APO
6 4 (0.38%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.38%) SimCorp Dimension
7 3 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.19%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.19%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.19%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.19%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 49 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (3.61%) Office 365
3 16 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.95%) Boomi
5 5 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 4 (0.38%) SaaS
7 3 (0.28%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.28%) Yammer
8 2 (0.19%) PaaS
9 1 (0.095%) GitHub
9 1 (0.095%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.095%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.095%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 71 (6.74%) SAN
2 56 (5.31%) Firewall
3 46 (4.36%) DNS
4 34 (3.23%) Internet
5 25 (2.37%) LAN
5 25 (2.37%) WAN
6 23 (2.18%) DHCP
6 23 (2.18%) Wireless
7 19 (1.80%) Intranet
8 18 (1.71%) Kerberos
9 16 (1.52%) VPN
10 14 (1.33%) TCP/IP
11 13 (1.23%) FTP
11 13 (1.23%) SSL
11 13 (1.23%) VoIP
12 8 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (0.76%) iSCSI
12 8 (0.76%) NAS
12 8 (0.76%) Skype
13 7 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1054 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 366 (34.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 349 (33.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 289 (27.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 249 (23.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 212 (20.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 180 (17.08%) SQL Server 2014
8 152 (14.42%) Data Warehouse
9 70 (6.64%) Oracle Database
10 47 (4.46%) SQL Server 2000
11 41 (3.89%) OLAP
12 39 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 38 (3.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 31 (2.94%) NoSQL
15 30 (2.85%) Power BI
16 28 (2.66%) Relational Database
17 27 (2.56%) OLAP Cube
18 26 (2.47%) MongoDB
19 24 (2.28%) QlikView
20 21 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 89 (8.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 87 (8.25%) Visual Studio
3 29 (2.75%) Subversion
4 28 (2.66%) Git (software)
5 25 (2.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 17 (1.61%) Selenium
6 17 (1.61%) TeamCity
7 16 (1.52%) NUnit
8 12 (1.14%) SpecFlow
9 11 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (0.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 9 (0.85%) JIRA
10 9 (0.85%) MSI
11 8 (0.76%) Talend Open Studio
11 8 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 6 (0.57%) Grunt
12 6 (0.57%) gulp
12 6 (0.57%) Jasmine
12 6 (0.57%) LSMW
12 6 (0.57%) WiX
General
1 218 (20.68%) Finance
2 58 (5.50%) Banking
3 33 (3.13%) Marketing
4 30 (2.85%) Retail
5 28 (2.66%) Law
6 23 (2.18%) Advertising
7 22 (2.09%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.71%) Front Office
8 18 (1.71%) Legal
9 17 (1.61%) Back Office
10 16 (1.52%) Telecoms
11 12 (1.14%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.14%) Military
11 12 (1.14%) Publishing
12 10 (0.95%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.57%) Electronics
13 6 (0.57%) Local Government
14 2 (0.19%) Billing
15 1 (0.095%) Automotive
15 1 (0.095%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 540 (51.23%) Developer
2 209 (19.83%) SQL Developer
3 189 (17.93%) .NET Developer
4 167 (15.84%) DBA
5 149 (14.14%) SQL DBA
6 102 (9.68%) C# Developer
7 93 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 89 (8.44%) SSIS Developer
9 83 (7.87%) Analyst
10 74 (7.02%) SQL Server DBA
11 73 (6.93%) Administrator
12 63 (5.98%) C# .NET Developer
13 60 (5.69%) SQL Server Developer
14 55 (5.22%) SSRS Developer
15 50 (4.74%) Consultant
16 48 (4.55%) SSAS Developer
17 47 (4.46%) SQL BI Developer
18 46 (4.36%) Architect
19 32 (3.04%) ASP.NET Developer
19 32 (3.04%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (34.35%) .NET
2 220 (20.87%) ASP.NET
3 147 (13.95%) .NET Framework
4 113 (10.72%) HTML
5 108 (10.25%) CSS
6 98 (9.30%) jQuery
7 82 (7.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 81 (7.69%) Entity Framework
9 79 (7.50%) Web Services
10 67 (6.36%) XML
11 61 (5.79%) WCF
12 53 (5.03%) Ajax
13 47 (4.46%) AngularJS
13 47 (4.46%) HTML5
14 45 (4.27%) MDX
15 43 (4.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 41 (3.89%) WPF
17 32 (3.04%) ASP.NET Web API
18 29 (2.75%) LINQ
19 28 (2.66%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 83 (7.87%) Replication
2 81 (7.69%) Clustering
3 69 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 34 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 27 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 22 (2.09%) NHS
7 21 (1.99%) Data Structures
8 17 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.42%) Mathematics
10 14 (1.33%) Algorithms
10 14 (1.33%) N-Tier
11 13 (1.23%) Visualisation
12 12 (1.14%) Fixed Income
13 10 (0.95%) Data Integration
13 10 (0.95%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.85%) Market Risk
15 8 (0.76%) Data Extraction
15 8 (0.76%) Equities
15 8 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 324 (30.74%) Windows
2 174 (16.51%) Windows Server
3 155 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 119 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (5.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (5.31%) Linux
7 46 (4.36%) Windows 7
8 32 (3.04%) Unix
9 19 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.23%) Solaris
10 13 (1.23%) Windows 10
11 12 (1.14%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.95%) CentOS
13 9 (0.85%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.57%) Android
14 6 (0.57%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.57%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.47%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.38%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (21.82%) Business Intelligence
2 183 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (15.37%) ETL
4 142 (13.47%) Performance Tuning
5 138 (13.09%) MVC
6 100 (9.49%) Migration
7 87 (8.25%) ITIL
8 71 (6.74%) Kimball Methodology
9 67 (6.36%) Data Modelling
10 60 (5.69%) Web Development
11 58 (5.50%) TDD
12 57 (5.41%) CRM
13 53 (5.03%) OO
14 48 (4.55%) Data Management
15 44 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
15 44 (4.17%) Project Management
16 41 (3.89%) Scrum
17 40 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
18 38 (3.61%) Unit Testing
19 37 (3.51%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 703 (66.70%) SQL
2 340 (32.26%) T-SQL
3 330 (31.31%) C#
4 152 (14.42%) PowerShell
5 146 (13.85%) JavaScript
6 63 (5.98%) VB
7 59 (5.60%) VB.NET
8 58 (5.50%) Java
9 45 (4.27%) VBScript
10 41 (3.89%) VBA
11 18 (1.71%) FQL
12 16 (1.52%) Perl
12 16 (1.52%) Python
13 15 (1.42%) C
13 15 (1.42%) PL/SQL
13 15 (1.42%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.42%) TypeScript
14 11 (1.04%) PHP
15 10 (0.95%) Korn
16 9 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 101 (9.58%) Security Cleared
2 68 (6.45%) Degree
3 66 (6.26%) SC Cleared
4 62 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (3.98%) MCSE
6 21 (1.99%) DV Cleared
7 16 (1.52%) MCITP
8 11 (1.04%) MCP
8 11 (1.04%) MCTS
9 10 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.57%) CCNA
14 5 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
14 5 (0.47%) MCSA
15 3 (0.28%) MCSD
15 3 (0.28%) OCP
15 3 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.75%) Data Quality
2 21 (1.99%) QA
3 11 (1.04%) SLA
4 6 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.28%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.19%) DICOM
7 2 (0.19%) GxP
7 2 (0.19%) HL7
7 2 (0.19%) MiFID
7 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.095%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.095%) PMBOK
System Software
1 154 (14.61%) Active Directory
2 89 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (3.51%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.09%) vSphere
4 22 (2.09%) XenApp
5 13 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.85%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.57%) VMware Server
8 5 (0.47%) Firmware
8 5 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.28%) UAG
10 3 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.19%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.19%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.095%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.095%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.095%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (3.32%) Microsoft Clustering
2 34 (3.23%) SCCM
3 31 (2.94%) SCOM
4 11 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 10 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (0.76%) Data Guard
6 8 (0.76%) DBAmp
6 8 (0.76%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.76%) WSUS
7 7 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (0.66%) Netcool
7 7 (0.66%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.57%) Puppet
9 5 (0.47%) Control-M
10 4 (0.38%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.28%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 462 (43.83%) Microsoft
2 133 (12.62%) VMware
3 99 (9.39%) Oracle
4 48 (4.55%) HP
5 46 (4.36%) Citrix
6 44 (4.17%) Cisco
7 38 (3.61%) IBM
8 36 (3.42%) SAP
9 25 (2.37%) Tableau
10 24 (2.28%) Dell
10 24 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (1.99%) Red Hat
11 21 (1.99%) ServiceNow
12 17 (1.61%) CommVault
12 17 (1.61%) EMC
12 17 (1.61%) Symantec
13 16 (1.52%) NetApp
13 16 (1.52%) Sybase
14 14 (1.33%) Cognos
15 13 (1.23%) Informatica
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £308 - 343 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £385 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cobham, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Wallington, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £345 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield
aap3
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Travel Expenses
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HFG
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago