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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 144 67 62
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 758 1234 1180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.59% 2.67% 2.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.49% 11.99% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 844 766
Average daily rate
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£375 £357 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.11% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 26
Average hourly rate £28.69 £35.00 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.02% +26.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.83 £23.10 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +18.18%
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
10125 10295 9267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.21% 22.27% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6607 6378 5694
Average daily rate £403 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.20% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 174 212
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £16.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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 -47 355 £425 - 140
South East -72 109 £325 -7.14% 89
South West -35 83 £355 +9.23% 39
Yorkshire -32 54 £325 +4.00% 35
North West -15 53 £325 +3.17% 48
West Midlands -27 43 £388 +29.16% 39
East of England -41 38 £320 -8.57% 24
East Midlands -29 20 £310 -3.12% 17
North East - - - - 7
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 1768 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1118 (63.24%) SQL
3 776 (43.89%) .NET
4 697 (39.42%) Microsoft
5 667 (37.73%) C#
6 652 (36.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 553 (31.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 549 (31.05%) T-SQL
9 495 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 457 (25.85%) SQL Server 2005
11 452 (25.57%) ASP.NET
12 448 (25.34%) Windows
13 377 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
14 364 (20.59%) JavaScript
15 344 (19.46%) Business Intelligence
16 331 (18.72%) MVC
17 326 (18.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 322 (18.21%) HTML
19 320 (18.10%) Finance
20 302 (17.08%) Data Warehouse
21 280 (15.84%) MS Excel
22 275 (15.55%) CSS
23 258 (14.59%) ETL
24 257 (14.54%) .NET Framework
25 251 (14.20%) Visual Studio
26 238 (13.46%) jQuery
27 235 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
28 213 (12.05%) Team Foundation Server
29 204 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
30 193 (10.92%) SharePoint

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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
1 193 (10.92%) SharePoint
2 122 (6.90%) IIS
3 90 (5.09%) SharePoint 2010
4 87 (4.92%) MS Exchange
5 68 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
6 53 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 46 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 45 (2.55%) CMS
9 26 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 23 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
11 19 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
12 17 (0.96%) NetWeaver
13 16 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
14 12 (0.68%) Apache Solr
15 10 (0.57%) SAS
16 8 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
16 8 (0.45%) EPiServer CMS
17 7 (0.40%) Lync
17 7 (0.40%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 280 (15.84%) MS Excel
2 92 (5.20%) MS Office
3 20 (1.13%) PowerPivot
4 19 (1.07%) MS Project
5 11 (0.62%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.45%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.17%) SPSS
10 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.057%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.057%) FastStats
10 1 (0.057%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 70 (3.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.53%) Markit EDM
3 15 (0.85%) SAP BPC
4 14 (0.79%) Agresso
5 12 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 5 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.28%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.17%) Tridion
8 3 (0.17%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.057%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.057%) ION MarketView
10 1 (0.057%) SAP SRM
10 1 (0.057%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.74%) PaaS
3 10 (0.57%) Office 365
4 3 (0.17%) SaaS
5 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.057%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.07%) SAN
2 50 (2.83%) DNS
3 48 (2.71%) Firewall
4 39 (2.21%) DHCP
4 39 (2.21%) TCP/IP
5 34 (1.92%) Internet
6 29 (1.64%) NAS
7 25 (1.41%) VPN
7 25 (1.41%) LAN
8 20 (1.13%) WAN
9 18 (1.02%) FTP
10 16 (0.90%) Intranet
11 13 (0.74%) VoIP
12 12 (0.68%) VLAN
13 11 (0.62%) SSL
14 9 (0.51%) SMTP
15 8 (0.45%) HTTP
16 7 (0.40%) PBX
16 7 (0.40%) Extranet
16 7 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1768 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 652 (36.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 553 (31.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 495 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 457 (25.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 326 (18.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 302 (17.08%) Data Warehouse
8 120 (6.79%) SQL Server 2000
9 91 (5.15%) OLAP
10 90 (5.09%) Relational Database
11 72 (4.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 53 (3.00%) QlikView
13 48 (2.71%) Oracle Database
13 48 (2.71%) RDBMS
14 41 (2.32%) MS Access
15 40 (2.26%) MySQL
16 38 (2.15%) DTS
17 34 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
18 33 (1.87%) OLAP Cube
19 24 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 251 (14.20%) Visual Studio
2 213 (12.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 56 (3.17%) NUnit
4 31 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 29 (1.64%) Subversion
6 28 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 27 (1.53%) JIRA
7 27 (1.53%) MSTest
7 27 (1.53%) SpecFlow
8 21 (1.19%) ReSharper
9 18 (1.02%) Git (software)
10 15 (0.85%) TeamCity
11 14 (0.79%) Selenium
12 11 (0.62%) Rhino Mocks
13 10 (0.57%) Moq
13 10 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
14 8 (0.45%) Toad
14 8 (0.45%) Jenkins
15 7 (0.40%) MSI
15 7 (0.40%) MSBuild
General
1 320 (18.10%) Finance
2 130 (7.35%) Banking
3 52 (2.94%) Investment Banking
4 50 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 47 (2.66%) Back Office
6 44 (2.49%) Retail
7 42 (2.38%) Front Office
8 39 (2.21%) Legal
9 27 (1.53%) Marketing
10 17 (0.96%) Billing
11 14 (0.79%) Law
12 13 (0.74%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.51%) Advertising
14 8 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.40%) Electronics
15 7 (0.40%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.34%) Local Government
16 6 (0.34%) Automotive
17 5 (0.28%) Games
18 4 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 1038 (58.71%) Developer
2 318 (17.99%) .NET Developer
3 249 (14.08%) SQL Developer
4 187 (10.58%) DBA
5 179 (10.12%) Analyst
6 172 (9.73%) SQL DBA
7 147 (8.31%) C# Developer
8 115 (6.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 100 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
10 89 (5.03%) Senior Developer
10 89 (5.03%) Administrator
11 79 (4.47%) SQL Server DBA
12 78 (4.41%) Consultant
13 72 (4.07%) Applications Support
14 62 (3.51%) ASP.NET Developer
15 55 (3.11%) SQL Server Developer
16 54 (3.05%) Senior .NET Developer
17 53 (3.00%) Microsoft Developer
17 53 (3.00%) Web Developer
18 49 (2.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 776 (43.89%) .NET
2 452 (25.57%) ASP.NET
3 322 (18.21%) HTML
4 275 (15.55%) CSS
5 257 (14.54%) .NET Framework
6 238 (13.46%) jQuery
7 204 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 185 (10.46%) WCF
9 182 (10.29%) XML
10 175 (9.90%) Web Services
11 164 (9.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 104 (5.88%) Ajax
13 101 (5.71%) LINQ
14 89 (5.03%) WPF
15 79 (4.47%) MDX
16 75 (4.24%) HTML5
17 51 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 50 (2.83%) CSS3
19 48 (2.71%) XSLT
20 47 (2.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 130 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (4.30%) Clustering
3 72 (4.07%) NHS
4 66 (3.73%) Replication
5 37 (2.09%) Management Information System
5 37 (2.09%) Data Integration
6 29 (1.64%) Open Source
6 29 (1.64%) N-Tier
7 27 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 27 (1.53%) Inversion of Control
8 18 (1.02%) Fixed Income
9 17 (0.96%) Derivative
9 17 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 17 (0.96%) Data Structures
9 17 (0.96%) Visualisation
10 16 (0.90%) Data Extraction
11 15 (0.85%) IVR
12 13 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (0.68%) User Experience
14 11 (0.62%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 448 (25.34%) Windows
2 235 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 114 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 108 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (2.77%) UNIX
6 43 (2.43%) Linux
7 41 (2.32%) Windows 7
8 38 (2.15%) Windows XP
9 17 (0.96%) AIX
10 16 (0.90%) Windows Vista
11 15 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 14 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 14 (0.79%) Android
13 12 (0.68%) Windows 2000
14 9 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
14 9 (0.51%) Windows Phone
15 6 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.17%) CentOS
16 3 (0.17%) Solaris
16 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (19.46%) Business Intelligence
3 331 (18.72%) MVC
4 258 (14.59%) ETL
5 184 (10.41%) Migration
6 166 (9.39%) TDD
7 148 (8.37%) Scrum
8 132 (7.47%) Performance Tuning
9 123 (6.96%) OO
10 120 (6.79%) CRM
11 113 (6.39%) Data Modelling
12 88 (4.98%) Unit Testing
13 86 (4.86%) ITIL
14 72 (4.07%) Web Development
15 66 (3.73%) Data Migration
16 61 (3.45%) Data Analysis
16 61 (3.45%) Kimball Methodology
17 59 (3.34%) OOP
18 58 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
19 54 (3.05%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1118 (63.24%) SQL
2 667 (37.73%) C#
3 549 (31.05%) T-SQL
4 364 (20.59%) JavaScript
5 104 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 97 (5.49%) VBA
7 67 (3.79%) PowerShell
8 55 (3.11%) Java
9 54 (3.05%) VBScript
10 53 (3.00%) VB
11 36 (2.04%) PL/SQL
12 23 (1.30%) Shell Script
13 18 (1.02%) XAML
13 18 (1.02%) VB6
14 16 (0.90%) PHP
15 15 (0.85%) Bash Shell
16 14 (0.79%) C
16 14 (0.79%) Korn
17 13 (0.74%) Ruby
17 13 (0.74%) C++
Qualifications
1 97 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 81 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 62 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 57 (3.22%) Degree
5 45 (2.55%) VCP4
6 26 (1.47%) MCTS
6 26 (1.47%) MCITP
7 21 (1.19%) MCSE
8 18 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (0.85%) CCNA
10 13 (0.74%) MCSA
10 13 (0.74%) MCDBA
11 11 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.40%) BC Cleared
13 6 (0.34%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.17%) PMP
14 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (1.81%) QA
2 27 (1.53%) SLA
3 14 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.057%) HL7
System Software
1 128 (7.24%) Active Directory
2 90 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (2.77%) vSphere
4 34 (1.92%) VMware ESX
5 30 (1.70%) Hyper-V
6 19 (1.07%) XenApp
7 13 (0.74%) Terminal Services
7 13 (0.74%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.45%) UAG
9 7 (0.40%) vCloud
10 6 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.28%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
13 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.17%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.11%) XenServer
14 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 47 (2.66%) SCCM
1 47 (2.66%) SCOM
2 24 (1.36%) NetBackup
3 23 (1.30%) Control-M
4 18 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (0.74%) WSUS
6 12 (0.68%) Backup Exec
6 12 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (0.57%) SCVMM
8 9 (0.51%) ARCserve
9 7 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.34%) EdgeSight
10 6 (0.34%) Puppet
11 5 (0.28%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
13 3 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
14 2 (0.11%) Tivoli
14 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 1 (0.057%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 697 (39.42%) Microsoft
2 149 (8.43%) Oracle
3 127 (7.18%) VMware
4 63 (3.56%) HP
5 60 (3.39%) Citrix
6 58 (3.28%) SAP
7 48 (2.71%) Business Objects
8 45 (2.55%) Cisco
9 39 (2.21%) Symantec
10 35 (1.98%) Telerik
11 30 (1.70%) Cognos
12 28 (1.58%) IBM
12 28 (1.58%) EMC
12 28 (1.58%) Tableau
13 25 (1.41%) Informatica
14 20 (1.13%) Dell
15 15 (0.85%) EPiServer
16 14 (0.79%) DevExpress
17 13 (0.74%) Sitecore
17 13 (0.74%) BMC
West Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 275 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stanmore, Middlesex
Pari Passu
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £350 - £420 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £350 - £420 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £75 - £125 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stanmore, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Rate: £250 - 320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago