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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 118 68 62
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 832 1176 1192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.79% 2.67% 2.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.54% 12.02% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 785 784
Average daily rate
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£366 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 37
Average hourly rate £26.35 £31.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.01% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £18.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.45 £36.50 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £31.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-7.45% +22.77%
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
9739 9781 9167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.97% 22.24% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6432 6097 5685
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 192 210
Average hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -23 402 £400 - 158
South East -56 110 £325 - 61
South West -30 89 £355 +9.23% 42
Yorkshire -22 61 £313 - 39
West Midlands -22 51 £368 +13.07% 29
North West -7 46 £325 +18.18% 60
East of England -26 45 £350 +7.69% 33
East Midlands -19 16 £300 -4.76% 23
North East -11 10 £330 +15.78% 5
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1778 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1149 (64.62%) SQL
3 803 (45.16%) .NET
4 718 (40.38%) Microsoft
5 680 (38.25%) C#
6 660 (37.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 557 (31.33%) T-SQL
8 552 (31.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 480 (27.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 474 (26.66%) SQL Server 2005
11 469 (26.38%) ASP.NET
12 437 (24.58%) Windows
13 367 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
14 357 (20.08%) JavaScript
15 350 (19.69%) Business Intelligence
15 350 (19.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 334 (18.79%) MVC
17 330 (18.56%) HTML
18 316 (17.77%) Finance
19 300 (16.87%) MS Excel
20 292 (16.42%) CSS
21 281 (15.80%) Data Warehouse
22 257 (14.45%) .NET Framework
23 256 (14.40%) ETL
24 245 (13.78%) Visual Studio
25 235 (13.22%) jQuery
26 228 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
27 222 (12.49%) Windows Server 2008
28 210 (11.81%) ASP.NET MVC
28 210 (11.81%) SharePoint

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 210 (11.81%) SharePoint
2 139 (7.82%) IIS
3 106 (5.96%) SharePoint 2010
4 90 (5.06%) MS Exchange
5 82 (4.61%) BizTalk Server
6 56 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 48 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 41 (2.31%) CMS
9 28 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 25 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
12 18 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.45%) Apache
13 8 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
13 8 (0.45%) SAS
13 8 (0.45%) EPiServer CMS
13 8 (0.45%) Umbraco
14 7 (0.39%) LiveCycle
14 7 (0.39%) Orchard CMS
14 7 (0.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 300 (16.87%) MS Excel
2 94 (5.29%) MS Office
3 21 (1.18%) PowerPivot
4 19 (1.07%) MS Project
5 12 (0.67%) InfoPath
6 10 (0.56%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.17%) SPSS
11 1 (0.056%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.056%) FastStats
11 1 (0.056%) Mingle
11 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 72 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.86%) Markit EDM
3 15 (0.84%) SAP BPC
4 14 (0.79%) Agresso
5 10 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.17%) TRIRIGA
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.056%) SimCorp Dimension
11 1 (0.056%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 46 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.29%) PaaS
3 10 (0.56%) Office 365
4 3 (0.17%) SaaS
5 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (4.50%) SAN
2 60 (3.37%) DNS
3 55 (3.09%) Firewall
4 52 (2.92%) TCP/IP
5 43 (2.42%) DHCP
6 30 (1.69%) Internet
7 29 (1.63%) NAS
8 25 (1.41%) LAN
9 24 (1.35%) VPN
10 23 (1.29%) WAN
11 20 (1.12%) FTP
12 19 (1.07%) SSL
13 14 (0.79%) VLAN
14 13 (0.73%) VoIP
15 12 (0.67%) Intranet
16 10 (0.56%) HTTP
16 10 (0.56%) SMTP
17 9 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (0.51%) NetScaler
18 7 (0.39%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1778 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 660 (37.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 552 (31.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 480 (27.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 474 (26.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 350 (19.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 281 (15.80%) Data Warehouse
8 132 (7.42%) SQL Server 2000
9 89 (5.01%) OLAP
10 86 (4.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 86 (4.84%) Relational Database
11 58 (3.26%) QlikView
12 49 (2.76%) Oracle Database
13 47 (2.64%) RDBMS
14 40 (2.25%) DTS
15 37 (2.08%) MS Access
16 35 (1.97%) Crystal Reports
16 35 (1.97%) MySQL
17 33 (1.86%) OLAP Cube
18 26 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 245 (13.78%) Visual Studio
2 228 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 62 (3.49%) NUnit
4 36 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 32 (1.80%) SpecFlow
6 30 (1.69%) Subversion
7 27 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 26 (1.46%) MSTest
9 23 (1.29%) JIRA
10 20 (1.12%) Git (software)
11 16 (0.90%) Selenium
12 14 (0.79%) Rhino Mocks
13 13 (0.73%) ReSharper
14 12 (0.67%) Moq
15 10 (0.56%) Jenkins
15 10 (0.56%) MSI
15 10 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
16 9 (0.51%) TeamCity
16 9 (0.51%) Toad
17 6 (0.34%) NSubstitute
General
1 316 (17.77%) Finance
2 118 (6.64%) Banking
3 56 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 45 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 44 (2.47%) Retail
6 43 (2.42%) Front Office
7 39 (2.19%) Legal
8 32 (1.80%) Back Office
9 31 (1.74%) Marketing
10 17 (0.96%) Billing
11 11 (0.62%) Law
12 10 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.45%) Advertising
14 6 (0.34%) Electronics
14 6 (0.34%) Games
14 6 (0.34%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.28%) Local Government
15 5 (0.28%) Publishing
16 4 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1068 (60.07%) Developer
2 317 (17.83%) .NET Developer
3 250 (14.06%) SQL Developer
4 191 (10.74%) Analyst
5 167 (9.39%) DBA
6 156 (8.77%) SQL DBA
7 149 (8.38%) C# Developer
8 125 (7.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 103 (5.79%) Senior Developer
10 101 (5.68%) C# .NET Developer
11 94 (5.29%) Administrator
12 78 (4.39%) SQL Server DBA
13 70 (3.94%) Applications Support
14 69 (3.88%) Consultant
15 65 (3.66%) Senior .NET Developer
16 59 (3.32%) ASP.NET Developer
17 52 (2.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 52 (2.92%) SQL Server Developer
18 49 (2.76%) Web Developer
19 48 (2.70%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 803 (45.16%) .NET
2 469 (26.38%) ASP.NET
3 330 (18.56%) HTML
4 292 (16.42%) CSS
5 257 (14.45%) .NET Framework
6 235 (13.22%) jQuery
7 210 (11.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 202 (11.36%) WCF
9 198 (11.14%) XML
10 174 (9.79%) Web Services
11 170 (9.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 108 (6.07%) Ajax
13 87 (4.89%) LINQ
14 84 (4.72%) HTML5
15 79 (4.44%) WPF
15 79 (4.44%) MDX
16 52 (2.92%) CSS3
17 51 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 49 (2.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 48 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 138 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (5.17%) Clustering
3 78 (4.39%) NHS
4 67 (3.77%) Replication
5 41 (2.31%) Data Integration
6 33 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 32 (1.80%) N-Tier
8 29 (1.63%) Open Source
8 29 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 28 (1.57%) Inversion of Control
10 19 (1.07%) Data Structures
11 18 (1.01%) Visualisation
12 17 (0.96%) Data Extraction
13 15 (0.84%) Derivative
13 15 (0.84%) IVR
14 14 (0.79%) Mobile App
15 13 (0.73%) Blackberry
15 13 (0.73%) GIS
15 13 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (0.51%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 437 (24.58%) Windows
2 222 (12.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 125 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 81 (4.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (2.76%) Windows 7
6 39 (2.19%) Windows XP
7 30 (1.69%) UNIX
8 24 (1.35%) Linux
9 17 (0.96%) AIX
10 16 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 16 (0.90%) Windows Vista
11 15 (0.84%) Windows 8
12 13 (0.73%) Windows 2000
13 11 (0.62%) Android
14 9 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (0.39%) Windows Phone
16 6 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.17%) CentOS
17 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (20.64%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (19.69%) Business Intelligence
3 334 (18.79%) MVC
4 256 (14.40%) ETL
5 167 (9.39%) Migration
5 167 (9.39%) TDD
6 162 (9.11%) Scrum
7 132 (7.42%) Performance Tuning
8 118 (6.64%) CRM
9 113 (6.36%) OO
10 111 (6.24%) Data Modelling
11 87 (4.89%) ITIL
12 86 (4.84%) Unit Testing
13 68 (3.82%) Web Development
14 67 (3.77%) Data Analysis
15 64 (3.60%) Data Migration
16 58 (3.26%) Kimball Methodology
17 52 (2.92%) OOP
18 51 (2.87%) SOA
18 51 (2.87%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1149 (64.62%) SQL
2 680 (38.25%) C#
3 557 (31.33%) T-SQL
4 357 (20.08%) JavaScript
5 109 (6.13%) VB.NET
6 94 (5.29%) VBA
7 84 (4.72%) PowerShell
8 73 (4.11%) VBScript
9 68 (3.82%) VB
10 59 (3.32%) Java
11 51 (2.87%) PL/SQL
12 23 (1.29%) Shell Script
13 21 (1.18%) VB6
13 21 (1.18%) XAML
14 20 (1.12%) C
15 16 (0.90%) Bash Shell
16 14 (0.79%) C++
16 14 (0.79%) PHP
17 13 (0.73%) Korn
18 12 (0.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 88 (4.95%) Security Cleared
2 79 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (3.04%) Degree
4 53 (2.98%) SC Cleared
5 32 (1.80%) MCTS
6 29 (1.63%) MCSE
7 28 (1.57%) MCITP
8 16 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (0.79%) CCNA
11 10 (0.56%) MCSA
12 8 (0.45%) MCDBA
12 8 (0.45%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.39%) BC Cleared
14 5 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.22%) CCEA
16 3 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
16 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 3 (0.17%) PMP
16 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.86%) QA
2 26 (1.46%) SLA
3 11 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.056%) HL7
6 1 (0.056%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.056%) GxP
System Software
1 141 (7.93%) Active Directory
2 85 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (2.92%) vSphere
4 40 (2.25%) VMware ESX
5 32 (1.80%) Hyper-V
6 23 (1.29%) XenApp
7 16 (0.90%) Terminal Services
8 12 (0.67%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.62%) UAG
10 8 (0.45%) vCloud
11 6 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.22%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.17%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.056%) Xen
15 1 (0.056%) Squid
Systems Management
1 56 (3.15%) SCCM
2 53 (2.98%) SCOM
3 25 (1.41%) NetBackup
4 24 (1.35%) Control-M
5 20 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 15 (0.84%) Backup Exec
7 12 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (0.67%) WSUS
8 10 (0.56%) SCVMM
9 9 (0.51%) ARCserve
9 9 (0.51%) EdgeSight
10 5 (0.28%) SCDPM
10 5 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.22%) Puppet
11 4 (0.22%) ServiceCenter
12 3 (0.17%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
13 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 718 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 144 (8.10%) Oracle
3 129 (7.26%) VMware
4 62 (3.49%) Citrix
4 62 (3.49%) HP
5 45 (2.53%) Cisco
6 41 (2.31%) Business Objects
7 40 (2.25%) Symantec
8 39 (2.19%) SAP
9 32 (1.80%) Cognos
9 32 (1.80%) EMC
10 29 (1.63%) IBM
11 27 (1.52%) Tableau
12 26 (1.46%) Informatica
13 25 (1.41%) Telerik
14 21 (1.18%) Dell
15 15 (0.84%) EPiServer
16 14 (0.79%) BMC
17 13 (0.73%) NetApp
18 12 (0.67%) CA
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
NAK Consulting
Rate: From £225 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £270 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide Building Society
Posted: 5 days ago