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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 267 139 91
Rank change year-on-year
-128 -48
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 467 936 1144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.94% 1.77% 2.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.13% 7.67% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 666 803
Median daily rate £363 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 16
Median hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.12% +43.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £18.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £48.30 £45.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year
+44.06% +49.70%
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
11294 12200 11279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.77% 23.13% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7544 8143 7270
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 181 175
Median hourly rate £39.20 £33.55 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.84% +34.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.39 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.77% +49.11%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -141 177 £425 +1.19% 49
South East -28 100 £400 +15.94% 31
North West -38 39 £313 -10.71% 32
Yorkshire -2 37 £321 -1.30% 22
East of England -12 29 £330 +1.53% 13
South West -15 29 £325 - 10
East Midlands +2 25 £344 -1.78% 10
West Midlands -63 25 £313 -10.64% 9
North East -35 5 £275 -8.45% 3
Midlands - 2 £250 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 982 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 638 (64.97%) SQL
3 407 (41.45%) Microsoft
4 384 (39.10%) .NET
5 371 (37.78%) C#
6 339 (34.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 325 (33.10%) T-SQL
8 323 (32.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 303 (30.86%) Windows
10 282 (28.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 247 (25.15%) ASP.NET
12 226 (23.01%) SQL Server 2005
13 213 (21.69%) Finance
14 199 (20.26%) Business Intelligence
15 187 (19.04%) JavaScript
16 178 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
17 173 (17.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 170 (17.31%) MVC
19 161 (16.40%) .NET Framework
20 149 (15.17%) Windows Server
21 146 (14.87%) SQL Server 2014
22 141 (14.36%) ETL
23 138 (14.05%) Data Warehouse
24 134 (13.65%) Windows Server 2008
25 132 (13.44%) MS Excel
26 131 (13.34%) Active Directory
26 131 (13.34%) HTML
27 127 (12.93%) VMware
28 121 (12.32%) SharePoint
29 119 (12.12%) jQuery

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
1 121 (12.32%) SharePoint
2 96 (9.78%) IIS
3 83 (8.45%) MS Exchange
4 58 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 43 (4.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 41 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (4.07%) Skype for Business
8 37 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 20 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
10 19 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (1.63%) Apache
11 16 (1.63%) CMS
12 14 (1.43%) Tomcat
13 13 (1.32%) SAS
14 9 (0.92%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (0.81%) Umbraco
16 7 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
16 7 (0.71%) NServiceBus
17 5 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 132 (13.44%) MS Excel
2 52 (5.30%) MS Office
3 11 (1.12%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.41%) InDesign
6 4 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.31%) MS Project
8 1 (0.10%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.10%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 30 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.02%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.71%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.41%) Sage X3
7 4 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.41%) SAP APO
7 4 (0.41%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
7 4 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.20%) Northgate Housing
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.20%) SAP SCM
8 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (3.05%) Office 365
3 24 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.02%) Boomi
5 8 (0.81%) SaaS
6 4 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.31%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.31%) Yammer
8 2 (0.20%) GitHub
8 2 (0.20%) PaaS
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 61 (6.21%) SAN
2 59 (6.01%) DNS
3 53 (5.40%) Firewall
4 32 (3.26%) DHCP
5 31 (3.16%) Internet
6 21 (2.14%) LAN
6 21 (2.14%) TCP/IP
6 21 (2.14%) WAN
7 18 (1.83%) Kerberos
8 17 (1.73%) FTP
8 17 (1.73%) Wireless
9 15 (1.53%) Intranet
9 15 (1.53%) SSL
10 13 (1.32%) VPN
11 11 (1.12%) Skype
12 9 (0.92%) SMTP
13 8 (0.81%) iSCSI
13 8 (0.81%) NAS
14 7 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 982 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 339 (34.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 323 (32.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 282 (28.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 226 (23.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 173 (17.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 146 (14.87%) SQL Server 2014
8 138 (14.05%) Data Warehouse
9 72 (7.33%) Oracle Database
10 43 (4.38%) Relational Database
11 40 (4.07%) SQL Server 2000
12 37 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 30 (3.05%) OLAP
14 26 (2.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 26 (2.65%) NoSQL
15 23 (2.34%) Power BI
16 21 (2.14%) MySQL
17 19 (1.93%) RDBMS
18 17 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
18 17 (1.73%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 111 (11.30%) Visual Studio
2 95 (9.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (3.05%) Git (software)
4 26 (2.65%) Selenium
5 23 (2.34%) NUnit
6 21 (2.14%) Subversion
7 20 (2.04%) SpecFlow
7 20 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 17 (1.73%) TeamCity
9 15 (1.53%) WiX
10 12 (1.22%) MSI
11 10 (1.02%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 9 (0.92%) MSTest
13 8 (0.81%) Jasmine
13 8 (0.81%) LSMW
13 8 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (0.71%) JIRA
14 7 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
15 6 (0.61%) Moq
15 6 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 213 (21.69%) Finance
2 61 (6.21%) Banking
3 33 (3.36%) Marketing
4 29 (2.95%) Retail
5 23 (2.34%) Back Office
6 22 (2.24%) Investment Banking
6 22 (2.24%) Law
7 21 (2.14%) Advertising
8 19 (1.93%) Telecoms
9 18 (1.83%) Legal
10 17 (1.73%) Front Office
11 15 (1.53%) Financial Institution
11 15 (1.53%) Military
12 13 (1.32%) Manufacturing
13 12 (1.22%) Electronics
14 9 (0.92%) Publishing
15 8 (0.81%) Billing
16 5 (0.51%) Local Government
17 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 519 (52.85%) Developer
2 209 (21.28%) .NET Developer
3 184 (18.74%) SQL Developer
4 127 (12.93%) DBA
5 117 (11.91%) C# Developer
6 115 (11.71%) SQL DBA
7 87 (8.86%) Analyst
8 81 (8.25%) SSIS Developer
9 80 (8.15%) C# .NET Developer
10 65 (6.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 55 (5.60%) SQL Server DBA
11 55 (5.60%) SQL Server Developer
12 49 (4.99%) Administrator
12 49 (4.99%) Consultant
13 48 (4.89%) Architect
14 46 (4.68%) SSRS Developer
15 45 (4.58%) SSAS Developer
16 38 (3.87%) ASP.NET Developer
16 38 (3.87%) Support Analyst
17 35 (3.56%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (39.10%) .NET
2 247 (25.15%) ASP.NET
3 161 (16.40%) .NET Framework
4 131 (13.34%) HTML
5 119 (12.12%) jQuery
6 115 (11.71%) Web Services
7 104 (10.59%) CSS
8 96 (9.78%) WCF
9 88 (8.96%) XML
10 87 (8.86%) Entity Framework
11 86 (8.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 75 (7.64%) Ajax
13 59 (6.01%) AngularJS
14 42 (4.28%) ASP.NET Web API
15 41 (4.18%) WPF
16 40 (4.07%) MDX
17 39 (3.97%) React
18 37 (3.77%) SOAP
19 35 (3.56%) HTML5
19 35 (3.56%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.82%) Clustering
2 61 (6.21%) Replication
3 52 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 34 (3.46%) Data Centre
6 28 (2.85%) Computer Science
7 26 (2.65%) N-Tier
8 25 (2.55%) Data Structures
9 20 (2.04%) NHS
10 19 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.43%) Mathematics
12 13 (1.32%) Algorithms
13 12 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (1.02%) Data Extraction
14 10 (1.02%) Fixed Income
15 9 (0.92%) Equities
15 9 (0.92%) Mobile App
15 9 (0.92%) Visualisation
16 8 (0.81%) Data Conversion
17 7 (0.71%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 303 (30.86%) Windows
2 149 (15.17%) Windows Server
3 134 (13.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 103 (10.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (4.89%) Linux
7 31 (3.16%) Windows 7
8 27 (2.75%) Unix
9 18 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (1.53%) Android
11 12 (1.22%) Solaris
12 10 (1.02%) CentOS
12 10 (1.02%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.61%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.51%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.51%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.41%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.41%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.20%) AIX
16 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (20.26%) Business Intelligence
2 178 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (17.31%) MVC
4 141 (14.36%) ETL
5 112 (11.41%) Performance Tuning
6 89 (9.06%) Migration
7 82 (8.35%) ITIL
8 67 (6.82%) TDD
9 65 (6.62%) Data Modelling
9 65 (6.62%) Web Development
10 64 (6.52%) CRM
11 53 (5.40%) OO
12 49 (4.99%) Kimball Methodology
13 42 (4.28%) Data Management
14 40 (4.07%) Continuous Integration
15 39 (3.97%) Project Management
15 39 (3.97%) Unit Testing
16 38 (3.87%) Scrum
17 32 (3.26%) High Availability
18 31 (3.16%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 638 (64.97%) SQL
2 371 (37.78%) C#
3 325 (33.10%) T-SQL
4 187 (19.04%) JavaScript
5 109 (11.10%) PowerShell
6 66 (6.72%) VB
6 66 (6.72%) VB.NET
7 60 (6.11%) Java
8 37 (3.77%) VBA
9 30 (3.05%) VBScript
10 24 (2.44%) TypeScript
11 21 (2.14%) PHP
12 17 (1.73%) VB6
13 15 (1.53%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.32%) C++
15 12 (1.22%) Shell Script
16 11 (1.12%) Bash Shell
17 10 (1.02%) FQL
18 8 (0.81%) Perl
18 8 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 91 (9.27%) Security Cleared
2 67 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 62 (6.31%) Degree
4 59 (6.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (4.07%) MCSE
6 19 (1.93%) MCITP
7 13 (1.32%) MCTS
8 12 (1.22%) MCP
9 11 (1.12%) DV Cleared
10 10 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.81%) CCNA
11 8 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.71%) MCSA
12 7 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.41%) ISTQB
15 3 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.95%) Data Quality
2 16 (1.63%) QA
3 11 (1.12%) SLA
4 6 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.20%) GxP
7 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.10%) DICOM
8 1 (0.10%) HL7
8 1 (0.10%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.10%) MiFID
8 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 131 (13.34%) Active Directory
2 82 (8.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (4.38%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.44%) vSphere
5 21 (2.14%) XenApp
6 12 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.12%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.61%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.41%) UAG
10 4 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.31%) Xen
11 3 (0.31%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.20%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.10%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.10%) Squid
13 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 33 (3.36%) SCCM
2 29 (2.95%) SCOM
3 23 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
4 17 (1.73%) NetBackup
4 17 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (1.32%) WSUS
6 9 (0.92%) Control-M
6 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (0.81%) DBAmp
8 7 (0.71%) AirWatch
8 7 (0.71%) Puppet
9 5 (0.51%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.31%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.31%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.31%) OpenSSO
11 3 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 407 (41.45%) Microsoft
2 127 (12.93%) VMware
3 106 (10.79%) Oracle
4 51 (5.19%) HP
5 45 (4.58%) Citrix
6 35 (3.56%) Cisco
7 31 (3.16%) SAP
8 29 (2.95%) IBM
9 26 (2.65%) Symantec
10 24 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
11 23 (2.34%) Cognos
12 22 (2.24%) Dell
13 21 (2.14%) Red Hat
14 17 (1.73%) NetApp
14 17 (1.73%) Tableau
15 15 (1.53%) DevExpress
15 15 (1.53%) Informatica
15 15 (1.53%) Remedy
16 14 (1.43%) EMC
17 13 (1.32%) Teradata
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