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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 174 107 63
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -44
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 654 932 1393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.39% 1.98% 3.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.20% 9.11% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 652 937
Average daily rate £363 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 15
Average hourly rate £39.75 £26.85 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.07% -13.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £18.85 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £38.35 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.69 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+48.13% -8.19%
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
10542 10230 10507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.33% 21.78% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7185 6706 6510
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 160 213
Average hourly rate £36.50 £30.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +14.28%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -57 293 £400 -3.03% 107
South East -27 103 £350 +7.69% 50
North West -28 50 £325 - 38
South West -48 44 £350 -6.66% 31
Yorkshire -39 42 £344 +3.77% 25
East of England -8 41 £350 -0.77% 18
West Midlands -22 35 £354 -7.21% 12
East Midlands +2 27 £350 +16.66% 11
North East -28 16 £325 -13.33% 5
Midlands +1 1 £325 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1525 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1059 (69.44%) SQL
3 643 (42.16%) Microsoft
4 607 (39.80%) .NET
5 582 (38.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 580 (38.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 551 (36.13%) C#
8 500 (32.79%) T-SQL
9 487 (31.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 437 (28.66%) Windows
11 379 (24.85%) SQL Server 2005
12 360 (23.61%) ASP.NET
13 350 (22.95%) Finance
14 348 (22.82%) Business Intelligence
15 335 (21.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 278 (18.23%) MS Excel
17 275 (18.03%) Data Warehouse
18 269 (17.64%) JavaScript
19 255 (16.72%) .NET Framework
20 254 (16.66%) Agile Software Development
21 251 (16.46%) Windows Server
22 246 (16.13%) ETL
23 228 (14.95%) MVC
24 215 (14.10%) HTML
25 214 (14.03%) Windows Server 2008
26 188 (12.33%) CSS
27 175 (11.48%) Visual Studio
28 173 (11.34%) jQuery
29 170 (11.15%) PowerShell
30 164 (10.75%) IIS

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 164 (10.75%) IIS
2 138 (9.05%) SharePoint
3 65 (4.26%) MS Exchange
4 48 (3.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 47 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 44 (2.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 23 (1.51%) Umbraco
8 21 (1.38%) CMS
9 16 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (1.05%) Skype for Business
10 15 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
11 12 (0.79%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.66%) Apache
12 10 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.46%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.33%) PowerExchange
15 5 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 278 (18.23%) MS Excel
2 64 (4.20%) MS Office
3 13 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.26%) MS Project
6 3 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.13%) Simulink
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.066%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 34 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.05%) Payment Gateway
3 8 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.26%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.26%) Northgate Housing
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.26%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.20%) SystmOne
6 3 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.066%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.066%) Endur
8 1 (0.066%) FastStats
8 1 (0.066%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 63 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (1.77%) Office 365
3 19 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.39%) OneDrive
4 6 (0.39%) Yammer
5 5 (0.33%) IaaS
5 5 (0.33%) PaaS
6 4 (0.26%) GitHub
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.13%) SaaS
7 2 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.066%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.066%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.066%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.066%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.066%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 62 (4.07%) SAN
2 59 (3.87%) Internet
3 51 (3.34%) DNS
4 40 (2.62%) TCP/IP
5 38 (2.49%) DHCP
6 36 (2.36%) Firewall
7 24 (1.57%) HTTP
8 18 (1.18%) WAN
9 17 (1.11%) LAN
10 16 (1.05%) iSCSI
10 16 (1.05%) SMTP
11 13 (0.85%) Intranet
12 12 (0.79%) VoIP
13 11 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (0.72%) NAS
13 11 (0.72%) Wireless
14 10 (0.66%) FTP
15 9 (0.59%) VPN
16 8 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
16 8 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1525 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 582 (38.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 580 (38.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 487 (31.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 379 (24.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 335 (21.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 275 (18.03%) Data Warehouse
8 148 (9.70%) SQL Server 2014
9 100 (6.56%) Oracle Database
10 87 (5.70%) SQL Server 2000
11 73 (4.79%) Relational Database
12 66 (4.33%) Oracle Database 11g
13 60 (3.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 58 (3.80%) OLAP
15 41 (2.69%) QlikView
16 36 (2.36%) OLAP Cube
17 30 (1.97%) Oracle Database 10g
18 28 (1.84%) DTS
18 28 (1.84%) MS Access
19 25 (1.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 175 (11.48%) Visual Studio
2 148 (9.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (3.41%) NUnit
3 52 (3.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 46 (3.02%) Subversion
5 45 (2.95%) Git (software)
6 36 (2.36%) SpecFlow
7 33 (2.16%) TeamCity
8 26 (1.70%) Moq
9 24 (1.57%) Jenkins
10 18 (1.18%) MSBuild
10 18 (1.18%) Selenium
11 17 (1.11%) Rhino Mocks
12 16 (1.05%) Cucumber
13 15 (0.98%) CruiseControl
14 14 (0.92%) Jasmine
15 13 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 10 (0.66%) Eclipse
16 10 (0.66%) JIRA
16 10 (0.66%) MSTest
General
1 350 (22.95%) Finance
2 136 (8.92%) Banking
3 48 (3.15%) Front Office
4 41 (2.69%) Investment Banking
4 41 (2.69%) Retail
5 38 (2.49%) Back Office
5 38 (2.49%) Marketing
6 29 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.70%) Advertising
8 22 (1.44%) Law
9 20 (1.31%) Legal
10 14 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.52%) Electronics
13 7 (0.46%) Automotive
14 5 (0.33%) Billing
14 5 (0.33%) Games
14 5 (0.33%) Interactive Media
14 5 (0.33%) Military
15 4 (0.26%) Hungarian Language
Job Titles
1 856 (56.13%) Developer
2 364 (23.87%) SQL Developer
3 267 (17.51%) .NET Developer
3 267 (17.51%) DBA
4 240 (15.74%) SQL DBA
5 234 (15.34%) C# Developer
6 162 (10.62%) C# .NET Developer
7 157 (10.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 136 (8.92%) Analyst
9 132 (8.66%) SQL Server DBA
10 117 (7.67%) SQL Server Developer
11 81 (5.31%) Administrator
12 70 (4.59%) ASP.NET Developer
13 69 (4.52%) SQL BI Developer
14 58 (3.80%) ETL Developer
14 58 (3.80%) Senior Developer
15 55 (3.61%) Applications Support
15 55 (3.61%) SQL Analyst
16 54 (3.54%) Consultant
17 53 (3.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 607 (39.80%) .NET
2 360 (23.61%) ASP.NET
3 255 (16.72%) .NET Framework
4 215 (14.10%) HTML
5 188 (12.33%) CSS
6 173 (11.34%) jQuery
7 159 (10.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 134 (8.79%) Web Services
9 126 (8.26%) Entity Framework
10 118 (7.74%) XML
11 117 (7.67%) HTML5
12 105 (6.89%) WCF
13 77 (5.05%) MDX
14 76 (4.98%) AngularJS
15 60 (3.93%) WPF
16 58 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web API
17 56 (3.67%) CSS3
18 55 (3.61%) Ajax
19 46 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 41 (2.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 126 (8.26%) Replication
2 114 (7.48%) Clustering
3 96 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (3.21%) NHS
5 34 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 32 (2.10%) Client/Server
7 31 (2.03%) Computer Science
8 28 (1.84%) N-Tier
9 22 (1.44%) Data Structures
10 20 (1.31%) Data Centre
11 17 (1.11%) Derivative
12 13 (0.85%) Hedge funds
12 13 (0.85%) Mathematics
13 12 (0.79%) Data Integration
14 11 (0.72%) Fixed Income
15 10 (0.66%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.59%) Data Extraction
16 9 (0.59%) Equities
16 9 (0.59%) Equity Derivative
16 9 (0.59%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 437 (28.66%) Windows
2 251 (16.46%) Windows Server
3 214 (14.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 157 (10.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 97 (6.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 93 (6.10%) Linux
7 54 (3.54%) Unix
8 40 (2.62%) Solaris
9 39 (2.56%) Windows 7
10 20 (1.31%) Mac OS X
11 18 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (1.05%) AIX
13 8 (0.52%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.52%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.33%) Android
14 5 (0.33%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.066%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.066%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (22.82%) Business Intelligence
2 254 (16.66%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (16.13%) ETL
4 228 (14.95%) MVC
5 164 (10.75%) Performance Tuning
6 137 (8.98%) TDD
7 115 (7.54%) Migration
8 105 (6.89%) ITIL
9 93 (6.10%) Scrum
10 89 (5.84%) OO
11 87 (5.70%) Unit Testing
12 80 (5.25%) Data Modelling
13 69 (4.52%) Kimball Methodology
14 59 (3.87%) Continuous Integration
14 59 (3.87%) High Availability
15 57 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
16 55 (3.61%) Project Management
17 54 (3.54%) CRM
17 54 (3.54%) SDLC
18 52 (3.41%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1059 (69.44%) SQL
2 551 (36.13%) C#
3 500 (32.79%) T-SQL
4 269 (17.64%) JavaScript
5 170 (11.15%) PowerShell
6 115 (7.54%) VB.NET
7 97 (6.36%) VB
8 86 (5.64%) VBA
9 58 (3.80%) Java
10 45 (2.95%) VBScript
11 36 (2.36%) C
12 30 (1.97%) PL/SQL
13 29 (1.90%) FQL
14 23 (1.51%) Ruby
15 21 (1.38%) Shell Script
16 18 (1.18%) C++
16 18 (1.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 16 (1.05%) Python
18 13 (0.85%) PHP
19 12 (0.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 89 (5.84%) Degree
2 66 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 62 (4.07%) Security Cleared
4 51 (3.34%) SC Cleared
5 24 (1.57%) MCSE
6 14 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (0.79%) MCSA
8 9 (0.59%) MCITP
9 8 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.46%) CCNA
11 6 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.33%) MCDBA
12 5 (0.33%) MCP
12 5 (0.33%) MCTS
13 4 (0.26%) MCT
14 2 (0.13%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.13%) CCNP
14 2 (0.13%) CompTIA Security+
14 2 (0.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.48%) QA
2 39 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 21 (1.38%) SLA
4 7 (0.46%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.13%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.066%) COBIT
8 1 (0.066%) HL7
8 1 (0.066%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.066%) MiFID
System Software
1 124 (8.13%) Active Directory
2 50 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (1.84%) XenApp
4 24 (1.57%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.31%) vSphere
6 14 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (0.72%) ISA Server
7 11 (0.72%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.59%) Terminal Server
8 9 (0.59%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.39%) BitLocker
10 5 (0.33%) Firmware
11 3 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.20%) NFS
11 3 (0.20%) SRDF
11 3 (0.20%) XenServer
12 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.066%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.066%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (2.62%) SCOM
2 31 (2.03%) SCCM
3 16 (1.05%) Data Guard
3 16 (1.05%) Nagios
3 16 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 16 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
3 16 (1.05%) WSUS
4 14 (0.92%) Puppet
5 13 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 12 (0.79%) Backup Exec
7 11 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.52%) Foglight
9 8 (0.52%) Tivoli
10 7 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (0.39%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.33%) NetCrunch
13 4 (0.26%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.26%) Perfmon
13 4 (0.26%) Simpana
Vendors
1 643 (42.16%) Microsoft
2 156 (10.23%) Oracle
3 105 (6.89%) VMware
4 45 (2.95%) Cisco
4 45 (2.95%) Citrix
5 36 (2.36%) Sybase
6 31 (2.03%) HP
7 30 (1.97%) Veritas
8 26 (1.70%) EMC
8 26 (1.70%) Red Gate
8 26 (1.70%) SAP
9 24 (1.57%) NetApp
9 24 (1.57%) Tableau
10 21 (1.38%) Red Hat
11 20 (1.31%) Cognos
11 20 (1.31%) Telerik
12 17 (1.11%) IBM
13 12 (0.79%) Informatica
13 12 (0.79%) Symantec
14 11 (0.72%) SolarWinds
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