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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 245 160 90
Rank change year-on-year
-85 -70
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 459 784 1144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.00% 1.55% 2.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.49% 6.69% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 604 781
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 24
Median hourly rate £29.06 £22.50 £29.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.15% -23.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.81 £12.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.14 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £22.50 £31.10
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -27.64%
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
10234 11719 11090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.38% 23.14% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6839 7887 7429
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 177 182
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.75 £31.40
% change year-on-year
+47.57% -17.99%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -119 170 £410 -3.52% 44
North West -8 66 £325 +5.26% 18
South East -29 54 £400 +3.42% 31
South West +1 42 £328 -3.67% 7
West Midlands -28 38 £350 -6.66% 7
Yorkshire +22 33 £330 +1.53% 11
East of England +1 26 £388 +3.33% 8
East Midlands -10 24 £355 +18.33% 7
North East -35 7 £438 +40.72%
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 962 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 652 (67.78%) SQL
3 418 (43.45%) .NET
4 410 (42.62%) Microsoft
5 379 (39.40%) C#
6 344 (35.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 339 (35.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 315 (32.74%) T-SQL
9 282 (29.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 272 (28.27%) Windows
11 240 (24.95%) ASP.NET
12 205 (21.31%) Finance
13 195 (20.27%) MVC
14 193 (20.06%) Business Intelligence
15 188 (19.54%) JavaScript
16 183 (19.02%) SQL Server 2005
17 178 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
18 165 (17.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 159 (16.53%) HTML
20 148 (15.38%) MS Excel
21 146 (15.18%) Data Warehouse
22 142 (14.76%) Team Foundation Server
22 142 (14.76%) .NET Framework
23 137 (14.24%) Visual Studio
24 133 (13.83%) SQL Server 2014
25 131 (13.62%) ETL
26 129 (13.41%) WCF
27 128 (13.31%) jQuery
28 125 (12.99%) Windows Server
29 116 (12.06%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 100 (10.40%) IIS
2 92 (9.56%) SharePoint
3 63 (6.55%) MS Exchange
4 38 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (3.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 34 (3.53%) Skype for Business
7 33 (3.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 31 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 29 (3.01%) BizTalk Server
10 22 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 20 (2.08%) NServiceBus
12 19 (1.98%) Apache
13 13 (1.35%) SAS
14 12 (1.25%) Apache Pig
14 12 (1.25%) Apache Spark
15 11 (1.14%) CMS
15 11 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (1.14%) Tomcat
16 10 (1.04%) Umbraco
17 7 (0.73%) JBoss
Applications
1 148 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.43%) MS Office
3 12 (1.25%) InfoPath
4 10 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.42%) InDesign
5 4 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.42%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.31%) MS Project
7 1 (0.10%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 36 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.94%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 7 (0.73%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.42%) FastStats
7 4 (0.42%) Sage X3
7 4 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.42%) SAP APO
8 3 (0.31%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
9 2 (0.21%) OpenText MBPM
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.21%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 52 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (2.08%) Office 365
4 11 (1.14%) Boomi
5 10 (1.04%) SaaS
6 4 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.31%) GitHub
8 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.68%) DNS
2 43 (4.47%) SAN
3 32 (3.33%) DHCP
3 32 (3.33%) Firewall
4 26 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 21 (2.18%) Internet
6 19 (1.98%) LAN
6 19 (1.98%) WAN
7 16 (1.66%) Kerberos
7 16 (1.66%) SSL
8 14 (1.46%) Skype
9 13 (1.35%) Broadband
10 12 (1.25%) SMTP
10 12 (1.25%) VPN
11 9 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (0.94%) FTP
11 9 (0.94%) Intranet
11 9 (0.94%) Wireless
12 8 (0.83%) iSCSI
12 8 (0.83%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 962 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 344 (35.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 339 (35.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 282 (29.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 183 (19.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 165 (17.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 146 (15.18%) Data Warehouse
8 133 (13.83%) SQL Server 2014
9 70 (7.28%) Oracle Database
10 52 (5.41%) Relational Database
11 45 (4.68%) SQL Server 2000
12 38 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
13 35 (3.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 32 (3.33%) Power BI
15 31 (3.22%) Big Data
16 27 (2.81%) Hadoop
16 27 (2.81%) NoSQL
17 26 (2.70%) MS Access
18 25 (2.60%) QlikView
18 25 (2.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 142 (14.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 137 (14.24%) Visual Studio
3 28 (2.91%) Git (software)
4 22 (2.29%) Selenium
5 19 (1.98%) Subversion
6 18 (1.87%) TeamCity
7 17 (1.77%) NUnit
8 14 (1.46%) SpecFlow
9 13 (1.35%) WiX
10 11 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 10 (1.04%) MSI
12 8 (0.83%) LSMW
12 8 (0.83%) MSTest
12 8 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (0.73%) Grunt
13 7 (0.73%) gulp
13 7 (0.73%) JIRA
14 6 (0.62%) Jasmine
14 6 (0.62%) Moq
14 6 (0.62%) webpack
General
1 205 (21.31%) Finance
2 78 (8.11%) Banking
3 38 (3.95%) Retail
4 32 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 31 (3.22%) Marketing
6 27 (2.81%) Back Office
7 22 (2.29%) Advertising
8 19 (1.98%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.25%) Corporate Banking
9 12 (1.25%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.25%) Legal
9 12 (1.25%) Retail Banking
10 11 (1.14%) Electronics
10 11 (1.14%) Front Office
10 11 (1.14%) Law
11 10 (1.04%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.83%) Billing
13 6 (0.62%) Military
14 5 (0.52%) Local Government
15 4 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 524 (54.47%) Developer
2 214 (22.25%) .NET Developer
3 175 (18.19%) SQL Developer
4 139 (14.45%) DBA
5 126 (13.10%) SQL DBA
6 106 (11.02%) C# Developer
7 85 (8.84%) Analyst
8 77 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 70 (7.28%) SSIS Developer
10 59 (6.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 58 (6.03%) SQL Server Developer
12 55 (5.72%) SQL Server DBA
13 45 (4.68%) Architect
14 43 (4.47%) Administrator
15 40 (4.16%) Senior Developer
16 37 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
16 37 (3.85%) Consultant
16 37 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
17 36 (3.74%) SSRS Developer
17 36 (3.74%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 418 (43.45%) .NET
2 240 (24.95%) ASP.NET
3 159 (16.53%) HTML
4 142 (14.76%) .NET Framework
5 129 (13.41%) WCF
6 128 (13.31%) jQuery
7 115 (11.95%) CSS
8 113 (11.75%) XML
9 96 (9.98%) Web Services
10 79 (8.21%) Entity Framework
11 78 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 72 (7.48%) Ajax
13 61 (6.34%) AngularJS
14 49 (5.09%) SOAP
15 44 (4.57%) ASP.NET Web API
16 40 (4.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 40 (4.16%) LINQ
17 39 (4.05%) KnockoutJS
18 37 (3.85%) WPF
19 36 (3.74%) React
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (6.13%) Clustering
3 50 (5.20%) Management Information System
4 49 (5.09%) Replication
5 30 (3.12%) Data Centre
5 30 (3.12%) N-Tier
6 28 (2.91%) Data Structures
7 23 (2.39%) Visualisation
8 16 (1.66%) Computer Science
9 14 (1.46%) Algorithms
9 14 (1.46%) Data Extraction
10 12 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.25%) NHS
11 11 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.94%) Equities
13 8 (0.83%) Data Conversion
13 8 (0.83%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.83%) Mathematics
14 7 (0.73%) Fintech
14 7 (0.73%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 272 (28.27%) Windows
2 125 (12.99%) Windows Server
3 116 (12.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 92 (9.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (4.57%) Linux
6 42 (4.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (2.60%) Windows 7
8 24 (2.49%) Unix
9 19 (1.98%) Android
10 16 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.04%) Windows 10
11 10 (1.04%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.83%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.52%) CentOS
13 5 (0.52%) Solaris
13 5 (0.52%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.31%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.31%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.21%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (20.27%) MVC
2 193 (20.06%) Business Intelligence
3 178 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (13.62%) ETL
5 101 (10.50%) Migration
6 94 (9.77%) Performance Tuning
7 67 (6.96%) TDD
8 66 (6.86%) ITIL
9 64 (6.65%) CRM
10 58 (6.03%) Data Modelling
11 51 (5.30%) Web Development
12 48 (4.99%) Unit Testing
13 44 (4.57%) OO
14 43 (4.47%) High Availability
15 42 (4.37%) Data Analysis
16 40 (4.16%) Analytics
16 40 (4.16%) Software Engineering
17 39 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
18 38 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
19 33 (3.43%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 652 (67.78%) SQL
2 379 (39.40%) C#
3 315 (32.74%) T-SQL
4 188 (19.54%) JavaScript
5 97 (10.08%) PowerShell
6 79 (8.21%) VB.NET
7 54 (5.61%) VB
8 38 (3.95%) Java
9 28 (2.91%) VBA
10 22 (2.29%) C++
10 22 (2.29%) PHP
11 21 (2.18%) TypeScript
12 20 (2.08%) VB6
13 17 (1.77%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.77%) Shell Script
14 13 (1.35%) Python
14 13 (1.35%) Scala
15 12 (1.25%) Delphi
16 11 (1.14%) Bash Shell
16 11 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (7.07%) Security Cleared
2 48 (4.99%) Degree
3 42 (4.37%) SC Cleared
4 34 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (2.08%) MCSE
6 14 (1.46%) MCITP
7 9 (0.94%) MCP
8 7 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.73%) MCTS
8 7 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.52%) MCDBA
11 4 (0.42%) CCNA
11 4 (0.42%) MCSA
11 4 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.31%) CCNP
12 3 (0.31%) MCDST
12 3 (0.31%) MCSD
12 3 (0.31%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.39%) Data Quality
2 20 (2.08%) QA
3 14 (1.46%) SLA
4 4 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.21%) GxP
6 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.10%) HL7
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.10%) ISO22301
System Software
1 104 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 63 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (3.74%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.66%) vSphere
5 15 (1.56%) XenApp
6 10 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.62%) VMware Server
9 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.42%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.31%) UAG
11 3 (0.31%) Xen
12 2 (0.21%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.10%) Docker
13 1 (0.10%) Oracle Clusterware
13 1 (0.10%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 31 (3.22%) SCOM
2 30 (3.12%) SCCM
3 18 (1.87%) NetBackup
4 17 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 12 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
7 11 (1.14%) Data Guard
7 11 (1.14%) DBAmp
7 11 (1.14%) WSUS
8 9 (0.94%) AirWatch
9 8 (0.83%) Control-M
9 8 (0.83%) Puppet
10 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.31%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 3 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
12 3 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 3 (0.31%) Simpana
Vendors
1 410 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 101 (10.50%) Oracle
3 98 (10.19%) VMware
4 34 (3.53%) HP
5 33 (3.43%) Cisco
6 27 (2.81%) Citrix
7 25 (2.60%) SAP
7 25 (2.60%) Symantec
8 23 (2.39%) Cognos
9 21 (2.18%) IBM
10 19 (1.98%) Dell
11 18 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (1.77%) NetApp
13 16 (1.66%) Red Hat
14 15 (1.56%) DevExpress
15 13 (1.35%) Hortonworks
15 13 (1.35%) Tableau
16 12 (1.25%) Cloudera
16 12 (1.25%) EMC
16 12 (1.25%) Remedy
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