The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the England region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 65 62 72
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1307 1238 1347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.63% 2.88% 2.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.98% 13.39% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 790 832
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 35
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £18.55 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £42.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.37% -10.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
10908 9247 10962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.95% 21.50% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7013 5720 6379
Average daily rate £390 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 196 223
Average hourly rate £35.80 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.18% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £15.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
UK

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -7 589 £420 +0.59% 87
South East -3 227 £380 +12.59% 51
South West +11 113 £335 +3.07% 17
East of England +2 109 £371 +23.75% 28
Yorkshire -9 83 £300 - 29
North West -25 68 £325 - 30
East Midlands -4 57 £300 +9.09% 9
West Midlands -32 48 £325 +0.38% 13
North East -15 12 £263 -20.45% 7
SQL Server 2008
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 2505 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1390 (55.49%) SQL
3 1198 (47.82%) .NET
4 1048 (41.84%) C#
5 891 (35.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 855 (34.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 788 (31.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 739 (29.50%) Microsoft
9 702 (28.02%) ASP.NET
10 668 (26.67%) T-SQL
11 597 (23.83%) Windows
12 594 (23.71%) SQL Server 2012
13 431 (17.21%) HTML
14 430 (17.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 426 (17.01%) Finance
16 408 (16.29%) Business Intelligence
17 405 (16.17%) JavaScript
18 402 (16.05%) MVC
19 393 (15.69%) WCF
20 383 (15.29%) Data Warehouse
21 366 (14.61%) CSS
22 340 (13.57%) .NET Framework
23 339 (13.53%) XML
24 334 (13.33%) Visual Studio
24 334 (13.33%) jQuery
25 327 (13.05%) SharePoint
26 321 (12.81%) ETL
27 319 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
28 275 (10.98%) MS Excel
29 274 (10.94%) Web Services

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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
1 327 (13.05%) SharePoint
2 207 (8.26%) IIS
3 140 (5.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 119 (4.75%) BizTalk Server
5 111 (4.43%) MS Exchange
6 73 (2.91%) CMS
7 67 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 56 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 53 (2.12%) Umbraco
10 52 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
11 44 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
12 39 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
13 36 (1.44%) Node.js
14 21 (0.84%) Lync
15 15 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 12 (0.48%) Apache
17 10 (0.40%) SAS
17 10 (0.40%) MS Project Server
18 8 (0.32%) Commerce Server
18 8 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 275 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 82 (3.27%) MS Office
3 33 (1.32%) PowerPivot
4 25 (1.00%) InfoPath
5 9 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.16%) Mingle
8 3 (0.12%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.12%) SPSS
8 3 (0.12%) MS Project
9 2 (0.080%) FastStats
10 1 (0.040%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 43 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.04%) Google Analytics
3 14 (0.56%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 8 (0.32%) SAP SD
4 8 (0.32%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.32%) SAP MM
4 8 (0.32%) SAP CRM
5 7 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.24%) Exstream
6 6 (0.24%) ReMetrica
7 5 (0.20%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.16%) SunGard GMI
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.080%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.080%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 65 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (0.92%) SaaS
3 22 (0.88%) Office 365
4 12 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.24%) PaaS
6 6 (0.24%) Trello
7 5 (0.20%) IaaS
8 1 (0.040%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 72 (2.87%) Firewall
2 63 (2.51%) SAN
3 43 (1.72%) Internet
3 43 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 41 (1.64%) DNS
5 35 (1.40%) HTTP
6 27 (1.08%) LAN
7 24 (0.96%) WAN
8 22 (0.88%) DHCP
9 20 (0.80%) Network Security
10 17 (0.68%) SSL
11 16 (0.64%) Wireless
11 16 (0.64%) SMTP
11 16 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (0.64%) NAS
12 13 (0.52%) Intranet
13 11 (0.44%) VoIP
14 10 (0.40%) LDAP
14 10 (0.40%) Kerberos
15 7 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2505 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 891 (35.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 855 (34.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 788 (31.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 594 (23.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 430 (17.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 383 (15.29%) Data Warehouse
8 164 (6.55%) SQL Server 2000
9 122 (4.87%) Oracle Database
10 93 (3.71%) Relational Database
11 91 (3.63%) Oracle Database 11g
12 87 (3.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 80 (3.19%) OLAP
14 76 (3.03%) DTS
15 71 (2.83%) Oracle Database 10g
16 57 (2.28%) QlikView
17 41 (1.64%) MySQL
18 36 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
18 36 (1.44%) MS Access
19 32 (1.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 334 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 204 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 94 (3.75%) Git (software)
4 85 (3.39%) NUnit
5 69 (2.75%) TeamCity
6 40 (1.60%) Mercurial
7 35 (1.40%) Subversion
8 27 (1.08%) MSTest
9 25 (1.00%) Rhino Mocks
10 23 (0.92%) Moq
11 20 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 12 (0.48%) MSBuild
13 11 (0.44%) SpecFlow
13 11 (0.44%) Jenkins
13 11 (0.44%) JIRA
13 11 (0.44%) Selenium
14 9 (0.36%) ReSharper
14 9 (0.36%) FitNesse
15 8 (0.32%) LSMW
15 8 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
General
1 426 (17.01%) Finance
2 237 (9.46%) Banking
3 74 (2.95%) Front Office
4 64 (2.55%) Investment Banking
5 61 (2.44%) Marketing
6 54 (2.16%) Retail
7 39 (1.56%) Back Office
8 30 (1.20%) Legal
9 29 (1.16%) Telecoms
10 28 (1.12%) Publishing
11 27 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 23 (0.92%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.48%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.44%) Local Government
16 8 (0.32%) Electronics
17 7 (0.28%) Automotive
18 6 (0.24%) Law
18 6 (0.24%) Advertising
18 6 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 1573 (62.79%) Developer
2 531 (21.20%) .NET Developer
3 380 (15.17%) C# Developer
4 372 (14.85%) SQL Developer
5 277 (11.06%) DBA
6 258 (10.30%) C# .NET Developer
7 232 (9.26%) SQL DBA
8 217 (8.66%) Analyst
9 180 (7.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 167 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
11 127 (5.07%) SQL Server Developer
12 125 (4.99%) SQL Server DBA
13 120 (4.79%) Senior Developer
14 118 (4.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 107 (4.27%) Administrator
16 104 (4.15%) Consultant
17 79 (3.15%) Architect
18 70 (2.79%) BizTalk Developer
19 65 (2.59%) SharePoint Developer
20 51 (2.04%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1198 (47.82%) .NET
2 702 (28.02%) ASP.NET
3 431 (17.21%) HTML
4 393 (15.69%) WCF
5 366 (14.61%) CSS
6 340 (13.57%) .NET Framework
7 339 (13.53%) XML
8 334 (13.33%) jQuery
9 274 (10.94%) Web Services
10 265 (10.58%) ASP.NET MVC
11 193 (7.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 179 (7.15%) Ajax
13 169 (6.75%) WPF
14 138 (5.51%) LINQ
15 124 (4.95%) HTML5
16 117 (4.67%) XSLT
17 112 (4.47%) MDX
18 102 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 89 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 72 (2.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 147 (5.87%) Clustering
2 113 (4.51%) NHS
3 83 (3.31%) Replication
4 56 (2.24%) N-Tier
5 49 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 43 (1.72%) Data Integration
7 29 (1.16%) Statistics
8 27 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (0.84%) Management Information System
10 20 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
11 19 (0.76%) Fixed Income
11 19 (0.76%) Derivative
12 16 (0.64%) Open Source
13 15 (0.60%) Mobile App
14 14 (0.56%) Blackberry
15 12 (0.48%) Equities
15 12 (0.48%) Data Extraction
16 11 (0.44%) Market Risk
17 10 (0.40%) Visualisation
17 10 (0.40%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 597 (23.83%) Windows
2 319 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 221 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 79 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (2.55%) Linux
6 63 (2.51%) Windows 7
7 35 (1.40%) UNIX
8 31 (1.24%) Windows XP
9 26 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (0.64%) Windows 8
11 15 (0.60%) Solaris
12 11 (0.44%) Android
12 11 (0.44%) CentOS
13 10 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
14 9 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.32%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.16%) HPUX
16 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.12%) Windows CE
17 3 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (16.29%) Business Intelligence
2 402 (16.05%) MVC
3 321 (12.81%) ETL
4 274 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
5 258 (10.30%) Migration
6 198 (7.90%) Performance Tuning
7 179 (7.15%) Scrum
8 178 (7.11%) TDD
9 145 (5.79%) OO
10 136 (5.43%) ITIL
11 135 (5.39%) Data Modelling
12 126 (5.03%) Unit Testing
13 124 (4.95%) SOA
14 96 (3.83%) Web Development
15 92 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
16 89 (3.55%) E-Commerce
17 85 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
18 77 (3.07%) CRM
19 76 (3.03%) Software Engineering
19 76 (3.03%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1390 (55.49%) SQL
2 1048 (41.84%) C#
3 668 (26.67%) T-SQL
4 405 (16.17%) JavaScript
5 163 (6.51%) PowerShell
6 162 (6.47%) VB.NET
7 81 (3.23%) VB
8 72 (2.87%) VBA
9 55 (2.20%) Java
10 48 (1.92%) PL/SQL
11 35 (1.40%) VBScript
12 31 (1.24%) C
12 31 (1.24%) VB6
13 30 (1.20%) C++
14 17 (0.68%) Perl
15 16 (0.64%) XPath
16 13 (0.52%) XAML
16 13 (0.52%) PHP
17 12 (0.48%) Python
18 11 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 142 (5.67%) Security Cleared
2 116 (4.63%) Degree
3 113 (4.51%) SC Cleared
4 107 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (1.60%) MCITP
6 31 (1.24%) MCTS
7 30 (1.20%) MCSE
8 24 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 20 (0.80%) ISEB
10 16 (0.64%) OCP
10 16 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
11 15 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (0.40%) MCSA
12 10 (0.40%) MCP
13 9 (0.36%) MCSD
14 8 (0.32%) MCDBA
14 8 (0.32%) ISTQB
15 7 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.16%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (1.60%) SLA
2 39 (1.56%) QA
3 11 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.32%) Basel III
4 8 (0.32%) Solvency II
4 8 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.20%) HL7
8 3 (0.12%) WAI
9 2 (0.080%) GxP
9 2 (0.080%) EMIR
9 2 (0.080%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.080%) COREP
9 2 (0.080%) FINREP
10 1 (0.040%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.040%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 199 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 77 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 45 (1.80%) vSphere
5 39 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
6 38 (1.52%) XenApp
7 25 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
8 20 (0.80%) VMware ESX
9 16 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (0.60%) XenDesktop
10 15 (0.60%) ISA Server
11 10 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.28%) XenServer
12 7 (0.28%) UAG
13 3 (0.12%) LiteSpeed
14 2 (0.080%) Xen
14 2 (0.080%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.080%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.080%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.080%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 58 (2.32%) SCOM
2 46 (1.84%) SCCM
3 36 (1.44%) Data Guard
4 19 (0.76%) WSUS
5 18 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
6 16 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 14 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 13 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (0.48%) NetBackup
10 8 (0.32%) Foglight
11 7 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
11 7 (0.28%) Puppet
12 6 (0.24%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.20%) Control-M
13 5 (0.20%) Backup Exec
14 4 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 4 (0.16%) SCOrch
15 3 (0.12%) SCSM
15 3 (0.12%) HAProxy
15 3 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 739 (29.50%) Microsoft
2 220 (8.78%) Oracle
3 134 (5.35%) VMware
4 95 (3.79%) Citrix
5 71 (2.83%) HP
6 66 (2.63%) Business Objects
7 57 (2.28%) Cisco
8 35 (1.40%) SAP
9 34 (1.36%) Cognos
9 34 (1.36%) Tableau
10 29 (1.16%) Google
11 28 (1.12%) Red Hat
12 26 (1.04%) Venda
13 25 (1.00%) Informatica
14 21 (0.84%) NetApp
14 21 (0.84%) IBM
14 21 (0.84%) Telerik
15 19 (0.76%) EMC
16 17 (0.68%) Symantec
17 15 (0.60%) Sybase
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