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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 115 71 66
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 888 1268 1208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.77% 2.57% 2.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.99% 11.93% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 924 755
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 37
Average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £12.70 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.83 £42.15 £51.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- -26.40%
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
11109 10625 9065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.20% 21.54% 21.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7400 6886 5594
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 172 209
Average hourly rate £26.00 £32.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.41 £14.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £55.00 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +13.04%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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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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 -40 403 £425 +1.61% 101
South East -39 147 £340 -11.68% 62
Yorkshire -7 75 £325 +18.18% 29
East of England -25 65 £358 -4.66% 19
North West -13 56 £325 -1.88% 50
South West -30 52 £325 -2.98% 22
East Midlands -5 48 £313 +4.16% 16
West Midlands -7 38 £300 -4.76% 34
Midlands +3 6 £350 -20.00%
North East -16 3 £235 -10.47% 4
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1658 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1029 (62.06%) SQL
3 711 (42.88%) .NET
4 662 (39.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 653 (39.38%) C#
6 622 (37.52%) Microsoft
7 582 (35.10%) T-SQL
8 520 (31.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 517 (31.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 402 (24.25%) ASP.NET
11 374 (22.56%) Windows
12 370 (22.32%) SQL Server 2005
13 341 (20.57%) Business Intelligence
14 335 (20.21%) JavaScript
15 332 (20.02%) Agile Software Development
16 309 (18.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 304 (18.34%) Finance
18 298 (17.97%) MVC
19 285 (17.19%) Data Warehouse
20 274 (16.53%) HTML
21 256 (15.44%) ETL
22 255 (15.38%) .NET Framework
23 237 (14.29%) MS Excel
24 233 (14.05%) Visual Studio
25 215 (12.97%) Windows Server 2008
26 212 (12.79%) jQuery
26 212 (12.79%) CSS
27 208 (12.55%) SharePoint
28 190 (11.46%) WCF
29 183 (11.04%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 208 (12.55%) SharePoint
2 103 (6.21%) IIS
3 82 (4.95%) MS Exchange
4 66 (3.98%) SharePoint 2010
5 58 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 53 (3.20%) BizTalk Server
7 43 (2.59%) CMS
8 42 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 22 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 22 (1.33%) Lync
10 18 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
11 17 (1.03%) NetWeaver
12 16 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
13 14 (0.84%) Umbraco
13 14 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
13 14 (0.84%) Apache Solr
14 13 (0.78%) Node.js
15 10 (0.60%) SAS
15 10 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.54%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 237 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 54 (3.26%) MS Office
3 17 (1.03%) PowerPivot
4 9 (0.54%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.54%) MS Project
5 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.18%) SPSS
6 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.060%) FastStats
8 1 (0.060%) Mingle
8 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 55 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (1.09%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.30%) Tridion
5 3 (0.18%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.12%) Primavera
6 2 (0.12%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.12%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.060%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.060%) Unica
7 1 (0.060%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.060%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.060%) Movex
7 1 (0.060%) Agresso
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.60%) Office 365
3 7 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.36%) SaaS
5 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.060%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 71 (4.28%) SAN
2 44 (2.65%) Firewall
3 38 (2.29%) DNS
4 31 (1.87%) LAN
5 30 (1.81%) WAN
5 30 (1.81%) DHCP
6 27 (1.63%) Internet
7 20 (1.21%) Intranet
8 19 (1.15%) VPN
9 17 (1.03%) Wireless
10 15 (0.90%) TCP/IP
11 13 (0.78%) SMTP
12 12 (0.72%) NAS
13 10 (0.60%) FTP
13 10 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.54%) HTTP
15 7 (0.42%) VLAN
15 7 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (0.36%) SSL
17 5 (0.30%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1658 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 662 (39.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 520 (31.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 517 (31.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 370 (22.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 309 (18.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 285 (17.19%) Data Warehouse
8 98 (5.91%) SQL Server 2000
9 71 (4.28%) OLAP
10 70 (4.22%) Relational Database
11 65 (3.92%) Oracle Database
12 57 (3.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 47 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
14 45 (2.71%) MySQL
15 43 (2.59%) QlikView
15 43 (2.59%) MS Access
16 39 (2.35%) DTS
17 34 (2.05%) RDBMS
17 34 (2.05%) OLAP Cube
18 21 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 233 (14.05%) Visual Studio
2 183 (11.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 69 (4.16%) NUnit
4 41 (2.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 35 (2.11%) Subversion
6 32 (1.93%) ReSharper
7 31 (1.87%) Git (software)
8 27 (1.63%) TeamCity
9 25 (1.51%) JIRA
10 24 (1.45%) SpecFlow
11 22 (1.33%) Toad
12 17 (1.03%) Moq
13 16 (0.97%) MSTest
14 13 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 12 (0.72%) MSBuild
15 12 (0.72%) Rhino Mocks
16 11 (0.66%) Jenkins
16 11 (0.66%) Selenium
17 9 (0.54%) PowerBuilder
18 6 (0.36%) Cucumber
General
1 304 (18.34%) Finance
2 120 (7.24%) Banking
3 65 (3.92%) Back Office
4 61 (3.68%) Investment Banking
5 53 (3.20%) Front Office
6 48 (2.90%) Retail
7 36 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.45%) Legal
9 23 (1.39%) Marketing
10 18 (1.09%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.66%) Advertising
12 11 (0.66%) Law
13 7 (0.42%) Billing
13 7 (0.42%) Automotive
13 7 (0.42%) Electronics
14 6 (0.36%) Local Government
15 3 (0.18%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.18%) French Language
16 2 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 1038 (62.61%) Developer
2 305 (18.40%) .NET Developer
3 279 (16.83%) SQL Developer
4 187 (11.28%) DBA
5 169 (10.19%) SQL DBA
6 163 (9.83%) C# Developer
7 150 (9.05%) Analyst
8 116 (7.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 113 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
10 89 (5.37%) Senior Developer
11 79 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
12 67 (4.04%) Administrator
13 66 (3.98%) ASP.NET Developer
13 66 (3.98%) SQL Server Developer
14 58 (3.50%) Architect
15 55 (3.32%) Web Developer
16 48 (2.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 45 (2.71%) Applications Support
18 42 (2.53%) Senior .NET Developer
18 42 (2.53%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 711 (42.88%) .NET
2 402 (24.25%) ASP.NET
3 274 (16.53%) HTML
4 255 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 212 (12.79%) jQuery
5 212 (12.79%) CSS
6 190 (11.46%) WCF
7 179 (10.80%) ASP.NET MVC
8 171 (10.31%) XML
9 165 (9.95%) Web Services
10 144 (8.69%) Entity Framework
11 109 (6.57%) Ajax
12 102 (6.15%) LINQ
13 98 (5.91%) WPF
14 89 (5.37%) HTML5
15 72 (4.34%) MDX
16 62 (3.74%) AngularJS
17 52 (3.14%) CSS3
17 52 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 51 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (4.58%) NHS
3 70 (4.22%) Clustering
4 61 (3.68%) Replication
5 33 (1.99%) Data Integration
6 32 (1.93%) N-Tier
6 32 (1.93%) Computer Science
7 28 (1.69%) Data Structures
8 27 (1.63%) Fixed Income
9 26 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 26 (1.57%) Derivative
9 26 (1.57%) Data Centre
10 15 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
10 15 (0.90%) Statistics
10 15 (0.90%) Mathematics
11 14 (0.84%) Equities
11 14 (0.84%) Hedge funds
11 14 (0.84%) Mobile App
12 13 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 374 (22.56%) Windows
2 215 (12.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 129 (7.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 118 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (2.35%) Linux
6 38 (2.29%) UNIX
7 35 (2.11%) Windows 7
8 21 (1.27%) Android
9 13 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.78%) Windows XP
10 11 (0.66%) AIX
11 8 (0.48%) Windows 2000
11 8 (0.48%) Windows Phone
12 7 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (0.36%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.18%) CentOS
14 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.060%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (20.57%) Business Intelligence
2 332 (20.02%) Agile Software Development
3 298 (17.97%) MVC
4 256 (15.44%) ETL
5 141 (8.50%) Migration
6 137 (8.26%) TDD
7 117 (7.06%) CRM
8 115 (6.94%) OO
9 114 (6.88%) Data Modelling
10 97 (5.85%) Scrum
11 91 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
12 80 (4.83%) ITIL
12 80 (4.83%) SDLC
13 72 (4.34%) Unit Testing
14 71 (4.28%) Web Development
15 64 (3.86%) Data Migration
16 61 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
17 60 (3.62%) Data Analysis
18 57 (3.44%) OOP
19 56 (3.38%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1029 (62.06%) SQL
2 653 (39.38%) C#
3 582 (35.10%) T-SQL
4 335 (20.21%) JavaScript
5 93 (5.61%) PowerShell
6 91 (5.49%) VB.NET
7 82 (4.95%) VBA
8 54 (3.26%) VB
9 47 (2.83%) PL/SQL
10 46 (2.77%) Java
11 40 (2.41%) VBScript
12 18 (1.09%) VB6
13 17 (1.03%) C++
14 15 (0.90%) X++
15 12 (0.72%) Shell Script
16 11 (0.66%) Perl
17 10 (0.60%) Ruby
18 9 (0.54%) Korn
18 9 (0.54%) Python
19 8 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 74 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
1 74 (4.46%) Degree
2 67 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 52 (3.14%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.15%) MCSE
5 17 (1.03%) MCITP
6 16 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (0.90%) MCSA
8 14 (0.84%) MCTS
9 12 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (0.66%) MCDBA
11 8 (0.48%) CCNA
12 5 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.24%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.18%) CCNP
14 3 (0.18%) MCSD
14 3 (0.18%) MCP
15 2 (0.12%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.99%) QA
2 22 (1.33%) SLA
3 12 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.24%) HL7
6 2 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.12%) GAAP
6 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 115 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 79 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (2.65%) vSphere
3 44 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.51%) XenApp
5 19 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (1.03%) VMware ESX
7 15 (0.90%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.42%) UAG
8 7 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.42%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (0.18%) vCloud
10 3 (0.18%) LiteSpeed
10 3 (0.18%) Samba
11 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 36 (2.17%) SCCM
2 35 (2.11%) SCOM
3 15 (0.90%) ARCserve
4 13 (0.78%) WSUS
5 12 (0.72%) Control-M
6 8 (0.48%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (0.36%) Data Guard
7 6 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.30%) vMotion
8 5 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.24%) Puppet
9 4 (0.24%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.18%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.18%) OVSD
10 3 (0.18%) OpenView
10 3 (0.18%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 622 (37.52%) Microsoft
2 138 (8.32%) Oracle
3 121 (7.30%) VMware
4 71 (4.28%) HP
5 56 (3.38%) Citrix
6 54 (3.26%) Cisco
7 47 (2.83%) SAP
8 45 (2.71%) Telerik
9 42 (2.53%) Tableau
10 40 (2.41%) Business Objects
11 21 (1.27%) Cognos
12 19 (1.15%) IBM
13 18 (1.09%) EPiServer
14 17 (1.03%) Red Gate
15 16 (0.97%) Informatica
16 15 (0.90%) 3PAR
17 14 (0.84%) EMC
17 14 (0.84%) NetApp
18 13 (0.78%) DevExpress
18 13 (0.78%) Brocade
Farnborough, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Burnley
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Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Big Picture Staffing
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day Dependent on experience
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: Yesterday
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £280 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Spalding
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £30 - £36 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago