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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 146 88 67
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -21
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 790 1078 1319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.53% 2.18% 2.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.85% 10.09% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 740 868
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 30
Average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% -29.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.00 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.00 £52.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.50% -23.07%
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
11540 10686 10247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.40% 21.65% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7664 6734 6396
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 163 205
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.08 £13.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £53.80 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -38 357 £425 +1.91% 109
South East -52 116 £350 +12.00% 69
North West -36 69 £325 - 55
Yorkshire -22 62 £325 +6.55% 30
East of England -27 60 £338 -4.25% 23
South West -37 49 £325 - 32
West Midlands +8 45 £325 +8.33% 26
East Midlands -13 23 £304 +10.45% 17
North East -42 6 - - 1
Midlands +3 4 - - 1
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1715 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1065 (62.10%) SQL
3 725 (42.27%) .NET
4 677 (39.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 669 (39.01%) C#
6 618 (36.03%) Microsoft
7 609 (35.51%) T-SQL
8 559 (32.59%) SQL Server 2012
9 553 (32.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 429 (25.01%) ASP.NET
11 401 (23.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 385 (22.45%) Windows
13 384 (22.39%) Finance
14 351 (20.47%) Business Intelligence
15 337 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
16 335 (19.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 320 (18.66%) JavaScript
18 308 (17.96%) Data Warehouse
19 287 (16.73%) MVC
20 276 (16.09%) HTML
21 262 (15.28%) .NET Framework
22 256 (14.93%) ETL
23 255 (14.87%) MS Excel
24 227 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
25 216 (12.59%) Visual Studio
26 214 (12.48%) SharePoint
27 204 (11.90%) jQuery
28 203 (11.84%) CSS
29 193 (11.25%) WCF
30 179 (10.44%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 214 (12.48%) SharePoint
2 157 (9.15%) IIS
3 92 (5.36%) MS Exchange
4 65 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 60 (3.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 53 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 39 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
8 36 (2.10%) CMS
9 25 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
10 22 (1.28%) Lync
11 20 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
11 20 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
12 18 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
13 17 (0.99%) NetWeaver
14 13 (0.76%) Umbraco
15 11 (0.64%) Apache Pig
15 11 (0.64%) Node.js
15 11 (0.64%) Apache Solr
15 11 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 10 (0.58%) Apache
Applications
1 255 (14.87%) MS Excel
2 63 (3.67%) MS Office
3 14 (0.82%) PowerPivot
4 10 (0.58%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.23%) MS Project
6 4 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.17%) FastStats
8 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 55 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.70%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.29%) Tridion
6 3 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.12%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.12%) Sage BI
7 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.12%) Agresso
8 1 (0.058%) Endur
8 1 (0.058%) Global One
8 1 (0.058%) Pivotal CRM
8 1 (0.058%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.058%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.058%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.058%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.058%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.058%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (0.99%) Office 365
3 13 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.64%) SaaS
5 4 (0.23%) Google Drive
6 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.058%) IaaS
7 1 (0.058%) Boomi
7 1 (0.058%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (4.96%) SAN
2 45 (2.62%) DNS
3 43 (2.51%) Firewall
4 39 (2.27%) WAN
5 36 (2.10%) DHCP
6 35 (2.04%) LAN
7 30 (1.75%) Intranet
8 25 (1.46%) Internet
9 20 (1.17%) TCP/IP
10 18 (1.05%) Wireless
11 17 (0.99%) NAS
12 15 (0.87%) SMTP
13 14 (0.82%) VPN
14 8 (0.47%) HTTP
14 8 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (0.35%) SSL
15 6 (0.35%) FTP
16 5 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
16 5 (0.29%) VLAN
16 5 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1715 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 677 (39.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 559 (32.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 553 (32.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 401 (23.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 335 (19.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 308 (17.96%) Data Warehouse
8 85 (4.96%) Oracle Database
9 82 (4.78%) SQL Server 2000
10 80 (4.66%) Relational Database
11 67 (3.91%) OLAP
12 59 (3.44%) Oracle Database 11g
13 58 (3.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 52 (3.03%) QlikView
15 49 (2.86%) MS Access
16 43 (2.51%) BusinessObjects
17 42 (2.45%) DTS
18 39 (2.27%) RDBMS
19 38 (2.22%) MySQL
20 27 (1.57%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 216 (12.59%) Visual Studio
2 179 (10.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 75 (4.37%) NUnit
4 46 (2.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 42 (2.45%) Subversion
6 39 (2.27%) TeamCity
7 35 (2.04%) ReSharper
8 33 (1.92%) Git (software)
9 29 (1.69%) JIRA
10 27 (1.57%) Toad
11 25 (1.46%) SpecFlow
12 17 (0.99%) Moq
13 16 (0.93%) Selenium
14 13 (0.76%) MSTest
15 12 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 11 (0.64%) Rhino Mocks
17 10 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
17 10 (0.58%) CruiseControl
18 9 (0.52%) PowerBuilder
18 9 (0.52%) MSBuild
General
1 384 (22.39%) Finance
2 149 (8.69%) Banking
3 73 (4.26%) Investment Banking
4 58 (3.38%) Back Office
5 55 (3.21%) Retail
6 54 (3.15%) Front Office
7 26 (1.52%) Legal
8 24 (1.40%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.28%) Marketing
10 19 (1.11%) Telecoms
11 18 (1.05%) Law
12 13 (0.76%) Advertising
13 12 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.41%) Automotive
14 7 (0.41%) Electronics
14 7 (0.41%) Local Government
15 3 (0.17%) Publishing
16 2 (0.12%) Military
16 2 (0.12%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1066 (62.16%) Developer
2 312 (18.19%) .NET Developer
3 295 (17.20%) SQL Developer
4 216 (12.59%) DBA
5 185 (10.79%) SQL DBA
6 169 (9.85%) C# Developer
7 164 (9.56%) Analyst
8 120 (7.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 117 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
10 91 (5.31%) SQL Server DBA
11 78 (4.55%) Senior Developer
11 78 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
12 71 (4.14%) ASP.NET Developer
13 63 (3.67%) Administrator
14 57 (3.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 50 (2.92%) Architect
16 49 (2.86%) Consultant
17 45 (2.62%) Support Analyst
18 44 (2.57%) Database Developer
19 42 (2.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 725 (42.27%) .NET
2 429 (25.01%) ASP.NET
3 276 (16.09%) HTML
4 262 (15.28%) .NET Framework
5 204 (11.90%) jQuery
6 203 (11.84%) CSS
7 193 (11.25%) WCF
8 168 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC
9 155 (9.04%) XML
10 153 (8.92%) Web Services
11 132 (7.70%) Entity Framework
12 111 (6.47%) LINQ
13 103 (6.01%) Ajax
14 100 (5.83%) WPF
15 98 (5.71%) HTML5
16 75 (4.37%) AngularJS
17 70 (4.08%) MDX
18 60 (3.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 58 (3.38%) CSS3
20 52 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 90 (5.25%) Clustering
2 83 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (4.78%) NHS
4 81 (4.72%) Replication
5 37 (2.16%) N-Tier
6 34 (1.98%) Fixed Income
7 31 (1.81%) Computer Science
8 29 (1.69%) Data Centre
9 28 (1.63%) Data Structures
10 27 (1.57%) Derivative
11 25 (1.46%) Management Information System
12 21 (1.22%) Mathematics
12 21 (1.22%) Data Integration
13 20 (1.17%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 19 (1.11%) Hedge funds
15 16 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (0.87%) User Experience
17 14 (0.82%) HP Storage
17 14 (0.82%) Statistics
18 13 (0.76%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 385 (22.45%) Windows
2 227 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 139 (8.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 121 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 50 (2.92%) UNIX
5 50 (2.92%) Linux
6 43 (2.51%) Windows 7
7 15 (0.87%) AIX
8 12 (0.70%) Android
9 6 (0.35%) Solaris
10 4 (0.23%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.23%) CentOS
10 4 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.17%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.17%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (20.47%) Business Intelligence
2 337 (19.65%) Agile Software Development
3 287 (16.73%) MVC
4 256 (14.93%) ETL
5 153 (8.92%) TDD
6 146 (8.51%) Migration
7 116 (6.76%) OO
8 115 (6.71%) Data Modelling
9 114 (6.65%) CRM
10 113 (6.59%) Performance Tuning
11 104 (6.06%) Unit Testing
12 97 (5.66%) SDLC
13 95 (5.54%) ITIL
14 88 (5.13%) Scrum
15 72 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
16 70 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
17 69 (4.02%) Web Development
18 68 (3.97%) Data Migration
19 57 (3.32%) E-Commerce
20 56 (3.27%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 1065 (62.10%) SQL
2 669 (39.01%) C#
3 609 (35.51%) T-SQL
4 320 (18.66%) JavaScript
5 120 (7.00%) PowerShell
6 92 (5.36%) VB.NET
7 75 (4.37%) VBA
8 69 (4.02%) PL/SQL
9 64 (3.73%) VB
10 35 (2.04%) Java
11 29 (1.69%) VBScript
12 26 (1.52%) C++
13 20 (1.17%) VB6
14 19 (1.11%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.82%) X++
16 11 (0.64%) Korn
17 10 (0.58%) Python
17 10 (0.58%) Perl
18 9 (0.52%) C
19 8 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 84 (4.90%) Degree
2 79 (4.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (3.67%) Security Cleared
4 50 (2.92%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.22%) MCSE
6 17 (0.99%) MCSA
7 16 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (0.76%) MCTS
9 11 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.52%) MCITP
11 7 (0.41%) MCDBA
12 5 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.29%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.23%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.23%) ISEB
14 3 (0.17%) MCP
14 3 (0.17%) CCNP
14 3 (0.17%) CCNA
14 3 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.51%) QA
2 21 (1.22%) SLA
3 8 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.23%) HL7
5 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.12%) GAAP
6 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.058%) CRD IV
System Software
1 130 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 79 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (2.80%) vSphere
4 42 (2.45%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.52%) XenApp
6 25 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (1.34%) VMware ESX
8 13 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (0.76%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.29%) UAG
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle Clusterware
11 4 (0.23%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.17%) Samba
12 3 (0.17%) vCloud
13 2 (0.12%) HDFS
13 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 31 (1.81%) SCOM
2 30 (1.75%) SCCM
3 19 (1.11%) ARCserve
4 9 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
4 9 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
4 9 (0.52%) Data Guard
5 8 (0.47%) WSUS
6 6 (0.35%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.35%) Control-M
6 6 (0.35%) Puppet
6 6 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 6 (0.35%) vMotion
7 5 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.23%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.23%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.23%) EMC VPLEX
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 618 (36.03%) Microsoft
2 161 (9.39%) Oracle
3 125 (7.29%) VMware
4 73 (4.26%) HP
5 62 (3.62%) Cisco
6 55 (3.21%) Citrix
7 44 (2.57%) SAP
8 42 (2.45%) Telerik
8 42 (2.45%) Tableau
9 22 (1.28%) Cognos
10 19 (1.11%) EMC
11 18 (1.05%) 3PAR
12 17 (0.99%) Red Gate
12 17 (0.99%) EPiServer
13 16 (0.93%) IBM
14 15 (0.87%) CA
15 14 (0.82%) Informatica
15 14 (0.82%) NetApp
16 13 (0.76%) Altiris
16 13 (0.76%) DevExpress
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Code Red Associates
Rate: £100-£120 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Ntrinsic Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £460 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Anglia
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £175 - 250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vertical IT
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £418.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £590 per day
Posted: 3 days ago