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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 121 67 65
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 899 1319 1255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.78% 2.62% 2.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.12% 11.90% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 959 802
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 33
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £16.70 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.75 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +9.75%
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
11066 11080 9416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.90% 22.03% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7279 7105 5822
Average daily rate £403 £395 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.02% +1.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 179 200
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.90 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.47% +30.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.32 £16.85 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 -30 431 £425 - 158
South East -45 154 £325 -15.58% 52
North West -21 65 £325 - 65
Yorkshire -27 64 £325 +8.33% 34
South West -45 51 £350 +3.70% 30
East Midlands -6 43 £325 +8.33% 22
East of England -28 43 £350 -4.76% 30
West Midlands -20 41 £363 +11.53% 23
Midlands +1 4 £350 -22.22% 1
North East -14 3 £235 -3.58% 6
SQL Server 2008
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1722 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1076 (62.49%) SQL
3 774 (44.95%) .NET
4 701 (40.71%) C#
5 696 (40.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 648 (37.63%) Microsoft
7 589 (34.20%) T-SQL
8 572 (33.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 504 (29.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 443 (25.73%) ASP.NET
11 421 (24.45%) SQL Server 2005
12 390 (22.65%) Windows
13 370 (21.49%) JavaScript
14 346 (20.09%) Business Intelligence
15 341 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
16 331 (19.22%) Finance
17 324 (18.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 318 (18.47%) MVC
19 315 (18.29%) HTML
20 308 (17.89%) Data Warehouse
21 272 (15.80%) .NET Framework
22 263 (15.27%) ETL
23 262 (15.21%) Visual Studio
24 246 (14.29%) CSS
25 244 (14.17%) MS Excel
26 230 (13.36%) jQuery
27 220 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
28 202 (11.73%) Team Foundation Server
29 201 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC
30 199 (11.56%) XML

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 188 (10.92%) SharePoint
2 105 (6.10%) IIS
3 72 (4.18%) MS Exchange
4 66 (3.83%) SharePoint 2010
5 60 (3.48%) BizTalk Server
6 48 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 45 (2.61%) CMS
8 43 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 20 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
10 17 (0.99%) NetWeaver
11 15 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
11 15 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
11 15 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (0.81%) Node.js
12 14 (0.81%) Apache Solr
13 13 (0.75%) Lync
14 12 (0.70%) Umbraco
15 10 (0.58%) EPiServer CMS
16 9 (0.52%) SAS
17 8 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 244 (14.17%) MS Excel
2 70 (4.07%) MS Office
3 17 (0.99%) PowerPivot
4 13 (0.75%) MS Project
5 12 (0.70%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.17%) SPSS
8 2 (0.12%) FastStats
9 1 (0.058%) Mingle
9 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 58 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.39%) Markit EDM
3 16 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.52%) SAP BPC
5 7 (0.41%) Agresso
6 6 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.29%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.29%) Tridion
8 4 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.17%) TRIRIGA
10 2 (0.12%) Primavera
10 2 (0.12%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.12%) SAP SRM
10 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (0.058%) Unica
11 1 (0.058%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.058%) ION MarketView
11 1 (0.058%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.75%) Office 365
3 6 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.35%) SaaS
4 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.058%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.66%) SAN
2 46 (2.67%) Firewall
3 35 (2.03%) DNS
4 27 (1.57%) LAN
4 27 (1.57%) DHCP
5 26 (1.51%) Internet
6 22 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 22 (1.28%) WAN
7 21 (1.22%) Intranet
8 18 (1.05%) VPN
9 15 (0.87%) FTP
10 13 (0.75%) NAS
10 13 (0.75%) Wireless
11 11 (0.64%) HTTP
11 11 (0.64%) SMTP
12 10 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (0.46%) VLAN
14 7 (0.41%) SSL
14 7 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (0.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1722 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 696 (40.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 572 (33.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 504 (29.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 421 (24.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 324 (18.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 308 (17.89%) Data Warehouse
8 104 (6.04%) SQL Server 2000
9 84 (4.88%) Relational Database
10 81 (4.70%) OLAP
11 59 (3.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 50 (2.90%) QlikView
12 50 (2.90%) Oracle Database
13 49 (2.85%) RDBMS
14 47 (2.73%) MS Access
15 46 (2.67%) MySQL
16 45 (2.61%) DTS
17 34 (1.97%) OLAP Cube
18 25 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
18 25 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 262 (15.21%) Visual Studio
2 202 (11.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 56 (3.25%) NUnit
4 36 (2.09%) Subversion
5 31 (1.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 29 (1.68%) ReSharper
7 25 (1.45%) SpecFlow
8 23 (1.34%) JIRA
8 23 (1.34%) MSTest
8 23 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 22 (1.28%) TeamCity
10 17 (0.99%) Moq
11 16 (0.93%) Git (software)
12 14 (0.81%) Selenium
13 12 (0.70%) Rhino Mocks
14 10 (0.58%) MSBuild
15 9 (0.52%) PowerBuilder
16 8 (0.46%) Jenkins
17 6 (0.35%) MSI
17 6 (0.35%) Toad
General
1 331 (19.22%) Finance
2 135 (7.84%) Banking
3 61 (3.54%) Investment Banking
4 60 (3.48%) Back Office
5 57 (3.31%) Front Office
6 44 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 43 (2.50%) Retail
8 33 (1.92%) Legal
9 26 (1.51%) Marketing
10 17 (0.99%) Billing
11 12 (0.70%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.64%) Advertising
13 10 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.52%) Automotive
15 7 (0.41%) Law
16 6 (0.35%) Electronics
16 6 (0.35%) Local Government
17 3 (0.17%) Retail Banking
18 2 (0.12%) Games
18 2 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1065 (61.85%) Developer
2 321 (18.64%) .NET Developer
3 259 (15.04%) SQL Developer
4 203 (11.79%) DBA
5 183 (10.63%) SQL DBA
6 173 (10.05%) C# Developer
7 163 (9.47%) Analyst
8 120 (6.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 119 (6.91%) C# .NET Developer
10 85 (4.94%) Senior Developer
11 79 (4.59%) SQL Server DBA
12 77 (4.47%) Administrator
13 66 (3.83%) Applications Support
14 65 (3.77%) ASP.NET Developer
15 61 (3.54%) SQL Server Developer
16 60 (3.48%) Web Developer
17 58 (3.37%) Architect
18 50 (2.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 49 (2.85%) Microsoft Developer
20 46 (2.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 774 (44.95%) .NET
2 443 (25.73%) ASP.NET
3 315 (18.29%) HTML
4 272 (15.80%) .NET Framework
5 246 (14.29%) CSS
6 230 (13.36%) jQuery
7 201 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 199 (11.56%) XML
9 197 (11.44%) WCF
10 191 (11.09%) Web Services
11 162 (9.41%) Entity Framework
12 120 (6.97%) LINQ
13 111 (6.45%) Ajax
14 106 (6.16%) WPF
15 91 (5.28%) HTML5
16 79 (4.59%) MDX
17 57 (3.31%) CSS3
18 56 (3.25%) XSLT
19 54 (3.14%) AngularJS
20 52 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (4.24%) NHS
3 72 (4.18%) Clustering
4 62 (3.60%) Replication
5 39 (2.26%) Data Integration
6 38 (2.21%) N-Tier
7 31 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 31 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 31 (1.80%) Data Structures
8 26 (1.51%) Derivative
9 25 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
9 25 (1.45%) Fixed Income
10 21 (1.22%) Open Source
11 17 (0.99%) Mobile App
12 16 (0.93%) Hedge funds
13 14 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.75%) User Experience
15 12 (0.70%) Equities
15 12 (0.70%) Visualisation
16 11 (0.64%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 390 (22.65%) Windows
2 220 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 120 (6.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 118 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (2.85%) UNIX
6 43 (2.50%) Linux
7 33 (1.92%) Windows 7
8 25 (1.45%) Windows XP
9 21 (1.22%) Android
10 15 (0.87%) Windows Vista
11 14 (0.81%) AIX
11 14 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.58%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.46%) Windows Phone
14 7 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (0.35%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.29%) CentOS
17 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (20.09%) Business Intelligence
2 341 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
3 318 (18.47%) MVC
4 263 (15.27%) ETL
5 147 (8.54%) TDD
6 145 (8.42%) Migration
7 120 (6.97%) Scrum
8 119 (6.91%) OO
8 119 (6.91%) CRM
9 114 (6.62%) Performance Tuning
10 110 (6.39%) Data Modelling
11 86 (4.99%) Web Development
12 78 (4.53%) ITIL
13 74 (4.30%) Unit Testing
14 65 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
15 59 (3.43%) OOP
16 58 (3.37%) SOA
17 55 (3.19%) Data Migration
18 52 (3.02%) Kimball Methodology
19 48 (2.79%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1076 (62.49%) SQL
2 701 (40.71%) C#
3 589 (34.20%) T-SQL
4 370 (21.49%) JavaScript
5 109 (6.33%) VB.NET
6 102 (5.92%) VBA
7 68 (3.95%) PowerShell
8 67 (3.89%) VB
9 55 (3.19%) Java
10 47 (2.73%) VBScript
11 24 (1.39%) VB6
12 22 (1.28%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.05%) C++
14 17 (0.99%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.81%) XAML
15 14 (0.81%) Perl
15 14 (0.81%) PHP
16 13 (0.75%) X++
17 11 (0.64%) Ruby
17 11 (0.64%) Korn
Qualifications
1 75 (4.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (3.95%) Security Cleared
2 68 (3.95%) Degree
3 48 (2.79%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.16%) MCITP
5 19 (1.10%) MCSE
5 19 (1.10%) MCSA
6 16 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (0.93%) MCTS
7 15 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (0.58%) CCNA
8 10 (0.58%) MCDBA
9 6 (0.35%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.23%) CCNP
12 3 (0.17%) MCP
12 3 (0.17%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.17%) PMP
12 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.12%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.26%) QA
2 17 (0.99%) SLA
3 15 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.23%) HL7
6 2 (0.12%) GAAP
6 2 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.058%) Solvency II
System Software
1 117 (6.79%) Active Directory
2 75 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.32%) vSphere
4 35 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 23 (1.34%) XenApp
6 16 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 14 (0.81%) VMware ESX
9 11 (0.64%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.35%) UAG
10 6 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.29%) vCloud
12 4 (0.23%) Oracle Clusterware
13 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.17%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.17%) Samba
13 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (1.92%) SCCM
2 25 (1.45%) SCOM
3 16 (0.93%) Control-M
4 12 (0.70%) WSUS
5 8 (0.46%) ARCserve
5 8 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.35%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.35%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.29%) EdgeSight
7 5 (0.29%) SCVMM
7 5 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.23%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.23%) Puppet
8 4 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.12%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 648 (37.63%) Microsoft
2 125 (7.26%) Oracle
3 113 (6.56%) VMware
4 67 (3.89%) HP
5 54 (3.14%) SAP
6 51 (2.96%) Citrix
7 46 (2.67%) Cisco
8 44 (2.56%) Tableau
9 41 (2.38%) Business Objects
10 40 (2.32%) Telerik
11 28 (1.63%) Informatica
12 21 (1.22%) Cognos
13 20 (1.16%) IBM
13 20 (1.16%) EPiServer
14 16 (0.93%) Brocade
15 14 (0.81%) NetApp
15 14 (0.81%) Red Gate
15 14 (0.81%) 3PAR
16 13 (0.75%) DevExpress
16 13 (0.75%) Sitecore
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