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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK / England
Rank 208 187 117
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -70
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 466 628 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.11% 1.32% 1.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.97% 5.87% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 468 627
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £251 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 23
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +48.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.00 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £60.62 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +48.13%

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
9372 10707 10600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.39% 22.42% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6394 7293 6955
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 £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 182 155
Median hourly rate £38.00 £36.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +13.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £14.00 £15.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £60.62 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -52 183 £375 -6.25% 54
South East -9 70 £400 +14.28% 33
North West +39 51 £350 +9.37% 26
Yorkshire +9 44 £350 +3.70% 11
South West +15 42 £325 -7.14% 11
West Midlands -3 28 £375 +7.14% 21
East of England -12 21 £425 +21.42% 7
North East -18 14 £400 +39.13% 1
East Midlands -15 12 £340 -9.33% 9
Midlands +1 2 £450 +33.33%
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 913 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 602 (65.94%) SQL
3 436 (47.75%) Microsoft
4 408 (44.69%) .NET
5 395 (43.26%) C#
6 332 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 325 (35.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 272 (29.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 272 (29.79%) Windows
9 265 (29.03%) T-SQL
10 226 (24.75%) ASP.NET
11 208 (22.78%) MVC
12 198 (21.69%) Finance
13 195 (21.36%) Business Intelligence
14 187 (20.48%) Agile Software Development
15 184 (20.15%) JavaScript
16 176 (19.28%) HTML
17 174 (19.06%) SQL Server 2014
18 172 (18.84%) MS Excel
19 164 (17.96%) Team Foundation Server
20 151 (16.54%) SQL Server 2005
21 145 (15.88%) WCF
22 138 (15.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 138 (15.12%) CSS
23 134 (14.68%) jQuery
24 129 (14.13%) Data Warehouse
25 126 (13.80%) Visual Studio
26 120 (13.14%) .NET Framework
27 118 (12.92%) XML
28 116 (12.71%) Migration

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
1 104 (11.39%) IIS
2 83 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 46 (5.04%) BizTalk Server
4 41 (4.49%) MS Exchange
5 32 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (3.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 22 (2.41%) CMS
6 22 (2.41%) Umbraco
7 16 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 15 (1.64%) Apache
8 15 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (1.64%) NServiceBus
9 14 (1.53%) Apache Pig
10 12 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (1.20%) Skype for Business
12 10 (1.10%) JBoss
13 9 (0.99%) SAS
14 8 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
14 8 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 8 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 172 (18.84%) MS Excel
2 34 (3.72%) MS Office
3 9 (0.99%) MS Project
4 8 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 63 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.55%) FastStats
6 4 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.44%) HFM
6 4 (0.44%) Pegasus Opera
7 3 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.33%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.11%) Postilion
8 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.11%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.11%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.11%) SAP SCM
8 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 82 (8.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (3.94%) IaaS
3 33 (3.61%) PaaS
4 23 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (2.52%) Office 365
5 19 (2.08%) SaaS
6 16 (1.75%) Boomi
7 4 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.33%) GitHub
9 2 (0.22%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.52%) DNS
1 23 (2.52%) TCP/IP
2 20 (2.19%) Firewall
3 18 (1.97%) SAN
4 17 (1.86%) DHCP
5 16 (1.75%) FTP
5 16 (1.75%) Internet
6 11 (1.20%) Broadband
6 11 (1.20%) HTTP
7 9 (0.99%) Intranet
8 7 (0.77%) Extranet
8 7 (0.77%) SMTP
8 7 (0.77%) WAN
9 6 (0.66%) LAN
9 6 (0.66%) LDAP
10 5 (0.55%) NAS
10 5 (0.55%) Skype
10 5 (0.55%) SSL
11 4 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 913 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 332 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 325 (35.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 272 (29.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 174 (19.06%) SQL Server 2014
6 151 (16.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 138 (15.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 129 (14.13%) Data Warehouse
9 63 (6.90%) Oracle Database
10 53 (5.81%) Relational Database
11 50 (5.48%) Oracle Database 11g
12 47 (5.15%) SQL Server 2000
13 35 (3.83%) MS Access
14 34 (3.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 31 (3.40%) QlikView
16 29 (3.18%) SQL Server 2016
17 28 (3.07%) Oracle Database 10g
18 27 (2.96%) Power BI
19 26 (2.85%) MySQL
20 25 (2.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 164 (17.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 126 (13.80%) Visual Studio
3 37 (4.05%) Git (software)
4 28 (3.07%) JIRA
5 25 (2.74%) TeamCity
6 23 (2.52%) Subversion
7 13 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 13 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (1.10%) Moq
8 10 (1.10%) MSTest
8 10 (1.10%) Selenium
9 9 (0.99%) Jenkins
9 9 (0.99%) MSBuild
9 9 (0.99%) NUnit
10 8 (0.88%) webpack
11 7 (0.77%) ReSharper
12 6 (0.66%) CruiseControl
12 6 (0.66%) NuGet
12 6 (0.66%) WiX
13 5 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 198 (21.69%) Finance
2 82 (8.98%) Banking
3 29 (3.18%) Retail
3 29 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.52%) Front Office
4 23 (2.52%) Marketing
5 21 (2.30%) Investment Banking
6 20 (2.19%) Back Office
7 18 (1.97%) Advertising
8 16 (1.75%) Legal
8 16 (1.75%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.53%) Corporate Banking
9 14 (1.53%) Retail Banking
10 9 (0.99%) Electronics
11 7 (0.77%) Law
11 7 (0.77%) Local Government
12 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.44%) Publishing
13 3 (0.33%) Billing
14 2 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 549 (60.13%) Developer
2 195 (21.36%) .NET Developer
3 155 (16.98%) DBA
4 146 (15.99%) SQL Developer
5 136 (14.90%) SQL DBA
6 119 (13.03%) C# Developer
7 82 (8.98%) C# .NET Developer
8 65 (7.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 65 (7.12%) Senior Developer
9 60 (6.57%) Analyst
10 57 (6.24%) Microsoft Developer
11 53 (5.81%) SQL Server Developer
12 52 (5.70%) Administrator
13 47 (5.15%) SQL Server DBA
14 44 (4.82%) SSIS Developer
15 41 (4.49%) ASP.NET Developer
16 33 (3.61%) ETL Developer
17 32 (3.50%) SSRS Developer
18 31 (3.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 28 (3.07%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 408 (44.69%) .NET
2 226 (24.75%) ASP.NET
3 176 (19.28%) HTML
4 145 (15.88%) WCF
5 138 (15.12%) CSS
6 134 (14.68%) jQuery
7 120 (13.14%) .NET Framework
8 118 (12.92%) XML
9 99 (10.84%) Web Services
10 74 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 70 (7.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 65 (7.12%) Ajax
13 64 (7.01%) HTML5
14 62 (6.79%) Entity Framework
15 56 (6.13%) AngularJS
16 49 (5.37%) WinForms
17 48 (5.26%) SOAP
18 47 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 43 (4.71%) WPF
20 37 (4.05%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (5.48%) Clustering
3 32 (3.50%) Replication
4 30 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 29 (3.18%) N-Tier
6 16 (1.75%) Data Centre
7 12 (1.31%) Data Structures
7 12 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (0.99%) Computer Science
8 9 (0.99%) Derivative
9 8 (0.88%) PKI
10 7 (0.77%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.66%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.66%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.66%) Oracle Licensing
12 5 (0.55%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.55%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.44%) Equities
13 4 (0.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 272 (29.79%) Windows
2 106 (11.61%) Windows Server
3 100 (10.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (7.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (5.59%) Linux
6 38 (4.16%) Unix
7 31 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (1.75%) Windows XP
9 14 (1.53%) Windows 7
10 12 (1.31%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.77%) AIX
12 7 (0.77%) Android
13 6 (0.66%) MVS
14 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.44%) zOS
15 3 (0.33%) Solaris
16 2 (0.22%) CentOS
17 1 (0.11%) Debian
17 1 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (22.78%) MVC
2 195 (21.36%) Business Intelligence
3 187 (20.48%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (12.71%) Migration
5 104 (11.39%) ETL
6 81 (8.87%) TDD
7 79 (8.65%) Performance Tuning
8 72 (7.89%) CRM
9 63 (6.90%) Scrum
10 57 (6.24%) Data Modelling
10 57 (6.24%) ITIL
11 48 (5.26%) High Availability
12 46 (5.04%) Unit Testing
13 44 (4.82%) Analytics
14 42 (4.60%) Data Analysis
15 37 (4.05%) OO
16 36 (3.94%) Web Development
17 35 (3.83%) Data Migration
18 34 (3.72%) Logistics
19 33 (3.61%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 602 (65.94%) SQL
2 395 (43.26%) C#
3 265 (29.03%) T-SQL
4 184 (20.15%) JavaScript
5 92 (10.08%) PowerShell
6 82 (8.98%) VB.NET
7 58 (6.35%) VB
8 45 (4.93%) VBA
9 36 (3.94%) Java
10 27 (2.96%) VB6
11 20 (2.19%) C++
12 18 (1.97%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.86%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.64%) PHP
14 15 (1.64%) Python
14 15 (1.64%) Scala
15 11 (1.20%) TypeScript
15 11 (1.20%) VBScript
16 10 (1.10%) Delphi
17 8 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 59 (6.46%) Security Cleared
2 41 (4.49%) Degree
3 37 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (3.50%) SC Cleared
5 25 (2.74%) MCSE
6 17 (1.86%) MCITP
7 9 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.99%) MCSA
8 8 (0.88%) CCNA
8 8 (0.88%) MCDBA
8 8 (0.88%) MCP
9 6 (0.66%) MCTS
9 6 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.55%) CCNP
10 5 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.55%) MCDST
10 5 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.44%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.33%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.75%) QA
2 12 (1.31%) SLA
3 10 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.33%) MiFID
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (7.23%) Active Directory
2 45 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.85%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.20%) vSphere
5 9 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.77%) XenApp
7 7 (0.77%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.55%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.44%) UAG
10 4 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.44%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.33%) XenServer
12 2 (0.22%) Xen
13 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 22 (2.41%) SCCM
2 16 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
3 15 (1.64%) SCOM
4 14 (1.53%) Data Guard
5 13 (1.42%) Puppet
6 10 (1.10%) Nagios
7 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (0.88%) NetBackup
7 8 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Management
7 8 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 7 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.66%) WSUS
10 5 (0.55%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.55%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 436 (47.75%) Microsoft
2 99 (10.84%) Oracle
3 74 (8.11%) VMware
4 34 (3.72%) SAP
5 21 (2.30%) Dell
6 20 (2.19%) Cisco
7 18 (1.97%) HP
8 16 (1.75%) Cognos
8 16 (1.75%) NetApp
9 14 (1.53%) Cloudera
9 14 (1.53%) Hortonworks
9 14 (1.53%) Symantec
10 13 (1.42%) Citrix
11 11 (1.20%) IBM
11 11 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.20%) Tableau
12 10 (1.10%) Red Hat
13 9 (0.99%) Borland
13 9 (0.99%) Embarcadero
14 8 (0.88%) Hyperion
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sphere Digital Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £280 - £370 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago