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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 228 98 66
Rank change year-on-year
-130 -32
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 533 1036 1480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.04% 2.04% 2.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.74% 8.91% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 746 1057
Average daily rate £375 £370 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 22
Average hourly rate £23.75 £26.85 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.52% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £18.55 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.18 £39.93 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £26.85 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-11.52% -20.45%
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
11238 11625 11396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.93% 22.93% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7672 7624 7298
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 160 201
Average hourly rate £33.00 £32.10 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% -8.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.33 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.09 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -142 197 £425 +2.71% 90
South East -76 101 £375 +15.38% 32
Yorkshire -26 53 £388 +19.23% 22
South West -11 44 £325 -7.14% 15
North West -57 32 £385 +14.07% 25
West Midlands -22 30 £375 +0.67% 16
East of England -9 28 £350 -0.70% 14
East Midlands -19 24 £375 +16.27% 5
North East -18 21 £290 -17.14% 2
Midlands -7 2 £350 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1197 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 805 (67.25%) SQL
3 547 (45.70%) Microsoft
4 491 (41.02%) .NET
5 454 (37.93%) C#
6 434 (36.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 404 (33.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 382 (31.91%) Windows
9 353 (29.49%) T-SQL
10 343 (28.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 290 (24.23%) SQL Server 2005
12 284 (23.73%) ASP.NET
13 251 (20.97%) Business Intelligence
14 247 (20.63%) MS Excel
15 240 (20.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 227 (18.96%) Finance
17 189 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
18 188 (15.71%) .NET Framework
18 188 (15.71%) MVC
19 186 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
19 186 (15.54%) Windows Server
20 179 (14.95%) JavaScript
21 178 (14.87%) Data Warehouse
22 172 (14.37%) ETL
23 168 (14.04%) HTML
24 150 (12.53%) PowerShell
25 149 (12.45%) SQL Server 2014
26 145 (12.11%) CSS
27 142 (11.86%) Performance Tuning
28 138 (11.53%) Windows Server 2012

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 138 (11.53%) SharePoint
2 120 (10.03%) IIS
3 68 (5.68%) MS Exchange
4 47 (3.93%) SharePoint 2013
5 45 (3.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 44 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (2.17%) Skype for Business
8 20 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.09%) CMS
10 12 (1.00%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.84%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.75%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
14 7 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.58%) Node.js
15 5 (0.42%) Apache
15 5 (0.42%) PowerExchange
15 5 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 247 (20.63%) MS Excel
2 68 (5.68%) MS Office
3 12 (1.00%) InfoPath
4 10 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.25%) MS Project
6 1 (0.084%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.084%) Simulink
6 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.084%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 29 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.09%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
4 5 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.33%) Northgate Housing
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.33%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.17%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.17%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.17%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.084%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.084%) Endur
7 1 (0.084%) FastStats
7 1 (0.084%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.084%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 51 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (3.26%) Office 365
3 13 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.75%) OneDrive
4 9 (0.75%) Yammer
5 2 (0.17%) GitHub
5 2 (0.17%) IaaS
5 2 (0.17%) PaaS
5 2 (0.17%) SaaS
6 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.084%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.084%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.084%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (5.43%) SAN
2 47 (3.93%) Internet
3 39 (3.26%) Firewall
4 37 (3.09%) DNS
5 29 (2.42%) DHCP
6 24 (2.01%) WAN
7 23 (1.92%) LAN
8 21 (1.75%) Intranet
9 19 (1.59%) Wireless
10 14 (1.17%) TCP/IP
10 14 (1.17%) VoIP
11 10 (0.84%) NAS
12 9 (0.75%) HTTP
12 9 (0.75%) Kerberos
12 9 (0.75%) SMTP
12 9 (0.75%) VPN
13 8 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (0.58%) FTP
14 7 (0.58%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1197 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 434 (36.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 404 (33.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 343 (28.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 290 (24.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 240 (20.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 178 (14.87%) Data Warehouse
8 149 (12.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 97 (8.10%) Oracle Database
10 73 (6.10%) SQL Server 2000
11 62 (5.18%) Oracle Database 11g
12 51 (4.26%) Relational Database
13 46 (3.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 39 (3.26%) OLAP
15 28 (2.34%) OLAP Cube
16 27 (2.26%) QlikView
17 26 (2.17%) MS Access
17 26 (2.17%) Power BI
18 22 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
19 20 (1.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 92 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 84 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (3.26%) Subversion
4 38 (3.17%) NUnit
5 36 (3.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 25 (2.09%) Git (software)
6 25 (2.09%) SpecFlow
7 19 (1.59%) Moq
8 17 (1.42%) TeamCity
9 16 (1.34%) Jenkins
9 16 (1.34%) Selenium
10 15 (1.25%) CruiseControl
10 15 (1.25%) MSBuild
11 11 (0.92%) Cucumber
11 11 (0.92%) Jasmine
11 11 (0.92%) JIRA
11 11 (0.92%) Rhino Mocks
11 11 (0.92%) TortoiseSVN
12 10 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.67%) NSubstitute
General
1 227 (18.96%) Finance
2 97 (8.10%) Banking
3 40 (3.34%) Marketing
4 36 (3.01%) Retail
5 26 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 24 (2.01%) Law
7 22 (1.84%) Back Office
8 20 (1.67%) Front Office
9 19 (1.59%) Advertising
10 18 (1.50%) Telecoms
11 15 (1.25%) Legal
12 10 (0.84%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.75%) Military
14 8 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.67%) Publishing
15 6 (0.50%) Electronics
16 4 (0.33%) Hungarian Language
16 4 (0.33%) Local Government
17 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 657 (54.89%) Developer
2 278 (23.22%) SQL Developer
3 226 (18.88%) .NET Developer
4 204 (17.04%) DBA
5 179 (14.95%) SQL DBA
6 173 (14.45%) C# Developer
7 122 (10.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 105 (8.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 99 (8.27%) SSIS Developer
10 91 (7.60%) SQL Server DBA
11 87 (7.27%) Administrator
12 83 (6.93%) SQL Server Developer
13 80 (6.68%) Analyst
14 63 (5.26%) SSRS Developer
15 50 (4.18%) Architect
16 47 (3.93%) Consultant
17 46 (3.84%) SQL BI Developer
18 44 (3.68%) Senior Developer
19 42 (3.51%) ASP.NET Developer
20 40 (3.34%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 491 (41.02%) .NET
2 284 (23.73%) ASP.NET
3 188 (15.71%) .NET Framework
4 168 (14.04%) HTML
5 145 (12.11%) CSS
6 135 (11.28%) jQuery
7 119 (9.94%) XML
8 112 (9.36%) ASP.NET MVC
9 109 (9.11%) Web Services
10 99 (8.27%) Entity Framework
11 83 (6.93%) HTML5
12 79 (6.60%) WCF
13 55 (4.59%) Ajax
14 50 (4.18%) AngularJS
15 49 (4.09%) CSS3
16 47 (3.93%) WPF
17 44 (3.68%) ASP.NET Web API
17 44 (3.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 42 (3.51%) MDX
19 36 (3.01%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.44%) Replication
2 80 (6.68%) Clustering
3 67 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (2.84%) NHS
5 25 (2.09%) Management Information System
6 22 (1.84%) Data Centre
7 19 (1.59%) Client/Server
7 19 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.42%) Data Integration
9 13 (1.09%) N-Tier
10 12 (1.00%) Market Risk
11 11 (0.92%) Algorithms
11 11 (0.92%) Mathematics
11 11 (0.92%) Mobile App
11 11 (0.92%) Visualisation
12 10 (0.84%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.75%) EMC VNX
13 9 (0.75%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.58%) PKI
15 5 (0.42%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 382 (31.91%) Windows
2 189 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 186 (15.54%) Windows Server
4 138 (11.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (6.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 66 (5.51%) Linux
7 48 (4.01%) Windows 7
8 33 (2.76%) Unix
9 22 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (1.75%) Solaris
11 13 (1.09%) AIX
12 10 (0.84%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.75%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.58%) Windows 10
15 6 (0.50%) CentOS
16 5 (0.42%) Android
16 5 (0.42%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.33%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.33%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (20.97%) Business Intelligence
2 188 (15.71%) MVC
3 186 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (14.37%) ETL
5 142 (11.86%) Performance Tuning
6 110 (9.19%) Migration
7 89 (7.44%) ITIL
8 84 (7.02%) Web Development
9 83 (6.93%) TDD
10 80 (6.68%) OO
11 62 (5.18%) Project Management
12 59 (4.93%) Kimball Methodology
12 59 (4.93%) Scrum
13 57 (4.76%) Data Modelling
14 53 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
14 53 (4.43%) CRM
15 52 (4.34%) Unit Testing
16 47 (3.93%) SDLC
17 45 (3.76%) BDD
18 44 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 805 (67.25%) SQL
2 454 (37.93%) C#
3 353 (29.49%) T-SQL
4 179 (14.95%) JavaScript
5 150 (12.53%) PowerShell
6 105 (8.77%) VB.NET
7 82 (6.85%) VBA
8 75 (6.27%) VB
9 52 (4.34%) VBScript
10 47 (3.93%) Java
11 26 (2.17%) C
11 26 (2.17%) PL/SQL
12 19 (1.59%) Shell Script
13 18 (1.50%) Python
14 15 (1.25%) FQL
14 15 (1.25%) Perl
15 14 (1.17%) Korn
16 10 (0.84%) C++
16 10 (0.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 10 (0.84%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 70 (5.85%) Security Cleared
2 57 (4.76%) Degree
3 55 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (3.59%) SC Cleared
5 24 (2.01%) MCSE
6 18 (1.50%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (0.75%) CCNA
8 9 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.42%) MCITP
10 5 (0.42%) MCSA
11 4 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.25%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.25%) MCDBA
12 3 (0.25%) MCTS
13 2 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.17%) MCSD
13 2 (0.17%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.26%) QA
2 27 (2.26%) Data Quality
3 20 (1.67%) SLA
4 6 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.33%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.25%) MiFID
8 2 (0.17%) DICOM
8 2 (0.17%) HL7
8 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.084%) COBIT
9 1 (0.084%) PMBOK
System Software
1 130 (10.86%) Active Directory
2 78 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.17%) XenApp
4 24 (2.01%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.67%) vSphere
6 13 (1.09%) ISA Server
7 11 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.84%) VMware ESX
9 9 (0.75%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.67%) Terminal Server
11 6 (0.50%) Firmware
12 3 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.25%) NFS
13 2 (0.17%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.17%) SRDF
14 1 (0.084%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.084%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.084%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 38 (3.17%) SCCM
2 21 (1.75%) SCOM
3 19 (1.59%) WSUS
4 17 (1.42%) Oracle RMAN
5 16 (1.34%) Data Guard
6 12 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 11 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (0.84%) Backup Exec
8 10 (0.84%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.58%) Netcool
10 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (0.50%) Nagios
11 4 (0.33%) Foglight
11 4 (0.33%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 4 (0.33%) Puppet
11 4 (0.33%) Simpana
12 3 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 547 (45.70%) Microsoft
2 131 (10.94%) Oracle
3 117 (9.77%) VMware
4 49 (4.09%) Cisco
5 40 (3.34%) Citrix
6 39 (3.26%) HP
7 27 (2.26%) SAP
8 26 (2.17%) Red Hat
8 26 (2.17%) Tableau
9 24 (2.01%) EMC
9 24 (2.01%) NetApp
10 22 (1.84%) IBM
11 21 (1.75%) Sybase
12 17 (1.42%) RedGate
12 17 (1.42%) ServiceNow
13 15 (1.25%) Telerik
13 15 (1.25%) Veritas
14 14 (1.17%) CommVault
15 12 (1.00%) Dell
16 11 (0.92%) Symantec
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