The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 182 104 73
Rank change year-on-year
-78 -31
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 102 183 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.06% 1.84% 2.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.23% 10.12% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 130 187
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 2
Median hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £98.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -69.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -25.92%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 South East region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1950 1809 1847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.20% 18.17% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1102 1065
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 34 44
Median hourly rate £27.75 £30.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £48.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £32.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.14% -8.28%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 the South East

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South East region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South East region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hampshire +19 42 £425 +34.38% 9
Surrey -28 16 £411 +17.50% 3
Berkshire -8 15 £315 -21.18% 5
Buckinghamshire +2 14 £423 +30.00%
Kent -24 7 £375 +17.64% 3
East Sussex -1 2 £423 +34.12%
Oxfordshire -19 2 £183 -39.16% 4
West Sussex -41 2 £365 +4.28%
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 201 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 114 (56.72%) SQL
3 96 (47.76%) Microsoft
4 95 (47.26%) Windows
5 77 (38.31%) .NET
6 75 (37.31%) C#
7 62 (30.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 56 (27.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 56 (27.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 51 (25.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 51 (25.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 48 (23.88%) T-SQL
11 44 (21.89%) JavaScript
12 43 (21.39%) ASP.NET
13 40 (19.90%) VMware
13 40 (19.90%) Active Directory
14 37 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
15 36 (17.91%) Security Cleared
16 34 (16.92%) MS Excel
17 33 (16.42%) Windows Server
18 32 (15.92%) PowerShell
18 32 (15.92%) jQuery
18 32 (15.92%) SharePoint
18 32 (15.92%) Business Intelligence
19 31 (15.42%) CSS
19 31 (15.42%) Windows Server 2012
20 30 (14.93%) .NET Framework
20 30 (14.93%) HTML
20 30 (14.93%) Oracle
20 30 (14.93%) Finance

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 32 (15.92%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.96%) IIS
3 15 (7.46%) MS Exchange
4 11 (5.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (5.47%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.48%) Skype for Business
7 6 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.50%) CMS
9 1 (0.50%) SAS
9 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (16.92%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.47%) MS Office
3 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.00%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.50%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.00%) Office 365
3 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.96%) DNS
2 15 (7.46%) SAN
3 14 (6.97%) DHCP
4 8 (3.98%) Firewall
5 7 (3.48%) LAN
5 7 (3.48%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (2.99%) WAN
7 5 (2.49%) FTP
8 4 (1.99%) HTTP
8 4 (1.99%) LDAP
9 2 (1.00%) Internet
9 2 (1.00%) Intranet
9 2 (1.00%) VPN
10 1 (0.50%) IMAP
10 1 (0.50%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.50%) NAS
10 1 (0.50%) Network Security
10 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 62 (30.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 56 (27.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 56 (27.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 51 (25.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (13.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (13.43%) SQL Server 2014
7 25 (12.44%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (9.95%) Oracle Database
9 13 (6.47%) Relational Database
10 12 (5.97%) MongoDB
11 10 (4.98%) NoSQL
11 10 (4.98%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (4.48%) RDBMS
13 8 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (3.48%) SQL Server 2000
15 6 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
15 6 (2.99%) InterSystems Cache
15 6 (2.99%) Oracle Database 12c
16 5 (2.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 20 (9.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (8.96%) Visual Studio
3 14 (6.97%) Subversion
4 10 (4.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 10 (4.98%) TortoiseSVN
5 8 (3.98%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.98%) Selenium
5 8 (3.98%) SpecFlow
6 7 (3.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 7 (3.48%) Jasmine
6 7 (3.48%) NUnit
7 6 (2.99%) CruiseControl
7 6 (2.99%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.99%) MSBuild
8 5 (2.49%) MSI
9 3 (1.49%) Moq
9 3 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.50%) Toad
General
1 30 (14.93%) Finance
2 10 (4.98%) Marketing
3 9 (4.48%) Military
4 7 (3.48%) Banking
5 4 (1.99%) Local Government
5 4 (1.99%) Retail
5 4 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.49%) Advertising
7 2 (1.00%) Electronics
7 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.00%) Publishing
8 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 98 (48.76%) Developer
2 46 (22.89%) .NET Developer
3 42 (20.90%) DBA
4 38 (18.91%) SQL Developer
5 34 (16.92%) SQL DBA
6 22 (10.95%) C# Developer
7 17 (8.46%) SQL Server DBA
8 16 (7.96%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (6.97%) SQL Server Developer
9 14 (6.97%) SSRS Developer
10 12 (5.97%) Administrator
11 10 (4.98%) Server Engineer
12 9 (4.48%) Analyst
12 9 (4.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 9 (4.48%) SSIS Developer
13 8 (3.98%) Network Engineer
13 8 (3.98%) Windows Engineer
14 7 (3.48%) DV Cleared DBA
14 7 (3.48%) Server Specialist
14 7 (3.48%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (38.31%) .NET
2 43 (21.39%) ASP.NET
3 32 (15.92%) jQuery
4 31 (15.42%) CSS
5 30 (14.93%) .NET Framework
5 30 (14.93%) HTML
6 29 (14.43%) XML
7 27 (13.43%) Entity Framework
7 27 (13.43%) Web Services
8 22 (10.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (10.45%) ASP.NET Web API
10 17 (8.46%) HTML5
11 16 (7.96%) Ajax
12 15 (7.46%) AngularJS
13 14 (6.97%) WCF
14 11 (5.47%) KnockoutJS
15 10 (4.98%) Regular Expression
16 9 (4.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 8 (3.98%) ADO.NET
18 7 (3.48%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.46%) Clustering
2 7 (3.48%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.48%) Mathematics
3 6 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.99%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.99%) NHS
3 6 (2.99%) N-Tier
4 4 (1.99%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.49%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.49%) Replication
6 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.00%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.00%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.00%) PKI
6 2 (1.00%) Wiki
7 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) Social Network
7 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 95 (47.26%) Windows
2 51 (25.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (16.42%) Windows Server
4 31 (15.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (9.45%) Linux
6 17 (8.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (5.97%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.99%) Unix
8 4 (1.99%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.99%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.49%) AIX
10 2 (1.00%) CentOS
10 2 (1.00%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.00%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.50%) Android
11 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.50%) MVS
11 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (15.92%) Business Intelligence
3 28 (13.93%) MVC
4 21 (10.45%) ITIL
5 20 (9.95%) OO
6 17 (8.46%) ETL
7 13 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (6.47%) TDD
8 12 (5.97%) Project Management
9 11 (5.47%) Change Management
9 11 (5.47%) Multithreading
9 11 (5.47%) Unit Testing
10 10 (4.98%) Configuration Management
10 10 (4.98%) Integration Testing
10 10 (4.98%) Web Development
11 9 (4.48%) CRM
11 9 (4.48%) High Availability
11 9 (4.48%) Software Testing
11 9 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (3.98%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 114 (56.72%) SQL
2 75 (37.31%) C#
3 48 (23.88%) T-SQL
4 44 (21.89%) JavaScript
5 32 (15.92%) PowerShell
6 20 (9.95%) VBScript
7 17 (8.46%) VB.NET
8 14 (6.97%) VB
9 13 (6.47%) C
10 12 (5.97%) Java
11 9 (4.48%) C++
11 9 (4.48%) Perl
11 9 (4.48%) TypeScript
12 7 (3.48%) Tcl
13 4 (1.99%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.00%) PHP
15 1 (0.50%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.50%) Python
15 1 (0.50%) R
15 1 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 36 (17.91%) Security Cleared
2 24 (11.94%) SC Cleared
3 21 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (6.47%) DV Cleared
5 10 (4.98%) MCSE
6 9 (4.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (3.48%) Degree
8 2 (1.00%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.00%) MCITP
8 2 (1.00%) MCSD
8 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.00%) VCP5
8 2 (1.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.50%) ISEB
9 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.50%) OCP
9 1 (0.50%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.48%) SLA
2 3 (1.49%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (19.90%) Active Directory
2 29 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.96%) XenApp
4 10 (4.98%) vSphere
5 8 (3.98%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.99%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.49%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (1.49%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.49%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (4.48%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.48%) Netcool
3 6 (2.99%) Data Guard
3 6 (2.99%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (2.49%) SCCM
4 5 (2.49%) SCOM
5 4 (1.99%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.49%) WSUS
7 2 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.00%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.00%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.50%) cPanel
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 96 (47.76%) Microsoft
2 40 (19.90%) VMware
3 30 (14.93%) Oracle
4 17 (8.46%) Citrix
5 14 (6.97%) Cisco
6 13 (6.47%) HP
6 13 (6.47%) NetApp
7 12 (5.97%) IBM
8 11 (5.47%) Red Hat
9 10 (4.98%) Lumension
10 9 (4.48%) CommVault
11 7 (3.48%) Remedy
11 7 (3.48%) SolarWinds
11 7 (3.48%) Splunk
12 6 (2.99%) Aruba
12 6 (2.99%) Blue Coat
12 6 (2.99%) Intel Security
12 6 (2.99%) RedGate
12 6 (2.99%) Riverbed
13 5 (2.49%) Dell
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