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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 174 119 78
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -41
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 96 156 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.05% 1.67% 2.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.17% 8.79% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 119 172
Median daily rate £390 £325 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £208 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £23.00 £31.25 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.40% -40.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -22.93%
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
1856 1774 1829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.30% 18.98% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1182 1089 1046
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 24 48
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -23.07%

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 24 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 24 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 +11 34 £360 +18.51% 9
Buckinghamshire +6 18 £425 +30.76% 3
Surrey -33 14 £405 +15.71% 4
Berkshire -14 10 £281 -19.85% 8
Oxfordshire -11 9 £375 +25.00% 3
Kent -19 6 £375 +17.64% 2
East Sussex -1 2 £423 +34.12% 2
West Sussex -40 2 £365 +7.35%
SQL Server 2008
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 202 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 111 (54.95%) SQL
3 99 (49.01%) Microsoft
4 91 (45.05%) Windows
5 67 (33.17%) .NET
6 63 (31.19%) C#
7 62 (30.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 56 (27.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 54 (26.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 53 (26.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 53 (26.24%) T-SQL
11 46 (22.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 42 (20.79%) Active Directory
13 41 (20.30%) VMware
14 37 (18.32%) Agile Software Development
15 35 (17.33%) JavaScript
16 34 (16.83%) ASP.NET
16 34 (16.83%) MS Excel
16 34 (16.83%) Finance
17 33 (16.34%) Data Warehouse
17 33 (16.34%) Security Cleared
18 31 (15.35%) Windows Server
18 31 (15.35%) Business Intelligence
19 30 (14.85%) Oracle
19 30 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
20 29 (14.36%) SharePoint
21 28 (13.86%) XML
21 28 (13.86%) PowerShell
21 28 (13.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 28 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012

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 29 (14.36%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.92%) IIS
2 16 (7.92%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.45%) WebLogic
4 9 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (4.46%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.99%) CMS
8 2 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.50%) SAS
9 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 34 (16.83%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.95%) MS Office
3 4 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.99%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.49%) 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 16 (7.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.48%) Boomi
3 3 (1.49%) Office 365
4 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.41%) DNS
2 15 (7.43%) SAN
3 14 (6.93%) DHCP
4 10 (4.95%) FTP
5 9 (4.46%) Firewall
6 7 (3.47%) LAN
6 7 (3.47%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (2.97%) WAN
8 4 (1.98%) HTTP
8 4 (1.98%) LDAP
9 3 (1.49%) VPN
10 2 (0.99%) Internet
11 1 (0.50%) Broadband
11 1 (0.50%) Intranet
11 1 (0.50%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.50%) SMTP
11 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.50%) VoIP
11 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 62 (30.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 56 (27.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 54 (26.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 53 (26.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (16.34%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (13.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 27 (13.37%) SQL Server 2014
9 19 (9.41%) Oracle Database
10 12 (5.94%) MongoDB
10 12 (5.94%) Relational Database
11 10 (4.95%) NoSQL
12 9 (4.46%) RDBMS
12 9 (4.46%) SQL Server 2000
13 8 (3.96%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (2.97%) Oracle Database 12c
15 5 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (2.48%) GIS
15 5 (2.48%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (8.42%) Visual Studio
2 16 (7.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (6.93%) Subversion
4 10 (4.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 10 (4.95%) TortoiseSVN
5 6 (2.97%) Selenium
5 6 (2.97%) SpecFlow
6 5 (2.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 5 (2.48%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.48%) Jasmine
6 5 (2.48%) MSI
6 5 (2.48%) NUnit
7 4 (1.98%) CruiseControl
7 4 (1.98%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.98%) MSBuild
7 4 (1.98%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.50%) MSTest
9 1 (0.50%) Toad
9 1 (0.50%) Xcode
General
1 34 (16.83%) Finance
2 11 (5.45%) Marketing
3 7 (3.47%) Military
4 6 (2.97%) Banking
5 5 (2.48%) Advertising
5 5 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.98%) Local Government
7 3 (1.49%) Electronics
7 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.99%) Front Office
8 2 (0.99%) Publishing
9 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Law
9 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 97 (48.02%) Developer
2 42 (20.79%) .NET Developer
2 42 (20.79%) DBA
3 38 (18.81%) SQL Developer
4 34 (16.83%) SQL DBA
5 20 (9.90%) C# Developer
6 18 (8.91%) SQL Server DBA
6 18 (8.91%) SQL Server Developer
7 15 (7.43%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (5.94%) Administrator
8 12 (5.94%) SSRS Developer
9 11 (5.45%) Analyst
9 11 (5.45%) SSIS Developer
10 10 (4.95%) Server Engineer
11 9 (4.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 8 (3.96%) Database Developer
12 8 (3.96%) Network Engineer
12 8 (3.96%) Server Specialist
12 8 (3.96%) Wintel Engineer
12 8 (3.96%) Wintel Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (33.17%) .NET
2 34 (16.83%) ASP.NET
3 28 (13.86%) XML
4 27 (13.37%) .NET Framework
4 27 (13.37%) CSS
5 26 (12.87%) HTML
5 26 (12.87%) jQuery
6 24 (11.88%) Entity Framework
7 23 (11.39%) Web Services
8 18 (8.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (8.91%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (6.93%) HTML5
10 13 (6.44%) AngularJS
11 12 (5.94%) WCF
12 11 (5.45%) Ajax
13 10 (4.95%) Regular Expression
14 9 (4.46%) KnockoutJS
14 9 (4.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (3.96%) ADO.NET
16 6 (2.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.42%) Clustering
2 7 (3.47%) Mathematics
3 6 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.97%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.97%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.48%) NHS
5 4 (1.98%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.98%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.98%) Replication
6 3 (1.49%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.99%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.99%) PKI
7 2 (0.99%) Wiki
8 1 (0.50%) CMDB
8 1 (0.50%) FMCG
8 1 (0.50%) Social Network
8 1 (0.50%) Statistics
8 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 91 (45.05%) Windows
2 46 (22.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (15.35%) Windows Server
4 28 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (9.90%) Linux
6 18 (8.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (6.44%) Windows 7
8 12 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.48%) Unix
10 4 (1.98%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.98%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.49%) AIX
12 2 (0.99%) CentOS
12 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.99%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.50%) Android
13 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.50%) MVS
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.32%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (15.35%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (11.88%) ETL
3 24 (11.88%) MVC
4 23 (11.39%) OO
5 19 (9.41%) ITIL
6 15 (7.43%) Kimball Methodology
7 12 (5.94%) Project Management
7 12 (5.94%) TDD
8 10 (4.95%) Change Management
8 10 (4.95%) Multithreading
9 9 (4.46%) Data Management
9 9 (4.46%) High Availability
9 9 (4.46%) Software Testing
10 8 (3.96%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (3.96%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (3.47%) Integration Testing
11 7 (3.47%) Unit Testing
11 7 (3.47%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 111 (54.95%) SQL
2 63 (31.19%) C#
3 53 (26.24%) T-SQL
4 35 (17.33%) JavaScript
5 28 (13.86%) PowerShell
6 21 (10.40%) VBScript
7 16 (7.92%) Java
8 14 (6.93%) VB
8 14 (6.93%) VB.NET
9 13 (6.44%) C
10 9 (4.46%) Perl
11 8 (3.96%) C++
12 7 (3.47%) Tcl
12 7 (3.47%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.99%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.50%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.50%) PHP
14 1 (0.50%) Python
14 1 (0.50%) R
14 1 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 33 (16.34%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (9.90%) SC Cleared
4 14 (6.93%) DV Cleared
5 13 (6.44%) Degree
6 11 (5.45%) MCSE
7 10 (4.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.99%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.99%) MCITP
8 2 (0.99%) MCSD
8 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.99%) VCP5
8 2 (0.99%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
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%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.50%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.47%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 42 (20.79%) Active Directory
2 30 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.42%) XenApp
4 10 (4.95%) vSphere
5 9 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (1.98%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.49%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (1.49%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.49%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (4.46%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.47%) Netcool
3 6 (2.97%) Data Guard
3 6 (2.97%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (2.97%) SCCM
3 6 (2.97%) SCOM
4 4 (1.98%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (1.49%) WSUS
6 2 (0.99%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.99%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.99%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.50%) cPanel
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.50%) OVSD
7 1 (0.50%) vMotion
Vendors
1 99 (49.01%) Microsoft
2 41 (20.30%) VMware
3 30 (14.85%) Oracle
4 18 (8.91%) Citrix
5 15 (7.43%) HP
6 14 (6.93%) Cisco
6 14 (6.93%) NetApp
7 13 (6.44%) IBM
8 11 (5.45%) Red Hat
9 10 (4.95%) CommVault
9 10 (4.95%) Dell
9 10 (4.95%) Lumension
10 7 (3.47%) Remedy
10 7 (3.47%) SolarWinds
10 7 (3.47%) Splunk
11 6 (2.97%) Aruba
11 6 (2.97%) Blue Coat
11 6 (2.97%) EMC
11 6 (2.97%) Intel Security
11 6 (2.97%) Riverbed
Camberley, Surrey
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East
LA International
Posted: 12 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
JM
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
People Source Consulting
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago