The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 235 100 70
Rank change year-on-year
-135 -30
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 580 1127 1449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 2.04% 2.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.90% 8.86% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 831 1027
Median daily rate £371 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 21
Median hourly rate £26.00 £23.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £17.65 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.13 £48.42 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11835 12719 11781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.70% 23.04% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8036 8289 7508
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 172 200
Median hourly rate £32.50 £23.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.30% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.30 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £46.09 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £23.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+41.97% -26.98%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the UK.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the UK.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 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
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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
England -136 501 £375 +4.16% 218
London -131 191 £425 - 72
South East -62 95 £400 +23.07% 34
South West -23 48 £340 +3.03% 12
Yorkshire -24 47 £350 +7.69% 23
City of London -50 39 £450 +5.88% 15
Scotland -41 37 £325 -5.79% 6
Hampshire -9 28 £425 +36.00% 12
North East -19 28 £318 +3.67% 1
Tyne and Wear -24 28 £318 +35.10%
North West -50 27 £400 +23.07% 29
West Yorkshire -34 26 £325 - 17
Wales -8 25 £300 -22.58% 1
East of England -27 25 £363 +1.75% 18
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 24 £320 +36.17%
South Wales -19 23 £300 -25.00% 1
West Midlands -30 21 £400 +23.07% 16
Bristol +7 19 £338 +9.75% 6
Leeds -26 19 £331 +1.92% 12
South Yorkshire -1 17 £381 +17.30% 5
Cheshire -7 17 £460 +41.61% 1
East Midlands -20 17 £324 +3.60% 12
Milton Keynes +8 16 £425 +21.42% 5
Buckinghamshire -2 16 £425 +21.42% 5
Renfrewshire -26 16 £300 -13.35%
Erskine -26 16 £300 -13.35%
Surrey -36 16 £411 +16.66% 4
Oxfordshire -1 15 £390 +28.92% 1
Cardiff -17 15 £275 +1.85% 1
Oxford +6 12 £400 +33.33%

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 1255 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 829 (66.06%) SQL
3 570 (45.42%) Microsoft
4 472 (37.61%) .NET
5 449 (35.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 445 (35.46%) C#
7 423 (33.71%) Windows
8 399 (31.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 369 (29.40%) T-SQL
10 345 (27.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 320 (25.50%) SQL Server 2005
12 281 (22.39%) ASP.NET
13 256 (20.40%) Business Intelligence
14 232 (18.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 230 (18.33%) MS Excel
16 216 (17.21%) Finance
17 208 (16.57%) Windows Server
18 195 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
19 192 (15.30%) MVC
20 185 (14.74%) JavaScript
21 181 (14.42%) Windows Server 2008
22 178 (14.18%) PowerShell
23 176 (14.02%) .NET Framework
23 176 (14.02%) Data Warehouse
24 172 (13.71%) HTML
25 170 (13.55%) ETL
26 169 (13.47%) Active Directory
27 162 (12.91%) CSS
28 155 (12.35%) SQL Server 2014
29 151 (12.03%) SharePoint

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 151 (12.03%) SharePoint
2 115 (9.16%) IIS
3 84 (6.69%) MS Exchange
4 54 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (3.82%) SharePoint 2013
6 45 (3.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 33 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 30 (2.39%) Skype for Business
9 18 (1.43%) Apache
10 17 (1.35%) CMS
11 15 (1.20%) Node.js
12 14 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
13 13 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
13 13 (1.04%) Moodle
13 13 (1.04%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (0.72%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.72%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 230 (18.33%) MS Excel
2 76 (6.06%) MS Office
3 12 (0.96%) InfoPath
3 12 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.080%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.080%) Simulink
6 1 (0.080%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.32%) Northgate Housing
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
7 2 (0.16%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.16%) SAP SCM
8 1 (0.080%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.080%) Endur
8 1 (0.080%) FastStats
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle Utilities
8 1 (0.080%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.080%) Scribe Insight
8 1 (0.080%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 52 (4.14%) Office 365
2 50 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.80%) OneDrive
4 9 (0.72%) Yammer
5 8 (0.64%) Boomi
6 4 (0.32%) SaaS
7 2 (0.16%) PaaS
8 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.080%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.080%) GitHub
8 1 (0.080%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.080%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.080%) IaaS
8 1 (0.080%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (5.58%) SAN
2 62 (4.94%) Firewall
3 59 (4.70%) DNS
4 40 (3.19%) Internet
5 30 (2.39%) DHCP
6 24 (1.91%) LAN
6 24 (1.91%) WAN
7 20 (1.59%) Intranet
8 17 (1.35%) VPN
8 17 (1.35%) Wireless
9 15 (1.20%) FTP
9 15 (1.20%) TCP/IP
9 15 (1.20%) VoIP
10 14 (1.12%) SMTP
11 11 (0.88%) NAS
12 10 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (0.80%) Kerberos
13 9 (0.72%) HTTP
14 8 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (0.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1255 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 449 (35.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 399 (31.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 345 (27.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 320 (25.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 232 (18.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 176 (14.02%) Data Warehouse
8 155 (12.35%) SQL Server 2014
9 85 (6.77%) Oracle Database
10 73 (5.82%) SQL Server 2000
11 53 (4.22%) Oracle Database 11g
12 48 (3.82%) Relational Database
13 45 (3.59%) OLAP
14 43 (3.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 33 (2.63%) OLAP Cube
16 27 (2.15%) QlikView
17 25 (1.99%) MySQL
17 25 (1.99%) Power BI
18 24 (1.91%) MS Access
19 22 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 100 (7.97%) Visual Studio
2 88 (7.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (4.14%) Subversion
4 30 (2.39%) Git (software)
5 29 (2.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 26 (2.07%) NUnit
7 24 (1.91%) Selenium
8 23 (1.83%) SpecFlow
9 16 (1.27%) TeamCity
10 13 (1.04%) JIRA
11 12 (0.96%) Jenkins
11 12 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (0.96%) TortoiseSVN
12 11 (0.88%) MSBuild
13 10 (0.80%) CruiseControl
14 9 (0.72%) Jasmine
14 9 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 8 (0.64%) ERwin
16 7 (0.56%) Moq
16 7 (0.56%) NSubstitute
General
1 216 (17.21%) Finance
2 79 (6.29%) Banking
3 32 (2.55%) Marketing
4 31 (2.47%) Law
5 27 (2.15%) Retail
6 22 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 21 (1.67%) Advertising
7 21 (1.67%) Back Office
8 20 (1.59%) Front Office
9 19 (1.51%) Legal
10 15 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.12%) Telecoms
12 12 (0.96%) Publishing
13 9 (0.72%) Military
14 8 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.56%) Electronics
16 4 (0.32%) Hungarian Language
16 4 (0.32%) Local Government
17 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 672 (53.55%) Developer
2 255 (20.32%) SQL Developer
3 230 (18.33%) .NET Developer
4 202 (16.10%) DBA
5 173 (13.78%) SQL DBA
6 161 (12.83%) C# Developer
7 113 (9.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 110 (8.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 92 (7.33%) Administrator
10 89 (7.09%) SQL Server DBA
11 87 (6.93%) SSIS Developer
12 80 (6.37%) SQL Server Developer
13 76 (6.06%) Analyst
14 62 (4.94%) SSRS Developer
15 54 (4.30%) SQL BI Developer
16 49 (3.90%) Architect
16 49 (3.90%) Consultant
17 44 (3.51%) ASP.NET Developer
18 41 (3.27%) Senior Developer
19 35 (2.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 472 (37.61%) .NET
2 281 (22.39%) ASP.NET
3 176 (14.02%) .NET Framework
4 172 (13.71%) HTML
5 162 (12.91%) CSS
6 137 (10.92%) jQuery
7 116 (9.24%) XML
8 101 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 94 (7.49%) Web Services
10 89 (7.09%) Entity Framework
11 78 (6.22%) WCF
12 69 (5.50%) HTML5
13 66 (5.26%) Ajax
14 53 (4.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 52 (4.14%) ASP.NET Web API
16 51 (4.06%) AngularJS
17 50 (3.98%) WPF
18 48 (3.82%) CSS3
19 45 (3.59%) MDX
20 37 (2.95%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.37%) Clustering
2 83 (6.61%) Replication
3 67 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (3.11%) NHS
5 28 (2.23%) Computer Science
5 28 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 26 (2.07%) Data Centre
7 18 (1.43%) Data Integration
8 13 (1.04%) Mathematics
9 12 (0.96%) Client/Server
9 12 (0.96%) N-Tier
10 11 (0.88%) e-Learning
10 11 (0.88%) PKI
11 10 (0.80%) Algorithms
11 10 (0.80%) Market Risk
11 10 (0.80%) Visualisation
12 9 (0.72%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.64%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 423 (33.71%) Windows
2 208 (16.57%) Windows Server
3 181 (14.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 133 (10.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 80 (6.37%) Linux
6 70 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (3.75%) Windows 7
8 37 (2.95%) Unix
9 24 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (1.75%) Solaris
11 14 (1.12%) AIX
12 9 (0.72%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.72%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.64%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.56%) CentOS
15 4 (0.32%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.16%) Fedora
17 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (20.40%) Business Intelligence
2 195 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
3 192 (15.30%) MVC
4 170 (13.55%) ETL
5 150 (11.95%) Performance Tuning
6 105 (8.37%) Migration
7 90 (7.17%) ITIL
8 84 (6.69%) Web Development
9 83 (6.61%) TDD
10 79 (6.29%) OO
11 73 (5.82%) Kimball Methodology
12 64 (5.10%) Project Management
13 62 (4.94%) Data Modelling
14 61 (4.86%) Scrum
15 55 (4.38%) Unit Testing
16 52 (4.14%) CRM
17 51 (4.06%) BDD
18 48 (3.82%) Data Management
19 46 (3.67%) Continuous Integration
20 45 (3.59%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 829 (66.06%) SQL
2 445 (35.46%) C#
3 369 (29.40%) T-SQL
4 185 (14.74%) JavaScript
5 178 (14.18%) PowerShell
6 92 (7.33%) VB.NET
7 76 (6.06%) VB
8 68 (5.42%) VBA
8 68 (5.42%) VBScript
9 62 (4.94%) Java
10 27 (2.15%) C
11 26 (2.07%) PL/SQL
12 21 (1.67%) Shell Script
13 19 (1.51%) FQL
13 19 (1.51%) PHP
14 17 (1.35%) Python
15 14 (1.12%) Korn
15 14 (1.12%) Perl
16 10 (0.80%) C++
17 9 (0.72%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 107 (8.53%) Security Cleared
2 85 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 82 (6.53%) Degree
4 68 (5.42%) SC Cleared
5 42 (3.35%) MCSE
6 22 (1.75%) DV Cleared
7 16 (1.27%) MCITP
8 15 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (1.12%) MCTS
10 13 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.96%) CCNA
11 12 (0.96%) MCP
12 10 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.56%) MCSA
14 5 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.24%) ISTQB
15 3 (0.24%) MCDBA
15 3 (0.24%) MCSD
16 2 (0.16%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.23%) QA
2 25 (1.99%) Data Quality
3 22 (1.75%) SLA
4 12 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.32%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.24%) MiFID
9 2 (0.16%) DICOM
9 2 (0.16%) HL7
9 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.080%) PMBOK
System Software
1 169 (13.47%) Active Directory
2 86 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (3.11%) Hyper-V
4 26 (2.07%) XenApp
5 23 (1.83%) vSphere
6 17 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.20%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.80%) ISA Server
9 7 (0.56%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.40%) Firmware
11 5 (0.40%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.16%) SRDF
13 2 (0.16%) UAG
14 1 (0.080%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.080%) NFS
14 1 (0.080%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (3.03%) SCCM
2 24 (1.91%) SCOM
3 18 (1.43%) WSUS
4 12 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 12 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (0.80%) Data Guard
6 9 (0.72%) Tivoli
7 8 (0.64%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 7 (0.56%) Netcool
9 6 (0.48%) Nagios
9 6 (0.48%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.40%) Puppet
10 5 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.32%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (0.32%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 4 (0.32%) Simpana
11 4 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 570 (45.42%) Microsoft
2 136 (10.84%) VMware
3 123 (9.80%) Oracle
4 60 (4.78%) Citrix
5 59 (4.70%) HP
6 50 (3.98%) Cisco
7 32 (2.55%) Red Hat
8 29 (2.31%) SAP
9 25 (1.99%) IBM
10 24 (1.91%) Tableau
11 23 (1.83%) ServiceNow
12 22 (1.75%) NetApp
13 21 (1.67%) Dell
14 19 (1.51%) Sybase
15 18 (1.43%) EMC
16 17 (1.35%) CommVault
16 17 (1.35%) RedGate
16 17 (1.35%) Symantec
17 14 (1.12%) Lumension
17 14 (1.12%) Telerik
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