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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 146 93 67
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -26
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 929 1156 1440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 2.08% 2.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.93% 9.66% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 795 955
Average daily rate
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£375 £351 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 33
Average hourly rate £29.50 £19.75 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.36% -35.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £12.30 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.30 £110.40 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £19.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+51.28% -36.06%

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
13400 11968 11662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.55% 21.50% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8804 7393 7211
Average daily rate £401 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 179 204
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £13.04 £16.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £67.00 £50.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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 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
England -52 839 £375 +7.14% 313
London -19 376 £420 -1.17% 85
City of London +16 143 £425 -5.55% 16
South East -68 132 £348 +6.92% 73
North West -30 88 £350 +8.52% 49
Yorkshire -32 56 £325 +7.43% 13
South West -23 52 £325 - 43
West Yorkshire -23 51 £325 +6.55% 7
East of England -24 51 £325 -7.14% 16
Wales +7 44 £425 +2.40% 8
West Midlands +2 44 £335 -4.28% 17
South Wales +4 36 £431 +6.48% 8
Leeds -23 36 £325 +17.11% 4
Scotland -46 31 £359 +2.50% 1
Surrey -22 27 £350 +7.69% 12
Lancashire +9 22 £408 -1.03% 6
Berkshire -19 22 £363 -2.02% 19
Merseyside +6 20 £325 -13.33% 5
Hampshire -40 20 £370 +5.71% 14
Manchester -47 20 £325 - 27
Liverpool +11 19 £300 -20.00% 4
Cambridgeshire -3 19 £275 -15.38% 4
Birmingham +3 18 £343 -2.14% 5
Buckinghamshire -3 18 £275 -15.38% 8
East Midlands -22 18 £318 +5.83% 14
North East -31 18 £301 -14.05% 3
Newport +4 17 £493 +18.67% 1
Tyne and Wear -21 17 £301 -15.26% 3
Cheshire -22 17 £325 +8.33% 8
Gloucestershire +1 16 £313 -15.54% 7

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1909 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1209 (63.33%) SQL
3 796 (41.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 780 (40.86%) .NET
5 730 (38.24%) C#
6 709 (37.14%) T-SQL
7 685 (35.88%) Microsoft
8 660 (34.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 623 (32.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 473 (24.78%) ASP.NET
11 462 (24.20%) SQL Server 2005
12 449 (23.52%) Finance
13 423 (22.16%) Windows
14 414 (21.69%) Business Intelligence
15 387 (20.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 355 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
17 342 (17.92%) JavaScript
18 340 (17.81%) Data Warehouse
19 329 (17.23%) MVC
20 321 (16.82%) HTML
21 314 (16.45%) .NET Framework
22 287 (15.03%) Visual Studio
23 282 (14.77%) ETL
24 276 (14.46%) MS Excel
25 258 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
26 245 (12.83%) CSS
27 228 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
28 224 (11.73%) SharePoint
29 223 (11.68%) jQuery
30 215 (11.26%) WCF

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 224 (11.73%) SharePoint
2 208 (10.90%) IIS
3 98 (5.13%) MS Exchange
4 69 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 66 (3.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 60 (3.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 37 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
8 32 (1.68%) CMS
9 27 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
10 26 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
11 22 (1.15%) Lync
12 21 (1.10%) Umbraco
13 20 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
14 18 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
15 17 (0.89%) Apache
16 15 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
17 12 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 11 (0.58%) Node.js
18 11 (0.58%) Apache Pig
19 9 (0.47%) MQSeries
Applications
1 276 (14.46%) MS Excel
2 71 (3.72%) MS Office
3 12 (0.63%) PowerPivot
4 9 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.42%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.21%) MS Project
7 4 (0.21%) FastStats
8 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.10%) SPSS
9 1 (0.052%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 60 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.63%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.10%) Sage BI
6 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.10%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.10%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.10%) Tridion
6 2 (0.10%) Agresso
7 1 (0.052%) Endur
7 1 (0.052%) Global One
7 1 (0.052%) Pivotal CRM
7 1 (0.052%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.052%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.052%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.052%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (1.05%) Office 365
3 12 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.58%) SaaS
5 5 (0.26%) Google Drive
6 4 (0.21%) GitHub
7 2 (0.10%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.052%) IaaS
8 1 (0.052%) Boomi
8 1 (0.052%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (4.09%) SAN
2 48 (2.51%) DNS
3 46 (2.41%) Firewall
4 45 (2.36%) WAN
5 39 (2.04%) LAN
6 38 (1.99%) DHCP
7 32 (1.68%) Internet
8 27 (1.41%) Intranet
9 24 (1.26%) TCP/IP
10 21 (1.10%) Wireless
11 18 (0.94%) HTTP
12 17 (0.89%) SMTP
13 16 (0.84%) NAS
14 13 (0.68%) VPN
15 11 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (0.47%) FTP
18 7 (0.37%) Wireshark
19 6 (0.31%) VLAN
19 6 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1909 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 796 (41.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 660 (34.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 623 (32.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 462 (24.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 387 (20.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 340 (17.81%) Data Warehouse
8 108 (5.66%) SQL Server 2000
9 95 (4.98%) Relational Database
10 93 (4.87%) Oracle Database
11 83 (4.35%) OLAP
12 68 (3.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 66 (3.46%) Oracle Database 11g
14 55 (2.88%) QlikView
15 50 (2.62%) DTS
16 49 (2.57%) RDBMS
17 46 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
18 45 (2.36%) MS Access
19 41 (2.15%) OLAP Cube
20 37 (1.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 287 (15.03%) Visual Studio
2 258 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 88 (4.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 82 (4.30%) NUnit
5 67 (3.51%) Git (software)
6 57 (2.99%) Subversion
7 41 (2.15%) TeamCity
7 41 (2.15%) SpecFlow
8 33 (1.73%) Selenium
9 28 (1.47%) ReSharper
9 28 (1.47%) Toad
10 27 (1.41%) JIRA
11 20 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 16 (0.84%) Moq
12 16 (0.84%) Jenkins
13 14 (0.73%) CruiseControl
14 12 (0.63%) Eclipse
15 11 (0.58%) Rhino Mocks
15 11 (0.58%) MSTest
16 10 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 449 (23.52%) Finance
2 146 (7.65%) Banking
3 70 (3.67%) Investment Banking
4 59 (3.09%) Back Office
5 57 (2.99%) Front Office
6 53 (2.78%) Retail
7 27 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 26 (1.36%) Legal
9 22 (1.15%) Telecoms
10 19 (1.00%) Advertising
10 19 (1.00%) Marketing
11 17 (0.89%) Law
12 10 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.31%) Automotive
14 5 (0.26%) Electronics
14 5 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.21%) Local Government
16 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.16%) Publishing
17 2 (0.10%) Military
Job Titles
1 1173 (61.45%) Developer
2 346 (18.12%) SQL Developer
3 334 (17.50%) .NET Developer
4 257 (13.46%) DBA
5 221 (11.58%) SQL DBA
6 198 (10.37%) Analyst
7 163 (8.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 162 (8.49%) C# Developer
9 109 (5.71%) SQL Server DBA
10 108 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
11 90 (4.71%) SQL Server Developer
12 76 (3.98%) Administrator
12 76 (3.98%) Senior Developer
13 68 (3.56%) ASP.NET Developer
14 64 (3.35%) Support Analyst
15 61 (3.20%) Consultant
16 55 (2.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 53 (2.78%) Applications Support
18 44 (2.30%) Database Developer
19 41 (2.15%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 780 (40.86%) .NET
2 473 (24.78%) ASP.NET
3 321 (16.82%) HTML
4 314 (16.45%) .NET Framework
5 245 (12.83%) CSS
6 223 (11.68%) jQuery
7 215 (11.26%) WCF
8 211 (11.05%) XML
9 210 (11.00%) Web Services
10 194 (10.16%) ASP.NET MVC
11 140 (7.33%) Entity Framework
12 118 (6.18%) HTML5
13 114 (5.97%) Ajax
14 100 (5.24%) LINQ
15 93 (4.87%) WPF
16 84 (4.40%) SOAP
17 79 (4.14%) MDX
17 79 (4.14%) REST
18 78 (4.09%) ASP.NET Web API
19 73 (3.82%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 113 (5.92%) Clustering
2 108 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (5.34%) Replication
4 80 (4.19%) NHS
5 48 (2.51%) N-Tier
6 38 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 35 (1.83%) Data Structures
8 28 (1.47%) Derivative
9 27 (1.41%) Data Centre
10 24 (1.26%) Data Integration
10 24 (1.26%) Fixed Income
11 23 (1.20%) Management Information System
12 18 (0.94%) User Experience
13 17 (0.89%) Client/Server
13 17 (0.89%) Mathematics
14 16 (0.84%) HP Storage
15 15 (0.79%) Hedge funds
15 15 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.79%) Equities
15 15 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 423 (22.16%) Windows
2 228 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 127 (6.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 125 (6.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (2.88%) Windows 7
6 52 (2.72%) Linux
7 46 (2.41%) UNIX
8 17 (0.89%) AIX
9 10 (0.52%) Solaris
9 10 (0.52%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.42%) Android
10 8 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.42%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.21%) CentOS
12 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.16%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.16%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (21.69%) Business Intelligence
2 355 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 329 (17.23%) MVC
4 282 (14.77%) ETL
5 203 (10.63%) TDD
6 164 (8.59%) Unit Testing
7 157 (8.22%) Migration
8 154 (8.07%) Performance Tuning
9 131 (6.86%) Data Modelling
10 127 (6.65%) ITIL
11 126 (6.60%) Scrum
12 112 (5.87%) CRM
13 110 (5.76%) SDLC
14 104 (5.45%) OO
15 85 (4.45%) Data Migration
16 82 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
17 80 (4.19%) Kimball Methodology
18 78 (4.09%) BDD
19 66 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
20 63 (3.30%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1209 (63.33%) SQL
2 730 (38.24%) C#
3 709 (37.14%) T-SQL
4 342 (17.92%) JavaScript
5 144 (7.54%) PowerShell
6 102 (5.34%) VB.NET
7 93 (4.87%) VB
8 90 (4.71%) PL/SQL
9 81 (4.24%) VBA
10 71 (3.72%) Java
11 47 (2.46%) VBScript
12 31 (1.62%) C++
13 24 (1.26%) C
14 23 (1.20%) VB6
15 20 (1.05%) Shell Script
16 14 (0.73%) FQL
17 13 (0.68%) X++
17 13 (0.68%) PHP
17 13 (0.68%) Python
18 10 (0.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 108 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 91 (4.77%) Degree
3 82 (4.30%) SC Cleared
3 82 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (1.26%) MCSE
4 24 (1.26%) MCSA
5 18 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (0.89%) MCTS
7 14 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.52%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (0.37%) CCNP
11 5 (0.26%) CCNA
11 5 (0.26%) MCDBA
11 5 (0.26%) MCITP
12 4 (0.21%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.21%) ISEB
12 4 (0.21%) CCA
12 4 (0.21%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.36%) QA
2 25 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.00%) SLA
4 9 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.21%) HL7
5 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.16%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.16%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.10%) GAAP
7 2 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.052%) HIPAA
System Software
1 141 (7.39%) Active Directory
2 76 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (2.46%) Hyper-V
4 40 (2.10%) vSphere
5 30 (1.57%) XenApp
6 25 (1.31%) VMware ESX
7 23 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (0.63%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.31%) UAG
12 4 (0.21%) Oracle Clusterware
12 4 (0.21%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.21%) XenServer
13 3 (0.16%) Samba
13 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.16%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 2 (0.10%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 33 (1.73%) SCOM
2 28 (1.47%) SCCM
3 18 (0.94%) ARCserve
4 12 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
5 11 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (0.52%) Data Guard
7 8 (0.42%) WSUS
7 8 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
8 7 (0.37%) Tivoli
9 6 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.31%) Control-M
9 6 (0.31%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (0.26%) vMotion
10 5 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.21%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.21%) Puppet
11 4 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.21%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 685 (35.88%) Microsoft
2 165 (8.64%) Oracle
3 128 (6.71%) VMware
4 75 (3.93%) HP
5 65 (3.40%) Cisco
6 62 (3.25%) Citrix
7 39 (2.04%) Tableau
8 37 (1.94%) Telerik
9 35 (1.83%) SAP
10 29 (1.52%) Cognos
11 27 (1.41%) Sybase
12 23 (1.20%) EMC
13 19 (1.00%) IBM
14 18 (0.94%) Red Gate
15 17 (0.89%) 3PAR
15 17 (0.89%) Red Hat
15 17 (0.89%) EPiServer
16 15 (0.79%) Informatica
17 14 (0.73%) CA
18 13 (0.68%) NetApp
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £425 - £467.50 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Energon People
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago