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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 105 72 57
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1029 1311 1462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.90% 2.56% 3.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.04% 11.28% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 862 992
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 39
Average hourly rate £31.75 £31.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.00 £21.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.58 £39.52 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +20.37%

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
11385 11624 10887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.99% 22.71% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7570 7136 6619
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 258 259
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -4.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.40 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £48.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -43 927 £363 -3.33% 275
London -31 415 £400 -5.88% 64
South East -34 156 £340 +4.61% 51
City of London -21 126 £400 -5.88% 27
South West -26 87 £363 +0.34% 34
Yorkshire -20 69 £313 -0.79% 26
Scotland +1 62 £400 +23.07% 12
North West -7 58 £310 +5.08% 23
West Yorkshire -13 54 £313 +2.04% 18
East of England -29 53 £375 +17.64% 23
West Midlands -16 52 £350 +10.23% 30
Leeds -5 41 £313 +7.75% 14
Surrey +13 40 £350 -1.75% 8
Hampshire -30 38 £329 +4.46% 11
Manchester -11 31 £308 +6.95% 11
Bristol -11 30 £350 +12.44% 8
Berkshire -4 29 £350 -18.60% 12
Somerset -12 29 £375 -5.06% 1
Wales -17 29 £338 -6.89% 9
Glasgow -2 27 £338 - 9
Edinburgh -12 27 £400 +28.00% 3
South Wales -3 25 £320 -17.41% 7
Cardiff +2 22 £315 -18.70% 6
Reading +30 19 £350 -0.70% 5
North East -16 19 £342 +13.82% 5
Birmingham -17 18 £350 +7.69% 8
Hertfordshire +9 17 £350 +0.07% 7
Taunton -4 17 £400 +6.66%
Tyne and Wear -14 17 £342 +13.82% 4
East Midlands -33 15 £215 -28.33% 19

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2178 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1382 (63.45%) SQL
3 1023 (46.97%) .NET
4 890 (40.86%) C#
5 851 (39.07%) Microsoft
6 728 (33.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 632 (29.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 625 (28.70%) T-SQL
9 615 (28.24%) ASP.NET
10 599 (27.50%) SQL Server 2005
11 563 (25.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 510 (23.42%) Windows
13 432 (19.83%) Finance
14 430 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
15 421 (19.33%) JavaScript
16 415 (19.05%) MVC
17 407 (18.69%) HTML
18 375 (17.22%) Business Intelligence
19 371 (17.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 363 (16.67%) CSS
21 352 (16.16%) .NET Framework
22 344 (15.79%) MS Excel
23 321 (14.74%) Data Warehouse
24 314 (14.42%) Visual Studio
25 304 (13.96%) XML
26 293 (13.45%) WCF
27 292 (13.41%) ETL
28 268 (12.30%) Team Foundation Server
29 258 (11.85%) jQuery
30 256 (11.75%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 235 (10.79%) SharePoint
2 179 (8.22%) IIS
3 117 (5.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 100 (4.59%) MS Exchange
5 93 (4.27%) BizTalk Server
6 61 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 57 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 53 (2.43%) CMS
9 37 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
10 27 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
11 26 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
12 18 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
13 13 (0.60%) Umbraco
13 13 (0.60%) SAS
14 12 (0.55%) Apache Solr
14 12 (0.55%) Node.js
15 11 (0.51%) Lync
16 10 (0.46%) JBoss
16 10 (0.46%) Apache
17 9 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 344 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 108 (4.96%) MS Office
3 24 (1.10%) PowerPivot
4 18 (0.83%) MS Project
5 17 (0.78%) InfoPath
6 10 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.32%) SPSS
8 7 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (0.23%) FastStats
10 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.046%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.046%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.046%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.046%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 86 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.38%) Markit EDM
3 15 (0.69%) Agresso
4 14 (0.64%) SAP BPC
5 11 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.18%) TRIRIGA
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (0.14%) Academy Housing
12 2 (0.092%) Dynamics GP
12 2 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
12 2 (0.092%) Cognos TM1
12 2 (0.092%) Oracle Financials
12 2 (0.092%) Oracle 11i
12 2 (0.092%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 69 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (1.47%) PaaS
3 9 (0.41%) Office 365
4 8 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.18%) SaaS
6 2 (0.092%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.092%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 98 (4.50%) SAN
2 68 (3.12%) DNS
3 61 (2.80%) Firewall
4 57 (2.62%) TCP/IP
5 50 (2.30%) DHCP
6 36 (1.65%) HTTP
7 29 (1.33%) WAN
7 29 (1.33%) LAN
8 28 (1.29%) Internet
8 28 (1.29%) NAS
9 27 (1.24%) VPN
10 22 (1.01%) SSL
10 22 (1.01%) FTP
11 18 (0.83%) VoIP
12 15 (0.69%) Extranet
12 15 (0.69%) VLAN
13 13 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (0.41%) Intranet
15 8 (0.37%) SMTP
15 8 (0.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2178 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 728 (33.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 632 (29.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 599 (27.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 563 (25.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 371 (17.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 321 (14.74%) Data Warehouse
8 181 (8.31%) SQL Server 2000
9 136 (6.24%) Relational Database
10 100 (4.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 97 (4.45%) OLAP
12 83 (3.81%) Oracle Database
13 82 (3.76%) RDBMS
14 68 (3.12%) QlikView
15 52 (2.39%) DTS
16 45 (2.07%) OLAP Cube
17 44 (2.02%) Oracle Database 10g
18 42 (1.93%) MS Access
18 42 (1.93%) MySQL
19 41 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 314 (14.42%) Visual Studio
2 268 (12.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 57 (2.62%) NUnit
4 45 (2.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 38 (1.74%) Subversion
6 34 (1.56%) MSTest
7 31 (1.42%) SpecFlow
8 26 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 26 (1.19%) JIRA
9 23 (1.06%) Git (software)
10 19 (0.87%) Selenium
11 15 (0.69%) Rhino Mocks
12 14 (0.64%) TeamCity
13 12 (0.55%) ReSharper
13 12 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
13 12 (0.55%) Moq
14 10 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
15 8 (0.37%) MSI
15 8 (0.37%) NSubstitute
16 7 (0.32%) MSBuild
General
1 432 (19.83%) Finance
2 153 (7.02%) Banking
3 62 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 48 (2.20%) Retail
5 47 (2.16%) Front Office
6 46 (2.11%) Investment Banking
7 38 (1.74%) Marketing
8 36 (1.65%) Legal
9 33 (1.52%) Back Office
10 22 (1.01%) Billing
11 18 (0.83%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.60%) Advertising
13 12 (0.55%) Law
14 11 (0.51%) Publishing
15 10 (0.46%) Electronics
15 10 (0.46%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.32%) Games
16 7 (0.32%) Military
17 5 (0.23%) Local Government
17 5 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1342 (61.62%) Developer
2 396 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 307 (14.10%) SQL Developer
4 221 (10.15%) DBA
5 211 (9.69%) Analyst
6 195 (8.95%) SQL DBA
7 193 (8.86%) C# Developer
8 143 (6.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 138 (6.34%) Senior Developer
10 133 (6.11%) C# .NET Developer
11 113 (5.19%) Administrator
12 93 (4.27%) SQL Server DBA
13 87 (3.99%) Consultant
14 80 (3.67%) Senior .NET Developer
15 79 (3.63%) SQL Server Developer
16 76 (3.49%) Applications Support
17 74 (3.40%) ASP.NET Developer
18 67 (3.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 62 (2.85%) Software Developer
20 58 (2.66%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1023 (46.97%) .NET
2 615 (28.24%) ASP.NET
3 407 (18.69%) HTML
4 363 (16.67%) CSS
5 352 (16.16%) .NET Framework
6 304 (13.96%) XML
7 293 (13.45%) WCF
8 258 (11.85%) jQuery
9 256 (11.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 256 (11.75%) Web Services
10 215 (9.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 126 (5.79%) Ajax
12 98 (4.50%) HTML5
13 92 (4.22%) WPF
14 88 (4.04%) LINQ
15 78 (3.58%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 73 (3.35%) MDX
17 70 (3.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 63 (2.89%) WinForms
19 61 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 172 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (6.15%) Clustering
3 98 (4.50%) Replication
4 88 (4.04%) NHS
5 58 (2.66%) Open Source
6 41 (1.88%) N-Tier
7 40 (1.84%) Data Integration
8 36 (1.65%) Management Information System
9 32 (1.47%) Computer Science
10 24 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
10 24 (1.10%) Data Structures
11 21 (0.96%) Visualisation
12 16 (0.73%) IVR
12 16 (0.73%) Derivative
13 15 (0.69%) GIS
14 14 (0.64%) Fixed Income
14 14 (0.64%) Blackberry
14 14 (0.64%) Data Extraction
14 14 (0.64%) iPad
15 13 (0.60%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 510 (23.42%) Windows
2 251 (11.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 146 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 80 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (2.57%) Windows 7
6 51 (2.34%) UNIX
7 41 (1.88%) Windows XP
8 40 (1.84%) Linux
9 22 (1.01%) AIX
10 20 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (0.83%) Windows 8
11 18 (0.83%) Windows Vista
12 11 (0.51%) Windows 2000
13 10 (0.46%) Apple iOS
14 9 (0.41%) CentOS
15 8 (0.37%) Solaris
16 5 (0.23%) HPUX
16 5 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
2 415 (19.05%) MVC
3 375 (17.22%) Business Intelligence
4 292 (13.41%) ETL
5 205 (9.41%) Migration
6 192 (8.82%) TDD
7 180 (8.26%) Scrum
8 167 (7.67%) Performance Tuning
9 136 (6.24%) Data Modelling
10 134 (6.15%) OO
11 131 (6.01%) CRM
12 119 (5.46%) Unit Testing
13 90 (4.13%) ITIL
14 81 (3.72%) Data Migration
15 70 (3.21%) Data Analysis
16 69 (3.17%) Web Development
17 61 (2.80%) Kimball Methodology
18 59 (2.71%) SOA
19 57 (2.62%) Workflow
20 56 (2.57%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1382 (63.45%) SQL
2 890 (40.86%) C#
3 625 (28.70%) T-SQL
4 421 (19.33%) JavaScript
5 122 (5.60%) VBA
6 119 (5.46%) VB.NET
7 113 (5.19%) PowerShell
8 96 (4.41%) VBScript
9 93 (4.27%) PL/SQL
10 82 (3.76%) Java
11 69 (3.17%) VB
12 39 (1.79%) C++
13 34 (1.56%) Shell Script
14 26 (1.19%) VB6
14 26 (1.19%) C
15 22 (1.01%) XAML
16 17 (0.78%) Ruby
17 15 (0.69%) Bash Shell
17 15 (0.69%) Perl
18 13 (0.60%) Korn
Qualifications
1 120 (5.51%) Security Cleared
2 101 (4.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (3.58%) SC Cleared
4 72 (3.31%) Degree
5 47 (2.16%) MCTS
6 42 (1.93%) MCSE
7 35 (1.61%) MCITP
8 17 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (0.73%) CCNA
9 16 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (0.64%) MCSA
11 9 (0.41%) DV Cleared
12 8 (0.37%) MCDBA
13 6 (0.28%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.18%) VCP5
14 4 (0.18%) CCNP
14 4 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.18%) CCEA
15 3 (0.14%) CISSP
15 3 (0.14%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (1.70%) QA
2 35 (1.61%) SLA
3 7 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.092%) HL7
6 1 (0.046%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.046%) GxP
System Software
1 157 (7.21%) Active Directory
2 102 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (2.57%) vSphere
4 48 (2.20%) VMware ESX
5 37 (1.70%) Hyper-V
6 20 (0.92%) XenApp
7 18 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
8 16 (0.73%) Terminal Services
9 13 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
10 11 (0.51%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.37%) UAG
12 7 (0.32%) vCloud
13 5 (0.23%) KVM
13 5 (0.23%) RHEV
13 5 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.18%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.14%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.092%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.092%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 64 (2.94%) SCCM
2 59 (2.71%) SCOM
3 24 (1.10%) NetBackup
4 21 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
5 19 (0.87%) Control-M
6 15 (0.69%) Backup Exec
7 11 (0.51%) SCVMM
7 11 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (0.46%) Hyperic
9 9 (0.41%) Data Guard
9 9 (0.41%) ARCserve
10 8 (0.37%) WSUS
11 7 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.28%) EdgeSight
12 6 (0.28%) SCDPM
12 6 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.28%) Puppet
12 6 (0.28%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 4 (0.18%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 851 (39.07%) Microsoft
2 224 (10.28%) Oracle
3 155 (7.12%) VMware
4 61 (2.80%) HP
5 59 (2.71%) Citrix
6 51 (2.34%) Business Objects
7 47 (2.16%) Cisco
8 45 (2.07%) SAP
9 41 (1.88%) Cognos
10 40 (1.84%) Symantec
11 36 (1.65%) IBM
12 32 (1.47%) EMC
13 28 (1.29%) Sybase
13 28 (1.29%) Tableau
14 27 (1.24%) Informatica
15 23 (1.06%) Telerik
16 21 (0.96%) BMC
17 19 (0.87%) Dell
17 19 (0.87%) Red Hat
18 14 (0.64%) NetApp
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Upon Application
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Networkers Plc
Rate: Up to UKP 425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £200 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £275.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
South West London
Energon Technology
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £320 - £420 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago