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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
Rank 220 188 105
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -83
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 497 670 1021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.29% 1.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.91% 5.75% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 492 696
Median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £260 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 23
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +70.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.40 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £63.85 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £27.10
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +56.85%

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
10130 11652 11497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.33% 22.40% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6857 7834 7432
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 212 159
Median hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £60.62 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -29 470 £375 +3.44% 173
London -39 183 £375 -6.25% 54
South East -11 70 £400 +14.28% 35
City of London -8 57 £361 -15.00% 12
North West +32 53 £350 +7.69% 27
Yorkshire +17 45 £350 +3.70% 12
South West +13 43 £325 -7.14% 10
Manchester +23 33 £375 +7.14% 16
West Yorkshire +10 30 £350 +3.70% 6
Leeds 0 28 £350 -17.64% 3
West Midlands -7 27 £375 +7.14% 21
East of England -11 22 £425 +21.42% 6
Oxfordshire +3 18 £400 +23.07% 3
Hampshire +8 17 £425 +21.42% 9
Tyne and Wear -4 14 £400 +23.07% 1
North East -15 14 £400 +34.77% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 13 £450 +12.50%
Oxford +13 12 £463 -
East Midlands -17 12 £340 -9.33% 7
Scotland +25 11 £375 -14.28% 1
South Yorkshire +7 11 £345 +25.45% 4
Wiltshire +6 11 £208 -30.83%
Somerset - 11 £350 - 2
Bristol -3 10 £325 -7.14% 5
Berkshire +11 9 £425 +21.42% 5
Buckinghamshire +5 9 £275 -35.29% 2
Cheshire +30 7 £350 +3.70% 6
Merseyside 0 7 £338 +3.84% 1
West Sussex -7 7 £413 +22.22% 4
Edinburgh +13 6 £450 -

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 975 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 636 (65.23%) SQL
3 463 (47.49%) Microsoft
4 429 (44.00%) .NET
5 415 (42.56%) C#
6 352 (36.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 341 (34.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 290 (29.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 286 (29.33%) Windows
10 284 (29.13%) T-SQL
11 238 (24.41%) ASP.NET
12 220 (22.56%) MVC
13 207 (21.23%) Finance
14 202 (20.72%) Business Intelligence
15 200 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
16 193 (19.79%) JavaScript
17 181 (18.56%) HTML
17 181 (18.56%) SQL Server 2014
18 178 (18.26%) MS Excel
19 165 (16.92%) Team Foundation Server
20 156 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
21 153 (15.69%) WCF
22 144 (14.77%) CSS
22 144 (14.77%) jQuery
23 142 (14.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 136 (13.95%) Visual Studio
25 135 (13.85%) Data Warehouse
26 129 (13.23%) .NET Framework
27 126 (12.92%) XML
28 116 (11.90%) Migration

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
1 112 (11.49%) IIS
2 83 (8.51%) SharePoint
3 46 (4.72%) BizTalk Server
4 44 (4.51%) MS Exchange
5 36 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 23 (2.36%) CMS
8 22 (2.26%) Umbraco
9 16 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 15 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (1.54%) NServiceBus
11 14 (1.44%) Apache
11 14 (1.44%) Apache Pig
12 13 (1.33%) Skype for Business
13 12 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (1.13%) SAS
15 10 (1.03%) JBoss
16 8 (0.82%) Oracle Application Server
16 8 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 8 (0.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 178 (18.26%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.69%) MS Office
3 10 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.92%) MS Project
5 8 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 63 (6.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.36%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.72%) OpenText Process Suite
5 6 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.51%) FastStats
7 4 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.41%) HFM
7 4 (0.41%) Pegasus Opera
8 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.31%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.10%) ReMetrica
9 1 (0.10%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.10%) SAP SCM
9 1 (0.10%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 90 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (3.90%) IaaS
3 35 (3.59%) PaaS
4 25 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (2.56%) Office 365
5 22 (2.26%) SaaS
6 16 (1.64%) Boomi
7 4 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.31%) GitHub
9 2 (0.21%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.67%) DNS
2 23 (2.36%) TCP/IP
3 21 (2.15%) DHCP
4 19 (1.95%) Firewall
5 18 (1.85%) SAN
6 16 (1.64%) Internet
7 15 (1.54%) FTP
8 11 (1.13%) Broadband
8 11 (1.13%) HTTP
9 9 (0.92%) Intranet
10 7 (0.72%) Extranet
10 7 (0.72%) LDAP
10 7 (0.72%) SMTP
11 6 (0.62%) LAN
11 6 (0.62%) WAN
12 5 (0.51%) NAS
12 5 (0.51%) Skype
12 5 (0.51%) SSL
12 5 (0.51%) VPN
13 4 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 975 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 352 (36.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 341 (34.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 290 (29.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 181 (18.56%) SQL Server 2014
6 156 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 142 (14.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 135 (13.85%) Data Warehouse
9 64 (6.56%) Oracle Database
10 60 (6.15%) Relational Database
11 50 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
12 48 (4.92%) SQL Server 2000
13 36 (3.69%) MS Access
14 34 (3.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 33 (3.38%) QlikView
16 30 (3.08%) SQL Server 2016
17 29 (2.97%) Power BI
18 28 (2.87%) Oracle Database 10g
19 27 (2.77%) Big Data
20 25 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 165 (16.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 136 (13.95%) Visual Studio
3 43 (4.41%) Git (software)
4 28 (2.87%) JIRA
5 27 (2.77%) TeamCity
6 25 (2.56%) Subversion
7 16 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
8 13 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (1.13%) MSTest
9 11 (1.13%) Selenium
10 10 (1.03%) Jenkins
10 10 (1.03%) Moq
10 10 (1.03%) NUnit
11 9 (0.92%) MSBuild
12 8 (0.82%) webpack
13 7 (0.72%) CruiseControl
13 7 (0.72%) ReSharper
14 6 (0.62%) NuGet
14 6 (0.62%) WiX
15 5 (0.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 207 (21.23%) Finance
2 85 (8.72%) Banking
3 30 (3.08%) Retail
4 29 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.36%) Front Office
5 23 (2.36%) Marketing
6 21 (2.15%) Back Office
6 21 (2.15%) Investment Banking
7 19 (1.95%) Advertising
8 16 (1.64%) Legal
8 16 (1.64%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.44%) Corporate Banking
9 14 (1.44%) Retail Banking
10 10 (1.03%) Law
11 9 (0.92%) Electronics
12 7 (0.72%) Local Government
13 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.41%) Publishing
14 3 (0.31%) Billing
15 2 (0.21%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 582 (59.69%) Developer
2 211 (21.64%) .NET Developer
3 166 (17.03%) DBA
4 154 (15.79%) SQL Developer
5 145 (14.87%) SQL DBA
6 125 (12.82%) C# Developer
7 88 (9.03%) C# .NET Developer
8 68 (6.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 67 (6.87%) Analyst
10 66 (6.77%) Senior Developer
11 58 (5.95%) Administrator
11 58 (5.95%) Microsoft Developer
12 56 (5.74%) SQL Server Developer
13 54 (5.54%) SQL Server DBA
14 48 (4.92%) SSIS Developer
15 43 (4.41%) ASP.NET Developer
16 36 (3.69%) ETL Developer
17 35 (3.59%) SSRS Developer
18 33 (3.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 29 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 429 (44.00%) .NET
2 238 (24.41%) ASP.NET
3 181 (18.56%) HTML
4 153 (15.69%) WCF
5 144 (14.77%) CSS
5 144 (14.77%) jQuery
6 129 (13.23%) .NET Framework
7 126 (12.92%) XML
8 100 (10.26%) Web Services
9 80 (8.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 74 (7.59%) ASP.NET Web API
11 67 (6.87%) HTML5
12 66 (6.77%) Ajax
13 63 (6.46%) Entity Framework
14 60 (6.15%) AngularJS
15 55 (5.64%) SOAP
16 51 (5.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 51 (5.23%) WinForms
17 47 (4.82%) WPF
18 37 (3.79%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 83 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.23%) Clustering
3 33 (3.38%) Management Information System
3 33 (3.38%) Replication
4 29 (2.97%) N-Tier
5 19 (1.95%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.44%) Data Structures
7 12 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (0.92%) Computer Science
8 9 (0.92%) Derivative
9 8 (0.82%) NHS
9 8 (0.82%) PKI
10 7 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
10 7 (0.72%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.62%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.62%) Oracle Licensing
12 5 (0.51%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.51%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.51%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 286 (29.33%) Windows
2 112 (11.49%) Windows Server
3 103 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (7.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (5.33%) Linux
6 38 (3.90%) Unix
7 31 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (1.85%) Windows 7
9 16 (1.64%) Windows XP
10 15 (1.54%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.72%) AIX
12 7 (0.72%) Android
12 7 (0.72%) MVS
13 5 (0.51%) zOS
14 4 (0.41%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.31%) Solaris
16 2 (0.21%) CentOS
17 1 (0.10%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (22.56%) MVC
2 202 (20.72%) Business Intelligence
3 200 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (11.90%) Migration
5 109 (11.18%) ETL
6 85 (8.72%) Performance Tuning
7 83 (8.51%) TDD
8 72 (7.38%) CRM
8 72 (7.38%) Scrum
9 70 (7.18%) ITIL
10 57 (5.85%) Data Modelling
11 53 (5.44%) High Availability
12 48 (4.92%) Unit Testing
13 45 (4.62%) Analytics
14 42 (4.31%) Data Analysis
15 38 (3.90%) OO
15 38 (3.90%) Web Development
16 35 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
17 34 (3.49%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 636 (65.23%) SQL
2 415 (42.56%) C#
3 284 (29.13%) T-SQL
4 193 (19.79%) JavaScript
5 96 (9.85%) PowerShell
6 84 (8.62%) VB.NET
7 61 (6.26%) VB
8 46 (4.72%) VBA
9 44 (4.51%) Java
10 28 (2.87%) VB6
11 22 (2.26%) C++
12 18 (1.85%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.74%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.54%) PHP
14 15 (1.54%) Python
14 15 (1.54%) Scala
15 13 (1.33%) TypeScript
16 10 (1.03%) Delphi
16 10 (1.03%) VBScript
17 8 (0.82%) C
Qualifications
1 62 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 46 (4.72%) Degree
3 39 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 26 (2.67%) MCSE
6 17 (1.74%) MCITP
7 11 (1.13%) MCSA
8 9 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.92%) MCDBA
8 9 (0.92%) MCP
9 8 (0.82%) CCNA
10 6 (0.62%) MCTS
10 6 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.51%) CCNP
11 5 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.51%) MCDST
12 4 (0.41%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.31%) HNC
13 3 (0.31%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.64%) QA
2 13 (1.33%) SLA
3 10 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.31%) MiFID
6 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.10%) HL7
7 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 71 (7.28%) Active Directory
2 47 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (2.97%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.13%) vSphere
4 11 (1.13%) XenApp
4 11 (1.13%) XenDesktop
5 9 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (0.72%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.41%) Terminal Server
8 4 (0.41%) UAG
8 4 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.31%) XenServer
10 2 (0.21%) Xen
11 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.10%) Squid
Systems Management
1 26 (2.67%) SCCM
2 17 (1.74%) SCOM
3 16 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
4 14 (1.44%) Data Guard
5 13 (1.33%) Puppet
6 10 (1.03%) Nagios
7 8 (0.82%) NetBackup
7 8 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Management
7 8 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 7 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.62%) WSUS
10 5 (0.51%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.51%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (0.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 463 (47.49%) Microsoft
2 101 (10.36%) Oracle
3 77 (7.90%) VMware
4 34 (3.49%) SAP
5 22 (2.26%) Cisco
6 21 (2.15%) Dell
7 18 (1.85%) Symantec
8 17 (1.74%) Citrix
9 16 (1.64%) Cognos
9 16 (1.64%) HP
9 16 (1.64%) NetApp
10 14 (1.44%) Cloudera
10 14 (1.44%) Hortonworks
11 11 (1.13%) IBM
11 11 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.13%) Tableau
12 10 (1.03%) Red Hat
13 9 (0.92%) Borland
13 9 (0.92%) Embarcadero
14 8 (0.82%) Hyperion
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Sphere Digital Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £280 - £370 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talendrone.com
Rate: £350 - £370 / Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 7 days ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago