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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 240 159 87
Rank change year-on-year
-81 -72
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 501 828 1261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 1.50% 2.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.50% 6.51% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 644 867
Median daily rate £363 £380 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +4.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 23
Median hourly rate £35.25 £22.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.73 £12.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £33.50 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £20.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+102.50% -40.29%

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
11131 12712 12102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.46% 23.06% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7386 8478 8031
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 194 184
Median hourly rate £38.00 £23.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -25.37%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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
England -81 459 £363 -3.33% 143
London -114 163 £410 -3.52% 37
North West 0 70 £325 +8.33% 22
South East -23 57 £401 +3.75% 33
South West 0 41 £331 -2.57% 13
City of London -34 41 £450 +5.88% 5
Manchester +2 38 £320 -5.18% 16
West Midlands -30 37 £350 -6.66% 4
Yorkshire +26 36 £330 +3.12% 16
East of England -12 26 £375 - 10
Hampshire +25 24 £375 +3.44% 5
Scotland +13 23 £375 - 2
East Midlands -12 22 £355 +18.33% 8
Leeds +22 18 £338 +16.37% 8
West Yorkshire +19 18 £338 +5.46% 14
Edinburgh +22 16 £400 -11.11%
South Yorkshire - 14 £313 - 1
Solihull +12 13 - -
Bristol -19 13 £329 -6.07% 6
Cheshire +16 12 £350 -22.22%
Lancashire -15 11 £325 +56.62% 3
Wales -28 11 £275 -37.14% 1
South Wales -15 10 £294 -34.72% 1
Warrington +11 9 £375 -
Nottingham +2 9 £300 - 2
Nottinghamshire +1 9 £300 - 2
Leicestershire 0 9 £363 +27.19% 4
Merseyside +3 8 £356 +73.78% 2
Staffordshire +3 8 £350 -12.50% 2
Berkshire -12 8 £425 +8.62% 6

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 1027 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 695 (67.67%) SQL
3 444 (43.23%) .NET
4 439 (42.75%) Microsoft
5 403 (39.24%) C#
6 371 (36.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 360 (35.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 336 (32.72%) T-SQL
9 300 (29.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 285 (27.75%) Windows
11 255 (24.83%) ASP.NET
12 216 (21.03%) MVC
13 209 (20.35%) Finance
14 200 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
15 198 (19.28%) JavaScript
16 196 (19.08%) Business Intelligence
17 190 (18.50%) SQL Server 2005
18 174 (16.94%) HTML
19 169 (16.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 162 (15.77%) MS Excel
21 150 (14.61%) .NET Framework
22 149 (14.51%) Visual Studio
23 148 (14.41%) Data Warehouse
24 146 (14.22%) WCF
25 143 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
26 140 (13.63%) jQuery
26 140 (13.63%) SQL Server 2014
27 136 (13.24%) ETL
28 131 (12.76%) CSS
29 120 (11.68%) XML

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 97 (9.44%) IIS
2 89 (8.67%) SharePoint
3 68 (6.62%) MS Exchange
4 43 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (3.80%) Skype for Business
6 34 (3.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 31 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (3.02%) SharePoint 2010
8 29 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
9 22 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 19 (1.85%) Apache
10 19 (1.85%) NServiceBus
11 15 (1.46%) SAS
12 13 (1.27%) CMS
13 12 (1.17%) Apache Pig
13 12 (1.17%) Umbraco
14 11 (1.07%) Tomcat
15 9 (0.88%) Apache Spark
15 9 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 162 (15.77%) MS Excel
2 35 (3.41%) MS Office
3 12 (1.17%) InfoPath
4 10 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.39%) InDesign
5 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.29%) MS Project
7 1 (0.097%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.097%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 36 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.78%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 7 (0.68%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.39%) FastStats
7 4 (0.39%) Sage X3
7 4 (0.39%) SAP APO
8 3 (0.29%) OpenText Process Suite
8 3 (0.29%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.19%) LatentZero
9 2 (0.19%) OpenText MBPM
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.19%) SAP MDM
9 2 (0.19%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 62 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.04%) Office 365
4 11 (1.07%) Boomi
5 9 (0.88%) SaaS
6 4 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.29%) GitHub
8 1 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.097%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.097%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.097%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.097%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 54 (5.26%) DNS
2 42 (4.09%) DHCP
3 41 (3.99%) SAN
4 34 (3.31%) Firewall
5 27 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 21 (2.04%) Internet
7 19 (1.85%) LAN
7 19 (1.85%) WAN
8 16 (1.56%) SSL
8 16 (1.56%) VPN
9 14 (1.36%) Kerberos
9 14 (1.36%) Skype
10 13 (1.27%) Broadband
11 12 (1.17%) SMTP
11 12 (1.17%) Wireless
12 10 (0.97%) FTP
13 9 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (0.78%) Intranet
14 8 (0.78%) iSCSI
14 8 (0.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1027 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 371 (36.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 360 (35.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 300 (29.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 190 (18.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 169 (16.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 148 (14.41%) Data Warehouse
8 140 (13.63%) SQL Server 2014
9 70 (6.82%) Oracle Database
10 59 (5.74%) Relational Database
11 50 (4.87%) SQL Server 2000
12 42 (4.09%) Oracle Database 11g
13 34 (3.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 34 (3.31%) Power BI
14 33 (3.21%) NoSQL
15 29 (2.82%) Big Data
16 27 (2.63%) MS Access
17 26 (2.53%) QlikView
17 26 (2.53%) RDBMS
18 25 (2.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 149 (14.51%) Visual Studio
2 143 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (3.31%) Git (software)
4 24 (2.34%) TeamCity
5 22 (2.14%) Selenium
5 22 (2.14%) Subversion
6 21 (2.04%) NUnit
7 14 (1.36%) SpecFlow
8 13 (1.27%) MSTest
9 11 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (1.07%) WiX
10 10 (0.97%) Jenkins
10 10 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (0.78%) LSMW
11 8 (0.78%) MSI
12 6 (0.58%) Grunt
12 6 (0.58%) gulp
12 6 (0.58%) JIRA
12 6 (0.58%) Moq
13 5 (0.49%) MbUnit
General
1 209 (20.35%) Finance
2 79 (7.69%) Banking
3 37 (3.60%) Retail
4 36 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.92%) Marketing
6 28 (2.73%) Back Office
7 23 (2.24%) Advertising
8 20 (1.95%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.36%) Front Office
10 13 (1.27%) Law
11 12 (1.17%) Corporate Banking
11 12 (1.17%) Retail Banking
12 11 (1.07%) Electronics
12 11 (1.07%) Legal
13 10 (0.97%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.97%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.78%) Billing
15 6 (0.58%) Local Government
16 4 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 568 (55.31%) Developer
2 234 (22.78%) .NET Developer
3 187 (18.21%) SQL Developer
4 143 (13.92%) DBA
5 127 (12.37%) SQL DBA
6 113 (11.00%) C# Developer
7 90 (8.76%) Analyst
8 83 (8.08%) C# .NET Developer
9 76 (7.40%) SSIS Developer
10 63 (6.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 62 (6.04%) SQL Server Developer
12 54 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
13 49 (4.77%) Administrator
14 43 (4.19%) Architect
14 43 (4.19%) Senior Developer
15 42 (4.09%) SSRS Developer
16 38 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
16 38 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
17 37 (3.60%) Consultant
18 36 (3.51%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 444 (43.23%) .NET
2 255 (24.83%) ASP.NET
3 174 (16.94%) HTML
4 150 (14.61%) .NET Framework
5 146 (14.22%) WCF
6 140 (13.63%) jQuery
7 131 (12.76%) CSS
8 120 (11.68%) XML
9 90 (8.76%) Web Services
10 86 (8.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 74 (7.21%) Entity Framework
12 70 (6.82%) AngularJS
13 68 (6.62%) Ajax
14 53 (5.16%) SOAP
15 52 (5.06%) ASP.NET Web API
16 45 (4.38%) HTML5
17 44 (4.28%) KnockoutJS
18 43 (4.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 41 (3.99%) WPF
20 40 (3.89%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 75 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.26%) Clustering
3 52 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 50 (4.87%) Replication
5 33 (3.21%) Data Centre
6 28 (2.73%) N-Tier
7 27 (2.63%) Data Structures
8 24 (2.34%) Visualisation
9 16 (1.56%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.46%) NHS
11 14 (1.36%) Data Extraction
12 12 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (1.07%) Algorithms
13 11 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.97%) Mathematics
15 8 (0.78%) Data Conversion
15 8 (0.78%) Equities
15 8 (0.78%) Mobile App
16 7 (0.68%) Fixed Income
16 7 (0.68%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 285 (27.75%) Windows
2 120 (11.68%) Windows Server
3 117 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 94 (9.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (4.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (3.99%) Linux
7 33 (3.21%) Windows 7
8 20 (1.95%) Unix
9 19 (1.85%) Android
10 17 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (1.56%) Windows 10
12 15 (1.46%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.78%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.58%) Solaris
15 5 (0.49%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.49%) CentOS
15 5 (0.49%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.29%) AIX
16 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (21.03%) MVC
2 200 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (19.08%) Business Intelligence
4 136 (13.24%) ETL
5 107 (10.42%) Migration
6 96 (9.35%) Performance Tuning
7 74 (7.21%) TDD
8 71 (6.91%) ITIL
9 61 (5.94%) CRM
10 60 (5.84%) Unit Testing
11 57 (5.55%) Data Modelling
12 52 (5.06%) Web Development
13 49 (4.77%) OO
14 46 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
15 43 (4.19%) Analytics
15 43 (4.19%) Data Analysis
15 43 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (3.99%) Scrum
17 40 (3.89%) High Availability
18 38 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 695 (67.67%) SQL
2 403 (39.24%) C#
3 336 (32.72%) T-SQL
4 198 (19.28%) JavaScript
5 98 (9.54%) PowerShell
6 83 (8.08%) VB.NET
7 59 (5.74%) VB
8 39 (3.80%) Java
9 32 (3.12%) VBA
10 26 (2.53%) TypeScript
11 23 (2.24%) C++
12 22 (2.14%) VB6
13 21 (2.04%) PHP
14 18 (1.75%) PL/SQL
15 17 (1.66%) Shell Script
16 14 (1.36%) Python
17 13 (1.27%) Scala
17 13 (1.27%) VBScript
18 12 (1.17%) Delphi
19 10 (0.97%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 66 (6.43%) Security Cleared
2 50 (4.87%) Degree
3 39 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 23 (2.24%) MCSE
6 14 (1.36%) MCITP
7 11 (1.07%) MCP
8 7 (0.68%) MCTS
9 6 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.58%) MCSA
9 6 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.49%) MCDBA
11 4 (0.39%) CCNA
11 4 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.29%) CCNP
12 3 (0.29%) MCDST
12 3 (0.29%) MCSD
13 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.14%) Data Quality
2 20 (1.95%) QA
3 17 (1.66%) SLA
4 4 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.19%) GxP
6 2 (0.19%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.097%) HL7
System Software
1 113 (11.00%) Active Directory
2 67 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.04%) XenApp
5 16 (1.56%) vSphere
6 10 (0.97%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.68%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.58%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.29%) UAG
13 3 (0.29%) Xen
14 2 (0.19%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.097%) Shibboleth
15 1 (0.097%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (3.41%) SCCM
1 35 (3.41%) SCOM
2 18 (1.75%) NetBackup
3 17 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
4 11 (1.07%) WSUS
5 10 (0.97%) Data Guard
5 10 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (0.88%) AirWatch
7 8 (0.78%) DBAmp
7 8 (0.78%) Puppet
8 7 (0.68%) Control-M
8 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 7 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (0.49%) Simpana
9 5 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 3 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 439 (42.75%) Microsoft
2 106 (10.32%) VMware
3 102 (9.93%) Oracle
4 41 (3.99%) Citrix
5 36 (3.51%) HP
6 35 (3.41%) Cisco
7 33 (3.21%) Symantec
8 26 (2.53%) SAP
9 25 (2.43%) Cognos
10 22 (2.14%) Dell
11 21 (2.04%) IBM
12 16 (1.56%) DevExpress
12 16 (1.56%) Red Hat
13 15 (1.46%) NetApp
13 15 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (1.27%) EMC
14 13 (1.27%) Hortonworks
14 13 (1.27%) Teradata
15 12 (1.17%) Cloudera
15 12 (1.17%) Tableau
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