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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 127 69 62
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 863 1323 1310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 2.61% 2.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.74% 11.88% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 890 846
Average daily rate
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£375 £357 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.11% +5.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 27
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.83 £15.90 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +22.64%

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
11144 11132 10284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.21% 21.98% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7173 6795 6175
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 £255 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 189 224
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £27.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £13.56 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -68 766 £375 +3.44% 445
London -40 369 £425 +1.19% 136
City of London -3 114 £425 - 59
South East -73 112 £325 -7.14% 87
South West -34 77 £350 +7.69% 44
North West -13 53 £325 +1.56% 51
Yorkshire -43 53 £325 +4.00% 37
Scotland +9 51 £375 +21.35% 9
West Midlands -35 42 £388 +29.16% 37
East of England -42 37 £340 -2.85% 23
West Yorkshire -27 34 £313 -0.39% 22
Wales -4 32 £350 -3.44% 9
Manchester -14 28 £325 +1.56% 28
Glasgow +6 27 £369 +13.46% 3
Hampshire -29 27 £338 +3.92% 17
Bristol -15 25 £375 +30.43% 18
Berkshire -31 25 £375 -6.25% 9
Surrey -9 24 £325 -3.70% 15
Leeds -13 24 £313 +2.04% 11
East Midlands -20 20 £310 -3.12% 21
South Wales -4 17 £350 -3.44% 7
Somerset -19 17 £330 -8.33% 1
Cardiff +2 16 £350 -9.67% 3
Cambridgeshire -13 15 £230 -16.36% 7
Reading -3 14 £375 - 3
Edinburgh -8 14 £400 +31.36% 5
South Yorkshire -11 14 £325 +4.00% 9
Oxfordshire -9 12 £313 +20.19% 16
Gloucestershire -22 12 £368 +22.50% 5
Buckinghamshire -24 11 £263 -27.93% 18

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 1985 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1238 (62.37%) SQL
3 893 (44.99%) .NET
4 778 (39.19%) Microsoft
5 773 (38.94%) C#
6 722 (36.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 612 (30.83%) T-SQL
8 599 (30.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 542 (27.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 534 (26.90%) ASP.NET
11 507 (25.54%) SQL Server 2005
12 486 (24.48%) Windows
13 431 (21.71%) JavaScript
14 419 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
15 379 (19.09%) Finance
16 373 (18.79%) HTML
17 368 (18.54%) MVC
18 354 (17.83%) Business Intelligence
19 343 (17.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 320 (16.12%) Data Warehouse
20 320 (16.12%) CSS
21 310 (15.62%) .NET Framework
22 295 (14.86%) Visual Studio
23 288 (14.51%) MS Excel
24 284 (14.31%) ETL
25 260 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
26 253 (12.75%) jQuery
27 228 (11.49%) XML
28 224 (11.28%) WCF
29 219 (11.03%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 210 (10.58%) SharePoint
2 154 (7.76%) IIS
3 94 (4.74%) SharePoint 2010
4 86 (4.33%) MS Exchange
5 70 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
6 54 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 52 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 47 (2.37%) CMS
9 24 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
10 23 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
11 19 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
12 17 (0.86%) NetWeaver
13 15 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
14 13 (0.65%) Apache Solr
15 10 (0.50%) SAS
16 8 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.40%) JBoss
16 8 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
16 8 (0.40%) EPiServer CMS
17 7 (0.35%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 288 (14.51%) MS Excel
2 95 (4.79%) MS Office
3 20 (1.01%) MS Project
3 20 (1.01%) PowerPivot
4 11 (0.55%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.15%) SPSS
9 1 (0.050%) Mingle
9 1 (0.050%) FastStats
9 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.050%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 94 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.46%) Markit EDM
3 15 (0.76%) SAP BPC
4 14 (0.71%) Agresso
5 12 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 7 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.25%) thinkFolio
9 4 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
10 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.15%) Tridion
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
11 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
12 1 (0.050%) ION MarketView
12 1 (0.050%) SimCorp Dimension
12 1 (0.050%) Cognos TM1
12 1 (0.050%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.65%) PaaS
3 10 (0.50%) Office 365
4 3 (0.15%) SaaS
5 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.050%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (3.88%) SAN
2 52 (2.62%) DNS
2 52 (2.62%) Firewall
3 41 (2.07%) DHCP
4 38 (1.91%) TCP/IP
5 34 (1.71%) Internet
6 29 (1.46%) NAS
7 27 (1.36%) LAN
7 27 (1.36%) VPN
8 25 (1.26%) HTTP
9 22 (1.11%) WAN
10 19 (0.96%) FTP
11 16 (0.81%) Intranet
12 13 (0.65%) VoIP
13 12 (0.60%) VLAN
14 11 (0.55%) SSL
15 8 (0.40%) Extranet
15 8 (0.40%) SMTP
15 8 (0.40%) NetScaler
16 7 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1985 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 722 (36.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 599 (30.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 542 (27.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 507 (25.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 343 (17.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 320 (16.12%) Data Warehouse
8 138 (6.95%) SQL Server 2000
9 102 (5.14%) Relational Database
10 92 (4.63%) OLAP
11 78 (3.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 63 (3.17%) Oracle Database
13 61 (3.07%) RDBMS
14 54 (2.72%) QlikView
15 46 (2.32%) DTS
16 44 (2.22%) MS Access
17 39 (1.96%) MySQL
18 36 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
19 33 (1.66%) OLAP Cube
20 31 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 295 (14.86%) Visual Studio
2 219 (11.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 56 (2.82%) NUnit
4 42 (2.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 38 (1.91%) Subversion
6 28 (1.41%) MSTest
6 28 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 27 (1.36%) JIRA
7 27 (1.36%) SpecFlow
8 22 (1.11%) ReSharper
9 19 (0.96%) Git (software)
10 18 (0.91%) TeamCity
11 17 (0.86%) Selenium
12 11 (0.55%) Rhino Mocks
12 11 (0.55%) Moq
13 10 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
14 9 (0.45%) Jenkins
15 7 (0.35%) MSBuild
15 7 (0.35%) Toad
15 7 (0.35%) MSI
General
1 379 (19.09%) Finance
2 148 (7.46%) Banking
3 56 (2.82%) Back Office
4 55 (2.77%) Investment Banking
5 54 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 49 (2.47%) Retail
7 43 (2.17%) Front Office
8 39 (1.96%) Legal
9 26 (1.31%) Marketing
10 19 (0.96%) Billing
11 15 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.76%) Law
12 12 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.45%) Advertising
14 8 (0.40%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.35%) Electronics
16 6 (0.30%) Automotive
16 6 (0.30%) Games
16 6 (0.30%) Local Government
17 4 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 1202 (60.55%) Developer
2 356 (17.93%) .NET Developer
3 290 (14.61%) SQL Developer
4 210 (10.58%) DBA
5 186 (9.37%) Analyst
6 185 (9.32%) SQL DBA
7 167 (8.41%) C# Developer
8 119 (5.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 116 (5.84%) C# .NET Developer
10 108 (5.44%) Senior Developer
11 96 (4.84%) Administrator
12 83 (4.18%) SQL Server DBA
13 81 (4.08%) Consultant
14 75 (3.78%) Applications Support
15 70 (3.53%) ASP.NET Developer
16 67 (3.38%) Microsoft Developer
17 61 (3.07%) SQL Server Developer
18 55 (2.77%) Senior .NET Developer
19 54 (2.72%) Web Developer
20 53 (2.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 893 (44.99%) .NET
2 534 (26.90%) ASP.NET
3 373 (18.79%) HTML
4 320 (16.12%) CSS
5 310 (15.62%) .NET Framework
6 253 (12.75%) jQuery
7 228 (11.49%) XML
8 224 (11.28%) WCF
9 218 (10.98%) ASP.NET MVC
10 206 (10.38%) Web Services
11 189 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 115 (5.79%) Ajax
13 102 (5.14%) LINQ
14 100 (5.04%) WPF
15 85 (4.28%) HTML5
16 79 (3.98%) MDX
17 57 (2.87%) CSS3
18 55 (2.77%) ASP.NET MVC 3
19 53 (2.67%) XSLT
20 51 (2.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 133 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (4.69%) Clustering
3 85 (4.28%) Replication
4 83 (4.18%) NHS
5 50 (2.52%) Open Source
6 41 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 37 (1.86%) Data Integration
8 31 (1.56%) N-Tier
9 27 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
9 27 (1.36%) Computer Science
10 19 (0.96%) Mobile App
11 18 (0.91%) Fixed Income
11 18 (0.91%) Data Structures
12 17 (0.86%) Visualisation
12 17 (0.86%) Derivative
13 16 (0.81%) IVR
13 16 (0.81%) Data Extraction
14 14 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.65%) User Experience
15 13 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 486 (24.48%) Windows
2 260 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 119 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 109 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (3.07%) UNIX
6 46 (2.32%) Linux
7 45 (2.27%) Windows 7
8 40 (2.02%) Windows XP
9 20 (1.01%) AIX
10 18 (0.91%) Windows Vista
11 17 (0.86%) Apple iOS
12 16 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (0.76%) Android
14 14 (0.71%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.65%) Windows 2000
16 10 (0.50%) CentOS
17 9 (0.45%) Windows Phone
17 9 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
18 6 (0.30%) Solaris
18 6 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (18.54%) MVC
3 354 (17.83%) Business Intelligence
4 284 (14.31%) ETL
5 202 (10.18%) Migration
6 178 (8.97%) TDD
7 152 (7.66%) Scrum
8 146 (7.36%) CRM
9 143 (7.20%) Performance Tuning
10 131 (6.60%) Data Modelling
11 125 (6.30%) OO
12 94 (4.74%) Unit Testing
13 86 (4.33%) ITIL
14 76 (3.83%) Web Development
15 75 (3.78%) Data Migration
16 65 (3.27%) Kimball Methodology
17 60 (3.02%) Disaster Recovery
17 60 (3.02%) OOP
17 60 (3.02%) Data Analysis
18 59 (2.97%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1238 (62.37%) SQL
2 773 (38.94%) C#
3 612 (30.83%) T-SQL
4 431 (21.71%) JavaScript
5 111 (5.59%) VB.NET
6 104 (5.24%) VBA
7 72 (3.63%) Java
8 71 (3.58%) VBScript
9 68 (3.43%) PowerShell
10 60 (3.02%) VB
11 41 (2.07%) PL/SQL
12 32 (1.61%) C++
13 23 (1.16%) VB6
13 23 (1.16%) Shell Script
14 18 (0.91%) XAML
15 15 (0.76%) Bash Shell
15 15 (0.76%) C
15 15 (0.76%) PHP
16 14 (0.71%) Korn
17 13 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 116 (5.84%) Security Cleared
2 80 (4.03%) SC Cleared
3 78 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (2.92%) Degree
5 54 (2.72%) VCP4
6 26 (1.31%) MCITP
7 24 (1.21%) MCTS
8 20 (1.01%) MCSE
9 18 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (0.76%) CCNA
11 13 (0.65%) MCSA
11 13 (0.65%) MCDBA
12 11 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.35%) BC Cleared
14 6 (0.30%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.15%) PMP
15 3 (0.15%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.15%) CCNP
15 3 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.66%) QA
2 26 (1.31%) SLA
3 15 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 132 (6.65%) Active Directory
2 101 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (2.57%) vSphere
4 36 (1.81%) VMware ESX
5 31 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 19 (0.96%) XenApp
7 13 (0.65%) Terminal Services
8 12 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.40%) UAG
10 7 (0.35%) vCloud
11 6 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.25%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.15%) RHEV
14 3 (0.15%) KVM
14 3 (0.15%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 49 (2.47%) SCCM
2 47 (2.37%) SCOM
3 24 (1.21%) NetBackup
4 23 (1.16%) Control-M
5 18 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (0.71%) Backup Exec
7 13 (0.65%) WSUS
8 12 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (0.50%) SCVMM
9 10 (0.50%) Hyperic
10 8 (0.40%) ARCserve
11 7 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.30%) Puppet
12 6 (0.30%) EdgeSight
13 5 (0.25%) SCDPM
14 4 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 4 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
14 4 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
15 3 (0.15%) Data Guard
16 2 (0.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 778 (39.19%) Microsoft
2 173 (8.72%) Oracle
3 143 (7.20%) VMware
4 65 (3.27%) HP
4 65 (3.27%) Citrix
5 58 (2.92%) SAP
6 49 (2.47%) Business Objects
7 45 (2.27%) Cisco
8 39 (1.96%) Symantec
9 36 (1.81%) Telerik
10 35 (1.76%) IBM
11 33 (1.66%) Cognos
12 29 (1.46%) EMC
12 29 (1.46%) Tableau
13 26 (1.31%) Informatica
14 20 (1.01%) Dell
15 17 (0.86%) BMC
16 16 (0.81%) Red Hat
16 16 (0.81%) EPiServer
17 14 (0.71%) Sybase
Southampton, Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £225 - £295 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £325 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stanmore, Middlesex
Pari Passu
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £350 - £420 per day +
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £350 - £420 per day +
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £75 - £125 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago