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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 113 67 58
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 946 1264 1324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.85% 2.62% 2.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.80% 11.92% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 830 872
Average daily rate
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£365 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 37
Average hourly rate £26.35 £29.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.69% +7.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £16.72 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.45 £36.00 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £31.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-7.45% +22.77%

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
10750 10606 10176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.07% 22.02% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7006 6472 6156
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 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 202 226
Average hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -6.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.69 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -50 832 £366 +1.03% 453
London -23 402 £400 - 159
City of London -11 128 £400 -5.88% 62
South East -56 110 £325 - 60
South West -30 89 £355 +9.23% 42
Scotland +11 62 £383 +20.66% 21
Yorkshire -22 61 £313 - 39
West Midlands -22 51 £368 +13.07% 29
North West -7 46 £325 +18.18% 60
East of England -26 45 £350 +7.69% 34
West Yorkshire -2 43 £313 +5.93% 21
Wales -9 36 £350 -3.44% 10
Glasgow +9 32 £363 +7.40% 13
Somerset -6 32 £375 - 1
Leeds -6 29 £313 +13.63% 15
Bristol -14 29 £375 +22.44% 9
Manchester 0 26 £308 +13.88% 32
Edinburgh +4 25 £400 +40.35% 4
Hampshire -37 25 £323 -0.64% 17
South Wales -11 23 £333 -12.78% 6
Surrey -10 22 £300 -11.11% 6
Cardiff -5 20 £315 -18.70% 3
Berkshire -26 19 £330 -22.35% 10
Taunton -4 17 £400 +11.11%
East Midlands -19 16 £300 -4.76% 23
Cheshire +7 15 £338 - 10
Hertfordshire +1 15 £350 -3.44% 14
Birmingham -19 15 £371 -7.18% 4
Kent -5 14 £338 +9.75% 8
Cambridgeshire -14 14 £265 +11.57% 10

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1998 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1275 (63.81%) SQL
3 922 (46.15%) .NET
4 805 (40.29%) Microsoft
5 784 (39.24%) C#
6 728 (36.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 621 (31.08%) T-SQL
8 599 (29.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 553 (27.68%) ASP.NET
10 525 (26.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 519 (25.98%) SQL Server 2005
12 480 (24.02%) Windows
13 422 (21.12%) JavaScript
14 413 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
15 380 (19.02%) HTML
16 379 (18.97%) Finance
17 375 (18.77%) MVC
18 367 (18.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 365 (18.27%) Business Intelligence
20 338 (16.92%) CSS
21 311 (15.57%) .NET Framework
22 308 (15.42%) MS Excel
23 298 (14.91%) Data Warehouse
24 288 (14.41%) Visual Studio
25 280 (14.01%) ETL
26 254 (12.71%) XML
27 247 (12.36%) jQuery
28 246 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
29 241 (12.06%) WCF
30 239 (11.96%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 230 (11.51%) SharePoint
2 168 (8.41%) IIS
3 112 (5.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 93 (4.65%) MS Exchange
5 84 (4.20%) BizTalk Server
6 58 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 54 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 42 (2.10%) CMS
9 29 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 25 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 21 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
12 19 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
13 9 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
13 9 (0.45%) JBoss
13 9 (0.45%) Apache
14 8 (0.40%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.40%) EPiServer CMS
14 8 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.40%) SAS
15 7 (0.35%) Lync
Applications
1 308 (15.42%) MS Excel
2 97 (4.85%) MS Office
3 21 (1.05%) PowerPivot
4 20 (1.00%) MS Project
5 12 (0.60%) InfoPath
6 10 (0.50%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.15%) SPSS
11 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.050%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.050%) Mingle
11 1 (0.050%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 95 (4.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (1.75%) Markit EDM
3 15 (0.75%) SAP BPC
4 14 (0.70%) Agresso
5 10 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.050%) Pivotal CRM
11 1 (0.050%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 49 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.15%) PaaS
3 10 (0.50%) Office 365
4 3 (0.15%) SaaS
5 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 85 (4.25%) SAN
2 66 (3.30%) DNS
3 59 (2.95%) Firewall
4 55 (2.75%) TCP/IP
5 47 (2.35%) DHCP
6 30 (1.50%) Internet
7 29 (1.45%) HTTP
7 29 (1.45%) NAS
8 28 (1.40%) LAN
9 26 (1.30%) VPN
10 25 (1.25%) WAN
11 22 (1.10%) FTP
12 19 (0.95%) SSL
13 14 (0.70%) VLAN
14 13 (0.65%) VoIP
15 12 (0.60%) Intranet
16 10 (0.50%) NetScaler
16 10 (0.50%) SMTP
17 9 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
18 8 (0.40%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1998 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 728 (36.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 599 (29.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 525 (26.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 519 (25.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 367 (18.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 298 (14.91%) Data Warehouse
8 150 (7.51%) SQL Server 2000
9 107 (5.36%) Relational Database
10 90 (4.50%) OLAP
11 89 (4.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 67 (3.35%) RDBMS
13 65 (3.25%) Oracle Database
14 59 (2.95%) QlikView
15 47 (2.35%) DTS
16 39 (1.95%) MS Access
17 36 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
18 35 (1.75%) MySQL
19 34 (1.70%) OLAP Cube
20 32 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 288 (14.41%) Visual Studio
2 239 (11.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 62 (3.10%) NUnit
4 47 (2.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 34 (1.70%) Subversion
6 32 (1.60%) SpecFlow
7 28 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 26 (1.30%) MSTest
9 23 (1.15%) JIRA
10 21 (1.05%) Git (software)
11 19 (0.95%) Selenium
12 14 (0.70%) Rhino Mocks
13 13 (0.65%) ReSharper
14 12 (0.60%) Moq
15 11 (0.55%) TeamCity
15 11 (0.55%) Jenkins
16 10 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
16 10 (0.50%) MSI
17 9 (0.45%) Toad
18 7 (0.35%) CruiseControl
General
1 379 (18.97%) Finance
2 137 (6.86%) Banking
3 61 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 48 (2.40%) Retail
5 47 (2.35%) Investment Banking
6 43 (2.15%) Front Office
7 39 (1.95%) Legal
8 37 (1.85%) Back Office
9 31 (1.55%) Marketing
10 19 (0.95%) Billing
11 12 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.55%) Law
13 8 (0.40%) Advertising
14 7 (0.35%) Games
15 6 (0.30%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.30%) Electronics
16 5 (0.25%) Publishing
16 5 (0.25%) Local Government
17 4 (0.20%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1239 (62.01%) Developer
2 353 (17.67%) .NET Developer
3 291 (14.56%) SQL Developer
4 197 (9.86%) Analyst
5 184 (9.21%) DBA
6 166 (8.31%) SQL DBA
7 164 (8.21%) C# Developer
8 134 (6.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 123 (6.16%) Senior Developer
10 111 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
11 98 (4.90%) Administrator
12 84 (4.20%) SQL Server DBA
13 74 (3.70%) Consultant
14 72 (3.60%) Applications Support
15 67 (3.35%) ASP.NET Developer
16 65 (3.25%) Senior .NET Developer
17 62 (3.10%) SQL Server Developer
17 62 (3.10%) Microsoft Developer
18 58 (2.90%) Software Developer
19 56 (2.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 922 (46.15%) .NET
2 553 (27.68%) ASP.NET
3 380 (19.02%) HTML
4 338 (16.92%) CSS
5 311 (15.57%) .NET Framework
6 254 (12.71%) XML
7 247 (12.36%) jQuery
8 241 (12.06%) WCF
9 229 (11.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 211 (10.56%) Web Services
11 195 (9.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 119 (5.96%) Ajax
13 95 (4.75%) HTML5
14 87 (4.35%) LINQ
15 86 (4.30%) WPF
16 80 (4.00%) MDX
17 59 (2.95%) CSS3
18 55 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC 3
19 53 (2.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 52 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 147 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (5.36%) Clustering
3 90 (4.50%) NHS
4 83 (4.15%) Replication
5 50 (2.50%) Open Source
6 43 (2.15%) Data Integration
7 37 (1.85%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.70%) N-Tier
9 30 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
10 29 (1.45%) Computer Science
11 19 (0.95%) Data Structures
12 18 (0.90%) Visualisation
13 17 (0.85%) Data Extraction
14 16 (0.80%) Mobile App
14 16 (0.80%) IVR
15 15 (0.75%) Derivative
16 14 (0.70%) Blackberry
17 13 (0.65%) GIS
17 13 (0.65%) iPad
17 13 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 480 (24.02%) Windows
2 246 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 131 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 83 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (2.65%) Windows 7
6 41 (2.05%) Windows XP
6 41 (2.05%) UNIX
7 27 (1.35%) Linux
8 20 (1.00%) AIX
9 18 (0.90%) Windows Vista
9 18 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 18 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.75%) Windows 8
11 13 (0.65%) Windows 2000
12 12 (0.60%) Android
13 10 (0.50%) CentOS
14 9 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (0.35%) Windows Phone
16 6 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (18.77%) MVC
3 365 (18.27%) Business Intelligence
4 280 (14.01%) ETL
5 190 (9.51%) Migration
6 178 (8.91%) TDD
7 169 (8.46%) Scrum
8 145 (7.26%) Performance Tuning
9 142 (7.11%) CRM
10 133 (6.66%) Data Modelling
11 114 (5.71%) OO
12 97 (4.85%) Unit Testing
13 89 (4.45%) ITIL
14 75 (3.75%) Data Migration
15 69 (3.45%) Web Development
16 67 (3.35%) Data Analysis
17 62 (3.10%) Kimball Methodology
18 56 (2.80%) SOA
19 52 (2.60%) OOP
19 52 (2.60%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1275 (63.81%) SQL
2 784 (39.24%) C#
3 621 (31.08%) T-SQL
4 422 (21.12%) JavaScript
5 113 (5.66%) VB.NET
6 106 (5.31%) VBA
7 91 (4.55%) VBScript
8 89 (4.45%) PowerShell
9 81 (4.05%) Java
10 73 (3.65%) VB
11 63 (3.15%) PL/SQL
12 38 (1.90%) C++
13 26 (1.30%) VB6
14 23 (1.15%) Shell Script
15 22 (1.10%) C
16 21 (1.05%) XAML
17 16 (0.80%) Bash Shell
18 14 (0.70%) PHP
19 13 (0.65%) Korn
20 12 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 106 (5.31%) Security Cleared
2 82 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (3.50%) SC Cleared
4 57 (2.85%) Degree
5 34 (1.70%) MCTS
6 31 (1.55%) MCSE
7 30 (1.50%) MCITP
8 17 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (0.75%) CCNA
9 15 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (0.50%) MCSA
11 8 (0.40%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.40%) MCDBA
12 7 (0.35%) BC Cleared
13 5 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.20%) CCEA
15 3 (0.15%) PMP
15 3 (0.15%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.70%) QA
2 29 (1.45%) SLA
3 12 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.050%) GxP
6 1 (0.050%) HL7
6 1 (0.050%) Solvency II
System Software
1 148 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 98 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (2.65%) vSphere
4 43 (2.15%) VMware ESX
5 33 (1.65%) Hyper-V
6 23 (1.15%) XenApp
7 16 (0.80%) Terminal Services
8 12 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 11 (0.55%) UAG
10 8 (0.40%) vCloud
11 6 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.20%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
13 3 (0.15%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.15%) RHEV
13 3 (0.15%) KVM
14 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 56 (2.80%) SCCM
2 54 (2.70%) SCOM
3 25 (1.25%) NetBackup
4 24 (1.20%) Control-M
5 21 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 17 (0.85%) Backup Exec
7 12 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (0.60%) WSUS
8 10 (0.50%) Hyperic
8 10 (0.50%) SCVMM
9 9 (0.45%) ARCserve
9 9 (0.45%) EdgeSight
10 5 (0.25%) SCDPM
10 5 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
11 4 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.20%) Puppet
11 4 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 805 (40.29%) Microsoft
2 177 (8.86%) Oracle
3 146 (7.31%) VMware
4 68 (3.40%) Citrix
5 63 (3.15%) HP
6 45 (2.25%) Cisco
7 44 (2.20%) Business Objects
8 42 (2.10%) Symantec
9 39 (1.95%) SAP
10 38 (1.90%) Cognos
11 37 (1.85%) IBM
12 33 (1.65%) EMC
13 27 (1.35%) Tableau
14 26 (1.30%) Telerik
14 26 (1.30%) Informatica
15 21 (1.05%) BMC
15 21 (1.05%) Dell
16 19 (0.95%) Sybase
17 16 (0.80%) Red Hat
18 15 (0.75%) EPiServer
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
NAK Consulting
Rate: From £225 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £270 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago