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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 146 89 68
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -21
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 882 1166 1393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.55% 2.13% 2.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.98% 10.06% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 786 904
Average daily rate
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£375 £355 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 31
Average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% -34.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £12.40 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £44.60 £52.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.50% -23.07%

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
12636 11592 11138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.19% 21.21% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8233 7148 6794
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 180 218
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.18 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £53.00 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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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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 -60 799 £375 +7.14% 356
London -28 357 £425 +1.31% 106
City of London +7 139 £425 -5.55% 39
South East -62 123 £350 +12.44% 68
North West -35 69 £325 - 56
Yorkshire -20 66 £325 +6.55% 26
East of England -35 61 £331 -7.01% 19
West Yorkshire -18 58 £325 +6.55% 17
South West -38 50 £325 - 38
Leeds -8 47 £325 +12.06% 12
Scotland -17 45 £355 +1.42% 5
West Midlands +9 44 £325 +1.56% 24
Cambridgeshire +14 36 £319 -1.92% 7
Surrey -7 28 £350 +27.27% 7
Manchester -33 27 £325 - 29
Buckinghamshire +9 22 £350 +16.66% 5
Wales -15 22 £350 -16.66% 4
East Midlands -21 20 £303 +10.00% 16
Hampshire -26 20 £381 +7.01% 11
Birmingham -2 18 £340 +13.33% 8
Edinburgh -7 17 £325 -
South Wales -8 17 £343 -18.45% 2
Cheshire -12 17 £325 +12.55% 14
Merseyside -1 15 £275 - 4
Kent +5 14 £338 -10.00% 9
Milton Keynes +5 14 £389 +29.58% 2
Liverpool -1 14 £275 - 4
Bristol -10 14 £313 -6.71% 16
Glasgow -13 13 £375 +15.38% 3
Gloucestershire -6 12 £330 +4.76% 8

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 1882 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1183 (62.86%) SQL
3 765 (40.65%) .NET
4 757 (40.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 719 (38.20%) C#
6 661 (35.12%) T-SQL
7 657 (34.91%) Microsoft
8 632 (33.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 612 (32.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 476 (25.29%) ASP.NET
11 463 (24.60%) SQL Server 2005
12 435 (23.11%) Finance
13 418 (22.21%) Windows
14 385 (20.46%) Business Intelligence
15 362 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
16 353 (18.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 337 (17.91%) Data Warehouse
18 333 (17.69%) JavaScript
19 331 (17.59%) MVC
20 308 (16.37%) HTML
21 296 (15.73%) .NET Framework
22 283 (15.04%) ETL
23 258 (13.71%) MS Excel
24 251 (13.34%) Visual Studio
25 235 (12.49%) CSS
25 235 (12.49%) Windows Server 2008
26 213 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
27 210 (11.16%) jQuery
28 209 (11.11%) WCF
29 206 (10.95%) XML

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 206 (10.95%) SharePoint
2 188 (9.99%) IIS
3 92 (4.89%) MS Exchange
4 64 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 62 (3.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 52 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 40 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
8 37 (1.97%) CMS
9 25 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 22 (1.17%) Lync
11 21 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
12 20 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
13 18 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
14 15 (0.80%) NetWeaver
15 14 (0.74%) Umbraco
16 12 (0.64%) Apache Solr
17 11 (0.58%) Node.js
17 11 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 11 (0.58%) Apache Pig
18 10 (0.53%) Apache
Applications
1 258 (13.71%) MS Excel
2 63 (3.35%) MS Office
3 14 (0.74%) PowerPivot
4 10 (0.53%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.21%) MS Project
6 4 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.16%) FastStats
8 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 63 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.64%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.27%) Tridion
6 4 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.11%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.11%) Sage BI
7 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.11%) Agresso
8 1 (0.053%) Endur
8 1 (0.053%) Global One
8 1 (0.053%) Pivotal CRM
8 1 (0.053%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.053%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.053%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.053%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.053%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.053%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (0.96%) Office 365
3 13 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.58%) SaaS
5 5 (0.27%) Google Drive
6 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.053%) IaaS
7 1 (0.053%) Boomi
7 1 (0.053%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (4.62%) SAN
2 46 (2.44%) DNS
3 43 (2.28%) Firewall
4 42 (2.23%) WAN
5 38 (2.02%) LAN
6 36 (1.91%) DHCP
7 30 (1.59%) Intranet
8 25 (1.33%) Internet
9 20 (1.06%) TCP/IP
10 18 (0.96%) Wireless
11 17 (0.90%) NAS
12 15 (0.80%) SMTP
13 13 (0.69%) VPN
14 8 (0.43%) HTTP
14 8 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (0.32%) SSL
15 6 (0.32%) FTP
16 5 (0.27%) VLAN
16 5 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1882 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 757 (40.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 632 (33.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 612 (32.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 463 (24.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 353 (18.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 337 (17.91%) Data Warehouse
8 104 (5.53%) SQL Server 2000
9 93 (4.94%) Oracle Database
10 90 (4.78%) Relational Database
11 72 (3.83%) OLAP
12 66 (3.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 63 (3.35%) Oracle Database 11g
14 57 (3.03%) QlikView
15 54 (2.87%) BusinessObjects
16 47 (2.50%) RDBMS
17 45 (2.39%) MS Access
18 44 (2.34%) DTS
19 38 (2.02%) MySQL
20 34 (1.81%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 251 (13.34%) Visual Studio
2 213 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 77 (4.09%) NUnit
4 65 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 48 (2.55%) Subversion
6 40 (2.13%) TeamCity
7 38 (2.02%) ReSharper
8 34 (1.81%) Git (software)
9 32 (1.70%) JIRA
10 27 (1.43%) Toad
11 25 (1.33%) SpecFlow
12 17 (0.90%) Moq
13 16 (0.85%) Selenium
14 14 (0.74%) MSTest
14 14 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 11 (0.58%) Rhino Mocks
16 10 (0.53%) CruiseControl
16 10 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
17 9 (0.48%) MSBuild
17 9 (0.48%) PowerBuilder
General
1 435 (23.11%) Finance
2 149 (7.92%) Banking
3 71 (3.77%) Investment Banking
4 65 (3.45%) Back Office
5 54 (2.87%) Front Office
5 54 (2.87%) Retail
6 29 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.33%) Legal
8 21 (1.12%) Marketing
9 19 (1.01%) Law
9 19 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 15 (0.80%) Advertising
11 14 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.37%) Automotive
12 7 (0.37%) Electronics
12 7 (0.37%) Local Government
13 5 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.16%) Publishing
15 2 (0.11%) Military
15 2 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1178 (62.59%) Developer
2 356 (18.92%) SQL Developer
3 341 (18.12%) .NET Developer
4 255 (13.55%) DBA
5 217 (11.53%) SQL DBA
6 179 (9.51%) Analyst
7 167 (8.87%) C# Developer
8 146 (7.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 118 (6.27%) C# .NET Developer
10 105 (5.58%) SQL Server DBA
11 89 (4.73%) SQL Server Developer
12 80 (4.25%) Senior Developer
13 77 (4.09%) Administrator
14 71 (3.77%) ASP.NET Developer
15 55 (2.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 54 (2.87%) Consultant
17 50 (2.66%) Support Analyst
18 48 (2.55%) Architect
19 45 (2.39%) Database Developer
20 43 (2.28%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 765 (40.65%) .NET
2 476 (25.29%) ASP.NET
3 308 (16.37%) HTML
4 296 (15.73%) .NET Framework
5 235 (12.49%) CSS
6 210 (11.16%) jQuery
7 209 (11.11%) WCF
8 206 (10.95%) XML
9 201 (10.68%) Web Services
10 195 (10.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 136 (7.23%) Entity Framework
12 110 (5.84%) LINQ
13 108 (5.74%) HTML5
14 105 (5.58%) Ajax
15 101 (5.37%) WPF
16 85 (4.52%) SOAP
17 77 (4.09%) AngularJS
18 65 (3.45%) MDX
19 64 (3.40%) CSS3
20 59 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 113 (6.00%) Clustering
2 96 (5.10%) Replication
3 93 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (4.14%) NHS
5 41 (2.18%) N-Tier
6 34 (1.81%) Computer Science
7 31 (1.65%) Data Centre
8 27 (1.43%) Data Structures
9 26 (1.38%) Fixed Income
10 25 (1.33%) Derivative
10 25 (1.33%) Management Information System
11 23 (1.22%) Data Integration
12 21 (1.12%) Mathematics
13 20 (1.06%) User Experience
14 19 (1.01%) Hedge funds
15 18 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (0.74%) HP Storage
16 14 (0.74%) Statistics
16 14 (0.74%) Client/Server
17 13 (0.69%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 418 (22.21%) Windows
2 235 (12.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 135 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 128 (6.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (2.60%) Windows 7
6 44 (2.34%) UNIX
6 44 (2.34%) Linux
7 18 (0.96%) AIX
8 12 (0.64%) Android
9 9 (0.48%) Solaris
10 7 (0.37%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.21%) CentOS
12 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.16%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (20.46%) Business Intelligence
2 362 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 331 (17.59%) MVC
4 283 (15.04%) ETL
5 176 (9.35%) TDD
6 165 (8.77%) Migration
7 145 (7.70%) Performance Tuning
8 137 (7.28%) Unit Testing
9 128 (6.80%) Data Modelling
10 120 (6.38%) CRM
11 116 (6.16%) OO
12 111 (5.90%) Scrum
13 108 (5.74%) ITIL
14 105 (5.58%) SDLC
15 86 (4.57%) Data Migration
16 72 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
17 67 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
18 66 (3.51%) Web Development
19 64 (3.40%) Kimball Methodology
20 59 (3.13%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1183 (62.86%) SQL
2 719 (38.20%) C#
3 661 (35.12%) T-SQL
4 333 (17.69%) JavaScript
5 129 (6.85%) PowerShell
6 93 (4.94%) VB.NET
7 85 (4.52%) PL/SQL
8 75 (3.99%) VBA
9 65 (3.45%) VB
10 54 (2.87%) Java
11 31 (1.65%) VBScript
12 28 (1.49%) C++
13 21 (1.12%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.01%) VB6
15 14 (0.74%) X++
16 12 (0.64%) XPath
16 12 (0.64%) C
17 11 (0.58%) Korn
18 10 (0.53%) Perl
18 10 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 91 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (4.68%) Security Cleared
3 82 (4.36%) Degree
4 72 (3.83%) SC Cleared
5 24 (1.28%) MCSE
6 23 (1.22%) MCSA
7 19 (1.01%) MCTS
8 16 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.58%) MCITP
11 8 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
11 8 (0.43%) MCDBA
12 7 (0.37%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.32%) CCNP
13 6 (0.32%) CCNA
14 5 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.21%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.21%) ISEB
16 3 (0.16%) MCP
16 3 (0.16%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.28%) QA
2 23 (1.22%) SLA
3 14 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.21%) HL7
6 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.11%) GAAP
7 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.053%) CRD IV
System Software
1 133 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 79 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (2.50%) vSphere
4 46 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (1.33%) VMware ESX
7 24 (1.28%) XenApp
8 14 (0.74%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.27%) UAG
12 4 (0.21%) Oracle Clusterware
13 3 (0.16%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.16%) Samba
14 2 (0.11%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 34 (1.81%) SCOM
2 30 (1.59%) SCCM
3 19 (1.01%) ARCserve
4 12 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (0.53%) Data Guard
6 9 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
7 8 (0.43%) WSUS
8 7 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
9 6 (0.32%) Control-M
9 6 (0.32%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.32%) Puppet
9 6 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (0.32%) vMotion
10 5 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.21%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.21%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.21%) EMC VPLEX
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 657 (34.91%) Microsoft
2 175 (9.30%) Oracle
3 130 (6.91%) VMware
4 73 (3.88%) HP
5 65 (3.45%) Cisco
6 60 (3.19%) Citrix
7 47 (2.50%) SAP
8 45 (2.39%) Telerik
9 39 (2.07%) Tableau
10 26 (1.38%) Cognos
11 25 (1.33%) Sybase
12 22 (1.17%) EMC
13 18 (0.96%) IBM
13 18 (0.96%) 3PAR
14 17 (0.90%) Red Gate
14 17 (0.90%) EPiServer
15 15 (0.80%) Informatica
15 15 (0.80%) CA
15 15 (0.80%) Red Hat
16 14 (0.74%) NetApp
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