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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 119 68 64
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 951 1395 1365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.71% 2.58% 2.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.01% 11.92% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 959 876
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £258 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 32
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +4.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.25 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +9.91%

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
11869 11703 10456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.29% 21.63% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7671 7305 6380
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 £280 £260 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 189 211
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.41 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -57 849 £375 +4.16% 383
London -29 411 £416 -0.89% 140
South East -60 142 £325 -7.14% 66
City of London -8 122 £413 -2.94% 49
South West -43 64 £350 +6.06% 34
Yorkshire -30 63 £325 +6.12% 24
North West -18 59 £325 - 50
Scotland -7 47 £350 +13.26% 10
Wales +5 41 £280 -17.64% 9
West Yorkshire 0 38 £344 +9.12% 13
West Midlands -33 38 £375 +19.04% 27
East of England -38 35 £345 +6.15% 25
East Midlands -20 33 £325 +8.33% 13
Hampshire -19 32 £304 -4.70% 9
South Wales +13 31 £303 -11.02% 7
Surrey -10 31 £388 -4.32% 14
Glasgow +7 29 £350 +12.00% 7
Cardiff +22 28 £270 -21.73% 5
Berkshire -50 27 £400 +6.66% 20
Manchester -18 26 £338 -3.57% 31
Leeds -11 20 £325 +8.33% 9
Bristol -8 18 £331 +20.45% 9
Gloucestershire -12 18 £370 +18.40% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 16 £263 -29.05% 6
Cambridgeshire -13 16 £288 +15.00% 5
South Yorkshire -25 14 £313 +18.59% 2
Oxfordshire -14 13 £325 +4.83% 6
Nottinghamshire -3 12 £381 +19.14% 4
Southampton -9 12 £300 +9.09% 1
Birmingham -20 12 £370 +4.96% 7

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1944 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1226 (63.07%) SQL
3 867 (44.60%) .NET
4 773 (39.76%) C#
5 760 (39.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 738 (37.96%) Microsoft
7 629 (32.36%) T-SQL
8 617 (31.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 557 (28.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 520 (26.75%) ASP.NET
11 493 (25.36%) SQL Server 2005
12 441 (22.69%) Windows
13 429 (22.07%) JavaScript
14 393 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
15 373 (19.19%) Finance
16 371 (19.08%) HTML
17 359 (18.47%) Business Intelligence
18 353 (18.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 345 (17.75%) MVC
20 333 (17.13%) Data Warehouse
21 312 (16.05%) CSS
22 298 (15.33%) Visual Studio
23 293 (15.07%) ETL
23 293 (15.07%) .NET Framework
24 274 (14.09%) MS Excel
25 251 (12.91%) jQuery
26 241 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
27 229 (11.78%) XML
28 217 (11.16%) Web Services
29 216 (11.11%) WCF

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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
1 201 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 132 (6.79%) IIS
3 77 (3.96%) SharePoint 2010
4 69 (3.55%) BizTalk Server
5 66 (3.40%) MS Exchange
6 51 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 50 (2.57%) CMS
8 42 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 23 (1.18%) NetWeaver
10 21 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 19 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
12 16 (0.82%) Apache Solr
13 12 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
14 11 (0.57%) Umbraco
14 11 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
15 10 (0.51%) EPiServer CMS
16 9 (0.46%) Apache
16 9 (0.46%) Lync
16 9 (0.46%) Node.js
17 8 (0.41%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 274 (14.09%) MS Excel
2 80 (4.12%) MS Office
3 20 (1.03%) PowerPivot
4 17 (0.87%) MS Project
5 13 (0.67%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.15%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.15%) SPSS
9 1 (0.051%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.051%) FastStats
9 1 (0.051%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 85 (4.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.44%) Markit EDM
3 16 (0.82%) SAP BPC
3 16 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.72%) Agresso
5 7 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.26%) Tridion
6 5 (0.26%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.21%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.10%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.10%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.051%) Movex
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.57%) Office 365
3 4 (0.21%) SaaS
4 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.051%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (3.45%) SAN
2 40 (2.06%) DNS
2 40 (2.06%) Firewall
3 31 (1.59%) DHCP
4 29 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 29 (1.49%) LAN
5 26 (1.34%) Internet
6 24 (1.23%) WAN
7 22 (1.13%) VPN
8 19 (0.98%) HTTP
8 19 (0.98%) NAS
9 17 (0.87%) FTP
9 17 (0.87%) Intranet
10 11 (0.57%) SSL
11 10 (0.51%) VLAN
11 10 (0.51%) VoIP
12 8 (0.41%) IP Telephony
13 7 (0.36%) NetScaler
13 7 (0.36%) PBX
13 7 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1944 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 760 (39.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 617 (31.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 557 (28.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 493 (25.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 353 (18.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 333 (17.13%) Data Warehouse
8 140 (7.20%) SQL Server 2000
9 98 (5.04%) Relational Database
10 86 (4.42%) OLAP
11 71 (3.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 63 (3.24%) Oracle Database
13 56 (2.88%) RDBMS
14 53 (2.73%) MS Access
15 52 (2.67%) QlikView
16 50 (2.57%) DTS
17 44 (2.26%) MySQL
18 35 (1.80%) OLAP Cube
19 31 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
20 28 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 298 (15.33%) Visual Studio
2 206 (10.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (2.73%) NUnit
4 45 (2.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 39 (2.01%) Subversion
6 28 (1.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 28 (1.44%) JIRA
7 22 (1.13%) ReSharper
7 22 (1.13%) MSTest
7 22 (1.13%) SpecFlow
8 21 (1.08%) TeamCity
8 21 (1.08%) Git (software)
9 13 (0.67%) Selenium
10 12 (0.62%) Moq
11 10 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
11 10 (0.51%) Jenkins
12 9 (0.46%) MSBuild
12 9 (0.46%) Rhino Mocks
13 7 (0.36%) MSI
13 7 (0.36%) PowerBuilder
General
1 373 (19.19%) Finance
2 148 (7.61%) Banking
3 66 (3.40%) Back Office
4 58 (2.98%) Investment Banking
5 53 (2.73%) Retail
6 49 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 46 (2.37%) Front Office
8 32 (1.65%) Legal
9 24 (1.23%) Marketing
10 19 (0.98%) Billing
11 12 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.46%) Advertising
12 9 (0.46%) Automotive
12 9 (0.46%) Law
13 7 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.31%) Local Government
15 4 (0.21%) Electronics
15 4 (0.21%) Games
16 2 (0.10%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1194 (61.42%) Developer
2 347 (17.85%) .NET Developer
3 306 (15.74%) SQL Developer
4 224 (11.52%) DBA
5 201 (10.34%) SQL DBA
6 184 (9.47%) Analyst
7 181 (9.31%) C# Developer
8 130 (6.69%) C# .NET Developer
9 122 (6.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 98 (5.04%) Senior Developer
11 93 (4.78%) Administrator
12 92 (4.73%) SQL Server DBA
13 75 (3.86%) Applications Support
13 75 (3.86%) ASP.NET Developer
14 71 (3.65%) Consultant
15 65 (3.34%) SQL Server Developer
16 60 (3.09%) Architect
17 58 (2.98%) Microsoft Developer
18 57 (2.93%) Web Developer
19 54 (2.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 867 (44.60%) .NET
2 520 (26.75%) ASP.NET
3 371 (19.08%) HTML
4 312 (16.05%) CSS
5 293 (15.07%) .NET Framework
6 251 (12.91%) jQuery
7 229 (11.78%) XML
8 217 (11.16%) Web Services
9 216 (11.11%) WCF
10 213 (10.96%) ASP.NET MVC
11 171 (8.80%) Entity Framework
12 108 (5.56%) LINQ
13 107 (5.50%) Ajax
14 100 (5.14%) WPF
15 90 (4.63%) HTML5
16 84 (4.32%) MDX
17 55 (2.83%) CSS3
18 53 (2.73%) XSLT
19 52 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
20 49 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 124 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (4.84%) Clustering
3 90 (4.63%) Replication
4 84 (4.32%) NHS
5 42 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 39 (2.01%) N-Tier
7 38 (1.95%) Open Source
7 38 (1.95%) Data Integration
8 28 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 27 (1.39%) Computer Science
10 25 (1.29%) Fixed Income
11 24 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
12 21 (1.08%) Derivative
13 18 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 17 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (0.82%) IVR
16 14 (0.72%) User Experience
17 13 (0.67%) Visualisation
18 12 (0.62%) Hedge funds
18 12 (0.62%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 441 (22.69%) Windows
2 241 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 117 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 109 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (2.88%) UNIX
6 45 (2.31%) Linux
7 34 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 31 (1.59%) Windows XP
9 22 (1.13%) AIX
10 20 (1.03%) Android
11 17 (0.87%) Windows Vista
12 15 (0.77%) Apple iOS
13 11 (0.57%) Windows 2000
14 10 (0.51%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.46%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 5 (0.26%) Solaris
18 5 (0.26%) CentOS
19 3 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (18.47%) Business Intelligence
3 345 (17.75%) MVC
4 293 (15.07%) ETL
5 184 (9.47%) Migration
6 170 (8.74%) TDD
7 147 (7.56%) Performance Tuning
8 141 (7.25%) CRM
9 132 (6.79%) Scrum
10 126 (6.48%) Data Modelling
11 115 (5.92%) OO
12 86 (4.42%) Unit Testing
13 84 (4.32%) Web Development
14 79 (4.06%) ITIL
15 70 (3.60%) Data Migration
16 65 (3.34%) SOA
17 60 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
18 58 (2.98%) Kimball Methodology
19 53 (2.73%) Data Analysis
19 53 (2.73%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1226 (63.07%) SQL
2 773 (39.76%) C#
3 629 (32.36%) T-SQL
4 429 (22.07%) JavaScript
5 113 (5.81%) VBA
6 106 (5.45%) VB.NET
7 78 (4.01%) PowerShell
8 76 (3.91%) Java
9 64 (3.29%) VB
10 60 (3.09%) VBScript
11 31 (1.59%) PL/SQL
12 29 (1.49%) C++
13 25 (1.29%) VB6
14 21 (1.08%) Shell Script
15 16 (0.82%) Korn
16 14 (0.72%) Bash Shell
16 14 (0.72%) PHP
16 14 (0.72%) XAML
17 13 (0.67%) Ruby
18 11 (0.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 104 (5.35%) Security Cleared
2 78 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 73 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 59 (3.03%) Degree
5 23 (1.18%) MCITP
6 21 (1.08%) MCTS
7 18 (0.93%) MCSA
8 17 (0.87%) MCSE
8 17 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.72%) CCNA
10 13 (0.67%) MCDBA
11 12 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.36%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.21%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.15%) CCNP
14 3 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.15%) PMP
14 3 (0.15%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.10%) VCAP
15 2 (0.10%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.01%) QA
2 23 (1.18%) SLA
3 16 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.15%) HL7
6 2 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.051%) Solvency II
System Software
1 117 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 84 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (2.31%) vSphere
4 26 (1.34%) Hyper-V
4 26 (1.34%) VMware ESX
5 22 (1.13%) XenApp
6 14 (0.72%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.57%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.31%) UAG
11 5 (0.26%) vCloud
12 4 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.15%) KVM
13 3 (0.15%) RHEV
13 3 (0.15%) Samba
13 3 (0.15%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.15%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (1.85%) SCCM
2 32 (1.65%) SCOM
3 17 (0.87%) Control-M
4 13 (0.67%) NetBackup
5 12 (0.62%) WSUS
6 10 (0.51%) Backup Exec
7 9 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.41%) Puppet
9 7 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.31%) ARCserve
10 6 (0.31%) EdgeSight
11 5 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.26%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.26%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.15%) ServiceCenter
14 2 (0.10%) Plesk
Vendors
1 738 (37.96%) Microsoft
2 159 (8.18%) Oracle
3 119 (6.12%) VMware
4 62 (3.19%) SAP
5 57 (2.93%) Citrix
6 55 (2.83%) Business Objects
6 55 (2.83%) HP
7 41 (2.11%) Cisco
8 40 (2.06%) Tableau
9 38 (1.95%) Telerik
10 29 (1.49%) Cognos
10 29 (1.49%) IBM
11 28 (1.44%) Informatica
12 21 (1.08%) Symantec
12 21 (1.08%) EPiServer
13 20 (1.03%) EMC
14 15 (0.77%) Sybase
15 14 (0.72%) Red Gate
15 14 (0.72%) Sitecore
15 14 (0.72%) NetApp
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 39 minutes ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 40 minutes ago
Dorset
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 49 minutes ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
The Datawarehousing Company
Rate: £480 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
The Datawarehousing Company
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £0.0000 per month
Posted: 7 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £360.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
83Zero
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Vertical IT
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + market rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago