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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 95 67 61
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1155 1428 1605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.01% 2.71% 2.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.70% 12.10% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 949 949
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £260 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 44
Average hourly rate £19.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £18.80 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £46.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.00% -14.28%

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
11910 11800 11987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.68% 22.37% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7516 7332 6837
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 £270 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 198 331
Average hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -37 1016 £365 -2.66% 417
London -46 423 £425 - 142
South East +8 203 £325 -7.14% 72
City of London -24 112 £450 +7.14% 48
North West -1 105 £320 +2.40% 60
Scotland +17 80 £360 +6.66% 8
East of England -25 69 £375 +16.27% 24
Yorkshire -8 61 £300 - 36
Manchester +2 58 £320 +0.39% 31
South West -46 57 £325 -9.72% 28
Hampshire -21 52 £350 +3.70% 22
Surrey +31 51 £313 +5.48% 14
West Yorkshire +23 47 £305 +1.66% 25
West Midlands -45 43 £350 +17.64% 33
Glasgow +14 41 £375 +20.96% 3
Berkshire +17 40 £413 +20.43% 11
Wales -12 33 £386 +18.84% 20
Leeds +15 31 £284 -5.41% 12
East Midlands -24 31 £300 - 11
Edinburgh +10 29 £325 -7.14% 4
Cheshire +5 25 £305 -12.85% 17
North East -13 22 £350 +30.23% 11
Reading +26 21 £338 -3.57% 6
Birmingham -20 20 £350 -1.40% 10
Oxfordshire +9 19 £298 -0.83% 4
South Wales -12 19 £390 +19.08% 10
Basingstoke +4 18 £350 -5.08% 6
Essex -4 17 £388 +3.33% 3
Bristol -7 15 £325 -12.16% 8
Suffolk +8 14 £400 +6.66% 3

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2438 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1396 (57.26%) SQL
3 1145 (46.96%) .NET
4 1014 (41.59%) C#
5 806 (33.06%) Microsoft
6 781 (32.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 730 (29.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 725 (29.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 690 (28.30%) ASP.NET
10 614 (25.18%) SQL Server 2012
11 607 (24.90%) T-SQL
12 593 (24.32%) Windows
13 478 (19.61%) MVC
14 459 (18.83%) Agile Software Development
15 451 (18.50%) Finance
16 404 (16.57%) Business Intelligence
17 391 (16.04%) JavaScript
17 391 (16.04%) WCF
18 389 (15.96%) HTML
19 378 (15.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 371 (15.22%) .NET Framework
21 350 (14.36%) CSS
22 347 (14.23%) XML
23 345 (14.15%) MS Excel
24 336 (13.78%) Visual Studio
25 329 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
26 316 (12.96%) SharePoint
27 301 (12.35%) Oracle
28 298 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
29 296 (12.14%) ETL

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 316 (12.96%) SharePoint
2 211 (8.65%) IIS
3 142 (5.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 110 (4.51%) MS Exchange
5 94 (3.86%) BizTalk Server
6 74 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 59 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 50 (2.05%) CMS
9 38 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
10 35 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 35 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
11 31 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
12 22 (0.90%) Node.js
12 22 (0.90%) Umbraco
13 14 (0.57%) Lync
14 13 (0.53%) WebLogic
15 12 (0.49%) Apache Solr
16 11 (0.45%) ArcGIS
17 10 (0.41%) WebSphere
18 9 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 345 (14.15%) MS Excel
2 88 (3.61%) MS Office
3 34 (1.39%) InfoPath
4 23 (0.94%) PowerPivot
5 12 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.37%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.21%) SPSS
8 4 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.16%) FastStats
8 4 (0.16%) MS Project
9 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.041%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.041%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 68 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.15%) Markit EDM
3 23 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
8 9 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 7 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (0.16%) SunGard GMI
10 4 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.12%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.12%) Academy Housing
11 3 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 95 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (1.27%) PaaS
3 28 (1.15%) Office 365
4 20 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.33%) SaaS
6 7 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.12%) IaaS
8 2 (0.082%) GitHub
8 2 (0.082%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 97 (3.98%) SAN
2 73 (2.99%) DNS
3 69 (2.83%) Firewall
4 48 (1.97%) TCP/IP
5 38 (1.56%) DHCP
6 34 (1.39%) Internet
7 31 (1.27%) HTTP
8 29 (1.19%) WAN
9 26 (1.07%) LAN
10 20 (0.82%) Extranet
11 19 (0.78%) VPN
12 18 (0.74%) Network Security
13 17 (0.70%) Intranet
13 17 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (0.66%) Wireless
15 14 (0.57%) VLAN
15 14 (0.57%) NAS
16 13 (0.53%) VoIP
17 11 (0.45%) SSL
18 7 (0.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2438 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 781 (32.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 730 (29.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 725 (29.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 614 (25.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 378 (15.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 329 (13.49%) Data Warehouse
8 204 (8.37%) SQL Server 2000
9 161 (6.60%) Oracle Database
10 133 (5.46%) Relational Database
11 108 (4.43%) Oracle Database 11g
12 107 (4.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 96 (3.94%) Oracle Database 10g
14 84 (3.45%) OLAP
15 67 (2.75%) QlikView
16 63 (2.58%) RDBMS
17 60 (2.46%) DTS
18 51 (2.09%) MySQL
19 46 (1.89%) MS Access
20 36 (1.48%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 336 (13.78%) Visual Studio
2 243 (9.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 58 (2.38%) NUnit
4 47 (1.93%) Subversion
5 37 (1.52%) MSTest
5 37 (1.52%) Git (software)
6 35 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 30 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
8 29 (1.19%) TeamCity
9 22 (0.90%) SpecFlow
10 18 (0.74%) MSBuild
10 18 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
11 16 (0.66%) Toad
12 15 (0.62%) Selenium
13 14 (0.57%) JIRA
14 13 (0.53%) Moq
15 11 (0.45%) Mercurial
15 11 (0.45%) CruiseControl
16 9 (0.37%) Eclipse
16 9 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
General
1 451 (18.50%) Finance
2 168 (6.89%) Banking
3 63 (2.58%) Front Office
4 59 (2.42%) Investment Banking
5 57 (2.34%) Marketing
6 56 (2.30%) Retail
7 52 (2.13%) Telecoms
8 34 (1.39%) Back Office
9 30 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 22 (0.90%) Legal
10 22 (0.90%) Electronics
11 20 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.78%) Advertising
13 17 (0.70%) Publishing
14 11 (0.45%) Billing
15 10 (0.41%) General Ledger
15 10 (0.41%) Military
16 6 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.25%) Law
16 6 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 1483 (60.83%) Developer
2 486 (19.93%) .NET Developer
3 337 (13.82%) SQL Developer
4 310 (12.72%) C# Developer
5 275 (11.28%) DBA
6 227 (9.31%) SQL DBA
7 219 (8.98%) Analyst
8 205 (8.41%) C# .NET Developer
9 171 (7.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 156 (6.40%) Senior Developer
11 119 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
12 111 (4.55%) Administrator
13 109 (4.47%) SQL Server DBA
14 106 (4.35%) Consultant
15 103 (4.22%) SQL Server Developer
16 96 (3.94%) Senior .NET Developer
17 93 (3.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 63 (2.58%) Architect
19 60 (2.46%) Support Analyst
20 56 (2.30%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1145 (46.96%) .NET
2 690 (28.30%) ASP.NET
3 391 (16.04%) WCF
4 389 (15.96%) HTML
5 371 (15.22%) .NET Framework
6 350 (14.36%) CSS
7 347 (14.23%) XML
8 266 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 263 (10.79%) jQuery
10 242 (9.93%) Web Services
11 229 (9.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 153 (6.28%) Ajax
13 132 (5.41%) WPF
14 108 (4.43%) HTML5
15 100 (4.10%) LINQ
16 85 (3.49%) XSLT
17 82 (3.36%) MDX
17 82 (3.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 76 (3.12%) JSON
19 72 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 170 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 160 (6.56%) Clustering
3 94 (3.86%) Replication
4 79 (3.24%) NHS
5 39 (1.60%) Data Integration
6 38 (1.56%) Open Source
7 36 (1.48%) Computer Science
8 31 (1.27%) N-Tier
9 27 (1.11%) Fixed Income
10 22 (0.90%) Management Information System
11 21 (0.86%) Data Extraction
12 20 (0.82%) Hedge funds
13 19 (0.78%) DTV
13 19 (0.78%) Statistics
14 18 (0.74%) Visualisation
15 17 (0.70%) Derivative
16 15 (0.62%) GIS
17 14 (0.57%) Blackberry
18 13 (0.53%) Client/Server
18 13 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 593 (24.32%) Windows
2 298 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 201 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 106 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 81 (3.32%) Windows 7
6 60 (2.46%) UNIX
7 49 (2.01%) Linux
8 35 (1.44%) Windows XP
9 29 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (0.94%) Windows 8
11 15 (0.62%) Windows 2000
12 14 (0.57%) AIX
13 12 (0.49%) Solaris
14 8 (0.33%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.29%) HPUX
16 6 (0.25%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.25%) CentOS
17 4 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.16%) Android
18 3 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (19.61%) MVC
2 459 (18.83%) Agile Software Development
3 404 (16.57%) Business Intelligence
4 296 (12.14%) ETL
5 233 (9.56%) Migration
6 200 (8.20%) Performance Tuning
7 173 (7.10%) TDD
8 161 (6.60%) Scrum
9 156 (6.40%) OO
10 139 (5.70%) Unit Testing
11 137 (5.62%) Data Modelling
12 110 (4.51%) ITIL
13 104 (4.27%) CRM
14 96 (3.94%) Web Development
15 89 (3.65%) Data Migration
16 81 (3.32%) SOA
17 76 (3.12%) Continuous Integration
18 71 (2.91%) E-Commerce
18 71 (2.91%) User Acceptance Testing
19 65 (2.67%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1396 (57.26%) SQL
2 1014 (41.59%) C#
3 607 (24.90%) T-SQL
4 391 (16.04%) JavaScript
5 142 (5.82%) PowerShell
6 121 (4.96%) VB.NET
7 120 (4.92%) VBA
8 98 (4.02%) PL/SQL
9 86 (3.53%) VB
10 81 (3.32%) VBScript
11 69 (2.83%) Java
12 43 (1.76%) C++
13 30 (1.23%) VB6
14 27 (1.11%) C
15 25 (1.03%) Python
16 24 (0.98%) Shell Script
17 23 (0.94%) Perl
18 16 (0.66%) XAML
19 13 (0.53%) Ruby
20 9 (0.37%) VC++
Qualifications
1 151 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 139 (5.70%) Security Cleared
3 109 (4.47%) SC Cleared
4 107 (4.39%) Degree
5 68 (2.79%) MCTS
6 67 (2.75%) MCITP
7 52 (2.13%) MCSE
8 21 (0.86%) DV Cleared
9 20 (0.82%) MCDBA
10 15 (0.62%) MCSA
11 13 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.33%) OCP
13 8 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
13 8 (0.33%) CCNA
14 7 (0.29%) ISTQB
15 6 (0.25%) MCP
15 6 (0.25%) ISEB
15 6 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
16 5 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (2.34%) SLA
1 57 (2.34%) QA
2 10 (0.41%) HL7
3 8 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.25%) Basel III
5 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.21%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.082%) EMIR
6 2 (0.082%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.082%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.082%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.041%) GxP
7 1 (0.041%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.041%) WCAG
System Software
1 197 (8.08%) Active Directory
2 98 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (2.05%) Oracle RMAN
3 50 (2.05%) VMware ESX
3 50 (2.05%) vSphere
4 41 (1.68%) Hyper-V
5 40 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
6 19 (0.78%) XenApp
7 11 (0.45%) Terminal Services
8 10 (0.41%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.25%) RHEV
9 6 (0.25%) KVM
9 6 (0.25%) UAG
9 6 (0.25%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.21%) DFS Replication
10 5 (0.21%) vCloud
10 5 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.12%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.082%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 47 (1.93%) Data Guard
2 45 (1.85%) SCOM
3 38 (1.56%) SCCM
4 19 (0.78%) Control-M
4 19 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 12 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (0.41%) NetBackup
7 10 (0.41%) Backup Exec
7 10 (0.41%) ARCserve
8 8 (0.33%) Hyperic
8 8 (0.33%) Puppet
8 8 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (0.29%) AppDNA
10 6 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
11 5 (0.21%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 806 (33.06%) Microsoft
2 301 (12.35%) Oracle
3 164 (6.73%) VMware
4 63 (2.58%) Citrix
5 59 (2.42%) HP
6 58 (2.38%) Business Objects
7 49 (2.01%) Cisco
8 45 (1.85%) SAP
9 32 (1.31%) Sybase
10 29 (1.19%) Cognos
10 29 (1.19%) Informatica
11 28 (1.15%) Red Hat
12 23 (0.94%) Red Gate
12 23 (0.94%) Tableau
13 20 (0.82%) Dell
13 20 (0.82%) EMC
13 20 (0.82%) NetApp
14 18 (0.74%) Symantec
15 16 (0.66%) Telerik
15 16 (0.66%) BMC
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £16 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £325 to £400 per day This depends on what shift is worked.
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £420 per day + Fuel Card
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday