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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 258 129 86
Rank change year-on-year
-129 -43
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 513 1050 1292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 1.81% 2.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.24% 7.88% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 759 892
Median daily rate £363 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £503 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 21
Median hourly rate £40.85 £29.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.47% +48.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £18.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £54.94 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.85 £29.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+38.47% +48.16%

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
12091 13328 12482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.69% 23.03% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8003 8832 7926
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 193 203
Median hourly rate £36.14 £33.55 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +34.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.07 £33.55 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+7.51% +41.26%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -117 472 £363 -3.33% 171
London -124 179 £425 +1.19% 46
South East -39 97 £388 +12.31% 24
City of London -71 43 £438 +2.94% 16
Yorkshire +2 40 £325 - 22
North West -35 38 £313 -10.71% 33
East of England -15 31 £340 +4.61% 14
South West -13 29 £325 - 9
Hampshire +11 28 £350 +1.44% 5
East Midlands +1 27 £338 -3.57% 10
West Midlands -61 25 £313 -10.64% 10
Berkshire -4 24 £434 +12.08% 11
West Yorkshire -16 22 £345 -1.42% 15
Manchester -8 19 £300 -7.69% 22
Scotland +14 17 £350 -2.77% 6
Leeds +4 17 £345 +1.47% 15
Surrey -2 17 £345 +2.22% 4
South Wales -17 17 £450 +5.88% 8
Wales -24 17 £450 +5.88% 10
Hertfordshire +9 15 £340 -9.33% 5
Cardiff +4 11 £425 +32.81% 5
Watford +1 11 £330 -15.38% 1
Birmingham -21 11 £375 -11.76% 3
Edinburgh +18 9 £350 +1.08% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 9 £343 -2.14% 2
West Sussex +2 9 £375 +11.11% 2
Northamptonshire +1 9 £200 -33.33% 1
Northampton - 9 £200 -
South Yorkshire +9 8 £245 -34.66% 4
North Yorkshire +4 8 £363 +45.00% 3

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 1102 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 709 (64.34%) SQL
3 471 (42.74%) Microsoft
4 415 (37.66%) .NET
5 400 (36.30%) C#
6 382 (34.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 368 (33.39%) Windows
8 352 (31.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 344 (31.22%) T-SQL
10 307 (27.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 272 (24.68%) ASP.NET
12 256 (23.23%) SQL Server 2005
13 222 (20.15%) Finance
14 213 (19.33%) JavaScript
15 208 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
16 206 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
17 198 (17.97%) MVC
18 182 (16.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 174 (15.79%) Windows Server
20 172 (15.61%) Active Directory
21 170 (15.43%) .NET Framework
22 162 (14.70%) MS Excel
23 156 (14.16%) Windows Server 2008
24 155 (14.07%) HTML
25 154 (13.97%) VMware
26 151 (13.70%) SQL Server 2014
27 148 (13.43%) ETL
28 147 (13.34%) Data Warehouse
29 136 (12.34%) jQuery
30 133 (12.07%) SharePoint

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 133 (12.07%) SharePoint
2 106 (9.62%) MS Exchange
3 101 (9.17%) IIS
4 72 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 53 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 46 (4.17%) Skype for Business
7 45 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 39 (3.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 27 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 24 (2.18%) Apache
11 20 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
12 16 (1.45%) CMS
13 15 (1.36%) SAS
14 13 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 13 (1.18%) Tomcat
15 10 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
16 9 (0.82%) Apache Spark
16 9 (0.82%) OpenStack
16 9 (0.82%) Umbraco
17 8 (0.73%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 162 (14.70%) MS Excel
2 61 (5.54%) MS Office
3 11 (1.00%) InfoPath
4 9 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.36%) InDesign
6 4 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.27%) MS Project
8 2 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.091%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.091%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 34 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.91%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.64%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.36%) Sage X3
7 4 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.36%) SAP APO
7 4 (0.36%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.36%) SimCorp Dimension
7 4 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.18%) Northgate Housing
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.18%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 52 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (3.72%) Office 365
3 29 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.91%) Boomi
5 9 (0.82%) SaaS
6 4 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 4 (0.36%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.27%) Yammer
8 2 (0.18%) GitHub
8 2 (0.18%) PaaS
9 1 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.091%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 81 (7.35%) DNS
2 71 (6.44%) SAN
3 65 (5.90%) Firewall
4 47 (4.26%) DHCP
5 34 (3.09%) Internet
6 26 (2.36%) TCP/IP
7 25 (2.27%) WAN
8 24 (2.18%) LAN
9 20 (1.81%) Wireless
10 19 (1.72%) VPN
11 18 (1.63%) Kerberos
12 16 (1.45%) FTP
13 15 (1.36%) Intranet
13 15 (1.36%) SSL
14 14 (1.27%) SMTP
15 11 (1.00%) NAS
15 11 (1.00%) Skype
16 10 (0.91%) VoIP
17 8 (0.73%) iSCSI
17 8 (0.73%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1102 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 382 (34.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 352 (31.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 307 (27.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 256 (23.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 182 (16.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 151 (13.70%) SQL Server 2014
8 147 (13.34%) Data Warehouse
9 77 (6.99%) Oracle Database
10 49 (4.45%) Relational Database
11 47 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
12 42 (3.81%) Oracle Database 11g
13 37 (3.36%) NoSQL
14 30 (2.72%) MySQL
14 30 (2.72%) OLAP
15 26 (2.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 25 (2.27%) MongoDB
17 23 (2.09%) Power BI
18 20 (1.81%) RDBMS
19 19 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 126 (11.43%) Visual Studio
2 102 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 32 (2.90%) Selenium
5 31 (2.81%) NUnit
6 30 (2.72%) Subversion
7 27 (2.45%) SpecFlow
8 26 (2.36%) TeamCity
9 20 (1.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 16 (1.45%) MSTest
11 15 (1.36%) WiX
12 12 (1.09%) MSI
13 11 (1.00%) Jenkins
14 10 (0.91%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 8 (0.73%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.73%) JIRA
15 8 (0.73%) LSMW
15 8 (0.73%) Mercurial
15 8 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
16 7 (0.64%) MbUnit
General
1 222 (20.15%) Finance
2 61 (5.54%) Banking
3 33 (2.99%) Marketing
4 31 (2.81%) Retail
5 24 (2.18%) Back Office
5 24 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.09%) Advertising
6 23 (2.09%) Law
7 22 (2.00%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.63%) Legal
9 17 (1.54%) Front Office
10 16 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 15 (1.36%) Financial Institution
11 15 (1.36%) Military
12 12 (1.09%) Electronics
13 9 (0.82%) Publishing
14 8 (0.73%) Billing
15 5 (0.45%) Local Government
15 5 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 573 (52.00%) Developer
2 228 (20.69%) .NET Developer
3 192 (17.42%) SQL Developer
4 137 (12.43%) DBA
5 123 (11.16%) SQL DBA
6 121 (10.98%) C# Developer
7 92 (8.35%) Analyst
8 86 (7.80%) SSIS Developer
9 78 (7.08%) C# .NET Developer
10 70 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 62 (5.63%) Administrator
12 56 (5.08%) SQL Server DBA
12 56 (5.08%) SQL Server Developer
13 53 (4.81%) Consultant
14 48 (4.36%) SSRS Developer
15 47 (4.26%) Architect
16 45 (4.08%) SSAS Developer
17 40 (3.63%) ETL Developer
18 39 (3.54%) Senior Developer
19 37 (3.36%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 415 (37.66%) .NET
2 272 (24.68%) ASP.NET
3 170 (15.43%) .NET Framework
4 155 (14.07%) HTML
5 136 (12.34%) jQuery
6 128 (11.62%) CSS
7 118 (10.71%) Web Services
8 114 (10.34%) WCF
9 100 (9.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 90 (8.17%) XML
11 88 (7.99%) Entity Framework
12 83 (7.53%) Ajax
13 74 (6.72%) AngularJS
14 56 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
15 48 (4.36%) KnockoutJS
16 45 (4.08%) HTML5
17 42 (3.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 42 (3.81%) WPF
18 40 (3.63%) MDX
18 40 (3.63%) React
Miscellaneous
1 89 (8.08%) Clustering
2 64 (5.81%) Replication
3 58 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 37 (3.36%) Data Centre
6 34 (3.09%) Computer Science
7 27 (2.45%) NHS
8 26 (2.36%) N-Tier
9 25 (2.27%) Data Structures
10 19 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.27%) Mathematics
12 13 (1.18%) Algorithms
13 12 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (0.91%) Data Extraction
14 10 (0.91%) Fixed Income
14 10 (0.91%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.91%) Visualisation
15 9 (0.82%) Blackberry
15 9 (0.82%) Equities
16 8 (0.73%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 368 (33.39%) Windows
2 174 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 156 (14.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 119 (10.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 57 (5.17%) Linux
7 40 (3.63%) Windows 7
8 28 (2.54%) Unix
9 21 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (1.36%) Android
11 14 (1.27%) Solaris
12 12 (1.09%) Windows 10
13 10 (0.91%) CentOS
13 10 (0.91%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.82%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.45%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.36%) AIX
16 4 (0.36%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.36%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
2 206 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (17.97%) MVC
4 148 (13.43%) ETL
5 126 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
6 106 (9.62%) ITIL
7 93 (8.44%) Migration
8 85 (7.71%) TDD
9 82 (7.44%) Web Development
10 70 (6.35%) CRM
10 70 (6.35%) Data Modelling
11 64 (5.81%) OO
12 52 (4.72%) Unit Testing
13 51 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (4.45%) Kimball Methodology
15 47 (4.26%) Project Management
16 45 (4.08%) Scrum
17 43 (3.90%) High Availability
18 41 (3.72%) Database Mirroring
19 40 (3.63%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 709 (64.34%) SQL
2 400 (36.30%) C#
3 344 (31.22%) T-SQL
4 213 (19.33%) JavaScript
5 131 (11.89%) PowerShell
6 66 (5.99%) VB
6 66 (5.99%) VB.NET
7 57 (5.17%) Java
8 39 (3.54%) VBScript
9 36 (3.27%) VBA
10 35 (3.18%) TypeScript
11 29 (2.63%) PHP
12 16 (1.45%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.45%) VB6
13 14 (1.27%) C++
14 12 (1.09%) Shell Script
15 11 (1.00%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.73%) FQL
16 8 (0.73%) Python
17 7 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 109 (9.89%) Security Cleared
2 83 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 79 (7.17%) SC Cleared
4 78 (7.08%) Degree
5 54 (4.90%) MCSE
6 27 (2.45%) MCITP
7 21 (1.91%) MCP
7 21 (1.91%) MCTS
8 13 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.00%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.91%) CCNA
10 10 (0.91%) MCSA
11 8 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.36%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.36%) MCDBA
15 3 (0.27%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 20 (1.81%) SLA
3 16 (1.45%) QA
4 10 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.18%) GxP
8 1 (0.091%) DICOM
8 1 (0.091%) HL7
8 1 (0.091%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.091%) MiFID
8 1 (0.091%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.091%) Solvency II
System Software
1 172 (15.61%) Active Directory
2 95 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (4.63%) Hyper-V
4 28 (2.54%) vSphere
5 27 (2.45%) XenApp
6 17 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (1.45%) VMware ESX
8 13 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (0.91%) XenDesktop
10 8 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (0.54%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.45%) UAG
13 4 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.27%) Xen
15 2 (0.18%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.091%) Docker
16 1 (0.091%) Forefront TMG
16 1 (0.091%) KVM
Systems Management
1 47 (4.26%) SCCM
2 39 (3.54%) SCOM
3 38 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 17 (1.54%) NetBackup
4 17 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 17 (1.54%) WSUS
5 9 (0.82%) Control-M
5 9 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
5 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 8 (0.73%) DBAmp
6 8 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 7 (0.64%) AirWatch
7 7 (0.64%) Puppet
8 6 (0.54%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.36%) CA Spectrum
10 4 (0.36%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.36%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.36%) Simpana
Vendors
1 471 (42.74%) Microsoft
2 154 (13.97%) VMware
3 115 (10.44%) Oracle
4 73 (6.62%) Citrix
5 62 (5.63%) HP
6 40 (3.63%) Cisco
7 39 (3.54%) Symantec
8 32 (2.90%) SAP
9 30 (2.72%) IBM
10 28 (2.54%) Red Hat
11 25 (2.27%) Dell
12 24 (2.18%) Cognos
12 24 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (1.63%) DevExpress
13 18 (1.63%) NetApp
14 17 (1.54%) Tableau
15 16 (1.45%) EMC
16 15 (1.36%) Informatica
16 15 (1.36%) Remedy
16 15 (1.36%) Teradata
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