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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 226 102 73
Rank change year-on-year
-124 -29
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 584 1115 1398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.99% 2.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.04% 8.48% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 794 964
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 25
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% +2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £19.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £50.91 £49.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% +2.17%

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
11576 13156 12041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.81% 23.53% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7847 8598 7537
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 187 199
Median hourly rate £31.00 £27.78 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.59% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.26% -13.33%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -126 510 £375 +4.16% 197
London -95 207 £450 +6.19% 63
South East -48 90 £390 +11.42% 32
Yorkshire -34 52 £375 +15.38% 19
City of London -44 45 £450 +5.88% 11
South West -22 37 £340 +4.61% 5
Scotland -45 35 £310 -11.42% 3
West Yorkshire -27 34 £350 +7.69% 13
East of England -27 33 £375 +5.26% 22
Tyne and Wear -31 32 £320 +16.36% 4
North East -32 32 £320 +16.36% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 30 £320 +16.36% 4
Leeds -33 27 £390 +20.93% 7
Hampshire +1 24 £350 -9.96% 11
West Midlands -43 23 £340 +6.25% 12
Wales +2 21 £388 -6.73% 6
Oxfordshire +11 18 £375 -
South Wales +1 18 £300 -27.88% 5
North West -77 18 £425 +30.84% 26
Cardiff +6 16 £300 -7.69% 3
Renfrewshire -27 16 £300 -25.00%
Erskine -29 16 £300 -25.00%
South Yorkshire +5 15 £375 +15.38% 3
Cheshire -14 14 £451 +38.61% 6
East Midlands -31 14 £331 +9.95% 14
Oxford +11 13 £390 +26.82%
Bristol +8 12 £331 +9.50% 3
Cambridgeshire -8 12 £359 +11.67% 4
Surrey -25 12 £550 +57.14% 4
Hertfordshire +22 11 £406 -9.72% 14

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1230 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 800 (65.04%) SQL
3 557 (45.28%) Microsoft
4 440 (35.77%) .NET
5 435 (35.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 428 (34.80%) Windows
7 415 (33.74%) C#
8 384 (31.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 356 (28.94%) T-SQL
10 329 (26.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 306 (24.88%) SQL Server 2005
12 265 (21.54%) ASP.NET
13 250 (20.33%) Business Intelligence
14 236 (19.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 226 (18.37%) Finance
16 221 (17.97%) MS Excel
17 219 (17.80%) Windows Server
18 211 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
19 198 (16.10%) PowerShell
20 193 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
20 193 (15.69%) Active Directory
21 187 (15.20%) JavaScript
22 185 (15.04%) MVC
23 184 (14.96%) .NET Framework
24 180 (14.63%) SQL Server 2014
25 170 (13.82%) Data Warehouse
26 168 (13.66%) ETL
27 159 (12.93%) SharePoint
27 159 (12.93%) HTML
28 154 (12.52%) Performance Tuning

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
1 159 (12.93%) SharePoint
2 123 (10.00%) IIS
3 95 (7.72%) MS Exchange
4 61 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 53 (4.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 42 (3.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 40 (3.25%) Skype for Business
8 39 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 22 (1.79%) Apache
10 18 (1.46%) CMS
11 15 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (1.06%) Moodle
12 13 (1.06%) WebLogic
13 12 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 10 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
15 9 (0.73%) Apache Spark
15 9 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.73%) NServiceBus
15 9 (0.73%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 221 (17.97%) MS Excel
2 76 (6.18%) MS Office
3 17 (1.38%) InfoPath
4 11 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.33%) MS Project
7 1 (0.081%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.081%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.081%) Simulink
7 1 (0.081%) SPSS
7 1 (0.081%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 24 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.33%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
7 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.24%) Northgate Housing
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.16%) SAP SCM
9 1 (0.081%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.081%) FastStats
9 1 (0.081%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.081%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 56 (4.55%) Office 365
2 54 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.81%) Boomi
4 10 (0.81%) OneDrive
5 9 (0.73%) Yammer
6 6 (0.49%) SaaS
7 3 (0.24%) PaaS
8 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.081%) GitHub
8 1 (0.081%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.081%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.081%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (6.10%) DNS
2 71 (5.77%) SAN
3 64 (5.20%) Firewall
4 40 (3.25%) Internet
5 38 (3.09%) DHCP
6 24 (1.95%) LAN
6 24 (1.95%) WAN
7 23 (1.87%) VPN
8 20 (1.63%) Intranet
9 19 (1.54%) TCP/IP
10 18 (1.46%) Wireless
11 17 (1.38%) Kerberos
11 17 (1.38%) VoIP
12 15 (1.22%) FTP
12 15 (1.22%) SMTP
13 12 (0.98%) NAS
14 11 (0.89%) SSL
15 9 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (0.65%) Network Security
17 7 (0.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1230 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 435 (35.37%) SQL Server 2012
3 384 (31.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 329 (26.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 306 (24.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 236 (19.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 180 (14.63%) SQL Server 2014
8 170 (13.82%) Data Warehouse
9 76 (6.18%) Oracle Database
10 64 (5.20%) SQL Server 2000
11 48 (3.90%) OLAP
12 42 (3.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 42 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
13 37 (3.01%) Relational Database
14 35 (2.85%) OLAP Cube
15 30 (2.44%) NoSQL
15 30 (2.44%) Power BI
16 28 (2.28%) MongoDB
17 27 (2.20%) MySQL
18 26 (2.11%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 106 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 98 (7.97%) Visual Studio
3 43 (3.50%) Subversion
4 41 (3.33%) Git (software)
5 32 (2.60%) Selenium
6 29 (2.36%) NUnit
7 27 (2.20%) SpecFlow
8 25 (2.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 21 (1.71%) TeamCity
10 16 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (0.98%) JIRA
12 11 (0.89%) Jenkins
13 10 (0.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 9 (0.73%) MSI
14 9 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 8 (0.65%) Grunt
15 8 (0.65%) gulp
15 8 (0.65%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.65%) MSBuild
15 8 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 226 (18.37%) Finance
2 73 (5.93%) Banking
3 35 (2.85%) Law
4 31 (2.52%) Marketing
5 30 (2.44%) Retail
6 24 (1.95%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.87%) Back Office
8 21 (1.71%) Advertising
9 20 (1.63%) Front Office
9 20 (1.63%) Legal
10 17 (1.38%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.06%) Military
12 12 (0.98%) Publishing
13 9 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.49%) Electronics
15 4 (0.33%) Hungarian Language
15 4 (0.33%) Local Government
16 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 636 (51.71%) Developer
2 231 (18.78%) SQL Developer
3 225 (18.29%) .NET Developer
4 190 (15.45%) DBA
5 167 (13.58%) SQL DBA
6 139 (11.30%) C# Developer
7 113 (9.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 93 (7.56%) C# .NET Developer
9 90 (7.32%) Administrator
9 90 (7.32%) SSIS Developer
10 87 (7.07%) SQL Server DBA
11 86 (6.99%) Analyst
12 73 (5.93%) SQL Server Developer
13 62 (5.04%) SSRS Developer
14 58 (4.72%) SQL BI Developer
15 55 (4.47%) Architect
15 55 (4.47%) Consultant
16 45 (3.66%) SSAS Developer
17 37 (3.01%) ASP.NET Developer
17 37 (3.01%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 440 (35.77%) .NET
2 265 (21.54%) ASP.NET
3 184 (14.96%) .NET Framework
4 159 (12.93%) HTML
5 151 (12.28%) CSS
6 138 (11.22%) jQuery
7 103 (8.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 101 (8.21%) Entity Framework
9 93 (7.56%) Web Services
10 92 (7.48%) XML
11 75 (6.10%) WCF
12 68 (5.53%) Ajax
13 63 (5.12%) HTML5
14 60 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 58 (4.72%) AngularJS
16 57 (4.63%) ASP.NET Web API
17 50 (4.07%) MDX
18 43 (3.50%) CSS3
18 43 (3.50%) WPF
19 35 (2.85%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 113 (9.19%) Clustering
2 84 (6.83%) Replication
3 70 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 35 (2.85%) NHS
6 33 (2.68%) Computer Science
7 30 (2.44%) Data Centre
8 17 (1.38%) Mathematics
9 15 (1.22%) Algorithms
9 15 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.14%) Data Integration
10 14 (1.14%) Data Structures
10 14 (1.14%) N-Tier
11 11 (0.89%) e-Learning
11 11 (0.89%) Fixed Income
12 10 (0.81%) User Experience
13 9 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
13 9 (0.73%) Market Risk
13 9 (0.73%) PKI
13 9 (0.73%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 428 (34.80%) Windows
2 219 (17.80%) Windows Server
3 193 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 145 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 73 (5.93%) Linux
6 66 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 53 (4.31%) Windows 7
8 36 (2.93%) Unix
9 21 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (1.22%) Solaris
11 13 (1.06%) Windows 10
12 10 (0.81%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.73%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.57%) AIX
14 7 (0.57%) CentOS
14 7 (0.57%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.49%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.33%) Android
16 4 (0.33%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (20.33%) Business Intelligence
2 211 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (15.04%) MVC
4 168 (13.66%) ETL
5 154 (12.52%) Performance Tuning
6 102 (8.29%) ITIL
7 100 (8.13%) Migration
8 88 (7.15%) TDD
9 86 (6.99%) Web Development
10 74 (6.02%) Kimball Methodology
10 74 (6.02%) OO
11 65 (5.28%) Data Modelling
11 65 (5.28%) Unit Testing
12 62 (5.04%) Scrum
13 60 (4.88%) Project Management
14 55 (4.47%) CRM
14 55 (4.47%) High Availability
15 53 (4.31%) BDD
16 51 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
17 49 (3.98%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 800 (65.04%) SQL
2 415 (33.74%) C#
3 356 (28.94%) T-SQL
4 198 (16.10%) PowerShell
5 187 (15.20%) JavaScript
6 78 (6.34%) VB
7 75 (6.10%) VB.NET
8 65 (5.28%) VBScript
9 62 (5.04%) VBA
10 60 (4.88%) Java
11 23 (1.87%) C
12 20 (1.63%) PHP
13 19 (1.54%) FQL
13 19 (1.54%) TypeScript
14 16 (1.30%) Python
14 16 (1.30%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.22%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.06%) Perl
17 11 (0.89%) Korn
18 8 (0.65%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 122 (9.92%) Security Cleared
2 85 (6.91%) SC Cleared
3 83 (6.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 77 (6.26%) Degree
5 52 (4.23%) MCSE
6 23 (1.87%) DV Cleared
6 23 (1.87%) MCITP
7 18 (1.46%) MCTS
8 17 (1.38%) MCP
9 13 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (0.89%) CCNA
11 6 (0.49%) MCSA
11 6 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.24%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.24%) MCSD
14 2 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.16%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.87%) Data Quality
1 23 (1.87%) QA
2 22 (1.79%) SLA
3 12 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.33%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.24%) MiFID
8 2 (0.16%) DICOM
8 2 (0.16%) HL7
8 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.081%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.081%) PMBOK
System Software
1 193 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 101 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (3.50%) Hyper-V
4 31 (2.52%) XenApp
5 29 (2.36%) vSphere
6 17 (1.38%) VMware ESX
6 17 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.81%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.49%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.49%) VMware Server
10 5 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (0.41%) Firmware
10 5 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.24%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.24%) UAG
13 2 (0.16%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 56 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
2 49 (3.98%) SCCM
3 36 (2.93%) SCOM
4 24 (1.95%) Failover Clustering
5 15 (1.22%) WSUS
6 10 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 9 (0.73%) Tivoli
8 8 (0.65%) Data Guard
8 8 (0.65%) DBAmp
9 7 (0.57%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.57%) Netcool
9 7 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.49%) Nagios
10 6 (0.49%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.49%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 557 (45.28%) Microsoft
2 152 (12.36%) VMware
3 109 (8.86%) Oracle
4 71 (5.77%) Citrix
5 56 (4.55%) HP
6 50 (4.07%) Cisco
7 32 (2.60%) IBM
8 28 (2.28%) SAP
9 27 (2.20%) Red Hat
10 26 (2.11%) Dell
10 26 (2.11%) Tableau
11 25 (2.03%) Symantec
12 23 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
12 23 (1.87%) ServiceNow
13 21 (1.71%) NetApp
14 17 (1.38%) EMC
15 16 (1.30%) CommVault
16 15 (1.22%) Sybase
17 14 (1.14%) Informatica
17 14 (1.14%) Lumension
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
eCom Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
CPS Group UK
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, London UK
Reed Business Information
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Free Parking + Lunch
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Boston Hale
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Salt
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350400 - £351400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Energon People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Salt
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Michael Page Technology
Rate: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 26 days ago
Surrey
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 26 days ago
Central London / West End
First Point
Rate: £575.00 - £600.00 per day + rolling
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Tonbridge
iKas International
Rate: £420 - £470 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago