The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 68 63 74
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1412 1354 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.51% 2.84% 2.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.58% 13.13% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1007 861 848
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 36
Average hourly rate £30.50 £29.00 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -11.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £18.60 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12193 10309 11983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.66% 21.60% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7667 6285 6801
Average daily rate £388 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 199 252
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £15.14 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -5 1338 £375 +5.63% 488
London -8 601 £420 +1.20% 155
South East -7 223 £385 +14.07% 103
City of London -9 170 £410 -1.20% 55
South West +5 125 £338 +3.84% 36
East of England 0 108 £359 +19.58% 45
Yorkshire -16 85 £300 - 48
North West -22 66 £325 - 54
Berkshire +8 60 £375 +15.38% 19
East Midlands -5 59 £300 +13.20% 12
West Midlands -25 55 £325 - 27
Somerset +20 47 £368 +83.75% 6
Surrey +8 46 £410 +26.15% 14
Hampshire -7 42 £313 -12.28% 14
Manchester -18 36 £350 +12.90% 27
South Yorkshire +18 34 £263 -15.84% 7
Reading +15 34 £350 -9.67% 9
Cambridgeshire +1 34 £250 -16.66% 7
Scotland -45 34 £309 -4.92% 17
Wiltshire -1 31 £363 -34.09% 11
West Yorkshire -39 31 £315 +3.27% 33
Taunton +8 30 £375 - 1
Essex -4 29 £368 +6.52% 6
Suffolk -7 24 £425 +30.76% 7
Cheshire -6 22 £299 -25.37% 18
Chiswick - 21 £300 -
Ipswich -5 20 £425 +30.76% 4
Birmingham -18 20 £365 +12.30% 9
Buckinghamshire -11 19 £329 +9.75% 12
Leeds -21 18 £306 +11.36% 21

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2708 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1505 (55.58%) SQL
3 1297 (47.90%) .NET
4 1143 (42.21%) C#
5 948 (35.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 896 (33.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 827 (30.54%) Microsoft
8 824 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 762 (28.14%) ASP.NET
10 696 (25.70%) T-SQL
11 653 (24.11%) Windows
12 638 (23.56%) SQL Server 2012
13 469 (17.32%) HTML
14 467 (17.25%) Finance
15 454 (16.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 447 (16.51%) JavaScript
17 440 (16.25%) MVC
18 436 (16.10%) Business Intelligence
19 417 (15.40%) WCF
20 411 (15.18%) Data Warehouse
21 401 (14.81%) CSS
22 380 (14.03%) XML
22 380 (14.03%) .NET Framework
23 367 (13.55%) Visual Studio
24 357 (13.18%) SharePoint
24 357 (13.18%) jQuery
25 347 (12.81%) ETL
26 336 (12.41%) Windows Server 2008
27 295 (10.89%) Web Services
28 291 (10.75%) MS Excel

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 357 (13.18%) SharePoint
2 215 (7.94%) IIS
3 161 (5.95%) SharePoint 2010
4 122 (4.51%) BizTalk Server
5 120 (4.43%) MS Exchange
6 75 (2.77%) CMS
7 71 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
8 64 (2.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 54 (1.99%) Umbraco
10 51 (1.88%) SharePoint Server
11 46 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
12 42 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
13 37 (1.37%) Node.js
14 22 (0.81%) Lync
15 18 (0.66%) Apache
16 17 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 12 (0.44%) SAS
18 10 (0.37%) MS Project Server
19 9 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
20 8 (0.30%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 291 (10.75%) MS Excel
2 86 (3.18%) MS Office
3 34 (1.26%) PowerPivot
4 26 (0.96%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.33%) MS Project
7 5 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.18%) Mingle
8 3 (0.11%) SPSS
9 2 (0.074%) FastStats
9 2 (0.074%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 49 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.96%) Google Analytics
3 14 (0.52%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.33%) SAP SD
4 9 (0.33%) SAP CRM
4 9 (0.33%) SAP FI
4 9 (0.33%) SAP MM
5 8 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.22%) ReMetrica
7 6 (0.22%) Exstream
7 6 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.18%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
10 3 (0.11%) SAP MII
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.074%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 69 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (0.92%) SaaS
3 22 (0.81%) Office 365
4 12 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.22%) PaaS
6 6 (0.22%) Trello
7 5 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.18%) IaaS
8 2 (0.074%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 78 (2.88%) Firewall
2 71 (2.62%) SAN
3 54 (1.99%) DNS
4 49 (1.81%) TCP/IP
4 49 (1.81%) Internet
5 37 (1.37%) HTTP
6 33 (1.22%) LAN
7 30 (1.11%) WAN
8 29 (1.07%) DHCP
9 18 (0.66%) Network Security
9 18 (0.66%) SMTP
10 17 (0.63%) SSL
11 16 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (0.59%) Wireless
12 15 (0.55%) Intranet
12 15 (0.55%) NAS
13 13 (0.48%) VPN
14 11 (0.41%) VoIP
15 10 (0.37%) Kerberos
15 10 (0.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2708 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 948 (35.01%) SQL Server 2005
3 896 (33.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 824 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 638 (23.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 454 (16.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 411 (15.18%) Data Warehouse
8 182 (6.72%) SQL Server 2000
9 148 (5.47%) Oracle Database
10 108 (3.99%) Oracle Database 11g
11 101 (3.73%) Relational Database
12 92 (3.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 86 (3.18%) OLAP
14 83 (3.06%) Oracle Database 10g
15 79 (2.92%) DTS
16 60 (2.22%) QlikView
17 47 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
18 44 (1.62%) MySQL
19 41 (1.51%) MS Access
20 39 (1.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 367 (13.55%) Visual Studio
2 234 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 96 (3.55%) Git (software)
4 90 (3.32%) NUnit
5 73 (2.70%) TeamCity
6 43 (1.59%) Mercurial
7 36 (1.33%) Subversion
8 29 (1.07%) MSTest
9 23 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
9 23 (0.85%) Moq
10 20 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 16 (0.59%) Jenkins
12 15 (0.55%) Selenium
13 14 (0.52%) MSBuild
14 12 (0.44%) SpecFlow
15 11 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 11 (0.41%) JIRA
16 9 (0.33%) ReSharper
16 9 (0.33%) FrontPage
16 9 (0.33%) LSMW
General
1 467 (17.25%) Finance
2 256 (9.45%) Banking
3 74 (2.73%) Front Office
4 73 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 62 (2.29%) Marketing
6 57 (2.10%) Retail
7 37 (1.37%) Back Office
8 33 (1.22%) Legal
9 32 (1.18%) Financial Institution
10 30 (1.11%) Telecoms
11 28 (1.03%) Publishing
12 25 (0.92%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.44%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.41%) Local Government
16 7 (0.26%) Advertising
16 7 (0.26%) Automotive
16 7 (0.26%) Law
17 6 (0.22%) General Ledger
17 6 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 1711 (63.18%) Developer
2 576 (21.27%) .NET Developer
3 404 (14.92%) C# Developer
4 389 (14.36%) SQL Developer
5 302 (11.15%) DBA
6 280 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
7 251 (9.27%) SQL DBA
8 235 (8.68%) Analyst
9 197 (7.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 178 (6.57%) ASP.NET Developer
11 137 (5.06%) SQL Server DBA
12 131 (4.84%) SQL Server Developer
13 123 (4.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 122 (4.51%) Senior Developer
15 116 (4.28%) Administrator
16 111 (4.10%) Consultant
17 84 (3.10%) Architect
18 74 (2.73%) BizTalk Developer
19 72 (2.66%) SharePoint Developer
20 54 (1.99%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1297 (47.90%) .NET
2 762 (28.14%) ASP.NET
3 469 (17.32%) HTML
4 417 (15.40%) WCF
5 401 (14.81%) CSS
6 380 (14.03%) XML
6 380 (14.03%) .NET Framework
7 357 (13.18%) jQuery
8 295 (10.89%) Web Services
9 280 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
10 207 (7.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 187 (6.91%) Ajax
12 177 (6.54%) WPF
13 145 (5.35%) LINQ
14 142 (5.24%) HTML5
15 133 (4.91%) XSLT
16 116 (4.28%) MDX
17 109 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 96 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 84 (3.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 158 (5.83%) Clustering
2 115 (4.25%) NHS
3 93 (3.43%) Replication
4 60 (2.22%) N-Tier
5 56 (2.07%) Computer Science
6 46 (1.70%) Data Integration
7 30 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (1.07%) Statistics
9 23 (0.85%) Management Information System
9 23 (0.85%) Open Source
10 20 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
10 20 (0.74%) Derivative
11 19 (0.70%) Fixed Income
12 18 (0.66%) Blackberry
13 17 (0.63%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.48%) Data Conversion
15 12 (0.44%) Market Risk
15 12 (0.44%) Data Extraction
15 12 (0.44%) Equities
16 10 (0.37%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 653 (24.11%) Windows
2 336 (12.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 230 (8.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 80 (2.95%) Linux
4 80 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (2.51%) Windows 7
6 43 (1.59%) UNIX
7 39 (1.44%) Windows XP
8 36 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (0.81%) Solaris
10 15 (0.55%) Windows 8
11 13 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
12 12 (0.44%) CentOS
13 11 (0.41%) Android
14 10 (0.37%) Windows 2000
15 8 (0.30%) AIX
16 6 (0.22%) HPUX
17 4 (0.15%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (16.25%) MVC
2 436 (16.10%) Business Intelligence
3 347 (12.81%) ETL
4 280 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 269 (9.93%) Migration
6 205 (7.57%) Performance Tuning
7 188 (6.94%) Scrum
8 186 (6.87%) TDD
9 159 (5.87%) OO
10 149 (5.50%) ITIL
11 139 (5.13%) Data Modelling
12 135 (4.99%) Unit Testing
13 134 (4.95%) SOA
14 110 (4.06%) Web Development
15 100 (3.69%) User Acceptance Testing
16 95 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
17 90 (3.32%) E-Commerce
18 84 (3.10%) CRM
19 83 (3.06%) Workflow
20 82 (3.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1505 (55.58%) SQL
2 1143 (42.21%) C#
3 696 (25.70%) T-SQL
4 447 (16.51%) JavaScript
5 172 (6.35%) VB.NET
6 169 (6.24%) PowerShell
7 93 (3.43%) VB
8 83 (3.06%) VBA
9 80 (2.95%) Java
10 55 (2.03%) PL/SQL
11 39 (1.44%) VBScript
12 38 (1.40%) C++
13 36 (1.33%) C
14 34 (1.26%) VB6
15 20 (0.74%) XPath
16 19 (0.70%) Perl
17 16 (0.59%) PHP
18 13 (0.48%) Ruby
19 12 (0.44%) XAML
19 12 (0.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 155 (5.72%) Security Cleared
2 132 (4.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 127 (4.69%) Degree
4 121 (4.47%) SC Cleared
5 45 (1.66%) MCTS
6 41 (1.51%) MCITP
7 33 (1.22%) MCSE
8 24 (0.89%) DV Cleared
8 24 (0.89%) ISEB
9 17 (0.63%) MCSD
9 17 (0.63%) OCP
9 17 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
10 16 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (0.44%) ISTQB
12 11 (0.41%) MCP
13 10 (0.37%) MCSA
14 9 (0.33%) MCDBA
14 9 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.22%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (1.55%) SLA
2 41 (1.51%) QA
3 12 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.33%) Basel III
6 8 (0.30%) Solvency II
6 8 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.22%) HL7
8 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.11%) WAI
10 2 (0.074%) EMIR
10 2 (0.074%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.074%) COREP
10 2 (0.074%) FINREP
10 2 (0.074%) GxP
11 1 (0.037%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.037%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 211 (7.79%) Active Directory
2 91 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 48 (1.77%) vSphere
5 45 (1.66%) Oracle RMAN
6 43 (1.59%) XenApp
7 29 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
8 25 (0.92%) VMware ESX
9 17 (0.63%) ISA Server
9 17 (0.63%) XenDesktop
9 17 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.30%) UAG
12 7 (0.26%) XenServer
13 3 (0.11%) MetaFrame
13 3 (0.11%) LiteSpeed
13 3 (0.11%) KVM
14 2 (0.074%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.074%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.074%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 59 (2.18%) SCOM
2 48 (1.77%) SCCM
3 40 (1.48%) Data Guard
4 20 (0.74%) WSUS
5 18 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
6 16 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 14 (0.52%) NetBackup
7 14 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.30%) Foglight
10 7 (0.26%) Tivoli
10 7 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
10 7 (0.26%) Puppet
11 6 (0.22%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.18%) Control-M
12 5 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (0.15%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
14 3 (0.11%) Netcool
Vendors
1 827 (30.54%) Microsoft
2 252 (9.31%) Oracle
3 152 (5.61%) VMware
4 105 (3.88%) Citrix
5 79 (2.92%) HP
6 63 (2.33%) Business Objects
7 60 (2.22%) Cisco
8 44 (1.62%) Cognos
9 37 (1.37%) SAP
10 34 (1.26%) Tableau
11 32 (1.18%) Red Hat
12 31 (1.14%) Google
13 30 (1.11%) IBM
14 26 (0.96%) Informatica
14 26 (0.96%) Venda
15 24 (0.89%) Symantec
15 24 (0.89%) NetApp
15 24 (0.89%) EMC
16 22 (0.81%) Telerik
17 18 (0.66%) Sybase
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