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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 117 71 64
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 999 1395 1388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 2.47% 2.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.27% 11.42% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 980 881
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 36
Average hourly rate £26.75 £30.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% +5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £17.10 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%

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
12078 12215 10565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.61% 21.67% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7817 7646 6449
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 196 206
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 17 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 17 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 17 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 -50 889 £375 +1.35% 393
London -27 423 £423 +0.59% 157
South East -49 156 £325 -13.33% 47
City of London +1 127 £420 +2.43% 52
North West -17 64 £325 - 57
Yorkshire -30 62 £325 +8.33% 30
South West -41 56 £349 +3.40% 21
Scotland +16 50 £343 +8.30% 7
Wales +26 48 £375 +15.38% 10
South Wales +31 44 £375 +15.38% 9
West Midlands -28 42 £373 +16.40% 25
East Midlands -14 39 £325 +8.33% 21
East of England -39 39 £353 -1.74% 29
Surrey -5 36 £363 -11.58% 11
West Yorkshire -6 34 £325 +3.17% 18
Hampshire -18 33 £308 -1.60% 12
Glasgow +13 30 £350 +16.66% 4
Cardiff +31 29 £280 -17.64% 6
Manchester -17 25 £331 -5.35% 31
Buckinghamshire +7 23 £306 -15.92% 4
Berkshire -33 22 £400 +6.66% 7
Gloucestershire -8 18 £375 +25.00% 3
Leeds -14 18 £325 +4.00% 10
Oxfordshire -10 15 £320 -1.53% 2
Cambridgeshire -13 15 £288 +15.00% 11
South Yorkshire -21 15 £294 +11.69% 1
Newport -5 14 £425 +30.76% 2
West Sussex -14 14 £340 +13.33% 2
Birmingham -16 14 £369 +1.02% 4
Nottingham -7 13 £388 +21.09% 8

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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 1931 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1201 (62.20%) SQL
3 863 (44.69%) .NET
4 772 (39.98%) C#
5 771 (39.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 718 (37.18%) Microsoft
7 640 (33.14%) T-SQL
8 630 (32.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 542 (28.07%) SQL Server 2012
10 524 (27.14%) ASP.NET
11 483 (25.01%) SQL Server 2005
12 418 (21.65%) Windows
13 413 (21.39%) JavaScript
14 389 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
15 379 (19.63%) Finance
16 364 (18.85%) HTML
17 363 (18.80%) Business Intelligence
18 360 (18.64%) MVC
19 344 (17.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 325 (16.83%) Data Warehouse
21 310 (16.05%) .NET Framework
22 306 (15.85%) Visual Studio
23 302 (15.64%) CSS
24 294 (15.23%) ETL
25 261 (13.52%) MS Excel
26 255 (13.21%) XML
27 234 (12.12%) Web Services
27 234 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
28 233 (12.07%) jQuery
29 224 (11.60%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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
1 208 (10.77%) SharePoint
2 138 (7.15%) IIS
3 73 (3.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 68 (3.52%) MS Exchange
5 64 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
6 51 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 48 (2.49%) CMS
8 45 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 23 (1.19%) NetWeaver
10 19 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
12 15 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
12 15 (0.78%) Apache Solr
13 13 (0.67%) Lync
14 12 (0.62%) Umbraco
14 12 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
15 11 (0.57%) Node.js
16 10 (0.52%) EPiServer CMS
17 8 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 8 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 261 (13.52%) MS Excel
2 72 (3.73%) MS Office
3 17 (0.88%) PowerPivot
4 13 (0.67%) MS Project
5 12 (0.62%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.16%) SPSS
8 2 (0.10%) FastStats
9 1 (0.052%) Mingle
9 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 82 (4.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.40%) Markit EDM
3 17 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.83%) SAP BPC
5 14 (0.73%) Agresso
6 7 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.26%) Tridion
8 5 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.26%) thinkFolio
9 4 (0.21%) TRIRIGA
10 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
11 2 (0.10%) ResourceLink
11 2 (0.10%) SAP SRM
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
11 2 (0.10%) Primavera
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.10%) ION MarketView
12 1 (0.052%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (0.62%) Office 365
3 6 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.31%) SaaS
4 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 66 (3.42%) SAN
2 42 (2.18%) Firewall
3 38 (1.97%) DNS
4 30 (1.55%) DHCP
5 29 (1.50%) LAN
6 24 (1.24%) WAN
7 22 (1.14%) TCP/IP
7 22 (1.14%) Internet
8 21 (1.09%) HTTP
9 20 (1.04%) VPN
9 20 (1.04%) Intranet
10 17 (0.88%) FTP
11 14 (0.73%) NAS
12 9 (0.47%) VLAN
12 9 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (0.41%) Wireless
13 8 (0.41%) SMTP
14 6 (0.31%) VoIP
14 6 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1931 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 771 (39.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 630 (32.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 542 (28.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 483 (25.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 344 (17.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 325 (16.83%) Data Warehouse
8 133 (6.89%) SQL Server 2000
9 96 (4.97%) Relational Database
10 80 (4.14%) OLAP
11 68 (3.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 63 (3.26%) Oracle Database
13 59 (3.06%) RDBMS
14 52 (2.69%) MS Access
15 50 (2.59%) DTS
15 50 (2.59%) QlikView
16 46 (2.38%) MySQL
17 35 (1.81%) OLAP Cube
18 30 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
19 28 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 306 (15.85%) Visual Studio
2 219 (11.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (2.69%) NUnit
4 41 (2.12%) Subversion
5 40 (2.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 26 (1.35%) ReSharper
7 24 (1.24%) SpecFlow
8 23 (1.19%) JIRA
8 23 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 22 (1.14%) TeamCity
10 21 (1.09%) MSTest
11 18 (0.93%) Git (software)
12 15 (0.78%) Moq
13 14 (0.73%) Selenium
14 11 (0.57%) Rhino Mocks
15 10 (0.52%) Jenkins
16 9 (0.47%) MSBuild
16 9 (0.47%) PowerBuilder
17 8 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
18 6 (0.31%) Cucumber
General
1 379 (19.63%) Finance
2 140 (7.25%) Banking
3 66 (3.42%) Back Office
4 62 (3.21%) Investment Banking
5 51 (2.64%) Front Office
6 48 (2.49%) Telecoms
7 46 (2.38%) Retail
8 33 (1.71%) Legal
9 26 (1.35%) Marketing
10 19 (0.98%) Billing
11 14 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.62%) Advertising
12 12 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.52%) Law
14 9 (0.47%) Automotive
15 6 (0.31%) Electronics
15 6 (0.31%) Local Government
16 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.10%) Dutch Language
17 2 (0.10%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1205 (62.40%) Developer
2 351 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 315 (16.31%) SQL Developer
4 238 (12.33%) DBA
5 212 (10.98%) SQL DBA
6 180 (9.32%) C# Developer
7 168 (8.70%) Analyst
8 128 (6.63%) C# .NET Developer
9 126 (6.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 97 (5.02%) Senior Developer
11 96 (4.97%) SQL Server DBA
12 87 (4.51%) Administrator
13 72 (3.73%) ASP.NET Developer
14 70 (3.63%) SQL Server Developer
15 67 (3.47%) Applications Support
16 66 (3.42%) Architect
17 62 (3.21%) Consultant
18 60 (3.11%) Microsoft Developer
19 59 (3.06%) Web Developer
20 52 (2.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 863 (44.69%) .NET
2 524 (27.14%) ASP.NET
3 364 (18.85%) HTML
4 310 (16.05%) .NET Framework
5 302 (15.64%) CSS
6 255 (13.21%) XML
7 234 (12.12%) Web Services
8 233 (12.07%) jQuery
9 224 (11.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 221 (11.44%) WCF
11 172 (8.91%) Entity Framework
12 111 (5.75%) LINQ
12 111 (5.75%) Ajax
13 100 (5.18%) WPF
14 97 (5.02%) HTML5
15 78 (4.04%) MDX
16 60 (3.11%) SOAP
16 60 (3.11%) CSS3
17 56 (2.90%) XSLT
18 52 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 117 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (4.82%) Clustering
3 89 (4.61%) Replication
4 86 (4.45%) NHS
5 42 (2.18%) Management Information System
6 38 (1.97%) Data Integration
7 37 (1.92%) N-Tier
8 31 (1.61%) Data Structures
9 26 (1.35%) Open Source
10 25 (1.29%) Fixed Income
10 25 (1.29%) Computer Science
11 24 (1.24%) Inversion of Control
12 22 (1.14%) Derivative
13 18 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 17 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.73%) User Experience
15 14 (0.73%) Hedge funds
16 13 (0.67%) Visualisation
17 12 (0.62%) IVR
18 11 (0.57%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 418 (21.65%) Windows
2 234 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 124 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 111 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (2.54%) UNIX
6 46 (2.38%) Linux
7 39 (2.02%) Windows 7
8 29 (1.50%) Windows XP
9 21 (1.09%) Android
10 17 (0.88%) Windows Vista
11 16 (0.83%) AIX
12 15 (0.78%) Apple iOS
13 11 (0.57%) Windows 2000
14 8 (0.41%) Windows Phone
15 7 (0.36%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.26%) CentOS
16 5 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.21%) Solaris
18 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
2 363 (18.80%) Business Intelligence
3 360 (18.64%) MVC
4 294 (15.23%) ETL
5 179 (9.27%) Migration
6 167 (8.65%) TDD
7 147 (7.61%) Performance Tuning
8 144 (7.46%) Scrum
9 142 (7.35%) CRM
10 125 (6.47%) Data Modelling
11 110 (5.70%) OO
12 91 (4.71%) Unit Testing
13 87 (4.51%) Web Development
14 80 (4.14%) ITIL
15 70 (3.63%) Data Migration
16 65 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
17 63 (3.26%) SOA
18 53 (2.74%) Kimball Methodology
19 52 (2.69%) OOP
20 51 (2.64%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1201 (62.20%) SQL
2 772 (39.98%) C#
3 640 (33.14%) T-SQL
4 413 (21.39%) JavaScript
5 113 (5.85%) VBA
6 107 (5.54%) VB.NET
7 75 (3.88%) Java
8 69 (3.57%) VB
9 68 (3.52%) PowerShell
10 56 (2.90%) VBScript
11 34 (1.76%) PL/SQL
12 29 (1.50%) VB6
13 28 (1.45%) C++
14 16 (0.83%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.73%) PHP
15 14 (0.73%) XAML
16 13 (0.67%) X++
16 13 (0.67%) Perl
17 12 (0.62%) Ruby
18 11 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 106 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 80 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 62 (3.21%) Degree
5 21 (1.09%) MCITP
6 19 (0.98%) MCTS
7 18 (0.93%) MCSA
7 18 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (0.88%) MCSE
9 13 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (0.62%) MCDBA
10 12 (0.62%) CCNA
11 6 (0.31%) CCNP
11 6 (0.31%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.16%) PMP
13 3 (0.16%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.16%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.10%) CISSP
14 2 (0.10%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.02%) QA
2 20 (1.04%) SLA
3 15 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.21%) HL7
6 2 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.10%) GAAP
7 1 (0.052%) Solvency II
System Software
1 119 (6.16%) Active Directory
2 74 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.12%) vSphere
4 35 (1.81%) Hyper-V
5 23 (1.19%) XenApp
6 18 (0.93%) VMware ESX
7 16 (0.83%) XenDesktop
8 14 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.52%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.31%) UAG
12 5 (0.26%) vCloud
13 4 (0.21%) Oracle Clusterware
14 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.16%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.16%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.16%) Samba
15 2 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 32 (1.66%) SCCM
2 26 (1.35%) SCOM
3 16 (0.83%) Control-M
4 11 (0.57%) WSUS
5 8 (0.41%) Backup Exec
5 8 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (0.36%) Data Guard
6 7 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.36%) ARCserve
6 7 (0.36%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (0.26%) SCVMM
8 5 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.26%) EdgeSight
9 4 (0.21%) Puppet
9 4 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.10%) Legato
Vendors
1 718 (37.18%) Microsoft
2 150 (7.77%) Oracle
3 114 (5.90%) VMware
4 67 (3.47%) SAP
5 62 (3.21%) HP
6 54 (2.80%) Citrix
7 53 (2.74%) Business Objects
8 44 (2.28%) Cisco
8 44 (2.28%) Tableau
9 38 (1.97%) Telerik
10 27 (1.40%) IBM
10 27 (1.40%) Informatica
11 24 (1.24%) Cognos
12 20 (1.04%) EPiServer
13 18 (0.93%) Sybase
14 15 (0.78%) EMC
15 14 (0.73%) Brocade
15 14 (0.73%) Red Gate
15 14 (0.73%) Sitecore
16 13 (0.67%) DevExpress
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + D.O.E.
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day +
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £350 - £420 per day +
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £260 - 280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
The Royal College of General Practitioners
Rate: Up to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £400 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £225 - £295 per day
Posted: 4 days ago