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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 110 71 67
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1010 1343 1335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.83% 2.48% 2.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.29% 11.61% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 960 826
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 39
Average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.83 £41.00 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- -26.40%

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
12182 11569 10080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.12% 21.35% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7996 7377 6080
Average daily rate £400 £397 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.88% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 187 216
Average hourly rate £28.69 £31.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +15.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.68 £14.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +13.04%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -44 888 £375 - 336
London -40 403 £425 +1.61% 100
South East -39 147 £340 -11.68% 64
City of London -8 137 £425 +3.65% 25
Yorkshire -7 75 £325 +18.18% 30
East of England -25 65 £358 -4.66% 20
Scotland +22 62 £346 +6.53% 6
West Yorkshire +11 59 £325 +4.83% 15
North West -13 56 £325 -1.88% 46
Wales +26 54 £400 +18.16% 8
South Wales +33 52 £400 +18.16% 7
South West -30 52 £325 -2.98% 20
East Midlands -5 48 £313 +4.16% 14
Leeds +11 41 £325 +8.33% 11
Surrey +6 38 £359 -12.76% 14
West Midlands -7 38 £300 -4.76% 35
Cambridgeshire +13 37 £288 +15.00% 5
Cardiff +31 32 £270 -16.92% 4
Glasgow +20 31 £375 +28.20% 2
Manchester -8 29 £338 -3.57% 29
Buckinghamshire +13 28 £338 +23.28% 6
Hampshire +6 27 £316 -9.64% 14
Edinburgh +9 20 £290 -35.55% 1
Newport -2 18 £428 -1.15% 2
Cheshire -5 18 £325 +9.42% 10
Somerset -15 15 £293 -16.42% 4
Berkshire -31 15 £375 - 7
Nottinghamshire 0 14 £381 +22.98% 3
Birmingham 0 14 £323 +17.27% 10
Nottingham +5 13 £388 - 3

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1882 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1154 (61.32%) SQL
3 809 (42.99%) .NET
4 742 (39.43%) C#
5 740 (39.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 691 (36.72%) Microsoft
7 637 (33.85%) T-SQL
8 589 (31.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 572 (30.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 491 (26.09%) ASP.NET
11 424 (22.53%) SQL Server 2005
12 410 (21.79%) Windows
13 387 (20.56%) JavaScript
14 378 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
15 370 (19.66%) Business Intelligence
16 367 (19.50%) Finance
17 360 (19.13%) MVC
18 330 (17.53%) HTML
18 330 (17.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 316 (16.79%) .NET Framework
20 308 (16.37%) Data Warehouse
21 289 (15.36%) Visual Studio
22 286 (15.20%) ETL
23 270 (14.35%) CSS
24 251 (13.34%) MS Excel
25 235 (12.49%) XML
26 229 (12.17%) Windows Server 2008
27 226 (12.01%) jQuery
28 224 (11.90%) SharePoint
29 219 (11.64%) WCF

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 224 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 144 (7.65%) IIS
3 83 (4.41%) MS Exchange
4 69 (3.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 59 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 54 (2.87%) BizTalk Server
7 46 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 44 (2.34%) CMS
9 23 (1.22%) NetWeaver
10 22 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 22 (1.17%) Lync
11 18 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
12 16 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
13 14 (0.74%) Apache Solr
13 14 (0.74%) Umbraco
13 14 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
14 13 (0.69%) Node.js
15 10 (0.53%) SAS
15 10 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.48%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 251 (13.34%) MS Excel
2 55 (2.92%) MS Office
3 17 (0.90%) PowerPivot
4 9 (0.48%) MS Project
4 9 (0.48%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.16%) SPSS
6 3 (0.16%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.053%) FastStats
8 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.053%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 79 (4.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.06%) Markit EDM
3 18 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.27%) Tridion
5 5 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.16%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.11%) SAP SRM
8 2 (0.11%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.11%) Primavera
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.053%) Agresso
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.053%) Movex
9 1 (0.053%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.053%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.053%) Unica
9 1 (0.053%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.53%) Office 365
3 7 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.32%) SaaS
5 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.053%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.99%) SAN
2 44 (2.34%) Firewall
3 38 (2.02%) DNS
4 34 (1.81%) LAN
5 33 (1.75%) WAN
6 30 (1.59%) DHCP
7 27 (1.43%) Internet
8 20 (1.06%) Intranet
9 19 (1.01%) VPN
10 17 (0.90%) HTTP
10 17 (0.90%) Wireless
11 15 (0.80%) TCP/IP
12 13 (0.69%) SMTP
13 12 (0.64%) NAS
14 10 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.53%) FTP
15 7 (0.37%) VLAN
16 6 (0.32%) SSL
17 5 (0.27%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1882 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 740 (39.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 589 (31.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 572 (30.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 424 (22.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 330 (17.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 308 (16.37%) Data Warehouse
8 114 (6.06%) SQL Server 2000
9 82 (4.36%) Relational Database
10 73 (3.88%) OLAP
11 72 (3.83%) Oracle Database
12 64 (3.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 51 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
14 47 (2.50%) MS Access
15 46 (2.44%) QlikView
16 45 (2.39%) RDBMS
16 45 (2.39%) MySQL
17 43 (2.28%) DTS
18 36 (1.91%) OLAP Cube
19 23 (1.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 289 (15.36%) Visual Studio
2 212 (11.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 69 (3.67%) NUnit
4 54 (2.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 43 (2.28%) Subversion
6 33 (1.75%) ReSharper
7 32 (1.70%) Git (software)
8 29 (1.54%) TeamCity
9 25 (1.33%) JIRA
10 24 (1.28%) SpecFlow
11 22 (1.17%) Toad
12 17 (0.90%) Moq
13 16 (0.85%) MSTest
14 13 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 12 (0.64%) Jenkins
15 12 (0.64%) MSBuild
15 12 (0.64%) Rhino Mocks
15 12 (0.64%) Selenium
16 9 (0.48%) PowerBuilder
17 6 (0.32%) Cucumber
General
1 367 (19.50%) Finance
2 134 (7.12%) Banking
3 73 (3.88%) Back Office
4 67 (3.56%) Investment Banking
5 53 (2.82%) Front Office
6 50 (2.66%) Retail
7 39 (2.07%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.28%) Legal
9 23 (1.22%) Marketing
10 14 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.64%) Advertising
11 12 (0.64%) Law
12 8 (0.43%) Billing
13 7 (0.37%) Automotive
13 7 (0.37%) Electronics
14 6 (0.32%) Local Government
15 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.16%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1203 (63.92%) Developer
2 346 (18.38%) .NET Developer
3 335 (17.80%) SQL Developer
4 220 (11.69%) DBA
5 195 (10.36%) SQL DBA
6 174 (9.25%) C# Developer
7 158 (8.40%) Analyst
8 128 (6.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 122 (6.48%) C# .NET Developer
10 101 (5.37%) Senior Developer
11 91 (4.84%) SQL Server DBA
12 80 (4.25%) Administrator
13 76 (4.04%) ASP.NET Developer
13 76 (4.04%) SQL Server Developer
14 65 (3.45%) Architect
15 56 (2.98%) Web Developer
16 54 (2.87%) Microsoft Developer
17 50 (2.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 48 (2.55%) Applications Support
19 46 (2.44%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 809 (42.99%) .NET
2 491 (26.09%) ASP.NET
3 330 (17.53%) HTML
4 316 (16.79%) .NET Framework
5 270 (14.35%) CSS
6 235 (12.49%) XML
7 226 (12.01%) jQuery
8 219 (11.64%) WCF
9 213 (11.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 213 (11.32%) Web Services
10 169 (8.98%) Entity Framework
11 122 (6.48%) Ajax
12 106 (5.63%) HTML5
13 104 (5.53%) WPF
14 103 (5.47%) LINQ
15 74 (3.93%) SOAP
16 72 (3.83%) MDX
17 64 (3.40%) CSS3
18 62 (3.29%) AngularJS
19 54 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 94 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (4.78%) Clustering
3 82 (4.36%) NHS
4 74 (3.93%) Replication
5 36 (1.91%) N-Tier
6 33 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 33 (1.75%) Data Integration
7 29 (1.54%) Management Information System
8 28 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 28 (1.49%) Data Centre
9 27 (1.43%) Fixed Income
10 26 (1.38%) Derivative
11 17 (0.90%) User Experience
11 17 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (0.85%) Statistics
13 15 (0.80%) Mobile App
13 15 (0.80%) Mathematics
13 15 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
14 14 (0.74%) Hedge funds
14 14 (0.74%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 410 (21.79%) Windows
2 229 (12.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 134 (7.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 118 (6.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (2.28%) Windows 7
6 40 (2.13%) Linux
7 39 (2.07%) UNIX
8 21 (1.12%) Android
9 15 (0.80%) Windows XP
10 13 (0.69%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.64%) AIX
12 9 (0.48%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.43%) Windows Phone
14 7 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.37%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.16%) CentOS
16 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (19.66%) Business Intelligence
3 360 (19.13%) MVC
4 286 (15.20%) ETL
5 173 (9.19%) Migration
6 162 (8.61%) TDD
7 142 (7.55%) CRM
8 126 (6.70%) Data Modelling
9 122 (6.48%) Performance Tuning
10 121 (6.43%) Scrum
11 116 (6.16%) OO
12 99 (5.26%) Unit Testing
13 85 (4.52%) SDLC
14 84 (4.46%) Data Migration
15 83 (4.41%) ITIL
16 72 (3.83%) Web Development
17 61 (3.24%) Disaster Recovery
18 60 (3.19%) Data Analysis
19 57 (3.03%) OOP
19 57 (3.03%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1154 (61.32%) SQL
2 742 (39.43%) C#
3 637 (33.85%) T-SQL
4 387 (20.56%) JavaScript
5 95 (5.05%) PowerShell
6 93 (4.94%) VBA
7 91 (4.84%) VB.NET
8 66 (3.51%) Java
9 63 (3.35%) PL/SQL
10 59 (3.13%) VB
11 45 (2.39%) VBScript
12 25 (1.33%) C++
13 23 (1.22%) VB6
14 15 (0.80%) X++
15 12 (0.64%) Shell Script
16 11 (0.58%) Perl
16 11 (0.58%) XPath
17 10 (0.53%) Ruby
18 9 (0.48%) Python
18 9 (0.48%) Korn
Qualifications
1 104 (5.53%) Security Cleared
2 85 (4.52%) SC Cleared
3 81 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 75 (3.99%) Degree
5 20 (1.06%) MCSE
6 19 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (0.96%) MCITP
8 16 (0.85%) MCTS
8 16 (0.85%) MCSA
9 12 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (0.64%) MCDBA
10 11 (0.58%) CCNA
11 6 (0.32%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.32%) CCNP
12 5 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.16%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.16%) MCSD
14 3 (0.16%) MCP
14 3 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.81%) QA
2 24 (1.28%) SLA
3 12 (0.64%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.21%) HL7
6 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.11%) GAAP
System Software
1 118 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 79 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (2.55%) Hyper-V
4 44 (2.34%) vSphere
5 25 (1.33%) XenApp
6 19 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (0.96%) VMware ESX
8 16 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.37%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.37%) UAG
10 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Clusterware
11 3 (0.16%) Samba
11 3 (0.16%) LiteSpeed
11 3 (0.16%) vCloud
12 2 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.11%) XenServer
12 2 (0.11%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 36 (1.91%) SCCM
1 36 (1.91%) SCOM
2 15 (0.80%) ARCserve
3 13 (0.69%) WSUS
4 12 (0.64%) Control-M
5 8 (0.43%) Data Guard
5 8 (0.43%) NetBackup
5 8 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.27%) vMotion
7 5 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.21%) Puppet
8 4 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.21%) EdgeSight
9 3 (0.16%) OpenView
9 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 691 (36.72%) Microsoft
2 161 (8.55%) Oracle
3 122 (6.48%) VMware
4 71 (3.77%) HP
5 60 (3.19%) Citrix
6 57 (3.03%) Cisco
7 56 (2.98%) SAP
8 52 (2.76%) Telerik
9 51 (2.71%) Business Objects
10 42 (2.23%) Tableau
11 24 (1.28%) Cognos
12 20 (1.06%) Sybase
12 20 (1.06%) IBM
13 18 (0.96%) EPiServer
14 17 (0.90%) Red Gate
15 16 (0.85%) EMC
15 16 (0.85%) Informatica
16 15 (0.80%) 3PAR
17 14 (0.74%) NetApp
18 13 (0.69%) Symantec
Taunton
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £225 - £325 per day + DOE
Posted: 15 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Burnley
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Big Picture Staffing
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day Dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: Yesterday
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £280 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Spalding
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dundee, Angus
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago