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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK
Rank 222 168 94
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -74
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 489 737 1040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 1.45% 2.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.89% 6.32% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 555 732
Median daily rate £360 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £339 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.32% -3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 21
Median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.39% -7.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.92 £15.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.12 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £26.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+62.26% -7.63%

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
10003 11670 10946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.31% 22.95% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6682 7824 7165
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 220 159
Median hourly rate £35.50 £28.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.78% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £15.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £54.05 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 18 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -53 461 £360 -1.36% 148
London -91 169 £375 -6.25% 43
South East -24 59 £413 +17.85% 40
North West +9 56 £350 +7.69% 22
Yorkshire +33 54 £350 +15.22% 6
City of London -24 52 £360 -15.29% 12
South West -2 43 £338 -2.87% 7
West Midlands -10 36 £375 +4.89% 10
West Yorkshire +24 33 £350 +20.68% 5
Leeds +18 32 £345 +18.96% 3
Manchester +10 30 £364 +3.92% 12
East of England -11 17 £400 +18.51% 8
South Yorkshire +5 16 £350 +27.85%
Scotland +24 15 £350 -15.15% 4
Bristol -15 15 £338 -3.57% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 14 £463 +37.03% 2
North East -13 14 £463 +48.76% 2
Tyne and Wear -13 14 £463 +42.30% 2
Somerset +17 13 £350 +27.27% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 13 £275 -35.29% 4
Oxfordshire -2 11 £475 +46.15% 2
East Midlands -15 11 £343 +20.17% 10
Lancashire -4 10 £343 +63.09%
Hampshire -5 10 £388 +19.23% 7
Norfolk +11 9 £475 +72.72% 1
Berkshire +8 9 £425 +13.33% 10
Oxford +6 9 £500 +37.93% 1
Solihull +4 9 - - 1
Cheshire +22 8 £350 -22.22% 6
Edinburgh +17 8 £400 -11.11% 1

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 1011 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 662 (65.48%) SQL
3 455 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 452 (44.71%) .NET
5 435 (43.03%) C#
6 375 (37.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 356 (35.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 301 (29.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 297 (29.38%) T-SQL
10 291 (28.78%) Windows
11 257 (25.42%) ASP.NET
12 223 (22.06%) MVC
13 212 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
14 209 (20.67%) Finance
15 206 (20.38%) JavaScript
16 195 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
17 186 (18.40%) HTML
18 184 (18.20%) MS Excel
19 174 (17.21%) SQL Server 2005
20 167 (16.52%) SQL Server 2014
21 157 (15.53%) WCF
22 153 (15.13%) Team Foundation Server
22 153 (15.13%) Visual Studio
23 150 (14.84%) jQuery
24 146 (14.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 141 (13.95%) .NET Framework
26 140 (13.85%) CSS
27 139 (13.75%) XML
28 134 (13.25%) Data Warehouse
29 122 (12.07%) ETL

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
1 113 (11.18%) IIS
2 103 (10.19%) SharePoint
3 46 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 45 (4.45%) BizTalk Server
5 37 (3.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 35 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 30 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 24 (2.37%) Skype for Business
9 21 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
10 19 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
10 19 (1.88%) Umbraco
11 18 (1.78%) CMS
12 16 (1.58%) Apache
13 15 (1.48%) NServiceBus
14 14 (1.38%) SAS
15 12 (1.19%) Apache Pig
16 7 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
17 6 (0.59%) JBoss
17 6 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 6 (0.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 184 (18.20%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.26%) MS Office
3 10 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.59%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.59%) MS Project
5 4 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.30%) InDesign
6 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 52 (5.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.59%) OpenText Process Suite
6 5 (0.49%) FastStats
6 5 (0.49%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.49%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.30%) HFM
8 3 (0.30%) Sage X3
9 2 (0.20%) Northgate Housing
9 2 (0.20%) OpenText MBPM
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.20%) SAP APO
9 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 88 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (2.97%) IaaS
3 27 (2.67%) PaaS
4 24 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (2.27%) Office 365
6 19 (1.88%) SaaS
7 14 (1.38%) Boomi
8 3 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.30%) GitHub
9 1 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.099%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.099%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.099%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.099%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.099%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.099%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.06%) DNS
2 33 (3.26%) DHCP
3 22 (2.18%) SAN
3 22 (2.18%) TCP/IP
4 20 (1.98%) Firewall
5 16 (1.58%) Internet
5 16 (1.58%) LAN
5 16 (1.58%) WAN
6 15 (1.48%) Skype
7 14 (1.38%) SMTP
8 13 (1.29%) FTP
9 12 (1.19%) Broadband
10 11 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (1.09%) Intranet
11 9 (0.89%) HTTP
12 7 (0.69%) Kerberos
12 7 (0.69%) LDAP
13 6 (0.59%) VPN
14 5 (0.49%) Extranet
14 5 (0.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1011 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 375 (37.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 356 (35.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 301 (29.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 174 (17.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 167 (16.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 146 (14.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 134 (13.25%) Data Warehouse
9 72 (7.12%) Relational Database
10 66 (6.53%) Oracle Database
11 55 (5.44%) SQL Server 2000
12 42 (4.15%) Oracle Database 11g
13 40 (3.96%) MS Access
14 35 (3.46%) RDBMS
15 33 (3.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 28 (2.77%) Power BI
17 26 (2.57%) Big Data
18 23 (2.27%) MongoDB
18 23 (2.27%) QlikView
19 22 (2.18%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 153 (15.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 153 (15.13%) Visual Studio
2 29 (2.87%) Git (software)
3 27 (2.67%) JIRA
4 23 (2.27%) TeamCity
5 19 (1.88%) Subversion
6 18 (1.78%) NUnit
6 18 (1.78%) Selenium
7 15 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 13 (1.29%) WiX
9 9 (0.89%) Jenkins
9 9 (0.89%) SpecFlow
9 9 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.69%) MSBuild
10 7 (0.69%) MSI
10 7 (0.69%) MSTest
11 6 (0.59%) LSMW
11 6 (0.59%) Moq
12 4 (0.40%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.40%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 209 (20.67%) Finance
2 78 (7.72%) Banking
3 31 (3.07%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.97%) Marketing
4 30 (2.97%) Retail
5 23 (2.27%) Back Office
6 21 (2.08%) Front Office
7 19 (1.88%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.78%) Advertising
9 13 (1.29%) Electronics
9 13 (1.29%) Legal
9 13 (1.29%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.19%) Corporate Banking
10 12 (1.19%) Retail Banking
11 11 (1.09%) Law
12 8 (0.79%) Local Government
13 7 (0.69%) Billing
14 5 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 601 (59.45%) Developer
2 229 (22.65%) .NET Developer
3 167 (16.52%) SQL Developer
4 159 (15.73%) DBA
5 140 (13.85%) SQL DBA
6 130 (12.86%) C# Developer
7 94 (9.30%) C# .NET Developer
8 74 (7.32%) Analyst
9 61 (6.03%) SQL Server Developer
9 61 (6.03%) SSIS Developer
10 60 (5.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 60 (5.93%) Senior Developer
11 55 (5.44%) Administrator
11 55 (5.44%) Microsoft Developer
12 52 (5.14%) SQL Server DBA
13 39 (3.86%) ASP.NET Developer
14 36 (3.56%) ETL Developer
14 36 (3.56%) SSRS Developer
15 34 (3.36%) Support Analyst
16 33 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 452 (44.71%) .NET
2 257 (25.42%) ASP.NET
3 186 (18.40%) HTML
4 157 (15.53%) WCF
5 150 (14.84%) jQuery
6 141 (13.95%) .NET Framework
7 140 (13.85%) CSS
8 139 (13.75%) XML
9 101 (9.99%) Web Services
10 84 (8.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 71 (7.02%) Ajax
12 70 (6.92%) Entity Framework
13 68 (6.73%) ASP.NET Web API
14 63 (6.23%) AngularJS
15 60 (5.93%) HTML5
16 53 (5.24%) SOAP
17 51 (5.04%) WinForms
18 50 (4.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 46 (4.55%) WPF
20 40 (3.96%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 70 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (4.35%) Clustering
3 40 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 34 (3.36%) Replication
5 33 (3.26%) N-Tier
6 28 (2.77%) Data Centre
7 26 (2.57%) Visualisation
8 20 (1.98%) Data Structures
9 13 (1.29%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.29%) Data Extraction
10 12 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.19%) NHS
11 10 (0.99%) Mathematics
12 9 (0.89%) Derivative
12 9 (0.89%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.79%) PKI
14 7 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
14 7 (0.69%) Informatics
15 6 (0.59%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 291 (28.78%) Windows
2 107 (10.58%) Windows Server
3 96 (9.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (4.75%) Linux
6 39 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (3.36%) Unix
8 18 (1.78%) Android
8 18 (1.78%) Windows 7
8 18 (1.78%) Windows XP
9 16 (1.58%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.69%) AIX
12 6 (0.59%) Solaris
12 6 (0.59%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.49%) MVS
13 5 (0.49%) zOS
14 3 (0.30%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (22.06%) MVC
2 212 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
4 122 (12.07%) ETL
5 105 (10.39%) Migration
6 92 (9.10%) Performance Tuning
7 89 (8.80%) TDD
8 70 (6.92%) CRM
9 64 (6.33%) ITIL
10 63 (6.23%) Scrum
11 54 (5.34%) Data Modelling
12 51 (5.04%) Web Development
13 50 (4.95%) High Availability
13 50 (4.95%) Unit Testing
14 49 (4.85%) OO
15 44 (4.35%) Analytics
16 42 (4.15%) Data Analysis
17 39 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
18 34 (3.36%) Data Migration
19 33 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 662 (65.48%) SQL
2 435 (43.03%) C#
3 297 (29.38%) T-SQL
4 206 (20.38%) JavaScript
5 93 (9.20%) PowerShell
6 89 (8.80%) VB.NET
7 72 (7.12%) VB
8 43 (4.25%) Java
8 43 (4.25%) VBA
9 29 (2.87%) VB6
10 24 (2.37%) C++
10 24 (2.37%) PHP
11 19 (1.88%) TypeScript
12 17 (1.68%) Python
12 17 (1.68%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.38%) Delphi
13 14 (1.38%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.29%) Scala
15 11 (1.09%) VBScript
16 7 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 65 (6.43%) Security Cleared
2 50 (4.95%) Degree
3 36 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (1.58%) MCSE
6 12 (1.19%) MCITP
7 8 (0.79%) MCSA
8 6 (0.59%) MCP
8 6 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.49%) MCDBA
10 4 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.40%) MCTS
11 3 (0.30%) CCNA
11 3 (0.30%) CCNP
11 3 (0.30%) MCDST
12 2 (0.20%) HNC
12 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.20%) MCSD
12 2 (0.20%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.78%) QA
2 17 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.58%) SLA
4 6 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.20%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.099%) GxP
7 1 (0.099%) HL7
7 1 (0.099%) MiFID
7 1 (0.099%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 75 (7.42%) Active Directory
2 50 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (2.77%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.19%) XenApp
5 10 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.99%) XenDesktop
6 9 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (0.79%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.59%) vSphere
10 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.40%) UAG
12 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.30%) XenServer
13 2 (0.20%) Xen
14 1 (0.099%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.099%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.099%) Docker
14 1 (0.099%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 28 (2.77%) SCCM
2 21 (2.08%) SCOM
3 15 (1.48%) NetBackup
4 14 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (1.29%) Oracle RMAN
5 13 (1.29%) WSUS
6 11 (1.09%) AirWatch
6 11 (1.09%) Data Guard
7 10 (0.99%) Puppet
8 8 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (0.79%) Nagios
9 6 (0.59%) Control-M
9 6 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Management
9 6 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 6 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.40%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.40%) Simpana
11 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 455 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 103 (10.19%) Oracle
3 80 (7.91%) VMware
4 31 (3.07%) HP
5 29 (2.87%) Cisco
6 27 (2.67%) Symantec
7 25 (2.47%) SAP
8 23 (2.27%) Cognos
9 22 (2.18%) Citrix
10 19 (1.88%) Dell
11 14 (1.38%) DevExpress
11 14 (1.38%) NetApp
12 12 (1.19%) Cloudera
12 12 (1.19%) Hortonworks
13 11 (1.09%) MobileIron
13 11 (1.09%) Remedy
13 11 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.99%) IBM
15 9 (0.89%) Borland
15 9 (0.89%) Embarcadero
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Posted: 10 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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London
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