Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 331 258 140
Rank change year-on-year -73 -118 -50
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 701 983 1819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.74% 1.01% 1.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.35% 4.46% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 692 1311
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 34
England median hourly rate £38.50 £20.12 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.35% -23.35% +19.32%
10th Percentile £26.70 £13.25 £14.48
90th Percentile £59.65 £45.00 £41.79
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £35.85 £28.50
% change year-on-year -13.53% +25.79% +29.55%

SQL Server 2008 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 20938 22027 24466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.08% 22.58% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14493 14745 16282
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 324 390
England median hourly rate £32.00 £27.75 £27.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.32% +0.40% +12.82%
10th Percentile £14.54 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £48.00 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £31.41 £28.00 £28.13
% change year-on-year +12.16% -0.44% +12.50%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in England

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in England

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in England

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in England

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in England

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -43 320 £450 +5.88% 25
South East -34 140 £395 -1.25% 14
North of England +10 124 £340 +3.03% 19
Yorkshire +29 82 £340 +0.74% 13
East of England -30 40 £400 +12.28% 9
South West -27 38 £375 +11.11% 10
Midlands -43 37 £340 +4.62% 19
North West -15 34 £381 +17.31% 6
West Midlands -21 25 £338 - 9
East Midlands -31 12 £340 +2.64% 10
North East +48 8 £404 +22.42%
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 701 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 453 (64.62%) SQL
3 309 (44.08%) Microsoft
4 278 (39.66%) C#
5 267 (38.09%) .NET
6 248 (35.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 246 (35.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 205 (29.24%) T-SQL
9 198 (28.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 179 (25.53%) Finance
11 170 (24.25%) Windows
12 168 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
13 137 (19.54%) ASP.NET
14 136 (19.40%) SQL Server 2016
15 135 (19.26%) ETL
16 134 (19.12%) Business Intelligence
17 131 (18.69%) MVC
18 128 (18.26%) HTML
19 125 (17.83%) SQL Server 2014
20 124 (17.69%) JavaScript
21 109 (15.55%) SQL Server 2005
21 109 (15.55%) .NET Framework
22 108 (15.41%) Visual Studio
22 108 (15.41%) Data Warehouse
23 105 (14.98%) Migration
24 103 (14.69%) WCF
25 99 (14.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 97 (13.84%) AngularJS
27 92 (13.12%) Team Foundation Server
28 89 (12.70%) CSS

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 62 (8.84%) SharePoint
2 47 (6.70%) MS Exchange
3 32 (4.56%) IIS
4 31 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (3.99%) Apache Spark
6 25 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
7 18 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (2.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.43%) Skype for Business
10 8 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.57%) Apache
13 4 (0.57%) Confluence
13 4 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.57%) Sitefinity
14 3 (0.43%) CMS
14 3 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.29%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 37 (5.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.29%) SPSS
4 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.57%) SimCorp Dimension
3 9 (1.28%) ION MarketView
4 8 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (1.00%) Dynamics GP
5 7 (1.00%) Markit EDM
5 7 (1.00%) SAP APO
5 7 (1.00%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.71%) SAP MDM
7 3 (0.43%) Cognos Planning
7 3 (0.43%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.29%) Endur
8 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.14%) FRx
9 1 (0.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 69 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (8.27%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (5.28%) Office 365
4 12 (1.71%) Google Analytics
5 11 (1.57%) PaaS
6 6 (0.86%) Boomi
6 6 (0.86%) IaaS
7 5 (0.71%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.57%) Amazon Glacier
9 3 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.29%) GitHub
10 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.14%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.14%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.14%) SaaS
11 1 (0.14%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.14%) DNS
1 29 (4.14%) Firewall
1 29 (4.14%) SAN
2 27 (3.85%) LAN
2 27 (3.85%) WAN
3 23 (3.28%) TCP/IP
4 19 (2.71%) DHCP
5 14 (2.00%) Intranet
6 13 (1.85%) Internet
7 11 (1.57%) VLAN
8 8 (1.14%) FTP
8 8 (1.14%) SMTP
8 8 (1.14%) Wireless
9 7 (1.00%) iSCSI
10 6 (0.86%) HTTP
10 6 (0.86%) NAS
10 6 (0.86%) Skype
10 6 (0.86%) SMS
10 6 (0.86%) SSL
10 6 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 701 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 248 (35.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 246 (35.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 198 (28.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 136 (19.40%) SQL Server 2016
6 125 (17.83%) SQL Server 2014
7 109 (15.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 108 (15.41%) Data Warehouse
9 99 (14.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 52 (7.42%) Power BI
11 46 (6.56%) OLAP
12 40 (5.71%) Relational Database
13 34 (4.85%) QlikView
14 33 (4.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 29 (4.14%) Oracle Database
16 28 (3.99%) Apache Hive
16 28 (3.99%) Big Data
16 28 (3.99%) Hadoop
17 27 (3.85%) Impala
18 22 (3.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 108 (15.41%) Visual Studio
2 92 (13.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (4.85%) NUnit
4 33 (4.71%) MSTest
5 32 (4.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 28 (3.99%) TeamCity
7 22 (3.14%) Git (software)
8 20 (2.85%) Moq
9 14 (2.00%) Jenkins
10 13 (1.85%) Subversion
11 12 (1.71%) FitNesse
12 9 (1.28%) ReSharper
13 7 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (0.86%) JIRA
14 6 (0.86%) LSMW
15 5 (0.71%) Selenium
15 5 (0.71%) SpecFlow
15 5 (0.71%) YouTrack
16 4 (0.57%) MSBuild
16 4 (0.57%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 179 (25.53%) Finance
2 88 (12.55%) Banking
3 48 (6.85%) Investment Banking
4 42 (5.99%) Front Office
5 21 (3.00%) Back Office
6 13 (1.85%) Law
7 11 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.28%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.14%) Advertising
9 8 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.86%) Marketing
11 6 (0.86%) Publishing
12 5 (0.71%) Automotive
12 5 (0.71%) Local Government
13 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.57%) Retail
14 3 (0.43%) Electronics
14 3 (0.43%) Legal
14 3 (0.43%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 422 (60.20%) Developer
2 164 (23.40%) SQL Developer
3 139 (19.83%) .NET Developer
4 129 (18.40%) C# Developer
5 100 (14.27%) DBA
6 81 (11.55%) SQL DBA
7 68 (9.70%) C# .NET Developer
8 62 (8.84%) SQL Server Developer
9 57 (8.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 55 (7.85%) Senior Developer
11 47 (6.70%) SSIS Developer
12 46 (6.56%) Analyst
13 41 (5.85%) Full Stack Developer
14 39 (5.56%) Administrator
15 38 (5.42%) SQL Server DBA
16 36 (5.14%) ETL Developer
17 35 (4.99%) SSRS Developer
18 33 (4.71%) ASP.NET Developer
19 28 (3.99%) SQL BI Developer
20 27 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (38.09%) .NET
2 137 (19.54%) ASP.NET
3 128 (18.26%) HTML
4 109 (15.55%) .NET Framework
5 103 (14.69%) WCF
6 97 (13.84%) AngularJS
7 89 (12.70%) CSS
8 84 (11.98%) jQuery
9 83 (11.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 81 (11.55%) Web Services
11 80 (11.41%) XML
12 74 (10.56%) ASP.NET Web API
13 58 (8.27%) Ajax
14 55 (7.85%) HTML5
15 54 (7.70%) RESTful
16 45 (6.42%) Entity Framework
17 33 (4.71%) MDX
17 33 (4.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 33 (4.71%) WinForms
18 32 (4.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 65 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.56%) Clustering
3 44 (6.28%) Greenfield Project
4 35 (4.99%) Fixed Income
5 30 (4.28%) Replication
6 22 (3.14%) Fintech
7 15 (2.14%) Data Structures
7 15 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (1.85%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.85%) Equities
9 12 (1.71%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.57%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.43%) Data Centre
12 9 (1.28%) PKI
13 7 (1.00%) Credit Risk
13 7 (1.00%) Derivative
13 7 (1.00%) NHS
13 7 (1.00%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.86%) AS400
14 6 (0.86%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 170 (24.25%) Windows
2 87 (12.41%) Windows Server
3 77 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 72 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (5.85%) Linux
6 35 (4.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (4.14%) Windows 7
8 24 (3.42%) Windows 10
9 13 (1.85%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.86%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.86%) Unix
11 5 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.57%) Android
12 4 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.57%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.43%) CentOS
13 3 (0.43%) MVS
13 3 (0.43%) Solaris
14 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (19.26%) ETL
3 134 (19.12%) Business Intelligence
4 131 (18.69%) MVC
5 105 (14.98%) Migration
6 84 (11.98%) Performance Tuning
7 64 (9.13%) Data Modelling
8 61 (8.70%) TDD
9 55 (7.85%) SDLC
10 51 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
11 50 (7.13%) Scrum
12 46 (6.56%) Analytics
13 44 (6.28%) Kimball Methodology
14 40 (5.71%) Asset Management
15 38 (5.42%) MVVM
16 36 (5.14%) High Availability
17 35 (4.99%) Unit Testing
18 34 (4.85%) ITIL
18 34 (4.85%) Web Development
19 33 (4.71%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 453 (64.62%) SQL
2 278 (39.66%) C#
3 205 (29.24%) T-SQL
4 124 (17.69%) JavaScript
5 80 (11.41%) PowerShell
6 39 (5.56%) Java
7 23 (3.28%) Python
8 22 (3.14%) VB.NET
8 22 (3.14%) VBA
9 16 (2.28%) TypeScript
9 16 (2.28%) VB
10 14 (2.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 13 (1.85%) Scala
12 9 (1.28%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.14%) PHP
14 5 (0.71%) C
15 4 (0.57%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.57%) F#
15 4 (0.57%) Perl
15 4 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (7.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (4.42%) Security Cleared
3 30 (4.28%) Degree
3 30 (4.28%) MCSE
4 26 (3.71%) MCITP
5 25 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.00%) MCSA
7 8 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.86%) CCNA
8 6 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.86%) MCP
9 5 (0.71%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.71%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.57%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.57%) CompTIA Security+
10 4 (0.57%) MCTS
10 4 (0.57%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (0.57%) Security+ Certification
11 3 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.00%) Data Quality
2 12 (1.71%) SLA
3 8 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.00%) GxP
4 7 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.86%) QA
6 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.14%) MiFID
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (11.55%) Active Directory
2 44 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (2.71%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.43%) XenApp
6 12 (1.71%) vSphere
7 11 (1.57%) Apache Flume
7 11 (1.57%) HDFS
8 7 (1.00%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.57%) Docker
10 4 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.57%) Xen
10 4 (0.57%) XenServer
11 3 (0.43%) Samba
11 3 (0.43%) Squid
11 3 (0.43%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.29%) KVM
12 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (3.85%) Oozie
2 21 (3.00%) SCCM
3 11 (1.57%) SCOM
4 8 (1.14%) Nagios
5 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.57%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.57%) WSUS
8 3 (0.43%) Ansible
8 3 (0.43%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.43%) Webmin
8 3 (0.43%) Xymon
9 2 (0.29%) Puppet
9 2 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 309 (44.08%) Microsoft
2 73 (10.41%) VMware
3 52 (7.42%) Oracle
4 32 (4.56%) Citrix
5 30 (4.28%) RedGate
6 27 (3.85%) Cisco
7 25 (3.57%) HP
8 21 (3.00%) Tableau
9 16 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (2.28%) SAP
10 15 (2.14%) Cloudera
11 14 (2.00%) Google
12 12 (1.71%) Charles River
13 11 (1.57%) SimCorp
14 10 (1.43%) Dell
14 10 (1.43%) DevExpress
14 10 (1.43%) IBM
14 10 (1.43%) NetApp
14 10 (1.43%) Veeam
15 9 (1.28%) ION Trading