Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 May 2018 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 442 247 221
Rank change year-on-year -195 -26 -105
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 473 842 1,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 1.00% 1.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.28% 4.43% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 634 853
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £513 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £364 £368
% change year-on-year +9.97% -1.02% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 23
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +49.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £26.13 £16.75 £13.62
90th Percentile £59.75 £49.75 £63.92
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £39.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +20.25% +9.72% +44.00%

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 20,740 18,988 21,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.52% 22.61% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,563 12,743 14,685
England median daily rate £475 £447 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.26% +5.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £632 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £473 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.00% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 227 335
England median hourly rate £32.00 £29.82 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.33% +8.42% -4.15%
10th Percentile £14.22 £9.25 £12.22
90th Percentile £53.50 £48.30 £53.20
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £29.66 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.90% +7.85% -4.15%

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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 2018. 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 -140 205 £450 +12.50% 84
South East -78 78 £400 +6.67% 34
North of England -86 64 £343 -2.14% 38
Midlands -38 61 £370 +8.82% 35
West Midlands -32 44 £313 -8.76% 17
Yorkshire -34 37 £325 -7.14% 9
South West -38 33 £373 +10.37% 23
East of England -14 28 £388 +3.33% 16
North West -74 20 £383 +9.29% 28
East Midlands -11 17 £388 +13.97% 18
North East -4 7 £295 -9.23% 1
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 473 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 320 (67.65%) SQL
3 203 (42.92%) .NET
4 202 (42.71%) C#
5 193 (40.80%) Microsoft
6 164 (34.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 161 (34.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 157 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
9 145 (30.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 124 (26.22%) Finance
11 115 (24.31%) T-SQL
12 104 (21.99%) Windows
13 102 (21.56%) ASP.NET
14 100 (21.14%) Business Intelligence
14 100 (21.14%) MVC
15 94 (19.87%) HTML
16 90 (19.03%) Visual Studio
17 86 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 85 (17.97%) CSS
19 84 (17.76%) .NET Framework
20 82 (17.34%) Data Warehouse
21 81 (17.12%) SQL Server 2016
22 80 (16.91%) JavaScript
23 78 (16.49%) WCF
23 78 (16.49%) Team Foundation Server
24 76 (16.07%) SQL Server 2005
24 76 (16.07%) XML
25 71 (15.01%) ETL
26 69 (14.59%) jQuery
27 68 (14.38%) SQL Server 2014

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 43 (9.09%) IIS
2 40 (8.46%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.81%) MS Exchange
4 17 (3.59%) BizTalk Server
5 14 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.90%) NServiceBus
8 8 (1.69%) Skype for Business
9 7 (1.48%) Apache
9 7 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.85%) Confluence
10 4 (0.85%) SAS
10 4 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.85%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.63%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.63%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (5.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.85%) SPSS
4 3 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.11%) Markit EDM
2 9 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.85%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.63%) Maximo
6 2 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.42%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.42%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.42%) SAP MII
7 1 (0.21%) assyst
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.21%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.21%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 54 (11.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.81%) Office 365
4 11 (2.33%) PaaS
5 10 (2.11%) npm
6 9 (1.90%) SaaS
7 8 (1.69%) IaaS
8 7 (1.48%) GitHub
9 6 (1.27%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.63%) Amazon Glacier
10 3 (0.63%) Boomi
11 2 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.42%) NuGet
12 1 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.17%) Firewall
1 15 (3.17%) SAN
2 14 (2.96%) DNS
3 10 (2.11%) HTTP
3 10 (2.11%) SMTP
4 8 (1.69%) DHCP
4 8 (1.69%) FTP
5 7 (1.48%) Internet
5 7 (1.48%) LAN
5 7 (1.48%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.27%) VoIP
6 6 (1.27%) WAN
7 5 (1.06%) Skype
7 5 (1.06%) VPN
8 4 (0.85%) Intranet
8 4 (0.85%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.63%) IMAP
9 3 (0.63%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.63%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 473 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 164 (34.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 161 (34.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 145 (30.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 86 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 82 (17.34%) Data Warehouse
7 81 (17.12%) SQL Server 2016
8 76 (16.07%) SQL Server 2005
9 68 (14.38%) SQL Server 2014
10 35 (7.40%) Power BI
11 32 (6.77%) Relational Database
12 29 (6.13%) Oracle Database
13 21 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
14 18 (3.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 16 (3.38%) OLAP
16 13 (2.75%) MySQL
16 13 (2.75%) OLTP
16 13 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
17 12 (2.54%) SQL Server 2000
18 10 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 90 (19.03%) Visual Studio
2 78 (16.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (5.71%) Octopus Deploy
4 23 (4.86%) Git (software)
4 23 (4.86%) TeamCity
5 20 (4.23%) NUnit
6 16 (3.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 15 (3.17%) Jenkins
7 15 (3.17%) MSTest
8 14 (2.96%) Subversion
9 11 (2.33%) JIRA
9 11 (2.33%) Moq
10 10 (2.11%) FitNesse
11 9 (1.90%) webpack
12 6 (1.27%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (1.06%) FishEye
13 5 (1.06%) Mercurial
13 5 (1.06%) SpecFlow
General
1 124 (26.22%) Finance
2 42 (8.88%) Banking
3 22 (4.65%) Front Office
3 22 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 11 (2.33%) Retail
5 10 (2.11%) Back Office
6 8 (1.69%) Marketing
7 6 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.85%) Law
10 3 (0.63%) Advertising
10 3 (0.63%) Automotive
10 3 (0.63%) Military
10 3 (0.63%) Publishing
11 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) French Language
12 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 270 (57.08%) Developer
2 101 (21.35%) .NET Developer
3 84 (17.76%) C# Developer
3 84 (17.76%) SQL Developer
4 71 (15.01%) DBA
5 61 (12.90%) SQL DBA
6 53 (11.21%) C# .NET Developer
7 34 (7.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 30 (6.34%) Administrator
9 28 (5.92%) Senior Developer
10 27 (5.71%) SQL Server DBA
11 24 (5.07%) Analyst
12 19 (4.02%) ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (3.38%) SQL Server Developer
13 16 (3.38%) Support Engineer
14 15 (3.17%) Architect
14 15 (3.17%) Senior .NET Developer
15 14 (2.96%) Consultant
16 13 (2.75%) BizTalk Developer
16 13 (2.75%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (42.92%) .NET
2 102 (21.56%) ASP.NET
3 94 (19.87%) HTML
4 85 (17.97%) CSS
5 84 (17.76%) .NET Framework
6 78 (16.49%) WCF
7 76 (16.07%) XML
8 69 (14.59%) jQuery
9 61 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 61 (12.90%) Web Services
10 60 (12.68%) AngularJS
11 49 (10.36%) Entity Framework
12 42 (8.88%) ASP.NET Web API
13 38 (8.03%) HTML5
14 37 (7.82%) SOAP
15 33 (6.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 27 (5.71%) Ajax
16 27 (5.71%) RESTful
17 23 (4.86%) CSS3
18 22 (4.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.13%) Clustering
2 29 (6.13%) Replication
3 18 (3.81%) Fixed Income
4 17 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.90%) Derivative
8 8 (1.69%) Fintech
8 8 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.69%) PKI
9 7 (1.48%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.48%) W3C
10 6 (1.27%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.27%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.27%) NHS
10 6 (1.27%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 104 (21.99%) Windows
2 61 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (12.47%) Windows Server
4 44 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (4.65%) Linux
6 14 (2.96%) Windows 7
7 12 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.90%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.27%) CentOS
9 6 (1.27%) Unix
10 5 (1.06%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.63%) AIX
11 3 (0.63%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.42%) Solaris
13 1 (0.21%) Android
13 1 (0.21%) HPUX
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (21.14%) Business Intelligence
2 100 (21.14%) MVC
3 71 (15.01%) ETL
4 63 (13.32%) Migration
5 56 (11.84%) Performance Tuning
6 50 (10.57%) Data Modelling
7 46 (9.73%) Scrum
8 38 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (7.82%) TDD
10 35 (7.40%) OO
11 29 (6.13%) Analytics
11 29 (6.13%) Web Development
12 28 (5.92%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (5.92%) Unit Testing
13 26 (5.50%) High Availability
14 25 (5.29%) Kimball Methodology
15 23 (4.86%) Data Migration
15 23 (4.86%) Microservices
15 23 (4.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 320 (67.65%) SQL
2 202 (42.71%) C#
3 115 (24.31%) T-SQL
4 80 (16.91%) JavaScript
5 39 (8.25%) PowerShell
6 33 (6.98%) VB.NET
7 24 (5.07%) TypeScript
8 21 (4.44%) VB
9 20 (4.23%) VBA
10 14 (2.96%) C
11 13 (2.75%) Java
12 11 (2.33%) C++
12 11 (2.33%) VBScript
13 9 (1.90%) Python
14 8 (1.69%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.27%) XPath
16 4 (0.85%) PHP
16 4 (0.85%) R
16 4 (0.85%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 22 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (4.23%) Degree
3 15 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.75%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.69%) MCSE
6 5 (1.06%) MCITP
7 4 (0.85%) CCNA
7 4 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.85%) ISEB
8 3 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.63%) MCP
8 3 (0.63%) MCPD
8 3 (0.63%) MCSA
8 3 (0.63%) MCTS
9 2 (0.42%) CCNP
9 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.69%) QA
2 7 (1.48%) GDPR
3 6 (1.27%) SLA
4 5 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.42%) EMIR
6 2 (0.42%) IFRS
6 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.21%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 42 (8.88%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (2.96%) Docker
5 10 (2.11%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.69%) vSphere
7 7 (1.48%) XenApp
8 5 (1.06%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.63%) HDFS
10 2 (0.42%) NFS
10 2 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (2.54%) Microsoft Clustering
1 12 (2.54%) SCCM
2 8 (1.69%) SCOM
3 5 (1.06%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.85%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (0.63%) Nagios
5 3 (0.63%) Oozie
5 3 (0.63%) Puppet
5 3 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.42%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.42%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.42%) vMotion
6 2 (0.42%) WMI
6 2 (0.42%) WSUS
6 2 (0.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 193 (40.80%) Microsoft
2 50 (10.57%) Oracle
3 42 (8.88%) VMware
4 18 (3.81%) Citrix
5 16 (3.38%) Cisco
6 14 (2.96%) HP
7 12 (2.54%) Telerik
8 11 (2.33%) SAP
9 10 (2.11%) Cognos
9 10 (2.11%) Tableau
10 9 (1.90%) NetApp
11 8 (1.69%) 3PAR
12 6 (1.27%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.27%) Dell
12 6 (1.27%) F5
13 5 (1.06%) Charles River
13 5 (1.06%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.06%) RedGate
14 4 (0.85%) DevExpress
14 4 (0.85%) Informatica