Period
to 25 January 2020

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 25 January 2020 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 523 478 353
Rank change year-on-year -45 -125 -106
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 199 415 634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.45% 0.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.44% 2.02% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 295 473
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +9.59%
10th Percentile £319 £231 £276
90th Percentile £550 £575 £596
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 9
England median hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -28.13% +2.04%
10th Percentile £17.18 £13.10 £25.75
90th Percentile £35.25 £42.35 £59.20
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -40.00% -2.08%

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 13,827 20,589 20,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.24% 22.57% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,316 14,331 14,318
England median daily rate £475 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +2.11% +9.20%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £635
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £460
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 219 224
England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £30.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +13.09% +12.55%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.40 £15.05
90th Percentile £53.75 £56.27 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +6.56% +9.91%

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020. 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 +21 73 £475 +0.80% 23
South East +43 61 £425 +26.11% 23
North of England +29 36 £400 +17.65% 24
Yorkshire +44 21 £400 +17.65% 3
North West +13 14 £363 +1.05% 17
East of England +10 14 £400 -5.88% 3
South West -12 10 £355 +4.41% 6
Midlands +35 6 £425 +15.65% 11
West Midlands +48 5 £400 +18.52% 7
East Midlands +4 1 £450 +20.00% 4
North East - 1 £425 - 4
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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.

1 199 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 143 (71.86%) SQL
3 107 (53.77%) Microsoft
4 94 (47.24%) .NET
5 82 (41.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 73 (36.68%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (36.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 68 (34.17%) C#
8 65 (32.66%) T-SQL
9 53 (26.63%) SQL Server 2016
10 52 (26.13%) Windows
11 51 (25.63%) Azure
12 44 (22.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 41 (20.60%) Data Warehouse
14 39 (19.60%) Migration
14 39 (19.60%) Scrum
15 38 (19.10%) ETL
16 37 (18.59%) .NET Framework
17 34 (17.09%) IIS
17 34 (17.09%) Business Intelligence
18 33 (16.58%) SQL Server 2005
18 33 (16.58%) MVC
19 32 (16.08%) XML
20 31 (15.58%) SQL Server 2014
21 30 (15.08%) Performance Tuning
21 30 (15.08%) Windows Server 2008
21 30 (15.08%) ASP.NET
21 30 (15.08%) Oracle
22 29 (14.57%) HTML
23 28 (14.07%) JavaScript

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 34 (17.09%) IIS
2 17 (8.54%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (5.53%) WebSphere
4 10 (5.03%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.02%) MS Exchange
6 6 (3.02%) Apache
7 5 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.51%) nginx
8 3 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.50%) Confluence
10 1 (0.50%) Drupal
10 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.50%) Mule
10 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (5.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.51%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.51%) Line 500
4 2 (1.01%) NetSuite
4 2 (1.01%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.50%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.50%) FastStats
5 1 (0.50%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 51 (25.63%) Azure
2 24 (12.06%) Power Platform
3 13 (6.53%) Office 365
4 10 (5.03%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (4.02%) npm
6 6 (3.02%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (2.51%) Azure Functions
7 5 (2.51%) Serverless
8 4 (2.01%) IaaS
9 3 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.51%) PaaS
10 2 (1.01%) AWS
10 2 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.01%) GitHub
11 1 (0.50%) SaaS
11 1 (0.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.52%) LAN
1 7 (3.52%) WAN
2 5 (2.51%) HTTP
2 5 (2.51%) SMTP
3 4 (2.01%) DNS
3 4 (2.01%) SAN
4 3 (1.51%) Intranet
4 3 (1.51%) VoIP
5 2 (1.01%) 802.11
5 2 (1.01%) DHCP
5 2 (1.01%) Firewall
5 2 (1.01%) Internet
5 2 (1.01%) IPsec
5 2 (1.01%) MPLS
5 2 (1.01%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.01%) WebEx
6 1 (0.50%) FTP
6 1 (0.50%) PBX
6 1 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 82 (41.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 73 (36.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 53 (26.63%) SQL Server 2016
5 44 (22.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (20.60%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (16.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 31 (15.58%) SQL Server 2014
9 24 (12.06%) Power BI
10 18 (9.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (7.54%) Relational Database
11 15 (7.54%) SQL Server 2017
12 14 (7.04%) Oracle Database
13 13 (6.53%) NoSQL
14 11 (5.53%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (4.52%) Oracle BI EE
15 9 (4.52%) Star Schema
16 7 (3.52%) DTS
16 7 (3.52%) OLAP
16 7 (3.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (6.53%) Visual Studio
3 11 (5.53%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (4.02%) gulp
5 8 (4.02%) jspm
6 5 (2.51%) Moq
6 5 (2.51%) NUnit
7 3 (1.51%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.01%) Hudson
8 2 (1.01%) JIRA
8 2 (1.01%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.50%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.50%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.50%) MSI
9 1 (0.50%) Selenium
9 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (9.05%) Finance
1 18 (9.05%) Public Sector
2 4 (2.01%) Banking
3 3 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.01%) Arabic Language
4 2 (1.01%) Front Office
4 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.01%) Legal
4 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.50%) Automotive
5 1 (0.50%) Back Office
5 1 (0.50%) German Language
5 1 (0.50%) Retail
5 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 114 (57.29%) Developer
2 25 (12.56%) DBA
3 24 (12.06%) SQL Developer
4 23 (11.56%) .NET Developer
4 23 (11.56%) SQL DBA
5 18 (9.05%) C# Developer
6 17 (8.54%) BizTalk Developer
7 13 (6.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 10 (5.03%) Analyst
8 10 (5.03%) Azure Developer
8 10 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (4.52%) SQL Server DBA
10 8 (4.02%) Administrator
10 8 (4.02%) Architect
10 8 (4.02%) SSRS Developer
11 6 (3.02%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.02%) ServiceNow Developer
11 6 (3.02%) SQL BI Developer
11 6 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.02%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (47.24%) .NET
2 37 (18.59%) .NET Framework
3 32 (16.08%) XML
4 30 (15.08%) ASP.NET
5 29 (14.57%) HTML
6 28 (14.07%) ASP.NET Web API
6 28 (14.07%) Web Services
7 25 (12.56%) CSS
8 21 (10.55%) WCF
9 19 (9.55%) .NET Core
9 19 (9.55%) Entity Framework
10 18 (9.05%) AngularJS
11 17 (8.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (8.54%) XSLT
12 16 (8.04%) JSON
12 16 (8.04%) REST
13 13 (6.53%) jQuery
13 13 (6.53%) MDX
13 13 (6.53%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (6.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.53%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.02%) Clustering
3 6 (3.02%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.02%) NHS
4 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.51%) Replication
5 3 (1.51%) User Experience
6 2 (1.01%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.50%) Equities
7 1 (0.50%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.50%) iPhone
7 1 (0.50%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.50%) PKI
7 1 (0.50%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.50%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 52 (26.13%) Windows
2 30 (15.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (11.06%) Windows Server
4 17 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (5.03%) Linux
6 7 (3.52%) Android
6 7 (3.52%) Windows 10
7 6 (3.02%) Apple iOS
7 6 (3.02%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.51%) Unix
9 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (36.68%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (19.60%) Migration
2 39 (19.60%) Scrum
3 38 (19.10%) ETL
4 34 (17.09%) Business Intelligence
5 33 (16.58%) MVC
6 30 (15.08%) Performance Tuning
7 23 (11.56%) Analytics
7 23 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (11.06%) Decision-Making
9 21 (10.55%) Kimball Methodology
10 17 (8.54%) Microservices
11 16 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (8.04%) TDD
12 15 (7.54%) SDLC
13 14 (7.04%) ITIL
13 14 (7.04%) SOLID
13 14 (7.04%) Visualisation
14 12 (6.03%) Project Management
14 12 (6.03%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 143 (71.86%) SQL
2 68 (34.17%) C#
3 65 (32.66%) T-SQL
4 28 (14.07%) JavaScript
5 17 (8.54%) VB.NET
6 15 (7.54%) PowerShell
7 12 (6.03%) PL/SQL
8 10 (5.03%) TypeScript
9 8 (4.02%) VB
10 7 (3.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 7 (3.52%) Python
11 4 (2.01%) VB6
12 3 (1.51%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.51%) Ruby
13 2 (1.01%) C
13 2 (1.01%) Perl
13 2 (1.01%) PHP
13 2 (1.01%) VBA
14 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (10.05%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.53%) Degree
4 10 (5.03%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.51%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.51%) MCSE
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.50%) CCNA
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.50%) MBA
7 1 (0.50%) MCITP
7 1 (0.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.02%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.51%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) SLA
4 1 (0.50%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 18 (9.05%) Active Directory
1 18 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.04%) Docker
2 14 (7.04%) Hyper-V
3 12 (6.03%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (4.02%) XenApp
5 6 (3.02%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (2.51%) vSphere
7 3 (1.51%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.01%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (4.52%) MIIS
2 6 (3.02%) SCCM
3 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.01%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.01%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.50%) Ambari
5 1 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.50%) SCOM
5 1 (0.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 107 (53.77%) Microsoft
2 30 (15.08%) Oracle
3 22 (11.06%) VMware
4 15 (7.54%) Tableau
5 13 (6.53%) Citrix
6 9 (4.52%) ServiceNow
7 6 (3.02%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.02%) Xamarin
8 5 (2.51%) HP
8 5 (2.51%) JD Edwards
9 4 (2.01%) IBM
10 3 (1.51%) Cisco
10 3 (1.51%) Informatica
10 3 (1.51%) Northgate
10 3 (1.51%) RedGate
10 3 (1.51%) Sage
10 3 (1.51%) Trillium
11 2 (1.01%) Aruba
11 2 (1.01%) Databricks
11 2 (1.01%) MuleSoft