Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 373 249 172
Rank change year-on-year -124 -77 -61
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 590 920 1,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 1.03% 1.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.90% 4.63% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 687 1,090
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £263 £275 £260
90th Percentile £588 £500 £538
UK median daily rate £393 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 24
England median hourly rate £40.00 £29.06 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.65% +10.70% +5.00%
10th Percentile £27.00 £16.25 £13.38
90th Percentile £53.50 £43.58 £63.92
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.25 £29.75
% change year-on-year +13.48% +18.49% +19.00%

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 20,324 19,883 22,343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.79% 22.35% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,329 13,416 15,094
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £278
90th Percentile £635 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 255 365
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% -1.85% -5.89%
10th Percentile £15.25 £9.25 £11.60
90th Percentile £57.38 £47.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £34.75 £27.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +28.70% -1.82% -

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -89 253 £449 +12.19% 70
North of England -44 103 £340 -2.86% 54
South East -48 91 £400 - 25
Yorkshire +2 75 £339 -0.37% 26
Midlands -40 51 £340 -2.86% 31
East of England -11 47 £375 -6.25% 16
South West -33 41 £355 +9.23% 25
West Midlands -19 36 £300 -20.00% 17
North West -65 25 £363 +3.57% 26
East Midlands -14 15 £340 - 14
North East +24 3 £363 -14.71% 2
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 590 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 415 (70.34%) SQL
3 262 (44.41%) Microsoft
4 241 (40.85%) C#
5 235 (39.83%) .NET
6 210 (35.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 198 (33.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 173 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
8 173 (29.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 157 (26.61%) T-SQL
10 154 (26.10%) Finance
11 128 (21.69%) Windows
12 127 (21.53%) ASP.NET
13 125 (21.19%) MVC
14 120 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
15 116 (19.66%) HTML
16 111 (18.81%) SQL Server 2014
17 108 (18.31%) SQL Server 2016
18 107 (18.14%) ETL
19 104 (17.63%) .NET Framework
20 101 (17.12%) Data Warehouse
21 100 (16.95%) JavaScript
22 98 (16.61%) Visual Studio
23 97 (16.44%) WCF
24 96 (16.27%) CSS
25 92 (15.59%) SQL Server 2005
26 86 (14.58%) jQuery
26 86 (14.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 83 (14.07%) AngularJS
27 83 (14.07%) ASP.NET MVC

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 49 (8.31%) IIS
2 48 (8.14%) SharePoint
3 29 (4.92%) MS Exchange
4 21 (3.56%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.37%) Apache Spark
7 12 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.36%) Apache
9 8 (1.36%) NServiceBus
9 8 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.68%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.51%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.51%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.34%) SAS
15 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.85%) SPSS
4 4 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.34%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.86%) Markit EDM
2 11 (1.86%) SimCorp Dimension
3 7 (1.19%) Dynamics GP
4 6 (1.02%) SAP APO
4 6 (1.02%) SAP MM
5 5 (0.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.85%) SAP MDM
6 4 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.51%) Cognos Planning
7 3 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.51%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.51%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.17%) assyst
8 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.17%) Scribe Insight
8 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 44 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (4.07%) Office 365
4 9 (1.53%) Amazon S3
5 8 (1.36%) GitHub
6 7 (1.19%) Boomi
6 7 (1.19%) PaaS
7 5 (0.85%) Amazon Glacier
8 4 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.68%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.51%) IaaS
10 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.17%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.17%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.92%) SAN
2 24 (4.07%) Firewall
3 22 (3.73%) DNS
4 21 (3.56%) LAN
4 21 (3.56%) WAN
5 19 (3.22%) TCP/IP
6 13 (2.20%) DHCP
7 12 (2.03%) FTP
8 10 (1.69%) VLAN
9 9 (1.53%) SMTP
10 8 (1.36%) Internet
10 8 (1.36%) iSCSI
11 6 (1.02%) HTTP
11 6 (1.02%) Kerberos
11 6 (1.02%) SSL
11 6 (1.02%) VoIP
12 5 (0.85%) VPN
13 4 (0.68%) Intranet
13 4 (0.68%) Network Security
13 4 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 590 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 210 (35.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 198 (33.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 173 (29.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 111 (18.81%) SQL Server 2014
6 108 (18.31%) SQL Server 2016
7 101 (17.12%) Data Warehouse
8 92 (15.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 86 (14.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 43 (7.29%) Power BI
11 35 (5.93%) Relational Database
12 32 (5.42%) Oracle Database
13 24 (4.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 22 (3.73%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (3.22%) QlikView
16 18 (3.05%) Big Data
16 18 (3.05%) OLAP
17 16 (2.71%) Apache Hive
17 16 (2.71%) Hadoop
18 13 (2.20%) Impala
Development Applications
1 98 (16.61%) Visual Studio
2 79 (13.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (6.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 37 (6.27%) TeamCity
4 25 (4.24%) NUnit
5 24 (4.07%) MSTest
6 21 (3.56%) Git (software)
7 20 (3.39%) FitNesse
8 14 (2.37%) Jenkins
8 14 (2.37%) Moq
9 12 (2.03%) Subversion
10 8 (1.36%) JIRA
11 6 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.85%) LSMW
12 5 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.68%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.68%) FishEye
13 4 (0.68%) MSBuild
13 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 3 (0.51%) NSubstitute
General
1 154 (26.10%) Finance
2 44 (7.46%) Banking
3 26 (4.41%) Front Office
4 19 (3.22%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.53%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.53%) Marketing
6 8 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.19%) Back Office
8 6 (1.02%) Advertising
9 5 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.85%) Retail
10 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.68%) Law
11 3 (0.51%) Electronics
11 3 (0.51%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 352 (59.66%) Developer
2 131 (22.20%) .NET Developer
3 129 (21.86%) SQL Developer
4 117 (19.83%) C# Developer
5 97 (16.44%) DBA
6 83 (14.07%) SQL DBA
7 63 (10.68%) C# .NET Developer
8 45 (7.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 44 (7.46%) SQL Server Developer
10 41 (6.95%) SQL Server DBA
11 40 (6.78%) Administrator
12 38 (6.44%) Senior Developer
13 36 (6.10%) Analyst
14 30 (5.08%) SSIS Developer
15 28 (4.75%) ASP.NET Developer
16 24 (4.07%) Agile Developer
16 24 (4.07%) ETL Developer
17 22 (3.73%) Agile C# Developer
18 21 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 21 (3.56%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (39.83%) .NET
2 127 (21.53%) ASP.NET
3 116 (19.66%) HTML
4 104 (17.63%) .NET Framework
5 97 (16.44%) WCF
6 96 (16.27%) CSS
7 86 (14.58%) jQuery
8 83 (14.07%) AngularJS
8 83 (14.07%) ASP.NET MVC
9 77 (13.05%) XML
10 64 (10.85%) Web Services
11 60 (10.17%) ASP.NET Web API
12 50 (8.47%) Entity Framework
13 49 (8.31%) HTML5
14 41 (6.95%) Ajax
15 39 (6.61%) RESTful
16 32 (5.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 30 (5.08%) SOAP
18 29 (4.92%) REST
19 23 (3.90%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.78%) Greenfield Project
3 37 (6.27%) Clustering
4 35 (5.93%) Replication
5 28 (4.75%) Fintech
6 22 (3.73%) Fixed Income
7 13 (2.20%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.20%) Data Centre
7 13 (2.20%) Data Structures
7 13 (2.20%) PKI
8 12 (2.03%) Equities
9 10 (1.69%) Hedge funds
9 10 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.53%) W3C
11 8 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (1.36%) NHS
12 7 (1.19%) User Experience
13 6 (1.02%) Credit Risk
13 6 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.85%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 128 (21.69%) Windows
2 78 (13.22%) Windows Server
3 77 (13.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (4.92%) Windows 7
5 29 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (4.75%) Linux
7 12 (2.03%) Windows 8
8 11 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.86%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.19%) Unix
10 5 (0.85%) CentOS
11 4 (0.68%) Solaris
12 3 (0.51%) MVS
13 2 (0.34%) AIX
13 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.17%) HPUX
14 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (21.19%) MVC
3 120 (20.34%) Business Intelligence
4 107 (18.14%) ETL
5 82 (13.90%) Migration
6 78 (13.22%) Performance Tuning
7 46 (7.80%) Data Modelling
7 46 (7.80%) Scrum
8 45 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (7.29%) Analytics
9 43 (7.29%) SDLC
10 40 (6.78%) Unit Testing
11 37 (6.27%) High Availability
11 37 (6.27%) TDD
12 33 (5.59%) ITIL
12 33 (5.59%) Web Development
13 30 (5.08%) Kimball Methodology
14 29 (4.92%) Data Migration
14 29 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
15 25 (4.24%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 415 (70.34%) SQL
2 241 (40.85%) C#
3 157 (26.61%) T-SQL
4 100 (16.95%) JavaScript
5 73 (12.37%) PowerShell
6 29 (4.92%) VB.NET
7 24 (4.07%) VB
8 22 (3.73%) Java
8 22 (3.73%) VBA
9 21 (3.56%) Python
10 13 (2.20%) TypeScript
11 12 (2.03%) VBScript
12 7 (1.19%) R
12 7 (1.19%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.02%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.02%) Scala
14 5 (0.85%) C++
15 4 (0.68%) C
15 4 (0.68%) Perl
15 4 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (7.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (4.41%) Degree
2 26 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.05%) MCITP
5 13 (2.20%) MCSE
6 6 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.02%) MCP
6 6 (1.02%) MCSA
7 5 (0.85%) MCTS
8 4 (0.68%) A+ Certification
8 4 (0.68%) CCNA
8 4 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (0.68%) MCPD
8 4 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (0.51%) CCNP
9 3 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.34%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.20%) SLA
2 12 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.53%) QA
4 7 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.02%) GxP
6 4 (0.68%) GDPR
6 4 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.34%) EMIR
7 2 (0.34%) IFRS
8 1 (0.17%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 70 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 34 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (2.71%) XenApp
5 15 (2.54%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.36%) vSphere
7 5 (0.85%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.51%) HDFS
9 3 (0.51%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.34%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.34%) Docker
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.34%) Xen
11 1 (0.17%) Firmware
11 1 (0.17%) NFS
11 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (2.20%) Oozie
1 13 (2.20%) SCCM
2 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (1.02%) SCOM
4 5 (0.85%) vCenter Server
4 5 (0.85%) WSUS
5 4 (0.68%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.68%) Nagios
5 4 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.68%) WMI
6 3 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.51%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.51%) Puppet
6 3 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 262 (44.41%) Microsoft
2 59 (10.00%) VMware
3 48 (8.14%) Oracle
4 25 (4.24%) Citrix
5 23 (3.90%) HP
6 20 (3.39%) Cisco
7 19 (3.22%) RedGate
8 13 (2.20%) SAP
9 11 (1.86%) Charles River
9 11 (1.86%) Cognos
9 11 (1.86%) SimCorp
9 11 (1.86%) Tableau
10 9 (1.53%) IBM
11 8 (1.36%) Dell
11 8 (1.36%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.36%) Telerik
12 7 (1.19%) Symantec
13 6 (1.02%) Altiris
13 6 (1.02%) NetApp