Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 436 338 263
Rank change year-on-year -98 -75 -119
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 489 696 1,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.74% 1.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.29% 3.34% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 532 714
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £233 £300 £266
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 9
England median hourly rate £26.00 £41.75 £39.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.72% +6.51% +50.77%
10th Percentile £13.55 £26.78 £13.15
90th Percentile £37.61 £59.43 £45.75
UK median hourly rate £26.05 £32.50 £40.85
% change year-on-year -19.84% -20.44% +43.33%

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 21,325 20,849 22,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.61% 22.05% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,991 14,419 14,923
England median daily rate £475 £454 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.63% +6.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £318 £313 £288
90th Percentile £644 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 262 322
England median hourly rate £34.25 £31.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.87% +13.39% +0.79%
10th Percentile £14.26 £14.28 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.64 £48.68
UK median hourly rate £32.75 £31.23 £28.18
% change year-on-year +4.87% +10.82% -1.12%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -87 194 £475 +5.44% 66
South East -42 107 £360 -8.75% 34
North of England -83 60 £340 -0.44% 47
East of England +13 52 £400 - 11
Midlands -16 39 £375 +10.29% 32
South West -28 36 £325 -13.33% 13
North West -10 34 £325 -13.33% 30
Yorkshire -62 26 £340 - 17
East Midlands +24 25 £385 +13.24% 13
West Midlands -34 14 £331 -1.85% 19
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 489 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 332 (67.89%) SQL
3 247 (50.51%) Microsoft
4 193 (39.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 160 (32.72%) Windows
6 156 (31.90%) C#
7 149 (30.47%) T-SQL
8 143 (29.24%) .NET
9 141 (28.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 132 (26.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 124 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
12 121 (24.74%) Finance
13 119 (24.34%) ETL
14 114 (23.31%) Data Warehouse
15 102 (20.86%) Business Intelligence
16 87 (17.79%) Windows Server
17 83 (16.97%) Microsoft Azure
18 81 (16.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 79 (16.16%) Windows Server 2008
20 76 (15.54%) JavaScript
20 76 (15.54%) ASP.NET
21 72 (14.72%) MVC
22 70 (14.31%) SQL Server 2016
23 67 (13.70%) .NET Framework
24 65 (13.29%) Active Directory
25 64 (13.09%) Oracle
26 62 (12.68%) SQL Server 2005
26 62 (12.68%) SQL Server 2014
27 59 (12.07%) MS Exchange
28 58 (11.86%) Relational Database

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 59 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 41 (8.38%) SharePoint
3 38 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (6.75%) IIS
5 16 (3.27%) CMS
6 15 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (2.45%) WebSphere
9 11 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (2.25%) NServiceBus
10 10 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (1.84%) Skype for Business
12 7 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (1.23%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.82%) Confluence
14 4 (0.82%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.61%) Drupal
15 3 (0.61%) Kentico
15 3 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (7.98%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.84%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.64%) Infor M3
3 3 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.41%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.41%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.20%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.20%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.20%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.20%) Maximo
5 1 (0.20%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 83 (16.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (8.59%) Office 365
3 40 (8.18%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.04%) PaaS
5 8 (1.64%) IaaS
6 7 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
7 6 (1.23%) npm
8 5 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.82%) SaaS
10 3 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.61%) Serverless
11 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.98%) DNS
2 22 (4.50%) DHCP
3 11 (2.25%) Firewall
4 10 (2.04%) Internet
4 10 (2.04%) VPN
5 9 (1.84%) Skype
6 8 (1.64%) SAN
6 8 (1.64%) VLAN
7 6 (1.23%) LAN
7 6 (1.23%) SMTP
8 4 (0.82%) Intranet
8 4 (0.82%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.61%) HTTP
9 3 (0.61%) IMAP
9 3 (0.61%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.41%) VoIP
10 2 (0.41%) WLAN
11 1 (0.20%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.20%) SNMP
11 1 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 489 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 193 (39.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 141 (28.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 132 (26.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 114 (23.31%) Data Warehouse
6 81 (16.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 70 (14.31%) SQL Server 2016
8 62 (12.68%) SQL Server 2005
8 62 (12.68%) SQL Server 2014
9 58 (11.86%) Relational Database
10 43 (8.79%) Oracle Database
11 28 (5.73%) Oracle Database 11g
12 25 (5.11%) Power BI
12 25 (5.11%) RDBMS
13 20 (4.09%) OLAP
13 20 (4.09%) Oracle Database 10g
14 17 (3.48%) SQL Server 2000
15 16 (3.27%) MySQL
16 14 (2.86%) NoSQL
17 13 (2.66%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 49 (10.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (9.20%) Visual Studio
3 20 (4.09%) ReSharper
4 18 (3.68%) TeamCity
5 17 (3.48%) Git (software)
5 17 (3.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 13 (2.66%) NUnit
6 13 (2.66%) Selenium
7 12 (2.45%) Moq
7 12 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (2.25%) Bitbucket
9 10 (2.04%) Artifactory
9 10 (2.04%) NCrunch
9 10 (2.04%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 8 (1.64%) Jenkins
10 8 (1.64%) Toad
11 7 (1.43%) JIRA
11 7 (1.43%) Subversion
12 6 (1.23%) ERwin
12 6 (1.23%) webpack
General
1 121 (24.74%) Finance
2 50 (10.22%) Banking
3 27 (5.52%) Investment Banking
4 19 (3.89%) Retail
5 18 (3.68%) Manufacturing
6 15 (3.07%) Marketing
7 11 (2.25%) Back Office
8 9 (1.84%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.64%) Front Office
10 5 (1.02%) Electronics
11 3 (0.61%) Law
11 3 (0.61%) Local Government
12 2 (0.41%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.41%) Legal
13 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.20%) Automotive
13 1 (0.20%) Billing
13 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 267 (54.60%) Developer
2 102 (20.86%) SQL Developer
3 73 (14.93%) .NET Developer
4 65 (13.29%) C# Developer
5 54 (11.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 52 (10.63%) DBA
7 50 (10.22%) SQL DBA
8 46 (9.41%) Senior Developer
9 43 (8.79%) Analyst
10 42 (8.59%) C# .NET Developer
11 26 (5.32%) SQL BI Developer
12 21 (4.29%) Senior .NET Developer
12 21 (4.29%) Senior C# Developer
12 21 (4.29%) SSIS Developer
12 21 (4.29%) T-SQL Developer
13 20 (4.09%) SQL Server Developer
14 19 (3.89%) Systems Engineer
15 18 (3.68%) Database Engineer
16 17 (3.48%) Architect
16 17 (3.48%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (29.24%) .NET
2 76 (15.54%) ASP.NET
3 67 (13.70%) .NET Framework
4 56 (11.45%) HTML
4 56 (11.45%) XML
5 53 (10.84%) Web Services
6 52 (10.63%) AngularJS
7 46 (9.41%) Entity Framework
7 46 (9.41%) WCF
8 45 (9.20%) CSS
9 44 (9.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 43 (8.79%) ASP.NET Web API
10 43 (8.79%) jQuery
11 22 (4.50%) HTML5
12 21 (4.29%) REST
13 20 (4.09%) Ajax
13 20 (4.09%) WPF
14 19 (3.89%) LINQ
15 16 (3.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 15 (3.07%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.75%) Clustering
3 14 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 14 (2.86%) Fixed Income
4 12 (2.45%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.84%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.84%) Fintech
6 9 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.64%) N-Tier
7 8 (1.64%) W3C
8 7 (1.43%) NHS
8 7 (1.43%) PKI
8 7 (1.43%) Replication
9 6 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.61%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.61%) HP Storage
10 3 (0.61%) User Experience
11 2 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 160 (32.72%) Windows
2 87 (17.79%) Windows Server
3 79 (16.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (6.75%) Linux
6 30 (6.13%) Windows 7
7 23 (4.70%) Windows 10
8 16 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.64%) Unix
10 5 (1.02%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.82%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.61%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.20%) Android
13 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.20%) CentOS
13 1 (0.20%) Solaris
13 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (24.34%) ETL
3 102 (20.86%) Business Intelligence
4 72 (14.72%) MVC
5 51 (10.43%) Data Modelling
6 48 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (9.82%) TDD
7 44 (9.00%) Performance Tuning
7 44 (9.00%) SDLC
8 42 (8.59%) Kimball Methodology
8 42 (8.59%) Migration
9 29 (5.93%) Data Analysis
10 28 (5.73%) Analytics
10 28 (5.73%) Scrum
11 24 (4.91%) Unit Testing
12 23 (4.70%) E-Commerce
13 20 (4.09%) Change Management
14 19 (3.89%) Asset Management
14 19 (3.89%) Data Integration
14 19 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 332 (67.89%) SQL
2 156 (31.90%) C#
3 149 (30.47%) T-SQL
4 76 (15.54%) JavaScript
5 46 (9.41%) PowerShell
6 26 (5.32%) TypeScript
7 16 (3.27%) PL/SQL
8 15 (3.07%) VB
9 13 (2.66%) R
10 10 (2.04%) Python
10 10 (2.04%) VB.NET
10 10 (2.04%) VBScript
11 8 (1.64%) Java
12 7 (1.43%) VBA
13 6 (1.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 5 (1.02%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.02%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.02%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.82%) C++
15 4 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (6.13%) Security Cleared
2 28 (5.73%) Degree
3 23 (4.70%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.45%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.64%) Master's Degree
6 8 (1.64%) MCITP
6 8 (1.64%) MCSE
7 5 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.61%) MCSA
9 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.41%) ISEB
9 2 (0.41%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.20%) CCIE
10 1 (0.20%) CCNA
10 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.45%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.64%) QA
3 6 (1.23%) GDPR
4 5 (1.02%) HL7
4 5 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.02%) SLA
5 4 (0.82%) IFRS
5 4 (0.82%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.20%) EMIR
6 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.20%) MiFID
6 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 65 (13.29%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.68%) XenApp
4 17 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (3.27%) vSphere
6 11 (2.25%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.23%) Docker
7 6 (1.23%) HDFS
8 5 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.61%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.61%) SRDF
9 3 (0.61%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.20%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (6.95%) SCCM
2 20 (4.09%) SCOM
3 17 (3.48%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
5 6 (1.23%) Oozie
6 5 (1.02%) OVSD
7 4 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.82%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.82%) WSUS
8 3 (0.61%) Control-M
8 3 (0.61%) SCSM
9 2 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.41%) SQL Sentry
9 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.20%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.20%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 247 (50.51%) Microsoft
2 64 (13.09%) Oracle
3 49 (10.02%) VMware
4 24 (4.91%) Citrix
4 24 (4.91%) HP
5 18 (3.68%) Informatica
6 13 (2.66%) SAP
7 10 (2.04%) DevExpress
7 10 (2.04%) Telerik
8 9 (1.84%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.64%) Netezza
9 8 (1.64%) Teradata
10 7 (1.43%) Huawei
10 7 (1.43%) Infor
10 7 (1.43%) RedGate
10 7 (1.43%) Sitecore
10 7 (1.43%) Sybase
10 7 (1.43%) Workday
11 6 (1.23%) Lumension
11 6 (1.23%) NetApp