Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 474 349 251
Rank change year-on-year -125 -98 -93
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 420 628 929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.68% 1.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.04% 3.09% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 473 682
England median daily rate £405 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.31% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £232 £280 £275
90th Percentile £575 £600 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 13
England median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £39.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +2.04% +47.92%
10th Percentile £12.65 £25.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £37.35 £59.20 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -40.64% -5.88% +46.55%

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 20,608 20,321 20,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.61% 22.01% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,340 14,304 13,602
England median daily rate £480 £470 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.13% +9.94% +0.59%
10th Percentile £321 £313 £295
90th Percentile £650 £631 £606
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 228 270
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.23 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.07% +13.56% -8.33%
10th Percentile £14.48 £15.12 £10.38
90th Percentile £56.27 £57.44 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £30.75 £28.18
% change year-on-year +5.69% +9.12% -6.07%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 -88 176 £475 +5.56% 49
South East -14 90 £337 -15.69% 33
North of England -50 53 £340 - 41
East of England -5 40 £425 +17.24% 6
South West -30 34 £345 -2.13% 12
North West +3 32 £328 -12.67% 23
Midlands -18 25 £375 +10.29% 25
East Midlands +25 21 £375 +10.29% 9
Yorkshire -64 21 £340 - 16
West Midlands -41 4 £350 +16.67% 16
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 420 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 286 (68.10%) SQL
3 209 (49.76%) Microsoft
4 164 (39.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 142 (33.81%) T-SQL
6 136 (32.38%) Windows
7 120 (28.57%) .NET
7 120 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 117 (27.86%) C#
9 109 (25.95%) ETL
10 106 (25.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 105 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 104 (24.76%) Finance
13 95 (22.62%) Business Intelligence
14 91 (21.67%) Data Warehouse
15 77 (18.33%) Windows Server
16 72 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
17 70 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
18 68 (16.19%) SQL Server 2016
19 66 (15.71%) MVC
20 64 (15.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 58 (13.81%) ASP.NET
22 56 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
22 56 (13.33%) .NET Framework
23 54 (12.86%) JavaScript
23 54 (12.86%) Oracle
23 54 (12.86%) Relational Database
24 53 (12.62%) SQL Server 2014
25 52 (12.38%) Active Directory
26 51 (12.14%) Problem-Solving

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 48 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 29 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 26 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (5.24%) IIS
5 18 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.43%) CMS
9 6 (1.43%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.95%) Confluence
11 4 (0.95%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.95%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.71%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.48%) Drupal
13 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.24%) Apache
Applications
1 34 (8.10%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.43%) Infor M3
2 5 (1.19%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.24%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.24%) Maximo
5 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.24%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 72 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (8.10%) Office 365
3 23 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.90%) Azure Data Factory
4 8 (1.90%) IaaS
4 8 (1.90%) PaaS
5 7 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.71%) Serverless
7 2 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.48%) SaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.43%) DNS
2 17 (4.05%) DHCP
3 10 (2.38%) Firewall
4 9 (2.14%) SAN
5 8 (1.90%) Internet
6 7 (1.67%) VPN
7 6 (1.43%) Skype
8 4 (0.95%) LAN
8 4 (0.95%) SMTP
8 4 (0.95%) VLAN
9 3 (0.71%) HTTP
9 3 (0.71%) Intranet
10 2 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.48%) WLAN
11 1 (0.24%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.24%) OSPF
11 1 (0.24%) SNMP
11 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.24%) VoIP
11 1 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 420 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 164 (39.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 120 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 106 (25.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 91 (21.67%) Data Warehouse
6 68 (16.19%) SQL Server 2016
7 64 (15.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 56 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 54 (12.86%) Relational Database
10 53 (12.62%) SQL Server 2014
11 40 (9.52%) Oracle Database
12 30 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
13 26 (6.19%) RDBMS
14 19 (4.52%) Star Schema
15 18 (4.29%) Big Data
15 18 (4.29%) OLAP
15 18 (4.29%) Oracle Database 10g
16 17 (4.05%) Power BI
17 16 (3.81%) Oracle BI EE
18 14 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 41 (9.76%) Visual Studio
2 38 (9.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (4.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 16 (3.81%) Selenium
5 13 (3.10%) TeamCity
6 11 (2.62%) Git (software)
6 11 (2.62%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 10 (2.38%) Jenkins
8 9 (2.14%) ReSharper
9 8 (1.90%) NUnit
9 8 (1.90%) Toad
10 7 (1.67%) JIRA
10 7 (1.67%) Subversion
11 6 (1.43%) ERwin
11 6 (1.43%) SpecFlow
11 6 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (1.19%) Mercurial
12 5 (1.19%) MSI
12 5 (1.19%) RStudio
12 5 (1.19%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 104 (24.76%) Finance
2 37 (8.81%) Banking
3 20 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 16 (3.81%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.86%) Front Office
6 10 (2.38%) Marketing
7 9 (2.14%) Back Office
8 8 (1.90%) Retail
9 7 (1.67%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.95%) Electronics
10 4 (0.95%) Law
11 3 (0.71%) Billing
11 3 (0.71%) Legal
12 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.24%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 230 (54.76%) Developer
2 91 (21.67%) SQL Developer
3 61 (14.52%) .NET Developer
4 51 (12.14%) C# Developer
5 47 (11.19%) DBA
6 42 (10.00%) SQL DBA
7 39 (9.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 32 (7.62%) Analyst
9 31 (7.38%) C# .NET Developer
10 29 (6.90%) Senior Developer
11 19 (4.52%) SQL Server Developer
11 19 (4.52%) SSIS Developer
12 17 (4.05%) SQL BI Developer
13 16 (3.81%) Angular Developer
14 15 (3.57%) Administrator
14 15 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
14 15 (3.57%) T-SQL Developer
15 14 (3.33%) Architect
15 14 (3.33%) Senior .NET Developer
15 14 (3.33%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (28.57%) .NET
2 58 (13.81%) ASP.NET
3 56 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 43 (10.24%) WCF
5 41 (9.76%) Entity Framework
6 39 (9.29%) Web Services
7 38 (9.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 38 (9.05%) jQuery
8 37 (8.81%) AngularJS
8 37 (8.81%) HTML
9 35 (8.33%) XML
10 32 (7.62%) CSS
11 27 (6.43%) ASP.NET Web API
12 20 (4.76%) HTML5
12 20 (4.76%) WPF
13 16 (3.81%) Ajax
14 14 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (2.62%) .NET Core
15 11 (2.62%) REST
16 10 (2.38%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.71%) Clustering
3 15 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (2.86%) Data Structures
6 10 (2.38%) Fixed Income
7 9 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.67%) Fintech
8 7 (1.67%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.19%) Derivative
10 5 (1.19%) OTC Derivatives
10 5 (1.19%) Replication
11 4 (0.95%) NHS
11 4 (0.95%) PKI
11 4 (0.95%) W3C
12 3 (0.71%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.71%) HP Storage
12 3 (0.71%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 136 (32.38%) Windows
2 77 (18.33%) Windows Server
3 70 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (7.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (6.19%) Windows 7
6 23 (5.48%) Linux
7 20 (4.76%) Windows 10
8 10 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.19%) Unix
10 4 (0.95%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.71%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.71%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.48%) Android
13 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.24%) Solaris
13 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (25.95%) ETL
2 105 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (22.62%) Business Intelligence
4 66 (15.71%) MVC
5 51 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
7 39 (9.29%) Migration
8 37 (8.81%) Data Modelling
9 36 (8.57%) Kimball Methodology
10 34 (8.10%) Analytics
10 34 (8.10%) Scrum
10 34 (8.10%) SDLC
11 31 (7.38%) TDD
12 30 (7.14%) Data Analysis
13 23 (5.48%) ITIL
14 21 (5.00%) Unit Testing
15 19 (4.52%) Data Migration
16 18 (4.29%) System Testing
17 17 (4.05%) CRM
17 17 (4.05%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 286 (68.10%) SQL
2 142 (33.81%) T-SQL
3 117 (27.86%) C#
4 54 (12.86%) JavaScript
5 35 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 22 (5.24%) PL/SQL
7 19 (4.52%) TypeScript
8 15 (3.57%) VB
9 11 (2.62%) VBA
10 8 (1.90%) R
10 8 (1.90%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.67%) Python
12 5 (1.19%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.95%) C++
14 3 (0.71%) Java
14 3 (0.71%) Perl
14 3 (0.71%) VB6
14 3 (0.71%) VBScript
15 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (7.86%) Security Cleared
2 28 (6.67%) Degree
3 25 (5.95%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (1.90%) Master's Degree
7 7 (1.67%) MCSE
8 5 (1.19%) MCITP
9 4 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.95%) MCSA
10 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.24%) CCIE
11 1 (0.24%) CCNA
11 1 (0.24%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.24%) MCP
11 1 (0.24%) OCP
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.62%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.43%) GDPR
2 6 (1.43%) QA
3 4 (0.95%) IFRS
3 4 (0.95%) IFRS 9
3 4 (0.95%) SLA
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 52 (12.38%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (2.62%) vSphere
5 10 (2.38%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.14%) XenApp
7 7 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.71%) Docker
8 3 (0.71%) SRDF
8 3 (0.71%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (5.71%) SCCM
2 15 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 14 (3.33%) SCOM
4 8 (1.90%) OVSD
5 7 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.43%) WSUS
7 5 (1.19%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.95%) Control-M
8 4 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.71%) Ansible
10 2 (0.48%) SQL Sentry
10 2 (0.48%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.24%) Foglight
11 1 (0.24%) Nessus
11 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 209 (49.76%) Microsoft
2 54 (12.86%) Oracle
3 36 (8.57%) VMware
4 23 (5.48%) HP
5 18 (4.29%) Telerik
6 14 (3.33%) Citrix
7 13 (3.10%) Informatica
8 10 (2.38%) IBM
9 9 (2.14%) Sybase
10 8 (1.90%) Netezza
10 8 (1.90%) SAP
10 8 (1.90%) Teradata
11 7 (1.67%) Huawei
11 7 (1.67%) webMethods
11 7 (1.67%) Workday
12 6 (1.43%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.43%) RedGate
12 6 (1.43%) Symantec
12 6 (1.43%) Trend Micro
12 6 (1.43%) Veeam