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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 274 238 108
Rank change year-on-year -36 -130  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 355 510 992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.84% 1.05% 1.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.73% 4.80% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 379 705
Median daily rate £375 £375 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 21
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.25 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.31% +7.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £14.35 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.88 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% +27.65%  

SQL Server 2008 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 9526 10634 12040
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.42% 21.83% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6284 7298 7978
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 171 176
Median hourly rate £31.00 £30.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.33 £15.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -45 146 £450 - 41
South East +24 75 £375 -3.84% 43
West Midlands +34 33 £335 -1.47% 8
Yorkshire -4 26 £338 -10.00% 19
North West +33 24 £355 -16.51% 13
South West -14 21 £360 +5.88% 12
East of England -24 16 £360 -4.00% 6
North East +41 7 £400 +25.00% 3
East Midlands -17 7 £325 -1.88% 2
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 799 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 511 (63.95%) SQL
3 384 (48.06%) Microsoft
4 364 (45.56%) .NET
5 346 (43.30%) C#
6 330 (41.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 263 (32.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 250 (31.29%) Windows
9 219 (27.41%) T-SQL
9 219 (27.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 189 (23.65%) ASP.NET
11 178 (22.28%) SQL Server 2005
12 169 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
13 167 (20.90%) MVC
14 166 (20.78%) Finance
14 166 (20.78%) HTML
15 165 (20.65%) Business Intelligence
16 159 (19.90%) JavaScript
16 159 (19.90%) SQL Server 2014
17 147 (18.40%) CSS
18 136 (17.02%) Team Foundation Server
19 130 (16.27%) Migration
20 127 (15.89%) Visual Studio
21 124 (15.52%) jQuery
22 115 (14.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 115 (14.39%) Microsoft Azure
23 111 (13.89%) WCF
24 110 (13.77%) Windows Server
25 103 (12.89%) .NET Framework
26 102 (12.77%) Oracle

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 91 (11.39%) SharePoint
2 71 (8.89%) IIS
3 46 (5.76%) MS Exchange
4 36 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (4.01%) SharePoint 2013
6 29 (3.63%) BizTalk Server
7 25 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 24 (3.00%) CMS
9 20 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (2.00%) Umbraco
11 9 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (1.13%) Skype for Business
12 8 (1.00%) Apache
12 8 (1.00%) SAS
13 7 (0.88%) JBoss
14 6 (0.75%) Sitefinity
15 5 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
15 5 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 5 (0.63%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 56 (7.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 46 (5.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (2.75%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.50%) Pegasus Opera
6 3 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.38%) HFM
7 2 (0.25%) Changepoint
7 2 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.25%) Endur
7 2 (0.25%) FastStats
7 2 (0.25%) FRx
7 2 (0.25%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.25%) Scribe Insight
8 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 115 (14.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (3.63%) IaaS
3 29 (3.63%) Office 365
3 29 (3.63%) PaaS
4 4 (0.50%) Boomi
4 4 (0.50%) SaaS
5 2 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.25%) AWS OpsWorks
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.13%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.38%) DNS
2 19 (2.38%) Firewall
2 19 (2.38%) Intranet
3 18 (2.25%) SAN
3 18 (2.25%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.13%) DHCP
4 17 (2.13%) PuTTY
4 17 (2.13%) WinSCP
5 15 (1.88%) Internet
6 13 (1.63%) Extranet
7 11 (1.38%) WAN
8 10 (1.25%) FTP
8 10 (1.25%) LAN
9 9 (1.13%) HTTP
9 9 (1.13%) VoIP
10 7 (0.88%) VLAN
11 6 (0.75%) SMTP
11 6 (0.75%) VPN
12 5 (0.63%) NAS
12 5 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 799 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 330 (41.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 263 (32.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 219 (27.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 178 (22.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 159 (19.90%) SQL Server 2014
7 115 (14.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 92 (11.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 91 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
10 71 (8.89%) Oracle Database
11 60 (7.51%) Relational Database
12 54 (6.76%) Oracle Database 11g
13 41 (5.13%) MySQL
14 33 (4.13%) Oracle Database 10g
15 31 (3.88%) QlikView
15 31 (3.88%) SQL Server 2000
16 27 (3.38%) Power BI
17 26 (3.25%) OLAP
18 24 (3.00%) Oracle Reports
19 23 (2.88%) DTS
Development Applications
1 136 (17.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 127 (15.89%) Visual Studio
3 37 (4.63%) Git (software)
4 36 (4.51%) TeamCity
5 33 (4.13%) Jenkins
5 33 (4.13%) NUnit
6 28 (3.50%) JIRA
7 27 (3.38%) Selenium
8 26 (3.25%) SpecFlow
9 20 (2.50%) MSTest
10 19 (2.38%) Moq
11 17 (2.13%) Ant
11 17 (2.13%) HP UFT
11 17 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
12 15 (1.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 15 (1.88%) Subversion
13 13 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (1.63%) SoapUI
13 13 (1.63%) TestNG
13 13 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 166 (20.78%) Finance
2 82 (10.26%) Banking
3 29 (3.63%) Investment Banking
4 27 (3.38%) Front Office
5 22 (2.75%) Retail
6 18 (2.25%) Marketing
7 16 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.63%) Advertising
9 12 (1.50%) Legal
10 11 (1.38%) Back Office
11 10 (1.25%) Law
12 9 (1.13%) Manufacturing
13 8 (1.00%) Local Government
14 7 (0.88%) Publishing
15 6 (0.75%) Electronics
16 5 (0.63%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.50%) Automotive
17 4 (0.50%) Private Banking
18 3 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
18 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 477 (59.70%) Developer
2 166 (20.78%) .NET Developer
3 142 (17.77%) SQL Developer
4 128 (16.02%) C# Developer
5 125 (15.64%) DBA
6 108 (13.52%) SQL DBA
7 82 (10.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 59 (7.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 53 (6.63%) ASP.NET Developer
10 50 (6.26%) Senior Developer
11 46 (5.76%) SQL Server DBA
12 45 (5.63%) Analyst
13 42 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 42 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
13 42 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
14 37 (4.63%) SQL Server Developer
15 35 (4.38%) Administrator
15 35 (4.38%) SSIS Developer
16 30 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 30 (3.75%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 364 (45.56%) .NET
2 189 (23.65%) ASP.NET
3 166 (20.78%) HTML
4 147 (18.40%) CSS
5 124 (15.52%) jQuery
6 111 (13.89%) WCF
7 103 (12.89%) .NET Framework
8 97 (12.14%) Web Services
9 81 (10.14%) ASP.NET Web API
10 78 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 77 (9.64%) Ajax
12 72 (9.01%) AngularJS
13 70 (8.76%) XML
14 63 (7.88%) HTML5
15 50 (6.26%) Entity Framework
16 36 (4.51%) WPF
17 29 (3.63%) Razor View Engine
18 27 (3.38%) LINQ
18 27 (3.38%) MDX
19 26 (3.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (7.51%) Clustering
3 37 (4.63%) Replication
4 22 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (1.75%) N-Tier
6 13 (1.63%) Data Centre
6 13 (1.63%) Data Structures
7 12 (1.50%) Fixed Income
8 11 (1.38%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.25%) Derivative
9 10 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (0.88%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.88%) NHS
10 7 (0.88%) W3C
11 6 (0.75%) RIA
12 5 (0.63%) PKI
12 5 (0.63%) User Experience
13 4 (0.50%) Equities
13 4 (0.50%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.50%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 250 (31.29%) Windows
2 110 (13.77%) Windows Server
3 83 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (10.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 65 (8.14%) Linux
5 42 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (2.63%) Unix
8 20 (2.50%) Windows 10
9 13 (1.63%) Windows 7
10 10 (1.25%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.00%) CentOS
12 6 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.50%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.38%) Android
14 3 (0.38%) MVS
15 2 (0.25%) AIX
15 2 (0.25%) Debian
15 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (20.90%) MVC
3 165 (20.65%) Business Intelligence
4 130 (16.27%) Migration
5 101 (12.64%) TDD
6 92 (11.51%) ETL
7 74 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
8 68 (8.51%) Scrum
9 57 (7.13%) ITIL
10 51 (6.38%) CRM
10 51 (6.38%) Data Modelling
11 49 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
11 49 (6.13%) DevOps
12 46 (5.76%) Web Development
13 40 (5.01%) High Availability
13 40 (5.01%) Test Automation
14 35 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
15 32 (4.01%) ERP
15 32 (4.01%) SOLID
16 30 (3.75%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 511 (63.95%) SQL
2 346 (43.30%) C#
3 219 (27.41%) T-SQL
4 159 (19.90%) JavaScript
5 82 (10.26%) PowerShell
6 50 (6.26%) VB.NET
7 44 (5.51%) VB
8 42 (5.26%) VBA
9 41 (5.13%) Java
10 23 (2.88%) PL/SQL
11 21 (2.63%) F#
12 17 (2.13%) Python
13 16 (2.00%) PHP
13 16 (2.00%) VBScript
14 14 (1.75%) TypeScript
15 11 (1.38%) VB6
16 8 (1.00%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.88%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 6 (0.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 65 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 47 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 39 (4.88%) Degree
4 28 (3.50%) MCSE
5 14 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.75%) MCITP
6 12 (1.50%) MCSA
7 10 (1.25%) ISEB
7 10 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
7 10 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.88%) CCNA
9 7 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.88%) MCDBA
10 6 (0.75%) MCP
10 6 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.63%) HNC
11 5 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.75%) QA
2 15 (1.88%) SLA
3 9 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.38%) MiFID
7 2 (0.25%) IFRS
7 2 (0.25%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 64 (8.01%) Active Directory
2 40 (5.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 30 (3.75%) vSphere
5 16 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.38%) XenApp
7 8 (1.00%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.88%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.75%) Samba
9 6 (0.75%) Squid
10 5 (0.63%) Terminal Server
10 5 (0.63%) XenServer
11 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (2.38%) SCCM
2 18 (2.25%) Failover Clustering
3 17 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 17 (2.13%) vRealize
4 16 (2.00%) Puppet
5 15 (1.88%) Nagios
6 10 (1.25%) SCOM
7 6 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.75%) Webmin
7 6 (0.75%) Xymon
8 5 (0.63%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
8 5 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 5 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.50%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.50%) Oozie
9 4 (0.50%) Perfmon
9 4 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 384 (48.06%) Microsoft
2 102 (12.77%) Oracle
3 78 (9.76%) VMware
4 35 (4.38%) HP
5 31 (3.88%) SAP
6 29 (3.63%) Citrix
7 28 (3.50%) Red Hat
8 16 (2.00%) Tableau
9 15 (1.88%) IBM
10 14 (1.75%) Cisco
11 11 (1.38%) NetApp
11 11 (1.38%) Telerik
11 11 (1.38%) Veeam
12 10 (1.25%) Cognos
13 9 (1.13%) Symantec
14 8 (1.00%) Dell
15 6 (0.75%) Bloomberg
15 6 (0.75%) DevExpress
15 6 (0.75%) RedGate
16 5 (0.63%) Cloudera
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Opal Tree Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Posted: 12 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £392 - £451 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago