Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 496 512 414
Rank change year-on-year +16 -98 -165
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 169 367 541
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.41% 0.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.46% 1.84% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 283 372
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £538 £675 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +9.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +37.65%
10th Percentile £29.50 £16.90 £24.50
90th Percentile £36.50 £42.40 £60.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.05 £47.50
% change year-on-year +39.71% -47.26% +63.45%

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 11,542 19,942 20,842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.12% 22.50% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,647 13,851 14,563
Median daily rate £488 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £635
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £470
% change year-on-year - +1.06% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 227 226
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% +18.18%
10th Percentile £14.93 £14.80 £14.57
90th Percentile £54.13 £57.50 £53.63
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +20.00%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in England.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in England

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in England over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in England

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 7 April 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 +1 56 £475 - 7
South East +100 51 £425 +38.78% 6
North of England +66 35 £400 +14.29% 11
Yorkshire +48 16 £400 +17.65% 5
North West +40 16 £363 -4.61% 2
East of England +21 15 £408 -4.12% 4
South West +28 10 £400 - 6
West Midlands +63 4 £375 -3.23% 2
Midlands +54 4 £375 -16.67% 6
North East +29 3 £375 - 4
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 169 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 113 (66.86%) SQL
3 103 (60.95%) Microsoft
4 78 (46.15%) .NET
5 72 (42.60%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (40.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 62 (36.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 60 (35.50%) C#
9 55 (32.54%) T-SQL
10 47 (27.81%) Azure
11 46 (27.22%) Windows
12 40 (23.67%) Migration
13 39 (23.08%) SQL Server 2016
14 38 (22.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 36 (21.30%) SQL Server 2014
16 35 (20.71%) Data Warehouse
17 34 (20.12%) Scrum
18 33 (19.53%) XML
19 32 (18.93%) ETL
20 30 (17.75%) SQL Server 2005
20 30 (17.75%) Performance Tuning
20 30 (17.75%) Windows Server
21 29 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008
21 29 (17.16%) .NET Framework
21 29 (17.16%) VMware
22 28 (16.57%) Web Services
23 26 (15.38%) Oracle
23 26 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
24 25 (14.79%) MVC
24 25 (14.79%) Security Cleared

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 23 (13.61%) IIS
2 14 (8.28%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (6.51%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.92%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.73%) MS Exchange
6 6 (3.55%) Apache
7 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.78%) CMS
8 3 (1.78%) EPiServer
8 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.78%) nginx
8 3 (1.78%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.78%) Umbraco
9 2 (1.18%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.18%) Confluence
10 1 (0.59%) Drupal
10 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.59%) Mule
10 1 (0.59%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.78%) Line 500
3 1 (0.59%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.59%) FastStats
3 1 (0.59%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.59%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 47 (27.81%) Azure
2 15 (8.88%) Power Platform
3 13 (7.69%) Office 365
4 6 (3.55%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (2.96%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.78%) AWS
7 3 (1.78%) Azure Functions
7 3 (1.78%) IaaS
7 3 (1.78%) Serverless
8 2 (1.18%) PaaS
9 1 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.59%) GCP
9 1 (0.59%) GitHub
9 1 (0.59%) npm
9 1 (0.59%) SaaS
9 1 (0.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.92%) SAN
2 5 (2.96%) DHCP
2 5 (2.96%) DNS
2 5 (2.96%) HTTP
2 5 (2.96%) LAN
2 5 (2.96%) SMTP
2 5 (2.96%) WAN
3 3 (1.78%) Firewall
4 2 (1.18%) Internet
4 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.18%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.18%) WebEx
5 1 (0.59%) 802.11
5 1 (0.59%) FTP
5 1 (0.59%) Intranet
5 1 (0.59%) IPsec
5 1 (0.59%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.59%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.59%) MPLS
5 1 (0.59%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 68 (40.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 62 (36.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 39 (23.08%) SQL Server 2016
5 38 (22.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (21.30%) SQL Server 2014
7 35 (20.71%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (17.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (10.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (8.88%) Power BI
10 15 (8.88%) Relational Database
11 12 (7.10%) SQL Server 2017
12 9 (5.33%) Oracle Database
12 9 (5.33%) SQL Server 2000
13 8 (4.73%) RDBMS
14 7 (4.14%) DTS
15 6 (3.55%) MySQL
15 6 (3.55%) OLAP
15 6 (3.55%) Oracle BI EE
15 6 (3.55%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (10.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (5.92%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.73%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.78%) Fiddler
4 3 (1.78%) JIRA
5 2 (1.18%) Hudson
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.59%) gulp
6 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.59%) jspm
6 1 (0.59%) MSI
6 1 (0.59%) Selenium
6 1 (0.59%) Serena SBM
6 1 (0.59%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.59%) Subversion
6 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.59%) Toad
6 1 (0.59%) Travis CI
General
1 15 (8.88%) Public Sector
2 10 (5.92%) Finance
3 3 (1.78%) Law
3 3 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.18%) Arabic Language
4 2 (1.18%) Legal
4 2 (1.18%) Retail
5 1 (0.59%) Automotive
5 1 (0.59%) French Language
5 1 (0.59%) German Language
5 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (57.40%) Developer
2 25 (14.79%) SQL Developer
3 24 (14.20%) DBA
4 21 (12.43%) .NET Developer
4 21 (12.43%) SQL DBA
5 14 (8.28%) BizTalk Developer
6 12 (7.10%) Azure Developer
7 11 (6.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 9 (5.33%) C# Developer
9 8 (4.73%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (4.73%) SQL BI Developer
10 7 (4.14%) Administrator
10 7 (4.14%) SQL Server DBA
10 7 (4.14%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.55%) Architect
11 6 (3.55%) Azure Engineer
11 6 (3.55%) Lead Developer
11 6 (3.55%) ServiceNow Developer
11 6 (3.55%) SQL Server Developer
11 6 (3.55%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (46.15%) .NET
2 33 (19.53%) XML
3 29 (17.16%) .NET Framework
4 28 (16.57%) Web Services
5 17 (10.06%) HTML
6 16 (9.47%) CSS
6 16 (9.47%) XSLT
7 15 (8.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 14 (8.28%) Entity Framework
9 13 (7.69%) ASP.NET
10 12 (7.10%) WCF
11 11 (6.51%) AngularJS
12 10 (5.92%) .NET Core
12 10 (5.92%) HTML5
12 10 (5.92%) jQuery
12 10 (5.92%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (5.92%) REST
12 10 (5.92%) RESTful
12 10 (5.92%) WebSphere MQ
13 8 (4.73%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.47%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.92%) Clustering
4 6 (3.55%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.37%) Replication
6 3 (1.78%) EMC VNX
6 3 (1.78%) NHS
7 2 (1.18%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.18%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.18%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.59%) CESG
8 1 (0.59%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.59%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.59%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 46 (27.22%) Windows
2 30 (17.75%) Windows Server
3 29 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (11.83%) Windows Server 2016
5 16 (9.47%) Linux
6 15 (8.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.92%) Windows 10
8 7 (4.14%) Android
8 7 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.55%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.78%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.59%) Solaris
12 1 (0.59%) Unix
12 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (42.60%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (23.67%) Migration
3 34 (20.12%) Scrum
4 32 (18.93%) ETL
5 30 (17.75%) Performance Tuning
6 26 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (14.79%) MVC
8 23 (13.61%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (10.65%) Analytics
10 14 (8.28%) Kimball Methodology
11 13 (7.69%) High Availability
11 13 (7.69%) ITIL
12 11 (6.51%) Data Migration
12 11 (6.51%) Project Management
12 11 (6.51%) SOA
13 10 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (5.92%) DevOps
13 10 (5.92%) Story Points
13 10 (5.92%) Visualisation
14 9 (5.33%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 113 (66.86%) SQL
2 60 (35.50%) C#
3 55 (32.54%) T-SQL
4 24 (14.20%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.10%) PowerShell
6 9 (5.33%) PL/SQL
6 9 (5.33%) VB.NET
7 8 (4.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 8 (4.73%) Python
8 6 (3.55%) VB
9 4 (2.37%) Ruby
9 4 (2.37%) VB6
10 3 (1.78%) C
10 3 (1.78%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.18%) Perl
11 2 (1.18%) VBA
12 1 (0.59%) PHP
12 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.59%) X++
Qualifications
1 25 (14.79%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (8.88%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.55%) MCITP
4 5 (2.96%) Degree
5 4 (2.37%) MCAD
5 4 (2.37%) MCPD
6 3 (1.78%) MCSD
7 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.18%) MCSE
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.59%) CCNA
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.59%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.59%) MBA
8 1 (0.59%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.14%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.78%) QA
3 1 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (14.20%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.92%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (4.14%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.14%) vSphere
5 6 (3.55%) Docker
6 5 (2.96%) XenApp
7 3 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.59%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.59%) HDFS
9 1 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (5.92%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (4.73%) SCOM
3 6 (3.55%) SCCM
4 4 (2.37%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.78%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.78%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.78%) vRealize
6 2 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.18%) Terraform
7 1 (0.59%) Ambari
7 1 (0.59%) Control-M
7 1 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.59%) MIIS
7 1 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.59%) Puppet
7 1 (0.59%) QRadar
Vendors
1 103 (60.95%) Microsoft
2 29 (17.16%) VMware
3 26 (15.38%) Oracle
4 11 (6.51%) Tableau
5 9 (5.33%) Red Hat
5 9 (5.33%) ServiceNow
6 8 (4.73%) IBM
7 6 (3.55%) Cisco
7 6 (3.55%) Xamarin
8 5 (2.96%) Citrix
8 5 (2.96%) HP
8 5 (2.96%) NetApp
9 4 (2.37%) EMC
10 3 (1.78%) Embarcadero
10 3 (1.78%) Informatica
10 3 (1.78%) Sage
10 3 (1.78%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.78%) Trillium
11 2 (1.18%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (1.18%) MuleSoft