Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 431 313 265
Rank change year-on-year -118 -48 -136
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 512 737 1,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.81% 1.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.37% 3.62% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 559 725
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £274 £300 £264
90th Percentile £589 £575 £549
UK median daily rate £400 £393 £368
% change year-on-year +1.91% +6.80% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 19
England median hourly rate £34.70 £42.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.35% +54.55% -2.65%
10th Percentile £24.77 £26.25 £13.15
90th Percentile £46.38 £58.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £34.70 £38.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.87% +18.46% +13.28%

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 21,565 20,347 22,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.93% 22.40% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,258 13,733 15,161
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 255 340
England median hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £29.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.83% +0.20% +8.32%
10th Percentile £13.90 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £56.00 £52.50 £50.10
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £29.56 £29.94
% change year-on-year -2.74% -1.27% +5.05%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -106 207 £468 +3.89% 69
South East -72 97 £393 +4.67% 39
North of England -61 75 £350 +2.94% 37
Midlands -29 54 £360 +5.88% 28
East of England +14 45 £400 +8.47% 14
North West -23 41 £350 -4.76% 24
South West -10 34 £325 -13.33% 12
Yorkshire -50 31 £350 +2.94% 13
West Midlands -47 29 £350 +4.48% 8
East Midlands +13 25 £375 +10.29% 20
North East -16 3 £148 -63.13%
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 512 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 344 (67.19%) SQL
3 243 (47.46%) Microsoft
4 184 (35.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 176 (34.38%) C#
6 172 (33.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 170 (33.20%) .NET
8 163 (31.84%) Windows
9 156 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
10 152 (29.69%) T-SQL
11 140 (27.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 126 (24.61%) Finance
13 115 (22.46%) Data Warehouse
14 113 (22.07%) Business Intelligence
15 105 (20.51%) ETL
16 91 (17.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 90 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
18 86 (16.80%) Windows Server 2008
19 85 (16.60%) ASP.NET
20 83 (16.21%) SQL Server 2005
21 82 (16.02%) Windows Server
22 79 (15.43%) JavaScript
23 76 (14.84%) HTML
24 71 (13.87%) .NET Framework
25 70 (13.67%) XML
26 69 (13.48%) MVC
27 66 (12.89%) Team Foundation Server
28 65 (12.70%) CSS
29 63 (12.30%) VMware
29 63 (12.30%) SQL Server 2016

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 56 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 50 (9.77%) MS Exchange
3 43 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (8.40%) IIS
4 20 (3.91%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (2.93%) CMS
7 12 (2.34%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.95%) NServiceBus
8 10 (1.95%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.76%) Apache Spark
9 9 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.78%) Confluence
11 4 (0.78%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.59%) Drupal
12 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 26 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.76%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.76%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.17%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.78%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.78%) SAP MII
5 2 (0.39%) Maximo
6 1 (0.20%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.20%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.20%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 90 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (8.98%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (8.40%) Office 365
4 16 (3.13%) npm
5 15 (2.93%) PaaS
6 13 (2.54%) IaaS
6 13 (2.54%) SaaS
7 9 (1.76%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.20%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.42%) DNS
2 19 (3.71%) DHCP
3 17 (3.32%) Firewall
4 12 (2.34%) SAN
5 10 (1.95%) LAN
5 10 (1.95%) VPN
6 9 (1.76%) Skype
7 7 (1.37%) Internet
7 7 (1.37%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.37%) VLAN
8 6 (1.17%) SMTP
9 5 (0.98%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.78%) HTTP
10 4 (0.78%) WAN
11 3 (0.59%) IMAP
11 3 (0.59%) Intranet
11 3 (0.59%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.59%) VoIP
12 2 (0.39%) H.323
12 2 (0.39%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 512 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 184 (35.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 172 (33.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 140 (27.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 115 (22.46%) Data Warehouse
6 91 (17.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 83 (16.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 63 (12.30%) SQL Server 2016
9 61 (11.91%) SQL Server 2014
10 57 (11.13%) Relational Database
11 37 (7.23%) Oracle Database
11 37 (7.23%) Power BI
12 27 (5.27%) OLAP
13 25 (4.88%) RDBMS
14 21 (4.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 19 (3.71%) MySQL
15 19 (3.71%) Oracle Database 11g
16 18 (3.52%) OLTP
17 17 (3.32%) Oracle Database 10g
18 16 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 66 (12.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 50 (9.77%) Visual Studio
3 24 (4.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 20 (3.91%) Git (software)
5 19 (3.71%) Octopus Deploy
6 16 (3.13%) ReSharper
7 15 (2.93%) webpack
8 14 (2.73%) NUnit
8 14 (2.73%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.95%) Bitbucket
9 10 (1.95%) Moq
10 9 (1.76%) Artifactory
10 9 (1.76%) Mercurial
10 9 (1.76%) NCrunch
11 8 (1.56%) Jenkins
11 8 (1.56%) JIRA
12 7 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (1.17%) JUnit
13 6 (1.17%) Selenium
14 4 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 126 (24.61%) Finance
2 49 (9.57%) Banking
3 23 (4.49%) Investment Banking
3 23 (4.49%) Retail
4 16 (3.13%) Marketing
5 15 (2.93%) Front Office
6 12 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.56%) Back Office
7 8 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.98%) Electronics
9 4 (0.78%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.78%) Military
10 3 (0.59%) Automotive
10 3 (0.59%) Law
10 3 (0.59%) Local Government
11 2 (0.39%) Legal
11 2 (0.39%) Publishing
12 1 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 272 (53.13%) Developer
2 105 (20.51%) SQL Developer
3 72 (14.06%) .NET Developer
4 70 (13.67%) C# Developer
5 62 (12.11%) DBA
6 59 (11.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 57 (11.13%) SQL DBA
8 46 (8.98%) Senior Developer
9 41 (8.01%) C# .NET Developer
10 34 (6.64%) Analyst
11 29 (5.66%) SQL BI Developer
12 26 (5.08%) Senior C# Developer
13 25 (4.88%) Senior .NET Developer
14 20 (3.91%) Administrator
14 20 (3.91%) Architect
14 20 (3.91%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 19 (3.71%) Database Engineer
15 19 (3.71%) Systems Engineer
16 18 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 17 (3.32%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (33.20%) .NET
2 85 (16.60%) ASP.NET
3 76 (14.84%) HTML
4 71 (13.87%) .NET Framework
5 70 (13.67%) XML
6 65 (12.70%) CSS
7 62 (12.11%) WCF
8 59 (11.52%) Web Services
9 52 (10.16%) AngularJS
9 52 (10.16%) ASP.NET Web API
10 46 (8.98%) Entity Framework
11 41 (8.01%) ASP.NET MVC
12 38 (7.42%) jQuery
13 29 (5.66%) HTML5
14 26 (5.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 25 (4.88%) LINQ
16 23 (4.49%) REST
17 22 (4.30%) WPF
18 21 (4.10%) .NET Core
19 20 (3.91%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.42%) Clustering
3 21 (4.10%) Fixed Income
4 15 (2.93%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.54%) Data Structures
5 13 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (2.54%) Replication
6 11 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.95%) PKI
8 9 (1.76%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.76%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.56%) W3C
10 6 (1.17%) Derivative
10 6 (1.17%) Fintech
10 6 (1.17%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.17%) NHS
11 5 (0.98%) OTC Derivatives
11 5 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 163 (31.84%) Windows
2 86 (16.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 82 (16.02%) Windows Server
4 44 (8.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (6.84%) Linux
6 31 (6.05%) Windows 7
7 24 (4.69%) Windows 10
8 16 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.17%) Unix
10 6 (1.17%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.78%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.59%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.39%) Android
14 1 (0.20%) AIX
14 1 (0.20%) CentOS
14 1 (0.20%) Solaris
14 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (22.07%) Business Intelligence
3 105 (20.51%) ETL
4 69 (13.48%) MVC
5 58 (11.33%) TDD
6 53 (10.35%) Data Modelling
7 48 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (8.98%) Kimball Methodology
9 42 (8.20%) SDLC
10 41 (8.01%) Performance Tuning
11 40 (7.81%) Migration
11 40 (7.81%) Scrum
12 33 (6.45%) Analytics
13 29 (5.66%) E-Commerce
14 25 (4.88%) Unit Testing
14 25 (4.88%) Web Development
15 23 (4.49%) Microservices
15 23 (4.49%) Project Management
16 22 (4.30%) Change Management
16 22 (4.30%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 344 (67.19%) SQL
2 176 (34.38%) C#
3 152 (29.69%) T-SQL
4 79 (15.43%) JavaScript
5 46 (8.98%) PowerShell
6 28 (5.47%) TypeScript
7 19 (3.71%) VB.NET
8 12 (2.34%) Java
9 10 (1.95%) VB
9 10 (1.95%) VBScript
10 9 (1.76%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.76%) Python
11 8 (1.56%) VBA
12 7 (1.37%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 7 (1.37%) R
12 7 (1.37%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.98%) C
14 4 (0.78%) C++
14 4 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (5.86%) Degree
2 21 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.93%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.15%) MCSE
5 7 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.37%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.37%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.17%) MCITP
6 6 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (0.98%) ISEB
7 5 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.78%) MCSA
9 3 (0.59%) CCNA
10 1 (0.20%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.54%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.56%) QA
3 6 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.98%) HL7
5 4 (0.78%) GDPR
5 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.78%) SLA
6 2 (0.39%) MiFID
7 1 (0.20%) EMIR
7 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (11.91%) Active Directory
2 42 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (3.91%) vSphere
5 18 (3.52%) Docker
5 18 (3.52%) XenApp
6 12 (2.34%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.76%) HDFS
8 5 (0.98%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.59%) SRDF
10 2 (0.39%) NFS
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (7.23%) SCCM
2 23 (4.49%) SCOM
3 20 (3.91%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (1.76%) Oozie
5 7 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.78%) Control-M
7 4 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.59%) SCSM
8 3 (0.59%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.39%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Sentry
9 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.39%) vMotion
10 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.20%) Foglight
10 1 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 243 (47.46%) Microsoft
2 63 (12.30%) VMware
3 60 (11.72%) Oracle
4 29 (5.66%) Citrix
5 23 (4.49%) HP
6 18 (3.52%) Informatica
7 17 (3.32%) SAP
8 14 (2.73%) Cisco
9 12 (2.34%) Tableau
10 10 (1.95%) NetApp
11 9 (1.76%) DevExpress
11 9 (1.76%) Lumension
12 8 (1.56%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.37%) Huawei
13 7 (1.37%) Netezza
13 7 (1.37%) Sitecore
13 7 (1.37%) Teradata
13 7 (1.37%) Workday
14 6 (1.17%) 3PAR
14 6 (1.17%) Trend Micro