Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 489 464 292
Rank change year-on-year -25 -172 -46
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 341 469 763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.50% 0.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.81% 2.18% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 328 561
England median daily rate £424 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £289 £282 £300
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 18
England median hourly rate £42.50 £34.70 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.48% -12.70% +62.24%
10th Percentile £38.25 £22.88 £17.50
90th Percentile £44.75 £56.25 £72.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £34.70 £38.25
% change year-on-year +22.48% -9.28% +27.50%

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 18,879 21,523 19,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.44% 22.84% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,082 15,162 13,346
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 234 243
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.29 £14.41 £10.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £54.63 £50.20
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% +8.77%

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 22 July 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
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 22 July 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 +38 170 £454 -4.42% 24
South East -23 63 £375 -6.25% 38
North of England +10 45 £375 +7.14% 30
Midlands -2 26 £400 +7.38% 30
Yorkshire +9 21 £313 -8.09% 14
South West -31 19 £418 +15.97% 17
East Midlands +27 17 £450 +16.13% 11
North West +8 17 £375 +4.17% 15
East of England -19 14 £400 - 4
West Midlands -11 9 £375 +7.14% 18
North East +21 7 £350 +118.75% 1
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 341 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 249 (73.02%) SQL
3 146 (42.82%) Microsoft
4 133 (39.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 131 (38.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 124 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
7 108 (31.67%) .NET
8 105 (30.79%) C#
9 97 (28.45%) Windows
10 94 (27.57%) ETL
11 86 (25.22%) Business Intelligence
11 86 (25.22%) SQL Server 2016
12 85 (24.93%) T-SQL
13 84 (24.63%) Microsoft Azure
14 83 (24.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 75 (21.99%) Data Warehouse
16 69 (20.23%) Finance
17 63 (18.48%) MVC
17 63 (18.48%) Performance Tuning
18 60 (17.60%) SQL Server 2005
19 52 (15.25%) Oracle
20 51 (14.96%) SQL Server 2014
21 48 (14.08%) Scrum
21 48 (14.08%) WCF
22 47 (13.78%) Windows Server 2008
23 45 (13.20%) .NET Framework
23 45 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
24 44 (12.90%) ASP.NET
24 44 (12.90%) Web Services
25 43 (12.61%) Migration

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 38 (11.14%) IIS
2 10 (2.93%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (2.05%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.05%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.88%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.88%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.29%) CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (7.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.59%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.88%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 84 (24.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (7.33%) Power Platform
3 20 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (5.87%) Office 365
4 8 (2.35%) PaaS
5 7 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (2.05%) IaaS
6 6 (1.76%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (1.47%) SaaS
8 4 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.88%) GitHub
10 2 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.59%) Serverless
11 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.11%) SAN
2 13 (3.81%) DNS
3 12 (3.52%) DHCP
4 11 (3.23%) Firewall
5 6 (1.76%) VoIP
6 5 (1.47%) IPv4
6 5 (1.47%) PBX
7 4 (1.17%) NAS
7 4 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (1.17%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.88%) Skype
9 2 (0.59%) Broadband
9 2 (0.59%) LAN
9 2 (0.59%) SMTP
9 2 (0.59%) SNMP
9 2 (0.59%) VLAN
9 2 (0.59%) VPN
9 2 (0.59%) WAN
9 2 (0.59%) Wireless
10 1 (0.29%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 133 (39.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 131 (38.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 86 (25.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 83 (24.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 75 (21.99%) Data Warehouse
7 60 (17.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 51 (14.96%) SQL Server 2014
9 41 (12.02%) Oracle Database
9 41 (12.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 32 (9.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 31 (9.09%) SQL Server 2017
12 27 (7.92%) Big Data
13 25 (7.33%) Power BI
14 21 (6.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 20 (5.87%) MySQL
15 20 (5.87%) Star Schema
16 19 (5.57%) Relational Database
17 18 (5.28%) Oracle BI EE
18 12 (3.52%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 37 (10.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (10.56%) Visual Studio
3 27 (7.92%) Jenkins
4 13 (3.81%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.93%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.47%) Selenium
6 5 (1.47%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.17%) Hudson
7 4 (1.17%) JIRA
7 4 (1.17%) Subversion
8 3 (0.88%) MbUnit
8 3 (0.88%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.88%) MSTest
8 3 (0.88%) NUnit
9 2 (0.59%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.59%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.59%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 2 (0.59%) WinDbg
General
1 69 (20.23%) Finance
2 32 (9.38%) Front Office
3 22 (6.45%) Banking
4 9 (2.64%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.64%) Retail
5 8 (2.35%) Marketing
6 7 (2.05%) Legal
7 5 (1.47%) Back Office
7 5 (1.47%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.59%) French Language
9 2 (0.59%) German Language
9 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 178 (52.20%) Developer
2 75 (21.99%) DBA
3 61 (17.89%) SQL DBA
4 60 (17.60%) SQL Developer
5 54 (15.84%) C# Developer
6 53 (15.54%) .NET Developer
7 31 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
8 26 (7.62%) Administrator
8 26 (7.62%) Angular Developer
9 23 (6.74%) Senior Developer
10 22 (6.45%) Analyst
11 21 (6.16%) C# WPF Developer
11 21 (6.16%) WPF Developer
12 18 (5.28%) C# .NET Developer
13 17 (4.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 14 (4.11%) Analytics Developer
15 13 (3.81%) Support Engineer
16 12 (3.52%) Consultant
17 11 (3.23%) SSIS Developer
18 10 (2.93%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (31.67%) .NET
2 48 (14.08%) WCF
3 45 (13.20%) .NET Framework
4 44 (12.90%) ASP.NET
4 44 (12.90%) Web Services
5 37 (10.85%) AngularJS
6 36 (10.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 34 (9.97%) Entity Framework
8 31 (9.09%) HTML
9 30 (8.80%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (7.62%) XML
11 24 (7.04%) CSS
11 24 (7.04%) WPF
12 21 (6.16%) HTML5
13 19 (5.57%) jQuery
14 18 (5.28%) D3.js
15 14 (4.11%) Ajax
16 11 (3.23%) RESTful
17 10 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 10 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (9.38%) Replication
3 25 (7.33%) Fixed Income
4 24 (7.04%) Clustering
4 24 (7.04%) Derivative
4 24 (7.04%) OTC Derivatives
5 14 (4.11%) Hedge funds
6 8 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.17%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.17%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.17%) iPhone
9 4 (1.17%) PKI
9 4 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.88%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.59%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 97 (28.45%) Windows
2 47 (13.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (12.02%) Windows Server
4 26 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (6.74%) Windows 10
6 12 (3.52%) Linux
7 9 (2.64%) Windows 7
8 8 (2.35%) Unix
8 8 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.47%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.17%) Android
11 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.88%) Solaris
11 3 (0.88%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.29%) AIX
12 1 (0.29%) CentOS
12 1 (0.29%) Fedora
12 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (27.57%) ETL
3 86 (25.22%) Business Intelligence
4 63 (18.48%) MVC
4 63 (18.48%) Performance Tuning
5 48 (14.08%) Scrum
6 45 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
7 43 (12.61%) Migration
8 33 (9.68%) Analytics
8 33 (9.68%) SOLID
9 32 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (8.50%) Asset Management
10 29 (8.50%) Dependency Injection
11 27 (7.92%) Portfolio Management
12 24 (7.04%) High Availability
13 23 (6.74%) Kimball Methodology
14 21 (6.16%) MVVM
15 20 (5.87%) Inmon Methodology
16 19 (5.57%) Decision-Making
16 19 (5.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 249 (73.02%) SQL
2 105 (30.79%) C#
3 85 (24.93%) T-SQL
4 40 (11.73%) JavaScript
5 27 (7.92%) PowerShell
6 22 (6.45%) PL/SQL
7 15 (4.40%) VBA
8 14 (4.11%) Shell Script
8 14 (4.11%) VB
9 8 (2.35%) TypeScript
9 8 (2.35%) VBScript
10 7 (2.05%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 5 (1.47%) Python
12 3 (0.88%) C
12 3 (0.88%) C++
12 3 (0.88%) Perl
13 2 (0.59%) AWK
13 2 (0.59%) Ruby
14 1 (0.29%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 27 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (6.16%) Degree
4 17 (4.99%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.93%) MCSE
6 9 (2.64%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.64%) MCITP
7 7 (2.05%) MCSA
8 6 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.76%) Master's Degree
9 5 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.17%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.17%) MCP
11 3 (0.88%) CCNP
11 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.88%) MCDBA
11 3 (0.88%) MCTS
12 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.59%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.23%) SLA
2 8 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.17%) GDPR
4 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.59%) QA
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (8.50%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.28%) Oracle RAC
3 11 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.59%) Docker
6 2 (0.59%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.29%) vCloud
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (3.81%) SCOM
2 10 (2.93%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (2.05%) SCCM
4 5 (1.47%) Ansible
5 2 (0.59%) Control-M
5 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.59%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.29%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.29%) Netcool
6 1 (0.29%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.29%) Netcool/Webtop
6 1 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.29%) WMI
6 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 146 (42.82%) Microsoft
2 52 (15.25%) Oracle
3 29 (8.50%) Telerik
4 19 (5.57%) VMware
5 11 (3.23%) SAP
6 10 (2.93%) Citrix
7 9 (2.64%) Informatica
8 8 (2.35%) HP
8 8 (2.35%) Teradata
9 6 (1.76%) BMC
9 6 (1.76%) Cisco
9 6 (1.76%) Netezza
9 6 (1.76%) Tableau
10 5 (1.47%) Dell
10 5 (1.47%) Remedy
11 4 (1.17%) Adobe
11 4 (1.17%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.17%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.17%) Sybase
11 4 (1.17%) TOWER Software