Period
to 17 September 2021

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 17 September 2021 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 625 433 555
Rank change year-on-year -192 +122 -112
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 86 56 256
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.21% 0.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.63% 0.92% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 42 205
10th Percentile £253 £270 £278
25th Percentile £320 £388 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £444 £400
Median % change year-on-year -7.04% +10.94% -
75th Percentile £547 £505 £488
90th Percentile £624 £549 £538
UK median daily rate £456 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
10th Percentile " £12.48 £16.77
25th Percentile £19.00 £13.19 £17.08
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.25 £23.33
Median % change year-on-year +37.70% -34.64% -32.76%
75th Percentile £23.00 £18.19 £32.44
90th Percentile " £19.43 £39.98
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £15.25 £23.33
% change year-on-year +37.70% -34.64% -32.76%

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 13,745 6,088 18,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.64% 23.11% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,673 4,261 12,663
10th Percentile £350 £315 £325
25th Percentile £419 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £688 £656
UK median daily rate £515 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 95 221
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.63 £12.50
25th Percentile £20.00 £17.73 £17.09
Median hourly rate £28.68 £25.05 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +14.50% -16.52% +8.19%
75th Percentile £54.03 £44.00 £51.25
90th Percentile £65.25 £55.00 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £29.63 £24.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +22.16% -19.17% +9.09%

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 17 September 2021.

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 17 September 2021. 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 -167 47 £525 +10.53% 22
South East -79 20 £300 -27.05% 1
Midlands -66 8 £400 +15.94% 4
North of England -68 6 £333 +2.31% 9
East of England -40 5 £326 -14.77% 1
North West -51 5 £333 +20.91% 6
East Midlands - 5 £360 - 3
West Midlands -58 3 £588 +70.29% 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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 86 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 55 (63.95%) SQL
3 44 (51.16%) Windows
4 41 (47.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 34 (39.53%) Microsoft
5 34 (39.53%) Active Directory
6 29 (33.72%) SQL Server 2016
7 25 (29.07%) C#
7 25 (29.07%) PowerShell
7 25 (29.07%) Windows Server
8 24 (27.91%) Azure
8 24 (27.91%) .NET
8 24 (27.91%) Migration
9 22 (25.58%) T-SQL
10 19 (22.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (22.09%) Social Skills
11 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (18.60%) ETL
13 15 (17.44%) DNS
13 15 (17.44%) Oracle
13 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (16.28%) Java
14 14 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
14 14 (16.28%) DHCP
14 14 (16.28%) VMware
14 14 (16.28%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (16.28%) Windows 10
14 14 (16.28%) SQL Server 2019
15 13 (15.12%) SQL Server 2014

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 11 (12.79%) IIS
2 6 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (6.98%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.49%) Confluence
4 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.33%) Camunda
6 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 24 (27.91%) Azure
2 12 (13.95%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (8.14%) GCP
4 4 (4.65%) GitHub
5 3 (3.49%) AWS
5 3 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.49%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (2.33%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 2 (2.33%) IaaS
6 2 (2.33%) PaaS
6 2 (2.33%) SaaS
6 2 (2.33%) Snowflake
7 1 (1.16%) Azure Logic Apps
7 1 (1.16%) Azure Stack
7 1 (1.16%) Cohesity
7 1 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.44%) DNS
2 14 (16.28%) DHCP
3 10 (11.63%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
5 7 (8.14%) Kerberos
6 4 (4.65%) Firewall
6 4 (4.65%) Network Security
6 4 (4.65%) SAN
7 3 (3.49%) IPv4
7 3 (3.49%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.49%) NAS
8 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 41 (47.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 29 (33.72%) SQL Server 2016
4 19 (22.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (16.28%) SQL Server 2019
6 13 (15.12%) SQL Server 2014
7 12 (13.95%) MySQL
7 12 (13.95%) Relational Database
8 11 (12.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (11.63%) Oracle Database
9 10 (11.63%) RDBMS
10 9 (10.47%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (5.81%) DTS
13 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2017
14 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (4.65%) Sybase ASE
15 3 (3.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (8.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (6.98%) Subversion
2 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.81%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.65%) Ant
4 4 (4.65%) Eclipse
4 4 (4.65%) IntelliJ
4 4 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.65%) JIRA
4 4 (4.65%) Maven
5 3 (3.49%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.33%) NUnit
6 2 (2.33%) Serena SBM
6 2 (2.33%) Toad
7 1 (1.16%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (22.09%) Social Skills
2 12 (13.95%) Banking
3 9 (10.47%) Retail
4 8 (9.30%) Finance
5 4 (4.65%) Automotive
6 2 (2.33%) Front Office
6 2 (2.33%) Law
6 2 (2.33%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.16%) Back Office
7 1 (1.16%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.16%) International Banking
7 1 (1.16%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (1.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (30.23%) Developer
2 23 (26.74%) DBA
3 22 (25.58%) SQL DBA
4 13 (15.12%) SQL Developer
5 11 (12.79%) .NET Developer
6 8 (9.30%) SQL Server Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Applications Support
8 5 (5.81%) Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Applications Specialist
8 5 (5.81%) Applications Support Specialist
8 5 (5.81%) IT Support
8 5 (5.81%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Senior Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Senior SQL Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Senior SQL Server Developer
8 5 (5.81%) ServiceNow Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Support Specialist
9 4 (4.65%) Head of Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.65%) IT Support Specialist
9 4 (4.65%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.91%) .NET
2 10 (11.63%) .NET Framework
2 10 (11.63%) XML
3 6 (6.98%) JSON
3 6 (6.98%) Web Services
4 5 (5.81%) REST
4 5 (5.81%) SOAP
4 5 (5.81%) XSLT
5 4 (4.65%) JMS
5 4 (4.65%) Middleware
5 4 (4.65%) Spring
6 3 (3.49%) .NET Core
6 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.33%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.33%) CSS
7 2 (2.33%) Kafka
7 2 (2.33%) LDAP
7 2 (2.33%) MDX
8 1 (1.16%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Clustering
2 9 (10.47%) iPad
3 7 (8.14%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.81%) Digital Signage
4 5 (5.81%) NHS
5 4 (4.65%) Replication
6 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.33%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (1.16%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 44 (51.16%) Windows
2 25 (29.07%) Windows Server
3 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (16.28%) Windows 10
6 13 (15.12%) Linux
7 11 (12.79%) Windows 7
8 5 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.49%) Solaris
9 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (2.33%) CentOS
10 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.16%) AIX
11 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.91%) Migration
2 16 (18.60%) ETL
3 14 (16.28%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (11.63%) Mobile Device Management
6 10 (11.63%) Performance Optimisation
7 8 (9.30%) Incident Management
7 8 (9.30%) ITIL
8 6 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.98%) CRM
8 6 (6.98%) Microservices
8 6 (6.98%) Web Development
9 5 (5.81%) Customer-Centricity
9 5 (5.81%) Data Transformation
9 5 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.81%) High Availability
9 5 (5.81%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.81%) SOA
9 5 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (63.95%) SQL
2 25 (29.07%) C#
2 25 (29.07%) PowerShell
3 22 (25.58%) T-SQL
4 14 (16.28%) Java
5 7 (8.14%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.81%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.81%) Python
7 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.49%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.49%) Perl
7 3 (3.49%) Ruby
8 2 (2.33%) VBA
9 1 (1.16%) PHP
9 1 (1.16%) R
9 1 (1.16%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.63%) DV Cleared
3 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.98%) Degree
5 5 (5.81%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.65%) MCSA
7 3 (3.49%) MCSE
8 2 (2.33%) CCA
8 2 (2.33%) CCNA
8 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.33%) MCITP
8 2 (2.33%) MCP
8 2 (2.33%) MCTS
8 2 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.16%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) Data Quality
1 3 (3.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.33%) GDPR
2 2 (2.33%) QA
3 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (39.53%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.81%) XenApp
4 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.65%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 3 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.49%) NFS
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (3.49%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.16%) Docker
6 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (12.79%) SCCM
2 10 (11.63%) AirWatch
3 8 (9.30%) Control-M
3 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (5.81%) Ansible
5 3 (3.49%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (3.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (2.33%) Data Guard
6 2 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (2.33%) QRadar
6 2 (2.33%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.16%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.16%) Puppet
7 1 (1.16%) Salt
7 1 (1.16%) SCOM
7 1 (1.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 34 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.44%) Oracle
3 14 (16.28%) VMware
4 12 (13.95%) Cisco
4 12 (13.95%) Red Hat
5 10 (11.63%) Meraki
6 8 (9.30%) BMC
7 7 (8.14%) ServiceNow
8 5 (5.81%) Adyen
8 5 (5.81%) Citrix
8 5 (5.81%) EMC
8 5 (5.81%) Sybase
9 4 (4.65%) HP
9 4 (4.65%) SAP
10 3 (3.49%) Ivanti
10 3 (3.49%) McAfee
10 3 (3.49%) MobileIron
10 3 (3.49%) Qualys
10 3 (3.49%) Shavlik
10 3 (3.49%) Symantec