Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 524 430 331
Rank change year-on-year -94 -99 -61
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 270 502 690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.53% 0.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.60% 2.33% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 353 525
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £240 £300
90th Percentile £538 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 20
England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.90 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.52% -33.58% +17.39%
10th Percentile £17.11 £19.55 £26.93
90th Percentile £37.00 £46.00 £58.98
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £26.90 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.52% -25.28% -0.69%

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 16,891 21,542 20,261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.82% 22.82% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,667 15,180 13,878
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £314 £308
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 213 255
England median hourly rate £33.79 £32.48 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +6.48% +7.02%
10th Percentile £13.37 £13.74 £13.75
90th Percentile £64.38 £56.03 £53.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +1.69%

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 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 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 -27 107 £450 -5.26% 30
South East +22 77 £375 - 36
North of England +13 43 £375 +9.49% 32
Yorkshire +30 27 £363 +3.57% 12
Midlands +20 16 £388 +4.73% 20
North West -16 14 £375 +15.38% 19
East of England -12 13 £375 -9.09% 3
West Midlands +15 11 £363 +3.57% 12
South West -33 11 £419 +28.85% 16
East Midlands +4 5 £425 +11.84% 8
North East - 2 £388 - 1
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 270 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 204 (75.56%) SQL
3 119 (44.07%) Microsoft
4 104 (38.52%) .NET
5 91 (33.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 83 (30.74%) Windows
6 83 (30.74%) Agile Software Development
7 80 (29.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 78 (28.89%) C#
9 75 (27.78%) SQL Server 2016
10 69 (25.56%) Azure
11 62 (22.96%) T-SQL
12 60 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 53 (19.63%) .NET Framework
14 52 (19.26%) MVC
15 51 (18.89%) ASP.NET
16 50 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
16 50 (18.52%) Migration
17 49 (18.15%) ETL
18 48 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
19 47 (17.41%) Data Warehouse
20 43 (15.93%) ASP.NET Web API
21 42 (15.56%) Oracle
22 41 (15.19%) Web Services
22 41 (15.19%) IIS
23 40 (14.81%) Scrum
24 39 (14.44%) Finance
25 37 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
26 36 (13.33%) Entity Framework
27 35 (12.96%) Windows Server

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 41 (15.19%) IIS
2 12 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (3.33%) MS Exchange
5 8 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.59%) Skype for Business
7 6 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.11%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.74%) Apache
10 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.37%) Mule
11 1 (0.37%) nginx
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (10.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.11%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.85%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.74%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 69 (25.56%) Azure
2 26 (9.63%) Office 365
3 22 (8.15%) Power Platform
4 10 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (2.96%) AWS
6 7 (2.59%) npm
7 6 (2.22%) Serverless
8 5 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (1.85%) GitHub
8 5 (1.85%) IaaS
8 5 (1.85%) PaaS
9 4 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.48%) Azure Functions
9 4 (1.48%) SaaS
10 3 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.74%) GCP
12 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.07%) DNS
2 10 (3.70%) VoIP
3 9 (3.33%) DHCP
4 8 (2.96%) Firewall
4 8 (2.96%) SAN
5 6 (2.22%) PBX
6 5 (1.85%) LAN
6 5 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (1.85%) WAN
7 4 (1.48%) NAS
8 3 (1.11%) Broadband
8 3 (1.11%) SMTP
8 3 (1.11%) SNMP
8 3 (1.11%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.74%) Intranet
9 2 (0.74%) IPsec
9 2 (0.74%) Skype
9 2 (0.74%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.74%) VPN
10 1 (0.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 91 (33.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 80 (29.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 75 (27.78%) SQL Server 2016
5 60 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 47 (17.41%) Data Warehouse
7 33 (12.22%) SQL Server 2014
8 27 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 24 (8.89%) Oracle Database
10 22 (8.15%) Power BI
11 20 (7.41%) MySQL
11 20 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
13 17 (6.30%) Relational Database
14 16 (5.93%) NoSQL
14 16 (5.93%) SQL Server 2017
15 12 (4.44%) Big Data
16 11 (4.07%) Azure SQL Database
16 11 (4.07%) OLAP
17 8 (2.96%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 25 (9.26%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.59%) gulp
4 7 (2.59%) jspm
5 5 (1.85%) Moq
5 5 (1.85%) NUnit
5 5 (1.85%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.11%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.11%) WinDbg
7 2 (0.74%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.74%) Hudson
7 2 (0.74%) JIRA
7 2 (0.74%) MSI
8 1 (0.37%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.37%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.37%) SpecFlow
General
1 39 (14.44%) Finance
2 17 (6.30%) Banking
3 16 (5.93%) Public Sector
4 9 (3.33%) Legal
5 6 (2.22%) Back Office
5 6 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.85%) Front Office
6 5 (1.85%) Marketing
6 5 (1.85%) Retail
7 2 (0.74%) Automotive
7 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.37%) German Language
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 131 (48.52%) Developer
2 46 (17.04%) .NET Developer
3 45 (16.67%) DBA
4 37 (13.70%) SQL Developer
5 34 (12.59%) SQL DBA
6 32 (11.85%) C# Developer
7 23 (8.52%) Analyst
8 15 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
8 15 (5.56%) Support Engineer
9 14 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 14 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (4.44%) Administrator
11 11 (4.07%) SSIS Developer
12 10 (3.70%) Angular Developer
12 10 (3.70%) Senior Developer
13 7 (2.59%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 7 (2.59%) Desktop Engineer
13 7 (2.59%) Desktop Support
13 7 (2.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 7 (2.59%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (38.52%) .NET
2 53 (19.63%) .NET Framework
3 51 (18.89%) ASP.NET
4 43 (15.93%) ASP.NET Web API
5 41 (15.19%) Web Services
6 36 (13.33%) Entity Framework
7 33 (12.22%) HTML
8 31 (11.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (10.37%) AngularJS
9 28 (10.37%) WCF
10 25 (9.26%) CSS
11 21 (7.78%) XML
12 19 (7.04%) .NET Core
13 18 (6.67%) jQuery
14 16 (5.93%) JSON
14 16 (5.93%) RESTful
15 15 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 14 (5.19%) HTML5
17 13 (4.81%) Ajax
18 12 (4.44%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.15%) Clustering
3 13 (4.81%) Replication
4 10 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.85%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.85%) iPhone
6 5 (1.85%) NHS
6 5 (1.85%) PKI
6 5 (1.85%) User Experience
7 3 (1.11%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.11%) Handset
7 3 (1.11%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.74%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.74%) Equities
9 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.37%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.37%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.37%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 83 (30.74%) Windows
2 48 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (12.96%) Windows Server
4 34 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (8.89%) Windows 10
6 10 (3.70%) Windows 7
7 9 (3.33%) Linux
8 5 (1.85%) Android
8 5 (1.85%) Unix
8 5 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.11%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.11%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.74%) CentOS
11 1 (0.37%) AIX
11 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (30.74%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (19.26%) MVC
3 50 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
3 50 (18.52%) Migration
4 49 (18.15%) ETL
5 40 (14.81%) Scrum
6 34 (12.59%) Performance Tuning
6 34 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (8.89%) Analytics
8 23 (8.52%) Microservices
9 20 (7.41%) Decision-Making
9 20 (7.41%) ITIL
10 19 (7.04%) Kimball Methodology
11 18 (6.67%) TDD
12 17 (6.30%) SDLC
12 17 (6.30%) SOLID
13 16 (5.93%) Dimensional Modelling
14 14 (5.19%) High Availability
15 12 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (4.44%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 204 (75.56%) SQL
2 78 (28.89%) C#
3 62 (22.96%) T-SQL
4 31 (11.48%) JavaScript
5 29 (10.74%) PowerShell
6 18 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 16 (5.93%) VB
8 13 (4.81%) TypeScript
9 12 (4.44%) PL/SQL
10 11 (4.07%) VBA
11 6 (2.22%) Python
11 6 (2.22%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.22%) VBScript
12 5 (1.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (1.48%) VB6
14 3 (1.11%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.11%) C
14 3 (1.11%) C++
15 2 (0.74%) Perl
15 2 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (7.04%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.67%) Degree
4 12 (4.44%) MCSE
5 6 (2.22%) MCSA
6 4 (1.48%) CCNP
6 4 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.48%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.11%) CCSP
7 3 (1.11%) CCVP
7 3 (1.11%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.74%) MCP
8 2 (0.74%) MCTS
8 2 (0.74%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.74%) PMP
9 1 (0.37%) CCDP
9 1 (0.37%) CCNA
9 1 (0.37%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.70%) SLA
2 5 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.48%) GDPR
4 3 (1.11%) QA
5 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 33 (12.22%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.19%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (4.81%) Hyper-V
5 11 (4.07%) Docker
6 7 (2.59%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.85%) XenApp
8 4 (1.48%) vSphere
9 3 (1.11%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.74%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.37%) vCloud
11 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (4.44%) SCCM
2 9 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 9 (3.33%) SCOM
3 8 (2.96%) MIIS
4 2 (0.74%) Ansible
4 2 (0.74%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.37%) Avamar
5 1 (0.37%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.37%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.37%) Netcool
5 1 (0.37%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.37%) Netcool/Webtop
5 1 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.37%) Terraform
5 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 119 (44.07%) Microsoft
2 42 (15.56%) Oracle
3 24 (8.89%) VMware
4 13 (4.81%) Citrix
5 12 (4.44%) Tableau
6 10 (3.70%) HP
6 10 (3.70%) SAP
7 9 (3.33%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.22%) Cisco
9 5 (1.85%) Adobe
9 5 (1.85%) Dell
9 5 (1.85%) TOWER Software
10 4 (1.48%) JD Edwards
11 3 (1.11%) Northgate
11 3 (1.11%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.11%) Sonus
12 2 (0.74%) Databricks
12 2 (0.74%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.74%) Talend
12 2 (0.74%) Xceptor