Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 439 289 243
Rank change year-on-year -150 -46 -125
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 480 763 1,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.87% 1.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.22% 3.87% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 557 791
England median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £286 £298 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 14
England median hourly rate £34.70 £39.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.70% +52.88% +4.00%
10th Percentile £22.88 £17.50 £14.10
90th Percentile £56.25 £72.50 £56.75
UK median hourly rate £34.70 £38.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -9.28% +27.50% +20.00%

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 21,585 19,694 22,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.83% 22.51% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,182 13,191 15,255
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 242 331
England median hourly rate £33.00 £29.81 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.70% +4.60% +14.00%
10th Percentile £14.43 £9.38 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +4.84% +9.73% +13.00%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -142 188 £475 +9.20% 75
South East -70 100 £400 +6.67% 33
North of England -62 66 £350 +1.45% 40
Midlands -29 61 £375 +10.29% 24
West Midlands -36 40 £350 +4.48% 6
East of England +10 38 £400 +3.23% 13
Yorkshire -17 36 £339 - 7
South West -34 27 £360 +0.70% 14
North West -48 26 £375 +7.14% 30
East Midlands -3 21 £388 +10.71% 18
North East -18 4 £160 -54.29% 3
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 480 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 322 (67.08%) SQL
3 207 (43.13%) Microsoft
4 192 (40.00%) C#
5 179 (37.29%) .NET
6 174 (36.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 165 (34.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 157 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
9 137 (28.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 132 (27.50%) T-SQL
11 118 (24.58%) Windows
12 111 (23.13%) Finance
13 100 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
14 94 (19.58%) Data Warehouse
15 92 (19.17%) ASP.NET
16 88 (18.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 87 (18.13%) HTML
17 87 (18.13%) JavaScript
18 84 (17.50%) ETL
19 83 (17.29%) MVC
20 80 (16.67%) XML
21 78 (16.25%) Team Foundation Server
22 77 (16.04%) CSS
22 77 (16.04%) Visual Studio
23 76 (15.83%) SQL Server 2005
24 70 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
25 66 (13.75%) WCF
25 66 (13.75%) SQL Server 2014
26 64 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
27 61 (12.71%) Web Services

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 43 (8.96%) IIS
2 41 (8.54%) SharePoint
3 29 (6.04%) MS Exchange
4 25 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (2.50%) NServiceBus
7 11 (2.29%) CMS
8 10 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (2.08%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.88%) Apache Spark
9 9 (1.88%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.83%) Confluence
11 4 (0.83%) SAS
12 3 (0.63%) Apache
12 3 (0.63%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.63%) Kentico
12 3 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.63%) SPSS
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.29%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.25%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.83%) SAP MII
5 3 (0.63%) Maximo
6 2 (0.42%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.42%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.42%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.21%) assyst
7 1 (0.21%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.21%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 70 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (5.21%) Office 365
4 16 (3.33%) npm
5 13 (2.71%) SaaS
6 11 (2.29%) PaaS
7 7 (1.46%) IaaS
8 6 (1.25%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.83%) GitHub
10 3 (0.63%) Amazon Glacier
10 3 (0.63%) Boomi
11 2 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.42%) NuGet
12 1 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.79%) DNS
2 13 (2.71%) DHCP
2 13 (2.71%) SAN
3 12 (2.50%) Firewall
4 8 (1.67%) FTP
4 8 (1.67%) HTTP
4 8 (1.67%) LAN
4 8 (1.67%) SMTP
5 7 (1.46%) Skype
5 7 (1.46%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.46%) VPN
6 5 (1.04%) Internet
6 5 (1.04%) VLAN
6 5 (1.04%) WAN
7 4 (0.83%) NetScaler
7 4 (0.83%) VoIP
8 3 (0.63%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.63%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 480 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 174 (36.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 165 (34.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 137 (28.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 94 (19.58%) Data Warehouse
6 88 (18.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 76 (15.83%) SQL Server 2005
8 66 (13.75%) SQL Server 2014
9 59 (12.29%) SQL Server 2016
10 41 (8.54%) Power BI
11 31 (6.46%) Relational Database
12 23 (4.79%) Oracle Database
13 21 (4.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 19 (3.96%) OLAP
15 17 (3.54%) OLTP
16 16 (3.33%) Big Data
16 16 (3.33%) NoSQL
17 14 (2.92%) MySQL
17 14 (2.92%) SQL Server 2000
18 13 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 78 (16.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 77 (16.04%) Visual Studio
3 25 (5.21%) Octopus Deploy
4 24 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 20 (4.17%) NUnit
6 16 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 15 (3.13%) webpack
8 14 (2.92%) Moq
8 14 (2.92%) TeamCity
9 13 (2.71%) ReSharper
10 11 (2.29%) Jenkins
11 10 (2.08%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.67%) JIRA
13 7 (1.46%) Artifactory
13 7 (1.46%) NCrunch
13 7 (1.46%) Subversion
14 6 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (1.04%) Selenium
15 5 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
15 5 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 111 (23.13%) Finance
2 42 (8.75%) Banking
3 23 (4.79%) Retail
4 22 (4.58%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.13%) Front Office
6 12 (2.50%) Marketing
7 11 (2.29%) Back Office
8 6 (1.25%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.83%) Automotive
10 4 (0.83%) Military
11 3 (0.63%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.63%) Law
11 3 (0.63%) Local Government
11 3 (0.63%) Publishing
12 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.42%) Legal
12 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Advertising
13 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 261 (54.38%) Developer
2 91 (18.96%) SQL Developer
3 84 (17.50%) .NET Developer
4 67 (13.96%) C# Developer
5 63 (13.13%) DBA
6 58 (12.08%) SQL DBA
7 42 (8.75%) C# .NET Developer
7 42 (8.75%) Senior Developer
8 41 (8.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 31 (6.46%) Analyst
10 23 (4.79%) Senior C# Developer
11 22 (4.58%) Senior .NET Developer
12 20 (4.17%) Architect
13 19 (3.96%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 18 (3.75%) Administrator
14 18 (3.75%) SQL Server DBA
15 16 (3.33%) BizTalk Developer
15 16 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (3.33%) SQL BI Developer
15 16 (3.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (37.29%) .NET
2 92 (19.17%) ASP.NET
3 87 (18.13%) HTML
4 80 (16.67%) XML
5 77 (16.04%) CSS
6 66 (13.75%) WCF
7 61 (12.71%) .NET Framework
7 61 (12.71%) Web Services
8 52 (10.83%) AngularJS
9 49 (10.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 48 (10.00%) jQuery
11 47 (9.79%) ASP.NET Web API
12 38 (7.92%) Entity Framework
12 38 (7.92%) HTML5
13 35 (7.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 33 (6.88%) SOAP
15 26 (5.42%) CSS3
16 24 (5.00%) REST
17 22 (4.58%) RESTful
18 21 (4.38%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.08%) Clustering
2 31 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.58%) Replication
4 20 (4.17%) Fixed Income
5 11 (2.29%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.08%) Data Structures
6 10 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.88%) Derivative
7 9 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.88%) PKI
8 7 (1.46%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.46%) NHS
8 7 (1.46%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.25%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.25%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.25%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 118 (24.58%) Windows
2 64 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (12.71%) Windows Server
4 43 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (5.63%) Linux
6 16 (3.33%) Windows 7
7 15 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (2.92%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.25%) Unix
11 5 (1.04%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.63%) CentOS
13 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.21%) AIX
14 1 (0.21%) Android
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
3 84 (17.50%) ETL
4 83 (17.29%) MVC
5 60 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 52 (10.83%) Performance Tuning
7 50 (10.42%) TDD
8 47 (9.79%) Migration
9 46 (9.58%) Scrum
10 40 (8.33%) Kimball Methodology
11 32 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (6.25%) Web Development
13 29 (6.04%) OO
14 28 (5.83%) Validation
15 27 (5.63%) E-Commerce
15 27 (5.63%) Project Management
16 26 (5.42%) Analytics
16 26 (5.42%) Microservices
16 26 (5.42%) SDLC
17 24 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 322 (67.08%) SQL
2 192 (40.00%) C#
3 132 (27.50%) T-SQL
4 87 (18.13%) JavaScript
5 41 (8.54%) PowerShell
6 29 (6.04%) TypeScript
7 22 (4.58%) VB.NET
8 17 (3.54%) Java
9 14 (2.92%) VBScript
10 13 (2.71%) C
11 12 (2.50%) VB
12 10 (2.08%) C++
12 10 (2.08%) Python
12 10 (2.08%) VBA
13 8 (1.67%) R
14 7 (1.46%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 7 (1.46%) XPath
15 6 (1.25%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (4.38%) Degree
2 20 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.92%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.71%) MCSE
6 8 (1.67%) MCITP
7 6 (1.25%) ISEB
7 6 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.04%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.83%) CCNA
9 4 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.63%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.63%) MCSA
11 2 (0.42%) CCNP
11 2 (0.42%) MCTS
12 1 (0.21%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.21%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.46%) GDPR
2 6 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.25%) QA
3 5 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.04%) HL7
3 5 (1.04%) SLA
4 4 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.42%) MiFID
6 1 (0.21%) EMIR
6 1 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.21%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 48 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.96%) Docker
4 18 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (2.71%) XenApp
6 11 (2.29%) vSphere
7 9 (1.88%) HDFS
8 8 (1.67%) Apache Flume
9 7 (1.46%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.42%) NFS
10 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (4.38%) SCCM
2 14 (2.92%) SCOM
3 13 (2.71%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (1.88%) Oozie
5 8 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.63%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.63%) SCSM
6 3 (0.63%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.42%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.42%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.42%) vMotion
7 2 (0.42%) WMI
7 2 (0.42%) WSUS
8 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.21%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Sentry
8 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 207 (43.13%) Microsoft
2 49 (10.21%) Oracle
3 48 (10.00%) VMware
4 25 (5.21%) Citrix
5 16 (3.33%) Cisco
6 15 (3.13%) HP
7 14 (2.92%) SAP
8 13 (2.71%) NetApp
9 12 (2.50%) Telerik
10 10 (2.08%) Informatica
11 8 (1.67%) Atlassian
11 8 (1.67%) Tableau
12 7 (1.46%) 3PAR
12 7 (1.46%) DevExpress
13 6 (1.25%) ION Trading
13 6 (1.25%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.04%) Charles River
14 5 (1.04%) Cognos
14 5 (1.04%) Dell
14 5 (1.04%) Sitecore