Period
to 16 June 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 16 June 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
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 572 474 517
Rank change year-on-year -98 +43 -66
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 63 111 338
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.29% 0.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.62% 1.30% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 84 268
10th Percentile £260 £314 £300
25th Percentile £338 £358 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £425
75th Percentile £493 £488 £508
90th Percentile £538 £538 £675
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.24% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
10th Percentile " " £38.25
25th Percentile £19.00 " £39.38
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £42.50
75th Percentile £22.50 " £44.38
90th Percentile £23.00 " £44.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 - £42.50

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 10,237 8,550 18,664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.78% 22.05% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,096 5,992 13,096
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £600 £598 £575
90th Percentile £698 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 120 204
10th Percentile £11.37 £12.63 £14.00
25th Percentile £18.50 £17.96 £17.44
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.70 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.21% -17.67% -3.23%
75th Percentile £47.50 £44.88 £50.00
90th Percentile £64.60 £61.61 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £24.70 £30.00
% change year-on-year +9.31% -17.67% -7.69%

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 16 June 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 16 June 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 -77 35 £463 - 5
South East -15 15 £310 -24.85% 7
Midlands -8 6 £473 +35.00% 4
West Midlands -9 5 £473 +35.00% 3
North of England -1 4 £255 -30.85% 8
North West -16 3 £235 -35.17% 4
Yorkshire +3 1 £425 - 4
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 16 June 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 63 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 44 (69.84%) SQL
3 36 (57.14%) Windows
4 27 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 26 (41.27%) C#
6 24 (38.10%) T-SQL
7 21 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 20 (31.75%) Azure
8 20 (31.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 19 (30.16%) PowerShell
10 18 (28.57%) .NET
10 18 (28.57%) Windows Server
11 16 (25.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (23.81%) Oracle
13 14 (22.22%) MySQL
14 13 (20.63%) Migration
14 13 (20.63%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (20.63%) SQL Server 2016
14 13 (20.63%) Social Skills
15 12 (19.05%) Windows 7
15 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
15 12 (19.05%) Linux
15 12 (19.05%) ETL
15 12 (19.05%) DNS
16 11 (17.46%) DHCP
16 11 (17.46%) Microsoft 365
16 11 (17.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (17.46%) SQL Server 2019

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 8 (12.70%) IIS
2 3 (4.76%) Confluence
3 2 (3.17%) Apache
3 2 (3.17%) Drupal
3 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.17%) Joomla!
3 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Cerner Millennium
2 2 (3.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (31.75%) Azure
2 11 (17.46%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (9.52%) GCP
4 4 (6.35%) GitHub
5 3 (4.76%) AWS
5 3 (4.76%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (3.17%) Azure Service Bus
6 2 (3.17%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 2 (3.17%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.59%) Azure Stack
7 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.59%) Cohesity
7 1 (1.59%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) DNS
2 11 (17.46%) DHCP
3 10 (15.87%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (15.87%) TCP/IP
3 10 (15.87%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (6.35%) Kerberos
5 3 (4.76%) Firewall
5 3 (4.76%) SAN
6 1 (1.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (31.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (25.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (22.22%) MySQL
5 13 (20.63%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (17.46%) SQL Server 2019
6 11 (17.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (12.70%) Oracle Database
9 7 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (7.94%) DTS
11 5 (7.94%) MongoDB
11 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2017
12 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
13 3 (4.76%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (7.94%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.35%) JIRA
3 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.76%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (3.17%) Subversion
4 2 (3.17%) Toad
5 1 (1.59%) Ant
5 1 (1.59%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.59%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.59%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.59%) Hudson
5 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.59%) Maven
5 1 (1.59%) Serena SBM
5 1 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.59%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (20.63%) Social Skills
2 9 (14.29%) Retail
3 4 (6.35%) Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.76%) Finance
5 2 (3.17%) Influencing Skills
5 2 (3.17%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.59%) Back Office
6 1 (1.59%) International Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Developer
2 17 (26.98%) DBA
3 15 (23.81%) SQL DBA
4 8 (12.70%) Applications Support
4 8 (12.70%) SQL Developer
5 6 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Applications Specialist
6 5 (7.94%) Applications Support Specialist
6 5 (7.94%) ServiceNow Developer
6 5 (7.94%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (7.94%) Support Specialist
7 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.35%) Senior DBA
7 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Administrator
8 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 3 (4.76%) IT Support
8 3 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.57%) .NET
2 10 (15.87%) XML
3 6 (9.52%) JSON
3 6 (9.52%) REST
4 5 (7.94%) .NET Framework
4 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET
4 5 (7.94%) SOAP
4 5 (7.94%) Web Services
4 5 (7.94%) XSLT
5 4 (6.35%) CSS
5 4 (6.35%) HTML
6 3 (4.76%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 2 (3.17%) jQuery
7 2 (3.17%) MDX
7 2 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.59%) Apache Flex
8 1 (1.59%) HTML5
8 1 (1.59%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) iPad
2 6 (9.52%) Clustering
3 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.35%) NHS
4 3 (4.76%) Digital Signage
5 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.17%) Replication
6 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (57.14%) Windows
2 18 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (19.05%) Linux
5 12 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 9 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 6 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (6.35%) CentOS
9 3 (4.76%) Mac OS X
9 3 (4.76%) Solaris
10 2 (3.17%) AIX
10 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.59%) SUSE
11 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.59%) Unix
11 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) Migration
1 13 (20.63%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (19.05%) ETL
3 10 (15.87%) Incident Management
3 10 (15.87%) Mobile Device Management
3 10 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (11.11%) DevOps
5 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.94%) Change Management
5 5 (7.94%) Data Transformation
5 5 (7.94%) SOA
6 4 (6.35%) CRM
6 4 (6.35%) ITIL
7 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.76%) Complex ETL
7 3 (4.76%) Data Modelling
7 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.76%) Performance Optimisation
7 3 (4.76%) Proactive Monitoring
7 3 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 44 (69.84%) SQL
2 26 (41.27%) C#
3 24 (38.10%) T-SQL
4 19 (30.16%) PowerShell
5 10 (15.87%) Java
6 7 (11.11%) Python
6 7 (11.11%) VB.NET
7 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
7 6 (9.52%) PL/SQL
8 5 (7.94%) Ruby
9 4 (6.35%) Bash Shell
9 4 (6.35%) Perl
10 2 (3.17%) C
10 2 (3.17%) VBScript
11 1 (1.59%) PHP
11 1 (1.59%) R
11 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.17%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) MCSE
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.59%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) PCI DSS
1 3 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.59%) Accessibility
3 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.94%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) Docker
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) AirWatch
2 8 (12.70%) SCCM
3 3 (4.76%) Control-M
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (4.76%) Puppet
4 2 (3.17%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.17%) Terraform
4 2 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (3.17%) WMI
5 1 (1.59%) Ansible
5 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.59%) QRadar
5 1 (1.59%) SCOM
5 1 (1.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 27 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.81%) Oracle
3 10 (15.87%) Cisco
3 10 (15.87%) Meraki
4 7 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 7 (11.11%) VMware
5 6 (9.52%) ServiceNow
6 5 (7.94%) MobileIron
6 5 (7.94%) Sybase
7 3 (4.76%) Adyen
7 3 (4.76%) Apple
7 3 (4.76%) BMC
7 3 (4.76%) Cerner
7 3 (4.76%) Citrix
7 3 (4.76%) SAP
8 2 (3.17%) Quadient
9 1 (1.59%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.59%) CyberArk
9 1 (1.59%) Serena
9 1 (1.59%) Telerik