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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK / England
Rank 233 199 120
Rank change year-on-year -34 -79  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 436 592 885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.06% 1.22% 1.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.64% 5.43% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 426 601
Median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 21
Median hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +70.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.72 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.80 £60.62 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £51.56 £26.85
% change year-on-year -63.14% +92.05%  

SQL Server 2008 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 9405 10894 10659
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.80% 22.39% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6392 7374 6918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 163 145
Median hourly rate £34.62 £34.00 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +5.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.62 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -28 186 £400 - 40
South East -20 75 £375 +4.16% 36
South West +9 44 £331 +1.92% 12
North West +30 38 £375 +15.38% 28
Yorkshire -12 25 £345 -1.42% 12
East of England -6 24 £438 +25.00% 7
West Midlands +5 23 £400 +14.28% 19
East Midlands -14 16 £363 -6.45% 9
North East -15 5 £275 -4.34% 3
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 909 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 611 (67.22%) SQL
3 453 (49.83%) Microsoft
4 402 (44.22%) .NET
5 389 (42.79%) C#
6 346 (38.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 336 (36.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 278 (30.58%) Windows
9 270 (29.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 259 (28.49%) T-SQL
11 213 (23.43%) Finance
12 204 (22.44%) ASP.NET
13 197 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
14 195 (21.45%) MVC
15 193 (21.23%) Business Intelligence
16 190 (20.90%) MS Excel
17 187 (20.57%) SQL Server 2014
18 170 (18.70%) Team Foundation Server
19 168 (18.48%) JavaScript
20 163 (17.93%) HTML
21 161 (17.71%) SQL Server 2005
22 142 (15.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 141 (15.51%) WCF
24 134 (14.74%) jQuery
25 132 (14.52%) CSS
26 128 (14.08%) Data Warehouse
27 125 (13.75%) Visual Studio
28 118 (12.98%) Migration
29 113 (12.43%) Oracle
30 111 (12.21%) Windows Server

SQL Server 2008
Top Related 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
1 106 (11.66%) IIS
2 96 (10.56%) SharePoint
3 50 (5.50%) BizTalk Server
4 40 (4.40%) MS Exchange
5 32 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 23 (2.53%) CMS
8 22 (2.42%) Umbraco
9 16 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (1.65%) Apache Pig
10 15 (1.65%) NServiceBus
10 15 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (1.43%) Apache
11 13 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (1.21%) JBoss
12 11 (1.21%) Skype for Business
13 10 (1.10%) SAS
14 9 (0.99%) Oracle Application Server
14 9 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 9 (0.99%) WebLogic
Applications
1 190 (20.90%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.96%) MS Office
3 9 (0.99%) MS Project
4 8 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 63 (6.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (3.19%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.66%) FastStats
6 4 (0.44%) HFM
6 4 (0.44%) Pegasus Opera
7 2 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.22%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.11%) Maximo
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 102 (11.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (4.73%) IaaS
3 40 (4.40%) PaaS
4 24 (2.64%) Office 365
5 20 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (1.76%) Boomi
6 16 (1.76%) SaaS
7 4 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.22%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.22%) GitHub
9 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.11%) Trello
9 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.42%) Firewall
2 21 (2.31%) DNS
3 20 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.76%) FTP
5 15 (1.65%) SAN
6 14 (1.54%) DHCP
7 12 (1.32%) Internet
8 11 (1.21%) Broadband
9 10 (1.10%) HTTP
9 10 (1.10%) WAN
10 9 (0.99%) Intranet
10 9 (0.99%) LAN
11 8 (0.88%) LDAP
11 8 (0.88%) PuTTY
11 8 (0.88%) WinSCP
12 7 (0.77%) Extranet
12 7 (0.77%) SMTP
13 6 (0.66%) Skype
13 6 (0.66%) VoIP
14 5 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 909 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 346 (38.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 336 (36.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 270 (29.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 187 (20.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 161 (17.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 142 (15.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 128 (14.08%) Data Warehouse
9 75 (8.25%) Oracle Database
10 56 (6.16%) Oracle Database 11g
11 49 (5.39%) Relational Database
12 45 (4.95%) SQL Server 2000
13 44 (4.84%) SQL Server 2016
14 40 (4.40%) QlikView
15 35 (3.85%) MS Access
16 34 (3.74%) Oracle Database 10g
17 33 (3.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 26 (2.86%) Big Data
19 24 (2.64%) MySQL
19 24 (2.64%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 170 (18.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 125 (13.75%) Visual Studio
3 38 (4.18%) Git (software)
4 36 (3.96%) JIRA
5 31 (3.41%) TeamCity
6 21 (2.31%) Selenium
6 21 (2.31%) Subversion
7 18 (1.98%) Jenkins
8 14 (1.54%) SpecFlow
8 14 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 13 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (0.99%) MSBuild
11 8 (0.88%) HP UFT
11 8 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
11 8 (0.88%) webpack
12 7 (0.77%) WiX
13 6 (0.66%) Ant
13 6 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.66%) SoapUI
13 6 (0.66%) TestNG
General
1 213 (23.43%) Finance
2 84 (9.24%) Banking
3 35 (3.85%) Retail
4 28 (3.08%) Front Office
4 28 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.42%) Marketing
6 21 (2.31%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.98%) Advertising
7 18 (1.98%) Back Office
8 15 (1.65%) Corporate Banking
8 15 (1.65%) Retail Banking
9 14 (1.54%) Legal
9 14 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.99%) Electronics
11 7 (0.77%) Local Government
12 4 (0.44%) Law
12 4 (0.44%) Publishing
13 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.22%) Games
13 2 (0.22%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 556 (61.17%) Developer
2 183 (20.13%) .NET Developer
3 153 (16.83%) SQL Developer
4 148 (16.28%) DBA
5 133 (14.63%) SQL DBA
6 107 (11.77%) C# Developer
7 69 (7.59%) C# .NET Developer
8 67 (7.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 62 (6.82%) Senior Developer
10 61 (6.71%) Microsoft Developer
11 50 (5.50%) Analyst
11 50 (5.50%) SQL Server DBA
11 50 (5.50%) SQL Server Developer
12 46 (5.06%) Administrator
13 43 (4.73%) SSIS Developer
14 37 (4.07%) ASP.NET Developer
14 37 (4.07%) ETL Developer
15 33 (3.63%) SSRS Developer
16 28 (3.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 26 (2.86%) Dynamics AX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 402 (44.22%) .NET
2 204 (22.44%) ASP.NET
3 163 (17.93%) HTML
4 141 (15.51%) WCF
5 134 (14.74%) jQuery
6 132 (14.52%) CSS
7 107 (11.77%) XML
8 98 (10.78%) .NET Framework
9 87 (9.57%) Web Services
10 79 (8.69%) ASP.NET Web API
11 71 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 64 (7.04%) Ajax
13 62 (6.82%) HTML5
14 53 (5.83%) Entity Framework
15 48 (5.28%) AngularJS
16 46 (5.06%) WPF
17 43 (4.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 37 (4.07%) WinForms
19 31 (3.41%) LINQ
20 30 (3.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 90 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (4.95%) Clustering
3 32 (3.52%) Replication
4 30 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.53%) N-Tier
6 18 (1.98%) Data Centre
7 16 (1.76%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.21%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.21%) Derivative
9 9 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.88%) PKI
11 7 (0.77%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (0.66%) Equities
12 6 (0.66%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.66%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.66%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.55%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.55%) Oracle Licensing
13 5 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 278 (30.58%) Windows
2 111 (12.21%) Windows Server
3 98 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 75 (8.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (6.27%) Linux
6 39 (4.29%) Unix
7 32 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (1.65%) Windows 10
9 15 (1.65%) Windows 7
9 15 (1.65%) Windows XP
10 9 (0.99%) Android
11 7 (0.77%) AIX
12 6 (0.66%) MVS
13 4 (0.44%) zOS
14 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (21.45%) MVC
3 193 (21.23%) Business Intelligence
4 118 (12.98%) Migration
5 105 (11.55%) ETL
6 86 (9.46%) Performance Tuning
7 83 (9.13%) TDD
8 75 (8.25%) Scrum
9 68 (7.48%) CRM
9 68 (7.48%) ITIL
10 60 (6.60%) Data Modelling
11 51 (5.61%) High Availability
12 46 (5.06%) Analytics
13 41 (4.51%) Continuous Integration
14 40 (4.40%) Data Analysis
14 40 (4.40%) Logistics
15 39 (4.29%) ERP
15 39 (4.29%) OO
16 37 (4.07%) Unit Testing
17 35 (3.85%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 611 (67.22%) SQL
2 389 (42.79%) C#
3 259 (28.49%) T-SQL
4 168 (18.48%) JavaScript
5 92 (10.12%) PowerShell
6 81 (8.91%) VB.NET
7 58 (6.38%) VB
8 46 (5.06%) VBA
9 40 (4.40%) Java
10 27 (2.97%) PL/SQL
11 20 (2.20%) Python
11 20 (2.20%) VBScript
12 18 (1.98%) VB6
13 17 (1.87%) C++
13 17 (1.87%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.76%) PHP
14 16 (1.76%) Scala
15 14 (1.54%) TypeScript
16 12 (1.32%) F#
17 10 (1.10%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 68 (7.48%) Security Cleared
2 50 (5.50%) Degree
3 43 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (4.51%) SC Cleared
5 23 (2.53%) MCSE
6 16 (1.76%) MCITP
7 10 (1.10%) MCP
7 10 (1.10%) MCSA
8 9 (0.99%) MCDBA
9 7 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.66%) CCNA
11 5 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.55%) HNC
11 5 (0.55%) ISEB
11 5 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.44%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.44%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.64%) QA
2 12 (1.32%) SLA
3 9 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.44%) MiFID
4 4 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.22%) IFRS
6 2 (0.22%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 67 (7.37%) Active Directory
2 48 (5.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.20%) vSphere
5 9 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (0.88%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.77%) XenApp
8 5 (0.55%) Terminal Server
8 5 (0.55%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.44%) UAG
9 4 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.44%) XenServer
10 3 (0.33%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (2.31%) SCCM
2 16 (1.76%) SCOM
3 15 (1.65%) Oracle RMAN
4 14 (1.54%) Puppet
5 13 (1.43%) Data Guard
5 13 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
5 13 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (1.10%) Nagios
7 9 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Management
7 9 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 8 (0.88%) vRealize
9 7 (0.77%) WSUS
10 6 (0.66%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.55%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.44%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 453 (49.83%) Microsoft
2 113 (12.43%) Oracle
3 83 (9.13%) VMware
4 33 (3.63%) SAP
5 26 (2.86%) HP
6 24 (2.64%) Cisco
7 19 (2.09%) Citrix
7 19 (2.09%) Dell
8 16 (1.76%) Red Hat
9 15 (1.65%) Cloudera
9 15 (1.65%) Hortonworks
9 15 (1.65%) NetApp
9 15 (1.65%) Tableau
10 12 (1.32%) Cognos
10 12 (1.32%) Symantec
11 11 (1.21%) IBM
11 11 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.99%) Borland
12 9 (0.99%) Embarcadero
13 8 (0.88%) DevExpress
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