Period
to 26 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 February 2020 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
England > South East
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 239 304 293
Rank change year-on-year +65 -11 -50
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 62 75 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.58% 0.47% 0.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.89% 2.21% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 62
South East median daily rate £425 £275 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.55% -30.20% -1.50%
10th Percentile £345 £209 £301
90th Percentile £519 £440 £575
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
South East median hourly rate £30.00 - £45.00
England median hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £33.50
% change year-on-year +4.35% -14.18% +66.50%

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 the South East with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 2,148 3,392 3,369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.10% 21.19% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,330 2,183 2,128
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.17%
10th Percentile £305 £313 £300
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
England median daily rate £488 £488 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 44 37
South East median hourly rate £31.50 £42.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -6.67% +164.71%
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.26 £14.70
90th Percentile £73.75 £59.20 £49.25
England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +6.06% +20.00%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the South East over the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the South East over the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the South East

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 26 February 2020. 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
Thames Valley +31 25 £400 +66.67% 8
Surrey +63 20 £425 +3.34% 2
Berkshire +32 15 £390 +11.43% 6
Buckinghamshire +16 10 £400 +70.21% 2
Hampshire +33 8 - - 6
Kent +14 4 £375 - 1
Sussex - 4 £488 -
East Sussex +14 1 - - 1
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 62 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 45 (72.58%) SQL
3 39 (62.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 30 (48.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (43.55%) Microsoft
5 27 (43.55%) .NET
6 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (38.71%) SQL Server 2016
7 22 (35.48%) C#
8 21 (33.87%) T-SQL
9 17 (27.42%) SQL Server 2005
10 15 (24.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (24.19%) Windows
10 15 (24.19%) Azure
11 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (22.58%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (20.97%) Scrum
13 12 (19.35%) VMware
13 12 (19.35%) ETL
13 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
13 12 (19.35%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (19.35%) SQL Server 2014
14 11 (17.74%) Power BI
14 11 (17.74%) Story Points
14 11 (17.74%) Power Platform
14 11 (17.74%) RabbitMQ
14 11 (17.74%) XSLT
14 11 (17.74%) WebSphere MQ
14 11 (17.74%) BizTalk Server
14 11 (17.74%) WebSphere

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (17.74%) BizTalk Server
1 11 (17.74%) WebSphere
2 7 (11.29%) IIS
3 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.61%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.61%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (8.06%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.61%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 15 (24.19%) Azure
2 11 (17.74%) Power Platform
3 8 (12.90%) Office 365
4 6 (9.68%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (9.68%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (6.45%) Azure Functions
5 4 (6.45%) Serverless
6 3 (4.84%) IaaS
7 2 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) 802.11
1 2 (3.23%) DNS
1 2 (3.23%) Intranet
1 2 (3.23%) IPsec
1 2 (3.23%) LAN
1 2 (3.23%) MPLS
1 2 (3.23%) WAN
2 1 (1.61%) DHCP
2 1 (1.61%) Firewall
2 1 (1.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 39 (62.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 30 (48.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (38.71%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (27.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (24.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (19.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (17.74%) Power BI
9 10 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (9.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 6 (9.68%) Data Lake
11 6 (9.68%) OLAP
11 6 (9.68%) OLAP Cube
11 6 (9.68%) Oracle OLAP
11 6 (9.68%) Relational Database
12 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2017
13 3 (4.84%) RDBMS
14 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
15 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Hudson
2 1 (1.61%) MSI
2 1 (1.61%) Toad
2 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (16.13%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.23%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Automotive
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (54.84%) Developer
2 13 (20.97%) DBA
2 13 (20.97%) SQL Developer
3 12 (19.35%) SQL DBA
4 11 (17.74%) BizTalk Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Azure Developer
6 7 (11.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (9.68%) SQL BI Developer
8 5 (8.06%) .NET Developer
9 4 (6.45%) C# Developer
9 4 (6.45%) SharePoint Specialist
9 4 (6.45%) SSRS Developer
10 3 (4.84%) Administrator
10 3 (4.84%) Applications Developer
10 3 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (4.84%) SQL Server DBA
10 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Developer
11 2 (3.23%) Network Engineer
11 2 (3.23%) Senior DBA
11 2 (3.23%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (43.55%) .NET
2 11 (17.74%) RabbitMQ
2 11 (17.74%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (17.74%) XSLT
3 9 (14.52%) HTML
3 9 (14.52%) XML
4 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET
4 8 (12.90%) Web Services
5 6 (9.68%) MDX
6 4 (6.45%) .NET Core
6 4 (6.45%) .NET Framework
6 4 (6.45%) CSS
6 4 (6.45%) Entity Framework
6 4 (6.45%) jQuery
7 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.23%) Node.js
7 2 (3.23%) React
7 2 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.23%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) NHS
3 2 (3.23%) Clustering
3 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.61%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.19%) Windows
2 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.68%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.84%) Linux
5 3 (4.84%) Unix
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.58%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (20.97%) Scrum
4 12 (19.35%) ETL
4 12 (19.35%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (17.74%) Story Points
6 10 (16.13%) E-Commerce
7 9 (14.52%) Migration
7 9 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (12.90%) CRM
8 8 (12.90%) ITIL
9 7 (11.29%) Analytics
10 6 (9.68%) Business Analysis
10 6 (9.68%) Business Analytics
10 6 (9.68%) Dimensional Modelling
10 6 (9.68%) ETL Development
10 6 (9.68%) Kimball Methodology
10 6 (9.68%) Machine Learning
10 6 (9.68%) Visualisation
11 5 (8.06%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 45 (72.58%) SQL
2 22 (35.48%) C#
3 21 (33.87%) T-SQL
4 6 (9.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
4 6 (9.68%) Python
4 6 (9.68%) VB.NET
5 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) C
6 1 (1.61%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) Degree
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.61%) MBA
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
3 7 (11.29%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.84%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (4.84%) XenApp
5 2 (3.23%) VMware NSX
5 2 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) SCCM
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.61%) Ambari
3 1 (1.61%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 27 (43.55%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.35%) VMware
3 9 (14.52%) Oracle
4 7 (11.29%) Tableau
5 6 (9.68%) Citrix
5 6 (9.68%) HP
6 3 (4.84%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.23%) Aruba
7 2 (3.23%) Cisco
7 2 (3.23%) Databricks
8 1 (1.61%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.61%) Lumension
8 1 (1.61%) McAfee
8 1 (1.61%) SAP