Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 199 147
Rank change year-on-year -37 -52 -55
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 142 192 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.84% 1.15% 1.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.02% 5.66% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 133 174
South East median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £308 £300 £263
90th Percentile £588 £525 £473
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +6.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +136.84% -53.94%
10th Percentile £46.00 £45.00 £16.70
90th Percentile £58.80 £48.00 £26.30
England median hourly rate £38.50 £20.12 £26.75
% change year-on-year +91.35% -24.79% +21.59%

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 3530 3393 4303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.96% 20.29% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2241 2028 2543
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £263
90th Percentile £556 £538 £525
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 89 95
South East median hourly rate £42.00 £27.38 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.42% -2.23% +12.00%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £31.75 £28.00 £27.89
% change year-on-year +13.39% +0.39% +13.84%

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 22 November 2017.

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
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 22 November 2017. 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 -20 61 £425 +13.33% 5
Berkshire +11 41 £450 +3.75% 4
Hampshire -11 40 £375 +2.74% 3
Surrey -27 18 £470 +10.59% 4
East Sussex +6 12 £345 -23.33%
Buckinghamshire -29 12 £358 +10.00%
Oxfordshire -4 8 £550 +46.67% 1
West Sussex -12 6 £334 -11.00% 4
Kent -21 3 £413 -8.33% 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 142 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 91 (64.08%) SQL
3 66 (46.48%) Microsoft
4 52 (36.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (31.69%) T-SQL
6 39 (27.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 35 (24.65%) ETL
8 34 (23.94%) Web Services
9 33 (23.24%) C#
9 33 (23.24%) .NET
9 33 (23.24%) SQL Server 2014
10 32 (22.54%) Windows
11 31 (21.83%) Migration
11 31 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (19.72%) JavaScript
13 27 (19.01%) Analytics
14 26 (18.31%) SQL Server 2016
15 25 (17.61%) Amazon AWS
16 24 (16.90%) Linux
17 23 (16.20%) Visual Studio
17 23 (16.20%) ASP.NET
17 23 (16.20%) Active Directory
17 23 (16.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 22 (15.49%) MVC
19 21 (14.79%) Finance
19 21 (14.79%) VMware
19 21 (14.79%) Business Intelligence
19 21 (14.79%) HTML
20 20 (14.08%) XML
21 19 (13.38%) Java

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 19 (13.38%) Apache Spark
2 16 (11.27%) IIS
3 13 (9.15%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.82%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.11%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.41%) Apache
6 2 (1.41%) Confluence
6 2 (1.41%) Drupal
6 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.70%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Dynamics GP
1 7 (4.93%) SAP APO
1 7 (4.93%) SAP MM
2 6 (4.23%) Markit EDM
3 5 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (3.52%) SAP MDM
4 2 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.70%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.61%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.75%) Google Analytics
3 11 (7.75%) Office 365
4 6 (4.23%) Boomi
4 6 (4.23%) IaaS
4 6 (4.23%) PaaS
5 4 (2.82%) Amazon Glacier
5 4 (2.82%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.45%) DNS
2 9 (6.34%) Firewall
2 9 (6.34%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.93%) DHCP
4 6 (4.23%) FTP
4 6 (4.23%) LAN
4 6 (4.23%) SMTP
4 6 (4.23%) WAN
5 5 (3.52%) iSCSI
5 5 (3.52%) Network Security
6 4 (2.82%) Internet
7 3 (2.11%) IMAP
7 3 (2.11%) SAN
8 2 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.41%) Intranet
8 2 (1.41%) VLAN
8 2 (1.41%) VPN
8 2 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.41%) Wireless
9 1 (0.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 52 (36.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 39 (27.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (23.24%) SQL Server 2014
5 26 (18.31%) SQL Server 2016
6 23 (16.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (13.38%) Apache Hive
7 19 (13.38%) Big Data
7 19 (13.38%) Hadoop
7 19 (13.38%) Impala
8 18 (12.68%) MySQL
9 17 (11.97%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (11.97%) Relational Database
10 15 (10.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (9.15%) Sqoop
12 11 (7.75%) Data Lake
12 11 (7.75%) HBase
13 10 (7.04%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (5.63%) Power BI
15 7 (4.93%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 23 (16.20%) Visual Studio
2 15 (10.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.23%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.23%) LSMW
4 4 (2.82%) Moq
4 4 (2.82%) MSTest
4 4 (2.82%) Selenium
4 4 (2.82%) SpecFlow
4 4 (2.82%) webpack
5 2 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.41%) JIRA
5 2 (1.41%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.41%) Subversion
5 2 (1.41%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.70%) Ant
6 1 (0.70%) Maven
6 1 (0.70%) MSI
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 21 (14.79%) Finance
2 6 (4.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (3.52%) Banking
4 3 (2.11%) Marketing
4 3 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.41%) Front Office
6 1 (0.70%) Advertising
6 1 (0.70%) Back Office
6 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (43.66%) Developer
2 32 (22.54%) DBA
3 22 (15.49%) SQL Developer
4 18 (12.68%) SQL DBA
5 15 (10.56%) .NET Developer
6 14 (9.86%) Big Data Engineer
6 14 (9.86%) Data Engineer
6 14 (9.86%) MySQL DBA
7 13 (9.15%) Hadoop Engineer
8 11 (7.75%) SQL Server DBA
9 9 (6.34%) Analyst
9 9 (6.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 8 (5.63%) Administrator
10 8 (5.63%) SQL Server Developer
11 7 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (4.93%) C# Developer
11 7 (4.93%) ETL Developer
12 6 (4.23%) Database Developer
13 5 (3.52%) ASP.NET Developer
13 5 (3.52%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (23.94%) Web Services
2 33 (23.24%) .NET
3 23 (16.20%) ASP.NET
4 21 (14.79%) HTML
5 20 (14.08%) XML
6 18 (12.68%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (12.68%) RESTful
7 17 (11.97%) .NET Framework
7 17 (11.97%) ASP.NET Web API
8 16 (11.27%) SOAP
9 15 (10.56%) Ajax
9 15 (10.56%) CSS
9 15 (10.56%) Entity Framework
10 13 (9.15%) jQuery
10 13 (9.15%) Kafka
11 12 (8.45%) REST
11 12 (8.45%) WCF
12 10 (7.04%) LINQ
12 10 (7.04%) LINQ to SQL
13 7 (4.93%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.38%) Clustering
2 16 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.75%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (7.04%) Data Structures
5 6 (4.23%) AS400
6 5 (3.52%) Replication
7 4 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.82%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.82%) User Experience
8 3 (2.11%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.41%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.41%) iPad
9 2 (1.41%) iPhone
9 2 (1.41%) Spread Betting
9 2 (1.41%) W3C
10 1 (0.70%) FMCG
10 1 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.54%) Windows
2 24 (16.90%) Linux
3 19 (13.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (11.97%) Windows Server
5 14 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (9.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (5.63%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.52%) Windows 10
8 5 (3.52%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.11%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.41%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.41%) Unix
10 2 (1.41%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.65%) ETL
2 31 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (21.83%) Migration
3 27 (19.01%) Analytics
4 22 (15.49%) MVC
5 21 (14.79%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (11.97%) Data Modelling
7 15 (10.56%) ITIL
8 14 (9.86%) High Availability
8 14 (9.86%) Microservices
9 13 (9.15%) SDLC
10 11 (7.75%) Data Strategy
11 10 (7.04%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (6.34%) API Development
12 9 (6.34%) Scrum
13 8 (5.63%) Kimball Methodology
13 8 (5.63%) Statistics
13 8 (5.63%) Validation
13 8 (5.63%) Virtual Environments
14 7 (4.93%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (64.08%) SQL
2 45 (31.69%) T-SQL
3 33 (23.24%) C#
4 28 (19.72%) JavaScript
5 19 (13.38%) Java
6 14 (9.86%) PowerShell
7 11 (7.75%) Scala
8 8 (5.63%) Python
9 4 (2.82%) ES6
9 4 (2.82%) F#
9 4 (2.82%) PHP
9 4 (2.82%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.82%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.11%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.41%) Ruby
11 2 (1.41%) VBA
12 1 (0.70%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.70%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 15 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.04%) SC Cleared
2 10 (7.04%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.93%) Degree
4 4 (2.82%) A+ Certification
4 4 (2.82%) CompTIA Security+
4 4 (2.82%) MCITP
4 4 (2.82%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (2.82%) Security+ Certification
5 3 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.41%) CCENT
6 2 (1.41%) CCNA
6 2 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.41%) GSAE
6 2 (1.41%) MCSA
6 2 (1.41%) MCSE
6 2 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.70%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) Data Quality
2 7 (4.93%) GxP
2 7 (4.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (4.23%) SLA
4 2 (1.41%) QA
5 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (16.20%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.75%) Apache Flume
3 11 (7.75%) HDFS
4 9 (6.34%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.52%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.52%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (3.52%) XenApp
6 3 (2.11%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.11%) XenServer
7 2 (1.41%) KVM
7 2 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.41%) vSphere
7 2 (1.41%) Xen
8 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (13.38%) Oozie
2 2 (1.41%) Ansible
2 2 (1.41%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (1.41%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (1.41%) Nagios
2 2 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.41%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.70%) EdgeSight
3 1 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.70%) NetCrunch
3 1 (0.70%) SCOM
3 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 66 (46.48%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.79%) VMware
3 16 (11.27%) Salesforce.com
4 13 (9.15%) Cloudera
5 11 (7.75%) Google
5 11 (7.75%) HP
6 9 (6.34%) Dell
7 8 (5.63%) Citrix
7 8 (5.63%) SAP
8 6 (4.23%) Cisco
9 4 (2.82%) ESRI
9 4 (2.82%) Oracle
9 4 (2.82%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.11%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.11%) EMC
10 3 (2.11%) IBM
11 2 (1.41%) Apple
11 2 (1.41%) NetApp
11 2 (1.41%) RedGate
11 2 (1.41%) Symantec