The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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
Rank 232 200 112
Rank change year-on-year -32 -88  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 459 645 988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.22% 1.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.52% 5.50% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 454 666
Median daily rate £375 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £259
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 5 10 21
Median hourly rate £19.00 £51.56 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.14% +106.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.58 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £91.40 £66.50 £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 with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10154 11722 11724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.70% 22.19% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6869 7857 7471
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
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 127 190 155
Median hourly rate £31.00 £34.00 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +5.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
England -34 436 £375 - 162
London -28 186 £400 - 38
South East -20 75 £375 +4.16% 36
City of London -3 49 £360 -15.29% 2
South West +9 44 £331 +1.92% 11
North West +30 38 £375 +15.38% 29
Hampshire -8 29 £413 +14.58% 11
Manchester +33 26 £375 -0.99% 20
Yorkshire -12 25 £345 -1.42% 11
East of England -6 24 £438 +25.00% 6
West Midlands +5 23 £400 +14.28% 18
Oxfordshire +1 17 £350 +7.69% 2
West Yorkshire -16 17 £352 -9.16% 8
Leeds -8 16 £354 -16.70% 3
East Midlands -14 16 £363 -6.45% 9
Oxford +7 12 £375 -11.76%
Somerset +12 11 £325 -21.21% 2
Wiltshire +9 11 £208 -33.60% 1
Buckinghamshire -10 11 £275 -35.29% 3
Scotland +16 9 £310 -17.33% 4
Berkshire +13 9 £400 +14.28% 4
Bath +6 9 £325 -21.21% 1
Bristol 0 9 £338 -6.89% 5
Essex -14 9 £450 +28.57% 1
Andover +1 8 £413 +32.00%
Cheshire +30 7 £350 +9.37% 5
Warwickshire +1 6 £400 +33.33% 1
Birmingham -5 6 £375 +17.18% 4
Milton Keynes -11 6 £463 +8.82% 3
Abingdon - 6 £350 -

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 970 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 646 (66.60%) SQL
3 476 (49.07%) Microsoft
4 428 (44.12%) .NET
5 410 (42.27%) C#
6 360 (37.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 355 (36.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 293 (30.21%) Windows
9 282 (29.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 273 (28.14%) T-SQL
11 222 (22.89%) Finance
12 219 (22.58%) ASP.NET
13 208 (21.44%) MVC
13 208 (21.44%) Agile Software Development
14 199 (20.52%) Business Intelligence
15 196 (20.21%) MS Excel
16 194 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
17 181 (18.66%) JavaScript
18 172 (17.73%) HTML
19 171 (17.63%) Team Foundation Server
20 165 (17.01%) SQL Server 2005
21 153 (15.77%) WCF
22 146 (15.05%) jQuery
23 144 (14.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 142 (14.64%) CSS
25 136 (14.02%) Visual Studio
26 132 (13.61%) Data Warehouse
27 119 (12.27%) Migration
27 119 (12.27%) Windows Server
28 117 (12.06%) Oracle

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 116 (11.96%) IIS
2 99 (10.21%) SharePoint
3 50 (5.15%) BizTalk Server
4 43 (4.43%) MS Exchange
5 35 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 24 (2.47%) CMS
8 22 (2.27%) Umbraco
9 16 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (1.55%) Apache Pig
10 15 (1.55%) NServiceBus
10 15 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (1.44%) Skype for Business
12 13 (1.34%) Apache
12 13 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (1.24%) SAS
14 11 (1.13%) JBoss
15 9 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
15 9 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 9 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 196 (20.21%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.92%) MS Office
3 10 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.93%) MS Project
4 9 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 63 (6.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.72%) OpenText Process Suite
4 7 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.62%) FastStats
6 4 (0.41%) HFM
6 4 (0.41%) Pegasus Opera
7 2 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.21%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.10%) Maximo
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 108 (11.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (4.64%) IaaS
3 42 (4.33%) PaaS
4 26 (2.68%) Office 365
5 22 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (1.96%) SaaS
7 16 (1.65%) Boomi
8 4 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.21%) AWS OpsWorks
9 2 (0.21%) GitHub
10 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.10%) Trello
10 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.68%) DNS
2 22 (2.27%) Firewall
3 21 (2.16%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.86%) DHCP
5 16 (1.65%) FTP
5 16 (1.65%) SAN
6 12 (1.24%) Internet
7 11 (1.13%) Broadband
8 10 (1.03%) HTTP
8 10 (1.03%) WAN
9 9 (0.93%) Intranet
9 9 (0.93%) LAN
9 9 (0.93%) LDAP
10 8 (0.82%) PuTTY
10 8 (0.82%) WinSCP
11 7 (0.72%) Extranet
11 7 (0.72%) SMTP
12 6 (0.62%) Skype
12 6 (0.62%) VoIP
13 5 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 970 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 360 (37.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 355 (36.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 282 (29.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 194 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 165 (17.01%) SQL Server 2005
7 144 (14.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 132 (13.61%) Data Warehouse
9 77 (7.94%) Oracle Database
10 57 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 54 (5.57%) Relational Database
12 46 (4.74%) SQL Server 2000
13 45 (4.64%) SQL Server 2016
14 40 (4.12%) QlikView
15 37 (3.81%) MS Access
16 34 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
17 33 (3.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 28 (2.89%) Big Data
19 25 (2.58%) Power BI
20 24 (2.47%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 171 (17.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 136 (14.02%) Visual Studio
3 47 (4.85%) Git (software)
4 36 (3.71%) JIRA
4 36 (3.71%) TeamCity
5 23 (2.37%) Subversion
6 22 (2.27%) Selenium
7 19 (1.96%) Jenkins
8 16 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
9 15 (1.55%) SpecFlow
10 14 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 9 (0.93%) MSBuild
12 8 (0.82%) HP UFT
12 8 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
12 8 (0.82%) webpack
13 7 (0.72%) NUnit
13 7 (0.72%) WiX
14 6 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (0.62%) SoapUI
14 6 (0.62%) TestNG
General
1 222 (22.89%) Finance
2 86 (8.87%) Banking
3 36 (3.71%) Retail
4 28 (2.89%) Front Office
4 28 (2.89%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.27%) Marketing
6 21 (2.16%) Investment Banking
7 19 (1.96%) Advertising
8 18 (1.86%) Back Office
9 15 (1.55%) Corporate Banking
9 15 (1.55%) Retail Banking
10 14 (1.44%) Legal
10 14 (1.44%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.93%) Electronics
12 7 (0.72%) Law
12 7 (0.72%) Local Government
13 4 (0.41%) Publishing
14 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.21%) Games
14 2 (0.21%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 590 (60.82%) Developer
2 202 (20.82%) .NET Developer
3 158 (16.29%) DBA
3 158 (16.29%) SQL Developer
4 140 (14.43%) SQL DBA
5 114 (11.75%) C# Developer
6 76 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
7 70 (7.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 63 (6.49%) Senior Developer
9 62 (6.39%) Microsoft Developer
10 57 (5.88%) Analyst
11 55 (5.67%) SQL Server DBA
12 52 (5.36%) Administrator
12 52 (5.36%) SQL Server Developer
13 45 (4.64%) SSIS Developer
14 40 (4.12%) ASP.NET Developer
15 39 (4.02%) ETL Developer
16 35 (3.61%) SSRS Developer
17 31 (3.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 27 (2.78%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 428 (44.12%) .NET
2 219 (22.58%) ASP.NET
3 172 (17.73%) HTML
4 153 (15.77%) WCF
5 146 (15.05%) jQuery
6 142 (14.64%) CSS
7 117 (12.06%) XML
8 106 (10.93%) .NET Framework
9 88 (9.07%) ASP.NET Web API
9 88 (9.07%) Web Services
10 79 (8.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 65 (6.70%) HTML5
12 64 (6.60%) Ajax
13 54 (5.57%) Entity Framework
14 52 (5.36%) AngularJS
15 51 (5.26%) WPF
16 46 (4.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 39 (4.02%) WinForms
18 37 (3.81%) SOAP
19 31 (3.20%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 102 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (4.85%) Clustering
3 33 (3.40%) Replication
4 30 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.37%) N-Tier
6 21 (2.16%) Data Centre
7 18 (1.86%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.13%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.13%) Derivative
9 9 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.82%) PKI
11 7 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (0.62%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.62%) Equities
12 6 (0.62%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.62%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.62%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.62%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.52%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 293 (30.21%) Windows
2 119 (12.27%) Windows Server
3 101 (10.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 78 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (5.98%) Linux
6 40 (4.12%) Unix
7 32 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (1.96%) Windows 7
9 18 (1.86%) Windows 10
10 16 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.55%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.93%) Android
13 7 (0.72%) AIX
13 7 (0.72%) MVS
14 5 (0.52%) zOS
15 3 (0.31%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (21.44%) Agile Software Development
1 208 (21.44%) MVC
2 199 (20.52%) Business Intelligence
3 119 (12.27%) Migration
4 107 (11.03%) ETL
5 93 (9.59%) Performance Tuning
6 85 (8.76%) TDD
7 82 (8.45%) Scrum
8 75 (7.73%) ITIL
9 68 (7.01%) CRM
10 62 (6.39%) Data Modelling
11 52 (5.36%) High Availability
12 47 (4.85%) Analytics
13 43 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (4.23%) Data Analysis
15 40 (4.12%) Logistics
15 40 (4.12%) OO
16 39 (4.02%) ERP
16 39 (4.02%) Unit Testing
17 37 (3.81%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 646 (66.60%) SQL
2 410 (42.27%) C#
3 273 (28.14%) T-SQL
4 181 (18.66%) JavaScript
5 96 (9.90%) PowerShell
6 86 (8.87%) VB.NET
7 62 (6.39%) VB
8 48 (4.95%) Java
9 47 (4.85%) VBA
10 28 (2.89%) PL/SQL
11 20 (2.06%) Python
11 20 (2.06%) VBScript
12 19 (1.96%) C++
12 19 (1.96%) VB6
13 17 (1.75%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.65%) PHP
14 16 (1.65%) Scala
14 16 (1.65%) TypeScript
15 12 (1.24%) F#
16 10 (1.03%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 68 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 52 (5.36%) Degree
3 47 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (4.23%) SC Cleared
5 25 (2.58%) MCSE
6 17 (1.75%) MCITP
7 13 (1.34%) MCSA
8 11 (1.13%) MCP
9 10 (1.03%) MCDBA
10 7 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.62%) CCNA
12 5 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.52%) HNC
12 5 (0.52%) ISEB
12 5 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.41%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.41%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.47%) QA
2 13 (1.34%) SLA
3 9 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.41%) MiFID
5 4 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.21%) IFRS
7 2 (0.21%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.10%) HL7
8 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (7.53%) Active Directory
2 50 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.06%) vSphere
5 12 (1.24%) XenDesktop
6 11 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.13%) XenApp
7 8 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.62%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.52%) Terminal Server
10 5 (0.52%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.41%) UAG
11 4 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.41%) XenServer
12 3 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (2.58%) SCCM
2 19 (1.96%) SCOM
3 15 (1.55%) Oracle RMAN
4 14 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
4 14 (1.44%) Puppet
5 13 (1.34%) Data Guard
5 13 (1.34%) Failover Clustering
6 10 (1.03%) Nagios
7 9 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Management
7 9 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 8 (0.82%) vRealize
9 7 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 7 (0.72%) WSUS
10 6 (0.62%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.52%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.41%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 476 (49.07%) Microsoft
2 117 (12.06%) Oracle
3 88 (9.07%) VMware
4 33 (3.40%) SAP
5 26 (2.68%) Cisco
5 26 (2.68%) HP
6 23 (2.37%) Citrix
7 19 (1.96%) Dell
8 16 (1.65%) Red Hat
9 15 (1.55%) Cloudera
9 15 (1.55%) Hortonworks
9 15 (1.55%) NetApp
9 15 (1.55%) Symantec
9 15 (1.55%) Tableau
10 12 (1.24%) Cognos
11 11 (1.13%) IBM
11 11 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (1.03%) DevExpress
13 9 (0.93%) Borland
13 9 (0.93%) Embarcadero
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £150 - £220 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Talent Analytix
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £420 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market rates + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Posted: 16 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £280 - £370 per day
Posted: 23 days ago