Period
to 23 May 2018

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 6 months to 23 May 2018 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
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 424 253 223
Rank change year-on-year -171 -30 -117
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 539 890 1,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.99% 1.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.38% 4.37% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 667 907
UK median daily rate £400 £365 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% - +0.34%
10th Percentile £275 £269 £263
90th Percentile £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 32
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £41.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.85% +13.89% +44.00%
10th Percentile £31.00 £16.70 £12.33
90th Percentile £56.40 £49.75 £63.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £41.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.80% +13.89% +44.00%

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 with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 22,627 20,384 23,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.45% 22.59% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,756 13,604 15,695
UK median daily rate £473 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £278
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.00% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 252 380
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £30.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +8.11% -3.28%
10th Percentile £14.00 £9.25 £12.18
90th Percentile £53.50 £50.00 £52.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £29.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +13.56% +9.26% +1.89%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 May 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 16 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 6 months to 23 May 2018. 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
England -178 468 £400 +6.67% 209
UK excluding London -116 326 £375 +7.14% 137
London -154 202 £450 +12.50% 78
South East -86 76 £400 +6.67% 38
North of England -85 65 £348 -0.71% 31
Midlands -39 61 £370 +8.82% 29
West Midlands -40 44 £313 -8.76% 14
Yorkshire -39 38 £325 -5.80% 10
South West -30 33 £370 +9.63% 20
Wales +11 31 £388 +19.23% 2
East of England -9 29 £375 - 13
Scotland -45 22 £350 +1.82% 4
North West -70 20 £390 +11.43% 20
East Midlands -1 17 £388 +13.97% 15
Northern Ireland +14 10 £380 +12.28%
North East +2 7 £295 -9.23% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 539 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 354 (65.68%) SQL
3 231 (42.86%) C#
4 223 (41.37%) .NET
5 211 (39.15%) Microsoft
6 193 (35.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 183 (33.95%) Agile Software Development
7 183 (33.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 152 (28.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 135 (25.05%) Finance
10 128 (23.75%) T-SQL
11 120 (22.26%) Windows
12 112 (20.78%) ASP.NET
13 109 (20.22%) MVC
14 105 (19.48%) Visual Studio
15 104 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
16 103 (19.11%) HTML
17 96 (17.81%) SQL Server 2005
17 96 (17.81%) CSS
18 91 (16.88%) JavaScript
18 91 (16.88%) Data Warehouse
19 88 (16.33%) .NET Framework
19 88 (16.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 87 (16.14%) WCF
21 86 (15.96%) ETL
22 82 (15.21%) XML
23 80 (14.84%) Team Foundation Server
23 80 (14.84%) SQL Server 2016
24 77 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
25 75 (13.91%) SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring 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 44 (8.16%) IIS
2 41 (7.61%) SharePoint
3 22 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (3.71%) MS Exchange
5 14 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.67%) NServiceBus
8 7 (1.30%) Apache
8 7 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (1.30%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.11%) Moodle
10 4 (0.74%) Confluence
10 4 (0.74%) SAS
10 4 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.74%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.56%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.56%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 25 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.74%) SPSS
4 3 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.86%) Markit EDM
2 9 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.74%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.56%) Maximo
6 2 (0.37%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.37%) SAP MII
7 1 (0.19%) assyst
7 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.19%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.19%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 62 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.34%) Office 365
4 12 (2.23%) npm
5 11 (2.04%) PaaS
6 9 (1.67%) SaaS
7 8 (1.48%) IaaS
8 6 (1.11%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.11%) GitHub
9 3 (0.56%) Amazon Glacier
9 3 (0.56%) Boomi
10 2 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.37%) NuGet
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.78%) DNS
1 15 (2.78%) Firewall
1 15 (2.78%) HTTP
1 15 (2.78%) SAN
1 15 (2.78%) SMTP
2 9 (1.67%) DHCP
3 8 (1.48%) FTP
3 8 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.30%) LAN
5 6 (1.11%) Internet
5 6 (1.11%) VoIP
5 6 (1.11%) WAN
6 5 (0.93%) VPN
7 4 (0.74%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.74%) Skype
8 3 (0.56%) IMAP
8 3 (0.56%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.56%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.56%) VLAN
8 3 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 539 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 193 (35.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 183 (33.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 152 (28.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 96 (17.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 91 (16.88%) Data Warehouse
7 88 (16.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 80 (14.84%) SQL Server 2016
9 75 (13.91%) SQL Server 2014
10 36 (6.68%) Relational Database
11 35 (6.49%) Power BI
12 32 (5.94%) Oracle Database
13 24 (4.45%) Oracle Database 11g
14 22 (4.08%) MySQL
15 18 (3.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 17 (3.15%) OLAP
17 14 (2.60%) NoSQL
17 14 (2.60%) OLTP
17 14 (2.60%) RDBMS
18 13 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 105 (19.48%) Visual Studio
2 80 (14.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (6.31%) TeamCity
4 30 (5.57%) Git (software)
5 29 (5.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 27 (5.01%) NUnit
7 23 (4.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 22 (4.08%) Jenkins
9 21 (3.90%) MSTest
10 14 (2.60%) JIRA
11 13 (2.41%) Mercurial
11 13 (2.41%) SpecFlow
11 13 (2.41%) Subversion
12 12 (2.23%) Selenium
13 11 (2.04%) Moq
13 11 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
13 11 (2.04%) webpack
14 9 (1.67%) FitNesse
15 8 (1.48%) MbUnit
16 6 (1.11%) Bitbucket
General
1 135 (25.05%) Finance
2 46 (8.53%) Banking
3 25 (4.64%) Front Office
4 24 (4.45%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.97%) Retail
6 10 (1.86%) Back Office
7 8 (1.48%) Marketing
8 7 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.74%) Law
10 3 (0.56%) Automotive
10 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.56%) Military
10 3 (0.56%) Publishing
11 2 (0.37%) Advertising
11 2 (0.37%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) French Language
12 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 301 (55.84%) Developer
2 117 (21.71%) .NET Developer
3 98 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 90 (16.70%) DBA
5 87 (16.14%) SQL Developer
6 78 (14.47%) SQL DBA
7 62 (11.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 41 (7.61%) Senior Developer
9 36 (6.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 33 (6.12%) Administrator
11 29 (5.38%) SQL Server DBA
12 27 (5.01%) Analyst
13 19 (3.53%) Senior .NET Developer
14 18 (3.34%) ASP.NET Developer
14 18 (3.34%) BizTalk Developer
15 16 (2.97%) Architect
15 16 (2.97%) Senior C# Developer
15 16 (2.97%) Support Engineer
16 15 (2.78%) Consultant
17 14 (2.60%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (41.37%) .NET
2 112 (20.78%) ASP.NET
3 103 (19.11%) HTML
4 96 (17.81%) CSS
5 88 (16.33%) .NET Framework
6 87 (16.14%) WCF
7 82 (15.21%) XML
8 73 (13.54%) jQuery
9 67 (12.43%) AngularJS
10 66 (12.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 60 (11.13%) Web Services
12 52 (9.65%) ASP.NET Web API
13 49 (9.09%) Entity Framework
14 44 (8.16%) HTML5
15 37 (6.86%) SOAP
16 35 (6.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 30 (5.57%) Ajax
18 29 (5.38%) CSS3
19 27 (5.01%) RESTful
20 24 (4.45%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.31%) Clustering
2 32 (5.94%) Replication
3 30 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.71%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (3.53%) Fixed Income
6 15 (2.78%) Data Centre
7 14 (2.60%) Derivative
8 12 (2.23%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.86%) NHS
10 9 (1.67%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (1.48%) PKI
12 7 (1.30%) Fintech
13 6 (1.11%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.11%) Fat Client
13 6 (1.11%) Hedge funds
13 6 (1.11%) N-Tier
13 6 (1.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 120 (22.26%) Windows
2 69 (12.80%) Windows Server
3 63 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (8.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (4.08%) Linux
6 15 (2.78%) Windows 7
7 12 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.67%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.11%) CentOS
9 6 (1.11%) Unix
9 6 (1.11%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.56%) AIX
10 3 (0.56%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.19%) Android
11 1 (0.19%) HPUX
11 1 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (33.95%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (20.22%) MVC
3 104 (19.29%) Business Intelligence
4 86 (15.96%) ETL
5 77 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 69 (12.80%) Migration
7 60 (11.13%) Data Modelling
8 54 (10.02%) Scrum
9 51 (9.46%) TDD
10 43 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (7.05%) Unit Testing
12 37 (6.86%) Web Development
13 36 (6.68%) High Availability
14 35 (6.49%) OO
15 30 (5.57%) Kimball Methodology
15 30 (5.57%) Problem-Solving
16 26 (4.82%) Analytics
17 25 (4.64%) Microservices
17 25 (4.64%) Project Management
18 24 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 354 (65.68%) SQL
2 231 (42.86%) C#
3 128 (23.75%) T-SQL
4 91 (16.88%) JavaScript
5 40 (7.42%) PowerShell
6 33 (6.12%) VB.NET
7 30 (5.57%) TypeScript
8 21 (3.90%) VB
9 20 (3.71%) VBA
10 16 (2.97%) C++
11 15 (2.78%) C
12 14 (2.60%) Python
13 13 (2.41%) Java
14 11 (2.04%) VBScript
15 8 (1.48%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.11%) XPath
17 5 (0.93%) ActionScript
17 5 (0.93%) ActionScript 2.0
17 5 (0.93%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.74%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (5.94%) Degree
3 21 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.53%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.23%) MCITP
6 10 (1.86%) MCSE
7 9 (1.67%) MCTS
8 4 (0.74%) CCNA
8 4 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.74%) ISEB
8 4 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.74%) MCP
8 4 (0.74%) MCSA
9 3 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.56%) MCPD
10 2 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.48%) QA
2 7 (1.30%) GDPR
3 6 (1.11%) SLA
4 5 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.37%) EMIR
7 2 (0.37%) IFRS
8 1 (0.19%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 51 (9.46%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.71%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (2.97%) Docker
5 10 (1.86%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.86%) vSphere
6 8 (1.48%) XenApp
7 5 (0.93%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.93%) Platform Symphony
8 3 (0.56%) HDFS
9 2 (0.37%) NFS
9 2 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (2.78%) SCCM
2 12 (2.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (1.67%) SCOM
4 6 (1.11%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.93%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.74%) WSUS
7 3 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.56%) Oozie
7 3 (0.56%) Puppet
7 3 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.37%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.37%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.37%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.37%) vMotion
8 2 (0.37%) WMI
8 2 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 211 (39.15%) Microsoft
2 53 (9.83%) Oracle
3 44 (8.16%) VMware
4 19 (3.53%) Citrix
5 16 (2.97%) Cisco
6 15 (2.78%) HP
6 15 (2.78%) SAP
7 12 (2.23%) Telerik
8 10 (1.86%) Tableau
9 9 (1.67%) NetApp
10 8 (1.48%) 3PAR
10 8 (1.48%) Cognos
11 7 (1.30%) Dell
12 6 (1.11%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.11%) F5
13 5 (0.93%) Charles River
13 5 (0.93%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.93%) RedGate
14 4 (0.74%) Informatica
14 4 (0.74%) Symantec