Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 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
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 236 113
Rank change year-on-year -77 -123 -39
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 772 1178 2200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.09% 1.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.56% 4.90% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 829 1567
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.74% +0.69%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 43
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £32.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.46% +14.04% +23.91%
10th Percentile £19.90 £12.25 £17.50
90th Percentile £73.80 £45.00 £48.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £32.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +18.46% +14.04% +23.91%

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 21684 24051 26288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.62% 22.21% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14429 16113 17099
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 381 381
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.77% +3.64% -
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £29.01 £28.13
% change year-on-year +8.57% +3.16% -0.44%

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 22 August 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 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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 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
England -60 727 £400 +6.67% 128
UK excluding London -62 447 £350 - 90
London -39 320 £450 +5.88% 41
South East -37 155 £375 -5.06% 21
North of England -9 104 £340 +3.03% 43
Midlands +5 70 £340 +3.03% 7
West Midlands +39 50 £335 - 6
South West -23 50 £374 +10.26% 7
North West +35 47 £360 +4.73% 24
Yorkshire -12 44 £340 -2.86% 19
East of England -48 27 £363 - 10
Scotland -10 21 £338 +2.27% 2
East Midlands -25 20 £350 +3.70% 1
Wales -29 15 £334 -27.05% 1
North East +26 13 £400 +25.00%
Northern Ireland -52 6 £275 -18.52%

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 772 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 483 (62.56%) SQL
3 342 (44.30%) .NET
3 342 (44.30%) Microsoft
4 325 (42.10%) C#
5 315 (40.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 252 (32.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 224 (29.02%) Windows
8 211 (27.33%) T-SQL
9 202 (26.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 171 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
11 169 (21.89%) Finance
12 159 (20.60%) ASP.NET
13 152 (19.69%) SQL Server 2005
14 151 (19.56%) HTML
15 150 (19.43%) MVC
16 141 (18.26%) JavaScript
17 140 (18.13%) Business Intelligence
18 132 (17.10%) Visual Studio
19 128 (16.58%) SQL Server 2014
20 120 (15.54%) SQL Server 2016
20 120 (15.54%) CSS
21 118 (15.28%) Migration
22 116 (15.03%) ETL
23 112 (14.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 110 (14.25%) Team Foundation Server
25 109 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
26 108 (13.99%) Microsoft Azure
27 107 (13.86%) WCF
28 106 (13.73%) Banking

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 70 (9.07%) SharePoint
2 43 (5.57%) MS Exchange
3 36 (4.66%) IIS
4 29 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (1.81%) Apache Spark
8 12 (1.55%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.17%) CMS
9 9 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (1.04%) Sitefinity
11 6 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.65%) Confluence
13 4 (0.52%) Anypoint
13 4 (0.52%) Apache
13 4 (0.52%) SAS
14 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.04%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.52%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.26%) Changepoint
6 2 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.26%) Endur
6 2 (0.26%) FRx
6 2 (0.26%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.13%) Pega PRPC
7 1 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.13%) RMDS
7 1 (0.13%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 108 (13.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (4.15%) Office 365
4 17 (2.20%) PaaS
5 13 (1.68%) IaaS
6 8 (1.04%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.39%) SaaS
8 2 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.13%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.13%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.63%) DNS
2 19 (2.46%) Firewall
2 19 (2.46%) SAN
3 17 (2.20%) PuTTY
3 17 (2.20%) WAN
3 17 (2.20%) WinSCP
4 16 (2.07%) DHCP
4 16 (2.07%) LAN
5 15 (1.94%) Intranet
6 14 (1.81%) Internet
7 13 (1.68%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.17%) HTTP
9 8 (1.04%) SMTP
10 7 (0.91%) Extranet
10 7 (0.91%) Skype
10 7 (0.91%) VLAN
11 6 (0.78%) SMS
11 6 (0.78%) VPN
12 5 (0.65%) IMAP
12 5 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 772 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 315 (40.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 252 (32.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 202 (26.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 152 (19.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 128 (16.58%) SQL Server 2014
7 120 (15.54%) SQL Server 2016
8 112 (14.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 109 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
10 61 (7.90%) Oracle Database
10 61 (7.90%) Relational Database
11 47 (6.09%) OLAP
12 45 (5.83%) MySQL
12 45 (5.83%) Oracle Database 11g
13 36 (4.66%) Power BI
14 35 (4.53%) SQL Server 2000
15 28 (3.63%) QlikView
16 27 (3.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 25 (3.24%) Oracle Database 10g
18 23 (2.98%) DTS
Development Applications
1 132 (17.10%) Visual Studio
2 110 (14.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (6.09%) NUnit
4 37 (4.79%) TeamCity
5 33 (4.27%) Git (software)
5 33 (4.27%) Jenkins
6 31 (4.02%) MSTest
7 27 (3.50%) Selenium
7 27 (3.50%) SpecFlow
8 24 (3.11%) Moq
9 17 (2.20%) Ant
9 17 (2.20%) HP UFT
9 17 (2.20%) Oracle APEX
10 16 (2.07%) JIRA
11 15 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
12 14 (1.81%) SoapUI
13 13 (1.68%) ReSharper
13 13 (1.68%) Subversion
13 13 (1.68%) TestNG
13 13 (1.68%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 169 (21.89%) Finance
2 106 (13.73%) Banking
3 52 (6.74%) Investment Banking
4 38 (4.92%) Front Office
5 24 (3.11%) Retail
6 19 (2.46%) Back Office
7 16 (2.07%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.68%) Law
9 10 (1.30%) Retail Banking
10 9 (1.17%) Marketing
11 7 (0.91%) Advertising
11 7 (0.91%) Publishing
12 6 (0.78%) Automotive
12 6 (0.78%) Local Government
13 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.52%) Legal
14 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.39%) Prime Brokerage
14 3 (0.39%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 443 (57.38%) Developer
2 159 (20.60%) .NET Developer
3 146 (18.91%) SQL Developer
4 131 (16.97%) C# Developer
5 118 (15.28%) DBA
6 99 (12.82%) SQL DBA
7 82 (10.62%) C# .NET Developer
8 64 (8.29%) Full Stack Developer
9 54 (6.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 50 (6.48%) Senior Developer
11 47 (6.09%) SQL Server Developer
12 45 (5.83%) SQL Server DBA
13 42 (5.44%) SSIS Developer
14 41 (5.31%) Analyst
14 41 (5.31%) ASP.NET Developer
15 35 (4.53%) Administrator
16 33 (4.27%) SSRS Developer
17 32 (4.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 30 (3.89%) Angular Developer
19 29 (3.76%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 342 (44.30%) .NET
2 159 (20.60%) ASP.NET
3 151 (19.56%) HTML
4 120 (15.54%) CSS
5 107 (13.86%) WCF
6 104 (13.47%) Web Services
7 99 (12.82%) .NET Framework
7 99 (12.82%) jQuery
8 89 (11.53%) AngularJS
9 78 (10.10%) XML
10 76 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
11 71 (9.20%) ASP.NET Web API
12 67 (8.68%) Ajax
13 51 (6.61%) HTML5
14 43 (5.57%) Entity Framework
15 34 (4.40%) MDX
15 34 (4.40%) WPF
16 32 (4.15%) RESTful
17 31 (4.02%) Razor View Engine
18 29 (3.76%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (7.38%) Clustering
3 34 (4.40%) Replication
4 27 (3.50%) Greenfield Project
5 23 (2.98%) Fixed Income
6 16 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (1.81%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.42%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.42%) N-Tier
9 10 (1.30%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.17%) Derivative
11 8 (1.04%) Equities
11 8 (1.04%) NHS
12 7 (0.91%) W3C
13 6 (0.78%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.65%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.65%) RIA
14 5 (0.65%) User Experience
15 4 (0.52%) Hedge funds
15 4 (0.52%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 224 (29.02%) Windows
2 97 (12.56%) Windows Server
3 86 (11.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 72 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (8.29%) Linux
6 37 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (2.85%) Windows 10
9 17 (2.20%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.42%) Unix
11 8 (1.04%) CentOS
11 8 (1.04%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.78%) Android
12 6 (0.78%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (0.65%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.26%) Debian
14 2 (0.26%) MVS
14 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (22.15%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (19.43%) MVC
3 140 (18.13%) Business Intelligence
4 118 (15.28%) Migration
5 116 (15.03%) ETL
6 90 (11.66%) Performance Tuning
7 87 (11.27%) TDD
8 65 (8.42%) Scrum
9 62 (8.03%) Data Modelling
10 58 (7.51%) Continuous Integration
11 45 (5.83%) DevOps
11 45 (5.83%) Test Automation
12 43 (5.57%) ITIL
13 42 (5.44%) Kimball Methodology
14 41 (5.31%) Asset Management
14 41 (5.31%) SDLC
15 40 (5.18%) Web Development
16 38 (4.92%) High Availability
17 33 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
17 33 (4.27%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 483 (62.56%) SQL
2 325 (42.10%) C#
3 211 (27.33%) T-SQL
4 141 (18.26%) JavaScript
5 71 (9.20%) PowerShell
6 48 (6.22%) Java
7 39 (5.05%) VB.NET
8 34 (4.40%) VBA
9 33 (4.27%) VB
10 21 (2.72%) F#
11 18 (2.33%) PL/SQL
11 18 (2.33%) TypeScript
12 17 (2.20%) Python
13 15 (1.94%) VBScript
14 14 (1.81%) PHP
15 13 (1.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 9 (1.17%) Scala
17 7 (0.91%) XPath
18 6 (0.78%) Shell Script
19 5 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 46 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (5.44%) Security Cleared
3 35 (4.53%) Degree
4 33 (4.27%) SC Cleared
5 24 (3.11%) MCSE
6 16 (2.07%) MCITP
6 16 (2.07%) MCSA
7 11 (1.42%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.30%) ISEB
8 10 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
8 10 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.91%) MCP
10 6 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.65%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.52%) CCNA
12 4 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.72%) QA
2 12 (1.55%) SLA
3 11 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.26%) IFRS
6 2 (0.26%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.26%) MiFID
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.13%) GxP
7 1 (0.13%) PMO
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (9.46%) Active Directory
2 36 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.50%) vSphere
4 24 (3.11%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.68%) XenApp
7 8 (1.04%) Apache Flume
7 8 (1.04%) HDFS
7 8 (1.04%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.04%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.78%) Samba
9 6 (0.78%) Squid
10 5 (0.65%) Docker
10 5 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.52%) XenServer
12 3 (0.39%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 23 (2.98%) Microsoft Clustering
2 18 (2.33%) SCCM
3 17 (2.20%) vRealize
4 14 (1.81%) Failover Clustering
4 14 (1.81%) Oozie
5 11 (1.42%) SCOM
6 9 (1.17%) Nagios
6 9 (1.17%) Puppet
7 6 (0.78%) Webmin
7 6 (0.78%) Xymon
8 5 (0.65%) Perfmon
9 4 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.39%) Ansible
10 3 (0.39%) Control-M
10 3 (0.39%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.39%) OVSD
10 3 (0.39%) WSUS
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.26%) WMI
Vendors
1 342 (44.30%) Microsoft
2 93 (12.05%) Oracle
3 74 (9.59%) VMware
4 41 (5.31%) HP
5 33 (4.27%) Citrix
6 25 (3.24%) Red Hat
7 20 (2.59%) Cisco
8 19 (2.46%) Tableau
9 14 (1.81%) RedGate
9 14 (1.81%) SAP
10 11 (1.42%) Cloudera
10 11 (1.42%) NetApp
10 11 (1.42%) Veeam
11 10 (1.30%) DevExpress
11 10 (1.30%) IBM
11 10 (1.30%) Telerik
12 9 (1.17%) Dell
12 9 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.04%) Google
13 8 (1.04%) ION Trading