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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 284 234 107
Rank change year-on-year -50 -127  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 380 588 1114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.09% 1.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.61% 5.01% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 428 799
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £326
% change year-on-year - +7.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 22
Median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% +27.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £11.78 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £40.90 £51.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% +27.65%  

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 10536 11727 13206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.37% 21.83% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15348 17471 20004
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 335 344
Median hourly rate £31.25 £31.90 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.03% +19.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.83 £50.10 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 11 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 29 June 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 -48 353 £375 - 153
UK excluding London -18 236 £350 - 115
London -52 142 £450 - 42
South East 0 77 £375 -3.53% 37
North of England +20 58 £350 +6.06% 43
Midlands +11 38 £335 +1.51% 12
South West -12 21 £386 +12.70% 13
East of England -29 16 £368 -2.00% 6
Scotland +15 15 £350 +12.90% 2
Wales -14 8 £334 -29.73% 2
Northern Ireland -43 3 £250 -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 853 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 550 (64.48%) SQL
3 398 (46.66%) Microsoft
4 381 (44.67%) .NET
5 356 (41.74%) C#
6 352 (41.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 277 (32.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 259 (30.36%) Windows
9 233 (27.32%) T-SQL
10 227 (26.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 204 (23.92%) ASP.NET
12 187 (21.92%) SQL Server 2005
13 181 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
14 179 (20.98%) MVC
15 175 (20.52%) HTML
16 172 (20.16%) JavaScript
16 172 (20.16%) Finance
17 165 (19.34%) Business Intelligence
18 161 (18.87%) SQL Server 2014
19 156 (18.29%) CSS
20 142 (16.65%) Migration
21 137 (16.06%) Team Foundation Server
22 134 (15.71%) Visual Studio
23 132 (15.47%) jQuery
24 120 (14.07%) Windows Server
25 116 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
26 115 (13.48%) WCF
27 114 (13.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 110 (12.90%) .NET Framework
29 105 (12.31%) Oracle

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 90 (10.55%) SharePoint
2 74 (8.68%) IIS
3 50 (5.86%) MS Exchange
4 38 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (3.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 26 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (2.93%) BizTalk Server
8 23 (2.70%) CMS
9 19 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 15 (1.76%) Umbraco
11 10 (1.17%) SAS
12 9 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (1.06%) Skype for Business
13 8 (0.94%) Apache
13 8 (0.94%) Sitefinity
14 7 (0.82%) JBoss
15 5 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
15 5 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 5 (0.59%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.47%) EPiServer
Applications
1 56 (6.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 42 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.23%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.47%) Pegasus Opera
6 3 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.35%) HFM
6 3 (0.35%) OpenText Process Suite
7 2 (0.23%) Changepoint
7 2 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.23%) Endur
7 2 (0.23%) FastStats
7 2 (0.23%) FRx
7 2 (0.23%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.23%) Scribe Insight
8 1 (0.12%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 116 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (3.87%) Office 365
4 29 (3.40%) IaaS
4 29 (3.40%) PaaS
5 6 (0.70%) SaaS
6 4 (0.47%) Boomi
7 2 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.23%) AWS OpsWorks
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.12%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.63%) DNS
2 19 (2.23%) DHCP
2 19 (2.23%) Firewall
2 19 (2.23%) Intranet
3 18 (2.11%) SAN
3 18 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.99%) Internet
4 17 (1.99%) PuTTY
4 17 (1.99%) WinSCP
5 13 (1.52%) Extranet
6 12 (1.41%) WAN
7 11 (1.29%) LAN
8 10 (1.17%) FTP
9 9 (1.06%) HTTP
9 9 (1.06%) VoIP
10 8 (0.94%) SMTP
11 7 (0.82%) VLAN
12 6 (0.70%) VPN
13 5 (0.59%) IMAP
13 5 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 853 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 352 (41.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 277 (32.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 227 (26.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 187 (21.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 161 (18.87%) SQL Server 2014
7 114 (13.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 101 (11.84%) Data Warehouse
9 97 (11.37%) SQL Server 2016
10 72 (8.44%) Oracle Database
11 68 (7.97%) Relational Database
12 55 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
13 42 (4.92%) MySQL
14 36 (4.22%) SQL Server 2000
15 34 (3.99%) Oracle Database 10g
16 32 (3.75%) QlikView
17 28 (3.28%) Power BI
18 27 (3.17%) OLAP
19 24 (2.81%) Oracle Reports
20 23 (2.70%) DTS
Development Applications
1 137 (16.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 134 (15.71%) Visual Studio
3 46 (5.39%) Git (software)
4 40 (4.69%) TeamCity
5 34 (3.99%) Jenkins
6 33 (3.87%) NUnit
7 32 (3.75%) Selenium
8 31 (3.63%) SpecFlow
9 25 (2.93%) MSTest
10 24 (2.81%) JIRA
11 23 (2.70%) Moq
12 17 (1.99%) Ant
12 17 (1.99%) HP UFT
12 17 (1.99%) Oracle APEX
13 15 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (1.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 15 (1.76%) Subversion
14 13 (1.52%) SoapUI
14 13 (1.52%) TestNG
14 13 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 172 (20.16%) Finance
2 86 (10.08%) Banking
3 30 (3.52%) Investment Banking
4 26 (3.05%) Front Office
5 21 (2.46%) Retail
6 18 (2.11%) Marketing
6 18 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.76%) Advertising
8 12 (1.41%) Legal
9 11 (1.29%) Back Office
10 10 (1.17%) Law
10 10 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.94%) Local Government
12 7 (0.82%) Publishing
13 6 (0.70%) Electronics
14 5 (0.59%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.47%) Automotive
15 4 (0.47%) Private Banking
16 3 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 503 (58.97%) Developer
2 177 (20.75%) .NET Developer
3 150 (17.58%) SQL Developer
4 136 (15.94%) DBA
5 132 (15.47%) C# Developer
6 117 (13.72%) SQL DBA
7 84 (9.85%) C# .NET Developer
8 60 (7.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 54 (6.33%) ASP.NET Developer
10 51 (5.98%) Analyst
11 49 (5.74%) Senior Developer
12 48 (5.63%) SQL Server DBA
13 46 (5.39%) Full Stack Developer
14 43 (5.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 41 (4.81%) SQL Server Developer
15 41 (4.81%) SSIS Developer
16 38 (4.45%) Administrator
16 38 (4.45%) Microsoft Developer
17 34 (3.99%) ETL Developer
18 30 (3.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 381 (44.67%) .NET
2 204 (23.92%) ASP.NET
3 175 (20.52%) HTML
4 156 (18.29%) CSS
5 132 (15.47%) jQuery
6 115 (13.48%) WCF
7 110 (12.90%) .NET Framework
8 100 (11.72%) Web Services
9 90 (10.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 90 (10.55%) ASP.NET Web API
10 82 (9.61%) Ajax
11 80 (9.38%) XML
12 74 (8.68%) AngularJS
13 64 (7.50%) HTML5
14 55 (6.45%) Entity Framework
15 38 (4.45%) WPF
16 29 (3.40%) LINQ
17 28 (3.28%) MDX
17 28 (3.28%) Razor View Engine
18 26 (3.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 74 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (7.39%) Clustering
3 38 (4.45%) Replication
4 23 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 12 (1.41%) Data Structures
6 12 (1.41%) Fixed Income
6 12 (1.41%) N-Tier
7 10 (1.17%) Derivative
7 10 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.06%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.82%) Management Information System
9 7 (0.82%) NHS
9 7 (0.82%) W3C
10 6 (0.70%) RIA
11 5 (0.59%) PKI
11 5 (0.59%) User Experience
12 4 (0.47%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.47%) Equities
12 4 (0.47%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 259 (30.36%) Windows
2 120 (14.07%) Windows Server
3 91 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 90 (10.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (8.09%) Linux
6 43 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (2.70%) Windows 10
9 22 (2.58%) Unix
10 15 (1.76%) Windows 7
11 11 (1.29%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.94%) CentOS
13 6 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (0.70%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.47%) AIX
14 4 (0.47%) MVS
15 3 (0.35%) Android
16 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.23%) Debian
16 2 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (20.98%) MVC
3 165 (19.34%) Business Intelligence
4 142 (16.65%) Migration
5 105 (12.31%) ETL
6 102 (11.96%) TDD
7 82 (9.61%) Performance Tuning
8 75 (8.79%) Scrum
9 61 (7.15%) ITIL
10 58 (6.80%) Data Modelling
11 53 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
12 51 (5.98%) DevOps
13 48 (5.63%) Web Development
14 47 (5.51%) CRM
15 46 (5.39%) Test Automation
16 43 (5.04%) High Availability
17 37 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
18 35 (4.10%) Data Migration
19 34 (3.99%) SDLC
20 33 (3.87%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 550 (64.48%) SQL
2 356 (41.74%) C#
3 233 (27.32%) T-SQL
4 172 (20.16%) JavaScript
5 88 (10.32%) PowerShell
6 56 (6.57%) VB.NET
7 46 (5.39%) VB
8 44 (5.16%) Java
9 41 (4.81%) VBA
10 25 (2.93%) F#
11 24 (2.81%) PL/SQL
12 19 (2.23%) TypeScript
13 17 (1.99%) Python
14 16 (1.88%) PHP
14 16 (1.88%) VBScript
15 11 (1.29%) VB6
16 9 (1.06%) ES6
16 9 (1.06%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 7 (0.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 66 (7.74%) Security Cleared
2 56 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (5.74%) SC Cleared
4 38 (4.45%) Degree
5 33 (3.87%) MCSE
6 19 (2.23%) MCITP
7 16 (1.88%) MCSA
8 14 (1.64%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.17%) ISEB
9 10 (1.17%) ISEB Practitioner
9 10 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (1.06%) MCP
11 8 (0.94%) MCDBA
12 7 (0.82%) CCNA
12 7 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.58%) QA
2 15 (1.76%) SLA
3 9 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.35%) MiFID
8 2 (0.23%) IFRS
8 2 (0.23%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 72 (8.44%) Active Directory
2 41 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.22%) Hyper-V
4 30 (3.52%) vSphere
5 16 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.52%) XenApp
7 9 (1.06%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.82%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (0.70%) Samba
9 6 (0.70%) Squid
9 6 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.59%) Terminal Server
10 5 (0.59%) XenServer
11 4 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.23%) UAG
12 2 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (2.58%) SCCM
2 19 (2.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 18 (2.11%) Failover Clustering
4 17 (1.99%) vRealize
5 16 (1.88%) Puppet
6 15 (1.76%) Nagios
7 9 (1.06%) SCOM
8 6 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (0.70%) Webmin
8 6 (0.70%) Xymon
9 5 (0.59%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.59%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Management
9 5 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 5 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.47%) Oozie
10 4 (0.47%) Perfmon
10 4 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 398 (46.66%) Microsoft
2 105 (12.31%) Oracle
3 82 (9.61%) VMware
4 38 (4.45%) HP
5 33 (3.87%) Citrix
6 31 (3.63%) SAP
7 29 (3.40%) Red Hat
8 17 (1.99%) Tableau
9 16 (1.88%) IBM
10 15 (1.76%) Cisco
11 12 (1.41%) NetApp
12 11 (1.29%) Cognos
12 11 (1.29%) Dell
12 11 (1.29%) Telerik
12 11 (1.29%) Veeam
13 10 (1.17%) Symantec
14 9 (1.06%) RedGate
15 6 (0.70%) Bloomberg
15 6 (0.70%) DevExpress
16 5 (0.59%) McAfee
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