Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 356 248 172
Rank change year-on-year -108 -76 -65
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 672 979 1,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 1.02% 1.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.03% 4.56% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 729 1,189
UK median daily rate £393 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 32
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.25 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.48% +18.49% +19.00%
10th Percentile £16.90 £16.65 £14.25
90th Percentile £50.54 £44.80 £68.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +1.27% +31.67% +17.65%

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 22,149 21,486 24,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.80% 22.38% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,424 14,380 16,276
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 300 401
UK median hourly rate £34.75 £27.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.70% -1.82% -
10th Percentile £15.02 £9.37 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.64 £48.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £24.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year +56.12% -7.55% -

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -124 590 £400 +6.67% 214
UK excluding London -64 410 £360 +2.86% 159
London -89 253 £449 +12.19% 65
North of England -44 103 £340 -2.86% 53
South East -48 91 £400 - 27
Yorkshire +2 75 £339 -0.37% 25
Midlands -40 51 £340 -2.86% 30
East of England -11 47 £375 -6.25% 16
Wales +32 44 £366 +24.51% 5
South West -33 41 £355 +9.23% 23
West Midlands -19 36 £300 -20.00% 16
Scotland -23 30 £375 +7.14% 3
North West -65 25 £363 +3.57% 26
East Midlands -14 15 £340 - 14
Northern Ireland -7 5 £380 -27.55% 2
North East +24 3 £363 -14.71% 2

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 672 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 470 (69.94%) SQL
3 293 (43.60%) Microsoft
4 271 (40.33%) C#
5 257 (38.24%) .NET
6 227 (33.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 226 (33.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 203 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
9 183 (27.23%) T-SQL
10 182 (27.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 165 (24.55%) Finance
12 150 (22.32%) Windows
13 140 (20.83%) MVC
14 137 (20.39%) ASP.NET
15 124 (18.45%) HTML
15 124 (18.45%) Business Intelligence
16 115 (17.11%) ETL
17 113 (16.82%) Visual Studio
18 112 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
18 112 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
19 111 (16.52%) SQL Server 2005
19 111 (16.52%) .NET Framework
20 110 (16.37%) JavaScript
21 107 (15.92%) Data Warehouse
22 106 (15.77%) WCF
23 104 (15.48%) CSS
24 98 (14.58%) Performance Tuning
25 91 (13.54%) Migration
25 91 (13.54%) jQuery
26 90 (13.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 56 (8.33%) IIS
2 52 (7.74%) SharePoint
3 36 (5.36%) MS Exchange
4 21 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (2.08%) Apache Spark
8 12 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.19%) Apache
9 8 (1.19%) NServiceBus
9 8 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.89%) Moodle
12 5 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.60%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.45%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.45%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (4.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.74%) SPSS
4 4 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.08%) Markit EDM
3 11 (1.64%) SimCorp Dimension
4 7 (1.04%) Dynamics GP
5 6 (0.89%) SAP APO
5 6 (0.89%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.74%) SAP MDM
7 4 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.45%) Cognos Planning
8 3 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.45%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.45%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.15%) assyst
9 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.15%) Scribe Insight
9 1 (0.15%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 49 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (3.57%) Office 365
4 9 (1.34%) Amazon S3
5 8 (1.19%) GitHub
6 7 (1.04%) Boomi
6 7 (1.04%) PaaS
7 5 (0.74%) Amazon Glacier
8 4 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.60%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.45%) IaaS
10 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.15%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.15%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.46%) SAN
2 28 (4.17%) Firewall
3 26 (3.87%) DNS
4 24 (3.57%) LAN
5 23 (3.42%) TCP/IP
6 21 (3.13%) WAN
7 17 (2.53%) DHCP
8 14 (2.08%) VLAN
9 12 (1.79%) FTP
10 9 (1.34%) SMTP
11 8 (1.19%) Internet
11 8 (1.19%) iSCSI
12 6 (0.89%) HTTP
12 6 (0.89%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.89%) SSL
12 6 (0.89%) VoIP
13 5 (0.74%) VPN
14 4 (0.60%) IMAP
14 4 (0.60%) Intranet
14 4 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 672 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 227 (33.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 226 (33.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 182 (27.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 112 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 112 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 111 (16.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 107 (15.92%) Data Warehouse
8 90 (13.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 43 (6.40%) Power BI
10 40 (5.95%) Relational Database
11 34 (5.06%) Oracle Database
12 24 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 24 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
13 19 (2.83%) QlikView
14 18 (2.68%) Big Data
14 18 (2.68%) MySQL
14 18 (2.68%) OLAP
15 16 (2.38%) Apache Hive
15 16 (2.38%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 113 (16.82%) Visual Studio
2 86 (12.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (7.29%) TeamCity
4 37 (5.51%) Octopus Deploy
5 33 (4.91%) NUnit
6 32 (4.76%) MSTest
7 29 (4.32%) Git (software)
8 23 (3.42%) FitNesse
9 22 (3.27%) Jenkins
10 14 (2.08%) Moq
11 12 (1.79%) Subversion
12 11 (1.64%) JIRA
12 11 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (1.19%) MbUnit
14 8 (1.19%) Mercurial
14 8 (1.19%) Selenium
14 8 (1.19%) SpecFlow
15 5 (0.74%) LSMW
15 5 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 165 (24.55%) Finance
2 45 (6.70%) Banking
3 28 (4.17%) Front Office
4 19 (2.83%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.34%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.34%) Marketing
6 8 (1.19%) Retail
6 8 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.04%) Back Office
8 6 (0.89%) Advertising
9 5 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.60%) Law
10 4 (0.60%) Legal
11 3 (0.45%) Electronics
12 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) Games
12 1 (0.15%) Local Government
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 385 (57.29%) Developer
2 145 (21.58%) .NET Developer
3 135 (20.09%) SQL Developer
4 130 (19.35%) C# Developer
5 119 (17.71%) DBA
6 104 (15.48%) SQL DBA
7 71 (10.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 46 (6.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 46 (6.85%) SQL Server DBA
8 46 (6.85%) SQL Server Developer
9 43 (6.40%) Senior Developer
10 42 (6.25%) Administrator
11 38 (5.65%) Analyst
12 30 (4.46%) SSIS Developer
13 28 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
14 24 (3.57%) Agile Developer
14 24 (3.57%) ETL Developer
15 22 (3.27%) Agile C# Developer
16 21 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 21 (3.13%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (38.24%) .NET
2 137 (20.39%) ASP.NET
3 124 (18.45%) HTML
4 111 (16.52%) .NET Framework
5 106 (15.77%) WCF
6 104 (15.48%) CSS
7 91 (13.54%) jQuery
8 90 (13.39%) AngularJS
8 90 (13.39%) XML
9 86 (12.80%) ASP.NET MVC
10 70 (10.42%) ASP.NET Web API
11 68 (10.12%) Web Services
12 54 (8.04%) HTML5
13 51 (7.59%) Entity Framework
14 44 (6.55%) Ajax
14 44 (6.55%) RESTful
15 35 (5.21%) SOAP
16 32 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 29 (4.32%) REST
18 28 (4.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
3 39 (5.80%) Clustering
4 36 (5.36%) Replication
5 28 (4.17%) Fintech
6 26 (3.87%) Fixed Income
7 20 (2.98%) NHS
8 15 (2.23%) Computer Science
9 14 (2.08%) Equities
10 13 (1.93%) Data Centre
10 13 (1.93%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.93%) PKI
11 12 (1.79%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.49%) Hedge funds
13 9 (1.34%) N-Tier
13 9 (1.34%) W3C
14 8 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (1.04%) User Experience
16 6 (0.89%) Derivative
16 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 150 (22.32%) Windows
2 90 (13.39%) Windows Server
3 80 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (10.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (5.36%) Windows 7
6 29 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (4.17%) Linux
8 16 (2.38%) Windows 8
9 15 (2.23%) Windows 10
10 11 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.04%) Unix
12 5 (0.74%) CentOS
13 4 (0.60%) Solaris
14 3 (0.45%) MVS
15 2 (0.30%) AIX
15 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (20.83%) MVC
3 124 (18.45%) Business Intelligence
4 115 (17.11%) ETL
5 98 (14.58%) Performance Tuning
6 91 (13.54%) Migration
7 60 (8.93%) Data Modelling
8 55 (8.18%) High Availability
8 55 (8.18%) Scrum
9 54 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (7.59%) Unit Testing
11 49 (7.29%) SDLC
11 49 (7.29%) TDD
12 43 (6.40%) Analytics
13 41 (6.10%) Web Development
14 39 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
15 37 (5.51%) ITIL
16 32 (4.76%) Kimball Methodology
16 32 (4.76%) Test Automation
17 30 (4.46%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 470 (69.94%) SQL
2 271 (40.33%) C#
3 183 (27.23%) T-SQL
4 110 (16.37%) JavaScript
5 75 (11.16%) PowerShell
6 30 (4.46%) VB.NET
7 29 (4.32%) VB
8 24 (3.57%) Python
9 22 (3.27%) Java
9 22 (3.27%) VBA
10 17 (2.53%) TypeScript
11 12 (1.79%) VBScript
12 8 (1.19%) C++
13 7 (1.04%) R
13 7 (1.04%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.89%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.89%) Scala
15 5 (0.74%) C
16 4 (0.60%) Perl
16 4 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 56 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (6.10%) Degree
3 37 (5.51%) Security Cleared
4 26 (3.87%) SC Cleared
5 24 (3.57%) MCITP
6 17 (2.53%) MCSE
7 11 (1.64%) MCTS
8 6 (0.89%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.89%) MCP
8 6 (0.89%) MCSA
9 4 (0.60%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.60%) CCNA
9 4 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.60%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (0.60%) HNC
9 4 (0.60%) MCPD
9 4 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.45%) CCNP
10 3 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.93%) Data Quality
1 13 (1.93%) SLA
2 9 (1.34%) QA
3 7 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.89%) GxP
5 5 (0.74%) HL7
6 4 (0.60%) EMIR
6 4 (0.60%) GDPR
6 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.30%) IFRS
9 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 84 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 38 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (2.68%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.38%) XenApp
6 12 (1.79%) vSphere
7 8 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.74%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.60%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.45%) HDFS
10 3 (0.45%) Platform Symphony
10 3 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.45%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.30%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.30%) Docker
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.30%) Xen
12 1 (0.15%) Firmware
12 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (3.42%) SCCM
2 13 (1.93%) Oozie
3 10 (1.49%) SCOM
4 9 (1.34%) vCenter Server
4 9 (1.34%) WSUS
5 8 (1.19%) Backup Exec
5 8 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (1.04%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.60%) Nagios
8 4 (0.60%) WMI
9 3 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.45%) Puppet
9 3 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.30%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 293 (43.60%) Microsoft
2 63 (9.38%) VMware
3 50 (7.44%) Oracle
4 25 (3.72%) Citrix
4 25 (3.72%) HP
5 24 (3.57%) RedGate
6 20 (2.98%) Cisco
7 13 (1.93%) SAP
8 11 (1.64%) Charles River
8 11 (1.64%) Cognos
8 11 (1.64%) SimCorp
8 11 (1.64%) Symantec
8 11 (1.64%) Tableau
9 9 (1.34%) IBM
10 8 (1.19%) Dell
10 8 (1.19%) McAfee
10 8 (1.19%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.19%) Telerik
11 6 (0.89%) Altiris