Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 332 257 134
Rank change year-on-year -75 -123 -45
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 755 1067 1994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 1.02% 1.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.31% 4.51% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 745 1448
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.53%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 40
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £35.85 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.53% +25.79% +29.55%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.10 £14.93
90th Percentile £58.75 £48.38 £46.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £40.85 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.11% +40.86% +38.10%

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 22785 23660 26437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.09% 22.59% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15575 15682 17425
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 368 408
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -1.75% +14.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.44 £52.05 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.67% +31.32%

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 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -75 701 £400 +6.67% 110
UK excluding London -76 431 £375 +7.14% 73
London -52 316 £450 +5.88% 37
South East -41 144 £395 -1.38% 16
North of England +7 124 £342 +3.48% 23
Yorkshire +22 81 £340 +3.03% 14
East of England -32 40 £400 +14.29% 10
South West -28 39 £375 +11.11% 10
Midlands -50 37 £340 +2.64% 13
North West -17 35 £375 +15.38% 8
West Midlands -17 25 £338 - 6
Scotland -20 25 £415 +19.29% 1
Wales +4 21 £350 -26.32%
East Midlands -30 12 £340 +2.64% 7
North East +50 8 £404 +22.42% 1
Northern Ireland -50 3 £250 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 755 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 494 (65.43%) SQL
3 342 (45.30%) Microsoft
4 291 (38.54%) C#
5 282 (37.35%) .NET
6 266 (35.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 253 (33.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 230 (30.46%) T-SQL
9 206 (27.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 190 (25.17%) Windows
11 186 (24.64%) Finance
12 180 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
13 143 (18.94%) ETL
14 141 (18.68%) Business Intelligence
15 138 (18.28%) MVC
16 137 (18.15%) ASP.NET
16 137 (18.15%) SQL Server 2016
17 128 (16.95%) SQL Server 2014
18 126 (16.69%) HTML
19 124 (16.42%) SQL Server 2005
20 122 (16.16%) JavaScript
21 118 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
22 109 (14.44%) Migration
22 109 (14.44%) .NET Framework
23 106 (14.04%) Visual Studio
23 106 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
24 104 (13.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 103 (13.64%) WCF
26 99 (13.11%) AngularJS
27 95 (12.58%) Windows Server

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 65 (8.61%) SharePoint
2 54 (7.15%) MS Exchange
3 38 (5.03%) IIS
4 33 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (3.71%) Apache Spark
6 25 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
7 23 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.32%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.53%) Apache
13 4 (0.53%) Confluence
13 4 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.53%) Sitefinity
14 3 (0.40%) CMS
14 3 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.26%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 36 (4.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.26%) SPSS
4 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.46%) SimCorp Dimension
3 10 (1.32%) Markit EDM
4 9 (1.19%) ION MarketView
5 8 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.93%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (0.93%) SAP APO
6 7 (0.93%) SAP MM
7 5 (0.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 5 (0.66%) SAP MDM
8 3 (0.40%) Cognos Planning
8 3 (0.40%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.26%) Endur
9 2 (0.26%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.13%) FRx
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 75 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (5.17%) Office 365
4 12 (1.59%) Google Analytics
5 11 (1.46%) PaaS
6 6 (0.79%) Boomi
6 6 (0.79%) IaaS
7 5 (0.66%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.53%) Amazon Glacier
9 3 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.13%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.13%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.13%) GitHub
11 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.13%) SaaS
11 1 (0.13%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.50%) DNS
2 31 (4.11%) Firewall
3 30 (3.97%) LAN
3 30 (3.97%) SAN
4 27 (3.58%) WAN
5 25 (3.31%) TCP/IP
6 23 (3.05%) DHCP
7 14 (1.85%) VLAN
8 12 (1.59%) Internet
8 12 (1.59%) Intranet
9 8 (1.06%) FTP
9 8 (1.06%) SMTP
9 8 (1.06%) Wireless
10 7 (0.93%) iSCSI
11 6 (0.79%) HTTP
11 6 (0.79%) NAS
11 6 (0.79%) Skype
11 6 (0.79%) SMS
11 6 (0.79%) SSL
11 6 (0.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 755 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 266 (35.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 253 (33.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 206 (27.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 137 (18.15%) SQL Server 2016
6 128 (16.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 124 (16.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 118 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
9 104 (13.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 52 (6.89%) Power BI
11 46 (6.09%) OLAP
12 41 (5.43%) Relational Database
13 34 (4.50%) Oracle Database
13 34 (4.50%) QlikView
14 33 (4.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 28 (3.71%) Apache Hive
15 28 (3.71%) Big Data
15 28 (3.71%) Hadoop
16 27 (3.58%) Impala
16 27 (3.58%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 106 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
1 106 (14.04%) Visual Studio
2 33 (4.37%) NUnit
3 32 (4.24%) MSTest
4 31 (4.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 31 (4.11%) TeamCity
5 20 (2.65%) Git (software)
5 20 (2.65%) Moq
6 17 (2.25%) Jenkins
7 15 (1.99%) FitNesse
8 11 (1.46%) Subversion
9 9 (1.19%) ReSharper
9 9 (1.19%) Selenium
9 9 (1.19%) SpecFlow
10 7 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.79%) LSMW
12 5 (0.66%) Ant
12 5 (0.66%) JIRA
12 5 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (0.66%) YouTrack
General
1 186 (24.64%) Finance
2 90 (11.92%) Banking
3 49 (6.49%) Investment Banking
4 42 (5.56%) Front Office
5 21 (2.78%) Back Office
6 14 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.72%) Law
8 10 (1.32%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.06%) Advertising
10 7 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.79%) Marketing
11 6 (0.79%) Publishing
12 5 (0.66%) Automotive
12 5 (0.66%) Local Government
12 5 (0.66%) Retail
13 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.53%) Legal
14 3 (0.40%) Electronics
14 3 (0.40%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 441 (58.41%) Developer
2 172 (22.78%) SQL Developer
3 141 (18.68%) .NET Developer
4 130 (17.22%) C# Developer
5 107 (14.17%) DBA
6 87 (11.52%) SQL DBA
7 70 (9.27%) C# .NET Developer
8 65 (8.61%) SQL Server Developer
9 58 (7.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 55 (7.28%) Senior Developer
11 49 (6.49%) SSIS Developer
12 48 (6.36%) Analyst
13 42 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
14 41 (5.43%) Full Stack Developer
15 39 (5.17%) Administrator
16 37 (4.90%) ETL Developer
17 36 (4.77%) SSRS Developer
18 32 (4.24%) ASP.NET Developer
19 27 (3.58%) Architect
19 27 (3.58%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (37.35%) .NET
2 137 (18.15%) ASP.NET
3 126 (16.69%) HTML
4 109 (14.44%) .NET Framework
5 103 (13.64%) WCF
6 99 (13.11%) AngularJS
7 88 (11.66%) CSS
7 88 (11.66%) Web Services
8 82 (10.86%) XML
9 81 (10.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 81 (10.73%) jQuery
10 73 (9.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 58 (7.68%) Ajax
11 58 (7.68%) RESTful
12 55 (7.28%) HTML5
13 48 (6.36%) Entity Framework
14 34 (4.50%) MDX
14 34 (4.50%) SOAP
14 34 (4.50%) WinForms
15 32 (4.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (7.02%) Greenfield Project
3 49 (6.49%) Clustering
4 35 (4.64%) Fixed Income
5 31 (4.11%) Replication
6 22 (2.91%) Fintech
7 16 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (1.99%) Data Structures
8 15 (1.99%) NHS
9 14 (1.85%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.72%) Computer Science
10 13 (1.72%) Equities
11 12 (1.59%) N-Tier
12 11 (1.46%) Hedge funds
13 10 (1.32%) Data Centre
14 8 (1.06%) PKI
15 7 (0.93%) Credit Risk
15 7 (0.93%) Derivative
16 6 (0.79%) AS400
16 6 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 190 (25.17%) Windows
2 95 (12.58%) Windows Server
3 88 (11.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 80 (10.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (6.09%) Linux
6 37 (4.90%) Windows 7
7 35 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (3.71%) Windows 10
9 18 (2.38%) Windows 8
10 10 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.79%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.79%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.66%) Unix
13 4 (0.53%) Android
13 4 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.40%) CentOS
14 3 (0.40%) MVS
14 3 (0.40%) Solaris
14 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (18.94%) ETL
3 141 (18.68%) Business Intelligence
4 138 (18.28%) MVC
5 109 (14.44%) Migration
6 88 (11.66%) Performance Tuning
7 72 (9.54%) Data Modelling
8 61 (8.08%) SDLC
9 60 (7.95%) TDD
10 54 (7.15%) Continuous Integration
11 53 (7.02%) Scrum
12 49 (6.49%) Kimball Methodology
13 46 (6.09%) Analytics
13 46 (6.09%) High Availability
14 45 (5.96%) Asset Management
15 39 (5.17%) ITIL
16 37 (4.90%) Test Automation
17 36 (4.77%) MVVM
18 35 (4.64%) Data Migration
19 34 (4.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 494 (65.43%) SQL
2 291 (38.54%) C#
3 230 (30.46%) T-SQL
4 122 (16.16%) JavaScript
5 81 (10.73%) PowerShell
6 43 (5.70%) Java
7 25 (3.31%) VB
8 24 (3.18%) VB.NET
9 23 (3.05%) Python
10 22 (2.91%) VBA
11 16 (2.12%) TypeScript
12 13 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 13 (1.72%) Scala
13 9 (1.19%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.06%) F#
14 8 (1.06%) PHP
15 5 (0.66%) C
15 5 (0.66%) VBScript
16 4 (0.53%) Perl
16 4 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (8.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (5.70%) Security Cleared
3 37 (4.90%) Degree
4 35 (4.64%) MCSE
5 33 (4.37%) SC Cleared
6 26 (3.44%) MCITP
7 14 (1.85%) MCSA
8 8 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.06%) MCP
9 6 (0.79%) CCNA
9 6 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.66%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.66%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.53%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.53%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (0.53%) MCTS
11 4 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (0.53%) Security+ Certification
12 3 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.91%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.72%) SLA
3 8 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.06%) QA
4 7 (0.93%) GxP
4 7 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.66%) HL7
6 2 (0.26%) EMIR
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.13%) MiFID
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 91 (12.05%) Active Directory
2 49 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.31%) Hyper-V
3 25 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (2.52%) vSphere
4 19 (2.52%) XenApp
5 11 (1.46%) Apache Flume
5 11 (1.46%) HDFS
6 9 (1.19%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.53%) Docker
10 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.53%) Xen
10 4 (0.53%) XenServer
11 3 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.40%) Samba
11 3 (0.40%) Squid
11 3 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 32 (4.24%) SCCM
2 27 (3.58%) Oozie
3 13 (1.72%) SCOM
4 8 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (0.93%) Backup Exec
5 7 (0.93%) Nagios
5 7 (0.93%) WSUS
6 6 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.66%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (0.53%) vRealize
9 3 (0.40%) Ansible
9 3 (0.40%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.40%) Puppet
9 3 (0.40%) Webmin
9 3 (0.40%) Xymon
Vendors
1 342 (45.30%) Microsoft
2 82 (10.86%) VMware
3 59 (7.81%) Oracle
4 35 (4.64%) Citrix
4 35 (4.64%) RedGate
5 33 (4.37%) HP
6 27 (3.58%) Cisco
7 21 (2.78%) Tableau
8 16 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (1.99%) Cloudera
9 15 (1.99%) SAP
10 13 (1.72%) Dell
10 13 (1.72%) Google
11 12 (1.59%) Charles River
12 11 (1.46%) IBM
12 11 (1.46%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.46%) SimCorp
12 11 (1.46%) Symantec
13 10 (1.32%) McAfee
13 10 (1.32%) NetApp