Period
to 22 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 549 448 343
Rank change year-on-year -101 -105 -84
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 249 544 753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.52% 0.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.42% 2.34% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 384 570
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £224 £300
90th Percentile £545 £550 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £366 £375
% change year-on-year +9.22% -2.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 21
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £26.11 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.92% -15.79% -13.53%
10th Percentile £17.11 £14.45 £17.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.70 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.11 £31.00
% change year-on-year +14.92% -15.79% -24.11%

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 17,511 23,288 22,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.31% 22.44% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,811 16,225 15,557
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £310
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 246 288
UK median hourly rate £32.58 £32.50 £31.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% +4.07% +11.54%
10th Percentile £13.35 £13.85 £14.18
90th Percentile £71.85 £57.50 £57.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% - +25.00%

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 15 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 November 2019. 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 -84 234 £413 +3.13% 120
UK excluding London -92 153 £400 +9.22% 94
London -9 95 £475 - 30
South East +7 70 £401 +11.39% 31
North of England +4 35 £400 +18.08% 24
Yorkshire +39 24 £400 +17.65% 9
Midlands +24 13 £375 +2.04% 16
East of England -9 13 £388 -6.06% 6
Scotland +32 12 £375 +120.59% 1
West Midlands +46 11 £363 +9.43% 8
North West -3 9 £356 +9.62% 14
South West -21 9 £418 +25.56% 13
East Midlands -2 2 £450 +18.42% 8
North East - 2 £388 - 1
Wales +4 1 £438 +6.06% 3

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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.

1 249 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 190 (76.31%) SQL
3 114 (45.78%) Microsoft
4 101 (40.56%) .NET
5 95 (38.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 90 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
7 77 (30.92%) C#
8 73 (29.32%) T-SQL
8 73 (29.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 69 (27.71%) Windows
10 60 (24.10%) Azure
11 58 (23.29%) SQL Server 2016
12 49 (19.68%) .NET Framework
13 48 (19.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 48 (19.28%) Migration
14 47 (18.88%) ETL
15 45 (18.07%) MVC
16 44 (17.67%) Scrum
16 44 (17.67%) ASP.NET
17 42 (16.87%) Oracle
17 42 (16.87%) Data Warehouse
18 41 (16.47%) ASP.NET Web API
19 39 (15.66%) HTML
19 39 (15.66%) IIS
20 38 (15.26%) Finance
21 37 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
21 37 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
22 35 (14.06%) SQL Server 2005
22 35 (14.06%) Performance Tuning
23 34 (13.65%) Analytical Skills

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 39 (15.66%) IIS
2 11 (4.42%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (4.02%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.61%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.21%) Skype for Business
6 7 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.81%) MS Exchange
7 6 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.61%) Apache
9 4 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.40%) Confluence
10 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.40%) Mule
10 1 (0.40%) nginx
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (6.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.80%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.01%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.80%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 60 (24.10%) Azure
2 25 (10.04%) Power Platform
3 21 (8.43%) Office 365
4 8 (3.21%) npm
5 7 (2.81%) Azure Data Factory
5 7 (2.81%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (2.81%) Serverless
6 5 (2.01%) AWS
6 5 (2.01%) Azure Functions
7 3 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (1.20%) GitHub
7 3 (1.20%) IaaS
7 3 (1.20%) PaaS
8 2 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.80%) AWS Step Functions
8 2 (0.80%) GCP
9 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.40%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.02%) SAN
2 9 (3.61%) VoIP
3 6 (2.41%) DNS
3 6 (2.41%) Firewall
3 6 (2.41%) PBX
4 5 (2.01%) LAN
4 5 (2.01%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (2.01%) WAN
5 4 (1.61%) DHCP
6 3 (1.20%) Intranet
6 3 (1.20%) NAS
7 2 (0.80%) Broadband
7 2 (0.80%) Internet
7 2 (0.80%) SMTP
7 2 (0.80%) SNMP
7 2 (0.80%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.80%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.80%) VPN
8 1 (0.40%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 95 (38.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 73 (29.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (23.29%) SQL Server 2016
5 48 (19.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 42 (16.87%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (14.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 31 (12.45%) SQL Server 2014
9 24 (9.64%) Power BI
10 23 (9.24%) Oracle Database
10 23 (9.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 19 (7.63%) Relational Database
11 19 (7.63%) SQL Server 2017
12 17 (6.83%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (6.43%) MySQL
14 15 (6.02%) NoSQL
15 9 (3.61%) Star Schema
16 8 (3.21%) Oracle BI EE
17 7 (2.81%) Azure SQL Database
17 7 (2.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (7.23%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.83%) Visual Studio
3 13 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (3.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (3.21%) gulp
5 8 (3.21%) jspm
6 6 (2.41%) Moq
6 6 (2.41%) NUnit
7 5 (2.01%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.61%) Fiddler
9 3 (1.20%) Hudson
9 3 (1.20%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.80%) JIRA
10 2 (0.80%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.80%) Subversion
10 2 (0.80%) WinDbg
11 1 (0.40%) AdminStudio
11 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.40%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.40%) MSI
General
1 38 (15.26%) Finance
2 19 (7.63%) Public Sector
3 13 (5.22%) Banking
4 6 (2.41%) Back Office
5 5 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.61%) Legal
7 3 (1.20%) Front Office
7 3 (1.20%) Marketing
8 2 (0.80%) Automotive
8 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.80%) Retail
9 1 (0.40%) German Language
9 1 (0.40%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 127 (51.00%) Developer
2 48 (19.28%) DBA
3 39 (15.66%) SQL DBA
4 35 (14.06%) .NET Developer
5 31 (12.45%) SQL Developer
6 24 (9.64%) C# Developer
7 16 (6.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 14 (5.62%) Analyst
8 14 (5.62%) SQL Server DBA
8 14 (5.62%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.82%) Administrator
10 11 (4.42%) BizTalk Developer
10 11 (4.42%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (4.02%) Azure Developer
12 9 (3.61%) Senior DBA
13 8 (3.21%) SQL BI Developer
13 8 (3.21%) SQL Server Developer
13 8 (3.21%) SSIS Developer
13 8 (3.21%) SSRS Developer
14 7 (2.81%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (40.56%) .NET
2 49 (19.68%) .NET Framework
3 44 (17.67%) ASP.NET
4 41 (16.47%) ASP.NET Web API
5 39 (15.66%) HTML
6 32 (12.85%) CSS
6 32 (12.85%) Web Services
7 26 (10.44%) Entity Framework
8 25 (10.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (10.04%) XML
9 24 (9.64%) WCF
10 23 (9.24%) AngularJS
11 21 (8.43%) .NET Core
12 20 (8.03%) HTML5
13 19 (7.63%) jQuery
13 19 (7.63%) RESTful
14 17 (6.83%) JSON
15 15 (6.02%) XSLT
16 14 (5.62%) REST
17 12 (4.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.65%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.43%) Clustering
3 12 (4.82%) Replication
4 9 (3.61%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.21%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.41%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.01%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.01%) iPhone
7 5 (2.01%) NHS
7 5 (2.01%) PKI
7 5 (2.01%) User Experience
8 4 (1.61%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.80%) Equities
10 2 (0.80%) Handset
11 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.40%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.40%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.40%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 69 (27.71%) Windows
2 37 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (12.85%) Windows Server
4 27 (10.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (6.83%) Windows 10
6 11 (4.42%) Android
7 10 (4.02%) Linux
8 7 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.41%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.41%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.01%) Unix
11 2 (0.80%) CentOS
11 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.80%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.40%) AIX
12 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (36.14%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (19.28%) Migration
3 47 (18.88%) ETL
4 45 (18.07%) MVC
5 44 (17.67%) Scrum
6 37 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
7 35 (14.06%) Performance Tuning
8 31 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (9.64%) Kimball Methodology
9 24 (9.64%) Microservices
10 21 (8.43%) ITIL
11 20 (8.03%) Analytics
12 19 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (7.63%) Decision-Making
12 19 (7.63%) TDD
13 18 (7.23%) SDLC
13 18 (7.23%) SOLID
14 14 (5.62%) High Availability
14 14 (5.62%) Visualisation
15 13 (5.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 190 (76.31%) SQL
2 77 (30.92%) C#
3 73 (29.32%) T-SQL
4 33 (13.25%) JavaScript
5 28 (11.24%) PowerShell
6 15 (6.02%) VB.NET
7 14 (5.62%) PL/SQL
7 14 (5.62%) TypeScript
8 10 (4.02%) VB
9 8 (3.21%) Python
10 7 (2.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 6 (2.41%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.01%) VBA
13 4 (1.61%) VB6
14 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.20%) VBScript
15 2 (0.80%) C
15 2 (0.80%) Perl
15 2 (0.80%) PHP
15 2 (0.80%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 19 (7.63%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (5.22%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.02%) Degree
5 5 (2.01%) MCSE
6 3 (1.20%) CCNP
6 3 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.20%) MCITP
7 2 (0.80%) CCSP
7 2 (0.80%) CCVP
7 2 (0.80%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.80%) MCP
7 2 (0.80%) MCTS
7 2 (0.80%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.80%) PMP
8 1 (0.40%) CCDP
8 1 (0.40%) CCNA
8 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.02%) SLA
2 4 (1.61%) GDPR
2 4 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.20%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 25 (10.04%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.43%) Oracle RAC
3 13 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (4.82%) Docker
5 10 (4.02%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.41%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (2.41%) XenApp
7 4 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.20%) vSphere
9 2 (0.80%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.80%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.80%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (4.02%) SCCM
2 9 (3.61%) MIIS
3 7 (2.81%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (2.81%) SCOM
4 3 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.20%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.80%) Ansible
5 2 (0.80%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.40%) Ambari
6 1 (0.40%) Avamar
6 1 (0.40%) Control-M
6 1 (0.40%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.40%) Terraform
6 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 114 (45.78%) Microsoft
2 42 (16.87%) Oracle
3 19 (7.63%) VMware
4 15 (6.02%) Tableau
5 11 (4.42%) Citrix
6 8 (3.21%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.81%) HP
8 6 (2.41%) Xamarin
9 5 (2.01%) Adobe
9 5 (2.01%) JD Edwards
9 5 (2.01%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.01%) TOWER Software
10 4 (1.61%) RedGate
11 3 (1.20%) Cisco
11 3 (1.20%) Dell
11 3 (1.20%) IBM
11 3 (1.20%) Ivanti
11 3 (1.20%) Northgate
12 2 (0.80%) Informatica
12 2 (0.80%) SAP