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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 202 111
Rank change year-on-year -19 -91  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 470 646 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 1.21% 1.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.60% 5.48% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 454 698
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £334
% change year-on-year -0.63% +5.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 22
Median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.29% +70.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.68 £19.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £91.40 £65.46 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -55.29% +70.00%  

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 10225 11789 12101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.76% 22.15% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6925 7905 7760
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 189 159
Median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.35% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £14.50 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 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 27 March 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 -18 446 £375 - 152
London -17 185 £400 - 39
South East -22 81 £400 +11.11% 28
City of London -6 48 £368 -13.52% 7
South West +7 46 £338 +3.84% 11
North West +35 39 £375 +15.38% 27
Hampshire -1 29 £413 +14.58% 9
Manchester +27 27 £375 -0.99% 20
Yorkshire -5 25 £340 -6.20% 10
East of England -6 24 £438 +25.00% 8
West Midlands +9 23 £400 +25.00% 13
Oxfordshire +2 18 £350 +5.66% 1
East Midlands -14 18 £375 -3.22% 11
West Yorkshire -3 17 £345 -13.75% 7
Leeds 0 16 £350 -15.15% 3
Oxford +6 13 £350 -17.64%
Somerset +11 11 £325 -21.21% 3
Wiltshire +10 11 £208 -33.60% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 11 £275 -35.29% 1
Scotland +12 10 £310 -17.33% 4
Berkshire +19 9 £400 +14.28% 5
Bath +8 9 £325 -21.21% 2
Essex -7 9 £450 +28.57% 2
Andover 0 8 £413 +32.00%
Bristol -4 8 £356 -5.00% 4
Cheshire +28 7 £350 +9.37% 4
Birmingham -4 7 £375 +17.18% 4
Surrey -12 7 £425 +1.49% 6
Abingdon - 7 £350 -
Derbyshire - 7 £438 - 1

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 976 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 649 (66.50%) SQL
3 478 (48.98%) Microsoft
4 435 (44.57%) .NET
5 413 (42.32%) C#
6 368 (37.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 362 (37.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 294 (30.12%) Windows
9 283 (29.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 276 (28.28%) T-SQL
11 223 (22.85%) ASP.NET
12 221 (22.64%) Finance
13 211 (21.62%) MVC
14 208 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
15 200 (20.49%) MS Excel
16 197 (20.18%) SQL Server 2014
17 195 (19.98%) Business Intelligence
18 180 (18.44%) JavaScript
19 171 (17.52%) HTML
19 171 (17.52%) Team Foundation Server
20 169 (17.32%) SQL Server 2005
21 151 (15.47%) WCF
22 146 (14.96%) jQuery
23 145 (14.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 142 (14.55%) CSS
25 140 (14.34%) Visual Studio
26 132 (13.52%) Data Warehouse
27 122 (12.50%) Windows Server
28 120 (12.30%) Migration
29 119 (12.19%) 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
1 116 (11.89%) IIS
2 101 (10.35%) SharePoint
3 49 (5.02%) BizTalk Server
4 43 (4.41%) MS Exchange
5 35 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (3.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 24 (2.46%) CMS
8 22 (2.25%) Umbraco
9 16 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (1.54%) Apache Pig
10 15 (1.54%) NServiceBus
10 15 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (1.43%) Skype for Business
12 13 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (1.23%) Apache
13 12 (1.23%) SAS
14 11 (1.13%) JBoss
15 9 (0.92%) Oracle Application Server
15 9 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 9 (0.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 200 (20.49%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.89%) MS Office
3 10 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.82%) MS Project
4 8 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 62 (6.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (2.97%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.72%) OpenText Process Suite
4 7 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.61%) FastStats
6 4 (0.41%) HFM
6 4 (0.41%) Pegasus Opera
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.10%) Maximo
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 112 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (4.61%) IaaS
3 42 (4.30%) PaaS
4 26 (2.66%) Office 365
5 21 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (1.95%) SaaS
7 16 (1.64%) Boomi
8 4 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.20%) AWS OpsWorks
9 2 (0.20%) GitHub
10 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.10%) Trello
10 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.56%) DNS
2 22 (2.25%) Firewall
3 20 (2.05%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.84%) DHCP
5 16 (1.64%) SAN
6 15 (1.54%) FTP
7 11 (1.13%) Broadband
7 11 (1.13%) Internet
7 11 (1.13%) PuTTY
7 11 (1.13%) WinSCP
8 10 (1.02%) LDAP
8 10 (1.02%) WAN
9 9 (0.92%) HTTP
9 9 (0.92%) Intranet
9 9 (0.92%) LAN
10 7 (0.72%) Extranet
10 7 (0.72%) SMTP
11 6 (0.61%) Skype
11 6 (0.61%) VoIP
12 5 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 976 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 368 (37.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 362 (37.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 283 (29.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 197 (20.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 169 (17.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 145 (14.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 132 (13.52%) Data Warehouse
9 80 (8.20%) Oracle Database
10 60 (6.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 55 (5.64%) Relational Database
12 47 (4.82%) SQL Server 2000
12 47 (4.82%) SQL Server 2016
13 40 (4.10%) QlikView
14 37 (3.79%) MS Access
14 37 (3.79%) Oracle Database 10g
15 33 (3.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 28 (2.87%) Big Data
17 24 (2.46%) Oracle Database 12c
17 24 (2.46%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 171 (17.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 140 (14.34%) Visual Studio
3 49 (5.02%) Git (software)
4 42 (4.30%) TeamCity
5 36 (3.69%) JIRA
6 25 (2.56%) Selenium
7 22 (2.25%) Jenkins
7 22 (2.25%) Subversion
8 18 (1.84%) SpecFlow
9 16 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (1.13%) HP UFT
11 11 (1.13%) Oracle APEX
12 9 (0.92%) MSBuild
12 9 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.82%) ReSharper
13 8 (0.82%) webpack
14 7 (0.72%) SoapUI
14 7 (0.72%) TestNG
14 7 (0.72%) WiX
General
1 221 (22.64%) Finance
2 87 (8.91%) Banking
3 36 (3.69%) Retail
4 28 (2.87%) Front Office
5 27 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.15%) Investment Banking
7 20 (2.05%) Marketing
8 19 (1.95%) Advertising
9 18 (1.84%) Back Office
10 15 (1.54%) Corporate Banking
10 15 (1.54%) Retail Banking
11 13 (1.33%) Legal
11 13 (1.33%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.82%) Electronics
13 7 (0.72%) Law
13 7 (0.72%) Local Government
14 4 (0.41%) Publishing
15 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.20%) Games
15 2 (0.20%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 592 (60.66%) Developer
2 204 (20.90%) .NET Developer
3 162 (16.60%) SQL Developer
4 160 (16.39%) DBA
5 142 (14.55%) SQL DBA
6 116 (11.89%) C# Developer
7 79 (8.09%) C# .NET Developer
8 69 (7.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 65 (6.66%) Senior Developer
10 62 (6.35%) Microsoft Developer
11 55 (5.64%) Analyst
11 55 (5.64%) SQL Server DBA
12 53 (5.43%) SQL Server Developer
13 52 (5.33%) Administrator
14 43 (4.41%) SSIS Developer
15 42 (4.30%) ASP.NET Developer
16 38 (3.89%) ETL Developer
17 35 (3.59%) SSRS Developer
18 33 (3.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 27 (2.77%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 435 (44.57%) .NET
2 223 (22.85%) ASP.NET
3 171 (17.52%) HTML
4 151 (15.47%) WCF
5 146 (14.96%) jQuery
6 142 (14.55%) CSS
7 116 (11.89%) XML
8 106 (10.86%) .NET Framework
9 88 (9.02%) Web Services
10 87 (8.91%) ASP.NET Web API
11 82 (8.40%) ASP.NET MVC
12 65 (6.66%) HTML5
13 64 (6.56%) Ajax
14 56 (5.74%) AngularJS
15 54 (5.53%) Entity Framework
16 50 (5.12%) WPF
17 45 (4.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 40 (4.10%) SOAP
19 39 (4.00%) WinForms
20 31 (3.18%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 102 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (4.71%) Clustering
3 32 (3.28%) Replication
4 30 (3.07%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.25%) N-Tier
6 20 (2.05%) Data Centre
6 20 (2.05%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.13%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.13%) Derivative
8 9 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (0.82%) PKI
10 7 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
10 7 (0.72%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.61%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.61%) Equities
11 6 (0.61%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.61%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.61%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.51%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 294 (30.12%) Windows
2 122 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 101 (10.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (8.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (6.05%) Linux
6 40 (4.10%) Unix
7 32 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (1.95%) Windows 7
9 18 (1.84%) Windows 10
10 17 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.54%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.92%) Android
13 7 (0.72%) AIX
13 7 (0.72%) MVS
14 5 (0.51%) zOS
15 3 (0.31%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (21.62%) MVC
2 208 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (19.98%) Business Intelligence
4 120 (12.30%) Migration
5 104 (10.66%) ETL
6 93 (9.53%) Performance Tuning
7 85 (8.71%) TDD
8 84 (8.61%) Scrum
9 75 (7.68%) ITIL
10 69 (7.07%) CRM
11 61 (6.25%) Data Modelling
12 52 (5.33%) High Availability
13 47 (4.82%) Analytics
14 46 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
15 42 (4.30%) Data Analysis
16 40 (4.10%) DevOps
16 40 (4.10%) Logistics
17 39 (4.00%) OO
17 39 (4.00%) Unit Testing
18 38 (3.89%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 649 (66.50%) SQL
2 413 (42.32%) C#
3 276 (28.28%) T-SQL
4 180 (18.44%) JavaScript
5 97 (9.94%) PowerShell
6 86 (8.81%) VB.NET
7 63 (6.45%) VB
8 48 (4.92%) Java
9 47 (4.82%) VBA
10 28 (2.87%) PL/SQL
11 21 (2.15%) VBScript
12 19 (1.95%) Python
12 19 (1.95%) VB6
13 18 (1.84%) C++
14 17 (1.74%) Shell Script
15 16 (1.64%) Scala
15 16 (1.64%) TypeScript
16 15 (1.54%) F#
16 15 (1.54%) PHP
17 10 (1.02%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 69 (7.07%) Security Cleared
2 53 (5.43%) Degree
3 46 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (4.41%) SC Cleared
5 24 (2.46%) MCSE
6 17 (1.74%) MCITP
7 12 (1.23%) MCSA
8 11 (1.13%) MCP
9 10 (1.02%) MCDBA
10 7 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.61%) CCNA
11 6 (0.61%) ISEB
11 6 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.51%) HNC
13 4 (0.41%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.46%) QA
2 13 (1.33%) SLA
3 9 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.41%) MiFID
4 4 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.20%) IFRS
6 2 (0.20%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.20%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.10%) HL7
7 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 75 (7.68%) Active Directory
2 49 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (2.97%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.36%) vSphere
5 12 (1.23%) XenDesktop
6 11 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.13%) XenApp
7 9 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.72%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.61%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.51%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.41%) UAG
12 4 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.41%) XenServer
13 3 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 25 (2.56%) SCCM
2 20 (2.05%) SCOM
3 15 (1.54%) Oracle RMAN
4 14 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
4 14 (1.43%) Puppet
5 13 (1.33%) Data Guard
5 13 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
6 11 (1.13%) vRealize
7 10 (1.02%) Nagios
8 9 (0.92%) Oracle Identity Management
8 9 (0.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 7 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 7 (0.72%) WSUS
10 6 (0.61%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.51%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.41%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 478 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 119 (12.19%) Oracle
3 90 (9.22%) VMware
4 34 (3.48%) SAP
5 29 (2.97%) HP
6 26 (2.66%) Cisco
7 23 (2.36%) Citrix
8 19 (1.95%) Dell
9 17 (1.74%) Red Hat
10 15 (1.54%) Cloudera
10 15 (1.54%) Hortonworks
10 15 (1.54%) NetApp
10 15 (1.54%) Symantec
10 15 (1.54%) Tableau
11 12 (1.23%) Cognos
12 11 (1.13%) IBM
12 11 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (1.02%) DevExpress
14 9 (0.92%) Borland
14 9 (0.92%) Embarcadero
Essex
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £150 - £220 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Posted: 20 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £280 - £370 per day
Posted: 27 days ago