Period
to 21 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 331 250 129
Rank change year-on-year -81 -121 -44
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 735 1091 2069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 1.03% 1.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.33% 4.57% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 781 1483
UK median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 43
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.03% +34.09%
10th Percentile £18.48 £13.00 £17.60
90th Percentile £56.13 £46.69 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year - +25.48% +36.62%

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 22054 23892 26575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.20% 22.50% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14915 15901 17443
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 393 392
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £28.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +5.12% +12.25%
10th Percentile £13.69 £11.05 £12.53
90th Percentile £54.50 £49.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year +14.04% -0.66% +27.51%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -60 690 £400 +6.67% 106
UK excluding London -47 433 £375 +7.14% 71
London -51 298 £450 +5.88% 39
South East -19 151 £375 -3.85% 16
North of England +36 124 £340 +4.62% 27
Yorkshire +24 70 £340 +0.74% 14
North West +4 44 £375 +16.28% 13
East of England -43 40 £375 +7.14% 2
South West -10 39 £375 +11.11% 7
Midlands -13 39 £340 +4.62% 15
West Midlands +9 26 £338 +3.85% 10
Scotland -9 21 £423 +30.00% 4
Wales -10 18 £350 -12.50%
East Midlands -25 13 £340 +4.62% 5
North East +47 10 £402 +21.82%
Northern Ireland -51 3 £250 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 735 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 465 (63.27%) SQL
3 325 (44.22%) Microsoft
4 288 (39.18%) C#
5 280 (38.10%) .NET
6 266 (36.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 244 (33.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 230 (31.29%) T-SQL
9 194 (26.39%) Windows
10 190 (25.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 162 (22.04%) Finance
12 161 (21.90%) Agile Software Development
13 149 (20.27%) Business Intelligence
14 136 (18.50%) ETL
14 136 (18.50%) MVC
15 134 (18.23%) HTML
16 131 (17.82%) JavaScript
17 130 (17.69%) ASP.NET
18 129 (17.55%) SQL Server 2005
18 129 (17.55%) SQL Server 2014
19 128 (17.41%) SQL Server 2016
20 115 (15.65%) Visual Studio
21 114 (15.51%) Data Warehouse
21 114 (15.51%) Migration
22 107 (14.56%) Team Foundation Server
23 106 (14.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 104 (14.15%) .NET Framework
25 100 (13.61%) CSS
26 95 (12.93%) WCF
27 92 (12.52%) AngularJS

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 61 (8.30%) SharePoint
2 45 (6.12%) MS Exchange
3 35 (4.76%) IIS
4 28 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (3.40%) Apache Spark
6 19 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
7 17 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (1.36%) Skype for Business
11 8 (1.09%) CMS
12 6 (0.82%) Sitefinity
13 5 (0.68%) Confluence
13 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.54%) Apache
14 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.41%) Umbraco
16 2 (0.27%) Drupal
Applications
1 35 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.36%) Markit EDM
3 9 (1.22%) ION MarketView
4 7 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.95%) SAP APO
4 7 (0.95%) SAP MM
4 7 (0.95%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.82%) Dynamics GP
6 5 (0.68%) SAP MDM
7 4 (0.54%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.27%) Cognos Planning
9 2 (0.27%) Endur
10 1 (0.14%) FRx
10 1 (0.14%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.14%) Pega PRPC
10 1 (0.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 80 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (4.90%) Office 365
4 9 (1.22%) Google Analytics
4 9 (1.22%) PaaS
5 6 (0.82%) Boomi
6 5 (0.68%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.54%) Amazon Glacier
7 4 (0.54%) IaaS
8 3 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.14%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.14%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.14%) npm
10 1 (0.14%) SaaS
10 1 (0.14%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.22%) DNS
2 27 (3.67%) Firewall
3 26 (3.54%) LAN
3 26 (3.54%) SAN
3 26 (3.54%) WAN
4 24 (3.27%) TCP/IP
5 21 (2.86%) DHCP
6 14 (1.90%) Intranet
7 13 (1.77%) VLAN
8 10 (1.36%) Internet
9 9 (1.22%) HTTP
10 8 (1.09%) FTP
10 8 (1.09%) Wireless
11 6 (0.82%) iSCSI
11 6 (0.82%) NAS
11 6 (0.82%) Skype
11 6 (0.82%) SMS
11 6 (0.82%) SMTP
12 5 (0.68%) Network Security
12 5 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 735 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 266 (36.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 244 (33.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 190 (25.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 129 (17.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 129 (17.55%) SQL Server 2014
6 128 (17.41%) SQL Server 2016
7 114 (15.51%) Data Warehouse
8 106 (14.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 46 (6.26%) Relational Database
10 45 (6.12%) Power BI
11 44 (5.99%) OLAP
12 32 (4.35%) Oracle Database
13 31 (4.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 31 (4.22%) SQL Server 2000
14 30 (4.08%) MySQL
15 29 (3.95%) QlikView
16 27 (3.67%) Big Data
17 26 (3.54%) Hadoop
18 25 (3.40%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 115 (15.65%) Visual Studio
2 107 (14.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (5.44%) NUnit
4 32 (4.35%) MSTest
5 23 (3.13%) TeamCity
6 22 (2.99%) Git (software)
6 22 (2.99%) Moq
6 22 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
7 17 (2.31%) Jenkins
8 13 (1.77%) Subversion
9 10 (1.36%) ReSharper
9 10 (1.36%) SpecFlow
9 10 (1.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 9 (1.22%) FitNesse
10 9 (1.22%) Selenium
10 9 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (1.09%) Ant
12 7 (0.95%) JIRA
13 6 (0.82%) LSMW
14 5 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
General
1 162 (22.04%) Finance
2 87 (11.84%) Banking
3 48 (6.53%) Investment Banking
4 38 (5.17%) Front Office
5 21 (2.86%) Back Office
6 17 (2.31%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.77%) Law
8 10 (1.36%) Retail Banking
9 9 (1.22%) Marketing
10 8 (1.09%) Advertising
11 7 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.82%) Automotive
12 6 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.82%) Publishing
12 6 (0.82%) Retail
13 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.68%) Local Government
14 3 (0.41%) Electronics
14 3 (0.41%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 414 (56.33%) Developer
2 140 (19.05%) SQL Developer
3 134 (18.23%) .NET Developer
4 115 (15.65%) C# Developer
5 113 (15.37%) DBA
6 91 (12.38%) SQL DBA
7 66 (8.98%) C# .NET Developer
8 55 (7.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 55 (7.48%) SQL Server Developer
9 54 (7.35%) Senior Developer
10 48 (6.53%) Analyst
11 47 (6.39%) Full Stack Developer
12 46 (6.26%) SSIS Developer
13 41 (5.58%) SQL Server DBA
14 39 (5.31%) Administrator
15 37 (5.03%) SSRS Developer
16 34 (4.63%) ETL Developer
17 29 (3.95%) ASP.NET Developer
18 26 (3.54%) Senior .NET Developer
19 22 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (38.10%) .NET
2 134 (18.23%) HTML
3 130 (17.69%) ASP.NET
4 104 (14.15%) .NET Framework
5 100 (13.61%) CSS
6 95 (12.93%) WCF
7 92 (12.52%) AngularJS
8 87 (11.84%) Web Services
9 84 (11.43%) jQuery
10 77 (10.48%) XML
11 76 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
12 65 (8.84%) ASP.NET Web API
13 61 (8.30%) Ajax
14 53 (7.21%) RESTful
15 51 (6.94%) HTML5
16 44 (5.99%) Entity Framework
17 31 (4.22%) MDX
18 30 (4.08%) SOAP
19 29 (3.95%) WinForms
20 27 (3.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (7.48%) Clustering
3 41 (5.58%) Greenfield Project
4 36 (4.90%) Replication
5 31 (4.22%) Fixed Income
6 17 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (2.04%) Data Structures
7 15 (2.04%) NHS
8 14 (1.90%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.90%) N-Tier
9 13 (1.77%) Fintech
10 12 (1.63%) Computer Science
11 11 (1.50%) Data Centre
12 8 (1.09%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.95%) Derivative
13 7 (0.95%) Equities
14 6 (0.82%) AS400
15 5 (0.68%) Mobile App
15 5 (0.68%) User Experience
15 5 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 194 (26.39%) Windows
2 87 (11.84%) Windows Server
3 76 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 71 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (6.67%) Linux
6 37 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (3.95%) Windows 7
8 26 (3.54%) Windows 10
9 16 (2.18%) Windows 8
10 11 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.82%) CentOS
12 4 (0.54%) Android
12 4 (0.54%) Unix
12 4 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.54%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.27%) Debian
13 2 (0.27%) MVS
13 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (21.90%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (20.27%) Business Intelligence
3 136 (18.50%) ETL
3 136 (18.50%) MVC
4 114 (15.51%) Migration
5 81 (11.02%) Performance Tuning
6 75 (10.20%) Data Modelling
7 66 (8.98%) TDD
8 57 (7.76%) SDLC
9 52 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
10 50 (6.80%) Scrum
11 46 (6.26%) Asset Management
12 45 (6.12%) Kimball Methodology
13 44 (5.99%) High Availability
14 43 (5.85%) ITIL
15 42 (5.71%) Analytics
16 36 (4.90%) Web Development
17 34 (4.63%) Test Automation
18 32 (4.35%) Data Migration
18 32 (4.35%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 465 (63.27%) SQL
2 288 (39.18%) C#
3 230 (31.29%) T-SQL
4 131 (17.82%) JavaScript
5 78 (10.61%) PowerShell
6 44 (5.99%) Java
7 26 (3.54%) VBA
8 24 (3.27%) Python
9 21 (2.86%) VB.NET
10 19 (2.59%) VB
11 16 (2.18%) TypeScript
12 13 (1.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 9 (1.22%) PHP
13 9 (1.22%) Scala
14 8 (1.09%) F#
15 6 (0.82%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.68%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.68%) C
16 5 (0.68%) VBScript
17 4 (0.54%) ES6
Qualifications
1 57 (7.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (5.31%) Security Cleared
3 37 (5.03%) Degree
4 31 (4.22%) SC Cleared
5 30 (4.08%) MCSE
6 23 (3.13%) MCITP
7 14 (1.90%) MCSA
8 8 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.95%) MCP
10 6 (0.82%) CCNA
10 6 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.68%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.54%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.54%) CompTIA Security+
12 4 (0.54%) MCTS
12 4 (0.54%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.99%) Data Quality
2 12 (1.63%) SLA
3 8 (1.09%) QA
4 7 (0.95%) GxP
4 7 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.54%) HL7
6 3 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.27%) EMIR
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) MiFID
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 79 (10.75%) Active Directory
2 44 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (2.59%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.31%) XenApp
6 16 (2.18%) vSphere
7 9 (1.22%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.09%) Apache Flume
8 8 (1.09%) HDFS
9 6 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.68%) Docker
10 5 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.54%) Samba
11 4 (0.54%) Squid
11 4 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.54%) Xen
11 4 (0.54%) XenServer
12 3 (0.41%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (3.27%) Oozie
2 20 (2.72%) SCCM
3 14 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
4 11 (1.50%) SCOM
5 9 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (1.22%) Puppet
6 7 (0.95%) Nagios
7 6 (0.82%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (0.82%) WSUS
8 5 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.54%) vRealize
9 4 (0.54%) Webmin
9 4 (0.54%) Xymon
10 3 (0.41%) Ansible
10 3 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.41%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 325 (44.22%) Microsoft
2 73 (9.93%) VMware
3 55 (7.48%) Oracle
4 35 (4.76%) Citrix
5 34 (4.63%) HP
6 27 (3.67%) RedGate
7 23 (3.13%) Cisco
8 20 (2.72%) Tableau
9 16 (2.18%) SAP
10 14 (1.90%) Dell
11 13 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (1.63%) Cloudera
12 12 (1.63%) Symantec
13 11 (1.50%) IBM
13 11 (1.50%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.36%) NetApp
15 9 (1.22%) Google
15 9 (1.22%) ION Trading
15 9 (1.22%) Telerik
15 9 (1.22%) Veeam