Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 439 343 258
Rank change year-on-year -96 -85 -119
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 532 744 1,083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.73% 1.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.31% 3.30% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 566 764
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £225 £300 £263
90th Percentile £550 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 17
UK median hourly rate £26.05 £31.00 £39.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.96% -20.92% +37.54%
10th Percentile £14.00 £17.50 £13.05
90th Percentile £36.08 £58.75 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.05 £31.00 £40.85
% change year-on-year -15.96% -24.11% +40.86%

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 23,031 22,557 23,901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.49% 22.09% 22.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,016 15,404 15,873
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £285
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 285 369
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £31.15 £28.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +10.54% -2.83%
10th Percentile £13.47 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £58.00 £52.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.18
% change year-on-year - +24.20% -6.07%

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 18 November 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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 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 -94 486 £400 - 198
UK excluding London -72 331 £363 -3.33% 142
London -84 192 £475 +5.44% 63
South East -44 107 £360 -8.75% 34
North of England -82 60 £340 -0.44% 45
East of England +21 52 £400 - 11
Midlands -11 38 £368 +8.09% 32
South West -36 36 £325 -13.33% 13
North West -16 34 £325 -13.33% 27
Wales -10 27 £413 +17.86% 2
Yorkshire -57 26 £340 - 18
East Midlands +23 24 £380 +11.76% 13
West Midlands -31 14 £331 -1.85% 19
Scotland -28 9 £170 -58.99% 4
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 532 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 356 (66.92%) SQL
3 272 (51.13%) Microsoft
4 204 (38.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 167 (31.39%) Windows
6 166 (31.20%) C#
7 160 (30.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 159 (29.89%) T-SQL
8 159 (29.89%) .NET
9 135 (25.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 134 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
11 122 (22.93%) ETL
11 122 (22.93%) Finance
12 118 (22.18%) Data Warehouse
13 102 (19.17%) Business Intelligence
14 92 (17.29%) Windows Server
15 85 (15.98%) Microsoft Azure
16 83 (15.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 82 (15.41%) JavaScript
18 81 (15.23%) MVC
18 81 (15.23%) .NET Framework
19 80 (15.04%) Windows Server 2008
19 80 (15.04%) ASP.NET
20 73 (13.72%) Active Directory
20 73 (13.72%) SQL Server 2016
21 72 (13.53%) SQL Server 2014
22 66 (12.41%) SQL Server 2005
23 65 (12.22%) MS Exchange
24 63 (11.84%) Oracle
25 61 (11.47%) XML

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 (12.22%) MS Exchange
2 49 (9.21%) SharePoint
3 39 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (7.14%) IIS
5 16 (3.01%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (3.01%) CMS
6 15 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (2.07%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.88%) NServiceBus
10 9 (1.69%) Skype for Business
11 7 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (1.13%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.75%) Confluence
13 4 (0.75%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.56%) Drupal
14 3 (0.56%) Kentico
14 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 40 (7.52%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.50%) Infor M3
1 8 (1.50%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.38%) Cerner Millennium
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.38%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.38%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.19%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.19%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.19%) Maximo
4 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 85 (15.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (7.89%) Office 365
3 39 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.07%) PaaS
5 9 (1.69%) IaaS
6 7 (1.32%) Azure Data Factory
7 6 (1.13%) npm
8 5 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.75%) SaaS
10 3 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.56%) Serverless
11 2 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.33%) DNS
2 22 (4.14%) DHCP
3 18 (3.38%) Firewall
4 15 (2.82%) VLAN
5 11 (2.07%) SMTP
5 11 (2.07%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.88%) Internet
6 10 (1.88%) SAN
6 10 (1.88%) VPN
7 9 (1.69%) Skype
8 8 (1.50%) HTTP
8 8 (1.50%) LAN
9 5 (0.94%) VSAN
10 4 (0.75%) Intranet
11 3 (0.56%) IMAP
11 3 (0.56%) NAS
11 3 (0.56%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.56%) WAN
12 2 (0.38%) VoIP
12 2 (0.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 532 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 204 (38.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 160 (30.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 135 (25.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 118 (22.18%) Data Warehouse
6 83 (15.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 73 (13.72%) SQL Server 2016
8 72 (13.53%) SQL Server 2014
9 66 (12.41%) SQL Server 2005
10 58 (10.90%) Relational Database
11 42 (7.89%) Oracle Database
12 27 (5.08%) Oracle Database 11g
13 25 (4.70%) Power BI
13 25 (4.70%) RDBMS
14 21 (3.95%) OLAP
15 20 (3.76%) Oracle Database 10g
16 17 (3.20%) SQL Server 2000
17 16 (3.01%) MySQL
18 15 (2.82%) NoSQL
19 13 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 50 (9.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 49 (9.21%) Visual Studio
3 19 (3.57%) ReSharper
4 18 (3.38%) Git (software)
5 17 (3.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 17 (3.20%) TeamCity
6 14 (2.63%) Selenium
7 13 (2.44%) NUnit
8 11 (2.07%) Moq
8 11 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (1.88%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 9 (1.69%) Artifactory
10 9 (1.69%) Bitbucket
10 9 (1.69%) NCrunch
11 8 (1.50%) Jenkins
11 8 (1.50%) Toad
12 7 (1.32%) JIRA
12 7 (1.32%) Subversion
13 6 (1.13%) ERwin
13 6 (1.13%) Mercurial
General
1 122 (22.93%) Finance
2 49 (9.21%) Banking
3 27 (5.08%) Investment Banking
4 19 (3.57%) Retail
5 18 (3.38%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.82%) Marketing
7 12 (2.26%) Back Office
8 9 (1.69%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.50%) Front Office
10 5 (0.94%) Electronics
11 3 (0.56%) Law
11 3 (0.56%) Local Government
12 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.38%) Legal
13 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) Billing
13 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 284 (53.38%) Developer
2 104 (19.55%) SQL Developer
3 80 (15.04%) .NET Developer
4 65 (12.22%) C# Developer
5 55 (10.34%) DBA
6 54 (10.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 53 (9.96%) SQL DBA
8 52 (9.77%) Senior Developer
9 47 (8.83%) Analyst
10 42 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
11 26 (4.89%) SQL BI Developer
12 23 (4.32%) Senior .NET Developer
13 22 (4.14%) SQL Server Developer
14 21 (3.95%) SSIS Developer
14 21 (3.95%) T-SQL Developer
15 20 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (3.76%) Senior C# Developer
16 19 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
17 18 (3.38%) Database Engineer
18 17 (3.20%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (29.89%) .NET
2 81 (15.23%) .NET Framework
3 80 (15.04%) ASP.NET
4 61 (11.47%) XML
5 60 (11.28%) HTML
6 56 (10.53%) Web Services
7 55 (10.34%) Entity Framework
8 54 (10.15%) AngularJS
9 53 (9.96%) WCF
10 49 (9.21%) CSS
10 49 (9.21%) jQuery
11 46 (8.65%) ASP.NET MVC
12 45 (8.46%) ASP.NET Web API
13 26 (4.89%) HTML5
14 23 (4.32%) Ajax
15 20 (3.76%) LINQ
15 20 (3.76%) REST
16 19 (3.57%) WPF
17 16 (3.01%) KnockoutJS
17 16 (3.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.14%) Clustering
3 19 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 13 (2.44%) Fixed Income
4 13 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.26%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.07%) PKI
7 10 (1.88%) N-Tier
8 9 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.69%) Fintech
8 9 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.69%) NHS
9 8 (1.50%) W3C
10 7 (1.32%) Replication
11 5 (0.94%) CESG
12 3 (0.56%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.56%) HP Storage
12 3 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 167 (31.39%) Windows
2 92 (17.29%) Windows Server
3 80 (15.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (7.52%) Linux
5 39 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (5.64%) Windows 7
7 23 (4.32%) Windows 10
8 17 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.50%) Unix
11 5 (0.94%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.75%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.56%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.38%) Debian
14 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.19%) Android
15 1 (0.19%) Solaris
15 1 (0.19%) VMS
15 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (22.93%) ETL
3 102 (19.17%) Business Intelligence
4 81 (15.23%) MVC
5 54 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
6 53 (9.96%) Data Modelling
7 49 (9.21%) Migration
7 49 (9.21%) SDLC
8 48 (9.02%) TDD
9 47 (8.83%) Performance Tuning
10 44 (8.27%) Kimball Methodology
11 33 (6.20%) Scrum
12 29 (5.45%) Data Analysis
13 27 (5.08%) Analytics
14 25 (4.70%) Unit Testing
15 24 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 23 (4.32%) E-Commerce
17 22 (4.14%) Data Management
17 22 (4.14%) ITIL
18 21 (3.95%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 356 (66.92%) SQL
2 166 (31.20%) C#
3 159 (29.89%) T-SQL
4 82 (15.41%) JavaScript
5 46 (8.65%) PowerShell
6 27 (5.08%) TypeScript
7 23 (4.32%) VB
8 17 (3.20%) PL/SQL
9 13 (2.44%) R
10 12 (2.26%) VB.NET
11 10 (1.88%) Python
11 10 (1.88%) VBScript
12 8 (1.50%) Java
12 8 (1.50%) VB6
13 7 (1.32%) VBA
14 6 (1.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 5 (0.94%) ActionScript 2.0
15 5 (0.94%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.94%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (6.95%) Security Cleared
2 31 (5.83%) Degree
3 28 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.82%) MCSE
5 12 (2.26%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.88%) MCITP
7 8 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.50%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.56%) HNC
9 3 (0.56%) MCSA
10 2 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.38%) ISEB
10 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.26%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.50%) QA
3 6 (1.13%) GDPR
3 6 (1.13%) HL7
3 6 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.94%) SLA
5 4 (0.75%) IFRS
5 4 (0.75%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.19%) EMIR
7 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.19%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.19%) MiFID
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 73 (13.72%) Active Directory
2 36 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.95%) vSphere
4 18 (3.38%) XenApp
5 15 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.07%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.13%) Docker
7 6 (1.13%) HDFS
8 5 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.56%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.56%) SRDF
9 3 (0.56%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 39 (7.33%) SCCM
2 25 (4.70%) SCOM
3 17 (3.20%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (1.69%) NetBackup
4 9 (1.69%) WSUS
5 7 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.13%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (1.13%) Oozie
7 5 (0.94%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.94%) OVSD
7 5 (0.94%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.56%) Control-M
9 3 (0.56%) SCSM
10 2 (0.38%) SQL Sentry
10 2 (0.38%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.19%) Foglight
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 272 (51.13%) Microsoft
2 63 (11.84%) Oracle
3 55 (10.34%) VMware
4 25 (4.70%) HP
5 24 (4.51%) Citrix
6 18 (3.38%) Informatica
6 18 (3.38%) SAP
7 16 (3.01%) Red Hat
8 11 (2.07%) Symantec
9 10 (1.88%) McAfee
9 10 (1.88%) Telerik
10 9 (1.69%) DevExpress
10 9 (1.69%) Teradata
11 8 (1.50%) Netezza
12 7 (1.32%) Huawei
12 7 (1.32%) Infor
12 7 (1.32%) RedGate
12 7 (1.32%) Sitecore
12 7 (1.32%) Veeam
12 7 (1.32%) Workday