Period
to 27 November 2021

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 27 November 2021 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
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 675 499 558
Rank change year-on-year -176 +59 -109
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 163 58 251
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.86% 0.70% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 42 189
10th Percentile £208 £230 £300
25th Percentile £351 £336 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £492 £406 £415
Median % change year-on-year +20.98% -2.11% +3.75%
75th Percentile £575 £438 £506
90th Percentile £591 £480 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £379 £400
% change year-on-year +5.61% -5.31% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
10th Percentile " £12.48 £17.04
25th Percentile £51.25 £13.19 £22.87
Median hourly rate £52.50 £15.25 £28.25
Median % change year-on-year +244.26% -46.02% +8.22%
75th Percentile £53.75 £18.19 £32.50
90th Percentile " £19.43 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.25 £28.25
% change year-on-year - -46.02% +8.22%

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 18,973 8,259 17,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.47% 22.68% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,461 5,685 12,245
10th Percentile £359 £313 £318
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £635 £588 £575
90th Percentile £720 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £431 £438
% change year-on-year +7.89% -1.49% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 140 249
10th Percentile £16.69 £12.63 £12.60
25th Percentile £24.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate £39.08 £27.23 £27.94
Median % change year-on-year +43.50% -2.54% +1.18%
75th Percentile £58.13 £49.06 £44.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £61.33 £66.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.40 £23.43 £26.00
% change year-on-year +68.16% -9.88% -7.14%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2008 over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 14 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 27 November 2021. 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 -151 139 £488 +25.00% 40
UK excluding London -103 77 £400 +5.61% 29
London -153 65 £525 +16.67% 12
Work from Home -173 44 £525 +23.53% 6
South East -66 28 £413 -0.60% 9
North of England -55 20 £439 +25.29% 11
North West -45 14 £450 +28.57% 7
Midlands -62 13 £427 +53.18% 6
East of England -43 9 £350 -8.50% 2
West Midlands -61 7 £427 +100.94% 4
East Midlands -28 6 £360 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire - 6 £427 - 4
Scotland -65 5 £388 - 1
South West -53 3 £550 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, 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.

1 163 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 116 (71.17%) SQL
3 79 (48.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 74 (45.40%) Windows
5 66 (40.49%) Microsoft
6 63 (38.65%) .NET
7 55 (33.74%) C#
8 50 (30.67%) Active Directory
8 50 (30.67%) Windows Server
9 49 (30.06%) SQL Server 2016
10 46 (28.22%) Azure
11 42 (25.77%) T-SQL
11 42 (25.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 41 (25.15%) SQL Server 2014
13 40 (24.54%) PowerShell
14 39 (23.93%) Migration
15 35 (21.47%) VMware
16 34 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
16 34 (20.86%) SQL Server 2019
17 33 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
18 30 (18.40%) Problem-Solving
18 30 (18.40%) Social Skills
19 29 (17.79%) Windows Server 2008
20 28 (17.18%) Security Cleared
21 26 (15.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 25 (15.34%) Linux
22 25 (15.34%) DV Cleared
23 24 (14.72%) SC Cleared
23 24 (14.72%) Performance Optimisation
23 24 (14.72%) ETL

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 21 (12.88%) IIS
2 15 (9.20%) SharePoint
3 12 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (6.13%) MS Exchange
5 7 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.68%) Confluence
7 3 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.23%) Camunda
9 1 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (5.52%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.84%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 46 (28.22%) Azure
2 17 (10.43%) Microsoft 365
3 10 (6.13%) GitHub
4 8 (4.91%) Power Platform
4 8 (4.91%) SaaS
5 7 (4.29%) AWS
5 7 (4.29%) IaaS
5 7 (4.29%) PaaS
6 6 (3.68%) Azure Logic Apps
6 6 (3.68%) GCP
7 5 (3.07%) Azure Key Vault
7 5 (3.07%) Azure Storage
8 3 (1.84%) Azure Service Bus
9 2 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (1.23%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.23%) Cohesity
9 2 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.23%) Snowflake
10 1 (0.61%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.20%) DNS
2 14 (8.59%) DHCP
3 10 (6.13%) SAN
4 8 (4.91%) Firewall
5 7 (4.29%) NAS
6 6 (3.68%) Kerberos
6 6 (3.68%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.07%) IPv4
7 5 (3.07%) iSCSI
7 5 (3.07%) Network Security
8 4 (2.45%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.84%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.84%) VoIP
9 3 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.23%) LAN
10 2 (1.23%) VLAN
10 2 (1.23%) Wireless
10 2 (1.23%) WLAN
11 1 (0.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 79 (48.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 49 (30.06%) SQL Server 2016
4 42 (25.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (25.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 34 (20.86%) SQL Server 2019
7 26 (15.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (11.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (11.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (10.43%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (9.82%) Relational Database
12 14 (8.59%) SQL Server 2017
13 13 (7.98%) Oracle Database
13 13 (7.98%) RDBMS
14 11 (6.75%) Oracle Database 12c
15 10 (6.13%) MySQL
16 8 (4.91%) Power BI
17 7 (4.29%) DTS
17 7 (4.29%) QlikView
18 5 (3.07%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 22 (13.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 13 (7.98%) Visual Studio
3 12 (7.36%) Subversion
4 11 (6.75%) JIRA
5 10 (6.13%) Git (software)
6 9 (5.52%) TeamCity
7 7 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (3.68%) ReSharper
8 6 (3.68%) Toad
8 6 (3.68%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (3.68%) YouTrack
9 4 (2.45%) Ant
9 4 (2.45%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.45%) IntelliJ
9 4 (2.45%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.45%) Maven
10 2 (1.23%) ERwin
10 2 (1.23%) NUnit
10 2 (1.23%) Serena SBM
11 1 (0.61%) Selenium
General
1 30 (18.40%) Social Skills
2 24 (14.72%) Finance
3 15 (9.20%) Banking
4 6 (3.68%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.68%) Retail
5 5 (3.07%) Automotive
6 4 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.23%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.23%) Front Office
7 2 (1.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 2 (1.23%) Law
7 2 (1.23%) Legal
7 2 (1.23%) Marketing
7 2 (1.23%) Military
7 2 (1.23%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.61%) International Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (38.65%) Developer
2 33 (20.25%) DBA
2 33 (20.25%) SQL DBA
3 22 (13.50%) .NET Developer
4 15 (9.20%) Analyst
4 15 (9.20%) SQL Developer
5 10 (6.13%) .NET Software Developer
5 10 (6.13%) .NET Software Engineer
5 10 (6.13%) Software Developer
5 10 (6.13%) Software Engineer
6 9 (5.52%) C# Developer
7 8 (4.91%) Senior Developer
7 8 (4.91%) SQL Server Developer
8 7 (4.29%) Head of Business Intelligence
8 7 (4.29%) ServiceNow Developer
8 7 (4.29%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Senior SQL Developer
9 6 (3.68%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (38.65%) .NET
2 20 (12.27%) .NET Framework
3 15 (9.20%) AngularJS
4 14 (8.59%) XML
5 13 (7.98%) ASP.NET
6 12 (7.36%) Web Services
7 10 (6.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (6.13%) CSS
7 10 (6.13%) HTML
7 10 (6.13%) JSON
8 9 (5.52%) REST
8 9 (5.52%) SOAP
9 7 (4.29%) XSLT
10 6 (3.68%) HTML5
10 6 (3.68%) jQuery
10 6 (3.68%) Kendo UI
10 6 (3.68%) WCF
10 6 (3.68%) WinForms
11 5 (3.07%) .NET Core
12 4 (2.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.11%) Clustering
2 9 (5.52%) User Experience
3 8 (4.91%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.91%) NHS
4 6 (3.68%) Replication
5 5 (3.07%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.07%) Digital Signage
6 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.84%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.84%) Handset
7 3 (1.84%) iPad
8 2 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.23%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.23%) Legacy Systems
8 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.61%) FMCG
9 1 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.61%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 74 (45.40%) Windows
2 50 (30.67%) Windows Server
3 29 (17.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (15.34%) Linux
5 22 (13.50%) Windows 10
5 22 (13.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (8.59%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (7.36%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.07%) Solaris
9 4 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (1.84%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.61%) AIX
12 1 (0.61%) Android
12 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.93%) Migration
2 34 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (18.40%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (14.72%) ETL
4 24 (14.72%) Performance Optimisation
5 17 (10.43%) CRM
5 17 (10.43%) Test Automation
6 15 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (8.59%) Clean Code
7 14 (8.59%) MVC
7 14 (8.59%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (8.59%) Software Engineering
8 12 (7.36%) Use Case
9 11 (6.75%) ITIL
10 10 (6.13%) DevOps
10 10 (6.13%) Full Stack Development
10 10 (6.13%) Microservices
11 9 (5.52%) Data Migration
11 9 (5.52%) Data Transformation
12 8 (4.91%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 116 (71.17%) SQL
2 55 (33.74%) C#
3 42 (25.77%) T-SQL
4 40 (24.54%) PowerShell
5 20 (12.27%) JavaScript
6 18 (11.04%) Java
7 13 (7.98%) VB.NET
8 11 (6.75%) Python
9 10 (6.13%) C++
10 9 (5.52%) Ruby
11 7 (4.29%) C
12 6 (3.68%) Scala
13 5 (3.07%) PL/SQL
14 4 (2.45%) VB
15 3 (1.84%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.84%) Perl
15 3 (1.84%) TypeScript
16 2 (1.23%) PHP
16 2 (1.23%) VBA
17 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (17.18%) Security Cleared
2 25 (15.34%) DV Cleared
3 24 (14.72%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.91%) Degree
6 7 (4.29%) MCSA
7 5 (3.07%) MCITP
8 4 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.45%) MCSE
9 3 (1.84%) CCA
9 3 (1.84%) CCNA
9 3 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.84%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.84%) MCP
9 3 (1.84%) MCTS
9 3 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.61%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.52%) QA
2 5 (3.07%) GDPR
2 5 (3.07%) SLA
3 3 (1.84%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (30.67%) Active Directory
2 33 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.75%) XenApp
4 9 (5.52%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.91%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.68%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.07%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 5 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (3.07%) NFS
7 5 (3.07%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.84%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.84%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.23%) Docker
10 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (13.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 11 (6.75%) Control-M
3 9 (5.52%) SCCM
4 5 (3.07%) Ansible
4 5 (3.07%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.07%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.45%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (2.45%) SCOM
5 4 (2.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.84%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (1.84%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.84%) Data Guard
6 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (1.23%) OpenView
7 2 (1.23%) QRadar
7 2 (1.23%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (40.49%) Microsoft
2 35 (21.47%) VMware
3 21 (12.88%) Red Hat
4 17 (10.43%) Oracle
5 11 (6.75%) BMC
5 11 (6.75%) Citrix
5 11 (6.75%) ServiceNow
6 9 (5.52%) HP
7 8 (4.91%) McAfee
8 7 (4.29%) EMC
9 6 (3.68%) Cisco
9 6 (3.68%) DevExpress
9 6 (3.68%) Ivanti
9 6 (3.68%) Shavlik
9 6 (3.68%) Sybase
9 6 (3.68%) Telerik
10 5 (3.07%) Databricks
10 5 (3.07%) Symantec
11 4 (2.45%) IBM
11 4 (2.45%) SAP