Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 512 416 279
Rank change year-on-year -96 -137 -50
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 363 547 847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.54% 0.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.80% 2.41% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 384 629
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £300 £275 £267
90th Percentile £675 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 17
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £26.90 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.99% -30.13% +6.94%
10th Percentile £38.25 £22.55 £17.10
90th Percentile £44.75 £58.00 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £26.45 £38.50
% change year-on-year +60.68% -31.30% +6.94%

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 20,221 22,683 20,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.19% 22.52% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,854 15,784 13,778
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £635 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 231 272
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +11.67% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.26 £14.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.80 £55.00 £52.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +4.48% +11.67% +5.26%

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 26 June 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
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 26 June 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 -79 343 £425 +6.25% 31
UK excluding London -97 183 £375 - 28
London +9 174 £454 -1.84% 4
South East -37 57 £375 -6.25% 9
North of England +7 50 £375 +7.14% 8
Midlands -23 24 £400 +3.90% 6
Yorkshire +3 23 £325 - 6
North West +25 20 £375 - 2
South West -33 19 £400 +8.11% 2
East Midlands +23 16 £450 +16.13% 4
East of England -16 15 £413 -2.94% 2
Scotland +9 10 £365 +8.15%
West Midlands -35 8 £375 +7.14% 2
North East +29 7 £350 +80.65%
Northern Ireland +5 5 £250 -34.27%
Wales -19 3 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 363 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 257 (70.80%) SQL
3 154 (42.42%) Microsoft
3 154 (42.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 149 (41.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 127 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
6 118 (32.51%) .NET
7 117 (32.23%) C#
8 103 (28.37%) Windows
8 103 (28.37%) ETL
9 98 (27.00%) T-SQL
10 95 (26.17%) Business Intelligence
11 94 (25.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 93 (25.62%) Microsoft Azure
13 92 (25.34%) SQL Server 2016
14 76 (20.94%) Data Warehouse
15 74 (20.39%) SQL Server 2005
16 71 (19.56%) Finance
17 68 (18.73%) MVC
18 66 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
19 56 (15.43%) WCF
20 55 (15.15%) SQL Server 2014
21 52 (14.33%) Windows Server 2008
22 51 (14.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 49 (13.50%) Oracle
24 48 (13.22%) Scrum
25 47 (12.95%) ASP.NET
25 47 (12.95%) .NET Framework
25 47 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
26 45 (12.40%) Team Foundation Server

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 (10.74%) IIS
2 13 (3.58%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.38%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.83%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.28%) CMS
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (6.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.83%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 93 (25.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (8.26%) Power Platform
3 26 (7.16%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (4.96%) Office 365
5 10 (2.75%) Azure Data Factory
6 9 (2.48%) PaaS
7 8 (2.20%) IaaS
8 7 (1.93%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (1.65%) SaaS
10 5 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.83%) GitHub
12 2 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.55%) Serverless
13 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.96%) DNS
2 17 (4.68%) DHCP
3 16 (4.41%) SAN
4 14 (3.86%) Firewall
5 6 (1.65%) IPv4
6 5 (1.38%) NAS
6 5 (1.38%) VoIP
7 3 (0.83%) Broadband
7 3 (0.83%) PBX
7 3 (0.83%) Skype
7 3 (0.83%) SMTP
7 3 (0.83%) SNMP
7 3 (0.83%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.55%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.55%) VLAN
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.28%) Internet
9 1 (0.28%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 363 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 154 (42.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 149 (41.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 94 (25.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 92 (25.34%) SQL Server 2016
6 76 (20.94%) Data Warehouse
7 74 (20.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 55 (15.15%) SQL Server 2014
9 51 (14.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 41 (11.29%) Oracle Database
11 37 (10.19%) SQL Server 2017
12 33 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
13 30 (8.26%) Power BI
14 27 (7.44%) Big Data
15 25 (6.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 20 (5.51%) Star Schema
17 19 (5.23%) Oracle BI EE
18 17 (4.68%) Relational Database
19 15 (4.13%) Azure SQL Database
20 14 (3.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 45 (12.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (11.29%) Visual Studio
3 34 (9.37%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.03%) TeamCity
5 8 (2.20%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.93%) Selenium
6 7 (1.93%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.10%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.10%) JIRA
7 4 (1.10%) NUnit
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (1.10%) Subversion
7 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 3 (0.83%) Hudson
8 3 (0.83%) MbUnit
8 3 (0.83%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.83%) MSTest
8 3 (0.83%) WinDbg
9 2 (0.55%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 71 (19.56%) Finance
2 40 (11.02%) Front Office
3 23 (6.34%) Banking
4 11 (3.03%) Retail
5 10 (2.75%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.20%) Legal
6 8 (2.20%) Marketing
7 5 (1.38%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.83%) Back Office
10 2 (0.55%) French Language
10 2 (0.55%) German Language
11 1 (0.28%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 194 (53.44%) Developer
2 80 (22.04%) DBA
3 70 (19.28%) SQL Developer
4 67 (18.46%) SQL DBA
5 61 (16.80%) C# Developer
6 55 (15.15%) .NET Developer
7 37 (10.19%) SQL Server DBA
8 28 (7.71%) C# WPF Developer
8 28 (7.71%) WPF Developer
9 27 (7.44%) Administrator
10 24 (6.61%) Angular Developer
11 21 (5.79%) Analyst
12 20 (5.51%) Senior Developer
13 19 (5.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 19 (5.23%) C# .NET Developer
14 13 (3.58%) Analytics Developer
14 13 (3.58%) C# WCF Developer
14 13 (3.58%) WCF Developer
15 12 (3.31%) SQL Server Developer
15 12 (3.31%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (32.51%) .NET
2 56 (15.43%) WCF
3 47 (12.95%) .NET Framework
3 47 (12.95%) ASP.NET
4 43 (11.85%) Web Services
5 36 (9.92%) AngularJS
5 36 (9.92%) ASP.NET Web API
6 35 (9.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 33 (9.09%) Entity Framework
8 31 (8.54%) HTML
8 31 (8.54%) WPF
9 25 (6.89%) XML
10 23 (6.34%) CSS
11 20 (5.51%) HTML5
12 19 (5.23%) jQuery
13 18 (4.96%) D3.js
14 14 (3.86%) Ajax
15 10 (2.75%) .NET Core
16 9 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 9 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (9.37%) Replication
3 32 (8.82%) Fixed Income
4 31 (8.54%) Derivative
4 31 (8.54%) OTC Derivatives
5 23 (6.34%) Clustering
6 18 (4.96%) Hedge funds
7 7 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.38%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.83%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.83%) Handset
11 3 (0.83%) PKI
12 2 (0.55%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.55%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.55%) NHS
12 2 (0.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 103 (28.37%) Windows
2 52 (14.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (11.02%) Windows Server
4 26 (7.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (5.79%) Windows 10
6 13 (3.58%) Linux
7 12 (3.31%) Windows 7
8 8 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.93%) Unix
10 6 (1.65%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.83%) Android
12 3 (0.83%) Solaris
12 3 (0.83%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.28%) AIX
13 1 (0.28%) Fedora
13 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (28.37%) ETL
3 95 (26.17%) Business Intelligence
4 68 (18.73%) MVC
5 66 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
6 48 (13.22%) Scrum
7 47 (12.95%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (11.29%) SOLID
9 38 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (10.47%) Dependency Injection
9 38 (10.47%) Migration
10 36 (9.92%) Analytics
10 36 (9.92%) Asset Management
11 34 (9.37%) Portfolio Management
12 28 (7.71%) MVVM
13 27 (7.44%) Kimball Methodology
14 25 (6.89%) High Availability
15 20 (5.51%) Decision-Making
15 20 (5.51%) Inmon Methodology
15 20 (5.51%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 257 (70.80%) SQL
2 117 (32.23%) C#
3 98 (27.00%) T-SQL
4 42 (11.57%) JavaScript
5 28 (7.71%) PowerShell
6 24 (6.61%) PL/SQL
7 17 (4.68%) VBA
8 14 (3.86%) VB
9 12 (3.31%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.48%) VBScript
11 8 (2.20%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.20%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (1.10%) Python
14 3 (0.83%) C
14 3 (0.83%) C++
15 2 (0.55%) AWK
15 2 (0.55%) Perl
15 2 (0.55%) Ruby
16 1 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (7.16%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (6.34%) Degree
4 15 (4.13%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.75%) MCSE
6 9 (2.48%) DV Cleared
7 8 (2.20%) MCITP
8 7 (1.93%) MCSA
9 6 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.65%) Master's Degree
10 5 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.38%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.10%) CCNP
11 4 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.83%) CCSP
12 3 (0.83%) CCVP
12 3 (0.83%) MCDBA
12 3 (0.83%) MCP
13 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.31%) SLA
2 11 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.10%) GDPR
5 2 (0.55%) QA
6 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (9.64%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.23%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.93%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.38%) Docker
7 4 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.83%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.55%) vCloud
9 2 (0.55%) XenApp
10 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (3.86%) SCOM
2 10 (2.75%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (2.20%) SCCM
4 7 (1.93%) Ansible
5 2 (0.55%) Control-M
5 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.55%) WSUS
6 1 (0.28%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.28%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.28%) MIIS
6 1 (0.28%) Nessus
6 1 (0.28%) Netcool
6 1 (0.28%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.28%) Netcool/Webtop
6 1 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 154 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 49 (13.50%) Oracle
3 38 (10.47%) Telerik
4 22 (6.06%) VMware
5 13 (3.58%) Citrix
6 11 (3.03%) SAP
7 8 (2.20%) HP
7 8 (2.20%) Teradata
8 7 (1.93%) BMC
8 7 (1.93%) Cisco
8 7 (1.93%) Informatica
9 6 (1.65%) Dell
9 6 (1.65%) IBM
9 6 (1.65%) Netezza
9 6 (1.65%) Remedy
10 5 (1.38%) Sybase
10 5 (1.38%) Tableau
11 4 (1.10%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.10%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.83%) Sonus