Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 475 508 441
Rank change year-on-year +33 -67 -173
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 130 364 529
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.40% 0.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.37% 1.80% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 285 360
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £316 £300 £275
90th Percentile £538 £675 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.53% +20.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year - -8.11% +17.09%

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 9,518 20,189 22,596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.29% 22.28% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,233 13,794 15,711
Median daily rate £495 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +1.06% +7.43%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.68% +5.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 246 237
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
10th Percentile £16.00 £14.17 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.65 £57.50 £53.60
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +27.27%

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 6 June 2020.

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 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 6 June 2020. 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 +35 112 £425 - 17
UK excluding London +80 80 £400 +6.67% 13
London +53 46 £475 +4.63% 6
South East +91 22 £402 +7.23% 2
North of England +66 21 £400 +6.67% 5
Scotland +52 13 £425 +16.44% 2
North West +45 11 £363 -3.33% 5
Work from Home +17 11 £430 +32.31%
East of England +60 10 £413 -2.94% 3
South West +51 10 £419 +4.69% 1
Yorkshire +53 7 £425 +28.30%
West Midlands +65 3 £350 -9.68%
Midlands +54 3 £350 -17.65%
North East +28 3 £375 -
Wales +28 1 £438 +9.38%

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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.

1 130 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 85 (65.38%) SQL
3 84 (64.62%) Microsoft
4 54 (41.54%) .NET
5 52 (40.00%) Windows
6 51 (39.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 48 (36.92%) C#
8 46 (35.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 44 (33.85%) T-SQL
10 40 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
10 40 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
11 38 (29.23%) Azure
12 36 (27.69%) VMware
13 34 (26.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 34 (26.15%) Windows Server
14 31 (23.85%) Migration
15 30 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
16 29 (22.31%) SQL Server 2016
17 27 (20.77%) Web Services
18 26 (20.00%) Active Directory
19 25 (19.23%) MVC
19 25 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
20 23 (17.69%) .NET Framework
20 23 (17.69%) JavaScript
21 22 (16.92%) Security Cleared
22 21 (16.15%) XML
22 21 (16.15%) ASP.NET
22 21 (16.15%) Business Intelligence
23 20 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
23 20 (15.38%) Windows Server 2016

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 17 (13.08%) IIS
2 13 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.15%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.08%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.31%) CMS
5 3 (2.31%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.31%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (2.31%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.54%) Apache
6 2 (1.54%) nginx
7 1 (0.77%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.77%) Confluence
7 1 (0.77%) Drupal
7 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (9.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.31%) Line 500
3 1 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 38 (29.23%) Azure
2 15 (11.54%) Office 365
3 7 (5.38%) Power Platform
4 5 (3.85%) AWS
5 4 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (2.31%) PowerApps
7 2 (1.54%) IaaS
8 1 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.77%) GCP
8 1 (0.77%) GitHub
8 1 (0.77%) PaaS
8 1 (0.77%) SaaS
8 1 (0.77%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.15%) SAN
2 5 (3.85%) LAN
2 5 (3.85%) WAN
3 4 (3.08%) DHCP
3 4 (3.08%) DNS
4 3 (2.31%) Firewall
4 3 (2.31%) Internet
4 3 (2.31%) NetScaler
4 3 (2.31%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.77%) 802.11
6 1 (0.77%) HTTP
6 1 (0.77%) IPsec
6 1 (0.77%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.77%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.77%) MPLS
6 1 (0.77%) SMTP
6 1 (0.77%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.77%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (39.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 46 (35.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 40 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 34 (26.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (22.31%) SQL Server 2016
7 20 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (14.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (9.23%) SQL Server 2017
11 11 (8.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (6.92%) Relational Database
13 8 (6.15%) MongoDB
14 7 (5.38%) DTS
14 7 (5.38%) RDBMS
15 6 (4.62%) MySQL
15 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2000
16 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database
17 4 (3.08%) Big Data
17 4 (3.08%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 14 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.31%) Fiddler
3 3 (2.31%) Selenium
3 3 (2.31%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.54%) JIRA
4 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.77%) Hudson
5 1 (0.77%) MSI
5 1 (0.77%) Serena SBM
5 1 (0.77%) Subversion
5 1 (0.77%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.77%) Toad
General
1 19 (14.62%) Finance
2 13 (10.00%) Public Sector
3 3 (2.31%) Law
3 3 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.54%) Retail
5 1 (0.77%) Arabic Language
5 1 (0.77%) Automotive
5 1 (0.77%) French Language
5 1 (0.77%) German Language
Job Titles
1 62 (47.69%) Developer
2 25 (19.23%) DBA
3 21 (16.15%) .NET Developer
4 17 (13.08%) SQL DBA
5 15 (11.54%) SQL Developer
6 8 (6.15%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (6.15%) C# Developer
7 7 (5.38%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.62%) Administrator
8 6 (4.62%) Analyst
8 6 (4.62%) Azure Engineer
8 6 (4.62%) Oracle DBA
8 6 (4.62%) ServiceNow Developer
8 6 (4.62%) SQL Server DBA
9 5 (3.85%) Angular Developer
9 5 (3.85%) Azure Developer
9 5 (3.85%) CRM Developer
9 5 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) Server Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (41.54%) .NET
2 27 (20.77%) Web Services
3 23 (17.69%) .NET Framework
4 21 (16.15%) ASP.NET
4 21 (16.15%) XML
5 17 (13.08%) Entity Framework
6 15 (11.54%) AngularJS
7 13 (10.00%) jQuery
7 13 (10.00%) SOAP
8 12 (9.23%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (8.46%) CSS
10 10 (7.69%) HTML
10 10 (7.69%) REST
11 9 (6.92%) WCF
12 8 (6.15%) .NET Core
12 8 (6.15%) React
13 7 (5.38%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (4.62%) JSON
14 6 (4.62%) Node.js
14 6 (4.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.23%) Clustering
2 10 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.08%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.08%) NHS
3 4 (3.08%) Spread Betting
4 3 (2.31%) CMDB
4 3 (2.31%) EMC VNX
4 3 (2.31%) Grid Computing
5 2 (1.54%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.54%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.54%) Replication
5 2 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.77%) CESG
6 1 (0.77%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.77%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.77%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 52 (40.00%) Windows
2 34 (26.15%) Windows Server
3 30 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (15.38%) Windows Server 2016
5 18 (13.85%) Linux
6 15 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (8.46%) Windows 10
8 7 (5.38%) Unix
9 6 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.31%) Solaris
11 2 (1.54%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.77%) AIX
12 1 (0.77%) Android
12 1 (0.77%) HPUX
12 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.85%) Migration
3 25 (19.23%) MVC
4 21 (16.15%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (13.85%) Performance Tuning
6 16 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (11.54%) ETL
7 15 (11.54%) Scrum
8 14 (10.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (10.77%) ITIL
9 12 (9.23%) CRM
10 11 (8.46%) High Availability
11 9 (6.92%) Data Migration
11 9 (6.92%) SOA
12 8 (6.15%) Analytics
12 8 (6.15%) DevOps
13 7 (5.38%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (5.38%) Decision-Making
14 6 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 6 (4.62%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (65.38%) SQL
2 48 (36.92%) C#
3 44 (33.85%) T-SQL
4 23 (17.69%) JavaScript
5 15 (11.54%) PowerShell
6 8 (6.15%) Perl
6 8 (6.15%) VB.NET
7 6 (4.62%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.85%) Korn
8 5 (3.85%) Python
8 5 (3.85%) VBA
9 4 (3.08%) VB
9 4 (3.08%) VBScript
10 3 (2.31%) C
10 3 (2.31%) Ruby
11 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.54%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 22 (16.92%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.85%) MCITP
5 4 (3.08%) MCAD
5 4 (3.08%) MCPD
6 3 (2.31%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.31%) MCSD
7 2 (1.54%) Degree
7 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.77%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.77%) MBA
8 1 (0.77%) MCP
8 1 (0.77%) MCSE
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.54%) QA
3 1 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 26 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 25 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.15%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (5.38%) vSphere
4 7 (5.38%) XenApp
5 4 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (3.08%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.31%) Docker
7 1 (0.77%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.77%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.77%) HDFS
7 1 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 12 (9.23%) SCOM
3 7 (5.38%) SCCM
4 4 (3.08%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.31%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.31%) vRealize
5 3 (2.31%) WSUS
6 2 (1.54%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.77%) Ansible
7 1 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.77%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.77%) Oozie
7 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.77%) Puppet
7 1 (0.77%) QRadar
7 1 (0.77%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.77%) Terraform
7 1 (0.77%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 84 (64.62%) Microsoft
2 36 (27.69%) VMware
3 17 (13.08%) Oracle
4 11 (8.46%) EMC
4 11 (8.46%) Red Hat
5 9 (6.92%) ServiceNow
6 8 (6.15%) NetApp
6 8 (6.15%) Sybase
7 7 (5.38%) Citrix
7 7 (5.38%) IBM
8 6 (4.62%) Cisco
8 6 (4.62%) HP
9 4 (3.08%) Embarcadero
9 4 (3.08%) Lumension
9 4 (3.08%) Tableau
10 3 (2.31%) Informatica
10 3 (2.31%) Sage
10 3 (2.31%) Symantec
10 3 (2.31%) Telerik
10 3 (2.31%) Trillium