Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 442 316 240
Rank change year-on-year -126 -76 -125
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 548 770 1,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.80% 1.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.33% 3.56% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 574 837
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £263 £298 £263
90th Percentile £575 £568 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 30
UK median hourly rate £34.70 £38.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.28% +27.50% +4.91%
10th Percentile £22.88 £19.48 £12.23
90th Percentile £56.25 £72.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.90 £38.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -29.67% +27.50% +5.26%

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 23,495 21,638 24,139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.80% 22.60% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,406 14,416 16,181
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 251 381
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £31.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.26% +8.77% +4.34%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.30 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.98 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £31.75 £29.76
% change year-on-year -9.45% +6.68% +8.23%

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 17 August 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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 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 -133 498 £400 +1.91% 224
UK excluding London -95 328 £375 +7.14% 153
London -107 206 £485 +7.78% 73
South East -57 103 £400 +6.67% 44
North of England -41 78 £343 +0.74% 51
Midlands -26 49 £370 +8.82% 19
North West -18 39 £350 -2.78% 33
East of England -6 37 £400 +6.67% 16
Yorkshire -20 35 £343 +0.74% 16
West Midlands -37 32 £350 +4.48% 5
South West -36 25 £350 -5.91% 21
East Midlands -6 17 £388 +10.71% 14
Scotland -47 16 £306 -9.26% 1
Wales -12 15 £413 +23.60% 1
Northern Ireland +27 5 £403 +46.36%
North East -21 4 £160 -58.71% 2

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 548 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 356 (64.96%) SQL
3 251 (45.80%) Microsoft
4 207 (37.77%) C#
5 193 (35.22%) .NET
6 192 (35.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 190 (34.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 169 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
9 157 (28.65%) T-SQL
10 152 (27.74%) Windows
11 136 (24.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 127 (23.18%) Finance
13 108 (19.71%) Data Warehouse
14 105 (19.16%) Business Intelligence
15 95 (17.34%) ETL
16 88 (16.06%) JavaScript
17 87 (15.88%) ASP.NET
18 86 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
19 85 (15.51%) HTML
19 85 (15.51%) SQL Server 2005
20 81 (14.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 79 (14.42%) XML
21 79 (14.42%) MVC
21 79 (14.42%) SQL Server 2014
22 75 (13.69%) CSS
22 75 (13.69%) Visual Studio
23 74 (13.50%) WCF
23 74 (13.50%) Windows Server 2008
24 72 (13.14%) .NET Framework
25 71 (12.96%) 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 63 (11.50%) SharePoint
2 53 (9.67%) MS Exchange
3 45 (8.21%) IIS
4 43 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (5.84%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (2.19%) CMS
7 12 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.82%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.64%) Apache Spark
9 9 (1.64%) NServiceBus
9 9 (1.64%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.55%) Kentico
11 3 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.36%) Confluence
12 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.36%) SAS
12 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.82%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.09%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.73%) SAP MII
5 3 (0.55%) Maximo
6 2 (0.36%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.36%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.18%) Lorenzo
7 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.18%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 86 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (6.39%) Office 365
4 16 (2.92%) npm
5 13 (2.37%) SaaS
6 12 (2.19%) PaaS
7 10 (1.82%) IaaS
8 9 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon Glacier
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.36%) Boomi
9 2 (0.36%) NuGet
10 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.20%) DNS
2 17 (3.10%) Firewall
3 16 (2.92%) DHCP
3 16 (2.92%) SMTP
4 15 (2.74%) HTTP
5 10 (1.82%) SAN
5 10 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.64%) LAN
6 9 (1.64%) VLAN
7 8 (1.46%) VPN
8 7 (1.28%) Skype
9 6 (1.09%) FTP
9 6 (1.09%) Internet
10 5 (0.91%) NetScaler
11 4 (0.73%) VoIP
11 4 (0.73%) WAN
12 3 (0.55%) IMAP
12 3 (0.55%) Intranet
12 3 (0.55%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 548 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 192 (35.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 190 (34.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 136 (24.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 108 (19.71%) Data Warehouse
6 85 (15.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 81 (14.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 79 (14.42%) SQL Server 2014
9 62 (11.31%) SQL Server 2016
10 48 (8.76%) Relational Database
11 36 (6.57%) Power BI
12 24 (4.38%) Oracle Database
13 21 (3.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 21 (3.83%) OLAP
13 21 (3.83%) OLTP
14 17 (3.10%) NoSQL
15 15 (2.74%) Azure SQL Database
15 15 (2.74%) Big Data
15 15 (2.74%) MySQL
15 15 (2.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 75 (13.69%) Visual Studio
2 71 (12.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (4.01%) Git (software)
3 22 (4.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 19 (3.47%) Octopus Deploy
5 15 (2.74%) NUnit
5 15 (2.74%) webpack
6 13 (2.37%) ReSharper
6 13 (2.37%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.82%) Moq
8 9 (1.64%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.46%) Bitbucket
9 8 (1.46%) JIRA
10 7 (1.28%) Artifactory
10 7 (1.28%) Mercurial
10 7 (1.28%) NCrunch
10 7 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.09%) Subversion
11 6 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 127 (23.18%) Finance
2 48 (8.76%) Banking
3 25 (4.56%) Retail
4 23 (4.20%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.10%) Front Office
6 12 (2.19%) Back Office
7 11 (2.01%) Marketing
8 10 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.28%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.73%) Automotive
10 4 (0.73%) Military
11 3 (0.55%) Electronics
11 3 (0.55%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.55%) Law
11 3 (0.55%) Local Government
11 3 (0.55%) Publishing
12 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.36%) Legal
12 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 295 (53.83%) Developer
2 104 (18.98%) SQL Developer
3 83 (15.15%) .NET Developer
4 71 (12.96%) C# Developer
5 64 (11.68%) DBA
6 59 (10.77%) SQL DBA
7 55 (10.04%) Senior Developer
8 53 (9.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 41 (7.48%) C# .NET Developer
10 37 (6.75%) Analyst
11 25 (4.56%) Architect
11 25 (4.56%) SQL BI Developer
12 24 (4.38%) BizTalk Developer
12 24 (4.38%) Senior .NET Developer
13 23 (4.20%) Administrator
13 23 (4.20%) Senior C# Developer
14 21 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 19 (3.47%) Senior C# .NET Developer
16 16 (2.92%) SSIS Developer
17 15 (2.74%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (35.22%) .NET
2 87 (15.88%) ASP.NET
3 85 (15.51%) HTML
4 79 (14.42%) XML
5 75 (13.69%) CSS
6 74 (13.50%) WCF
7 72 (13.14%) .NET Framework
8 60 (10.95%) Web Services
9 58 (10.58%) AngularJS
10 51 (9.31%) ASP.NET Web API
11 49 (8.94%) Entity Framework
12 47 (8.58%) jQuery
13 46 (8.39%) ASP.NET MVC
14 33 (6.02%) HTML5
15 27 (4.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 26 (4.74%) Ajax
17 25 (4.56%) REST
18 24 (4.38%) LINQ
18 24 (4.38%) SOAP
19 20 (3.65%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.66%) Clustering
2 34 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.38%) Fixed Income
4 18 (3.28%) Replication
5 15 (2.74%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.55%) Data Structures
6 14 (2.55%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.19%) PKI
9 10 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (1.64%) Derivative
10 9 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.64%) N-Tier
11 8 (1.46%) W3C
12 7 (1.28%) NHS
13 6 (1.09%) Hedge funds
13 6 (1.09%) User Experience
14 5 (0.91%) OTC Derivatives
15 4 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.73%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 152 (27.74%) Windows
2 74 (13.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (12.96%) Windows Server
4 45 (8.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (6.39%) Linux
6 24 (4.38%) Windows 7
7 21 (3.83%) Windows 10
8 16 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.09%) Unix
11 5 (0.91%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.36%) Android
12 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.18%) AIX
13 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.18%) CentOS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (19.16%) Business Intelligence
3 95 (17.34%) ETL
4 79 (14.42%) MVC
5 58 (10.58%) Data Modelling
6 54 (9.85%) TDD
7 51 (9.31%) Migration
8 47 (8.58%) Performance Tuning
9 45 (8.21%) Scrum
10 43 (7.85%) Kimball Methodology
11 42 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
12 41 (7.48%) SDLC
13 29 (5.29%) Analytics
14 28 (5.11%) Data Migration
14 28 (5.11%) E-Commerce
15 27 (4.93%) OO
15 27 (4.93%) Web Development
16 25 (4.56%) Microservices
16 25 (4.56%) Project Management
16 25 (4.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 356 (64.96%) SQL
2 207 (37.77%) C#
3 157 (28.65%) T-SQL
4 88 (16.06%) JavaScript
5 40 (7.30%) PowerShell
6 27 (4.93%) TypeScript
7 21 (3.83%) VB.NET
8 14 (2.55%) Java
9 13 (2.37%) C
9 13 (2.37%) VB
10 12 (2.19%) C++
10 12 (2.19%) Python
11 9 (1.64%) VBScript
12 8 (1.46%) ActionScript
12 8 (1.46%) ActionScript 2.0
13 7 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.28%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.28%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.28%) VBA
14 6 (1.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 34 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (4.56%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.92%) Degree
4 16 (2.92%) MCSE
5 8 (1.46%) MCITP
6 6 (1.09%) ISEB
6 6 (1.09%) MCSA
6 6 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (0.91%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.73%) CCNA
8 4 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.73%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.36%) CCNP
9 2 (0.36%) MCP
10 1 (0.18%) HNC
10 1 (0.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.19%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.28%) QA
3 6 (1.09%) GDPR
3 6 (1.09%) HL7
4 5 (0.91%) SLA
5 4 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.36%) MiFID
6 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) EMIR
7 1 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 56 (10.22%) Active Directory
2 41 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
3 21 (3.83%) vSphere
4 19 (3.47%) Docker
5 17 (3.10%) XenApp
6 13 (2.37%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.64%) HDFS
8 6 (1.09%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.55%) SRDF
9 3 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.36%) NFS
10 2 (0.36%) Platform Symphony
10 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 35 (6.39%) SCCM
2 26 (4.74%) SCOM
3 16 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (1.64%) Oozie
5 7 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (0.91%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.73%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.73%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.73%) WSUS
9 3 (0.55%) Control-M
9 3 (0.55%) SCSM
9 3 (0.55%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.36%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.36%) SQL Sentry
10 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.36%) vMotion
11 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 251 (45.80%) Microsoft
2 63 (11.50%) VMware
3 46 (8.39%) Oracle
4 28 (5.11%) Citrix
5 22 (4.01%) SAP
6 21 (3.83%) HP
7 15 (2.74%) Cisco
8 10 (1.82%) NetApp
8 10 (1.82%) Tableau
9 9 (1.64%) Informatica
9 9 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.28%) DevExpress
10 7 (1.28%) McAfee
10 7 (1.28%) Telerik
10 7 (1.28%) Workday
11 6 (1.09%) 3PAR
11 6 (1.09%) Huawei
11 6 (1.09%) ION Trading
11 6 (1.09%) Lumension
11 6 (1.09%) Trend Micro