The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
London / City of London
Rank 104 86 73
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 52 64 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.79% 2.13% 2.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.11% 8.17% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 54 113
Median daily rate £360 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £315 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.08% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £26.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+62.26% -7.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
851 783 1188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.26% 26.10% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 618 950
Median daily rate £475 £485 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £345 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the City of London region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the City of London region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 98 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 65 (66.33%) SQL
3 57 (58.16%) Finance
4 56 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 50 (51.02%) C#
6 45 (45.92%) Microsoft
7 37 (37.76%) .NET
8 36 (36.73%) Business Intelligence
9 33 (33.67%) T-SQL
10 29 (29.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (27.55%) Windows
12 23 (23.47%) Banking
12 23 (23.47%) SQL Server 2012
13 21 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (21.43%) MS Excel
14 20 (20.41%) TDD
15 19 (19.39%) WCF
15 19 (19.39%) Scrum
16 18 (18.37%) CRM
16 18 (18.37%) Web Services
16 18 (18.37%) SharePoint
16 18 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (17.35%) Dynamics CRM
17 17 (17.35%) JIRA
17 17 (17.35%) ERP
17 17 (17.35%) BizTalk Server
18 16 (16.33%) IIS
18 16 (16.33%) Dynamics AX
18 16 (16.33%) Logistics

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 18 (18.37%) SharePoint
2 17 (17.35%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (16.33%) IIS
4 3 (3.06%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) MS Office
2 1 (1.02%) MS Project
2 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (17.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (16.33%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (5.10%) Markit EDM
4 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.02%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.02%) ReMetrica
5 1 (1.02%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (16.33%) IaaS
2 16 (16.33%) PaaS
3 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.04%) GitHub
4 1 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (2.04%) DHCP
1 2 (2.04%) DNS
1 2 (2.04%) Firewall
1 2 (2.04%) FTP
1 2 (2.04%) SAN
1 2 (2.04%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 56 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (29.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (23.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (13.27%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (13.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (12.24%) Oracle Database
6 12 (12.24%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (9.18%) Relational Database
8 8 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (4.08%) Data Mart
11 3 (3.06%) Power BI
12 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
12 2 (2.04%) OLTP
12 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
13 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (1.02%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 21 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (17.35%) JIRA
3 8 (8.16%) Git (software)
4 7 (7.14%) Subversion
5 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.06%) Grunt
6 3 (3.06%) gulp
6 3 (3.06%) Jasmine
6 3 (3.06%) Mocha
6 3 (3.06%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.06%) webpack
7 2 (2.04%) MSBuild
7 2 (2.04%) NUnit
7 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.02%) Moq
8 1 (1.02%) MSTest
8 1 (1.02%) Rational Rose
8 1 (1.02%) Toad
General
1 57 (58.16%) Finance
2 23 (23.47%) Banking
3 12 (12.24%) Front Office
3 12 (12.24%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.12%) Marketing
5 5 (5.10%) Back Office
6 4 (4.08%) Legal
7 3 (3.06%) Financial Institution
7 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.04%) Electronics
8 2 (2.04%) Law
8 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.02%) Advertising
9 1 (1.02%) Local Government
9 1 (1.02%) Retail
9 1 (1.02%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 65 (66.33%) Developer
2 20 (20.41%) C# Developer
3 17 (17.35%) Microsoft Developer
3 17 (17.35%) SQL Developer
4 16 (16.33%) .NET Developer
4 16 (16.33%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 13 (13.27%) Analyst
5 13 (13.27%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (12.24%) DBA
7 10 (10.20%) SQL DBA
8 9 (9.18%) Senior Developer
9 8 (8.16%) WinForms Developer
10 6 (6.12%) Senior SQL Developer
10 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Developer
10 6 (6.12%) Support Analyst
11 5 (5.10%) Applications Support
11 5 (5.10%) Applications Support Analyst
11 5 (5.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (5.10%) SQL Server DBA
11 5 (5.10%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (37.76%) .NET
2 19 (19.39%) WCF
3 18 (18.37%) Web Services
4 12 (12.24%) .NET Framework
4 12 (12.24%) AngularJS
4 12 (12.24%) HTML
5 11 (11.22%) ASP.NET
5 11 (11.22%) WinForms
6 5 (5.10%) COM
6 5 (5.10%) CSS
7 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (4.08%) HTML5
7 4 (4.08%) jQuery
7 4 (4.08%) WPF
8 3 (3.06%) Angular 2
8 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (3.06%) LESS
8 3 (3.06%) Sass
8 3 (3.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) Mathematics
2 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.06%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.06%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (2.04%) Clustering
5 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.04%) Equities
5 2 (2.04%) Replication
6 1 (1.02%) CMDB
6 1 (1.02%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.02%) Derivative
6 1 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.02%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.02%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.55%) Windows
2 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.04%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.04%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.02%) Linux
7 1 (1.02%) Solaris
7 1 (1.02%) Unix
7 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (36.73%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (20.41%) TDD
3 19 (19.39%) Scrum
4 18 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (18.37%) CRM
5 17 (17.35%) ERP
6 16 (16.33%) Logistics
7 15 (15.31%) Asset Management
8 13 (13.27%) ETL
8 13 (13.27%) MVC
9 8 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (7.14%) System Testing
11 6 (6.12%) Investment Management
12 5 (5.10%) Analytics
12 5 (5.10%) Front End Development
12 5 (5.10%) High Availability
12 5 (5.10%) Migration
12 5 (5.10%) Unit Testing
12 5 (5.10%) Wealth Management
13 4 (4.08%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 65 (66.33%) SQL
2 50 (51.02%) C#
3 33 (33.67%) T-SQL
4 13 (13.27%) VBA
5 11 (11.22%) VB.NET
6 9 (9.18%) VB
7 6 (6.12%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.12%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.06%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.04%) Python
10 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.02%) R
10 1 (1.02%) SAS Macro
10 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) SLA
2 4 (4.08%) QA
3 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.02%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.04%) XenDesktop
2 2 (2.04%) XenServer
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (6.12%) Control-M
2 3 (3.06%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.06%) SCCM
3 2 (2.04%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.04%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (1.02%) SCOM
4 1 (1.02%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.02%) SCSM
4 1 (1.02%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 45 (45.92%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.27%) Oracle
3 3 (3.06%) SAP
3 3 (3.06%) Veritas
4 2 (2.04%) Cisco
4 2 (2.04%) Cognos
4 2 (2.04%) HP
4 2 (2.04%) iManage
4 2 (2.04%) Symantec
4 2 (2.04%) VMware
5 1 (1.02%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.02%) Remedy
5 1 (1.02%) Reuters
5 1 (1.02%) Sybase
5 1 (1.02%) Tableau
5 1 (1.02%) Telerik
5 1 (1.02%) Teradata
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