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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
London / City of London
Rank 91 95 83
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 57 65 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.95% 2.03% 2.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.05% 7.27% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 54 100
Median daily rate £361 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £330 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +48.13%

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
809 894 1220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 27.73% 27.88% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 715 957
Median daily rate £475 £485 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +10.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £22.34 £55.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.39% +126.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 97 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 61 (62.89%) SQL
3 60 (61.86%) Finance
4 54 (55.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 53 (54.64%) Microsoft
6 47 (48.45%) C#
7 36 (37.11%) .NET
7 36 (37.11%) Business Intelligence
8 30 (30.93%) Windows
8 30 (30.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (29.90%) T-SQL
10 25 (25.77%) MS Excel
10 25 (25.77%) Banking
11 23 (23.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (22.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 20 (20.62%) TDD
14 19 (19.59%) Dynamics CRM
14 19 (19.59%) CRM
14 19 (19.59%) ERP
14 19 (19.59%) SharePoint
15 18 (18.56%) Web Services
15 18 (18.56%) Scrum
15 18 (18.56%) Microsoft Azure
15 18 (18.56%) WCF
16 17 (17.53%) JIRA
16 17 (17.53%) BizTalk Server
16 17 (17.53%) IIS
17 16 (16.49%) Logistics
17 16 (16.49%) Dynamics AX
17 16 (16.49%) PaaS

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 19 (19.59%) SharePoint
2 17 (17.53%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (17.53%) IIS
3 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.12%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.06%) SAS
6 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (25.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.09%) MS Project
2 3 (3.09%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (19.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (16.49%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.06%) Markit EDM
3 2 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.03%) ReMetrica
4 1 (1.03%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (16.49%) IaaS
2 16 (16.49%) PaaS
3 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.06%) GitHub
4 1 (1.03%) Office 365
4 1 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) Firewall
2 2 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.06%) DHCP
2 2 (2.06%) DNS
2 2 (2.06%) FTP
2 2 (2.06%) SAN
2 2 (2.06%) SMTP
3 1 (1.03%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.03%) Internet
3 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (55.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (30.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (22.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (13.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (12.37%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (12.37%) Oracle Database
6 12 (12.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (9.28%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (7.22%) Relational Database
9 6 (6.19%) Data Mart
10 5 (5.15%) Power BI
10 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (3.09%) OLAP
11 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (2.06%) MongoDB
12 2 (2.06%) OLTP
12 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
13 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (23.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (17.53%) JIRA
3 11 (11.34%) Git (software)
4 9 (9.28%) Subversion
5 7 (7.22%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.09%) Grunt
6 3 (3.09%) gulp
6 3 (3.09%) Jasmine
6 3 (3.09%) Mocha
6 3 (3.09%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.09%) webpack
7 2 (2.06%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.03%) NUnit
8 1 (1.03%) Rational Rose
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.03%) Toad
General
1 60 (61.86%) Finance
2 25 (25.77%) Banking
3 13 (13.40%) Investment Banking
4 12 (12.37%) Front Office
5 8 (8.25%) Back Office
6 5 (5.15%) Legal
7 4 (4.12%) Marketing
8 3 (3.09%) Financial Institution
8 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
9 2 (2.06%) Electronics
9 2 (2.06%) Law
9 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
10 1 (1.03%) Advertising
10 1 (1.03%) Local Government
10 1 (1.03%) Retail
10 1 (1.03%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 63 (64.95%) Developer
2 18 (18.56%) Microsoft Developer
2 18 (18.56%) SQL Developer
3 16 (16.49%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 15 (15.46%) .NET Developer
4 15 (15.46%) C# Developer
5 12 (12.37%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (12.37%) DBA
5 12 (12.37%) Senior Developer
6 10 (10.31%) SQL DBA
7 9 (9.28%) Analyst
7 9 (9.28%) SQL Server Developer
8 8 (8.25%) Senior SQL Developer
8 8 (8.25%) WinForms Developer
9 7 (7.22%) Senior SQL Server Developer
10 5 (5.15%) Administrator
10 5 (5.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (5.15%) ETL Developer
10 5 (5.15%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (5.15%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (37.11%) .NET
2 18 (18.56%) WCF
2 18 (18.56%) Web Services
3 13 (13.40%) .NET Framework
4 11 (11.34%) AngularJS
4 11 (11.34%) ASP.NET
4 11 (11.34%) HTML
4 11 (11.34%) WinForms
5 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (6.19%) CSS
6 5 (5.15%) COM
6 5 (5.15%) HTML5
7 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (4.12%) jQuery
7 4 (4.12%) MDX
8 3 (3.09%) Angular 2
8 3 (3.09%) Entity Framework
8 3 (3.09%) LESS
8 3 (3.09%) Sass
8 3 (3.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.09%) Fixed Income
3 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.09%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (2.06%) Clustering
4 2 (2.06%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.06%) Equities
4 2 (2.06%) Replication
5 1 (1.03%) CMDB
5 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.03%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.03%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.03%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.03%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.93%) Windows
2 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.22%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.06%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.06%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.03%) Linux
7 1 (1.03%) Solaris
7 1 (1.03%) Unix
7 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.11%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (20.62%) TDD
3 19 (19.59%) CRM
3 19 (19.59%) ERP
4 18 (18.56%) Scrum
5 16 (16.49%) Logistics
6 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (14.43%) Mathematics
7 13 (13.40%) MVC
8 11 (11.34%) Asset Management
8 11 (11.34%) ETL
9 9 (9.28%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (6.19%) Migration
10 6 (6.19%) Release Management
10 6 (6.19%) System Testing
10 6 (6.19%) Waterfall
11 5 (5.15%) Analytics
11 5 (5.15%) High Availability
11 5 (5.15%) Unit Testing
12 4 (4.12%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 61 (62.89%) SQL
2 47 (48.45%) C#
3 29 (29.90%) T-SQL
4 13 (13.40%) VBA
5 10 (10.31%) VB.NET
6 9 (9.28%) PowerShell
6 9 (9.28%) VB
7 8 (8.25%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.09%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.06%) Python
10 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.06%) Degree
2 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.03%) CCNA
3 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) SLA
2 3 (3.09%) QA
3 1 (1.03%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.09%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.09%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.06%) XenServer
4 1 (1.03%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.03%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) Control-M
1 3 (3.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (3.09%) NetBackup
1 3 (3.09%) SCCM
2 2 (2.06%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.06%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.03%) SCOM
3 1 (1.03%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.03%) SCSM
3 1 (1.03%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 53 (54.64%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.37%) Oracle
3 5 (5.15%) SAP
4 3 (3.09%) Cisco
4 3 (3.09%) Veritas
4 3 (3.09%) VMware
5 2 (2.06%) Cognos
5 2 (2.06%) HP
5 2 (2.06%) iManage
5 2 (2.06%) Symantec
5 2 (2.06%) Telerik
6 1 (1.03%) AppSense
6 1 (1.03%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.03%) Citrix
6 1 (1.03%) EMC
6 1 (1.03%) Remedy
6 1 (1.03%) Reuters
6 1 (1.03%) Sybase
6 1 (1.03%) Tableau
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