The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 251 131 108
Rank change year-on-year
-120 -23
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 195 433 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.86% 1.83% 1.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.73% 7.56% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 325 352
Median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.34 £53.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.50 £19.96
% change year-on-year
+44.06% +47.83%
SQL Server 2008
England

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 London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
5231 5726 5706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 23.04% 24.21% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3746 4043 3817
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 43 44
Median hourly rate £21.69 £27.78 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.92% +1.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £52.17 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.18 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +15.78%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 London

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in London

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in London

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in London

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -67 40 £438 +6.06% 17
Uxbridge - 3 - -
Chessington - 2 £188 -
Ilford - 1 £375 -
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 386 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 233 (60.36%) SQL
3 174 (45.08%) .NET
4 162 (41.97%) C#
5 152 (39.38%) Microsoft
6 139 (36.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 137 (35.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 119 (30.83%) Finance
9 118 (30.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 109 (28.24%) T-SQL
11 103 (26.68%) Windows
12 95 (24.61%) Agile Software Development
13 88 (22.80%) ASP.NET
14 85 (22.02%) SQL Server 2005
15 81 (20.98%) Business Intelligence
16 75 (19.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 65 (16.84%) JavaScript
18 64 (16.58%) SQL Server 2014
19 63 (16.32%) .NET Framework
20 62 (16.06%) ETL
21 61 (15.80%) MS Excel
22 58 (15.03%) Data Warehouse
23 57 (14.77%) HTML
23 57 (14.77%) MVC
24 55 (14.25%) Windows Server
25 49 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
26 44 (11.40%) Windows Server 2012
26 44 (11.40%) CSS
26 44 (11.40%) Oracle
27 43 (11.14%) Banking

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in 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 41 (10.62%) SharePoint
2 33 (8.55%) IIS
3 24 (6.22%) MS Exchange
4 16 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (3.37%) Skype for Business
6 12 (3.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (2.59%) Apache Spark
7 10 (2.59%) CMS
8 9 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (2.07%) Apache
10 7 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.81%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (1.55%) SAS
12 5 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.30%) NServiceBus
13 4 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (1.04%) Apache Solr
13 4 (1.04%) JBoss
14 3 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 61 (15.80%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.66%) MS Office
3 4 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.78%) MS Project
5 2 (0.52%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.26%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.26%) InDesign
6 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.07%) Markit EDM
3 4 (1.04%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (1.04%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (1.04%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (1.04%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.52%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.52%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.52%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.52%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.26%) RMDS
6 1 (0.26%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.26%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.81%) Office 365
4 3 (0.78%) OneDrive
4 3 (0.78%) Yammer
5 2 (0.52%) PaaS
5 2 (0.52%) SaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.70%) SAN
2 18 (4.66%) Firewall
3 11 (2.85%) DHCP
3 11 (2.85%) Intranet
4 9 (2.33%) DNS
5 7 (1.81%) VPN
6 6 (1.55%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.30%) Internet
7 5 (1.30%) VLAN
7 5 (1.30%) Wireless
8 4 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.04%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (1.04%) NAS
8 4 (1.04%) SSL
8 4 (1.04%) VoIP
9 2 (0.52%) Broadband
9 2 (0.52%) FTP
9 2 (0.52%) LAN
9 2 (0.52%) SMTP
9 2 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 139 (36.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 137 (35.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 118 (30.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 85 (22.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 75 (19.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 64 (16.58%) SQL Server 2014
8 58 (15.03%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (7.25%) Oracle Database
10 21 (5.44%) NoSQL
11 20 (5.18%) OLAP
12 16 (4.15%) Relational Database
13 15 (3.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 15 (3.89%) Oracle Database 11g
13 15 (3.89%) QlikView
14 13 (3.37%) MongoDB
14 13 (3.37%) OLAP Cube
15 12 (3.11%) Big Data
16 11 (2.85%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (2.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 39 (10.10%) Visual Studio
2 37 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (4.66%) Subversion
4 13 (3.37%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.59%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.81%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (1.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (1.55%) JIRA
8 5 (1.30%) Grunt
8 5 (1.30%) gulp
9 4 (1.04%) NUnit
10 3 (0.78%) MSTest
10 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 3 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.52%) NSubstitute
11 2 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (0.52%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.52%) WiX
General
1 119 (30.83%) Finance
2 43 (11.14%) Banking
3 18 (4.66%) Back Office
3 18 (4.66%) Investment Banking
4 16 (4.15%) Law
4 16 (4.15%) Marketing
5 14 (3.63%) Front Office
5 14 (3.63%) Retail
6 11 (2.85%) Financial Institution
7 8 (2.07%) Publishing
8 7 (1.81%) Legal
9 6 (1.55%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.52%) Billing
10 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) Local Government
11 1 (0.26%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 226 (58.55%) Developer
2 86 (22.28%) .NET Developer
3 78 (20.21%) SQL Developer
4 71 (18.39%) C# Developer
5 50 (12.95%) Analyst
6 46 (11.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 42 (10.88%) DBA
8 41 (10.62%) SSIS Developer
9 38 (9.84%) SQL DBA
10 37 (9.59%) Architect
11 35 (9.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 23 (5.96%) Senior Developer
13 22 (5.70%) SQL Server DBA
13 22 (5.70%) SQL Server Developer
13 22 (5.70%) SSAS Developer
13 22 (5.70%) SSRS Developer
14 20 (5.18%) SQL BI Developer
14 20 (5.18%) Support Analyst
15 18 (4.66%) ASP.NET Developer
16 17 (4.40%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (45.08%) .NET
2 88 (22.80%) ASP.NET
3 63 (16.32%) .NET Framework
4 57 (14.77%) HTML
5 44 (11.40%) CSS
6 35 (9.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 32 (8.29%) WCF
8 30 (7.77%) WPF
9 28 (7.25%) AngularJS
9 28 (7.25%) jQuery
10 27 (6.99%) Web Services
10 27 (6.99%) XML
11 23 (5.96%) MDX
12 22 (5.70%) Ajax
13 21 (5.44%) Entity Framework
14 15 (3.89%) HTML5
15 14 (3.63%) XSLT
16 12 (3.11%) React
16 12 (3.11%) WinForms
17 11 (2.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.22%) Management Information System
2 21 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.92%) Clustering
4 18 (4.66%) Replication
5 12 (3.11%) Algorithms
5 12 (3.11%) Data Structures
5 12 (3.11%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.07%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.07%) Equities
7 8 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (2.07%) Market Risk
8 7 (1.81%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.30%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.30%) User Experience
10 4 (1.04%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.04%) Fintech
11 3 (0.78%) NHS
11 3 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 103 (26.68%) Windows
2 55 (14.25%) Windows Server
3 49 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (11.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (3.63%) Windows 7
7 12 (3.11%) Unix
8 10 (2.59%) Linux
9 9 (2.33%) Solaris
10 5 (1.30%) Mac OS
10 5 (1.30%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.30%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.04%) Android
11 4 (1.04%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.78%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.78%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.26%) CentOS
14 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (24.61%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (20.98%) Business Intelligence
3 62 (16.06%) ETL
4 57 (14.77%) MVC
5 41 (10.62%) Migration
5 41 (10.62%) Performance Tuning
6 35 (9.07%) Data Modelling
7 30 (7.77%) OO
8 29 (7.51%) TDD
9 25 (6.48%) CRM
10 24 (6.22%) Asset Management
10 24 (6.22%) Kimball Methodology
11 23 (5.96%) SOA
12 22 (5.70%) Software Engineering
12 22 (5.70%) Technical Architecture
13 21 (5.44%) Scrum
14 20 (5.18%) ITIL
14 20 (5.18%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (4.92%) Web Development
16 18 (4.66%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 233 (60.36%) SQL
2 162 (41.97%) C#
3 109 (28.24%) T-SQL
4 65 (16.84%) JavaScript
5 37 (9.59%) PowerShell
6 29 (7.51%) VB.NET
7 22 (5.70%) Java
8 16 (4.15%) VBA
9 15 (3.89%) VB
10 7 (1.81%) FQL
11 6 (1.55%) Python
11 6 (1.55%) VBScript
12 4 (1.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (1.04%) PHP
12 4 (1.04%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.78%) Korn
13 3 (0.78%) R
13 3 (0.78%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (4.40%) Degree
2 10 (2.59%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.07%) MCSE
5 7 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.55%) CCNA
7 4 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.52%) MCITP
9 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.26%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.26%) MCTS
10 1 (0.26%) OCP
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.26%) RHCE
10 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.15%) Data Quality
2 14 (3.63%) QA
3 7 (1.81%) SLA
4 2 (0.52%) DICOM
4 2 (0.52%) HL7
4 2 (0.52%) MiFID
5 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (8.29%) Active Directory
2 29 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.59%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.07%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.55%) XenApp
6 3 (0.78%) UAG
7 2 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.52%) vSphere
7 2 (0.52%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.26%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.26%) Firmware
8 1 (0.26%) HDFS
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (2.59%) SCOM
2 8 (2.07%) DBAmp
3 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (1.55%) Control-M
4 6 (1.55%) SCCM
5 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.52%) OpenSSO
7 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.26%) DameWare
7 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.26%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.26%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.26%) SCSM
7 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 152 (39.38%) Microsoft
2 44 (11.40%) Oracle
3 36 (9.33%) VMware
4 15 (3.89%) HP
5 13 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (3.11%) IBM
7 11 (2.85%) Apigee
7 11 (2.85%) Citrix
8 9 (2.33%) EPiServer
8 9 (2.33%) Tableau
9 8 (2.07%) Cisco
9 8 (2.07%) Sybase
10 7 (1.81%) Informatica
10 7 (1.81%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.55%) SAP
12 5 (1.30%) Adobe
12 5 (1.30%) Charles River
12 5 (1.30%) Symantec
12 5 (1.30%) Teradata
13 4 (1.04%) SimCorp
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