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 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England / London
Rank 222 183 118
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -65
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 183 280 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.95% 1.31% 1.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.87% 5.51% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 211 311
Median daily rate £375 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £525 £542
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £19.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £27.10
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +56.85%

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
4734 5081 5064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 24.47% 23.69% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3435 3665 3560
Median daily rate £491 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 36
Median hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £23.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +94.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £17.75 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -8 57 £361 -15.00% 12
Lewisham - 4 £300 -
Twickenham - 3 £345 -
Barnet - 2 £400 -
Canary Wharf 0 1 £513 +13.88%
Hackney - 1 £325 -
Croydon - 1 - - 1
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 356 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 229 (64.33%) SQL
3 190 (53.37%) Microsoft
4 158 (44.38%) C#
5 156 (43.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 144 (40.45%) .NET
7 138 (38.76%) Finance
7 138 (38.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 134 (37.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 115 (32.30%) Windows
10 99 (27.81%) T-SQL
11 94 (26.40%) MS Excel
12 92 (25.84%) Business Intelligence
13 74 (20.79%) ASP.NET
14 73 (20.51%) Banking
15 67 (18.82%) Data Warehouse
16 65 (18.26%) JavaScript
16 65 (18.26%) Migration
17 63 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
17 63 (17.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 62 (17.42%) WCF
19 61 (17.13%) Team Foundation Server
20 57 (16.01%) SQL Server 2014
21 56 (15.73%) MVC
22 53 (14.89%) HTML
23 51 (14.33%) CRM
24 48 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
24 48 (13.48%) Dynamics CRM
25 47 (13.20%) IIS
26 45 (12.64%) SharePoint

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 47 (13.20%) IIS
2 45 (12.64%) SharePoint
3 28 (7.87%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (4.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 16 (4.49%) MS Exchange
6 14 (3.93%) Apache Pig
7 12 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.40%) Skype for Business
11 4 (1.12%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.84%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.84%) CMS
12 3 (0.84%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.84%) SAS
13 2 (0.56%) Apache
13 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.28%) EPiServer
14 1 (0.28%) GlassFish
Applications
1 94 (26.40%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.49%) MS Office
3 8 (2.25%) MS Project
4 6 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 48 (13.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (5.90%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.40%) FastStats
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.56%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.28%) ReMetrica
6 1 (0.28%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 48 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (5.90%) IaaS
3 20 (5.62%) PaaS
4 15 (4.21%) Office 365
5 9 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.40%) SaaS
7 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.56%) AWS OpsWorks
7 2 (0.56%) GitHub
8 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.09%) DNS
1 11 (3.09%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.25%) DHCP
3 7 (1.97%) SAN
4 6 (1.69%) Firewall
5 4 (1.12%) Internet
5 4 (1.12%) VoIP
6 2 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.56%) Extranet
6 2 (0.56%) FTP
6 2 (0.56%) Intranet
6 2 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.56%) SMTP
6 2 (0.56%) VLAN
7 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 356 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 156 (43.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 138 (38.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 134 (37.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 67 (18.82%) Data Warehouse
6 63 (17.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 57 (16.01%) SQL Server 2014
8 44 (12.36%) SQL Server 2005
9 23 (6.46%) QlikView
10 22 (6.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 22 (6.18%) Oracle Database
11 19 (5.34%) Big Data
11 19 (5.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (5.06%) Relational Database
13 17 (4.78%) Hadoop
14 16 (4.49%) SQL Server 2000
15 15 (4.21%) MS Access
15 15 (4.21%) Power BI
16 14 (3.93%) Apache Hive
16 14 (3.93%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 61 (17.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (11.24%) Visual Studio
3 22 (6.18%) JIRA
4 20 (5.62%) Git (software)
5 17 (4.78%) TeamCity
6 13 (3.65%) Subversion
7 8 (2.25%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (1.97%) MSBuild
9 6 (1.69%) CruiseControl
10 5 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.40%) Selenium
11 4 (1.12%) NUnit
11 4 (1.12%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 4 (1.12%) WiX
12 3 (0.84%) Grunt
12 3 (0.84%) gulp
12 3 (0.84%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.84%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.84%) Mocha
12 3 (0.84%) webpack
General
1 138 (38.76%) Finance
2 73 (20.51%) Banking
3 21 (5.90%) Investment Banking
4 20 (5.62%) Back Office
5 19 (5.34%) Retail
6 18 (5.06%) Front Office
7 14 (3.93%) Corporate Banking
7 14 (3.93%) Retail Banking
8 12 (3.37%) Legal
8 12 (3.37%) Marketing
9 7 (1.97%) Law
10 6 (1.69%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.40%) Advertising
12 4 (1.12%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.12%) Local Government
13 3 (0.84%) Electronics
13 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.56%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.28%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 225 (63.20%) Developer
2 65 (18.26%) .NET Developer
3 57 (16.01%) SQL Developer
4 49 (13.76%) C# Developer
5 45 (12.64%) DBA
6 38 (10.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 38 (10.67%) Microsoft Developer
6 38 (10.67%) SQL DBA
7 33 (9.27%) Analyst
8 30 (8.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 25 (7.02%) Senior Developer
10 24 (6.74%) SQL Server Developer
11 21 (5.90%) SSIS Developer
12 19 (5.34%) Dynamics AX Developer
13 18 (5.06%) CRM Developer
13 18 (5.06%) SQL Server DBA
13 18 (5.06%) SSRS Developer
14 17 (4.78%) Administrator
14 17 (4.78%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 16 (4.49%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (40.45%) .NET
2 74 (20.79%) ASP.NET
3 62 (17.42%) WCF
4 53 (14.89%) HTML
5 44 (12.36%) .NET Framework
6 40 (11.24%) Web Services
7 37 (10.39%) CSS
8 31 (8.71%) AngularJS
9 28 (7.87%) jQuery
10 26 (7.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (7.30%) WinForms
11 25 (7.02%) XML
12 23 (6.46%) HTML5
13 17 (4.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 17 (4.78%) WPF
14 16 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web API
15 15 (4.21%) Entity Framework
16 13 (3.65%) JSON
17 12 (3.37%) Ajax
18 11 (3.09%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.18%) Clustering
3 18 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.37%) Replication
5 10 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.53%) Derivative
7 7 (1.97%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.97%) Equity Derivative
7 7 (1.97%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.69%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.40%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.40%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.12%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.12%) Equities
10 4 (1.12%) Fintech
11 3 (0.84%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.84%) Minimum Viable Product
11 3 (0.84%) PKI
12 2 (0.56%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 115 (32.30%) Windows
2 35 (9.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (9.27%) Windows Server
4 24 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.93%) Linux
5 14 (3.93%) Windows XP
6 12 (3.37%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.97%) Unix
8 5 (1.40%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.84%) Solaris
9 3 (0.84%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.56%) Android
11 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (25.84%) Business Intelligence
2 65 (18.26%) Migration
3 63 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (15.73%) MVC
5 51 (14.33%) CRM
6 43 (12.08%) TDD
7 36 (10.11%) Data Analysis
8 35 (9.83%) ETL
9 30 (8.43%) Scrum
10 26 (7.30%) Analytics
11 25 (7.02%) Data Modelling
12 24 (6.74%) ERP
12 24 (6.74%) Unit Testing
13 23 (6.46%) Data Migration
14 21 (5.90%) Logistics
14 21 (5.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (5.62%) Performance Tuning
16 19 (5.34%) Investment Management
16 19 (5.34%) Visualisation
17 18 (5.06%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 229 (64.33%) SQL
2 158 (44.38%) C#
3 99 (27.81%) T-SQL
4 65 (18.26%) JavaScript
5 37 (10.39%) PowerShell
6 31 (8.71%) VB.NET
7 30 (8.43%) VBA
8 22 (6.18%) VB
9 15 (4.21%) Scala
9 15 (4.21%) Shell Script
10 13 (3.65%) VB6
11 11 (3.09%) Python
12 6 (1.69%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.84%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.84%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.56%) Java
15 1 (0.28%) C++
15 1 (0.28%) PHP
15 1 (0.28%) Ruby
15 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (6.74%) Degree
1 24 (6.74%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.49%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.81%) MCITP
5 9 (2.53%) MCSE
6 7 (1.97%) MCSA
7 6 (1.69%) CCNA
7 6 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.40%) CCNP
8 5 (1.40%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (1.40%) MCDBA
8 5 (1.40%) MCDST
8 5 (1.40%) MCTS
9 3 (0.84%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.56%) MCP
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.25%) QA
2 7 (1.97%) SLA
3 5 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.56%) MiFID
6 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.28%) HL7
6 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (8.43%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.37%) Hyper-V
3 11 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.84%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.56%) UAG
7 2 (0.56%) XenApp
7 2 (0.56%) XenServer
8 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (2.81%) Nagios
1 10 (2.81%) Puppet
2 8 (2.25%) SCCM
3 5 (1.40%) SCOM
4 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (1.12%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.84%) Control-M
5 3 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.84%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.84%) Simpana
6 2 (0.56%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.56%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 190 (53.37%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.43%) Oracle
3 17 (4.78%) VMware
4 15 (4.21%) SAP
5 14 (3.93%) Cloudera
5 14 (3.93%) Hortonworks
6 9 (2.53%) Tableau
7 8 (2.25%) Cognos
8 7 (1.97%) Cisco
8 7 (1.97%) HP
9 6 (1.69%) IBM
10 5 (1.40%) EMC
10 5 (1.40%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.12%) Reuters
11 4 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.12%) Symantec
11 4 (1.12%) Veritas
12 3 (0.84%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.84%) Citrix
12 3 (0.84%) Dell
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