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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 229 129 88
Rank change year-on-year
-100 -41
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 209 418 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.97% 1.79% 2.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.30% 7.50% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 327 431
Median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £317 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £52.17 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +89.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% +2.17%
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
4856 5575 5460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.50% 23.81% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3575 3895 3773
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 57 30
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.78 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.98% +1.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £15.70 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £153.60 £55.00 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -8.33%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -37 43 £450 +5.88% 12
Bromley - 3 £425 -
Croydon -11 2 - -
Ilford +4 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 448 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 278 (62.05%) SQL
3 187 (41.74%) Microsoft
3 187 (41.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 180 (40.18%) .NET
5 164 (36.61%) C#
6 150 (33.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 136 (30.36%) Windows
8 124 (27.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 117 (26.12%) T-SQL
10 116 (25.89%) Finance
11 107 (23.88%) SQL Server 2005
12 103 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
13 99 (22.10%) Business Intelligence
14 95 (21.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 90 (20.09%) ASP.NET
16 86 (19.20%) MS Excel
17 77 (17.19%) SQL Server 2014
18 72 (16.07%) ETL
19 70 (15.63%) Windows Server
20 68 (15.18%) Data Warehouse
20 68 (15.18%) JavaScript
21 67 (14.96%) PowerShell
21 67 (14.96%) Windows Server 2008
22 65 (14.51%) .NET Framework
23 64 (14.29%) HTML
24 61 (13.62%) MVC
25 59 (13.17%) Performance Tuning
26 56 (12.50%) CSS
27 54 (12.05%) IIS

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 54 (12.05%) IIS
2 45 (10.04%) SharePoint
3 25 (5.58%) MS Exchange
4 17 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (3.57%) Skype for Business
6 15 (3.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 13 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (2.23%) Apache Spark
9 9 (2.01%) CMS
10 7 (1.56%) Apache
10 7 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.56%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.12%) NServiceBus
13 4 (0.89%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.89%) SAS
13 4 (0.89%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 86 (19.20%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.46%) MS Office
3 4 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.67%) MS Project
5 2 (0.45%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.22%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.12%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (0.89%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.89%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.89%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.45%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.22%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.22%) Endur
7 1 (0.22%) FastStats
7 1 (0.22%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.22%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.22%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.13%) Office 365
3 13 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.56%) OneDrive
4 7 (1.56%) Yammer
5 4 (0.89%) SaaS
6 3 (0.67%) PaaS
7 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.25%) SAN
2 19 (4.24%) Firewall
3 13 (2.90%) Intranet
4 10 (2.23%) VPN
5 9 (2.01%) DNS
6 8 (1.79%) VoIP
7 7 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (1.56%) DHCP
8 6 (1.34%) Internet
8 6 (1.34%) NAS
8 6 (1.34%) WAN
8 6 (1.34%) Wireless
9 5 (1.12%) LAN
9 5 (1.12%) SSL
10 4 (0.89%) Cisco Wireless
10 4 (0.89%) VLAN
11 3 (0.67%) HTTP
11 3 (0.67%) LDAP
11 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 448 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 187 (41.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 150 (33.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 124 (27.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 107 (23.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 95 (21.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 77 (17.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 68 (15.18%) Data Warehouse
9 38 (8.48%) Oracle Database
10 22 (4.91%) OLAP
11 20 (4.46%) Oracle Database 11g
12 19 (4.24%) NoSQL
12 19 (4.24%) Relational Database
12 19 (4.24%) SQL Server 2000
13 18 (4.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 17 (3.79%) QlikView
15 15 (3.35%) Power BI
16 14 (3.13%) Big Data
17 13 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
17 13 (2.90%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 34 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 17 (3.79%) Subversion
4 16 (3.57%) Git (software)
5 14 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (2.90%) TeamCity
7 9 (2.01%) Grunt
7 9 (2.01%) gulp
8 8 (1.79%) JIRA
8 8 (1.79%) NUnit
9 5 (1.12%) MSBuild
9 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.89%) Bower
10 4 (0.89%) CruiseControl
10 4 (0.89%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.67%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.67%) Moq
11 3 (0.67%) NSubstitute
11 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 116 (25.89%) Finance
2 52 (11.61%) Banking
3 24 (5.36%) Law
4 22 (4.91%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.35%) Marketing
6 14 (3.13%) Front Office
7 13 (2.90%) Retail
8 11 (2.46%) Legal
9 10 (2.23%) Back Office
9 10 (2.23%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.56%) Publishing
11 4 (0.89%) Hungarian Language
12 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 235 (52.46%) Developer
2 84 (18.75%) SQL Developer
3 80 (17.86%) .NET Developer
4 72 (16.07%) C# Developer
5 61 (13.62%) DBA
6 56 (12.50%) SQL DBA
7 51 (11.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 47 (10.49%) C# .NET Developer
9 43 (9.60%) Analyst
10 38 (8.48%) Architect
11 37 (8.26%) SQL Server DBA
11 37 (8.26%) SSIS Developer
12 29 (6.47%) SQL BI Developer
12 29 (6.47%) SQL Server Developer
13 26 (5.80%) Administrator
13 26 (5.80%) Senior Developer
13 26 (5.80%) SSRS Developer
14 23 (5.13%) SSAS Developer
15 22 (4.91%) Consultant
16 19 (4.24%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (40.18%) .NET
2 90 (20.09%) ASP.NET
3 65 (14.51%) .NET Framework
4 64 (14.29%) HTML
5 56 (12.50%) CSS
6 41 (9.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 36 (8.04%) jQuery
7 36 (8.04%) WPF
7 36 (8.04%) XML
8 33 (7.37%) MDX
8 33 (7.37%) WCF
8 33 (7.37%) Web Services
9 32 (7.14%) AngularJS
10 25 (5.58%) HTML5
11 19 (4.24%) ASP.NET Web API
12 18 (4.02%) Entity Framework
12 18 (4.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 16 (3.57%) Ajax
13 16 (3.57%) CSS3
14 14 (3.13%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.37%) Clustering
2 30 (6.70%) Replication
3 26 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.79%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.90%) NHS
6 12 (2.68%) Fixed Income
7 10 (2.23%) Equities
8 9 (2.01%) Algorithms
8 9 (2.01%) Data Structures
8 9 (2.01%) Market Risk
9 8 (1.79%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.79%) Data Integration
10 7 (1.56%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.56%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.56%) Visualisation
11 6 (1.34%) Credit Risk
11 6 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.34%) User Experience
12 4 (0.89%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.67%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 136 (30.36%) Windows
2 70 (15.63%) Windows Server
3 67 (14.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (5.13%) Linux
7 22 (4.91%) Windows 7
8 17 (3.79%) Unix
9 13 (2.90%) Solaris
10 6 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.12%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.67%) Android
12 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.67%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.67%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.45%) AIX
13 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.22%) Fedora
14 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (22.10%) Business Intelligence
3 72 (16.07%) ETL
4 61 (13.62%) MVC
5 59 (13.17%) Performance Tuning
6 54 (12.05%) Migration
7 40 (8.93%) TDD
8 37 (8.26%) Data Modelling
9 32 (7.14%) Scrum
10 30 (6.70%) Kimball Methodology
11 29 (6.47%) OO
12 27 (6.03%) Project Management
12 27 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (5.58%) DevOps
14 24 (5.36%) SOA
15 23 (5.13%) ITIL
15 23 (5.13%) Web Development
16 22 (4.91%) Asset Management
17 20 (4.46%) BDD
17 20 (4.46%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 278 (62.05%) SQL
2 164 (36.61%) C#
3 117 (26.12%) T-SQL
4 68 (15.18%) JavaScript
5 67 (14.96%) PowerShell
6 26 (5.80%) VB.NET
7 24 (5.36%) VBA
8 20 (4.46%) Java
9 18 (4.02%) VB
10 16 (3.57%) Python
11 13 (2.90%) VBScript
12 11 (2.46%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.23%) Korn
14 7 (1.56%) C
14 7 (1.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 7 (1.56%) FQL
15 5 (1.12%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.89%) Perl
16 4 (0.89%) R
17 2 (0.45%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 18 (4.02%) Degree
2 11 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.01%) MCSE
4 7 (1.56%) CCNA
4 7 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.45%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.45%) MCDBA
6 2 (0.45%) MCITP
6 2 (0.45%) MCTS
7 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.22%) MCDST
7 1 (0.22%) MCP
7 1 (0.22%) MCSA
7 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.91%) QA
2 14 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.89%) SLA
4 3 (0.67%) MiFID
5 2 (0.45%) DICOM
5 2 (0.45%) HL7
6 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 42 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 33 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.56%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.12%) Firmware
5 5 (1.12%) XenApp
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.67%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.45%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.45%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.45%) UAG
7 2 (0.45%) vSphere
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.22%) HDFS
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (2.46%) Microsoft Clustering
2 9 (2.01%) Failover Clustering
2 9 (2.01%) SCCM
2 9 (2.01%) SCOM
3 8 (1.79%) DBAmp
4 6 (1.34%) Nagios
5 4 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.89%) Puppet
5 4 (0.89%) WSUS
6 3 (0.67%) Ansible
6 3 (0.67%) Control-M
6 3 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.67%) Simpana
6 3 (0.67%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.22%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 187 (41.74%) Microsoft
2 51 (11.38%) Oracle
3 42 (9.38%) VMware
4 17 (3.79%) Tableau
5 16 (3.57%) HP
6 14 (3.13%) Cisco
7 13 (2.90%) SAP
7 13 (2.90%) Sybase
8 12 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (2.23%) Citrix
9 10 (2.23%) IBM
10 9 (2.01%) Telerik
11 8 (1.79%) EPiServer
11 8 (1.79%) Sitecore
11 8 (1.79%) Veritas
12 7 (1.56%) Informatica
12 7 (1.56%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.34%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.34%) RedGate
14 5 (1.12%) Charles River
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