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 16 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
England / London
Rank 251 147 113
Rank change year-on-year
-104 -34
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 156 324 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.81% 1.58% 1.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.30% 6.48% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 257 319
Median daily rate £365 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £19.12 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.46% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.32 £26.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.92 £26.00 £29.00
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 London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
4726 5001 4960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 24.39% 24.37% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3380 3594 3533
Median daily rate £500 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 31
Median hourly rate £32.50 £38.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.12 £17.75 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £52.50 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+41.50% -17.18%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -18 51 £360 -15.29% 16
Lewisham - 4 £300 -
Canary Wharf -4 1 £513 +13.88%
Greenford - 1 £375 -
SQL Server 2008
England

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 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 London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 338 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 213 (63.02%) SQL
3 167 (49.41%) C#
4 161 (47.63%) Microsoft
5 154 (45.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 150 (44.38%) .NET
7 136 (40.24%) Finance
8 121 (35.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 119 (35.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 114 (33.73%) Windows
11 94 (27.81%) T-SQL
12 84 (24.85%) MS Excel
13 81 (23.96%) Business Intelligence
14 78 (23.08%) ASP.NET
15 69 (20.41%) Banking
16 67 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
17 64 (18.93%) Data Warehouse
18 60 (17.75%) MVC
18 60 (17.75%) Team Foundation Server
19 57 (16.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 56 (16.57%) SQL Server 2005
20 56 (16.57%) WCF
21 54 (15.98%) JavaScript
22 52 (15.38%) Migration
23 50 (14.79%) SQL Server 2014
24 45 (13.31%) CRM
24 45 (13.31%) .NET Framework
25 43 (12.72%) Visual Studio
26 42 (12.43%) HTML
27 41 (12.13%) Microsoft Azure

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 37 (10.95%) IIS
2 36 (10.65%) SharePoint
3 25 (7.40%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (5.03%) MS Exchange
5 12 (3.55%) Apache Pig
6 10 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.66%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.78%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.89%) Apache
11 3 (0.89%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.89%) Documentum
11 3 (0.89%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.89%) SAS
11 3 (0.89%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 84 (24.85%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.37%) MS Office
2 8 (2.37%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.48%) MS Project
4 4 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.30%) InDesign
5 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 39 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (5.33%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.48%) Markit EDM
4 4 (1.18%) FastStats
5 3 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.59%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.30%) Endur
7 1 (0.30%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.30%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.30%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.30%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 41 (12.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.03%) IaaS
2 17 (5.03%) PaaS
3 11 (3.25%) Office 365
4 8 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.18%) SaaS
6 2 (0.59%) GitHub
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.55%) SAN
2 11 (3.25%) DHCP
3 10 (2.96%) DNS
3 10 (2.96%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.37%) Firewall
5 3 (0.89%) FTP
5 3 (0.89%) Intranet
6 2 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.59%) SMTP
6 2 (0.59%) VLAN
6 2 (0.59%) VPN
7 1 (0.30%) Broadband
7 1 (0.30%) Internet
7 1 (0.30%) LAN
7 1 (0.30%) Skype
7 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 154 (45.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 121 (35.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 119 (35.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 64 (18.93%) Data Warehouse
6 57 (16.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 56 (16.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 50 (14.79%) SQL Server 2014
9 23 (6.80%) Oracle Database
10 20 (5.92%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (5.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 19 (5.62%) QlikView
11 19 (5.62%) Relational Database
12 17 (5.03%) Big Data
13 16 (4.73%) SQL Server 2000
14 15 (4.44%) Hadoop
15 14 (4.14%) MS Access
16 12 (3.55%) Apache Hive
16 12 (3.55%) Snowflake Schema
17 11 (3.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 60 (17.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (12.72%) Visual Studio
3 19 (5.62%) JIRA
4 12 (3.55%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.96%) Subversion
5 10 (2.96%) TeamCity
6 8 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.48%) Selenium
8 4 (1.18%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.18%) MSBuild
8 4 (1.18%) NUnit
8 4 (1.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 4 (1.18%) WiX
9 3 (0.89%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.89%) Grunt
9 3 (0.89%) gulp
9 3 (0.89%) Mocha
9 3 (0.89%) MSTest
9 3 (0.89%) webpack
10 2 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
General
1 136 (40.24%) Finance
2 69 (20.41%) Banking
3 22 (6.51%) Back Office
4 19 (5.62%) Retail
5 18 (5.33%) Investment Banking
6 15 (4.44%) Front Office
6 15 (4.44%) Marketing
7 12 (3.55%) Corporate Banking
7 12 (3.55%) Retail Banking
8 8 (2.37%) Law
8 8 (2.37%) Legal
8 8 (2.37%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.48%) Advertising
9 5 (1.48%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.18%) Local Government
11 3 (0.89%) Billing
11 3 (0.89%) Electronics
11 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 203 (60.06%) Developer
2 70 (20.71%) .NET Developer
3 60 (17.75%) C# Developer
4 55 (16.27%) SQL Developer
5 50 (14.79%) DBA
6 46 (13.61%) C# .NET Developer
7 43 (12.72%) SQL DBA
8 34 (10.06%) Microsoft Developer
9 32 (9.47%) Analyst
10 28 (8.28%) SSIS Developer
11 22 (6.51%) SQL Server Developer
12 21 (6.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 20 (5.92%) Senior Developer
14 19 (5.62%) Architect
14 19 (5.62%) SQL Server DBA
15 18 (5.33%) Administrator
16 17 (5.03%) Dynamics AX Developer
17 16 (4.73%) ASP.NET Developer
17 16 (4.73%) SSRS Developer
18 14 (4.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (44.38%) .NET
2 78 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 56 (16.57%) WCF
4 45 (13.31%) .NET Framework
5 42 (12.43%) HTML
6 40 (11.83%) Web Services
7 30 (8.88%) AngularJS
8 27 (7.99%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (7.99%) jQuery
9 23 (6.80%) WinForms
10 21 (6.21%) XML
11 20 (5.92%) CSS
12 17 (5.03%) Entity Framework
13 15 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (4.44%) WPF
14 12 (3.55%) Ajax
14 12 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 12 (3.55%) DHTML
14 12 (3.55%) XSLT
15 11 (3.25%) React
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.80%) Management Information System
3 19 (5.62%) Clustering
4 14 (4.14%) Visualisation
5 12 (3.55%) Replication
6 9 (2.66%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.66%) Mathematics
7 8 (2.37%) Data Structures
8 7 (2.07%) Derivative
8 7 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.78%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.78%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (1.78%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.48%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.48%) Fintech
10 5 (1.48%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (1.18%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.18%) Equities
11 4 (1.18%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 114 (33.73%) Windows
2 37 (10.95%) Windows Server
3 35 (10.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (7.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (4.14%) Windows XP
6 12 (3.55%) Linux
7 11 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (2.96%) Windows 10
9 8 (2.37%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.78%) Unix
11 5 (1.48%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.18%) Solaris
13 3 (0.89%) Android
13 3 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.59%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (23.96%) Business Intelligence
2 67 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (17.75%) MVC
4 52 (15.38%) Migration
5 45 (13.31%) CRM
6 40 (11.83%) TDD
7 37 (10.95%) ETL
8 32 (9.47%) Data Analysis
9 28 (8.28%) Scrum
10 25 (7.40%) Performance Tuning
11 23 (6.80%) Analytics
12 22 (6.51%) Data Modelling
12 22 (6.51%) Unit Testing
13 20 (5.92%) ERP
13 20 (5.92%) Investment Management
14 19 (5.62%) Asset Management
14 19 (5.62%) Logistics
14 19 (5.62%) OO
15 18 (5.33%) Web Development
16 17 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 213 (63.02%) SQL
2 167 (49.41%) C#
3 94 (27.81%) T-SQL
4 54 (15.98%) JavaScript
5 37 (10.95%) VB.NET
6 25 (7.40%) VBA
7 21 (6.21%) PowerShell
8 20 (5.92%) VB
9 13 (3.85%) Scala
9 13 (3.85%) Shell Script
10 11 (3.25%) VB6
11 9 (2.66%) Python
12 6 (1.78%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.18%) PHP
13 4 (1.18%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.89%) Java
15 2 (0.59%) Ruby
16 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.30%) C++
16 1 (0.30%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 26 (7.69%) Degree
2 10 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.37%) MCITP
3 8 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.78%) MCSE
5 5 (1.48%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.89%) CCNA
7 3 (0.89%) CCNP
7 3 (0.89%) MCDBA
7 3 (0.89%) MCDST
7 3 (0.89%) MCSA
7 3 (0.89%) MCTS
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.96%) SLA
2 8 (2.37%) QA
3 6 (1.78%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.30%) HL7
4 1 (0.30%) MiFID
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (8.28%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.25%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.89%) vSphere
6 3 (0.89%) XenApp
7 2 (0.59%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.59%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.59%) XenServer
8 1 (0.30%) UAG
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.78%) Control-M
1 6 (1.78%) Nagios
1 6 (1.78%) SCCM
1 6 (1.78%) SCOM
2 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (1.18%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.89%) DBAmp
3 3 (0.89%) Puppet
3 3 (0.89%) SCOrch
3 3 (0.89%) Simpana
4 2 (0.59%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.59%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.59%) OpenSSO
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 161 (47.63%) Microsoft
2 37 (10.95%) Oracle
3 20 (5.92%) VMware
4 12 (3.55%) Cloudera
4 12 (3.55%) Hortonworks
5 11 (3.25%) HP
6 7 (2.07%) Apigee
6 7 (2.07%) Cisco
6 7 (2.07%) Citrix
6 7 (2.07%) Cognos
7 6 (1.78%) Adobe
7 6 (1.78%) Tableau
8 5 (1.48%) EMC
8 5 (1.48%) IBM
8 5 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.48%) SAP
9 4 (1.18%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.18%) Symantec
9 4 (1.18%) Veritas
10 3 (0.89%) Veeam
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