Period
to 27 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 6 months to 27 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
London > Central London
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 157 243 238
Rank change year-on-year +86 -5 -94
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 38 60
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.26% 0.45% 0.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.08% 1.75% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 52
Median daily rate £475 £438 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -1.13% +18.00%
10th Percentile £323 £350 £315
90th Percentile £500 £522 £588
London median daily rate £475 £454 £450
% change year-on-year +4.63% +0.89% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - £65.00

SQL Server 2008 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 929 2,166 2,301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 24.35% 25.79% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 1,695 1,858
Median daily rate £500 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +4.06%
10th Percentile £363 £388 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £653
London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% +34.32%
10th Percentile £24.50 £20.00 £21.00
90th Percentile £38.40 £56.50 £37.60
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -3.23%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Central London

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Central London.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Central London

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Central London over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Central London

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Central London

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Central 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 Central London region over the 6 months to 27 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +56 10 £475 +5.56% 1
SQL Server 2008
London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (40.00%) Unix
5 4 (40.00%) Security Management
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (40.00%) Korn
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (40.00%) Sybase
5 4 (40.00%) Perl
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle
5 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (40.00%) MongoDB
6 3 (30.00%) Azure
6 3 (30.00%) Database Security
6 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (30.00%) EMC
6 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (30.00%) Data Management

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (40.00%) MongoDB
6 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (10.00%) Big Data
7 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (10.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Law
3 1 (10.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) DBA
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle DBA
2 4 (40.00%) Sybase DBA
3 3 (30.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Angular Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) MongoDB DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) JDBC
1 2 (20.00%) ODBC
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (10.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Security Management
2 3 (30.00%) Data Management
2 3 (30.00%) Database Security
2 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Analytics
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Information Governance
4 1 (10.00%) Inmon Methodology
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) OOD
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Korn
3 4 (40.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (40.00%) Sybase
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) EMC
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Infragistics
4 1 (10.00%) Tableau