Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 217 251 206
Rank change year-on-year +34 -45 -28
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 35 52 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.47% 0.56% 0.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.87% 2.28% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 48 63
Central London median daily rate £475 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £305 £344 £328
90th Percentile £588 £575 £585
London median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Central London median hourly rate - - £29.62
London median hourly rate - - £99.56

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 1,876 2,283 2,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 25.10% 24.78% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,468 1,816 1,664
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £375 £363 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 14
Central London median hourly rate £39.78 £29.80 £25.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.52% +14.63% -42.24%
10th Percentile £21.21 £18.60 £20.75
90th Percentile £81.50 £48.05 £33.25
London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.62 £26.61
% change year-on-year +26.74% +3.80% -20.58%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Central London

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Central London over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Central London

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor 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 14 November 2019. 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 +11 32 £488 +2.63% 6
Camden - 1 £435 -
SQL Server 2008
London

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 35 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (88.57%) SQL
3 18 (51.43%) Oracle
4 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (37.14%) .NET
7 12 (34.29%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (34.29%) Azure
7 12 (34.29%) Oracle Database
8 11 (31.43%) Windows
9 9 (25.71%) T-SQL
9 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (25.71%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (22.86%) ETL
10 8 (22.86%) Migration
10 8 (22.86%) Scrum
11 7 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (17.14%) Kimball Methodology
12 6 (17.14%) SOLID
12 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (17.14%) Decision-Making
12 6 (17.14%) IIS
12 6 (17.14%) C#
12 6 (17.14%) PL/SQL
12 6 (17.14%) Finance
12 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (14.29%) Banking

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 6 (17.14%) IIS
2 3 (8.57%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.86%) Confluence
4 1 (2.86%) Mule
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (34.29%) Azure
2 2 (5.71%) Office 365
3 1 (2.86%) GitHub
3 1 (2.86%) IaaS
3 1 (2.86%) npm
3 1 (2.86%) PaaS
3 1 (2.86%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) Firewall
2 2 (5.71%) Internet
2 2 (5.71%) LAN
2 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
2 2 (5.71%) VoIP
2 2 (5.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (34.29%) Oracle Database
3 9 (25.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (14.29%) Star Schema
8 4 (11.43%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (8.57%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
9 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2017
10 2 (5.71%) DB2
10 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
11 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (2.86%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.71%) Fiddler
2 2 (5.71%) SpecFlow
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.86%) gulp
3 1 (2.86%) jspm
3 1 (2.86%) Moq
3 1 (2.86%) NUnit
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.86%) Front Office
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Developer
2 12 (34.29%) DBA
3 6 (17.14%) SQL DBA
4 5 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 5 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Senior DBA
5 4 (11.43%) Analytics Developer
5 4 (11.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (11.43%) SQL Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Migration Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) SQL Server BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) .NET Core
2 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
2 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
2 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (8.57%) CSS
3 3 (8.57%) HTML
3 3 (8.57%) JSON
3 3 (8.57%) REST
3 3 (8.57%) RESTful
4 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.71%) Entity Framework
4 2 (5.71%) jQuery
4 2 (5.71%) JSON Schema
4 2 (5.71%) Swagger
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Clustering
1 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.86%) ETL
2 8 (22.86%) Migration
2 8 (22.86%) Scrum
3 7 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (17.14%) Decision-Making
4 6 (17.14%) Kimball Methodology
4 6 (17.14%) SOLID
5 5 (14.29%) Analytics
5 5 (14.29%) Inmon Methodology
5 5 (14.29%) Microservices
5 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 5 (14.29%) System Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Data Protection
6 4 (11.43%) DevOps
6 4 (11.43%) MVC
6 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.57%) Kanban
7 3 (8.57%) OOP
7 3 (8.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (88.57%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) T-SQL
3 6 (17.14%) C#
3 6 (17.14%) PL/SQL
4 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) MCITP
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.71%) Docker
3 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.86%) MIIS
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Oracle
2 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) VMware
4 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.71%) Sybase
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix
5 1 (2.86%) MuleSoft