Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 244 246 163
Rank change year-on-year +2 -83 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 39 51 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.46% 0.55% 1.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.69% 2.13% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 44 77
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £351 £354 £300
90th Percentile £519 £644 £549
London median daily rate £452 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.84% +5.56% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Central London median hourly rate - - £29.62
London median hourly rate - £65.00 £125.00
% change year-on-year - -48.00% -

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 2,311 2,390 1,947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 26.99% 25.57% 25.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,817 1,896 1,500
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.82%
10th Percentile £388 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 6
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £21.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +0.38% +15.36%
10th Percentile £20.00 £18.62 £20.75
90th Percentile £59.05 £35.30 £27.74
London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £27.16
% change year-on-year +16.67% +10.46% -0.19%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +10 34 £450 -5.26% 5
SQL Server 2008
London

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (92.31%) SQL
3 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
3 16 (41.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (38.46%) Finance
4 15 (38.46%) Oracle
4 15 (38.46%) Windows
5 14 (35.90%) ETL
5 14 (35.90%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (35.90%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (30.77%) PowerShell
6 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (28.21%) Oracle Database
8 10 (25.64%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (25.64%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (25.64%) SQL Server 2017
8 10 (25.64%) Banking
8 10 (25.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (25.64%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (25.64%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (25.64%) T-SQL
9 9 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (20.51%) Replication
11 7 (17.95%) Clustering
11 7 (17.95%) C#
11 7 (17.95%) Power Platform
11 7 (17.95%) Power BI

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 4 (10.26%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.56%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (17.95%) Power Platform
3 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.13%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (5.13%) IaaS
3 2 (5.13%) PaaS
4 1 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (41.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (35.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (28.21%) Oracle Database
6 10 (25.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (25.64%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (25.64%) SQL Server 2017
6 10 (25.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (17.95%) Power BI
9 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (10.26%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (10.26%) Big Data
10 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
10 4 (10.26%) Star Schema
11 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
11 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (7.69%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.56%) Hudson
3 1 (2.56%) JIRA
3 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 10 (25.64%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Front Office
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) DBA
1 19 (48.72%) Developer
2 11 (28.21%) SQL DBA
3 6 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 6 (15.38%) SQL Developer
3 6 (15.38%) SQL Server DBA
4 5 (12.82%) Senior DBA
5 3 (7.69%) Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.56%) QlikView Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Senior SQL Developer
7 1 (2.56%) SQL BI Developer
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Server BI Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) .NET
2 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
2 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
2 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (10.26%) CSS
3 4 (10.26%) Entity Framework
3 4 (10.26%) HTML
3 4 (10.26%) jQuery
3 4 (10.26%) Web Services
3 4 (10.26%) XML
4 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (7.69%) WCF
5 2 (5.13%) Ajax
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (5.13%) HTML5
5 2 (5.13%) LINQ
5 2 (5.13%) LINQ to SQL
5 2 (5.13%) RequireJS
5 2 (5.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Replication
2 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.95%) Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.13%) W3C
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.56%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Solaris
3 2 (5.13%) Unix
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.90%) ETL
2 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (25.64%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (15.38%) High Availability
4 6 (15.38%) MVC
5 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
5 5 (12.82%) Decision-Making
5 5 (12.82%) Kimball Methodology
5 5 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (12.82%) SQL Optimisation
5 5 (12.82%) Task Automation
6 4 (10.26%) Analytics
6 4 (10.26%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (10.26%) Inmon Methodology
6 4 (10.26%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (10.26%) Scrum
6 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (92.31%) SQL
2 12 (30.77%) PowerShell
3 10 (25.64%) T-SQL
4 7 (17.95%) C#
5 6 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL
7 3 (7.69%) Python
8 2 (5.13%) Perl
9 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.56%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 15 (38.46%) Oracle
3 4 (10.26%) Sybase
4 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.56%) Citrix
4 1 (2.56%) GoldenSource
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.56%) Sun
4 1 (2.56%) Tableau
4 1 (2.56%) VMware