The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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 / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 121 71
Rank change year-on-year 0 -50  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 42 45 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.28% 1.35% 2.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.95% 5.60% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 39 128
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £580 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% +27.65%  

SQL Server 2008 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 849 804 1491
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 25.92% 24.20% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 641 1186
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.27% -40.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in the City of London

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the City of London

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the City of London

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 91 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 58 (63.74%) C#
3 48 (52.75%) Windows
4 47 (51.65%) Microsoft
5 43 (47.25%) Finance
6 42 (46.15%) .NET
7 40 (43.96%) SQL
8 39 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (36.26%) WCF
10 31 (34.07%) SQL Server 2012
11 30 (32.97%) HTML
12 28 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 26 (28.57%) MVC
14 25 (27.47%) CSS
14 25 (27.47%) TDD
15 22 (24.18%) jQuery
16 21 (23.08%) JavaScript
17 20 (21.98%) SQL Server 2005
18 19 (20.88%) SharePoint
18 19 (20.88%) AngularJS
19 18 (19.78%) CRM
19 18 (19.78%) ERP
19 18 (19.78%) IIS
19 18 (19.78%) Scrum
19 18 (19.78%) Dynamics CRM
19 18 (19.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 18 (19.78%) .NET Framework
19 18 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
20 17 (18.68%) Ajax

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 19 (20.88%) SharePoint
2 18 (19.78%) IIS
3 16 (17.58%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.40%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.40%) SAS
5 1 (1.10%) CMS
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (19.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (17.58%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.10%) ION MarketView
4 1 (1.10%) LatentZero
4 1 (1.10%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (17.58%) IaaS
2 16 (17.58%) PaaS
3 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) Firewall
2 3 (3.30%) DHCP
2 3 (3.30%) DNS
3 2 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.20%) FTP
3 2 (2.20%) SAN
3 2 (2.20%) SMTP
3 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.10%) BGP
4 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.10%) Internet
4 1 (1.10%) LAN
4 1 (1.10%) VLAN
4 1 (1.10%) VoIP
4 1 (1.10%) WAN
4 1 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 39 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (34.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (21.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (19.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (15.38%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (8.79%) Relational Database
8 7 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (5.49%) OLAP
10 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database
11 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (3.30%) Power BI
12 2 (2.20%) Data Mart
12 2 (2.20%) OLTP
12 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (1.10%) DTS
13 1 (1.10%) MySQL
13 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (18.68%) Visual Studio
3 16 (17.58%) JIRA
4 15 (16.48%) NUnit
5 13 (14.29%) Moq
6 11 (12.09%) MSTest
7 4 (4.40%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.30%) Subversion
9 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.20%) NMock
9 2 (2.20%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (2.20%) Selenium
9 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (2.20%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (1.10%) gulp
10 1 (1.10%) jspm
General
1 43 (47.25%) Finance
2 14 (15.38%) Banking
3 9 (9.89%) Investment Banking
4 8 (8.79%) Law
5 6 (6.59%) Front Office
6 4 (4.40%) Back Office
6 4 (4.40%) Legal
7 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.20%) Electronics
8 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
8 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 2 (2.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (74.73%) Developer
2 22 (24.18%) .NET Developer
3 21 (23.08%) C# Developer
4 19 (20.88%) Microsoft Developer
5 16 (17.58%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 14 (15.38%) Full Stack Developer
7 11 (12.09%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (12.09%) SQL Developer
8 6 (6.59%) Angular Developer
8 6 (6.59%) Senior Developer
8 6 (6.59%) SQL Server Developer
9 5 (5.49%) Database Developer
10 4 (4.40%) DBA
10 4 (4.40%) SQL DBA
10 4 (4.40%) Web Developer
11 3 (3.30%) Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) Applications Support
11 3 (3.30%) Front Office Developer
11 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.30%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (46.15%) .NET
2 33 (36.26%) WCF
3 30 (32.97%) HTML
4 25 (27.47%) CSS
5 22 (24.18%) jQuery
6 19 (20.88%) AngularJS
7 18 (19.78%) .NET Framework
8 17 (18.68%) Ajax
8 17 (18.68%) ASP.NET
9 16 (17.58%) Web Services
10 10 (10.99%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (9.89%) Razor View Engine
12 6 (6.59%) Entity Framework
13 5 (5.49%) COM
13 5 (5.49%) HTML5
13 5 (5.49%) WinForms
13 5 (5.49%) XML
14 4 (4.40%) MDX
14 4 (4.40%) REST
15 3 (3.30%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.30%) Clustering
3 3 (3.30%) Fixed Income
3 3 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.30%) Replication
4 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.10%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.10%) Fintech
5 1 (1.10%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 48 (52.75%) Windows
2 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.40%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.30%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.20%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.20%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.10%) Linux
6 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (28.57%) MVC
3 25 (27.47%) TDD
4 18 (19.78%) CRM
4 18 (19.78%) ERP
4 18 (19.78%) Scrum
5 16 (17.58%) Logistics
6 14 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (9.89%) SDLC
8 8 (8.79%) Asset Management
8 8 (8.79%) Test Automation
8 8 (8.79%) Web Development
9 7 (7.69%) ETL
9 7 (7.69%) Mathematics
10 6 (6.59%) Change Management
11 5 (5.49%) Migration
11 5 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (5.49%) System Testing
12 4 (4.40%) High Availability
12 4 (4.40%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (63.74%) C#
2 40 (43.96%) SQL
3 21 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 17 (18.68%) T-SQL
5 8 (8.79%) PowerShell
6 7 (7.69%) VBA
7 3 (3.30%) VB
7 3 (3.30%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.20%) PHP
8 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.20%) XPath
9 1 (1.10%) Java
9 1 (1.10%) Python
9 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.10%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.40%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) Degree
4 1 (1.10%) CCNA
4 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.40%) SLA
3 3 (3.30%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.30%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.20%) XenApp
3 2 (2.20%) XenServer
4 1 (1.10%) Docker
4 1 (1.10%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.10%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (2.20%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.20%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.20%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.20%) SCCM
2 2 (2.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.10%) Nagios
3 1 (1.10%) Opsview
3 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (51.65%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.59%) Oracle
3 4 (4.40%) SAP
3 4 (4.40%) Telerik
3 4 (4.40%) VMware
4 3 (3.30%) Cisco
4 3 (3.30%) iManage
5 2 (2.20%) Citrix
5 2 (2.20%) HP
5 2 (2.20%) Symantec
5 2 (2.20%) Tableau
5 2 (2.20%) Veritas
6 1 (1.10%) AppSense
6 1 (1.10%) EMC
6 1 (1.10%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.10%) NetApp
6 1 (1.10%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.10%) Reuters
6 1 (1.10%) Splunk
6 1 (1.10%) Xamarin
City, London
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Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
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