Period
to 13 November 2019

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 6 months to 13 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 189 208 193
Rank change year-on-year +19 -15 -34
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 32 48 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.54% 0.68% 0.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.18% 2.70% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 44 57
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £364 £354 £328
90th Percentile £590 £575 £576
Central London median daily rate £475 £468 £444
% change year-on-year +1.60% +5.35% -1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £29.62
Central London median hourly rate - - £29.62

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 the City of London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,466 1,775 1,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.76% 25.28% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,161 1,417 1,409
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £388 £375 £363
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 11
City of London median hourly rate £44.57 £29.80 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.57% +8.35% -38.89%
10th Percentile £21.20 £18.60 £20.75
90th Percentile £86.70 £48.05 £33.25
Central London median hourly rate £39.78 £29.80 £25.99
% change year-on-year +33.52% +14.63% -42.24%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 13 November 2019.

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 13 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 City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 28 (87.50%) SQL
3 18 (56.25%) Oracle
4 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (37.50%) .NET
5 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 12 (37.50%) Oracle RAC
5 12 (37.50%) Azure
5 12 (37.50%) Oracle Database
6 9 (28.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (28.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (28.13%) Windows
6 9 (28.13%) T-SQL
7 8 (25.00%) ETL
7 8 (25.00%) Migration
7 8 (25.00%) Scrum
8 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (21.88%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (18.75%) Decision-Making
9 6 (18.75%) Kimball Methodology
9 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (18.75%) Finance
9 6 (18.75%) PL/SQL
10 5 (15.63%) C#
10 5 (15.63%) IIS
10 5 (15.63%) Clustering
10 5 (15.63%) Banking
10 5 (15.63%) Star Schema

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 5 (15.63%) IIS
2 3 (9.38%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) Confluence
3 1 (3.13%) Mule
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (37.50%) Azure
2 1 (3.13%) GitHub
2 1 (3.13%) npm
2 1 (3.13%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) SAN
2 2 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 9 (28.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (28.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (15.63%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (15.63%) Star Schema
7 4 (12.50%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (9.38%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
8 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (6.25%) DB2
9 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
10 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (3.13%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Fiddler
1 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.13%) gulp
2 1 (3.13%) jspm
2 1 (3.13%) Moq
2 1 (3.13%) NUnit
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Public Sector
4 1 (3.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Developer
2 12 (37.50%) DBA
3 6 (18.75%) SQL DBA
4 5 (15.63%) C# Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Senior DBA
5 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Analytics Developer
5 4 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (12.50%) SQL Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Migration Specialist
6 3 (9.38%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Specialist
6 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Administrator
8 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Lead Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle DBA
8 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) .NET Core
2 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
3 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
3 3 (9.38%) JSON
3 3 (9.38%) REST
3 3 (9.38%) RESTful
4 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.25%) CSS
4 2 (6.25%) HTML
4 2 (6.25%) JSON Schema
4 2 (6.25%) Swagger
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (3.13%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Clustering
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) ETL
2 8 (25.00%) Migration
2 8 (25.00%) Scrum
3 7 (21.88%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (18.75%) Decision-Making
4 6 (18.75%) Kimball Methodology
5 5 (15.63%) Analytics
5 5 (15.63%) Inmon Methodology
5 5 (15.63%) Microservices
5 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
5 5 (15.63%) SOLID
5 5 (15.63%) System Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 4 (12.50%) DevOps
6 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.38%) Kanban
7 3 (9.38%) MVC
7 3 (9.38%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (87.50%) SQL
2 9 (28.13%) T-SQL
3 6 (18.75%) PL/SQL
4 5 (15.63%) C#
4 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) MCITP
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (6.25%) Docker
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.13%) MIIS
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Oracle
2 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.25%) Sybase
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
4 1 (3.13%) MuleSoft