Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 182 162
Rank change year-on-year -32 -20 -79
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 42 74 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.59% 1.03% 1.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.36% 4.14% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 63 72
City of London median daily rate £471 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £363 £336 £319
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Central London median daily rate £468 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +6.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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 1,776 1,788 1,747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.02% 24.85% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,417 1,470 1,391
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £375 £369 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £520 £475
% change year-on-year +0.96% +9.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 1
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -38.89% +44.00%
10th Percentile £19.50 £20.75 £42.50
90th Percentile £42.19 £33.25 £47.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% -38.89% +91.59%

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018, 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 42 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (80.95%) SQL
3 30 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (59.52%) T-SQL
4 25 (59.52%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (50.00%) Finance
7 20 (47.62%) ETL
8 18 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (38.10%) C#
10 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
11 14 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (28.57%) Analytics
12 12 (28.57%) .NET
12 12 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
14 10 (23.81%) Scrum
14 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
15 9 (21.43%) Kimball Methodology
15 9 (21.43%) PL/SQL
16 8 (19.05%) System Testing
16 8 (19.05%) Oracle BI EE
16 8 (19.05%) Oracle
16 8 (19.05%) Star Schema
16 8 (19.05%) Regression Testing
16 8 (19.05%) MVC
16 8 (19.05%) Big Data
16 8 (19.05%) Inmon Methodology
16 8 (19.05%) Power BI

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 2 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (19.05%) Big Data
6 8 (19.05%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (19.05%) Power BI
6 8 (19.05%) Star Schema
7 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database
8 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (14.29%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (9.52%) Oracle OWB
11 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
12 2 (4.76%) DTS
12 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (11.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (9.52%) Mercurial
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (4.76%) ERwin
7 1 (2.38%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.38%) Hudson
7 1 (2.38%) JIRA
7 1 (2.38%) NUnit
General
1 21 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Back Office
5 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (69.05%) Developer
2 14 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (14.29%) SQL BI Developer
5 5 (11.90%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Developer
6 4 (9.52%) SSIS Developer
6 4 (9.52%) VMware Specialist
7 3 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (7.14%) SSRS Developer
7 3 (7.14%) T-SQL Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Data Architect
8 2 (4.76%) DBA
8 2 (4.76%) Senior UI Developer
8 2 (4.76%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) .NET
2 7 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (16.67%) jQuery
3 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework
3 5 (11.90%) Ajax
3 5 (11.90%) Entity Framework
4 4 (9.52%) Angular 2
4 4 (9.52%) Kendo UI
5 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (7.14%) CSS
5 3 (7.14%) JSON
5 3 (7.14%) REST
5 3 (7.14%) XML
6 2 (4.76%) .NET Core
6 2 (4.76%) React
6 2 (4.76%) SignalR
6 2 (4.76%) WCF
6 2 (4.76%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Fintech
3 2 (4.76%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.38%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (47.62%) ETL
4 12 (28.57%) Analytics
5 10 (23.81%) Scrum
6 9 (21.43%) Kimball Methodology
6 9 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (19.05%) Decision-Making
7 8 (19.05%) Inmon Methodology
7 8 (19.05%) MVC
7 8 (19.05%) Regression Testing
7 8 (19.05%) System Testing
8 5 (11.90%) TDD
9 4 (9.52%) Web Development
10 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (7.14%) Data Analytics
10 3 (7.14%) Data Modelling
10 3 (7.14%) Defect Management
10 3 (7.14%) SDLC
10 3 (7.14%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 34 (80.95%) SQL
2 25 (59.52%) T-SQL
3 16 (38.10%) C#
4 9 (21.43%) PL/SQL
5 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.76%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (2.38%) Python
8 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Control-M
1 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) Nimble Storage
3 4 (9.52%) Telerik
3 4 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (2.38%) Google
4 1 (2.38%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.38%) Tableau