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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
London / City of London
Rank 101 93 86
Rank change year-on-year -8 -7  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 50 58 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.68% 1.77% 2.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.30% 6.39% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 51 96
Median daily rate £360 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £51.56 £25.00
% change year-on-year -63.14% +106.23%  

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 794 908 1229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 26.73% 27.78% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 731 951
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +1.93% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% -47.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +1.53%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the City of London.

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

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 95 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 66 (69.47%) Finance
3 58 (61.05%) Microsoft
4 57 (60.00%) SQL
5 54 (56.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 50 (52.63%) C#
7 36 (37.89%) Business Intelligence
8 35 (36.84%) Windows
9 34 (35.79%) .NET
10 28 (29.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 27 (28.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 26 (27.37%) MS Excel
13 25 (26.32%) WCF
14 24 (25.26%) Dynamics CRM
14 24 (25.26%) TDD
14 24 (25.26%) CRM
14 24 (25.26%) ERP
14 24 (25.26%) T-SQL
14 24 (25.26%) SharePoint
15 23 (24.21%) Web Services
15 23 (24.21%) Scrum
15 23 (24.21%) Banking
15 23 (24.21%) Microsoft Azure
16 22 (23.16%) JIRA
16 22 (23.16%) IIS
16 22 (23.16%) BizTalk Server
17 21 (22.11%) Dynamics AX
17 21 (22.11%) Logistics
17 21 (22.11%) PaaS
17 21 (22.11%) IaaS

SQL Server 2008
Top Related 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 24 (25.26%) SharePoint
2 22 (23.16%) BizTalk Server
2 22 (23.16%) IIS
3 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.21%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.11%) SAS
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (27.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.16%) MS Project
2 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 24 (25.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (22.11%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.05%) Markit EDM
4 1 (1.05%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 23 (24.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (22.11%) IaaS
2 21 (22.11%) PaaS
3 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.11%) GitHub
4 1 (1.05%) Office 365
4 1 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.16%) Firewall
2 2 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.11%) DHCP
2 2 (2.11%) DNS
2 2 (2.11%) FTP
2 2 (2.11%) SAN
2 2 (2.11%) SMTP
3 1 (1.05%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.05%) Internet
3 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (56.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (28.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (11.58%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (11.58%) Oracle Database
5 11 (11.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (11.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (6.32%) Data Mart
7 6 (6.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (5.26%) Power BI
9 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
10 3 (3.16%) OLAP
10 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
12 1 (1.05%) Big Data
12 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
12 1 (1.05%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 28 (29.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (23.16%) JIRA
3 10 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 8 (8.42%) Subversion
4 8 (8.42%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.16%) Grunt
5 3 (3.16%) gulp
5 3 (3.16%) Jasmine
5 3 (3.16%) Mocha
5 3 (3.16%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.16%) webpack
6 2 (2.11%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.05%) NUnit
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 66 (69.47%) Finance
2 23 (24.21%) Banking
3 13 (13.68%) Front Office
3 13 (13.68%) Investment Banking
4 8 (8.42%) Back Office
5 4 (4.21%) Legal
5 4 (4.21%) Marketing
6 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.11%) Electronics
7 2 (2.11%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.05%) Law
8 1 (1.05%) Local Government
8 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (71.58%) Developer
2 22 (23.16%) Microsoft Developer
3 21 (22.11%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 19 (20.00%) SQL Developer
5 17 (17.89%) .NET Developer
6 15 (15.79%) C# Developer
7 12 (12.63%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (12.63%) Senior Developer
8 11 (11.58%) DBA
9 10 (10.53%) SQL DBA
9 10 (10.53%) SQL Server Developer
10 9 (9.47%) WinForms Developer
11 8 (8.42%) Senior SQL Developer
12 7 (7.37%) Senior SQL Server Developer
13 6 (6.32%) SSIS Developer
14 5 (5.26%) ETL Developer
14 5 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
14 5 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
15 4 (4.21%) Administrator
15 4 (4.21%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (35.79%) .NET
2 25 (26.32%) WCF
3 23 (24.21%) Web Services
4 15 (15.79%) .NET Framework
5 11 (11.58%) ASP.NET
5 11 (11.58%) WinForms
6 9 (9.47%) HTML
7 8 (8.42%) AngularJS
7 8 (8.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (7.37%) COM
9 6 (6.32%) CSS
9 6 (6.32%) jQuery
10 5 (5.26%) Entity Framework
10 5 (5.26%) HTML5
11 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (4.21%) MDX
12 3 (3.16%) Angular 2
12 3 (3.16%) LESS
12 3 (3.16%) Sass
13 2 (2.11%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.16%) Fixed Income
2 3 (3.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.16%) Minimum Viable Product
3 2 (2.11%) Clustering
3 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.11%) Equities
3 2 (2.11%) Replication
4 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.05%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.05%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.05%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.05%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.84%) Windows
2 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.37%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.89%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (25.26%) CRM
2 24 (25.26%) ERP
2 24 (25.26%) TDD
3 23 (24.21%) Scrum
4 21 (22.11%) Logistics
5 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (12.63%) Mathematics
6 12 (12.63%) MVC
7 10 (10.53%) ETL
7 10 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (8.42%) Asset Management
9 7 (7.37%) Migration
10 6 (6.32%) Release Management
10 6 (6.32%) Waterfall
11 5 (5.26%) Analytics
11 5 (5.26%) High Availability
11 5 (5.26%) OO
12 4 (4.21%) Data Modelling
12 4 (4.21%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 57 (60.00%) SQL
2 50 (52.63%) C#
3 24 (25.26%) T-SQL
4 12 (12.63%) VBA
5 10 (10.53%) VB.NET
6 9 (9.47%) PowerShell
6 9 (9.47%) VB
7 8 (8.42%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.16%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.11%) PHP
9 2 (2.11%) Python
10 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) CCNA
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.05%) Degree
3 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) QA
1 3 (3.16%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (6.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.16%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.11%) XenServer
4 1 (1.05%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.05%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (3.16%) SCCM
2 2 (2.11%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.11%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.05%) Control-M
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.05%) SCOM
3 1 (1.05%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.05%) SCSM
3 1 (1.05%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 58 (61.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.58%) Oracle
3 5 (5.26%) SAP
4 3 (3.16%) Cisco
4 3 (3.16%) VMware
5 2 (2.11%) HP
5 2 (2.11%) iManage
5 2 (2.11%) Symantec
5 2 (2.11%) Tableau
5 2 (2.11%) Telerik
5 2 (2.11%) Veritas
6 1 (1.05%) AppSense
6 1 (1.05%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.05%) Citrix
6 1 (1.05%) Cognos
6 1 (1.05%) EMC
6 1 (1.05%) Reuters
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