Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 163 76
Rank change year-on-year -18 -87 +15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 76 82 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.06% 1.22% 2.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.35% 4.68% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 73 213
City of London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £328 £330 £305
90th Percentile £563 £538 £555
Central London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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 1747 1751 2348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.41% 26.15% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1421 1391 1878
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +6.32%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 9
City of London median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.89% +80.00% -18.88%
10th Percentile £20.75 £42.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £33.25 £47.50 £70.75
Central London median hourly rate £25.99 £45.00 £21.98
% change year-on-year -42.24% +104.78% -25.46%

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 22 November 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

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Moorgate - 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 76 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (60.53%) C#
3 42 (55.26%) .NET
4 41 (53.95%) SQL
5 33 (43.42%) Microsoft
6 32 (42.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (39.47%) HTML
8 28 (36.84%) Finance
9 27 (35.53%) MVC
10 26 (34.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (31.58%) jQuery
11 24 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 24 (31.58%) Windows
12 23 (30.26%) CSS
12 23 (30.26%) SQL Server 2005
13 22 (28.95%) AngularJS
13 22 (28.95%) SQL Server 2016
14 21 (27.63%) Ajax
14 21 (27.63%) .NET Framework
15 19 (25.00%) ASP.NET
15 19 (25.00%) T-SQL
16 18 (23.68%) JavaScript
16 18 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (22.37%) Visual Studio
18 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
18 16 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
19 15 (19.74%) WCF
20 14 (18.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 14 (18.42%) NUnit
21 13 (17.11%) MSTest

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 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.95%) IIS
2 3 (3.95%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.32%) SAS
4 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.63%) Office 365
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Intranet
1 2 (2.63%) LAN
1 2 (2.63%) SAN
1 2 (2.63%) WAN
2 1 (1.32%) BGP
2 1 (1.32%) DHCP
2 1 (1.32%) DNS
2 1 (1.32%) Firewall
2 1 (1.32%) Skype
2 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.32%) VLAN
2 1 (1.32%) VoIP
2 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (42.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (34.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (30.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (28.95%) SQL Server 2016
7 14 (18.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (13.16%) Relational Database
10 9 (11.84%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (10.53%) Power BI
12 7 (9.21%) Oracle Database
13 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
15 2 (2.63%) DTS
15 2 (2.63%) OLTP
15 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
16 1 (1.32%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (22.37%) Visual Studio
2 16 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (18.42%) NUnit
4 13 (17.11%) MSTest
5 11 (14.47%) Moq
6 6 (7.89%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.95%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (3.95%) Subversion
8 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.32%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 28 (36.84%) Finance
2 12 (15.79%) Banking
3 10 (13.16%) Investment Banking
4 9 (11.84%) Front Office
5 7 (9.21%) Law
6 2 (2.63%) Advertising
6 2 (2.63%) Back Office
6 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.32%) Legal
7 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (75.00%) Developer
2 31 (40.79%) C# Developer
3 28 (36.84%) .NET Developer
4 22 (28.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (19.74%) SQL Developer
6 10 (13.16%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (9.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (7.89%) Analyst
9 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Developer
9 6 (7.89%) SQL BI Developer
10 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 5 (6.58%) Microsoft BI Developer
10 5 (6.58%) SSIS Developer
10 5 (6.58%) WinForms Developer
11 4 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
11 4 (5.26%) SQL DBA
11 4 (5.26%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (55.26%) .NET
2 30 (39.47%) HTML
3 24 (31.58%) jQuery
4 23 (30.26%) CSS
5 22 (28.95%) AngularJS
6 21 (27.63%) .NET Framework
6 21 (27.63%) Ajax
7 19 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 15 (19.74%) WCF
9 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (10.53%) WinForms
11 7 (9.21%) Razor View Engine
11 7 (9.21%) Web Services
12 6 (7.89%) XML
13 5 (6.58%) HTML5
14 4 (5.26%) .NET Core
14 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4 (5.26%) Aurelia
14 4 (5.26%) LINQ
14 4 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.95%) PKI
4 2 (2.63%) Derivative
4 2 (2.63%) Equities
4 2 (2.63%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (2.63%) Exotic Derivative
4 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.63%) W3C
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) Fintech
5 1 (1.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (31.58%) Windows
2 6 (7.89%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.95%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.32%) Linux
5 1 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.53%) MVC
2 18 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (17.11%) SDLC
5 11 (14.47%) ETL
6 9 (11.84%) Mathematics
7 8 (10.53%) TDD
8 7 (9.21%) Test Automation
8 7 (9.21%) Unit Testing
9 6 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.89%) Investment Management
9 6 (7.89%) Kimball Methodology
9 6 (7.89%) Migration
10 5 (6.58%) Asset Management
10 5 (6.58%) Scrum
11 4 (5.26%) CRM
11 4 (5.26%) Data Modelling
11 4 (5.26%) Project Management
11 4 (5.26%) Web Development
12 3 (3.95%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (60.53%) C#
2 41 (53.95%) SQL
3 19 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 18 (23.68%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.21%) PowerShell
5 7 (9.21%) VBA
6 6 (7.89%) TypeScript
6 6 (7.89%) VB
7 5 (6.58%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.63%) Python
9 2 (2.63%) VBScript
10 1 (1.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) Degree
3 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.32%) MCITP
3 1 (1.32%) MCP
3 1 (1.32%) MCPD
3 1 (1.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.95%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.95%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.95%) XenApp
3 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) SCCM
1 2 (2.63%) WMI
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.32%) Nagios
2 1 (1.32%) Opsview
2 1 (1.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (43.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.16%) Oracle
3 4 (5.26%) VMware
4 3 (3.95%) Citrix
5 2 (2.63%) Altiris
5 2 (2.63%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.63%) DevExpress
5 2 (2.63%) Murex
5 2 (2.63%) Reuters
5 2 (2.63%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.32%) CommVault
6 1 (1.32%) iManage
6 1 (1.32%) MapR
6 1 (1.32%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.32%) NetApp
6 1 (1.32%) Splunk
6 1 (1.32%) Tableau
6 1 (1.32%) Telerik
6 1 (1.32%) Xamarin