Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 163 211 180
Rank change year-on-year +48 -31 -42
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 18 35 80
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.51% 1.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.85% 1.99% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 68
Median daily rate £438 £450 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +0.28% +19.67%
10th Percentile £279 £404 £334
90th Percentile £625 £546 £588
Central London median daily rate £425 £425 £438
% change year-on-year - -2.86% +20.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 975 1,757 1,770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 23.60% 25.72% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 1,394 1,492
Median daily rate £500 £534 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.32% +1.67% +6.87%
10th Percentile £363 £402 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £677
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £513
% change year-on-year -4.76% +2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.56% +0.74%
10th Percentile £24.50 £27.38 £20.06
90th Percentile £37.13 £56.50 £38.41
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% +4.55% +23.13%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the City of London

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the City of London over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in the City of London

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

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (72.22%) SQL
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (44.44%) .NET
5 7 (38.89%) Oracle
5 7 (38.89%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (38.89%) Azure
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (27.78%) Migration
7 5 (27.78%) ETL
7 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
7 5 (27.78%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 4 (22.22%) SOLID
8 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
8 4 (22.22%) Analytics
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
8 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (22.22%) IIS
8 4 (22.22%) Scrum
9 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Star Schema
9 3 (16.67%) Windows
9 3 (16.67%) OOP
9 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
9 3 (16.67%) Apache

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 4 (22.22%) IIS
2 3 (16.67%) Apache
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.56%) Confluence
4 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.56%) Mule
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (38.89%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
5 3 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (16.67%) Star Schema
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (5.56%) Big Data
7 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (5.56%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Fiddler
1 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (11.11%) Law
1 2 (11.11%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) DBA
3 3 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Analytics Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Migration Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Angular Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Core
3 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.56%) JSON
3 1 (5.56%) JSON Schema
3 1 (5.56%) MDX
3 1 (5.56%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) Swagger
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) ETL
2 5 (27.78%) Migration
3 4 (22.22%) Analytics
3 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
3 4 (22.22%) SOLID
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) Decision-Making
4 3 (16.67%) DevOps
4 3 (16.67%) Inmon Methodology
4 3 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (16.67%) Microservices
4 3 (16.67%) OOP
4 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Sequence Diagram
4 3 (16.67%) Static Code Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) System Testing
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
3 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) MCITP
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Infragistics
4 1 (5.56%) MuleSoft
4 1 (5.56%) Tableau
4 1 (5.56%) VMware