Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 133 96
Rank change year-on-year -45 -37 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 75 98 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.06% 1.59% 2.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.34% 5.70% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 89 130
City of London median daily rate £438 £413 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -3.51% +6.88%
10th Percentile £334 £330 £312
90th Percentile £575 £538 £539
Central London median daily rate £431 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +4.55% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 1,728 1,720 1,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 24.34% 27.89% 26.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,473 1,383 1,416
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £662 £638
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
City of London median hourly rate £27.50 £33.67 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.32% -27.21% +40.15%
10th Percentile £19.37 £23.75 £24.35
90th Percentile £48.76 £45.05 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £27.50 £33.67 £29.74
% change year-on-year -18.32% +13.22% +9.67%

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 21 February 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

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 21 February 2018. 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 21 February 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 75 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 57 (76.00%) SQL
3 41 (54.67%) C#
4 35 (46.67%) .NET
4 35 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 34 (45.33%) Finance
6 28 (37.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (34.67%) .NET Framework
7 26 (34.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (26.67%) Microsoft Excel
9 20 (26.67%) Banking
10 19 (25.33%) Mathematics
10 19 (25.33%) MVC
11 18 (24.00%) T-SQL
12 17 (22.67%) HTML
12 17 (22.67%) ASP.NET
12 17 (22.67%) Front Office
12 17 (22.67%) SQL Server 2005
13 16 (21.33%) Investment Banking
13 16 (21.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (21.33%) Windows
14 15 (20.00%) Oracle
14 15 (20.00%) Oracle Database
15 14 (18.67%) VBA
15 14 (18.67%) VB
15 14 (18.67%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (18.67%) WinForms
15 14 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (17.33%) Oracle Database 11g

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 11 (14.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.00%) IIS
3 3 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.33%) Drupal
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.33%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (26.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.67%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.00%) Office 365
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) SAN
2 2 (2.67%) Intranet
3 1 (1.33%) DHCP
3 1 (1.33%) DNS
3 1 (1.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.33%) LAN
3 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 28 (37.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (34.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (22.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (21.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (20.00%) Oracle Database
8 13 (17.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (16.00%) SQL Server 2016
10 10 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (10.67%) Relational Database
12 7 (9.33%) Power BI
13 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
15 4 (5.33%) MySQL
16 2 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
16 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 2 (2.67%) OLTP
16 2 (2.67%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 11 (14.67%) Visual Studio
2 9 (12.00%) MSTest
3 8 (10.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (9.33%) NUnit
5 6 (8.00%) TeamCity
6 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
6 5 (6.67%) Moq
7 3 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (2.67%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.67%) Subversion
General
1 34 (45.33%) Finance
2 20 (26.67%) Banking
3 17 (22.67%) Front Office
4 16 (21.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Advertising
5 2 (2.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (69.33%) Developer
2 30 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 25 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 22 (29.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (21.33%) SQL Developer
6 13 (17.33%) WinForms Developer
7 10 (13.33%) DBA
8 8 (10.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (10.67%) SQL DBA
9 7 (9.33%) Senior Developer
9 7 (9.33%) SQL BI Developer
9 7 (9.33%) SQL Server DBA
10 6 (8.00%) Analyst
10 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 6 (8.00%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (8.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 6 (8.00%) Senior C# Developer
11 5 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (6.67%) SSIS Developer
12 4 (5.33%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (46.67%) .NET
2 26 (34.67%) .NET Framework
3 17 (22.67%) ASP.NET
3 17 (22.67%) HTML
4 14 (18.67%) WinForms
5 12 (16.00%) AngularJS
5 12 (16.00%) WCF
5 12 (16.00%) Web Services
6 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (14.67%) jQuery
7 10 (13.33%) XML
8 8 (10.67%) Ajax
8 8 (10.67%) HTML5
9 7 (9.33%) CSS
10 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 6 (8.00%) LINQ
11 5 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (5.33%) WPF
13 3 (4.00%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.33%) Fixed Income
3 4 (5.33%) PKI
3 4 (5.33%) Replication
4 3 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.67%) W3C
6 1 (1.33%) Clustering
6 1 (1.33%) Derivative
6 1 (1.33%) Equities
6 1 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.33%) Exotic Derivative
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.33%) Windows
2 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (9.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.00%) Linux
6 1 (1.33%) CentOS
6 1 (1.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) Mathematics
1 19 (25.33%) MVC
2 14 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.67%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (16.00%) ETL
4 9 (12.00%) SDLC
4 9 (12.00%) TDD
5 7 (9.33%) Unit Testing
6 6 (8.00%) Asset Management
6 6 (8.00%) DevOps
6 6 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.00%) Investment Management
6 6 (8.00%) Kimball Methodology
6 6 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (6.67%) Migration
7 5 (6.67%) Scrum
8 4 (5.33%) Change Control
8 4 (5.33%) Data Modelling
8 4 (5.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 57 (76.00%) SQL
2 41 (54.67%) C#
3 18 (24.00%) T-SQL
4 14 (18.67%) VB
4 14 (18.67%) VBA
5 13 (17.33%) JavaScript
5 13 (17.33%) VB.NET
6 8 (10.67%) PowerShell
7 5 (6.67%) VBScript
8 4 (5.33%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.33%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.33%) Java
10 1 (1.33%) Perl
10 1 (1.33%) PHP
10 1 (1.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.00%) MCP
2 3 (4.00%) MCPD
3 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.33%) MCITP
3 1 (1.33%) MCTS
3 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) EMIR
3 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.00%) XenApp
3 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) WMI
2 2 (2.67%) SCCM
2 2 (2.67%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.33%) Puppet
3 1 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.00%) Oracle
3 6 (8.00%) VMware
4 3 (4.00%) Citrix
4 3 (4.00%) DevExpress
5 2 (2.67%) Altiris
5 2 (2.67%) Cisco
5 2 (2.67%) IDERA
5 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.33%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.33%) CommVault
6 1 (1.33%) Dell
6 1 (1.33%) MapR
6 1 (1.33%) Murex
6 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.33%) Reuters
6 1 (1.33%) SAP
6 1 (1.33%) Sun
6 1 (1.33%) Veeam