Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 199 205 137
Rank change year-on-year +6 -68 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 34 49 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.53% 0.71% 1.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.04% 2.83% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 83
City of London median daily rate £450 £469 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% -7.04%
10th Percentile £404 £300 £325
90th Percentile £527 £633 £525
Central London median daily rate £450 £463 £388
% change year-on-year -2.70% +19.35% -8.82%
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 1,666 1,730 1,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.90% 25.03% 26.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,309 1,421 1,309
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £363 £328
90th Percentile £687 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £515 £500
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 3
City of London median hourly rate £39.78 £22.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.80% +3.49% +13.16%
10th Percentile £22.15 £20.63 £20.75
90th Percentile £56.93 £36.90 £22.85
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +39.53% +13.16%

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019, 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 34 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (91.18%) SQL
3 15 (44.12%) Finance
3 15 (44.12%) Oracle
3 15 (44.12%) Windows
3 15 (44.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
5 12 (35.29%) ETL
5 12 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (35.29%) PowerShell
5 12 (35.29%) Oracle Database
5 12 (35.29%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (32.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (32.35%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (32.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (29.41%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (26.47%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (26.47%) Banking
9 8 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (23.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (23.53%) T-SQL
9 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2017
10 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (20.59%) Replication
11 6 (17.65%) Clustering
11 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (17.65%) Shell Script

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 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) CMS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.94%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (17.65%) Power Platform
3 2 (5.88%) IaaS
3 2 (5.88%) PaaS
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (44.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (35.29%) Oracle Database
3 12 (35.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (32.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (32.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (29.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2017
6 8 (23.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (17.65%) Power BI
7 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (14.71%) Big Data
8 5 (14.71%) Star Schema
9 4 (11.76%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (11.76%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (11.76%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (11.76%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.94%) Hudson
2 1 (2.94%) JIRA
2 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 9 (26.47%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.94%) Front Office
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) DBA
2 15 (44.12%) Developer
3 9 (26.47%) SQL DBA
4 5 (14.71%) Senior DBA
4 5 (14.71%) SQL Developer
5 4 (11.76%) .NET Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (11.76%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (5.88%) Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Asset Management Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Junior SQL DBA
7 1 (2.94%) Production DBA
7 1 (2.94%) SQL BI Developer
7 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Production DBA
7 1 (2.94%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
2 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (8.82%) WCF
2 3 (8.82%) XML
3 2 (5.88%) Ajax
3 2 (5.88%) CSS
3 2 (5.88%) Entity Framework
3 2 (5.88%) HTML
3 2 (5.88%) HTML5
3 2 (5.88%) jQuery
3 2 (5.88%) LINQ
3 2 (5.88%) LINQ to SQL
3 2 (5.88%) RequireJS
3 2 (5.88%) REST
3 2 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (2.94%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (20.59%) Replication
2 6 (17.65%) Clustering
3 2 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.88%) W3C
4 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.94%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.94%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Linux
3 2 (5.88%) Solaris
3 2 (5.88%) Unix
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) ETL
2 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (17.65%) Decision-Making
3 6 (17.65%) Kimball Methodology
4 5 (14.71%) Analytics
4 5 (14.71%) Data Protection
4 5 (14.71%) High Availability
4 5 (14.71%) Inmon Methodology
4 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
4 5 (14.71%) Scrum
4 5 (14.71%) SQL Optimisation
4 5 (14.71%) Task Automation
5 4 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (11.76%) MVC
5 4 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (11.76%) System Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 31 (91.18%) SQL
2 12 (35.29%) PowerShell
3 8 (23.53%) T-SQL
4 6 (17.65%) Shell Script
5 5 (14.71%) C#
5 5 (14.71%) PL/SQL
6 3 (8.82%) Python
7 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.88%) Perl
8 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.94%) WMI
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Oracle
2 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.76%) Sybase
4 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) GoldenSource
4 1 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.94%) Sun
4 1 (2.94%) Tableau
4 1 (2.94%) VMware