Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 142 137
Rank change year-on-year -62 -5 -49
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 52 96 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.75% 1.55% 1.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.94% 5.58% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 87 90
City of London median daily rate £456 £388 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.74% -11.93% +3.53%
10th Percentile £304 £325 £310
90th Percentile £588 £525 £575
Central London median daily rate £443 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +18.00% -11.76% +2.41%
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 1,768 1,719 1,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.34% 27.69% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,458 1,364 1,340
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £513 £493 £475
% change year-on-year +4.06% +3.68% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
City of London median hourly rate £22.25 £22.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.38% +17.55% -47.22%
10th Percentile £20.63 £21.67 £16.03
90th Percentile £36.90 £23.00 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £30.00 £22.34 £19.00
% change year-on-year +34.32% +17.55% -30.44%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
London Bridge - 1 £575 -
SQL Server 2008
Central London

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 52 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (69.23%) SQL
3 26 (50.00%) C#
4 22 (42.31%) .NET
5 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
5 21 (40.38%) Finance
6 16 (30.77%) Banking
6 16 (30.77%) .NET Framework
7 15 (28.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (28.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (28.85%) Investment Banking
7 15 (28.85%) Front Office
8 14 (26.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (26.92%) Mathematics
9 13 (25.00%) Oracle Database
9 13 (25.00%) Oracle
9 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
10 11 (21.15%) Windows
10 11 (21.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (19.23%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (19.23%) WinForms
11 10 (19.23%) Visual Studio
11 10 (19.23%) VB
11 10 (19.23%) VB.NET
11 10 (19.23%) VBA
12 9 (17.31%) T-SQL
12 9 (17.31%) ETL
12 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (15.38%) MVC

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 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.77%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.92%) Drupal
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Markit EDM
2 3 (5.77%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Firewall
1 2 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (1.92%) DHCP
2 1 (1.92%) DNS
2 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (28.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 15 (28.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (26.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 11 (21.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (19.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (7.69%) MySQL
9 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
9 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (5.77%) Power BI
11 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (1.92%) DTS
12 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (1.92%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Visual Studio
2 8 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (5.77%) FitNesse
3 3 (5.77%) MSTest
4 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.92%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.92%) Moq
5 1 (1.92%) NUnit
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.92%) Subversion
5 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (40.38%) Finance
2 16 (30.77%) Banking
3 15 (28.85%) Front Office
3 15 (28.85%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Back Office
5 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (65.38%) Developer
2 15 (28.85%) C# Developer
3 13 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 11 (21.15%) C# .NET Developer
4 11 (21.15%) SQL Developer
5 10 (19.23%) WinForms Developer
6 7 (13.46%) DBA
7 5 (9.62%) SQL DBA
7 5 (9.62%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Applications Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.85%) .NET Applications Developer
10 2 (3.85%) C# Application Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Database Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 2 (3.85%) SQL BI Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (42.31%) .NET
2 16 (30.77%) .NET Framework
3 10 (19.23%) WinForms
4 8 (15.38%) HTML
5 7 (13.46%) AngularJS
5 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET
6 6 (11.54%) HTML5
6 6 (11.54%) XML
7 5 (9.62%) Web Services
8 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (7.69%) WCF
9 3 (5.77%) Ajax
9 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 3 (5.77%) CSS
9 3 (5.77%) jQuery
9 3 (5.77%) LDAP
9 3 (5.77%) LINQ
9 3 (5.77%) NHibernate
9 3 (5.77%) Node.js
9 3 (5.77%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (11.54%) Fixed Income
2 5 (9.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (7.69%) Replication
4 2 (3.85%) Derivative
4 2 (3.85%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.92%) Clustering
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (9.62%) Linux
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.92%) CentOS
6 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Mathematics
2 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (17.31%) ETL
3 8 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 8 (15.38%) MVC
4 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
5 6 (11.54%) Change Control
6 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (9.62%) System Testing
7 4 (7.69%) Asset Management
7 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.69%) MVVM
7 4 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (7.69%) SDLC
7 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Defect Management
8 3 (5.77%) Electronic Trading
8 3 (5.77%) High Availability
8 3 (5.77%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (69.23%) SQL
2 26 (50.00%) C#
3 10 (19.23%) VB
3 10 (19.23%) VB.NET
3 10 (19.23%) VBA
4 9 (17.31%) T-SQL
5 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
6 5 (9.62%) Bash Shell
7 4 (7.69%) Java
8 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.77%) TypeScript
8 3 (5.77%) VBScript
9 1 (1.92%) Perl
9 1 (1.92%) PHP
9 1 (1.92%) Scala
9 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) MCP
1 2 (3.85%) MCPD
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) EMIR
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.92%) HDFS
3 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) vCenter Server
1 2 (3.85%) WMI
2 1 (1.92%) Oozie
2 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (5.77%) Atlassian
3 3 (5.77%) ION Trading
3 3 (5.77%) VMware
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco
4 2 (3.85%) IDERA
4 2 (3.85%) Tableau
5 1 (1.92%) Citrix
5 1 (1.92%) Cognos
5 1 (1.92%) Dell
5 1 (1.92%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.92%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.92%) Informatica
5 1 (1.92%) Perforce
5 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.92%) Veeam