The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 3 months to 22 June 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
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 271 234 131
Rank change year-on-year -37 -103  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 146 208 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.70% 0.96% 1.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.95% 4.20% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 159 335
Median daily rate £450 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £312 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £26.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +55.76% +11.82%  

SQL Server 2008 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 4954 4955 5618
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.90% 22.83% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3603 3665 3955
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £351
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 52
Median hourly rate £24.66 £35.00 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.54% +25.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £16.75 £15.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £100.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.27 £26.75
% change year-on-year +21.52% +16.89%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in London

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in London

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in London

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in London

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 42 £450 - 12
Bromley +3 3 £575 +35.29%
Croydon -5 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £375 -
Twickenham - 1 £363 -
Brentford - 1 £365 -
SQL Server 2008
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 334 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 198 (59.28%) SQL
3 186 (55.69%) Microsoft
4 163 (48.80%) C#
5 154 (46.11%) .NET
6 143 (42.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 123 (36.83%) Windows
7 123 (36.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 117 (35.03%) Finance
9 107 (32.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 88 (26.35%) Business Intelligence
11 75 (22.46%) T-SQL
12 70 (20.96%) WCF
13 68 (20.36%) HTML
14 64 (19.16%) JavaScript
14 64 (19.16%) ASP.NET
14 64 (19.16%) Team Foundation Server
15 63 (18.86%) Banking
16 62 (18.56%) TDD
17 61 (18.26%) CSS
17 61 (18.26%) SQL Server 2005
18 60 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
19 58 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
20 56 (16.77%) Visual Studio
21 54 (16.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 53 (15.87%) MVC
23 52 (15.57%) SharePoint
23 52 (15.57%) SQL Server 2014
24 51 (15.27%) Migration
25 48 (14.37%) .NET Framework

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 52 (15.57%) SharePoint
2 38 (11.38%) IIS
3 24 (7.19%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (5.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 16 (4.79%) MS Exchange
6 13 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (2.69%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.50%) SAS
10 4 (1.20%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.90%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.90%) CMS
11 3 (0.90%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.90%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.60%) GeoServer
12 2 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (10.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (8.38%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 37 (11.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (6.89%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.90%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.60%) Endur
4 2 (0.60%) FastStats
4 2 (0.60%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.30%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.30%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.30%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 58 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (6.89%) IaaS
2 23 (6.89%) PaaS
3 14 (4.19%) Office 365
4 13 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.60%) AWS OpsWorks
5 2 (0.60%) SaaS
6 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.59%) DNS
2 10 (2.99%) Firewall
3 9 (2.69%) DHCP
3 9 (2.69%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.69%) VoIP
4 6 (1.80%) LAN
4 6 (1.80%) SAN
4 6 (1.80%) WAN
5 4 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (0.90%) Extranet
6 3 (0.90%) HTTP
6 3 (0.90%) Internet
6 3 (0.90%) Intranet
6 3 (0.90%) VLAN
6 3 (0.90%) VPN
7 2 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.60%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.60%) FTP
7 2 (0.60%) SMTP
7 2 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 143 (42.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 123 (36.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 107 (32.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 61 (18.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 54 (16.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 52 (15.57%) SQL Server 2014
8 44 (13.17%) Data Warehouse
9 34 (10.18%) SQL Server 2016
10 29 (8.68%) Oracle Database
11 20 (5.99%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (5.39%) Relational Database
13 16 (4.79%) QlikView
14 14 (4.19%) OLAP
14 14 (4.19%) Power BI
15 13 (3.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 10 (2.99%) DTS
16 10 (2.99%) SQL Server 2000
17 9 (2.69%) MS Access
18 8 (2.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 64 (19.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 56 (16.77%) Visual Studio
3 30 (8.98%) NUnit
4 24 (7.19%) JIRA
5 14 (4.19%) Git (software)
5 14 (4.19%) Moq
5 14 (4.19%) MSTest
5 14 (4.19%) TeamCity
6 13 (3.89%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 11 (3.29%) Jenkins
8 9 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (2.69%) Subversion
9 8 (2.40%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (1.50%) Selenium
11 4 (1.20%) MSBuild
11 4 (1.20%) ReSharper
11 4 (1.20%) Rhino Mocks
11 4 (1.20%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.90%) WiX
General
1 117 (35.03%) Finance
2 63 (18.86%) Banking
3 29 (8.68%) Investment Banking
4 24 (7.19%) Front Office
5 10 (2.99%) Back Office
5 10 (2.99%) Law
6 9 (2.69%) Legal
6 9 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.10%) Retail
8 5 (1.50%) Marketing
8 5 (1.50%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.20%) Private Banking
10 3 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.90%) Prime Brokerage
10 3 (0.90%) Publishing
11 2 (0.60%) Advertising
11 2 (0.60%) Electronics
11 2 (0.60%) Local Government
11 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 226 (67.66%) Developer
2 71 (21.26%) .NET Developer
3 63 (18.86%) SQL Developer
4 62 (18.56%) C# Developer
5 37 (11.08%) C# .NET Developer
6 35 (10.48%) Microsoft Developer
7 33 (9.88%) DBA
8 31 (9.28%) SQL DBA
9 28 (8.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 26 (7.78%) Analyst
11 23 (6.89%) Full Stack Developer
12 21 (6.29%) Dynamics AX Developer
12 21 (6.29%) SQL Server Developer
13 20 (5.99%) Applications Support
13 20 (5.99%) Senior Developer
14 16 (4.79%) SQL BI Developer
14 16 (4.79%) SQL Server DBA
14 16 (4.79%) SSIS Developer
15 15 (4.49%) SSRS Developer
16 14 (4.19%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (46.11%) .NET
2 70 (20.96%) WCF
3 68 (20.36%) HTML
4 64 (19.16%) ASP.NET
5 61 (18.26%) CSS
6 48 (14.37%) .NET Framework
7 43 (12.87%) AngularJS
8 40 (11.98%) jQuery
9 32 (9.58%) Web Services
10 30 (8.98%) Ajax
10 30 (8.98%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (6.59%) HTML5
12 21 (6.29%) XML
13 20 (5.99%) WinForms
14 18 (5.39%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (5.39%) MDX
14 18 (5.39%) WPF
15 16 (4.79%) Razor View Engine
16 14 (4.19%) Entity Framework
17 13 (3.89%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.49%) Clustering
3 13 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (3.59%) Fixed Income
5 11 (3.29%) Replication
6 10 (2.99%) Derivative
7 9 (2.69%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (2.10%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.80%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.50%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.20%) Equities
11 4 (1.20%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.20%) OTC Derivatives
12 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (0.90%) Fintech
12 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 123 (36.83%) Windows
2 34 (10.18%) Windows Server
3 32 (9.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (4.19%) Windows 10
6 13 (3.89%) Linux
7 12 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (2.69%) Windows XP
9 7 (2.10%) Unix
10 4 (1.20%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.90%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.30%) CentOS
13 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (26.35%) Business Intelligence
2 62 (18.56%) TDD
3 60 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (15.87%) MVC
5 51 (15.27%) Migration
6 38 (11.38%) CRM
6 38 (11.38%) ETL
7 28 (8.38%) Performance Tuning
7 28 (8.38%) Scrum
8 26 (7.78%) Asset Management
9 25 (7.49%) DevOps
10 24 (7.19%) ERP
11 23 (6.89%) Logistics
12 21 (6.29%) Data Modelling
13 19 (5.69%) Unit Testing
13 19 (5.69%) Web Development
14 18 (5.39%) ITIL
14 18 (5.39%) Mathematics
15 17 (5.09%) Data Analysis
15 17 (5.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 198 (59.28%) SQL
2 163 (48.80%) C#
3 75 (22.46%) T-SQL
4 64 (19.16%) JavaScript
5 38 (11.38%) PowerShell
6 33 (9.88%) VBA
7 17 (5.09%) VB
7 17 (5.09%) VB.NET
8 12 (3.59%) PL/SQL
9 11 (3.29%) Python
10 8 (2.40%) VB6
11 7 (2.10%) Java
12 6 (1.80%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 5 (1.50%) XPath
14 4 (1.20%) PHP
14 4 (1.20%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.90%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.90%) Scala
16 2 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (8.38%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.09%) Degree
3 15 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 14 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (3.89%) DV Cleared
6 11 (3.29%) MCSE
7 9 (2.69%) MCITP
8 8 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.20%) CCNA
10 4 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.20%) Master's Degree
10 4 (1.20%) MCSA
11 3 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.60%) CCNP
12 2 (0.60%) MCDBA
12 2 (0.60%) MCDST
12 2 (0.60%) MCP
12 2 (0.60%) MCTS
12 2 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.19%) QA
2 8 (2.40%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.20%) SLA
5 3 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.60%) MiFID
7 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (7.49%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.29%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.80%) XenApp
5 5 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.20%) vSphere
6 4 (1.20%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.60%) UAG
7 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.60%) XenServer
8 1 (0.30%) Docker
8 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.30%) Samba
8 1 (0.30%) Squid
8 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (4.19%) Puppet
2 10 (2.99%) SCCM
3 8 (2.40%) Nagios
4 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.90%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.60%) Control-M
7 2 (0.60%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.60%) SCOM
7 2 (0.60%) WSUS
8 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.30%) Opsview
8 1 (0.30%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.30%) Webmin
8 1 (0.30%) WMI
Vendors
1 186 (55.69%) Microsoft
2 37 (11.08%) Oracle
3 18 (5.39%) VMware
4 14 (4.19%) SAP
5 11 (3.29%) Tableau
6 9 (2.69%) Telerik
7 8 (2.40%) Citrix
8 7 (2.10%) IBM
9 6 (1.80%) Bloomberg
9 6 (1.80%) Cisco
9 6 (1.80%) NetApp
10 5 (1.50%) Cognos
10 5 (1.50%) HP
10 5 (1.50%) Symantec
11 4 (1.20%) iManage
11 4 (1.20%) RedGate
11 4 (1.20%) Reuters
12 3 (0.90%) Cloudera
12 3 (0.90%) Hortonworks
12 3 (0.90%) Xamarin
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